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Lake Michigan Water Front Located on the Scenic Tunnel of Trees

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Last updated: 02/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10, attached garage for easy unloading

The home is located on M119 Heritage Highway (bring your bicycle) with 165 feet of frontage on Lake Michigan for beach activities. The 3 acre property is half dune and half forest. The boat launch is 1 mile away. There are many hiking trails through area forests and conservancy properties. The village offers a post office, general store-gas station,churches, and restaurants. There are several artists in the neighborhood with opportunities for classes/workshops. Multiple golf courses are a short drive away. Medical care is available in nearby Petoskey. Mackinac City and ferries to Mackinac Island are less than a 1/2 hr. drive. An eclectic variety of activities abounds in the area: watch a polo match, attend a concert at Bay View, go to a casino, climb a dune, shop, eat in one of many area restaurants, or just tuck in with a puzzle or good book.
This is a 2 story home with the main floor upstairs to maximize the great view. Three bedrooms have queen size beds. The 4th bedroom has 2 sets of bunks. In addition there are 2 queen size futons in the all-purpose room.


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome:

    Crib, high chair, baby gate, and booster seat available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 baby crib


  • Bunk room: 4 twin/ single

    Two sets of very sturdy bunk beds....moreless

  • All purpose room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    2 queen size futons with excellent mattresses...moreless

  • 2 bedrooms are on the upper level and 2 are on the lower level. The 3 queen bedrooms as well as the all purpose room have lake views....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • There is so much to do that we have found TV unnecessary. The 165 foot private beach is a combination of sand and small rocks which varies with weather conditions so bring water shoes. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Lots and lots of books....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Games:

    Lots of board games and puzzles....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Internet only. Service limited by weather and satellite capacity....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Watch the freighters from the great room and bedrooms or while dining on the deck....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The Lello House sits on 165 feet of Lake Michigan frontage which Mother Nature redecorates continuously. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    This 3 acre property is half beach and half woods. Enjoy the best of both worlds!...moreless

  • Village:

    Cross Village has a gas station/general store, 2 restaurants, an art gallery, 2 churches, a post office, and friendly people....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There also is a large dining table on the lower deck near the grill....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    LG matches the washer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    This is a gorgeous split stone fireplace. Don't forget to open the damper! Wood is on site. Help yourself to the bookshelf and settle in!...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    1 car with opener...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot water heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    Service to this location is available only by a satellite with insufficient capacity for streaming, social media, music, etc. Mail, banking, & etc. OK....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are provided for 3 queen size beds. If you are using the bunks or Q futons, you must provide sleeping bags or bedding....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The comfortable up stairs living room enjoys a good view of the beach. There is a game table in the lower level and a generous supply of puzzles/games....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking:

    Parking is available for several cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a land line. Cell phone service is unreliable because the house is at the beach level but AT&T works best....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen and 12 sets of bath towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    LG high capacity HE top loader...moreless


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Generous supply of cutlery....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Detergent provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is well equipped....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Starter supply of flour and sugar. Generous number of spices. Paper products....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    French door with the freezer on the bottom....moreless

  • Stove:

    5 burners, 1 simmer, 1 rapid heat...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Upper deck with small table and a few chairs....moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    Extensive decking on both levels.There is a large table and chairs for outdoor dining located near the grill making it easy! Please bring shoes to wear on the deck to avoid slivers....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own. There is a boat launch about 1Mile from the house. Wycamp Lake is nearby too....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Genesis gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.6
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Taxes Not included


Arrival time is 4:00 P.M. Saturday. Departure time is 10:00 AM the following Saturday.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/21/2017
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16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pellston Regional
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Legs Inn
28 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mackinac Island
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
True North
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 75
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Legs Inn
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Boyne HIghlands

Car: Necessary

Lake Michigan beachfront provides opportunities for: swimming,walking, kite flying,dune climbing, kayaking and watching the freighters. There is no light pollution to the delight of astronomy buffs. Visit the Dark Sky Park!-2014-dark-sky-park-program-schedule-754/ Drive the historic Tunnel of Trees Heritage Highway. Hike the North Country Trail. Visit a Little Traverse Conservancy property or attend one of the workshops. Local area offerings include: golfing,dining, art (including many workshops), wildlife,polo,shopping,and music. Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Mackinac City ( ferries to Mackinac Island) and Cheboygan are all less than 1/2 hour drive. Day trips to the upper peninsula are always fun.

Golf: True North;Boyne Highlands;Little Traverse Bay Golf Club; Wilderness Golf Course


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1975

About the owner: My husband and I purchased this property in 1975 and then spent 15 years gathering ideas before we consulted architect Robert Wood of Harbor Springs for the final plan. The goal was to maximize the view, keeping the interior neutral and allowing the windows to provide the artwork. We felt the grand-kids should focus on outdoor and creative activities while at the Lello House and therefore made a conscious decision against having a television. Unfortunately retirement incomes do not allow for ever increasing property taxes which make it necessary for us to rent a few weeks every year. Otherwise we would be there ourselves!

Why the Owner Chose Harbor Springs, MI, USA:
The view! The trillium, morels and wild flowers in the spring; the freshness of the breeze; the beach in the summer; the beautiful fall color; the surprising enchantment of winter. Cross Village has a wonderful neighborly small village culture. Did I mention the view?

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Lello House is well suited for multigenerational vacations. We have a crib, high chair, and 2 booster seats.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from the deck

    View from the deck

  • View of house from beach.All homes tucked in tree line for more natural look.

    View of house from beach.All homes tucked in tree line for more natural look.

  • Great room.

    Great room.

  • Great room library.

    Great room library.

  • Dining table

    Dining table

  • Cross Village Yacht Club Regatta

    Cross Village Yacht Club Regatta

  • The Duck Room queen bed

    The Duck Room queen bed

  • Beach conditions are ever changing.

    Beach conditions are ever changing.

  • One set of bunks-very sturdy!

    One set of bunks-very sturdy!

  • Sunset from the upper deck

    Sunset from the upper deck

  • lower level game table

    lower level game table

  • The house in winter.

    The house in winter.

  • Door by driveway.

    Door by driveway.

  • Great room and split stone fireplace. Can you find the

    Great room and split stone fireplace. Can you find the

  • Kitchen and counter seating for 4.

    Kitchen and counter seating for 4.

  • Kitchen


  • Wicker room- queen size bed.

    Wicker room- queen size bed.

  • Bedroom- queen bed.

    Bedroom- queen bed.

  • Looking west from the upper deck

    Looking west from the upper deck

  • Bath


  • The path from the house to the private 165 ft beach.

    The path from the house to the private 165 ft beach.

  • Extensive decking

    Extensive decking

  • The beach Sept 2016.

    The beach Sept 2016.

  • The cross in "down town" Cross Village.

    The cross in "down town" Cross Village.

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