We have tried to include instructions for everything that needs explanation. If we missed something or need to refine the directions please let us know!

Blackstone Pizza Oven


  1. Remove cover and put it in the black plastic cage next to the pizza oven so it won't blow away.
  2. Reach under the pizza oven to the rotisserie motor underneath. There is an on-off switch on the bottom surface of the motor; turn it on so that the pizza turntable starts turning.

***** Do not go any further if this does not work. The stone will crack.

  1. Turn the propane tank valve slowly clockwise; turning it too fast will cause a reduction in gas pressure due to a safety mechanism.
  2. Turn the gas control in the front of the pizza oven up to about three quarters you'll hear a loud sound of the gas. Press and hold the starter button. You should hear it snapping and you'll see small sparks on the inside near the burner. Keep holding the button until the flame light sometimes it takes a little while don't put your face right in front of the opening unless you are tired of having eyebrows.
  1. Preheat the stone on high for about 10 minutes. The temp on the bottom stone should be about 675. Use the thermal gun to test the temp.
  2. Load the pie using the metal pizza peel. You can briefly stop the motor while doing this. When you load the pie, you want to decrease the heat to about half or a little bit less. Thin pizza can be run at higher temp since there is less chance of under cooking the dough. Decrease it more for thicker pizza dough.
  3. Cook the pizza until it has areas that are black on the top, this is called "leoparding." You can check the bottom of the pizza, again you want it to get to the point where there are some black spots. If you need to finish up the top a little bit more you can always turn the heat up to high.
  4. Take the pizza off the stone using the metal peel, the wood one does not work very good for this.
  5. If you're continuing to cook pizzas turn the flame down to about half while you prepare the next pizza. Use the heat gun, you're looking for a bottom stone temperature of around 650 or 675. If you're done cooking pizzas turn off the gas at the tank then turn off the control on the front of the oven and turn off the electric motor for the platter.
  6. Put the temp gun back in the plastic box. When the oven cools, put the cover on it.

Home Theater Troubleshooting

Here are some instructions that will solve most problems that are likely to occur. Instructions

Music in kitchen

Music in the mystic vacation rental

Music can be streamed directly or you can use Alexa voice control to play music

Click here for instruction on music system



Thermostats Operation and Schedule

The heating system uses a very efficient oil furnace and 3 Nest thermostats. The temperature is modulated to provide comfort without wasting energy. The thermostats run on a schedule that is listed below. However, the thermostats can also be manually set. If the house is empty for more than a day, the temp is decreased to 50 degrees. We turn the heating schedule back on a few hours before guests arrive.

Thermostat Schedule
Bedrooms (Upstairs and Master)
6:15a temp increases to 70
10:15p temp decreases to 64
1:00a temp decreases to 59
Living room
6:15 temp increases to 70
Nest thermostat instructions

10p temp decreases to 61

Operating Nest Thermostats

1. Wave your hand in front of thermostat a few inches away, it should light up.

2. Grasp the outer rim of the thermostat and turn to adjust the temp

3. Thats it!

4. If you you push on the screen, you might get the full set of functions.

Simply turn the dial to highlight the check mark and push in on the dial

You can also use small fans like these to keep cool Click Here


Upstairs Shower

Turn turn shower on, pull the handle out (i.e. away from the wall)

Rotate towards red for hot and towards blue for cold.

Push in to stop water

Make sure shower curtain is against wall that the water control is on when showering


Electric Ovens

Instructions for using the electric oven in Mystic rentalLots of buttons but the concept is simple. The top oven has a really good pizza stone that stays in the oven. Don't forget step 4

1. Select the oven you want to adjust i.e. Upper or Lower by touching the appropriate label

2. Select the Cooking action i.e. "Bake"

3. Enter a temperature

4. Press START. There will be a chime and lights to indicate stuff is happening. This part is easy to forget

5. To change cooking modes, hit Cancel and start over at step 1.

6. To adjust temp while cooking, use the "-" and "+" signs. The numerical pad doesn't work while cooking is in progress

7. Keep the Pizza stone in the top oven



Gas Range

The Bluestar 6 burner gas range is easy to use with a few easy instructions

Read more


Super Quite! We had a repairman come out to verify that it was actually working. Please read the instructions.

If the Control Bar isn't lit, touch it to activate it.

Use the Blue arrows to select "Normal Wash" Note: If "Wash Cycles" is lit in blue, touch it to display the various cycles

Hit 'START" and close door. Don't expect much to happen. The Dishwasher is REALLY QUITE, you can hardly hear it.


Trash Compactor

Be gentle! This is not the best designed appliance, but it works. Follow the instructions.

To Close - Use your foot to push the bin at the bottom (Pic #1)

To Open - Depress the plastic release with label

To Lock - Make sure that the latch hooks into the catch (see Arrow Pic #2)

Turn On - Gently Depress the On button with your foot (Pic #3)

If nothing happens, make sure the switch is turned to on (last Pic)

If it makes weird sounds check to be sure it is locked (Pic #2)


Basic Kitchen Info

Click Here for Instructions about the Kitchen

Lots of things to know about the kitchen


Coffee Brewer

Click Here for Coffee Brewing Instructions

The ultimate guide to making incredible coffee. This is really easy and fast after you go through the process. The real key is getting freshly roasted beans


Weber Gas Grill

Click Here For Weber Instructions

Instructions for the Weber Gas grill


Activities Documents

Click here for the Activities Guide

This is a comprehensive guide for everything that is worth doing in the Mystic area. It is based on our own experiences and from feedback we get from visitors.


Home theater

Click here for Home Theater Instructions

The home theater system is easy to use. A single remote operates almost everything, the instructions should be on the coffee table. Sometimes the TV doesn't cooperate with the on command and has to be turned on manually by pushing the white button on the lower left portion of the screen. If you are having problems, please call or Email and we will get things working.

Voice control with Alexa. The system now has voice control to turn on TV. see instructions for details


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