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Our Porch is the Best Seat in Town

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

This spacious, non-smoking home is ideal for family vacations and reunions. Owned since 1946 by a Baltimore family, it remains their summer "cottage". The interior was renovated, and professionally decorated in 2002 to create casual comfort and the warmth of "home".

From the all new kitchen, new furnishings, large dining room and living room, to the cozy sunroom and wonderful porches you will find a retreat that rests in the middle of everything. The seven bedrooms and den are all unique and charming. Many personal and designer touches add to a truly memorable stay.

Enjoy the sunrise over the ocean, stroll the beach, or just sit in a rocker and watch the activity of the beach and the boardwalk right at your door. The shuttle bus picks up at the end of the street; the boardwalk train is at the front step. All that Ocean City has to offer is convenient and close by...Relax, renew, have fun in the sun. This is the best seat in town!

Weekly Rentals Spring through Summer 4 day Minimum till Mid September.

Keywords: House on the Boardwalk

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time. Great house! House is the right size for all of our family members. We hope to come back next year. This house made our family reunion very special.
Jun 2016
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Ocean City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
parking for up to 7 cars, picnic table, outside shower, bike rentals in next block, linen rental available


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Our Porch is the Best Seat in Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

We love the Porch

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic! The Porch has many unique features and appointments that provide the excellent combination of privacy and family time together. We have spent one week for the last three summers gathering for a family reunion (3 generations) and each time was greater than the year before. It is a perfect family vacation venue. Judy, the owner, is helpful and friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hearing how much you appreciate and enjoy our great beach house makes it a joy to share with others. While it is known as The Chew House historically after my family, we call it The Porch for obvious reasons. It doesn't get much better than sitting in the rocking chairs watching the sunrise over the ocean early in the morning or the endless activity and people parade going by on the boardwalk. We of course think it's the best home and location in Ocean City. Everyone is amazed at how spacious, quiet, and comfortable this house is inside too. Thank you for your kind words and especially for leaving the house so nice( I gave you an A !) That also means a lot. I look forward to sharing our home with your family again in the future. Sincerely, Judy
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Family Reunion 2017

  • 5 of 5

To celebrate the family memories of Ocean City, we found the perfect spot at The Porch! The house provided enough toom for 4 families and a gathering spot for cousins and extended family from the Eastern Shore. We laughed and had dinner every night on the large covered porch right on the boardwalk...watching the world go by. The parking and entertainment with walks, shopping and surfing made this location perfect for all generations. Thank you, Judy, for sharing your home with us! Melanie Morris Long

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our 2nd Stay at The Porch! Love that House!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay at The Porch. We visited OC 3 years ago and stayed there. We had such a wonderful time we couldn't imagine staying anywhere else. The house is in a perfect location ON the Boardwalk (Surf lessons next door, bike & Segway rentals within a block, pizza next door, fries within a block and the pier rides and fishing a short walk). We only used our car to go to the grocery store and a couple of restaurants! The kitchen is well stocked for cooking, there are two refrigerators, the dining room table has room for everyone to eat or play cards/games, and the porch is perfect for morning coffee or evening cocktails. We had 3 generations under one roof and everyone was comfortable and had their own space. Judy the owner is friendly and very responsive, and gives the best crab cake recommendations :) We hope to return to OC and stay at The Porch again! Love that house!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! I really appreciate it as I have not asked people to do that before and it is very helpful to others who are looking for a house on the beach. Everyone that stays in our home loves it and your words explain very well as to why. It always means a lot when our guests enjoy and appreciate this amazing home because it is a treasure to our family. It is the only individual private home on the boardwalk available for rent weekly. The great location,lots of parking,spacious and comfortable rooms, make it ideal for family vacations. We hope you will return and from our family to yours you are always welcome at The Porch! Happy Porch sitting, Judy
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Our 9th YEAR At "The Porch"

  • 5 of 5

Thanks again for sharing your beautiful home with our family. This is our ninth year at "The Porch" and we all enjoyed every minute!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.