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Riverview Cottage, Mystic: Large Waterfront Home on Quiet Cove

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Paul Moukawsher Owner/Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
60%
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2017

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.

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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.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Riverview Cottage, Mystic: Large Waterfront Home on Quiet Cove
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 54 reviews
Glen Cove, New York, USA
5

relax on the back deck, drink wine, watch the birds, and talk---the perfect way to end the day

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained house, well furnished, in a great location. The house has a 3rd floor master suite and a mini-apartment above the garage -- both with en-suite bathrooms, perfect for couples with one or two young children who are part of the visiting family. Kitchen well equipped with utensils, though the trash cabinet door needs some attention. Refrigerator is spacious -- two-door refrigerator with lower pull-out drawer freezer. Second floor of house has one bedroom with en suite bathroom and three spacious bedrooms which have to share the single bathroom on that floor. However, we were all related families and we had no problem sharing the common bathroom. There is also a half-bath on the first floor next to the kitchen. The river in front of the house is salt water or brackish and is quite calm. Fun for canoeing and kayaking as well as swimming and catching small porgy fish with grandkids. And the back deck is a delightful place in the evening to drink wine, eat finger food, and watch the birds and just talk. Only suggestion would be to add more deck chairs since, with 6 bedrooms, we had 12 adults plus --on one evening --two guests for "cocktail hour" but not enough chairs for all. Also the morning sun is strong on the deck and a roll-down bamboo shade would create some shade so guests could comfortably drink coffee there in the mornings. The drive into downtown Mystic is fairly short and the town has a number of restaurants ranging from pub food and snacks to more formal dining. Truly a delightful place in which to spend some time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bradenton
5

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

At first sight it seemed like a very nice house. Bedrooms were spacious and appliances were adequate, although the dish washer didn't seem to do a good job, which was probably because of the very hard water. The third floor master suite was very nice and comfortable. Probably the biggest problem was that the second floor shower had very low water pressue and was hard to regulate. The same bathroom's toilet clogged several times and needed constant plunging. The garage apartment worked out great for some unexpected guests. The view and surroundings were really beautiful and peaceful, with the front porch being a great meeting place for morning coffee and cocktails after our six grandchildren went to bed. The kids loved canoeing and catching crabs and fish in the Mystic River. Overall it was a great stay and I would highly recommend it if you're looking for a place in the Mystic area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suffield,, CT
5

Great property, close to everything yet very quiet

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathering was terrific with plenty of room outdoors for activities. Lots of river habitat to observe up close from the shore and when kayaking. Our out of town guests were impressed with the Mystic experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exceptional

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Terrific

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful grand home on a beautiful setting. Stayed a long weekend for my daughters wedding in Stonington. Grreat location in Mystic. Wish we would have extended our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning!!!

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful retreat-not on top of your neighbors. Rented for an annual MDW family vacation, and it was perfect. Everyone loved it. My four year old niece didn't want to leave! !! Check in/out was extremely easy, and was a no hassle process the entire time. As stated on previous posts, the only recommendation is for a larger sitting area aroun the TV or additional TV's . Otherwise, our stay was terrific.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Mystic, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 14 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$691
A$4,836
A$20,096
 
 
Peak Season 2018
15 Apr 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$816
A$5,715
A$20,096
 
 
Off Season 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 13 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
A$691
A$4,836
A$20,096
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$691
A$4,836
A$20,096
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$345.4
Damage Insurance A$74.1

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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Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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