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Recent West Central property reviews

  • Grear Little place in a cute little town

    "We try to book this cottage ecery year. Been going 3 years now for nice little vacations from Chicago. The cottage is very nicely decorated, and has all you need to have a great time.(even bikes, childrens toys, etc). The town of Spring LAke is cute, we always go down to the VanderMill Cider mill, this year they added a stage and have great outdoor concerts. For more "hustle" we go into Grand Haven. All in all, this place has a good amount of space in a good location to have a nice MI weekend."
    Guest: Zoe and Nick Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 20, 2014
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  • Perfect Place on the Lake

    "Each year for the past 10 years we have spent a week on Lake Michigan, and for the last 2 years, we have rented this great cottage, and it has been our favorite place by far. It is perfectly located on the beach, with an awesome unobstructed view of the lake day and night from the deck that spills over into the dunes. The beach is never crowded, and the location is perfect and safe. We love the spacious kitchen for cooking gourmet meals, and the outdoor shower after a long day on the beach. Thanks for sharing your wonderful house with us!"
    Guest: Nancy Date of Stay: January 2012 Review Submitted: January 16, 2012
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  • Best Beach Cottage Ever!

    "My Mom and I began our beach vacation experience at Sandpiper in July of 2010, exactly 6 months after my Dad passed away. We just needed a quiet place where we could reflect, read a book, lay on the beach, and enjoy family time together. That is exactly what we got! Only 28 steps to the beach? Perfect! A fire pit? Perfect! A charcoal grill? Perfect! Time with our family? Priceless! The cottage was immaculate, the view was amazing and the wagon for moving our stuff in was so helpful, and the owners: Rob & Jill Hansen: PRICELESS! :) We came back in 2011 and can't wait to get back to "our" SANDPIPER in 2012! Thank you so very much to the Hansens! Cindy :)"
    Guest: Cindy Date of Stay: July 2011 Review Submitted: June 20, 2012
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  • Well built and nice

    "This was our second straight year renting the house for a family vacation (5 adults, 2 kids). It fits our needs very well as to location and layout. We like the newness of the place including the appliances and flooring. Everything actually works. For our group, the 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths work out perfectly. It is a short walk to downtown, Chinook Pier, and the boardwalk. The beach is always the main event, but may require transportation. There is a trolly that runs to the beach from Chinook Pier to the beach and back for 75 cents and the driver is also tour guide. Fun! This year we did Michigan Adventure Amusement Park (about a 25 minute drive north). Holland and Saugatuck are short drives south. Also, there is currently a vacant lot across the street for the kids to throw the football or play baseball. We would highly recommend staying at this VRBO."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: June 2012 Review Submitted: July 2, 2012
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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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