Take advantage of this completely renovated, coastal Massachusetts gem. Comfortable beds, high end appointments and a bedside view of one of the most painted and photographed harbors in America [It’s even prettier than in the Howeaway photos].
Amble out onto Rockport's famous Bearskin Neck amid its shops, galleries and restaurants. And when you’re ready to unwind, slip through an unimposing door and up a flight of stairs to your 2-bedroom hideaway. [The description in the listing is accurate, you do have to walk a bit to your car, but it’s a lovely walk, and you wanted the exercise anyway, right?]
You are in the midst of a thriving coastal village, mere steps away from beautiful beaches and the notable Shalin Liu Performance Center. The dock below your windows is busy with fishermen and lobstermen, so it is not a "serene" place, but it is pleasant, entertaining and authentic. You'll feel like a local as soon as you arrive.
Shop, sketch, paint, take pictures -- you'll fit right in!
It's not hard to imagine what Rockport was like 100, 200, even 300 years ago. Colonial America is just outside your door. Storied Salem and the House of the Seven Gables is an easy 30-minute drive away. And you'll be singing the Gorton's Fisherman jingle as you take pictures next to the famous Sailor's monument in nearby Gloucester, Ma.
Need ideas of things to do? Your amiable host, Justin, is ready with suggestions. We found The Mariner by accident; a happy accident we’ll remember fondly for a long time.