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Recent East Central reviews

  • Wonderful stay in the country

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this farmhouse. It is secluded and serene, yet still just a short drive from the many points of interest in the western Thumb. The bedrooms and spacious and well-appointed; you would easily pay 2x or 3x as much for similar square footage elsewhere. The owner of the property is friendly, and responsive to your needs. The house includes a full kitchen, dining area, and large living room; plus a large lawn in front and back. Plus you have free access to fresh-laid eggs each morning! Perhaps the only thing the property could use is more cups, plates, and other kitchenware."
    Guest: Happy Guests Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: November 3, 2014
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  • Girls Weekend

    "Beautiful home, great location with everything you need for the perfect getaway! We had 7 girls and there was plenty of room and we all had a blast. Sat on the beach, watched wild life and the one day it rained we sat in the gazebo and watched the storm roll in over the lake. Already booked a date for next year and cannot wait to go back. Matt and Mary were very accomodating. Love this place!"
    Guest: The Girls Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 18, 2014
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  • beautiful place

    "This was a beautiful condo! Very nice new furniture, very clean, and really nice being able to keep our boat in the water on the nice dock! The owner was very nice and worked us in last minute into the busy schedule. Thanks so much! We had a wonderful time!"
    Guest: Mandy Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 2014
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  • Cozy Winter Hideaway

    "I recently decided to take a last minute trip from my home in New Mexico to visit relatives in the Lapeer Michigan (where I was born and raised) area. I stayed with a close cousin for a few days in North Branch and an aunt in Davison for a few more. My dilemma was that I have a daughter with a large family (four children) who wanted to come up to see me from Ohio for a few days. I didn't want to impose on other family members to provide room for my daughter and her kids, so I searched on-line for a cottage rental in the Lapeer area. I was happy to find this cottage tucked away on quiet Potters Lake. It is very close to all the amenities one may need while on holiday, what with Lapeer located only six miles to the east. I found the cottage very much to my liking as it was warm and cozy with a tremendous amount of room and a fantastic view of the lake. The owners, Mike and Lori, were extememely nice and very accommodating. They went out of their way to insure that I had everything I needed to make my stay an enjoyable experience. They respected my privacy completely, yet made themselves available with a quick phone call should a need arise. I am looking forward to going back to Potters Lake during a warmer month (my thin New Mexican blood in mind) and sharing this great cottage and Potters Lake experience with my wife and two younger children in the near future. Thanks again for a great time Mike and Lori. Dar"
    Guest: Dar Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 21, 2015
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East Central Travel Tips

Warm Summers and Snowy Winters Make for Perfect Vacations at East Central Michigan Vacation Rentals

To arrive in the East Central Michigan vacation area, fly to either Detroit or one of the smaller regional airports, or drive. The area is easily accessible with several major interstate and state highways running through it. The region attracts visitors to East Central Michigan cottages all year with its warm summers and excellent snow conditions in winter.

It’s Not All About the Great Outdoors at East Central Michigan Lake Houses

The area is well known as a favorite destination for its lakes. The region is a paradise for the outdoors life with great facilities for sailing, boating, fishing, scuba diving, waterskiing, or just swimming. For those seeking hiking, biking, golfing, horseback riding and other ways to explore the natural environment, there are a huge variety of areas around the region providing excellent places to enjoy these pursuits, all close to East Central Michigan vacation rentals. Some of the more unique experiences available around the area are wreck diving in Lake Huron where divers can explore the Regina that sank in 1913, or the wreck of a 57-foot tugboat, the Sport, which went down in 1920. There is also the 1906 wreck of the schooner, The Checotah, among the dives available.

Wherever vacationers choose to base their East Central Michigan cottages, there will also be a variety of places of interest. For example, visitors close to Harbor Beach will find the Frank Murphy Museum, dedicated to the former Michigan Governor and U.S. Supreme Court Justice, an interesting trip. Here, visitors can also explore the past of the local area at the Grice House Museum. In Lexington, visitors will be delighted with the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum, a fascinating opportunity to explore the 10-acre site with its vintage buildings and gardens. Children might even enjoy school here, where they can experience lessons from the 1800s at the functioning schoolhouse.

Explore the Region’s Abolitionist History

East Central Michigan lake houses around the region offer a variety of locations to choose as a home base. Sanford Lake may not be a renowned location with visitors but it is popular place for local people to swim, fish and sail. The park, on the west side of the lake, has a great beach, volleyball courts, playgrounds, picnic areas and launch areas for boats and jet skis. Located just six miles to the northeast of Detroit and within easy reach of Ontario, Canada, is Lake St. Clair. This 26-mile lake connects to both Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Its shallow waters, fed by the St. Clair River, provide anglers with species such as bass, catfish, perch, salmon, sturgeon and trout. Here, the enthusiastic fisherman can enjoy year-round sport with ice fishing becoming increasingly popular here.

On the Saginaw River sits Bay City, where there are a variety of fascinating things to do. Of particular interest is the city’s connection to the Underground Railroad used by runaway slaves. The city was founded by one of America’s renowned abolitionists, James G Birney. Here, visitors will enjoy Chillson House, a house reported to have hidden slaves, and two Civil War cemeteries at Elm Lawn and Pine Ridge, both final resting place of several well-known Civil War veterans. At the Veteran’s Memorial Park, visitors will see the sunken schooner Gerrit Smith. This 70-foot ship is rumored to have transported runaway slaves to Canada.

East Central Michigan Cottages on the Lakes

East Central Michigan vacation rentals are available in a wide variety of charming towns across the region. Many are lakefront homes with decks or patios where you can make the most of each day. Each home is unique apart from one thing, the standard of accommodation provided. These homes offer exceptional levels of comfort and facilities. All homes are equipped with modern conveniences and many come with extra luxuries such as DVD players and music systems, BBQs and yard furniture, internet access and satellite TV. Many are happy to welcome the four-legged family members too!

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