Marshlands is amazing! So peaceful, charming and welcoming. I am not sure where to start, so in no particular order…. The house is beautifully restored, decorated, spacious and comfortable. The pictures don’t do it justice. Check in was very smooth and everything we needed was supplied. The grounds are so beautifully tended to. The property was so large it allowed our family to have a few fun soccer matches. The close proximity to Sand Banks Park and Picton made the location perfect, just a few minutes to each. We will definitely return to our new found country retreat. Thank you, Lillian and John for being such wonderful hosts.
Fran Bezaire, Vince Reda and family— ,
19/07/2015 What an amazing property! We had a nice time and the house allowed for the whole family to relax and enjoy the landscape. The house in itself is beautiful, spacious and very comfortable. It is equipped with everything and well located. As for the hosts, they did welcome us with such warmth it was a pleasure. Thank you Lillian and John, we are looking forward to return.Quelle superbe propiété! Nous y avons passé d’excellents moments et la maison a permis à toute la famille de se reposer et de profiter du paysage. La maison est très belle, spacieuse et comfortable. Elle est equipée de tout ce dont nous avions besoin et est très bien située. Et que dire de nos hôtes qui nous ont accueuillis avec une telle chaleur, ce fut un plaisir. Merci Lillian et John, nous avons déjà hâte d’y retourner.Carine Bergeron & family
21/07/2015Recently we stayed at Marshlands Vacation Rental home. We were so impressed with the beauty of the house and the grounds surrounding it. This is a 65 acre property. The owners, Lillian and John, have restored this historic brick house to perfection. They did most of the work themselves. They have managed to harmonize old and new. You will find beautiful antiques in the rooms as well as modern conveniences such as dishwasher, washer and dryer and a modern kitchen. The home is bright and comfortable with plenty of space for a large family. There are 4 bedrooms.There are plenty of spots to sit outside on the deck and under the trees. The fireflies at night provide an enchanting display while the outdoor cats, Diamond and Tipper, will keep you entertained.Marshlands is located 7km from Sandbanks Provincial Park. A day pass to the Park is generously provided by the owners. We were just amazed at the size of the beach and it reminded us of our trips to Cuba. Other points of interest like the wineries are within easy driving distance. The scenery of Prince Edward County is breathtaking with its blend of Lake Ontario ‘seascapes’ and pastoral landscapes.We would highly recommend a stay at Marshlands Vacations.Paula and Danielle— ,
We loved our week at Marshlands. It was a peaceful, memorable time spent in a comfortable setting, marked by many extra special efforts by our host. The proximity to Sandbanks beach was terrific. We used the courtesy pass provided by the owners every single day. Time was spent exploring different parts of the County, lounging in the hammock or across comfortable beds reading good books, practicing the piano, doing watercolours, piecing jigsaw puzzles, playing frisbee on the lawn, enjoying the resident outdoor cats, having meals on each of several decks, toasting marshmallows over the bonfire nearly every night, being mesmerized by fireflies and watching the magnificent moon. The house is very old with exceptional character and well restored with all modern luxuries (love that tub in the master bath!). We went to sleep to the sound of crickets and awoke to the sound of birds chirping. There are exquisite views from every window and space to get well away from those you are travelling with. The quality of towels, bedding, linens and kitchen provisions well exceed expectations of any routine rental property. Marshlands is a very special place run by caring and discerning hosts. We are waiting until our next visit.
Marie-Pierre MichelAugust 2015 Nous avons loué cette maison de vacances cet été et nous avons adoré! Nous étions deux familles avec enfants et il y avait amplement d’espace pour tout le monde. La maison est tout simplement magnifique, tellement pleine de charme. Le terrain est énorme et beau à couper le souffle. Un vrai petit coin de paradis! À mi-chemin entre Picton et les plages de Sandbanks, cette maison était parfaitement bien située. Les hôtes sont charmants et fort symptatiques. Un endroit à recommander!
21/10/2015 Thanks for a wonderful weekend in the county, Lily and John.Your place was everything and more that our group of women expected.You welcomed us with a couple of bottles of wine from the county and some nibblies as well.A great way to start our “Taste the County” weekend in September.And thanks for bringing me my forgotten items when you were in Ottawa, Lily.
Wonderful time at the Marshlands!
We just came back from a one-week stay at the Marshlands and it was an amazing time.The house was spacious, airy, fully equipped and best of all, it sits on 65 acres so the kids were free to run around and play without us having to worry about them running into the street or disturbing other neighbours.
Do not let the fact that the house has no AC deter you from renting – we were there during the heatwave (where temps soared above 30C) but the house remained cool due to the breeze that was always flowing through the house.To be honest, it was a nice break to breathe in the summer air instead of the AC.
Lillian and John were amazing in every way; we were welcomed with a cute and thoughtful welcome gift (artisan bread, a jam that we all gobbled up fast and some wine that we used for sangria).
All to say, we were so sad to leave.
Thanks to Lillian and John for making our vacation one of the best!— ,