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26 School House - Secluded waterfront with panoramic views and magnificent sunse

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

A chef's paradise!! Incredible new kitchen, 6 burner gas stove, 12 ft ceiling.

Year Round Destination Search "26SchoolHouse" Mystic CT for more information and incredible video.

Massive renovation completed Spring 2016 with new kitchen designed by a local architect and a professional chef. Everything you need to create incredible meals. This is a chef's dream kitchen that also has a constantly updated guide of where to get the absolute best ingredients. A seafood market that features local fish and shellfish is less than a mile away.

There are 9 professionally decorated rooms, with new hardwood, tile, and plank flooring throughout. State-of-the-art electronics are constantly upgraded and maintained.

Every season here has its own sounds, views and activities that are truly unique. Set on Mason's Island in a wooded, gated community, easily accessed by a short causeway. Situated between the historic seaside villages of Mystic and Stonington. Ideal for walking, biking and sightseeing. An active osprey nest is just off the back yard. Close to Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, Foxwood Casino, beaches, Newport Mansions, Block Island Ferry and Amtrak. Enjoy farmers markets, art festivals, outstanding shopping, great restaurants and local seafood. A dock is available for your small boat. The glassed in sun porch is surrounded on three sides by water; Perfect for viewing the breathtaking sunsets and enjoying the ocean breezes. The waterside beauty can be enjoyed year round at this home.

Location: The house is located in a protected wetlands area with many old growth trees on the property. The house was carefully designed to fit into the surrounding environment. Egrets, osprey, deer turkeys, red fox, swans, and ducks are frequent visitors. There are seal sightings in the winter months. The sun room is surrounded on three sides by water and is a phenomenal spot to relax, read a book, or dine and watch the constant parade of boats going to Mystic Seaport and the marinas.

Walking, running, cycling: Mason's Island is ideal for outdoor activities. Limited traffic and wide paved roads are ideal for bicycles, walkers and runners. More serious cyclers go venture off the island to experience historic, beautiful scenery and a great mix of flat and hilly areas. There is a fully equipped bicycle shop only 1.6 miles away.

Dining: There are many restaurants in the area. Numerous restaurants are within 1.6 miles in Mystic and also in Stonington Village about 5 miles away. Stonington is a tiny picturesque colonial whaling village with narrow streets, stately houses and a choice of many very good restaurants as well as wonderful shops and ocean views, museums and historic walks.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Glori

***** ****

My wife and I live out of state. We use the house when we can and eventually plan to retire here. Our dachshund is a devoted Steelers fan

Glori purchased this house in 1942

Why Glori chose Mystic

My grandparents built this house in 1946 when there were only a few people on the Island. They were able to get an absolutely ideal location. I have been coming here since the 1950s. We have continually updated the house and have had it professionally decorated. We don't put very much away, so our guests will feel that they are in a real home, not a rental

What makes this house unique

Everybody who walks into the house is taken by the views and the way that it fits naturally into the setting. It is very well decorated but has a relaxed feel that makes it very comfortable. The sounds of the water and wildlife are simply incredible. The coziness does not mean antiquated. The electronics are incredible and easy to use. Security is foremost with digital door locks, security system, driveway surveillance, smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, and thermostats are of which are integrated and computer controlled. Home theater, stereo, and internet are very reliable and easy to use. Very clear instructions cover all aspects of the house, and a large notebook contains an exhaustive compilation of things to do.


Mystic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • A signed contract is required for all rentals. No rental agreement is complete or binding without a signed contract. See Sample Contract and Rules
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Sitting Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master - 1 queen , New flooring throughout
    Upstairs 1 - 2 twin/ single , Hardwood flooring refinished Feb, 2015
    Upstairs 2 - 1 queen , Brand new hardwood floor installed Feb 2015
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Repainted, new tile, and new furniture, Feb 201
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Lots more information available. search 26schoolhouse (Our own website) Wood, tile, slate, and luxury vinyl flooring throughout. Amazing sunroom with water on three sides. Provides incredible views and has a large table for dining


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26 School House - Secluded waterfront with panoramic views and magnificent sunse
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Amazing rental worth a visit for any reason

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 5 sisters/best friends who have been taking a girls weekend for the past 15+ years. We graduated from an overnight at HOJO to a weekend away. We have stayed in many places but often come back to the mystic area as we enjoy it tremendously. This year I was able to find this home on Home Away. All of our trips to the area and we never knew Mason's Island existed. What a find. The location is between Mystic and Stonington for great shopping. Not enough can be said about the home itself. The house is huge with plenty of common rooms and more sleeping area than you need. The newly renovated kitchen is to die for, even if you don't cook like our group. It was a rainy chilly weekend but we just had to sit outside on the enclosed porch and enjoy the view. You feel like you are actually in the water. Everywhere we looked we found another treasure in this home that we had missed before. It is so peaceful and serene even the osprey didn't mind us checking them out. It was decided before we left that we would no longer look for a new place to go each year. We could not top this house, nor do we want to. Glori and Chuck are so helpful if you need them. We would all recommend this home to rent for a long weekend or week. I actually plan to bring my husband here for a weekend away for the two of us, then the girls will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Spot!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this lovely home and location....the location on the water, the sunroom, the rooftop deck, lot's of room, secluded area yet so close to the Mystic and Stonington sights. My husband and I had such a wonderful week from sun up to sundown....the boats going in an out were fun to watch, lovely birds, beautiful sunsets and a feeling of being in the middle of a nature preserve. The owners were so helpful, everything they say about the house and tips to enjoy the area is spot on. The newly remodeled kitchen is a dream, yet so many good restaurants near by they are hard to resist. Everything you need in the house is provided, we wanted for nothing. Close to wineries too! This would be my first choice if I was going back to area again. Our adult children each joined us for an overnight and they loved it too!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Waterfront Home

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for a niece's wedding -- perfect for us. We didn't have great weather but the house is so comfortable with so many different seating areas. My family then left and my suite mates from college arrived. Couldn't have been better. The kitchen us beautifully setup (not that we cooked much!). Didn't have to buy condiments, etc. Wine and cheese on the upper deck for sunset was spectacular. The views are terrific from many rooms.

The owners are terrific. They put lots of terrific info together on attractions, restaurants, etc. And they are very accessible.

The house description is very accurate. Everything is very clean. Beds, couches, chairs were all very comfortable. Honestly, this place couldn't have been better!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible Property

  • 5 of 5

This is an incredible property with wonderful owners.

The property:

The pictures show a great, inviting house and location. The reality is even better! The location is easy to find if you follow the directions. The house is wonderful! It is quite spacious, with many areas to relax and be mesmerized by the water. The views from inside and outside the house must be experienced to truly appreciate. We had great weather, so were able to utilize the outdoor seating often. The seating areas inside are numerous, you will never feel crowded here. The kitchen is fabulous! It is roomy with great updates and is well stocked with anything you might need. The bedrooms are spacious with very comfortable will get great sleep at night. The house has three full bathrooms and each shower has great water-pressure.

The owners:

Wonderful people. Communication with the owners was fantastic. They sent information about the history of the house and its changes/updates (adds to the appreciation of the house), guidelines as to eating options (restaurants, take-out and grocery store options), suggestions of near-by attractions (though you may not want to leave the house once you arrive) and thorough instructions about everything in the house. You can feel the love they have for this house. Thank you to them for sharing this gem with us!

We look forward to renting this house again and do not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family who will give this house the appreciation and care it deserves.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnificent setting in a lovely home on the water

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded our expectations as it was nestled in a private location but was equipped with everything you could possibly want or need for a wonderful vacation on the Mystic river. The dock and the small private beach enabled you to go boating or swimming right from the house.

The owners were amazingly responsive to any communication and were absolutely delightful. There are actually two master bedroom suites with bathrooms that are both very spacious with plenty of room for clothing and accessories. The kitchen is equipped with absolutely anything a person could desire. It was recently renovated and is beautiful and functional. My family hopes to stay here next year as I am sure we could not possibly find a better home for our summer vacation in this area. Stoning ton and Mystic offer so much to do and yet when you are at this home you feel secluded in your own world enjoying the birds and all that surrounds you.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glorious Stay --- Feels like floating on the sea!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying here and it is quite simply the most relaxing glorious place to stay. It keeps getting better. The first year we were captivated by the sun room --- the places sits atop a rock outcropping and you are quite literally surround by water. It is easy for the day to slip by until the sun sets directly over the dock -- stunning. This year we were amazed by the new kitchen -- it is a chef's dream and the glass fish display that sits atop is wonderful. You know this is a special home and are grateful Glori and family share it. There are so many kind touches -- gentle directions on where to find things, how to use things, where you might get a bite, take a walk or go to a farmer's market. Feels like an old friend or dear family members has let you use the place while they are away. Unlike other shore places -- you are not on top of your neighbors -- but surrounded by lush land, marshes, water and the osprey family. At times I do wish there was no internet connection! -- so one could be on the rocks and off the grid. You will not find a more peaceful, well equipped, beautiful place on the shore. My 90 year old mother who has dementia waked up every morning arrived on the sun porch and exclaimed -- 'what a beautiful spot" as if each day it was the first time she saw the ocean and blue sky.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Pita Spot
Very good food, family owned. Took off one start because it is no longer BYOB
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150

1) A signed contract is required for all rentals
2) HomeAway charges guests a SERVICE FEE. 26 School House, Mystic, CT has nothing to do with this fee and does not receive any portion of it.
3) Currently CT does not require occupancy tax to be paid. If this policy changes, this tax will be passed on to renters.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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