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Recent West Central reviews

  • Wonderful Weekend!

    "This house is exactly as it says, 'Charming'! We rented this house at the last minute over Labor Day weekend and Sharon was very accommodating. We met her and Jim at the house and they showed us around and stayed and talked to us for a bit. We had 4 adults and 3 girls and it was perfect. The girls slept in the twin bedroom and there was a rollaway in the basement that fit right between the beds. The back yard was nice and big for games- bean bag toss, bocce ball and on the last night we enjoyed a bonfire. Everyday we walked into town either for dinner, farmers market and/or shopping. The location was wonderful for all of this. It's farther to the beach so we choose to drive and that worked fine. The bathroom was a nice size with double sinks. Several other houses we looked at just had a pedestal for the sink and that doesn't leave any room for toiletries. There was plenty of drawers in this bathroom for storage. Thank you Sharon and Jim for being so accommodating and for sharing your home with us! I highly recommend this house."
    Guest: Diane Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 2014
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  • 5 Star Vacation!

    "The house is second to none with spectacular views from every room. The ages in our family group were 5 to 60 we had no problems getting to the beach! Especially liked walking the beach to town, it is a perfect distance. Nobody wanted to leave. Thank you for sharing a little piece of heaven!"
    Guest: Tami Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • A Little Slice of Heaven

    "My family and I spent a wonderfully relaxing week at this Grand Haven home. The house has a non traditional layout but more than enough room for our family of four. There was a whole basement suite we did not even use. The house was fully equipped with everything we needed. We spent most of our time in the backyard which was fantastic - no need to go anywhere as it offered everything! The pool was amazing and a big hit (esp. with our two teen kids) since the weather was very hot during our stay. The house is in a lovely neighborhood and a 2 min walk to the town where there are plenty of choice for dinner and/or drinks. We enjoyed walking along the boardwalk and out to the lighthouse and beach. Such a lovely location with everything you need to kick back and relax. Will definitely recommend to friends and would love to come back another time too!"
    Guest: Chicago Jen Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 9, 2014
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  • Scenic Getaway

    "What a great find! As others have stated the photos don't do it complete justice. The views of the lake from within the house are fantastic! The house was very clean and cozy. We both enjoyed the open floor plan from kitchen to living area for relaxing. One can just sit on the couch and stare out onto the lake enjoying the view through the magnificent windows that cover the entire living room. The bathrooms were spacious and clean. The owner's sister and husband were just as gracious as could be in welcoming us. My husband and I always prefer off-season privacy, so were happy to have the seclusion of the snow and cold as company. Muskegon State Park is just up the pike and made for great walks on the trails with the dogs. It was only a short trip to Grand Haven to enjoy a day of after Thanksgiving shopping as well. Our only recommendation would be to have a working fireplace. We were a tad disappointed, though I'm sure the bulk of rentals are in the summer when this wouldn't be noticed. And, I'm sure it's a matter of taste, but we found the main bedroom queen bed to be on the far side of needing replacement--a little on the mushy side. We ended up switching to the twin bedded room for a more peaceful night's sleep. Between the location, cleanliness, accommodation of the owners and price, this is a definite do-over for us!"
    Guest: Andrea Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 6, 2015
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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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