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10 Watersports in Ocean City, MD, That You Need to Try

There’s nothing like cruising the waters of Ocean City as the sun glistens off the waves and warms your skin. Whether you’re traveling on a jet ski, paddleboard, or sailboat, the destination is the same — pure enjoyment! Check out some of the most popular watersports in Ocean City, MD, and experience them for yourself this year. By the time you get back to shore, you’ll have memories to last a lifetime! Just don’t forget to browse our vacation rentals before you go. We have a variety of properties along the beach and bay that are perfect for your adventures on the water!

Enjoy Fun in the Sun With These Watersports in Ocean City, MD

Paddleboarding

Enjoy paddleboarding at sunset.

Paddle your way to serenity! Paddleboarding is quickly becoming one of the hottest watersports in Ocean City, and you’ll soon find out why. It’s a lovely opportunity to slow things down and explore the beauty of the bay at your own pace. Don’t worry if you’re new to paddleboarding — our local guides will have you paddling like a pro in no time!

Paddleboard Rentals

  • 48th Street Watersports: Free basic lessons are included with your rental. Try their Sunset Paddle classes or Night Time Glow Boards Tours!
  • Odyssea Watersports: Their private beach with shallow water makes it easy to get a feel for the sport before venturing out further into the bay.
  • Walk on Water Paddleboard Company: Walk on Water has flexible rental options as well as lessons, tours, and even Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga!

Jet Skiing

Fun times jet skiing

Do you prefer a little excitement in your vacation? Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling jet ski adventure! Whether it’s your first time or your hundredth time riding a jet ski, you’re in for an incredible time. You can zoom along the water on your own or with up to three passengers, making it a fun family activity as well!

Jet Ski Rentals

  • Odyssea Watersports: Launch directly from their large, private beach and take a Kawasaki STX 15F for a spin. Or, rent one of their new Seadoo Trixx jet skis to try some fun tricks in the water!
  • Paradise Watersports: Hop on a Seadoo GTI jet ski and explore a section of the bay with plenty of room to roam around.

Kayaking

Kayaking fun on the water!

Grab a seat and get ready for some classic fun on the water! Kayaking is a great way to see nature, enjoy the sun, and get an upper-body workout. Of course, you’ll have a whole lot of fun in the process! Here are some local companies that can get you started:

Kayak Rentals

  • 48th Street Watersports: Rent single or double sit-on-top kayaks with free delivery to your favorite spot.
  • Odyssea Watersports: Explore the waters around small islands near Odyssea’s private beach area. Lessons are included with your rental of a single or double kayak.

Sailing

Enjoy the view.

Feel the sun on your skin and the wind in your hair as you cruise the coast in style! It takes some time to master the art of sailing, but it’s an incredible feeling once you get the hang of it. The guides at 48th Street Watersports can help!

Sailboat Rentals

48th Street Watersports: Make an appointment and get some quality practice on a single-sail catamaran or a 16-foot Prindle catamaran. Both beginners and experts are welcome!

Windsurfing

Enjoy the excitement of windsurfing!

You can also harness the power of the wind on a slightly smaller scale by windsurfing! It’s a combination of sailing and surfing, resulting in a spectacular experience for all who try it. Grab hold of your sail and zip along the rippling waters of Ocean City!

Windsurfing Rentals

48th Street Watersports: Select a board according to your skill level and experience the excitement of windsurfing! Basic and private lessons are available for beginners.

Deep Sea Fishing

Fishing Tournaments
Plan an Ocean City fishing trip.

Reel in a trophy catch worth bragging about with an Ocean City fishing trip! Our waters are home to a wide variety of fish, making it a paradise for anglers. Feel free to bring your boat or charter one with trusted companies in the area.

Fishing Charters

  • Bahia Marina: Choose from a variety of fishing boats with room for up to six passengers. Don’t forget to pack a cooler or stop by the tackle shop for food and drinks.
  • Ocean City Fishing Center: Select a charter based on the size of your group and what type of fish you’d like to catch. There are inshore boats for smaller fish and offshore boats for marlin, tuna, sharks, and more!

If you’re into competitive fishing, don’t forget to register for the Ocean City Tuna Tournament and White Marlin Open each summer!

Parasailing

Parasailing Rides

The Ocean City coastline is a beautiful scene to admire from the beach, and it gets even better when you have a bird’s eye view of it all. Take your excitement to new heights and try parasailing during your visit! See if you can spot some dolphins playing in the water below!

  • OC Parasail: Choose between bayside or oceanside views at varying heights.
  • Paradise Watersports: The boats at Paradise Watersports have room for up to 12 people, so you can share the experience with your friends and family members!

Boat Tours

We would be remiss if we didn’t include some of our favorite boat tours in the list of water activities. Step aboard and get ready for the thrill of a lifetime on these speedboat trips!

Tours & Cruises

  • OC Rocket: Keep an eye out for dolphins on this exciting ride! Private charters are also available for memorable group outings.
  • Sea Rocket: Listen to music and learn fun facts about Ocean City’s local marine life during your high-speed cruise.

Swimming

Cool off in the surf!

If you prefer a more relaxing experience on your vacation, feel free to enjoy a delightful day at the beach! You can cool off with a swim in the ocean, grab a boogie board and ride the waves, or simply dip your toes in as you walk along the sand.

Water Parks

Jolly Roger Amusements & Splash Mountain Water Park

Jolly Roger Amusements & Splash Mountain Water Park

It might not be considered a watersport, but there’s plenty of fun to be had at the Splash Mountain Water Park in Ocean City, MD! Make a splash on rides like the Aqualoop and Eye of the Hurricane or enjoy a peaceful journey down the 1,100-foot Lazy River!

Enjoy All of These Adventures with Vantage Vacation Rentals!


Walk to your favorite waterfront activities.

Get one step closer to your ideal vacation by selecting one of our beautiful properties! We have over 500 rentals in Ocean City’s most beloved communities, putting you within minutes of the bay, beach, or boardwalk. That means you can wake up and walk to your favorite waterfront activities. We even offer discounts at Splash Mountain Water Park, and many of our properties feature pools so you can have more fun in the water!

Browse our Ocean City vacation rentals today and find your happy place!

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Family Looking At Artifacts In Glass Case On Trip

Fun Indoor Activities in Ocean City, MD

Don’t let the weather rain on your parade! When the forecast looks bleak, simply add these indoor activities in Ocean City, MD, to your itinerary. (They’re plenty of fun even if it’s not raining!) Whether you’re exploring the oddities at Ripley’s Believe It or Not or competing for the putt-putt champion at an indoor mini golf course, you’re in for a fantastic time. Check out some of our top recommendations below, then book your stay and enjoy them all!

Discover Some of the Best Indoor Activities in Ocean City, MD

1. Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

Save some time to check out the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum this year! The U.S. Coast Guard once used this Downtown destination until 1964, and now it harbors a wealth of information and artifacts from history. Step inside and explore a variety of permanent exhibits, like Sands From Around the World and The Boardwalk of Yesterday. Don’t forget to check out the Wreck in the Offing which commemorates the heroic deeds of the United States Life-Saving Service!

2. Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Are you fascinated by strange stories and peculiar artifacts? If so, Ripley’s Believe It or Not is the place for you! Satisfy your curiosity by heading to the boardwalk and entering a world of bizarre wonders. After exploring the exhibits, test your navigation skills in the mirror maze or see if you can conquer Ripley’s Impossible Laserace. This museum in Ocean City, MD, offers fun for the whole family!

3. Ocean City Center for the Arts

Ocean City Center for the Arts

Get in touch with your creative side with a visit to the Ocean City Center for the Arts! There’s a two-story gallery, pottery studio, classrooms, and so much more. You won’t have any trouble finding fun things to do here. When you’re not viewing the exhibits, try your hand in their art classes on everything from watercolors to sculptures!

4. Indoor Putt-Putt at Old Pro Golf

Who says you can only play mini golf outside? Not the folks at Old Pro Golf! They offer two indoor courses, so you never have to say no to a friendly mini-golf challenge. Grab your friends and family and see if you can score a hole-in-one at the Undersea Adventure course at 68th Street or Safari Village at 136th Street. Indoor mini golf is also one of the best winter activities in Ocean City, MD, because these courses are open year round!

5. Shopping Around Town

Shopping in Ocean City

Your friends might be jealous that you’re vacationing in Ocean City, Maryland, but bringing back fun souvenirs is sure to put a smile on their face! Take a stroll through the Gold Coast Mall or the Tanger Outlets and see what treasures you find. Don’t forget to treat yourself to something special, too!

6. Dining at Ocean City Restaurants

There’s no better excuse for staying indoors than enjoying the incredible restaurants in Ocean City, MD. Our coastal paradise is full of delicious foods to satisfy your hunger and leave you wanting more. Whether you’re craving fresh seafood or hearty barbecue, there’s a tasty menu with your name on it. You might even be able to pair your meal with live music performances! Check out a few of our favorites at our Area Restaurants page.

7. Enjoy a Relaxing Afternoon in Your Vacation Rental

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There are so many fantastic indoor activities in Ocean City, Maryland, including relaxing with your friends and family in a cozy vacation rental! Vantage Ocean City Rentals has a wide selection of properties to help make that happen. You can lounge inside and watch your favorite movies, cook a delicious meal in your full kitchen, and spend some quality time together. When the weather clears up, you’re just a short walk away from your favorite outdoor attractions!

Explore our Ocean City vacation rentals 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.

St. Patrick's Day dogs

Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Activities

Break out the bagpipes and make your plans for a fun and memorable St. Patrick’s Day weekend. As one of the most festive holidays in the area, the full Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day weekend calendar of events includes everything from sports tournaments and races to parades and restaurant openings. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate the luck of the Irish with your friends and family, Ocean City has something everyone will love.

In fact, there are so many OC St. Patty’s Day events, you simply won’t be able to do them all. So we’re making it easier to plan with a map to the pot o’ gold – that is, some of the most popular events in town.

40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | Saturday, March 16

Ocean City St. Patricks Day Parade
Photo credit: OceanCity.com

Show your Irish pride (no matter where you’re from) and get your fix of green floats, shamrocks and outfits at the 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. Even the dogs who attend wear green! Be one of the thousands of people who line up along Coastal Highway to watch 100 entries from three states strut their stuff.

This is the place to be to enjoy traditional Irish marching bands and music, cheer for the most spirited floats and catch a glimpse of local Ocean City, MD, celebrities. See who the judges loved after the parade, where awards will be given out for Best Marching Band, Best Motorized Unit, Best Commercial Float and other categories.

The parade is just the beginning. The festival continues throughout the day with live music, dancing, Irish-inspired food and drinks. Treat your family to face painting and games; treat yourself to a raffle and a pint of Guinness.

St. Patrick’s Day Boardwalk 5K | Saturday, March 16 – 9:00 a.m.

St. Patrick's Day mascot

An Ocean City, MD, tradition returns with the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Boardwalk 5K. Runners of all skill levels will start on the boardwalk, take a scenic route toward the inlet and down around the pier. Since it wouldn’t quite be a St. Patrick’s Day race without an Irish pub to mark the finish line, racers wind up at Shenanigan’s Irish Pub & Grille with a free Guinness drink ticket – and possibly an awards ribbon – in hand.

Prefer to relax instead of run? The post-race shindig at Shenanigans is part of their weekend fondly known as Paddy Bash. Savor all the corned beef and cabbage you could want, along with festive drink specials and music by James Gallagher & Off the Boat, plus featured guest bands.

Pubs and grub

There are plenty of Irish pubs, bars and restaurants in Ocean City getting in on the St. Patrick’s Day action.

HarBAR crawl begins after Saturday’s parade at 2:00 p.m. and has a shuttle running between locations for maximum party efficiency. You’ll hit Ocean City hotspots like Mad Fish Bar & Grill, Micky Fins Bar & Grill, Crab Alley and Harborside Bar & Grill, all featuring DJs, live music games and more. Planning on visiting all four locations? There’s a special prize just for you! When you’re finally ready to head home, you can get a $5 Uber voucher.

Other locals’ favorites with big St. Patrick’s Day weekend party plans, live entertainment and specials include Seacrets, Pickles Pub, Harpoon Hanna’s, Cowboy Coast, Skye Bar and Dry Dock.

Here’s one to add to your itinerary: There’s a brand-new Irish establishment opening its doors for the first time on Friday, March 15. It’s Wicomico Street’s newest party bar, The Lucky Anchor. Be there for the official grand opening party on Saturday after the St. Patrick’s Day with the legendary DJ Batman.

Book your St. Patty’s day vacay now

Ocean City St. Patrick's Day

These are just a few of the exciting St. Patrick’s Day events in Ocean City, MD. If you’re ready to start planning your celebration in OC, you don’t need luck. Just contact a Vantage reservation specialist at (410) 723-2002 to book the right accommodations for your family and friends. Or browse and book direct at www.VantageOceanCity.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest possible rates.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

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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.

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New Vacation Rentals for 2019 in Ocean City, MD


For Ocean City, Maryland, guests, a new year means exciting new vacation rentals. From cozy two-bedroom condos to luxurious 6-bedroom townhomes, Vantage Vacation Rentals provides plenty of choices to satisfy a variety of preferences. Here’s a sampling of our latest properties newly available in 2019.

The Rainbow

The Rainbow building, located oceanfront on 112th St.

Create a vacation to remember at this property on condo row. The Rainbow community features an outdoor pool, a sun deck and direct access to the beach. Located in North Ocean City, you’ll be within walking distance of plenty of popular restaurants and shopping venues, like Gold Coast Shopping Mall, The Greene Turtle, Pizza Tugos and Candy Kitchen. And you’re mere minutes from the famous Boardwalk. We have two new vacation rentals available at the Rainbow, each with Wi-Fi access, building elevators and two-car parking.

Rainbow 505

Oceanfront balcony of Rainbow 505

Welcome home to a three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo that sleeps eight and maximizes comfort with a fully equipped kitchen, three TVs, a washer/dryer and central air conditioning. Your private balcony affords an exquisite oceanfront view worthy of a postcard—and a few posts on your social media. Rainbow 505’s master bedroom features a queen-size bed, while the other bedrooms have two doubles and two singles, so the property is perfectly suited for large or multiple families.

Rainbow 306

Renovated kitchen & living room of Rainbow 306

Exciting property-wide renovations are on tap for this three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo. We’re talking new furniture and décor, new flooring and paint, new cabinets and countertops, new appliances, remodeled bathrooms—the works. What’s not changing? The peace, quiet and view available from your private balcony. There’s no need to bring linens, chairs or umbrellas, because this rental provides it all for 10 guests.

Other amenities include:

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Washer/dryer
  • Outside shower
  • Four TVs

Sunset Island

Aerial View of Sunset Island
Aerial view of Sunset Island on 67th St.

If you’re looking for a luxurious vacation in one of our new vacation rentals, the Sunset Island gated community is the place for you. Away from the hustle and bustle of the Boardwalk, these 37 acres still offer plenty of amenities and activities.

The private beach and shoreline paths for walking and biking offer a simply serene beach town experience. Interactive fountains and a kiddie pool give the little ones their own space to splash around while you enjoy expansive indoor and outdoor pools. Plus, the fishing pier and boat docks offer easy access to the best of the bay. If you need a break from sand and water, escape to the library, fitness center, club house or party room. When you’re hungry, you won’t have to go far. Sunset Island has a general store and snack bar, as well as the bayfront Sanibel’s restaurant.

Two magnificent townhouses are waiting for you here:

36 Sunset Island Drive

Living room of 36 Sunset Island Dr. in Sunset Island

Sip on a refreshing beverage and take in your own personal, impressive view of the ocean from the private beach. And feel free to invite the whole family: This sweeping five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom unit comfortably sleeps 11 people. There’s plenty to enjoy outdoors—including from the beautiful balcony—and indoors, where you can unwind with Netflix on one of the unit’s six TVs.

15 Beach Walk Lane

Dining area of 15 Beach Walk Ln. in Sunset Island

Balconies bookend this five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom beach rental that sleeps 12 guests. It’s an ideal place for large families—or multiple families—to spend time together. Find relaxation along the townhouse’s quiet tree-lined street or fun at the nearby clubhouse, pool and fountains.

Each property comes with:

  • Central air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Dishwasher
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Washer and dryer
  • Three-car parking

Not far from the Sunset Island community, you’ll find the best food, shopping and sports that Ocean City, MD, has to offer.

Sunset Landing 46

Bay view from the balcony of Sunset Landing 46

What’s special about this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo? Its unbeatable bayfront location and stellar sunset views. It also comes with a fully equipped kitchen, so you can enjoy home-cooked meals while taking in the ocean air. This rental sleeps eight and offers dedicated eating and play areas for the kids. Board games will be waiting for you when you arrive!

Swim laps in the complex’s outdoor pool, walk just two blocks to the beach or take your family for a night out at the Jolly Roger Amusement Park. The Ocean City, MD, Boardwalk is also easily accessible.

Other amenities include:

  • Dishwasher
  • Outside shower
  • Balcony
  • Washer/dryer

Sunset Beach 109

Sunset Beach 109
Updated kitchen and living room of Sunset Beach 109

This oceanside vacation rental features an open floorplan for family and friends to make memories, plus an expansive balcony to watch classic models on car show weekends. Six can sleep comfortably in this three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo, which comes with a stunning rooftop pool for private unwinding time.

Located on the bayside in vibrant Midtown Ocean City, you’ll be only a short stroll away from the beach, a variety of favorite restaurants, 48th St. Watersports, mini-golf and the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.

You’ll also enjoy:

  • Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Two flat-screen TVs
  • Washer/dryer
  • Balcony
  • Two-car covered parking

Ocean Colony 2

Ocean Colony 2 Oceanfront View
Oceanfront view from Ocean Colony 2

Treat yourself to an exceptional Ocean City vacation rental located right on the beach. This newly renovated four-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse sleeps 10 and includes two balconies with spectacular ocean views. Take the steps down to the sand for easy access on and off the beach.

You can also relax at the outdoor pool and enjoy the convenience of being only a walk away from Seacrets, mini-golf and Odyssea Watersports.

Additional amenities include:

  • Three-car private parking (including garage and driveway)
  • Three TVs
  • Washer/dryer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Thunder Island 46B

Thunder Island Pool
Relax by the pool at Thunder Island 46

The beach, Seacrets, Jolly Roger Amusements, the Convention Center—walk to your favorite Ocean City, Maryland, destinations from your two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo at the center of it all. This unit sleeps eight and comes with a full kitchen and dishwasher. You can easily rent a boat or simply soak up rays around the outdoor pool.

Other amenities to enhance your stay include:

  • Washer/dryer
  • Three TVs
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Harbour Towne 301D

Harbour Towne 301D Living Room
Cozy living room & dining area of Harbour Towne 301D

Enjoy the serenity and sunlight of this spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom corner unit. High ceilings, an open floorplan and a balcony to watch boats pass by along the bay are just a few of this top-floor unit’s perks. You’ll be walking distance from the beach and Downtown Ocean City, putting you in proximity to the area’s top attractions. Leave busy traffic behind and enjoy convenient access to the Boardwalk, Phillips Crab House, Fish Tales, Embers, mini-golf and amusement parks.

Other amenities include:

  • Three flat-screen TVs
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private balcony
  • Washer/dryer
  • Parking for two vehicles

Book Your Next Vacation Rental Now

Are you ready to plan your next Ocean City, Maryland, summer getaway in one of our newest vacation rental properties? Want to explore additional options? We’re here to help. Contact a friendly Vantage reservation specialist today at (410) 723-2002, or 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.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Vacation Rentals Are Better than Hotels

When it comes time to plan your Ocean City getaway, you may face a common travel conundrum: vacation rentals vs. hotels. Actually, the choice may be easier than you think, especially when you factor in advantages like cost and the square footage available in a vacation home rental.

To help you make a decision you’ll feel good about, we’ve put together the top five reasons why vacation rentals are the better choice for your stay in Ocean City.

Benefit #1 of a Vacation Rental vs a Hotel: Rentals are more cost effective.

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Sunset Island 14 Shore Point Dr.

When you book a vacation rental directly through a property management company, there are no hidden fees or costs that get tacked on during your stay. You’ll know what’s included from the beginning, and the price doesn’t change.

Planning a vacation with multiple families? Stay in a private home that accommodates more people, then save money by splitting the cost. Expenses can become overwhelming at a hotel where you’d need to book multiple rooms for all your guests.

The number one expense when you’re on vacation: daily meals. At short-term rental homes, kitchen and dining areas give you the freedom to cook meals instead of visiting restaurants three times a day in Ocean City, saving you ample money and time.

Benefit #2 of a Vacation Rental vs a Hotel: Rentals are more flexible.

The perfect vacation doesn’t include timed schedules. Book a vacation home and sleep when you want, take your time eating meals, go for a midnight swim—you operate on your time. On the other hand, staying in a traditional hotel means you run the risk of room service interrupting your nap, waiting in line for continental breakfast and missing out on restricted pool hours—to name a few inconveniences.

And while most hotels offer costs per night, vacation rentals in Ocean City have more flexibility with your length of stay, whether it’s a few nights, a week or longer.

Benefit #3 of a Vacation Rental vs a Hotel: Rentals offer more space.

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The average size of a vacation rental is 2,000 square feet. A hotel room? More like 400 square feet. Not ideal.

Keep your family vacation stress-free at a rental property where you can enjoy time together but retreat to your own space when you need some privacy. (Did we mention no fighting over the bathroom?)

Benefit #4 of a Vacation Rental vs a Hotel: Rentals give you more for your money.

Today’s travelers have certain expectations and preferences for amenities. Among those frequently on the wish list:

• Fast (free) Wi-Fi connections
• Kitchens
• Hot tubs, pool and game tables
• Free parking

Sound good to you? Clearly, all these amenities are much more common in vacation rentals than hotels.

Perks like washing machines and coffee makers help you feel more at home during your stay and often come standard in vacation rental properties. Hotels, however, often charge extra for things like Internet connectivity and movie players.

Benefit #5 of a Vacation Rental vs a Hotel: Rentals offer peace and privacy.

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Even if you book a rental beachfront property in Ocean City, you’re likely to have more breathing room than travelers who opt for hotels. Spare yourself from noisy guests across the hall in a busy hotel and stay in a rental property where you’re free to get a little noisy yourself.

Whether you’re interested in a lazy getaway or an exciting family vacation, make the easy choice to book a rental property—the perfect balance of seclusion and activity.

The team at Vantage is standing by now to help you find an Ocean City rental property that delivers all these benefits and more. Call one of our friendly reservationists at (410) 723-2002 or book direct at www.VantageOceanCity.com.

When in Doubt, Stay Out: Rip Currents

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With the more than usual shark sightings this season, everyone has been reading up on beach safety measures and procedures. While a shark sighting can be alarming, there is actually a bigger situation to be aware of. There are only on average 6 shark-related deaths a year globally, but many people don`t know that more than 100 people each year die from rip current related drowning alone. In fact, at least 80% of lifeguard rescues are due to rip currents.

What is a rip current?

Rip currents are powerful, fast-moving channels of water (some move up to 8 feet per second) that typically flow from the shoreline to beyond the area where waves break. A misconception about these currents is that they pull you under and that is not the case. What causes swimmers to go under is when they begin to panic. There is actually no current in the ocean that will pull you under.

Spot the rip current before it`s too late

Common characteristics of rip currents include:

  • Choppy channel of water that has a churning motion
  • Line of sea foam, seaweed or debris that is moving steadily out to sea
  • Disrupted pattern of incoming waves

You are caught, what should you do?

  • Stay calm. Don`t try to fight the current. You don`t want to tire and you certainly won`t win the battle
  • Swim sideways, parallel to the beach. Let the waves take you into shore and just go with them
  • Float or calmly tread water. If you can`t escape with the waves, try this. The current will lose strength offshore and you will be washed out of it and be able to swim away towards shore.
  • Gain assistance. If you are truly unable to reach the shore, draw attention to yourself. Wave your arms and yell for help

In addition, anyone heading out into the ocean should never be alone and should have adequate swimming abilities. You don`t want to take any risks when it comes to your safety.

 – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 






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.






Your Vacation Home is Waiting

Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates

Considering buying a vacation home in Ocean City? If so, now is a great time. Home values have climbed in the past few years while mortgage rates have gone down. Take advantage of these low interest rates – so low, that in many markets mortgage payments are less than rent, say real estate experts. Buyers can speed the process along by completing their mortgage application and being pre-approved or (even better) fully approved before they start any serious house hunting. Now that spring has finally sprung, it is time to get the ball rolling!

Get Informed About the Local Area

Start off by educating yourself about market values and trends. Enlist the help of a well-connected real estate agent, who can provide inside information about the local market and types of homes that you`re looking for.  Once you narrow down your search to a certain building or part of town, one of the best things you can do is spend some time there as a renter.  This will help you to get a better understanding of the seasons and general atmosphere, which will help in your decision process. Online research can help, but nothing beats first-hand information!

Consider Your Rental Earning Potential

For buyers who plan on using their vacation home as an investment in the rental market, be sure to make a conservative estimate of rental income. Not only does Vantage have a hard-working & successful sales team, but we also have an experienced & knowledgeable rental team all under the same roof!  We`ll give you an accurate estimate of rental income, and even break it down week by week.  With over 400 rental properties, Vantage is one of the best in Ocean City vacation rental management we are here to help you achieve your vacation home goals.

 

Click HERE to meet our Sales Team & learn more about buying real estate in Ocean City, MD.

Click HERE to learn the benefits of renting with Vantage & request a free Rental Market Analysis.






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