Choosing an Ocean City, MD Vacation Rental
There is a lot to consider when choosing a vacation rental in Ocean City, MD. Location, specific area, property size, trip dates and amenities are all important things to consider. A little extra planning when booking your Ocean City vacation rental will ensure you have a great trip. Below is some additional information on these items that will help you with the planning process.
One of the first things you will want to consider is what part of Ocean City you want to stay in. Ocean City, MD is unofficially divided into four locations that include Downtown (Inlet to 33rd Street), Midtown (34th Street to 94th Street), Hi-Rise Row (94th Street to 119th Street) and North Ocean City (119th Street to the Delaware Line). All of the locations offer something different, depending on what you are looking for. Downtown is close to the Boardwalk, Jolly Roger and many other attractions. Most of the best dining, shopping and nightlife islocated in Midtown. Hi-Rise Row features most of the amenity rich beachfront buildings in Ocean City. North Ocean City is the “quietest” part of town due to lower building densities and less commercial spaces. Regardless of what your wants and needs are, Ocean City has something for everyone.
Once you determine the part of Ocean City, MD you would like to stay in, you should consider the particular area that is of interest to you and best suits your needs. Ocean City areas include oceanfront-direct, oceanfront-indirect, ocean block, bayside waterfront and bayside interior. Oceanfront-Direct offers the ultimate in beach vacationing that is just steps from the beach and has the best direct ocean and beach views. Oceanfront-Indirect will offer the same convenient location as oceanfront-direct, but the views will not be as good. These units will typically have a north or south orientation with indirect views of the ocean. Ocean Block will be all other properties on the oceanside that are not located in a beachfront building. Ocean Block units offer a short walk to the beach with no highways to deal with and some offer nice views from the balcony. Bayside Waterfront properties will be located on the bayside of Coastal Highway and will be situated on a canal or the open bay. If you are looking to spend some time out on the area waterways, bayside waterfront properties are for you. In addition, the view and sunsets from many of these properties are awesome. Bayside Interior properties will be those properties on the bayside that are not located on the water. Bayside Interior properties are typically the most budget friendly and some are reasonably close to the beach with nice amenities. Figure out what is most important and choose your area accordingly.
You will want to choose a property that will accommodate everyone in your group comfortably. Typically this is based on bedrooms and configuration, but remember that many properties offer sleep sofas and some have loft and den areas. When researching vacation rentals in Ocean City, pay close attention to the listing details for descriptions of the bedrooms, sleeping arrangements and additional sleeping areas.
There are a lot of activities and things going on in Ocean City throughout the year. Your vacation may be dictated by a set schedule or an event. If not it can be helpful to know what each season offers throughout the year. The Ocean City, MD vacation rental market starts out slow from the first of the year till early April. Once the weather starts to break in early April we will start to see folks vacation in town for long weekends around nice weather weekends. Activity starts to pick-up in earnest in early May as the weather gets good. The main rental season in Ocean City is from mid-June to mid-August, which is the busiest time of year. The season starts to wind down in mid-August, as do the rental rates. Mid-August through September are a great time of year to be in Ocean City as the weather is perfect and the crowds are gone. The weather can still be good in Ocean City, MD during October and there are some nice vacation rental deals to be had. Things wind down for the season in late October.
Something else to consider when choosing your Ocean City, MD vacation rental are the amenities that you need or would like to have. Common amenities in the Ocean City, MD vacation rental market are indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness centers, elevators, boat slips, handicap accessibility, game rooms and more.
We would be glad to help you find the perfect Ocean City, MD vacation rental that suits your wants and needs. Feel free to contact our rental office anytime at 410-746-2668.