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Recent West Central reviews

  • Great House!!!

    "The house is wonderful- newly updated, and you can tell the owner's took pride in the remodel. Great location- a very peaceful setting next to a tennis court, lots of tree, and Lake Macatawa. Wonderful owners- very easy to work with, and great people. If there is a drawback, it would be parking. There are 3 spots available, and no more. We had several cars staying at the house, and we had to park the other cars far away. The house is near the water, so parking spaces are a premium. I would absolutely recommend this house!"
    Guest: Ryan Fiorenzi Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 5, 2014
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  • Paradise on the Creek

    "Simply idyllic. This was our family's first visit and we hope to return to create more memories. The setting is so peaceful with beautiful creek views. The cottage has lovely furnishings and an artist's and woodworker's touch is everywhere you look. The owners have thought of all the things you'll need in the kitchen and bath, plus cozy reading spots, games, beach chairs, etc. Paddling was awesome and fires on the beach at sunset were the best. Activities can be found a short distance away but it's wonderful to just relax and enjoy this slice of paradise. Aside from the fishing yield, we wouldn't change a thing."
    Guest: Mary S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 12, 2014
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  • Family fun in the sun!

    "We just got home after spending what was a perfect week. Your beach house was the perfect set-up for us. The fact that we could spread out at times really worked with having kids. It was very comfortable for all, and we really loved the close proximity to the beach. The location to attractions was great, so if every day on the beach is not your thing, there is plenty to do in the area. The kitchen was well supplied and we LOVED not having to bring towels or beach chairs. this was a huge bonus for us Also really loved having a washer and dryer. Thanks Mary and your family for letting us use your wonderful beach house!"
    Guest: Kathy Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 19, 2014
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  • Perfect Getaway

    "We loved our stay at this beautiful condo. It was located in a great area - right above cute shops and restaurants, we could walk everywhere. The beach was a short walk as well, though it was a little cold at this time of year. We would love to come back in the summer to enjoy it! The condo was nicely furnished and very comfortable. Plenty of room! The owners were really helpful and very accommodating. We would definitely stay here again on our next visit!"
    Guest: Claudia Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 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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