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How to Have the Best Thanksgiving in Ocean City, MD

What is your favorite part about Thanksgiving? There’s so much to love about this special holiday, from the delicious food to the time you get to enjoy with beloved family members and friends. And, you can add one more item to the list of things to love about it when you spend Thanksgiving in Ocean City, MD! You’re all invited to visit our coastal paradise this fall to make the most of it. 

Are you ready to accept the invitation? Find out why you should, and check out our recommendations below to enjoy the holiday to the fullest this year. Just don’t forget to peruse our selection of over 500 vacation rentals throughout Ocean City and reserve the ideal property for your whole group!

Enjoy Thanksgiving in Ocean City, MD

Dine and Unwind

What’s a Thanksgiving celebration without tasty food? It doesn’t matter if your group likes to stick to the classic, turkey and stuffing selection or cook up something different like vegan and vegetarian options. You can craft a full spread of enticing dishes with our many properties that feature fully equipped kitchens! We have options all throughout Ocean City and beyond so that you can stay near the bay, beach, or boardwalk, depending on your preferences.

Of course, they all come with comfortable accommodations for social gatherings before and after your meal (and maybe a cozy nap). Or, you can all take a stroll through town or along the beach and enjoy the cool, coastal breezes while you digest your food.

Tip: Would you rather take it easy and not worry about cooking a Thanksgiving feast this year? Consider making reservations at one of our favorite restaurants here!

Explore the Area

It might be the off-season in Ocean City, Maryland, but there are still plenty of fun activities to enjoy in the fall! Many businesses remain open even after Labor Day, and you won’t have to deal with as many crowds at local attractions compared to peak season in the summer. Feel free to choose your favorite spot on the beach and soak up the serenity, go for a bike ride along the Ocean City Boardwalk, and even get a head start on your holiday shopping. No matter what you choose to do, you’re sure to have a spectacular time together. Did we mention that parking is free in the off-season as well?

Entertain the Kids

If you’re planning a family vacation for a destination celebration, you’ll need some ideas to entertain the younger members of your family. Luckily, the Ocean City area offers a wide variety of kid-friendly activities that they’re sure to love! The Jolly Roger Amusement Parks® may be closed, but don’t worry. Old Pro Golf provides fun for the whole family with their miniature golf courses, including two indoor courses that are open year-round!

Also, who says you can’t mix education and entertainment? Not us! There are so many great museums in the Ocean City area to open their minds to new worlds of fascination. Consider bringing the kids along to the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum up in Fenwick Island to see salvaged artifacts, explore a unique history at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, or satisfy their curiosity with the odd exhibits at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Or, you can all explore the artwork and take a class in creativity at the Art League of Ocean City.

Celebrate

Don’t forget to check out the variety of fall events in Ocean City, MD, too! There are so many upcoming celebrations that you won’t want to miss, with festivities for all ages and interests. Here are a few events that are sure to convince you to extend your stay and celebrate with us along the coastline:

Watch in awe as Northside Park comes to life with twinkling lights and fun activities from the end of November through December 31st. It all leads up to a remarkable finale on New Year’s Eve with fireworks and music!

Would you rather stay in Downtown Ocean City instead of heading up to Northside Park? Don’t worry — you can still celebrate and get in the spirit of the holidays with the Light Up Downtown Winter Festival! There are shopping vendors, music, games, and even an enchanting tree-lighting ceremony.

This might not be exactly what you think of when you picture a “turkey trot.” The Turkey Trot Open in Ocean City, MD, is actually a golf tournament! Feel free to sign up for this four-person scramble tournament at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course and see if you can win cash prizes. Even if you don’t score a hole-in-one, you’re still welcome to enjoy a spread of delicious food following the competition.

It’s never a good time when you have to rush and do all of your holiday shopping at the last minute. Take the stress out of the process this year — get a head start at the Holiday Shoppers Fair that kicks off the day after Thanksgiving! There are over 150 vendors with unique wares to choose from as well as fun activities for the kids, including face painting. Treat yourself to something special, too!

Enjoy a Hearty Helping of Luxury for Thanksgiving

We make it easy to find your favorite happy place for Thanksgiving!

Where you spend your Thanksgiving can be just as important as what you eat or what you do during your celebration! We know that at Vantage Ocean City Rentals, which is why we’d like to host you all in one of our many beautiful properties throughout the area. 

Whether you’re planning an extravagant, large group gathering or you plan on enjoying the holiday with only a few family members, we have the perfect option for you. In fact, we have over 500 options! Don’t get overwhelmed, though, because we make it easy to sort through and find your favorite. Plus, you get the added benefits of our incredible customer service and special deals and promotions that you can’t find anywhere else!
Look through our collection of Ocean City properties today, and find your happy place for Thanksgiving!

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.

The Ultimate Visitor’s Guide to Ocean City, MD, in October

Temperatures drop, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had when you visit Ocean City, MD, in October. In fact, it might just turn into your favorite time to unwind in our coastal paradise! October offers an opportunity to take advantage of the peaceful beaches, fewer crowds, free parking, and so much more. We could go on and on listing the benefits! Learn everything you need to know about Ocean City in October and look to Vantage Ocean City Rentals to find the ideal property for your upcoming trip.

Know Before You Go: Ocean City, MD, in October

Weather

On average, temperatures in Ocean City hover between 65 to 75 degrees during the day and 40 to 50 degrees in the evenings. So, you can still enjoy several warm days in the sun as you stroll along the beach and Ocean City Boardwalk! Just remember to dress in layers or bring a light sweater if you plan on staying outside to enjoy the sunset views or outdoor dining spots. 

Activities

It might be the off-season and a few seasonal attractions like the Jolly Roger Amusement Parks® close, but don’t worry. There are still so many fun activities to enjoy and businesses to check out in October. Here are some ideas that you can experience without all the crowds of peak season:

Events

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is in Ocean City, MD. There are always reasons to celebrate, and you’re welcome to join all of the excitement with us! Whether you’re into car shows or beer fests, there’s an event for you in October. Of course, there are several Halloween festivities, too! This is just a tiny taste of what to expect:

Additional Tips and Info

  • Pets are welcome on the Ocean City Boardwalk and beach beginning on October 1 as long as you keep them on a leash.
  • You’re also free to enjoy a bike ride along the boardwalk at any time starting on October 1.
  • There are no lifeguards on duty in October, so be careful when swimming.
  • Please visit the websites or call ahead before visiting a specific attraction since some of them close in October.

Make the Most of Your Visit


Enjoy exclusive deals and special two-night rentals that aren’t available in the summertime.

Are you ready to experience Ocean City, MD, in October this year? Take the first step with us at Vantage Ocean City Rentals! We have over 500 excellent properties, and you can enjoy exclusive deals and special two-night rentals that aren’t available in the summertime. Plus, with such a wide variety of rentals in locations throughout the area, you’re sure to find the perfect option for you. Whether you’re planning a romantic anniversary or a large family reunion, finding your happy place is simple!

Browse our vacation rentals and reserve your favorite today!

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.


Best Rainy Day Activities in Ocean City

It’s raining, it’s pouring—but lucky for you, there’s no shortage of indoor activities in Ocean City, Maryland. Don’t let the weather stop you from enjoying family-friendly activities, whether you’re looking for something active or just want to take it easy.

Of course, there’s no better excuse to sleep in than a rainy beach day. Browse Vantage’s cozy abodes for the perfect place to take shelter from the storm.

Family fun, minus the sun

Catch a flick and munch on some popcorn.

Rainy day activities for kids happen in Ocean City, MD, and beyond. Just a short drive away in Fenwick Island, Delaware, DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum is a favorite among Ocean City visitors year after year. Home to about 10,000 artifacts, the museum preserves the area’s maritime heritage through hands-on experiences like visits, lectures and programming. As new artifacts are recovered, the museum expands and changes over time, giving you something new to look forward to next year.

For a distinct and engaging afternoon, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! never fails to disappoint. Conveniently located on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, this quirky hub of galleries and activities includes a mirror maze, laser race and other newly renovated attractions. Use the code SUMMER19 for 20% off your visit!

Who doesn’t love a trip to the movies? Catch a flick and munch on some popcorn at one of Ocean City’s popular theaters: Sun & Surf on 143rd, Fox Gold Coast on 113th or Flagship Premium Cinemas in West Ocean City.

Friendly competitions aplenty

Head to OC Lanes for a game!

Bowling is a classic among rainy day activities in Ocean City, MD. Head to OC Lanes for a game, some food or even a drink on 72nd Street, open year-round.  

Ocean City’s indoor mini golf courses promise just as much fun—if not more—as those that are outdoors. Old Pro Golf’s two indoor course locations at 68th and 136th Streets are top rated on Yelp, giving adults and kids alike the chance to showcase their skills. 

Escape Rooms have risen in popularity as a fun way for families to work together and find a way out! Ocean City, Maryland’s Escapomania has three locations with a variety of themed rooms and levels of difficulty. Bring the whole gang for a rainy day brain workout.

Activities for adults on rainy beach days

Test your luck at the Ocean Downs Casino.

Visiting Ocean City without kids? Head to Berlin, Maryland, to test your luck at the Ocean Downs Casino when weather keeps you off the beach. To get there, you can catch their free shuttle service at hotels throughout Ocean City, Maryland. Whether you’re a pro at poker or slots is more your speed, Ocean Downs Casino gives grownups the chance to let loose on rainy days.

Additionally, for those 21 years and older, the Seacrets Distilling Company provides tours with a historical twist. For $10, you get three free samples—and an afternoon of fun and relaxation.

Rain or shine, take it slow

Browse boutiques on rainy days at the beach.

Shopping on 67th Street has a little bit of everything: food, clothing, toys and more. Browse boutiques and taste some treats at your own pace on rainy days at the beach. The Tanger Outlets in West Ocean City, MD, are another great option to explore your favorite stores. 

Even on a rainy day, the Boardwalk is full of energy and activities. Stop at one of Flashback Old Time Photos’ two locations for a trip to the past, or play for the prize at Marty’s Playland. 

The Art League of Ocean City’s Center for the Arts features a two-story gallery, a pottery studio, classrooms, an art library and five working artist studios. Every month, the gallery displays new exhibits of regional and local artists where visitors of all ages can immerse themselves in the arts.

Book a Vantage vacation today


Make sure you book direct with Vantage!

Vantage has plenty of places for you to stay during your Ocean City, MD, getaway. Make sure you book direct with Vantage for the best prices and availability. Call 410-723-2002 or check out VantageOceanCity.com

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.

Ocean City, Maryland, vs. Virginia Beach: Which One Is the Best for You?

When it comes to your vacation, every detail is important from when you travel to who you invite to tag along for the fun. Of course, where you go is possibly the most important decision for your upcoming trip. Are you trying to compare Ocean City, Maryland, vs. Virginia Beach? We’re happy to offer some assistance. It can be a difficult decision, but we have local knowledge and insights to make sure you head in the right direction this year. If you decide that Ocean City is the ideal destination, we invite you to browse our properties and find the perfect retreat for your upcoming visit!

An Overview of Ocean City, Maryland, vs. Virginia Beach

Ocean City

Family-friendly, laid-back, coastal, and perfect for tourists!

This 10-mile long, scenic stretch of coastline is family-friendly, laid-back, coastal, and perfect for tourists. In fact, many vacationers make an annual tradition of coming to Ocean City because it’s such a special place. It’s easy to walk to the beach, bay, boardwalk, and popular restaurants, so you never have to worry about driving long distances or finding parking at your favorite attractions. Don’t forget to check out all of the incredible Ocean City events, like the White Marlin Open, OC BikeFest, and Sunfest. Several of our local celebrations are completely free and fun for the whole family!

Top Attractions and Activities

You never have to worry about driving long distances or finding parking at your favorite attractions.

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach shares a lot of characteristics in common with Ocean City, MD.

Virginia Beach actually shares a lot of characteristics in common with Ocean City, MD. It’s fantastic for families, has beautiful beaches, and is home to multiple unique communities. One of the most popular areas is the Oceanfront District with its three-mile-long boardwalk, shops along Atlantic Ave, and the ViBe area with stunning wall murals and an arts scene. Plus, you’re welcome to join the excitement with a variety of summer concerts and events in Virginia Beach as well as Ocean City.

The Top Attractions


Statue of King Neptune in Virginia Beach

Why We Prefer Ocean City, Maryland

Mini-Weeks & FlexStay
The options are nearly endless for making memories in Ocean City, MD!

There are a few major differences when we compare Ocean City, MD, versus Virginia Beach. Here are a few:

Although the Virginia Beach Boardwalk has a convenient, separate path for cyclists and rollerbladers, it is mostly cement and features hotels and only some restaurants. The Ocean City Boardwalk, on the other hand, offers a more immersive and exciting atmosphere. It’s made out of wooden planks and leads you along a 2.5-mile pathway of amusement park rides, carnival treats, gift shops, and eateries. Both offer fantastic views of the shoreline, though.

Also, it’s easy to feel right at home here even if it’s your first visit with the variety of atmospheres of the neighborhoods in Ocean City, MD. You can jump into the excitement of the boardwalk and events in the downtown area, Plan the perfect, family-friendly vacation in the quieter Mid-Town area that’s full of waterfront restaurants, or escape to Uptown Ocean City for pure relaxation and pristine beaches. (It really doesn’t matter where you end up here — a remarkable experience awaits you!)

Plus, there are simply so many different activities and attractions here. There’s truly something for everyone, and depending on where you stay, you can usually walk to all of your favorites. Learn something new at a museum, savor the cuisine and views at local restaurants, dance the night away at Seacrets, or catch a wave with the variety of top-notch watersports rental companies in the area. The options are nearly endless for making memories in Ocean City, MD!

See for Yourself With Vantage Ocean City Rentals!

Experience it all with one of our convenient, comfortable, affordable vacation rentals in the area.

We think that Ocean City, MD, is the clear choice over Virginia Beach, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Head over to our east-coast paradise and experience it all with one of our convenient, comfortable, affordable vacation rentals in the area. We have options for all budgets and group sizes, and you can customize your experience depending on your ideal location. You can wake up to oceanfront sunrises, fall asleep to bayfront sunsets, stay steps away from the boardwalk, and so much more.

Check out the possibilities and reserve your Ocean City property today!

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.

The Ultimate Guide to OC BikeFest 2019

Are you driven by the sense of adventure you get when nothing stands between you and the open road except your motorcycle? It’s not just a hobby — it’s a way of life, and nobody knows that better than the people you’ll find at OC BikeFest from September 12 – 15, 2019. Get the latest information on all the action and cruise into Ocean City, Maryland, this summer for the largest motorcycle rally on the East Coast! If you need a place to park your bike and rest your head nearby, we’ve got you covered with some great vacation rentals in the area. Beat the booking rush and reserve yours early so that you don’t miss out!

Overview of OC BikeFest

Plenty of live music, vendors, and unique experiences.

When you think about everything there is to do at OC BikeFest, it’s no wonder why it’s the biggest and one of the most anticipated motorcycle events in the region. Thousands of bikers head to our oceanfront resort town each year to soak up some sun and immerse themselves in a culture they know and love. Expect plenty of live music, vendors, and unique experiences related to the world of biking. Simply put, it’s an event you’ll remember for a long time to come!

Music Headlines

You’re in for an incredible time!

All you need to do is take one look at the concert lineup for Ocean City bike week 2019, and you’ll know you’re in for an incredible time. Some of the big name artists that are taking the stage this year are Hairball, KIX, Cheap Trick, and ZZ Top. Stone Temple Pilots will provide a stunning finale performance to all of the excitement on Saturday. Check them all out at the Boardwalk Stage or Ocean Stage!

The Vendors

Pick up some merchandise to remember your trip.

When you’re not cheering on your favorite bands, give your voice a break and browse hundreds of vendors at the Inlet and Convention Center. It’s an excellent opportunity to explore the latest products on the market and pick up some merchandise to remember your trip. Don’t forget to test your driving skills and put the pedal to the metal inside the NASCAR simulator — it’s free at the Inlet!

Tip: Motorcycle parking at the Inlet is limited, so make sure you arrive early.

Ticket Information

There are several ticket options available this year!

Are you ready for bike week in Ocean City, MD? There are several ticket options available to customize your experience this year. If you’re short on time, you’re welcome to select one of the single-day passes. However, we highly recommend sticking around for as long as you can! Consider purchasing one of the Weekend Event Passes to enjoy the festivities at the Inlet on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. You also get discounts at local restaurants, a commemorative chip with a $15 credit to the slots at Ocean Downs Casino, and free use of the Ocean City bus. While you need a ticket to get into the Inlet, the Convention Center area is free and open to the public with additional vendors, food, and fun!

Don’t forget that if Hurricane Florence rained on your parade last year and you couldn’t make it for OC BikeFest 2018, you’re welcome to use your unscanned tickets for this year’s event! Please visit the OC BikeFest website for more information on how to redeem your rollover tickets.

Kick Your Vacation Planning Into High Gear

Don’t wait any longer to plan your OC BikeFest trip!

If the OC BikeFest is calling your name, don’t wait any longer to plan your trip! You’ll want to get your tickets and reserve a vacation rental as soon as you can since it’s such a popular event. Luckily, we have a wide variety of properties to choose from as well as several exclusive deals to ensure you get the most value out of your stay. Whether you’d like to be near all the action or secure a quiet retreat a little further away, Vantage Vacation Rentals can help. Browse our available properties today and find your happy place in Ocean City, Maryland!

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.



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.