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Bedrooms 5
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

LUXURY HOME FOR 16, Sand BEACH, 5 BedS on main Level, 3 Full Baths, Indoor Pool


NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2019 Season - Check calendar for 2018 availability. Hurry...Only a couple of weeks left for late summer/fall !

QUESTIONS? Send me a message with any questions and for updated availability: I will respond as soon as I can. Thank You.

USE OF A 5 PERSON PADDLE BOAT, 16Ft. FIBERGLASS CANOE, and TWO 8ft. Kayaks INCLUDED FOR THE ENTIRE TIME. A private modern Pontoon boat (seats 12) is available for rent and for you to enjoy, for your entire week.

TWO 40 ft. boat docks, bring ALL your water toys.

Large and Clean Sand Beach with shallow swimming area (sandy lake bottom) is perfect for kids of ALL ages.

** Speed Boat and JetSki rental available at nearby Marina as well.

** Very convenient, Lakeside Restaurant/fuel station/convenience store is right at the lake, and you can walk, drive or boat to it all !

THIS BEAUTIFUL AND LARGE HOUSE WAS JUST COMPLETELY RENOVATED and IT'S BEING OFFERED FOR THE FIRST TIME - Newly Renovated Huge home, almost 5,000 Sq.Ft. with indoor pool on a beautiful lake !!! Bring your ski boat, jet-skis, kayaks, and boogie boards.

The Perfect Place for a Multi-family Gathering, Getaway Or Special Occasion. This Gorgeous Home Sleeps up to 20 Comfortably, and 20 can dine in the huge dining area with 2 dining tables plus extra seating in the breakfast area.

Huge wrap-around deck overlooks the lake and back yard, has 4 dining tables and 20 chairs. Another large deck inside the pool room with 2 more dining tables and 8 chairs, and ALSO overlooks the lake. 5 Bedrooms, all of which are on the Main Level (plus an extra queen size bed and extra twin mattress for additional guests in lower level) . Large Laundry Room with washer, dryer, laundry sink; also on Main Level.

Enjoy Gorgeous Views Overlooking Beautiful Lake Diane (Hillsdale Co., MI), While Lounging on the Huge Deck Or at the large Lakeside Pavilion, at your Beautifully Decorated Home Away from Home. For You Sun Lovers, Just Walk out to the Deck; Sit, Relax, Read a Book, and Just Chill. If You Want to Mix It up, There Are Several Outdoor Sitting Areas; large outdoor pavilion, the indoor Pool Deck, the Concrete Patio Under the outside Deck, the Indoor Pool House Or along the lake shore and large sand beach. There are many Hammock-friendly trees in the yard, There Are So Many Places to Relax and Bask in the Surrounding and Tranquil Beauty of Lake Diane.

There is a large fire-pit so you can sit around the Bonfire in the evenings when the Festivities of the Day Are Done. (bring your own firewood or purchase locally).

The Panoramic View of Lake Diane is Easily Enjoyed from the Dining Room, bedrooms, Indoor Swimming Pool or from the huge wrap around deck. The Large, Fully Equipped Modern Upper and Lower Kitchens, each has a Full Size Refrigerator w/ ice maker and Stove/Oven (3rd full size Fridge in the game room). Luxurious Sofas, 2 Flat Screen Tv's (Dish Network connected), 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, a Large Game Room, 10,000 gal. Indoor Pool with Salt Water Filtration System (, 18ft.x26ft. covered Pavilion with many lounge chairs. It all allows your Family to Comfortably Enjoy your Time. So, the Sleeping Arrangements Are Very Manageable and Comfortable for a Party of 18. (all bed Linens Included, bring your own towels and firewood).

After Dinner, enjoy a game of billiards or Ping Pong, Foozball, Horseshoe Toss, badminton, soft-tip darts, weight machine (All available in the game room). Take a Dip in the indoor Pool, or Volleyball in the Huge Yard, Watch Tv Or Listen to your Favorite Tunes on Either of the several Stereo Systems (family room, lower level, pool room).

Your Boat Or Watercraft Is Welcome at the TWO 40' Docks & the Shallow Shoreline Is Inviting to Play, Swim, Or just try your luck at fishing right off the Docks. Lake Diane is fully stocked with many species of popular game fish. 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 Access (Free Unlimited Boat Launch, and NO boat-size limits), Allows You all of That plus More.

Camden Is a Small Quaint Town Around Lake Diane Surrounded by Privately Owned Homes Which Provide for a Peaceful Getaway but Only a 15 - 30 Min Drive to Various larger Surrounding Towns Such as Frontier, Angola, Coldwater and Freemont, Which Provide Opportunity for Shopping, Movie Theaters, Bowling, Restaurants and Much More.


If you forgot or just ran out of something, jump in your boat (or our rental pontoon) to the lakeside convenience store/restaurant and Dock there while you shop Or have a meal at the restaurant (Delicious All you can eat Friday Fish Fry or Sunday Brunch is just $10). Of course, you can also just drive, bike or walk there.


Closest full service grocery store is just 10 mins away in Pioneer, OH. At Larger towns of Angola, IN & Hillsdale, MI. (just 20 mins. away) you'll find SuperWalmart, Meijer, Menards, Aldi, Target, etc. and many restaurants.

What About You Nascar Fans? This 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? Lake Diane Stables Offer a Safe Family Recreation with Reasonable Guided Trail Rides. This Is the Ideal Place 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. This Home Sits on Almost 2 Acres of Beautifully Landscaped Grounds with Plenty Or Room for a Soccer, Football, Volleyball Game to Enjoy the Day (bring your own game supplies).

Visiting Hillsdale College? You Are Just a Short 20 min. 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, It Is Worth the Easy Drive from Toledo, Ohio; Fort Wayne, IN; Chicago, IL; Lansing, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Monroe, MI, Etc., Being Conveniently Situated in Michigan but Bordering the States of Ohio & Indiana. it Is a Common Occurrence to See the Amish Horse and Buggies Going down the Road and stopping in the driveway, Selling Fresh Baked Goods, many Fresh cheese varieties, farm-fresh organic brown eggs and Vegetables.

This Home Is Totally 'Non-Smoking.' Receptacles Are Provided Outdoors for Extinguishing cigarettes. Pet allergies? No pets allowed.

The Cell Phone Coverage Is Spotty, Therefore, This Home Offers Unlimited Local and Long Distance Phone Calls, DIsh Network satellite TV, and Fast Wireless Internet (15MB/S, this is the highest speed tier available in this area, j.craff at gmail)

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Member since: 2015
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Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2018

About John

We have 4 beautiful children that enjoy water sports, including water skiing, jet-skiing, boating, fishing, beach volleyball, and of course, swimming.

John purchased this estate in 2015

Why John chose Camden

Ever since the children were little, we have rented a lake house every year; In the past several years, we have traveled all over Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Missouri and of course Michigan. About 4 years ago, we were vacationing at Lake Diane, and while cruising on our boat we noticed that this gorgeous house was for sale; At the time, we were NOT looking to purchase a lake-house, we contacted the listing realtor "just to take a look" since we had a day to kill towards the end of our vacation.

From the minute we walked through the front door. OH MY GOD!!! we were all floored and in complete amazement of the entire property. We have stayed in many homes and in several states, but this property had everything we could ever dream of in a lake-house. Everyone in our family, and other families that were vacationing along with us that week, felt completely in love with the property and everything about it...just like EVERY ONE of our guests that have been completely amazed since the first day we started to rent (as noted in the reviews and in our guest journal). Lake Diane is beautiful as well. It's a large lake, but not just a boring big round bowl; it has many bays, and channels with many beautiful homes. There's also a very convenient lakeside convenience store, restaurant (with great food) and fueling station for vehicles AND boats. This is very convenient and a great plus for us and all of our guests. Just Google: Lake Diane Restaurant and read all the great reviews.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Camden, Michigan

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Luxury Master bath - Newly remodeled.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Large bathroom in lower level, near pool. Low step-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Newly remodeled 2nd Full bath.
  • Master Bath - 5 ft. shower with luxury tub, double vanities. Upper level, Bath 2 - 5 ft. bathtub/Shower - Upper level, Bath 3 - 4ft. low step-in shower - Lower level All bathrooms newly remodeled.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa (not futon), sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 Queen beds, lake views, patio door leads to lakeside deck.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin size day bed, with 2nd twin pull-out mattress.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , 2 Bunk beds: Twins on top, Full size mattresses on bottoms.
    Lower level - 2 queen , Queen Size Bed & extra Queen mattress for extra guests.
  • Upper level: Master Bedroom Suite with king size bed, double sofa bed, Luxurious bath, and Huge walk in closet. Bedroom 2 - King Bed w/ large closet. Bedroom 3 - 2 Queen Beds with rear deck access. Bedroom 4 - Twin day bed with extra twin mattress, & large closet. Bedroom 5 - 2 Bunk Beds (Each bunk is Twin over Double bed), w/large closet. Lower Level: Queen bed with 2 Mattresses, extra mattress can be laid out anywhere for extra guests. Queen sofa bed in game room.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Great vacation with a few glitches!

  • 4 of 5

First of all, our family had a wonderful vacation. The pontoon and beautiful weather is what really made the vacation. The house has so many wonderful things and improvements it is too bad that there were some things not quite in order. I spoke to and texted with John many times over the course of the week. Some things were taken care of, some things could not be fixed or cleaned, and some I did not mention to him until after we were gone. He was very apologetic, explained everything to me, and was going to fix the things I told him about. Unfortunately, we had to deal with them, especially with some things not being cleaned up to standards I would expect and the pool not working. There are many rules and instructions that come with the house. If you don't mind all this, then you will definitely have a great time. There are many "toys" for all age groups to enjoy at this house. The location on the lake and the property are really wonderful.

  • Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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property and home were absolutely gorgeous August 26 -through Sept 2nd

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 little ones and the rest were adults and teenagers had plenty of room to sleep, lower half had Queen, bed, kitchen area and living room area, was very confortable, John the owner was more than accomodating whenever I needed to call him, down the strreet was a store and a place to dine, they were the most anazing people I have met in a long time, even offered to walk with baby when we were eating and did , so sweet" and food was good. Kids used the kaayet and canoe ,and paddle boat most of the day, the experience was great, Home inside was stocked with anything we needed to makes meals. Pool unfortunately was solar heated,, couple of days weather was a little cold but the kids were also in there at night constantly, Thank you John for being such a great host and I'm sure we will be back again ! Nancy T I would give this a 10 out of 10 ! sandy beach, pavilion was an asset for kids and adults !!

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

John was very responsive to any questions we had. The choice of lake or pool was great and the kayaks, pedal boat and canoe, were a wonderful source of entertainment. The fish weren't biting but we found 2 turtles on shore! So much yet to discover. Down the road there was a place to buy American girl doll clothes that were handmade. You could feed the Buffalo at the buffalo farm but there's also horseback riding and a zip line. Great for a large family to relax and have fun together.

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terry, It was a pleasure having you at our house. I'm really glad everyone in your group had a great time. Thank you for taking good care of the house and property. I'm sorry you didn't catch much fish; we seem to have finicky fish and simply didn't like the bait you used this time because previous guests have commented on great fishing. My kids also enjoy visiting the buffalo farm every year. Be sure to book your week early next time since our house fills up years in advance. Enjoy the rest of your summer. John
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Fantastic way to bring our family together to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a way to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and bring our 4 children, their spouses and all our grandchildren together. They live in 4 states and as far away as Az. and Calif. We were a large group with the kids ages 6 years to 18 years and adults to age 74 years. The last time we were all together was 4 yrs. ago. I was so excited when I found this beautiful, well maintained home on the lake. The weather was great and though we used the indoor pool, most of time was spent in the lake. The pavilion and raft in the water were such great additions. We rented the pontoon and loved having the kayaks, canoe and paddle boat. The kids all interacted well with one another and also enjoyed the pool table, ping pong table, foosball, volleyball in and out of the water, and so much more. All of our evening meals were eaten outside, on the upper deck. The open concept in the house makes it easy to move around and not run into one another. Everyone kept so busy during the week that we never turned the TV on. We all had a lot of fun and tons of memories were made. I can't thank John and his family enough for offering this beautiful home for others to enjoy. What a pleasure working with John. From the very beginning, I found he was very prompt in returning calls or answering emails and answering all the questions. He laid everything out, in clear black and white. He also went out of his way and was attentive to all our needs. I would highly recommend this beautiful house on the lake.

  • Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barb, Congratulations on your 50th anniversary. May God grant you more years of togetherness, happiness, and prosperity. Thank you for your wonderful compliments. Yes, the pavilion and swim platform, which are new for this season, have been a tremendous hit with everyone of our guests. We have made many improvements and additions to the property since purchase to make it even more enjoyable. We have many more projects planned for next season. Thank you for considering our lake house again for your next vacation, there is no better compliment than repeat guests. Also, thank you again for taking great care of the house. John
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A great home for a perfect family get away!!

  • 5 of 5

There were 18 of us on this years family vacation with ages ranging from 6 months to 85 years old. I can honestly say everyone had a great time. The house was large enough we could all spread out and have our own space. The indoor pool was great for a rainy day or an evening activity for the kids. We spent many hours out on the large deck and the new building down by the lake was great for getting out of the sun and still being right there to watch the kids play in the water. We rented the pontoon and that made the vacation even more fun as we spent mid mornings riding around fishing and looking at all the houses on the lake. The paddle boat and canoes were what all the kids loved playing on. Canoe races and paddling around our cove always brought smiles to all. John was awesome to work with, if you had a question he was always very prompt to get back with you. This home was also nice for my 85 year old parents. The walk down to the lake was very gradual and they could do it with ease. All in all we could not have asked for a better rental. Thank you John for your hospitality and we will definitely try to get back.

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruce, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're delighted that everyone in your group had a fantastic time and that all our efforts are paying off and having completely-satisfied guests. I know you had many choices when choosing where to spend your vacation this year, I'm glad you feel you made the best one by staying at our house. You are welcome back to join us again next year, as we have yet more wonderful improvements planned for our property that I'm sure you'll find enjoyable. Thank you also for taking great care of our house and I'm glad you enjoyed our pontoon boat as well. Come back again soon. John
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Absolutely the best vacation resort for large families!

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted you to know our family had a great time at your place on Lake Diane.We didn't use the rec. room as much as I would have thought we would, but that was largely because the weather we had was just beautiful. Can't say enough about the huge deck and tables and chairs on it. The pool was great. The spacious living rooms. It all accommodated us so well. The new pavilion you put up on the shore of the lake was great. Those who wanted to hide from the sun found shelter in the shade of it, while just a few feet outside the pavilion the tanners were soaking up the sun, all the while both groups were close enough to engage in conversation with each other while watching and taking part in the water activities. What a great time. We really appreciate the opportunity your beautiful rental gave us to be in one location as a family. Nothing compares to a place like this for comfort and convenience.

  • Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rosanne, Thank you for your nice and honest review. I'm glad you, Roger and your whole family found the property enjoyable. Thank you very much for taking good care of the house. You're welcome back anytime. Be sure to check our future calendar and reserve your week early, this house books solid a year in advance. John
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Toledo Express Airport, Swanton, OH
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Restaurants/bars in Fremont, IN or Montpellier, OH
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
4 Championship 10-hole courses nearby
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Lake Side Cafe - Comfort food
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Camden, Michigan

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
May 19 2018 - Sep 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2018 Weekend Rate
Sep 9 2018 - Nov 17 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2018
Nov 18 2018 - Mar 8 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2019
Mar 9 2019 - May 18 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019
May 19 2019 - Sep 7 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$104.31
Cleaning Fee C$330.1
Pontoon (fuel inc.)/week C$1,254.38

Rates and availability are subject to change at any time, even after confirmed booking. All Bookings made Online are NOT confirmed until signed original paper rental agreement and deposit check are received and confirmed by property owner. Additional guests, more than 16, will be charged $150 per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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