- Big Blue Lake
- Big Rapids
- Canadian Lakes
- Grand Haven
- Grand Rapids
- North Muskegon
- Norton Shores
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
Recent West Central reviews
"I rented this cabin for a girls' week in celebration of my youngest sister's 50th Birthday. It was absolutely perfect! We loved the amenities, which included an outdoor hot tub and a fire pit. While the cabin can sleep 13, we only had 6. There was plenty of room to roam! Everything was provided, except food and personal items, including an abundant supply of bedding and towels. The kitchen was well-stocked with dishes and pots and pans. I will definitely rent this cabin again, and maybe I will bring my dog, since it is a dog-friendly rental. I would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone."Guest: Sherri Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 31, 2013View listing
"This was our second time at the River House in Alaska. Great place in December and would be wonderful in the Fall colors and warmer months. The owners are wonderful hosts and outstanding to work with! Plan on having a great experience :)"Guest: Joel&Amy Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: December 8, 2013View listing
"We recently enjoyed our third family vacation at Hilltop Breeze. The house is lovely and has everything you need. It's a great location for all of the downtown activity, walks to the pier, and our nightly treks to the Musical Fountain. The Lake Michigan beach, about a mile away, is spectacular! Thank you for more wonderful Grand Haven memories."Guest: happywanderer12 Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 2, 2014View listing
"It is not easy to entertain young teenagers AND stressed- out parents on family vacations. This property had the perfect combination for all of us: 1) Enough privacy. 2) Adventure. The house has special, fun, useful features: loft with the pool table and hideaway bedroom, the spiral stairs, the long boardwalk and a couple of small dune hills to climb to the beach. Incidentally, it was pretty cool for swimming during our week but we still enjoyed the beach every day (and our kids braved the cold water almost daily :). We also found lots of fun activities nearby. 3) Great Wi-Fi. We are just happier if we don't completely unplug. No cell phone service meant we were completely in control of the contact we made with the outside world through internet access and it was ideal. Our guestbook entry read: "We so enjoyed sharing your property. Thank you for your hospitality. I’m not sure how we could have had a better vacation. It is so beautiful here! We highly recommend: Country Dairy in New Era, Jamesport Brewery in Ludington and The Wood Shed bike rental in Mears. Thank you!""Guest: Susan J. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014View listing
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!