A Peaceful Nature Setting Within a Two Minute Drive to Historic Downtown Mystic.(36 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-6 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Birdwatcher's retreat. Beautiful home in woodland setting next to a nature preserve. Sleeps 6. Three bedrooms: Master Suite with queen size bed , second bedroom with full size bed, third bedroom with two twin sized beds. Two baths. Back patio and a sun room off the kitchen. Wireless internet. Wood burning fireplace. Nature center with trails is within a 10 minute walk. Sunday Farmer's Market is within a 5 minute walk (closed winters). Historic downtown Mystic and Olde Mystic Village 1 mile. Stonington Borough (village), 2 miles. Casinos and Rhode Island beaches within 30 minute drive. Roger Williams Zoo and Children's Museum (RI) within a 45 minute drive. In 2016, we put a new mattress set in the master bedroom. We also upgraded the paint in many rooms and installed new window treatments.
Member since: 2009
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Birdhouses, Birdfeeders, Ironing board and Iron
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Taxes Not included
50% rent due at time of booking. Final payment of 50% rent + security deposit due 30 days before arrival. Pay with check or by credit card through our PayPal link.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Letterboxing, geocaching, farmers markets, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, local vineyards, ferries to Block Island and Long Island, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium
Why the Owner Chose Mystic, Stonington, CT, USA:
THE JOHN H. GOODMAN HOUSE The land that this house is built on was owned by John H. Goodman, my paternal grandfather. He inherited the land from Mrs. N. Stanton Gates, who was the last Denison to live in the Denison Homestead (which is just up the road from the house). He was a master gardener and took care of the house and gardens for Mrs. Gates at the Denison Homestead for 15 years until she passed away, and the Homestead became a museum. He, his wife, and his two boys loved Mrs. Gates, and she was very kind to them all. He created and maintained a large cutting garden next to the Homestead barn, so that Mrs. Gates could always have fresh flowers during the warm season. He designed and created colorful, serene gardens surrounding the Homestead. I remember a beautiful scallop shell birdbath in the middle of one garden. He used to put sunflower seeds in an old, broken pipe, and as he stood outside with the pipe in his mouth, the chickadees would come and get the seed from the pipe bowl. He tended the orchard, cut 9 cords of firewood every year to heat the Homestead, and was Mrs. Gates chauffeur and trusted friend. When Mrs. Gates died on February 9th, 1941, she bequeathed my grandfather 10.5 acres of her land, part of which this house now stands upon and is surrounded by. She wrote in the will that “he had been so kind and helpful to her. “ He was the only person to inherit land from her, as all the rest went to the Denison Society and is now part of the Nature Center. The picture hanging over the fireplace mantel is the front door of the Denison Homestead, where love and kindness reigned. We hope that you can feel the spirit of all who came before, as you relax and enjoy our peaceful little house on this special piece of land.
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Living room with wood burning fireplace. Opposite wall is flatscreen TV.
Birdwatching seat in the sunroom. Toy closet and ironing closet on either side.
Spare Bedroom - has French door into room and an exterior door to the patio
Rear view of house - taken fall 2013
Sunroom. All blinds in the house are cordless for the safety of your children.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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