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Recent West Central reviews

  • Three years in a row - Great time on vacation!

    "This is our third year back. Always clean and taken care of. Owner is great to work with. Close to the beach. Family had the best time."
    Guest: Dave Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 21, 2014
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  • Near the Marina

    "My son and I and my grandchildren ages 3 and 6 spent a delightful weekend at this house. As noted in other reviews the house is really comfortable and clean with modern appliances; we liked sitting on the front porch, looking across to the lake. Swimming in Lake Michigan was a highlight- clean , shallow water - perfect for kids. The farmers market on Saturday was a delight. Only thing missing: no bikes in garage as listed!"
    Guest: Patagonia Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 8, 2014
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  • Lovely home away from home

    "While our visit wasn't at the best time of the year for Michigan weather (4 feet of snow on the ground), we still had an amazing time thanks in big part to staying at this cozy condo. Plenty of room for our young son to sleep in the pack n play in a separate room, while as parents we had our own bedroom and the welcoming living room. The home is well decorated and very clean, and the owner is as nice as they come."
    Guest: JQ Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 15, 2014
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  • Close to everything!

    "We rented this cottage for a girls getaway weekend and we're totally impressed. It's the perfect location if you're looking for a place to have everything you need within walking distance. It's located one block behind the Tip a Few Tavern and two blocks from the Kirby house. We love the back porch and the large dining room table was perfect for playing games. The kitchen was well stocked and felt just like home. The owner was quick and responsive with all of our questions and the cottage was priced fairly. I would highly recommend this great rental."
    Guest: Christy Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 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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