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Recent West Central reviews

  • Edld1976

    "We had a great weekend in this family oriented home with our daughter and her husband and 2 grandchildren, both 3 and under. While the temp was in the 50's and low 60's we couldn't swim, but had the private beach all to ourselves. We recommend taking kids to Tunnel Park, and Holland State park. Don't miss the farmer's market. Shopping downtown is really a pleasure. If we go back for another weekend or a full week vacation we will definitely check on this rental first."
    Guest: Stan B. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 30, 2014
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  • 5 Sisters and a Bro

    "A wonderful week. The cottage was very comfortable, especially the sitting area with its expansive views of the Lake. Some updates could be done (needs a good grill) but these are things that can be lived without. We did get cell phone service so that appeased the techies in our group. A huge highlight was use of the kayaks as Lake Michigan just begs you to get out in it. Very clean, and everything was just as expected. We definitely want to come back. Thank you for sharing your home!"
    Guest: Dawn L S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 20, 2014
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  • Late summer getaway

    "Place was great. Very clean with updated appliances. It made for a great week for me and my family. It was our first time to this area, and it was worth it. My only complaint (and it's minor) is that we weren't allowed to park in the condo garage but instead had to use public parking which was inconvenient. I still rate as excellent but people should be aware."
    Guest: Mo Vacation Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 2014
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  • Our best Girls' weekend yet!

    "7 girlfriends and I spent the weekend at Norma's cottage for our 2nd annual girls weekend. All of us live in the north Grand Rapids area and it was the perfect distance away to not waste too much time driving to our location. The cottage FAR EXCEEDED our expectations. The pictures do not do justice to the amazing beachy cottage decor, spacious rooms, 3 full bathrooms and amazing back porch. Several of us are also runners and enjoyed the close proximity to the Heinz Waterfront Walkway for a great morning job along the water. We walked to downtown (20-25 minute walk) for the Farmers' Market, shops and lunch. Could not recommend this place enough!"
    Guest: Jody Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 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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