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Splash Mountain Discount for Vantage Guests!

At Vantage Vacation Rentals, we are always looking for new ways to add value to our clients and help you soak up every last drop of fun on your vacation. New for 2016, Vantage is making a splash as the official vacation rental partner of Jolly Roger Amusement Parks! We are now offering savings of up to 30% at Splash Mountain Water Park when guests buy tickets directly through us – a deal you won’t find with any other provider in Ocean City!


Go Wild or Just Kick Back & Relax

As the area largest water park, Splash Mountain features 17 water slides, a wave pool, several kiddie pools & play areas for the little ones, and a large Lost Lagoon Family Pool that everyone can enjoy together. Thrill seekers have dozens of adrenaline-inducing slides to choose from, such as the Master Blaster water roller coaster, Stealth 45-foot tall half-pipe, Aqualoop looping waternslide (voted #1 in the U.S. by Popular Mechanics), Black Hole slide of darkness, Rapids river rafting ride, and many more! Ready for a break from the action? Grab a tube and float for a while on the 1,100-foot, slow-moving Lazy River the epitome of relaxation.


Everything You Need for a Full Day of Fun

Complimentary life jackets are available in all sizes, and the park is manned by a team of fully-trained and certified Water Safety staff members to keep you safe as you play. In addition, deck chairs, private cabanas, bathhouses & locker room facilities are available so you can spend the entire day in comfort and just focus on making memories together. For your convenience, concession stands serve up a full menu of hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, fresh squeezed lemonade, Dip N Dots ice cream, and array of snacks for fueling up before your next adventure. For park hours, location, and other detailed info, visit Jolly Roger Splash Mountain webpage.

Ready to purchase your discounted Splash Mountain tickets? Contact a Vacation Coordinator at 410.723.2002.

We Put the ‘Fun’ in Refund | Tax Day Deal


Tax Day Deal – Save $40 on May/June Rentals

We put the ‘fun’ in Refund!  Tax Day is only 4 days away, and we think there’s no better way to use your tax refund than for a relaxing beach vacation with Vantage Vacation Rentals.

Now when you book a May/June vacation rental of $1040 or more (before tax/fees), guests can claim a ‘deduction’ of $40 from the cost of the reservation.  Just enter Promo Code 1040EZ in our ‘EZ’ online booking form at VantageOceanCity.com, or mention it to a Vacation Coordinator when booking by phone at (410) 723-2002.  Valid on check-ins between the dates of May 1 – June 30 at any property in our inventory. 3-night minimum is required. (Does not apply to reservations made prior to 4/13/16.)

Choose from all the locations that you love the most in Ocean City, Maryland and the Delaware beaches, whether its Oceanfront, Ocean Block, Bayfront, Bayside, Boardwalk, and in our most popular communities – such as Sunset Island, Belmont Towers, Gateway Grand, The Meridian, and more!  May & June are two of the best months to visit the area thanks to fewer crowds, less traffic, mild temperatures – and, of course – low off-season rates.

Hurry – this offer ends on Tax Day, April 18!

For this deal & more, visit our Specials Page.

Winter at the Beach | Chill Out in OCMD

Often times, people don`t pair the winter season with feeling the sand between their toes; however, the winter season can be a great time to travel to the beach. There are plenty of advantages of traveling to Ocean City, Maryland during the colder season. Come discover why we love winter at the beach!

Less Crowds

Not a fan of large summer crowds? You won`t have to deal with the chaos of crowds on the Boardwalk if you visit Ocean City during the winter months. During these months, you will find less people on the beach, driving on Coastal Highway, or just around town, making it a much more peaceful and relaxing vacation experience. If you choose to drive to Ocean City, you will also have the luxury of not experiencing the usual beach traffic that is almost inevitable during the summer months.

Save Money

There are a variety of deals that occur during winter in Ocean City from restaurant deals to activity savings. You can also take advantage of our lower prices on Vantage vacation rentals during the winter season. Interested in a stay during the holidays? Check out our current special here where you can have a pre-lit tree in your vacation rental without the hassle of setting it up or taking it down (we will take care of that) for just $49. This deal also comes with a festive starter amenities bag and a special surprise!

Experience Holiday Events

Get a change of scenery for the holiday season and head to the beach for one of the iconic events that the town has to offer. Ocean City hosts their signature Winterfest of Lights event at Northeast Park from now until January 3, 2016 which features over one million holiday lights. Climb aboard the Winterfest Express and explore the many exhibits along with seeing the iconic 50-foot Christmas tree. Interested in ringing in the New Year at the beach? Stay over New Year`s Eve weekend and attend the free fireworks show along with live entertainment.

Get Active

From October 1st to April 30th, Ocean City allows travelers to walk their dogs on the beach and Boardwalk. Keep in mind that dogs must be leashed at all times and that owners are required to remove any waste. In addition, if you choose to bring your pet, you must stay in a pet-friendly Vantage rental or keep your dog in a kennel. During the winter, you can also bike, roller blade or skateboard on the Boardwalk at your leisure.

Give us a call or browse our website to find your perfect rental to enjoy winter at the beach!

Earn Guaranteed Rental Income

Unsure of Whether to Rent Out Your Vacation Home?

You are not alone.  Many homeowners want to earn rental income from their properties, but are hesitant to enter the rental market because of the unknowns. They have questions like:

  • How will I handle things like advertising, cleaning, maintenance & guests?
  • How much am I willing (& able) to invest into my home to max-out earnings?
  • And perhaps the biggest question of all – “How much can I realistically expect to earn?”

Vantage’s Partnership with Travel Advantage Network


Vantage’s Guaranteed Rental Income program helps owners minimize the guess work. We partner with a company called Travel Advantage Network (TAN), a vacation accommodations program that procures lodging for their travelers across the country. As the tenant of the property, TAN offers guaranteed income for properties that fit the criteria. This is an attractive option because owners know exactly how much they will earn each month, regardless of whether the unit is rented or not! Homes valued at $275K or less are an ideal fit and often yield a higher income than those in a weekly rental program.

Guaranteed Rental Income Program Details

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Monthly Checks Rates vary according to size of the unit. Lease terms are either four or six months, depending upon the owner`s needs and location of the property. Owners receive a monthly check, regardless of whether the unit is rented or not!

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Cleaning & Maintenance  We handle the details of caring for your property a great option for owners who live don’t live in the Ocean City area or simply want to take a hands-off approach.  Each unit receives pre & post-season deep cleanings/carpet cleanings, basic maintenance, and weekly cleanings between rentals followed by a 20-point inspection. All at no additional charge!

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Lower Commission Rate  Our Guaranteed Rental Income program features a commission rate of 12%, which is typically lower than what you find a weekly rental program.

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Discounted Travel Owners can take advantage of exclusive travel benefits through Travel Advantage Network. This means access to discounted travel at TAN properties throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Hawaii and Dominican Republic.

Interested in finding out it your vacation property qualifies for our Guaranteed Rental Income program? We are currently taking applications for the 2016 season, and filling up fast. Contact John Magathan of Vantage Vacation Rentals using the information below to learn how much you could be earning. To find out more about TAN, visit their website at PlanWithTAN.com.

Contact John Magathan
Call: 410-723-1780
Email: JohnM@VantageOC.com

 

Sunfest Weekend | Sept. 24-27

Enjoy 4 days of entertainment, food, arts, crafts, vendors, hayrides & family activities in one of your favorite places at the beach! Ocean City`s annual last hurrah of summer  the popular Sunfest  comes to the downtown Inlet & Boardwalk area September 24-27. Admission is FREE, with food & crafts for sale throughout the weekend.

Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors, Wynonna & More
Tickets can also be purchased at Ticketmaster for this year`s headlining evening performances, which include 90`s hit bands Gin Blossoms & The Spin Doctors (Sat.), country legend Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise (Fri.), and classic 60`s & 70`s singer Tony Orlando (Thurs.). A smaller outdoor stage will also feature free daytime entertainment from a variety of talented local and regional musicians, with appearances by radio personality and Ocean City fixture, DJ Batman. Click here for a detailed Sunfest schedule.

Paint the Sky at Sunfest Kite Festival
While you`re in town, stroll north along the Boardwalk to take in the colorful sights of the Sunfest Kite Festival. Sponsored by The Kite Loft, this event highlights master kite flyers from around the country as they show off their skills and flying works of art. Spectators can participate in kite-making workshops, games, and kite battles. On Saturday at 1:00 p.m., The Kite Loft will be giving away free kites to the first 100 kids between the ages of 5 and 12. Visit their website for a complete Kite Festival schedule.

Looking for More Fun Activities?
Also coinciding with Sunfest are several other fun events that visitors will love.

11th Annual Sand Castle Home Tour A self-guided driving tour of 10 of the area`s most beautiful homes, taking place Sept. 24-25 from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (tickets are $30 through Art League of OC)

Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show Be dazzled by a huge variety of artisans & vendors showing off fine & fashion jewelry, sterling silver & wire-wrapped jewelry, beads, pearls, loose gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils & more. Admission is $5 for adults (kids 16 & under are free) at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Sept. 25-27. More info at Treasures of the Earth.

Treasure Hunt at the Beach Dig in the sand for buried treasure in front of Park Place Jewelers on 3rd St., Sept. 26 (4 p.m.) & Sept. 27 (1 p.m.). Prizes include jewelry, diamonds, gemstones & gift certificates. Register in-person at Park Place Jewelers starting on 9/23. Free entry with $15 donation to Believe in Tomorrow Children`s Foundation.

Horse & Carriage Rides Take in the sight and sounds of downtown Ocean City on a quaint horse & carriage ride. $10/person, with kids 3 & under for free. During Sunfest, rides will begin at 1st St. & the Bay near De Lazy Lizard. Call (443) 783-1409 for more info.

Celebrate the close of a fantastic summer at Sunfest! Take advantage of off-peak rental rates & our Get a Free Night deal going on now at select homes in some of our most popular communities, such as Sunset Island, Belmont Towers, Meridian & more.

The Early Bird Gets the Deal!

Book “2016 Dates at 2015 Rates” at Select Homes

Whether you like to plan ahead or simply love saving money, now is the perfect time to book your 2016 vacation. Many properties in our inventory are already taking reservations for next year, and a select group of homes are also allowing Early Bird guests to book 2016 Dates at 2015 Rates. This is a great way to secure the home/dates of your choice and avoid any rate increases the general public will pay in 2016. Guests will be happy to know that many of our participating Early Bird units are in some of Ocean City’s most in-demand communities, such as Belmont Towers, Sunset Island, The Meridian, and Ocean City Boardwalk Suites.  Other popular locations include Oceanfront, Bayfront, Boardwalk, N. Ocean City, W. Ocean City, and more.  Whether you’re looking for a small efficiency unit or a 5-bedroom single family home, Vantage has a wide variety of rentals to suit your needs.  This promotion will only be offered for a limited time, so book now!

Call Today – Flexible Payment Plan Available

This promotion also offers Early Bird guests  the advantage of a flexible payment plan on select rentals $500 secures the reservation, with the balance of the deposit due by Oct. 1. Contact our Reservations Dept. at (410) 723-2002 to find out which homes/dates are permitting 2015 rates. Please note that this offer goes according to the full-price rate schedule for 2015 (not discounted rates that may have been in effect at different times during the course of the 2015 season.)

Click Here to Browse Homes Booking for 2016!

Sorry! Our Phones are Down :(

Please be advised that we’re experiencing some technical difficulties today, and our phones are down at the moment. We are still here to help!  If you are having trouble getting through to our office, please send us a message at one of the following email addresses. We hope to have our phone system restored as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!

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Top 10 “Must-Dos” of OCMD

Whether you are visiting for a day, a few nights, or a week, there are certainly some must dos of Ocean City you don’t want to miss out on. You may not be able to do everything in one visit but that just means you`ll have to come back! Below you`ll find our top 10 list of activities and/or attractions you must experience while you are in town. It doesn’t matter if you`re visiting the area with friends or family, there is something for all to partake in.

Fractured Prune Donuts  Not just any donut. These are made fresh right in front of your eyes. Individualize your own or choose one of their special flavors. You`ll never look at a donut the same way.

OC Rocket The newest and fastest speed boat in OC. Enjoy the ride, watch the dolphins, wave to the beach crowd.

Seacrets Jamaica USA! Come during the day, stay all night. Great food, drinks & live entertainment. Be sure to hit up the nite club!

Thrasher`s Fries Located on the south end of the famous OC boardwalk. No words can do them justice. Trust us; you just need to try them for yourself.

OC Boardwalk – Voted one of the best boardwalks in the nation there`s enough to keep you busy your entire trip. Eat shop, enjoy the rides, play some games, rent bikes or simply enjoy the crowd.

Northside Park Ocean City`s largest and most popular park. Consists of fields, playground, picnics, two piers, walking/jogging path, and outdoor exercise area. The park hosts more than 100 events and rec programs each year.

Life Saving Station Museum A museum dedicated to collecting and preserving history of life saving on the eastern shore of MD, DE and VA. Learn things you never knew before. Plus, free programs for kids in the summer.

Tanger Outlets – Great savings on designer and name brands!

Watersports Ocean City offers an array of watersport rentals including boats, jet skis, parasailing, surfing & more. If you`re into deep sea fishing, charters are available for rent as well.

Assateague Island – Assateague Island is a great day trip and less than an hour from OC. Sightseeing cruises, kayak tours, crabbing, bird watching, fishing, hunting, biking and other activities continually make this a paradise for visitors that enjoy outdoor recreation. Assateague Island has over 37 miles of beautiful beach to relax on. Watch for the wild ponies!

Strong Economy | Strong Market

After an uphill climb from the recession of 2007, many economists believe the housing market is now the strongest it`s been in years. In fact, it has been one of the brightest spots of the economic recovery – a good sign for homeowners & homebuyers that real estate is a solid investment.

Great Time to Buy a Home

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing home sales were up by 6.6% in the first quarter compared to 2014 & home prices rose anywhere from 4.1% to 6.8% in the first half of 2015. As for vacation homes, sales rose 57% last year over 2013 to a total of 1.3 million properties, well above the last peak level in 2006. Vacation home sales also accounted for 21% of all real estate transactions last year – their highest market share since the NAR first conducted their survey in 2003.

Great Time to Rent a Home

Since a healthy housing market is a reflection of healthy budgets, these are good indicators that Americans also have more money to stay in vacation homes. This is especially true for millenials & young families. Out of the 3 million jobs created in the last 12 years, 1 million have been taken by this age group. Vacation rental tech expert LeisureLink stresses that millenials are a powerful segment of travelers to attract & cater to. Known as “Generation C” (for Connect), millenials have high expectations in the technology department when it comes to their vacation (ie., Wi-Fi & tech-friendly amenities are a must!)

When in Doubt, Stay Out: Rip Currents

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With the more than usual shark sightings this season, everyone has been reading up on beach safety measures and procedures. While a shark sighting can be alarming, there is actually a bigger situation to be aware of. There are only on average 6 shark-related deaths a year globally, but many people don`t know that more than 100 people each year die from rip current related drowning alone. In fact, at least 80% of lifeguard rescues are due to rip currents.

What is a rip current?

Rip currents are powerful, fast-moving channels of water (some move up to 8 feet per second) that typically flow from the shoreline to beyond the area where waves break. A misconception about these currents is that they pull you under and that is not the case. What causes swimmers to go under is when they begin to panic. There is actually no current in the ocean that will pull you under.

Spot the rip current before it`s too late

Common characteristics of rip currents include:

  • Choppy channel of water that has a churning motion
  • Line of sea foam, seaweed or debris that is moving steadily out to sea
  • Disrupted pattern of incoming waves

You are caught, what should you do?

  • Stay calm. Don`t try to fight the current. You don`t want to tire and you certainly won`t win the battle
  • Swim sideways, parallel to the beach. Let the waves take you into shore and just go with them
  • Float or calmly tread water. If you can`t escape with the waves, try this. The current will lose strength offshore and you will be washed out of it and be able to swim away towards shore.
  • Gain assistance. If you are truly unable to reach the shore, draw attention to yourself. Wave your arms and yell for help

In addition, anyone heading out into the ocean should never be alone and should have adequate swimming abilities. You don`t want to take any risks when it comes to your safety.

 – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

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