6 Southwest Michigan Vacation Rentals for a Family Gathering

Southwest Michigan Vacation Rentals: An aerial view of the "Moodance" vacation rental from Unsalted.

From holiday get-togethers to family reunions, hosting a large group of people at your house isn’t always feasible. And considering that many of your guests could live across the state—or states—having a centralized location may be your best bet to ensure everyone can attend. Thankfully, Unsalted Vacations has more than a few Southwest Michigan vacation rentals offering the perfect venue for your next family gathering. 

Choosing the Right Vacation Rental

Having enough space is crucial if you plan to host a significant gathering. And while you could opt to stay at a hotel or a lake resort, having a vacation rental feels a lot more authentic—plus, you and your crew will have all the amenities you need without paying extra. Our vacation rentals in Southwest Michigan will make you feel at home and ensure a relatively easy-to-get-to location due to our proximity to metropolitan areas like Lansing, Detroit, and Chicago. Here are six examples of rentals suitable for your next reunion or holiday celebration.

Park House

In the heart of Saugatuck, Park House is a historic eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom cottage featuring a charming wrap-around porch, a custom patio with an outdoor fireplace, and a fully equipped cook’s kitchen perfect for communal meals. Offering two main-floor bedrooms, each with a private bath—one designed with amenities for physically challenged guests—this retreat ensures convenience and comfort. Upstairs, six additional bedrooms present varied layouts and sizes for ample accommodations. Situated steps away from Kalamazoo River, marinas, local eateries, and downtown Saugatuck, this location promises diverse entertainment, dining, and shopping experiences, creating unforgettable memories for all.

Park Point

Park Point offers five bedrooms in Saugatuck, about a mile from Oval Beach. Recently renovated to prioritize guest comfort, the main floor showcases an open layout with a sunny living room, a farmhouse-style dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen featuring a black stainless refrigerator and granite countertops. Additionally, the main level includes a cozy den and a queen bedroom with an adjacent full bath. Each bedroom features individual heat and A/C controls. Upstairs, sleeping arrangements cater to various preferences: a front-facing king bedroom, a corner bedroom with a queen bed, a bunk room with two sets of twin bunks, and a queen main suite with a sitting area and en suite bathroom. There is also a separate full bath on the same floor.

Eagles Nest

View of lake from large furnished rental on lake Michigan for Large Groups
Sweeping views of the Lake Michigan shoreline await you in this luxurious and large vacation home. Book Grand Chateau for your next group retreat.

The six-bedroom, five-bath Eagles Nest is your spot if you need ample space! The main floor flaunts dual farmhouse tables with seating for 16, a well-equipped kitchen, and a roomy living area with double sectionals and a TV. The primary bedroom offers a king bed, a daybed with a trundle, and patio access. The lower level is a haven for kids and adults alike, with a family room, bunk room, and game area. Upstairs, find more sleeping spaces and a kids’ playroom. Outdoors, enjoy a flagstone patio, putting green, fire pit, smoker grill, and play castle.

Grand Chateau

Experience an 8,500-square-foot lakeside haven offering stunning Lake Michigan views for up to 16 guests. Grand Chateau boasts 5.5 bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen with new stainless appliances, and a panoramic gathering space. The main floor features a two-story great room, lakeside three-season room, and dual master suites. Upstairs, find lake-facing bedrooms and a kids’ hangout, while the lower level offers a spacious family room and extra sleeping quarters. Situated on 6.5 acres with exclusive beach access, it’s a short drive to Saugatuck/Douglas and downtown Holland.

Bird’s Eye View

The aptly named Bird’s Eye View is a five-bedroom, 3.5-bath retreat perched atop a serene dune offering breathtaking Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan vistas. Split into two units, this spacious rental comfortably hosts up to 16 guests. The lower level, with a private entrance, includes two queen bedrooms, a full bath, a kitchen, and a cozy living area opening to a deck. The upper level boasts communal spaces—a well-equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, and half bath—plus bedrooms on different floors, including a main suite with an attached bath, another queen bedroom, and a top-level space for kids and adults. Don’t miss the idyllic view from the lookout deck, offering panoramic views of the lakes and dunes.


If you’re seeking an opulent Lake Michigan getaway, look no further than Moondance. This jaw-dropping residence stands on beautiful Lakeshore Drive, bordering Lake Michigan, just minutes from the lively Saugatuck/Douglas community. No expense was spared in crafting this home. It boasts six bedrooms, including a separate bunk room with a kitchenette. The primary bedroom offers a private deck with a view of Lake Michigan. With a fabulous cook’s kitchen equipped with top-grade appliances and an outdoor fireplace, your stay promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Unwind by the outdoor fireplace or head to The What Not for a cocktail—an adored spot for vacationers and locals! The acclaimed Oval Beach is just a short drive away.

Vacation Rentals and Cabins on Lake Michigan

With a diverse collection of Southwest Michigan vacation rentals, Unsalted Vacations is your go-to source when finding the ideal home base for your next getaway. Whether seeking panoramic views or convenient proximity to local attractions, we’ll gladly provide the key to unlocking a memorable stay on and around Lake Michigan. Check out our  selection today and start planning your ultimate summer family get-together.