Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Show moreless

We're sorry, the exact location of this region is not in our database, so we are instead showing you the location of the nearest city .

Map view

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Northwest reviews

  • Great Cottage to Rent!

    "Pine Patch was a wonderful cottage for us to rent and include our adult children. Pine Patch was a great choice for us as the separate cabins worked out perfect for our children that brought their significant others with them and offered them their own private space. We were a group of 8 and there was plenty of room for everyone to sit, eat, cook and socialize. Being a cooler summer this year, we REALLY enjoyed sitting around the fire pit each evening for some great conversation, star gazing and planning the next days activities. The sunsets were spectacular, the dock more than large enough to accommodate everyone and there was plenty of area to park 4 cars. We enjoyed all of our favorite places as well as some wonderful buys at the local shops. Overall, Pine Patch was a beautiful place to stay and the owner was great to work with with plenty of communication and answers to questions. We would definitely recommend this cottage and location!"
    Guest: Linda Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 14, 2014
    View listing
  • GREAT FAMILY VACATION

    "We as grandparents were fulfilling our duty to find the perfect location to entertain our 5 and 10 year old grandsons and somewhat selfishly ourselves. We did as much homework as possible and determined the Glen Arbor/Glen Lake area in Northern Michigan fit the bill. We found Kamp Kendall property and hoped for the best. We were not disappointed. Our week on glen Lake was perfect. Our hosts were most helpful in providing us with local knowledge and the property was as advertised. The lakeside location was perfect an d the amenities mentioned on VRBO were awaiting our use. Kayak, canoe, off shore trampoline, and sandy beach are ready when needed. The fire pit, Weber grill and picnic table, made outside dining a joy. Within a few minutes from the property is the village of Glen Arbor, the Sleeping Bear Dunes park, Lake Michigan and many other destinations on Leelenau peninsula. We hope to make this our annual destination in the upcoming years."
    Guest: jack and martha Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
    View listing
  • Our FAVORITE part of summer!

    "We just booked for this coming summer! We have gone to this home for several years and it is something we look forward to ALL year! The owners have an eye for detail, comfort and hospitality. The photos give you an idea, but don't do it true justice! The home is well-maintained, spacious yet cozy, tastefully decorated and ready to welcome you for a memorable visit! It is a BEAUTIFUL lake front property! There is a lovely little sand area for sunbathing, hammock for relaxing, large deck with grill, pier to lazily anchor a raft (we usually bring a kayak and tie that up there as well!), swing set for the kids, chair swing to enjoy sunsets, fire ring for evening roasts and so much more!!! We find new areas and restaurants to explore each time we go. The owners have left plenty of information about the area to assist you with your visit! I can't say enough positive things about this property! You won't be disappointed...book now!"
    Guest: Busyalways Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 7, 2014
    View listing
  • TC Condo

    "Better than the pictures suggest. Well maintained, close to everything, owner very accessible, highly recommend!"
    Guest: adam . Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 2014
    View listing

Northwest Travel Tips

Northwest Michigan is a Great Family Destination

Summertime in northwest Michigan invites lots of outdoor explorations. It's a great destination for families and those that enjoy nature and the outdoors. The lakes are a major attraction. Boating, sailing and fishing make for great family fun times. You can find large rental homes at affordable prices and have the flexibility and convenience of enjoying your vacation on your own time. If looking for somewhere to go for just the two of you, the lakes hold an air of romance. With the fall foliage, northwest Michigan is a wonderful destination to celebrate anniversaries or just enjoy a romantic weekend away.

Enjoy Outdoor Explorations in Northwest Michigan

Northwest Michigan lake houses located on the lake shore have the convenience of being close to many recreation facilities. If you don't have your own boat, there are many rental companies that you can hire one from. Kayaks are also available and a great way to explore the lake shores. Fishing tackle shops can be found in abundance and in season, you could even enter a fishing competition and see if you can land the "big one." There are many hiking trails, mountain biking trails and horse riding trails that can be explored independently or with a guide. Trails through the state forests provide an opportunity to watch birds and wildlife along the way. There are picnic sites and special nature reserves that are interesting to visit. The Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary, for example, consists of a small lake and wooded area with marked trails. As you walk along, you can see more than 150 different plant and tree species.

Winter Snow at Northwest Michigan Vacation Rentals

In the winter months, much of the area is blanketed with snow. Many of the trails that you hiked and cycled in the summertime become cross country ski routes through the forests. There are literally miles of trails through various preserves ranging in difficulty from beginner to more advanced. Many areas also have trails for snowshoeing and routes for snowmobiling. One of the most impressive trails is the 88-mile route between Cadillac and Belmont. The majority of the trail runs through the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park over varying terrain and is a challenging run. The town of Gaylord is well-known for its Olympic quality ski runs. Dog sledding is another popular pastime and commercial tours can be booked through local resorts.

Farm Delights at Northwest Michigan Lodging

There are large agricultural communities in Northwest Michigan. Orchards, berry farms, mills and tree farms dot the landscape and invite visitors to get a glimpse of what farm life is all about. Many farms have fruit-picking available in season and others have guided tours. Fresh produce markets are a regular occasion in most towns and there are a number of festivals and events throughout the year. The area is also home to a great number of quaint antique shops. Whether you're collecting or just browsing, searching out the artifacts is fun.

Getting to and Around Northwest Michigan

The main airport in Northwest Michigan is in Traverse City and national flights generally route via Chicago or Detroit. Pellston Regional Airport provides access to the far northern parts of Michigan. Public transport systems operate with buses and there is fairly extensive network of routes connecting the various towns and resort areas. As an alternative, you can hire a car and explore the region at your own pace. There are many scenic byways and back roads if you want to meander along at a leisurely pace.

Sponsored Advertisement