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Paul Moukawsher Owner/Manager

Member since: 2011
Speaks english

Riverview Cottage, Mystic: Large Waterfront Home on Quiet Cove

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Mystic holiday house

House, 5 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Riverview Cottage is one of Mystic's finest waterfront locations. The house, boathouse, and barn are perched directly on the Mystic River. It includes 1.25 acres of quiet land with mature trees and is completely air conditioned. It is an ideal location for families who want a quiet refuge of kayaking and canoeing in close proximity to Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic Aquarium, historic downtown Mystic, and the neighboring beaches of Rhode Island and the Mystic area. Riverview Cottage has a long, waterfront porch furnished with comfortable wicker and rockers as well as an even larger balcony above and a terrace adjoining the lower porch. The house is situated on a large tidal cove populated by osprey, herons, egrets, swans and ducks. A fragrant border of honeysuckle runs along the waterfront sometimes attracting hummingbirds when in bloom. It includes a full kitichen, well-stocked library and a comfortable studio-apartment over the detached garage. The property includes a large boathouse the owners use for storage.

Keywords: Waterfront, water sports, kayak, canoe, boat, bird watching.

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paul Moukawsher Owner/Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks english

About Paul Moukawsher Owner/Manager

The house belongs to a local family that raised four children there. The family spent many years living and playing in this tranquil park-like setting.

Paul Moukawsher Owner/Manager purchased this house in 1996

Why Paul Moukawsher Owner/Manager chose Connecticut Shore

Mystic is between New York and Boston and an easy trip to Providence, Hartford and New Haven yet it offers superb access to beaches, boating, local seafood and world class museums and entertainment.

What makes this house unique

In addition to canoeing, kayaking and birdwatching, the location is a favorite because it is on a scenic road near nature trails just above downtown Mystic and located near the Mystic Aquarium, and Mystic Seaport. This is a historic home.


based on 39 traveller reviews

Riverview Cottage, Mystic: Large Waterfront Home on Quiet Cove
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Third year my family has met here to enjoy a wonderful weekend together! Paul has always been accommodating and the house is kept in great shape! Thank you Paul for another great weekend!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Riverview Cottage is a wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our five day stay at the Riverview Cottage was truly a delight in every respect. The house is charming, well maintained, completely equipped and extremely comfortable. We took advantage of the wonderful waterfront venue and were also able to enjoy the kayaks and canoe provided. The Cottage turned out to be an excellent venue for a welcome dinner the night before our daughter's wedding at the Mystic Seaport. We look forward to staying at the house again in coming years.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family stay for a wedding!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Riverview Cottage for our family to stay at for our wedding. The house was clean and well kept with beautiful views of the Mystic River - perfect for your morning coffee or to enjoy a nice glass of wine at the end of the day. We were able to use the property for the bridal photos as well our wedding party and family photos and the pictures were absolutely stunning. An amazing stay from start to finish!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Reunion at Riverview in Old Mystic

  • 4 of 5

Our family has been staying at the Riverview Cottage for a week each of the last 3 years. We just booked Riverview again for 2017. Overall, the house is wonderful. The view is spectacular. Spending time on the deck/porch sitting in comfortable chairs watching the wildlife on the water go by is the perfect setting for a family reunion. Having the canoe and kayaks right at the private dock ready to be used anytime is perfect.

There is plenty of parking for those staying at the house as well as for many guests. The bedroom accommodations are outstanding. The kitchen is somewhat small for 10-12 people, but serviceable. The location couldn't be better. Overall, it's a wonderful place to stay. However, there is one issue prospective renters should be aware of; that is, the only TV is located in a small space next to the kitchen counter. There is a small couch and a couple of straight back chairs, along with kitchen counter stools. This becomes the gathering space for everyone. If a second TV was put in the main entrance room to the house, along with a large couch and a couple of upholstered easy chairs, it would help immensely. I strongly suggest to the owner that this be done as soon as possible. Again, overall the house is wonderful, but it could be so much better for very little additional expense to the owner.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous rental

  • 5 of 5

Just finished 5 nights at Riverview for my daughter's wedding at Mystic Seaport and we couldn't have asked for a better house to stay in. The house was immaculate and the descriptions were accurate. We had 4 family units staying there. One stayed in the apt over the garage and the others stayed in the main house. Plenty of bedrooms which were very large and bathrooms for everyone. We had a clambake on the property which was a huge hit. Everyone loved the house and the location right on the river. It is so convenient to downtown Mystic where the young people actually conducted a scavenger hunt at various popular places, Mystic Pizza of course, the Harp and Hound Irish pub, the drawbridge ice cream shop, many captains homes, etc. We held the rehearsal dinner at the Engine Room restaurant, an industrial decor with fantastic food and service. We had extremely warm weather but the central air kept the house cool and comfortable. The 2 kayaks and the canoe were in constant use. And the ducks with their ducklings who came up to the back yard were adorable. We couldn't resist feeding them! You will not be disappointed renting this house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to be stranded during a snowstorm! Cozy and beautiful. We loved the fireplace!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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quiet river location with private dock perfect for canoeing and kayaking, access down river to Mystic, Noank, and Long Island Sound, popular fishing spot and boat launch nearby, scenic cove with excellent birdwatching, scenic road popular for walks and bike riding, nature trails in walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Mystic, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season 2016
2 Oct 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
16 Apr 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 14 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$362
Property Damage Protection A$78

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Rental fee includes use of private guest apartment.

New seasonal rates will be in effect as of 1/1/2014.

We are now booking for 2014! Peak season books fast, inquire today!

We charge a cleaning fee based on occupancy/duration starting at $250/stay please inquire.

Pets are not allowed.

We are a NON smoking property.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Mystic, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Master BR En Suite. 3rd Floor of Main House.
    Bathroom 2 - En Suite. 2nd floor of Main House.
    Bathroom 3 - Shared Bathroom. 2nd Floor of Main House.
    Bathroom 4 - 1st Floor. Half Bath next to Kitchen.
    Bathroom 5 - No tub, shower only. Located in Guest Apartment.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Master BR Suite. 3rd Floor of Main House.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , En-Suite BR. 2nd Floor of Main House.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 2nd Floor of Main House. Direct access to Upper Porch.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , 2nd floor of Main House.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Sleeps 2. 2nd floor of Main House.
    Detached Unit - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Studio Style above Garage. Private.
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Separate guest apartment, canoe, private dock, long porch with wicker seating, dining area on balcony, 1.25 acres, spectacular osprey and bird watching spot, quiet location on scenic River Road, minutes from Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, downtown Mystic, near ocean beaches, Pequot and Mohegan casinos, restaurants, shopping and historic sites.

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