Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Ocean 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 $120 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Ocean City. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Discover the Jersey shore from an Ocean City house rental

Booking a Jersey Shore house in Ocean City is a great option for families and couples. The city has long stretches of beach and a lively boardwalk with eateries, shops, and amusement parks such as Gillian's Wonderland Pier and Playland's Castaway Cove. You'll also find themed miniature golf and arcades. For more outdoor adventures, Corson's Inlet State Park has miles of trails through dunes and wetlands.

 
Things to do

Enjoy ocean views from the comfort of your water slide

Area attractions help Ocean City keep its family friendly vibe strong. On the boardwalk you'll find OC Waterpark, with waterslides and a lazy river that offers views of the Atlantic. For the landlubbers in your party, Gillian's Wonderland Pier has rides for them, too, from merry-go-rounds to tilt-a-whirls. When you're too dizzy to continue, take a break at the Ocean City Historical Museum, a community resource that offers exhibits and artifacts of the area's history. After a day on the sand, kids will be amazed at what's on display at the Discovery Seashell Museum.

Activities

What to do near Ocean City vacation homes

The center of the action in Ocean City is the beach. No wait, the boardwalk. Beach. Boardwalk. It's too hard to say. Sunbathing is a key pastime on the city's sandy stretches, both those on the Atlantic and the quieter beaches by the bay. There's also parasailing, surfing, and every other water sport imaginable. Then there are the 2.5 miles of classic seaside boardwalk, lined with souvenir shops, movie theaters, and mini golf. Ocean City doesn't serve alcohol, but it makes up for it with enough dining options (pizza, pasta, pancakes, fudge!) to satisfy the kid in you.

Weather

Ocean City's ocean breezes take the edge off summer heat

Ocean City shines in summer. Between May and September, temperatures hover in the 80s and kids of all ages flock to the beach. Humidity can be high, and heat waves intense, but a sea breeze blowing off the Atlantic usually keeps things reasonable. If you're interested in saving a penny or two on your Ocean City vacation rental, try booking in late fall or early spring. The weather might be too cool for swimming, but it's perfect for strolling. You'll avoid the crowds, too. Just remember that some restaurants and parks close up when the temperatures go down.

Natural features

The OC is for dolphin families (and butterfly families) too

Your Ocean City vacation rental will surely be set on land, but the city itself is 40% water. That means beaches, wetlands, and wading waterfowl. Head to Howard Stainton Wildlife Refuge for some of the best bird watching in the state. Spot terns and black skimmers hunting prey in spring and summer, and migrating birds taking off in fall. For an even wider variety of wildlife, take the nature lover in you to Corson's Inlet State Park, where dolphins frolic offshore and butterflies add color to the marsh grasses and sand dunes.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Ocean City

The nearest airport is in Atlantic City Intl. Airport (ACY), located 12 mi (19.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County), which is 25.9 mi (41.7 km) away.

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

From luxurious houses to inexpensive cottages, Vrbo has properties to fit all budgets and tastes. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Ocean City:

  • "Beautiful House Perfect Location 1 Block To Beach And Boardwalk": If you're looking for somewhere in North End with 4 bedrooms and plenty of charm, this retreat will tick your boxes. Amenities include a nearby marina and free toiletries.
  • "Amazing Location One Block From Beach Totally Renovated Tags": Book a few nights or more at this property in North End and you'll have access to a nearby beach, a barbecue grill and more. It has 4 bedrooms to accommodate your family and friends.

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

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

There's nothing better than a short escape to recharge your batteries. Pack your carry-on bag and get comfy in one of these sought-after weekend getaways in and near Ocean City:

  • Leave the hustle and bustle behind at "Amazing Shore House Beach Block Luxurious", which is around 12 miles to the northeast of central Ocean City. There's plenty of nature and adventure to keep you busy here. Try basketball and ice skating or simply take in the sights of Sea Life Museum-Marine Mammal Stranding Center and Mays Landing Golf and Country Club.
  • Alternatively, leave your troubles behind at "Amazing Location One Block From Beach Totally Renovated Tags". Stay in and relax, or be adventurous and try surfing and boogie boarding and fishing. When it's time to discover some nearby attractions, check out Wildwood Beach and South Vineland Park. This charming vacation rental is around 1 mile southwest of Ocean City.

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

Typically small in size, inexpensive and well located, it's not difficult to fall for the appeal of a studio apartment. Settle into one of these vacation rentals and discover the culture of Ocean City up close:

  • Get out and explore from the comfort of "Beautiful Efficiency Located In The Heart Of Ocean City A Block And A Half Away From The Beach". This vacation rental is a superb base for discovering the sights and offers amenities including air conditioning and an oven.
  • Another tempting option is "5 Minutes From The Beach". Make the most of golf, an oven and other amenities during your stay.

There are many sights around Ocean City to put on your must-do list. Feed your inner culture lover by visiting Ocean City Music Pier and Dante Hall Theater of the Arts.

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

Just because you only have two or three days off work doesn't mean you need to spend it in a characterless hotel. Take a little vacation but still have the home comforts you need at one of these short-term rentals in or around Ocean City:

  • "Prime Location Ocean Side Of Asbury" is close to the center of Ocean City, which means you'll have loads of things to see and do. Tick off unique sights like Steel Pier and Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City when you're not hanging out in your cozy digs.
  • Hop out of bed, make a strong coffee and then start planning what to explore around "Luxury Home With 8 Bedrooms". Borgata Casino and Boardwalk Hall should be on your radar if you choose to stay at this vacation rental.

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

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your sweetheart off for a couple of days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Ocean City:

  • Put on some mellow music and slow dance the nights away at "Beautiful House Perfect Location 1 Block To Beach And Boardwalk". Around 1 mile from Ocean City, this property has all you need for a romantic weekend away, including winery tours and beauty services.
  • "Luxury Mediterranean Mansion - Pool" is another popular option guaranteed to woo you. It's about 14 miles from Ocean City and has winery tours and beauty services.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Ocean City?

We've got some impressive mansions for rent in and near Ocean City. If you're in search of somewhere with lots of space as well as wow factor galore, these architectural stunners will not disappoint:

  • Situated about 14 miles to the northeast of Ocean City, "Luxury Mediterranean Mansion - Pool" is the perfect place for a luxurious getaway. Amenities here include golf and beauty services.
  • With a swimming pool, golf and loads of other top-rated amenities, "Luxury Ocean Front Mansion With Heated Pool" will get your team's tick of approval. This sleek retreat is roughly 11 miles to the northeast of Ocean City.

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

Sneak a peek at these large group vacation rentals in or near Ocean City and don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • Offering space, comfort and privacy, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at "Luxury Mediterranean Mansion - Pool". Up to 22 people can stay at this property which has 7 bedrooms, a fireplace and a garden. This top pick is around 14 miles to the northeast of Ocean City.
  • Invite up to 13 of your favorite people to "Amazing Shore House Beach Block Luxurious" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This top option has 6 bedrooms and is around 12 miles to the northeast of Ocean City. It's crammed with features to keep a large group occupied, such as a kitchen and a fireplace.

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

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when deciding where to stay on vacation, especially if you've got kids in tow. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Ocean City and spend your days splish-splashing around:

  • Treat your crew to a memorable stay at "Beautiful House Perfect Location 1 Block To Beach And Boardwalk". There's a lot to love about this getaway apart from its pool, such as a microwave oven and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Amazing Shore House Beach Block Luxurious" is the kind of place you go to get away from everything and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its pool. A toaster and a barbecue grill are also on hand to make your visit comfortable and convenient.

Unsure how to pack your suitcase for your Ocean City getaway? This enticing destination has a humid subtropical climate. In the summer months, you can expect average temperatures of between 70 ºF and 80 ºF. Look up our selection of Ocean City vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

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

No matter if your ideal escape is out in the countryside or by the beach, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with your favorite people. Check out these large family vacation rentals in or near Ocean City and bring the entire crew along:

  • Sleeping as many as 9 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Beautiful House Perfect Location 1 Block To Beach And Boardwalk" is the ideal place to spend quality time with the family. This retreat is 1 mile to the southwest of Ocean City and has creature comforts such as nearby whale-watching activities and childrens activities.
  • "Luxury Mediterranean Mansion - Pool" is another popular option. It's around 14 miles to the northeast of Ocean City, has 7 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 22 people. Handy amenities here include a TV and a nearby coin laundry.

If you'd like to sightsee, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to add to your to-do list. Steel Pier, Ocean City Boardwalk and Atlantic City Boardwalk are good places to start.

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

Romantic getaways, business trips or adventures all on your own — a one-bedroom rental property is a perfect solution for all sorts of occasions. One of our options in or near Ocean City is sure to fit the bill:

  • Great things really do come in small packages, and "Beautiful Efficiency Located In The Heart Of Ocean City A Block And A Half Away From The Beach" is a fantastic example of this. This one-bedroom vacation property is just a short distance from the center and includes amenities like a barbecue grill and an oven.
  • Also within easy reach of the center of Ocean City, "5 Minutes From The Beach" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of exploring, return and enjoy amenities like beach sun loungers and a balcony.