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346 Main St, Monhegan Island, ME 04852-0346
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#4 of 6 in Monhegan Island
Location
4.8
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4.1
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3.7
Value
3.9

See why so many travelers make Shining Sails Bed and Breakfast their bed and breakfast of choice when visiting Monhegan Island. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Rooms at Shining Sails Bed and Breakfast provide a kitchenette, and guests can stay connected with free internet access.

Travelers looking to enjoy some lobster can head to Island Inn or Fish House. Otherwise, you may want to check out a seafood restaurant such as Island Inn or Fish House.

Monhegan Island is also home to Lupine Gallery, a popular art gallery that is not too far from Shining Sails Bed and Breakfast.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Shining Sails Bed and Breakfast as you experience all of the things Monhegan Island has to offer.

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Th3Black225! wrote a review Aug 2021
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Simply no concern for the guest experience, and no pride in the place. The problem is that they have a "built in" audience, so it doesn't matter if they don't make the stay comfortable. 1. "Prison-sized" bars of soap. Literally, cannot hold them without them slipping out. SO stingy. 2. NO shampoo. 3. No room service. 4. Crappiest toilet paper imaginable. 5. Non-functional A/C. 6. Most uncomfortable pullout bed AND couch possible (so cheap). 7. All substandard finishes, save for the charm of the woodwork, etc. 8. THE WORST OF ALL: NON-FUNCTIONAL WI-FI 99% of the time. Other network available, but not allowed to go on it. 9. Lousy breakfast food. 10. Extremely overpriced for what you get. 11. In the "real world," this would be equivalent to MAYBE a Motel 8, and probably not even that good.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Jan P wrote a review Nov 2020
Maine1 contribution1 helpful vote
The island is wonderful but the accommodations not so much. We rented Murdock House for a week. When we arrived the kitchen sink required cleaning as did the tub. The shower curtain had a thick layer of soap scum on it, so I just took it down. The glass in the bathroom window was broken and the refrigerator wouldn’t cool properly as it needed to be defrosted. We did so the first night and it worked better the rest of the time. The phone didn't work. The heater on the main floor didn’t work and while the one on the lower level did, we ended up leaving a day early because the main floor was 56 degrees with the heat on downstairs. There's more but you get the idea. It would not be unexpected for a couple things to not be up to par, but just the number of issues surprised us - not in a good way. It was quite disappointing. When we travel we frequently look for an AirBNB option or a rental through a local company. We have never stayed in a place before that was in this state of disrepair or where basic cleaning was so lacking. We did speak with the proprietor and tried to address the problems constructively but I’m afraid it wasn’t received that way. She indicated that all the cottages were in about the same shape if not worse, and that we might be more comfortable at the Island Inn. We did love the island though and hope to come back. We will most likely look into the Island Inn, although there were a couple other smaller establishments we might try.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Chris A wrote a review Oct 2020
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We (wife and I and two small children) stayed in the “Periwinkle” apartment at Fish and Maine. The apartment was very shabby. The bed and pull out sofa were terrible. Nobody slept well the entire stay. The first night our children slept on the floor because there were no sheets, pillows, or blankets for the pull out sofa. We asked for them and were assured they would be delivered but they never came. Every fixture in the place was broken. The furniture wasn’t even up to thrift store standards. The biggest problem was the the bottom of the windows in the place were about 14 inches off the floor. Perfect for a toddler to climb up onto and fall out of. Not worth the money plain and simple
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Monhegan1974 wrote a review Mar 2020
Niagara Falls, Canada185 contributions57 helpful votes
Having done art workshops on this island for years, many participants stay at some of these properties . The properties are all well kept and inviting. Many of the apartments are newly refurbished with modern conveniences.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Redwoodkid wrote a review Oct 2016
85 contributions13 helpful votes
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 a small fee.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Cindy V wrote a review Jul 2016
La Mesa, California22 contributions7 helpful votes
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 muffins. I always enjoy the lively morning conversation with the guests around the table.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Boulder_rain wrote a review Jul 2016
Monhegan Island, Maine2 contributions2 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: July 2016
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Room Tip: China Cap is a pleasant two-bedroom unit on the second floor, and a lovely, bright place.
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Dave H wrote a review Jun 2016
Rochester, New York61 contributions29 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: July 2015
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Krisbrazil wrote a review Aug 2015
Bolton, Massachusetts76 contributions63 helpful votes
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 the folks here as I would call the service rude at worst and begrudging at best. Breakfast was very slowly replenished--the milk jug is for small people and not for people who actually want milk with their cereal. My brother lost his cell phone and the front desk person--could it be John? I have no clue...no one introduced themselves to us, was more than a bit unimpressed. The cell phone did find a way back to my brother's luggage which was again begrudgingly stored in the common room (ours was outside waiting for the late afternoon ferrry). In the end, who cares where you stay? It's Monhegan and you are one lucky soul to be there. Have fun and stay as little as possible in your room.
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Room Tip: Not sure you have a choice...ours was decided by 2 kids...
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suzanne r wrote a review Aug 2015
26 contributions13 helpful votes
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 a very welcoming and accommodating couple. They've lived on the island many years and had a good many stories to tell. I hope we get back to see them especially! We loved the laid back feel to the island. The inn was quiet and relaxing, clean, with comfortable beds. The trails were fun to walk on and the scenery beautiful. If the weather had been better, we would've gotten more of that in, but all in all, a great place to stay which I would recommend. The ocean view from the two kitchenette rooms was great!
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shining Sails Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Shining Sails Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Monhegan Island (0.7 miles), Monhegan Brewing Company (0.4 miles), and Monhegan Museum (0.1 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Shining Sails Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Island Inn, The Barnacle, and Fish House.
Is Shining Sails Bed and Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Monhegan Island.