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John Sterling Harbor House

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5 Wharf Hill Road, Monhegan Island, ME 04852
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bangor, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

While the tiny island of Monhegan is but 12 miles off the bold coast of Maine it is a majestic respite from the pace of life that runs at the speed of electrons. Step off the ferry onto the pier where peace-seekers have come for generations and feel the decompression. Stay a few days, or more, and the effect will... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The John Sterling Harbor House was our answer to a delightful week-end stay on Monhegan Island off the Maine coast. Susan was the perfect hostess, warm and friendly. Mark, her husband, keeps the place looking sharp. She serves bountiful and delicious breakfasts. The place is decorated with good taste and has a nice rustic look. It also happens to be... More 

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We absolutely loved this place! Fantastic location, very friendly and accommodating hostess, perfect place to stay if you want the view but don't want to spent too much - ideal for young couples. We stayed there one night in late September and had an amazing time. The island of course is incredible, and staying at the John Sterling Harbor House... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We spent 4 days at the john Sterling House in July- we had a fantastic time. Susan makes delicious breakfasts, very kind and friendly, but also gives you your space. We stayed in two rooms on the Guest House side and they were lovely and decorated in a charming way, with lots of unique details. Highly recommend. We hope to... More 

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cliffside park NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I have enjoyed The John Sterling Harbor House several times. Susan and Mark have restored their antique guest house with love and attention to detail. It is a joy to stay there. I always feel welcome and it is the perfect place to unwind. Susan makes a terrific breakfast. She is a caring host. And the garden and the views... More 

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Niagara Fall
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We've rented this property for many years and each year we look forward to returning, not just because of the great location, but also the hospitality of Susan and Mark Finken, owners.Spectacular views and atmosphere .

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Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We spent two days on Monhegan Island. The first day it rained.....and we were so lucky to have Susan, our Innkeeper, to take care of us. We talked, laughed, and ate great food. Susan, you made a rainy day so nice. The Inn is so charming, we loved our room. The views are spectacular! The breakfast was delicious too. The... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The John Sterling Harbor House is in the spirit of Monhegan Island - it is a basic, no frills inn. Our room overlooked the harbor, had simple antique pieces in it, and had glorious breezes at all times, which made sleeping incredibly blissful. The innkeeper is a gracious host and direct descendant of the builder of the house. Her hospitality... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We stayed 2 nights here June 20 and 21. Susan, the host, was warm and friendly without being intrusive, and prepared delicious rich breakfasts. The location, just up the hill from the landing and across from the Island Inn, couldn't be more convenient. There are areas in the yard to sit and enjoy wonderful views of the harbor and islands.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

The arrangements are very flexible and the owner is extremely thoughtul customizing services to your own specific needs. Would stay again. Location is perfect altho it is a small place so most locations good. don't expect your cell phone to work but WIFI does great.

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Address: 5 Wharf Hill Road, Monhegan Island, ME 04852
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Location: United States > Maine > Monhegan Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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John Sterling Harbor House Monhegan Island, Maine

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