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Classic Waterfront Cottage on Mason's Island

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Seasonal cottage sleeps 8, 3 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms

With beautiful sunsets over Fishers Island Sound, this shingled summer cottage sits 200’ from a small beach (shared with the neighbors) on peaceful and private Mason's Island. There are 4 bedrooms (3 with twin beds, the other with 2 sets of bunks - sleeps 10 if you use all 4 beds in the bunkroom), 3 bathrooms, a large living room, separate dining room, well-equipped kitchen, and an all-weather porch (with picturesque ocean views). Amenities include a gas grill, cable TV, Wi-Fi, phone, DVD player, washer, dryer, and a dishwasher. All linens are provided and a routine cleaning fee is included.

This home has been enjoyed by the same extended family for 5 generations. It is particularly suitable for family gatherings, and provides a truly traditional summer cottage experience in an exclusive setting. We do not rent often because we use the house ourselves for much of the season.

Mason's Island is private residential community on a small island connected to the mainland by a causeway. The Island is well-suited to walking and biking. It is a safe, family-oriented community. There are expectations that the residents and renters will respect privacy, personal property lines, and sense of space of other residents. Our neighbors greatly value their privacy and the peace and quiet that helps make it such a special place. As a general rule, we turn the music down after 10 p.m.

Whether it’s a family vacation or a gathering of old friends, you can get away from it all but still be close to many local attractions including the Mystic Seaport Museum, the Mystic Aquarium, the casinos, excellent restaurants, wineries, Watch Hill, and Rhode Island beaches. We are also close to 2 public golf courses, and there are many options for getting out on the water with numerous day cruises and other charter opportunities available locally. Guests are encouraged to bring kayaks and paddleboards, but jet skis are not permitted.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About The Owner

We are a large extended family who have been summering at this cottage for 5 generations.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1950

Why The Owner chose Mystic

Halfway between Boston and New York, Mystic is a popular tourist destination with many attractions, but the cottage is well-situated away from the crowds.

What makes this cottage unique

This is great place for children and extended families. We love this house and hope you will too!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mystic in Mystic

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Front bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Master bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Middle bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bunk room - 2 Bunk Bed , Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Classic Waterfront Cottage on Mason's Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Milford MA

Lovely cottage , wonderful owners , great family vacation spot.

  • 5 of 5

This property was ideal for our extended family vacation. Everything was there for us in the kitchen and throughout the house. We enjoyed the water views, the little beach, the pond, everything about this cottage. The kids (young adults that is) loved going out exploring and fishing with the canoe the owners provided to us.

The cottage is beautifully decorated, we enjoyed the attention to the detail in every room, as well as in the living room, dining area, and of course the Florida room. By far the Florida room, with its water views, became the favorite room in the house for all of us.

We loved our stay this past week and we are very grateful to the owners being so thoughtful and helpful to create this wonderful setting for our family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Durham, Ct.

Peaceful Ocean Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a 4 night stay at this peaceful waterfront cottage. We needed a place far enough away to be a vacation but close enough to have easy access to home. This cottage met all of our needs. It is nestled away in Mason Island. The area is somewhat wooded yet also on the waterfront. We felt we had the best of both worlds! It was private and quiet. There were 4-8 of us at any given time. It had a very cozy feel but it was by no means small. There was room enough for all of us and some to spare. We never got in each other's way. One of our favorite things to do was to sit in the porch and gaze at the panoramic view of the water. The cottage was fully equipped with anything you could possibly need. There was easy access to downtown Mystic, restaurants, sight seeing. The owners were extremely gracious and very quick to respond if we had a question. We truly had a great time and would recommend the classic waterfront cottage. It gave our family the ability to spend some quality time together and it was everything we had hoped for.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Providence, RI (PVD)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
M Bar
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Cross Sound Ferry (CSF) New London, CT
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Mystic, CT
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: recommended

The cottage is located on a private island, connected to the mainland by a small bridge. The Island is a delightful place for walking and biking. It is a very safe, family-oriented place, with many families having returned here for generations. there is a strong sense of community but also as much privacy as you would like.

The town of Mystic is easily accessible even by bike, and is quaint and picture-pretty. You will find everything you need in the immediate neighborhood, including fantastic restaurants, the Mystic Seaport and the Mystic Aquarium.

Just up the coast north of Westerly, RI, you will find the stunning sandy beaches of Rhode Island - just a half hour's drive away.

For shoppers, New London and neighboring towns have all the malls and stores you will need.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mystic, Connecticut

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
18 May 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £372.25

Cleaning fee is included in the rental price. We will do beds and towels. Any "above and beyond" reasonable cleaning will be deducted from the damage deposit. This is a family owned property and is very special to us. A phone call is necessary before booking is finalized.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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