1853 CAPTAIN WHEELER HOUSE-HISTORIC SEAPORT HOME GARDEN-RENTAL RETREAT

Ann or Rick - Homeaway members since 2000

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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1853 CAPTAIN WHEELER HOUSE-HISTORIC SEAPORT HOME GARDEN-RENTAL RETREAT

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Mystic House Rental Photos and Description

5 BR's with private bath, Sleeps 10. Cupola +2. Maximum 12

* * Historic Sea Captain’s home - Thriving Seaport Village * * Autumn Availability * * Cheerful & sunny. Ideal for extended family, couples & celebrations, reunions & wedding accommodations. This Italianate Victorian home restored by Owners, both architects, is well located for many activities. Tall ceilings, gracious rooms, large windows, striking detail & plank floors evoke a prosperous period in Mystic's Seafaring Heritage. Each corner room is colorful & light-filled with views in two directions. The fully-equipped, bright kitchen has access to a covered porch with dining for 4 & the garden with seating for more. Relax & visit in the large parlor, formal or informal dining room, porches or yard. Enjoy morning coffee rocking on the front porch as the sun rises . Choose from among 5 ample bedrooms, all with private bath on the 2nd floor or ascend to your private retreat at the top. Fully furnished. Prepared for your arrival for a Summer Vacation, Fall Retreat, Winter Holiday or Spring Break.

We are interested in your Inquiry: . . . . Please email & let us know if you are familiar with the Mystic & the area, the number and complement in the party and any other information which will assist us in responding. We enjoy sharing our home with others who appreciate historic houses and visiting a seaport village in a region which offers a rich history, culture, nature, water and other activities. . . . Mystic is a desired location for WEDDINGS with many fabulous possibilities from wineries to historic locations. Terrific FOOD catered by regional chefs. Abundant year round pastimes and recreational options for guests. The 1853 CAPTAIN WHEELER HOUSE is ideally suited for families of the bride or groom and wedding parties. . . . National Geographic Adventure Magazine September 2007 issue listed their '50 Best Adventure Towns, State-by-State'. These are the 50 best places to live and play in 5 categories. Mystic ranked as one of the top 10 Waterfront Places.

Visit our Home Page: . . . . Through the link below 'Property Details Website'. The 1853 Captain Wheeler House web site has more information, photos and our 'Activities Links' to the many things available in the area!

Events & Current Availability: . . . . MYSTIC Seaport has great events scheduled: . . May LOBSTER Days, . . June SEA MUSIC Festival, . . . June WOODEN BOAT Show & small craft weekend, . . . July 4th, . . . July Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous, . . . August Model Yacht Regatta, . . . August Antique Marine Engine Show, . . . September Coastweeks Regatta, . . . September Antique Motor Vehicle Show, . . . October Columbus weekend Chowder Days, . . . for the Holidays - LANTERN LIGHT TOURS ! . . . . . Mystic Outdoor ART Festival FIRST Weekend in August. . . . . TASTE of MYSTIC 2nd weekend in Sept * * ........THANKSGIVING & NEW YEARS are available * * Please check our calendar.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ann or Rick - Homeaway members since 2000 (Owner)
Advertiser since 2000
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About Ann or Rick - Homeaway members since 2000

One of us enjoying the opportunity to skipper on a friend's yawl. The other is below making lunch.

Why Ann or Rick - Homeaway members since 2000 chose Mystic

We fell in love with this wonderful home in anticipation of being here full time at some point. 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 nearly 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 Seaport or in town like the Taste of Mystic or the annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

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1853 Captain Wheeler House-Historic Seaport Home Garden-Rental Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Mystic Connecticut Shore
New York City
5

Terrific family getaway

  • 5 of 5
We rented out this home with little notice - the cheerful owners hustled to get it cleaned on unexpectedly short order. It is beautiful, decorated charmingly, and spacious, with a wide variety of gathering places for different groupings of people to gather, talk, play, and more. Some beds were firmer than others. Old-fashioned games (and newer ones) kept the little ones occupied, as did picking vegetables in the garden. There's a terrific public playground a short walk away, and just walking the houses in the neighborhood is pleasant. A huge, varied reading supply is available throughout the house, as well. The kitchen is extremely well stocked, and we prepared all our meals (for 9) in it without difficult, serving and eating them in the dining room. The gardens and grounds were quite enchanting in late August. It is a five minute walk to historic Mystic, with beautiful views, shops, restaurants, and boats.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It is such a pleasure to know that our guests have enjoyed our home and wonderful town. We feel it is a special place that is particularly suitable to multi-generational family groups as there is much of interest withing walking distance for many ages. It is particularly heartening to arrive back to a home as clean as we left it with the feeling it was appreciated as a special retreat. Thank you!
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1853 Captain Wheeler House-Historic Seaport Home Garden-Rental Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101611
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Mystic Connecticut Shore
Clark, NJ 07066 United States
5

Better than a home away from home.

  • 5 of 5
Twelve of us showed up on May 30 to celebrate 2 birthdays and a wedding anniversary. I knew it was the right place to be for our mini-vacation when I saw the well kept gardens. The inside of the house was well kept and very clean. Hope we left it as clean as we found it and maybe some extra items in the refrigerator for the next visitors. Close to Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Aquarium. Thoroughly enjoyable stay! I overheard several of the group say... 'We have to do this again!'
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Please visit again! You are all wonderful, thoughtful guests and we are glad that we could provide a home and garden for you to gather and celebrate. It is always appreciated to return and find our home as clean as when we left, knowing that it was filled with stories, games and creating new memories. The extra food items not a bother and always put to good use. You did pick a lovely time for the garden which is a work in progress and of interest in all seasons, the birds especially enjoying the berries well into the winter. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Mystic Connecticut Shore
Mystic
5

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We had such a wonderful Christmas holiday at your Captain's home. When you asked for comments for the guestbook we couldn't resist adding ours. Everyt...
  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful Christmas holiday at your Captain's home. When you asked for comments for the guestbook we couldn't resist adding ours. Everything was more than expected. The Christmas tree, garlands & festive decorations ready for our own stockings. Then, the timely snow fell silently. Some thought the ghost of the captain was in charge in the attic. Our sunny walks in the snow from the Mystic Seaport Museum, through the festive village & up the hill to your home brought back warm memories of past family gatherings. Thank you for sharing your lovely, peaceful home with us at this special time of year.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2003
  • Stayed: Jul 2003
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Mystic Seaport
Mystic Aquarium
Mystic Pizza
S&P Oyster Co.
Abbott's Lobster in the Rough
B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill
KITCHEN LITTLE
Captain Daniel Packer Inne
Sea Swirl of Mystic
Somewhere in Time
Stonington's Old Lighthouse Museum
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
Dog Watch Cafe
Submarine Force Library & Museum
Argia Mystic Cruises
Watch Hill Carousel & Beach
Napatree Point
McQuade's Marketplace
Cask'n Keg
Nearest Airport
44 Miles
TF Green - Providence
Nearest Ferry
9.5 Miles
New London
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Mystic
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
5 minute walk to many choices
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Esker Point
Car: recommended

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.

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 the ACTIVITIES link on our home page.

Golf: Many options in the vicinity

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $550 Per night

Mystic House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Indian Summer
Sep 12 2014 - Oct 16 2014
3 night minimum stay
$625
From
$675
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,850
 
 
Fall
Oct 17 2014 - Oct 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$600
From
$650
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,675
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$550
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,325
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$650
$3,850
 
 
Holiday Shopping
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
$550
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,325
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
$700
$4,200
 
 
Winter-Early Spring
Jan 2 2015 - Mar 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,325
 
 
Spring
Mar 20 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$575
From
$625
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,500
 
 
Late Spring
May 1 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$600
From
$650
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,675
 
 
Early Summer
May 15 2015 - Jun 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$600
From
$650
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes SUMMER: Minimum 1 week stay & Sat. arrival preferred. Additional days considered.
$3,325-$4,200 / week, $1,650-$2,025 / 3 nights, Holidays & Event Weekends $2,400-$2,800 / 4 night minimum.
Rates per 8 guests. Additional guests / each: $125 / Summer week; $100 / 4 nights; $75 / 3 nights.

Check-in 4:00 pm, check-out 10:00 am. Confirmed 6:00 pm late check-out 1/2 the daily rate.
Reservation will be secured upon receipt of signed rental agreement & initial deposit. Personal checks and PayPal accepted.
Damage deposit: $500-$1,000 / length of stay / number of guests
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Amenities

Amenities

Mystic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder room - toilet
    Wing - toilet , combination tub/shower , private
    Captain Nat's - toilet , shower , private
    Sailmaker Jason - toilet , shower , private
    Cook Adam - toilet , combination tub/shower , private
    Navigator Nell - toilet , combination tub/shower , private
  • The third floor double bed room in the 'Lantern' must share a private bath on the second floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Wing - 1 queen , + bath
    Captain Nat - 2 twin/ single , + bath
    Sailmaker Jason - 2 twin/ single , + bath
    Cook Adam - 2 twin/ single , + bath
    Navigator Nell - 2 twin/ single , + bath
    Lantern - 1 double
  • Beds: 1 wing bedroom with queen & private bath (tub & shower), 4 corner bedrooms each with 2 twin beds and private bath (2 tub/shower, 2 shower only), 3rd floor lantern with double (not suitable for young children or those needing ready access to a bathroom at night & shares one of the private baths on the 2nd floor). * Our home is most comfortable with 8-10 guests. We can comfortably sleep 12 maximum. * LINENS provided & beds made. Bathrooms furnished with TOWELS and necessities.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Kitchen is bright, functional & well equipped. Appliances include a Thermador 5 burner gas cooktop, Bosch double oven, SubZero refrigerator & freezer, dishwasher, food disposer as well as necessary small appliances. It is also well fitted with cookware, utensils & dinnerware. * Please note the maximum we can sleep is 12. The house is most comfortable with 8-10 in the 5 BR's with private bath on the 2nd floor. * Bikes are available to rent at Mystic Bike Rentals or Mystic Cycle Center and kayaks at King Cove Marina.

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