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Summer Vacation Rental Deals in Ocean City, MD

It’s enough to bring on a moment of panic—the sudden realization that summer has arrived, and you haven’t booked your family beach vacation!

Relax. Take a deep breath. You still have time to book a wonderful place at the beach. Lucky for you, we’re offering several enticing summer deals for vacation rentals in Ocean City, Maryland.

Check out these properties with newly reduced rates, freebies and other incentives, so you’ll actually get rewarded for waiting! Don’t wait any longer, though, because these rates and properties will be gone before you know it.

Gateway Grand

Ocean City’s finest resorts!

This is a rare opportunity to save on a stay at one of Ocean City’s finest resorts at a reduced rate. Beyond the exceptional conveniences and comforts of your condo, you have full access to Gateway Grand’s many community amenities, including an indoor and outdoor pool, a fitness center and a game room for the kids.

Gateway Grand 502


Upgrades galore, including a gourmet kitchen

Rates reduced by 40% for June, 20% for July and 10% for August.

Make yourself at home in this three-bedroom, three-bathroom luxury condo on an ocean block in Midtown Ocean City. Inside, you’ll find upgrades galore, including a gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. Outside, your spacious balcony has a spectacular view of the ocean in the distance.

Gateway Grand 1012

Enjoy spectacular ocean views all day long

Complimentary linens ($175 value) and building registration ($80 value), extra key fobs for your whole group and the use of a beach locker with chairs, umbrellas and toys. 

Watch a radiant sunrise each morning and enjoy spectacular ocean views all day long from the balcony of this spacious luxury condo that sleeps eight. You’ll immediately notice the bright, beachy décor, gourmet kitchen and newly remodeled granite dining room complete with 12 new bar stools.

Canvasback 102

Includes a beautiful bathroom with a walk-in tiled shower

Rates reduced by 20% for June and July, and 15% for August.

Relaxing is easy in this cozy two-bedroom, two-bathroom Midtown condo on the ocean block. You’ll marvel at the recent updates, which include a beautiful bathroom with a walk-in tiled shower—perfect after a long day in the sun. Speaking of, you’re just a half-block walk from the beach and minutes from some of Ocean City’s most popular destinations. Seacrets is right across the street!

Mooring 102


You’re only steps from having your toes in the sand!

Rates reduced by 40% for June, 20% for July and 10% for August.

The panoramic ocean view is the highlight of this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo. The owners have recently renovated this unit in time for the 2019 season with an upgraded kitchen, new flooring and new TVs. You’re only steps from having your toes in the sand, and you can easily walk to favorite restaurants, shops and attractions.

Beach Place 23

Stay by the surf in a spacious oceanfront townhome

Rates reduced by 20% for August.

Stay by the surf in a spacious oceanfront townhome with its own boardwalk path leading to the beach. You’ll find all the comforts of home, from a Keurig coffee maker and free Wi-Fi to the brand-new smart TV in the living room. And you’ll enjoy tranquil ocean breezes on the balconies that only a beach vacation can provide.

Sunset Island 48 Island Edge Dr.

This professionally decorated luxury townhome sleeps 12

Rates reduced by 15% to 20% for June, plus free linens and a VIP welcome bag loaded with vacation essentials.

Bring everyone along, because this professionally decorated luxury townhome sleeps 12, with five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. Prepare meals in the gourmet kitchen featuring dual wall ovens, then relax on the private balconies or the spacious living room. Take full advantage of everything Sunset Island has to offer across its 37 acres, including walking trails, indoor and outdoor pools, an on-site restaurant, fishing pier and more.

Book Your Summer Vacation Deal for Ocean City

Book your summer vacation now

Give yourself some peace of mind and book your summer vacation now. Just think of everything you could do with your savings!

Contact your friendly Vantage reservationist at 410-723-2002 to book your stay and learn more about our summer vacation deals in Ocean City. You can explore more properties and book direct at www.VantageOceanCity.com to ensure you pay 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.

7 of the Best Restaurants in Ocean City, MD, on the Water

If you’d like to pair your meals with waterfront views, Ocean City is the place to be! Our coastal resort town is full of excellent restaurants where you can eat delicious food as you drink in the beautiful scenery. Whether you prefer to sit inside and gaze out the window or dine outside with the cool breezes, we’ll help you get there. See what’s on the menu at these Ocean City, MD, restaurants on the water to begin your scenic dining experience. It’s a treat for all of your senses! Plus, you can stay in one of our waterfront vacation rentals for even more views near your favorite restaurants!

Savor the Scenery at These Waterfront Restaurants in Ocean City, MD

Fager’s Island Restaurant and Bar

Savor the Waterfront Scenery

Fager’s Island is known for its summer deck parties, delicious seafood, and unbeatable sunset views. Every evening as the sun is setting, Fager’s plays the War of 1812 Overture and times it just right so that the sun disappears as the final cymbals clash. Head over to 60th Street in the Bay to see what makes it such a special destination for cuisine and entertainment! You can choose from a fine dining experience inside or a more casual meal on their outdoor decks. Don’t forget to check out their happy hours every day from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for some great deals!

Seacrets




The food is always delicious at Seacrets

Another fantastic place for nightlife and waterfront dining is Seacrets Jamaica USA. Here, the parties never end, and the food is always delicious. Before you dance the night away to your favorite tunes in the Nite Club, grab some grub at their bayfront restaurant on 49th Street. Feel free to try some of their tropical-themed drink specials, too!

The Hobbit

Sunset at The Hobbit
Sunset at The Hobbit

Are you looking for the perfect spot to take your special someone? Consider enjoying a romantic evening at The Hobbit on 81st Street. This elegant establishment features beautiful architecture, gorgeous decor, and stunning bay views. You’re welcome to dine in the contemporary dining room or unwind in the lounge with a fifteen-seat bar and open seating area. Arrive early for some tasty early-bird specials!

Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill

Casual dining experience on their private beach

Bring your dancing shoes and an appetite for seafood! Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill is a haven for hungry visitors looking to soak up some sun in Ocean City. Customers rave about their happy hour menu, and you can’t beat the casual dining experience on their private beach. Their menu features everything from Maryland style crab cakes to smoky Texas BBQ ribs.

BJ’s on the Water

This waterfront restaurant is open year-round!

No matter when hunger strikes, you can head to BJ’s on the Water to satisfy your craving. This waterfront restaurant is open year-round from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. with a brand new dining area! One of the highlights here is the raw bar with fresh mussels, clams, oysters, and steamed shrimp. You might be able to catch a performance by a local band while you enjoy your meal! Don’t miss the daily 1:00 PM duck feedings at BJ’s on the Water. It is fun to watch, and the ducks are there like clockwork every single day of the year!

Fish Tales

Fish Tales overlooks the Ocean City bay from the Bahia Marina on 21st Street

Fish Tales has been delighting customers since 1983, and it shows no sign of slowing down. This family-friendly restaurant overlooks the Ocean City bay from the Bahia Marina on 21st Street. Adults can enjoy a drink at the bar, kids can run around in the enclosed playground, and everyone can indulge in fresh seafood! Fish Tales has limited seating in the dining area, so make sure you arrive early to secure a table. The views are worth it!

Sunset Grille

Lovely indoor area and great outdoor seating

Last but not least, we recommend visiting the Sunset Grille in West Ocean City. They have something for everyone with a lovely indoor area, great outdoor seating, and plenty of live entertainment. Make sure you check out The Bridge Rooftop Bar while you’re there! It provides an excellent vantage point of the Sunset Marina with a large bar and cozy seating by the fireplaces.

Walk to Your Favorite Waterfront Restaurants

Stay near your favorite restaurants with Vantage

Do you have some restaurants in mind that you’d like to try? Stay near your favorites with Vantage Vacation Rentals! After filling up on delicious food, you can simply walk back to your vacation home to unwind and rest up for another fantastic day. Plus, many of our properties feature waterfront views of their own! Explore our list of over 500 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.

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.

Try 8 of the Best Ocean City Boardwalk Restaurants

So many seafood choices,
including fresh oysters!

It’s a bright, sunny day in Ocean City, MD. You’re walking along the boardwalk, basking in the salty air. Some make their way to the beach to work on their tans. Others enjoy shopping in eclectic stores or trying out the thrilling boardwalk rides and games. As you look around to choose your next move on this wonderful day, your stomach begins to growl. Now, you start to smell the aroma of sweet treats wafting in the breeze while people walk by holding hot funnel cakes. You know what to do — it’s time to try out some of the best Ocean City Boardwalk restaurants!

However, you can’t begin your restaurant-sampling adventure if you don’t have a place to stay nearby. With Vantage Vacation Rentals, you can enjoy accommodations directly on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. You’ll love being so close to everything our beautiful destination has to offer.

Ocean City Boardwalk Restaurants for All Your Dining Needs

If you’re wondering when to visit Ocean City, MD, for the best dining experience, you’ll be happy to know that the boardwalk stays open year round! Browse through this collection of restaurants to begin planning your perfect vacation!

Quick Snacks

Love’s Lemonade & Funnel Cake

If you’re looking for classic boardwalk fare, you’ve come to the right place. Love’s Lemonade & Funnel Cake is a small stand that serves a wide range of items. Find freshly squeezed lemonade, corn dogs, chicken tenders, shaved ice, hot dogs, and so much more! Of course, you can’t leave the stand without trying their famous funnel cakes that come in a variety of crazy flavors.

Thrasher’s French Fries


Best french fries on the O.C. boardwalk!

In a time filled with change and innovation, Thrasher’s French Fries sticks to their original way of creating the savory, golden snack. Since 1929, the establishment provides fresh, hand-cut fries to Ocean City, Maryland. They let the deliciousness of the potatoes speak for themselves by only offering salt and vinegar as a topping and by frying them in peanut oil. For any spud lovers out there, you have to try this simple yet perfectly calculated recipe for the best french fries on the entire boardwalk!

Piezano’s Pizza

Sometimes, pizza is the perfect fix to satisfy your hunger. We suggest checking out Piezano’s Pizza when you’re craving a cheesy slice of heaven! This food stand was first established in 1962 and has served the boardwalk in Ocean City ever since! Grab a slice of fresh pie made from scratch every day for a truly doughy delight.

Beers and Bar Bites

9th Street Taphouse

Classic American bar bites

Unwind from the bustling boardwalk with a stop at the 9th Street Taphouse. Here, you’ll love the selection of over 35 craft beers on tap. Pair your choice with classic American bar bites like burgers and wings. This is a popular venue for live music, perfect for kicking back and enjoying the tunes over a hearty, delicious meal.

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub

Stop by Shenanigan’s Irish Pub for an interesting fusion of Irish cuisine with Ocean City, MD flair. Enjoy sampling Irish classics while sitting on the outdoor patio overlooking the stunning water. And, it wouldn’t be a true pub without a fantastic selection of draft beers to quench your thirst.

Fresh Seafood

Fresh Chesapeake & Delaware Bay oysters

Bull on the Beach

No trip to the boardwalk in Ocean City is complete without sampling local seafood. Bull on the Beachoffers a raw bar that’s sure to cure your craving for freshly caught delicacies like oysters and clams. They also offer steamed shrimp, steamed mussels with garlic butter, crab cakes, fresh flounder, and more!

Harrison’s Harbor Watch

For a fine dining option filled with exquisitely crafted seafood dishes, you have to visit Harrison’s Harbor Watch. Try a Maryland classic, rockfish, for some authentic local flavors. Or, opt for delicious seafood pasta filled with shrimp, lump crab, and mussels, or indulge in shrimp ravioli topped with lobster cream sauce. They also have a raw bar featuring Chesapeake & Delaware Bay oysters, as well as freshly shucked clams. To top it off, this is the best place to enjoy gorgeous views of the inlet with your dining experience!

Find Your Happy Place in Ocean City, MD

Steps away from Ocean City Boardwalk restaurants.

Vantage Vacation Rentals offers over 500 lovely properties, and many of them are steps away from these Ocean City Boardwalk restaurants. They offer much more than convenient locations, though. Our properties also feature spectacular amenities and exclusive guest benefitsjust for choosing Vantage. Browse our accommodationsto take the first step toward your vacation in Ocean City, Maryland. You’re just a couple of clicks away from your paradise!

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.