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Sunset Island 2019: Luxury Amenities, Exciting Activities

Life moves at a slower pace at Sunset Island, a serene 37-acre gated bayfront community just blocks from the ocean on 67th Street in Ocean City, MD. Surrounded by water on three sides, Sunset Island features a variety of vacation rental property options, including spacious townhomes, single family homes and condos. The community caters to guests of all ages and interests with private beaches, scenic shoreline paths, multiple pools, a fishing pier and so much more.

Here’s a look at what’s waiting for you when you choose vacation rentals at Sunset Island—including some exciting new additions!

Marisol’s Market & Café

Marisol's Market in Sunset Island
Grab a bite to eat at Marisol’s Market in Sunset Island

If you’re looking for quick pool snacks, a morning latte before your workout at Sunset Island’s first-class gym or a bottle of wine to bring to the beach to toast a breathtaking sunset, Marisol’s Market & Café has you covered. Located across from the interactive fountains, this grab-and-go gem puts everything at your fingertips. Along with sandwiches, salads, ice cream, pastries and even Starbucks coffee, Marisol’s stocks general store items and beach sundries for your convenience.

Marisol’s Beach Shuttle

Marisol’s Beach Shuttle was a big hit at Sunset Island for 2018—and it’s back this year by popular demand. Forget about lugging heavy loads of beach chairs, coolers, toys and gear or fighting for a parking spot. Just catch the shuttle running from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week (fee required). You can pick up your ride to the beach every 30 minutes in front of Marisol’s—pastry in hand, of course. When it’s time to return to your oasis, simply hop on the shuttle as it drops fellow vacationers off, every 30 to 45 minutes.

Sanibel’s at Sunset Island—NEW for 2019!

Brand-new, full-service, all-day long—Sanibel’s at Sunset Island is making a splash this summer. With indoor and outdoor seating, this serene waterfront restaurant is serving up delicious fare come rain or shine. It’s a prime spot for people watching and gazing at Ocean City’s gorgeous sunset. Sanibel’s has both a tiki bar and a full-service upstairs bar, the Island Pub, which features large screen TVs for watching your favorite teams on the diamond. Enjoy happy hour food and drink specials as well as live entertainment all week.

If you’d rather savor your meal in the comfort of home, Sanibel’s delivers by golf cart right to your door.

Events and activities galore

The Waibel family at Sunset Island’s annual 4th of July Parade

There’s so much to do at Sunset Island, you don’t even have to venture outside its gates to enjoy a full vacation. The calendar of activities for 2019 includes movies on the beach, painting classes, an ice cream social and a 4th of July parade where guests decorate their bikes, wagons, strollers. The special Maryland Coastal Bays Program SIENE (Sunset Island Explore, Navigate, Educate) takes guests on an investigation of the critters around Sunset Island’s main beach.

Sunset Island is also famous for its array of resort-style luxury amenities available to guests every day. For instance, you have your choice of three private, pristine bayfront beaches around Sunset Island’s perimeter. Visit the on-site library before you head out and borrow a riveting beach read. Whenever the mood strikes, take a refreshing dip in the indoor and outdoor pools. There a special pool just for kids, who will also love splashing around in the interactive fountains.

Sunset Island Indoor Pool
Take a swim at Sunset Island’s indoor pool

Some of the best moments at Sunset Island are the quietest ones. Take in the full natural beauty of the property during a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the peaceful one-mile shoreline path. Try your luck fishing and crabbing on the 100-foot pier extending into the bay.

If you’re serious about staying in shape, help yourself to Sunset Islands’ state-of-the-art fitness center. You’ll find treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, free weights and Nautilus equipment—along with a series of flat-screen TVs—for a complete workout.

Book Your Sunset Island Stay Today

Sunset Island Nature Path
Walk, jog or bike on Sunset Island’s nature path

Already excited about these wonderful amenities? Plan your trip to Sunset Island now. Vantage offers a large selection of Sunset Island vacation properties, including condos, townhomes and single family homes. To get started, simply contact our team at (410) 723-2002, or visit https://www.vantageoceancity.com/search-by-resort/sunset-island.

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.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Sunset Island

What’s New at Sunset Island?

Sunset Island: A Premier Vacation Spot is Now Better than Ever

Sunset Island, a private vacation community at 67th Street on the bay side, was already one of Ocean City’s most upscale spots for vacationers.  Now, with a three-year construction project complete, this enclave has even more to offer the discerning traveler.

Marisol’s Market & Cafe (with Beach Shuttle!)


New this season is Marisol’s Market & Café. This combination deli, café, grab ‘n go market and convenience store features Boar’s Head deli sandwiches, Starbuck’s coffee, Hershey’s ice cream and much more. In the morning, stop by for a donut, bagel, pastry or breakfast sandwiches. Later in the day, grab a fresh sandwich or salad. And any time pick up beer, wine or convenience items. Don’t forget to ask about the new Marisol’s Beach Shuttle, which offers daily and weekly passes for easy transportation to and from the beach.

(As Always) Sunset Island’s First-Class Amenities


Some things haven’t changed. You can still enjoy the pools, the clubhouse, the fitness center and the spectacular views of the bay, wetlands, or quaint island atmosphere. Be sure to take a stroll past the interactive fountains or along bayfront beaches on Sunset Island’s shoreline walking path. And enjoy the convenient location of being at 67th Street. Don’t forget, Ocean City’s famous boardwalk, challenging golf courses and great restaurants are still nearby.  Below are a few of the highlights of vacationing in Sunset Island:

  • Huge variety of condos, townhomes, and single family residences with 3-6 bedrooms – (click here for our entire inventory of Sunset Island Vacation Rentals)
  • Gated private bayfront community surrounded by water on 3 sides
  • Indoor/outdoor pools (open seasonally)
  • Bayfront beaches (especially great for little ones who aren’t ready for the ocean)
  • Community clubhouse/library
  • On-site restaurant (The Landing – overlooks the bay)
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Shoreline walking/biking path (around perimeter of the island)
  • Fishing/crabbing pier
  • Interactive fountains (that “dance” as you play in them)
  • Steps away from The Longboard Cafe, Sweetfrog, The Bonfire, Dead Freddie’s Island Grill, Rosenfeld’s Jewish Deli and many other great restaurants and shops


If you’ve enjoyed a vacation at Sunset Island before, come back and see what’s new. If you’ve never been to our private 37-acre island, you’re in for a treat.

And vacation memories that will last forever.