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Riverview Cottage, Mystic: Large Waterfront Home on Quiet Cove

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Riverview Cottage along with its boathouse and barn.


Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mystic house description

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.


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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Please inquire....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Master BR Suite. 3rd Floor of Main House. ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                En-Suite BR. 2nd Floor of Main House....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                2nd Floor of Main House. Direct access to Upper Porch....moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

                2nd floor of Main House....moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Sleeps 2. 2nd floor of Main House....moreless

              • Detached Unit: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Studio Style above Garage. Private. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

                Master BR En Suite. 3rd Floor of Main House. ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2

                En Suite. 2nd floor of Main House....moreless

              • Bathroom 3

                Shared Bathroom. 2nd Floor of Main House....moreless

              • Bathroom 4

                1st Floor. Half Bath next to Kitchen....moreless

              • Bathroom 5

                No tub, shower only. Located in Guest Apartment....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • 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....moreless


                  • Books:

                    Large collection of books in our library....moreless

                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Music Library:

                    Small collection of CD's....moreless

                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    Small collection of DVD's and VHS....moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • River
                  • Rural
                  • Water View
                  • Waterfront

                  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


                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central Air....moreless

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Energy Efficient, Front Loading....moreless

                  • Fireplace
                  • Garage:

                    We do not allow parking in the garage....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Including Bed Sheets and Towels. ...moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Ample Parking in Parking area for 4 cars, large half moon driveways allows for additional parking....moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Energy Efficient, Front Loading....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    In both the Main House and Guest Apartment....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    We have a wide selection of dishes, glasses, stemware, pots and pans, and many extras....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    We have a wide selection of dishes, glasses, stemware, pots and pans, and many extras....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen:

                    Kitchen includes Viking Appliances. ...moreless

                  • Kitchenette
                  • Microwave


                  • 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

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Off Season 2014
                          Oct 1 - Apr 14, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $3,500 $15,000
                          Peak Season 2015
                          Apr 15 - Sep 30, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $4,200 $18,000
                          Off Season 2015
                          Oct 1 - Apr 16, 2016
                          2 night min stay
                          $3,500 $15,000
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $3,500 $15,000
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Cleaning Fee $250
                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Taxes Not included


                          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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                          Cancellation policy:

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                          Last updated: 12/16/2014
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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.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1996

                          About the owner: 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.

                          Why the Owner 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.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          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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                          • Riverview Cottage along with its boathouse and barn.

                            Riverview Cottage along with its boathouse and barn.

                          • Looking north

                            Looking north

                          • The dock

                            The dock

                          • Formal Dining Room

                            Formal Dining Room

                          • The Library

                            The Library

                          • Master Bedroom Suite

                            Master Bedroom Suite

                          • Balcony looking east

                            Balcony looking east

                          • The Veranda

                            The Veranda

                          • Side view

                            Side view

                          • Kitchen


                          • Foyer


                          • Detached guest apartment

                            Detached guest apartment

                          • Balcony


                          VRBO #360360

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                          $500 - $600 per night (USD)

                          5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

                          View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                          Member since: 2011
                          Speaks: english
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                          • Response rate: 90%
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/16/2014
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                          Riverview Cottage, Mystic: Large Waterfront Home on Quiet Cove

                          Mystic #360360

                          5 BR  4.5 BA  Sleeps 12

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