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Shining Sails Bed and Breakfast

P.O. Box 346, Monhegan Island, ME 04852
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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San Diego
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 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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Kennebunk, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Whenever I read these reviews, I realize that every individual alive experiences places and situations differently, and we're probably all "right." That said, however, I feel I must step up to say that There Are No Two People Nicer Than John And Winnie Murdock, and Shining Sails is never "dirty", or "dingy". It is certainly true that when they are... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My 14-year-old son and I stayed at Shining Sails for 2 nights. We stayed in #2 with a kitchenette and everything was clean and comfortable. My son slept on the fold out couch which was fine for him (keeping in mind that he is 14 and not very picky). The view was wonderful and sleeping with the window and sliding... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This property has a great location on Monhegan Island and that's probably why you'd want to stay there. The rooms definitely need some maintenance (broken window latch, none locking door to outside deck, poor carpeting, etc.) and housekeeping needs to step it up in the common room downstairs where they serve "breakfast". My wife commented on all the dust in... More

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Hartford, CT
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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Shining Sails does not quite meet the criteria for a real B&B, but it is acceptable lodging when one takes into account where it is located, and the way of life on Monhegan Island. Important things to keep in mind when considering, or booking, a stay at Shining Sails: Most rooms have kitchenettes with stoves, fridges, pans & lobster pots,... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

We were excited to be staying somewhere new on Monhegan Island, one of our favorite places. In the past we have stayed at the Monhegan House but friends recommended Shining Sails so we thought we would give it a try. Upon are arrival we were met by the Inn Keeper and we introduced ourselves by name and he did not... More

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Pompano Beach
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011 via mobile

I enjoyed my 3 nights at Shining Sails on Monhegan Island just after Labor Day. I had Apartment 4, which was a lovely efficiency with a porch overlooking a backyard full of flowers, and the water.      I had a full sized gas stove and oven, a small refrigerator with freezer, and a pretty fully equipped kitchen. The double... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We stayed for two nights at Shining Sails' sister property, The Inn at Fish & Maine, which is not an inn but is rather vacation apartments. The apartment was spacious and well-stocked. We were in the China Cap apartment, with two bedrooms and a pull-out sofa bed. Pros: just up from Fish Beach, so very close to the water and... More

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Additional Information about Shining Sails Bed and Breakfast

Address: P.O. Box 346, Monhegan Island, ME 04852
Location: United States > Maine > Monhegan Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Shining Sails Bed And Breakfast Monhegan Island, Maine

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