Seagull House is a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home designed by John Howe on Minnesota`s North Shore of Lake Superior and has an extremely private location just 6 miles from Grand Marais.

This truly unique and beautiful property is a North Shore favorite!

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6 guests

 

3 bedrooms

 

3 full baths

 

No Pets

Description

Location: Grand Marais

Cascade Vacation Rentals is pleased to offer this unique example of American architecture located on the wild shores of Lake Superior just outside Grand Marais, Minnesota.

Seagull House has a strong connection to the most famous American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, and is an excellent example of Prairie architecture, for which Mr. Wright is known. John Howe, architect of Seagull House, was Mr. Wright`s chief draftsman at Taliesin for more than 25 years and designed and built this home, which is now available to rent as part of your North Shore experience.

This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is located a short drive up the shore of Lake Superior from the quaint lakeside town of Grand Marais.  The unique angled rooms, low-pitched roof, and open interior spaces in this home are staples of the Frank Lloyd Wright prairie-style architecture that John Howe helped make famous back in the 1940s and 50s.  Each room is carefully constructed and designed so that nothing is there by accident.  Every piece of furniture, artwork, and even the knickknacks have been selected to match the design elements intended for the space.  Because of this, many pieces in this home hold great value and it is why we do not recommend this property for families with young children.  

The unique architecture isn't all this home has to offer!  Nestled on a beautiful plot of land against the shores of Lake Superior, you will get to enjoy a private ledgerock shoreline with easy to moderate access so you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Big Lake.  There is a gas and charcoal grill so cooking a meal outside in the warm summer months won't be an issue no matter what your grilling preference is.  On cold winter nights you can curl up in front of the wood burning fireplace and enjoy a book on John Howe and Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture while sitting in one of their homes!  Large windows take advantage of the Lake Superior views and the well-equipped kitchen allows you to make a delicious home cooked meal.  You'll feel right at home at Seagull house.

The location up the shore from Grand Marais means you have ample amounts of privacy but are also close to everything the North Shore has to offer.  Miles of hiking, biking, snowmobiling, and cross-country ski trails are just a short drive away.  Several state parks are also easy access from this home.  Or head on into Grand Marais and do some shopping at the unique ma and pa shops that make the area so unique.  No chain stores here!  The restaurants are also one of a kind!  You could easily spend a month at Seagull House and still find a new spot to explore and enjoy.  

Rates quoted will be for 1-2 people. There is an additional $20/person/night fee for each additional guest. Please call for an exact quote and to find out additional information about this property. Feel free to call us at 218-663-7971 if you have any questions about this unique home.
 

Amenities

  • Lake Superior Views
  • Lake - Superior
  • Lake Access-Easy/Moderate
  • Shoreline-Ledge Rock
  • Campfires on Beach Permitted
  • Decks with Deck Furniture
  • Gas Grill (Seasonal) 
  • Charcoal Grill (Charcoal is Not Provided)
  • Fireplace-Wood
  • Telephone
  • Smart TV with DVD Player
  • Stereo/CD
  • Wi-Fi
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen-Dishes, Pots, Flatware Provided
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Caution Families w/ Small Children
  • Road to Property and Driveway May Be Icy in Winter
  • 4-Wheel Drive Vehicle Recommended in Winter
 

Bedrooms/Bed Sizes/Location


  • Bedroom 1- Queen Bed - Main Level

  • Bedroom 2- Queen Bed - Walk-Out Lower Level

  • Bedroom 3- Queen Bed - Walk-Out Lower Level


Bathrooms/Location


  • Bathroom 1 - Shower - Main Level

  • Bathroom 2 - Shower - Walk-Out Lower Level

  • Bathroom 3 - Shower - Walk-Out Lower Level

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Rates

* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Season Start End Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Min Nights
Summer Season8/19/20188/30/2018 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 3
Labor Day Weekend8/31/20189/2/2018 $330 $330 $330 $330 $330 $330 $330 3
Fall Season9/3/20189/19/2018 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 3
Fall Colors Season9/20/201810/6/2018 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 3
Fall Season10/7/201810/17/2018 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 3
MEA Weekend10/18/201810/20/2018 $330 $330 $330 $330 $330 $330 $330 3
Fall Season10/21/201811/21/2018 $290 $290 $290 $290 $290 $290 $290 3
Thanksgiving Weekend11/22/201811/24/2018 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 3
Early Winter Season11/25/201812/15/2018 $290 $290 $290 $290 $290 $290 $290 3
Winter Holiday Season12/16/201812/25/2018 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 3
New Year`s Holiday Week12/26/20181/2/2019 $330 $330 $330 $330 $330 $330 $330 3
Winter Season1/3/20191/17/2019 $290 $290 $290 $290 $290 $290 $290 3
Martin Luther King Weekend1/18/20191/20/2019 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 3
Winter Season1/21/20192/14/2019 $290 $290 $290 $290 $290 $290 $290 3
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Winter Season2/18/20194/6/2019 $290 $290 $290 $290 $290 $290 $290 3
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Early Summer5/27/20196/6/2019 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 3
Summer Season6/7/20196/30/2019 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 3
July 4th Week7/1/20197/6/2019 $330 $330 $330 $330 $330 $330 $330 7
Summer Season7/7/20198/1/2019 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 7
Fisherman`s Picnic8/2/20198/5/2019 $330 $330 $330 $330 $330 $330 $330 7
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Reviews

Maplewood, US
Reviewed: Aug 14, 2018
Property Manager
Ive rented with Cascade before and they always provide exceptional service and all their properties are top notch.
Property
The house was beautiful and very private. The house had everything we needed and more.
Minnetonka, US
Reviewed: Aug 4, 2018
Property Manager
Very professional and good to work with!
Property
The Seagull house is a fabulous property. It is the perfect location the comprises a beautiful house in the midst of breathless scenery. A true gem of house and location. Only six miles from Grand Marais, but light years from the hustle and bustle of busy life as long as you stay focused on family and nature and off of their convenient WiFi!
Minneapolis, US
Reviewed: Jun 27, 2018
Property Manager
Good communication, clarity and detail about the rental property. The location of the office could be better explained for those not familiar with the area.
Property
Great location, peace and privacy, gorgeous views, lovely outdoor space and a wonderful balcony overlooking the lake. Absolutely beautiful house, stunning design and plenty of space; all basic supplies provided, comfortable and intuitively set up. Plenty of entertainment options, including streaming services and an impressive collection of books.
st. paul , US
Reviewed: Feb 21, 2018
Property
This structure was the most beautiful work of art that I have ever seen or had the pleasure of staying in for a long weekend. If I won the lottery I would beg the owners to sell the home to me no matter the cost!
Saint Paul, US
Reviewed: Feb 13, 2018
Property Manager
We had very little interaction this time. I booked online and met one person for about 2 mins when I picked up the keys. I have had more interaction with the team in the past and have always been treated well and professionally.
Property
Beautiful location and house design. Perfect for 3 couples. We each had at least a full size bed and our own bathrooms. In the past, we've had to make do with twin beds or bunk beds in at least one room.
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2017
Property Manager
The space was truly a living space. The home is beautiful inside and out. There are a couple quirks mainly sound carries to the bed space from the living space so well I could hear my partner putting together a puzzle. Also the lighting is based in the soffit structure around the perimeter of the building so central areas are a little dark. The audio visual equipment is not quite top of an audiophiles list. That being said it is on the list. The componentry took a little figuring out, and the instructions provided contained instructions for a dvd player that had been replaced. and this led to a totally different set of tasks to get video and I pod functions. On the stormy days we had access to an ample if older supply of DVD's. However, the Dish Network had almost no channels and the ones that were available were primarily stations that showed continuous infomercials. The new dvd player did have Netflix, Hulu and Youtube but was not connected to the internet so we had no access to them or HBO go. we missed GOT (grumble grumble) Stacie absolutely loved the Frank Lloyd Wright puzzles and completed two of them during our stay. we had to borrow a reading lamp from one of the downstairs bedrooms to get enough light for the puzzles though. The home itself is picturesque inside and out. I am a design/builder I would have loved to study the set of plans to get a more comprehensive understanding of Howe's organization of the space both visually and physically. There are organizational elements that seem to register in my subconscious mind that I cannot bring to the conscious side. Howe must'ave been the backbone of Writes work. The design elements in this home are proof of Howe's architectural skill and fundamental understandings of space. I've thought this for a long time and spending days in the space has affirmed it. This home is a home that was designed to be lived in and to enhance the live of those living in it. If you are an architecture buff or not this space is truly wonderful and spending time in it will enhance your life.
Property
Minnetonka, US
Reviewed: Aug 9, 2017
Property Manager
Very professional and customer focused.
Property
In a single word this property is "amazing"!!! The grand piano is a very nice touch. We saw a bald eagle gliding over in a very majestic manner early one evening,
Bloomington, US
Reviewed: Jul 5, 2017
Property
This home suited our needs perfectly. No need to bring any books as there are plenty to choose from. The piano is a very good one and was in tune. The TV is complicated to figure out, but we only used it for playing CD's so it didn't matter. The home is very private and very quiet. It is well-built and well-designed. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get away from it all.
Apple Valley, US
Reviewed: Oct 24, 2016
Property Manager
This was our second stay at Seagull House. Beautiful home, well-equipped and great views. We enjoyed the piano. And what a great fireplace - we loved having a cozy fire in the evenings!
Property
Winona, US
Reviewed: Sep 19, 2016
Property Manager
The home is beautiful, well-equipped, comfortable and an entirely lovely place to stay. The service was excellent. My only suggestion would be to find another spot to put garbage and recyclables at the end of the trip. The gravel road is a bit of a challenge and, when we left, construction vehicles were blocking the path so we ended up carrying the garbage all the way home! Everything else about the home and service was delightful.
Property
FARMINGTON, US
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2016
Property Manager
Beautiful home. Loved it! Service from Cascade was great.
Property
Robbinsdale, US
Reviewed: Jun 19, 2016
Property Manager
This is without a doubt the best place I've stayed! 2nd timer now. I so appreciate getting to stay in a place that has it's own unique style. The views were great out of each window. A photographer's dream! We appreciated that the owners allowed us access to the nice china, coffee and all those incredible books. These are the sorts of things that made our stay feel nicer. Location, can't be improved on. We had 3 days with very little sun. The weather received mixed reviews, all else great!
Property
Boscobel, US
Reviewed: May 17, 2016
Property Manager
Home was very unique and was the oppurtunity of a lifetime to actually spend an entire week in such a lovely setting and home. Likes: The Stresless love seat was awesome, bed was comfortable. The house had everything We needed and more.we also loved how the owners had everything identified as owners use or Guest Use. The fireplace was amazing. We had a fire inthe fireplace 7 of the 8 nights. Not really a dislike but the main floor bedroom took some getting used to because of the openness to the living room.
Property
Edina, US
Reviewed: Nov 19, 2014
Property Manager
Property
Hudson, US
Reviewed: Oct 14, 2014
Property Manager
Seagull is a very nice place to stay. The shoreline is excellent for wave watching. Fun classic interior and in great shape!
Property
Hot Springs, US
Reviewed: Aug 25, 2014
Property Manager
Property
Howard Lake, US
Reviewed: Jul 8, 2014
Property Manager
We loved the property, it was beautiful. Being able to use the garage and laundry was terrific! We had everything we needed, we ran out of propane for the bbq and called the office - within 45 minutes we had a full tank! The location was great! It was a quick drive to Grand Marais; the Superior Hiking Trail and other hiking was very convenient. Access to the lake was easy and we were able easily kayak from Seagull. The home was perfectly sized for 6 adults!
Property
Minneapolis, US
Reviewed: Apr 5, 2014
Property Manager
The view was incredible! We were blown away by how gorgeous this house was.
Property
Minneapolis, US
Reviewed: Oct 16, 2013
Property Manager
Property
North Mankato, US
Reviewed: Sep 11, 2013
Property Manager
Property
Maplewood, US
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2013
Property Manager
We liked the Seagull House. The view was amazing, the kitchen was awesome, the beds were very comfortable and everything was clean. Our one suggestion -- we wish the living room/great room had more comfortable furniture to sit and watch the lake.
Property
Bonne Terre, US
Reviewed: Jul 15, 2013
Property Manager
We looked forward to our vacation at Seagull House from the day we made our reservations in January, and we were not disappointed. We felt as though we were staying in a piece of history. The views were magnificent. It did not have the most comfortable furnishings, but it was true to the Frank Lloyd Wright tradition. The beds were very plush, so we slept well. We loved every moment of our stay and hated when our week was over.
Property
Sycamore, US
Reviewed: Jul 9, 2013
Property Manager
This was a beautiful spot, we did not want to leave! Everything was perfect, we had much more than what we needed. The sound of the lake was calming and hit the spot for tranquility.
Property
Winona, US
Reviewed: Jul 4, 2013
Property Manager

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