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Happy First Day of Summer!

What’s On Your Summer Bucket List?

Hang up your coats and leave your textbooks at home – the First Day of Summer is finally here!  That means more hours of daylight to enjoy all the things that we love most about this time of year.  Whether you’re lounging on the warm sand, splashing in the surf, or strolling along the Boardwalk, the South Jersey Shore is the perfect backdrop for making memories. However, just like a seagull swooping in to snatch the last french fry, these precious summer weeks will be gone before you know it.  What’s on your summer bucket list?  Scroll down for a few ideas from the Vantage team of what we are looking forward to most about summer!

Catch Summer Before It’s Gone

With fireworks in the sky and barbeque on the grill, it is clear that summer is in full swing.  Let us help you check off everything on your bucket list!  Our vacation rentals are filling up fast, but there is still time to treat yourself and your family to that perfect summer vacation.  Looking for an awesome deal?  Speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (888) 629-0020 or visit our Specials Page for reduced rates at select homes.

Top 4 Reasons to Celebrate July 4th at the Shore

Red, White & You | July 4th at the South Jersey Shore

What could be more all-American than spending July 4th at the South Jersey Shore? Named one of the Best U.S. Fireworks Displays by the Travel Channel, Atlantic City (and the entire South Shore region), is known for its clean beach, family-friendly atmosphere, and multitude of activities and events. Read on to find out why you need to spend your holiday here:

  1. Freedom

    Celebrate your freedom in the place that makes you feel free! There’s nothing like having the sun on your face and sand between your toes to help you appreciate the freedom we have here in the U.S.A.  Kick off your celebration at the Music Pier in Ocean City with your favorite patriotic songs. On July 2nd, Justin Gonzales will take the stage with POPS Orchestra to remember those who have fought for our freedom and continue to defend it today.

  2. Fireworks

    Bring a chair or a blanket and you’ve got the best seat in the house for fireworks in South Jersey. Fireworks displays will be held at several locations around the area on July 4th. Visitors staying in the Wildwood area will be dazzled  by the Firework Spectacular all along the Boardwalk as fireworks light up the sky at Pine Ave at 10:00 p.m. If you’re staying in Ocean City, then the Music Pier and 10th Avenue is the place to be. The city’s firework display will brighten up your night from any spot on the boardwalk. In Atlantic City, many resorts will have their own fireworks displays, including Tropicana and Borgata, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Relax in the sand with a drink in your hand as live music plays and fireworks are shot from the Marina.

  3. Festivities

    The South Jersey Shore keeps the party going all day long with fun entertainment and activities. Start your July 4th at 9:00 a.m. in Wildwood (Bill Henfey Park) with the Patriotic Pooch Parade, a fun filled family-friendly parade. Adding a competitive twist, Patriotic Pooch awards prizes to owners and pets alike that show their best stars, stripes, and sparkled attire.  If you are in Ocean City, you have a pick of two local Bike Parades at Longport Bridge or Asbury Avenue.  After the parades, participants can enjoy the sunshine at the beach before the Boardwalk Celebration begin at 7:00 p.m. Join family and friends at the Music Pier for a kite flying competition, yo-yo demonstration, and hula hoop contest. Finally, guests can sit back and finish the day with free live entertainment taking place prior to the Ocean City fireworks displays.

  4. Food

    What’s a birthday party without the food? The South Jersey Shore offers miles of restaurants, from fine dining to casual cuisine. For some fresh East Coast seafood, stop by Laguna Grill and Rum Bar in Brigantine to enjoy live music and a beautiful outdoor seating area in the sand. You can’t go to Wildwood without stopping by a local diner, so check out Marvi’s Diner for some classic American food.  If you’re in Ocean City, start a new tradition this July 4th with the The Chatterbox.  Open for the last 80 years, The Chatterbox promises amazing food and atmosphere that will keep your family coming back for more. The festivities continue into July 5th in Ocean City with everyone’s favorite Pie Eating Contest!  Whether you love apple or cherry, join the contest at 10:30 a.m. on the Boardwalk between the Music Pier and Moorlyn Terrace.

The 4th of July is only four short weeks away and our vacation rentals are filling up fast! If you haven’t booked your South Jersey Shore vacation, now is the time to do it. Visit 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.

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.

Miss America is Coming to Town

MissAmerica2016

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!

Calling All Runners!

Put your running shoes on and make your way to the Jersey Shore! There are races taking place all throughout the spring and summer season in your favorite NJ locations. Grab a group, a friend or simply yourself and sign up! There’s no better time to unleash your inner runner. Races don’t have to be competitive so don’t worry if you’re not feeling in top shape. There are races for all age groups to participate in. For a list of all Jersey Shore races, go HERE.

Welcome To Vantage New Jersey

When you’re looking for exceptional accommodations in Ocean City, New Jersey check out what we have at Vantage Resort Realty of New Jersey. Our company was founded on the belief that people looking for vacation rentals don’t just want a great location – they want an amazing experience – and we can give that to you! We provide our guests with benefits and services that will make their visit exceptionally special.

Vantage Resort Realty of NJ Oceanfront Property
Our rentals provide you with the comfort and convenience of a five-star hotel and with the space and pricing of a modern condo vacation rental. We specialize in bringing hotel-style amenities to each and every one of our vacation rental guests. From our complimentary Starter Amenities Bag and Free Gym Passes, to our Worry-Free Linen Service and FlexStay Program – Vantage is here to handle all the details that will take your stay over the top. For example, take advantage of our Worry-free Linen Service and allow us to provide your linens and make your bed fresh each day.

Our Free Starter Amenities bag comes with every Vantage rental property. This welcome bag includes hand soap, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, paper towels, gourmet Starbucks Coffee, sweetener/creamer and more!

Guests staying in Vantage properties that don’t have an on-site gym for guests will get complimentary passes to Gold’s Gym in Ocean City, NJ. Passes are available for pick-up prior to each gym visit at our office. There’s a maximum of 10 passes provided for the duration of your stay. Some restrictions may apply.

Flex Stay Rental Home
Our FlexStay Rental Program Plan allows you to plan your trip around your schedule, not ours. Pick your own check-in and check-out days and choose how many nights you’d like to stay. This is simply unheard of at other resorts.

If you should decide that you’ve enjoyed Ocean City, NJ so much that you’d like to look at real estate here, we can assist you with that as well. Our team is made up of experienced real estate professionals that have a passion for not just the Jersey shore but for helping others find their dream home and relocate here too.

Vantage Resort Realty of NJ is a company you can count on to help you find the perfect vacation rental or forever-after property. We offer both quality and convenience at the right price with plenty of attention to those small details you’re looking for. Why not come enjoy the Vantage Resort Realty difference today!