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Shining Sails Bed and Breakfast

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

it was everything you would want in a B&B--clean, comfortable rooms. ours had a kitchen and small dining table. a great room to share breakfast with other guests and chat with our hosts or read and have tea or coffee in the afternoon. also a great garden with tables outside. They cart your bags to and from the ferry for... More 

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La Mesa, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Shining Sails is the perfect get-away! I have been coming here for years, and it now feels like home because of the welcoming nature of John and Winnie. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Most rooms have patios with lovely views of the garden and or ocean. Each morning we are greeted by John and Winnie along with home made... More 

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2 Thank Cindy V
Monhegan Island, Maine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We are staying in a two-bedroom apartment belonging to Shining Sails called "China Cap" and love it. It's a lovely place to be and we would recommend it to others. The owners have been easy to deal with, and the unit is impeccable. We enjoy the small balcony and view of the small harbor. Would come here again!

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1 Thank valsloan9
Rochester, New York, United States
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Motel is OK but not very welcoming. In fact the entire island doesn't seem to care about tourism. You pay a premium on a boat to get there, there is only one nice hike and not much else. The food available is poor and scant.

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1 Thank Dave H
Sao Paulo, SP
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60 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We stayed in room 1 with our 8 year old twins. It had a tiny pullout sofa for them in a separate room (the "kitchen" area). We had a small patio with two chairs and a table and a lovely view of the sea beyond the lovely garden. I think we must have had different innmasters than the rest of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We went for a family members birthday celebration booking four rooms, two of which had kitchenettes although we did not take advantage of cooking, but could have. We ate mostly at the Island Inn although we made sandwiches for lunch. The breakfast had daily homemade muffins, cereal, coffee, juice which was a good start to the day. The owners were... More 

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1 Thank suzanne r
Westbrook, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We had a little family reunion and rented four different rooms (two of them were small apartments). All of the rooms were very comfortable and nicely appointed. The kitchens in the apartments were well-equipped, although we didn't do any serious cooking during our stay. The owners (Winnie and John) were so friendly and we really enjoyed our breakfast-time conversations with... More 

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2 Thank LetsGoNow22
West Simsbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

I have stayed at Shining Sails for many summers and occasional fall days. You feel like you are coming home there Winnie and John are warm and welcome- The inn is beautiful and peaceful. The folks that come are friendly. It's a great place to stay.

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3 Thank Carol G
San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

An artist friend has been raving about Monhegan for years. THis year she talked me into coming to Maine for the fall colors and we took an overnight trip to Monhegan, The island was starting to close down for the season but luckily Shining Sails was still taking guests in. What a pleasant place. The place was clean, great value,... More 

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Laytonsville, Maryland
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

There are many accommodations on Monhegan Island; Inns, cottages, etc. For an authentic Island experience make a reservation with Shining Sails B &B or rent a cottage through them. Hosts, John and Winnie have a long history on the Island and are a delightful source of information, advice, remembrances and knowledge about all things Monhegan Island. With John and Winnie,... More 

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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room

Additional Information about Shining Sails Bed and Breakfast

Address: P.O. Box 346, Monhegan Island, ME 04852
Region: United States > Maine > Monhegan Island
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Price Range: $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“China Cap is a pleasant two-bedroom unit on the second floor, and a lovely, bright place.”
 of 5 bubbles valsloan9, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Not sure you have a choice...ours was decided by 2 kids...”
 of 5 bubbles Krisbrazil, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“we stayed in room 6 and 7 as we did not need a kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles skipowell, 11 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Upper rooms have magnificent views of the peaceful harbor. Leave your windows open all day while you're gone (unless it's raining) so you can return in the evenings to sleep in pure island air. Bring food with you.”
 of 5 bubbles TheWanderingLady, 14 Jul 2012 | Read review
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