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Hi Insiders, do you know if the free bulk trash pickup this weekend? Could you send me some info on this if you have it? Thanks!
Submitted by Rebecca K, Ocean City Maryland on April 6, 2018
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 6, 2018

It is April 7 and 8th.  You can call 410-524-0318 for more information.

Hi! I am looking to live in OC this summer with one or two other friends. We are hoping to find businesses that offer employee housing (we heard this is the cheapest way to go). Do you have any recommendations for businesses that do this? ! Or suggestions for cheap summer housing for 2-3 girls. Thanks!
Submitted by Kyle S, Bel Air Maryland on April 5, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 10, 2018

I know Phillips offers some employee housing (click https://www.phillipsseafood.com/about-phillips/careers">here to apply), and in the past Trimper's did too. If you can't get housing through an employer, here are some other options:

(1) Checkout this seasonal housing information from the OC Chamber of Commerce.

(2) Watch the classified sections of  Maryland Coast Dispatch and Ocean City Today. Both of these newspapers have jobs and seasonal housing listings.

(3) Watch the Eastern Shore Craigslist housing section - lots of people connect to OC seasonal housing through this site.

(4) Even if you are not an international student, checkout E-Point Student Center - They help lots of international students find jobs and housing in OC, and could perhaps help you too. You can reach them at 410.289.9844.

No matter where you go, be sure you confirm you are dealing with a reputable source. A couple of years ago, several lifeguards got scammed by listings for places that demanded up-front rent payment for places that did not actually exist!

Good luck in your search!

Hi there, I am looking for a place to rent for the summer - preferably near Seacrets. I would appreciate any recommendations! Thank you.
Submitted by Seth H, Bethesda Kansas on April 5, 2018
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 6, 2018

Seth, Princess Bayside, Hampton Inn and the Quality Inn on 54th are all walking distance to Seacrets.

Hello, I'm looking for beachfront place for July 7 to 9th. Please send any recommendations. Thanks!
Submitted by Brenda S, Phila Pennsylvania on April 5, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 10, 2018

Ut is hard to make a reco without knowing what you are looking for an your budget, but here are some ideas:

The best place to start looking is the OCOcean accommodations page.

Dunes Manor. (800.523.2888) is oceanfront at 28th Street, just a block north of the north end of the boardwalk.  It is a great property in a great location and is reasonably priced for a mid-upper range hotel. My family has often stayed there. When I only recommend one place, this is it. They have an indoor/outdoor pool, all units are oceanfront with balconies, and some units have small kitchenettes.

Holiday Inn & Suites oceanfront on the boardwalk at 17th Street on the boardwalk (410.289.7263). They are part of the Harrison Hotel Group, the largest set of hotels and motels in OC. This is a very nice place.

Holiday Inn Oceanfront (419.524.1600) is oceanfront at 67th Street. I have stayed here often. They have an indoor and an oceanfront pool and an area with lots of hammocks for just hangin' out along the beach.

The Clarion (800.638.2100) at 101st Street is a great oceanfront option, especially if you need multiple rooms.

The Castle in the Sand (800.552.7263) at 37th street is a great midtown location. The hotel is ocean front, and they have several buildings and many types of rooms. They have lots of amenities including an outdoor pool. They have rooms with kitchenettes.

Comfort Inn Boardwalk (410.289.5155) is nice oceanfront hotel on the boardwalk at 5th Street. They also have an ocean block building that will be less expensive. It is near the south end of the boardwalk where there is tons of action, but far enough north to be not too noisy at night. They have and indoor and outdoor pools and on site parking. My son stayed there a few of summers ago, and he said it was great.

The Commander at 14th Street oceanfront on the boardwalk (888.289.6166). They just did a complete interior renovation a few years ago.

Sahara (800.638.1600) is oceanfront on the boardwalk at 19th Street with ocean block buildings too. An affordable, basic motel that will be clean, but will not have lots of amenities. They have an outdoor pool. This is the least expensive place on this list.

Windjammer Apartments (410.723.4111) is an apartment motel that is oceanfront at 46th Street. It is a well maintained older property with studio, 1BR, 2BR, and 3BR apartments. They don't have a pool, but they have a nice private beach area right in front of the building with picnic tables and grills. I stayed there for many years.

 

Hi Insiders, are there any stores leasing on the boardwalk? Thanks!
Submitted by unknown u, Berlin Maryland on April 5, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 5, 2018

Your best bet is to check with a real estate agent or the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce. 

Holiday Real Estate  http://www.holidayoc.com

Coldwell Banker  http://www.cbvacations.com

Long and Foster  http://www.lfvacations.com 

Chamber of Commerce  https://oceancity.org/

We are looking for the best pet friendly rentals in OC, MD. We are open to condo/house rentals in addition to hotels and we’d like to be close to the boardwalk. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Submitted by Gwen B, Warminster Pennsylvania on April 5, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 10, 2018

Here are a few pet-friendly places in OC:

The Clarion at 101st Street is a great oceanfront option. It is one of the few dog friendly places open year round. 

The La Quinta Inn & Suites on 33rd Street (between Baltimore Avenue and Coastal Highway) is a fairly new hotel that allows pets and is open year round.

The Safari Motel - Ocean front on the boardwalk at 13th Street is one of the few (or only) pet friendly hotels on the boardwalk.

Barefoot Mailman - Ocean block on 35th Street.

Windjammer Apartments - Ocean front, 46th Street. A nice older property with studio, 1BR, 2BR, and 3BR apartments. I stayed there for many years.

Coastal Palms Inn and Suites - Ocean block 120th Street. It was recently taken over by the Carousel and completely redone. It is very nice. Staying here provides access to many of the Carousel's amenities (just 2 blocks away). Also has an outdoor pool and free loaner beach chairs.

Most condos do not allow renters to bring pets.

Be aware that dogs are not allowed on the OC beach or boardwalk or beach anytime from 1 May to 30 September. Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach and boardwalk from 1 October to 30 April.

Leashed dogs are allowed in OC's parks, including Northside Park at 127th Street. There is a dog park at 94th Street. You can get more info about it here.

I would like a ocean front, board walk hotel on June 21 to 28. Or any week on July one room 2 people - queen or king bed. Please send any recommendations! Thanks!
Submitted by Elizabeth C, Rockville Maryland on April 5, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 10, 2018

The best place to start looking is the OCOcean accommodations page.Here are several more recommendations spanning a range of budgets:

Holiday Inn & Suites oceanfront on the boardwalk at 17th Street on the boardwalk (410.289.7263). They are part of the Harrison Hotel Group, the largest set of hotels and motels in OC. This is a very nice place.

Comfort Inn Boardwalk (410.289.5155) is nice oceanfront hotel on the boardwalk at 5th Street. They also have an ocean block building that will be less expensive. It is near the south end of the boardwalk where there is tons of action, but far enough north to be not too noisy at night. They have and indoor and outdoor pools and on site parking. My son stayed there a few of summers ago, and he said it was great.

The Commander at 14th Street oceanfront on the boardwalk (888.289.6166). They just did a complete interior renovation a few years ago.

Sahara (800.638.1600) is oceanfront on the boardwalk at 19th Street with ocean block buildings too. An affordable, basic motel that will be clean, but will not have lots of amenities. They have an outdoor pool. This is the least expensive place on this list.

Dunes Manor. (800.523.2888) is oceanfront at 28th Street, just a block north of the north end of the boardwalk.  It is a great property in a great location and is reasonably priced for a mid-upper range hotel. My family has often stayed there. When I only recommend one place, this is it. They have an indoor/outdoor pool, all units are oceanfront with balconies, and some units have small kitchenettes.

Hi, I was wondering if any shops or attractions are open on the boardwalk. Thank you.
Submitted by Kelly D, Cecilton Maryland on April 5, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 5, 2018

Yes!  The boardwalk has something open year round, and now that Easter is over more things open daily.  You won't find the rides or pier games open yet, but the arcades, the Life Saving Station Museum, and plenty of stores, bars, and restaurants are open. Even Ripley's Believe it or Not is open.  You'll find more open on the weekends, like Thrasher's Fries, and Fisher's Popcorn.  If the weather is really bad, some things may not open or be open late.  But you'll have no trouble finding places to explore. 

I want to do some street entertainment on the boardwalk. Do I need a permit? How do I get one? Thanks!
Submitted by Joe S, Martinsburg West Virginia on April 5, 2018
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 6, 2018

The complete set of rules and guidelines can be printed off this PDF file.

Hi, I am looking to rent a school bus for a day during my stay in OCMD. Could you send me info on a business that rents school buses? Thanks!
Submitted by CHRISTINA N, HUNTINGTOWN Maryland on April 5, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 10, 2018

I don't kow of any businesses in the area that rent school buses, but here are some places that provide rental commercial buses and limousines:\

Atlantic Limo. They have buses for up to 30 people. Call them at 866.913.6999for more info.

Coastal Limo (410.723.5466), but the vehicles in their fleet tends to be limos and vans for smaller groups.

Black Pearl Pirate Party Bus (302.569.2273 )has mini buses for up to 14 people, they are based out of Bethany, but likely operate in OC too.