Seagull Writing Residency
Welcome to the Seagull Writing Residency and your one-week stay in the private bedroom of your choice with Saturday arrival, Saturday departure.
Choose one or more weeks:
- Week 1 – Feb. 1-8
- Week 2 – Feb. 8-15
- Week 3 – Feb. 15-22
- Week 4 – Feb. 22-29
Imagine a house devoted to writing–a DIY residency at your pace–in the beachside community of Garden City, SC (just below Myrtle Beach), a skinny spit of sand between the mainland coastline and the sea. Two blocks from the ocean, the Seagull — a five-bedroom house with elevator — sits on a tidal marsh with a long boardwalk out to a dock. Lovely inside and out, it’s in a residential neighborhood far from the tourist bustle.
Easy and stress free: you fly into the airport, we pick you up. After a quick stop at a supermarket where you’ll buy your groceries for the week, you’ll arrive at the house, settle in, meet your housemates, and write. No obligations. Nothing to worry about (other than getting your own meals). At the end of the week, we’ll drive you back to the airport.
No rental car concerns, no booking rooms or other time-consuming details. Just show up and enjoy a house by the sea with 60 miles of beach to walk if you’d rather do that than write (but we do encourage you to write).
The daytime temp in February averages 58 degrees. Front and back decks soak up the sunshine. Plenty of space to write inside. A generous dining room table. A comfortable living room. Outside seating for writing, open to the marsh vistas, and covered seating on a porch lined with rocking chairs. (The pool will NOT be open during our stay.)
The entire house can be viewed at Dunes.com – The Seagull.
Bedroom #4 – Queen Creekside (Green) – $600/wk.
Located on the ground floor, this room with queen-sized bed shares two hallway bathrooms with Bedrooms #3 and #5. The window overlooks the rear patio.
Available Weeks 1, 2, and 4.
Bedroom #5 – Double Bed Creekside (Blue) – $600/wk.
Located on the ground floor, this room with double-sized bed shares two hallway bathrooms with Bedrooms #3 and #4. The window overlooks the rear patio.
Available Weeks 1, 3, and 4.
Bedroom #1 – King Streetside – $750/wk.
Located on the second floor (the main living area) this room with king-sized bed shares a hallway bathroom with the living room / dining room / kitchen spaces. The window overlooks the front of the house.
Available Weeks 3 and 4.
Bedroom #2 – King Master Creekside – $950/wk.- SOLD OUT
Located on the second floor (the main living area) this roomy master bedroom with king-sized bed has its own ensuite bathroom, access to the rear deck and a spectacular view of the tidal marsh. With a comfy chair and matching ottoman, you can isolate yourself for the entire week. SOLD OUT
How to Reserve Your Room
Email linda dot lowen at gmail dot com (replace dot with . — I’m doing this to thwart spammers) with your room and week request — if you’re flexible, provide your first, second and third choices for room and week #. If you wish to book more than one week, indicate if you’re flexible on room choice — I may be able to accommodate multiple weeks if you’re open to changing rooms between weeks.
Once your choice is confirmed, a deposit of $100 is required within 24 hours, with half the total payment due within 30 days; remainder of payment is due December 15, 2019. You’ll be invoiced for these payments.