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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.

Ocean City Beach Soccer

Ocean City Sports & Dance Competitions for 2019

Stay & Play in Ocean City in the New Year

Do you love the thrill of competition plus fun in the sun? Then you’ll find plenty of Ocean City, Maryland, events for you in 2019. From baseball, lacrosse and fishing tournaments to all-star dance competitions, the action along the coast starts in the spring and lasts all summer long.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the hottest events for participants and spectators alike coming to Ocean City in 2019.

Ocean City Fishing Tournaments


Mako sharks, tuna and the coast’s famous white marlins are just a few of the catches you might reel in during the many marquee Ocean City, Maryland, fishing tournaments throughout summer 2019. People come from all over the country to the White Marlin Capital of the World to compete for cash prizes and to cheer on their favorite fishermen.

Test your mettle during one of these competitions:

Dance Competitions in Ocean City


When the weather heats up, so do the Maryland dance competitions. Dance competitions in Ocean City, MD, are nearly unrivaled, as the town hosts some of the most popular contests, including the Reach the Beach dance competition and the Turn It Up Dance Challenge. Whether you’re dancing your heart out or cheering on the squad, these performances bring the excitement:

Ocean City Lacrosse Tournaments

No one knows lacrosse like the East Coast, and Ocean City is the center of it all come summer 2019. Hundreds of top area lax teams of all ages will hit the beach to do battle for bragging rights and championships. Check out all the action during:

Ocean City Soccer Tournaments

There’s nothing like scoring a goal in a beachfront tournament—especially the largest Ocean City, Maryland, sand soccer event: the Sand Duels Beach Soccer Challenge. In the cooler months, young athletes and adults alike continue the 30-year tradition of competing indoors:

Ocean City Baseball Tournaments

The calming sound of waves crashing, seagulls overhead, the distinctive “ping” of a baseball against aluminum—it must be game time at the beach. When it’s time to play ball, teams from across the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast congregate at these Ocean City, Maryland, events. These Ocean City baseball tournaments tend to be a big hit, drawing 85 to 100+ teams:

  • 6th Annual OC Spring Opener | April 6–7
  • 6th Annual Shore Slam | May 11–12
  • 6th Annual Surfrider Slug Fest | June 1–2
  • Youth Baseball Nationals | June 21–27
  • 7th Annual Summer OC Beach Blast | July 12–14

Where to Stay When You Play

Everyone wins when you choose the right place to stay in Ocean City. Let the team at Vantage Vacation Rentals make your trip easy and enjoyable. Want to be right where the action is? Vantage has a variety of properties that are perfectly situated for sports, dance, and fishing groups.

Our Belmont Towers condos are conveniently located on the Boardwalk next to the beach lacrosse and soccer tournaments. We also have a large number of homes in North Ocean City near Northside Park where baseball tournaments are held, as well as dance competitions at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Mid-Town Ocean City – such as our Makai and Summer Beach condos.  Or if you’re coming into town for a fishing tournament, we have a great selection of properties in Downtown and West Ocean City that are close to the marinas and fishing event venues. 

Contact one of our MVP reservationists today at 410-723-2002 or book direct at www.VantageOC.com.

Gateway Grand 207

Our Top Vacation Rentals with a View

Ahhh… Vacation Rentals with a View

Whether it’s the sun rising over the ocean or setting over the bay, nothing says ‘vacation’ like a breathtaking view. Scenic views provide relaxation, natural beauty – and best of all – a fresh perspective. In a matter of moments, the stresses of work disappear, the busy pace of life slows down, and your world realigns. We think a view is even better when you can wake up and enjoy it right from your private vacation rental. Thanks to Ocean City’s skinny shape and unique positioning between the ocean and the bay, many of the vacation rentals around town are in close proximity to water and offer fantastic views. Just drop your bags and worries at the door and step outside onto the balcony – you are on vacation!

Ocean or Bay? Yes, Please!

From the Ocean City Boardwalk area to the Delaware beaches, Vantage Vacation Rentals offers a huge variety of homes along the ocean and bay that feature amazing views. For a panoramic view of the ocean, check out our oceanfront rentals at Gateway Grand or various buildings in North Ocean City’s “high-rise row” such as Braemar Towers, Century I, Sea Watch, Fountainhead Towers, Carousel, and High Point North. Not only do these rentals provide beautiful views, but they are located in family-friendly parts of town that are known for having some of the best amenities. If a sunset over the bay is what you’re dreaming of, there is also a wide variety of bayfront rentals where you can relax with a drink as the sun goes down. Some of our favorite bayfront communities are Sunset Island, Bahia Vista, Oasis on the Bay, Makai, and Sunset Beach – all of which are located in mid-town Ocean City near popular restaurants and nightlife. Or if you just can’t decide between the ocean or bay, we have vacation rentals with views of BOTH! Check out our luxurious properties in The Meridian, many of which offer beach-to-bay views for the best of both worlds.

Our Top Picks for the Best Views

    • Ponte Vista 201 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Located off of 94th St., this bayfront, end-unit condo is the perfect spot for watching sunsets! Step outside from the living room or master bedroom onto an extra-large waterfront balcony. Additional amenities include new furnishings, an updated kitchen, and an outdoor pool.
    • Sea Watch 1917 – 3-BR/2.5-BA/Sleeps 9 – Quite possibly one of Ocean City’s best resorts! Located on the south side of the building (115th St.), this spacious two-story penthouse has generous views of both the ocean and the bay. Guests have access to indoor/outdoor pools, tennis courts, a game room, a fitness center, a movie theater, and more.
    • Bahia Vista I 302 – 3-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 10 – Relax on your balcony and watch the sunset as boats and jet skis go by. This immaculate bayfront condo features bay views and an outdoor pool. Its downtown location makes for an easy three-block walk to the beach and Boardwalk (11th St.).
    • Mariner I 1N – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Wake up to the beach right in your backyard!  This lovely oceanfront condo offers a private balcony with beautiful ocean views and steps that lead right down into the sand.  Convenient 45th St. location is just a short walk from Seacrets and the Convention Center.
    • Sunset Beach 103 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 9 – Stay in mid-town Ocean City (46th St.) in close proximity to Seacrets and the Convention Center! This beautiful bayfront condo offers gorgeous views, upscale appliances, a rooftop pool, a community dock, and a beach area.
    • Meridian 1003W – 3-BR (+Loft)/3-BA/Sleeps 12 – Located on 60th St., this exquisite ocean block penthouse features ocean-to-bay views that encompass the total width of the island. Additional luxuries include upscale décor, and extra HD cable/Netflix, along with resort amenities including a heated rooftop pool and a fitness center.
    • Belmont Towers 710 – 3-BR/2.5-BA/Sleeps 9 – This luxurious condo is situated on the south side of the popular Belmont Towers building located downtown on the Ocean City Boardwalk. From this unique vantage point, guests can see the ocean, inlet, bay, and Assateague Island in the distance.
    • Carousel 1603 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – This oceanfront condo is the total package: gorgeous ocean views and fun resort amenities that the family will love. Enjoy indoor/outdoor pools, an ice skating rink, a fitness center, a sauna, a game room, an on-site restaurant, a pirate ship, a moon bounce, and so much more!
    • Gateway Grand 207 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 9 – Make your vacation memories in this elegant oceanfront condo located on 48th St. near Seacrets and the Convention Center. Guests can completely relax with top-of-the-line décor and appliances, plus resort-style amenities such as pools, a fitness center, and a game room.
    • Oasis on the Bay 103 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 7 – Immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere of mid-town Ocean City. This bayfront property features beautiful bay views, an outdoor pool, and is located next door to Fager’s Island, a local favorite that is known for its great food and nightly entertainment (59th St.).
    • Sunset Island 39 FDW 2B – 3-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 8 – Escape to this quaint bayfront island off of 67th St. Located along the water, this upscale condo features peaceful bay views and access to first-class amenities including indoor/outdoor pools, private beaches, an on-site restaurant The Landing, and more.

     

  • The first day of summer is less than six weeks away! If you haven’t booked your Ocean City vacation, now is the time to do it. Need help finding a vacation rental with a fantastic view of the ocean or bay? Visit VantageOceanCity.com and use our “Location” filter, which allows you to search by proximity to the oceanfront and bayfront parts of town. For more assistance, speak with our vacation rental “view experts” at (410) 723-2002 who are always available with recommendations for your perfect vacation spot.






Cruisin' Ocean City

Cruisin’ Ocean City Rolls in May 18th-21st

The 27th Annual Cruisin’ Ocean City

Calling all car enthusiasts! One of Ocean City’s most popular spring events is just around the corner, and you don’t want to miss it. The Cruisin’ Ocean City car show event will be held May 18th-21st, with an exciting lineup of attractions, vendors, awards, and entertainment taking place at the Ocean City Inlet and Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Various local businesses in and around Ocean City will join in with their own car shows and events, as well, creating a high-octane atmosphere of fun.

Boardwalk Parades Thursday-Saturday

The highlight of the weekend, of course, is the cars! Over 3,500 hot rods, customs, street machines and classic cars will descend upon the area with chrome polished and engines revving. Be sure to check out the car parades on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings on the Boardwalk. Staging begins at 7:00 AM on 27th Street, with parades starting at 8:00 AM and running south to the Inlet. You’ll think you’ve traveled back in time as cars and trucks of all styles and time periods cruise on by.

Special Guests and Live Entertainment

This year’s special guests include Erik Estrada of classic TV show “CHiPs” and Ryan Evans of the hit TV show “Counting Cars,” who will both be signing autographs and greeting fans throughout the weekend. For guests visiting on Thursday night, there will also be a live performance at the Convention Center by musical guests “Under the Streetlamp.” Comprised of former members of the hit Broadway show Jersey Boys, this group will dazzle the crowd with a night of sweet harmonies as they perform everyone’s favorite Doo Wop, Motown, and old time Rock ‘n’ Roll hits.

Best Places to Stay When Cruisin’

If you’re looking to be right where the action is for Cruisin’ Ocean City, Vantage Vacation Rentals offers a variety of vacation rentals within walking distance of the Inlet and Convention Center. Guests who are bringing their own classic cars to the event will be glad to know that we also have a number of homes with private garages to keep your “baby” safe during the weekend.

  • Belmont Towers 607 – 3-BR/2.5-BA/Sleeps 10 – Watch car parades right from your private balcony. This luxurious condo offers beautiful north-facing views of the beach and boardwalk, and is just 2 blocks from the Inlet (Dorchester St.).
  • Nowalk to the Inlet A – 4-BR/2.5-BA/Sleeps 10 – Stay in the heart of Downtown Ocean City just 2.5 blocks from the Boardwalk and Inlet area.  This lovely condo was recently updated with flat-screen TVs and newly-remodeled kitchen.  Park your car once when you arrive and then walk everywhere you need to go! (Dorchester St.).
  • Bradley on the Bay 132G – 1-BR/1-BA/Sleeps 6 – Conveniently located just a block from the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, this bayfront condo is well-equipped and features a bayfront dock area (38th St.).
  • Makai 106 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Enjoy a relaxing getaway in this lovely bayfront condo with beautiful bay views, indoor pool solarium, and easy access to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, located just one block away (41st St.).
  • Sunset Island 8 Beach Walk Lane – 4-BR/2.5-BA/Sleeps 10 – Just a short drive from the Convention Center and Downtown area, this spacious four-story townhome features a private garage and is located in a gated bayside community with an indoor pool (67th St.).
  • Sunset Island 15 Fountain Dr. W. – 5-BR/4.5-BA/Sleeps 12 – Located within a gated bayside community with indoor pool, this exquisite four-story townhome has a private garage and beautiful views of the pond and fountains from the upper deck (67th St.).

Vantage properties are filling up quickly for Cruisin’ Ocean City, so now is the best time to book! Browse VantageOceanCity.com or give us a call at (410) 723-2002 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot. Visit the Cruisin’ Ocean City website for more details about this popular event weekend.






Mini-Weeks & FlexStay

Fun & Flexible Mini Vacations in OCMD

Vantage’s Mini-Week & FlexStay Rentals

Just because you can’t get away for the traditional week-long stay doesn’t mean you can’t plan relaxing mini vacations in Ocean City, MD. Vantage’s unique “Mini-Week” and “FlexStay” rentals allow more flexibility for guests, giving them the freedom to customize their stay to fit both their timeframe and budget. This is a great option for families that have busy schedules due to work, school, activities, and the hectic pace of life. It can also be a great option for guests just looking for a weekend getaway, or guests who prefer to avoid peak traffic periods. Choose from the following convenient rental options at select units in our Mini-Week and FlexStay inventory:

  • 4-Night Mini-Weeks (Mon-Fri/Sun-Thu) – Helps avoid peak traffic and rates
  • 3-Night Mini-Weeks (Fri-Mon/Thu-Sun) – Great for weekend getaways
  • Flex Stay (Check-In Any Day/3-Night Min) – Ideal for busy schedules

Check Out These Mini-Week & FlexStay Rentals

  • 36 Seaside Dr. (Mon-Fri/Fri-Mon) 6-BR, 4.5-BA, Sleeps 12 – Enjoy this spacious and comfortable house on a quaint tree-lined street in Sunset Island (67th St.). The property features upscale décor, a gourmet kitchen, and all the first-class amenities of this bayfront community, such as pools, a fitness center, and a private bay beach.
  • Belmont Towers 509 (Sun-Thu/Thu-Sun)
    3-BR, 2.5-BA, Sleeps 9 – Relax in this north-facing side unit condo along the Ocean City Boardwalk. Amenities include a rooftop pool, sun deck, sauna, fitness center, and views of both the beach and bay. Park your car once when you arrive and walk everywhere you need to go!
  • Flying Cloud 803 (Sun-Thu/Thu-Sun)

    3-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 10 – Breathe in the fresh sea air at this well-kept oceanfront condo with panoramic views looking north and south along the coast. This property is located on 94th St. in peaceful North Ocean City and within walking distance of popular restaurants.
  • Harbour Island 306K (Mon-Fri/Fri-Mon)

    2-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 6 – Located in downtown Ocean City on 14th St., this freshly remodeled bayfront condo has views of the bay and Assateague Island in the distance. Guests enjoy all new furnishings, pool, tennis, on-site restaurant (the Reel Inn) and short walk to the Boardwalk.
  • Makai 206 (FlexStay)
    2-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 6 – Enjoy beautiful views of boats going by during the day and breathtaking sunsets at night from this lovely bayfront condo on 42nd St. Go for a swim in the refreshing indoor pool solarium or take a short walk (1.5 blocks) to the beach or Roland E. Powell Convention Center.
  • Meridian 703W (Sun-Thu/Thu-Sun)

    3-BR, 3-BA, Sleeps 10 – Located on 60th St., this luxurious ocean block condo features high-end décor and partial views of the ocean and bay. The building features a heated rooftop pool and a fitness center, and is just a short walk from popular restaurants, such Fager’s Island, Dead Freddies, and Macky’s Bayside.
  • Seaside Village 2SBL (FlexStay)
    4-BR, 3.5-BA, Sleeps 12 – Big and bright, this three-story townhome is in a newly-built West Ocean City community near the foot of the Route 50 Bridge and is conveniently located just a few minutes from downtown Ocean City. Guests will enjoy new upscale décor, an outdoor pool, and expansive views of the bay and Ocean City skyline.
  • St. Kitts 101 (Mon-Fri/Fri-Mon)
    5-BR, 4.5-BA, Sleeps 12 – Make your vacation memories in this spacious and elegant condo that feels more like a house than a condo located in Mid-Town Ocean City. Only ½-block from the beach on 87th St., this property has professional decor, a gourmet kitchen, and a huge wrap-around balcony.

Ready to book your Ocean City vacation rental?  Browse our entire Mini-Week and FlexStay inventory and search for the dates and amenities that you need, or speak with one of our friendly Vacation Coordinators today at (410) 723-2002.