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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 Southwest reviews

  • Perfect vacation spot

    "Helmer House was perfect for us as a girlfriends getaway weekend in November. I would take my family back for a vacation as well. Close to shops and eating ~ walkable or drivable. Oval beach is close by ~ we have a child with disabilities so it is safe & easy for her. She can navigate stairs but there is a ramp built down to the water on Oval beach. Awesome renting experience from caring people who take great care of the house. Clean. Like you never left home."
    Guest: Larkinsmom Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: November 4, 2013
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  • Perfect Retreat

    "This was an excellent location for a family vacation. The home is even better than the pictures (and the pictures are pretty good). You have lake views from nearly every window which is fantastic. The layout on the main floor is perfect--TV away from the dining area and family area. The downstairs is perfect for kids. We have stayed in several homes for family trips in Michigan. This was our favorite. The owner is also incredibly helpful and responsive which is a huge bonus."
    Guest: EC Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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  • Great getaway in Union Pier

    "This was a great cottage in Union Pier. It was super clean and perfect for us (4 adults - 2 kids). What I liked: - Only a block or two from the beach - An older house, but it was completely remodeled so it was modern and upscale - There was a fantastic bakery around the corner (next to the red arrow restaurant) that we biked too everyday - great coffee! - We liked the Cape Cod style decor and furnishings inside - it was really comfortable - the photos do a good job of showing you what you get - It was all one level so no one had to do stairs Things I didn't like: - Nothing really - I would highly recommend this to anyone. - I will say that the hot water heater broke one morning which had the potential to be a problem. I placed a call to the owner and he had a repairman out in 15 minutes (wow!) (granted it was a bit of luck as the repairman just happened to be blocks away when he got the call). The owner was incredibly responsive and he told me several times he was going to do whatever it took to make sure everything turned out alright. All in all, I would recommend to anyone because it had all the things I look for - great location, great house, great owner who wanted my stay to go well."
    Guest: Dune Seeker Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 19, 2014
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  • Relax on the beach

    "My husband and I had a wonderful weeks stay. We spent time on the beach, enjoyed and evening fire, ate dinner looking at the lake while live music played next door, and just relaxed! We hope to make it back again next year, and would highly recommend it."
    Guest: Deb Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 21, 2014
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Gravel Lake Travel Tips

Gravel Lake Vacation Rentals - Getting the Best

When you plan on Southwest Michigan for your vacation destination, it's generally for the beauty that you can find near Southwest Michigan lake houses. They aren't for everyone, but people who like to be out in nature while still having all the right amenities will appreciate all that they have to offer. You can enjoy the lake, but you can also get pools and Jacuzzis along with a lot of space for you and your traveling companions. There's no more crowded and cramped motel rooms where no one has enough space when you make the switch to vacation rentals.

Choosing Among the Southwest Michigan Lake Houses

Depending on the time of year you're taking your vacation and how far in advance you're booking your trip, you may have a lot of choices when it comes to Gravel Lake lodging. That's a great thing, but it can also become confusing. How many bedrooms do you need? Do you want to be closer to nature or closer to town? What budget do you have? These are all questions you'll need to ask yourself before you choose from all of the Southwest Michigan lake houses out there. Once you know exactly what you're looking for, it's much easier to make a decision among the available Gravel Lake vacation rentals.

What to Do Near Gravel Lake Lodging

The area around Gravel Lake has some of the best natural beauty out there, but you can also find plenty of amenities. Whether you want to shop at the bigger, chain stores or the mom-and-pop shops that seem to have so many interesting things, you can find them there. You can also eat at casual restaurants, choose fine dining options, and see museums and movies. The choices are endless when you rent one of the Gravel Lake vacation rentals on your getaway adventure.

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