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* * Historic Sea Captain’s home - Thriving Seaport Village * * July & August 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.
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....moreless
The third floor double bed room in the 'Lantern' must share a private bath on the second floor....moreless
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. ...moreless
Satellite / Cable
Near The Ocean:
12 miles to Watch Hill, RI ocean beaches & 3 miles to Mystic's Esker Point Beach on Fisher's Island Sound....moreless
Mystic River & recreational River Road is readily accessible for kayak launching, walking & biking....moreless
Character, back roads, historic farms & landscapes close by....moreless
Historic residential district & 5 minute walk to a harbor village spanning a river....moreless
Wonderful home in the village historic district & views vary according to season. The sense of a seafaring village & water are always present in this sea captain's house. Views from the cupola gaze over the village & harbor extending beyond Watch Hill passage to Block Island in one direction & Montauk in another....moreless
Functional, well designed & equipped. 5 burner gas cooktop, double convection oven, dishwasher, cookware & utensils. Cozy corner with Vermont Castings gas stove and adjacent table for 2 is ideal for morning coffee and reading....moreless
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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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
About the owner: One of us enjoying the opportunity to skipper on a friend's yawl. The other is below making lunch.
Why the Owner 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.
The Unique Benefits at this House: 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.