Ocean Front Paradise in Resort Setting
About Jonathan Kieffer
My Dad loved the ocean. Growing up in Chestertown, MD he had spent a summer working in Ocean City renting bicycles and dreaming of having a place on the beach one day. When his father passed away, he used proceeds from the sale of his Dad's house as a down-payment for his beach front paradise. When my Dad passed away after a three-month battle with pancreatic cancer, he was worried his dream would die with him due to the hospice expenses and living his final days totally dependent on others. As his oldest son, I am trying to keep his dream a reality for his 10 grandchildren. I am hoping to do this by managing the condo as a full-time rental where my Dad can share his "favorite place in the world" with others.
Jonathan Kieffer purchased this Condo in 1995
Why Jonathan Kieffer chose Ocean City
My Dad wanted a place that would allow him to see the ocean at all times, but that was also high enough to protect his privacy. His target was condominium between floors five and eight. He also wanted a place that his children and grandchildren would want to visit at all times, so an indoor pool open during the winter time was a must. And he loved going to the movies, so having the movie theater within walking distance was a bonus of which he often took advantage. That and Denny's. We all LOVE Denny's. My brother, sister and I joined him on many visits to multiple properties in other high rises, but nothing was as perfect to us. After talking to our mom, he offered what he could and his dream came true.
What makes this Condo unique
Being able to park the car and spend a week in a location where you have everything you need within walking distance is the best thing about staying in our home. Sitting on the beach, reading, sleeping, and listening to waves is my perfect vacation. The Happy Hour specials are kind of nice too! My wife and daughters, on the other hand, need a little more stimulus and luckily, a quick bus ride will take you to amusement parks, miniature golf, shopping, the boardwalk and other places of interest.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Awesome condo rental! The condo itself is nice, clean and everything is as the pictures/descriptions show. The views with the floor-to-ceiling windows were AMAZING! Sure, it can get a little warm in the early part of the morning, but by noon on the sun is past the windows and the views are spectacular! My kids insisted on having breakfast on the balcony every morning! The kids enjoyed the stacks of games to play with! We attended a wedding there and stayed the week. The wedding venue (sand/deck area outside and the venue on the 22nd floor) was great and they provided great service, food, etc. The overall building is clean, has great amenities, the tiki bar made great drinks and the deli on the deck had great sandwiches for lunch. Owner is very easy to deal with, quick to get back to you with questions, and provided tons of helpful hints to make the stay great. We utilized the linen service which was great for the money. Beds (which were VERY comfortable) were made prior to arrival, and the towels were actually 'soft' (not like hotel towels). We will definitely check availability for our next vacation and would absolutely rent again! Thanks for a fun vacation!
Jonathan was easy to deal with and addresses all concerns. Highly recommend
This was an excellent choice for a girl’s trip/weekend getaway! The rental was clean and homey, with a balcony and beautiful view of the ocean. It had everything we could ask for and would be great for a family trip! There was plenty of room and comfortable furniture. On the days we stayed in, it was nice watching movies on the huge TV in the living room! We also enjoyed the year round indoor pool and sauna! We also saved money from eating out everyday by cooking at home in the fully equipped kitchen! Stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher! And the grocery store was right up the street! Couldn’t beat it! I highly recommend!
Great location and amenities
This was the first time our family (2 adults, 3 pre-teens) stayed at this property. We like to stay in the north end of OC, and this location is close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The unit offered enough room for our family of 5, and was well kept and clean. The linen package was worth the cost so we didn't have to worry about bringing sheets and bath towels. The owner was extremely responsive and very accommodating. The views from the unit are beautiful!! The Golden Sands has many amenities (indoor and outdoor pool, game room, poolside bar and cafe, etc), making this property a perfect vacation rental. We hope to stay here again next year!
One of the nicest condo in the Golden Sands
I was in a wedding held at the golden sands on May 18th. All of the members of the bridal party rented different condos from various owners on various floors. This condo was by far one of the nicest in the building. It was very clean and comfortable. The owner was super nice and very easy to work with. I'm hoping to rent this again!
The owners take a real pride in the unit. Each year they do upgrades. This year there is a new frig, but I particularly liked the new coat rack on the entrance wall and the black out curtains in the Bayside bedroom. The little pieces of Velcro to hold the curtains together were a simple touch and you wonder why other people don't do it.