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Hello! My friend and I are looking for a place to rent and jobs in Ocean City for the Summer of 2019. We are both college students looking to stay from May-August. Any suggestions as to where we should start our search? Thanks!Submitted by Jordan S, Mount Airy Maryland on December 19, 2018
You are ahead of the season where people start searching for next summer, which is good.
If you are looking for a job, the Chamber of Commerce is holding their annual Job Fair on 30 March 2019 from 9am to 1pm at the Convention Center. Get more info here.
Here are some suggestions of how and where to look for places to live:
Your best bet is to work with an employer and see if they have housing for their workers. These are usually the most affordable options. If that approach won't work for you, here are some other options:
- Checkout this list from the Department of Tourism
- 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.
Any realtor in town can also help you.
No matter where you go, be sure you confirm you are dealing with a reputable source for housing. A few years ago, several lifeguards got scammed by listings for places that demanded up-front rent payment and when they arrived in town they found out the places did not actually exist!
Good luck in your search!
Your best bet of finding a summer job would be to attend the Ocean City Job Fair at the Convention Center on March 30. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Otherwise, you can check local newspaper classified sections .
As for housing, check out these places.
28th Street Summer Winds Bayside, Ocean City Furnished, water view, 2bdr 1 bath, 2nd floor May 1-Sept 2, sleeps 6 $9,500 +security 410-430-5316 Buckingham, many locations 410-289-6246 800-787-6246 effs, 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom apts & houses, http://www.ocrooms.com Central Reservations @ 62nd Street various rentals available, 1-877-736-8621 Coldwell Banker Bud Church Realty, 78th Street & Coastal Hwy-office 410-524-7888 800-851-7326 Coldwell Banker Vacations, 120th Street & Coastal Hwy – Multiple Locations - 800-633-1000 Condo Realty, 78th Street 410-723-0988 or 800-395-0988 Dennis Apartments 410-251-4657, 4th, 26th, 27th Street Furnished Units. Payment plan. 1, 2, 3 Bedroom units Elis Apartments, 7th Street 443-880-0756; Apartments & rooms Holiday Real Estate, 410-289-8888 / 800-638-2102 http://www.holidayoc.com Long & Foster Realty, 410-524-9411 1-800-843-2322 1 & 2 bedroom units Mayflower Apartments – 204 12th Street & Baltimore Ave. available May 1st 410-708-0863 Nock Apartments, 6th Street & Baltimore Ave ocean block 1,2,3,4 bedroom apts, full kitchen, living room, AC, parking, 410-2895141 800-289-0194 http://www.nockapartments.com OCBESTRENTALS - Oceanfront, ocean view and non-oceanfront apartments. 6th and 11th Street. Comfortable 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments 800-289-0194; 800-318-2123; email@example.com The Ocean Weeks 5th & St. Louis Ave., 301 331 2209, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts. http://www.theoceanweeks.com Park Apartment 105 Second Street Ocean City, 2 Bedroom with Balcony to boardwalk, full kitchen/ Utilities included and Efficiency- 2 bedroom/1 bath with Refrigerator/Utilities included. Call: 410-422-3375 or 410-641-0079 Pirates Cove Apartments - 1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apts. w/TV, A/C, Wi-Fi, Full Kitchens. Bill's Apartments at 609 & 611 St. Louis Ave. The Kitchen Apartments at 106 Wicomico St. (410) 289-2220 http://www.piratescoveapts.com Seagate Rentals, various locations 410-629-1570 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apts. furnished with various amenities. Sunset Terrace Apartments, 5 unit Bldg., 2bdrm 11/2bath, sleeps up to 6. Newly remodeled, seasonal rental May 8th - Sept 10th $13,500 + utilizes and security deposit required. Please call or text Dave 410-428-7333 http://www.sunsetterracerentals.com
Awesome, good luck! You'll definitely want to try to come to town in the spring once things start picking up and businesses start hiring. Be sure to like and follow as many different local businesses as you can on Facebook to stay on top of what's happening.
You can also find seasonal rentals on craigslist.com. Search of Ocean City summer rental or seasonal rental. A decent 2-bedroom unit is $12,000 - $15,000 for the summer.