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Condo in Ocean City
Private 1 bedroom condo w/loft 1 block to Beach
1 bedroom condo w/loft in a private location at 9th & Ocean yet only steps from the beach and boardwalk (1 block) and short walk to the shopping/dining of Asbury Ave. This airy 2nd floor unit features large living area with open dining/kitchen, a large bedroom with the attached bathroom and a cozy loft hideaway. Enjoy your private balcony space or one of the many shared outdoor spaces in the complex. Features an outdoor shower for convenience. Dedicated parking spot 1 block away.
$112 per night
Home in Ocean City
The Saltwater House - Eventide Suite - 3rd Floor
Welcome to The Saltwater House! Part of Ocean City’s historic district, built in 1920 and restored in 2020, this home is filled with old charm, with new modern coastal finishes. The Eventide Suite is located on the third floor of the home. What used to be an attic is now a cozy place to call home during your beach vacation! What this unit lacks in size, it makes up for in charm. Sip coffee on the top deck or take a short 10-minute walk to the beach and boardwalk!
$108 per night
Home in Ocean City
Willowtree Beach Cottage
Wake up with coffee in a lounge chair on the covered deck overlooking our native seaside garden, before taking a short walk down to the beach. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing outdoor shower followed by a meal at the deck-side dining table. Take an evening stroll to Asbury Avenue's downtown shops or hit the rides on the boardwalk. Everything you've come to Ocean City for is within walking distance!
$82 per night

Stay near Ocean City's top sights

Ocean City Boardwalk63 locals recommend
Playland's Castaway Cove31 locals recommend
The Crab Trap65 locals recommend
Gillian's Wonderland Pier45 locals recommend
Ocean City Beach28 locals recommend
Manco & Manco Pizza38 locals recommend

Ocean City vacation rentals

Apartment in Ocean City
A Shore Treasure-Ocean View in a prime location
$96 per night
Apartment in Ocean City
Ocean City Condo Steps from Boardwalk, Ocean View!
$87 per night
Home in Ocean City
The Saltwater House - High Tide Suite - 2nd Floor
$143 per night
Condo in Ocean City
Boardwalk side Cozy Family Condo w/ parking
$149 per night

Ocean City house rentals

Home in Ocean City
Beach House by the Bay
$107 per night
Home in Ocean City
The Ocean City Bungalow
$99 per night
Home in Ocean City
Newly Renovated Beach Cottage - Screened in Porch
$38 per night
Home in Ocean City
Renovated Beach House - Downtown OCNJ - Sleeps 12
$89 per night

Ocean City condo rentals

Condo in Ocean City
Sunny Ocean City Retreat ~ Qtr-Mi to Beach!
$147 per night
Condo in Ocean City
Autumn on Asbury! 3BR Close to Shops & Boardwalk
$152 per night
Condo in Ocean City
Beach Condo-400 Feet To Beach
$164 per night
Condo in Ocean City
4 bedroom 1st fl beach home close to everything!
$200 per night

Your guide to Ocean City

All about Ocean City

In the 1920s, a small stretch of boardwalk and a merry-go-round were built along Ocean City’s shore. Two Ferris wheels, several looping roller coasters, and a century later, the skyline may be more dramatic, but the town’s appeal remains just as wholesome. Amusement park rides and waterslides make Ocean City’s wooden boardwalk (rebuilt in 2018), one of the Jersey Shore’s most popular spots. Its 8-mile-long white-sand beach has plenty of space to build sandcastles or spot hermit crabs. Visitors should keep in mind that Ocean City is a dry town, meaning you can’t buy or drink alcohol in public within the city limits, though it’s fine to bring it in from elsewhere and drink in private.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ocean City

Summer is peak season for vacation rentals here: From June through late August, temperatures range from the 70s up to the 90s Fahrenheit, with periods of high humidity lasting into the evening. Bring sunscreen and bug spray in summer, especially if you plan to hike. Hurricane season lasts from mid-August through October, and temperatures cool down through fall. Winter’s 40-degree days and occasional snow shut down most of the boardwalk’s rides, though some indoor arcades and shops remain open. Spring temperatures are mild, in the 60s and 70s, but passing showers can put a damper on beach days.

Top things to do in Ocean City

Ocean City Beach

Ocean City’s beaches are among the cleanest along the Jersey Shore. In the high season, the sand is swept daily and lifeguards keep watch from regular intervals. The water in summer is warm and generally calm enough to swim, kayak, and paddleboard. You can rent gear, umbrellas, and beach-accessible wheelchairs at several spots along the beach. In summer, anyone older than 12 will need to pay a beach access fee; buy daily or weekly tags on the boardwalk or from an inspector on the beach.

Ocean City Boardwalk

It’s worth getting up early to rent a bike or surrey for a cruise along the boardwalk, allowed only before noon in summer. By midday, the boardwalk is in high gear, though it’s so wide it rarely feels crowded. The two amusement parks feature a good mix of kiddie and thrill rides, from the original 1920s carousel to a new 120-foot-tall roller coaster (tickets can be purchased per ride, though the bundles are a better deal). With water slides, a lazy river, and a pirate-themed playground, the OC Waterpark can take a whole day to explore.

Corson’s Inlet State Park

On the south end of town, this 341-acre coastal park is the counterpoint to the neon-lit boardwalk. A series of short hiking trails wind through the sand dunes and tall grasses, with views of the ocean and wetlands. The beach is accessible only at low tide, so check the tide report to time your visit, then bring a picnic, settle in, and watch for migratory birds. Swimming isn’t allowed here, though kayaking or fishing (with a permit) are.

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