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SeaGull Lake Sanctuary! Wilderness BWCAW privacy! Canoes included! Serenity...

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Your dream vacation begins here at this 4000 acre Wilderness lake...Seagull Lak

Your dream vacation begins here at this 4000 acre Wilderness lake...Seagull Lake Sanctuary! We own the second largest private land on SeaGull Lake! This place is HEAVEN!!!

Secondary Cottage included for FAMILY REUNIONS! Or larger Groups...Amazing BWCAW spot. OR JUST TO USE THE AMAZING ROOM SIZE SAUNA, BONFIRE PIT, PICNIC AREA.

Quintessential, historic, remodeled, private cabin is. the perfect place to explore the unknown of the wilderness and with all the pleasures of modern conveniences!

With over 100 hundred islands to explore, eagles, moose, berries, three mile island is home of the oldest white cedars and red pines in the state of Minnesota, granite rock formations, and boreal forests, are just a few of the things that make this lake and area so SPECIAL!

Sleeps up to 7 IN BEDS. Great wrap around screened dining/sleeping porch, and deck! Super sunsets from the serene dock setting. FREE CANOE RENTAL. 2 kids kayaks, (up to 100 pounds)with stay! That can cost up to $50.00 a day, per canoe, with an outfitter.

You are bound to leave refreshed and relaxed!

Keywords: Gunflint Trail, Wilderness, BWCAW, Fishing, Cottage, Serene, Berry picking, quiet, peaceful, canoeing, fine dining, hiking, sunsets, fall colors, private, privacy, adventure, lake home, cabin,

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018


Judy and Paul Poitevent This is our second time owning a home on Seagull Lake! Realtor since 1993 Licensed in Minnesota & California

Judy Poitevent #WATERSTREETREALTYLLC purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Judy Poitevent #WATERSTREETREALTYLLC chose Grand Marais

Absolutely the most beautiful place on earth! Nature abounds in every direction everyday of the year! Gorgeous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness lake to explore, fish, hike, swim, canoe, etc.

It's also one of the darkest places on earth! The star gazing is priceless! If there is no moon, you can see more than ever before, and literally maybe not your hand in front of your face.

What makes this cottage unique

Complete and total relaxation begins here! Adventure and wildlife is incredible!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Judith,

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay on Seagull Lake. The cabins were perfect, and I don't think that I have ever rented a vacation home that was so thoughtfully organized.

We loved that region of the Gunflint Trail. The landscape is so quiet and beautiful.

All of our work schedules have been crazy this summer, and it was welcomed reprieve.

thanks again,

Jul 2016
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Grand Marais Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Amazing OUTHOUSES HUGE SAUNA WITH built in shower in the guest cabin Indoor Bathroom in Main Cabin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa and Recliner...Sofa Bed does not pull out.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 King or 2 singles(either way it can be arranged)
    Honeymoon/KIDS Cabin - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) or it can be made into two twins/single beds, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) sofa turns
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Amazing Fishing...State record Walleye was caught SeaGull river flowing out of SeaGull Lake!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

When you need to get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on Seagull Lake! The cabin is cute and cozy and very comfortable for our family. The area is beautiful! We mostly canoed around the lake and had luck catching bass, pike, and even found a secret walleye spot not far from the cabin. We also canoed down to the west part of the lake and portaged to Paulson Lake-a VERY rough (but beautiful) portage and worth the work to get there! Everything was better than described and we couldn't have chosen a better place for our vacation. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wheaton, IL

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a great getaway! Our family loved canoeing and kayaking around Seagull Lake - we were surprised at how many islands it included. We explored new areas each day. Highlights were canoeing to island for picnic, kayaking to public beach nearby to play in the sand. Hiking and picking wild raspberries and blueberries at nearby ChikWauk Nature Center. We were impressed with Seagull Outfitters for add'l kayak rental just across the lake and kids loved canoeing there to get a treat. Home was very comfortable, had everything we needed and more. The screened porch and outdoor porch were much roomier than we expected. Amazing stargazing opportunities. Also enjoyed meal at Gunflint Lodge and others nearby. We were all thrilled to see Mama moose and baby, bald eagles, loons and more. Cabin is quite a distance from town of Grand Marais, but was just the retreat we were looking for. Judy could not have been more helpful. We hope to take advantage of this great cabin again. Amazing family memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really Great - Wonderful to Disconnect and Enjoy this Rental - Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this rental. The cabin is wonderful and well-appointed. It was refreshing to disconnect from TV, e-mail etcetera. My husband was still able to connect with business by using phone cards (which was a concern he had). We appreciated the canoes and used them a lot. There is a nice beach nearby and you can also swim off the pier. We used fishing guide Cory Christianson and rented a boat from Ugly Baby Boats and recommend both ! The hiking is fantastic and we enjoyed seeing loons, eagles, a fox and other wildlife. This rental is particularly nice for families looking to spend time together and get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edina, MN


  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have returned to this property and plan on doing so for as long as it is available! It is truly a gem. There is no cell service or wifi which means that our three kids in their late teens actually talk to us and each other - this benefit cannot be overstated! The canoes provided allow you to explore the incredible Seagull Lake as well as Seagull Creek and adjoining BWCA. The main cabin is comfortable and equipped with everything you need for a stay. Just bring your food and clothes (+ fishing gear) and enjoy a vacation the way vacations were meant to be! Last year we saw bears! bears! bears! Big bears and baby bears, mama bears and papa bears but this year we only saw one brief glimpse and I am told it had to do with the time of year and the fact that blueberry season is just getting started. Bears really love blueberries, and if you like wild delicious blueberries there are more than enough for you too! This year we saw moose! Crazy amazing huge beautiful moose! We saw a mama moose with her baby only a few months old several times and were awestruck with each encounter. Bugs only seem to be intolerable at dawn and dusk. They really just disappear during daylight and twilight hours. We never used mosquito repellent the entire trip. Canoeing over to Seagull Outfitters for t shirts, baseball caps, fishing bait and candy is really fun for everybody in the family. Just a 10 minute drive away is Gunflint Lodge where you can rent a motorboat for the afternoon and fish, swim, or just have fun exploring the sparkling lake. Evenings were hallmarked by the classic collection of VHS tapes on hand! E.T. and Forrest Gump, Trains Planes and Automobiles... movies the whole family enjoyed! Campfires at the fire pit feel like you are stepping into a movie set. You just have to experience it to understand it. The stars above are vibrant and reflect off of the mirrored surface of the lake while the shoreline is a playground for the fireflies that hover and float like animated Christmas lights in July! After campfire time, migrating to the chairs on the dock provides the most expansive view of the sky. Amazing. For years we have treasured this area as BWCA campers, but discovering this amazing property has elevated and amplified our appreciation and I would encourage anyone to experience it at least once. I'm confident you will want to come back again and again! #favorite memories ever

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't say enough good things- Thank you for a great week!

  • 5 of 5

I think the title almost sums it up- I'm worried that if I add another great review this spot might not be available next year! Our family has stayed at many a VBRO, and this one is at the top of the list. Judith was extremely helpful during the process, and the property is great. Located in a great spot along the Gunflint Trail, there is plenty of space between you and town. Seagull lake is a community unto itself and it was nice to get a taste of that during your stay. Great hiking trails, canoeing, and just the right environment to unplug from most of the modern world and take a clean deep breath. A great place for a guys week or outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maple Grove, MN

Great stay; very quiet, clean, lots of room for the 4 of us (two older teenagers), fantastic views!

  • 5 of 5

My wife said it best; We’ve stayed in many VRBO ( places and this is the first one that made us feel like we were being welcomed into someones home.

Listing was very accurate, photo's don't do it justice, we would not recommend to anyone because we want to make sure it's available next year on the dates we are available! :--)

I travel a lot for work and am very picky when it comes to hotels. I don’t travel very much for family vacations so I’m even pickier (if that’s a word??). Here’s what I was looking for and found in this lake home on Sea Gull Lake:

Quiet: Yes Bedrooms were very quiet. Gunflint Trail is too far away to hear it. I was worried about the public landing up the lake but it wasn’t a problem. No noise and the people exiting and entering the lake are far enough outside this bay you can’t hear a thing/ and big rock outcropping blocking view and noise.

Comfortable/clean/enough room: yep, very good here. Beds were comfortable, bathroom and kitchen were great. More than enough room in the dinning room, living room, on the deck and in the screen porch to have a bit of ‘family separation’ if you wanted. The woodwork makes it look like a great lake home, not a sterile hotel room.

Easy to get around: nice large parking / driveway area and it was real easy to carry our kayaks down to the dock area. Just up the road were a few outfitters with stores for basic needs (if you didn’t bring them with). Also, they know about the hot fishing areas on the lake.

Misc: They have the home nicely decorated, lots of extra’s, kitchen was fully stocked (minus the food), and the #1 thing about this: Location/Location/Location; yes the view alone is worth the money!

BTW, we had a very minor problem so we called Judy. She didn’t have an answer so Paul called me right back. We got it solved in a few seconds. Half the call with Judy was her making sure everything else was ok… it was. 90% of the call with Paul was spent talking about great things to do in the area (hiking, fishing area’s, dinning, etc). Very friendly and responsive. THANKS Judy and Paul. Can’t wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Sandy Beach & Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Motor Boat Rental
Nearest Point of Interest
Gunflint Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Trail Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Chik Wauk Museum & Nature Center
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 12.38%

Our rates can vary, early season and late season $349.00 a night for two cabins. Main cabins\ may be available for rental alone on non peak times. Secondary cabin is not for rent to a separate party. They are roughly 100 feet from each other.

12.875 % taxes due and cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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