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Oceanfront Properties for Your Ocean City Vacation


This could be your Ocean City, Maryland, summer vacation

Enjoy your first sip of morning coffee as the radiant sun shimmers over the Atlantic Ocean—seabirds gliding by, waves lapping the empty shore. Take a stroll on the beach any time of day because it’s just a few steps from your front door. And fall asleep each night to a soothing serenade from the sea.   

This could be your Ocean City, Maryland, summer vacation when you choose an oceanfront rental from Vantage. Our spacious one- to three-bedroom condos are perfect for couples and families looking to soak in a panoramic ocean view, feel the sand between their toes and lose their worries in the salty breeze.  

Here are just a few of our wonderful waterside offerings.

Century I 101

Century I 101 with exquisite bay view and balcony

What’s unique about this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo that comfortably sleeps six guests? Its two floors—one featuring a bedroom with an exquisite bay view and balcony, the other boasting yet another bedroom with a bay view and an oceanfront balcony.

Still not enough ocean? The Century I 101 elevator opens its doors right to North Ocean City’s pristine beach. Later, take a dip in the indoor pool and a walk to Trattoria Lombardi’s Restaurant, or maybe the wine bar and bistro Liquid Assets. Of course, you can always stay home, prepare a delicious meal and admire the stunning scenery. 

Other amenities include:

  • 3 flat-screen TVs
  • Dining area
  • Fitness room

Acropolis 4


Featured in Coastal Style magazine

If you’ve ever wanted to experience living in a penthouse, Acropolis 4 is the vacation rental property for you. Featured in Coastal Style magazine as a “Prestigious Property,” this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom residence is luxury at its finest. Custom lighting, a gas fireplace, a private elevator and flat-screen TVs help you relax in style. Fix your favorite meals in the gourmet kitchen with a double oven, convection microwave and expanded stovetop. There’s even a wet bar for happy hour.

And that’s just the inside of your condo. Atop Acropolis is a rooftop patio with an inviting hot tub and breathtaking views of the sparkling ocean and bay. The beach isn’t the only attraction that’s just steps away. Walk a few minutes and you’ll find popular shops and restaurants, including Dead Freddie’s Island Grill, Fager’s Island and Galaxy 66 Bar & Grill.

 Other amenities include:

  • Private entrance
  • Provided linens
  • Washer/dryer

Irene 301


Comfortably accommodates 10 guests

Looking for a little more space to spread out on your summer vacation? This newly decorated three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo comfortably accommodates 10 guests. Choices are the name of the game at Irene 301, with king, queen, pyramid bunk and bunk beds, as well as two private covered balconies. After a long day at the beach, step inside to enjoy swimming in Irene 301’s indoor pool or relax in the sauna.

In the evening, cook a scrumptious meal in your fully stocked kitchen and cuddle up for a family movie. Or take a break from cooking and head to the Gold Coast Mall just across the street offering a variety of restaurants—Italian, American, Mediterranean, sushi—and shopping.

You’ll also enjoy:

  • Washer/dryer
  • Outside shower
  • Three high-speed elevators

Antigua 803


Enjoy expansive views of the ocean

This is what dream vacations are made of: a completely renovated condo, totally free from the stresses of daily life. Antigua 803 is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit that sleeps six. Its open living room with expansive views of the ocean is perfect for any family gathering. Everyone in your group will enjoy the wealth of perks that come with the property, including a heated outdoor pool, kiddie pool, sauna and volleyball area.

You’re within walking distance of many favorite local restaurants and shops, and the famous Ocean City boardwalk is just a short drive away.

Other amenities include:

  • 3 flat-screen TVs
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Outside shower

Rainbow 505


Your own private balcony overlooking the ocean

Welcome home to Rainbow 505—a three-bedroom, two-bathroom vacation rental on “condo row” in beautiful North Ocean City. Its many windows and private balcony overlooking the ocean invite a certain brightness that adds serenity to your retreat.  

When you’re finished at the beach, cool off in the crystal-clear outdoor pool, or soak up more rays on the sun deck. There’s even a kiddie pool for the little ones.  

You’re within an easy walk of some of the area’s top destinations, such as the Gold Coast Mall and the original Greene Turtle. Satisfy your sweet tooth with fudge, salt water taffy and hand-dipped chocolates at the Candy Kitchen, an Ocean City institution.

You’ll also enjoy:

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Elevator
  • Two parking spaces

Salty Sands I 302

This is my happy place!

Create a vacation to remember in this recently remodeled one-bedroom, one full/one half bathroom unit. It’s easy to make yourself comfortable here, with new furnishings, décor and high-end touches throughout. Wake each morning to the sun beaming in from the doorway of your private balcony. Spend long days on the beach and in the ocean just a few feet away. At night, feast on fresh local seafood and your own dishes in the state-of-the-art kitchen, complete with new appliances and granite countertops.

You simply can’t beat the location of Salty Sands I 302. Within just a few minutes you can walk to hotspots like Seacrets, Dumser’s Dairyland and the Ocean City Convention Center.

Other amenities include:

  • Free HBO
  • Washer/dryer
  • Elevator

Book your oceanfront oasis now


A fabulous summer stay with Vantage!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have a fabulous summer stay at one of our oceanfront rentals in Ocean City, MD. Contact a friendly Vantage reservation specialist at 410-723-2002 to choose one of these or our other beautiful vacation rentals. You can also browse and book direct at www.vantageoceancity.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest possible rates.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Raven Lunatics Beach Bash and Parade (5/30 – 6/1)

Ravens Beach Bash, Ocean City, MD

In Maryland, we love our Baltimore Ravens and we love “goin’ down dee ocean.” We also love parades. Every year, we put them all together for the Ravens Beach Bash and Baltimore Ravens Roost Paradein Ocean City. Now in its eighth year, this event draws Baltimore Ravens fans from far and wide, including attendees from over 50 different Ravens Roosts in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Come show some love to the two-time Super Bowl champs and help paint Ocean City, MD, purple during three days of fanatical fun.

Thursday, May 30

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat tailgate-themed buffet

Get your Ravens celebration off to a fast start at the Beach Bash Kickoff Tailgate at the Clarion Hotel. The party goes from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Help yourself to the all-you-can-eat tailgate-themed buffet. There’s a DJ to keep you moving along with free giveaways all night. You’ll mingle with Ravens alumni players, cheerleaders, mascots and fellow fans

Friday, May 31

Rise and shine for Bacon & Beer

Rise and shine for Bacon & Beer during the live remote broadcast of the legendary 98 Rock Morning Show. Expect four hours of the unexpected with Justin, Scott and Spiegel from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Things only improve from there, as the Miller Lite Beach Bash Pub Tour gets rolling from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. You’ll make your own draught picks as shuttle buses run continuously to six participating pubs: 

  • The Greene Turtle
  • Sunset Grille
  • Hooters
  • Micky Fins
  • Crab Alley
  • Harborside Bar & Grill

Registered participants get drink specials, a T-shirt, other free swag and chances to win Ravens tickets and autographed memorabilia. Sorry kids, this event is for fans 21 and over only.

Saturday, June 1

Enjoy the purple spectacle fireworks and laser light show!

This is the big one—the Baltimore Ravens Roost Annual Parade. From 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., revelers line Baltimore Avenue (of course!) between 19th and 26th streets in the downtown area of Ocean City. Fans will be treated to a procession of bands, floats and Ravens-related participants, including alumni and cheerleaders. There may even be a Poe sighting! And then there’s the true MVPs—the 50+ member roosts showing their team spirit.

Then it’s time to step off the sidelines and into the action during the Ravens Beach Bash from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Assemble a squad and head to the beach to show off your skills in the Ravens Beach Bash Flag Football Tournament. It’s a five-on-five format for players 21 and above.

There’s plenty of fun for all ages at the Bash, with all kinds of beach games, inflatables, giveaways, player appearances and a DJ spinning tunes the whole time. After you squeeze in a quick nap, suit up and close out the weekend with Ravens Light the Beach from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy the purple spectacle featuring fireworks and a laser light show, a huge bonfire and dance parties with live music.

Find your nesting place

Wake up to a gorgeous sunrise on your private balcony.

Want to stay close to the fun for the Baltimore Ravens Beach Bash and still have plenty of room for your whole team? Huddle up with Vantage. Our all-star reservation specialists will help you score a winning property and an awesome vacation experience in Ocean City with your fellow Raven lunatics.  

We still have availability (and great rates) for several popular properties, including. Make the right call. Contact Vantage today at 410-723-2002. Or browse all available properties and book direct at www.VantageOceanCity.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest rates and the best selection.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.comEasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Escape to a Gateway Grand Ocean City, MD, Vacation

Escape to Gateway Grand

One of Ocean City, Maryland’s, finest oceanfront resorts, Gateway Grand includes amenities that redefine luxury. Guests gush over the condos’ gourmet kitchens, spa bathrooms and generous open floor plans—all conveniently located on 48th Street near Midtown Ocean City’s most popular restaurants, bars and entertainment. This ocean block condo on a peaceful stretch of coastline offers you and your family the perfect balance of relaxation and activity. See for yourself just how spectacular a Gateway Grand vacation rental can be.

Serenity + Amenities at Gateway Grand

Wake up to this stunning view

Imagine stepping onto your sunny private balcony and gazing across miles of ocean on a breezy morning. That’s just the beginning of the peaceful experience you get at Gateway Grand.

These three- and four-bedroom condos offer stunning ocean, bay and coastal views. Just outside your door are 250 feet of pristine beachfront, plus an outdoor pool. After a long day of sunning, playing and reading on the beach, enjoy the convenience of your own indoor storage area for sandy beach chairs and umbrellas, plus outdoor showers for rinsing.


Take a dip in the Gateway Grand’s indoor pool

When you’re ready to take a break from the beach, indulge yourself in Gateway Grand’s indoor pool or resort-style fitness center. Work up a sweat using the latest strength equipment, exercise bikes, elliptical machines and treadmills with individual flat-panel televisions. And should you need anything to make your stay even more pleasant, the on-site concierge is standing by to help.

Beachfront Comfort and Style


Enjoy the designer gourmet kitchen

These Ocean City vacation rentals are so well-appointed, you may not want to leave the condo. Prepare everything from tasty snacks to fine coastal cuisine in designer gourmet kitchens with granite counter tops and an island dining area for sharing it all with family and friends. Other impressive kitchen details include under-the-cabinet task lighting, soft-close cabinet doors, architectural stainless-steel appliances and a digital beverage cooler.


Luxurious baths with Italian marble flooring.

For peak pampering, Gateway Grand condos feature luxurious owners’ baths with Italian marble flooring. Spa bathrooms also boast a double vanity with imported granite counter tops, a soaking tub with marble surround and separate glass-enclosed showers with multiple showerheads. Residences have three or four bathrooms, ensuring every guest has plenty of convenience and privacy. All condo floor plans are designed for maximum ease and comfort, equipped with nine-foot ceilings, laundry rooms with full-size washers and dryers, 42-inch flat screen televisions, and ceiling fans in every bedroom and living room.

Explore Midtown Ocean City—and Beyond

Seacrets

Relax and cool off at Seacrets

Staying at Gateway Grand residences puts you in the heart of the action and just a short walk away from dozens of favorite restaurants, beloved bars and Ocean City, MD’s most popular attractions. Cool off with an island-style frozen concoction at Seacrets, aka Jamaica USA, or delicious ice cream and shakes from Dumser’s Dairyland.

Looking for something a little more active? Bring the whole family together for a round of miniature golf or an adrenaline rush at Odyssea Watersports, which rents Jet Skis, pontoon boats and standup paddleboards. The Ocean City Convention Center is nearby as well, offering everything from sporting events and festivals to big-name concerts and car shows. You’re never far from fun at Gateway Grand.

You don’t even need to leave the complex to find activities for everyone in your crew. The Gateway Grand Kids’ Club is a wonderful place for children to play and make friends close to parents. They can try their hand at the latest video games on several televisions or kick back and play a classic card or board game. Meanwhile, parents can unwind with a cocktail and a movie at the Gateway Club Lounge. The lobby itself is an elegant space with breathtaking views and plush seating. There’s also a catering kitchen and seating areas for socializing, entertaining, playing games or just hanging out.

Book Your Gateway Grand Vacation in Ocean City

Plan your Gateway Grand vacation with Vantage now

Gateway Grand one of the most highly desirable destinations in Ocean City, Maryland. Plan your trip with Vantage now to get the dates and the property you want. Contact our team at 410-723-2002, or visit https://www.vantageoceancity.com/rentals/search-by-resort/gateway-grand. And remember to book direct through Vantage to get the lowest rates.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.comEasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

This Is Where You Need to Go for Ocean City, Maryland, Shopping

Does your ideal vacation include hitting the town in search of cool shops with interesting finds? If so, you have to visit some of our favorite places for Ocean City, Maryland, shopping. Check out the boardwalk and meander down the bustling streets to peruse eclectic stores. Or, explore a few local malls that are full of unique apparel. Shopping while on vacation is the best way to purchase clothes or gifts that nobody else from your hometown will have! And, even if you’re not the biggest shopping fan, it’s always a good idea to pick up a thoughtful souvenir to commemorate your fantastic vacation. Make your trip that much more special by staying close to all of the sites you want to see during your getaway. Imagine being able to wake up, throw on some clothes, and walk down the street to all of the best shopping, excursions, and restaurants. Our vacation rentals are well within walking distance to anything you wish to do during your stay! Explore our properties and join us for your next trip to Ocean City, MD.

Your Complete Guide to Ocean City, Maryland, Shopping

67th St. TownCenter


Shop and eat at the 67th St. TownCenter

First on our must-visit list is the 67th St. TownCenter Midtown Boardwalk. This is a great shopping destination, in particular, because it hosts a wide range of stores that sell anything from beachwear to beach gear, specialty foods and candy, jewelry, and so much more! And, if you need a break from browsing these awesome stores, TownCenter is also dotted with delicious restaurants where you can cool off and refuel. Take a look at just a few of the best places to shop in this area:

Gear up for the Beach

Ron Jon Surf Shop

In search of the perfect beach hat

This is the place to go for all the beach gear you need during your sunny vacation. Pick up a new swimsuit, buy a boogie board to ride the cool waves, grab some sunscreen, and purchase some new shades all at this laid-back surf shop.

The Kite Loft

This unique store stocks beautiful, intricate kites for you to fly through the skies. Take a few minutes to look through their amazing selections, and get your own to sport while visiting the sandy shores.

Knick-Knacks and Souvenirs

Dolle’s Candyland

This is both a local and visitors’ favorite! A visit to the candy shop will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Enjoy classic saltwater taffy, homemade chocolates, fudge, caramel, and even specialty popcorn. But beware — if you enter, you may leave with more treats than you had planned!

Patty Jean’s Boutique

Get the perfect souvenir at Patty Jean’s! Enjoy the nostalgia of a printed postcard, purchase an Ocean City hat, and preserve the smell of the salty air with a candle.

Clothing and Accessories

Alexis Jade Boutique

For the latest, most stylish, coastal-inspired threads, this is the place to go! The unique boutique offers beautifully crafted clothes, jewelry, and accessories that you won’t find anywhere else.

Atlantic Gold

Explore sophisticated, custom jewelry at this lovely local establishment. Pick up a piece that reminds you of the beautiful shores of Ocean City, MD!

Gold Coast Mall

Have an Ocean City shopping spree!

The next destination for your shopping spree should be the iconic Gold Coast Mall. Most of the stores in this location are centered around clothing. So if you’re looking for some new additions to your closet, and maybe a small snack while you browse, this is the place to go! But, before you take off to this location, check to see which stores are having special deals and sales. Then, begin planning your visit to a few of these destinations:

Pick up Some Apparel

  • Peebles: Visit this establishment for name-brand apparel for the whole family.
  • Hat Land: You’re going to need a hat to block the rays of the sun!  Get lost in rows upon rows of unique designs and prints.
  • Gold by the Inch: There’s more than just gold at this location. Browse walls of custom jewelry and accessories for an affordable price!
  • TJ Maxx: It’s a classic store that always has great finds at great prices!

A Few Bonus Stops

OC Hair & Nail Studio

Why not completely treat yourself during your shopping spree? While you’re at the Gold Coast Mall, indulge in a fun indoor activity like getting your nails done! You’re going on vacation — you deserve to indulge.

Nori Sushi Bar & Grill

Since you’re already treating yourself to some of the finer things in life, take lunch at this delicious sushi bar. Dine on classics like California Rolls, or dabble in local specials like The Boardwalk which contains crab, avocado, and seared salmon with a honey glaze.

Tanger Outlets

Outlet shopping at the beach

At Tanger Outlets, there’s nothing but great deals every single day. Often, outlets are full of overstocked products, which allow them to sell name-brand items for huge discounts. For this destination, you’re definitely going to need to use the store map to navigate your way around the large complex! You’ll love browsing through the stores you already know and love at reduced prices. Trust us — your wallet will thank you later. Here are just a few of the endless stores you can find. If you want to see others, take a look at Tanger’s complete list!

  • Adidas
  • Coach
  • Gap
  • J. Crew Factory
  • Michael Kors
  • Nike
  • Old Navy

Book a Vacation Next to Your Favorite Ocean City Shops

Vantage Vacation Rentals has everything you need to fulfill your ideal getaway. Not only are many of our rentals located just steps away from the best Ocean City, Maryland, shopping destinations, but we also offer guest benefits to enhance your stay. Enjoy discounts on area attractions like Splash Mountain Water Park as well as free gym passes for your workout needs! And, upon request, we’ll even arrange to have your groceries delivered straight to your door, so you’re stocked on arrival. Browse our properties and discover how we create the best vacations in Ocean City, MD.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.