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Charming Historic House in Downtown Mystic

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. Sleeps 8

Wonderful 1770 built cape with views of the Mystic River. Five minutes walk to Historic Mystic Seaport, five minutes walk to the numerous restaurants, bars and shops on Main Street. Five minutes drive to Mystic Aquarium and Olde Mystick Village. Just ten minutes drive to the nearest beaches and twenty to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos. The house underwent major improvements in the Spring of 2014 (kitchen extension, second bathroom, and third bedroom). There will be accommodation for 8; two in each bedroom and a very comfortable pull out sofa in the living area.

Wendy and James Canty
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Wendy and James Canty

Hi! We're James and Wendy. We've lived in Mystic for the past 8 years and have raised our children here. Mystic has so much to offer, we'd love to share it with you!

Wendy and James Canty purchased this house in 2009

Why Wendy and James Canty chose Mystic

John Denison House was once a corn shed on the Denison Farm, Mystic's earliest settlement. Later moved down the hill to its current location, John Denison House has been restored and renovated to allow 21st century amenities and comfort whilst still retaining its historic charm. Stay in a bit of history!

What makes this house unique

Walk to everything Mystic has to offer!

Guestbook comments from the owner
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Mystic, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , renovated Spring 2014
  • Bathroom 1 renovated March 2011
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Second Bedroom - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , ground floor bedroom
    living room - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Three bedrooms with further sleeping for two on a comfortable queen sofa bed in the living room.
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
several beach chairs and sand toys are also available for guests


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Charming Historic House in Downtown Mystic
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 23 reviews

Classic house in idyllic town

  • 5 of 5

Cheers to James and Wendy!

Their house, which combines some modern amenities with some old school character, was the perfect fit for a recent trip I took there with my wife, 60-plus year old parents, and brother and sister-in-law.

The home has a big enough back yard to grill and relax as well as a nice open living/kitchen and dining room area that never felt cramped for the six of us.

There is a king bed on the first floor, and two rooms upstairs - one with a couple of single beds and one with a queen. Both of them have wall mounted AC units.

To top it off, the abode is a few minutes stroll from the restaurants and other action this idyllic seaside town has to offer.

I would recommend this house. We had no issues whatsoever.

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, charming home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 5 years ago during our first family trip to Mystic and we enjoyed our stay even more this time! The home has been updated to have a large open kitchen and living room. With 3 bedrooms we were very comfortable as a family of 6. I also was so happy that they had a pack n play and booster high chair for my baby to use. Another big plus was the home is in a wonderful location, walking distance to downtown Mystic, the Seaport and a charming park for the kids to play.

The owners are a pleasure to work with and we'd certainly stay again! Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location in a comfortable cozy home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 stayed at the Dennison Cottage and truly enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect, our kids had sailing camp at the Seaport which is a 5 min walk, and we enjoyed the short walk to town for dinner or ice cream nearly every day. The home had everything we needed and was totally comfortable for all of us. We also loved the backyard and outdoor dining set. Overall, it was a great experience for us, and we will seek to stay again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location and layout of home fit our needs very well

  • 5 of 5

The house was a great fit for my family. The ease of use and enogh save to accommodate my family.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This house is delightful - it was the perfect choice for our family's visit to Mystic. Very comfortable, and situated within easy walking distance to both the Historic Seaport and all the shops and restaurants downtown. There's a great grocery store just a few minutes away, and the kitchen is well-equipped for you to prepare anything you can dream up! Comfy beds, all linens, towels and pillows provided (THANK YOU!). All the comforts of home (minus my Keurig, but I survived). I would definitely recommend this rental to a friend!

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place & great hosts. Near everything in Mystic. Historical landmark cottage, great views.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place & great hosts. Near everything in Mystic. Historical landmark cottage, great views.

Perfect for a week or two to get the most out of a vacation in Mystic.

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Providence, RI
Nearest Barpub
0.12 Miles
The Engine Room
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
New London
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.12 Miles
The Engine Room
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Williams Park Beach
Car: not necessary

Living in Mystic has been like being on permanent vacation for our family! There is always something to do, from walking to the point of Napatree, to mountain biking at bluff point, lounging on amazing beaches, and spoiled for choice with local restaurants. And on cold nights we may even take the short 15 minute drive to Foxwoods for a bit of gaming.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Mystic, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
21 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
29 Jun 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$678.25
cleaning AU$135.65

There is also an additional cleaning fee of $100
We now accept payment by credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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