HELP and INFORMATION
FAQ frequently asked questions
The Ocean City Beach Patrol starts guarding the 10 miles of beach the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through the third Sunday following Labor Day weekend. They are on duty from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM. At 5:25 PM you will see them signaling everyone out of the ocean. This is their way of letting everyone know they are going off duty. Their motto: “Keep Your Feet in the Sand until the Lifeguard’s in the Stand.”
Sorry, but no. We do not have additional parking spaces on our lot. Our cleaning staff needs a place to park when they arrive.
Guests should park in any of the free, public spaces on 41st St., or at the Convention Center lot, also free.
With regard to our condos, we have a strict no smoking/no vaping policy – period. Absolutely no smoking on the property – not in the building, on the steps, on the balconies, etc. If such is reported to us, you will be asked to leave that day, as you violated the terms of the lodging agreement. Smoking/Vaping is prohibited at our site – regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or anything else!
Ocean City Ordinance – The Boardwalk and Beach are Smoke-Free; the Beach & Dune Crossings are Smoke-Free (except in designated smoking areas on the beach); OC’s Parks & covered bus stop shelters are Smoke-Free. Smoking rules apply to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes, and any other matter or substance that contains tobacco. It also pertains to marijuana.
The Designated Smoking Area is at the sand dune to the far right of the 41st St. dune crossing; in front of the Sand Point complex.
We love pets as well as everyone. However, our Condo Association, since its inception, has declared the building as a no-pet building.
Unless you have a registered service animal, we suggest you try one of the many pet-friendly hotels; e.g., the Fontainebleau Resort, the Residence Inn, Howard Johnsons, and more.
Registered Service Animals — Please advise us as to whether the dog is required because of a disability; identify what work/task the dog has been trained to perform, confirm the dog is housebroken and controllable at all times, provide documentation that the dog is licensed and vaccinated. These are all requirements approved by the ADA.
Pets are permitted on the beach or Boardwalk from October 1st through April 30th, but not permitted during the summer season. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times and the owner/handler is responsible for removing any waste from public or private property.
As linens are part of our package, it would be too difficult for our cleaning staff to keep track of who and who does not want linens. Therefore, they are placed in each unit after it is cleaned. Our linens are cleaned on a hot/sanitary setting and with Tide laundry detergent, bleach, and liquid fabric softener. The sets are then packaged and placed in the condos. Also, if a guest uses our blankets, they are laundered after each use and put back into the condo.
Some units have a stackable washer/dryer in the unit. These include units 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. Guests will also find laundry detergent and fabric softener sheets in containers under the kitchen sink in the cabinet. These are smaller appliances and will not accommodate large items, but they are great for bathing suits, a few towels, pieces of clothing etc. If a guest requires a full-size washer, then we ask that they use one of the full-size washer/dryers in the laundry room on the ground level. All are FREE
Yes, we offer guests the use of Storage Unit 4 on the ground level, which can be accessed using the code provided in the welcome package.
Yes, there are several grocery stores in Ocean City that we would recommend. These include:
Minit Market on 32nd St. & Coastal Hwy. – Deli, groceries, bakery, beer/wine
Rick’s Market on 64th St. & Coastal Hwy. – Deli, groceries, bakery, beer/wine
7/11 Convenience Store at Sunset Dr. & Coastal Hwy.
For larger grocery purchases, we suggest Acme at 94th Street or traveling a short distance to West OC to the Food Lion, just off Stephen Decatur Hwy.
Yes. They are located just across Coastal Highway. Turn into Convention Center Drive and make a left.
Even though we provide each condo with a Keurig coffeemaker and an initial set of K-cups, also a full size coffee maker, some guests really prefer their special brews.
Dunkin Drive Thru on 26th and Coastal Hwy.
McDonalds between 32nd and 33rd Sts. And Coastal Hwy.
Starbucks at 16th St. and N. Baltimore Sts.
Wow, well as far as places to eat that are not too far, let’s start with those that are closest:
Coconuts Restaurant Bar & Grill – 38th St. on the beach –if you are craving some refreshment after lying on the beach
Rita’s Italian Ice – Corner of 41st and Coastal Hwy. – very good for ice cream snacks
Dough Roller – Corner of 41st & Coastal – this is a hit or miss – sometimes the pancakes are good, sometimes not; chicken & pizza are good
Belly Busters – Corner of 45th & Coastal – great shrimp wraps
45th St. Taphouse – one of our “go to” places when we can’t decide what we want
Shotti’s – 36th & Coastal – good pizza; lots of locals eat there
Ristorante Antipasti – 31st & Coastal – excellent food, pricey, and requires reservations
Ripieno’s Italian Bistro at 33rd & Coastal cannot be beat for their exceptional pizza and subs
Mother’s Cantina – both the one at 29th and the one at 78th, we have enjoyed good food and good service
Dry Dock 28 – 28th & Coastal – good food, definitely a Pittsburgh fan hangout
Dry 85 – 48th & Coastal – good food and great bourbons
Seacrets – a place everyone needs to experience at least once; but families should go during the day
Dumser’s Dairyland – 49th & Coastal – just underwent a major reno – great food and great service; love their fish and chips
Mackey’s Bayside Bar & Grill – between 53rd & 54th – fun place to watch the sunset
Alley Oops – bayside, just past 55th St., is a place many go if it rains, as they have bowling and lots of indoor activities, but very pricey
Bad Monkey – corner of 58th & Coastal – serves scrumptious monkey bread for breakfast
Denny’s – corner of 62nd and Coastal – typical Denny’s food but the servers are a hoot!
Rosenfeld’s Jewish Deli – 63rd & Coastal – fantastic food, highly recommend the Rueben & their eclairs
Dead Freddie’s Island Grill – bayside, just past 63rd St. is a fun place to take the kids
Annabelle’s BBQ & Creamery – they actually will put liquor in your milkshake!
Touch of Italy – at the Holiday Inn on 66th St. – one of our favs – excellent food, wine & service, great bakery
Longboard Café – Just off 67th on bayside – specialty food and really potent drinks
These are to name but a few, as OC has so much variety with the crab houses, like Higgins, PGN, and more.
Activities Also see/click our Activities Page Activities– well, with 12 grandkids, we have enjoyed a number of activities, but mostly they love being on the beach. They also love:
Jolly Roger’s Amusement and Water Park – on the bayside at 30th St. They give Veterans’ discounts! Our youngest two granddaughters insist on going each year – love the roller coasters!
The world-famous Boardwalk that starts/ends at 27th St. – 3 miles of fun where you can enjoy Trimpers Amusements, Thrasher’s Fries, Jolly Roger Amusements, Fisher’s Popcorn, Dolle’s Candyland, Kohr Bros. Frozen Custard, Bike Rentals, OC Life-Saving Museum.
Biking is allowed throughout OC year-round but with limited hours on the boardwalk during the summer season (from Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day – only between 2:00 AM and Noon. From Tuesday after Labor Day through Friday before Memorial Day, at any time, except Springfest and Sunfest – then it is back to 2:00 AM to Noon.
Sightseeing Water Tours – we love going out on the OC Rocket. Check out Talbot St. watersports. They also have a really cool tour to Assateague Island where you can see the wild ponies.
Kayaking — Coastal Kayak – Fenwick Island, Delaware – rent kayaks, paddleboards, get instructions, etc. as well as at Ayers Creek Adventures in Berlin, MD
Frontier Town Western Theme Park – Stephen Decatur Hwy., Berlin, MD – lazy river, waterslides, mini-golf
There are lots of fishing boats – Judith M, deep sea fishing party boat; Tortuga fishing, OC Swim Call, and more.
OC Bay Hopper is another option for getting over to west OC or even moving uptown or downtown, especially during the evening hours. Their shuttle begins each day at their 118th St. location and travels south, stopping at a set list of bars and restaurants and ending at their West OC location. Then they turn around and head back. Check their app.
Mini-golf – we usually go to Nick’s Mini-golf at 45th St., but the kids also love the Old Pro Golf at the corner of 28th & Coastal. And if it rains, we enjoy the indoor mini golf at Old Pro on 68th.