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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

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Recent West Central reviews

  • 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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  • Incomparable setting!

    "I'm from a family of 7 siblings (6 sisters and 1 brother). Every year for the past 20 years the sisters (our brother would join us now and then for a night which he did this year) have met somewhere for a weekend away - almost always on Lake Michigan. We all agreed that Tony's place has been the absolute best! We rented his home in October of 2012 when one of our sisters was very ill in the last stages of breast cancer and wanted a place right ON the beach. It was great then and even better this year since Tony did some remodeling that we definitely noticed - new linens, new towels, repainting, lovely prints on the walls - just a really clean look to it with lots of light! The kitchen was better equipped as well and is situated in a perfect area so the ones cooking can still be in the loop of everything else going on. The bedrooms are spacious with three of them having stunning views of Lake Michigan. I had the privilege of sleeping in the master bedroom on the 3rd floor and waking up every morning to the view of Big Red was awesome! We spent every afternoon soaking up the sun on the lovely front deck. Even though none of us are TV watchers and never once turned it on there was a huge flat screen TV in the living area plus a wonderfully cozy gas fireplace. As one sister wrote after the weekend..."a dream come true. The weather was perfect...Indian summer the whole weekend. The white sand and blue sky and water have seared beautiful images in my mind which I hope will last for a long time." I totally agree with her words. We hiked the nearby woods, hills and dunes, walked on the beach...what could be better? We have already booked Tony's place for next October :) Honestly, you really couldn't ask for anything better. Thanks, Tony, for making this a very memorable weekend!"
    Guest: Sissie #3 Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 22, 2014
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  • Charming and Secluded

    "The Sandpiper Cottage is very well appointed and cozy and the location is perfect. The beachfront is gorgeous and uncrowded and it never felt as though we were sharing the space with the owners or guests from the other cottages. We had GORGEOUS views of the sunset and lovely bonfires around the fire pit every night. The photos accurately represent the rooms, the decor and the scenery. The beds are full sized beds, not queens and they do fill up nearly all the space in the bedrooms with no additional floor space for an air mattress. I would recommend the cottage for a party of 4, rather than 6, as the third sleeping area is the roll-out sofa in the living room. The living room is the area shown in the photos and the sofa bed is also the only sofa so it's not ideal for use as a third bedroom all the time. The sofa bed is best for a one-time overnight guest or small children. We had a party of 6 adults and had no problems sharing one bathroom as it is a nice size. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils and is laid out well for several people to be working in it at once. This is really a place to spend time in the outdoor spaces and on the private beach, though, as it is very small. It rained one day during our trip and it was hard to share such intimate space with 6 adults, however 2 couples could be completely comfortable. We are a late night group and we were very lucky the neighbors in the Evergreen Cottage never complained. I would recommend larger groups (or potentially loud groups) also reserve the Evergreen Cottage for the additional space and privacy. Loading in groceries is not super easy, but if you are wearing the right shoes the walk is not that bad. There is ample firewood on site for evening camp fires and the garbage and recycling are emptied daily, which is a nice feature as I have stayed at other properties that offered no firewood or trash service. The one thing guests should prepare for is the lack of internet or cell phone service. Although not a rustic cabin, the location IS remote and we had no cell phone or internet service the entire stay. Some cell service could be acquired at the end of the driveway but for most internet usage we had to drive about a half a mile to the Red Rooster Tavern to try to get a signal. Anyone needing to work while on vacation should plan ahead for this. This is a great place to relax and unplug and enjoy the beauty of a Michigan Summer."
    Guest: Tatum Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014
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  • Peaceful Retreat

    "If you are looking for a place to really get away from the hustle and bustle of daily living, this is the spot. As you sit at the edge of the property overlook a beautiful valley all you hear are birds chirping, leaves rustling in the breeze as you watch Hawks flying above, As noted there are hiking trails right outside the door. Darby has everything you would need for your stay. If you have kids...well they are in for a treat. Darby recommended a spot with the best pizza ever (there is a wait) and if you didn't know abou the spot, you would never go in to place your order. Beaches in the area are beautiful. I cannot say enough about how accomodating Darby is."
    Guest: Mary L. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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