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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.

Fall in 2019 Events in Ocean City

As back to school season begins and post-summer withdrawal symptoms begin to set in, you’re probably wishing you could go back to the beach.

Good news: you can!

September marks the beginning of Ocean City, Maryland’s “second season.” The beaches are less crowded and there are still plenty of things to do with your family and friends. To help you ring in the fall, we’ve rounded up a few popular festivals and activities happening in Ocean City.

After long days packed with fun, you’re going to want to retreat to a comfortable rental where you can unwind and enjoy crisp fall breezes. Check out all of Vantage’s current options to find your place near the action.

Sunfest

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.

For the 45th year, Sunfest is lighting up Ocean City, MD. This free, family-friendly, four-day festival features wall-to-wall entertainment. From September 19 to 22, Ocean City’s Inlet Parking Lot becomes a sprawling sea of tents full of arts and crafts, delicious food and live music.

Artisans are the heart of Sunfest. Hand-blown glass, wood carvings, jewelry, tchotchkes and trinkets abound at the 180 vendor stands. Be sure to check out another Sunfest highlight—the Kite Festival on the beach, where you’ll see spectacular displays by master kite flyers, kite-making workshops and intense aerial duels.

On top of all that, you can get down all day long to live music. In addition to the free daytime performances, Sunfest offers ticketed headlining events. This year’s headliners are tribute band Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience, Texas-born country singer Granger Smith with his alter ego “Earl Dibbles, Jr.” and New Orleans jazz band legend Trombone Shorty with Orleans Avenue.

Wine on the Beach

September 27 and 28 during the 25th annual Maryland Wine on the Beach Festival, aka Wine Fest.

Fun in the Ocean City Inlet continues September 27 and 28 during the 25th annual Maryland Wine on the Beach Festival, aka Wine Fest. Featuring over a dozen Maryland vineyards as well as local breweries, this libation celebration gives you and your friends an opportunity to learn about Maryland wines, sample new beverages and bring home some bottles for your collection. You can sip these new additions from your commemorative wine glass, included with admission!

Wine Fest isn’t just about wine. Over 30 vendors are slated to offer everything from wood carvings crafted from Chesapeake Bay driftwood to gourmet pretzels and custom laser engravings. It all pairs perfectly with the daily live music from local bands like Maryland Entertainment Hall of Famer Pat O’Brennan, regional band Three Penny Opera and Eastern Shore honky-tonkers Bird Dog and The Road Kings.

Powerboat Grand Prix

Each year, spectators flock to Ocean City’s beaches to witness dozens of boats roaring from shoreline to finish line. The Powerboat Grand Prix, presented by the Offshore Powerboat Association, makes wakes this year with races on Sunday, September 29 between 1st and 18th Streets.

Miles of beach will be reserved for you to check out the 4,000-horsepower boats as they zoom by at lightning-fast speeds. It’s estimated that about 20 boats will take part in each race. The action starts at noon and is free to the public.

Stop by the Race Village the day before and enjoy food and music while the boats are inspected and tested on the water.

Family Bonfire on the Beach

You can make s’mores, drink hot chocolate and listen to stories and music around a toasty bonfire in the sand.

Want a perfect combination of fall activities and a summer environment? Bring your beach chairs and cozy blankets to the 130th Street Beach on the evening of October 4. You can make s’mores, drink hot chocolate and listen to stories and music around a toasty bonfire in the sand.

Island Wine Fall Fest

Enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres and oysters on the half shell.

Island Wine Fall Fest on Fager’s Island is back by popular demand for its second year.  On October 5 from noon to 4:00 p.m., come sample everything from Fager’s Island wine to craft beers and ciders. Enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres and oysters on the half shell. And take home your very own souvenir tasting glass to commemorate the event.

Endless Summer Cruisin

Endless Summer Cruisin in Ocean City, MD
Endless Summer Cruisin in Ocean City, MD

From October 10 to 13, the Inlet lot and Ocean City Convention Center will transform into a showcase for over 2,000 cars participating in Endless Summer Cruisin. This is no ordinary automotive show. You’ll find every kind of tricked out vehicle you can imagine. Dance to the sounds of the Doo Wop Project and watch the cars roll by during several different parades.

Spooktacular Surf Stomp

There are plenty of tricks and treats at this amateur surfing competition hosted by the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA). Surfers of all skill levels are invited to drop in to Assateague Island on October 12 and compete. It’s a terrific scene for spectators as well. This will be ESA’s sixth and final surfing contest of the year, so don’t miss out.

Historic House Tour

You can learn a lot about Ocean City’s rich history by visiting some of its oldest establishments. The Second Annual Historic House Tour lets you do just that on October 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Journey on a trip back in time courtesy of the Ocean City Museum Society with insights into the architecture and stories behind the longstanding houses and churches.

Ocean City Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week runs two weeks,
from October 13 through 27.

Experience the many savory and sweet flavors of Ocean City, Maryland, during Restaurant Week. Because you can’t have too much of a great thing, this year’s event actually runs two weeks, from October 13 through 27. Participating eateries will have fixed menus prepared special in addition to their standard offerings. It’s the perfect time to visit a favorite restaurant or try something new. Reservations are highly recommended.

Harbor Day at the Docks 

On Saturday, October 19, the free Harbor Day maritime heritage festival celebrates Ocean City’s storied history and traditions on the West Ocean City Commercial Harbor. Bring the whole family to watch chefs cook your favorite seafood dishes, compete in crab picking contests, explore special educational exhibits and more.

O.C.toberfest Beach Maze

You never know what’s lurking inside the labyrinth!

Ghouls and goblins of all ages are invited to this free, fun, Halloween-themed maze on the beach. You never know what’s lurking inside the labyrinth, so enter at your own risk! The maze will be open on the weekends of October 19 and 20 and 26 and 27 at North Division St. and the Boardwalk.

Seaside 10 Mile/5K Halloween Run

Throw on your most outrageous costume and dash over to the Inlet lot on October 26 for OC Tri-Running Sports’ 10 Miler or the 5K. These festive, family-friendly runs will certainly make your heart race. The 10 Miler begins at 9:00 a.m. and the 5K starts shortly after at 9:15 a.m.

Shore Craft Beer Fest

Unlimited tastings of more than 40 beers from 16 breweries.

Offering unlimited tastings of more than 40 beers from 16 breweries, Shore Craft Beer Fest is sure to brighten your day at Sunset Park. Come see what all the buzz is about October 26 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. This is a kid- and pet-friendly festival, with food trucks, vendors and lots of great live music.

Shell Shocked

This event combines two Ocean City favorites: eating oysters on the half shell while drinking tasty craft beer. Come to Fager’s Island on November 2 and 9 with your friends and family (over 21, of course) for an amazing time. The menu also includes barbecue ribs, chicken and other dishes, and different live musicians perform each day.

Winterfest of Lights

Winterfest of Lights in Ocean City, MD

Winterfest of Lights in Ocean City, MD

Starting November 21 and lasting through the end of the year, Northside Park will be adorned with over 1,000,000 dazzling lights. Animated displays, a heated pavilion and a 50-foot-tall Christmas tree help make Winterfest of Lights the ultimate holiday exhibition. Take a trip on the Winterfest Express—a mile-long journey through 58 acres of light displays with a fairytale theme.

Light Up Downtown Winter Festival

See the Boardwalk at the Inlet become a true winter wonderland on Saturday, November 23. This free, spectacular light show gives you the opportunity to buy presents for the upcoming holiday season while your kids play fun games and win prizes. Don’t forget about a photo op with Santa!

Comic Con

Assemble your squad on December 14 and join other fans of comics, cosplay, anime, video games and art at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center for Ocean City’s Comic Con! The Delaware Anime Society will sponsor anime screenings throughout the day. Compete in the cosplay contest, sit in on riveting panels and meet the artists behind your favorite works.

More reasons to fall in love with Ocean City


Let the Vantage team help you plan a memorable fall getaway to Ocean City, Maryland.   

Autumn in Ocean City is far less crowded but no less fun. Adding to the allure: You can book a fantastic rental property at off-season rates. Let the Vantage team help you plan a memorable fall getaway to Ocean City, Maryland.   

It’s easy to browse and book direct at www.VantageOceanCity.com. You can also contact our friendly reservation specialists at 410-723-2002 for help. Remember to book direct through Vantage—that’s how you get the lowest possible rates and the best possible selection.

Be a vacation insider! Get deals, event info and helpful tips from Vantage by subscribing to our email list:

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.


Here’s Why You Should Visit Ocean City, MD, in September

The vacation of a lifetime starts right here!

As the heat of summer makes way for the cool ocean breeze of fall, it’s time to start thinking about your next beach getaway! From stunning beaches to exciting attractions, the best of Ocean City is now discoverable. Everything you need to know about visiting Ocean City, MD, in September is right here. While you’re here, make the most out of your stay by booking with Vantage Vacation Rentals. Our gorgeous rental properties are featured on every corner of Ocean City, giving you easy access to the best that the area has to offer. Whether it’s a bayside abode or an oceanfront villa that catches your eye, the vacation of a lifetime starts right here!

Benefits of Visiting Ocean City, MD, in September

Gorgeous Weather

A pleasant way to spend an afternoon with the whole family!

At the peak of summer in some area’s of the country, sitting on the beach for too long can get pretty uncomfortable. Luckily, temperatures in Ocean City in September hover around 65-75 degrees. This means you can lounge on the beach all day if you want! While the air temp is a bit cooler, the water is actually at its warmest average temperature of the year. The crisp ocean air also makes taking a stroll down the Ocean City Boardwalk a pleasant way to spend an afternoon with the whole family!

Less Traffic

Have more of the beach for yourself.

A lot of people assume that the best time to visit Ocean City, MD, is in June or July, but this is also when the beach is the most crowded. If you want to avoid the traffic and have more of the beach for yourself, September is the quietest time of year to visit. The weather is still warm, and all of the area’s best things to do are still open, but you won’t have to fight your way through umbrellas and beach chairs to find your spot in the sand!

Exciting Events

Finding things to do will never be an issue.

One of the best reasons to visit Ocean City, MD, in September is the number of exciting events that the area hosts during this time of year. From the Ocean City Sunfest to the OC BikeFest, September is packed with incredible ways to accent your trip! Finding things to do will never be an issue. Explore the full list of fall events and start planning your trip today! 

Where to Stay in Ocean City, MD


Find the perfect home with Vantage Vacation Rentals.

No matter where your next Ocean City adventure takes you, find the perfect home every time with Vantage Vacation Rentals. Our properties are sprinkled throughout Ocean City and feature stunning waterfront views, instant access to area attractions, and a long list of world-class amenities. Whether you’re looking for a home that will put you seconds away from the beach or a property that’s big enough to fit the entire family, we have just the place. 

Make your next visit to Ocean City, MD, one that you’ll never forget. Take a peek at our special rates and find your happy place today! 

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.


Beach Wedding Ocean City

Plan a Magical Beach Wedding in Ocean City, MD

Beach Wedding Couple Ocean City
Ocean City, MD, is a romantic place to tie the knot

The sound of the waves, the sun on the horizon, the smell of the salt and feeling of the sand—there are few locales more romantic and appropriate for a wedding than the beach. And Ocean City, MD, makes for a perfect destination wedding for you, your family and your closest friends.

Here are the top tips to plan a beach wedding to remember in Ocean City, Maryland.

Plan well in advance

Every ceremony requires plenty of prep, and that’s especially true for a destination wedding in a popular location like Ocean City, MD. Couples from all over the East Coast flock to Ocean City to tie the knot.

The first thing you’ll need to consider when planning your Ocean City wedding is the timing: Are there any special events, which could draw big crowds and interfere with your plans?

Planning a Beach Wedding
Start by contacting the Town of Ocean City

Then you’ll want to apply for a local marriage license. Contact Worchester County Clerk of Court Office at 410-632-5500 to make sure you know what documents you’ll need to bring. You should discuss your plans with the Ocean City Mayor’s Office (410-289-8931).

Be sure you also have an officiant ready to go: Ocean City, MD, has no Justice of the Peace to oversee your ceremony. Once you have all of your plans set, you must also notify the city.

You may also want to attend the annual Ocean City Bridal Show (held at Seacrets!) to meet with local vendors and professionals who can help you navigate the process of planning a beach wedding. This year’s event will be April 7, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Decide on a location—public, private or resort-style

Beach Wedding Venue Ocean City
Beach Wedding Venue Ocean City

Once you have the red tape out of the way, your first big question is where are you going to hold your ceremony and reception? A public beach might be the most affordable option, but that means anyone can crash your wedding photos. You might be able to reserve sections for yourself, however, so check with the Ocean City Mayor’s Office.

A private beach offers a perfect amount of seclusion, and a restaurant or hotel right near or even on the beach can provide views of the ocean plus a reception venue—but at a higher cost than if you say, “I do” on a public beach.

Enjoy the sunrise (or sunset)

During peak season, it’s going to be hot in the afternoon, so consider a morning or sunset ceremony for a cooler alternative. Your guests—especially the older and younger ones—will be thankful. Your photos will likely come out better, too, as everyone will be glistening less.

Besides, nothing’s more romantic than the sun rising or setting as you enjoy your first kiss as a newlywed couple.

Choose appropriate attire

You want to be comfortable when you’re strolling down the sandy aisle, so opt for lightweight fabric and leave behind the cumbersome (and hot) ball gown. Likewise, the groom and members of the wedding party should don lighter than usual colors and material—linen and cotton make for good options. Groomsmen could even opt out of sport jackets for a more casual look that matches the locale—so no black tuxes.

It could also get windy, so consider leaving behind the lengthy veil. And avoid heels so you don’t sink into the sand: Instead, wear flat sandals or wedges—or go barefoot to feel the sand between your toes for the full beach wedding experience.

Make waves with a sound system

You’re going to spend hours perfecting your vows and the rest of the ceremony, so make sure all of your guests can hear them. The waves of Ocean City, MD, will be loud, and you don’t want them to drown out your proclamations of love. Look into renting a sound system to amplify your pronouncements—especially if you’re filming the proceedings.

Mind your meals

From the hors d’oeuvres to mains and dessert, you’re going to want to put some thought into what you serve at your reception. Outdoor dining on the water demands lighter foods, and you’ll want to keep all cheeses and cream-based items out of the sun. Make sure you serve plenty of water in addition to the champagne so your guests stay hydrated, and choose bubbly wines that will feel refreshing.

Finally, the cake—no wedding is complete without it. Consult with your baker about what fillings and other ingredients will work best under the sun—often, fondant is a better choice than buttercream, and red velvet will do well.

Make sure your flowers can handle the heat

Not all blooms are meant for the high heat and humidity of Ocean City, Maryland, during the summer. When you’re planning your dream beach wedding, you’ll want to keep in mind what’s in the bridal bouquet and what varieties the flower girl will be traipsing down the aisle with. Select ones that do well in tropical weather: orchids, chrysanthemums, plumeria, calla lilies and king protea are all good choices.

Start planning today

Now that you’re ready to plan your beach wedding in Ocean City, Maryland, contact a friendly Vantage reservation specialist today at (410) 723-2002 to book accommodations for you and all of your guests. 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.

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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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!