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Hello Insiders! I'm hoping to get some information for my child renting for their Senior Week. Are there only certain businesses that will rent to an 18 year-old? Any direction would be much appreciated! 
Submitted by Warren M, Lusby, Maryland January 4, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: January 4, 2018

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Yes, only certain places will rent to people under 21, and many of those that will rent to younger people may require someone to co-sign the rental agreement.

The OC Chamber of Commerce has a nice list of Senior Week apartment, condo, hotel, and motel rentals. You can access it here.

There are owners who will rent to seniors, but most of them work through rental agencies. If you want a house or apartment, checkout these two sites. I have no experience with any of these places so I can't tell you anything about them:

Various Condos: http://www.century21newhorizon.com/ocean-city-senior-week.htm

Peaceful bay Apts (on St Louis Street): http://peacefulbay.tripod.com/junegrads.html

If you want a hotel/hotel, here are some motels will rent to people under 21:

Sahara, 19th Street on the boardwalk with ocean block buildings too. Outdoor pool. A basic motel that will be clean, but will not have lots of amenities. http://www.saharamotel.com/

Tides, 71st Street, outdoor pool, ocean block. A basic motel that will be clean, but will not have lots of amenities. http://www.tidesmotel.com/

Beachmark, 73rd Street, outdoor pool, ocean block. A basic motel that will be clean, but will not have lots of amenities. http://www.beachmarkmotel.com/

These are all good, basic places that I routinely recommend.

You need to ask about check-in and check-out times, property-specific regulations, security deposit requirements, who can sign the rental agreement (do you need someone over 18, 21, 25 to sign the lease). You also need to be aware that many properties have strictly enforced eviction notices in their agreements for violations of noise, alcohol, and other ordinances.

Also, be sure to checkout "Play Is Safe Ocean City" for Sr. week tips, activities, and discounts including reduced fare bus rides.


Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: January 5, 2018

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Just make sure you are clear with the owner that this for a Senior Week rental.  I know renters have been removed from units that were told it was a family rental.  Most units require a higher deposit and charge slightly higher rent for Senior Week.  You can also check out craiglist, vrbo and frbo for rentals.


Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: January 4, 2018

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Many places rent for senior weeks, but most will require a parent or someone over 21 to sign the rental agreement and accept responsibility for any damages, etc.  Check out accommodations on http://www.ococean.com/accommodations, or try a google search for senior week rentals in Ocean City, Md.