3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect size and location
We thought the size was perfect with enough room for everyone but small enough to facilitate good conversations. Kitchen was well equipped. On-site laundry was good since we had 2 small children. It was nice having a deck at either end of the unit so you could pick which was best based on time of day. Having a grill was a very nice feature. The beach is very close, a short walk without having to cross any major roads. Communication with the owner was excellent. Everything was clean and working when we arrived.
Best location, great stay again
This was our second time staying at this property. Perfect size and layout for our family (two parents, three kids aged 4 - 9) and a very convenient location -- quick walk to beautiful beach. We love the South End of OC because it is quieter and less crowded than the Boardwalk/Downtown area, making for plenty of space to spread out at the beach and nice walking to 55th Street for sticky buns in the morning and ice cream in the evening. Very easy drive up to the Boardwalk and Downtown neighborhoods for fun family time at Gillian's Wonderland Pier, Hoy's 5&10 and more. Quick drive up to Acme grocery store as well.
Tom is a great owner/host, available by text if/when needed, always clear and courteous communication. We look forward to enjoying many more summers in Ocean City!
Love the Quiet of the South End
This property was just perfect for our family of four (2 children 8 and 4).We received an email the day before check in regarding the check in process. Check in could not have been easier. Our first impression...clean and just the right size. Let's be honest. Most people are not going to be spending that much time in doors anyway so to us as long as it is clean and functional we are happy. I did see in another review that updates could be made and that is true, but not necessary. I think the price was comparable to other properties that we looked at. The kitchen was spacious enough and included everything you could imagine for your cooking needs, and we do cook when we rent. We even used the waffle iron one morning! The bathrooms are small, but clean and were just right for our needs. Having the outside shower was wonderful! Our children used them when coming back from the beach, which made life much easier. The toilet in the hall bath is a bit tricky, however. We found that you need to really push down hard on the handle and hold it down for a while in order for it to flush well. Our daughters shared the one room with the twin beds and they loved it! There were even tons of books in there for them to read, which was nice. The bed is very high in the room with the full bed so just be aware if you have someone staying with you that has trouble getting on a high bed. My parents stayed one night and we let them use the master bedroom for that reason. Overall the beds were all comfortable to us. I do wish that there was some kind of shade over the window in the master on the door that leads to the deck as the light does come in in the morning. We just hung a blanket over it to help block out the sun and that worked for us. The living room was very cozy and relaxing. We utilized the 2 couches, which were comfortable to watch movies on. We did eat outside on the back porch, which was very nice. It would be nice if the grill were on that deck, but there is no room for it. It didn't bother us that we had to grill on the front deck and bring things to the other deck. It was nice to have a grill. We didn't sit on the front deck during the day time as that deck gets hit with lots of sun and there is no shade. The door to the laundry room is very hard to open. Need to give a very hard push to open and a hard pull to close, but washer and dryer worked fine. Very quick walk to the beach! Nice having badges included. Would rent again.
Ocean City is great, Condo is underwhelming
I hate doing reviews, but I know I use them a lot when picking my rentals, so wanted to try to give a fair picture. The location is good, just a few block to the beach (1 more north if you want lifeguards). There is not much you can walk to. Its about 10 mins to walk to ice cream or the 1-2 restaurants in the area. We drove a lot more than at previous beach vacations. Parking can be a little challenging, but really not that bad. At the same time, its quiet and residential which was nice. Overall, the condo could use some updating. Space is small, but definitely enough for a small family. Balconies were nice, but its a little weird that the grill is at one end and you need to walk all the way to the back of the house through the bedroom to eat. This is kind of described, but not necessarily clear. Overall, I felt the price to be a little high for the state of the unit. Carpet is cheap, pre-cleaning felt sub par. I'm not a clean freak, but overall, we were underwhelmed. There were just too many quirks for the price. We did really enjoy the beach and Ocean City in general and owner was very responsive. Some recommendations would be to add recycling, have more of a welcome sheet that explains how things work, and trim back the foliage so that you are not brushing up against it when doing laundry. Also since the laundry is so far away, a laundry basket would be a nice touch. I would also reduce the number of plates/cups. This would make sure they get used regularly so that they stay clean. I would also touch base with the cleaning service to make sure they are tending to everything - there were a lot of misses. I would also place more emphasis on the master bedroom - that is usually where the people paying stay and it felt the most dowdy. It also has no curtain on the door so its pretty bright in the morning. And to end on a high note, great water pressure and the outdoor shower was nice.
Loved the stay
Place was great and convenient. Communication was also perfect, the family loved it.
Small but cozy. Stairs are a bit rough for coming and goings. 18 of them!
Great location to the beach, but not much within walking distance - cafes, coffee shops, etc.
Ocean City is considered Americas #1 family Resort.Its pristine beaches and family friendly atmosphere along with its boardwalk rated one of Americas finest because of its large array of family friendly activities, these include amusement rides, water parks, miniature golf , arcade games, many shops and eateries. Enjoy biking, strolling, power walking or surrey riding or just take in the scenery. The boardwalk hosts many concerts, family nights and special events for children and grown ups alike,
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Atlantic City can be seen from our beach location, and is only 15 minutes away from Ocean City, via the Garden State Parkway. Or, if you prefer the scenic route, it's 30 minutes away.
Cape May, NJ: Visit the Cape May Zoo, see the world famous Victorian Mansions (bed and breakfast), enter world class game fishing tournaments, Whale and Dolphin watches, bird sanctuaries, and more in Cape May.
Cape May is a mere 30 minutes south of Ocean City, easily accessible by the Garden State Parkway.
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Fine dining doesn't get any better, as Philadelphia has an abundance of award winning five star restaurants. Night life is unlimited, with clubs suitable for all (jazz, blues, pop, alternative, rock, hip hop, etc). Philadelphia is also home to several Broadway caliber theaters including the Walnut Street Theatre, the Forest Theatre, the Academy of Music, the Kimmel Center, and more.
And, in Philadelphia, you can see the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, Flyers, Soul, Phantoms, and Wings in action.
Philadelphia is only 1 hour west of Ocean City, via the Atlantic City Expressway.