Ocean City, Maryland, offers plenty of excitement and activities within a short walk of your vacation rental. There’s the famous boardwalk that runs from 2nd to 27th streets, bordering the beach on one side, and the vibrant resort community on the other. Trimper’s Rides, an amusement park established in the late-1800s sits on the southern end of the boardwalk, while the northern end has a more residential vibe. In between are shops, restaurants, and abundant fun things to do. Check out these 12 beautiful vacation rentals near the beach in Ocean City to serve as your headquarters for summer fun.

1. A modern, multi-balcony townhouse with complementary bay access for crabbing and fishing

Where: Ocean City, MD
Sleeps: 10

Ocean City, MD vacation rental
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See the water from one of several balconies at this four-bedroom/3.5-bathroom modern townhouse vacation rental. Bring up to 10 guests, whether you have a vacation with your family or a group of friends in mind. State-of-the-art electronics include a Bluetooth-enabled stereo system, WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and cable. High-end mattresses in each of the four bedrooms ensure you and your companions sleep well after a day of fun at the beach. Prepare all of your meals in the full kitchen with all of the appliances you need. Walk to the beach and head to the boardwalk for unforgettable restaurants, night life, children’s activities, mini-golf, fishing, and crabbing. Keep up to three vehicles safe in the attached garage. No pets, please.

 

2. A stylish, sunny condo nestled on the iconic boardwalk

Where: Ocean City, MD
Sleeps: 9

Ocean City, MD vacation rental
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Take in fantastic ocean views from your balcony perch in this three-bedroom/three-bathroom deluxe condo vacation rental that sleeps up to nine people. The master bedroom has an attached bathroom with a jetted tub to relax after a long day. One bedroom has pyramid bunks for kids, while a washer and dryer let you clean off your beachwear after a full day of sun and surf. The boardwalk is right below you, with Thrasher Fries and Fisher’s Popcorn within easy walking distance. No pets are allowed.

 

3. A roomy beachfront escape situated one-block from the boardwalk and water, perfect for large groups

Where: Ocean City, MD
Sleeps: 14

Ocean City, MD vacation rental
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Bring your entire extended family to stay at this four bedroom/3.5-bathroom townhouse in the Broad Marsh community within the Midtown district. Just one block from the water, enjoy attached parking in this vacation rental built in 2015. Sleep between 12 and 14 people, thanks to bunk beds for the kids, as well as trundles in every room except the master bedroom. Enjoy plenty of in-home entertainment with five TVs outfitted with Netflix and Amazon Prime videos, and take advantage of free WiFi on your portable devices. A modern kitchen, complete with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, make mealtimes a cinch. Reach the boardwalk just one block away, and have fun at mini-golf or bowling while taking in vibrant restaurants and shopping. Please, no pets.

 

4. A downtown bayside penthouse with panoramic views of the harbor

Where: Ocean City, MD
Sleeps: 10

Ocean City, MD vacation rental
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Enjoy beautiful views of the bay in downtown Ocean City with this penthouse condo just two blocks from the boardwalk and Atlantic Ocean. Sleep up to 10 people among three bedrooms/two bathrooms, and enjoy 180-degree panoramic views of the sunset every night from your full balcony on the west side of the condo facing the bay. The open-plan living room has wide windows so you can see the sunset from inside your vacation rental. Electronic locks are there for your convenience and security, so you don’t need to check in to get keys. This condo does not allow pets.

 

5. A charming coastal condo in Midtown featuring a rooftop swimming pool and easy access to nightlife

Where: Ocean City, MD
Sleeps: 9

Ocean City, MD vacation rental
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This condo is in the center of all of the action on 45th Street near the convention center. Take advantage of the smart TV in the living room, as well as TVs in all of the bedrooms for in-house entertainment to go along with free WiFi. Bunkbeds for the kids offer a fun way to sleep at night, while the master bath has a jetted tub. Sleep up to nine people among three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Sorry, but pets must stay at home.

 

6. A fully renovated, upscale condo with a “million-dollar view” of the beach

Where: Ocean City, MD
Sleeps: 6

Ocean City, MD vacation rental
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New appliances, a washer and dryer, and a private pool await you in this two-bedroom/two-bathroom apartment with ocean views for up to six people. The master bedroom has a full ocean view to go along with modern upgrades made in 2017. New mattresses, elongated toilets, hard-surfaced floors, and modern appliances make your vacation rental experience more efficient and easier to handle. The Midtown location is in the heart of the action near the boardwalk. Please, no pets here.

 

7. An oceanfront apartment offering a sauna, hot tub, and heated outdoor and indoor pools

Where: Ocean City, MD
Sleeps: 8

Ocean City, MD vacation rental
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Revel in fantastic ocean views from your balcony and open-floorplan living room in this cozy, two-bedroom/two-bathroom upstairs apartment. Quick access to the beach and waterfront activities get your day started, while heated on-site pools for you and the kids give you a chance to relax after a long day. The full kitchen has everything you need to cook meals during your stay at this vacation rental that sleeps up to eight guests. WiFi and TVs provide electronic entertainment for your family. Please leave your pets at home.

 

8. A lavish waterfront condo with sweeping views of the cityscape and ocean

Where: Ocean City, MD
Sleeps: 6

Ocean City, MD vacation rental
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Expand your ocean views in this two-bedroom/two-bathroom vacation rental for up to six people. A fully equipped kitchen lets you prepare meals, and TVs and WiFi let you access all of the home entertainment that you need. The washer and dryer help with the laundry so you can pack light for your summer vacation. The parking lot has a walking path to the beach, so your oceanside fun is within easy reach. No pets, please.

 

9. A sixth-floor luxury condo with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a balcony overlooking the water

Where: Ocean City, MD
Sleeps: 9

Ocean City, MD vacation rental
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This brand new vacation rental property utilizes soaring ceilings, open-floorplans, and plush seating to increase the wow factor of your Ocean City vacation. Custom, designer furniture and comfy armchairs let you relax after a busy day at the beach, while the stunning views from your sixth-floor condo create eye-popping panoramas. The 75-inch HDTV delivers TV shows and movies, and the jetted tub in the master bedroom offers a way to relax at the end of a long day of swimming in ocean, walking along the boardwalk, and checking out the local scene. Three bedrooms/three bathrooms accommodate up to nine guests. No pets, please.

 

10. A cozy and relaxing seaside getaway only a stone’s throw from the beach

Where: Ocean City, MD
Sleeps: 2

Ocean City, MD vacation rental
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Cozy up to your partner in front of the fireplace for romantic evenings in this charming one-bedroom/one-bathroom condo just one block from the beach. Your vacation rental includes a kitchen and washing machine for convenience, and it sleeps two people comfortably. This property also comes with internet access, an elevator, and a pool. Please, no pets.

 

11. A pet-friendly beach house with a dock, golf cart, community boat ramp, and bayside views

Where: Ocean City, MD
Sleeps: 12

Ocean City, MD vacation rental
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This three-story house faces Assawoman Bay and is less than a mile from the Atlantic. Eat dinner on two balconies with sunset views, and you can fish right off of your own personal dock. In addition to a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, your vacation rental comes with kayaks, crab traps, beach chairs, boogie boards, bicycles, and an internet connection. This house sleeps up to 12 people in five bedrooms and three bathrooms, and the owners are pet-friendly on a case-by-case basis. A pet fee of $35 per night or $250 per week applies.

 

12. A quiet bayside retreat with a game room, elevator, and custom bar, great for students

Where: Ocean City, MD
Sleeps: 14

Ocean City, MD vacation rental
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This gorgeous four-bedroom/three-bathroom house sleeps up to 14 people, and has views of the harbor and Sunset Marina. The location is close enough to restaurants, family entertainment, and the ocean while also having its own quiet corner in Ocean City so you can enjoy quiet moments. Check out the furnished game room with a pool table, dart board, and custom bar on the bottom floor. Make your way to the top floor to see the sitting room for a quiet place to read a book in front of the fireplace. The in-house elevator is perfect for people with mobility issues, elderly family members, and for moving lots of people at one time. Please leave your pets at home.