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Charming Historic House in Downtown Mystic

Mystic, Stonington, CT, USA
  • House1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 6 nights

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. Sleeps 8

Wonderful 1770 built cape with views of the Mystic River. Five minutes walk to Historic Mystic Seaport, five minutes walk to the numerous restaurants, bars and shops on Main Street. Five minutes drive to Mystic Aquarium and Olde Mystick Village. Just ten minutes drive to the nearest beaches and twenty to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos. The house underwent major improvements in the Spring of 2014 (kitchen extension, second bathroom, and third bedroom). There will be accommodation for 8; two in each bedroom and a very comfortable pull out sofa in the living area.


Wendy and James Canty

Member Since 2010
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within a few hours
english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
About Wendy and James Canty

Hi! We're James and Wendy. We've lived in Mystic for the past 8 years and have raised our children here. Mystic has so much to offer, we'd love to share it with you!

Wendy and James Canty purchased this House in 2009

Why Wendy and James Canty chose Mystic

John Denison House was once a corn shed on the Denison Farm, Mystic's earliest settlement. Later moved down the hill to its current location, John Denison House has been restored and renovated to allow 21st century amenities and comfort whilst still retaining its historic charm. Stay in a bit of history!

What makes this House unique

Walk to everything Mystic has to offer!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Second Bedroom
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Master
        1 king, ground floor bedroom
      • living room
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Three bedrooms with further sleeping for two on a comfortable queen sofa bed in the living room.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, renovated Spring 2014
      • Bathroom 1 renovated March 2011

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Located in historic downtown Mystic, a 5 minute walk to the drawbridge.
        • Near The Ocean
        • River
        • Water View
          Scenic views of the Mystic River from the west side of the house.


            • Family
            • Historic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Air Conditioning
                      built in mitsubishi splits in common areas and upstairs bedrooms. Downstairs king bedroom has individual window unit airconditioner.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Parking
                      Parking available in driveway for 3 cars. Further curb-side parking is available 50 meters from the house on the one-way section of Willow Street.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      parking for 3 vehicles
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Towels Provided
                      Beach towels are also provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          kitchen renovated Spring 2014
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              We have often comfortably sat 10 people at this table
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books for Kids
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • Video Games
                                  Wi system
                                • Video Library
                                  DVD titles for adults and children


                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      outdoor seating for 8
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      charcoal grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • marina
                                            • arboretum
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • several beach chairs and sand toys are also available for guests

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              22 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Classic house in idyllic town

                                                              Seth M.

                                                              Cheers to James and Wendy!

                                                              Their house, which combines some modern amenities with some old school character, was the perfect fit for a recent trip I took there with my wife, 60-plus year old parents, and brother and sister-in-law.

                                                              The home has a big enough back yard to grill and relax as well as a nice open living/kitchen and dining room area that never felt cramped for the six of us.

                                                              There is a king bed on the first floor, and two rooms upstairs - one with a couple of single beds and one with a queen. Both of them have wall mounted AC units.

                                                              To top it off, the abode is a few minutes stroll from the restaurants and other action this idyllic seaside town has to offer.

                                                              I would recommend this house. We had no issues whatsoever.

                                                              Great location, charming home

                                                              Kathleen D.

                                                              We stayed here 5 years ago during our first family trip to Mystic and we enjoyed our stay even more this time! The home has been updated to have a large open kitchen and living room. With 3 bedrooms we were very comfortable as a family of 6. I also was so happy that they had a pack n play and booster high chair for my baby to use. Another big plus was the home is in a wonderful location, walking distance to downtown Mystic, the Seaport and a charming park for the kids to play.

                                                              The owners are a pleasure to work with and we'd certainly stay again! Thanks for a great vacation!

                                                              Great location in a comfortable cozy home

                                                              Stefan Y.

                                                              Our family of 6 stayed at the Dennison Cottage and truly enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect, our kids had sailing camp at the Seaport which is a 5 min walk, and we enjoyed the short walk to town for dinner or ice cream nearly every day. The home had everything we needed and was totally comfortable for all of us. We also loved the backyard and outdoor dining set. Overall, it was a great experience for us, and we will seek to stay again next year.

                                                              Location and layout of home fit our needs very well

                                                              Darren L.

                                                              The house was a great fit for my family. The ease of use and enogh save to accommodate my family.

                                                              Charming cottage!

                                                              Tracy C.

                                                              This house is delightful - it was the perfect choice for our family's visit to Mystic. Very comfortable, and situated within easy walking distance to both the Historic Seaport and all the shops and restaurants downtown. There's a great grocery store just a few minutes away, and the kitchen is well-equipped for you to prepare anything you can dream up! Comfy beds, all linens, towels and pillows provided (THANK YOU!). All the comforts of home (minus my Keurig, but I survived). I would definitely recommend this rental to a friend!

                                                              Excellent place & great hosts. Near everything in Mystic. Historical landmark cottage, great views.

                                                              Bill A.

                                                              Excellent place & great hosts. Near everything in Mystic. Historical landmark cottage, great views.

                                                              Perfect for a week or two to get the most out of a vacation in Mystic.


                                                              Mystic, Stonington, CT, USA

                                                              Living in Mystic has been like being on permanent vacation for our family! There is always something to do, from walking to the point of Napatree, to mountain biking at bluff point, lounging on amazing beaches, and spoiled for choice with local restaurants. And on cold nights we may even take the short 15 minute drive to Foxwoods for a bit of gaming.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              There is also an additional cleaning fee of $100 We now accept payment by credit card.

                                                              22 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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