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Recent West Central reviews

  • Elina Lamberg

    "We came here from FINLAND, long way you know.. this place is PERFECT, Really, it`s so beautiful and so near everything, easy living !!!! WE JUST LOVE IT !!"
    Guest: Elina L. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 16, 2014
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  • Relax and Enjoy!

    "My husband and I were seeking a quiet place with many creature comforts to spend a week relaxing and reading, walking in nature, and taking a break from our very busy schedules. The Pentwater condo was absolutely perfect for us! It's a beautiful, clean, comfortable and quiet location in the month of October, when all the tourists have returned home. The water views are beautiful. Thank you for sharing this little gem with us! We'll be back!"
    Guest: Jeannie Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 2014
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  • Great Stay in Downtown Grand Haven

    "The rental unit is immaculately kept, decorated nicely in a modern theme and ideally located in downtown Grand Haven. It was a great property and if we are fortunate enough to stay in Grand Haven again, we will certainly repeat."
    Guest: Nate Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 2014
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  • The Perfect Getaway

    "We rented the cottage for three days in October to relax and it was everything we expected and more! Between the overview on this site and the email conversations with Bethany, we were completely satisfied with our experience! It was immediately evident that the cottage was cared for. Everything was clean and looked fresh, even though we know guests had left not long before we got there. The amount of care that went into making the guest experience great was amazing - there was nothing we looked for that we couldn't find! The accurate description of the cottage proves the attention to detail that the owners have, and the binders and other area info on the tables were more than sufficient to fill a week's worth of time, let alone three short days. The bedrooms were immaculate, and our son enjoyed sleeping in a bunk bed! We knew the cottage came equipped with a crib and high chair, which gave us more room in the SUV for other fun stuff! Maybe the best part of the trip was simply sitting in the chair facing the lake with the fireplace going just staring at the colors and the silent tranquility absent from our daily lives... We drew a bit of bad luck on the weather, as it rained almost the entire time we were there, but that didn't stop us from exploring the area. The fall colors were absolutely beautiful and we drove through several Amish villages during our day trips. Everyone was so friendly and helpful... we really didn't want to go home! We had dinner Monday night down the street at Antler's, and the "build your own mac-n-cheese" coupled with a Michigan-brewed beer hit the spot! Wednesday night included a stop at the Corner Sweet Shop for sandwiches and ice cream, but otherwise we ate our meals in the cottage. There is a grocery store extremely close for most everything you need, and you can find a Meijer, Walmart, and other stores in Big Rapids, which is less than a half hour away. The cottage is fully-equipped to handle any meal regardless of size. There isn't enough room here to describe all the positives with renting this cottage, but the icing on the cake was the attentiveness of Bethany! We really appreciate how pleasant and helpful she was, even answering a question by email during our stay! We would most certainly recommend the cottage for anyone looking for a beautiful view from a place that has everything you need, while having more than enough activities to keep everyone as busy as they want to be! We'll be back!"
    Guest: Cortney and Joe Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 2014
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West Central Travel Tips

Visiting Michigan’s West Central Region

West Central Michigan covers the counties of Lake, Mecosta, Newaygo, Mason and Osceola. Its major destinations are Grand Rapids and Grand Haven vacation rentals, along with Spring Lake. To get here, visitors may find Gerald R. Ford Airport, near Grand Rapids, a convenient entry point. US Highway 31 runs along the coast of West Central Michigan, with US Highway 10 connecting the region to Interstate 75.

The weather here ranges from very warm, humid summers to very cold, snowy, winters. The weather is affected by nearby Lake Michigan, pushing the temperatures up in summer and down in winter. This area is perfect for relaxing family holidays with much to do and see, whether it is the sun and sand or the deep snow and great skiing.

Fun in the Sun and Sand or Snow

Choosing a lakeside home in West Central Michigan will be perfect for fishing. Grand Haven is known as the most chartered boat port on Lake Michigan, with varieties of salmon, trout, perch and bass. Visitors will find lots of fishing options, from the shore of the lake, on a boat or heading inland to one of the rivers around the area.

Of course, for families, West Central Michigan lodging near the lake makes a perfect environment for children. Long, hot summer days can be spent along the shoreline, enjoying the water and playing in the sand. Pick up a kite at Mackinaw Kites and Toys and the children can spend hours flying their kites along the sandy beaches.

Winters here bring the perfect conditions for sports such as cross-country skiing, with over 3,000 miles of trails to explore. There are green, blue and black diamond runs for those who love downhill skiing. If snowmobiling is your preferred activity, you will find a West Central Michigan vacation home is close to over 30,000 miles of undeveloped trails in the state and federal forests.

What Adventures Await near West Central Michigan Vacation Rentals

While the beaches are wonderful and visitors may be tempted to spend each and every day just enjoying the lake, there is a variety of other excursions and trips around the region. The Tri-Cities Historical Museum has Native American and early settler exhibits. Here, visitors can discover more about early medicine, agriculture, maritime activities, and the life of a lumberjack. Best of all, it is free! A great day for children is a day at Imagination Station with its large outdoor play area. For an activity day, head to Yogi Bears Fun Zone for miniature golf, bumper boats and miniature golf. Zoos are always popular with children and a visit to the 110-acre John Ball Zoological Garden is worth a visit to see over 1,000 different animals.

One "not to be missed" trips should be the Gerald R. Ford Museum. The children may not be enthusiastic but once they arrive, they will change their minds. Here visitors can walk through the Oval Office, attend a White House State Dinner and even see the actual burglar tools used during the Watergate scandal! It is truly a living history day.

West Central Michigan has many miles of abandoned railroad tracks which have now been made into bike trails. The rides take visitors through beautiful woodland, wetlands, across rivers and around Lake Michigan. Even non-cyclists will enjoy biking in such beautiful surroundings and it is a great activity for families.

Why Choose West Central Michigan Lake Houses?

There are many reasons why visitors choose to rent a home here rather than opting for other types of accommodation. Two of the main ones are freedom and space. These properties offer the freedom to come and go as you please and the space to relax after returning from a great day of adventures. Each home is well-equipped with everything necessary for a great home environment. Many go that little bit further and provide renters with wonderful additional luxuries, such as DVDs, games systems and BBQs. Visitors may find their vacation home is so comfortable, they will not want to leave it!

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