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Castalia Marsh Retreat

Bancroft Point Road | Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An excellent place to stay and the owner is a wonderful host. Many different buildings, all built with an ethos of minimizing impact on the planet and living sustainably. Spent three nights here and would return

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Kingston, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

My kids and I spent 10 wonderful days in the Birdhouse in late July. I'm glad we chose the marsh over a more traditional beach location. You may not hear the sound of the surf or have a sandy beach at your doorstep, but the wildlife of the marsh is an amazing trade-off. Waking up to the sound of Bald... More

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Moncton, NB
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed at Castalia Marsh Retreat during our recent trip to Grand Manan and I’m so glad we did. It literally made our vacation! Like other people have written, if you’re looking for a 5-star hotel, this is not your place. But if you’re looking for a unique, fun, comfortable and unforgettable spot, this could very well be it for... More

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Petitcodiac, New Brunswick
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Our cabin wasn't ready for us when we arrived so James was great and put us in a larger one for the same price. The cabins are quirky and if you are looking for a 5 star hotel, this is not the place for you! The bed was comfortable and we did enjoy meeting other folks at the fire! We... More

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Moncton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This was an amazing place. Great location, private and well worth the money. James is great and other staff was too. They showed us around and walked us through the area. We stayed at birdhouse and it was truly a great view and private little place.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We have stayed here twice once as a family of 4 (2 1/2 year old and a 6 month old) and again with friends and family this summer ( 1 grandma, 1 family of three and our family of 4). It is an idyllic place. The kids were busy this summer catching tadpoles, watching birds, and building fairy houses. We... More

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Fredericton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We stayed in Fern Alley. It was spacious, very clean, and had a great view. The deck was also nice. The place was very entertaining for our six year old, as well as educational. He enjoyed feeding the chickens, and James showed him the bat house.

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Halifax, NS
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This place is so different. Where do I begin? It's not a place for everyone. It is, however, unique and memorable. If you stay here, you will remember your Grand Manan visit. Approaching the office, you might think that this is run-down. However, once you are walking down the path to your cabin, you will see that the area is... More

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Saint John, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

6 of us (and a dog!) stayed at Larch Grove for a week, we had amble room and had every thing we needed, view of the marsh and ocean were awesome (once the fog lifted!), the birds feeding right outside our window were a real treat, hope to spend a few days there in the fall.

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Address: Bancroft Point Road | Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada
Location: Canada > New Brunswick > Grand Manan
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Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty lodging in Grand Manan

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