Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Margate City, NJ that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $175 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Margate City. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Beachfront bliss close to the casinos

About the only place in America that counts a 65-foot elephant among its must-see attractions, Margate City is a popular summer break destination on Atlantic County’s coastline. For many travelers, the city offers the best of both worlds: relaxing surroundings where beach combing and paddle boating are the order of the day and easy access to the upbeat casinos and iconic boardwalk at nearby Atlantic City. Choose from the wide selection of Margate City vacation rentals – many of which are mere steps from the beach – and get ready to enjoy all that this coastal hotspot has to offer.

Things to do

Meet Margate City’s most iconic resident

Lucy the Elephant is the star of the show when it comes to family-friendly attractions in Margate City. A hotel and restaurant in a former life, this majestic beast now serves as the city’s very own National Historic Landmark. Find her on Atlantic Avenue near the beach. You really can’t miss her! Lucy is open daily for tours, although if you visit on the city’s so-called Thrilling Thursday, you can combine your visit with a trip to the bustling Margate Community Farmers’ Market, a meander around the weekly sidewalk stalls, and a free family movie under the stars after nightfall.

Activities

Make a splash in Margate City

This city is a popular spot for water sports enthusiasts, particularly the surfing crowd who can often be seen busting their best moves in the swell around Margate City Pier. Surf lessons are readily available over the summer months should you fancy catching your own wave. Prefer to keep your feet dry? A cruise in the North Atlantic waters to see the bottlenose dolphins at play is a must. Entertaining for the whole family, these tours run from spring through fall albeit more frequently between June and September. Left the kids at home? A happy hour cruise at sunset is the perfect way to let your hair down.

Weather

Summer showers in Margate City

Summer is the ideal time to find Margate City vacation rentals near the beach, although you should be prepared for a fair amount of rain to feature alongside the highest temperatures of the year. If your schedule is a little more flexible and you’d prefer to be wearing a swimsuit instead of a raincoat, June is the driest month, is not that much colder than the more popular July and August, and is a little less crowded. In any case, packing a sweater or jacket to wear in the evenings is typically a wise move.

Natural features

There’s more to Margate City than the beach

Life in Margate City does tend to revolve around the beach, but if you’re yearning for a green space, there are many in the surrounding area that are worth a visit. The North Brigantine State Natural Area and the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, for example, are both within a 40-minute drive of most Margate City vacation rentals. The latter is a particularly beautiful spot where the thrill of photographing raptors and neotropical songbirds from the 4 hiking trails is overshadowed only by the option to arrive early enough to watch the sunrise over Delaware Bay.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Margate City

Fly into Atlantic City Intl. Airport (ACY), the closest airport, located 9.3 mi (14.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County), which is 31.1 mi (50 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Margate City?

Whether you're looking for an intimate escape for you and your honey or somewhere spacious to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Margate City. Here are a couple to start you off:

  • Around 6 miles from the center of Margate City, it's hard to beat "Beautiful House Perfect Location 1 Block To Beach And Boardwalk". It has 4 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like a nearby beach and a restaurant dining guide.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Luxury Mediterranean Mansion - Pool". Located around 9 miles from the heart of Margate City, it has 7 bedrooms and features a stereo and a living room.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Margate City vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Margate City?

Nothing beats a quick trip to recharge your batteries. Pack your carry-on bag and take a breather at one of these top weekend getaways in and around Margate City:

  • Located 7 miles to the northeast of central Margate City, "Amazing Shore House Beach Block Luxurious" is a favorite with adventurous types and nature buffs. Keep busy by exploring nearby outdoor attractions, including Harbor Pines Golf Club and Kentucky Avenue. Then, try some activities like ice skating or fishing.
  • "Amazing Location One Block From Beach Totally Renovated Tags" will also make you feel comfortable. Around 6 miles southwest of Margate City, use it as a base to try some parasailing or horse riding. Cape May Carriage Company and Shore Gate Golf Club should also be on your must-do list while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Margate City?

Appreciate the lifestyle and culture of Margate City from the privacy and comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you'd like to kick back on your own or paint the town red with pals, we'll help you find the ideal studio apartment for rent in or near Margate City:

  • Unpack your bags at "Totally Renovated Oceanfront Condo 5 Minutes From Atlantic City Casinos". Amenities including a washing machine and a kitchen will help you feel right at home here.
  • Another popular choice is "Atlantic City Getaway". Take advantage of a hair dryer, heating and other convenient amenities during your vacation.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to discover even more of Margate City. Cultural sights like Negro Leagues Baseball Mural and Dante Hall Theater of the Arts will help you get a better feel for the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Margate City?

Short-term rentals are plentiful in and around Margate City. Chill out for a night or two in a penthouse, a cozy cottage or a spacious house. Whatever type of property you're chasing, you'll have plenty to select from with Vrbo. These are some of our faves:

  • If you're eager to be near the action, "Prime Location Ocean Side Of Asbury" has you covered. It's within reach of the heart of Margate City and a good base to explore attractions like Steel Pier and Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City.
  • Eat, sleep and explore from "Luxury Home With 8 Bedrooms", another enticing option. Borgata Casino and Boardwalk Hall should be on your itinerary when it's time to see the sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Margate City?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend escape. If you'd like to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Margate City that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and slow dance the nights away at "Beautiful House Perfect Location 1 Block To Beach And Boardwalk". Around 6 miles from Margate City, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend away, including winery tours and beauty services.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few precious days together is "Luxury Mediterranean Mansion - Pool". Located 9 miles from Margate City, massage services and winery tours add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Margate City?

If you're after somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this vacation, you're going to need plenty of room. These mansions for rent in or around Margate City will fit your entire gang while doing it in style:

  • Located about 9 miles to the northeast of Margate City, "Luxury Mediterranean Mansion - Pool" is the perfect place to relax in the lap of luxury. Amenities here include a swimming pool and golf.
  • Alternatively, catapult your vacation to a whole different level and spend a week or two at "Luxury Ocean Front Mansion With Heated Pool". It's located around 6 miles to the northeast of Margate City and comes with a swimming pool, golf and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Margate City?

Share your vacation and have more fun. Whether you're planning an epic getaway with buddies or an overdue family reunion, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and around Margate City:

  • A range of amenities including a water view and a swimming pool make "Luxury Mediterranean Mansion - Pool" a top pick for groups. This sprawling retreat has 7 bedrooms and sleeps up to 22 people. From the heart of Margate City, it's around 9 miles away to the northeast.
  • "Amazing Shore House Beach Block Luxurious" is another terrific option. It's around 7 miles to the northeast of Margate City, has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 13 guests. A kitchen and a garden are among the things that'll help make your group getaway even more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Margate City?

Having access to a swimming space is always a nice bonus when you're vacationing, especially if you have kids in tow. Splash the days away at one of these houses with a pool in or near Margate City:

  • Pack your swimming gear and enjoy a fun stay with your group at "Beautiful House Perfect Location 1 Block To Beach And Boardwalk". Other amenities here include a nearby laundromat and a DVD player.
  • Another popular option is "Amazing Shore House Beach Block Luxurious". There's plenty to love about this vacation home besides its pool, such as outdoor furniture and a balcony.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Margate City?

Whether your idea of the perfect escape is up in the mountains or by the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with your favorite people. Choose one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Margate City and bring the whole gang along:

  • Invite your nearest and dearest to "Beautiful House Perfect Location 1 Block To Beach And Boardwalk", which has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 9 guests. This retreat is located 6 miles to the southwest of Margate City and comes with amenities such as on-site watersports and a fridge.
  • "Luxury Mediterranean Mansion - Pool" also has the space you need to connect with loved ones. This rental is around 9 miles to the northeast of central Margate City and accommodates as many as 22 guests in its 7 bedrooms. A DVD player and nearby ecotour services will help keep everyone comfortable.

When you're ready to explore, there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy and entertained. Steel Pier, Ocean City Boardwalk and Atlantic City Boardwalk should be at the top of your must-do list.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Margate City?

Often located in prime positions due to their compact size, a one-bedroom rental is a wise pick for one or two travelers. Here's a taste of our range in or near Margate City:

  • Take a peek at "Totally Renovated Oceanfront Condo 5 Minutes From Atlantic City Casinos", a fantastic centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. A kitchen and a swimming pool are available for use here.
  • Or maybe "4 Houses From The Boardwalk And Beach Newly Renovated" matches your style better. Another conveniently located one-bedroom option, this place has a kitchen, a water view and much more.