Oceanfront - Avoid the Beach Crowds, Corner Unit, Super Clean, Fantastic Views!(83 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + sofa bed, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6-8, w/d, a/c, wifi, priv balcony
Forget the snow and cold and get ready for sun, fun and relaxation! Book your vacation getaway for the beach this Spring and Summer now. This is the time of the year to get a jump on the Springtime rush and reserve prime weeks in the Summer or that mini-week in the Spring. Reservations come quickly this time of year, so make sure you get the time you want! Spring reservations are a great way to ditch the Wintertime blues and enjoy many activities and events at Ocean City. With Springfest, Pork in the Park, Cruisin OC, Raven's parade, and Crab Soup Cook-offs, there are many reasons to make Ocean City a Springtime destination.
If you are looking to get away from the noise on the boardwalk to the south and the crowds of the high-rises to the north, look no further, this is the perfect location. Midtown location means that it is close to everything and yet you can escape the crowds when you want. Just steps away from the lobby - sun, sand, and surf await you. Consistently ranked by the National Resources Defense Council as one of the cleanest beaches in the U.S., Ocean City's popularity continues to grow. Since there are no residences across the street from our condo, this section of the beach is normally one of the least crowded. Setup on your favorite beach spot in the morning and come and go up to the condo as you wish.
The private balcony is perfect for watching the sunrise or the dolphins playing in the ocean. Sit back in the top-of-the-line Telescope Casual (Adirondack) lounge chairs, enjoy your favorite beverage, and soak in the sights and sounds of the ocean and beach. We have installed lighting on the balcony so you can continue to enjoy it after the sun goes down. Wave to your friends or family on the beach and listen to the surf as you enjoy the best view of the beach that Ocean City has to offer.
The condo is comfortably equipped with central AC, premium HD cable, tons of movies, Playstations, washer-dryer, dishwasher, and free Wi-Fi. Leave your linens, beach towels, chairs and umbrellas and toys at home. The condo has reserved parking and has a roomy outdoor pool.
The large Master Bedroom has wall-to-wall windows overlooking the ocean, sliding glass door entrance to the balcony and a double window facing north with views of the beach and bay. It is easy to get to sleep in the comfy King Sized Tempur-Pedic (2014) bed with the sound of the surf and the cool ocean breeze. Enjoy your favorite show or movie with the flat screen swivel mounted TV connected to a High Definition (HD) cable box (more than 100 channels) and a Blu-Ray player (connected to the Internet for Netflix and Pandora). Extra plush wall-to-wall carpeting was installed in 2015. A table and a floor fan are in the room.
The Master Bath is connected to the bedroom through a large walk-through closet which can be used as a changing room as well. The closet includes a folding breakfast (laptop) tray, hamper, hooks, hangers, and extra pillows. There are linens and towels at the condo that can be used by our Guests with the condition they they are washed and put back prior to check-out.
The 2nd bedroom has two double beds. The window overlooks the beach and the bay can be seen as well. The room has new plush carpeting (2015) and a 42' HDTV LCD TV with cable, a Blu-ray player (Internet connected for Netflix and Pandora), and a Play Station 2 (exactly the same as the one in the living room except with no Internet connection). The six foot long closet contains a luggage rack, extra blankets, a fan, extra pillow, and video games and controllers.
The private outdoor pool provides a refreshing alternative to the ocean. The pool deck has lounges and chairs and the pool has a roped off shallow end. A combination code (provided by the owner) is needed to access the pool. There is no lifeguard at the pool and children must be accompanied by an adult. There is an outdoor shower with a bench at the entrance to the pool to wash off sand prior to entering the pool. The pool hours are 10 AM to 8 PM and is open from Memorial Day through the second week of September.
There is one oversize assigned parking space for the condo. The space is large enough to accommodate 2 vehicles. There is also on-street parking on a first come, first serve basis. During the off-season, parking is open. There is a bike rack next to the outdoor shower.
To help ensure that your stay is hassle free, we have contracted with a property management company to provide you with 24X7 emergency service as needed if something goes wrong, just a phone call away. You also are guaranteed a clean unit when you arrive (if the unit has not been cleaned to your satisfaction, a cleaning crew will be dispatched immediately to clean the unit to your satisfaction).
Combination lock entry to the unit means no more keys to keep up with and no chance of getting locked out. A Guest Handbook is given to each guest prior to arrival which describes the check-in process, information about the unit, and how to get help when needed.
This is an owner-maintained condo and it shows. All appliances are new, within the last 6 years, and the unit is tastefully decorated throughout. Owner's beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach towels, coolers, and beach toys in the main closet can be used on the beach by our guests.
There are plenty of places to go within walking distance from the condo. Across the street on the bayside is Ropewalk and Hooked, two of the finer seafood restaurants in Ocean City. In the morning, you can walk across the street and treat yourself to goodies at the Fractured Prune, Yummy Sweet Shop, or the Dunkin Donuts. Fat Daddy's is open to 4 AM. Within a couple of blocks of the condo you can find many dining options, convenient stores, used book store, clothing stores, beach sundries store, hair salon, beer and wine store, and a gas station.
Ocean City offers entertainment and fun for a wide range of ages and interests. There are several attractions close to the condo, such as mini-golf and a laser tag. Anything in town not within walking distance is easily accessible by the loop bus. Bus service is available for unlimited trips for $3 per day (children are free). The buses for the boardwalk stop across the street from the condo approximately every 10 minutes during the summer. A trip to the boardwalk will take approximately 10 minutes by car and 20 minutes by bus. When at the boardwalk, you’ll see two amusement parks, dozens of restaurants, mini-golf courses, the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum and morning biking. If you are looking for nightlife, Seacrets has consistently been named one of the best clubs in the county and is open day and night. Calmer attractions include rentable boat rides and water tours of areas around Ocean City. Farther away from the condo, but accessible by car, are 2 outlet malls; 1 in Ocean City and 1 in Delaware. The Ocean City area boast over 30 top-notch golf courses.
On the days where the weather is cloudy or you just feel like staying in, there are plenty of things to do inside the condo. In the living room, there is a 40' HDTV LCD TV mounted on the wall with a full-motion mount which allows the TV to tilt and swivel which is perfect for watching TV on the balcony or in the kitchen. Attached to the TV is an HDMI connected HD cable box (over 200 channels) with DVR to store your shows while you are on the beach. The Blu-Ray player is connected to the Internet which in addition to playing both Blu-Ray and standard DVDs, provides access to Netflix with thousands of free movies and shows and Pandora which is a free music service. The Play Station 2 in the living room is Internet connected, has a hard disk drive, memory cards, and wireless controllers.
There are over 140 DVDs to watch including many kid-friendly movies. Our PS2 game collection is has 20 games (and growing). There are over 50 books to read and lots of board games in the condo. Many of our guests really appreciate the free wireless available in the condo.
A great way to save money while at the beach is by cooking some of your meals in the condo instead of going out to restaurants. Our kitchen is well stocked with appliances, pots and pans, spices, and dishware for most meals. Whether it is eggs, bacon, and pancakes for breakfast, steamed crabs for lunch, or a turkey dinner, this kitchen has what you need.
There are many appliances that you would not normally find in others rentals, including an ice crusher, blender, hand mixer, juicer, food processor, rice steamer, electric knife, coffee grinder, can opener, and crock-pot. We love the four slot toaster with the bagel setting and a guillotine-style bagel slicer for making two perfectly toasted bagels at once.
The kitchen has a great selection of pots & pans, enough to satisfy most, if not all, the meals that you would normally use at home. Many of the pots and pans are part of the Cuisinart collection and include 8” and 10” skillets, 1.5 and 2.5 quart sauce pans with covers, a 3 quart sauté pan with cover, and a 4 quart dutch oven with cover. All of the Cuisinart cookware is non-stick, oven safe, and dishwasher safe. There is a turkey roasting pan, a spaghetti pot/steamer, a splatter guard, cutting boards, a rolling pin, a loaf pan, a strainer that fits the kitchen sink, a 15 and 19 quart crab steamer pot, a round cooking stone, broiler rack, cookie sheets, and baking pans.
Totally beachfront, outdoor pool, assigned parking, central A/C, cable and Internet, washer/dryer, fully stocked kitchen, and king size bed with Tempur-Pedic mattress in the huge master bedroom with views of the beach on three sides are a few of the reasons that make this condo the best place to be for enjoying the beach.
Member since: 2009
- On floor 6
- 1056 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Video games, beach toys, DVD's, boogie boards, and board games for the kids. The combination lock on the condo entry door is great for not having to worry about children needing keys to run up to the condo for a snack or bathroom. Kids absolutely love the pool and you can check on them from the hallway just outside the unit. The condo is not childproof per se, but we have mindful of little ones in the contents and placement of objects within the condo. The children love the amusement parks, water parks, mini-golf, and pier fishing which are all close by. Of course nothing beats the beach, sand, and waves for hours of enjoyment for the young and young at heart....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
There are no steps or obstacles from the parking space to the condo. Inside the condo, all doorways are wide enough for a wheelchair. The toilets in both bathrooms are ADA compliant. There is a ramp to get to the beach and one block south (accessible by wheelchair) is the location for obtaining Ocean City owned Beach Wheelchairs (free of charge). ...moreless
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- The Master Bedroom is huge (16' x 11' with a 8' private entry hallway). The 2nd bedroom is 12' x 10', ample size for two full size beds. As soon as you walk down the Master Bedroom hallway, you are presented with wall-to-wall windows overlooking the ocean. The Master Bedroom has a comfy king size Tempur-Pedic mattress (2014) with bedside tables with lamps on each side. The mattress has a plush pillow top for added comfort. All mattresses are encased in mattress protectors and have mattress pads, blankets, and comforters. Owner's linens are stored in the Master Bedroom closet and may be used by our guests on the condition that they are washed and put back before check-out. The bedroom furniture is new (2009). Two full size beds in the 2nd bedroom with new (2009) mattress and box springs share a bedside table. All of the furniture in the second bedroom is new (2009). The Queen sized sofa bed (with matching love seat) (2012)in the living room. Alarm clocks and fansn are in each bedroom....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Main Bathroom was remodeled in 2012 and the Master Bathroom was remodeled in 2013. Both have bath towels, hand towels, face cloths, hair dryers, ADA toilets, and lights over the tub/shower. The Main Bathroom has doors from both the main area (across from the dining area) and the second bedroom. This configuration allows the Main Bathroom to be used by anyone in the condo or with the door to the main area locked, as a private bathroom for the second bedroom (perfect for when 2 couples are staying). Both bathrooms have American Standard Champion 3 toilets which provide superior flushing power and are higher than standard toilets which makes it easier to get on and off for folks with knee problems. The tub in the Main Bathroom has grip bars to help get up and out of the tub. Each shower has a rack to store shampoos, soaps, etc. The owners have stored spare bathroom rug in the laundry room to use while washing the primary rugs. Each bathroom has 4 electrical GFCI outlets and a night light....moreless
- The owners provide many amenities that you would not normally find in a rental unit. Bedrooms have lots of spare blankets and extra pillows. Closets have a hamper, lots of hooks and hangers, and fans for each of the bedrooms. There is a bed desk stored in the Master Bedroom. There are plenty of outlets and power strips for all of the electronic gadgets that need charging. There are 8 beach towels, 3 beach umbrellas, 5 beach chairs, and 2 beach mats in the main closet in addition to games, pool toys, coolers, books, dining room table mats, vacuum, first-aid kit . Each guest receives a Guest Handbook that provides information on how to check-in, access the unit and pool, and work with the appliances inside the unit. The cleaning service provides an extra roll of toilet paper in each bathroom. The kitchen has crab mallets stored on the inside of the cabinet door more than 40 different spices in the corner cabinet. Brand new (2013) oversize water heater ensures plenty of hot water for all....moreless
We have many, many books at the condo, both paperbacks and hardbacks. Paperbacks are stored in main closet inside door rack, and two baskets of hardbacks, in the living area and in the Master Bedroom....moreless
Blu-ray players in the living room & both bedrooms provide access to thousands of free Netflix movies and shows and Pandora which provides customized music mixes. All the Blu-ray players have remotes....moreless
We store many games for our guests in the main closet including Pictionary, Monopoly, etch-a-schetch, chess, Tabloid Teasers, Parcheesi, Backgammon, Loaded Questions Jr, Battle Ship, Mancala, and more...moreless
Our choice of music library is Pandora, an Internet-based music site that plays music related to any band or musician you choose, is available in the living area and Master Bedroom using the Blue-rays...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
HD cable (w/ over 200+ channels) from Comcast is in the living area. The HDMI connected cable box has a DVR. The Master bedroom has digital cable w/ 100+ channels. Standard cable is in the 2nd bedroom...moreless
3 HDTVs, 40' in living room, 42' in 2nd bedroom, and 26' in master bedroom all mounted on a cantilever mounting system that allows the TV to be viewed from anywhere in the room, including the balcony....moreless
We do have some indoor toys for the kids but the majority of our toys are for the beach and the pool. Our beach toys include shovel and pails, sifters, frizbees, nerf football, and assorted pool toys....moreless
Video Game Console:
We have two (2) PlayStation 2s, one in the living area (Internet connected) and one in the guest bedroom. There are 4 wireless and 3 wired controllers and 3 memory cards. Both PS2s have disk drives. ...moreless
We have over 20 video games to play while in the condo. The games range from action, fantasy, trivia, and children friendly. We are expanding our video game collection this year in quantity & quality....moreless
We have a big DVD and Blue-ray library with over 180 titles. These are located in the living area, Master bedroom, and second bedroom. We have a number of video suitable for toddlers as well as teens....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Enjoy views of the beach from every room in this corner unit. This condo is on the sixth floor which is perfect for viewing the beach over the dunes and listening to the surf. This condo is on the north corner of the building and the building on the next block are low rise so as not to obstruct the view of the beach. Wave to your family and friends on the beach from the private balcony....moreless
Step out of the condo and on to the beach. No need to cross busy roads or walk down streets carrying your beach gear. Need to run up to the condo for a bathroom break or grab a quick snack? No problem when you are staying in a beachfront condo. Do you like to drift off to sleep with the sound of the surf and the gentle ocean breeze? If so, a beachfront condo is the way to go....moreless
Watch the dolphins play and the waves coming in this ocean view condo. Nothing beats waking up to see the sunrise over the ocean from your bed. The layout of the condo provides ocean views from every room. The master bedroom has views of the ocean from its wall to wall windows facing the ocean, the sliding glass door onto the private balcony, and the window on the north wall, effectively three walls of ocean view. ...moreless
As soon as you enter the unit, you are presented with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean from the wall to wall sliding glass door in the living room. The master bedroom also boasts wall to wall window facing the beach as well as the sliding glass door to the balcony which presents a view of the beach toward the south. As this is a corner unit, both the master bedroom and guestroom have windows that overlook the north side of the beach and the bay. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
The dining area include a table and chairs for six and two seats for the breakfast bar adjacent to the table. The leaf in the table can be removed to us as a square table for four (cards or games use)...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
The air conditioning system was replaced in 2009 with a high-capacity system in order to keep everyone comfortable even on the hottest days. We do provide fans for both bedrooms for additional airflow...moreless
- Broadband Access:
A new clothes dryer was purchased in 2011 and is a stacking unit on top of the washing machine. The dryer is a good size and can easily fit four large beach towels. Uses a dryer vent box and lint trap...moreless
- Covered Parking:
- Hair Dryer
The heating system was replaced in 2009 with a high-capacity system which does a great job in providing plenty of warmth quickly on days when the temperature is cool or downright cold in the offseason...moreless
- Iron & Board
Each bed includes pillows, blanket, and comforter. Bathrooms include towels, hand towels, and wash cloths. The owner does have bed linens for each bed that are stored in the master bedroom closet and guests may borrow these as long as they wash them and put them back before they leave (cleaning service will not do this)....moreless
The living area seats 7 comfortably on the sleeper sofa, love seat, and 2 wicker chairs. It includes a TV, two end tables with lamps, and 2 square glass top tables. The floor is covered w/ an area rug...moreless
Our condo is assigned a single reserved parking space but it is over-sized and can accommodate two cars if needed (see photo). The spaces are numbered by the unit number and is right next to the pool....moreless
Parking Off Street:
There is free on-street parking (first come-first serve) on 82nd and 83rd street, next to Oceana at the beach. Other adjacent streets have free street parking. Please check the parking signs for times...moreless
The telephone is a land line and is located on a shared wall accessible from the kitchen or dining are. Local calls are free to our guests. Long distance calls will require a credit or a calling card....moreless
A basket of bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths is kept in the vanity under the sink in both bathrooms. We ask that guests launder the towels and place them back in the basket before checking out...moreless
A new washing machine was purchased in 2011. The washer is part of a stacked washer-dryer set and is top loading. It is located in the laundry room inside the condo. It does not require HE detergents....moreless
Secured high-speed wireless is available in the unit. The owner provides the password to access the wireless Internet in the Guest Handbook that is provide to each guest prior to check-in to the condo...moreless
- Free Wifi
Wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee with the Cuisinart programmable 12-coffee maker (2014). The heating plate keeps coffee warm for up to 4 hours. Includes an integrated filtration system....moreless
The kitchen is well stocked for cooking meals and includes a good variety of pots and pans including a wok, spaghetti pot, roasting pan, tea pot, and crab pot, Electrical appliances include a blender, ice crusher, food processor, crock pot, mixer, steamer, juicer, toaster, and coffee grinder....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
Dish and utensil setting for 8 w/ many extras. Dinner/desert/bread plates, large/regular/small soup bowls, bowl plates. Soup/tea spoon, regular/desert forks, regular/steak knives. Serving bowls/plates...moreless
Enjoy looking at the ocean while in the kitchen preparing food or drinks. Plenty of room for three people to be working in the kitchen and the extra-large counter top is perfect for meal preparation as well as serving to the dining room.It is stocked with anything you can imagine for food and drink preparations. The kitchen has an plenty electrical outlets (14), lots of cabinet space....moreless
The 1.5 Cu. Ft. microwave oven was purchased in 2009. It includes two racks for cooking (located in the bottom drawer of the oven), exhaust fan, and a high/low-setting light/night-light over the stove...moreless
The oven support baking and broiling and has three adjustable racks. The drawer at the bottom of the oven contains cookie sheets, cooling racks, broiling pan, a pizza stone, a splatter screen and pans...moreless
The owner stocks many pantry items at the beginning of the season. Our assumption is that guests will purchase most of the items needed but if a bit of spice, foil, etc. is needed, it may save a trip....moreless
The full size refrigerator/freezer was purchased in 2009. No ice maker but there are ice trays in the freezer. A step ladder is to the right and serving trays and bowls on the top of the refrigerator....moreless
The electric stove/oven was purchased in 2009. It has a lock on the oven door, a cooking stone and plenty of cooking pans in the bottom drawer. A fire extinguisher is wall-mounted to the stove's left....moreless
Top of the line Hamilton Beach 4 slice toaster is large enough for your favorite bagels. It has a bagel setting for toasting your bagel perfectly, every time. A guillotine style bagel slicer is there....moreless
Large private balcony, 12' wide by 7' deep overlooks the beach. Table and chairs are included on the balcony for eating or just relaxing and enjoying the view and sound of the ocean. Entrance to the balcony is through sliding glass doors from both the living room and the master bedroom....moreless
Pool / Spa
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 29 - May 19, 2017
4 night min stay
May 20 - May 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Memorial Day Mini-Week
May 29 - Jun 3, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 23 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 22 - Sep 28, 2017
4 night min stay
Oct 3 - Dec 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
Please be aware that the quotable rates provided by VRBO may not match the actual quote provided by the owner due to a problem in the web site that does not allow for a check-out and check-in on the same day.
In-season weeks run from Friday to Friday. Off-season check-in / check-out dates are flexible.
2. CANCELLATION: All cancellations must be done in writing. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will be entitled to a full refund of the advance payment and damage/reservation deposit minus a 5% of the rental amount to cover processing. Cancellations that are made within sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and damage/reservation deposit unless the Unit is re-rented. If the Unit is re-rented for the same term and rental amount (or higher), the Tenant is entitled to a full refund minus 20% to cover re-rental expenses.
3. HURRICANE OR STORM POLICY: No refunds will be given unless: a.) The National Weather Service orders mandatory evacuations in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area" and/or b.) A mandatory evacuation order has been given for the “Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning" area of the Unit. The day that the National Weather Service orders a mandatory evacuation order in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund: 1. Any unused portion of rent from the Tenant currently registered, 2. Any unused portion of rent from the Tenant that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten their stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted; and 3. Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period.
$300 reservation/security deposit is required to reserve the condo. This reservation/security deposit is not applied towards rent, however it is refunded within 30 days of check-out.
50% of rental amount is due 2 months prior to check-in date. The balance is due 1 month prior to check-in date.
Credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, and Discover) are accepted but will incur a 3% fee.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
The boardwalk, one of the main attractions in Ocean City, is approximately 10 minutes by car. Bus service is available for $1 per trip or $3 for unlimited use all day. The buses for the boardwalk stop across the street from the condo approximately every 10 minutes during the summer. A trip to the boardwalk will take approximately 20 minutes by bus. In the morning, until 11 AM, bikes can be rented for riding on the boardwalk. From 11 AM to midnight, the Boardwalk Tram runs up and down the length of the boardwalk (approx. 3 miles). This is a great way to scope out your next lunch or dinner stop or just people watch. You can board or get off the Tram anywhere along the boardwalk. While you are on the boardwalk, don't miss the attractions including Ripley's Believe It or Not museum, Thrasher's Boardwalk Fries, Trimper's Rides, Fisher's Popcorn, Lifesaving Museum, Dolle's Salt Water Taffy, Trimper's Haunted House, Wokenfuss Candies, the Pier, Dayton's Famous Fried Chicken, the Kite Loft, Dumser's Ice Cream, Ocean Gallery, and of course all of the arcades. Don’t miss the Firemen's Memorial which includes a piece of steel beam from the World Trade Center.
There are plenty of family outings available while in OC with no less than 20 mini-golf courses, including two indoors courses in Ocean City. There are three amusement parks including Jolly Roger's Amusement Park which includes the waterpark Splash Mountain, bumper cars and bumper boats as well as more than 10 Go-Kart courses and Laser tag. If the weather is rainy there are two movie complexes, five museums, indoor ice skating, and Laser Tag. The Duckaneer, a pirate themed cruise boat, is a big hit in our family. Assateague Adventues boat tours take you see the wild ponies and let you get out of the boat on the island. The OC Rocket and Sea Rocket are speedboats for groups that travel up and down the along OC beaches. The Ocean Bowl Skate Park is popular with teens.
Fishing is big and Ocean City has it all. Known as the White Marlin Capital, there are many charters that are available year-round. In addition to White Marlin, sharks, blues, and tuna are popular big-game catches. Group boats for half days are available for less cost and smaller fish. Flounder fishing boats in the bay are popular as well. Also popular is the pier fishing (perfect for novices and little ones with 2 locations downtown for renting rods, tackle, and bait) as well as surf fishing. The little ones love crabbing in the bay with just a piece of chicken on a string. There are lots of boating rental options such as Jetskiing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, speedboat, and pontoon boat rentals. Parasailing, skydiving, scuba diving, and surfing is available for the adventurous crowd.
If outlet shopping is your bag, you're in luck! There is an outlet mall just across the bridge on RT 50 and there are a large number of outlet malls just north on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach in Delaware where there is no sales tax. If you are a golfer, the OC area has more than 20 courses within a 20 minute drive. If you enjoy the thrill of competition, there is a paintball course waiting for you. Nightime activities include many clubs, such as Seacrets which is ranked in the top 10 nightclubs in the US. Ocean Downs in Berlin has live horse racing and is home to The Casino. Waves of Laughter Comedy Club in the Princess Royale is fun.
Ocean City has many events at the convention center, the beach downtown, Northside Park, and elsewhere. Popular events throughout the season include Movies on the beach, Sundaes in the Park, Laser Light shows on the beach, Family Olympics, and Horse & Carriage Rides. Annual events include Springfest, Sunfest, Cruisin' OC, the Air Show, St Patrick's Day Parade, Pork in the Park, and the Dew Tour.
Daytrips could include Assateague Island National Seashore where you can drive through the park, visit the Nature Center, and see the wild horses. Further South is Chincoteague and the Tom's Cove Visitor Center. Just West of OC is the historic town of Berlin, setting for the Runaway Bride movie with Julia Roberts. Berlin has many historic shops and homes and hosts the annual Jazz and Blues Bash and is home to the Burley Oak Brewery with tours every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Climb the restored World War II observation tower at Cape Henlopen State Park.
Ocean City has hundreds of restaurants to choose from. Then there are the crab houses. Everyone has their favorite; we include our favorite restaurants in the Guest Handbook that we send to guests. Our suggestion is that unless you plan to pick at crabs for more than 2 hours, your best bet is to get large crabs by the dozen.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We are a family of four with a young adult son and daughter. We live in Arlington Virginia which is about a 3 hour drive to Ocean City. We have been going to O.C. for over 30 years as a family. We started out by staying in hotels which was OK, but very expensive and cramped quarters, especially as our family grew. We are a family that likes to cook and eating out all of the time got to be expensive for us as well. We were offered accommodations at a friend’s condo one year and loved it so much that we never went back to using hotels since. We come up to our beach house often during the Spring, Fall, and off-season to relax and continuously upgrade the unit. We are looking forward to many years of fun and relaxation for our family and friends and do like sharing our condo with guests that have the same love of the beach that we do. Many of our guests are repeat guests which says a lot about its value. These are generally guests that we get to know over the years through communication over the phone and emails. We offer repeat guests a discount over the regular rates as a token of our thanks for coming back. We especially enjoy seeing families with young children choose our condo as their annual beach vacation location. The Fall is popular with many of our repeat couples that enjoy both staying in the condo as well as the events and outdoor activities. Our goal is to get to the point where we stop listing the condo on the Internet and rent only to repeat guests and friends. While we are staying in Ocean City we really enjoy staying in the condo when the weather is cold or rainy and relaxing with books, puzzles, and movies. We love cooking and have fun trying out new recipes here to eat in. We often have friends and family staying with us, especially on the weekends, and love sharing the enjoyment of being at the beach and our condo. When we are here by ourselves, we enjoy spending time upgrading different parts of the condo to continuously improve it for our guests.
Why the Owner Chose Ocean City, MD, USA:
Our 2 bedroom / 2 bath slice of paradise had to be oceanfront. Our preference was to vacation in a quieter venue in Ocean City and off the boardwalk. We definitely wanted to stay away from the high-rises and crowds to the north of midtown and did not be too far away from driving to the boardwalk and other activities. We enjoy going to the boardwalk and the events and activities downtown but at the end of the day wanted to return to a quieter and calmer environment. Our beach house amenity requirements included an outdoor pool, elevator, central air conditioning, washer-dryer, and reserved parking. We were also looking for a condo that was in good to great shape and didn’t need a lot of renovation and repairs before being comfortable staying there. After narrowing down the candidate list to 6 to 8 units for sale, we contacted a local realtor and scheduled a day of house hunting. It seemed that each condo that we looked at had one or more issues or inconveniences that would require some compromises for our notion of our ideal condo. Then we entered the Oceana corner unit condo. As soon as we opened the door we all said Wow! Every room we went in, it was the same thing, Wow! The views, the Master Bedroom, the balcony, the kitchen, the layout – it was so amazing. This condo had electrically controlled storm shutters which, although wasn’t on our original list of requirements (manual shutters are a pain to open and close for us as well as for our guests), was a big selling point for us. It had all of the amenities that were on our list and we loved the location with some many restaurants and shops within walking distance. It was obvious that the previous owners had taken great care of their condo and we learned later that although it had been a rental for the previous two years, prior to that it was owner occupied which definitely reduces wear and tear on any condo. We put a contract on it that day and have been pleased with our decision to purchase this condo ever since
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Being a corner unit, you not only have windows looking over the ocean but windows looking North on the ocean and bay as well. The construction of the condo is solid concrete and does a great job of minimizing any noise from the neighbors. Being a corner unit has the advantage of having only one neighbor as opposed to one on each side of you. This condo is at the end of the hallway and on the opposite side of the elevator which eliminates the noise from people getting off of the elevator or walking past your doorway to go to their condo. Generally, the only people that would come down the hallway to where our condo's doorway are people that are coming specifically to this condo. We really like the open railing on the balcony which provides better viewing of the beach and ocean and also lets in more of the ocean breeze and sounds than condos with closed off balconies or glass/wall railings. The four chairs on the balcony are top-of-the-line and rarely found in rental units. We find that since we spend quite a bit of our time on the balcony, and our guests do as well, why not spend the money and get the chairs that we really like. The keyless combination entry door lock, where each guest creates their own code is something not found in many rentals. Getting locked out stinks. Carrying another set of keys around in your bag or down to the beach is a pain. Worrying about whether you locked the door as you are being seated for dinner is needless. You’re on vacation, relax! One less thing to deal with or worry about. Like to save money, love to cook? You will be hard pressed to find a rental with better cooking and food preparation cookware and utensils. Another benefit is the all-inclusive rental cost, no taxes, cleaning, check-in fees, nothing. Finally, if your preference is a building small enough to not block the sun on the beach in the afternoon or have to get to the beach before 8 AM to stake out your favorite spot but big enough to support a pool, Oceana awaits you.
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Imagine yourself listening to the ocean and feeling the breeze on the balcony.
Outdoor pool, plenty of sun here
Private balcony with new (2012) Telescope Casual Adirondack chairs.
Nice and roomy kitchen with updated appliances and plenty of counter space.
Ocean and beach views galore in this very spacious master bedroom w/ king sz bed
Enjoy watching your favorite show or play on the PS/2 in the second bedroom.
Master bath has been remodeled in 2013.
Second bathroom with bathtub. This bathroom was newly remodeled in 2012.
Main closet w/ beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, games, and books, etc.
Parking space can fit 2 cars
Good morning Sunshine! It's looks like it's another beautiful day at the beach.
View of the beach from the balcony.
Mstr bdrm with 2 of the 3 views of the ocean. Sliding glass door to the balcony.
Living room w/ sliding glass door to balcony. TV on left, queen sleeper on right
View of the balcony, looking south. Beach toys in the chest between the chairs.
Dining area. Table sits 6 and to the right is a breakfast bar with two chairs.
Second bedroom with 2 full-sized beds and bay and ocean views from north window.
Wonderful view of the beach and ocean from the second bedroom.
Master bath extra large shower. Ceiling fan/light & a high pressure shower head.
2nd bathroom w/ entrances from 2nd bedroom or main living area & 5X lit mirror.
Video games range from racing, sports, action, role-playing, and kid-friendly.
View of Oceana II from the beach. Oceana I is to the left.
Nice wide ramp that takes you from the garage to the dune entrance to the beach.
Sunrises at the ocean are spectacular. This photo was taken from the balcony.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017
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