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 bed was comfortable, the living room couch soft, and a sturdy comfortable chair was also in the living room. Kitchen table had 2 seats.
My only complaint would be the shower head, which seemed to be clogged up after a full season of use. But the water was hot.
Most of the apartments have a patio or balcony. Apartment 5 is acknowledged to be their best. I took a look and could see why. Upstairs, so the view was better. Larger fridge and freezer, and a gas fireplace in the living room added up to a lovely location.
Daily breakfast was continental, but each day I was there they served fresh red raspberry muffins. More important than the food was the company. I was traveling single and it was great to talk with regular island visitors to get the low down about what was happening and where to hike. I felt very comfortable and never rushed to leave breakfast. After all, even in Maine, Island Time applies. No rush to do/go. Very nice atmosphere.
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