My family and I have traveled to the Cape Anne area for several summers, and this was, by far, the best experience we had. The location is ideal: walking distance to three beaches, many restaurants, and many shops. We stayed for 2 and a half weeks, and the Mariner was spacious enough for us to all have our own space and enjoy every minute of our vacation. The kitchen is well stocked, so we cooked many meals with ease there. Air conditioning was a huge plus, but the outdoor patio, screen doors, and many windows allowed us to feel the fresh breeze blowing throughout. Bearskin Neck is so safe feeling that we often sent our boys (10 and 12) out alone in the morning for walks to pick up breakfast. The freedom they felt there was such a gift, and the comfort we all felt there was wonderful. Another plus is the Rockport Train station. We took a few trips into Boston, only an hour away. Rockport is an ideal location, close to many other wonderful points of interest: Gloucester, Essex, Newburyport, etc. Justin was a wonderful host. He and his family have created a warm, cozy space, and he was available to help in every way. He even took our family out in his boat to see the seals. We plan to go back to Rockport and wouldn't think about staying anywhere else!