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Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day Getaways in Ocean City, MD

With all due respect to flowers and candy, 80% of people in a 2018 Groupon survey said they’d prefer to receive a Valentine’s Day gift in the form of an experience—something they could share with their partner. Few experiences equal a romantic getaway at the beach!

Spending Valentine’s Day weekend in Ocean City, Maryland, gives you the best of all worlds: a carefree couples’ escape with long walks on a quiet beach, fresh ocean air and unique restaurants and activities you won’t find at home.

To make planning your experience easy, the Vantage team has put together some Ocean City property and activity recommendations perfect for couples.

Acropolis 4

Acropolis 4 View
View from the Balcony of Acropolis 4

Spacious, luxurious and made for romance, the Acropolis 4 is a stunning penthouse paradise overlooking the ocean. Featured as a “Prestigious Property” in Coastal Style magazine, this home feels more like an upscale residence than a beach rental.

The owners have spared no expense to ensure your comfort. Exquisite finishes and opulent details abound, from the Old World-style stonework and custom lighting to the gourmet chef’s kitchen with Viking Professional Services appliances.

Best of all, guests of the Acropolis 4 have exclusive access to a rooftop patio under the stars, complete with a five-person hot tub offering gorgeous views of the ocean and the bay.

Additional amenities include:

  • Free linen service
  • Gas fireplace
  • HDTVs throughout
  • Private elevator and entrance

Belmont Towers 701

Living Room of Belmont Towers 701
Living Room of Belmont Towers 701

Wake to the sun rising over the ocean. Drift off to a serenade of waves on the shore. Spend the hours in between having the time of your life.

This gorgeous oceanfront end-unit condo puts you in one of the most sought-after locations in Ocean City—the world-famous Boardwalk. You’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Boardwalk and the beach from your private gazebo balcony at Belmont Towers 701.

The gourmet kitchen features everything you need to prepare a romantic dinner for two. The fireplace and large HDTV give you a great excuse to spend a cozy night in.

Additional amenities include:

  • Soaking tub
  • Gated, covered parking garage
  • Fitness center and sauna

High Point North 3E

Dining Area/Kitchen of High Point North 3E

This newly updated one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo in North Ocean City makes for a quiet Valentine’s hideaway. Though it may be February, it always feels like summer inside High Point North 3E thanks to the beach-themed décor and furnishings with a tropical flair. Huge glass doors off the living room offer a perpetually alluring view of the ocean below.

One quick elevator ride takes you down to the beach for a sandy stroll. You’re also within walking distance of Ocean City, Maryland’s favorite shops and restaurants, including the original Greene Turtle and Candy Kitchen—where you’ll find endless sweets for your sweet.

Additional amenities include:

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Two HDTVs and DVD players
  • Washer/dryer

Maresol 309

View from Balcony of Maresol 309

Breathtaking. That’s the only way to describe the sunsets awaiting you at this updated bayfront condo in peaceful midtown Ocean City, Maryland. From your balcony at Maresol 309, you can enjoy morning coffee with your partner while watching the herons and egrets that visit the marsh.

Staying in this popular part of Ocean City means you’re close to some of the best restaurants and favorite nightspots. Make sure you book a sunset dinner for two at nearby Fager’s Island. They celebrate the setting sun each day by synching it to the War of 1812 Overture. Share a toast as the final cymbals clash once the light disappears below the horizon.

Additional amenities include:

  • Four HDTVs
  • Soaking tub
  • Fully equipped kitchen

Rivendell 607

Living Room of Rivendell 607

Prepare to fall in love—with the ocean views from one of Ocean City, MD’s newer buildings. Rivendell 607 is a three-bedroom condo that’s ideal for spending quality time together away from it all. The plush furnishings invite you to share a blanket and a movie. Cook a special candlelight dinner in the fully equipped gourmet kitchen. In the mood for some Valentine’s Day cocktails? Make full use of the wine cooler, ice maker and wet bar.

You’re also welcome to use the community’s resort-style indoor pool as well as the state-of-the-art fitness center.

Additional amenities include:

  • Secured lobby and lounge area
  • Controlled access covered parking
  • Four HDTVs

Makai 201

Makai Indoor Pool Solarium

In Hawaiian, makai means “toward the sea.” It’s a name that suits this 42nd Street bayside community to a tee. In Makai 201, you’ll find a condo with extraordinary charm made for beach lovers. Your private furnished balcony provides panoramic views of the Ocean City, Maryland, skyline.

Best of all, your stay entitles you to Makai’s many community amenities. Go for a swim in the beautiful indoor pool solarium, where floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to look out onto the bay. Get your heart pounding in the fitness center and enjoy some friendly competition in the billiards room. When it’s time to venture out, you’re a short walk or drive from many popular shops and restaurants, including Seacrets and the Dough Roller.

Additional amenities include:

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Bayfront deck
  • Elevator

Valentine’s Day in Ocean City

Ocean City, MD, is a popular destination for lovers all year long. Valentine’s Day is extra special. Here are a few ideas Cupid himself would approve of:

  • Take your sweetheart to the southernmost point of Ocean City, where you can gaze across the inlet to Assateague Island in the distance. Bring some coins for the binoculars that bring the wonderful island into clearer view.
Ocean City Carriage Ride
Ocean City Carriage Ride
  • Why not surprise your partner with a horse and carriage ride on the Boardwalk? Valentine’s packages are available February 15–17, weather permitting. This excursion includes a rose, a small box of candy and a glass of bubbly to enjoy on the ride. For reservations and pricing, contact Randy at (410) 783-1409.
  • Sample craft beer and wine from one or all of Ocean City’s own breweries.
  • Many area restaurants offer dinner specials just for Valentine’s Day. You can contact a Vantage reservationist to help you find restaurant options near your rental home.

Book your Valentine’s Getaway Today

Vantage has hundreds of vacation rental properties to satisfy whatever your heart desires. Let us help you plan an Ocean City, Maryland, getaway you’ll both love. Reach out to one of our friendly Vantage reservation specialists today at (410) 723-2002, or browse and book direct at www.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 Fireworks

Ocean City Events About to Heat Up

Don’t Miss These Ocean City Events!

Time to put away the snow boots and break out your flip-flops! Spring has returned to Ocean City, MD, bringing with it some glorious, unseasonably warm weather with quite a few days in the 80s and 90s. There is a happy buzz around town as the beach, Boardwalk, and all your favorite hot spots come back to life. Just like the temperature, Ocean City events are starting to heat up, as well. From car fests to art shows, visitors will be able to enjoy all of their favorite annual events in addition to some exciting new ones.

May

  • 5/4-7 Springfest – Kick off the season at this festival of music, food, crafts, and fun family activities.
  • 5/14 Mother’s Day Winecation *NEW! – Treat mom to an afternoon of wine tasting at Sunset Park while supporting several worthy causes.
  • 5/18-21 Cruisin’ Ocean City – Come out for some high-octane fun as over 3,500 hot rods, street machines, and classic cars cruise into town for this popular car show.
  • 5/27-9/4 100 Nights of Lights *NEW! – Introducing Ocean City’s new lighting attraction with high-powered lights that will dance and sway across the sky to musical selections.
  • 5/27-28 Spring Arts and Crafts Show – Stop by the Convention Center during Memorial Day Weekend to browse beautiful handmade items, such as jewelry, wooden crafts, candles, and home décor.

June

  • 6/10-11 OC Car & Truck Show – Car enthusiasts will love this event of cool custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. Enjoy live entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities, and more at the Convention Center.
  • 6/17-18 OC Air Show – Don’t miss this adrenaline-inducing weekend of aerial feats by military and civilian performers, such as the famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels, F-22 Raptor, and Geico Skytypers.
  • 6/18-21 MD State Firemen’s Association Convention – Attend four days of exhibits, seminars, and training opportunities that culminate in a parade (Wednesday, June 21st) celebrating 125 years of emergency service in Maryland.
  • 6/18 Father’s Day Fatherhood Beer Festival *NEW! – Take dad for an afternoon of ales, lagers, stouts, pilsners, and more at this beer-tasting event held at Sunset Park.
  • 6/24-25 Art’s Alive – Stroll around the lagoon at Northside Park to see (and buy) beautiful artwork displayed by over 100 artists. Enjoy food, live music, and free kids’ activities.

July

  • 7/4 July 4th Fireworks – Ring in America’s birthday in the nation’s best beach town. Ocean City will hold a free concert at 8:00 p.m. followed by fireworks at the Boardwalk and Northside Park.
  • 7/10-9/4 Beach Fireworks – Come out for a festive display of fireworks that will light up the sky every Monday and Tuesday night in the downtown Boardwalk area.
  • 7/14-16 OC Tuna Tournament – Over 100 boats will vie for over $500,000 in cash at the world’s largest tuna tournament. Stop by the docks to watch the boats come in for weigh-ins and enjoy some food and live entertainment.
  • 7/28-31 Greek Festival – The Convention Center will be transformed into a celebration of all things Greek, including delicious food, authentic dancing, and vendors displaying jewelry, art, and more.

August

  • 8/7-11 White Marlin Open – One of Ocean City’s claims to fame! Come watch all the excitement at Harbour Island Marina as over 300 boats compete at the world’s largest billfish tournament.
  • 8/9-13 Artists Paint OC: A Plein Air Event – Sponsored by the Art League of Ocean City, this creative event attracts artists from all over to set up their easels and paint scenic views of the area.
  • 8/19 Wings and Wheels Expo – Held at the Ocean City Airport, this annual event displays a variety of private aircraft, custom cars, and antique military vehicles.
  • 8/23 Beach Boys Concert – Join one of America’s most iconic musical groups – The Beach Boys – for some “good vibrations” at the beautiful new OC Performing Arts Center.
  • 8/24-27 OC Jeep Week – Experience Jeep culture at this family fun event that features vendors, entertainment, kids’ activities, off-road courses, vintage Jeep displays, and a 250-Jeep “beach crawl” along the sand.

Vantage properties are filling up quickly during these popular Ocean City events, 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.






Reel ‘Em In | White Marlin Open 2015

The 42nd Annual White Marlin Open is just around the corner and Vantage Vacation Rentals is proud to be a sponsor of the world`s largest billfish tournament. The competition takes place August 3rd 7th. Over $1.29 million was awarded in 2014 and the stakes are even higher this year. Prizes will be awarded for largest White Marlin as well as Blue Marlin, Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, and Shark. There are also a variety of added-entry skill levels that boats can partake in to make the event even more exciting.

This event is just as entertaining for the spectators as it is for the Anglers. Fishing begins at 8:30 a.m. each day and ends at 3:30 p.m. Weigh-ins take place every evening from 4- 9 p.m. at Harbour Island Marina, on 14th Street and the bay. This is free to watch and definitely worth a few hours of your vacation.

Keep in mind that most boats will be coming in between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day, so if you`re trying to decide the best time to join the fun this would be your best bet. Not able to make it to the big event? No problem. There will be a White Marlin Cam so you can stay caught up on all the action. This will be available for Iphone/Ipad and Android as well.

For more information on registering, rules, and the event, go to http://www.whitemarlinopen.com/.






OCMD Nightlife is Calling

If you`re looking to let loose a little and have a good time, Ocean City, MD is the place to do it. OCMD has much to offer when it comes to entertainment and nightlife. There is a wide selection of bars that transform when the sun goes down. Have your choice of sports bars, live music, karaoke, dance clubs & more! Many of OC`s most popular spots will have specials on certain nights of the week so be sure not to miss out. Here are just a few favorites and some insider info.

  • Fager`s Island Monday Night Deck Parties w/ DJ, live music & specials
  • Macky`s Bayside Bar & Grill – Tuesday night theme parties
  • Fishtails Great specials on Wednesday nights
  • Seacrets Jamaica USA! A bar restaurant & nightclub all in one. You can literally come during the day and stay all night. There’s no place like it in Ocean City
  • Sandbar Karaoke
  • Cowboy Coast Country Saloon with Mechanical Bull

For more info on OC MD nightlife, check out the links below.
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More Here

Now, if you`re still looking to have some evening fun but with the whole family, the famous OC boardwalk offers rides, arcades and late night food options. There are even a few mini-golf locations that are open late as well.






The Blue Angels are Coming to Town

The 2015 OC Air Show is returning to town this weekend, June 13-14! This is definitely one of the top events of the summer and it`s not too late to plan a weekend or even day trip. This year will feature 3 headline acts: The U.S. Navy Blue Angels of course, the Breitling Jet Team which will be the first international performer, and the F-22 Raptor, the most advanced fighter in the world.

If you`re looking to get a prime spot for the show, drop zone tickets for each day are still available as well as Flight Line Tickets for Sunday Only. The drop zone is located on the beach at the aerial 50 yard line. The drop zone puts you away from the crowd and allows for a full experience with quality sound and professional narration.

The Flight Line Club is the ultimate spot on the beach to experience the Air Show. This ticket gets you a private beach area with a clubhouse tent and covered seating. Not to mention lunch and drinks are included as well as reserved parking.

This year`s show will feature the first female pilot ever to fly with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Marine Capt. Katie Higgins from Severna Park, MD will take to the sky this weekend flying the C-130 Hercules. This is sure to be an exciting weekend for all!

Tickets are selling quickly so get yours today! Go to http://ocairshow.com/ for tickets and more information on performers and times.






Smart Packing is Smart Traveling!

Travel Smart with Vantage

Over packing  we`ve all done it. The worst part is when you pack too much and still manage to forget something! The truth is, you can`t pack for every scenario, but you can pack smart with items that are versatile. Here are some ways to pack effectively on your next trip:

1. The Magic List-Start with what you absolutely need and then go through each day of your vacation. Not only will a list allow you to see what is absolutely necessary, but it will also allow you to see what you really don`t need in your suitcase. Check out our beach packing list to help you get organized.
2. Rock and Roll-Roll your clothes instead of folding them to not only save space, but to help reduce wrinkles. Rolled up socks and even shirts can fit inside shoes to help maintain that additional space for essentials. A travel-sized wrinkle release spray can also help manage unwanted wrinkles.
3. Keep Calm and Carry On-In a perfect world, your luggage will always end up with you or be in reach. But in reality, luggage can get delayed, lost or buried in a tightly packed trunk. Make sure to keep your essentials in your carry-on such as eyewear, medications, chargers and a change of clothing.
4. Rewear-Bring laundry detergent and wash your clothes. Many of our Vantage Vacation Rentals properties include a washer and dryer for guests convenience. Washing clothes allows you to rewear your favorite outfits and save space for all those souvenirs.

Don`t forget to bring your sheets, towels, soaps, light cleaning and paper products. If you have rented a linen package, linens should be in the unit upon your arrival but you will still need to bring beach towels. For your convenience, you can add linen rentals to your reservation up to 7 days prior to arrival.

If you do end up forgetting something don`t fret. There are plenty of convenience stores in the area where you can find everything you need. Remember, you are at the beach so, no shirt, no shoes, no problem!

 

 

 

 

 






Did I hear you say FREE events?

Did you know that there are free events going on in Ocean City all year long?  In fact, some of Ocean City`s most popular events are actually free!  Some of the larger events include Springfest, OC Air Show, White Marlin Open, and Sandfest – just to name a few.

Looking for more?  Once the summer season begins, Ocean City offers free family activities every day of the week – such as OC Beach Lights, Movies on the Beach, Beach Fireworks, Sundaes in the Park, and more (see below). No matter when you visit, you can always expect there to be a fun and free event taking place. For complete details of year-round Ocean City activities, visit http://ococean.com/freeforall

Daily Family Program – Lifesaving Station Museum (7/6-8/29)
Sundays OC Beach Lights – Boardwalk Area (5/24-9/6)
Sundaes in the Park – Northside Park (7/12-8/30)
Mondays Beach Fireworks – Boardwalk Area (7/6-8/26)
Movies on the Beach – 27th St. (6/22-8/7)
Tuesdays Beach Fireworks – Boardwalk Area (7/6-8/26)
Family Beach Olympics – (6/23-8/4)
Wednesdays Movies on the Beach – 118th St. (6/3-8/26)
Concerts on the Beach – Boardwalk Area (7/9-8/27, except 7/30)
Thursdays Sunset Park Party Nights – Sunset Park (7/2-8/27)
Fridays Movies on the Beach – 27th St. (6/22-8/7)






OCMD is a Great Place to Race!

Let your inner athlete shine! Ocean City has bike, running, and walking races/marathons throughout the year and there`s no better time than the present to put those running shoes on and get moving. Don`t worry if you`re not feeling in top physical shape – these races are non competitive and are simply held for personal enjoyment and to raise money for a good cause. Get a group together or hit the streets solo, there`s something for everyone to participate in. Not to mention there are great post-race festivities that follow. For upcoming races, head to our events page.






Vantage Thinks Pink

For the third year in a row, Vantage Vacation Rentals will be participating in Ocean City’s “Paint the Town Pink” event, where local businesses & residents show their pink pride in support of those battling breast cancer and the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure on April 19. Pink lights, ribbons, balloons & decorations will cover the streets as local restaurants, hotels, stores, and more join together to welcome event participants in the week leading up to the race. Each year, a winner is selected for having the best pink decor at their location. The Vantage staff is determined to defend its title as reigning champ from 2014, where we not only brought awareness to a worthy cause, but also took home a $1300 marketing package with The Seaboard boat (plus bragging rights)!

Race Day schedule is as follows:
7:00 am Survivor, Registration, Donation Tents Open
7:40 am Parade of Pink (Survivor Recognition Walk)
8:00 am Survivor Photo
8:15 am Aerobic Warm-up
9:00 am 5k Timed Run/Recreational Run
9:15 am 5k Walk/1 Mile Family Fun Walk & Kids for the Cure
9:45 am Start Line Closes
10:00 am Awards Ceremony

All donations support breast health programs throughout the state of Maryland. To participate, volunteer, or support Team Vantage, visit this page. If you`re in town, be sure to stop by the Vantage office and check out our pink pride!






Spring into OC Events!

Spring has finally sprung! You know what that means, warmer weather, outdoor activities, and a ton of Ocean City events. Now that the snow is finally over (hopefully), people are ready to start heading to the beach and what better time than the spring. It may not feel like beach weather quite yet, but there are still many great events taking place in the next few months. Below are just a few of the exciting events coming up. Most events are kid friendly so you can plan for the whole family. Head to our events page for more dates and details.

Ocean City Spring Events:

3/20 – 3/22 Home Condo & Outdoor Show and Art & Craft Show
4/03 – 4/04 Easter Kids` Fun Fair and Art & Craft Show
4/04 – Ocean City Job Fair
4/12 – Ocean City Bridal Show
4/19 – Komen MD Ocean City Race for the Cure
4/19 – 5/03 Spring Restaurant Week
4/24 – 4/26 Maryland International Kite Expo
5/07 – 5/10 25th Annual Springfest (& Mother’s Day Weekend!)
5/14 – 5/17 Cruisin` Ocean City