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1853 Captain Wheeler House - Mystic Seaport Vacation Rental in Mystic

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* * Historic Sea Captain's Home in thriving seaport village * * Still some August dates available.  It's not too early to think about fall weekends. * *

Cheerful & sunny, it is ideal for your Summer Vacation, Fall Retreat, Winter Holiday or Spring Break. This Italianate Victorian restored by Owners, both Architects, is a great base to explore the area. Well located in the Historic District & a short walk to town with its myriad of attractions, it is surrounded by an all-season garden of specimen trees & shrubs. Tall ceilings, gracious rooms, large windows, striking detail, hand planed panel doors and plank floors evoke a prosperous period in Mystic's Seafaring Heritage. Captain Wheeler sailed ships to China. The original design of his substantial home has been preserved, incorporating new systems and modern conveniences.

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house rental amenities

Colorful, light-filled, corner rooms look upon village and harbor. 5 BR's each with private bath (4 with 2 twins, 1 with queen) & a bright cupola double (must share bath on floor below). The fully equipped bright kitchen has access to the porch with dining for 4 & the garden with seating for more. Enjoy a sunrise breakfast or sunset repast. Washer/dryer, cable TV, bed linens and bath towels included.

Our home is a comfortable gathering spot enjoyed by all who visit. The 5 BRs with private baths attract colleagues for a retreat, school friends celebrating a special birthday, mother's on a yearly getaway, families of bride or groom, wedding parties, families celebrating a birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and couples.

activities and attractions in Mystic Connecticut

Relax, enjoy the nautical charm of this historic New England village as a resident in our peaceful, friendly neighborhood. Engage in Mystic's many activities with your friends and family. Take a short walk to village shops, restaurants, world renown Mystic Seaport Museum, Marinelife Aquarium and Dr. Ballard's Institute for Exploration. Partake in village festivities: Annual Art Fair, Taste of Connecticut, and other events. Sit in the riverside park with an ice cream cone and watch the landmark bascule bridge rise every hour to let the sailing schooners pass. Take an evening cruise from the Seaport. Paint the harbor, waterfront, marinas and boatyards with other artists. Ride bikes, kayak, canoe, fish, windsurf or sail in the river and Fishers Island Sound. Swim and sun at a variety of nearby beaches, tamer ones to the pounding surf of South County. Walk around the neighborhood with a booklet from the Mystic River Historical Society and learn about Mystic's vibrant seafaring past while enjoying a significantly preserved historic neighborhood. Or, step around the corner and explore the friendly, Richardson Romanesque Library and its offerings on this area. Nearby the following additional choices provide more than one can absorb in a 3 week vacation: Denison Homestead & nature preserves, Essex Village Steam Train and River Boat, Gillette Castle State Park, Ivoryton Playhouse,  Goodspeed Opera House, Chamard & Stonington Vineyards, Haight Winery, Children's Museum, Florence Griswold Museum, CT River Museum, Nautilus  Museum, Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Foxwoods Casino, Mohegan Sun, Newport Mansions, Ferry to Block Island or Fisher's Island, Lighthouse Tours, Stonington village and Lighthouse Museum. Many golf courses. There is frequent Amtrak train service to New York City and Boston from Mystic Depot. Great alternative to Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod!

vacation rental rates

2013 Weekly Rates

Winter/Spring: 1/2-3/21   $3,325
Spring: 3/22-5/2  $3,500
Early Summer: 5/3-6/6 $3,675
Summer: 6/7-9/12  $3,850 - minimum 1 week
Early Fall: 9/13-10/17  $3,675
Fall: 10/18- 10/31 $3,500
Late Fall: 11/1-11/18     $3,325
Thanksgiving:  11/19-11/25  $3,850 or $2,700/4 night minimum
Shopping: 11/26-12/12  $3,325
Christmas & New Year: 12/13-1/1 $3,850 $2,700/4 nights New

Other Dates: $3,325-$3,675/week,
$1,500-$1,725 3 night stay minimum,
$2,000-$2,700 4 night stay minimum Holiday & Event dates, Summer subject to availability

Rates apply to a party of 8 guests. Inquire about rates for 9-12 guests
Summer season: Minimum 1 week. 10/11 days considered if arrive or depart on a Sat.

Your reservation will be secured upon the receipt of a signed rental agreement and initial deposit, or, if reservation is more than 6 months in advance,  a $100 non-refundable confirmation fee. We regret we are unable to accept smokers or pets.

Be sure to visit our home page for the 1853 Captain Wheeler House! It has more pictures and links to activities in the area. Find it under mysticseacaptain

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Top things to do in Mystic
  • Mystic Seaport & Mystic Aquarium
  • Galleries, shops, spa
  • Enjoy a variety of Restaurants
  • Relax RELAX ! !
  • Mystic Outdoor Art Festival 8/8-8/9
Top things to do on a budget
  • Rent Bikes & Kayaks
  • Take a picnic to the Beach
  • Walk the Historic Distruct
  • Check out the Farmer's Markets
  • Watch boats & People in the Park
Top things to do with a family
  • BF Clydes Historic Steam powered Cider Mill
  • Try Mystic Pizza & every ice cream shop
  • Take a day cruise sailing or fishing
  • Watch the boats & historic drawbridge
  • Swim & Picnic at Esker Point Beach

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traveler reviews for this mystic house rental

Terrific family getaway

Review submitted: September 7, 2008   Date of arrival: August 22, 2008

We rented out this home with little notice - the cheerful owners hustled to get it cleaned on unexpectedly short order. It is beautiful, decorated charmingly, and spacious, with a wide variety of gathering places for different groupings of people to gather, talk, play, and more. Some beds were firmer than others. Old-fashioned games (and newer ones) kept the little ones occupied, as did picking vegetables in the garden. There's a terrific public playground a short walk away, and just walking the houses in the neighborhood is pleasant. A huge, varied reading supply is available throughout the house, as well. The kitchen is extremely well stocked, and we prepared all our meals (for 9) in it without difficult, serving and eating them in the dining room. The gardens and grounds were quite enchanting in late August. It is a five minute walk to historic Mystic, with beautiful views, shops, restaurants, and boats.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sight seeing, tourists without a car

Owners response: It is such a pleasure to know that our guests have enjoyed our home and wonderful town. We feel it is a special place that is particularly suitable to multi-generational family groups as there is much of interest withing walking distance for many ages. It is particularly heartening to arrive back to a home as clean as we left it with the feeling it was appreciated as a special retreat. Thank you!

Helpful votes: 17 / 17


Better than a home away from home.

Review submitted: June 8, 2013   Date of arrival: May 30, 2013

Twelve of us showed up on May 30 to celebrate 2 birthdays and a wedding anniversary. I knew it was the right place to be for our mini-vacation when I saw the well kept gardens. The inside of the house was well kept and very clean. Hope we left it as clean as we found it and maybe some extra items in the refrigerator for the next visitors. Close to Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Aquarium. Thoroughly enjoyable stay! I overheard several of the group say... 'We have to do this again!'

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway

Owners response: Please visit again! You are all wonderful, thoughtful guests and we are glad that we could provide a home and garden for you to gather and celebrate. It is always appreciated to return and find our home as clean as when we left, knowing that it was filled with stories, games and creating new memories. The extra food items not a bother and always put to good use. You did pick a lovely time for the garden which is a work in progress and of interest in all seasons, the birds especially enjoying the berries well into the winter. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


Guestbook Comment

Review submitted: August 1, 2003   Date of arrival: August 1, 2003

We had such a wonderful Christmas holiday at your Captain's home. When you asked for comments for the guestbook we couldn't resist adding ours. Everything was more than expected. The Christmas tree, garlands & festive decorations ready for our own stockings. Then, the timely snow fell silently. Some thought the ghost of the captain was in charge in the attic. Our sunny walks in the snow from the Mystic Seaport Museum, through the festive village & up the hill to your home brought back warm memories of past family gatherings. Thank you for sharing your lovely, peaceful home with us at this special time of year.

Helpful votes: 15 / 15


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