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From The Beach, With Love

Valentine’s Weekend Getaway

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means planning the perfect experience for that special someone starts right now. Why go the traditional route with just a dinner and a movie when you can plan an unforgettable Valentine’s weekend at the beach? New Jersey beaches   provide a peaceful getaway with less crowds, no traffic, shorter lines and cheaper rates. Have a weekend full of relaxation, quality time, and a whole lot of romantic fun! The beach is waiting and is yours to explore.

Love Is In The Air

Wake up early and enjoy the beauty of nature; take a stroll along the beaches and search for shells washed up on the shore, all while watching the sunrise. Enjoy bike rides, romantic meals, events, couples spas, and more!

Atlantic City
Atlantic City is bustling with romance and has a great selection of restaurants! Enjoy a deliciously prepared meal for two at Peter Shields Inn or sit down for an amazing steak dinner at Morton’s The Steakhouse. Make sure you save room for dessert because there is no place better than The Melting Pot.

Ocean City
This is a perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day. Take a bike ride down the Boardwalk for a scenic morning escape. Explore downtown , which features over 100 stores to shop from and restaurants to try. Treat your sweetheart to a fun night at OC Broadway to enjoy shows featuring favorite love songs! Special dining and overnight packages are available, for more information, visit: http://ocnjdaily.com/valentines-day-packages-on-sale-for-broadway-in-ocean-city/.

 

Treat you and your loved one to a stay at one of our stunning properties with breathtaking views and luxurious amenities. Browse our available inventory  or speak with a Vacation Coordinator for assistance. 

Point Central Smart Home Technology

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In an effort to improve the rental experience for our guests & property owners, Vantage is pleased to partner with one of the industry’s leading Smart Home system providers, Point Central. This cellular-based technology has a high-tech keyless lock system, the ability to manage and monitor thermostats, refrigerators, water systems, electricity & more! Point Central can be set up to allow specific occupancy rules, but can also be easily adjusted at a moment’s notice. It also has been shown to help extend the life of systems & appliances in the home & prevent disasters by alerting owners and our staff when there is a problem. Guests can enjoy their time more and worry less about losing unit keys or getting locked out. It is more secure, efficient and the next leader in innovation and technology. Point Central is optional for homeowners but highly encouraged as more homes are bustling for installation! Learn more about Point Central System featured in the Fall Intel Magazine https://issuu.com/vrmintel/docs/vrm_intel_magazine_fall_2016/29?e=19363421/39738126

NJ Long-Term Rentals

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Why stay for just a week when you can stay all winter! Become apart of our local community and experience the sweet serenity of the coast in the off-season. Whether you’re in Brigantine, Atlantic City, or Ocean City, you will love the countless things to do. From eating at your favorite restaurants to events and holiday celebrations! All our long-term rental properties are in close proximity to the beach and town favorite activities! Stay for a few months and you may never want to leave. Browse below to check out our available homes and choose the perfect one for you:

img_8622-copyBrigantine, NJ
Islander 6 ~ A cute 1BR/1BA condo, sleeps 5. Located on 44th St and the ocean, enjoy private parking, fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, and just steps away from the beach. Bring your bike for a nice trail around the town or spend the day shopping at the nearby Tanger Outlets.

Ocean City, NJ
Sea Spray 16 ~ A 2BR/1BA bayside condo, accommodates 4. Condo is equipped with a full kitchen and beachy interior.  Nestled in a img_0127-copyperfect location with easy access from Garden State Pkwy, the beach, boardwalk, ACME and Wawa. Not to mention it is only 10 miles to Atlantic City and all it’s casinos, shopping, and entertainment!
Ocean Isle 921 Condo 21A ~ 1BR/1BA ocean block condo, sleeps 4. Located in the heart of Ocean City. Enjoy private parking, a full kitchen, flat-screen TV, and 1/2 block from the beach & boardwalk.
Crossings 215 ~ 1BA/Sleeps 4, bayside studio. Overlooks the pool, and is equipped with a kitchenette, flat-screen TV, elevator, A/C, and 1-car parking! Great location and only 20 minutes away from Atlantic City.img_7113a

Atlantic City, NJ
Bartram 111-1 ~ A cute 2BR/1BA ocean block apartment. Just steps away from the beach & boardwalk, enjoy a recently renovated space with plenty of closet and storage room. Washer/dryer, kitchenette, 1-car parking and within walking distance to the best AC entertainment like casinos, shopping, and food!

Celebrate the Fourth

No Matter Where You Go it’s a Celebration

The Fourth of July is less than a week away and it is going to be the perfect beach weekend. Boy, do we have a weekend full of events for you, from parades to contests and concerts there is something that everyone will love. If you’re near the Ocean City area, the fun begins on Saturday July boardwalkOCNJ2nd with the Beatle Mania Now concert. Between the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace, and boardwalk you will find an amazing concert experience performed live by Beatle Mania with an opening act by the First Ladies of Rock & Soul. Sit back and relax as you jam to the best songs of the 60s and 70s. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.ocnj.us/boxoffice/.  Sunday July 3rd, walk up to Music Pier at 6pm to meet and greet with Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants mascots and don’t forget to get their autograph!! Following the character night it is time to “Celebrate America” with a live performance by Broadway star Nicolas Dromard and conductor Brett Rowe. The concert will take place at Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace, and the boardwalk. Get ready to sing all your favorite patriotic songs. Then on Monday, July 4th participate in the kite flying contest at 6pm and top off the weekend with a spectacular firework display at 10pm.

A Fun Weekend in Wildwood

Saturday, July 2nd enjoy live entertainment at the Concert Under Beach-Glow-Presthe Stars Series featuring Stand Wades “Trammps”. Concert is held at the Lou Booth Amphitheatre starting at 8pm. Salute your troops with the Philly POPS Salute series concert where you will be stunned by the 65 piece POPs orchestra performance. The POPS concert will take place on the beach at Lincoln Avenue from 8:30-10pm. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.festivals.com/. Wake up on Monday morning to participate in the Patriotic Run/Walk. Starting at 9am at the Wildwoods Convention Center register for the 5K run throughout the town or the 1 mile walk that will take you around the boardwalk and back to the convention center. All the funds from this WildwoodFireworks1200x675event will go towards the Wildwood Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. We saved the best for last, on Sunday starting around 2pm, the largest beach country music concert celebration will begin. With performances all afternoon into the night between Mariners Landing and Adventure Piers. Special  guest Tim McGraw will perform live on stage at 8pm with opening acts by Hunter Hayes. Enjoy this exciting music festival and take a break at 10:30pm for the best display of fireworks. There is no better way to celebrate America!

It’s Time to Unlock the Ocean!

Unlocking the Ocean & Business Persons Plunge

Every year to start off MemorialUnlocking-of-Ocean- weekend, the Major of NJ, officials and representatives take part in a ceremony that unlocks the beginning of another great successful summer season. This century old event will be taking place on the beach adjacent to the Ocean City Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace on Friday, May 27th. After the ceremony, more than 100 organizations, business employees, and even mascots will be participating in a grand march towards the sea. Completely dressed in business attire with briefcases and all, they dive into the ocean.

In the past, participants for this event included both local and corporate businesses such as 21st Century and Realty agencies. Townspeople and lifeguards are big supporters of this event. Also, they will be joined by the Business-Plungenearby High school band that will provide some live music. They are expected to be performing the strains of Pomp and Circumstance while the participants march into the ocean. This is an event you do not want to miss and of course anyone can join in on the ocean fun!

Headed to another Jersey shore town? Other local towns are celebrating as well including, Cape May, Wildwood, and Atlantic City.

Hurry! Vantage properties are booking fast for Memorial Day weekend. Here are several with open availability:

Blue Angels at AC Airshow | Sept. 2

This year’s AC Airshow on Tuesday, Sept. 2 promises to be one of the best yet as a star-studded lineup of aviators zoom into town. Headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the event will also feature demonstrations by a variety of military & civilian teams, including the U.S. Air Force F-22 & P-51, U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue, Lucas Oil Skydivers, Geico Skytypers, NJ State Police Aviation, Miss Geico Speedboat & more.

Event starts at 11:45 a.m. and kicks-off with a flag jump accompanied by the National Anthem. U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be the final act at about 2:45 with a performance that is a true testament to their training, power and teamwork. Close passes, precise aerial formations, and sheer speed will take your breath away and make you feel so proud to be an American!

Spectators will have great views of the show directly from Atlantic City’s FREE beaches & Boardwalk. However, premium seats are available $50/person in the Flight Line Club area, which features tents with tables & chairs, quality sound & narration, all you can eat lunch (11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.), soft drinks & water, and portable restrooms. Further details including parking info & event lineup can be found at http://airshow.acchamber.com/.

Miss America is Coming to Town

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As many of you know, the Miss America Competition is held in Atlantic City, New Jersey every year in the month of September. This year, the 95th Miss America Competition will consist of 52 lovely & talented women – one of whom will be staying with Vantage! We are beyond excited & honored, and we wish her the best of luck in the competition!

The Miss America Organization is the largest scholarship program for women in the United States as it provides millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $10 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.

Join Us in Atlantic City for All the Excitement

The 2016 Miss America Competition will take place September 13 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on ABC. There will be three days of preliminary competitions (Sept. 8-10) where judges will select the top 15 finalists that will compete for the title.

If you’re in town that week, or interested in attending the event, you can purchase tickets here.  Give us a call at 888.629.0020 or browse our website if we can help you find accommodations during the competition.

Flashing Lights – July 4th Night!

There’s nothing like enjoying fireworks on the beach, and the Jersey Shore is having firework shows in all your favorite cities! What could be better than spending July 4th with the sand between your toes? Below is a list of all 4th of July festivities separated by location.

Wildwood, NJ

  • INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
    Saturday, July 4, 2015
    9 am
    9th and Atlantic Ave, and proceeds north to 1st & Surf Ave.
  •  FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
    Saturday, July 4, 2015
    10 pm
    Visible from anywhere in Wildwood.
  • 4th OF JULY BEACH & BOARDS 5K
    Saturday, July 4, 2015
    Registration begins: 7 am
    Wildwoods Convention Center

Ocean City, NJ

  • FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
    Saturday, July 4, 2015
    6 pm – Kite flying competition followed by entertainment.
    10 pm – Spectacular boardwalk fireworks
    9th Street beach
  • JULY 4th BIKE PARADE
    Saturday, July 4, 2015
    Sponsored by the South OC Improvement Assoc.
    9 am – Registration
    10 am – Parade begins
    40th & Asbury Ave.
  •  BIKE PARADE
    Saturday, July 4, 2015
    Sponsored by the Gardens Civic Assoc.
    9 am – Registration
    10 am – Parade begins
    Longport Bridge parking lot

Atlantic City, NJ

  • FIREWORK SHOW
    Friday, July 3, 2015 – Beach & Boardwalk
    Saturday July 4, 2015 – Marina
    Both shows will begin at 9:30 pm

*Each show will be 15 minutes long and will be choreographed to music.

Ventnor, NJ

  • JULY 4TH FIREWORKS!
    Saturday July 4, 2015
    9:00 am
    The display goes off between Granville & Huntington Avenues

*BBQs permitted on all Margate beaches.

Events Galore at the Jersey Shore!

Wondering what there is to do at the Jersey Shore? Well of course there are the wonderful beaches, but there’s much more going on than you may realize. There’s a boat load of events happening throughout the spring and summer months. The weather is finally cooperating so come see all that the shore has to offer. There are festivals, parades, concerts, conventions, shows of all sorts, and much, much more. The majority of the events are kid friendly so you can plan for the whole family. Check out our events page and book your vacation today!

New Milestone in Ocean City, NJ Boardwalk Repair

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Ocean City, NJ beachgoers will get to enjoy another section of freshly remodeled Boardwalk this year, as workers have just completed Phase 2 (from Sixth St. to just above Seventh St.). Phase 1, which was completed in 2014, encompassed the area between Fifth and Sixth Streets, as well as a new Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.

Mayor Jay Gillian has proposed a goal of finishing two blocks each year and finishing in winter of 2017-2018. The $1.2 million project includes new, sturdier, and thicker boards (3-inches) made of southern yellow pine. In addition, treated wooden pilings will replace areas of aging concrete substructure. Come on out and enjoy a stroll on one of the area’s iconic landmarks, as the full-length of the OCNJ Boardwalk is now re-opened for business!