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Monhegan Island Charming Efficiency apt.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Kendall Apartment is a sunny, spacious, private efficiency apartment which is tastefully decorated by its artists owners and surrounded by lovely flower and vegetable gardens. The apt. space is divided into two rooms, one with a queen size bed with sitting area and small desk and the other is a fully equipped kitchen. Large glass doors open to a private deck with a table for outside dining and a small yard with lounge chairs. Situated a short distance from the the village, it is a quiet setting to unwind and relax. This is not an ocean front accommodation but Its just a short walk to the hiking trails, shore, cliffs and spectacular sunsets. WIFI available. Well-behaved pets are welcome. Rented weekly, with changeovers on Saturdays during high season. A very special get a away for writers and artists and for anyone that wants to unwind and relax.


Owner
Shaw Zeeck
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Bangor
Car: not necessary

Beautiful cliffs & woods, spectacular sunsets over the bay, miles of trails, a charming village, artists studios and galleries, gift shops & restaurants are just a few attractions of this small island. Monhegan is situated 10 miles from the nearest mainland & is approximately 1 3/4 mi. long by 1/2 mi. wide. Hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, birdwatching, kayaking & the best lobster in Maine. A perfect place to unwind and enjoy Maines natural beauty and solitude A casual ambience.

Other Activities: hiking, reading. birdwatching, kayaking

Amenities

Monhegan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The Bathroom has a shower only
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , rollaway bed if needed
  • Down comforters, extremely comfortable memory foam topping on bed...Quiet and peaceful...Rollaway available when needed. We use eco friendly products. Please bring sheets/towels.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Shed
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
1 queen, 1 rollaway. Fully equipped kitchen; south facing deck off apartment; beautiful gardens on property. Guests provide own linens and towels.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Monhegan Island Charming Efficiency apt.
average rating of 4.4 based on 20 reviews
5

Great getaway space, charming!

  • 5 of 5

Compared to other options on the island, this is a great value! Loved the private yard and entrance, nice, functional kitchen, and big bedroom. Lots of birds to watch, and perfect location too!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adequate space for two unpretentious adults.

  • 3 of 5

Everything would have been fine if the bed had not creaked with every movement and if the mattress had not sagged in the middle. Otherwise all fine, and Monhegan is lovely. We had a very good time, but more sleep would have been nice!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara L., Thanks for your suggestions! After we read your review, we took a look at the bed, and realized that the mattress was getting dated and creaky! Last week, we replaced the mattress with a brand-new queen memory foam mattress that has over 4000 five-star reviews on Amazon - we think it will be a major improvement. We are making many other improvements as well (the raised beds had been neglected, but now have many herbs and veggies growing, and we hope to do the same earlier in the season next year). Thanks again for taking the time to comment - it helps us realize what improvements are most important going forward! We hope that you have a chance to stay at Kendall again in the future. Best, Elizabeth
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Lovely garden, wifi slow.

  • 3 of 5

screen door in bdrm doesnt close properly. Blankets and mattress pad could use laundering. But generally charming, nice garden views, light and breezes through windows. Wonderful raspberries in garden.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to let us know how your visit to Kendal Apartment was. We really appreciate and rely on our guests to let us know the good and bad about their visit. I'm sorry about the WiFi. Sadly, it's a problem on the island. We have service from the only provider on Monhegan. To eliminate weak links, we have placed repeaters throughout the property to make sure the signal that is available is as strong as possible. Monhegan is special because it is remote! Sadly, the WiFi kind of stinks for the same reason. I spent some time fiddling with the screen door after reading your concern and it seems to be working better. As always, though, we have a caretaker on the island for any problems we can't resolve from afar. We encourage our guests to let us know of any problems they have so that we can ask friends on the island to help resolve them ASAP. Likewise, I'm sorry about the blankets and mattress pads needing a wash. We have purchased more to go into the "cycle' and will ask our cleaning help to make sure that these things are refreshed as needed. Finally, if you like the raspberries (it is general knowledge on the island that our patch is the best!) you should try the blackberries in the late summer and fall. They are all over the island and the yard and are my absolute favorite!
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3

Cozy ,well located apartment on Monhegan

  • 3 of 5

The Kendall apartment is a cozy, well -located studio apartment on Monhegan. The online descriptions were accurate other than the place was dusty. I do not think the previous guests cleaned the apartment before they left. The apartment is adjoined to a larger rental space and you can hear your neighbors clearly. It was great when the people next door weren't in but in the evening the normal noise was distracting.

If you don't mind this, the place is great!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the compliments on the apartment. I'm really sorry that the space wasn't as clean as it should have been. Because Monhegan is so small and has so few full time residents, sometimes it is hard for the few cleaners working on the island to do deep cleanings if the accommodations aren't already reasonably clean when they begin. This is why we ask that, insofar as possible, guests leave the space as they found it. We try to always make sure that cleaning supplies are readily available. Beginning in the spring of 2017, the person who cleans the apartment and the house has dropped her other clients to focus only on the Kendal Apartment and Magnolia House. This will undoubtedly help to ensure the spaces are ready for the next guests, but we will continue to ask for, rely on, and appreciate our guests for leaving the homes as they find them. I am sorry, too, that the noise from the guests in the adjoining house was disruptive. We clearly ask for mutual respect, especially during "quiet hours." Despite the properties being connected, making disruptive noise a potential problem, many, if not most of our guests, are long time renters and do not have problems. I'm sorry that this wasn't the case during your visit. If you do return to Kendal, I am always available and happy to help mitigate any trouble you have with house guests or any other problems. Thanks for taking the time to let us know the good and bad. We really rely on you and our other guests to help us live up to the magic of the island itself.
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4

Great Rental

  • 4 of 5

We rented Magnolia house and the attached Kendall apt. in June! It was perfect for a family gathering of 10 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs! The house was well equipped, comfortable and our 5 year old loved the playhouse and toys.

Our only disappointment was that the home is advertised as having a washing machine but it appeared seldom used (dirty) and was not even hooked up in the basement. We had counted on this convenience as our daughter has a newborn in cloth diapers...... We were able to use the laundry mat in town, but the change machine wasn't working and it was hard to get enough quarters to do a load. Please remove the washing machine from the home information if it isn't really available.

Monhegan is beautiful and the Magnolia House it great! My review would be 5 stars if the washer worked. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dawn, Thanks for the feedback - we apologize about the washing machine! It broke right before the season, and as you can imagine, it is very difficult to get a replacement out and hooked up. We are going to do our best to get a new machine in for next year (and if not, will definitely update the listing). I'm glad you all had a great time! Best, Elizabeth
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5

Wonderful stay at Kendall Apartment

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent a week at Kendall Apartment with our Golden Retreiver, and it could not have been more perfect. The apartment is in an ideal location between the ferry dock, "town center" and the Monhegan Brewing Company and Lobster Cove. We arrived to a very clean, comfy space with the special touch of flowers from the beautiful yard arranged on the kitchen table. We enjoyed spending time on the deck, and used the kitchen to prepare most meals. The kitchen was missing a cheese grater, and we notified the owner who responded immediately to let us know he would add one to the inventory on his next trip to the island. There was a family staying in the main portion of the house, and we still felt comfortable in our own private space. Be prepared to bring sheets, towels, and food staples if you plan to cook in the house. You can purchase perishable items at the store on the island, and we purchased fresh fish at the Fish Market on Fish Beach (wonderful!!) every day. Also be prepared to clean the house before you leave as there are not enough workers on the island to cover all of the rental cleaning in the summer. This was not a problem for us, and only took 45 minutes to clean the space well before catching the 10:15 ferry back to New Harbor. During our week, we hiked all of the island trails (they are rugged in parts, but the beauty is indescribable), practiced Yoga daily at the Monhegan Wellness Center, enjoyed happy hour on the Kendall Apartment deck every afternoon, and walked to the lighthouse to take in amazing sunsets. We also toured many of the artist studios on the island, and had a great time at the July 4 party (with live music) at Monhegan Brewing Company. I also recommend bringing hiking boots or sturdy shoes, bug spray, liquor if you drink it (you can purchase beer and wine on island). Although the tap water is potable (and I always drink tap water), the island tap water doesn't taste good - we purchased water from the store. A final note from our dog, who enjoyed his stay more than us...he loved the apartment, the island, and became quite popular during our week stay. Bringing a dog who is well socialized and well behaved is a great way to meet people while on vacation. He went everywhere with us on the island, including hiking and inside some of the stores and galleries. We will be back to Monhegan, and when we return we will stay at Kendall Apartment!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

During periods of peak demand, we have a Saturday-Saturday rental policy.

Because of how short the rental season is on Monhegan (and how far in advance the apartment generally books), we have a strict cancellation policy. If you cancel more than 90 days in advance, we will provide a refund in full.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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