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Fall Fun and Nearby Rentals in Ocean City, Maryland

After summer passes, Ocean City, MD has a fresh new feel. There’s an easygoing vibe and eclectic activities, so it’s easy to see why locals love living here. We recently previewed some of the biggest events coming to town for the fall. Now, we’re giving you the inside scoop on the best places to stay so you don’t miss a minute of the family fun.

Check your calendar and make plans for an autumn getaway. Book one of our recommended rentals below, or see the entire selection.

A Short Walk to Sunfest (September 19-22)

Celebrate the end of the summer season at Sunfest Weekend, Sept. 24-27 in Ocean City, MD.

Celebrate the end of the summer season at Sunfest, September 19th – 22nd in Ocean City, MD.

Sunfest is always one of the most popular fall events in Ocean City. This year will be no exception. The Inlet transforms into a vibrant celebration where the whole family can enjoy a lively mix of arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, kite displays and outstanding live music all day and night.

Make one of these rentals your Sunfest home base so you can walk there and back easily.

  • 509 Philadelphia Ave.—Bring family, friends, family of friends and your pets because this enormous single-family home sleeps 18! Enjoy six bedrooms, two bathrooms, a nice backyard, a white picket fence—the works! Located Downtown on 5th Street, you’re an easy walk from the Ocean City Boardwalk and Inlet area. Or feel free to hop on the bikes that come with the house. There’s always a great view of the main strip from your lovely front porch.
  • Bahia Vista I 104—The numbers add up for this beautiful bay front condo: Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, sleeps 10, four blocks from the Boardwalk. When you’re not out and about at Sunfest or strolling the shore, soak in the upscale décor or relax on your balcony along the marina. You have vast, beautiful views of the bay, which is mere steps away from your chair.
  • Bahia Vista I 408—You’ll feel right at home, yet still on vacation, in this luxurious four-bedroom, three-bathroom bay front condo. The interior is professionally decorated and exquisitely furnished, with high-end finishes in each room. The biggest draw for this property is the private, wrap-around balcony with picturesque views of the bay, which glows gorgeous reds, purples and pinks at sunset.

Keep the Cars Parked for Wine on the Beach (September27-28)

Wine lovers can enjoy themselves responsibly at the 25th Annual Wine on the Beach Festival.

Bottle of red? Bottle of white? Perhaps a little of both? Wine lovers can enjoy themselves responsibly at the 25th Annual Wine on the Beach Festival, or Wine Fest. Sample, savor and purchase concoctions from more than a dozen Maryland wineries and craft beers from local breweries at the Ocean City Inlet. Dance the day away to a variety of live music provided by some of the region’s favorite artists and bands. Book one of these rentals within walking distance of Wine Fest and you can put a cork in the idea of driving.

Enjoy extra windows, more natural lighting and a private gazebo balcony with ideal views of the beach and Boardwalk.
  • Belmont Towers 601—You can’t get much closer than this: a three-bedroom, three-bathroom oceanfront condo right on the Boardwalk in Downtown Ocean City. It’s a corner unit, which means extra windows, more natural lighting and a private gazebo balcony with ideal views of the beach and Boardwalk. (Yes, the people watching is still strong in September). There’s even a gym on-site if you want to get in a good workout before you get festive.
  • Belmont Towers 808—Keep your eye on Wine Fest throughout your stay in this spacious, two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo. Recently renovated, it’s a side unit with a south-facing balcony, promising ocean-to-bay views as well as a clear shot of the Inlet festival tents and Assateague Island in the distance.
  • Royal Palm Court 2—Ideal for small groups, this adorable one-bedroom, one-bathroom bayside condo is loaded with recent updates, including an upgraded kitchen and new TVs, furniture and flooring. Get to the Inlet easily with a short walk or a tram ride.

Don’t Miss a Moment of Endless Summer Cruisin’ (October10-13)

Cruisin' Ocean City Boardwalk
Cruisin’ Ocean City Boardwalk

If you haven’t been to Ocean City for this spectacular showcase of classic and custom cars, make this the year you bring your crew. It’s a gearhead utopia, with 2,000-plus vehicles on display in multiple parades and exhibitions at the Inlet and Ocean City Convention Center. Set your course for one of these downtown rentals near the Inlet and join fellow car enthusiasts for something new each day.


This Oceanfront condo that overlooks the Beach, Boardwalk, amusement rides & more! 
  • Belmont Towers 604—For parade time, the best seat in the house is literally in your house. Or your balcony, to be more specific. Stay at this three-bedroom, three-bathroom oceanfront unit on the Boardwalk and enjoy perfect views of the car parades from your balcony each morning. Want to get a closer look?You’re only a short walk to the Inlet.
  • Time-N-Tide 7—At the quiet end of the Boardwalk off 26th Street, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo puts you right in the heart of the parade route. Just slide open the balcony door and you’re overlooking Philadelphia Avenue and all the classic cars rolling their way through town.
  • South Beach 703—Consider this the Cadillac of condos—a luxurious three-bedroom, three-bathroom home in an oceanfront building on 7th Street in Downtown Ocean City, MD. This beauty comes fully loaded with free linens, an indoor pool and gym, and views of the ocean, bay and Boardwalk.Staying here lets you get to the Inlet in no time flat.

Find Your Home for Fall Events in Ocean City, Maryland

You can book a beach rental near these and other fall events at a great low rate!

Make plans to visit Ocean City, MD during its second season. You can book a beach rental near these and other fall events at a great low rate! Vantage reservation specialists are standing by to help. You can also browse all options and book direct at www.VantageOceanCity.com. Remember to book direct through Vantage so you get the lowest possible rates and the best possible selection.

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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.

Last-Minute Family Getaways Before Summer’s Gone

You’re not letting summer 2019 get away that easy. There’s still several weeks left—and plenty of time to squeeze in one last family trip to Ocean City, Maryland, before school, sports and all the extracurriculars take over your calendar. These last-minute trips are often among the best. No overthinking, no over planning, just simply enjoying time together at your happy place. Use this trip to cross off everything on your beach bucket list, like racing go-karts at SpeedWorld, conquering all the water slides, taking morning bike rides on the Boardwalk, crabbing and fishing in the bay and watching a movie together on the beach.As a bonus, Ocean City’s event schedule stays packed well into the fall. The engines are revving from August 22 –25 with OC Jeep Week and OC Bikefest September 12 –15. Take in all the fun at the 45th annual Sunfest, September 19 –22, with arts, crafts, food and live music. Check out the wonderful properties Vantage has available for your last hurrah. Many are offering discounted end-of-summer rates and Flex Stay options, which allow you to check-in any day of the week with a three-night minimum. You can find even more at VantageOceanCity.com.

Bahia Vista I 104


Fantastic views of the bay from the first floor and cool off in the refreshing pool onsite.

You don’t have to decide between a peaceful bayfront setting or proximity to all the action in Ocean City, Maryland’s bustling downtown. This luxurious three-bedroom condo lets you enjoy the best of both worlds. Take in the fantastic views of the bay from the first floor and cool off in the refreshing pool onsite.

You’re mere minutes from the beach and the Boardwalk plus some of downtown’s favorite eateries, including Hammerheads Bar & Grill, Pickles Pub, Pizza Mambo and the Candy Kitchen. Bahia Vista is the place to stay for Sunfest and other events happening near the Ocean City Inlet area.

509 Philadelphia Ave.

Gorgeous, spacious and pet friendly huge single-family home just two blocks from the beach and Boardwalk.

Gorgeous, spacious and pet friendly—make yourself right at home in this huge single-family home just two blocks from the beach and Boardwalk on 6th Street in downtown Ocean City, MD. Bring friends, extended family, everyone, because this home sleeps 19 guests quite comfortably. You get privacy and perfect places to congregate—including the front porch looking out onto Philadelphia Avenue. Fire up the backyard grill for a surf and turf cookout, followed by a cornhole tournament. There’s even more fun nearby at the public park, skate park and public crabbing spot.

Carmel Ave. 4

Spacious balconies, a fully equipped kitchen and your own private elevator.

Get away from it all in this brand-new four-bedroom townhome in West Ocean City’s “The Plantations” community. Be among the first to surround yourself with the luxuries not commonly found in a vacation home, including high-end furnishings throughout, spacious balconies, a fully equipped kitchen and your own private elevator.

If you love fresh seafood, cold drinks and good entertainment, take the short walk to Harborside Bar & Grill and the Sunset Grille. A quick drive or bus ride puts you in downtown Ocean City. Your rental also includes a pass to the nearby Assateague Island National Seashore, home of the famous wild horses. Spend a day on pristine beaches and hike the trails. At night, enjoy different kinds of horses with live harness racing at the Ocean Downs Casino.

Harbour Island View 203

This brand-new bayfront condo sleeps 10.

There’s a fabulous show waiting for you every evening at Harbour Island View, as the waters beyond your balcony glow in the crimson of a stunning sunset. This brand-new bayfront condo sleeps 10 and is conveniently located between 10th and 11th Streets. You’re only four blocks away from your day at the beach and all the popular shops and restaurants on the Boardwalk. Of course, you may decide to stay put and refresh yourself in the crystal-clear onsite pool.

Key Largo 403


A penthouse unit with over 2,600 square feet.

Guests rave about Key Largo 403, and it’s easy to see why. For starters, it’s a penthouse unit with over 2,600 square feet—a paradise for large groups. The wraparound balcony looks out over the ocean and the bay, and you even have an ocean view from the two soaking tubs. The Midtown location is hard to beat: Not only are you just half a block from the beach, you’re within easy walking distance of Ocean City, Maryland’s top restaurants and hotspots, like Seacrets, Fager’s Island and Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill. The kids will love being so close to Maui Golf and Action Watersports!

Sunset Island 10 BSD

You’ll have access to indoor and outdoor pools, private beaches, a fishing pier, fitness center, library, general store, onsite restaurants and pool bars!

From floor to ceiling, everything in this four-story townhome is brand-new and high-end. The bayside property is flush with luxurious amenities—as is the private community of Sunset Island. Across 37 lush acres, you’ll have access to indoor and outdoor pools, private beaches, a fishing pier, fitness center, library, general store, onsite restaurants and pool bars. You could spend your entire time right here in the resort. If you do want to venture out, you’re only two blocks from the ocean and a variety of Midtown dining and shopping options.

Catch summer before it’s gone!

Book a last-minute vacation rental with Vantage!

You still have time for an Ocean City, MD, vacation, but these properties won’t be available much longer. Book a last-minute vacation rental with Vantage and get every last drop of summer goodness. You can find even more properties at VantageOceanCity.com. Book direct online for the best rates or call our friendly reservationists at 410-723-2002 to get started now!

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.

Explore the Ocean City Boardwalk

Aerial view of the Ocean City boardwalk

The Ocean City boardwalk has earned spots on top travel lists and in the hearts of visitors, but you don’t need to take their word for it. Come and experience it for yourself! This iconic strip is home to tasty food, unique souvenirs, fun rides, and more. Over two miles of entertainment await you, and many of the best activities are free! People have made countless memories here, and we’d like to help you do the same.

Check out our local tips and book one of our vacation rentals nearby to make the most of your boardwalk adventures!

The Ultimate Guide to the Ocean City Boardwalk

Take a Journey in Time

Did you know that the Ocean City boardwalk dates back to 1902? It all started over 100 years ago when hotels wanted to make it easier for guests to explore the shore. What began as a temporary installment eventually became a permanent structure in 1910. A storm devastated the boardwalk in 1962, but it wasn’t long before it was back and better than ever. Today, it runs from inlet north to 27th Street, providing endless excitement and beautiful oceanfront views.

Join the Fun

Fun on an Ocean City boardwalk carousel

Ask ten people about their favorite activities on the boardwalk, and you’ll get ten different answers. There’s just so much to love! Search for treasures at souvenir shops, test your skills at carnival games, and go for a spin on a variety of amusement park rides. Or, grab a seat on a bench and relax among the warm sunshine and cool sea breezes. You might even see some talented street performers! Here are a few popular attractions that might become your new favorites:

Treat Your Taste Buds

When hunger strikes on the boardwalk, you’re always a short walk away from delicious food. Grab a meal at one of the local restaurants or satisfy your sweet tooth with treats like funnel cake, ice cream, and caramel popcorn. Just don’t forget to try some of Thrasher’s famous french fries! Let the enticing aromas lead the way to these fantastic eateries:

Attend Must-See Events

Ocean City beach lights

Would you like to add some excitement to your vacation? Some of Ocean City’s biggest celebrations take place at the Inlet Parking Lot by the boardwalk! From car show to concerts, there’s something for everyone. Mark your calendars for one of these upcoming events, and get ready for a memorable experience in Ocean City!

Stay on the lookout for several free events in the summer months, like live music, laser light shows, and fireworks, too!

Visitor Tips

Navigate the boardwalk like a pro with our local tips! Here’s what you should know before you go:

  • Ocean City Boardwalk parking is limited, especially in the summertime. Luckily, you can take advantage of the Ocean City Beach Bus or the Boardwalk Tram.
  • Or, rent a bicycle from Dandy Don’s and pedal your way to your favorite attractions!
  • Pets are welcome on the boardwalk from October 1st to April 30th.
  • Hours vary between businesses. Visit their websites for the most up-to-date information.
  • Get a sneak peek at the excitement before you arrive via the Ocean City Boardwalk Cam!

Stay Within Walking Distance of the Boardwalk!

Just a few steps away from the boardwalk


If the Ocean City beach boardwalk sounds like the place for you, we can help you enjoy it to the fullest. Vantage Vacation Rentals has a wide variety of properties nearby in Belmont Towers, Bahia Vista I, OC Boardwalk Suites, Oceans Pointe, and South Beach. After waking up to the sweet sounds of the ocean, simply walk over to your favorite boardwalk attractions. Plus, all of our rentals come with a suite of guest benefits, like discounts around town and free gym passes!

Explore our portfolio of properties now and find your happy place!

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.

Welcome to Ocean City Water Tower

Which Ocean City Neighborhood Are You?

Thrasher’s French Fries on the Boardwalk

From the beach to the bay to the Boardwalk and beyond, Ocean City, MD, offers countless activities and attractions that appeal to a range of ages, tastes and lifestyles. Does your ideal day come with some Thrasher’s French Fries, a ride on the go-carts and shopping for a t-shirt or two? Or would you rather play a round of golf and grab some local seafood while watching the sunset? Vacationers come to Ocean City year after year because there’s something for everyone.

And since every neighborhood has a distinct feel, your experience depends largely on where you stay: Boardwalk/Downtown, Mid-Town or North Ocean City. Before you book your Ocean City rental, decide which location offers exactly what you’re looking for in a vacation.

Get Lost in the Excitement Near the Ocean City Boardwalk/Downtown (Inlet – 30th Street)

Ocean City was a sleepy fishing village until the Bay Bridge brought an influx of vacationers in the 1950s. Ocean City Downtown has retained a lot of the “old Ocean City” character, with ornate Victorian homes, plus charming restaurants and shops. Ocean City’s iconic Boardwalk, built in 1902, stretches from the inlet north to 27th Street, lined with many tourist attractions like souvenir shops, games, tasty treats and Trimper’s rides. Visitors who love Maryland Boardwalk condo rentals enjoy being in the middle of the hustle and bustle.

Belmont Towers 601 Balcony
Belmont Towers 601 on the Boardwalk

Note: The Ocean City Boardwalk draws crowds, so parking can be difficult—especially during large events like Sunfest or Cruisin’ OC. For a more convenient way to get around, take the Ocean City Beach Bus, which you can ride all day for $3. The system accepts EMoney, and you can keep track of arrivals with a handy app. The Boardwalk Tram is another option, although prices vary.

Some of Vantage’s popular vacation rentals in the Downtown area include properties in:

Harbor Breeze is another popular destination right in the action of the Ocean City Boardwalk—perfectly suited for a getaway with a group of friends.

Meet in the Middle at Mid-Town (31st – 93rd Street)

Outdoor dining area at Fager’s Island

Mid-Town Ocean City offers the best of both worlds: It’s an ideal option if you want to be close to the excitement of the Boardwalk but also just secluded enough to be on the quieter side.

Mid-Town’s character changes as you head further north, starting with smaller homes and progressing to more high rises. No matter what you’re looking for—mini-golf, a frozen drink, a water park, suntan lotion—you’ll probably find it within a five-minute walk of where you’re staying in Mid-Town. You can even catch a concert at the new Ocean City Performing Arts Center.

And whether you’re up for a romantic night out or a meal for the whole family, Midtown has plenty of options, including Seacrets, Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill, Fager’s Island and Dead Freddies Island Grill. You can always grab some carryout and enjoy your vacation rental amenities, like pools and private balconies.

A few of our breezy beach getaways in the Mid-Town area include properties at:

Outdoor pool at Gateway Grand resort

Indulge in Privacy in North Ocean City (94th – 145th Street)

North Ocean City is made for guests who want a little peace and quiet—but no shortage of fun activities. Some high rises dot the North Ocean City seascape, but many properties are on the smaller side. North Ocean City condo rentals are a popular pick for families.

Northside Park in North Ocean City

Northside Park between 125th and 130th Streets is home to a 58-acre public recreation area with sports fields, playgrounds and an indoor facility with a gym—the only establishment of its kind in the area. Head to any of Northern Ocean City’s parks for a morning jog or a picnic with family. If rain moves in, you can grab tickets to a movie at Sun & Surf Cinema.

Of course, since you’re a few miles away from the Boardwalk, it’s quiet enough to relax on your balcony with a book or cool off in your homey, open floor plan condominium. You’re certain to enjoy more privacy—even in oceanfront condos—whether you’re on the beach or going for a stroll. Delaware beaches and the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum are close, with Fenwick Island just across the border.

Century I 1411 in North Ocean City

Check out our North Ocean City retreats, including those in:

  • Atlantis
  • Braemar Towers
  • Capri
  • Century
  • English Towers
  • Golden Sands
  • Harbour Club
  • High Point
  • Irene
  • Lorelei
  • Quay
  • Sea Watch

Explore Even Further for More OC Fun

West Ocean City and Ocean Pines also offer plenty of activities and perks.

Evening on the harbor in West Ocean City

Once empty farmland, West Ocean City now thrives with new real estate and growing businesses. It’s located across the bay from the Boardwalk, with recreational opportunities abound—golfing, yachting, boating, you name it. Groups of all sizes who stay near Ocean City Bayside rent jet skis or kayaks and have fun on the water, or go crabbing and feel the rush of bringing in dinner.

The nearby Tanger Outlets are a popular shopping destination, and there’s a local market where you can grab some fresh seafood to prepare in your vacation rental kitchen.

Lastly, Ocean Pines is a residential community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, with 3,000 acres of wooded areas and nine miles of waterfront property.

Have You Found the Neighborhood That’s Right for You?

Boardwalk Downtown
Ocean City’s Downtown Boardwalk area

There’s truly something for everyone in Ocean City, MD. Choosing where you stay all depends on what kind of vacation experience you’re after. If you’d like some help deciding which location is right for your stay, just give us a call at (410) 723-2002 to book a property. You can also browse our selection of vacation rental properties.

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.