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Superb Direct Waterfront on St. Martins River in Ocean Pines With 2 Dock Slips

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

A true vacation oasis for the family that loves beach and boating! This gem is located right on the wide St. Martins River in Ocean Pines, with a water view unmatched anywhere in Ocean City. Pull your boat up to the dock, load up the family and head straight out to the open water. 'River Bliss' is renovated indoors and out, with new remodeled kitchen and new modern bathrooms, and 2 fantastic decks overlooking the deep shimmering water right outside the door. The yard is a sandy beach that kids adore, with fishing and crabbing right off the dock. Ocean Pines is the perfect destination for families, away from the hubbub of Ocean City but with a private block-long beach at 49th St. with included parking and beach club, so you don't have to fight the crowds when you're ready for the ocean. Lots to do for everyone, with swimming pools, tennis, championship 18 hole golf and private walking and jogging trails right outside your door. 'River Bliss' says it all--book your vacation today.

This is the Home for Your Vacation: This house is truly special and is reserved by the same families year after year, who value the privacy and quiet of Ocean Pines, yet want quick access to fun in Ocean City. The boat dock right outside your door is fantastic, right on the deep St. Martins River. The view from the shore and from the decks is one of the best in Ocean City. The opposite shoreline is the last long stretch of undeveloped riverfront in the entire area, still quiet and mostly natural. Sunrises and sunsets are equally stunning. The home has been renovated with new kitchen and bathrooms, and a complete exterior renovation. It has to be experienced to be understood, so peaceful yet so close to everything. There is nothing like the feeling of 'River Bliss'.

A Few Important Details: Occupants are limited to family groups only. No sororities, fraternities or non-chaperoned groups are allowed. You must be 24 years of age or older to obtain a rental agreement on a property. Should a group misrepresent themselves, they will be evicted immediately without a refund. Please be sure to bring your cell phones, we have done away with our landline. Telephone is not provided.

$300 security deposit is required. Deposit is returned within 7 days after satisfactory inspection.

Rate includes beach parking pass. Guest will be charged replacement cost for lost parking pass. Guest may purchase swimming pool passes from Ocean Pines Recreation Association. Golf fees are extra.

Linens and towels are NOT included. Cleaning is NOT included, the cost is $100 additional per stay.

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to bring your cell phones, we have done away with our landline. Telephone is not provided.


Basic rental rates do not include 10.5% state and local tax.

Reservations are strictly first-come, first-served. Reservations are held, as a courtesy, for 7 days after sending out the rental agreement. Prospective guests are given 7 days to sign and return the rental agreement and required rental payment. The time period may be rented to others after 7 days if the rental agreement is not returned on time.

The home is NOT available for rental from November through March.

The GPS property address is 39 White Sail Circle, Berlin MD 21811.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner


Was best vacation house we ever rented in 15 years of renting in Ocean Pines. Felt like we were on vacation just sitting on the deck.

Thanks Again!

How early do you take reservations for next season?
Jun 2012
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Ocean Pines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are remodeled and are fresh, clean and modern. Bathroom 1 is part of the master bedroom suite and serves the upper level. Bathroom 2 is a hall bathroom on the first floor and serves Bedrooms 2 and 3. Both have new tile floors and new modern fixtures throughout.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Big screen HDTV with DVD and private access to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Big screen Smart HDTV with Netflix
  • There is a new queen-sized sleep sofa in the downstairs sitting room that sleeps a total of 2 people. There is a 50" big screen HDTV also in this room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beach parking pass at the Ocean Pines Beach Club is included. The Beach Club is a private beach located at 49th St. in Ocean City that is owned and operated by Ocean Pines. It features lots of free parking, a block of private beachfront, bathrooms, locker rooms, hot showers, a swimming pool, and a restaurant and bar onsite. The Beach Club is about 10-15 minutes by car from the property. Guests must bring their own linens and towels. Cleaning is NOT included in the rental price, it is $100 additional per stay. $300 security deposit is required. There are numerous swimming pools, heated and unheated, that are available in Ocean Pines for a fee. Tennis is available in Ocean Pines for a fee, and tennis is also available at parks nearby without fee. Ocean Pines Golf Course is a Robert Trent Jones designed 18 hole course that is available for a fee. The Yacht Club has a full marina, swimming pool and full service restaurant. See the Ocean Pines website for fee details.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Superb Direct Waterfront on St. Martins River in Ocean Pines With 2 Dock Slips
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 21 reviews
Yardley, PA

River Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at River Bliss was wonderful. The house was very clean, the kitchen was well equipped and the gas grilled worked well. We loved paddling around the river in our kayaks and watching the sunset from the dock. I would recommend this home to anyone who wants direct access to the water as well as a quiet place to relax.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view doesn't get any better

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from our 2nd year staying at this beautiful home. We hated having to leave. We had a Great relaxing time it is our home away from home and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to stay in Ocean Pines. Central location to everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautifully appointed riverfront home with gorgeous views and quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

River Bliss was, without doubt, one of the best vacation homes we have ever rented. Open, airy, clean and uncluttered, with an outstanding river view that invited days and evenings spent relaxing and dining on the deck. As a matter of fact, we ignored ocean walks and other diversions, never leaving the deck except to buy more seafood, and the best little seafood shop (Crabs to Go) was just down the road. There were roadside stands for produce and a local creamery for delicious ice cream. WalMart was better for groceries than the closer Food Lion. This kitchen had the best collection of cook's tools and we did not need to bring anything from home. You get a lovely view of sunrise and sunset from the upper deck and watch boats come and go throughout the day and evening. The home is situated in a quiet neighborhood with picturesque canal-front homes, and many nice neighbors walk their dogs through the streets which are prefect for strolling. Lots of upper and lower deck seating to enjoy the view, with shaded areas for hot summer days - a plus! If you like dining by the water and want to avoid big crowds, just down Route 50 East off of Route 707 there are harbor side restaurants; we liked The Shark for its attention to local ingredients. We loved it here and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our new home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We felt at home as soon as we arrived. Far enough from Ocean City to be peaceful but close enough to get there easily for some boardwalk fun. There was only one problem ... we couldn't stay forever and had to come home. Can't wait till next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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River Bliss home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from River Bliss and it was absolutely beautiful. We felt right at home. Gorgeous views from top deck with an early cup of coffee in the morning to sitting on the bottom deck enjoying dinner and the views. I would definitely recommend this home for anyone looking to stay in Ocean Pines. We loved it so much we already booked for next year and looking forward to getting back there.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another Great Week at River Bliss

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at River Bliss, having also spent a week in 2012. The property was great then, and even better this year with the upgrades since our last visit.

First, let's talk about the location in Ocean Pines. It's a perfect situation - quiet and peaceful, yet within 10 minutes of the craziness of summer in Ocean City, and within 20 minutes of the beauty of Assateague Island. Or you can spend the whole day right here, crabbing or fishing from the dock, or sitting out on either the upper or lower deck looking out at the million dollar view over the St. Martins River.

We've stayed in a lot of rental properties, and the thing that puts River Bliss on top of the list is that it never felt like a rental property; rather it feels like your staying in someone's home. The care that has obviously gone into the decorating and the quality of the furnishings reflects well on the owners' desire that your stay be a positive and memorable one.

Speaking of the owner, Kevin was easy to deal with. He responded quickly to our inquiries, and provided very detailed instructions relative to pretty much everything you need to know.

Our only regret was that it was only a week and that it's over for this year. Hopefully there will be many more in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Salisbury Airport
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 90 and 589
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary

Ocean Pines is located on the western side of the Isle of Wight Bay across from Ocean City, Maryland. It is the best of both worlds for families and active adults, with tremendous water access and facilities within Ocean Pines, and located just minutes from the excitement and activities of Ocean City. From the 18 hole championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, to the multiple swimming pools and tennis courts, to the streets and trails perfect for walking or jogging, there is something for everyone at Ocean Pines. Our home, which we call 'River Bliss', is located directly on the unspoiled St. Martins River, a wide expanse of deep water that is quiet and undeveloped for most of its length. The St. Martins River leads directly to the Isle of Wight Bay and on to Ocean City, Assateague Island and out to the ocean if you desire. Bring your boat or jetski and experience world-class boating, fishing and waterskiing right outside your door. Have it all at 'River Bliss'.

Other Activities: Boating, crabbing, kayaking, exploring


Rates & Availability

Ocean Pines House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter-Spring (NOT AVAILABLE)
Nov 1 2016 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.5%

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to bring your cell phones, we have done away with our landline. Telephone is not provided.
Basic rental rates do not include 10.5% state and local tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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