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Family-friendly Condo, Panoramic Harbor View, Authentic Rockport Experience

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 83 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Dining Area, Full Kitchen, Harbor Deck, HD cable TV, Wifi

The Mariner is a spacious, bright, custom-furnished condo with all the comfort and amenities one may need to enjoy time in our seaside town. Perfectly located on Bearskin Neck and Bradley Wharf, many of Rockport’s art galleries, shoppes, and eateries are steps outside the Bearskin Neck-side entrance. Rockport Harbor and Motif #1 greet you at the Bradley Wharf-side entrance.

The Mariner encompasses the whole 2nd floor of 35 Bearskin Neck. The first floor of the building has a boutique and reserve lobster tanks for the Roy Moore Lobster Company next door. There are two entrances to the condo. The “front” entrance is on Bearskin Neck and the “back” entrance is on Bradley Wharf.

There are two bedrooms on opposite ends of the condo. The harbor-side bedroom has a king bed and the Bearskin Neck-side bedroom has a queen bed. The Mariner has central air conditioning and heat.

The Mariner has a full-sized, modern kitchen with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and blender. There is a full pot and pan set with a variety of utensils. There is a dining area adjacent to the kitchen with seating for up to 4 people and 3 bar stools along the end of the granite kitchen countertop for additional guests.

There is a full, vented bathroom that includes a shower/tub combination. There is a laundry closet in the hallway outside the bathroom with a clothes washer and dryer. Wash detergent is available in the utility closet.

The living area is furnished with a comfortable leather couch and 2 chairs. Entertainment includes widescreen HD cable TV, WiFi, bluetooth stereo, board games, and books. A sliding glass door leads to a deck with a bistro table with 4 chairs that overlooks Rockport Harbor.

Parking is difficult on Bearskin Neck, particularly during the summer season. However, we have a reserved parking spot across from Front Beach, an approximate 10 minute, pleasant walk along downtown Main Street. I meet guests at the Bradley Wharf entrance to the apartment upon arrival and show where to temporarily park the car to unload luggage. I then show the apartment, give keys/parking pass, and answer any questions. Next I show guests the exact location of the reserved parking space to avoid any confusion.

We also provide a complimentary resident beach pass that allows guests to park in the “resident only” parking lot at the popular Long Beach and Cape Hedge Beach.

Bearskin Neck is a popular destination for Rockport visitors because of the numerous art galleries, shoppes, and eateries. It can become quite active with people during the summertime and on nice weekends during the spring and fall. Rockport Harbor is home to Motif #1 (the red shack centerpiece of the harbor) and recreational boaters, sailors, and working lobstermen. Lobsters are unloaded from boats about 15 yards from the back door of the condo.

Lobsters and other seafood is sold next door at the Roy Moore Lobster Company. Visitors enjoy cooked lobster and other seafood on their back deck “in the rough”. The Lobster Company is a great neighbor and well-run business that is also frequented by locals. I highly recommend lobster-loving guests to take advantage of the fresh seafood and fun atmosphere!

More Details

Owner
Justin Mierz
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2017

About Justin Mierz

I grew up in Rockport and graduated from Rockport High School. I attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina and graduated with a degree in Environmental Health. I subsequently received a Master of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts. I worked for the Bureau of Environmental Health at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in Boston for 13 years. I resigned in 2013 to begin a vacation rental business and spend more time at home with my wife and girls.

I met my wife, Marcie, in the North End of Boston. Marcie is a technical project manager in the field of software engineering in the financial services sector. We live with our two girls, Ava Mae (9 years old) and Sadie (6 years old), at on Atlantic Avenue in Rockport.

Justin Mierz purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Justin Mierz chose Rockport

This property has been in the family for generations. For many years, my grandmother operated the Lobster in the Rough restaurant in what is now the Mariner. At the same time, my grandfather ran Roy Moore Lobster Company. The condo space was renovated in 2012 by my mother and step-father. Marcie and I bought the condo and in 2013 opened the Mariner vacation rental.

What makes this apartment unique

The Mariner is a very fun place to stay on a Rockport vacation for adults and children because of its location on Bearskin Neck and Bradley Wharf. Guests get to enjoy a panoramic view of Rockport Harbor - including Motif #1, known to be the most often painted building in America. Restaurants, ice cream shops, boutiques, eclectic shops, and local artists' galleries are steps away... and fresh-cooked lobster is always available downstairs.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Rockport, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming

Reviews

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Family-friendly Condo, Panoramic Harbor View, Authentic Rockport Experience
average rating of 4.94 based on 50 reviews
5

Quintessential New England

  • 5 of 5

The perfect picture of New England. Boats in the harbor, fishermen loading early to sail out, bringing their catch back to the wharf after the day at sea. An endearing vision that leaves me longing for my next return. The Mariner puts you right in the middle of it all. It is amazingly appointed & lacks nothing you would need to thoroughly enjoy your stay and the panoramic view is to die for. Situated on Bearskin Neck, quaint shops, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants are just a few steps from your front door. Roy Moore Lobster Company, which is a must eat, is literally right over the rail, and the guys who work there are an absolute trip! The parking is offsite, which is a slight inconvenience, but the walk to your vehicle is pleasant. Be sure to watch the sunrise at the point, you won't be disappointed. All in all, a truly incredible visit that left me with nothing more than an even greater love for the area.

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great stay in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

A great stay in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: 16/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous!!!!

  • 4 of 5

Amazing views. Every detail was thought about in the kitchen cabinets. Immaculate clean. Great mattresses. Beautiful linen. The ONLY two things that gave it 4 stars were being up above a restaurant noisy... so windows needed to be closed and trucks coming in late at night for delivery and I think garbage pick up. Finally it did not bother us but if you are old it is a bit of a "walk" to the parking so if it were raining or if you are unable to walk a bit that may be an issue. However, the location, view and unit were just wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 13/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Linda, for the review. It was a pleasure hosting you and Margaret! I think it’s important to clarify a couples statements made regarding our neighbor - Roy Moore Lobster Company - and their deliveries to avoid misconceptions for future guests. First, their trash is most always picked up in the mornings because the driver prefers to not navigate Bearskin Neck and Bradley Wharf during the day when it’s busy with people. Moreover, picking up trash “late at night” would prove to be difficult in the darkness of Bradley Wharf. Secondly, Roy Moore Lobster Company closes at 6:00 PM. After cleaning up, the guys are usually gone by 8:00 PM. There are *usually* no deliveries “late at night” because Roy Moore is closed and there is nobody there to accept late night deliveries. Also, to be specific, the walk to the reserved parking space is about 0.4 miles or about a 10 minute walk. Parking for non-residents is nearly non-existent on Bearskin Neck/Bradley Wharf.
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at the Mariner and we are going back next September! We feel very much at home there. We love the openness and the views are the best. The place is very clean and well appointed. The bed and bedding is like sleeping on a cloud. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 01/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

An excellent stay. Great / clean unit. Best view of Motif #1.

  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The Mariner is perfect! The apartment has everything needed for a great stay away from home. I have been going to Rockport every summer for 6 years and was glad to find the Mariner for my stay this year. It is so convenient -only used my car once to go to Halibut Point! Roy Moore's Lobster is right next door-an almost daily stop for me-great group of guys...

I recommend the Mariner highly, but don't book the weeks I want to go next year!! Thanks Justin.

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Boston's Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Numerous bars and pubs in downtown Gloucester
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Salem Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Rockport Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.8 Miles
Rockport Station
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Numerous restaurants located steps out front door
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Front Beach
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Rockport, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
November December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$263
AU$1,322
 
 
January 1 - March 16, 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$263
AU$1,532
 
 
March 16 - May 4, 2018
16 Mar 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$263
From
AU$330
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,532
 
 
May 4 - June 15, 2018
4 May 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$330
From
AU$396
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,939
 
 
June 15 - September 7, 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$449
From
AU$515
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$2,771
 
 
September 7 - October 29, 2018
7 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$330
From
AU$396
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,939
 
 
October 29 - December 31, 2018
29 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$263
AU$1,532
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$263
AU$1,532
 

Additional information about rental rates

RATES AND LENGTH OF STAYS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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