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Share Your Memories for a Chance to Win $500

Over the last 10 years, Vantage Resort Realty has worked to provide the best vacation rental experience in Ocean City, Maryland. Since 2007, we have since expanded into North Myrtle Beach and the South Jersey Shore. To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we want you, our guests, to share your beach memories with us! Starting today, May 10th, we will be launching our first-ever photo contest, giving you the chance to win a $500 VISA gift card!

Contest Details

How to Enter: Between today (May 10th) and September 10th, upload up to 3 photos from any of your Vantage vacations. To enter, visit our photo contest website at VantagePhotoContest.com.

How to Win: The entrant with the greatest number of votes will win! Anyone will be able to vote on our photo contest page between September 11, 2017 and October 10, 2017. Share your photos on your favorite social media platform and through word of mouth to get more votes!

Make Memories with Vantage

Haven’t booked your summer vacation yet or looking to create new memories? Visit our Rentals Page or contact a Vacation Coordinator at 888-629-0020 to find the perfect vacation home today!

South Jersey Shore Events Heat Up!

Don’t Miss These South Jersey Shore Events!

Time to put away the snow boots and break out your flip-flops! Spring has returned to the South Jersey Shore, bringing with it some glorious, unseasonably warm weather with quite a few days in the 80s and 90s. There is a happy buzz around town as the beach, Boardwalk, and all your favorite hot spots come back to life. Just like the temperature, South Jersey Shore events are starting to heat up, as well. From car fests to craft shows, visitors will be able to enjoy all of their favorite events in addition to some exciting new ones.

May

  • 5/5 Spring Block Party, Ocean City, NJ – Enjoy a day of music, food, family activities, and over 350 craft vendors displaying their creations along Asbury Avenue (5th St. to 14th St.) in this vibrant close-knit community.
  • 5/11-14 Boardwalk Classic Car Show, Wildwood, NJ – Take a walk back in time as you stroll past classic cars and trucks on the Wildwood Boardwalk. Events for participants include a kick-off party, a host restaurant night, and prizes for the Top 40 winners.
  • 5/26 Unlocking of the Ocean, Ocean City, NJ – Welcome summer with the community as area business people jump into the ocean to signify the start of the season.
  • 5/26-29 Wildwoods International Kite Festival – Come see the skies of Wildwood dancing with color at North America’s largest kite festival. Highlights include kite workshops, family games, stunt kite competition, and an illuminated kite fly at 9:00 p.m.

June

  • 6/2 Ocean City Flower Show, Ocean City, NJ – This year’s theme of “Island Hopping” is sure to inspire creativity as hundreds of commercial and amateur participants display beautiful flower arrangements in the Ocean City Music Pier.
  • 6/3 Atlantic City Food Truck Festival, Atlantic City, NJ – Tempt your tastebuds at this culinary event and competition as food truck entrepreneurs amaze visitors with their inventive cuisine. Enjoy all-day music, celebrity cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and premium wine and beer.
  • 6/10 Wildwood Beer Fest, Wildwood, NJ – Sample over 100 ales, lagers, stouts, pilsners, and more at at this celebration of locally-brewed craft beer. Admission includes unlimited sampling, a commemorative cup, live music, and access to special exhibits.
  • 6/16-17 Jeep Invasion, Wildwood, NJ – Experience Jeep culture at this family fun event that features vendors, live music, kids’ activities, off-road courses, a beer garden, and hundreds of Jeeps as they parade along the sand.
  • 6/24 Ocean City Antique Car Show, Ocean City, NJ – Come out for some high-octane fun as over 300 vintage vehicles cruise into town for this popular car show at the Ocean City Tabernacle grounds.

July

  • 7/4 July 4th Celebrations, Various NJ Towns – Ring in America’s birthday at the nation’s best beaches. Each town has its own unique traditions, so be sure to check local listings for a lineup of events. Ocean City will hold its popular bike parade in the morning at 10:00 a.m. and a kite flying competition at 7:00 p.m., followed by entertainment and fireworks. Wildwood will start the day with a 5K Run/Walk, Bike Parade and Patriotic Pooch Parade (all at 9:00 a.m.) and end it with a fireworks extravaganza at 10:00 p.m.
  • 7/8 Antiques & Collectibles Fair, Ocean City, NJ – Browse a vast variety of antiques and collectibles displayed by some of the best-known dealers in the area including jewelry, china, furniture, postcards, and more.
  • 7/22 Night in Venice, Ocean City, NJ – Join thousands of spectators at 6:00 PM along the bayfront as beautifully decorated boats cruise from the Longport Bridge to Tennessee Ave.  This year’s theme of “Rockin’ Through the Decades,” will highlight music, fashion, and culture through history.

August

  • 8/4-7 55th Annual Boardwalk Art Show, Ocean City, NJ – Browse beautiful handmade items such as jewelry, wooden crafts, candles, and home décor set up along the Boardwalk.
  • 8/10 108th Annual Baby Parade, Ocean City, NJ – Who can resist a parade of cuteness going by on the Boardwalk?  From strollers and wagons to trucks and trailers, spectators will enjoy floats of all shapes, sizes, and themes as they show off some of the area’s most adorable tots.
  • 8/12 Red Bull Global Rallycross, Atlantic City, NJ – Held on Bader Field with the Atlantic City skyline in the background, this high-speed racing series features speeds up to 100 miles per hour along a one-mile track with tight turns, a 70-foot dirt jump, and a Joke Lap short cut (which each driver can use once during the race).
  • 8/21-22 Beach Boys Concert, Ocean City, NJ – Join one of America’s most iconic musical groups – The Beach Boys – for some “good vibrations” at the Ocean City Music Pier.
  • 8/23 Atlantic City Air Show, Atlantic City, NJ – Don’t miss this arenaline-inducing weekend of aerial feats by military and civilian performers such as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, GEICO Skytypers, and more.

Vantage properties are filling up quickly during these popular Ocean City events, so now is the best time to book! Browse Vantage-NJ.com or give us a call at (888) 629-0020 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot.

Budget-Friendly Rentals | NJ Shore

Awesome AND Affordable

One of the best things about the South Jersey Shore is that there’s something for everyone. Throughout the various beach towns you’ll find activities that run from wild to mild, dining options that range from classy to casual, and accommodations to suit every budget – from extravagant to economical. If a budget-friendly vacation is what you’re looking for this year, then rest assured; a visit to the South Jersey Shore doesn’t have to break the bank. Vantage’s Bargain Rentals page highlights value-priced homes that rent for $1,995 per week or less (before tax/fees) in the summer months. We can find you a quality rental in a great location AND for a reasonable price! Take advantage of these budget-friendly rentals below and spend your days relaxing on the beach without a worry in the world.

    • Sun Beach 214, Ocean City – Studio/1-BA/Sleeps 4 – Enjoy an easy two-block walk to the beach and Boardwalk (9th St.) from this oversized, corner efficiency condo. This immaculate unit features a king bed, kitchenette, heated pool, grilling area, and second floor sun deck.

    • 14 Kirkwood Circle, Brigantine – 3-BR/1.5-BA/Sleeps 7 – New for 2017! Experience a tranquil vacation in this unique chalet-style home with expansive views along Hole #6 of the Brigantine Golf Links. Enjoy beautiful décor, bamboo flooring, an updated kitchen, and a spacious rear deck. This home is only a short four-block walk to the beach.

    • Golden Tiara 1, Wildwood – 2-BR/1-BA/Sleeps 6 – Relax in this cute and beachy condo located two blocks from the beginning of the Boardwalk in North Wildwood. Guests have access to a full kitchen, outdoor pool, sun deck, and grilling area.

    • Beach Haven 204, Brigantine – 1-BR/1-BA/Sleeps 4 – Beach lovers will appreciate the convenient location of this newly updated condo that is half a block from the beach. Additional amenities include a king bed, full kitchen and partial beach view from the semi-private balcony.

    • Bartram 111-1, Atlantic City – 2-BR/1-BA/Sleeps 4 – Located in the family-friendly Bartram Beach section of Atlantic City’s Lower Chelsea district, this adorable ground floor apartment is fully-equipped and newly-renovated. The Boardwalk is less than a block away.

The first day of summer is less than two months away! If you haven’t booked your Ocean City vacation, now is the time to do it. For more budget-friendly rentals, visit our Bargain Rentals page, where you can book online easily and securely. Our Vacation Coordinators are also standing by at (410) 723-2002 to help you secure your summer vacation spot.

It’s All About Atlantic City

Classic Charm with a Modern Flare

With its bright lights, glamorous casinos, and big name entertainment, it’s not hard to see why Atlantic City has been called “The World’s Playground.” This action-packed city at the Jersey shore offers exciting attractions and a six-mile-long Boardwalk where guests can walk, bike, or ride the “Jitney” to shops, restaurants, and amusements. Yet, despite Atlantic City’s obvious modern vibe, visitors can still see hints of its historical roots and classic charm all over town. Once a small tract of undeveloped marshy land, Atlantic City’s forward-thinking founders were determined to turn it into a health resort in the mid-to-late-1800s. It didn’t take long for the town’s popularity to spread, especially once the railroad service opened in 1854 and began bringing tourists from the Philadelphia area. During that time, visitors dressed in their finest suits and dresses to stroll down a removable Boardwalk that was set up during the busy season to keep sand out of hotel lobbies. By the early 1900s, Atlantic City was booming and nightclubs popped up all over town, due in large part to the fact that Prohibition was mostly unenforced here. It wasn’t until the mid-1970s and 1980s that Atlantic City reinvented itself and became the gambling mecca that it is today.

Landmarks Rich With History

While visiting Atlantic City, be sure to stop by the country’s third tallest lighthouse – the Absecon Lighthouse – which was built in 1854. Located in the Inlet section of town, guests can walk around the two-acre property, tour the Keeper’s Cottage museum and gift shop, and climb to the top of the lighthouse for an amazing view of the city. In addition, the Boardwalk’s historic Steel Pier is another landmark that provides a glimpse into Atlantic City’s heyday. This iconic amusement pier has been delighting beachgoers since it first opened to the public in 1898. Over the years, it has provided fun and entertainment in many forms, such as the famous Diving Horse, concert classics like Frank Sinatra and the Beatles, exciting games and amusement rides, and interesting exhibits for visitors to tour.

Vintage Homes of Atlantic City’s Glory Days

Atlantic City also retains its classic charm in the many restored homes of the area.  These grand properties feature architectural details that are not often found in the condos and townhomes of today including graceful archways, quaint porches, and impressive staircases that add to the ambiance of your vacation.  At the same time, guests can still enjoy the modern conveniences they are used to such as renovated kitchens, flat-screen TVs, wireless internet, and more.  Vantage is pleased to welcome visitors to these beautiful properties so they can experience a glimpse of Atlantic City’s glory days while still being just a short walk or ride from the modern-day attractions:

      • 1 Plaza Place, Atlantic City – 5-BR/2.5-BA, Sleeps 12 – Located in the popular Lower Chelsea district, this charming turn-of-the-century home is spacious and well-equipped for large families or multiple families vacationing together. Catch some rays on the second floor deck or enjoy your morning coffee in the bricked rear courtyard. This property is just 1.5 blocks from the beach and Boardwalk.

      • Bartram 111-1, Atlantic City – 2-BR/1-BA, Sleeps 4 – Located in the quaint Lower Chelsea area, this adorable ground floor apartment has been recently renovated with new flooring, paint, appliances, and more. Guests of this property have the benefit of being just a half block from the Boardwalk and 1.5 miles from the first casino.

 

With summer just around the corner, our Atlantic City homes are filling up fast. Browse Vantage-NJ.com today or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (888) 629-0020 to find the perfect spot for your South Jersey Shore vacation.

Tax Day Deal | Save Up to $200

We Put the ‘Fun’ in Refund!

Vantage Resort Realty is continuing its 10th Anniversary celebration with a present for you: savings at the South Jersey Shore’s top vacation rentals. With Tax Day only eight days away, we think there’s no better way to spend your tax refund than with a relaxing beach getaway!

Now through April 18th, take advantage of our Tax Day deal and claim a ‘deduction’ on your vacation at select units on Vantage-NJ.com. Book any seven-night stay in 2017 and save up to $200 – no promo code needed! Rental rates are already reduced and are valid when booking online or booking by phone with a Vacation Coordinator at (888) 629-0020. (Offer does not apply to reservations made prior to April, 10, 2017.)

Choose from Your Favorite Vacation Spots

Choose from some of the most-loved destinations at the South Jersey Shore such as Brigantine, Atlantic City, and Avalon. Whether you’re looking for a cozy one-bedroom condo or a spacious five-bedroom house, we have a variety of properties to accommodate every family and budget. Browse below to view the fantastic vacation rentals included in our Tax Day deal:

Save $100 at the Units Below – Ends Tax Day!

  • 300 21st Street, Brigantine – 4-BR/3-BA, Sleeps 10 – Experience this quaint and comfortable house, complete with a manicured yard and white picket fence. Guests will enjoy the many updates of this property, including an upgraded kitchen, master suite with Jacuzzi tub for two, and spacious covered porch.
  • Bartram 111-1, Atlantic City – 2-BR/1-BA, Sleeps 4 – Located in the quaint Lower Chelsea area, this adorable ground floor apartment has been recently renovated with new flooring, paint, appliances, and more. Guests of this property have the benefit of being just a half block from the Boardwalk and 1.5 miles from the first casino.
  • Beach Haven 204, Brigantine – 1-BR/1-BA, Sleeps 4 – A week at the beach couldn’t be more relaxing than at this cute condo located just a half-block from the beach. This property features updated décor, king bed, and semi-private balcony with partial views of the ocean in the distance.
  • Royal Bay Condo 11, Avalon – 3-BR/2-BA, Sleeps 8 – After a day on the beach, come home and watch the sunset on the balcony of this beautiful bayfront condo. Guests will enjoy all the comforts of home, such as a full modern kitchen, tasteful décor, fresh furnishings, and flat-screen TVs.

Save $200 at the Units Below – Ends Tax Day!

  • 1 Plaza Place, Atlantic City – 5-BR/2.5-BA, Sleeps 12 – Located in the popular Lower Chelsea district, this charming turn-of-the-century home is spacious and well-equipped for large families or multiple families vacationing together. Catch some rays on the second floor deck or enjoy your morning coffee in the bricked rear courtyard. This property is just 1.5 blocks from the beach and Boardwalk.
  • 14 Kirkwood Circle, Brigantine – 3-BR/1.5-BA, Sleeps 7 – Both golf lovers and beach goers alike will love this chalet-style home located on the 6th hole of The Links of Brigantine Beach Golf Course. Enjoy beautiful bamboo flooring, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, and a modern updated kitchen. All of this, and just 4 blocks from the beach.

Hurry – this offer ends on Tax Day, April 18, 2017! For more information on this deal and more, visit our Specials Page.

Brilliant Brigantine | The Best of Both Worlds


If you’re looking for a tranquil vacation, but still want the excitement of the South Jersey Shore right at your fingertips, Brigantine is the spot for you. Located just north of Atlantic City, this close-knit island city is only six miles long and less than a mile wide, but packs a big punch when it comes to charm and natural beauty. Visitors can easily bike around town to shop, dine, and explore Brigantine’s attractions. If you can’t bring your own bicycles, stop by All About Bikes N Wheels to rent by the day or week (1301 W. Brigantine Ave.). Brigantine is so bike-centric that it even hosts an annual Bike Rodeo in early summer!

Outdoor Activities & Sports

One of the best parts about Brigantine is the variety of activities that get you moving and enjoying the out-of-doors. Brigantine’s community playground called “Shark Park” is located in the center of the island and is a place you’ll want to take the kids so they can climb, run, tunnel, swing, and make new friends. Also just a few blocks away is the Brigantine Community Center and Sports Complex, which offers a miniature golf course and multiple tennis courts open daily (call 609-266-0911 to reserve your court).  Golfers will be happy to know that Brigantine is also home to the Links of Brigantine Golf Club, one of the oldest and most historic golf courses in the Atlantic City area. Golfers will enjoy beautiful views of the bay, marsh, and gently rolling landscape over 18 holes of Scottish links golf that has been named a Top 100 Must Play Course by GolfStyles Magazine.

Up Close with Nature

Nature-lovers will find hours of enjoyment exploring Brigantine’s own wildlife refuge, the North Brigantine State Natural Area. Located on the northernmost tip of Brigantine, this 2-mile-long span of pristine beach and salt marsh contains hiking trails and habitats for diamondback terrapins, sand crabs, and local and migrating birds. Be sure to climb up the two-story viewing platform for an excellent view of the surrounding area and the wildlife. Unlike other nearby beach towns, surf fishing and driving on the beach with a four-wheel-drive vehicle are allowed in Brigantine when you obtain a permit (609-266-2891). To learn more about the coastal species and marine life of the Brigantine area, stop by the Marine Mammal Stranding Center on the southern side of the island which rescues, rehabilitates, and releases animals back into the wild. Since 1978, this organization has saved hundreds of marine animals throughout New Jersey, such as whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles. Cameras are set up over each tank so visitors can view the animals while touring the museum. There is also a 1,000-gallon outdoor tank that is stocked with unusual local fish each May for visitors to see.

Best Places to Eat in Brigantine

Some of the best food options in the whole area are located in Brigantine. One of the locals’ favorites is the Saint George’s Pub, a long-established and well-known restaurant and bar open 24 hours a day that’s a great spot to mingle with locals and visitors alike. For indoor/outdoor dining with an ocean view, try Laguna Grill and Rum Bar located on 14th St. amidst a grove of palm trees. Sit back and relax in the breeze while listening to live music and enjoying some fresh seafood, appetizers, and an extensive list of festive drinks. Want to cook up your own culinary creation? Stop by the Brigantine Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 8:30am to noon (June 28th-August 16th, rain or shine) for fresh, local produce, baked goods, and more.

Just Minutes from Atlantic City

Since Atlantic City is literally a 10-15 minute drive over the bridge from Brigantine, guests have access to exciting attractions without the hassle of being right in the middle of them. While most visitors are familiar with Atlantic City’s Boardwalk, casinos, and amusement pier, many don’t realize that there is a beautiful marina district and historical area called Gardners Basin. As the hub of nautical activity in Atlantic City, you will see huge mega-yachts pulling in and out of the harbor. Visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, dolphin watch cruises, shopping, waterfront dining, and nightly live entertainment during the summer. While you’re there, be sure to take a tour of the Atlantic City Aquarium, which is home to hundreds of species. You can even help feed the stingrays!

What are you waiting for? Start planning your Brigantine vacation by browsing our inventory of Brigantine vacation rentals or giving us a call at (888) 629-0020 today.

Wildwood Classic Car Show May 11-14

Throwback to Wildwood’s Heyday

Calling all car enthusiasts! Come rev up your engines at one of Wildwood’s most popular spring events, the Wildwood Boardwalk Classic Car Show, which will be held May 11th-14th. Take a walk back in time as you stroll past classic cars and trucks of all styles and from all time periods, such as hot rods, street machines, customs, and everything in between. This classic car show harkens back to Wildwood’s heyday, when cruisers ruled the strip and Doo Wop music rang out from dance halls and juke boxes.

Classic Car Show Events & Activities

The highlight of the weekend, of course, is the cars! Cars will be displayed on the Boardwalk on Friday and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Participants will enjoy exclusive events throughout the weekend, including a kick-off party, a host restaurant night, and a night in the park. The “Boardwalk Top 40” winners will be displayed on Saturday at 5:00 PM in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center, and then a final awards ceremony will be held on Sunday from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM for the weekend’s winners. The “Best of Show” car will be determined by “Boardwalk Top 40” winners who will vote amongst themselves.

Where to Stay for the Weekend

If you’re looking for a fantastic “home away from home” during the Wildwood Boardwalk Classic Car Show, Vantage Resort Realty offers a variety of vacation rentals in Wildwood and the surrounding area for easy access to the event. Guests who are bringing their own classic cars will be glad to know that we also have a number of homes with off-street parking to park your “baby” on during the weekend.

    • Mali Kai 202, North Wildwood – 1-BR/1-BA/Sleeps 6 – Located less than a block from the Boardwalk, this newly-updated condo features flat-screen TVs, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a third-floor sun deck (shared) with views of the beach.
    • Golden Tiara 1, North Wildwood – 2-BR/1-BA/Sleeps 6 – Guests will love the comfort and beachy feel of this spacious condo and its convenient location just two blocks from the north end of the Boardwalk.  Property features include flat-screen TVs and a fully-equipped kitchen.

  • Royal Bay Condo 11, Avalon – 3-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 8 – Enjoy beautiful sunsets, tasteful décor, and flat-screen TVs at this bayfront condo located four blocks from the beach and an easy, 20-minute drive from the town of Wildwood.

Vantage properties are filling up quickly, so now is the best time to book! Browse Vantage-NJ.com or give us a call at (888) 629-0020 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot. Visit the Wildwood Motor Events website for more details about this popular event weekend.

Vantage’s Top 10 Jersey Shore Attractions

We want you to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary by having the best summer yet! New Jersey beaches offer the best and most exciting attractions around, and we are giving you the Top 10 that are a must in our book.

Top 10 Attractions on South Jersey Shore

      1. Steel Pier, Atlantic City – Enjoy some fun at the Steel Pier where you will find the best extreme rides, an arcade and delicious food! The historic Steel Pier has been delighting beachgoers since it first opened to the public in 1898. Over the years, this iconic venue has provided fun and entertainment in many forms, such as the famous Diving Horse, concert classics like Frank Sinatra and the Beatles, exciting games and amusement rides, and interesting exhibits for visitors to tour.
      2. Lucy the Elephant, Margate – If you have never heard of Lucy the Elephant, then put it at the top of you to-do list when visiting the South Jersey Shore! Built in 1881, Lucy is a 6-story hollow structure that first served as a functioning real estate building, but later was used as a tavern, a residence – and most recently – a National Historic Landmark and a favorite spot for children throughout the decades. Visitors can take a tour up a winding staircase through Lucy’s legs and all the way up to the howdah on her back for a fantastic 360-degree view of the surrounding area. An outdoor eating area is available for visitors who’d like to bring a picnic lunch, as well as a gift shop for finding that perfect souvenir of this local landmark.
      3. Marine Mammal Stranding Center, Brigantine – The Marine Mammal Center has saved hundreds of marine life throughout New Jersey by responding to the strandings of whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles. Take the whole family to the center and learn more about marine species and how to help protect them. Cameras are set up over each tank so visitors can view the animals while touring the museum. There is also a 1,000-gallon outdoor tank that is stocked with unusual local fish each May for visitors to see.
      4. Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City – Enjoy an afternoon of fishing, boating, dolphin watch cruises, shopping and waterfront dining! Located along the Absecon Inlet in view of the ocean and skyline of casinos, historic Gardner’s Basin is known as a hub of nautical activity in Atlantic City. Visitors can fish off the dock area or charter a fishing boat that will take you out to sea. If you’d rather enjoy fish without having to catch them, take a tour of the Atlantic City Aquarium, which is home to hundreds of species. You can even help feed the stingrays! Explore the Crafters Village gift shops, and then grab a bite to eat at one of the on-site restaurants.
      5. Smithville Shops – Spend a day shopping until you drop. Historic Smithville offers a wide collection of shops that everyone will love, such as jewelry stores, clothing boutiques, antiques, old world style hand-crafts, gift shops, and so much more. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you stroll along cobblestone paths, over quaint bridges, and through lush gardens. Smithville also plays host to hundreds of events and festivals throughout the year, such as car shows, Renaissance faires, children’s festivals, live music, and holiday celebrations.
      6. Cape May Lighthouse – Nestled in the peaceful Cape May Point State Park, the historic Cape May Lighthouse is the 3rd documented lighthouse at the southern tip of New Jersey. This active lighthouse is 157 feet tall and has 199 steps in its cast iron spiral staircase, so be sure to wear your walking sneakers! You will be rewarded at the top with a spectacular panoramic view of the scenic Cape May peninsula. Visitors can also tour the Oil House on the lighthouse grounds, which contains a Visitors’ Orientation Center and Museum Shop with souvenirs, books, and maritime items.
      7. Cape May County Park and Zoo – This 200-acre natural park is sure to leave you with a smile. Explore the grounds and exhibits to see a collection of more than 550 animals representing 250 species, including a large population of creatures from the African savanna, a free-flight aviary area, numerous primates, and a reptile collection. In particular, the Cape May County Zoo is the proud home to a breeding pair of Snow Leopards who have welcomed cubs in recent years. The park and zoo also include a picnic area, walking and bike paths, fishing ponds, playgrounds and so much more! Admission is FREE (with donations welcome), and the park is open every day year-round, except for Christmas.
      8. Morey’s Pier, Wildwood – Since the 1950s, Morey’s Pier has been helping to put Wildwood on the map as the ultimate playground of the South Jersey Shore. Over the years, this family-owned business has evolved and expanded from classic slides, carousels, and roller coasters to a waterpark, bungee jumping, helicopter rides, and picnic pavilion. With over 100 attractions, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy
      9. Atlantic City Casinos – Since the 1970s, Atlantic City has built a reputation as the East Coast’s mecca for gambling and entertainment. Home to eleven casinos constructed along the Boardwalk and marina district, lucky visitors can spend a weekend hopping from one casino to the next! Whether you’re a high roller or just like to play the slots, come and let the Atlantic City casinos wine and dine you to make your experience exciting from start to finish. Be sure to check out some of the on-site restaurants located in the casinos, such as Fornelletto at the Borgatta and Il Mulina New York at Trump Taj Mahal.
      10. Ocean City Boardwalk – Get ready for some family fun! The historic Ocean City Boardwalk was first built in 1880 and is known for being one of the most family-friendly boardwalks in the nation. Home to hundreds of shops, restaurants, rides, and activities, this two and a half-mile long wooden boardwalk has all the makings of a classic beach experience. Wake up early to rent bikes or surreys from one of the nearby bike rental shops, and ride along the boardwalk as the sun rises up over the ocean. Close to the north end of the boardwalk you’ll find the famous Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, a family-owned amusement park with rides, rollercoasters, and games for the young and young at heart. Also popular with visitors is the OC Waterpark, Playland’s Castaway Cove, and the iconic Ocean City Music Pier – which dates back to 1928 and hosts hundreds of musicians, pageants, and entertainment throughout the year.

All the fun, excitements, and relaxation of summer is just around the corner! If you haven’t booked your vacation to the South Jersey Shore, now is the time to do it. Browse our website to find your perfect vacation rental, or give us a call at (888) 629-0020 today.

 

Fun & Flexible Shore Mini Vacations

Vantage’s Mini-Week & FlexStay Rentals

Just because you can’t get away for the traditional week-long stay doesn’t mean you can’t plan relaxing mini vacations at the South Jersey Shore. Vantage’s unique “Mini-Week” and “FlexStay” rentals allow more flexibility for guests, giving them the freedom to customize mini vacations to fit both their timeframe and budget. This is a great option for families that have busy schedules due to work, school, activities, and the hectic pace of life. It can also be a great option for guests just looking for a weekend getaway, or guests who prefer to avoid peak traffic periods. Choose from the following convenient rental options at select units in our Mini-Week and FlexStay inventory:

  • 4-Night Mini-Weeks (Mon-Fri/Sun-Thu) – Helps avoid peak traffic and rates
  • 3-Night Mini-Weeks (Fri-Mon/Thu-Sun) – Great for weekend getaways
  • Flex Stay (Check-In Any Day/3-Night Min) – Ideal for busy schedules

Check Out These Mini-Week & FlexStay Rentals

  • 1 Plaza Place (Atlantic City, NJ)
    5-BR, 2.5-BA, Sleeps 14 – Enjoy this spacious and charming house located in the desirable Lower Chelsea neighborhood of Atlantic City. The property features updated décor, modern kitchen, and outdoor patio areas for relaxing after a day on the beach or boardwalk.
  • 300 21st Street (Brigantine, NJ)
    4-BR, 3-BA, Sleeps 10 – Relax in this quaint, updated house located just 1.5 blocks from the beach in Brigantine. Amenities include a wine cooler, wet bar, jacuzzi tub in master bathroom, and fenced yard with beautifully landscaped gardens.  (Available for FlexStay in the spring and fall only.)
  • Sun Beach 118 (Ocean City, NJ)
    Studio, 1-BA, Sleeps 4 – Stay right where the action is in this adorable studio unit in downtown Ocean City.  Property features a kitchenette, heated outdoor pool, grilling area, and second floor sun deck.  Located 2.5 blocks from the beach and boardwalk, guests can park their car once when they arrive and easily walk to all of Ocean City’s best attractions.

Ready to book your Jersey Shore vacation rental? Browse our entire Mini-Week and FlexStay inventory and search for the dates and amenities that you need, or speak with one of our friendly Vacation Coordinators today at (888) 629-0020.

Save in May | The “Real” Senior Week!

Save Up to $50 – The “Real” Senior Week

High school and college seniors flock to the beach in June, but we like to think of May as the “Real” Senior Week! Thanks to mild weather, low rates, and less crowds, May is the perfect time to visit the South Jersey Shore. Take advantage of our Real Senior Week promotion and save up to $50 on your May vacation when you book by March 15th with the following promo codes (applies to travel 5/1/17-5/25/17 only; excludes Memorial Day weekend):

  • REAL25 – $25 off stays under $1300 (before tax/fees)
  • REAL50 – $50 off stays over $1300 (before tax/fees)

Offers valid on May reservations from May 1, 2017 to May 25, 2017. Discount applies to rental before taxes and fees. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions or credits, or applied to reservations booked prior to February 28, 2017. Please note that our properties do not permit group rentals to guests under age 25. Hurry – offer ends at 11:59 PM EST on 3/15/17! Visit our Specials Page for more information.

Enjoy Exciting May Events

One of the best reasons to visit the South Jersey Shore in May is for the events! The excitement begins with the Spring Block Party in Ocean City, NJ (May 6th). Come out for a day of music, food, and over 350 craft vendors displaying their creations along Asbury Avenue (5th St. -14th St.).  This family-friendly event is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and is a great way to get out in the spring air and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this close-knit community.

Spend quality time with mom by celebrating Mother’s Day weekend (May 12th-14th) at the shore. Numerous restaurants throughout the area have Mother’s Day specials – a great way to show how much you care.  Several family-friendly events are taking place in various towns.  Come rev up your engines at the Spring Boardwalk Classic Car Show (May 12th-14th) on the famous Wildwoods Boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ.  Take a walk back in time as you stroll past classic cars and trucks of all styles and from all time periods, such as hot rods, street machines, customs, and everything in between.  Cars will be displayed on the Boardwalk on Friday and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  The “Boardwalk Top 40” winners will be displayed on Saturday at 5:00 PM in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center, and then a final awards ceremony will be held on Sunday from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM for the weekend’s winners.

That same weekend, Ocean City, NJ will celebrate its annual Martin Z. Mollusk Day event (May 13th) on the 9th Street beach at 11:00 AM beside the Ocean City Music Pier.  Martin the hermit crab – who is the town’s weather-predicting mascot – will attempt to see his shadow and determine whether summer will come a week early this year.  This is a fun, Groundhog-esque event for anyone excited to celebrate the return of warm weather to the shore.

Ready to book your May getaway? Search our website for the dates, location, and amenities you’re looking for. For assistance, speak with one of our friendly Vacation Coordinators at (888) 629-0020 today.