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Recent West Central reviews

  • 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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  • Great place to stay with families

    "We rented this house on Brucker with another family for a week and it was perfect. It fit 6 kids and 4 adults with ease and the layout of the house was perfect for two families vacationing together. It is a bit of a walk to the beach, but totally worth it once you get down there. Great sand for the kids for digging and beautiful blue water. The house is an easy drive to the grocery store and its a quick trip into town for the musical fountain, ice cream or Pronto Pups. The basement has a pool table, pop a shot and table hockey and stays very cool in the summer. The yard is big enough to play in when tired of the beach- we even had a wiffle ball game in the back. Owners are kind and quick to answer questions. We'll definitely stay there again."
    Guest: Sean Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 18, 2014
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  • relaxing vacation cottage

    "We had a wonderful time at the Captains Cottage. It was very cozy and clean and nicely decorated. You can tell that it is well taken care of. It was a perfect spot for our family. We enjoyed sitting out back and watching the boats and our little girl loved playing in the sand. We also took a charter fishing trip on the Evolution which was one of the highlights of our trip. Sorry Trisha for the delay in posting a review but we have been working like crazy since we got back home. We thoroughly enjoyed this cottage and it was not a far drive to the beach or downtown Grand Haven. We would definitely come back again."
    Guest: susan h. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 28, 2014
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  • Fall Color Tour 2014

    "My husband and I stayed here for three weeks in October 2014. The cottage is old, but quaint, VERY CLEAN and well stocked with everything you need for a long vacation. The beds were comfortable, and the fenced in yard was great for our 2 little doggies. Only a couple blocks off the rail trail and the downtown area, the location was perfect for us. I can't say enough nice things about Cathy, the owner! She was so welcoming and friendly and answered all my questions promptly when going through the booking process. Montague is a quaint little town that is perfect for a "quiet" get away, less people than Grand Haven or Holland area, so in my opinion much more peaceful and relaxing. The Hart-Montague Rail Trail is FABULOUS for runners/walkers/bikers and part of the reason why I like to stay in Montague. The cottage is only a short drive to Lake Michigan for sunsets or beach walking and if you are into dune rides, its less than a half hour from Silver Lake sand dunes. I would highly recommend the property and stay here again."
    Guest: LAZLaurie Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 26, 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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