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 less than a mile away. The Mystic Train Station is about 4 miles away, local cab service is available as well as bike and car rentals.
Continental breakfast is included; coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cookies and snacks are always on hand. 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. (Lots of Dunkin Donuts and a Starbucks, too!) Depending on the season, a full cooked breakfast, including sorbet for dessert, may be arranged for a small additional fee.
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 nursing student, fulfilling a lifelong dream. We have a dog named Kelly, a cat named Hobo, a horse named Tommy Dorsey and a miniature horse named 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.
It depends on the day as to how much we're home and also on guest sensibilities.
Quiet, very country in 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.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$20 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Check In:||5:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)|
Sandra was an amazing hostess, and the grounds were beautiful. Lovely to have a cup of hot coffee and homemade treats on the back stoop in the morning, watching the horses graze and listen to the birds chirp. I will add that Sandra was incredibly considerate with my dietary restriction (no dairy) - she customized recipes to that limitation - incredible service! Thanks again, Sandra!
Staying at this home was a lovely experience. It was a beautiful, historical inn and it was immaculately clean. Sandra and her husband were very personable. The breakfasts they served were delicious! I would definitely recommend these accomodations..
I have been looking at this BnB for several years and was happy to finally have the opportunity to stay. It is lovely, clean, beautifully decorated in the colonial style. It was a little difficult for anyone with some physical limitations. I was told the bath was private but access was from the corridor which is awkward when up several times in the night. The Inn keeper was not that friendly or forthcoming with assistance the first day setting a rather negative tone. However, completely different the next morning when she presented the full breakfast. Unfortunately I had time constraints and was not able to stay. Everyone has there ups and downs but snapping at someone when they ask about an unfamiliar electrical pot at the continental breakfast is not what you would expect. All people older or not need assistance in unfamiliar environments.
We have updated our description to note that all of our guest rooms are on the second floor and there is no elevator (not surprisingly, since this is a 300 year old house!) All of our rooms do have private baths, one is right next door in the hallway and the other two are ensuite. The ensuite baths have high clawfoot tubs which are difficult for some people to climb into. Not sure what exactly Barbara is referring to since, upon check-in, she requested and received an extra table for her room. She also partook of full breakfasts on both days, when she asked how much additionally she owed us since only continental is included, we graciously (we thought!!) put those breakfasts "on the house". Apologies, publicly, for not meeting your standards and hoping to do better with the next guests.
Lovely hosts, very personable and welcoming. Happy, friendly dog and kitty to boot! BEAUTIFUL home and lovely grounds, very secluded but close enough to Mystic to get there within 5-10 minues by car. Room was comfortable, spacious, and appointed with great amenities. Breakfast was really tasty and it was nice that there were always treats to nibble on. Had a great time, would definitely recommend and will absolutely stay again if we find ourselves in the Mystic area again.
The home is stunning; it takes you back to the era of the first settlers in RI. Our room was beautiful filled with colonial antiques and realy comfortable. We enjoyed the complimentary coffee and tea as well as cookies, a great library of books and the very friendly dog, Kelly. snadra our host was helpful, informative and we enjoyed sitting over breakfast and chatting with her. We highly recommend this home, close to Mysitc seaport and far enough away to get a feel for the New England landscape.
Beautifully restored colonial guesthouse filled with history. Warm and helpful host. A wonderful place to stay.
Very cute, everything that you would expect for a beautifully preserved old home. Sandra was nice. I enjoyed the library of old books. I only regret that the weather was not better during our visit. I would definitely return if I am back in the area.
we loved our stay at the Colonial Stonington Home! Sandra was a wonderful and helpful hostess. Our room was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed the jet bath tub.The house was well kept and clean. The breakfast was delicious. we will definitely be planning another stay.
This place was nice and cozy, Sunday breakfast was great. I was on a house hunting adventure and Sandra was helpful and informative. Hobo is an awesome cat too.
It was a perfect two-night getaway from the city. The house and grounds inspired us to play music, explore, nap and read books. We were greeted each morning to delicious breakfast treats that sent us out the door skipping! Thanks for the lovely accommodation and the attentive, yet relaxed hosting. We hope to visit again! If you are planning a trip to CT, Another Second Penny is most definitely the place to stay.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.