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Recent West Central reviews

  • Great house! Wonderful owners! Very close to downtown shops and restaurants.

    "This was the first time I rented a home from someone, thus I was nervous in selecting a place. The purpose of the trip was to celebrate my 32nd birthday and my mother’s 65th birthday. There were five adults (two couples in their early 30s and my mother). I was looking for something close to town and chose the home solely on the reviews (which after my five day stay, I can say they were very truthful). The pictures on the listing are very accurate. In fact, the home is much more beautiful in person. The owners, Cory and Pat, have done a marvelous job stalking the home with all the essentials. We went to the beach every day we were there and I greatly appreciated the beach towels, beach umbrella and beach chairs the owners provided. If you are looking for something close to town, this is it! It is about a 3 minute walk. The rooftop of the Kirby house (5 minute walk) is a nice place to grab a cocktail, dinner, and watch the light show. One morning I took a run from the house to the end of the pier/lighthouse, which is about 1½ miles. We drove to the beach because we had so much to bring, but if you only need a towel, you can definitely walk (1½ miles). We took advantage of the porch and rocking chairs for morning coffee and the back patio for grilling and dinner. Pat and Cory are on top of everything that I never needed to call them before getting there or once there. In fact, they do a wonderful job of providing instructions for everything you might possibly have a question about, loved that! However, they do stress to you the freedom to call them at any time. The house was the perfect size for five adults. It was a bit warm at night on the second floor, but there are powerful fans in each of the three rooms. We did meet Pat and Cory, who are very warm people and I could quickly tell that they take pride in their home and the happiness of those that rent from them. I didn’t expect to feel like their home was my home, but I did! It’s a nice feeling to have when you’re supposed to be on vacation relaxing. Although there were no children in our group, the home is very kid friendly (i.e., games, movies, and books). I would recommend this home for anyone who is looking to be close to town and have easy access to the beach. Pat and Cory, thank you for sharing your home with us. We enjoyed our stay very much and had a wonderful time in Grand Haven. We hope to be back next year for a full week! Oh, and thank you for the fresh squeezed lemonade, it was wonderful!"
    Guest: Kim Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 12, 2014
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  • Perfect Relaxing Beachfront Retreat

    "This was our first visit to this cottage and to Lake Michigan. Our family of four had a wonderful week long vacation here that, at least for my 9 year old daughter, beat out our trip to Disney World last year. She said that the only thing that would have made it better would have been to never go out! We did go check out Pentwater, though. We were a bit off season so some of the shops were closed, but we knew that ahead of time. We also went to Ludington to check out Big Sable Lighthouse. Other than that we spent lots of time hanging out in this house. We read books, watched a few movies (they have cable and Netflix), enjoyed a couple fires in the fire pit, swam and jumped around in the waves and walked the beach. It was delightful. The house was clean and comfortable. It had all the items we might need to cook and enjoy the beach. There were even lots of random household items like bandages, shampoo, tons of towels and I found a couple pins in the bathroom drawer that came in handy while we were there. It is decorated with pictures from the owners' families which gives it a lovely personal feel. I experienced great communication with the owner by email. I had several questions during the planning process that were answered in a timely and pleasant manner. We all agree we'd be happy to come back to stay here again!"
    Guest: Colleen P. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 18, 2014
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  • Family Gathering Place

    "This was a great place to enjoy family and it is a well maintained house. Lots of room to gather, eat, and sleep with multiple families. The Sunsets can't be beat and there is a view of the lake from all the bedrooms. The living room and kitchen area was awesome for gathering lots of people and entertaining. It was absolutely perfect for our graduation weekend and tulip festival activities. LOVE THIS PLACE."
    Guest: Karin H. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 9, 2015
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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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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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