5 BR's with private bath, Sleeps 10. Cupola +2. Maximum 12
Ann or Rick - Members since 2000
About Ann or Rick - Members since 2000
One of us enjoying the opportunity to skipper on a friend's yawl. The other is below making lunch. We believe that a well-designed garden is an essential element of the house for guests to enjoy and continue to develop it with a variety of specimen trees, shrubs, perennials & flowers.
Why Ann or Rick - Members since 2000 chose Mystic
We fell in love with this wonderful house and believe that our guests will love it too. The historic and architectural character of the town and its buildings held a special appeal to two architects whose practice has focused on the restoration of historic properties, commercial and residential, for 30+ years. The house is in a protected historic district filled with a variety of well preserved early homes and the village maintains its character as one built on seafaring and boat building. We have a chance to practice our horticultural skills on a garden rather than the roof of our townhouse. However, there never seems to be enough room for all the trees and shrubs we admire. Mystic is conveniently located and on the Boston/NY Amtrak line. It is wonderful, friendly village with all the requisite services and offers many opportunities for relaxation and intellectual stimulation. Of course, the Mystic Seaport Museum (just a mile walk through the village and across the river) and ready access to to the great sailing waters in the environs were a great draw to us as well. We don't really consider this a vacation home as we live here much of the time. However, we love to share it with others who will care for it in our absence while they explore and enjoy what the area has to offer.
What makes this House unique
One seems never to have enough time to do what they choose to do while visiting because there is such a great choice. Our home has particular appeal to multi-generation family gatherings for a number of reasons. It is big enough to offer comfortable accommodation with 5 bedrooms, each with private bath, plus the cupola. It is also a short walk to the village so different age groups can roam at ease without relying on a car. Parents can take young children to the playground while others shop or just relax. Couples on annual getaways also like to visit and take Vineyard tours, try the many restaurants, visit the nearby museums, take a day trip to Block Island. It seems guests love to congregate at the house or in the garden visiting and reading and then go off in different directions pursuing a selected activity be it fishing, walking, antiquing, choosing a beach, biking, birding, or attending one of the many local events at the Mystic Seaport Museum or in town like the Taste of Mystic or the annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Nice but with issues ....
This property is in a wonderful location in Mystic. The house is large enough for a large family group. And the yard and garden simply beautiful. However, it seemed to us the owner does not really like having tenants. The list of rules and regulations was quite extreme. Broken chairs were left in the house with signs not to sit in them. Do not touch this and that. It felt as if we were guests in a house lived in by the owner as personal items were everywhere. Clothes in closet, food in freezer. One small drawer in kitchen left for our personal food items. The rest of the large kitchen filled with owners things. There were two large tables in dining rooms but not enough chairs to accommodate. The WiFi was public so we were unable to connect our music. The amenities listed included fireplace and washer dryer. Fireplace and washer not working. As owners of a rental property, we would never leave an appliance in a non working condition for a tenant. It would either be fixed or replaced. Our feeling was owner knew we would be one time renters as we were there for our daughter’s graduation so they maybe let some things go.
Wonderful historic home full of charm and comfort.
The place was fantastic for our family during my son's wedding weekend in Mystic. Conveniently located and large enough to easily accommodate a large family. Located perfectly for a walk to town and the church! We love Mystic and would return to this home. Would recommend to all that want to experience old nautical Mystic charm.
A group of friends rented the house for a long birthday weekend. The house was perfect and located within a quick walk of downtown Mystic. We had beautiful weather and were able to sit outside on the back lawn and porch. The bells from the nearby church were great, even the concert on Saturday night. The kitchen has all of the cooking tools you cold possibly want. We will definitely be back.
Beautiful historic home.
Beautiful home located walking distance from shops and restaurants. Great back porch and yard. Enjoyed our stay very much!
Wonderful house and perfect location for exploring Mystic. We plan on returning for another family reunion.
We look forward to your return visit!
1853 Captain Wheeler is worth it!
Our week in this incredible home was nothing short of spectacular. The most well equipped vacation rental we have ever experienced in 30 years of renting. The close proximity to the Mystic village is ideal for every evening strolls, choices of historical venues, eating and drinking, it has it all. every hour you are delighted to hear the church bells toll and on Sunday from 9:00-9:30 am they wake the village with beautiful chimes. Although no AC, the owner has it figured out on air flow and plenty of fans. Worth the visit and more.
We look forward to your family's return visit to explore and enjoy more of the area. There is some history to the lovely church bells. The tower blew off in the 1938 hurricane and the church was without one until a new steeple with carillon was erected in 1969 with the help of generous donations by members of the community.
Our peaceful, friendly neighborhood of historic homes & gardens is a short walk to the village. Mystic is midway between Boston & New York via I95 or Amtrak train. Ferry to Fisher's & Block Island or Orient Point from nearby New London.
Two well provisioned grocers and numerous specialty food shops offer basics and delicious prepared food selections. Top-notch restaurants for most culinary yearnings including some of the freshest local seafood.
The loved independent bookstore, local coffee shops, ice cream offerings, art galleries, gift and apparel shops share Main Street with eateries.
A short walk to Mystic Seaport Museum and its varied activities is a highlight. Be sure to enjoy the restaurant, marine art gallery and restaurant.
There are many attractions & things to do for all. A perfect getaway for family reunions, wedding celebrations or gathering with friends. Enjoy the nautical charm of this historic New England village with excellent food, wine, shopping, cultural & recreational opportunities.
Spectacular, romantic 'lantern' room has views to Montauk, Watch Hill & Block Island. An area rich in history, seafaring, shipbuilding, art & architecture.
Other Activities: ALL SEASON activities include Gardens in spring bloom, US Coast Guard Academy, June Sea Music Festival & Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport, July 4th celebrations, Mystic Outdoor Art Festival in August & Taste of Mystic in September.
Enjoy Mystic Seaport Museum & explore at Mystic Aquarium. Shop Olde Mistick Village, Visit the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Nathanial Palmer National Historic Landmark in Stonington, Florence Griswold Museum & Lyme Artist Colony, the Submarine Force Museum & Nautilus. Eat at Mystic Pizza! Tour the Vineyards & taste Wine!
There are many more! Please visit MysticVacation.
Golf: Many options in the vicinity