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Recent West Central reviews

  • Relaxing Stay on the River

    "My husband, myself, and our 2 dogs enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage. Everything was as described. The home was clean and the owners were easily reached by phone. I enjoyed walking to the nearby park. The view was excellent through out the house. Hope to come again next summer!"
    Guest: dog owners Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 2, 2014
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  • Great holiday visit with family

    "My family rented this property for three nights over the New Year's holiday. It was perfect for our group of 3 couples, two babies and a small dog. The owner was responsive to questions. The property was as advertised. Clean and well-supplied. We were quite pleased. We received our deposit back promptly after our stay. No complaints."
    Guest: Ken W. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 18, 2014
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  • Incredible view and well equipped

    "My wife and I (aged 64) rented this cottage for ten days Juy 2-12, 2014. It is the most well equipped cottage we have ever rented; from the toys, beach towels and chairs, BBQ and well appointed kitchen...this is a great cottage. Fantastic view is why you rent this however. Spent hours looking at the lake, reading and simply absorbing Lake Michigan breezes. Sunsets like you have never seen...and the occasional thunderstorm is like being at IMAX. Note: many stairs must be negotiated, both up to the house, upstairs bedrooms and down to the beach, if this is an issue, be aware. Owner is in the process of replacing older TV with flat screen as well as replacing aging deck/patio furniture. Owner is easy to work with, pleasant and eager to please. We would rent again, for sure."
    Guest: Jim Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 17, 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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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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