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Recent West Central reviews

  • Simply Perfect

    "My family spent a long weekend at Mid Oaks, and loved every minute of it. The cottage is beautifully maintained, very clean and comfortable, with views of Lake Michigan in the main living area, the back two bedrooms, and a small view from the kitchen. We hope to be back in the near future to enjoy the best that Michigan has to offer."
    Guest: Beth Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 30, 2014
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  • Perfect, Relaxing, Fantastic for kids

    "What a fabulous little hidden gem. So quiet and peaceful, yet 15 min from city life. Don is extremely friendly and made us feel right at home. The house is super clean and had all the amenities we could ask for. Our 2 yr old son loved the beach, slide, swing, and the huge grassy property to run around. Also the pontoon is a must! This was our sons first boat ride and he absolutely loved it. Perfect spot for family's looking for a retreat away from typical tourist areas. Thanks Don, we will return! Dan and Jenny, Dick and Nancy, Jake and Cameron"
    Guest: dan m. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 4, 2014
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  • Another lovely week!

    "This was our second year at Rowden Cottage, and we are already planning to be back next year. The location is beautiful, the house well cared for and designed well for multiple generations. Many beautiful views of the lake from various rooms. Beachfront is ideal; fire pit on the dunes and the decks up above are very much appreciated."
    Guest: Becky Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
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  • Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!

    "Ten women in one house for a week...and it was wonderful the entire time! We have stayed in the Holland area for the past five years, but this was our first year at Legacy Home. We have already booked the house again for next year; there is NO PLACE like it on Lake Michigan. The spacious rooms, beds for everyone, five bathrooms, and the location are all reasons to rent this fabulous home. The owners are easy to work with; they were very accommodating and prompt when any assistance was needed. The home is clean and comfortable, the grounds are well-kept, and the view of Lake Michigan is outstanding--from just about every room in the house. Please don't rent the week after Labor Day--we ten gals will be returning for many, many years at that time! But don't hesitate to book a rental for all other dates; you will be very glad you did."
    Guest: Janice Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 18, 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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