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Laura from JL Ocean Dream

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Classy, Boardwalk, Direct Oceanfront - 3bd 3bth 2400 sqft - Linens & Towels incl

19 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Maryland Condo Rental Photos and Description

3 bdrm, 3 full bth, sleeps 12, 2400 sqft. Quality linens & bath towels included

Gigantic, classy, beautifully decorated condo at the best boardwalk location. Front deck overlooking the boardwalk, great for people watching, hanging out & sunrises. Back deck is perfect for sunsets. Go right out your door & hit the beach or stroll the boardwalk. You are right ON the beach. Open both deck doors & let the ocean breeze blow through.

Sheets & bath towels included, and we make up the beds for you! Just bring your beach towel...and clothes of course. We provide most normal house items for your convenience also (detergents, cleansers, paper products, garbage bags, blow dryers, and much more). We have about everything you need to feel cozy and comfortable, and then some.

We are setup for larger groups and we pamper you all. We sleep 12, although less is more comfortable.. Our huge dining table seats 12 with 4 more at the breakfast bar. We have TVs in all rooms with premium TV and cable channels. We have free Blast! speed wifi. There are board games & books for rainy days. The main room has a fireplace. We have parking for 2 cars in our lot across the street.

Enjoy all OC has to offer: sunning, boating, fishing, biking, swimming, golf, puttputt, arcades, go carts, Assateague.

Please contact us even if your party is larger to see if we can accomodate you. When you stay with us, you stay with friends.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Laura from JL Ocean Dream (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Laura from JL Ocean Dream

My husband first came to OCMD as a high school student, and fell in love with the place. I grew up in Texas and used to drive to Corpus Christi to camp on the beach whenever I felt the need for an escape, so I was a beach person too. When we met later in life, he brought me to OCMD for a weekend, and well it was cool. I'd never been to a place quite like it, I liked the non-shi-shi feel, but still with restaurants and entertainment. It was homey. Then we happened to find Somerset @ 2nd, and Wow, what a place. Neither of us ever imagined we might own something right on the ocean. It was like a dream come true.

Laura from JL Ocean Dream purchased this condo in 2008

Why Laura from JL Ocean Dream chose Maryland

Somerset @ 2nd is in a perfect location. On the boardwalk at 2nd street is just far enough from the inlet to feel sophisticated, but close enough to everything to be right there. The boardwalk deck is fantastic. We just sit there and watch the people go by, hang out and feel lazy and energized all at the same time. And of course you are right ON the beach, we are oceanfront, it doesn't get any better than that. The condos are HUGE, I mean HUGE, so we knew we could fit the whole family. It was perfect.

What makes this condo unique

I love the mornings on the deck. I get a cup of coffee, head outside and watch the sun come up over the ocean. There are usually people biking down the boardwalk, and early walkers/joggers. It is very peaceful and full of promise for the day.

Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

Classy, Boardwalk, Direct Oceanfront - 3bd 3bth 2400 sqft - Linens & Towels incl
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
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Beautiful unit - beware of baseless accusations

  • 3 of 5

This unit was gorgeous. We had 10 people stay and there was more than enough room for everyone. The location was perfect and prior to our stay - Laura was extremely helpful with any and all concerns. Our first major issue was the pool - there is not an agreement between this condo and the pool. It is a public pool and the chairs can only be used by hotel guests. Also, you must spend money to use the pool. Had we known this, we would have booked a place with a pool. We asked Laura about this prior to our stay and she completely misled us.

Our main issues came after check out. We are now in a battle with Laura over baseless accusations - she came back to us 1-2 weeks after check out saying we won't get our full deposit back. If we truly did anything wrong, we would have been happy to replace and pay for any damages done but she doesn't have photos and she has yet to provide us invoices for the items she needed to buy. As of now, we are being charged $60 to replace a bathroom throw rug.

The reviews on the condo are accurate, but please beware of personality changes after check out.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan & Stacy Thank you for your compliments on the condo. I know you are upset about not getting a full refund of your security deposit. We always prefer to give a full refund and normally we can. However following your stay: 1) the washer was broken, 2) the sofabed was broken, 3) the bath rug was burned in 2 places, 4) an ottoman leg was broken off, 5) bed linens and a towel were stained, the towel beyond recovery, and 6) there was sand everywhere, lots of it. You were notified 2 days after departure of these issues. Photos and receipts are on the way. The total cost of repairs was $525. You are being held responsible for $137. The larger repair costs were waived because of the "possibility" that prior wear & tear could have contributed, even when evidence pointed to misuse as the more likely cause. This was done automatically on our end, our guests are always given the benefit of the doubt. So I want to put things in perspective. And yes our bath towels & rugs are very nice. To replace the bath rug with the same exact item is $60, it is a 24 x 60 inch bath rug, super soft. It feels wonderful underfoot. We offer high quality linens and appointments for our guests. If you patronize the Caribbean Pool Bar & Grill you can use the pool, that means you need to buy food or drink. It is also Plim Plaza's hotel pool. We just learned they began partitioning the seating, and the pool lounge chairs are reserved for hotel guests. We like the old seating policy better and we're sorry they changed it. We are not affiliated with this establishment and never implied we were. I simply shared the link and name of the place so you could find out more information. I apologize if you misunderstood. Thanks Laura
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Beautiful unit - beware of baseless accusations

  • 3 of 5

This unit was gorgeous. We had 10 people stay and there was more than enough room for everyone. The location was perfect and prior to our stay - Laura was extremely helpful with any and all concerns. Our first major issue was the pool - there is not an agreement between this condo and the pool. It is a public pool and the chairs can only be used by hotel guests. Also, you must spend money to use the pool. Had we known this, we would have booked a place with a pool. We asked Laura about this prior to our stay and she completely misled us.

Our main issues came after check out. We are now in a battle with Laura over baseless accusations - she came back to us 1-2 weeks after check out saying we won't get our full deposit back. If we truly did anything wrong, we would have been happy to replace and pay for any damages done but she doesn't have photos and she has yet to provide us invoices for the items she needed to buy. As of now, we are being charged $60 to replace a bathroom throw rug.

The reviews on the condo are accurate, but please beware of personality changes after check out.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

The Best Part of Our Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Believe all the rave reviews on this place. It is every bit as wonderful as everyone is claiming. We filled this place to capacity with 12 members of our extended family and there was still plenty of room for everyone. The entire place was clean and in great condition, all the amenities you would need, and you couldn't ask for a better location. The only problem with this condo is that it was so nice, I never wanted to go anywhere. I was happy just sitting on the awesome front balcony, reading, enjoying the ocean view, and people-watching. Not only have I recommended this place to all my friends and co-workers, but our whole family is already talking about making plans to stay here again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Impressive!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the nicest places in Ocean City. The place is super spacious and has all the amenities you could ask for. They even have beach chairs and boogie boards to use. The place is very clean and the location can not be beat. Laura was an absolute pleasure to work with and even recommended great places to eat. The highest praise I can give is that I have already recommended this place to all my friends and family! Thank you Laura for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ken You are very welcome. I'm so glad you had a great time. Please consider us your beach home. We're here whenever you need us Thanks so much Laura
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5

Good location, Great Unit!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year staying at Somerset @2nd Condo for our annual ladies weekend. The unit is great! The beds are comfortable and there was plenty of room for our group of 11. Location, location, location! You can't beat it.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

We have never visited Ocean City before and we were so glad we stayed here! Very Clean condo in a PERFECT LOCATION! Right on the boardwalk on the beach! Laura was such a friendly, helpful person! She did some research to see what was open during our off season visit. She went above and beyond! The kitchen was fully loaded with plenty of dishes, pots, pans, glasses! There was plenty of room for our 2 families! Our favorite spot was the balcony! Each bedroom had its own bathroom! PERFECT! Thankyou so much! Looking forward to a return trip in the fall!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a great time! That's what we're here for. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Thanks for choosing us. Laura
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Ocean City Maryland. Primarily a summer family beach destination. The condo is located right on the boardwalk at 2nd street in a low rise building. Easy access to the boardwalk, beach, bay & Assateague island. A new skateboard park is 2 blocks away, bayside. There are tons of family & kid activities in summer. Also great off season. It has a quiet sleepy feel in fall & spring. We love it then. In addition, the condo offers a unique alternative to a hotel if visiting or working the convention center which is at 42nd street. For even larger groups & family holidays, please check with us to see if we can accomodate you!

Other Activities: boardwalk, beach, arcades, amusement park, sunning, biking, boating, putt putt, go carts, golf, jet skis, skate board park

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Rates & Availability

Somerset at 2nd Ocean City Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer - Peak
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 11 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Summer - Mid August
Aug 12 2016 - Aug 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,100
 
 
Summer - Late August
Aug 19 2016 - Aug 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Summer - Last Week
Aug 26 2016 - Sep 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Fall - Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$440
From
$540
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,700
 
 
Fall - Festivals
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$440
$2,200
 
 
Fall - October Festivals
Oct 3 2016 - Oct 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$420
$2,100
 
 
Fall - Mid Fall
Oct 21 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
Fall - Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$420
$2,100
 
 
Winter - December
Dec 2 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
Winter - Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$420
$2,100
 
 
Winter - New Year's
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$560
$2,800
 
 
Winter - Cozy Getaway
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
Spring - April
Mar 30 2017 - Apr 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
Spring - Early
Apr 27 2017 - May 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
Spring - Springfest
May 4 2017 - May 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$420
$2,100
 
 
Spring
May 11 2017 - May 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$440
$2,200
 
 
Spring - Cruisin'
May 18 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$480
$2,400
 
 
Spring - Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$560
$2,800
 
 
Summer - 1st Week
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$540
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,000
 
 
Summer - 2nd Week
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
From
$680
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,400
 
 
Summer - Air Show
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Summer - Late June
Jun 23 2017 - Jun 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,100
 
 
Summer - Peak
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Summer - Late August
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

booking fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are before tax (10.5%) and the booking fee. Discount equal to half the booking fee for eCheck or check pmt..

Bed linens & bath towels provided and the beds are made up for you. However please bring beach towels.
We supply most household items: toilet paper, paper towels, soaps, detergents, garbage bags, etc.

We are a luxury family condo, with every attention to your comfort. We are supremely clean. We sometimes make exceptions for responsible groups looking for a family style vacation. Hosted parties involving occupancy above the max must be pre-approved.

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Amenities

Maryland Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , in master bedroom, has whirlpool tub, has 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , in 2nd bedroom, has 2 sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hall bath, has 1 sink
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 5 twin/ single , 2 twin bunks, 1 folding cot (for smaller people)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , twin murphy bed rollaway, queen sleep sofa, private bath
    Main room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 queen sleep sofas
  • *Master bedroom has king bed, a twin bed on wheels that tips over like a murphy bed, and queen size sleep sofa *2nd master has a queen bed *Kids room has 2 twin bunks (ie 4 beds), and a twin folding cot (for smaller people). *Main living room has 2 queen sleep sofas
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • 11 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Household supplies are included; toilet paper, paper towels, detergents, dryer sheets, dish soaps, sponges, etc. Kitchen is fully stocked with all cooking utensils & dishes. Fridge has water & ice dispenser. All baths have blow dryers. Separate laundry room in the unit with full size washer & dryer. We come down to OC for our vacations too, so everything that we enjoy having we have for our guests. Our house is yours while you stay with us. Let us know if there is anything you might like to see the next time you visit. We are a non-smoking unit and we appreciate adherence to this rule. Smoking is allowed on the balconies. No pets please.

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