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Taste the Best of the South Jersey Shore

Perfect Day of Food at the South Jersey Shore

From fresh-off-the-boat seafood  to tropical frozen drinks, take a trip to the Caribbean without leaving the South Jersey Shore.  Forget the chain restaurants! The South Jersey Shore prides itself on fresh and local food! With hundreds of delicious local restaurants, the Vantage Team narrowed down a few of our favorite spots. Leave the pots and pans at home – let us be your guide for the perfect day of food at the South Jersey Shore!

  • Augie’s Omelette, Waffle House and Grill – Eat like a local! Whether you love their international omelettes or indulge with their Belgian Waffles (pictured), Augie’s is the perfect way to start your vacation day. Stroll just two blocks and discover Sun Beach 118 – an adorable efficiency unit with a pool!
  • Marvi’s Diner – Treat your taste buds to delicious lunch! Located in Wildwood, Marvi’s Diner is a treat for the whole family with classical American food. After filling your bellies, grab your beach chairs and relax at Mali Kai 202 (pictured). Whether you lounge in the sand or splash in the pool, this adorable 1-BR/1-BA condo serves up a great time!
  • Laguna Grill and Rum Bar – Reel-in a great time! Dip your toes in the sand and quench your thirst with a signature drink. From fresh seafood to live music, relaxation is mandatory at Laguna Grill. After a night of fun, head back to 300 21st St Brigantine (pictured) – a spacious 4-BR home. With an upscale kitchen, white picket fence and cover porch, you will never want to leave!
  • Shriver’s Salty Water TaffyMake Shriver’s your new family tradition! Since 1898, this family owned restaurant has treated visitors to the best salty water taffy (pictured) and fudge on the South Jersey Shore.

Don’t forget the missing ingredient for your perfect day of food: a fantastic vacation rental. Give us a call at (888) 629-0020 to speak with a Vacation Coordinators or browse Vantage-NJ.com today!

Be an Early Bird – Book Now for 2018

The Early Bird Gets the Rental

The end of summer is already in sight and that means transitioning into fall.  Storing away beach chairs, shopping for school supplies, returning to school – it’s enough to give any family a case of the post-vacation blues!  Start dreaming about next year’s South Jersey Shore vacation by reserving your Early Bird rental for 2018.  This is a great way to get the home that you want and dates that you need before another guest swoops in and steals your favorite spot.

Flexible Payment Plan Available

For a limited time, guests can also take advantage of our Flexible Payment Plan.  A $250 payment can be made to reserve your vacation rental and desired dates, with any remaining balance of the deposit due by October 1st (and then the balance of the reservation due 30 days prior to arrival).  Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to get your 2018 vacation scheduled ahead of time.  We are already receiving requests for next year, so fly on over to Vantage-NJ.com and book your vacation before another guest swoops in and steals your favorite spot.

Our Featured Early Bird Property

Mali Kai 202
1-BR, 1-BA, Sleeps 6 – Be close to all the excitement! Located less than a block from the Boardwalk in North Wildwood, 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.  Splash around in the outdoor pool or cook up a delicious barbeque on the Mali Kai community’s gas grills.

Don’t wait, Early Birds – plan your 2018 vacation today.  Browse our entire inventory of South Jersey Shore vacation rentals at Vantage-NJ.com or speak with a Vacation Coordinator.

Fall in Love with the South Jersey Shore

Temperatures May Drop, but Shore Events Heat Up

Dusting off school books, raking up leaves, and enjoying football on TV – who says vacations are just for the summer? Fall is the best time of year and even better on the South Jersey Shore! Forget the traffic, skip the lines, and enjoy life at a slower pace. The South Jersey Shore offers fall vacation deals for every budget.  With off-season temperatures in the 60s-70s, the local events never stop. From food festivals to car shows to Halloween traditions, visitors will fall in love with the shore.


  • 9/7-10 21th Annual Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Rally Kick start your week at Wildwood’s FREE Motorcycle Rally.  Check out the great venders, stunt show, Harley Davidson Motorcycle Giveaway & Boardwalk Bike Show.
  • 9/9-10 Atlantic City Seafood FestivalBring your appetite! From chef demonstrations to gourmet vendors, this pet-friendly event has it all.
  • 9/14-16 New Jersey State Fireman’s Convention & Parade – Stop by the Wildwood Convention Center to see hundreds of firetrucks from around the state. The family fun continues all weekend with a firework display on Friday & parade on Saturday!
  • 9/17 Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show – Watch some of the world’s best stunt pilots take the sky in Ocean City!
  • 9/21-24 Boardwalk Classic Car Show – Car enthusiasts will love this event as hundreds of classic cars line the Wildwood Boardwalk.
  • 9/21-24 Wildwood Irish Festival  Don’t miss the East Coast’s largest Irish Festival! Celebrate the culture with dancing, food, pipe exhibition, beer garden & parade.
  • 9/30 – 10/1 Garden State Country Music & Food Truck Festival2 Days, 20 Artists, 40 Food Trucks! Sing along to Dan + Shay, Chase Rice, Joe Nichols & more while eating New Jersey’s best food at Bader Airfield.


  • 10/7 Fall Block Party & Firework Spectacular – Celebrate fall in style! With over 400 craft vendors, live music  & ocean fireworks, there is something for every one in Ocean City!
  • 10/7 Seafood & Music Festival  – Who can resist Wildwood’s best street fair? Food, music, pie eating contesting & the Kid’s Corner will please the whole family!
  • 10/21 Wildwood Food Truck FestivalTreat your taste buds to over 20 different food trucks!
  • 10/26 70th Annual Halloween Parade – Show off your best Halloween costume  & win prizes!
  • 10/29 Wildwood Crest Trunk-or-Treat for Halloween – Break out the candy and decorate your car – it’s time for Wildwood’s best Halloween tradition!

Plan your fall getaway to the South Jersey Shore at Vantage-NJ.com.  Or give our Vacation Coordinators a call at (888) 629-0020 – we would be happy to help you find the rental that’s just right for you!

Escape to the Jersey Shore for a Mini Vacation

Customize Your Vacation

Storing decorations, cleaning up sparklers, and heading back to work – do the post-4th-of-July-blues have you wishing for a vacation? Continue the celebration and freedom with a getaway to the South Jersey Shore. Between work, activities and kids, it’s becoming more difficult to escape for a traditional Saturday to Saturday vacation rental. Vantage’s unique FlexStay properties provide more flexibility, allowing you to customize a vacation that fits your timeframe and budget. FlexStay properties allow you to check-in/check-out any day of the week and enjoy stays shorter or longer than a traditional weekly visit. Whether you dream of getting away for 3 days or 10,  plan your trip around YOUR schedule, not the other way around!

Check Out a Few Flexible Properties

14 Kirkwood Circle
3-BR, 1.5 BA, Sleeps 7 – Located in Brigantine on Hole #6 of The Brigantine Golf Links, this chalet-style home is just a short walk from the bay or beach and offers  views of the golf course from a spacious private deck. Known for being a bike-friendly town, guests can spend their vacation exploring Brigantine’s boutiques, cafes, and restaurants such as St. George’s Pub, The Pirate’s Den, and Bella Luna.

Bartram 111-1
2-BR, 1-BA, Sleeps 4 – Step out to the Atlantic City boardwalk or cruise to the casinos, this newly renovated condo is perfect for your vacation getaway. Located in the Lower Chelsea area, guests have easy access to the hottest attractions including Gardner’s Basin, Absecon Lighthouse and the Atlantic City Aquarium.

Golden Tiara
2-BR, 1-BA, Sleeps 6 – Park your car once when you arrive and walk everywhere you want to go! Located in North Wildwood, this garden style condo is less than 2 blocks from the beach and the famous Wildwood Boardwalk. Don’t feel like cooking? This property is within close proximity of popular restaurants and cafes such as the Vegas Diner, Samuel’s Pancake House, and Potito’s Italian-American Bakery.

Ready to book your South 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.

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


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

    Saturday, July 4, 2015
    9 am
    9th and Atlantic Ave, and proceeds north to 1st & Surf Ave.
    Saturday, July 4, 2015
    10 pm
    Visible from anywhere in Wildwood.
    Saturday, July 4, 2015
    Registration begins: 7 am
    Wildwoods Convention Center

Ocean City, NJ

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

Atlantic City, NJ

    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

    Saturday July 4, 2015
    9:00 am
    The display goes off between Granville & Huntington Avenues

*BBQs permitted on all Margate beaches.