Discover a selection of 459 vacation rentals in Mystic, CT that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $160 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Mystic. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Creating maritime memories in Mystic

Full of family-friendly attractions and tons of shopping and dining options, Mystic is an action-packed vacation destination on the coast of Connecticut. The village has a rich heritage as a seaport on the Mystic River, and its maritime roots are preserved in museums, historic districts and preserved ships. Whether you prefer walking along the riverfront, checking out galleries and boutiques, or taking to the water for scenic boat tours, you'll find endless amusements here, and a wide range of Mystic vacation rentals to choose from, too, from modern condos to historic cottages near the most popular attractions.

Things to do

Uncovering Mystic's seafaring past

You'll need several days to explore all the family-friendly attractions Mystic has to offer, from museums and galleries to thrilling aerial adventures and escape rooms. Start at the Mystic Seaport, a large maritime museum on the waterfront, with dozens of historic buildings and a shipyard full of old vessels, some deemed National Historic Landmarks. The surrounding historic district is packed with places to shop and dine. While you're in the maritime mood, take the group over to the Mystic Aquarium to get a closer look at some fascinating sea life. Residents include beluga whales, sea lions and African penguins.


Waterfront fun in Mystic

One of the best ways to get a feel for the maritime vibes of Mystic is on a boat tour that introduces you to the landscape and heritage of this seafaring village. Several vendors in the area offer experiences that range from rides along the river and narrated excursions in the harbor to charters out to popular fishing and diving spots. If you're traveling without kids, why not opt for a romantic sunset cruise on the ocean, where you can witness the picturesque coastline painted in dramatic shades of orange and pink?


Sunny summers in Mystic

Summer brings a wave of visitors to Mystic, where the bright sunshine and warm afternoons invite long walks to explore the riverfront attractions, with a refreshing ice cream in hand. Daytime temperatures typically warm up into the 70s and 80s by late spring, and stay there until early fall, so boat rides out on the ocean are a pleasant endeavor for a few months of the year. If you visit in the heart of summer, you'll want to book your Mystic vacation rental early, though, as the season tends to be more popular, especially with families once schools let out.

Natural features

Get back to nature in picturesque Mystic

You don't have to wander far from the amenities of downtown Mystic to get back to nature. With the river running through the village, scattered parks just beyond the center and a number of offshore islands a short boat ride away, there are plenty of spots to explore. Head over to Haley Farm State Park and adjoining Bluff Point State Park for hiking trails and birding opportunities on more than 1,000 acres of coastal land. Bike paths here connect all the way back to the village and are convenient for heading out on cycling adventures from your Mystic vacation rental.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Mystic

Fly into New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), the closest airport, located 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field), which is 7.7 mi (12.3 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Mystic Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Mystic, CT?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 459 vacation rentals around Mystic. From 378 house rentals to 63 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Mystic?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Mystic. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mystic Seaport: 196 vacation rentals
  • Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea: 644 vacation rentals
  • Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration: 640 vacation rentals
  • Cornerstone Playhouse: 641 vacation rentals
  • Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Seaport: 638 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mystic listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Mystic?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 378 Houses in Mystic. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mystic include:

  • Cottages: 63 rentals available
  • Cabins: 63 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 57 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mystic?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 50 vacation rentals with pool available in Mystic. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.