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Charming Historic House in Downtown Mystic

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2017

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 Connecticut Shore

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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Mystic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , renovated Spring 2014
  • Bathroom 1 renovated March 2011
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Master - 1 queen , ground floor bedroom
  • Three bedrooms with further sleeping for two on a comfortable queen sofa bed in the living room.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
several beach chairs and sand toys are also available for guests


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Charming Historic House in Downtown Mystic
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 18 reviews

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect location. Charming historic home.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is within walking distance to all the destinations in Mystic. It is stocked with everything you need. We had 8 people and we were very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in Mystic for our first time visiting the area. Staying at the home was so relaxing and the owners were so accommodating to us. We would recommend this home to anyone who may inquire and we will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in close proximity to Mystic's main attractions

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely house. The house included all the basic amenities plus some as added bonus! We loved the house book which included restaurant & activity recommendations. We pretty much used this as our guide for our stay. We loved that we could walk to most attractions & restaurants so it was easy to return to Mystic Seaport for 2nd day. I would highly recommend this house to others. The owners were very responsive and pleasant to deal with too. Thank you Wendy! Your house is fab!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique Gem of a Home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a lovely week at the John Denison house while exploring Mystic and surrounding areas. Unique cottage with history but updated for comfort. It was well located, quick walk to shops and the Mystic Seaport. Owners Wendy and James have outfitted the house so well, like being at home. Peaceful setting. We really appreciated the book letting us know particulars about the house and sightseeing recommendations.

Thank you!

Marcia and David Campbell

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in the house! Location is ideal, walk to everything: fabulous shops, restaurants, and activities. We walked to the aquarium, the seaport, the shops. We took a short drive to the beautiful Misquamicut Beach, and another short drive to the USS Nautilus Submarine Museum. Every detail is tended to in order to make your stay more accommodating. Was able to cook in the fully stocked kitchen, BBQ, choose a book from the shelf and play board games from the nice selection on hand. Even DVD's were provided for our down time at home. Upon arrival the house was immaculate. So many comforts of home that you usually don't find in a rental. James and Wendy you have done an outstanding job and we thank you so much for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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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. Two highly reputed restaurants are opening Spring 2014. And on cold nights we may even take the short 15 minute drive to Foxwoods for a bit of gaming.


Rates & Availability

Mystic House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

refundable deposit $300
cleaning $125
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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