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Recent West Central reviews

  • Another Excellent Vacation on 2nd Street

    "This is the second time my family and I have stayed at this home. Both times we have found the home to be very clean, organized and had everything one would need for a family vacation. The fire pit saw significant use and even the grill was fired up once. The home is near the end of a street, which means relative peace and quiet during the evening. The walk is a little longer to downtown or the beach, due to its location, but not a significant detriment to anyone who doesn't mind walking. The inclusions of a washer/dryer as well as a wi-fi connection was nice as well. The allowance of a dog has always been a major plus for us as we like traveling with our Labrador. The price is right and we look forward to visiting again in 2015. Thanks again for another wonderful vacation in Pentwater."
    Guest: Chris Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 13, 2014
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  • Perfect affordable escape

    "Absolutely perfect! Had several guests out to enjoy the weekend and they all awed over the affordability and the location and the perfectness! It was super clean, fully stocked with firewood, lawn chairs, kitchen everything, blankets, towels, just bring your clothes and you will be set! Dock was a short walk from cottage but beautiful. The water is very sandy with no seaweed perfect for kids to swim right off dock. We decided to not rent the pontoon but was wonderful that it was made available if we wanted to. Renter was so hospitable. Met us at cottage to show us around and make sure we had all our questions answered and we knew where Dock was. Kids loved the tree swing in the front yard. Many memories were made, thanks for an enjoyable time!"
    Guest: Chelsea Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 18, 2014
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  • Move In Ready!

    "Owners of this grand vertical condo in Grand Haven put much thought into accessorizing and stocking it with everything beautiful and practical you could need! Bring your clothes, personals and whatever you want to eat, and you're set. We loved the downtown convenience of the location and the private and quiet atmosphere of a true home away from home. Beds are comfortable, kitchen and bath are clean, and the artwork provides a pleasing atmosphere for a true vacation. You won't want for a kitchen tool or a forgotten personal care product. Just enjoy yourselves."
    Guest: cmpoz Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Wonderful weekend

    "Great place for a writer's weekend. We couldn't get over how great the cottage was and wonderfully decorated. The owners were fabulous, making sure we had everything we needed. We would gladly return for another getaway. So much fun, cozy and comfy."
    Guest: Roxanne H. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 15, 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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