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Welcome to Ocean City Water Tower

Which Ocean City Neighborhood Are You?

Thrasher’s French Fries on the Boardwalk

From the beach to the bay to the Boardwalk and beyond, Ocean City, MD, offers countless activities and attractions that appeal to a range of ages, tastes and lifestyles. Does your ideal day come with some Thrasher’s French Fries, a ride on the go-carts and shopping for a t-shirt or two? Or would you rather play a round of golf and grab some local seafood while watching the sunset? Vacationers come to Ocean City year after year because there’s something for everyone.

And since every neighborhood has a distinct feel, your experience depends largely on where you stay: Boardwalk/Downtown, Mid-Town or North Ocean City. Before you book your Ocean City rental, decide which location offers exactly what you’re looking for in a vacation.

Get Lost in the Excitement Near the Ocean City Boardwalk/Downtown (Inlet – 30th Street)

Ocean City was a sleepy fishing village until the Bay Bridge brought an influx of vacationers in the 1950s. Ocean City Downtown has retained a lot of the “old Ocean City” character, with ornate Victorian homes, plus charming restaurants and shops. Ocean City’s iconic Boardwalk, built in 1902, stretches from the inlet north to 27th Street, lined with many tourist attractions like souvenir shops, games, tasty treats and Trimper’s rides. Visitors who love Maryland Boardwalk condo rentals enjoy being in the middle of the hustle and bustle.

Belmont Towers 601 Balcony
Belmont Towers 601 on the Boardwalk

Note: The Ocean City Boardwalk draws crowds, so parking can be difficult—especially during large events like Sunfest or Cruisin’ OC. For a more convenient way to get around, take the Ocean City Beach Bus, which you can ride all day for $3. The system accepts EMoney, and you can keep track of arrivals with a handy app. The Boardwalk Tram is another option, although prices vary.

Some of Vantage’s popular vacation rentals in the Downtown area include properties in:

Harbor Breeze is another popular destination right in the action of the Ocean City Boardwalk—perfectly suited for a getaway with a group of friends.

Meet in the Middle at Mid-Town (31st – 93rd Street)

Outdoor dining area at Fager’s Island

Mid-Town Ocean City offers the best of both worlds: It’s an ideal option if you want to be close to the excitement of the Boardwalk but also just secluded enough to be on the quieter side.

Mid-Town’s character changes as you head further north, starting with smaller homes and progressing to more high rises. No matter what you’re looking for—mini-golf, a frozen drink, a water park, suntan lotion—you’ll probably find it within a five-minute walk of where you’re staying in Mid-Town. You can even catch a concert at the new Ocean City Performing Arts Center.

And whether you’re up for a romantic night out or a meal for the whole family, Midtown has plenty of options, including Seacrets, Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill, Fager’s Island and Dead Freddies Island Grill. You can always grab some carryout and enjoy your vacation rental amenities, like pools and private balconies.

A few of our breezy beach getaways in the Mid-Town area include properties at:

Outdoor pool at Gateway Grand resort

Indulge in Privacy in North Ocean City (94th – 145th Street)

North Ocean City is made for guests who want a little peace and quiet—but no shortage of fun activities. Some high rises dot the North Ocean City seascape, but many properties are on the smaller side. North Ocean City condo rentals are a popular pick for families.

Northside Park in North Ocean City

Northside Park between 125th and 130th Streets is home to a 58-acre public recreation area with sports fields, playgrounds and an indoor facility with a gym—the only establishment of its kind in the area. Head to any of Northern Ocean City’s parks for a morning jog or a picnic with family. If rain moves in, you can grab tickets to a movie at Sun & Surf Cinema.

Of course, since you’re a few miles away from the Boardwalk, it’s quiet enough to relax on your balcony with a book or cool off in your homey, open floor plan condominium. You’re certain to enjoy more privacy—even in oceanfront condos—whether you’re on the beach or going for a stroll. Delaware beaches and the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum are close, with Fenwick Island just across the border.

Century I 1411 in North Ocean City

Check out our North Ocean City retreats, including those in:

  • Atlantis
  • Braemar Towers
  • Capri
  • Century
  • English Towers
  • Golden Sands
  • Harbour Club
  • High Point
  • Irene
  • Lorelei
  • Quay
  • Sea Watch

Explore Even Further for More OC Fun

West Ocean City and Ocean Pines also offer plenty of activities and perks.

Evening on the harbor in West Ocean City

Once empty farmland, West Ocean City now thrives with new real estate and growing businesses. It’s located across the bay from the Boardwalk, with recreational opportunities abound—golfing, yachting, boating, you name it. Groups of all sizes who stay near Ocean City Bayside rent jet skis or kayaks and have fun on the water, or go crabbing and feel the rush of bringing in dinner.

The nearby Tanger Outlets are a popular shopping destination, and there’s a local market where you can grab some fresh seafood to prepare in your vacation rental kitchen.

Lastly, Ocean Pines is a residential community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, with 3,000 acres of wooded areas and nine miles of waterfront property.

Have You Found the Neighborhood That’s Right for You?

Boardwalk Downtown
Ocean City’s Downtown Boardwalk area

There’s truly something for everyone in Ocean City, MD. Choosing where you stay all depends on what kind of vacation experience you’re after. If you’d like some help deciding which location is right for your stay, just give us a call at (410) 723-2002 to book a property. You can also browse our selection of vacation rental properties.

About Vantage

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

Ocean City Beach Soccer

Ocean City Sports & Dance Competitions for 2019

Stay & Play in Ocean City in the New Year

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

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

Ocean City Fishing Tournaments


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

Test your mettle during one of these competitions:

Dance Competitions in Ocean City


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

Ocean City Lacrosse Tournaments

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

Ocean City Soccer Tournaments

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

Ocean City Baseball Tournaments

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

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

Where to Stay When You Play

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

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

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

Belmont Towers

Belmont Towers: Fun Central in Ocean City

Great Location = Great Vacation


If you can turn your head, you can enjoy a great vacation in Ocean City. Without ever leaving your private balcony at Belmont Towers, you’ll find you’re already in the middle of everything. Car shows. Fireworks. Concerts. Parades. Festivals. And the aroma of Fisher’s Popcorn and Thrasher’s French Fries drifting by on the breeze – tempting you to grab a bite to eat.  Located in downtown Ocean City, right next to the world famous boardwalk, this is Ocean City’s premier location.

Luxury Condos & Townhomes


Whether you’re staying on the oceanfront side of Belmont Towers or the north and south sides facing the Bay, Inlet, and Assateague Island, you are guaranteed to have a view like no other in Ocean City.  Relax, people watch, and soak up the sun, sea air, and classic nostalgia that this town is famous for. Choose from 2- and 3-bedroom rentals with gourmet kitchens, high-end decor, and spacious open floorplans that lead out onto furnished balconies.  Upscale amenities such as Wireless Internet, jetted soaking tubs, and wet bars enhance the experience.  Feels just like home, only better.

Head down to the beach and Boardwalk to enjoy shops, restaurants, seafood, arcade games, amusement rides, and popular events throughout the year such as Cruisin’ Ocean City, Endless Summer Cruisin’, Wine on the Beach, OC Bikefest. Springfest, Sunfest, and the OC Air Show.  During the summer months, Ocean City’s Lifesaving Station Museum located at the very south end of the Boardwalk also offers free family activities daily for young and young at heart.  These range from crafts to nautical activities to learning about local history.

Belmont Towers’ Exclusive Amenities


When you’re ready for a break in the action, stay home to enjoy Belmont Towers’ on-site rooftop pool, sundeck and putting green, as well as a sauna and 1,400 sq. ft. fitness center.  Best of all, Belmont Towers guests have the convenience of parking in a secure parking garage – no need to battle the crowds for hard-to-find parking spaces in Downtown Ocean City on a busy summer day.  Just park your car once when you arrive and walk everywhere you need to go.

  • Oceanfront and Ocean Block condos and townhomes – (click here for our entire inventory of Belmont Towers Vacation Rentals)
  • Rooftop Pool (open seasonally)
  • 11,000 sq. ft. Sun Deck with chairs and picnic tables
  • Rooftop Putting Green
  • Fitness Center/Sauna
  • Secure Parking Garage

Ready for a classic Ocean City experience?  Our Belmont Towers Vacation Rentals are in high demand and fill up fast. Browse VantageOceanCity.com today or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (410) 732-2002 to find the perfect spot for your Ocean City vacation.






Sunset Island

What’s New at Sunset Island?

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

And vacation memories that will last forever.






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Book Direct & Save on Your Vacation

Five Reasons Why Smart Travelers Book Direct

Browsing travel websites is a great way to get an overview of the types of places to rent in various vacation spots. You can see a whole bunch of places at once and sort by price, distance, availability, amenities and other factors.  But smart travelers know that the next step isn’t to click on “Book Now” on those sites but instead to book direct from the property owner or agency that manages the rental.  Here’s why:

  • Websites such as Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway and TripAdvisor add significant traveler fees when you book through them. So do many online travel agencies. You can save substantially by contacting the owner or manager to book direct.
  • Direct contact with the owner or manager makes it easy to communicate special needs without your requests getting “lost in translation.” This provides you with a faster, smoother experience.
  • Many of the best vacation rentals aren’t even listed on major sites because these listings are expensive for property owners. Along the North Carolina coast, for example, only 30% of all rental properties are listed on the major sites. You could be missing out.
  • Owners and managers offer helpful insider’s knowledge that can enhance your experience and save you valuable vacation dollars. Many have special offers, flash sales, and off-season discounts  that they don’t list on the major sites.
  • If you’re looking for a local’s perspective, property owners and managers can give you the most updated information on their rentals and community. They can tell you about new amenities, lesser-known area events, the best restaurants, and hidden gems around town.

In short, if a particular property management or vacation rental firm has a property – or a few properties – that look good to you, go to that company’s website (such as VantageOceanCity.com!) to book direct. Chances are you’ll find more options, avoid hidden fees on travel websites, and have a smooth experience as you gear up for a great vacation.

Book smarter. #bookdirect. You’ll save on your vacation and have a much better experience.






Ocean City Boardwalk

Spring into Fun Ocean City Events

So many reasons to come to Ocean City this Spring!

If you’ve never visited Ocean City in the Spring, you don’t know what you’re missing. Beyond the beauty of the ocean and the tranquility of the beach, you’ll find music, art, food and events large and small for couples and families.  Vantage Vacation Rentals invites you to get your toes in the sand and enjoy this wonderful time of year when there are less crowds, mild temperatures, and low off-season rates.

Vantage boasts a wide variety of condos, townhomes, and houses throughout town — from North Ocean City and nearby Fenwick Island, DE to the Boardwalk Area at the southern tip of the island.  We also have rentals in West Ocean City and Ocean Pines, as well as properties that are within walking distance of all the action at the Inlet Parking Lot and Roland E. Powell Convention Center — where many of Ocean City’s most popular events are held.  Here are just a few of the great events happening between now and Memorial Day.  To find more, visit http://ococean.com/events.

February

Reach the Beach Nationals: Rec & School
February 23-25 – Dance teams compete for a national championship title.

St. Patrick’s Soccer Tournaments
Feb 23-Mar 18 – Over 170 teams will play over four weekends at the 30th annual indoor soccer tournament.

March

Home, Condo & Outdoor Show plus Art & Craft Fair
March 16-18 – Hundreds of remodeling pros, as well as artists and crafters with gift ideas.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
March 17 – Ocean City’s famous parade featuring marching units, floats, local celebrities — and yours truly, the Vantage Vacation Rentals staff (riding on our very own float this year)!  Festivities include a fun festival with food, drink and merriment.

Reach the Beach Nationals: All-Star Prep
March 24 – Dance teams compete for a national championship title.

Easter Art & Craft Show and Kids Fun Fair
March 30-31 – Art & Craft Show exhibitors will display unique handcrafted items. The fair will feature continuous activities, including a visit from Beany the Easter Bunny.

April

Reach the Beach Nationals: All-Star College
April 6-8 – Dance teams compete for a national championship title.

Komen MD Ocean City Race for the Cure
April 14 – Seventh annual walk/run to benefit local breast health programs and national research.

Spring Restaurant Week
April 15-29 – Local restaurants feature special, fixed-price menus.

Maryland International Kite Expo
April 27-29 – Three days of kite flying, exhibitions, demonstrations and children’s games on the beach.

OC Island to Island Half Marathon/5K
April 28 – Half Marathon runners will start on Assateague Island and finish their 13.1 miles at the Ocean City Inlet, while 5k runners will run on the Ocean City Boardwalk, finishing in the same location as the Half Marathon runners.

May

Springfest
May 3-6 – Huge annual event with live music (Trace Adkins, Bret Michaels and Rolling Stones cover band Satisfaction), crafts, food and more.

Crab Soup Cook-off & Festival
May 12 – This family event includes local professional chefs competing for the title of “Best Crab Soup.” As well as live entertainment and exhibits.

Beachfest Volleyball Festival
May 12-13 – Indoor volleyball tournament that drew over 200 teams in 2017.

Cruisin’ Ocean City
May 17-20 – This popular car show, now in its 28th year, will feature over 3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars, as well as live entertainment, celebrity guests, boardwalk parades and a manufacturers’ vendor midway.  Classic 60s band Herman’s Hermits, led by Peter Noone, will make an appearance during the weekend on May 17th.

Spring Arts & Crafts Show
May 26-27 – Weekend craft show featuring arts and crafts, as well as handmade chocolates, fudge and dip mixes.

Plan your Spring getaway to Ocean City at VantageOceanCity.com.  Or give our Vacation Coordinators a call at (410) 723-2002 – we would be happy to help you find the rental that’s just right for you!






Book Now Pay Later

Book Now, Pay Later | Ends Feb. 28th

Book Now to Hold Your Perfect Spot

With five weeks of winter still to go, chances are you’re dreaming about a summer vacation in Ocean City, MD this year. Why let a little thing like your bank account get in the way? That’s why we’re rolling out our unique Book Now, Pay Later offer. After all, if you’re going to be enjoying your vacation later, why should you have to pay for it now? So now through the end of February, you can reserve your dream vacation with just a $500 deposit.

Here’s How it Works:

    • Choose the vacation rental you’d like with a $500 deposit (per week booked)
    • Pay the remainder of your deposit by April 1st
    • The balance of your reservation is due 30 days prior to your arrival date

At this time of year, many guests are waiting for their tax refund to arrive (or maybe even still saving up for vacation). But we want to help make your vacation dream a reality without having to wait.

Please note that the Book Now, Pay Later special is valid only on select weekly rentals during the period of June 23-September 1, and some properties may be excluded. Feel free to speak with a vacation coordinator at (410) 723-2002 to see if your desired vacation rental is included. Hurry – this offer ends February 28th. The sooner you book, the more choices you’ll have!

Check out a few of our top communities below, or browse our entire inventory of vacation rentals HERE.

Sunset Island

Sunset Island is gated community located at 67th St. and the bay. Brightly colored homes on peaceful, tree-lined streets welcome guests with high-end decor and tons of modern upgrades. Accommodations range from 3-bedroom condos to 6-bedroom homes/townhomes. This fun, family-friendly resort is known for its quaint island atmosphere and some of the area’s best amenities such as indoor/outdoor pools, state-of-the-art fitness center, community clubhouse, library, on-site restaurant (The Landing), interactive fountains, and fishing/crabbing pier. There is even a private bayfront beach, which is great for little ones who love to play in the water, but aren’t big enough to brave the ocean waves yet.

Gateway Grand

The pinnacle of luxury and comfort, the Gateway Grand resort is one of Ocean City’s best oceanfront locations. Situated along a peaceful stretch of coastline on 48th St., these luxurious 3- and 4-bedroom condos feature ocean and bay views, high-end decor, and resort-caliber amenities such as beautiful indoor and outdoor pools, large fitness center, parking garage with 24-hour security, on-site concierge, and kids’ game room (with the latest video games, board games and flat-screen TVs). Head down to the beach to play in the sand and surf, or venture out to explore all the hot spots in this part of town such as Seacrets, Macky’s, Fager’s Island, Dumser’s Dairyland, Odyssea Watersports, Maui Golf, and more! All of this, and just a short drive or bus ride from the north end of the Ocean City Boardwalk (about one mile away).

Belmont Towers

Guests who like to be right where the action is will love Belmont Towers. Conveniently located directly on the Ocean City Boardwalk and along the Atlantic Ocean, Belmont Towers is within walking distance of hundreds of shops, restaurants, rides & activities. Park your car once when you arrive in Belmont’s secure parking and then walk everywhere you need to go. Guests can choose from elegant, 2- and 3-bedroom units with great views of the Ocean, Inlet, Bay, and Assateague Island. Amenities include a rooftop pool, spacious sun deck, fitness center, on-site sauna, and even a putting green. Thanks to Belmont’s Boardwalk location, this is one of the perfect spots for guests attending events that are held in the Inlet area such as Springfest, Cruisin’ Ocean City, OC Air Show, OC Car & Truck Show, Ocean City Jeep Week, OC Bikefest, Sunfest, and so much more.

Don’t wait another day to get your 2018 Ocean City vacation lined up and take advantage of our Book Now, Pay Later campaign. Search VantageOceanCity.com using your desired dates, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, location within town, and so much more. Or give us a call at (410) 723-2002, and we would be happy to suggest some vacation rentals that fit your needs and budget.






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Book Direct and Save BIG

Vacation Smarter – Book Direct with Vantage

Wednesday, February 7th is #BookDirect day, and whether you’re planning a spring getaway or a summer trip, here are five reasons why reaching out to vacation rental managers to book direct is the strategy of smart travelers.

  • Websites such as Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway and TripAdvisor add significant fees when you book through them. So do many online travel agencies. You can save substantially by contacting the owner or property manager directly.  These precious vacation dollars can be used for other fun things on your vacation like amusement rides, dinner at a local restaurant, or souvenirs on the boardwalk.
  • Direct contact with the owner or property manager makes it easy to communicate special needs without your requests getting “lost in translation.” Here at Vantage we go the extra mile to accommodate our guests and make the experience a smooth one.  We can help you arrange for convenient services such as linen rental, grocery delivery, mid-week cleaning, and more.
  • Many of the best vacation rentals aren’t even listed on major sites, because listings are expensive for owners. Along the North Carolina coast, for example, only 30% of all rental properties are listed on the major sites. You could be missing out.
  • Owners and property managers know the vacation rental and the surrounding area. They can offer insider’s knowledge. Many have special offers they don’t list on the major sites. Visit our Specials Page to see Vantage Vacation Rentals’ current vacation rental deals.
  • Owners and property managers have the most updated information about their property and community. They can give you the inside scoop about new amenities, lesser-known area events and hidden gems that make your vacation memorable.

Book smarter. #bookdirect. You’ll save and have a much better experience. Ready to find your perfect vacation spot? Browse our diverse inventory of more than 500 of Ocean City’s finest vacation rentals at VantageOceanCity.com today!






The Landing in Sunset Island, Ocean City MD

Taste the Best of Ocean City, MD

Perfect Day of Food in Ocean City

From fresh-off-the-boat seafood to tropical frozen drinks, take a trip to the Caribbean without leaving Ocean City.  As you cruise down Coastal Highway, you’ll notice no national chain restaurant.  Ocean City prides itself on fresh and local food! With hundreds of delicious local restaurants, the Vantage Team narrowed down a few of our favorite spots. Leave the pots and pans at home – let us be your guide for the perfect day of food!

Breakfast
  • Barn 34 – Treat your taste buds to delicious food! Located in a barn-styled building on 34th St., this one-of-a-kind restaurant will have you coming back for more. Try Vantage’s favorite Captain Crunch French Toast! Located just one block away, the community of Summer Beach (pictured) offers 1-, 2- and 3-BR oceanfront and ocean block condos. Leave your car in the garage and walk everywhere!
  • Sahara Café – Eat like a local! Known for its “Sunshine Breakfast” menu, Sahara Café is the perfect way to start your vacation day. After filling your bellies, ahead over to Harbour Island 102M! Whether you lounge on the private bayfront balcony or splash in the pool, this recently remodeled 2-BR/2-BA condo serves up a great time.
Lunch
  • Longboard Café – This casual surf-themed bistro (pictured) will have the whole family hanging 10! Make sure to taste Vantage’s favorite Baja Fish Tacos.  Nestled behind this local café is the premier gated community – Sunset Island. With brightly colored homes and upscale condos, your family will love Island Life!
  • The Landing – Guests staying at Sunset Island will also love the resort’s on-site restaurant (large picture at top of page), which is located next to the community’s private beach and pool area.  Relax with a drink or appetizers as the kids play, then treat the whole family to lunch while enjoying beautiful views of the bay.  The Landing’s menu includes delectable items that the whole family will enjoy, such as wraps, burgers, seafood, salads, and more.
  • The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grill – From the tasty Chesapeake burger to the old bay seasoned crab dip, no one does Maryland better than the Greene Turtle! Stop by the Original Greene Turtle in North Ocean City for fun-filled time. After your tasty lunch, grab your beach chairs and relax at Sea Drift 12A #101. Make this 2-BR/2-BA ocean block condo your home away from home!
Happy Hour & Drinks
  • Coconuts Beachfront Bar & Grill – Enjoy a taste of island life! Dip your toes in the sand and quench your thirst with Coconut’s signature drinks. No shoes encouraged! Stroll the beach back to Sovereign Sea 406 – a lovely 2-2R/2-BA condo with gorgeous partial beach view.
  • Fish Tales – Reel-in a great time! Located in the Bahia Marina, Fish Tales has something for the whole family. From a fun-filled playground to bay front hammock, enjoy your food in paradise. After a night at Fish Tales, swim over to Marlin Drive 1934 – a spacious 5-BR/3-BA bayfront home. Sleeps 16!
  • Seacrets – Welcome to Jamaica, USA! Located along the bay on 49th St., Seacrets (pictured) is known for its laid-back island atmosphere – complete with palm trees, a sandy beach, and a waterfront bar. You can’t visit Ocean City without enjoying a drink (or two) at Seacrets! Continue the luxury at Gateway Grand 207 – a 3-BR/3-BA oceanfront condo. Amazing amenities include an indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center and kid’s game room!
Dinner
  • Fager’s Island – Whether you splurge with fine dining or sip on a tropical drink, stop by Fager’s Island (pictured) for Ocean City’s best sunset. Don’t miss more amazing views at Meridian 1001W. Whether you enjoy drinks on the balcony or dive into the surf, this 4-BR/3.5-BA penthouse promises luxury.
  • Ropewalk – Get hooked on amazing seafood! From the children’s playground to fire pits to the sunset views, good times are mandatory at Ropewalk. The relaxation continues at Osprey 2 – a gorgeous 4-BR/2.5-BA townhouse. With ocean views and beach décor, you will not want to leave!
Dessert
  • Dumser’s Dairyland – Make Dumser’s your new family tradition! Since 1939, this family owned restaurant has treated visitors to the best ice cream on the shore. After a food filled day, fall asleep to the waves at Caravelle 9. Beach-goers will love this oceanfront 4-BR/2.5-BA townhouse!

Don’t forget the missing ingredient for your perfect day of food: a fantastic vacation rental. Give us a call at (410) 723-2002 to speak with a Vacation Coordinators or browse VantageOceanCity.com today!






Early Bird Campaign

The Early Bird Catches the Deal

Early Bird Savings End Oct. 1st!

The end of summer is already in sight and that means transitioning into fall.  Storing away beach chairs, shopping for school supplies, returning to school – it’s enough to give any family a case of the post-vacation blues!  Start dreaming about next year’s vacation by reserving your Early Bird rental for 2018.  Now through October 1st, select Ocean City homes are offering “2018 Dates at 2017 Rates.” This is not only a great way to get the home that you want and dates that you need, but it’s also an opportunity to book before rental rates go up.  Speak with a Vacation Coordinator to see if your desired property is accepting 2017 rates!

Flexible Payment Plan Available

For a limited time, guests can also take advantage of our Flexible Payment Plan.  A $500 down payment can be made to reserve your vacation rental and desired dates now, with the balance of the deposit due by October 1st (and then the balance of the reservation due 30 days prior to arrival).  Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to save on your 2018 vacation and get it scheduled ahead of time.  We are already receiving requests for next year, so fly on over to our Early Bird Rentals page and book your vacation before another guest swoops in and steals your favorite spot!

A Few of Our Early Bird Properties


Belmont Towers 810
3-BR, 2.5-BA, Sleeps 6 – Situated right on the Ocean City Boardwalk, this luxurious condo boasts beautiful views and luxurious amenities including a rooftop pool. From Fisher’s Popcorn to de Lazy Lizard, enjoy the convenience of being close to popular restaurants and attractions in the downtown area.


Gateway Grand 508
3-BR, 3-BA, Sleeps 9 – Unwind with a drink on your private oceanfront balcony or take a refreshing swim in the indoor and outdoor pools! Located on 48th St, this gorgeous property offers a gourmet kitchen, beautiful sunrises, a Free Linen Package, and lots of little extras (beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys). At night, go for a drink at Seacrets (just 2 blocks away)!


Meridian 101 West
4-BR, 3.5-BA, Sleeps 12 – Vacation in luxury! With beautiful décor, a rooftop pool, an expanded cable package, and a spacious balcony, this condo has everything you need for a  stress-free vacation. Owners also provide a beach cart, sun shade, puzzles, games, and more – perfect for a vacationing family.  Conveniently located on 60th St, guests can easily walk to Fager’s Island, Dead Freddie’s Island Grill & Fractured Prune.


Summer Beach 404
2-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 6 – Location, Location, Location! Whether you make splash at Jolly Roger’s water park or lounge in the sand in front of this oceanfront building, Summer Beach makes it easy for guests to have a classic Ocean City experience. Summer beach is situated on 35th St. just ten blocks from the north end of the Boardwalk and close to popular restaurants like Barn 34 and Higgins Crab House.  Awesome amenities include a outdoor pool, private balcony & Free Linen Package.


Sunset Island 14 Shore Point Dr.
6-BR, 4.5-BA, Sleeps 12 – Escape to the beautiful bayside community of Sunset Island!  This spacious home features gorgeous decor, a gourmet kitchen, and four private balconies,  making 14 Shore Point Drive your home away from home. Sunset Island’s first-class amenities are just a short walk away, including indoor/outdoor pools, private bayfront beach, on-site restaurant “The Landing,” convenience store, and so much more!

Don’t wait, Early Birds – plan your 2018 Ocean City vacation today.  For more properties, speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (410) 723-2002 or search our entire selection of Early Bird Rentals that are already booking for 2018.