Vacation Smart & Book Direct

With the rise of travel websites, booking a vacation has never been easier. Condos, townhouses, and single-family homes are all right there on one convenient website. It’s an incredibly useful tool, especially since you can sort your results by price, availability, amenities, distance, and other factors. It’s so easy to find a place you love and click that “Book Now” button. But a smart traveler knows better and books direct with the property owner or manger.

Why, when travel websites like AirBnb, VRBO, HomeAway, and are so helpful, would you book direct? Well, there’s three reasons why smart travelers go right to the source: money, availability, and knowledge.

Travel websites like the aforementioned add significant traveler fees just to book through their site. So do many travel agencies. But when you book direct, you avoid those fees and save big! Don’t pay just to book on a fancy travel site— pay only for what you actually need.

Additionally, many owners choose not to list on big-name sites like HomeAway or AirBnb. That means you don’t get the full scope of properties available for your dates. But when you book directly with a rental agency like Shoreline Properties (wink, wink), you see all the properties that are available for your desired dates. If you book on a third-party site, you may miss some of the best vacation rentals. Don’t miss out when you can make out big!

But, perhaps most importantly, booking direct will provide you with all the information you’ll need for your vacation. Local rental agencies have insider knowledge on your destination that you can’t get from big-name websites. Local property owners and managers can give you the most accurate, up-to-date information on their rentals and community. Whether that be updates to the properties, local events, or something else, you’ll get the best information from those who know the property and area intimately.

It’s also much easier to communicate special needs when you book direct. You won’t have to worry about your request being forgotten or not being passed along when you’re able to tell the property owner or management company directly. Rental agencies and owners are always here to help.

Moreover, rental agencies may be offering discounts or special offers that they don’t list on third-party sites. Why spend extra money that you could save for your vacation?  Smart travelers remember to check with local agencies and owners for promotions you can’t find anywhere else. If you don’t book direct, you may miss out on a great deal.

So, next time you use a third-party travel website to browse, make sure to find out who rents that property. You’ll save big, stay informed, and have your pick of the litter too! Your vacation experience should be easy and stress-free. When you book direct, we can make that dream a reality.

June Events

Coming up in June, we have a lot of fun events and activities in Ocean City! Shoreline Properties wants to help you plan your vacation accordingly so you can enjoy all we have to offer! Our most anticipated events are the OC Air Show and the Firemen’s Convention. Here are all the exciting events we have this month (free events denoted with a *):

June 1-3: Mako Mania Tournament- Bahia Marina, 21st & 22nd Streets

June 2: Baltimore Ravens Roosts Annual Parade*- Baltimore Ave. from 19th to 26th Street

June 9-10: Longboard Weekend Pro Surf Contest- 36th to 37th Street Beach

June 9-10: Sand Duels Beach Soccer Challenge- Wicomico Street to N. Division Street Beach

June 10: Capt. Schoepf Lifeguard Relay- 7th Street Beach

June 16-17: OC Air Show*- Show Center at 15th Street

June 16-17: Beach 5 Sand Soccer Tournament I- Dorchester Street to 3rd Street Beach

June 18-20: Maryland State Firemen’s Association Convention*- Convention Center, 40th Street

June 20: Firemen’s Parade*- Baltimore Ave. from 15th to 32nd Street

June 23: ESA Summer Surf Series Contest #2- Assateague State Park

June 23-24: Claypalooza- OC Center for the Arts, 94th Street

June 23-24: OC Car & Truck Show- Convention Center, 40th Street

June 26: Skate Bowl Bash- Ocean Bowl Skate Park, 3rd Street & St. Louis Ave.

June 28: OC Beach Patrol Rookie Graduation- Beach from Pier to Inlet

Exciting New Getaways with Shoreline Properties!

With the summer season just around the corner, you may find yourself scrambling to find a place to stay. But you don’t have to worry with Shoreline Properties! We have some great new condos and townhouses here in Ocean City, Maryland that we think— no, know— will be the perfect place to rest after a long day at the beach! Browse through some of our finest new properties and choose the one that’s perfect for your family!

  1. Flipper’s SeacretThis oceanfront condo is seated in a prime location right on the Boardwalk. This three-bedroom house comes with many fantastic amenities, including free WiFi and a rooftop deck. Spend anywhere from three days to a week in this luxury beachside townhome. You’ll feel like a regular beach bum in this fabulous little bungalow!
  2. Mariner’s Watch 403 If you’re looking for a luxury condo, look no further than this one! Located conveniently by Fish Tales, this four-bedroom condo is perfect for family get-togethers. It also features some great amenities, like free WiFi and an outdoor pool. For anyone dreaming of relaxing by the bay, this is where you’ll want to go.
  3. Tamarindo 2 This luxury townhouse is jam-packed with exciting amenities! Not only does this house have three bedrooms, but it’s technologically current. It has free WiFi, Smart TVs, and access to Sonos (a music app)! The development features an outdoor pool. If you’re looking for a fun place to stay, this townhome is here for your entertainment!
  4. Jamaica II 303 This cute two-bedroom townhouse is one of the most chill vacation rentals in Ocean City! Sleep soundly in a bayside neighborhood and watch the sunset from the balcony. This townhome comes with free WiFi, but that’s not even its best feature! The décor is absolutely to die for. If you’re hoping for a peaceful summer vacation, this is the house you’ll want to call home for a spell.
  5. Sunset Island 44This luxury townhouse is newly renovated and totally cool! Located in a gated community, this house has everything. It’s so big, two families can fit! This stunning house has free WiFi, luxury mattresses, a 50” 4K TV, and a confectionary oven! It also has easy access to the indoor/outdoor pools, private bayside beaches, an interactive fountain, and more! You’ll never have to leave!


Shoreline Properties is open every day from 9am to 5pm, our dedicated local staff here to help you book one of these or any other properties. Remember, it’s never too late to plan for a getaway!

This Party is (Not) on Fire!

Get on your big bright red truck and head down to Ocean City, Maryland this June! It’s time for the 126th Annual Firemen’s Convention! For three whole days, celebrate the heroes who protect us from one of nature’s cruelest tricks! Whether you’re an acting firefighter, an aspiring firefighter, or just a supporter, this convention is fun for everyone! This year’s convention is sure to be a blast!

Every year we honor the people of the State of Maryland Fire and Rescue Services with a convention and conference, and every year fun is had along the way. It’s a great chance to meet the firefighters who keep our great state as flame-free as can be! There are also loads of exhibits to check out! From June 18th through June 20th, spend your days fighting fire with firemen!

The festivities begin Monday June 18th with the Opening Ceremonies at 8:30am! During the week, take part in training opportunities and enjoy seminars! It’s a great way to decide if you want to be a fireman too! Of course, as we gather together, we must also honor the fallen. The Memorial Service is on Sunday June 17th at 7pm.

Each day of this convention has its own hours, so make sure you get to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on time to join in on the fun! Monday’s festivities last from 8:30am to 4pm; Tuesday’s last from 9am to 4pm; Wednesday’s last from 9am to 12pm. Come join us in honoring and celebrating the wonderful people of Maryland’s Fire and Rescue Services!

It’s not too late (or too early!) to book a place to stay for the convention! Come stay with Shoreline Properties! We have condos and townhouses located all across Ocean City, including properties conveniently located by the convention center! Check out all the great properties we have right here on our website or give us a call at 1-800-492-5832! Our dedicated local staff is here every day from 9am to 5pm to help you find your perfect vacation home.

Come stay with Shoreline Properties and celebrate the Firemen’s Convention in style!

Take to the Skies!

The excitement of Ocean City, Maryland’s summer season is just beginning! We’ve got so many fun events planned for the rest of the summer! Next up? The annual Ocean City Air Show! Get ready to be amazed by one of June’s most popular events.

If you don’t have plans to join us yet, don’t fret! It’s not too late or too early to book a place to stay for the Ocean City Air Show! Time your vacation to coincide with our annual aerial spectacular! This year’s air show will take place June 16th and 17th. Spend a long weekend with Shoreline Properties or take a whole week off and watch the aerial acrobatics of some of our favorite military and civilian fliers.

View the 11th Annual Ocean City Air Show from 16th Street and the beach. Watch all the exciting performances from aerobic performances to military jet demos! From 12pm to 4pm, be amazed by mind-blowing aerial stunts! Headlining this year’s show are the fan-favorite US Air Force Thunderbirds! Also joining them is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter! The rest of the performers will be announced soon, so keep an eye out. This is one show that is certain to give you a thrill! For more information or Premium Viewing and VIP tickets, visit or call 877-722-2927.

Come stay with Shoreline Properties, so you can have a fantastic Ocean City experience! We’ve got many condos and townhouses downtown, if you’d like to stay near the Air Show action! You can stay by the sea or by the bay! If you’d like the occasional break from the hoopla, stay midtown or uptown. Shoreline Properties has over 500 great condos and townhouses all over Ocean City! Check out what we’ve got available right here on this website or give us a call at 1-800-492-5832! Our dedicated local staff is here every day from 9am to 5pm.

Take to the skies with Shoreline Properties and the Thunderbirds this June! Whether you’re up in the clouds or down on the beach, this is one weekend event of which you’ll want to be a part!

Cruise the Shoreline in Style!

Finish polishing up your old classic cars! Rev up your hot rods! Ocean City, Maryland’s annual Cruisin’ Week is coming soon! We’ve got tons of fun lined up for people who believe the second act is the best. From May 17th through the 20th, cruise up and down the coastline in your swanky ride and attend events catered for classic car enthusiasts. This year is bigger and better than ever, featuring exciting guests and new events! Come cruise with us in style and herald in the start of summer with the roar of an engine!

Take part in one of the many car shows we’ll have at the 40th Street Convention Center, the Inlet, and various other locations throughout the city. Come check out over 3,000 custom cars, hot rods, classic cars, and street machines! Visit any of the over 20 vendors stationed at the various events. Join in one of our auctions and bid on the car of your dreams. For the car enthusiast, this is the event of the year.

This year’s Cruisin’ Week has an exciting new addition! A location has been added at the US 13 Dragway in Delmar, Delaware. Events take place Friday and Saturday and include no-prep racing, burnout contests, test and tunes, and more! It’s only a short drive from Ocean City, so you’ll want to add this stop to your list.

We’ve got some exciting guests coming this year. From the hit show American Pickers, Rob Wolfe will be at the Convention Center from 11am to 4pm on Friday and at the Beachside Inlet from 11am to 4pm. He’ll be signing autographs and taking pictures. Also joining us this year is Erin Murphy, best known for her role as Tabitha on Bewitched. She’ll be at the Inlet on Friday from 11am to 4pm and at the Convention Center from 11am to 4pm on Saturday. Meet and greets will be held at both events. Courtney Hansen from the hit shows Overhaulin’, PowerNation, and Power Block will be here as well, lending her extended knowledge of cars. She’ll be at the U.S. 13 Dragway event on Saturday and at the Beachside Inlet on Sunday from 11am to 1pm.

Hermin’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will be performing at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 17th. Tickets are on sale at and 1-800-551-SEAT. Don’t miss a thrilling show, featuring such hit songs as “I’m Into Something Good” and “There’s a Kind of Hush.”

There will also be many amazing special events in Ocean City and the surrounding area. Among these events are a party at Ocean Downs, Trimper’s Family Fun Night, and the Grand Finale Awards! For more details on these and more, click here.

Shoreline Properties wishes you a rockin’ Crusin’ Week! We’ll see you there!

Jazz Up Your Life!

For lovers of jazz and blues, it can be hard to find a music festival where it’s all jazz and blues all day long. When it comes to mainstream favorites, jazz and blues just aren’t at the top of the list. But we’ve found a festival that does put jazz at number one: the Jazz and Blues Bash! Spend a day in Ocean City, Maryland’s neighbor town Berlin and see many great jazz and blues acts or stroll the historical streets of downtown Berlin with fantastic music playing in the background.

This exciting event takes place Saturday, May 5th from 10am to 6pm. And there’s so much more than just music! There will be food vendors, a beer garden, and craft vendors! While you’re there, check out all the little shops and restaurants that line the streets of the town voted America’s Coolest Small Town in 2014! Best of all? This fun-filled music festival offers admittance absolutely free!

While you’re visiting the Eastern Shore, Come visit Ocean City as well! We have lots of fun things to do, from miniature golf to the movies to the beach! This weekend is also our annual Springfest! Once you’ve gotten your fill of Berlin’s Jazz and Blues Bash, come join one of our biggest festivals of the year! This weekend is sure to be exciting, as long as you spend it on the Eastern Shore!

And when you’re ready to settle down for the night, relax in one of Shoreline Properties’ over 500 condos and townhouses! We have many fabulous options for you to choose from, whether you want to stay by the ocean or by the bay! We offer properties of all different sizes for all different families. It’s not too late to explore our website ( or give us a call at 1-800-492-5832. Our dedicated local staff is here to help every day from 9am to 5pm. Book direct with us and save!

Whether you want to usher in summer with a bang at Springfest or with smooth ease at the Jazz and Blues Bash, you’ll want to spend this weekend with Shoreline Properties!

Spring(fest) into Summer!

Here in Ocean City, MD, we like to ring in the summer season early. How do we do that? With our annual Springfest! This exciting four-day festival includes so many wonderful activities, from arts and crafts to live music to delicious food! Best of all? This early summer bash is absolutely free! Come join us down at the Inlet (at the end of the famous Ocean City Boardwalk) every day from May 3rd through May 6th! The festivities start at 10am on May 3rd to 6pm on May 6th!

This year’s Springfest has some exciting events and guests. Visit the indoor and outdoor stages and see shows by talented local acts and recording artists from all across the country! Get pumped for the party at the Opening Ceremony; get captivated dancers and bands; get artsy with fun crafts! With over 250 vendors under the big-top tents, there’s plenty of fun to go around! You won’t want to miss out! Springfest is one of Ocean City’s top spring events, a veritable jamboree!

But the most exciting thing about Springfest is the headliners! This year we’ve got some great talent. On Thursday, attend Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show! Jam out to classics and take in a fantastic show! What more could you ask for? On Friday, we’re welcoming country superstar Trace Adkins! He’s bringing the hoedown to the Eastern Shore! On Saturday, former Poison front man Bret Michaels takes the stage! Every rose may have its thorn, but Ocean City has Springfest! For more dates and times, go to! Tickets for Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show can still be purchased from the Ocean City Convention Center Box Office on 40th Street or

And when night falls and the party ends for the day, come stay with Shoreline Properties! We have hundreds of condos and townhouses for you to choose from. For a minimum of three nights, you can feel like you’ve got a second home in our exquisite properties. We have dedicated local staff members that are here to help seven days a week! Browse our website or give us a call at 1-800-492-5832! It’s never too early to start summer!

Walk for Change!

With summer just around the corner, we’re all working toward our best beach bodies. Everyone wants to look their best while catching some rays. But, with all the chaos of the world, maybe time would be better spent giving back. How do you choose?
Well, in Ocean City you don’t have to! This Saturday we have two charity walks that you can take part in! The first one is Walk MS, a 5K and 1 mile walk to raise funding for research, programs, and services for people living with MS. In Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC, there are over 15,000 people diagnosed with MS. In joining this walk, you’ll be helping them live their lives to the fullest. The walk starts at Jolly Roger’s and goes all the way to the Boardwalk. There are rest stops along the way, as well as turn-around points. The event kicks off with breakfast and registration at 8am. Don’t miss your chance to burn some calories and raise money for people in need.
If you have a pet that would love to join you, then you should attend Boardwalkin’ for Pets! An annual walk-a-thon run by the Worcester County Humane Society, this fundraiser benefits the Ocean City area’s no-kill shelter. Bring your pet for an exciting day of walking the Boardwalk with pals! You and your animal buddy can walk whatever distance you choose, marveling at the sights and smells of the ocean. But that’s not all! Refreshment are provided by Harrison’s Harbor Watch Restaurant and Layton’s Family Restaurant! From 8am to 12pm, you can take part in all this and all it costs is one registration fee! Leave your paw prints on Ocean City!
If you don’t have a pet but want to join, no worries! You can adopt a shelter dog for the day and play with them! As long as you make arrangements prior to the walk-a-thon, you’ll have a furry friend to help you raise money for other furry friends! For more information, call 410-213-0146.
And when you’re done raising money and dropping pounds, head over to Shoreline Properties and plan your summer vacation! We’ve still got lots of great places for you to call your home away from home! Call us at 1-800-492-5832 and keep up the good work!

Family Fun in the Sun!

Ever since the town put up its first building, Ocean City, Maryland has been known as the perfect family getaway. Kid-friendly and full of excitement, this resort town has everything! If you’re looking for some suggestions, Shoreline Properties has some great ones! From games to entertainment to family bonding, we’ve figured out just which activities are perfect for the families who stay with us.

If you’re looking for some free fun, Ocean City is full of amazing free events! Catch a movie at the weekly Movies on the Beach on either 27th or 118th Street. Take part in the Family Beach Olympics on a Tuesday evening. Watch the sand and sky light up during 100 Nights of Lights by the Inlet. You can also spend an afternoon at Northside Park. There is so much free fun to be had in Ocean City, you’ll wind up saving money!

Some of the most popular activities for kids are mini golf, arcades, and amusement and water parks! We have several themed mini golf courses all along Coastal Highway. Step back in time to the Medieval era or swim under the sea with the fish. Whether indoor or outdoor, it’s always a good time for a game of miniature golf.

There are also several arcades in Ocean City, many conveniently located right on the Boardwalk. Go to Sportland or Playland or one of the many other arcades so you can play games and win prizes! If you’re looking for a thrill, head down to the Inlet or Jolly Roger and ride some roller coasters! Our amusement parks have plenty of kids for kids big and small— including the kid in you!

You can also spend a day at Splash Mountain Water Park! Ride one of the many water slides or relax in the lazy river. With a wave pool, kiddie pools, and water-filled jungle gym, there’s plenty of watery fun to be had!

On rainy days, go see a film at Sun & Surf! You’ll love the reclining chairs! Or you can take the family to Old Time Photo and get your picture taken as figures from the past! You can also check out Gold Coast Mall or Sunsations and pick out souvenirs to remember your trip by!

Shoreline Properties is dedicated to making each vacation your best vacation. As long as you take our suggestions, you’ll be sure to have the kind of getaway you’ll remember for a lifetime!