3 bedroom, 3 bath home just 5 minutes from Mystic
About Sandra Wright
Jim works full-time at Mystic Seaport in the Shipyard, doing antique engine restoration and odds and ends. Sandra is a nurse, working full-time in Employee Health. We have a dog named Jackie, two cats (Hobo and PC), a blue and gold macaw named Admiral Bird, plus our horses out back.
Sandra Wright purchased this House in 2001
Why Sandra Wright chose Stonington
One look in August of 2001 and we fell in love! The location is perfect: quiet and rural, lots of trees. Yet we're only 5 minutes from Mystic and Stonington Borough, 10 minutes from Westerly, RI and 20 minutes from Watch Hill and Misquamicut.
What makes this House unique
Owners are nearby for assistance when needed as we live in the property's guest house, known as "the barn". Where else can you sit on your back patio, or look out your kitchen window, and watch horses grazing?
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
300 years old for sure
The property was just as listed. 300 years old. And all the floors knew it. For my parents who are in their 80's, and quite fit, they had troubles getting around and were not very sure footed as the floors where very uneven. I twisted my ankle going from the rug to the floor in the dining room as the unevenness was unapparent due to the rug ending where the floor dropped down a bit. There is no bathroom on the main floor, so stairs had to be taken to use the facilities. Cleanliness was not a high priority, but it wasn't terrible either. (although my mother was beside herself with the dust and such.... again, it is a 300 year old home, so it was kind of expected. But my mom was not impressed). I have TERRIBLE allergies to must, dust, mildew and smoke. When we arrived in the pouring rain, windows were opened in every room to air the home out. It didn't help. I went home with terrible asthma after spending 4 days there. (And all we did was sleep there for the most part, as we were there for a wedding, and most of the activities we went to were not at the home.) The fireplace, although beautiful, was very thick with black soot, and smokey smells. Again, due to the house being so very old, and not much maintenance having been done to it.
There is a horse pen connected to the backside of the home, so the flies in the windows at the back of the house were immense. Dad had trouble finding the flyswatter, but alas, there is one in the home, in the kitchen, with the fire extinguisher. The pots and pans were mostly a disgrace, thus, we did not eat a single cooked meal at the house. Bring your own pans if you want to feel sanitary. Just a FYI.
All the beds were very clean and comfortable. The showers were very difficult, as there was nowhere to hang the shower head in 2 of the bathrooms, they were hand held, and the water pressure was VERY powerful. The main shower water at the top of the stairs was like a hose coming out.
Having said all that, the hosts were very friendly. Helped in anyway they could. They literally live a driveway away, sharing the driveway with the guests. They also have access to the yard, as they share it with you, and have to be in the yard in order to feed the horses connected to the home.
If you are looking for a colonial experience, this is the house for you.
Wonderful Colonial House!
We had an excellent stay at the Edward Denison house! This is a fantastic authentic colonial experience. There are great spaces around every corner and very comfortable and spacious bedrooms. Sandra and Jim are great hosts and very repsonsive! We very much enjoyed everything about our stay and loved meeting the horses on the grounds as well!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Louis. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting your family and friends. It was a treat to watch our horses reactions to seeing your little children, too. Take care!
Historical home with horses and homeowners
The historical house was full of character. The homeowners live in a house adjacent to the historical house. They have horses in the back that they were taking care of during our stay.
They were very polite and helpful during our trip.
We're glad you and your family enjoyed your stay, Sandy-Lynn. It is a really neat, 317 year old home, not something you find in too many places these days. We love that we're able to share it with people.
Mystic Seaport, 4 miles; Mystic Aquarium, 3 miles; Watch Hill, 10 miles; Misquamicut Beach, 10 miles; Foxwoods Casino, 10 miles; Mohegan Sun Casinco, 17 miles