When a friend started perusing Michigan vacation rentals for her honeymoon, she was met with shock and awe. “What is that, like a familymoon?” she was asked.
Yes it is.
And much to their surprise, it turned out well.
The couple had family in from overseas and only got to visit every two years. It made sense to host everyone in one location after all the wedding hulabaloo was over. The way they saw it, they could always honeymoon later.
If that sounds like an option you could entertain after your wedding, consider the Holland Michigan vacation rentals pictured. The lovely cottages aren’t these worn versions of decades past, but chic immaculate spaces that look straight from a Pottery barn catalog. Situated by Lake Macatawa and a short walk from the beaches, the homes also share a hot tub, heated pool, a children’s pool, shuffleboard and basketball court.
Impressive extras make it worth your while, too. Included in a week’s stay is access to a private golf club.
Because nothing stirs family bonding (or rivalry) like beating your second cousins at sports.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.