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Charming, Historic House in Downtown Mystic

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Our 4 room apartment, the first floor of the 1879 historic home of Allen Avery, allows you the opportunity to get away from your every day routine and find yourself only one short block away from the gateway to what has been aptly named Mystic Coast and Country. With beautiful hardwood floors and lots of sunny windows, this can be your home away from home for a short stay or a long, lazy summer. Located in the historic district, you can stroll amongst the other historic homes or shop and dine in the heart of downtown Mystic. You can walk across the historic bascule bridge and rent kayaks or canoes to explore the Mystic River, watch the 100 year old Sabino steam by going to and fro from Mystic Seaport or be on board the historic Prudence Island Ferry as she passes under the bridge and heads out to Fishers Island Sound. But be sure to enjoy an ice cream cone on the walk back home.

You can use the fully equipped kitchen to whip up a 5 course meal or grill up the fresh local catch of the day on the brick patio, ending the evening at the nearby pub or one of the theaters. The off-street parking area is surrounded by unique perennial gardens to be enjoyed by all and the house is both child and pet friendly, with some owner discretion with regards to the latter. It is a non-smoking accommodation and property.

Window air conditioners and ceiling fans cool things down in the summer and a powerful gas stove in the living room as well as electric baseboard heat keeps you warm when the temperatures start to drop. The apartment easily sleeps 6 with a queen size bed in the bedroom and a double bed futon and full size sleeper sofa in the living room. The dining room accommodates 6 at the table, while the kitchen is able to host a cozy breakfast, lunch or dinner for 2. There is one full bath. The layout of the apartment easily adapts for a family, two couples, or a girls’ only getaway. There is a flat screen TV, DVD, and stereo in the living room and another flat screen TV in the bedroom.

Keywords: First floor of a house, off-street parking, walk to restaurants, shops, river, Mystic Seaport

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Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About The Owner

We live nearby and frequently complain to each other that there are so many things to do that it is hard to choose! We hope that you will have the same problem and would love to help you customize your visit to take advantage of all the opportunities this region can offer: history, art, nature, culture and theater; entertainment venues and outdoor activities of all sorts.

Or if you are a lighthouse lover, there are more than half a dozen lighthouses to be sighted off the shores of southeastern Connecticut as well as several places on shore in Stonington, Mystic, Groton and New London to go to learn about them up close and personal.

We love to travel and experience things as a native and want to offer that opportunity to our guests as well.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Anne-Marie,

We had a great family dropped in on a few occasions and fell in love with the may get some new CT clients!
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Mystic, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size beds (1), 1 porta crib possibly available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 1 futon and 1 full size sleeper in living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Washer/dryer in kitchen, off-street parking for 1 car, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, bedroom has queen size bed, living room has futon that opens to a full size bed as well as a full size sleeper sofa, easy walking distance to the heart of downtown Mystic and the famous Mystic Pizza.


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Charming, Historic House in Downtown Mystic
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 23 reviews


  • 1 of 5

Location convenient but- nightmare parking. No hot water on first morning bc owner had breaker for water heater off.

NOISE from upstairs tenant - coughing, spitting, bathroom noises at 5 am.

NOISE from bar up street until 2-3 am, I guess residents on this street don’t bother their town council.

Shabby old furniture, sagging floors.

Not the best VRBO I’ve had.

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place so much to do not enough time!!!

  • 5 of 5

We where so happy to have had the privilege to stay in such a great fun place.will definitely stay again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful town, great food and shops, had a great time kayaking and paddle boarding

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. Other than the moldy throw carpet in living room (we recommend tossing or doing a proper cleaning of it)it was super cozy, GREAT location, well equipped and cute!

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The moldly throw carpet is apparently a new issue - but with the high humidity levels we've been having, it's not a surprise - and it will be dealt with post-haste!!
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The best central mystic rental!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our entire Mystic vacation based right in the center of town. The apartment is large, charming and perfect for small groups and families. There were good bed options (2 pullouts, futon). Anne-Marie was a very helpful host detailing the ins and outs of herproperty and our daughter wanted to adopt her! You probably should stop your Mystic rental search here because it's perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad your family enjoyed staying at our downtown Mystic retreat! And I would adopt your daughter in a flash!!! I hope you come back for your 20th anniversary - if not before! Anne-Marie Foster
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Wonderful apartment in beautiful Mystic, CT!

  • 5 of 5

Extremely convenient to Main Street Mystic!

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure renting to you, Stephen! You're welcome back every winter if you are interested! Anne-Marie
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Walk Everywhere!

  • 5 of 5

We rented for the Month of July staying mostly on long weekends and really enjoyed the apartment. It is right downtown and this lets you walk everywhere easily. 90+% of all restaurants are a 5 minute walk or less. Also, a walk around the block takes you through the finest historic home district in Mystic, absolutely beautiful. Anne-Marie is a great landlord and has the place stocked to the rafters with every conceivable thing you will need from 2 sets of dishes, kitchen gadgets, even cloth napkins and placemats. Also every cleaning supply, personal toiletry, extra towels etc. etc. Being there a month, we got to know Anne- Marie and she is right on top of everything. The apartment is clean and comfortable. This was a great base for our vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A short one block walk to the shops, restaurants and attractions of historic Mystic, including Mystic Seaport and access to the Mystic River for kayaking and canoeing, 5 minute drive to Mystic Aquarium, Olde Mistick Village and Mystic Factory Stores. 15 minute drive to beaches, museums, lighthouses, casinos, hiking and biking trails. So much to see and do, never enough time!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$100.79
Pet Fee AU$33.6
Damage Deposit AU$268.78

$250/night for 1 night.
$225/night for 2 nights.
$200/night for 3 nights.
$175/night for 3 - 6 nights.
$1000 for 1 week.
$1700 for 2 weeks.
$2400 for 3 weeks.
$3000 per month.
$75 cleaning fee for stays of 2 weeks or less; $100 for stays of 2+ to 4 weeks; $150 for 4+ weeks.
$1000 security deposit is required for long term rentals of greater than 2 months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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