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Justin Mierz

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

The Mariner - Panoramic Harbor View, Authentic Rockport Experience

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Merrimack Valley & Essex County Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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
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 27 traveler reviews

The Mariner - Panoramic Harbor View, Authentic Rockport Experience
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to stay! Justin was so easy to work with and the home is great! The location is perfect, as it is right in the heart of town. It was so peaceful and we woke up each morning with a fabulous ocean view! I will definitely try to use this location again. We were able to walk everywhere, and ate at some delicious restaurants just outside our door. The Fish Shack had a fabulous view and the crab cakes were all crab! Definitely will go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Great Accommodations in the heart of Rockport, Any Time of Year!

  • 5 of 5

What a great property! Lots of windows and views of Rockport's inner harbor and the world famous Motif #1. This property is newly renovated and is on the second floor of one of the historic Bearskin Neck buildings. The owner met us and familiarized us with the property. This condo/apt. is spacious, clean, well equipped and offers some of the best harbor views available. I grew up in Rockport and always wanted to stay on the "Neck". I moved away 20 years ago and this trip home my wife and I did and have no regrets. This property has two bedrooms, a good sized bathroom and large open kitchen and living room. Nice pantry as well, so if you choose to stock up and prepare your own meals there is plenty of space and equipment to do so. A full sized refrigerator, range, microwave and coffee maker have you equipped for a short or duration stay.

Rockport is notoriously tight for non resident parking, The Mariner offers a deeded space an easy 7 minute walk away, also there is public parking on T Wharf a quarter mile away (which you can see clearly from the larger of two bedrooms). The location is worth the walk to park.

Good luck in your search for Rockport accommodations. We will stay at the Mariner again.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We picked this home for the "experience". We live in a state and community that is spread out and everyone drives. It was a wonderful experience to stay above a shop and to be able to walk outside your front door for dinner. We arrived in the evening and were greeted by the fish market next door with a large tray of delicious fresh shrimp. (They were getting ready to close and they were friends with the owner who was there to greet us.) The home as a beautiful view of the harbor. The inside was beautiful and clean. Fully stocked kitchen. Jason, the host, was wonderful. He met us at the condo and carried our heavy suitcases up the spiral staircase. He told us to call if we needed anything and he would take care of it. We were a little worried that there would be a fishy smell from the docks or that the fishers would wake us up in the morning when we booked ---this was not the case--no unpleasant odors and it was peaceful. It was a wonderful retreat. I would highly recommend this rental. *There are two staircases--a spiral one in the back and a nice wide one going out the front door that might cause a problem if you have trouble with stairs.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our visit at The Mariner and will most certainly be back.

The location is perfect - right in Great Neck. The unit is impeccably clean and very comfortable. The set up of The Mariner is perfect. Jason Mierz, your host is accommodating and super nice.

The front door opens to the main street where you will find adorable shops, wonderful cafe's and restaurants. It is located next door to Roys. The Roys' crew are great and really added to our stay -- the best. So if you love lobster, shrimp or oysters on the half shell - it is a must.

You will find the kitchen very well appointed for preparing meal(s) if you so desire. Early risers the coffee shops open at 6a. Just step out your front door either direction.

There is a small back desk which we loved - the breeze, views and people watching are great.

There are several beaches in the area. We took half day by the waves - nothing like it. Packed a sandwich and beverage - so relaxing. Jason provided a visitor beach parking pass to couple of good locations. Also off-street parking was included and it is close and convenient.

If you have the opportunity to enjoy a performance at the Shalin Liu center (just a 4-minute walk from you front door), it is a beautiful take. Enjoy a glass of champagne and the views on the third floor.

Can't say enough good things about our visit to charming Rockport and our stay at The Mariner. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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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


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July, August 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
September, October 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
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Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
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Merrimack Valley & Essex County Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • 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
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming

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