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Riverview Cottage, Mystic: Large Waterfront Home on Quiet Cove

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

Paul Moukawsher Owner/Manager
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

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 Mystic

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.


Mystic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 queen , Master BR Suite. 3rd Floor of Main House.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En-Suite BR. 2nd Floor of Main House.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor of Main House. Direct access to Upper Porch.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor of Main House.
    Detached Unit - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Studio Style above Garage. Private.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2nd floor of Main House.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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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Riverview Cottage, Mystic: Large Waterfront Home on Quiet Cove
average rating of 4.96875 based on 64 reviews

There is a group of us that have stayed at this house for the past four years. We love it very much

  • 5 of 5

This property is awesome and the owner is great to work with. He is making improvements every year and whenever we need his assistance with something he takes care of it immediately. We plan to go back in 2019.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, great location

  • 5 of 5

Great house, awesome location on the water and close to mystic seaport. Our family spent Thanksgiving there and it was perfect. Plenty of space and utensils to cook. We would have liked to have more seating in the common areas to accommodate our party of six. Overall a good place to stay. Thank you

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable for three families with little ones. Close to town and beautiful setting! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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picture perfect for wedding weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This property fulfilled its promise in every way. From the swan that greeted us upon our arrival, to the gorgeous setting for photos of bride and attendants getting ready, to the canoe my cousins used to paddle to the sea, to the porch for folks to gather and relax the morning after, this was the perfect place to host family and friends for a beautiful mystic wedding.

Thank you Paul!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house on the Mystic River with beautiful views. We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely with 5 good size bedrooms & 41/2 bathrooms. It has a large porch with wicker furniture facing the river. Gorgeous sunrise on the river! It is nicely furnished and can accommodate large gatherings. Beautiful setting , lots of parking and conveniently located near downtown Stonington, Mystic, and I-95. Would highly recommend it as a rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and clean

  • 5 of 5

Good house for a large group with plenty of bathrooms and bedrooms

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Property Damage Protection $59

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.

Thank You!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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