Discover a selection of 500 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 $123 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

Mystic, the future of Connecticut's best vacations

Once a leading seaport, the historic small town of Mystic is crammed with quirky New England charm. Home to the largest maritime museum in the United States, it attracts everyone from romantic weekenders and young families to reminiscing old sea dogs. From your Mystic vacation rental, you can visit the Mystic Seaport museum, meet the penguins at the Mystic Aquarium, or take a boat trip down the Mystic River. After dark, venture out for a fresh lobster dinner and drinks in 1 of the town's quaint historic districts.

Things to do

Sea into the past at the Mystic Seaport

One of the top attractions in Mystic is the Mystic Seaport Museum, the oldest maritime museum in the country. But it's much more than a simple museum. Sprawling across 17 acres on the former lot of George Greenman & Co. Shipyard, it recreates an entire whaling village and features historic buildings and tall ships, as well as smaller boats bobbing along the Mystic River. You can't miss the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in the world. The Mystic Aquarium has over 6,000 species of sea life, plus a penguin pavilion and a sea lion pool.

Activities

Mystic's no mystery, it's a super (natural) destination

A popular weekend getaway for Bostonians and New Yorkers, there's plenty to do for a week or more in the charming seaport of Mystic. Book a centrally located Mystic vacation rental and stroll through the historic district, pick up a souvenir in one of the quirky gift shops. Hop around the town's art or maritime museums, or take a boat ride down the Mystic River. Visit in summer and catch the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival. There's plenty of topnotch seafood restaurants that overlook the waterfront, so enjoy lobster bake and local wine overlooking the harbor.

Weather

The weather is unpredictable as the future in Mystic!

Mystic is a year-round destination, attracting as many visitors in spring and fall as it does in summer. For the best weather, visit between May and October, when the days are sunny and dry, and the evenings are cool, thanks to the chilly ocean breeze. Mystic vacation rentals are often booked up in advance during the town's buzzy festival season and holiday weekends. Temperatures reach highs of 85 degrees in July and August, while the winter months see the mermaid's share of the rain, as well as several inches of snow, so pack appropriately.

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

Transportation options to and around Mystic

Fly into T.F. Green Airport (PVD), the closest airport, located 37.6 mi (60.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London), which is 4.4 mi (7.1 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Mystic Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Mystic?

Whatever your getaway needs, you'll find a rental in or around Mystic that's a match made in heaven. Here are some of our faves:

  • "Private Beach, Wide Open Ocean Views And Fireplace" is popular with guests. Around 7 miles from Mystic, it has 1 bedroom and lots of useful amenities, including beach sun loungers and golf.
  • Another top choice is "Beautifully Furnished 5 Star Home In Historic Downtown Mystic", which is around 0.1 miles from Mystic. Featuring 4 bedrooms, nearby museums and lowered locks, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Mystic vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Mystic?

If you've been busier than a bee in a garden lately, you deserve to escape for a couple of glorious days. Clock off early on Friday and live it up at one of these weekend getaways in or near Mystic:

  • "Downtown Mystic Waterview, Central Ac" is around 0.1 miles south of Mystic and will be just the thing to refresh your spirit. You'll enjoy the convenient amenities here, including a fridge and a water view.
  • Alternatively, create memories with your crew at "Charming Mystic Home In Historic District", which is around 1 mile to the southwest of Mystic. Take advantage of a washing machine, air conditioning and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Mystic?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish choice, perfectly suited for couples or solo adventurers. Spend your days exploring your new surroundings and your nights chilling out in your comfy hideaway. These properties in or near Mystic are guaranteed to please:

  • One of our favorite picks is "Private Beach, Wide Open Ocean Views And Fireplace". Book a few nights at this popular apartment and you'll have access to a free nearby fitness center and children's games.
  • "Downtown Mystic Waterview, Central Ac" is another top choice, providing all you could need for the ideal Mystic adventure. Some amenities here include a free nearby fitness center and off-street parking options.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Mystic?

From cozy apartments to large vacation homes, Vrbo has your vacation sorted. Here are just two of our popular picks in and around Mystic:

  • If you only need to stay a couple of nights, "Renovated 1 Bedroom Getaway 1 Block From Mystic River In Historic Downtown" is an excellent choice. It's not too far from the center of Mystic, so you'll be within easy reach of all the top attractions.
  • Alternatively, spend a few nights at "Rest, Relax, Retreat - A 3bedroom Mystic Getaway". This comfy, centrally located property makes exploring the local sights easy.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Mystic?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your special someone off for a few days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Mystic:

  • Located around 7 miles from Mystic, "Private Beach, Wide Open Ocean Views And Fireplace" is a perfect place for adoring couples. Beauty services and a nearby bay are just some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Otherwise, spend your break enjoying each other's company at "Beautifully Furnished 5 Star Home In Historic Downtown Mystic", around 0.1 miles from Mystic. A nearby bay and winery tours will help set the mood.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Mystic?

Nothing says "best vacation ever" like staying in a mansion. Treat your nearest and dearest to a truly unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in or near Mystic:

  • Around 2 miles to the northeast of Mystic is "Iconic Mystic Mansion". Along with its striking design, you'll also love its top-notch amenities, such as beauty services and massage services.
  • Alternatively, take your vacation up a notch and spend a week at "Unique Historic Mansion Near Tourist Attractions And Casinos". It's located around 14 miles to the northwest of Mystic and comes with golf, a firepit and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Mystic?

Share your vacation and multiply the fun. Whether you're planning an action-packed escape with friends or a big family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Mystic:

  • Providing space, comfort and privacy, you'll get everyone's tick of approval at "Charming Mystic Home In Historic District". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 5 bedrooms, a kitchen and a garden. You'll find it around 1 mile to the southwest of Mystic.
  • "Historic Home In Downtown Mystic" is another option that'll fit the whole gang. It's around 0.1 miles to the south of Mystic, has 7 bedrooms and accommodates up to 15 guests. A fireplace and a kitchen are just a couple of things designed to make your stay even more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Mystic?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when deciding where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're bringing the kids along. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Mystic and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Pack your swimming gear and get away with your gang to "Historic Mystic Captain's House". There are also lots of other great amenities here, including a kitchen and towels.
  • Otherwise, recharge your batteries at "Walk To Historical Downtown Mystic 4 Bedroom House". Along with a refreshing pool, you'll also have use of a living room and a nearby laundromat.

Don't know what to pack for your Mystic getaway? This enticing destination has an oceanic climate. During the summer months, you can expect average temperatures of between 65 ºF and 75 ºF. Scroll through our range of Mystic vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Mystic?

It's always more fun when you share those special memories with the people that are closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family break or catching up with friends, we'll have a large vacation rental to suit your needs. Here are two of our best in and around Mystic:

  • Sleeping as many as 8 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Beautifully Furnished 5 Star Home In Historic Downtown Mystic" is the ideal place for some family time. This retreat is 0.1 miles to the east of Mystic and has creature comforts that include a microwave oven and nearby whale-watching activities.
  • "Charming Mystic Home In Historic District" also offers the space you need to share special moments with loved ones. This option is around 1 mile to the southwest of central Mystic and accommodates 12 guests in its 5 bedrooms. A living room and a dining table will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

When it's time to explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy and entertained. Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, Ocean Beach Park and Mystic River Bascule Bridge should be at the top of your must-do list.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Mystic?

Get away from it all and treat your loved ones to a vacation of a different kind. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Mystic and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Rustic Lakeside Cabin At White Gate Farm" - This popular place offers books and a separate dining area and is located about 14 miles west of central Mystic.
  • "The Cabin On Pachaug Pond" - Round up the troops and spend a few nights at this inviting property, which is around 15 miles to the north of Mystic. You'll have access to a TV, childrens activities and a whole lot more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Mystic vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.