Large, beautifully decorated and well stocked 1st floor 5 bedroom / 3 bath just 1+ block from the boardwalk and beach! Rooms are spacious, inviting and comfortable for families up to 14 people. Enjoy afternoons and evenings on the shaded porch with family and friends as you sip your favorite drinks. Large screen (50") HDTV in LR, TVs in each BR, wireless internet, 12 beach tags and 4 bikes add to the fun. Shopping, restaurants and arcades are just a short stoll away. The FP in the master BR is perfect for a romantic winter getaway. See the photos!
We do not rent to prom or Senior Week groups or other groups of high school or college students. Our typical renters are groups of one or more families, often spanning several generations, groups of adult friends or couples, wedding groups, church groups and more.
We generally rent only for full weeks from late May to early October (unless there are still openings with less than 1 month to go). We do not typically do long Memorial Day weekends unless it is still not rented as of early May. We also do not typically do long Easter weekends unless it is still not rented with 2-3 weeks to go. Other than these exceptions, long weekends are the norm and perfect in the off season -- generally mid October through April.
The 5 Bedrooms and 3 bathrooms are all unusually large for Ocean City and are as follows:
* Master BR with king bed, fireplace and bathroom with shower and double vanity
* 2nd BR with queen bed and entry to large "Jack and Jill" bathroom
* 3rd BR with queen bed and entry to large "Jack and Jill" bathroom
* Jack and Jill bathroom has double vanity and separate room for shower and commode
* 4th BR has 2 twin beds.
* 5th BR has 2 double bunk units providing 4 twin beds -- great for the kids!
* The hall bath has a tub/shower and is typically used by the family members sleeping in BR4 and BR5.
* There is also an additional outside enclosed shower.
* We recently upgraded the King, 2 Queen and 2 Twin beds to premium Beauty Rest 14" thick mattresses with 1000 independent internal coils and several layers of comfort foam. All this to help ensure our guests sleep well!
For meals, there is plenty of seating for everyone:
* A main dining table for 10
* A smaller dining table for 4 that is also great for playing cards, doing puzzles or playing other games
* 5 kitchen counter bar stools
The deck is spacious and wonderful, facing east to provide morning sun and afternoon shade (make sure you don't stay elsewhere where the deck faces west -- it's like the surface of the sun during summer afternoons!). There is a table for 4 as well as 6 cushioned chairs. We have spent countless happy hours on the deck!
We have Comcast high speed internet and cable TV.
A gas barbeque grill is shared with the upstairs unit (1222 Wesley -- we also own this property). This has worked well for many years. An extra full propane tank is in the garage.
There are 2 fireplaces -- one in the master BR and one in the living room -- great for fall/winter/early spring rentals!
The unit has a large capacity washer and dryer. It also has a high chair, a portable crib and a children's table.
The St Augustine Catholic Church is less than 0.5 blocks away -- at 13th and Wesley. Other churches are also nearby but not quite as close.
The beds have bedspreads, mattress pads, pillows and blankets. Sheets and pillow cases and bath and beach towels are NOT provided and are either brought by the renter or rented from local companies (many local businesses do this).
The kitchen is well stocked with all the plates, glasses and utensils you need. There is a toaster, coffee maker, blender, griddle, pots/pans, etc. We get many positive comments in our guest book about how well we have set up this property.
Renters must bring their own consumable supplies -- toilet paper, clothes and dish washing detergent, paper towels, trash bags Often some supplies remain from previous renters, but it is best to not rely upon this.
We provide 12 seasonal beach tags (honor system to not take them!) so there is no added expense to go to the beach. (Note: Ocean City requires that you show your beach tag when you walk onto the beach between early June and Labor Day)
The unit has an assortment of beach chairs and beach toys in the garage, but the condition of these cannot be guaranteed.
The unit also has four 21 speed bikes for your use -- Ocean City is great for bike rides (you can even ride on the boardwalk until noon)
Parking includes 1 car in the large garage and 2 cars on the concrete pad. This is accessed via the alley behind the unit. There is also free street parking on Wesley Avenue, though it can fill quickly. We find we seldom need a car, and if there are more than 3 cars, we can find a place to park the others (usually farther from the beach) and leave them untouched for the week.
Professional cleaners will clean the unit following your stay, but the protocol in Ocean city is for the renters to leave the place as close to the condition upon arrival as possible. For example, bedspreads should be on the bed and the beds should be made, furniture should all be placed back to the original location if moved. dishes should be cleaned and returned into the proper cabinets, items that may have fallen on the floor should be picked up, trash should be taken out, etc. This then allows the cleaners to focus on the remaining aspects to bring the place to 100% for the following guests. We provide a "departure checklist" in a "renters guide" binder in the unit that can be used to ensure a complete and proper departure.
The main access to the unit is via an outside covered stairway (single flight of 8 stairs). Once in the unit, there is a small stairway of 6 stairs from the living room/dining room/kitchen level to the bedrooms. The unit can also be accessed via the front porch.
We keep 3 copies of keys in a lock box attached to the left side of the outside stairway at ground level and provide the code to renters once the booking is confirmed. Renters must return the keys into the lock box at the end of their rental.
We also own the upstairs unit -- 1222 Wesley. This is essentially the same floorplan and is also 5BR / 3BA and sleeps 14. We often get double bookings of both properties for large groups up to 28. 1222 Wesley is not yet listed on VRBO but can be booked if you contact me.