Waterfront home available for short-term rentals

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Looking for peace, relaxation, a breathtaking water view and, maybe, some kayaking, fishing or crabbing off your personal dock? Or want to lie in the sun and listen to the waves crash on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean? You can have all this and more at our tranquil waterfront bungalow just minutes from the beaches of Ocean City, Maryland.
Property type: Waterfront bungalow with private dock
Floor area: 1,400 sq. ft.
House policies: Maximum occupancy - 6, no smoking, no pets
Rooms: Living room, kitchen/dining room, large enclosed porch with sitting and eating areas, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths
Themes: Vacation, adventure, quiet getaway
General: Central air and heat, Smart TVs with Netflix, Wi-Fi, DVD player, turn-table, washer & dryer
Kitchen: Fully stocked with dishwasher, range, microwave, main fridge with icemaker, separate beverage fridge, coffee maker, Nespresso machine, toaster, dishes and utensils, pots and pans, slow cooker, griddle
Dining: Dining area in kitchen seats 6, dining area on porch seats 6
Outdoor cooking: Weber charcoal grill (starts with gas), separate egg/smoker
Linen/towels: Please bring your own (beds are 1 king size, 2 queen size); pillows provided but bring your own cases
Amenities: 2 kayaks, 2 stand-up paddle boards, detachable dock ladder, 6 beach chairs, beach umbrellas, 2 adult bicycles, one girl’s bike, games, DVDs, books
Attractions: Ocean City beach (beach club parking and pool access included), boardwalk, Assateague Island National Park (yes, the one with the wild ponies), casino, restaurants
Leisure activities: Amusement parks, antique shopping, beachcombing, bicycling, birdwatching, boating, fishing, golf, kayaking, paddle boarding, outlet shopping, sailing, scenic drives, surfing, swimming (five pools to chоose from), tennis, water skiing
Local services: Grocery store, restaurants, post office and library within 1 mile; farmers’ market every Saturday
Parking: Off-street for 4 cars or one pontoon-size boat and 2 cars; no garage
Boat ramp: Public, about 2.5 miles away
From April 1 through September 30:

$249 per night or $1,500 per week

From October 1 through March 31:

$199 per night or $1,200 per week

All rates are subject to a 6% Maryland tax and a 4.5% Worcester County tax.

A security deposit of $250 per rental applies.

Payment due dates: Half of the total (rent + security deposit) is due at time of booking; the remaining half - 14 days prior to occupancy. Security deposits are refunded within 14 days of end of occupancy.

Minimum stay is two nights.

Payments are accepted via PayPal or by personal check.
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* Please enter only the full days you intend to book. As a courtesy, we include the evening of your arrival (prior to your first full day) and the morning of your departure (following your last full day) free of charge. In return, we do expect that you will leave the home in the same condition in which you found it. Failure to do so will result in additional charges. Check-out time on the morning of your departure is noon.
The home, 1,400 square feet in size and newly remodeled, features an eat-in kitchen, spacious screened-in porch, living room, three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Views from the kitchen, living room and porch open up to the water. Included in the package are a private dock, a grill, a smoker, a crab pot and steamer, two kayaks, two paddle boards, six beach chairs, three bicycles and plenty of off-street parking. And for those unable or unwilling to fully disconnect, there’s always WiFi and several TVs. The home’s cooling and heating are central.

The eat-in kitchen, complete with farm house sink, rustic table and gather-around island, comes with everything you’ll need, including range, microwave, super-quiet dishwasher, main fridge with icemaker, separate beverage fridge, pots and pans, dishes and utensils, coffee maker, toaster, slow cooker, griddle and blender.

A stand-out feature of the house is its spacious (24x10) three-season screened-in porch with its breathtaking water views. It’s perfect for sipping morning coffee or evening drinks, all while taking in sunrise or sunset, or just enjoying the fauna with its dozens of bird species that can include egrets, herons and the occasional eagle.

Equipped with wrap-around window panels that can be lowered or raised as desired, the porch features two seating areas – one for relaxing, the other for meals or games. And if the sun’s too bright, just push the button to roll out the electric awning.

For a change of scenery or a connection to the outside world, you can turn to a large plasma TV in the home’s living room where you can spread out over two couches or claim for yourself a comfy reclining chair with ottoman. For tunes, you can choose music channels on the cable TV or travel back in time and fire up our turn-table with its eclectic selection of LPs. A DVD/CD player and plenty of DVDs, board games and books are also provided. If extra sleeping space is needed, one of the couches folds out into a queen size bed.

The three bedrooms, each with ample closet space and its own TV, come with one king size and two queen size beds. Linens and pillow cases are the guests’ responsibility. If you end up using any covers that come with the house, please wash and dry them before departure. Washer and dryer are provided in one of the bathrooms.

For outdoor cooking enthusiasts, the home includes a gas-started Weber charcoal grill and a separate smoker (the “Egg” type). Propane and charcoal for the grill as well fire-starters for the smoker are provided. If you’re a catch-it-yourself crabber, we have a crab pot and propane-powered steamer for you (please do not steam crabs inside the house).

For your water, beach and other activity/relaxation needs we have two kayaks, suitable for adults or teens, two full-size stand-up paddle boards, six beach chairs, and three bicycles (one adult male mountain/road bike, one adult female leisure bike and one early teen girl bike). Some life vests and helmets are provided but you are encouraged to bring your own since we might not have all needed sizes.

The kayaks and paddle boards can be launched straight from the home’s private dock. A detachable dock ladder is provided.

The rental comes with a complimentary pass to the Ocean City Beach Club (at 49th Street in Ocean City) that includes parking privileges on a private lot as well as access to a beachfront restaurant, bar, members-only pool and beach volleyball court.

If you are bringing a boat (please nothing larger than a standard pontoon) or jet skis to the house, you will be able to store those in the off-street parking area immediately adjacent to the home.

Aside from being just a few minutes away from Ocean City and all of its attractions, the Ocean Pines community offers a long list of amenities, including but not limited to golf, pools (five to choose from), racquet sports, recreation and parks, restaurants, marinas, a yacht club, a community center and farmers’ market. Golfers can also enjoy several award-winning golf courses in the area, including a Robert Trent Jones-designed 18-hole golf course just a few minutes away. For rainy days (and off-season), there is an indoor swimming pool. For details and a continuously updated listing of options, check out the community’s website by clicking anywhere on the image below.

And, if you wish to venture out a bit, a close-by popular attraction is Assateague Island with its acclaimed wild ponies and abundant wildlife. Also just a few minutes away is the quaint little town of Berlin with great restaurants and antique stores. For more serious shoppers, there are the Tanger Outlets in Ocean City and nearby Rehoboth Beach.

We were in need of a relaxing getaway over Thanksgiving weekend. This stay did not disappoint!

Nestled in a quiet bayside neighborhood with the water in its backyard, this 3 bedroom house provided all the comforts of home. Its fresh, updated décor, cleanliness, and gorgeous water views are all attributes that will keep us coming back for more! With quaint Berlin, Maryland, just a few miles away, we enjoyed a lovely holiday meal in town. Mother Nature provided warm weather late into November, and we were able to kayak right off the back dock, enjoying the autumn foliage and wildlife surrounding us.

We can only imagine the fun we will have, returning in the summer.

Jennifer & Colin J.
November 2017

Where do we start! We LOVE this home! Beautifully situated on a peaceful part of Manklin Creek, off of the Isle of Wight Bay. Beautifully renovated home with a screened-in porch/all-weather room looking out on the water. Great waterfront room to read a book, enjoy coffee in the AM and cocktails in the afternoon. Paddle boards and kayaks dropped in from the back dock give hours of fun, relaxation and wildlife photography opportunities! Crabbing and fishing are fun activities to be enjoyed off of the dock also!

Not only do you have easy beach access to Ocean City, Assateague Island is a short drive away as well as the Delaware beaches and surf fishing at the Delaware state parks/beaches. So many fun restaurants and bars to check out. Some of our favorites, Crabs to Go... less than 10 minute drive to pick up a great meal to bring back to the house and enjoy on the back porch. Barn 34 offers exceptional breakfasts as well as other meals. Longboard - great place to grab lunch as you shop at Ron Jons and the sweet gift shop. Fish Tales, grab a cocktail and lunch right on the bay. Belly Busters, amazing fish tacos... and they DELIVER TO THE BEACH!! Assateague Island Surf Shop has yummy coffees, muffins, acai bowls, sandwiches.

Convenient provisioning nearby - grocery store, liquor store, drug store as well as a number of restaurants in Ocean Pines. Overall, a great place to go less than 3 hours from Alexandria, VA, depending on traffic of course!! Just perfect!

Cindy and Peter S.
July 2017