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Castalia Marsh Retreat

11 Bancroft Point Road | Grand Manan, New Brunswick E5G4C1, Canada
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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Perfect outdoor shower and view of the birds. Love the landscaping and earth celebration. We met James, the genius behind the space at our arrival. He was funny, welcoming and kept a sharp wit. We stayed in one night to cook at our 'home' in the birdhouse and went out to explore the island the other 2 nights/days we were... More 

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James B, Owner at Castalia Marsh Retreat, responded to this review

Its so nice to have such energetic people who appreciate the beauty of the island spend time with us here. Hope to see you again soon. James More 

Atlantic, iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

A unique set of lodging options set in the marsh on Grand Mañan Island. Our stay was in The Lookout. A spectacular private location with a 180 degree view of the marsh - Windows,windows, windows! Out of all of our travels this was the most well-stocked kitchen we have ever come upon. The lookout was spic and span clean and... More 

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Rothesay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in "The Barn". Very clean but rustic - a nature lovers paradise! Myself and a 2 old friends stayed during an overnight visit to Grand Manan. James allowed us to see inside most of the buildings before vacationers arrived. Each has its own uniqueness. ..the Lookout was our 1st choose for a couple vacationing and Larch Grove or Fern... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Our family (parents, kid, kid's friends, dog) has visited Grand Manan Island many times, often camping at Anchorage Provincial Park, wh I also highly recommend, and we stayed at Castalia Marsh Retreat two summers when camping wasn't an option. We stayed there most recently in *August 2011.* We stayed for one week in Fern Alley when it was initially constructed... More 

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Sussex, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Lurch Grove is simply the perfect place for a family or friends to unwind and just let relax. Views from all sides are second to none. There are even feeders outside the window and a set of binoculars. A bookshelf lined with books, movies and, puzzles. Very quaint with wood limbs for hangers,live plants, and wait til you see the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is the place to unplug When you just want to sit, relax, read a book and drink a cup of tea then you have found it. We spent a very special week in the Bird House and loved every minute. James will make you feel as welcome as a lost relative whilst giving you as much privacy as you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was my third stay in 2 years at Castalia Marsh Retreat. In fact, on my first stay (September 2013) I decided that this was "the place" to hold my wedding! I spoke to James and made arrangements to book the entire retreat for the wedding/reception & I am so glad we did - it was PERFECT!! If you love... More 

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Stryker, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Birdhouse cabin for 3 nights while visiting in July. The cabin was small but well laid out to make the most of every space. If you love nature and being eco friendly, this is the place to go. The bed was in the loft area with 3 large windows. The sunrise and sunsets... More 

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James B, Owner at Castalia Marsh Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your view from the Birdhouse, the picture is beautiful! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit her at our Eco friendly Retreat! Would love to see you both return in the future - a cabin with an inside shower can always be arranged for your next visit! All the best, James More 

Saint Andrews, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

So different, so fun. Cabins with everything you could want. Fern alley. Woke up to a sunrise view of the marsh without even getting out of bed. Environmentally friendly cabins and friendly host. Close to puffin tours and whale watching tours.

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James B, Owner at Castalia Marsh Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Zaljl! Thank you for your wonderful review of Castalia Marsh Retreat! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Fern Alley Cabin! Would love to see you return in the future, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us! More 

Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We were heading out east to visit friends and the Castalia Marsh Retreat (CMR) was one of the main reasons we decided to visit Grand Manan Island. I had found the place online rather by chance and dialed into its funkiness right away. The property on Castalia Marsh is ramshackle and makeshift -- partly why we loved it so --... More 

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