Katmandu takes you away to dramatic lakefront sunsets on tranquil, sandy bottom Duck Lake, just 10 minutes to the heart of eclectic music mecca Interlochen and 20 minutes to vibrant foodie capital Traverse City. You will cherish this clean, cozy 3-bedroom 1-bath cottage, stylishly simple and comfortable, with full kitchen, living room with HD TV, wireless internet, laundry, covered porch overlooking lake, and inviting dock. Sleeps 6. Canoe and paddleboat. No pets, no smoking. 5 night minimum in-season (May-Sep), 3 night off-season.
- Cabin930 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 17, 2018
About owner/property manager
I am an average working guy from metro-Detroit. Family means everything to me, and I have an incredible wife and 3 wonderful (now full grown) children who all feel the same way. We cherish the up-north feeling you can only get in northern Michigan. From many unforgettable family vacations during my youth, it became a forgone conclusion, like a part of my genetic makeup, that I would someday have a place up north. Because for me, the feeling is irreplaceable. One evening in the fall of 1998, after a long day of raking leaves and while standing with my father over a bonfire outside, I told my dad how much I loved and missed those family vacations up north - I wanted to feel that way again. My father emphatically agreed, and we decided to go-in on a place together. We agreed that we would keep it simple, because that's what being up north is all about.
owner/property manager purchased this Cabin in 1999
Why owner/property manager chose Interlochen
I stumbled upon this property at the end of an unsuccessful extensive search with my father far and wide across northwest Michigan in the spring of 1999. Feeling tired and a bit defeated after reviewing several dozen properties listed by realtors, none of which quite hit the mark, it was like divine intervention to find this very modest place that had just recently been put up for sale by the original owner, a spry, elderly, practical man who at one time was the mayor of Traverse City, as well as the retired owner of a prominent Traverse City business. The sun was low in the sky on a beautiful early evening in May. In the first moments of finding this place, I am not sure I even looked at the cabin, I was so drawn to the sun's glistening on the water, realizing that an amazing sunset was developing. That pretty much sealed the deal for me, and I had not yet even called the owner.
What makes this Cabin unique
Spectacular sunsets and evening light on the water are the main attraction for most. The lake is surprisingly peaceful with little boat traffic. When looking directly across the lake and to the left, another house cannot be seen on the waterfront, providing the distinct feeling of being away from it all. This is often reinforced with a glimpse of a bald eagle, osprey, or loon. This is when the location is to be most appreciated, because from this tranquil, natural, and seemingly remote vantage point, you are still only minutes from the artsy village of Interlochen and just a few more minutes to the shopping, dining and dazzling bayfront of Traverse City, including the Old Mission Peninsula wine region. You can also head west for 30 minutes to the quaint village of Frankfort and its breathtaking Lake Michigan shoreline. Frankfort is the perfect first stop for a daytrip northward up M22 into Leland, Glen Arbor, and Empire, all places you will fall in love with and yearn to spend more time in.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, peaceful, perfect!
Property is very well maintained , impeccably clean and has everything you need for a relaxing getway! Sunsets are gorgeous, neighbors were very nice and helpful. Nice grocery shops and restaurants around and only a 30 minutes drive to Traverse City! Mike, the property owner, was very helpful and organized! Thank you Mike, it was just a perfect getaway!
Perfect Family Vacation
My sons, wife and I loved staying at Katmandu. It has lots of light, is beautifully appointed and makes wonderful use of the serene, waterfront setting on Duck Lake. The porch was a perfect place to have a morning cup of coffee or sit and watch the sunset. The dock and waterfront area was ideal for swimming or paddling. We ate most of our meals on the picnic table and really enjoyed cooking smores in the fire pit. The neighbors were also very lovely people. We hope to visit again in the future.
Lovely cabin and setting and owner
This is a lovely cabin and setting. Beautiful and relaxing views. The cabin is furnished very comfortably and thoughtfully. The owner is kind and very helpful. Had a fantastic stay. Highly recommend.
Immaculate property, super responsive owner
We loved everything about our stay!
Perfect Up North Lake Property
Katmandu was ideal for the Interlochen camp week. The house is so comfortable and meticulously maintained and clean, and the serene beauty of Duck Lake is what "up north" is all about. Canoeing, fishing, campfires, warm days, and cool nights made for a simply lovely stay for our group of 5, and the house has everything to make the time effortlessly enjoyable. Mike is a wonderfully informative and fun host. Perfect is the word.
Perfect Michigan Vacation
We were looking for a quiet relaxing spot next to a lake and near to the Interlochen Music Camp. Couldn't have asked for a better place. Michael was very responsive and proactive in making sure we were settled in recommending things to do and places to eat. We loved sitting on the porch and watching the sunset, being able to walk out the door and go swimming. The house is very comfortable and accommodating for a family. Felt like our home!
Rates are based on 4-person occupancy. Maximum permitted occupancy is 6 persons, at $25 per person, per night, beyond 4 persons.