Quintessential Coastal New England

Groton, Connecticut

Walk out your front door and enjoy quintessential coastal New England. This family friendly house is found on the quietest of side streets. Grab a coffee at the famous Sift bakery and watch the boats navigate the historic Bascule Drawbridge. Meander down the side streets along the placid Mystic River with breathtaking views of the Seaport and the Charles W. Morgan. The Harbor House is perfect for that weekend stay or perhaps a longer get away to enjoy the best of Mystic.

Located at the top of a hill, three blocks from the river, this two bedroom, one bath single level cape has an open layout, pull-out queen-size couch, and fully stocked kitchen. Several large new windows flood the space with light. Master bedroom has a dreamy king-size bed, and secondary bedroom has two twin beds and writing desk. Enjoy morning coffee or afternoon drinks on the front deck in a quiet, off-the-main road neighborhood. This single family house has a lovely yard that is big enough for lawn games.

The best aspect of this apartment is that it's centrally located and within walking distance of all of the fun in Mystic. You get the best of both worlds, walking distance without traffic noise; our street is quiet even during the high tourist season.

Barbecue some dinner at the house or go out to enjoy the many happy hours at restaurants, all walking distance from the house.

Easy 24 hour check-in and check-out is possible with keypad entry on the front door.

We include 2 off-street parking spots, with additional parking in the street.

Free high speed internet and WiFi
Central air conditioning
UHD large TV and cable
Free Parking
Towels and linens provided
Weekly cleaning if requested
Comfortable new furnishings

The corner of Academy and Bank Street is a tranquil neighbor hood, well off the traffic streets. You can take the stairs to Pearl Street or quick 3-minute stroll down Bank Street to downtown restaurant, gift shops, and pubs.

(5 minute walk or less)
Mystic River
Mystic Library
Oyster Club (best restaurant!!!)
Mystic Museum of Art
Mystic River Park
Downtown Marina
Argia Mystic Harbor Cruises

Major attractions in car
Mystic Seaport (8 minutes) - 20 minute walk
Mystic Aquarium and Olde Mistick Village (8 minutes)
Pequotsepos Nature Center (8 minutes)
Fields of Fire Adventure Park (5 minutes)
Stonington Borough (13 minutes)

Esker Point Beach (8 minutes)
Williams Beach Park (7 minutes)
Watch Hill (28 minutes)
Misquamicut State Beach (28 minutes)

I-95 is 3 minutes away.



  • Winery Tours
  • Marina
  • Bay/sound
  • Museums
  • Zoo
  • Health/beauty Spa


  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Water Sports
  • Ecotourism
  • Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Boating


  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Wind-surfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Basketball Court
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Swimming


  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


  • Beach
  • Village
  • Downtown


  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Not Sure


  • Laundromat
  • Hospital


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils For Kids
  • Dining Table
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Kettle
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed


  • Deck/Patio
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Play Area


  • Toys
  • Games For Kids
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Books For Kids
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smart TV


  • Washing Machine
  • Shampoo
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Paper Towels
  • Linens Provided
  • Travel Crib
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer


  • Desk Chair
  • Wifi Speed
  • Desk
  • Printer
  • Free Wifi


  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Station Contact


  • Dining Area

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector


  • Smoke Detector

Onsite Services

  • Meal Delivery


  • Police Contact


  • Hospital Contact

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 6

Trash goes out on Tuesdays and Fridays. Recycling on Fridays. Please take out the bins either the night before or that morning before 7 am. Thank you.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

27 Reviews

    Great stay

    5/5 Stayed Jul 21, 2021
    Submitted Jul 28, 2021

    Wonderful little house within walking to the village. Super clean and lots of amenities! Can’t wait to go back

    Perfect Location for Visiting Mystic

    5/5 Stayed Jun 8, 2021
    Submitted Jun 10, 2021

    Chris & Ale’s two-bedroom cottage was better than expected! Spotlessly clean, nicely furnished, with comfortable beds and a good bathroom with great water pressure. The hosts left OJ & milk & coffee & water & cooking oils & spices — though only being there for two days meant we did not really cook. The cottage is located in an extremely quite area, but a less than 5 minute walk to Mystic town center, with many restaurants & shops. It’s a very quick drive to the Mystic Seaport Museum — which everyone should visit. Overall this cozy cottage was just perfect for a visit to the Mystic area. We would definitely return.

    Comfortable and well equipped

    5/5 Stayed May 29, 2021
    Submitted May 31, 2021

    It exceeded our expectations. Very quite street while being 2 min walk to town center. The fridge was stocked with local milk, OJ and eggs. Perfect for a quick breakfast on a rainy day. Beds and pillows are comfy and fresh. It treated us very well during this cold and rainy memorial’s day weekend. Thank you.

    Perfect location

    5/5 Stayed May 5, 2021
    Submitted May 11, 2021

    If you are visiting Mystic with a family this house is perfect. You can walk to downtown district and playgrounds. The house was in a nice area and had all the comforts of home. I highly recommend this house to stay in.

    Cozy Stay in Great Location

    5/5 Stayed Nov 12, 2020
    Submitted Nov 16, 2020

    This quaint cottage cottage had all the comforts of home. All the extra touches like good coffee, breakfast foods, and tons of cozy blankets made the stay extra nice. The cottage is a short walk away from cute shops and the drawbridge in Mystic. We plan to stay here again.

    Perfect Mystic Oasis

    5/5 Stayed Sep 2, 2020
    Submitted Sep 16, 2020

    This property was the perfect place to stay for a peaceful fun filled vacation. The property is excellent in that it is decorated in a sophisticated manner, expertly laid out, conveniently located to any and all things you might want to do in Mystic (plenty of walkable activities and others are a quick drive away), and has everything you need. What's more, the owners are great with communication -- both the instructions and welcome book included within the house were exactly what's needed, and the owners respond promptly to messages. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay (with my children) and when we return to Mystic we will book this same house again.

    Excellent spot for couples and small families!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 27, 2020
    Submitted Aug 30, 2020

    This place was a find! Walking distance to shops and restaurants, on a quiet street, and the space was impeccably clean. We are a family of four and it was perfect for us for a long weekend visit, though we would love to come back for a full week and see more of the area. The owners were very responsive and the house itself has some nice features like the heat blower in the bathroom installed directly above the shower curtain so you never feel cold when you get out of the shower, beautiful dishes and sharper image knives, and the softest towels and sheets, with Hershey kisses left on everyone’s pillows upon arrival. We did not want to leave and will be recommending this property to friends and family!

    Great Stay!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 5, 2020
    Submitted Jul 8, 2020

    This place was amazing and the owners put so much thought into our stay. The place was clean, comfortable and in the perfect location. 5 stars without hesitation.

    Lovely property. Perfect location.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 3, 2020
    Submitted Jul 8, 2020

    We had a wonderful stay. The property is lovely and in a perfect location.

    Mystic gem

    5/5 Stayed Feb 21, 2020
    Submitted Feb 26, 2020

    This house is exactly as advertised and more, the owners were wonderful to deal with and even provided a few grocery staples. The house was immaculately clean and comfortable. It’s a short walk to everything, we didn’t use our cars all weekend. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

    Quaint home in charming neighborhood

    5/5 Stayed Jan 22, 2020
    Submitted Jan 26, 2020

    We loved this home and that it was a short pleasant walk to town, full of lovely restaurants and shops. We will try to come back in the summer so we can take advantage of the lawn games provided!

    Great stay

    5/5 Stayed Dec 27, 2019
    Submitted Dec 29, 2019

    What a great place. Right up the block from mystic Pizza. Close to 95. Easy trip to either casino. The house was great. Very cozy and welcoming. Would definitely rent this house again. Chris was great and always available. Highly recommend this house Thanks again Chris

    Great home !

    5/5 Stayed Dec 18, 2019
    Submitted Dec 27, 2019

    We've rented several properties in Mystic over the years and this is by far the best experience we've had. The home is very well located; easy walking distance to all of downtown Mystic. The kitchen and furnishings were all very nice and the king bed was perfect. Would definitely return.

    Mystic VRBO

    5/5 Stayed Dec 10, 2019
    Submitted Dec 17, 2019

    This was our first experience using a VRBO. There were no hidden surprises, and the home was exactly as represented online. Communication with the owner was simple and their responses were very prompt. The home was super clean and the location was very close to downtown as desired. I would definitely stay at this VRBO again and am already contemplating the next visit. This home is perfect if you are looking for a 2 bedroom home that is close to downtown. It truly accommodates up to 6 people for sleeping accomodations and the home is well maintained and current with WiFi, security and cable. The kitchen is completely stocked with all appliances you could want. Terrific place!!

    A great place to stay in Mystic Connecticut

    5/5 Stayed Nov 17, 2019
    Submitted Nov 20, 2019

    A short walk from West Main St, and Mystic Pizza. Does it get any better? Also a short walk from S & P Oyster House. . yum!!

    Awesome stay!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 26, 2019
    Submitted Sep 1, 2019

    This was probably the most relaxed vacation we have had as a family. The house was just what we expected. The photographs very accurately depict the house. The beds were very comfortable, as was the layout of the house. Nothing beats a king-sized bed when on vacation! It was such a pleasure to be able to sleep in and take the mornings at our own pace because the kitchen was set off the bedrooms such that you never heard when someone was making their breakfast. There were plenty of towels and cooking supplies. The homeowners left us the fixings for breakfast, which was a nice bonus. They were also very responsive whenever we had questions, such as where they recommended we go to do our grocery shopping. The house was a very close to the famous Mystic Pizza and many other stores and restaurants (though there is a very steep hill in between! Better than a gym.). We had a wonderful stay and, without a doubt, would hope to stay at this home again whenever we return to Mystic.

    Wonderful, will be returning!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 22, 2019
    Submitted Aug 5, 2019

    We spent a wonderful five days at this Mystic house. It is very clean, with an excellent layout, all the essentials and in a super location. Among the many things we liked were the option to have the air conditioning on or to open the wide windows to get great cross-breezes. We also enjoyed the veranda with its small table and chairs – a lovely spot where one can read or eat and watch the world go by. Chris and Ale were very easy hosts to deal with and provided us with efficient and accurate communication. And we were very impressed that they asked us for any suggestions we had to make their already great place better. Their thoughtfulness and professionalism was much appreciated and we’ve already booked a repeat stay for next summer!

    Great place

    5/5 Stayed Jul 19, 2019
    Submitted Jul 21, 2019

    Very nice, clean place. A quick walk to downtown Mystic and short drive to beaches, golf and more.

    Great little spot when staying in Mystic

    5/5 Stayed Jul 14, 2019
    Submitted Jul 22, 2019

    This is the perfect house that gives you the feeling of being close to town while also being in a quiet and beautiful neighborhood. It was great to be able to just walk out the door and head to town to get a coffee or spend time in the bookstore. We took a ferry to Block Island, kayaked in the Mystic River, shopped in Mystic, found wonderful eateries, and just enjoyed being in Mystic. The house is comfy & cozy, but not too small. We used to front porch a lot for early morning reading over breakfast, reading, and talking in the beauty of neighboring homes. House is well supplied with nice linens, supplies and furniture. I would definitely stay there again. Also, the owners are super responsive to questions and needs; I would have liked to have met them.

    Cozy, great location, excellent hospitality

    5/5 Stayed May 29, 2019
    Submitted Jun 1, 2019

    I cannot say enough good things about our stay! Right from the start, Chris sent us lots of information on the area and was very responsive and friendly. The house is so well stocked, better than any rental we've used before and the food they offered to leave was such a nice touch. The house had a pack n play and high chair which was so convenient for us with two littles! The house was clean and so comfortable. It is an easy walking distance to downtown and has side walks so we could easily travel with the kids using a stroller. We walked down multiple times to go to shops, playgrounds, river walk and watch the draw bridge. Aquarium and Olde Mistick are only 5 minutes by car. Seaport and beaches are similarly convenient! We also drove 20 minutes to the Dinosaur Place which was a blast! Talked back and forth with Ale, usually about motherhood craziness, they are fantastic hosts! I felt like we were just staying at a family members home. Our toddler and baby didn't even seem phased to not be home, slept like rocks and I attribute that to how cozy they've made this place. Our last night we were able to watch fireworks from the front deck! We will definitely be back, hopefully soon. We were sad to leave!

    Always a great stay!

    5/5 Stayed May 10, 2019
    Submitted May 16, 2019

    This is the second time I've stayed here. The house is beautiful with a great location. Always clean and comfortable. This is definitely my go-to place to stay when in Mystic visiting family. Thank you!

    Lil getaway to Mystic

    5/5 Stayed Mar 27, 2019
    Submitted Apr 2, 2019

    We just loved this place. It was perfect for the 4 of us and we enjoyed the beautiful town of mystic. The aquarium was so much fun and the shops in town were charming. Our hosts rocked - and we will definitely go back :)

    Such a great location, what a warm and inviting space

    5/5 Stayed Mar 15, 2019
    Submitted Mar 20, 2019

    This cozy cottage was exactly right for our reunion in Mystic! The place was well appointed with all the necessary amenities and so convenient for walking down to the water and seeing the sites. The host was responsive and so welcoming. Would love to be there again!

    Great house awesome location

    5/5 Stayed Feb 13, 2019
    Submitted Feb 22, 2019

    Was a beautiful perfect sized small home and walking to downtown. House was clean and Chris is very easy to deal with. Wife and I and newborn had a wonderful time!

    comfortable, clean, with many supplies

    5/5 Stayed Jan 19, 2019
    Submitted Jan 21, 2019

    We had a great stay. The house is at a great location, very comfortable and clean, with lots of useful supplies. It was ideal for us. And a big plus as far as the younger members of the party were concerned was the big tub of lego!

    Even more than what we expected!!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 30, 2018
    Submitted Jan 2, 2019

    Such a wonderful little retreat in the heart of Mystic. The home is very clean and filled with amenities. We appreciated that the kitchen counters, and all other surfaces, were clear of clutter. Plenty of room to put our own belongings. The closets are spacious, and there are plenty of them. We were four people in the house, for two nights. We would be comfortable here for an entire week. Thank you Chris and Ale! You've done a beautiful job making your house feel like home for your guests.

    Clean, comfortable, and great location.

    5/5 Stayed Oct 10, 2018
    Submitted Oct 19, 2018

    I recently visited family in the Mystic area and stayed at this lovely home for a week. Simply, this a perfect place for a couple of small family to stay during a trip to the area. Just steps from downtown Mystic, but far enough away to not hear all the Main St. traffic. Owners are very polite and make the stay as easy as can be. I plan to stay here again!


      Groton, Connecticut

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