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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

owner/property manager

Member since: 2013
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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Hillsdale House Rental Photos and Description

KC's 3 Level 2200 Sq. Ft. Home, Sleeps 12, 3 Baths, & Is Fully Equipped

Enjoy gorgeous sunsets overlooking the main bay of beautiful Lake Diane (Hillsdale Co., MI), while lounging on the spacious deck at your beautifully decorated home away from home --KC's Point of View. For you shade lovers, just extend the remote controlled awnings over the deck (provided winds are calm); sit; relax; read a book, and just chill. If you want to mix it up, there are 4 outdoor sitting areas; the deck, the stamped concrete patio under the deck or another one next to the entry doors; and the lake deck landing. There are so many places to relax!

Sitting around a small bonfire is so social and KC's offers you the opportunity to do just that when the festivities of the day are done. Some wood is provided.

The panoramic view from the inside wall of the lake side windows is easily enjoyed from all 3 levels of the house. Also, the large, fully equipped kitchen, luxurious sofas, large flat screen TV (Direct TV + extras), 4 bedrooms plus a loft, 3 full baths, and a game room, allows your family to comfortably enjoy your time at pet friendly KC's. With 3 queen bedrooms (the Buford Room [master], the Princess Room, and the Gypsy Room); 2 twin beds in the Loon Room, and a full bed, futon, and a day bed (2 twins) in The Loft, you have your choice of where to rest your head. On top of all of that, there is a queen pull out sofa bed in the living room, and another futon in the game room. So, all in all, KC's sleeping arrangements are very manageable and comfortable for a party of 12 or less. (linens included)

After dinner why not take in a game of pool, ping pong or foosball, while watching TV (3 TV's--living room, game room, and the Buford Room -master BR) or listening to your favorite tunes on either of the 2 stereo systems (1 in LR and 1 in Game Room)?

Your boat or watercraft is welcome at KC's 40' l x 4' w aluminum dock (no watercraft or boat is provided) & the shallow shoreline is invitiing to play, swim, or go fishing right off the dock. If you like swimming, fishing, skiing, wakeboarding, boating, jet skiing, kayaking, sailing, or just floating--you have chosen the right place, as Lake Diane's 400 acre all sports lake, with public acccess, allows you all of that plus more. The main public access is situated directly and conveniently across the lake from KC's.

What about you Nascar fans? KC's is a wonderful place to choose when attending the famous Nascar races at the MI Int'l Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. It's just about a short hour away. Stay here and enjoy both worlds in one stop!

Do you like being outdoors in the fall & winter? KC's is ideal for hunters, ice fishermen, snowmobilers & other activities as well. Hillsdale Co. is known to have some of the best deer hunting in MI, and is also known for its excellent fishing.

Visiting Hillsdale College? KC's is just a short drive south of Hillsdale, MI. Again, why not have the best of both worlds and stay on the lake--no matter the season!

Nestled in the Amish country, KC's is worth the easy drive from Toledo, OH; Fort Wayne, IN; Chicago, IL; Lansing, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Monroe, MI, etc., being conveniently situated in MI but bordering the states of OH & IN.

Some of the website pictures depict a winter wonderland, but in a couple short months Lake Diane will transform into a summer time place full of fun in the sun.

KC's is totally 'non smoking.' Recepticles are provided outdoors for extinguishing cigarettes, etc. If smoking occurs indoors, additional fees will be assessed.

KC's is not child proof or handicap friendly. There are no socket covers, child gates for steps, baby beds, etc. Also, KC's water is a well system, therefore, it 'may' (not normally) have a slight ordor, but is filtered, softened, and tastes great! The cell phone coverage is spotty, therefore, KC's offers unlimited long distance phone calls and wireless Internet with a wireless printer.

If you want to bring your small pet (under 40#s) KC's includes a 10'x10' fenced in outdoor dog kennel and dog house situated on the property which can also be used, if needed. KC's offers so many amenities--just too many to mention!

KC's Point of View is well equipped, beautifully decorated, and large enough not to be just another lake cottage, but more like 'your' home on the lake.

Book today and experience for yourself a long weekend, a week, or even a month or two at lovely KC's Point of View. We want to share our home with you!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
owner/property manager (Owner)
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About owner/property manager

Being a transplant in MI from Mobile, AL years ago; KC loves the water! What can be said except KC wanted a place right by the water for adults, for children, but it had to be close to home and work, as well as an all season home; just to get away even if it is for just a day or two, six or thirty days! :) The children are all grown and gone, so now it's time to rent. Need more be said? Thanks for booking with KC's and treating our home like you would your own home! Nicely! Very nicely!

owner/property manager purchased this house in 1997

Why owner/property manager chose Hillsdale

MI is the 'Great Lakes State,' and also boasts 100's of small inland lakes -- Lake Diane being one of them. KC needed and wanted a big/little lake which was 'just right' for KC and the pontoon boat (not included). At times, it's quiet, serene, beautiful, and other times it is a frenzy of fun--whatever the occasion, KC is on vacation even though it is a short hike away. Once you turn onto the dirt road leading to KC's you know you are on vacation. It's exciting -- yet relaxing. It's home -- but not. There are 'always' great times associated with any time spent at KC's.

KC hopes you can experience all the fun, memories, and relaxing times -- boat rides on a Friday late summer evening after a long week's work; sipping your favorite drink while watching the sun melt down over the lake; or seeing the water turn pink, purple, and other beautiful colors as the sun slides down over the horizon; hearing the Canadian geese flying overhead, or watching the Great Blue Heron strike a pose while he is fishing for the latest catch. Why this property? All of those reasons, plus more! KC loves Lake Diane!

What makes this house unique

Lake Diane offers many unique attributes. In the peak of summer, you have the perfect view of the lake to witness the frenzy of boaters, skiing, jet skiing, pontoons, water slides, Tiki huts, bikinis, sunshades, sun tan lotion, chaise lounges, frozen beverages, fire works....and then you hear the clippity clop of a horse drawn Amish carriage carrying a husband, wife, and several children coming around the bend and stopping to sell you their fresh baked goods, fresh eggs, cheese, or wooden wares. Such a contrast to lake life---but fun to meet the very friendly Amish and the items they sell are delicious too! Why did KC fall in love with this area? Maybe is was the lake views, the lake atmosphere, just being on the water, or the unique Amish touch? Who really knows, but it's probably all of this plus more! Book now and find out why you will love renting KC's Point of View!

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 19 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved our second stay in Camden. The house and lake are both beautiful and the homeowner was very accommodating. We will be trying to come back again next year =).

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time, and I agree that each season holds its own beauty there at the lake! Thanks!
Eastpointe, MI

Mini Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with his out-of-town family after our wedding. We were all impressed by the beauty of the home and the property. The home is welcoming and we spent a lot of time in the game room and by the bon fire. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was the first Honeymoon at my lake house and wish the happy couple best wishes and congratulations for a long and happy life together! Thanks for staying in my home for your very special occasion!

Winter Wonderland Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We six ladies picked a weekend that everyone could be available not realizing that a winter storm would be coming and bid us farewell on Sunday. The house is just wonderful, homey, comfortable and welcoming. All bedrooms were exactly as described and we were very quick to settle in. Friday we ventured out into the town of Hillsdale and had a great celebration dinner at Johnny T's Bistro. Returning to Hillsdale on Saturday we explored the little shops downtown only wishing that they stayed open a bit later than 4 pm. The kitchen was well stocked with the necessary equipment to cook our dinner and then we settled in for a movie night before the snow started. Sunday found the storm hitting us with a ferocity and, while we were offered to stay an additional night (thank you so much, Katrina), we packed up to return home thinking that four inches of snow was much better to travel in than the seventeen inches predicted by Monday morning. The owner was a gem to deal with and, as mentioned, the house was just wonderful. Our group has rented many homes over the past eight years and this one is a "keeper". We would love the opportunity to experience the lake activities and the house during the summertime, maybe that will be a future trip. We most definitely recommend the house to everyone wishing for a lake getaway, even in the winter the views are outstanding!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind of you, and I felt so badly about the true winter weather we had on your departure day. So thankful everything went well. Thanks a bunch!
Sidney Ohio

Women,s weekend

  • 5 of 5

12 women in one house and it was super great. Enough room for all of us. We laughed played a lot of cards and just visited with each other. Ate a lot of chocolate too. Dinner Friday at the Hunt Club in Hillsdale - really good. Saturday at Shipshewana ,shopping eating at Blue Gate . Shopping at Fremont Outlet and on the way back got pizza from Pizza King in Fremont ,really good also. The house was supplied with all we wanted. A fabulous time by all. It was raining when we left and decided that was the angels crying because we had to leave!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's wonderful that you had a great time! I hope you come back again soon!

Awesome reunion

  • 5 of 5

The overall experience was GREAT!! The house was very spacious and right on the water. It was great to have ping pong, foosball, and a pool table available along with a big back patio. Everyone who stayed loved the house and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! :) Your kind words are very much appreciated, as well as I appreciate having great renters like you!

Spectacular, Perfect Pet Friendly Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The two of us and our two pups arrived at the home to a spectacular view of the lake. Upon entering the home it was more inviting and spectacular than the pictures. The homeowner responds quickly to inquiries. We hiked, biked and geocached every day and were happy to come "home" here each day.

We love pet friendly vacation rentals and rent several a year. This rental is included as one of our favorites!

Our one challenge was our GPS taking us to the nearest grocery store that it had located and when we arrived the store was closed down, therefore one suggestion might be to add nearest grocery stores and restaurant information. There is a restaurant within a mile that we did not happen to go to. We did find a fabulous diner in Montpellier Ohio just 11 miles away called Four Seasons Family Restaurant. Excellent home made food and the portions were so large we brought 1/2 back and had leftovers for another night.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your suggestions will certainly be added and it is nice to know my home is on your favorites list! That means a great deal! Thanks so much for your business!


Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Toledo Express Airport, Swanton, OH
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Rusty Anchor (beer) or the kitchen
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Golf Club in Fremont, IN or Hillsdale, MI
Nearest Train
43 Miles
Amtrak, Adrian, MI
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I80/90, Toll Road
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Rusty Anchor (s end of lake&great smoked meat)
Nearest Ski
107 Miles
Mt. Brighton, MI - Down Hill Skiing
Car: necessary

Kc's Point of View is nestled in Amish countryside situated in the tri-state area -- MI, OH, & IN, with activities in each direction. Take a day and visit Shipshewana, IN and see for yourself how the Amish and Mennonites live, & enjoy a great meal at the Blue Gate Restaurant while you are there. Swing past Pokeagon State Park, Angola, IN where there are always many activities. Have dinner at Timbuktoo's, Fremont, IN, or stop at the Amish Bakery in Camden, MI. There's also the Sports Bar in Camden that's good too. If you like this listing, please see KC's Cove in Gulf Shores, (Fort Morgan area), Alabama; VRBO #498739.

For you car buffs; the Auburn Cord Dusenberg Automotible Museum is not a far drive, and neither is the Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI (Battle Creek), or the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, IN.

What about you race fans? KC's is the perfect retreat during race season as the MI Int'l Speedway is just an hour away in Brooklyn, MI.

It goes without saying, but this area has great hunting (one of the top counties in MI for # of deer), fishing (perch, walleye), swimming, sunbathing, boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, biking, and hiking are all just outside the door, with restaurants, golfing, horseback riding and other activities just minutes to a 1/2 hour away.

If you like wine tasting tours, you are in the right place. Several wineries are conveniently located within a half hours (+/-) drive (Satek and Briali Wineries in Fremont, IN; Stoney Ridge in Bryan, OH; and Cherry Creek Cellars, Albion, MI), as well as the outlet mall for the shoppers in your group just outside of Fremont, IN--you must stop at the Pickle Factory outlet store, and you can even take a tour of the pickle factory an hour or so away. Sauder Village is just down the toll road I-80/90 (which is very convenient) What about stopping in at Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve, Fremont, IN? For those history buffs, you will not want to leave until you have visited the local Hopewell Indian Burial Mounds just a short 15 minutes away with the tri-state marker and Lake Las Su An Wildlife perserve a little further on down the road in Ohio.

How about canoeing the St Joseph River which boards right south of Pioneer, OH....minutes away......What fun!

Go for lunch at The Hunt Club in Hillsdale, MI, but you can not leave until you have stopped in at H.J. Gelzer & Son Furniture Store, just a block away. You might think they are just a furniture store, but-- oh my -- they are so much more. The ladies will love touring the 3 floors of kitchen, gifts, furnishings, pictures, and so much more.

But when it comes right down to it, you will probably just want to stay put at KC's and enjoy the relaxing, laid back atmosphere -- read a book, lounge on the deck, play a game of pool or ping pong, float in the lake, fish off the pier, wade in the shallow water next to the shoreline, or just sit and sip your favorite drink and enjoy the view. KC's is just plain comfortable and offers a spectacular view of the lake from just about any angle.


Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Hillsdale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 30 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 28 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120.00
Pet Fee $50.00
Refundable damage deposit $350.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes EIN 30-0237497. If renting for 28 days or more there will be a monthly fee for electricity and/or heat/propane. Only 1 small pet is allowed weighing under 40#s. The pet fee is per rental or per month, if renting monthly.

Owner reserves the right to refuse rental to any perspective Guest, irrespective of home availability.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hillsdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom--Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - Upper Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - The Game Room - toilet , shower
  • KC's has one full size bathroom on each level. On the main and upper levels, there is a shower/tub set-up, with the walk-out basement bathroom having a shower stall. Linens are included, and are found in the bathroom closet or cabinet. Beach towels are not included. Please bring your own. Also, there is a hair blower in 2 of the 3 bathrooms. Please bring your own toiletries, soap & toilet paper. KC's provides 1 roll of toilet paper per bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Loon Room- Main Level - 2 twin/ single , Appropriately named. See for yourself. It's fun!
    The Princess Room - Upper Level - 1 queen , Named for 'my' she's sharing. :)
    Game Room - Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Not a BR, but available in case you don't get upstairs:)
    The Gypsy Room-Main Level - 1 queen , Is a combination of color
    The Loft - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The open Loft overlooks lake-with linen closet & desk.
    Living Room Pull Out - 1 queen , Didn't make it upstairs? Take the pull-out then!
    The Buford Room - Largest Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The Buford Room named after a famous Great Blue Heron in Gulf Shores, AL, that was lost to Hurricane Ivan, is full of mementos from there, and other far off shores mostly collected by KC...sea shells, pictures, etc. Even though it is not indicative of the lake, it brings a touch of home here to MI for KC. Please be appreciative of the fact that KC collected most shells and wants to keep them. Also, this BR has a 32' flat screen TV, as well as 2 large closets are available for your clothing in each of the 4 BR's, with available clothes hangars, as well as plenty of drawer space. All BR's are conveniently located just across the hall from the full bathrooms. 3 of the 4 BR's have lit ceiling fans. The Gypsy Room has a queen bed; the interesting and comfortable Loon Room is somewhat of an eclectic collection. The Princess Room was named for my very own Princess, and looks very feminine.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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