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The Mariner - Panoramic Harbor View, Authentic Rockport Experience

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


About the property

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

This custom-furnished 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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Justin Mierz
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2017

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 (8 years old) and Sadie (6 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.


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:
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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


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The Mariner - Panoramic Harbor View, Authentic Rockport Experience
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews

A great stay in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

A great stay in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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: Oct 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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 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: Oct 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 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: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time from a repeat visitor

  • 5 of 5

My two kids and I stayed here for the second year in a row. I grew up in Rockport, and have stayed here while visiting family. The location is great if you want the bearskin neck experience and quick access to the water. The apartment itself is beautifully upgraded, finished and comfortable. Everything you need to enjoy a stay in Rockport is in this apartment. Justin is also cool and easy to work with. It's perfect for us and we will look to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • 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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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
January 1 - March 16, 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
March 16 - May 4, 2018
16 Mar 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 4 - June 15, 2018
4 May 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
June 15 - September 7, 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
September 7 - October 29, 2018
7 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
October 29 - December 31, 2018
29 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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