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Family friendly apartment, short walk to beach/downtown, HD TV, WiFi, grill

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Open year round, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen, Long Beach parking pass

The Salty Dog Summer Stay is a spacious, bright, furnished apartment with all the comfort and amenities one may need to enjoy time in our seaside town. Perfectly located on Atlantic Avenue in the Old Garden Beach neighborhood and available to rent year-round, many of Rockport's shops, restaurants, and attractions are a short walk away. Old Garden Beach is a 5 minute stroll down the lane, the Headlands and Rockport Harbor are a 10 minute walk, and Bearskin Neck is a 13 minute walk.

The Salty Dog apartment encompasses the whole ground floor of our home. My wife, 2 girls, and I live in the other unit on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

The Salty Dog has two bedrooms. One bedroom has two double beds and the other bedroom has a queen bed. We also provide a twin-sized folding cot.

The apartment has a full sized, eat in kitchen with seating for up 6 people. There is a stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker.

The living area is furnished with a comfortable couch, 3 chairs, and a bench. Entertainment includes HD cable TV, DVD, WiFi, bluetooth stereo, board games, and books.

Guests can enjoy backyard space that includes a grill and picnic table, and a children’s play set (3 swings, slide, and monkey bars). There is also a front covered patio with rocking chairs.

There is off-street parking for 2 cars in our driveway.

We provide a complimentary resident beach pass that allows guests to park in the “resident only” parking lot at the popular Long Beach and Cape Hedge Beach.

More Details

Owner
Justin Mierz
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Justin Mierz

I grew up in Rockport and graduated from Rockport High School. I attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina and graduated with a degree in Environmental Health. I subsequently received a Master of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts. I worked for the Bureau of Environmental Health at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for 13 years. I resigned in 2013 to begin a vacation rental business and spend more time with my family.

My wife, Marcie, is a technical project manager in the field of software engineering in the financial services sector.

I enjoy lobstering, fishing, sports, gardening, home improvement projects, and spending time with Marcie and our 2 daughters, Ava Mae (9 years old) and Sadie (6 years old). We reside at 40 Atlantic Avenue in Rockport.

Justin Mierz purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Justin Mierz chose Rockport

My great grandparents bought the house in the 1940s, and my step father and aunt grew up here. In 2005, Marcie and I were able to purchase the property from the family. We slowly made major renovations to restore and preserve the house's natural character. Justin and Marcie take great pride in their home and are fortunate to be the third generation to raise their family in such a special place.

What makes this apartment unique

Location. We are minutes from Old Garden Beach, Bearskin Neck, Headlands, Rockport Harbor, Shalin Liu Performance Center, and downtown's shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed at this house with a few friends for a recent wedding. We had a wonderful time and the house was perfect for us. Justin, the owner is very friendly and was super helpful throughout the whole renting processes. The house itself was very clean, big enough to fit a pretty large party, and very welcoming. It was an extremely hot weekend (high 90's the whole time) and the AC's kept us nice and cool throughout our visit. The back yard was very big and a great place to play catch or grill. The ocean was a 5 minute walk away and was a great pre-wedding activity for us! I highly recommend a stay here...we are planning to do so again next summer!
May 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Boston's Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Numerous bars/pubs in downtown Gloucester
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Salem Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rockport Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Rockport Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 127 and 128
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Numerous restaurants in downtown Rockport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Old Garden Beach
Car: recommended

Rockport is located at the tip of Cape Ann and bordered by Gloucester to the west. Rockport is tranquil yet alive with culture. Beaches, galleries, seafood, and music are some of the broad array of reasons to spend time in our town. Festivals and events occur year-round, and traditions are abound.

Amenities

Rockport Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • **A signed rental agreement is required to book a reservation**
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Front bedroom - 2 double , pull-out cot is available
    Back bedroom - 1 queen
  • The front bedroom has a large closet and bureau with mirror. The back bedroom has a closet, dressing nook, and full-sized mirror. Both bedrooms are bright - the front bedroom has 3 windows and the back bedroom has 4 windows, including a large picture window. Both bedrooms have their own air conditioning unit and heating.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • water sports
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Family friendly apartment, short walk to beach/downtown, HD TV, WiFi, grill
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 31 reviews
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was beautiful. Justin was the best i have ever worked with. Would definately recommend to anyone. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Very nice location with great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

The Salty Dog was the perfect rental for our group. It is set in on a quiet road with a short walk right to the ocean with great views. Everything we needed was a short drive away from the location, which was a major plus. Justin was a nice easy going guy and he has the rental set up with all you would need if it were your own home. Very inviting and pleasant. I would highly recommend anyone looking to stay in the area to highly consider staying at the Salty Dog!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for 6!

  • 5 of 5

We used the Salty Dog as a secondary place to sleep additional guests. It was very comfortable and Justin was very accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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would return if occassion arised

  • 4 of 5

absolutely spotlesssly clean-- a definite requirement for my family...Justin very hospitable, leaving us alone but always being there if needed

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Comfortable, convenient and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Salty Dog was the perfect spot for our fall get away to Rockport! Clean, spacious and well appointed it was a great base to explore the area from. We are a family of four adults and it fit our needs perfectly. Justin was an amiable and easy to work with host. The beds are nice, the wireless fast, and the neighborhood peaceful. It is an easy walk to town. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Beautiful New England Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on the ground floor of this beautiful home for two nights and could not have been more pleased with the accommodations. It was clean and comfortable, exactly as described. Justin was easy to communicate with throughout the entire process. The property is within walking distance of a small beach and the heart of Rockport's shopping and dining district. I absolutely recommend staying at the Salty Dog! I would love to stay here again if I can find a time to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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