Destination guide

Escape to the Sunshine State's Ocean City

With its powder-white sands and sultry sub-tropical climate, Ocean City is a haven for sun seekers and snowbirds. It's an enchanting slice of Florida and feels worlds away from the buzz of iconic destinations like Miami, Orlando and Key West. The vibes in Ocean City are wonderfully laid-back, which makes it the perfect place to relax, unwind, and cherish a little family time. Ocean City vacation rentals will make you feel right at home, with breezy balconies where you can enjoy everything from lazy brunches to sunset cocktails.

Activities

Beach-hopping along the Emerald Coast

From the sugar-white sands of Santa Rosa to Fort Walton's upbeat scene, Ocean City is all about beach-hopping. If you want to stay for more than a few hours, why not pack a picnic and make a day of it? Don't want to share your stretch of sand? With Ocean City vacation rentals, you can unlock access to luxury condos and sparkling freshwater pools, just steps from the beach. Whether you're craving a saltwater swim or a freshwater dip, the choice is always yours. Love golf? Don't miss the chance to tee off at a string of Emerald Coast courses.

Weather

Tropical vibes in Ocean City

Florida isn't called the Sunshine State for no reason, with summer temperatures creeping well into the 90s. From Waterscape to Destin West Beach and Bay Resort, Ocean City vacation rentals unlock access to Okaloosa Island's best luxury resorts. This means you can take your pick of beachfront condos complete with tumbling waterfalls, lazy rivers, and swaying palm trees. If you'd rather beat the crowds, late spring and early fall bring warm temperatures that are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and sightseeing.

Natural features

Cool off in the Gulf Coast

Sitting between Pensacola and Panama City, Ocean City backs onto North Florida's glittering Gulf Coast. The 26-mile stretch is known as the Emerald Coast and is dotted with beachside communities like Ocean City. Kids will love spotting wildflowers and birds along the Timpoochee Trail, while the pine forests and wetlands of Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park are a big draw for birdwatchers. You can also enjoy a scenic kayak down the Shoal River Paddling Trail, which will take you past sandbars, maple forests, and cypress groves.

Where to stay around Ocean City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,832 vacation rentals near Ocean City. From 214 Houses to 7 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ocean City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Ocean City?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ocean City:

  • Crystal Beach: 1,236 vacation rentals
  • Sugar Beach: 509 vacation rentals
  • Holiday Isle: 1,885 vacation rentals
  • Baytowne Wharf: 417 vacation rentals
  • Frangista Beach: 2,913 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses in Ocean City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 214 Houses in Ocean City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ocean City include:

  • Bungalows: 7 rentals available
  • Cabins: 7 rentals available
  • Cottages: 7 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ocean City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,529 vacation rentals with pool available in Ocean City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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