Downtown property minutes walk from all things Mystic. On-site parking, front veranda for people watching and rear deck for grilling.
We invite you to enjoy your next New England Experience in historic Mystic at its best while staying at our newly renovated and fully furnished 1845 side-by-side Greek Revival home located in the heart of (old) Mystic River. Here’s a sampling of what our guests have had to say.
“The home itself was clean, charmingly decorated, and extremely comfortable”.
“It was so comfortable, clean and cozy as each day went by we felt more love with the house”.
“The house itself is very charming, with antiques placed throughout. It is conveniently located just two blocks away from Main Street”.
“The house has literally everything you would need, you just have to pack your clothes, go, relax and enjoy your stay”.
“The house was decorated beautifully and the kitchen had everything you could possibly need. The house was also full of great books and board games”.
“We loved that there was a separate dining room with a large table where all 5 of us could eat breakfast and plan our days. I particularly enjoyed the huge and clean bathroom with large tub. Living in NYC, a bathroom like that was a real treat”.
“I have NEVER walked into a property before and felt instantly "at home" like I did with this house. I could quite easily have spent my entire 10 day holiday in the house reading the many books supplied by the owners”.
“Each room has been decorated with unique pieces that give the house character. Not to worry- all the antique pieces add to the comfort of the house without making it feel fragile”.
“Location was exceptional and the Mystic River view from the front porch was a pleasant surprise”.
“Front and back porches are perfect to relax, talk and have fun! Super clean and comfortable”.
“We are so grateful! Michael left us with a ton of information on Mystic and nearby attractions such as hiking trails, beaches, vineyards, yoga studios and more that filled our time completely. We only wish we could have stayed longer to see more and enjoy the beautiful region”.
“From the great communication with the owner, to everything inside and outside the house we couldn't have asked for more”.
“Michael and Dawn have worked wonders on this nineteenth century house; evidently, renovating it has been a labor of love”.
The first floor has a spacious living room, dining area and modern galley kitchen with refrigerator, stove w/oven, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal and pantry. Enjoy the gas grill on the spacious rear deck if you prefer outdoor cooking and dining. There are two roomy bedrooms, cozy reading nook and a modern renovated bathroom with full-size bathtub and shower on the second floor. Both bedrooms have queen sized beds, a comfortable sitting area, dresser drawers and plenty of closet space. This property is furnished not only with all the essentials needed for a comfortable stay but also with a diverse collection of folk art, period pieces, rare books and Americana for your enjoyment during your visit.
Sit back and watch the comings and goings of Mystic River traffic in comfort from the elevated front veranda or walk across the street to enjoy the riverside Coastal Public Access Area amenities. So close to Mystic’s notable eateries there's little doubt your mouth will water as the kitchens ramp up for lunch and dinner – so be warned. This property has generous off-street parking for two cars or a vehicle and modest trailer for boat enthusiasts wanting to take advantage of the public boat launch across the street. Dockage is also available at several of the nearby marinas.
Mystic is a unique New England village straddling the Mystic River. The portion of the village on the right (west) bank was originally known as Mystic River and is part of the town of Groton CT. The left bank was originally known as Mystic Bridge and is a part of the town of Stonington CT. Downtown Mystic River is comprised of Water Street, West Main Street, Pearl Street and Gravel Street. East Main Street, Holmes Street and Cottrell Street make up the Mystic Bridge side of the village. Walking is the best way to get around downtown and all of downtown is within easy walking distance from this property. Browse the shops then pick a restaurant of your liking. Take a leisurely stroll along the riverfront, find a bench and relax for awhile in Mystic River Park. If you prefer to work off a bit of a gastronomic indulgence, you can easily find rentals for kayaks, canoes and bicycles (be sure to check out the free “green bikes”). Day and dinner cruises up and down the river and Fishers Island Sound are sure to make your Mystic visit a most memorable experience.
Whether you prefer walking, biking, water taxi or shuttle, you are only minutes away from restaurants, shopping, multi-denominational houses of worship, Mystic Seaport Museum and Mystic Aquarium, home base to Robert Ballard, the famous discoverer of the Titanic.
It is a short drive to the historic fishing village of Stonington Borough, Foxwoods/MGM Grand and Mohegan Sun Casinos, Fort Griswold on the Groton Bank, Bluff Point State Park, Haley Farm State park, Barn Island Wild Life Preserve, Watch Hill RI and some of the best ocean beaches on the Atlantic coast.
This property has easy access from I-95 (Exit 89 or Exit 90). Bradley International Airport (Hartford/Springfield) is approximately a 1hr 20m drive; T.F. Green International (Providence/Warwick RI) is about a 45-minute drive; Logan International (Boston) is only a 2hr drive. If you're coming by train to New London you’ll have a 15-minute drive; By train to Westerly RI it’s about a 25-minute drive; If you take the train to Mystic Depot you'll have a 10-minute walk from the depot to the property but it will undoubtedly take a bit longer as you take in the sites of this historic village.
Wonderful stay in Mystic! The house was comfortable, charming and conveniently located close to the center of town. Michael and Dawn were the perfect hosts. Excellent communication and small touches made our stay relaxing and stress free. Highly recommend!
We had a very nice weekend getaway at Michael's home. The location is ideal - just a very short walk to all the main restaurants and shops in mystics. The home is cozy with nice areas for chatting and a big dinner table for playing board games, eating dinner, etc...Overall, definitely recommended!
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Five girlfriends and I shared Michael and Dawn's house for the long 4th of July weekend (2013). It was amazing! The house was so nice and comfortable and had everything we needed. Michael even brought over some tupperware at our request which was above and beyond. We loved hanging out and people watching on the front porch and grilling and eating in the back terrace. The house is right on the water and so close to town, just a stone's throw from the famous and delicious Mystic Pizza.
Both Michael and his son, Kevin, were so helpful if we needed anything and we are so grateful! Michael left us with a ton of information on Mystic and nearby attractions such as hiking trails, beaches, vineyards, yoga studios and more that filled our time completely. We only wish we could have stayed longer to see more and enjoy the beautiful region.
We are so pleased with our stay and thank Michael and Dawn enormously!
I stayed at the house with five other friends for a weekend in Mystic, and had a great experience. Michael got in touch with me quickly to make all the arrangements for our stay, and was helpful with all my questions.
The house itself is very charming, with antiques placed throughout. It is conveniently located just two blocks away from Main Street, where Mystic Pizza is. There are also a full working kitchen and a back deck, both of which we used.
During our stay, we visited a local vineyard, a farm stand, the beach and some other New England sights. The free travel guide that was in the house was helpful, and led us to Saltwater Farm Vineyard, which is beautiful.
I have nothing but nice things to say about Michael and the house at Mystic River.
Michael was a pleasure throughout. He responded quickly to my initial note, and he gave a bunch of suggestions on things to do in Mystic.
The house was charming and well-located. A quick walk to town but surprisingly serene in the back porch, it had direct river views and two full bedrooms, all decorated with fun vintage posters and antiques.
Again, nothing not to like here. Book the place without reservation.
So a friend recommended me to check out places to stay on air bnb. A few places popped up while I searched for places in mystic ct. But this house stood out from the rest. I liked the fact that it was a private house with two floors and no one to bother us. Not a busy hotel. Not noisy people down the hall. Just peace and quiet. The house was decorated beautifully and the kitchen had everything you could possibly need. The house was also full of great books and board games. The area where the house is locate is beautiful. The water is right across the street. And full of boats. It's not a busy street. But close to everything you can possibly want. Thank you Micheal for such a pleasant time.
Me and my friends spent the Easter weekend in Mystic after a never-ending winter in upstate NY and preferred to stay in this house. We were very happy with our choice. The house is decorated in a style of its own, very cool and really comfortable. The location is favorable. It is all within very close walking distance from the main attractions in the unique town of Mystic and some very nice local eateries too. Front porch overlooks a nice view of the river and ports, back porch is quite spacious for grilling or just for enjoying the sun.
Starting from the moment we booked this place, Micheal was extremely quick and responsive to all our needs and questions (including bringing out a brand new grill to the back porch, which we enjoyed a lot). They even made the courtesy of leaving some Easter treats for us before we arrived, it was lovely.
The house has literally everything you would need, you just have to pack your clothes, go, relax and enjoy your stay. There is a quite extensive guide book that they prepared, showing all kinds of restaurants and local attractions that we made use of. The kitchen is all well equipped, should you prefer cooking yourself. All the rooms are spacious, the beds are comfortable, the bathroom is new. We were totally satisfied with the overall experience of our stay.
The region has a lot to offer for a longer stay as well, so if we had another opportunity to visit the area, we would definitely go back and stay in this house without any doubt.
My husband and I have just spent two wonderful weeks here as we prepared for his deployment. We were looking for a unique place to make memories for our last two weeks together for a while. Mystic and this home were perfect for that. The home itself was clean, charmingly decorated, and extremely comfortable. We were within walking distance of some of the greatest restaurants, stores, and coffee shops including Daniel Packer Inn (a must if you stay for any length of time in Mystic).
Michael and his wife, Dawn are extremely kind and attentive and I really felt that had I needed anything at all they would have made it happen.
We stayed in the month of February but I would love to go back in the summer. The house is across the road from the Mystic River which I can only imagine is beautiful with the sailboats passing by. The house also has a front and back porch which would be great for grilling, reading, and other such leisurely activities.
If you are looking to experience Mystic then this is the place to stay!! :)