Lake Michigan Water Front Located on the Scenic Tunnel of Trees

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Last updated: 09/14/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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. Excellent 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 the 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.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 09/14/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Crib, high chair, baby gate, and 2 booster seats available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 4 twin/ single

    2 sets of bunk beds plus 1 trundle...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    lower level all purpose room...moreless

  • 2 bedrooms are on the upper level and 2 are on the lower level. The 3 queen bedrooms have lake views....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 bathrooms are on the upper level and one is on the lower level

Other Amenities

  • There is so much to do that we have found TV unnecessary. There are multiple board games, puzzles, and books. We have a dish connection to the internet which is the best available in the area. Weather can affect service and access is limited by satellite capacity. There is extensive decking with table and chairs on the lower deck for eating 'out' plus a Weber Genesis Grill. The 165 foot private beach is a combination of sand and small rocks which varies with weather conditions so bring water shoes. There is a telescope you may use. Wildlife viewing is fun too....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
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

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
  • Lake View:

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

  • Lakefront:

    165 feet frontage on Lake Michigan...moreless

  • Rural:

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

  • Village
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • 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....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    with opener...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot water heat....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking:

    Parking is available for several cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a land line. Cell phone service is unreliable 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


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    There are 2 coffee makers. One is for flavored coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Generous supply of cutlery....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    French door...moreless

  • Stove:

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

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

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

  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • 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

  • 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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Taxes Not included


Weekly rates are for groups of up to 8 guests. Renters are responsible for purchasing damage protection insurance. Departure time is 10:00AM Saturday. Arrival time is 4:00 PM Saturday.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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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 many years gathering ideas before we built. 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. The decor and amenities were designed for our taste and comfort. Unfortunately retirement incomes to not allow for ever increasing property taxes which make it necessary for us to rent a portion of 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 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: 90%
Calendar last updated: 09/14/2016

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from the deck

    View from the deck

  • Kitchen and counter seating for 4.

    Kitchen and counter seating for 4.

  • Great room and split stone fireplace.

    Great room and split stone fireplace.

  • Cross Village Yacht Club Regatta

    Cross Village Yacht Club Regatta

  • Bedroom- queen bed.

    Bedroom- queen bed.

  • The Duck Room queen bed

    The Duck Room queen bed

  • Clear clean water

    Clear clean water

  • A neighbor- kits were born under the lower deck 2 years ago.

    A neighbor- kits were born under the lower deck 2 years ago.

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

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

  • View from driveway.

    View from driveway.

  • Great room library.

    Great room library.

  • Wicker room- queen size bed.

    Wicker room- queen size bed.

  • Tunnel of Trees- M119- North LakeShore DR.

    Tunnel of Trees- M119- North LakeShore DR.

  • Great room.

    Great room.

  • Trillium in spring

    Trillium in spring

  • One set of bunks-very sturdy!

    One set of bunks-very sturdy!

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Lake Michigan water front located on the scenic Tunnel of Trees

Harbor Springs, MI, USA #363718ha

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