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Ocean City, New Jersey is one of the best places on the East Coast for a family vacation, especially if you are looking for water recreation, a boardwalk, and kid-friendly attractions. There are eight miles of beaches here and two miles of boardwalk in a location that’s just a 20-minute drive from the casinos and nightlife of Atlantic City.
There are numerous options for motels, bed and breakfast inns, condos, apartments, and full houses that you can stay at here for your overnight accommodations. Here are some of the top Ocean City, NJ vacation rentals to choose from.
Up to four people on a beach vacation can stay at this Airbnb condo that has one bedroom with a queen-size bed, a single bed, and a sofa bed. The condo is just a few steps from the boardwalk and beach in a central location that’s also near restaurants and shops. The rental comes with a full kitchen, balcony, Wi-Fi, and smart TV. You’ll also have access to community amenities, such as a roof deck pool and gym. You’ll enjoy the views from the balcony while relaxing outside and will also have free parking onsite.
For up to 10 people in Ocean City, there’s the option of renting this 1,800-square-foot condo on Vrbo. It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a location on 50th Street. There are two open decks and two covered decks on the property to enjoy a little fresh air. The luxurious beachfront condo has five TVs, a modern kitchen, off-street parking, and a bright and airy atmosphere. When you stay here, you’ll be just steps from one of the best life-guarded beaches in the area.
Ten people can stay at this Ocean City, New Jersey vacation condo that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is in a great location, just three blocks from the beach and boardwalk. The home has modern amenities to keep you comfortable, as well as a roof deck that offers lovely views of the area. Amenities provided by this Vrbo host include Wi-Fi, cable TV, board games, six beach tags, and beach supplies. It also has a stocked kitchen, multiple flat-screen TVs, and off-street parking for two cars.
Available to rent through Vrbo, this is a 10-person condo with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in Ocean City. The condo is about 1,250 square feet in size and in a great location near the beach and boardwalk. Beach tags are included with your rental. Fun things to do while staying here are fishing charters, watersports, boat rentals, shopping, concerts at the Music Pier, and spring and fall block parties.
With about 800 square feet of space, this is a cute and historic dollhouse cottage on Dollhouse Row in Ocean City. It is just 300 feet from the bay and accommodates four people with two bedrooms and one bathroom. This Vrbo rental is a great seaside retreat and about five blocks from the beach. You can enjoy relaxing in Adirondack chairs on the front porch, unwinding in the semi-private backyard alcove, and making dinner on the new gas grill. The Vrbo host provides beach tags and supplies for guests to use. The home is also stocked with everything you would need in the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom.
The Willowtree Beach Cottage sleeps six people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom for travelers to Ocean City. This is a classic beach cottage with a full kitchen, living room, laundry machines, and off-street parking. You’ll have an outdoor shower to rinse off in after the beach and will be on the first floor of a duplex. There is private access to this first-floor apartment, which is about 650 square feet inside. There is a tenant on the second floor and a shared walkway along the side of the property. This rental does not include access to the fenced backyard. In the summer, the host only accepts weekly rentals from Saturday to Saturday.
Guests will be just two blocks away from the beach and boardwalk when they rent this Airbnb condo that is on the third floor of a fourplex. It has two bedrooms – one with a queen-size bed and a crib and the other with two single beds. Other features of the home are a fully upgraded kitchen, new laundry machines, sofa bed in the living room, and open floor plan. You’ll have a dedicated parking space when you stay here and also Wi-Fi and two TVs with basic cable and streaming capabilities. The host does not provide sheets or towels, so you’ll need to bring your own or rent them from a local service.
Here’s a 990-square-foot condo that sleeps eight people looking to stay in Ocean City. It has three bedrooms and one bathroom, as well as a renovated kitchen, fresh coat of paint, and comfy Pottery Barn couches. The home has hardwood floors, new drywall, and recessed lighting. It’s located just one building away from the beach and equipped with beach supplies, including chairs, a cart, blanket, umbrella, and toys. You will need to bring your own linens to stay here. In addition to being so close to a beach that is lifeguarded during the summer, guests will also be within walking distance of the 34th Street playground, ice cream shops, bike rentals, and restaurants.
This beautiful condo is located just three blocks from the beach at 3432 Haven Avenue. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a full kitchen, spacious living area, private deck, and off-street parking spots. The host provides you with four beach tags, Wi-Fi, three TVs, full-size kitchen appliances, and private laundry machines. Staying here gives you easy access to a playground, tennis courts, restaurants, and shops.
With this Airbnb rental, you’ll be in a historic 1900s apartment building and have your own private space with four bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Up to eight people can stay at this vacation rental property, which is ideal for young families because of the fenced yard and front porch. The host provides guests with essential beach gear, such as an umbrella, cart, chair, and bikes to use free of charge. There is a gas grill onsite that you can use and also off-street parking available for two cars.
The north end beaches are just 300 steps away from this vacation rental condo that sleeps eight to ten people and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is equipped with modern furniture, lots of windows, Wi-Fi, TVs, and cozy décor. You’ll be in the residential Gardens Section of Ocean City and enjoy spending time out on the large front deck and rear deck that overlooks the fenced backyard. Each of the bedrooms here has direct access to a full bathroom, which makes it a great spot for large families or multi-family groups.
Four guests can stay in this Airbnb rental unit that has one bedroom, one bathroom, and is on the first floor with no steps. It also has a fully stocked kitchen, travel crib available if you need it, outside shower, and laundry facilities that are shared with other guests. This building has three units, and all three of them are usually rented during the summer. You will have privacy here but may hear other guests at times. There is a full-size bed in the bedroom and queen-size pull-out sofa for additional guests. However, all guests will need to bring their own linens. One parking spot is provided per unit.
With four bedrooms and seven beds, this vacation condo sleeps nine people and is just steps from the beach and boardwalk. Features of this home are a full kitchen, dining area, living room, multiple smart TVs, and oversized front and back decks. There is also a roof sundeck here to get a little more enjoyable time outside. Your rental condo is on the second floor, a quiet and private space for your New Jersey getaway. This is a dog-friendly vacation rental that allows up to two dogs that weigh less than 50 pounds and are well-behaved, just as long as you pay the pet fee.