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Recent West Central property reviews

  • Wonderful place to stay!!!

    "This is a wonderful condo to stay in. Super clean (I am very picky), great location, very quiet, easy to find and great to make arrangements with! My family is relocating to the Grand Haven area from out of state and we made a last minute trip to house hunt. The owner was very helpful and pleasant with everything being last minute. I wouldn't recommend making last minute reservations, we just got luck with a wonderful weather weekend and on the brink of busy season. Have no doubts this is a wonderful place to stay. I have two young teens and my husband and I. We loved being walking distance from everything, so convenient for everyone and really a beautiful condo. Thank you to the owners, we had a great trip and we bought a home!!"
    Guest: Shawn B. Date of Stay: May 2012 Review Submitted: May 23, 2012
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  • Our stay July-september 2013

    "We stayed at the house for about 6 weeks, July through Sept 2013,and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. First the owners were very, helpful, friendly and met us when we first arrived. They covered things that we needed to know about the house and the surrounding area. It was a good indoctrination. The house was immaculate when we arrived and provided everything we needed for our six week stay. While there we enjoyed frequent walks to the channel and beach which were just a few minutes away. Fishing was doable off the channel wall and the beaches were still beautiful, just the way we remembered them. While walking to and from the channel, we were amazed at all the wildlife that we saw including a great number of deer. We also saw deer all the time in the front and back yards of the house. The back yard worked out great for us with the fire pit and the use of the grill. We had our local families over for a Labor Day cookout and it was perfect. As a bike rider I enjoyed riding the roads nearby. A good ride was a ride up to Montague to the Hart-Montague bike trail trailhead.(Ice Cream store). The Hart-Montague trail is 22 miles one-way from the trailhead and the trailhead is about 5 miles from the house. A good ride for me was to ride from the house to the trailhead (ice cream) then to just north of New Era (Ice Cream store), and then back via the same trail (and ice cream stores). We used the house for our headquarters and branched out with visits (among others) to Mackinac Island, Niagra Falls, and the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum and the Meyer Gardens in Grand Rapids. The location of the house was ideal for all these jaunts. We were told that the house had no cable or wireless internet access and could only get some TV channels on-the-air. However, this presented no problems for us as we were able to access the internet through the 3g/4g on our tablets and phones. We were pleasantly surprised at the TV reception. We were able to watch up to 33 different TV channels depending upon the strength of the different signals due to the daily weather conditions. We really enjoyed our stay in the house and plan to return in the future"
    Guest: Phil Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: January 1, 2014
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  • Awesome , relaxing, nostalgic paradise

    "We went here for our Team Bonding and strategic sales meetings and it was a very desirable, relaxing, unique location on Lake Michigan, There is plenty of room for a large group and within walking distance of good food, beach walks, lighthouse, and much more. Highly recommended for a getaway location!"
    Guest: Upnorthman Date of Stay: May 2012 Review Submitted: February 20, 2013
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  • back through time

    "staying here was a real treat.I spent many childhood summers here and was thrilled to be back - especially since the owner was also raised here!"
    Guest: pylgrym Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 27, 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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