“It’s difficult to think who could possibly come away from a stay at the Red Herring Cottage anything less than happy and rested. Such a tasteful, elegant, and comfortable cottage with unrivalled views and easy access to lovely trails and beaches. Top marks to Deborah and Charlie, who were tirelessly gracious and attentive and made us feel at home right away. 10/10 would recommend this spot for anyone looking to reconnect with nature, have a romantic getaway with someone special, or take a break from the over-stimulating mainland world. ”

- Maggie & Finn, Falmouth, Massachusetts

“Red Herring Cottage was our first experience with airbnb, and it set an exceptionally standard for future travels. The cottage alone would merit rave reviews — exquisitely designed, furnished in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable, meticulously cared for, and well equipped. The cottage celebrates its setting; views of the Bay of Fundy and Swallowtail Lighthouse ever present, thanks to windows, windows, windows that also make the cottage feel far more spacious than its size would suggest.


Then there were our hosts, Deborah and Charlie — thoughtful, congenial, and generous — who put great care and attention into our four-night stay and always wanted us to experience the best of Grand Manan. We arrived on this remarkable island on the cusp of tourist season, so some restaurants and businesses were closed, but good food, arts, and crafts were still available. The island, of course, was the great, never-ending wonder, with changing tides, extensive hiking trails, sweet air, and the profoundly welcome absence of noise and neon. We came away restored. How could we not hope to return?”

- Patsy and Sandy, Tallahassee, Florida

“Thank you again for your friendship and hospitality. Had a wonderful time on the island. I appreciate all the little extras you did for me to make my stay enjoyable. Till our paths cross again.”

- Ralph, New York, New York

“Thanks so much for helping us build a memory to honour. The clangs of the Net Point buoy-bell, foghorn, crickets, rustling of stones in the tide helped us to escape for a while. Whales, seals, birds of the island, hospitality and smiles… Your friendship and care, comfort and beauty are things we’ll take home with us and keep safe. ”

- Gabe & Deb, Toronto, ON

“I am now convinced that Red Herring Cottage, and Grand Manan, represents everything that is great in this world. The stunning views, adventurous hiking trials, and friendly locals make this a must stay. My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon at Red Herring Cottage and Debbie and Charlie welcomed us with open arms… literally. The cottage was equipped with a full kitchenette, snacks, and even a bottle of wine for us. The exquisite architecture and interior design of Red Herring Cottage–paired with the high-end finishes and bedding feels like you’re staying at a five-star hotel. The beautiful floor to ceiling windows overlook Pettes Cove and is accentuated by Swallowtail Lighthouse. Spend a few moments lounging on the many adirondack chairs and you will be greeted by the abundant marine wildlife of the Bay of Fundy. All-in-all, the Red Herring Cottage was a trip of a lifetime, and that’s not an understatement. Y’all are perfect. Don’t change a thing.”

- Craig & Jenny

“Imagine the fog beginning to clear and you simply drive off the 1.5-hour ferry ride and down a quaint country road five minutes away to arrive at Red Herring Cottage. You booked based on visuals and it is “beyond your expectations”. Well it happens.

The cottage is stunning, the view – a picture perfect postcard, the community – storybook material and the overall experience, a hidden magical gem. (But shhhh…. don’t tell anyone, because then we would have to share)

A must on your travels both for the 5 star accommodation disguised as cottage to the mystic of an Oceanside community. Deborah, Charlie and their precious “fur girl” Sadie open up their hearts and home.”

- Suzanne, Squamish, BC, Canada

“Do we have to leave Paradise Island so soon? We always enjoy our Grand Manan visits and this one especially so in this unique and beautiful location, and the next-door neighbours make this the charming place it is.”

- Linda & Reg, Fredericton, NB

“Thank you Deb and Charlie for your wonderful hospitality. We couldn’t have found a more perfect spot to spend our honeymoon, and we loved your cute little cottage! It was such a relaxing getaway for us, and we appreciate everything you did to make our stay extra special.”

- Amy & Brian, Hartland, Vermont

“Thank you for sharing this wonderful guesthouse with us! Your home made our 41st Anniversary the best ever! We have never experienced such warm and extra special treatment in all of our travels. The island is so beautiful and relaxing we can’t wait to return.”

- Don & Karen, Nova Scotia