Make the turn off Rte 1 between Stonington and Mystic onto the long driveway that leads to your private coveside hideaway. This classic 3 BR 3 Bath ranch sits on a point of land on a mile-long saltwater cove perfect for swimming, sailing, rowing, even waterskiing. Decks include open & covered areas with several dining or relaxing options offer prime views north, west, and south down the cove to Fishers Island and the open Atlantic beyond. Numerous areas for relaxing and dining maximize enjoyment of cool fog-horn mornings, brilliant summer days and amazing sunsets. Get active outdoors swimming, boating, and exploring the shoreline, playing croquet and kite-flying on spacious lawn. Or just put the groceries in the fridge, walk out through the screen door and put your feet up for the day, content to monitor the boating and birdlife, including ducks, geese, swans, herons, loons, and nearby osprey nest.
- House2500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay14 nights
Stressless summer days & nights for 6 on a saltwater cove near everything
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, can get translations for most Euro languages
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 9, 2018
About James Harty
4 generations of the same family have spent long happy summers at the house learning to swim and sail, grilling out on the deck then popping over to Mystic for ice cream or Stonington for an evening stroll.
James Harty purchased this House in 1965
Why James Harty chose Mystic
The family has deep New England roots and chose to return to the area after serving in New London during WW2. The original buyer was an avid painter, boater and fisherman.
What makes this House unique
Once you sit down on the porch, you'll have a hard time getting back up, let alone into the car to drive in search of somewhere nice to sit down. Some people don't leave the property at all.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The property is located off RT 1 midway between Stonington and Mystic CT, about 2.5 hrs drive from NYC, 2 hrs from Boston, 1 hr from Newport or Providence RI. Various ferry services give access to coastal islands inc Fishers Island NY, Block Island RI, and Nanatucket or Martha's Vineyard MA. The Hamptons and other Long Island destinations are less than 30 miles via New London CT-Orient Point NY ferry. Cape Cod begins at the Bourne Bridge, about 2 hrs drive.
Mystic CT is home to the world-famous Mystic Seaport, a museum dedicated to recreating life in a 19th century whaling port. Activities include tours of period vessels inc the Charles Morgan and the Joseph Conrad, interactive galleries and displays of typical activities such as boat-building, rope-making, etc. The Seaport also has several galleries dedicated to maritime art & objects.
The Mystic Aquarium is an award-winning, state of the art aquatic facility housing hundreds of marine life animals and exhibits.
Downtown Mystic is a picturesque riverside village bisected by the Mystic River and the town's trademark "bascule' drawbridge that opens hourly for the boat traffic in this popular yachting center. Stroll the cafes, shops, and bistros or take one of the many scenic boat tours.
Stonington is a quaint scenic boro that is famously well-preserved- its like walking the streets of the 1870s or earlier. Stroll the length of Water Street to the town beach and open Atlantic beyond, and see Watch Hill in the distance. Watch the fishing fleet head back into port during the traditional sunset observance, then head to any of several dock-side restaurants for just-caught seafood with a view of countless boats in the crowded summer harbor.
New London is 15 minutes away by car where you can catch the annual Sailfest (Tall Ships), art shows, outdoor concerts or great theater at the famous O'Neill Theater Center. The busy ferry terminal offers day-trips or longer excursions to the Hamptons on Long Island or Block Island. Or catch an Amtrak train south to New York City in the morning and be home the same night.
Newport RI is an hour away and a full day of touring the Gilded Age mansions along Bellevue Avenue, cruising the dramatic scenery of Ocean Drive, enjoying the annual Jazz or Folk Music Festivals, or walking the harborfront for hours of window-shopping and every imaginable style of New England seafood dining.