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BOOK NOW FOR THE HOLIDAYS! DISCOUNTS! BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT HOME; SLEEPS 12; PET

35 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Camden 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
owner/property manager (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Southeast Michigan

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!

Reviews

4.8
based on 35 traveler reviews

BOOK NOW FOR THE HOLIDAYS! DISCOUNTS! BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT HOME; SLEEPS 12; PET
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews
4

Very spacious beautiful lake setting

  • 4 of 5

We had a great family get together and plan to return every year with children and grandchildren

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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a beautiful home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we rented this lovely home. We host our family which includes our adult children and grandchildren for the week as well as invite friends for the day. There is plenty of room for all. The home has anything and everything you could ask for to make your vacation all you want it to be. We will return!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Spacious, well stocked, beautifully situated right on Lake Diane

  • 5 of 5

We had a restful week on larger-than-it-looks Lake Diane. The home was perfect -- spacious and so well stocked all you need to bring are groceries. The two kayaks, pool table, ping pong table, foosball table, several television sets provide plenty of things to do. We rented a pontoon boat which made for enjoyable cruises around the lake.

We ate in most nights, but also ate at Johnny T's Bistro in Hillsdale and Brother John's Brewery in Bryan (in a former church with loads of micro beers). Both were very good.

The only things missing are a sand beach at the home and a larger public beach on the lake. Hillsdale, though, does have a very nice public beach and playground and is just 20 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice comments, and I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay! I hope to see you again!
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5

Beautiful and clean

  • 5 of 5

It is a great place for a family vacation. Plenty of room for everyone and very clean and well stocked.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house on a beautiful lake

  • 4 of 5

The house was great, plenty of room to sleep, not a disappointment. The kitchen was well stocked as well as the bathroom and even shower items were all supplied. The house was very clean. The owner was great to work with, always answered any questions quickly. The lake was very nice, on the smaller side. We had beautiful sunsets. The firepit was nice at night to end the day. Loved the deck and the lower sitting area also, plenty of room for everyone. We didn't know you could only be on the lake with jet skis from 11 am to 7 pm, that was a disappointment, but otherwise no complaints. Would recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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"I came expecting a cabin and ended up in a mansion"

  • 4 of 5

This property is very nice, well maintained and situated on a lake!

Can not say enough about how nice the owner was to work with.

Our only disappointment came in that unlike the pictures there was NO BEACH.

However we were able to do a work around by entering the water to swim from the dock.

The lake appeared crazy busy on the Summer weekend but got super quiet on weekdays!

We were able to enjoy the firepit for Hot Dogs and Smores!

Will look forward to the possibility of staying again!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that your stay was enjoyable and so glad you would like to return! As you mentioned about the water's edge; it is all dependent upon the water level of the lake, which is higher this year than it has been in the recent past. Hopefully, that explains the difference in the picture versus your experience, which I am happy was great! All the best!
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Map

Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Toledo Express Airport, Swanton, OH
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Lake Restaurant (beer)
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 Lake Shore Restaurant
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.

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Rates & Availability

Camden House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Camden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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. Plenty of linens are included, and are found in the bathroom closet or cabinet. Beach towels are not included. Also, there are hair blowers provided, as well as complimentary liquid hand soap, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. Also, you will find a minimum of 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom to get you started.
Bedrooms:
  • 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' princess....now she's sharing. :)
    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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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