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.
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!
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 Lello House is well suited for multigenerational vacations.