About This Listing
The Edward Denison house was built in 1710 and is one of the oldest homes in Stonington. Located just steps from the Road Meeting House and a 5 minute drive from Stonington Borough. This is a wonderful area for biking, also has many walking trails.
It is said, “If you have two pennies, with the first buy bread and with the second buy hyacinths for your soul.” Our 1710 colonial home, offers THREE large guestrooms (each rented separately), private jetted baths, fireplaces, gardens and quiet country setting near the heart of Mystic. NONE of our rooms accommodate more than 2 adults and 1 small child so plan accordingly when requesting your reservation.
Rental is priced per room and we can and do accommodate multiple groups of travelers. The base price is for 1 person and there is an additional $20 for a second person in that room. If you have 4 people in your group, that would be 2 rooms plus $20 extra each room for double occupancy. Airbnb calculates the rate as if all 4 people fit in one room but that is not what you would be renting! Hope this makes sense but some folks have been confused so we're trying to explain it. :)
Within three miles of downtown Mystic, historic Stonington Borough, the Aquarium, and the Seaport, our home sits on 4 1/2 acres of gardens, fields and forest. Excellent opportunities abound for quiet, romantic walks or secluded hideaways for reading. Relax in the ambiance of a home that has for three centuries provided shelter and respite.
Our three guestrooms are beautifully appointed including such amenities as WiFi, hair dryers, cable TV/DVD/VCR, individual refrigerators, and irons and ironing boards. All guest rooms are on the second floor accessed by a staircase (no elevator.) Sleeping options include a king bed or two twins in one room, a queen bed in another room and a queen and a twin in the two room suite. All of our guest rooms have private baths.
Free off street parking, wander our grounds or walk through the wood at the Avalonia Land Trust trails a quarter of a mile away. The Mystic Train Station is about 4 miles, local cab service is available as well as bike and car rentals.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cookies and snacks are always on hand. During the week, continental breakfast is included: muffins, fresh fruit, cheese, cereals (including gluten free granola). On weekends, our deluxe 5-course breakfast is included. There's a great coffee shop (The Yellow House) two miles away in Stonington Borough as well as several great cafes and restaurants for those who want a heartier start to their day during the week. (Lots of Dunkin Donuts and a Starbucks, too!)
Jim works full-time at Mystic Seaport in the Shipyard, doing antique engine restoration and sawing logs for the Charles W. Morgan project. Sandra is a registered nurse, currently working in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. We have a dog named Kelly, two cats, Hobo and Kirby, a horse named Tommy Dorsey and a miniature horse, Inspector Morse.
Please let us know why you're visiting the area so that we may better answer your questions. Please note that we favor longer visits and may not accept a one or two night booking more than a couple of weeks in advance. However, it never hurts to ask!
Bedroom, library, dining room with coffee maker/tea kettle, gardens.
Interaction with Guests
It depends on the day as to how much we're home and also on guest sensibilities.
Quiet, very country setting but only 3 minutes from the interstate and 5-7 minutes from shops, restaurants, etc. (by car.)
Unfortunately, there is no convenient public transportation available. Bike rental is available from a local company or you can bring your own.
Our guests are given keys and are free to come and go as they please; we do ask everyone to be respectful of others. No smoking indoors. Guests are welcome to smoke outside and on the covered side porch. There is a guest parking area with room for three to four cars next to the barn as well as a circular driveway for unloading luggage right next to the house. We do allow one guest pet by prior arrangement and for a $25 fee (onetime fee). Please note that for the safety of your pet and the security of our home, we do not allow your pet to be left alone unless he/she is happily crated. Of course, you can come downstairs for a cup of coffee! But don't ditch the dog for 3 hours while you go sightseeing. :)
There is a library for the use of our guests (with books, magazines, maps, games, puzzles and a Lionel train set) and lots of outdoor space, including a covered porch with chairs and tables. There is no kitchen use; if you'd like to do your own cooking please consider renting our other property, the Red Barn.
Otherwise, we assume guests will behave as responsible adults and we've never had a problem. Welcome, wilkommen, bien venue!
From Jul 2 - 5, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Sandra is a thoughtful hostess who got up early to give me breakfast and even provided espresso when she learned that was my preference! I stayed in the Barn, which would be ideal for a family, and enjoyed the lovely drive on country roads to get to the property.
The location was easy to find, only a few miles from Mystic, and quiet. The room and linens were very clean and the bed was very comfortable. It was nice to have a mini frig and real glasses. Hosts Sandra and Jim were helpful with directions. Breakfast was very good with unexpected service on Saturday. Although the bath tub was stylish, we would have preferred a "real" shower rather than the shower head we had to hold and the shower curtain around the whole tub made the space small.
We're sorry we didn't address the back yard and patio while checking you in. It does say in our description "... wander our grounds or walk through the wood at the Avalonia Land Trust trails a quarter of a mile away. " so we don't always remember to invite people to take advantage of the outdoor spaces. We take your point that you're not a clawfoot tub fan. We also get rave reviews about the current set-up. To each their own!
Sandra was very welcoming and the house itself was a beautiful historic building. The location is off a lovely wooded road and was still close to all of the major sites we wanted to see. It was both comfortable and convenient, with a delicious self-serve breakfast (especially good for us late-risers!) We would definitely stay in this beautiful Stonington home again.
Just lovely from beginning to end!
Sandra and Jim made us feel super welcome right off the bat, and curated an extremely comfortable stay. Breakfast was delicious, and we really appreciated their understanding of certain food sensitivities.
If you're a history buff, this inn is THE place to stay. With over 300 years of history and equidistant from both Stonington and Mystic.
We're very much looking forward to our return visit.
The house is beautiful in a lovely, quiet area close to Mystic (about a 10 min. drive). The breakfasts are legendary (5 courses) and they even served vegetarian breakfast sausage! Sandra and her husband made us feel very welcome and waking up to a view of horses in the backyard was fantastic. Highly recommend staying here.
Sandra made us feel very welcome! The room was cozy and the bathroom was clean.
The breakfast was DELICIOUS!
I would recommend staying at Sandra's lovely home when you are looking to explore the Stonington, Mystic and Watch Hill areas. The location is very convenient and our room was cozy and clean. Breakfast was much more than we expected and a pleasant surprise.
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About the Host, Sandra
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