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Experience Ocean City’s Luxury Side

Summer better than others. Sure, it’s great to be surrounded by powdery sand and ocean breezes, but granite countertops, wet bars and redwood saunas are nice, too. Luxury vacation rentals on the Eastern Shore are more in-demand than ever as the perfect backdrop for family memories, special experiences, and complete relaxation. It used to be that a luxury vacation experience could only be found in a hotel or an all-inclusive resort. But with the rise of extended family and multi-family vacations, guests are seeking out larger upscale spaces that can accommodate their whole group in style.

In fact, the Baltimore Sun recently did a story on luxury vacation rentals at the beach (“High-end rental homes in Ocean City, Rehoboth Beach offer luxury on vacation“) that featured one of Vantage Vacation Rentals’ top rentals called the Dream Palace.  It’s not hard to see why everyone’s buzzing about this one-of-a-kind, 4-bedroom oceanfront home.  Remodeled from top to bottom, this property boasts custom design features and high-end amenities such as exposed beams, 20-ft. ceiling, bamboo flooring, wine cooler, ultra modern appliances, gorgeous tile work, gas grill, and rooftop deck with unbeatable ocean views.  As high-tech as it is beautiful, this home even has a projection TV that drops down from the ceiling for the perfect family movie night.  Read what a recent Dream Palace guest wrote about their experience.

Looking for Luxury?  Take Your Pick.

If you’d like to surround yourself with the finer things in life, we have a wide variety of luxury vacation rentals that are all that and more in communities like Gateway Grand, Sunset Island, Belmont Towers, Meridian, and other luxe Ocean City locations.  But these over-the-top homes book quickly – especially during peak season – so don’t hesitate, or you may miss out on your desired dates.  Browse below for some of our top luxury vacation rentals with availability during the 2018 season.

Gateway Grand 1105 – 3-BR, 3-BA, Sleeps 10 – Unwind with a drink on your private south-facing balcony with breathtaking views of the ocean, bay and Ocean City skyline. Located on 48th St., this gorgeous property offers fine decor, gourmet kitchen with wine cooler, jacuzzi tub, and lots of little extras (storage locker with beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys). Owner also provides Free Linens ($119 value) and covers the cost of the Building Registration at Gateway Grand ($72 value).  On-site amenities include Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Fitness Center, and Game Room with video and board games.  At night, go for a drink at the newly-built Red, Red Wine Bar (1/2-block away) or ever-popular Ocean City landmark Seacrets – Jamaica USA (2 blocks away)!


Sunset Island 17 Fountain Dr. W. – 5-BR/4.5-BA/Sleeps 12 – Enjoy laid-back island living in this gated bayfront resort on 67th St. Located a few doors down from Marisol’s Market & Cafe and directly across from the manicured grounds surrounding the Pond and Fountains, this newly-refurnished townhome is a great spot for a relaxing family vacation.  It features multiple living areas for guests to congregate together (perfect for family reunions or friend getaways), yet offers plenty of privacy throughout the home when you need it.  Additional luxuries include a gourmet kitchen (with gas cooktop), all new flat-screen TVs, and four private balconies – two with views of the Pond and Fountains.  All of this, and Sunset Island’s Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Clubhouse, Private Bayfront Beach, Fitness Center, and Restaurant (The Landing) are less than 3 blocks away.

Belmont Towers 605 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – One of the best views in town! This beautiful oceanfront condo is located directly on the Ocean City Boardwalk, offering gorgeous views of the ocean, beach, rides – even live music and fireworks in the summertime. As beautiful as it is functional, guests enjoy upscale design features like accent painting and tray ceilings while having all the conveniences of home – such as a gourmet kitchen and flat-screen TVs (with upgraded HD cable in the living room).  Building offers a Rooftop Pool, Sun Deck, Putting Green, Sauna and Fitness Center. Thanks to Belmont Towers’ Downtown location and gated Parking Garage, this is also a great spot for guests visiting during popular events like Cruisin’ Ocean CityEndless Summer Cruisin’Wine on the BeachOC BikefestSpringfestSunfest, and the OC Air Show.

Meridian 1002W – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 12 – Enjoy beautiful ocean-to-bay views from your perch on the balcony of this luxurious penthouse. Located ocean block on 60th St., this property a stunning vantage point from the 10th floor. Look east to see the sunrise, look west to see the sunset, or look south towards the Inlet to take in the gorgeous Ocean City skyline. Inside, the sight is equally beautiful, with high-end furnishings, tile flooring, gourmet kitchen, and flat-screen TVs in the living room and all bedrooms (with extra HD channels and Netflix). This immaculate property is tailor-made for entertaining or multi-family vacations, as there are two master bedroom suites and a dramatic spiral staircase that leads up to a sitting area and sleep loft.  Guests also have the benefit of a Rooftop Pool, Fitness Center, Beach Cart, and walking distance to restaurants like Fager’s Island, Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill, and Seacrets – Jamaica USA.  But don’t take our word for it – read reviews by Meridian 1002W guests.

Ready to feel like beach royalty on your Ocean City vacation?  Browse our luxury vacation rentals at VantageOceanCity.com today or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (410) 732-2002 to find the perfect spot for your Ocean City vacation.

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.

Gateway Grand 213 Banner Oceanfront Luxury

Post Tax-Time Oceanfront Vacations

Taxes Done? Trade Your 1040 for SPF 40

Here’s an idea even your accountant would approve of: trade your primary residence for a sandcastle, and put the stress of tax time behind you with an oceanfront vacation.

Nothing is more relaxing than ocean waves and salt air, and we have great oceanfront properties that are a perfect way to reward yourself for getting your taxes done. (And if you’ve already received your refund, this is a great way to treat yourself.)

Bring that special someone, or invite all of your little deductions to come along. You’ll find a wide variety of vacation choices throughout Ocean City, and we promise you won’t have to fill out any forms.

So put down that calculator, pick up your beach toys and reward yourself for a job well done. To deduct your tax-time stress, book online or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (410) 723-2002.

Check Out these Oceanfront Rentals

  • Flying Cloud 803 – 3-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 10 – Wake up to ocean views in every direction from your private 8th floor balcony.  Newly updated with flat-screen TVs in the living room and all bedrooms, this oceanfront condo in North Ocean City (94th St.) is well-equipped for the vacationing family.  Additional features include free Wi-Fi, updated kitchen, and short walking distance to popular restaurants such as Bull on the Beach, Trattoria Lombardi’s, and Liquid Assets.

  • Belmont Towers 603 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 9 – Located directly on the Ocean City Boardwalk, this luxury condo is right where the action is.  Relax on your oceanfront balcony and soak up the atmosphere and breathtaking views.  You can even watch the fireworks or hear live music throughout the summer.  Amenities also include a gourmet kitchen, rooftop pool, fitness center, and gated parking garage.  This is a great spot for guests attending Cruisin’ Ocean City, Endless Summer Cruisin’SpringfestSunfest, and Wine on the Beach – all of which take place at the Inlet just 2 blocks away.

  • White Sands Village 5 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 12 – Ever wondered what it would be like to have the beach in your backyard?  Located in North Ocean City (142nd St.), this spacious oceanfront townhome features an extra large deck and balcony overlooking the sand and surf.  Spend some time working on your tan or relax in the shade under the covered tiki bar.  Guests also have access to an outdoor dining area and gas grill.  This property is also just a short walk from Sun and Surf Cinema, Phillips Seafood, Lost Treasure Golf, and the historic Fenwick Island Lighthouse.

Don’t wait!  Our oceanfront 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.

Supersize Your Ocean City Vacation

Supersize Your Ocean City Vacation

A Trip with Your Tribe Means Big Vacation Options

Does your vacation plan involve your clan? Will this year’s trip include your large family or a whole bunch of your closest friends?

Whether it’s girls’ week at the beach, a guys’ golf getaway or the extended family with in-laws and a few cousins, we’ve got big places for all the faces. Choose a townhome with a bunch of bedrooms and room for a dozen. Or get a few condos side-by-side, in case you need to escape the crowd and grab a nap during a marathon Monopoly game.

We’ve got vacation properties that are surrounded by things to do, restaurants, bars and shopping, so your group can scatter in different directions. We also have some that are tucked away off the beaten track, if your crowd prefers serenity to speedboats. Take a look at a few ideas we have for your next big adventure, then book online or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (410) 723-2002.

Check Out a Few of Our Biggest Vacation Rentals

  • Happy House 2 – 4-BR/2.5-BA/Sleeps 11 – Wake up to the sun rising over the ocean!  This spacious Oceanfront condo in peaceful North Ocean City (142nd St.) has its own little pathway leading down to the sand.  Recently updated with new decor, this lovely  property features refinished hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, and flat-screen TVs in the living room and all bedrooms.  As a duplex unit, it can also be rented together with Happy House 1 on the floor below, which is almost an exact replica of this unit.  When rented together, the entire house sleeps 22!

  • Sunset Island, 36 Seaside Drive – 6-BR/4.5-BA/Sleeps 12 – Located on a quiet and quaint tree-lined street, this single family home has everything you need to feel at home on your vacation – including tons of space to stretch out and relax!  The heart of the home is a beautiful gourmet kitchen with living room on one side, dining room on the other, and unique architectural feature in the ceiling that allows you to see all the way to the fourth floor.  The result is a wonderful feeling of openness.that is truly special.  Guests have a short walk to Sunset Island’s pools, clubhouse, fitness center, and on-site restaurant (The Landing).

  • St. Kitts 101 – 5-BR/4.5-BA/Sleeps 12 – Vacation in complete luxury in this pristine ocean block condo.  Located on 87th St. in Mid-Town Ocean City, this property has the feel of a home in that all bedrooms are tucked away from the living space for maximum privacy and tranquility – great for multiple families vacationing together.  Floor-to-ceiling windows and coastal colors create a bright and airy atmosphere.  Additional features include elegant upscale decor, flat-screen TVs, and an extra large furnished balcony off of the living room that even has a peek of the ocean in the distance.

  • Meridian 903W – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – Enjoy beautiful ocean-to-bay views from your perch on the balcony.  Located ocean block on 87th St., this luxury condo has a stunning vantage point from the 9th floor.  Look east to see the sunrise, look west to see the sunset, or look south towards the Inlet to take in the gorgeous Ocean City skyline.  Inside, the sight is equally beautiful, with high-end furnishings, tile flooring, gourmet kitchen, and flat-screen TVs in the living room and all bedrooms (with extra HD channels).  Guests also have the benefit of a Rooftop Pool, Fitness Center, and walking distance to restaurants like Fager’s Island, Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill, and Seacrets.

  • Belmont Towers 302 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 12 – One of the best views in town!  This beautiful oceanfront condo is located directly on the Ocean City Boardwalk, offering gorgeous views of the ocean, beach, rides – even live music and fireworks in the summertime.  Guests have everything they need to feel at home, such as a gourmet kitchen and flat-screen TVs, as well as a Rooftop Pool and Fitness Center.  Thanks for Belmont Towers’ Downtown location and gated Parking Garage, this is a great spot for guests visiting during popular events like OC Air Show, Cruisin’ Ocean City, Endless Summer Cruisin’, Springfest, Sunfest, and Wine on the Beach.

Don’t wait!  With summer just around the corner, our biggest Ocean City vacation rentals are filling 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.

Vacation Time

Start Your Vacation When You Want

Flexible Vacation Options that Work for You

A lot of vacation spots only rent from Saturday-Saturday. With everyone coming and going at the same time, your vacation doesn’t exactly start out … like a vacation.

Maybe you’d like to start your vacation a little sooner and arrive on Friday. Maybe you have family activities on Saturday and can’t get away until Sunday. Or maybe you just can’t imagine leaving for vacation before you fix that dripping faucet.  That’s why many of our vacation properties offer you the option of a Friday-Friday or Sunday-Sunday vacation. After all, it’s your vacation. Shouldn’t you be the one who decides when it starts?

To enjoy the vacation you want when you want and avoid the Ocean City Saturday changeover,  simply search our website for alternate check-in dates or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (410) 723-2002.  Or scroll down for a few of our featured properties!

Fantastic Friday-Friday Rentals

  • Acropolis 4 – 3-BR/3.5-BA/Sleeps 8 – Previously featured as a “prestigious property” in Coastal Style magazine, this opulent 3,000-SqFt oceanfront penthouse (63rd St.) has upgrades galore and is the perfect spot for watching sunrises! Step outside of the luxurious living room or master bedroom onto an extra-large oceanfront balcony. There are exquisite finishes at every turn, including “Old World-style” stone work, tumbled-travertine floor tiles, and custom Hubbardton Forge lighting – so gorgeous! Additional amenities include a private elevator, gourmet chef’s kitchen with Viking Professional Series appliances, and rooftop deck with hot tub.  Guests have direct access to the beach from over the dune crossing.

  • Belmont Towers 708 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 8 – Located along the south end of the Boardwalk (side unit), this updated condo has beautiful, south-facing views of the ocean, inlet, bay, and Assateague Island in the distance.   Guests enjoy an upgraded kitchen, flat-screen TVs, Rooftop Pool, Fitness Center, Sauna, Putting Green, and secure Parking Garage.  You are just a 1/2-block from the beach, boardwalk, rides, and restaurants – a perfect spot when visiting during Cruisin’ OC, Endless Summer Cruisin’, Springfest, Sunfest, OC Bikefest, Wine on the Beach, and more.  This unit is also available to rent for 3- or 4-night stays from Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon.

  • Sunset Island, 17 Sunset Island Dr. – 4-BR/3 Full & 2 Half-BA/Sleeps 10 – Enjoy laid-back island living in this gated bayfront resort on 67th St.  Located next door to the Corner Store and the Pond and Fountains, this spacious townhome would be a great spot for a relaxing family vacation.  Sunset Island’s Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Clubhouse, Private Bayfront Beach, Fitness Center, Restaurant, and more are less than 3 blocks away.  This unit is also available to rent for 3- or 4-night stays from Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon.

Super Sunday-Sunday Rentals

  • Sunset Island, 14 Shore Point Dr. – 6-BR/4.5-BA/Sleeps 12 – Gorgeous decor, comfortable furnishings, and spacious rooms make this home the perfect place for vacation memories.  Located on a quaint, tree-lined street just a few homes from the bay, this part of the island is peaceful and relaxing.  Amenities include an extra large gourmet kitchen, 7 flat-screen TVs, private garage and more.  Just a short walk from Sunset Island’s Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Clubhouse, Private Bayfront Beach, Fitness Center, and Restaurant.

  • Meridian 504W – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – Located ocean block in Mid-Town Ocean City (60th St.), this luxurious condo features 2 Master Bedrooms and 2 extra large balconies with beautiful beach-to-bay views.  Enjoy upscale decor, a gourmet kitchen, and flat-screen TVs in the living room and all bedrooms.  Guests of Meridian also have the benefit of an Outdoor Pool, Fitness Center and short walk to some of the area’s best restaurants and night-life such as Fager’s Island, Seacrets and more.  This unit is also available to rent for 3- or 4-night stays from Sun-Thur or Thur-Sun.

  • Top View 2N – 3-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 7 – Stay Oceanfront in this updated condo on 43rd St.  Wake up to beautiful sunrises on the private balcony while sipping your morning coffee.  Amenities include a modern kitchen, fresh decor, big flat-screen TV, and direct access to the beach over the dune crossing. Also just a short walk from the Convention Center, Seacrets, and dozens of shops and restaurants.

With summer just around the corner, our Ocean City vacation rentals are filling up fast. Browse VantageOceanCity.com today or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (410) 73-2002 to find the perfect spot for your Ocean City vacation.

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.

Fall in Love with the Beach

Fall in Love with Ocean City

Temperatures May Drop, but Fall Events Heat Up

Dusting off school books, raking up leaves, and enjoying football on TV – who says vacations are just for the summer? Fall is the best time of year and even better in Ocean City! Forget the traffic, skip the lines, and enjoy life at a slower pace. Ocean City offers fall vacation deals for every budget.  With off-season temperatures in the 60s-70s, the local events never stop. From food festivals to car shows to Halloween traditions, visitors will fall in love with the shore.

September

  • 9/11 Parade of Brothers Motorcycle Ride  – Join riders from across the country in a memorial boardwalk parade.
  • 9/14-17 OC Bikefest – From the Boardwalk to the Convention Center to the Inlet, Bikefest promises great times with bands, stunt bikes, vendors, food & beverages.
  • 9/21-24 43rd Annual Sunfest & Sunfest Kite Festival – Celebrate fall in style! Enjoy the four-day event full of delicious food, arts and crafts, live music, rides, activities for the kids & more.
  • 9/22-23 13th Annual Sand Castle Home Tour – Spend the day touring ten of Ocean City’s most beautiful homes for a great cause, the Art League of OC!
  • 9/29-30 22nd Annual Wine on the Beach – Treat your taste buds! Start off your stress free weekend wining on the beach.

October

  • 10/5-8 20th Annual Endless Summer Crusin’– Car enthusiasts will love this event with over 2,000 Hot Rods, Wild Customs, and Trick Trucks at the Convention Center.
  • 10/21 O.C.toberfest Howl-o-ween Pet Parade Show – Ocean City goes to dogs, cats & any other family pet! Break out your best costume and join over 140 pet and owners alike for the Howl-o-ween Pet Parade.
  • 10/21-22 & 28-29 O.C.toberfest Halloween Beach Maze – Test your navigation skills in Ocean City’s largest beach maze!
  • 10/28 Great Pumpkin Race – Take the whole family to the Great Pumpkin Race: OC Edition! Creating your finest pumpkin race car and take part in this wacky down-hill race.

November

  • 11/16 – 12/31 Winterfest of LightsHop aboard the Winterfest Express for the best tour of the one million Christmas light display. Enjoy festive music, hot chocolate, gift shops & pictures with Santa!

Plan your fall 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!

Benefits of the Off-Season in Ocean City, MD

Everyone knows how great Ocean City is during the summer months, but not many realize how fun it can also be during the off-season. The weather may be a bit chilly, but there is still plenty to do, such as weekly events, shopping, and tourist attractions. It’s a little bit like having the beach to yourself, with less traffic, fewer crowds, and an all-around slower pace.  Head down to the Boardwalk for a morning bike ride and stop in at your favorite breakfast shop for a cup of coffee.  Most Boardwalk shops and restaurants are open daily, and especially on weekends.  There are no restrictions for bike riding on the Boardwalk from the Tuesday after Labor Day until the Friday before Memorial Day (excluding Springfest and Sunfest weekends).  Parking is also free April 1st through October 31st.  Feel free to bring your pets along, as leashed dogs are welcome on the beach and Boardwalk from October 1st through April 30th.  (Browse our Pet-Friendly Rentals page to view homes that permit pets.)

Fantastic Dining, Shopping and Activities

Snow and sand do not mix, but there is just something about seeing Ocean City in all seasons of the year that is so peaceful and wonderful to experience. Beachcombers love the off-season since it’s the perfect time to search for seashells as they wash up onto the shore (especially after storms in the spring or fall).  It is also not unusual to see rare marine life make an appearance every now and then, such as migrating seals that stop to rest on the beach.  If retail therapy is what you seek, Ocean City offers a variety of great shopping options – from small shops like Ish Boutique and South Moon Under to The Tanger Outlets in West Ocean City, which features discount shopping at big name stores like American Eagle, Under Armour, and more.  Ready for a bite to eat?  There are many town favorite restaurants that offer daily lunch and dinner specials, such as OC Wasabi, Harrison’s Harbor Watch, and Harborside.  Be sure to check out Fishtales next to Bahia Marina on 18th St., which is open on weekends and features a beautiful bayfront beach with a playground for the kids.  Off-season fishing trips are also available there on the weekends. Reel in winner rock fish and enjoy your own freshly caught meal.

Budget-Friendly Vacation Rental Rates

Last, but not least, the best part about the off-season is low rental rates! Our best properties are waiting to offer you luxurious accommodations for a fraction of what it would cost in the summertime.  Here are some recommendations for awesome off-season getaways.

Acropolis 1 – 3-BR/3.5-BA/Sleeps 8 – Stay oceanfront on 63rd Street in one of Ocean City’s finest buildings.  Previously featured in Coastal Style Magazine as a “Prestigious Property,” this 3,000-square foot condo offers opulent décor, access to a rooftop hot tub, and beautiful views of the ocean and beach.

Sunset Island 6 Hidden Cove Way 2E – 3-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 8 – Escape to this quaint bayfront island off of 67th Street.  Located along the water, this upscale condo features peaceful bay views and access to first-class amenities including indoor/outdoor pools, a community clubhouse, private bayfront beaches, and more.

Belmont Towers 710 – 3-BR/2.5-BA/Sleeps 9 – Relax on your balcony while enjoying cool breezes and fantastic views of the ocean, inlet, and Assateague Island in the distance.  This spacious condo is situated on the south side of the popular Belmont Towers building located downtown on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

Beach Getaway – 4-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – Bring your canine kids along to this spacious pet-friendly home located on the bayside of Coastal Highway on 86th Street.  Guests will enjoy all of the upscale finishes at this property, as well as a backyard deck, fire pit, grill, and private fenced-in yard.

Don’t wait – plan your off-season Ocean City escape today.  Browse VantageOceanCity.com or give us a call at (410) 723-2002 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot.

Sunfest Weekend | Sept. 24-27

Enjoy 4 days of entertainment, food, arts, crafts, vendors, hayrides & family activities in one of your favorite places at the beach! Ocean City`s annual last hurrah of summer  the popular Sunfest  comes to the downtown Inlet & Boardwalk area September 24-27. Admission is FREE, with food & crafts for sale throughout the weekend.

Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors, Wynonna & More
Tickets can also be purchased at Ticketmaster for this year`s headlining evening performances, which include 90`s hit bands Gin Blossoms & The Spin Doctors (Sat.), country legend Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise (Fri.), and classic 60`s & 70`s singer Tony Orlando (Thurs.). A smaller outdoor stage will also feature free daytime entertainment from a variety of talented local and regional musicians, with appearances by radio personality and Ocean City fixture, DJ Batman. Click here for a detailed Sunfest schedule.

Paint the Sky at Sunfest Kite Festival
While you`re in town, stroll north along the Boardwalk to take in the colorful sights of the Sunfest Kite Festival. Sponsored by The Kite Loft, this event highlights master kite flyers from around the country as they show off their skills and flying works of art. Spectators can participate in kite-making workshops, games, and kite battles. On Saturday at 1:00 p.m., The Kite Loft will be giving away free kites to the first 100 kids between the ages of 5 and 12. Visit their website for a complete Kite Festival schedule.

Looking for More Fun Activities?
Also coinciding with Sunfest are several other fun events that visitors will love.

11th Annual Sand Castle Home Tour A self-guided driving tour of 10 of the area`s most beautiful homes, taking place Sept. 24-25 from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (tickets are $30 through Art League of OC)

Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show Be dazzled by a huge variety of artisans & vendors showing off fine & fashion jewelry, sterling silver & wire-wrapped jewelry, beads, pearls, loose gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils & more. Admission is $5 for adults (kids 16 & under are free) at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Sept. 25-27. More info at Treasures of the Earth.

Treasure Hunt at the Beach Dig in the sand for buried treasure in front of Park Place Jewelers on 3rd St., Sept. 26 (4 p.m.) & Sept. 27 (1 p.m.). Prizes include jewelry, diamonds, gemstones & gift certificates. Register in-person at Park Place Jewelers starting on 9/23. Free entry with $15 donation to Believe in Tomorrow Children`s Foundation.

Horse & Carriage Rides Take in the sight and sounds of downtown Ocean City on a quaint horse & carriage ride. $10/person, with kids 3 & under for free. During Sunfest, rides will begin at 1st St. & the Bay near De Lazy Lizard. Call (443) 783-1409 for more info.

Celebrate the close of a fantastic summer at Sunfest! Take advantage of off-peak rental rates & our Get a Free Night deal going on now at select homes in some of our most popular communities, such as Sunset Island, Belmont Towers, Meridian & more.

Ocean City's 40th Annual Sunfest event takes place Sept 18-21 at the Inlet parking lot along the downtown section of the Boardwalk.

Sunfest Turns 40!

Fantastic Food, Fun & Fall Weather

Ah, Sunfest. One of Ocean City, MD`s most popular events is finally here, and it`s having a birthday! Sept. 18-21 (Thurs to Sun), the 40th Annual Sunfest will be held in the downtown Inlet & Boardwalk area. As always, there will something for everyone music, entertainment, artists, craft vendors, kids activities, inflatables, hay rides & FOOD (Eastern Shore delicacies, pit beef, gyros, Asian cuisine & more)! Weather forecast for the weekend is looking like it will be ideal, with sunny skies and highs in the mid-70`s  still flip-flop weather 🙂

Admission into the Sunfest tent area is FREE, with the exception of tickets to see headlining acts, such as the Righteous Brothers Bill Medley, Eric Paslay, Parmalee, and Rick Springfield. Festival hours are Thurs-Sat 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and Sun 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. In addition, the following events will be taking place simultaneously within the town of Ocean City, making this coming weekend an even more exciting time to be in town:

9/18 Fireworks at 10:05 p.m.
9/20 Laser Shows on the Beach at 9:00, 10:00 & 10:30 p.m.
9/18-19 Sand Castle Home Tour (11 homes in OC & surrounding area), sponsored by Art League of Ocean City
9/18-21 Sunfest Kite Festival (2nd St.-6th St.), sponsored by The Kite Loft

For these and other upcoming Ocean City events, visit our Events Calendar.