A pandemic is not an ideal time to travel, but after a highly restricted and stressful year, many people are looking for fun and safe ways to start exploring the world around them again. If you’re ready for an intimate, romantic couples retreat and a bit of a change of scenery, Mystic may be just the place for you. An international tourist town, known for its museums, world-famous aquarium, fun shopping, fabulous restaurants, and many water-based activities, Mystic has a lot to offer, even with Covid-19 still happening.

All of these Airbnbs have received 4.95 out of 5 stars or higher and offer kitchens, free parking, and wifi along with a variety of other lovely amenities so you can enjoy the best of home, safely, in a new environment. Airbnb has required their hosts to increase their health and safety precautions, including the use of masks, social distancing, airing interior spaces out, and enhanced cleaning routines to adhere to CDC guidelines.

Super Cute & Cozy Apartment in Downtown Mystic! ($90/night)

This lovely little one-bedroom apartment in downtown Mystic packs a surprisingly big punch for its size and is fully updated. The Seaport, the drawbridge, and the Amtrak Station are all less than a ten-minute walk away. Complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and a selection of breakfast items are offered, and well-behaved pets are welcome (with a pet fee). Features: Queen sized bed, a sofa that converts into a double bed, an HD TV, and a full kitchen with an espresso machine and a French press.

Gorgeous Waterfront Getaway ($140/night)

Perfect getaway from the city for couples wanting peace and tranquility and stunning views. Enjoy the beautiful waterfront in this one-bedroom guesthouse, one and one-half miles from downtown Mystic. Beautifully decorated with art and antiques. Features: kitchenette, full bath, loft bedroom with a Queen bed and Belgian linen bedding, beautiful water views of 180 degrees, safe neighborhood, private patio, dock with kayak/canoe rentals close by.

True Artist Loft ($154/night)

Named by the owners as The Dacha was built in 1945 originally as a studio for the artist that resided on the property. The unique structure is truly one of a kind tucked away from the road, sitting on a quiet piece of land, just five minutes to downtown Mystic. Enjoy modern comforts and a European designer’s decor, while settling in front of the fire, or taking a short drive to all that Mystic has to offer. Features: washer/dryer, small kitchen equipped with everything but a full-sized oven, indoor fireplace, outdoor fire pit, large patio, and outdoor dining table (shared with the host, who lives next door). Host note: “Privacy for our guests is highly regarded.”

Luxurious Victorian Townhouse in Downtown Mystic ($177/night)

Walkable to everywhere! This lovely 2 bed/2 bath Victorian townhouse has been remodeled to a luxury standard. The highlights of the property include a gourmet farm-style kitchen, a gorgeous copper soaker tub, sumptuous marble tiling, and a walk-in Delta rain shower. Features: HD TV, assorted games and puzzles, furnished porch, private garden area, an espresso machine, slow cooker, and essential pantry items such as oil, vinegar, a fully loaded spice rack, and other condiments so you can prepare a full meal. Well-behaved pets are welcome for an additional fee of $50 per pet, per stay.

Sunny Victorian Gem in Downtown Mystic ($184)

Come enjoy Mystic in Victorian splendor! This historic gem is cheerful, sunny, and located on a quiet side street just steps from the vibrant Downtown. Perched high on the hill, with views of the River, it is surrounded by elegant gardens great for entertaining or just relaxing. Perfect for families or friendly getaways. Features: walkable to the downtown area, private deck overlooking the town and Mystic River, a fully stocked kitchen, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, smart TVs in every room.