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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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  • Wonderful Home

    "The house was great! Had everything you could ever need. Owner greeted us and showed us around and was very accessible by phone for questions. Neighbors friendly. Watched the sun come up over the lake every morning. Grandkids had fun in the water; sandy bottom, shallow at shore. Had family dinner for 15 one evening, plenty of room. Made two runs to airport in Grand Rapids at rush hour. Short trip, very little traffic. Don’t miss Flat River Grill in Lowell. Free concert from the patio on the river. Check schedule. Would love to come back again!"
    Guest: Marsha S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 16, 2014
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  • We Loved It!

    "We stayed at this great rental at the end of July. Our family of four enjoyed the peace and quiet of the serene setting. Sitting out on the deck and enjoying the beauty of the lake was a highlight for the adults. The kids loved having their own space in the basement! The owners were very accommodating, which was so appreciated. From giving us dining recommendations to working with special requests that we had, they always worked with us to find answers and solutions to our questions. If we ever have the occasion to spend time in Western Michigan again, we will certainly contact Kay and Roy again!"
    Guest: Anne Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 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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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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