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1853 Captain Wheeler House - Fully furnished self cater with most everything provided. All season home a short walk to thriving town of Mystic & close to many regional attractions along the Connecticut shore & Rhode Island seacoast . This cheerful home comfortably accommodates 10 in 5 bedrooms + ensuite . The cupola affords a maximum of 12, However the house is most comfortable with 8-10. Guests visit throughout the year for a Summer Vacation, Fall Retreat, Winter Holiday or Spring Break. They include wedding parties, families, couples & colleagues.
THE HOUSE: is an Italianate Victorian restored by Architect Owners. 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 & modern conveniences.
FIRST FLOOR: An ample center stair hall extends from the welcoming front door to the back wing. A lovely staircase leads to the bedrooms upstairs.To the right is the parlor & the left a more formal dining room. Further along is an informal dining room & quiet office. Each colorful, light-filled room occupies a corner offering views in two directions.
At the end, with a view on the garden, enjoy the fanciful & functional kitchen in the wing with windows on three sides & a small dining table. A limestone floor, maple & soapstone counters, & painted wood cabinets add to its unique character. Features include double sink, self-cleaning double convection ovens, 5-burner gas cook top, refrigerator/freezer/ice-maker, & dishwasher. A corner gas fireplace is welcome on a chill day. Step directly to a covered south facing porch overlooking the garden & sit at a small dining table for a sunrise breakfast or sunset repast.
SECOND FLOOR: The upstairs hall, decorated with handmade family quilts, offers entrance to 4 sunny corner bedrooms with great views. Each has twin beds & private tiled bath with shower or tub/shower. Step down several steps to the queen-size bedroom in the wing with vaulted ceilings & views in three directions. There is an adjacent private bath with tub/shower & separate spiral stair to the first floor. Nearby is a laundry room with full-size washer & dryer.
Above all is the "lantern." This romantic bedroom at the top has a double bed, windows on four sides, & 25 mile views to Sag Harbor, the Hamptons, & Montauk on the tip of Long Island across Fishers Island & Watch Hill Point to Block Island.
WHAT TO DO: Many local attractions provide things to do for all ages making a perfect getaway for family reunions. 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, & 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 & 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, & boatyards with other artists. Ride bikes, kayak, canoe, fish, windsurf, or sail in the river & Fishers Island Sound. Swim & 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 & learn about Mystic's vibrant seafaring past while enjoying a significantly preserved historic neighborhood. Or, step around the corner & explore the friendly, Richardson Romanesque Library & its offerings on this area.
PLACES to RAMBLE: Nearby, other choices provide more than one can absorb in a three-week vacation: Denison Homestead and nature preserves, Essex Village Steam Train & RiverBoat, Gillette Castle State Park, Ivoryton Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, Chamard & Stonington Vineyards, Haight Winery, Children's Museum, Florence Griswold Museum, Connecticut 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, & Lighthouse Museum.
There is Amtrak service to New York City & Boston from Mystic Depot & more frequent service from nearby New London.TripAdvisor property ID 2099988...Read more
A picturesque coastal town. This historic village spans a broad tidal river opening to Fisher's Island Sound. The harbor abounds with watercraft and sailing ships of all sizes. Just a short walk from the house you have a choice of shops, galleries & restaurants. River Road to Old Mystic provides the opportunity to bike, run, & walk while watching kayaks, sculls & dinghys on the river & marveling at the vista of the Mystic Seaport Museum with its collection of ships.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront, Rural retreats
Nearest train station: Mystic Amtrak, 0.99 miles Nearest airport: Providence, RI, 30.01 miles Nearest ferry port: New London, 10 miles Car is recommended
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the owner’s discretion.
Additional notes from the owner
$3,325-$4,200 / week; $1,500-$1,725 3 night stay; $2,000-$2,700 4 night minimum holiday stay
Weekends - Holiday & Event $2,000-$2,800 / 4 night minimum stay
Rate Not available 6/21/13-8/29/13
Weekends - $1,500-$1,725 / 3 night stay minimum
Rate Not available 6/7/13-9/12/13
Summer season - 1 week minimum stay. Check-in after 4:00pm Saturday, check-out by 10:00am Saturday. Arrival & Departure flexible for 11+ nights with preference that one be on a Saturday.
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