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Justin Mierz

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Salty Dog Summer Stay - family-friendly, bright, perfectly located

25 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Rockport Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, eat-in kitchen, sleeps 7

Built in 1900, this classic New England beach house is located in the Headlands neighborhood in Rockport, Massachusetts. Steps away is the charming Old Garden Beach, secluded enough to remain a hidden jewel of Rockport. Also a short walk away is the Headlands, providing spectacular views of Rockport Harbor, Bearskin Neck, Rockport Village, and Sandy Bay.

Salty Dog Summer Stay provides guests a spacious, bright, tastefully decorated furnished apartment with all the comfort and amenities one may need to enjoy time spent in our seaside town. Perfectly located, many of Rockport's shops, restaurants, and attractions are a short walk away.

The Summer Stay encompasses the ground floor of our home. The apartment has a full sized, eat in kitchen with seating for up 6 people; a living area with cable TV, DVD, ipod stereo, games, books; wireless internet; grill and picnic area; front patio with rocking chairs; parking for two vehicles; and a resident beach pass.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Justin Mierz (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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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 was an environmental analyst for the environmental epidemiology program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for 13 years before resigning and starting up a vacation rental business in 2013. Marcie is a technical project manager in the field of software engineering in the financial services sector . Justin and Marcie live with their two girls - Ava Mae (7 years old) and Sadie (4 years old) - at 40 Atlantic Avenue. The Salty Dog Summer Stay encompasses the whole ground floor of our home and we reside on the 1st and 2nd floors.

Justin Mierz purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Justin Mierz chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

Justin's great grandparents bought the house in the 1940s, and his step father and aunt grew up there. In 2005, Justin and Marcie were able to purchase the property from the family. At the time, the house was in disrepair. Justin and Marcie slowly made major renovations and were able to restore the house. 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. Arguably, the best neighborhood to live in Rockport. 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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Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

Salty Dog Summer Stay - family-friendly, bright, perfectly located
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews
5

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: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburndale
5

Great place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Well organized, clean, easy to access, wonderful location and helpful owner make this an ideal place for a family vacation. All was as advertised.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great, quaint and quiet place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend in the Rockport area and the Salty Dog was everything we could have hoped for! We loved the location of the house and all the accommodations. I would definitely recommend for anyone to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Ulster Co. NY
5

Great location, everything you could need!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 nights on Atlantic Ave, Justin was a terrific host. Cozy house without feeling crowded, it was very clean and comfortable. Close to town, easy scenic walk to Rockport and the wonderful shops and restaurants. Would definitely use this house again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

This was a beautiful property and prime location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is spacious and immaculately clean. The location near Old Garden Beach is fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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4

Enthusiastic recommendation - two thumbs up!

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location (near beach and town), clean and comfortable place. Fully-functional kitchen, TV, Internet, etc. Gracious host. Welcoming to children, as well as adults. Would rate this place as a 4.5, if VRBO offered that option. We'd definitely stay here again if we come back to Rockport.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Rockport Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September, October 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$249
$1,495
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,099
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Rockport Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

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