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Justin Mierz

Member since: 2011
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The Mariner - Panoramic Harbor View, Authentic Rockport Experience

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Rockport holiday apartment

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Dining Area, Full Kitchen, Harbor Deck (Sleeps 4)

This custom-furnished, luxury apartment provides all the amenities that one may need to enjoy time at Rockport's most popular destination, Bearskin Neck.

The Mariner, located at 35 Bearskin Neck, offers: two bedrooms - the Bearskin Neck-side bedroom has a queen-sized bed and the Harbor-side bedroom has a king-sized bed; a full bath; a kitchen fully-stocked with everything one may need to prepare and enjoy meals; a dining area; a living room with flat-screen, cable TV; and deck with table and seating overlooking Rockport Harbor.

Art galleries, shoppes, and eateries are steps outside the front entrance, and Bradley Wharf, Rockport Harbor, and Motif #1 greet you at the rear entrance.

Lobsters are unloaded daily on Bradley Wharf, prepared next door at the Roy Moore Lobster Company, and enjoyed by many on their back deck 'in the rough'.

Parking is notoriously difficult on Bearskin Neck. However, we have a reserved parking spot across from Front Beach, an approximate 10 minute, pleasant walk along Main Street. We recommend dropping off luggage at the Bradley Wharf entrance to the apartment upon arrival, parking in the reserved spot, and walking back to the apartment.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Justin Mierz (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Justin Mierz

Justin grew up in Rockport and graduated in 1992 from Rockport High School before heading to East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Justin returned home after graduation, received a Master of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, and met his wife, Marcie, in the North End in Boston. Justin spent 13 years as an Environmental Analyst for the Environmental Epidemiology Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health before resigning in 2013 to operate vacation rentals in Rockport. Marcie is a software engineering manager at NASDAQ in Boston. Justin and Marcie live with their two girls - Ava Mae (7 years old) and Sadie (4 years old) - on Atlantic Avenue in Rockport.

Justin Mierz purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Justin Mierz chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

This property has been in the family for generations. For many years, Justin's grandmother operated the Lobster in the Rough restaurant before the space was renovated in 2012 by Justin's mother and step-father.

What makes this apartment unique

The location of the Mariner is unparalleled. Guests enjoy a panoramic view of Rockport Harbor from nearly every room. Motif #1 is a stone's throw away from the Mariner deck. Restaurants, shops, and galleries are steps away.


based on 31 traveller reviews

The Mariner - Panoramic Harbor View, Authentic Rockport Experience
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Perfect Fall Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Lovely mornings waking up to the sunrise from the large picture window. Justin was great to work with from booking to checking out. Weather was amazing. Lobsters from friendly Roy Moores. Will be back to this cozy paradise!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing and beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Justin is wonderful to deal with and the apartment is is beautiful and located in the middle of all of the shops and restaurants. We can't wait to go back next year

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at The Mariner. The property was clean and well maintained. The town of Rockport was charming. We would definitely stay here again. Everything about the rental was easy and hassle free. Thanks so much.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment on Bearskin neck

  • 5 of 5

I grew up in Rockport and stayed here recently with my two kids while visiting my parents. Over the years, I've been in a number of the old cabins on Bearskin neck, and this is the most nicely renovated, comfortable one I've been in. It literally looks and works like it was finished last week, and Justin sets it up to be very turnkey and easy. Little things were nice and better than many VRBOs I've been in - plenty of towels including beach towels; full set of pots and pans; everything works; even the board games for the kids were brand new.

And it's right on Motif #1, so it's a great view.

Finally, we were stuck in traffic and delays several hours checking in, but Justin was totally cool about waiting for us and was very friendly checking us in and out.

I'd definitely stay here again. A great visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Right in downtown Bearskin Neck!!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is a hidden gem right in the middle of Bearskin Neck, with a view of Motif #1 from your balcony!

The condo seems to have been recently renovated and has every amenity you could ask for. It's tastefully decorated and has everything you need-wifi, cable, washer and dryer, oven, microwave, coffee machine etc.

We would love to visit the Mariner again and wouldn't hesitate to book it in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Apartment with Fantastic View!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Justin's apartment and location! Justin is so friendly and accommodating and his apartment was immaculately clean. The views from all windows are fantastic - which to choose.... the harbor activity or the Bearskin Neck activity... it's the perfect location to view all that is happening! You will love it too!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Rockport, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
September, October 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
November, December 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jan Feb March April 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
May June 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
July August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
September October 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
November December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Rockport, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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