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Temperatures May Drop, but Fall Events Heat Up

Dusting off school books, raking up leaves, and enjoying football on TV – who says vacations are just for the summer? Fall is the best time of year and even better in Ocean City! Forget the traffic, skip the lines, and enjoy life at a slower pace. Ocean City offers fall vacation deals for every budget.  With off-season temperatures in the 60s-70s, the local events never stop. From food festivals to car shows to Halloween traditions, visitors will fall in love with the shore.

September

  • 9/11 Parade of Brothers Motorcycle Ride  – Join riders from across the country in a memorial boardwalk parade.
  • 9/14-17 OC Bikefest – From the Boardwalk to the Convention Center to the Inlet, Bikefest promises great times with bands, stunt bikes, vendors, food & beverages.
  • 9/21-24 43rd Annual Sunfest & Sunfest Kite Festival – Celebrate fall in style! Enjoy the four-day event full of delicious food, arts and crafts, live music, rides, activities for the kids & more.
  • 9/22-23 13th Annual Sand Castle Home Tour – Spend the day touring ten of Ocean City’s most beautiful homes for a great cause, the Art League of OC!
  • 9/29-30 22nd Annual Wine on the Beach – Treat your taste buds! Start off your stress free weekend wining on the beach.

October

  • 10/5-8 20th Annual Endless Summer Crusin’– Car enthusiasts will love this event with over 2,000 Hot Rods, Wild Customs, and Trick Trucks at the Convention Center.
  • 10/21 O.C.toberfest Howl-o-ween Pet Parade Show – Ocean City goes to dogs, cats & any other family pet! Break out your best costume and join over 140 pet and owners alike for the Howl-o-ween Pet Parade.
  • 10/21-22 & 28-29 O.C.toberfest Halloween Beach Maze – Test your navigation skills in Ocean City’s largest beach maze!
  • 10/28 Great Pumpkin Race – Take the whole family to the Great Pumpkin Race: OC Edition! Creating your finest pumpkin race car and take part in this wacky down-hill race.

November

  • 11/16 – 12/31 Winterfest of LightsHop aboard the Winterfest Express for the best tour of the one million Christmas light display. Enjoy festive music, hot chocolate, gift shops & pictures with Santa!

Plan your fall getaway to Ocean City at VantageOceanCity.com.  Or give our Vacation Coordinators a call at (410) 723-2002 – we would be happy to help you find the rental that’s just right for you!

Mini-Weeks FlexStay Vacation

Escape for an Ocean City Mini Vacation

Customize Your Vacation

Storing decorations, cleaning up sparklers, and heading back to work – do the post-4th-of-July-blues have you wishing for a vacation? Continue the celebration and freedom with a mini vacation to Ocean City. Between work, activities and kids, it’s becoming more difficult to escape for a traditional Saturday to Saturday vacation rental. Vantage’s unique Mini-Week and FlexStay rental properties provide more flexibility, allowing you to customize a vacation that fits your timeframe and budget. Whether you dream of getting away for 3 days or 10,  plan your trip around YOUR schedule, not the other way around!

• 3-Night Mini-Week (Thurs-Sun or Fri-Mon): Perfect for a last minute Romantic Getaway
• 4-Night Mini-Week (Sun-Thurs or Mon-Fri): Enjoy Ocean City like a local – avoid the traffic & skip the lines!
• FlexStay: Check-in/check-out any day of the week and enjoy stays shorter or longer than a traditional weekly visit

Check Out a Few Flexible Properties


Balmoral 107C
3-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 6 – Just 2 blocks from the beach, this property makes it easy to relax in the sand or splash around in Balmoral’s refreshing Outdoor Pool. Balmoral 107C is located in North Ocean City within walking distance of many popular restaurants, including Pizza Tugos and Ropewalk!


Diamond Bay 5
2-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 6 – Leave your worries behind and relax in this peaceful North Ocean City Neighborhood! This condo offers an updated kitchen, large fully-furnished balcony, and short walk to the beach.  Not wanting to cook?  Stroll to nearby restaurants, including the Greene Turtle and The Crabcake Factory.


Harbour Island 306K
2-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 6 – Located in Downtown Ocean City on 14th St., this freshly remodeled bayfront condo has views of the bay and Assateague Island in the distance. Guests enjoy all-new furnishings, a pool, tennis, an on-site restaurant (the Reel Inn), and a short walk to the Boardwalk.


Jockey Beach 314
Bi-level, 1-BR, 1-BR, Sleeps 6 – Enjoy the best of both worlds! This canalfront condo offers beautiful bay views and is only a short, three-block walk to beach North Ocean City (123rd St.). After a day in the sun, relax in the Outdoor Pool or watch the sunset at nearby Northside Park, which features walking paths, a playground, and long fishing and crabbing pier.


Makai 404
Studio, 1-BA, Sleeps 4 -Just 1.5 blocks from the sun and surf, this bayside condo is a cute-as-a-button efficiency condo.  This unit is located in Mid-town Ocean City (42nd St.) close to the Convention Center and comes with all the Makai amenities, including a Pool, Fitness Center, and a Bayfront Deck.


Sunset Beach 103
3-BR, 3-BA, Sleeps 9 – Unwind with a drink on your private bayfront balcony or take a refreshing swim in the Rooftop Pool. Located in Midtown Ocean City on 46th St., this bayfront condo has it all, with gorgeous sunset views, quality furnishings, and updated kitchen. Enjoy the 2-block walk to splash in the surf or go for drinks at Seacrets (right next door)!

Ready to book your Ocean City vacation rental?  Browse our entire Mini-Week and FlexStay inventory and search for the dates and amenities that you need, or speak with one of our friendly Vacation Coordinators today at (410) 723-2002.

Benefits of the Off-Season in Ocean City, MD

Everyone knows how great Ocean City is during the summer months, but not many realize how fun it can also be during the off-season. The weather may be a bit chilly, but there is still plenty to do, such as weekly events, shopping, and tourist attractions. It’s a little bit like having the beach to yourself, with less traffic, fewer crowds, and an all-around slower pace.  Head down to the Boardwalk for a morning bike ride and stop in at your favorite breakfast shop for a cup of coffee.  Most Boardwalk shops and restaurants are open daily, and especially on weekends.  There are no restrictions for bike riding on the Boardwalk from the Tuesday after Labor Day until the Friday before Memorial Day (excluding Springfest and Sunfest weekends).  Parking is also free April 1st through October 31st.  Feel free to bring your pets along, as leashed dogs are welcome on the beach and Boardwalk from October 1st through April 30th.  (Browse our Pet-Friendly Rentals page to view homes that permit pets.)

Fantastic Dining, Shopping and Activities

Snow and sand do not mix, but there is just something about seeing Ocean City in all seasons of the year that is so peaceful and wonderful to experience. Beachcombers love the off-season since it’s the perfect time to search for seashells as they wash up onto the shore (especially after storms in the spring or fall).  It is also not unusual to see rare marine life make an appearance every now and then, such as migrating seals that stop to rest on the beach.  If retail therapy is what you seek, Ocean City offers a variety of great shopping options – from small shops like Ish Boutique and South Moon Under to The Tanger Outlets in West Ocean City, which features discount shopping at big name stores like American Eagle, Under Armour, and more.  Ready for a bite to eat?  There are many town favorite restaurants that offer daily lunch and dinner specials, such as OC Wasabi, Harrison’s Harbor Watch, and Harborside.  Be sure to check out Fishtales next to Bahia Marina on 18th St., which is open on weekends and features a beautiful bayfront beach with a playground for the kids.  Off-season fishing trips are also available there on the weekends. Reel in winner rock fish and enjoy your own freshly caught meal.

Budget-Friendly Vacation Rental Rates

Last, but not least, the best part about the off-season is low rental rates! Our best properties are waiting to offer you luxurious accommodations for a fraction of what it would cost in the summertime.  Here are some recommendations for awesome off-season getaways.

Acropolis 1 – 3-BR/3.5-BA/Sleeps 8 – Stay oceanfront on 63rd Street in one of Ocean City’s finest buildings.  Previously featured in Coastal Style Magazine as a “Prestigious Property,” this 3,000-square foot condo offers opulent décor, access to a rooftop hot tub, and beautiful views of the ocean and beach.

Sunset Island 6 Hidden Cove Way 2E – 3-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 8 – Escape to this quaint bayfront island off of 67th Street.  Located along the water, this upscale condo features peaceful bay views and access to first-class amenities including indoor/outdoor pools, a community clubhouse, private bayfront beaches, and more.

Belmont Towers 710 – 3-BR/2.5-BA/Sleeps 9 – Relax on your balcony while enjoying cool breezes and fantastic views of the ocean, inlet, and Assateague Island in the distance.  This spacious condo is situated on the south side of the popular Belmont Towers building located downtown on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

Beach Getaway – 4-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – Bring your canine kids along to this spacious pet-friendly home located on the bayside of Coastal Highway on 86th Street.  Guests will enjoy all of the upscale finishes at this property, as well as a backyard deck, fire pit, grill, and private fenced-in yard.

Don’t wait – plan your off-season Ocean City escape today.  Browse VantageOceanCity.com or give us a call at (410) 723-2002 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot.

Vantage’s Top 10 Ocean City Attractions

We want you to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary by having the best summer yet! Ocean City, MD offers the best and most exciting attractions around, and we are giving you the Top 10 that are a must in our book.

Top 10 Ocean City Attractions

  1. The Beach – With all the fun things there are to do in Ocean City, MD, the real star of the show is the beach! Spend you days under the sun on ten miles of clean, warm, sandy beaches that stretch from the Delaware state line to the Ocean City Inlet. Enjoy a day of relaxation while boats and jet skis dance around in the ocean and dolphins play in the waves. Our beach are free to use, and umbrella and beach chair rentals are available for rent every day during the summer season.
  2. Ocean City Boardwalk – Day or night, the Ocean City Boardwalk provides two and a half miles of pure fun and delicious food. A public tram runs from the north end on 27th St. to the south end at the Ocean City Inlet area from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, as well as various events weekends. Browse hundreds of shops and boutiques for apparel, jewelry, beach gear, and the perfect souvenir to take home. While you’re here, be sure to explore the Inlet area which boasts games, arcades, and amusement rides for the young and young-at-heart.
  3. Seacrets, Jamaica U.S.A. – Take a trip to the Caribbean without leaving the state of Maryland. Seacrets is one of Ocean City’s most popular waterfront dining spots, offering delicious food, drinks, entertainment, and nightlife. Located along the bay on 49th St., Seacrets is known for its laid-back island atmosphere – complete with palm trees, a sandy beach, and a waterfront bar. Be sure to wear your bathing suit on a warm day, so you can relax in a floating tube while sipping on a cool drink
  4. Assateague Island National Park – Become one with nature for the day at Assateague Island National Park, which is located across the Inlet from Ocean City and just a 20-minute drive away from the downtown area. Assateague is home to an abundance of wildlife, including wild ponies that roam the island freely. Enjoy bike and dune trails, camp sites, grilling areas, fishing, and  kayaking. Assateague is also a popular spot for surfers, as its coastline frequently has some of the best breaks in the area. Be sure to stop by the Assateague Island Visitors Center on the mainland just before arriving or leaving Assateague to check out the touch tank, artifact displays, gift shop, and small movie theatre for viewing short films about the island.
  5. Jolly Roger Amusement Park – With two locations, one at 32nd St. and Coastal Hwy. and the other in the Inlet area, Jolly Roger Amusement Park features classic amusement rides for kids of all ages. Guests who feel the need for speed can also check out Jolly Roger’s Speed World, which recently introduced a five-story race cart coaster call the Cyclone. If you’re looking to beat the heat, bring your bathing suit for a day of fun at Splash Mountain Water Park, which features 17 watersides, a lazy river, and multiple pools for the whole family. Vantage guests can save up to 30% on Splash Mountain tickets. Click HERE for more info!
  6. Parasailing – Parasail your way around the island and experience the best views in town. Guests can choose from several height and speed levels depending on their thrill level, and you may even have the option to go up in the air with a friend at the same time! Parasailing is offered in the bay area as well as in the ocean.
  7. Golfing – Whether you are an experienced or amateur golfer, the Ocean City area offers many popular courses for all skill levels. Spend a day out on the links in various golf courses located along the bay and marshlands opposite the island of Ocean City, such as Lighthouse Sound, Eagle’s Landing and Glen Riddle. If putt-putt is the variety of golf that’s more your speed, bring the whole gang for a round of miniature golf at one of Ocean City’s many courses throughout town. Old Pro Golf’s 68th St. and 136th St. locations also offer indoor courses – a great place to spend any rainy or hot days that may come up during your visit.
  8. Tanger Outlets – Never fear a rainy day when you can shop until you drop. The Tanger Outlets are located in West Ocean City and are just a short drive over the Route 50 Bridge from Downtown Ocean City. This beautiful center has been recently renovated with a new facade and landscaping, making for a pleasant shopping experience. Popular stores at the Tanger Outlets include Under Armour, Coach, Gymboree, Famous Footwear, American Eagle, Bass Factory Outlet, and more.
  9. Fishing – Known as the White Marlin Capital of the World, Ocean City has much to offer when it comes to fishing trips and charters. Spend a few hours out on the bay catching flounder, sea bass, and
    crabs, or wake up early to catch the tide just right for surf fishing. If you’re looking for a fun day trip, charter a sport fishing boat at Bahia Marina or Ocean City Fishing Center and venture out into the ocean. You will come back with the freshest dinner for everyone and tales of your day at sea.
  10. Watersports – While there are many things do on land while in Ocean City, many guests don’t realize how much is also available to them on the water. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, sports enthusiast, or just enjoy being outdoors, there are many watersports rentals and services throughout town to keep the fun going on vacation. Hop on a jet ski and cruise around the bay, where you’ll find dozens of little islands and various dockside bars & restaurants to stop along the way. If you’d rather take it slow, try kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding – a great way to get some exercise while exploring the many canals and the waterways in Ocean City. In addition, there are various boating options available such as sailing, windsurfing, pontoon boats, banana boats, and more.

All the fun, excitements, and relaxation of summer is just around the corner!  If you haven’t booked your Ocean City vacation, now is the time to do it.  Browse our website to find your perfect vacation rental, or give us a call at (410) 723-2002 today.

 

Mini-Weeks & FlexStay

Fun & Flexible Mini Vacations in OCMD

Vantage’s Mini-Week & FlexStay Rentals

Just because you can’t get away for the traditional week-long stay doesn’t mean you can’t plan relaxing mini vacations in Ocean City, MD. Vantage’s unique “Mini-Week” and “FlexStay” rentals allow more flexibility for guests, giving them the freedom to customize their stay to fit both their timeframe and budget. This is a great option for families that have busy schedules due to work, school, activities, and the hectic pace of life. It can also be a great option for guests just looking for a weekend getaway, or guests who prefer to avoid peak traffic periods. Choose from the following convenient rental options at select units in our Mini-Week and FlexStay inventory:

  • 4-Night Mini-Weeks (Mon-Fri/Sun-Thu) – Helps avoid peak traffic and rates
  • 3-Night Mini-Weeks (Fri-Mon/Thu-Sun) – Great for weekend getaways
  • Flex Stay (Check-In Any Day/3-Night Min) – Ideal for busy schedules

Check Out These Mini-Week & FlexStay Rentals

  • 36 Seaside Dr. (Mon-Fri/Fri-Mon) 6-BR, 4.5-BA, Sleeps 12 – Enjoy this spacious and comfortable house on a quaint tree-lined street in Sunset Island (67th St.). The property features upscale décor, a gourmet kitchen, and all the first-class amenities of this bayfront community, such as pools, a fitness center, and a private bay beach.
  • Belmont Towers 509 (Sun-Thu/Thu-Sun)
    3-BR, 2.5-BA, Sleeps 9 – Relax in this north-facing side unit condo along the Ocean City Boardwalk. Amenities include a rooftop pool, sun deck, sauna, fitness center, and views of both the beach and bay. Park your car once when you arrive and walk everywhere you need to go!
  • Flying Cloud 803 (Sun-Thu/Thu-Sun)

    3-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 10 – Breathe in the fresh sea air at this well-kept oceanfront condo with panoramic views looking north and south along the coast. This property is located on 94th St. in peaceful North Ocean City and within walking distance of popular restaurants.
  • Harbour Island 306K (Mon-Fri/Fri-Mon)

    2-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 6 – Located in downtown Ocean City on 14th St., this freshly remodeled bayfront condo has views of the bay and Assateague Island in the distance. Guests enjoy all new furnishings, pool, tennis, on-site restaurant (the Reel Inn) and short walk to the Boardwalk.
  • Makai 206 (FlexStay)
    2-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 6 – Enjoy beautiful views of boats going by during the day and breathtaking sunsets at night from this lovely bayfront condo on 42nd St. Go for a swim in the refreshing indoor pool solarium or take a short walk (1.5 blocks) to the beach or Roland E. Powell Convention Center.
  • Meridian 703W (Sun-Thu/Thu-Sun)

    3-BR, 3-BA, Sleeps 10 – Located on 60th St., this luxurious ocean block condo features high-end décor and partial views of the ocean and bay. The building features a heated rooftop pool and a fitness center, and is just a short walk from popular restaurants, such Fager’s Island, Dead Freddies, and Macky’s Bayside.
  • Seaside Village 2SBL (FlexStay)
    4-BR, 3.5-BA, Sleeps 12 – Big and bright, this three-story townhome is in a newly-built West Ocean City community near the foot of the Route 50 Bridge and is conveniently located just a few minutes from downtown Ocean City. Guests will enjoy new upscale décor, an outdoor pool, and expansive views of the bay and Ocean City skyline.
  • St. Kitts 101 (Mon-Fri/Fri-Mon)
    5-BR, 4.5-BA, Sleeps 12 – Make your vacation memories in this spacious and elegant condo that feels more like a house than a condo located in Mid-Town Ocean City. Only ½-block from the beach on 87th St., this property has professional decor, a gourmet kitchen, and a huge wrap-around balcony.

Ready to book your Ocean City vacation rental?  Browse our entire Mini-Week and FlexStay inventory and search for the dates and amenities that you need, or speak with one of our friendly Vacation Coordinators today at (410) 723-2002.

Summer Beach Dune Crossing

New! On-Site Check-In at Summer Beach

Summer Beach’s New Rental Manager

Vantage Resort Realty is excited to introduce Ocean City’s best-kept secret, Summer Beach – a beautiful oceanfront building on 35th St. that’s eight blocks from the north end of the Boardwalk. As the new on-site rental manager, Vantage is pleased to offer convenient on-site check-in and worry-free linen service for every rental in our portfolio. Over the coming weeks, we will be renovating our Summer Beach office space so that guests and property owners have a brand new, updated check-in desk to welcome them when they arrive. We want to make your experience amazing from check-in to check-out. Photos coming soon!

Ideal Location in Downtown Ocean City

Guests of Summer Beach will love how easy and affordable it is to enjoy the area’s top attractions from this spot in town. This property is conveniently located in downtown Ocean City and within short walking distance of dozens of hot spots. If you’re looking for fun activities, check out Jolly Roger Amusement Park, Splash Mountain Water Park, Old Pro Golf, Planet Maze, or the Roland E. Powell Convention Center – home to hundreds of events throughout the year, such as Cruisin’ OC, Endless Summer Cruisin’, OC Bikefest, and more. Dozens of popular dining options are also just steps away, such as Higgins Crab House, OC Wasabi, Fractured Prune, Tony Luke’s, Barn 34, and Coconuts Beach Bar & Grill. If you’re looking for some retail therapy, this area of town has many unique shops – such as K-Coast Surf Shop, Ish Boutique, and Endless Summer Surf Shop.

Great Guest Amenities

Summer Beach guests can feel at home on vacation thanks to on-site amenities that make your stay easy and relaxing. Choose from 1, 2 or 3-bedroom oceanfront and ocean block condos with full and partial views of the ocean, beach, and bay from private balconies. Additional amenities include:

  • Outdoor Pool (seasonal)
  • Multiple Elevators
  • 3-Level Parking Garage
  • Central A/C
  • Fully-Equipped Kitchens
  • Private Balconies
  • Direct Beach Access
  • 8 Blocks from Boardwalk
  • On-Site Check-In
  • Free Linen Service

Check Out a Few of Our Summer Beach Rentals

Ready to book an amazing vacation in one of Ocean City’s best oceanfront buildings? These popular vacation rentals are filling up fast! Visit our Summer Beach page and browse through our entire inventory of Summer Beach properties, or give us a call at (410) 723-2002 to speak with a Vacation Coordinator today.

Protect Your Vacation Dollars with Travel Insurance

Protect Your Vacation with Travel Insurance

Protect Your Vacation Dollars

by Kirsten Brink, Regional Manager of Vantage Resort Realty

When it comes to traveling, it is best to expect the unexpected. In my experience as a Rental Agent, unexpected bumps in the road are inevitable. Most vacationers invest a lot of time and resources into picking out the perfect rental for their vacation, but they often overlook the importance of protecting that investment should an unfortunate event occur. The truth is that when you are traveling or planning to travel, you never know what is going to happen. Travel insurance can provide a cushion of comfort in terms of monetary compensation should an unforeseen circumstance arise.

So, What Exactly is Travel Insurance?

Most vacationers think that travel insurance is an extra fee paid which only covers reimbursement of vacation expenses should a major weather event occur. This is actually not true. While travel insurance does protect vacation expenses in the case of an unexpected weather event, it also provides reimbursement for unused, pre-paid non-refundable trip costs in the case of a trip cancellation for a variety of covered reasons. A typical vacation rental contract provides certain provisions for cancellation clauses and an outline of reimbursement. For example, if a guest cancels but then the property proceeds to be re-booked at the same rate by another guest, the guest that cancelled would be reimbursed the amount they paid less a cancellation fee. There is no guarantee that the property will be re-booked and if cancellation occurs at a date close to the planned arrival date, the chance of re-booking reduces even further. Travel insurance provides a level of comfort in offering the potential for reimbursement even if the vacation is cancelled at the last minute.

Additional Benefits of Travel Insurance

One of the best parts about travel insurance coverage is that it continues to protect travelers well into the vacation, meaning that it not only covers if a trip is cancelled prior to arrival, but it also protects travelers if a trip is interrupted. If an emergency arises and vacationers must cut their vacation short, travel insurance ensures that they will be reimbursed for losses at a rate of up to 150% of the insured trip cost to include additional expenses of returning home earlier than planned. Anyone that has ever had to leave a trip or event early due to an injured or sick child or other family member will understand the full value that this coverage has.

In addition to trip cancellation and interruption protection, should an injury or illness occur while on vacation, travel insurance provides for emergency assistance and transportation as well as financial recovery of medical expenses. Additionally, travel insurance includes coverage for travel delay, identity theft resolution services, legal expenses, personal liability, accidental death and other benefits. For full details regarding travel insurance coverage, please visit www.CSATravelProtection.com/plan-details.

From the Beach, With Love

Valentine’s Weekend Getaway

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means planning the perfect experience for that special someone starts right now. Why go the traditional route with just a dinner and a movie when you can plan an unforgettable Valentine’s weekend at the beach? Ocean City will provide a peaceful getaway with less crowds, no traffic, shorter lines and cheaper rates. Have a weekend full of relaxation, quality time, and a whole lot of romantic fun! The island is waiting and is yours to explore.

Love Is In The Air

Wake up early and enjoy the beauty of nature; take a stroll along the beach and search for shells washed up on the shore, all while watching the sunrise. Treat your sweetheart to a relaxing spa day at one of the local spas around town and if it’s not too chilly, enjoy a relaxing sunset boat cruise. Plan a romantic dinner for two at one of many local favorite restaurants like The SharkHarrison’s Harbor WatchSunset Grille or Ristorante Antipasti. End the night by picking up a delicious sweet treat from Wockenfuss for dessert.

Another option is a special Valentine’s horse and carriage ride, which will be offered from 2/11-2/12 and 2/18-2/19. For only $40 per couple, enjoy a carriage ride down the Boardwalk with a glass of bubbly, box of chocolates, and red roses! To make reservations or for more information, call Randy Davis at 443-783-1409. The options are endless and will have you leaving with new memories and happy hearts.

Treat you and your loved one to a stay at one of our stunning properties with breathtaking views and luxurious amenities:

Belmont Towers 301 ~ A gorgeous 3-BR, 3-BA, oceanfront condo. This unit has the best views in town! Enjoy a private balcony/gazebo, FREE Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and a master suite soaking tub. Be sure to visit the on-site fitness center and sauna too.
Calypso 702 ~ This 2-BR, 2-BA sleeps eight. The unit is situated in a great location and comes equipped with a full kitchen, FREE Wi-Fi, and a private double balcony with ocean views!

Cure for Spring Fever | OCMD Spring Events

Ocean City Spring Events are About to Heat Up!

As January comes to an end, we can’t help but daydream about the upcoming spring season. In just a few short weeks, the weather will start to break, the school year will begin winding down, and an energetic atmosphere will set in.  From outdoor fun to indoor arts and craft shows, once March rolls around, Ocean City will be bustling with events.  If you have a bad case of spring fever, then the place to be is down by the beach where you can relax, unwind and recharge.  Sounds like music to our ears!

Check Out Our Favorite Upcoming Events

  • March 11th – St. Patrick’s Day 5K – Join Ocean City locals at this annual 5K taking place on 4th St. & the Boardwalk. The run will start around 9 a.m., and post-run celebrations will take place at Shenanigans Irish Pub on 4th St. Take advantage of this awesome event to get out in the fresh air and channel your inner Leprechaun.
  • March 11th – St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Even if you are not a runner, you can still enjoy some St. Patty’s Day fun at this annual parade on the Boardwalk. There will be countless floats, local celebrities, food and marching units. Everyone is Irish for the day! Parade begins at 12 p.m. and will run from 58th St. to 44th St.
  • March 17th – Home, Condo and Outdoor Show – Held at the Convention Center on 40th St. and Coastal Highway, visitors can walk through countless vendors with decor, remodeling ideas, and more! The show will be held throughout the weekend. For more information, please visit http://oceanpromotions.info.
  • April 8th – Rescues Rock the Runaway Show – Bring yourself and all your furry friends for some fun. The event includes informational seminars, pet vendors – and for the main event – a fashion show for both pets and owners to walk in! Enjoy shopping, prizes and plenty of free goodies.  Your four-legged BFF will never want to leave!
  • April 15th – Easter Bunny Fun Shop – This is a great holiday event to share with friends and family. Arts and crafts, face painting, egg hunts, games, entertainment and food will all be available. Don’t forget to get your picture with the Easter Bunny! This spring event will be taking place at Northside Park (125th St.)
  • May 4th-7th – Springfest – This is the best part about the spring season at the beach. The 27th annual FREE festival will be filled with awesome food, live entertainment, and the best vendors to shop from! Springfest is held at the Inlet parking lot, located on the south end of the Boardwalk. Eat, shop, and then take a nice stroll on the beach for the perfect ending to your day.
  • May 18th-21st – Cruisin’ Ocean City – Don’t miss one of the East Coast’s most popular car shows, with over 3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and more.  Enjoy live entertainment, celebrity guests, vendors, and Boardwalk car parades on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Vacation Rentals for the Perfect Spring Getaway

Don’t let the stress of finding a place to stay that accommodates everyone stop you from having fun. Vantage has you covered, and we will work with you to find the perfect place that fits your needs. So, mark your calendars and start planning the best spring getaway in Ocean City, Maryland!  Here are a few of our popular spring rentals:

  • Sunset Island 2 Hidden Cove Way 3D – Nestled in the beautiful gated community of Sunset Island (67th St.), enjoy a 3-BR, 2-BA condo that sleeps six. The unit comes with a private balcony with gorgeous water views, a fully-equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV, a gas fireplace, and parking.
  • Belmont Towers 205 – This 3-BR, 3-BAoceanfront condo is big enough for 10. Located on 2 Dorchester St., this is the perfect downtown location! Step out of your condo right onto the Boardwalk, just steps from the warm sand. The unit is equipped with a private balcony, rooftop pool, fitness center, and Wi-Fi.
  • Gateway Grand 314 – Located on 48th St., this 3-BR, 3-BA condo sleeps eight. Enjoy all the comforts of home and great amenities such as indoor/outdoor pools, fitness centers, game room, private parking, FREE Wi-Fi, and ocean views!

To explore more properties, visit our website and customize your own search, or speak with a Vacation Coordinator to discover your perfect spring vacation rental!

 

Travel Smarter, Not Harder

Travel Smarter, Not Harder in OCMD

Travel Smarter, Not Harder


If you’ve ever driven to Ocean City in summer on a Saturday, you know that traffic is a given. Over 8 million visitors a year flock to the area in search of beach bliss, transforming the normally quiet town of only 7,100 year-round residents into a vibrant resort. Yet, the fact remains that Ocean City is only 4.5 square miles in size and a skinny 10 miles in length, with just three ways on and off the island. If you’re traveling during peak days or peak hours, you will likely find yourself crawling along like a group of slow-motion sea turtles. Not exactly the most peaceful way to start (or end) your vacation!

Think Like a Local – Beat the Peak

What’s a determined beach-goer to do? All you’re trying to do is enjoy your vacation, right? As many locals & long-time visitors know, the key to avoiding traffic is arriving and departing during off-peak times. That’s why select homes in Vantage’s inventory offer Sunday-Sunday and Friday-Friday rentals, which allow guests to arrive and depart on days of the week that typically have a lower traffic volume. That means while all the other visitors are battling the masses on a Saturday afternoon, you can be relaxing in your beach chair, eating french fries on the Boardwalk, or crabbing and fishing on the bay. See below for some of our favorite properties that offer great alternatives to the traditional Saturday rental:

Let Vantage help you travel smarter, not harder!  Browse our website today or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (800) 555-4099 (opt. 2) to discover the perfect spot for your Ocean City vacation.