Very Good

40 reviews

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Overview

Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
Sleeps:
8
Type:
Condo
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
No

Description from owner

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4819022

About the area

Ocean City has a lot to offer. Most people that have been there return year after year. There is the Ocean, the famous boardwalk. A game of miniature golf is always fun. Assateague Island, where wild horses run free is only a short drive away. Amusement and Water parks galore! There are many other activities in store for a great,affordable vacation. Our condo is no longer pet friendly due to a change in the Carousel's policy. They are afraid of a lawsuit if someone were to be bitten.

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Full beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair users

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Sauna
  • Pool or snooker table

Reviews (40)

Very Good – based on 40 reviews Very Good
40 reviews

“LOVE IT”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2016

Randy, Thanks a million for the use of your condo 2005 ocean city the condo was beautiful as were the views from both sides was not sure if the bayside balcony was just for your condo or one next to it also it became packed watching fireworks july 4th i love the fact you open the curtains in living room and all you see is the ocean my group of 8 were impressed and they want to continue this as a tradition every year so i guarantee youll be getting us back only downside we had during trip was a drunk pulled the fire alarm first night we were there and scared everyone in building at 4 am all is good though a little excitement Thanks Again LeeAnn

“Great views”

Reviewed 14 May 2016

I recently stayed at the Carousel unit 2005. We really enjoyed our stay and the condo was fully equipped which I loved. The sunrise and sunset views where amazing. I would definitely rent this condo again in the future.

Owner's reply: Thanks for the review Jenny-Lynn!

“AMAZING!!”

Reviewed 10 Apr 2016

Had a birthday get away at this fabulous location. Very clean and supplied with absolutely anything and everything one could need or want. The owner was amazingly kind and professional starting with our first phone conversation. He let me know in advance of a repair that was taking place during our trip in case it interfered with my plans. The location is spectacular and the view from the 20th floor is breathtakingly gorgeous! A private balcony on the back side over looking the ocean and a private deck on the front side overlooking the bay. Miles and miles of attractions, restaurants from McDonalds to fine dining.Department stores or dollar stores all within walking distance if you don't want to drive. The staff at the Carrousel was caring and friendly. Check in was super simple as a packet was left for my arrival.There is positively nothing negative that I can say about my experience at all. Randy has the place stocked with all a person could need there are movies and toys for the little ones,fishing poles,boogie boards, games, absolutely everything! Just take your clothes and food! Kitchen is exceptional with pots pans bakeware dishes glasses even plastic ware for the smaller kids! I could go on and on!! Overall it was an exceptional trip and 5 stars isn't even close! I'm sure we have all read the horror stories of what some have experienced but this one is a sure bet! I am in the process of renting again in Sept for my daughter's birthday! Biggest thanks ever to Randy Marshalek for allowing us the use of this fabulous condo! You will not be disappointed!!

Owner's reply: Wow.....That's quite a review! Thank you Sharon. I'd be very grateful and any future rental.

“Weekend away”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2015

My family stayed at this condo over the labor day weekend. We had a wonderful stay. The owner is very easy to communicate with and is very kind. The condo was equipped with plates, pots and pans, as well as, sheets and towels. There was also beach chairs and toys on the balcony for our use. That was awesome not needing to bring our own all the way up. The views are absolutely wonderful. The only down side of the condo is the pool is rather small for the amount of people in the building but there is an indoor pool also. Overall we were very pleased with our stay!

Owner's reply: Thanks Molly

“Great place for a short getaway”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2015

Great condo at great location! Loved how we were able to stay two days which was hard to find as most places want 4-7 day commitment. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Condo was super clean and had awesome views! Was like a resort in itself. Would definitely book again!

“Short beach vacation”

Reviewed 8 Jun 2015

Upon arrival we were happy to see the condition of the condo. It was clean, the beds were made and everything was in nice order. There was plenty of dishes, towels etc for our party of 5. As an added bonus, there were also some beach chairs and boogie boards on the deck for our use. Having a deck on ocean side along with seating on bayside as well, there was plenty of outdoor space for our use. Location of the building was close to everything one would need with a grocery store right across the street. I think this rental was a great value for all it included. Thanks for the rental!

Owner's reply: Thanks you making the time to place the review. It's greatly appreciated!

“"The Best Ever"”

Reviewed 28 Apr 2015

Once again we enjoyed the accommodations and atmosphere at the Carousel condo in Ocean City, Maryland. It's simply "the best ever". From the extra easy communications with the owner, the quick and easy check-in procedure to every comfort provided in the spotlessly cleaned condo, we enjoy every minute we're there. Great job and kudos to the owner, Randy, and those who work with and for him. This is the answer for a stress free vacation time. The lovely beach décor inside sets the stage for the unbelievably "WOW" view from the balcony of the Atlantic Ocean. My family and I can never seem to get enough of it. There's always so much to do no matter what time of the year it is, and so when we leave it's always with anticipation to return. Thank you for sharing your idyllic spot with us.

Owner's reply: You're the best Joyce! Thanks,!! I'll get down to replace the broken rocker first chance I get. I appreciate you letting me know about it. Enjoy the day! Randy

“EXCELLENT Place!!!!”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2015

Our mini vacation could not have been better!!! This condo was amazing! So very clean and affordable! We had a great time! Communication with the owner was GREAT! We have NO complaints!! Looking forward to renting from them again!

Owner's reply: Wow.......What a review! Thanks Amy and enjoy the day!!

“Awesome!”

Reviewed 30 Nov 2014

The views from this adorable condo are breathtaking! My husband and I were so pleased with everything: from the booking with Randy, to the helpful staff, to the comfort of the condo and all the amenities that Carousal has to offer. We had the pleasure of dining at Seasons which was so scrumptious, John wants to come back for more baby back ribs and I for the filet mignon...yummy! We watched the enjoyment on the faces of the ice skaters which brought back childhood memories to us. We also couldn't believe how well stocked the condo was with our everyday needs. Sheets, blankets, hair dryers, beautiful kitchen with all the trimmings, made us feel more like real guests than "renters". Thank you Randy for all you've done, you sure are doing it right! God bless!

Owner's reply: Hi Barbara, I can't take most of the credit. It's a combo of having awesome guest thought -out the year along with a great cleaning/service company keeping up on the place. We love to come down when the place is open however we have not been there since February since the schedule has been full. When we do make it down we do always make sure everything our guest would need is kept in abundance. Thank you again for your rental and I hope your Thanksgiving was special @ the beach! Good bless you!!

“All around fantastic condo!”

Reviewed 24 May 2014

We just got home from our week in OCMD and we had the pleasure of staying 3 of the nights in this condo, we would have loved to stay the whole time but the other days of our trip were already booked. The views are absolutely stunning, we spent much time on the balconies admiring the beauty. We even were able to spot a dolphin right from the back balcony! Not only was the condo was very clean and well maintained, it came fully stocked with everything you could need besides your personal belongings. Every piece of cookware and kitchen utensil you could need (down to measuring cups, blender, cork screw, casserole dishes and pitchers for drinks). As a family with small kids, I especially appreciated the games, beach toys and books for the kids, as well as the pack and play and baby seat that was provided. There was more than enough linens, and there is even a few beach towels and fishing poles for your use. The rocking chairs that were on the back balcony looking over the ocean were a nice touch and they made for some wonderful moments, relaxing with a cup of coffee and watching the ocean. You can really tell this condo is taken care of. The condo was big enough to comfortably sleep 4 adults, 2 young children, and 2 babies. The Carousel staff was kind and efficient. It made me feel secure knowing there was security who made rounds. The pool and Jacuzzi were great and the kids loved them. As far as the booking and the owner, Randy, he was a dream to work with. He was very accommodating and willing to work with us on our dates as best as possible. His communication was great and anytime I emailed him with a question, he was always prompt on his reply and very kind and courteous. We had such a memorable vacation and we are hoping to be able to make a late spring trip to stay here every year. Thank you Randy for allowing us the opportunity to rent your beautiful condo!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

The camera lens I found on the beach when I was collecting shells; I gave it to my grandson, but I guess he left it behind, so no big deal. I'm not sure about the charger; it's not mine, but let me check with my son and daughter. Thank you for emailing. We had a GREAT time at the beach; I love your condo! I hope you got another good report after we left. I'll get back to you about the charger.
Thanks again,
Kathy

Hi Randy,

Just wanted to let you know, we enjoyed ourselves so much! Your condo
is beautiful and the view was magnificient!!! We plan on returning
next year. Your vertical blind was missing a few slats and one was on
the floor when we arrived. The staff at The Carousel were pleasent and
very helpful.

It was a great week in OCM!!!

Donna

Randy,
I just wanted to let you know that your condo exceeded my expectations, it
was absolutely wonderful. And if available I will be contacting you for
next years vacation plans. I do have a favor to ask, My friends stayed in
the master bedroom at the condo, and left a necklace they bought for there
daughter in one of the drawers. If at all possible, could you please mail
it to me, and I can repay the postage to you. Just let me know if it is
found and if you are able to mail the necklace to me. Thank you again, for
making my and my friends vacation wonderful.

Stacy

Randy,
We had a GREAT time at your place. Thanks for everything. I will keep your information for next year. I go twice a year.

Mike

Hi Randy, Just wanted to thank you for renting us the condo. Everything was great. Unfortunately, we had that coastal storm, but it really didn't matter. With all the amenities the Carousel had to offer we felt blessed. My husband said it was the most relaxing vaca we have had in a long time. It's possible we may want to rent again in the spring, only this time we may need two units. Do you know anyone else who rents privately that has a two or three bedroom unit as we may have 4 or 5 couples going. Thanks again and any help in the matter would be appreciated. Mary

Hi Randy, I have to admit that this has been one of my best vacations ever, it was like home. The condo was perfect...very relaxing. We had a problem though with the handle coming off the shower head in the living room bathroom, other than that everything is fine. I am leaving on Monday evening and will clean the unit and leave it as I found it...nice and ready for the next tenents. I sure hope I can get down again and I sure will rent your unit again. We had the stove stuck on "clean" when we came, so we couldn't close the door because the latch was stuck to the left, but my son fixed it by pushing the button on the left inside the door of the oven and waiting until the lever returned to its normal position if you should ever have this problem. We really enjoyed our vacation and don't want to leave!!!! Take care and I am sure I will be contacting you in the future. Theresa :-)

I finally got the condo review to go through; had to send in a trouble ticket to the site and they responded today that it had been fixed and it would take 3-4 days to be posted. I forgot to add to the review that my daughter was very impressed with the port-a-crib and high chair that you provided. She said they were quality ones. Little Grady (7 months old) slept really well in the port-a-crib. Thanks again for everything. When we decide to go to Orlando, I'll check in with you. It will be several years; no need to take the grands when they are so young.

Jo Alice

Dear Randy and Christine,
Thank you for the wonderful weekend we spent at your home. Ocean City, surprisingly, was a bit busy with several soccer teams in town for their tournaments. That made the weekend a bit more fun as, with the warm weather, the beach had a fairly good amount of activity. We arrived late Saturday evening and followed your recommendations for dinner at Seasons.

The purpose of the trip was not entirely to relax. After Wednesday, I was to travel to Baltimore for training. I was able to reschedule the training for Tuesday which would have me home two days earlier so we opted to leave Monday morning. I notified your housekeeper Royce of our plans to check out early. She truly is a charming person and so devoted to you and your family. Upon leaving, as instructed, we washed/dried the bedding and left it on the bed, washed/dried/ re stacked the towels, vacuumed the rugs, and emptied the trash can. I must admit your home was not only lovely, but also spotless. Although we did not utilize the kitchen, I was impressed with the order and the cleanliness of the kitchen, the refrigerator, and the stock you provide to make one's vacation as convenient as home. Never having rented a private home for vacation, one of my main concerns was in whether or not the home would be up to my standards. You (and Royce) have calmed my concerns.

Initially I thought we would be vacationing mid to end of August but changes class schedules for our daughter force us to wait until we can make firm dates. As our daughter finalizes her summer school schedule, we should be able to lock in our plans. I will be in touch.

Again, thank you both for allowing us to thoroughly relax in your home. I only wish I could bottle the sound of the waves and the gentle breeze from your balcony.

With warmest regard,

Jane

Randy,
I wanted to take a few minutes to let you know we really enjoyed staying at the condo. After I spoke with you, we ran into the lady who was on her way up to clean. We went to the boardwalk and when we returned, the place was in great condition. It actually smelled clean when you walked in the door. She does a great job for you. Everything was up to our expectations. The grandkids had a ball. I will definitely keep you in mind for next year.

Thanks again,
Sue


Hi Randy!
We just got back home last night. We had a wonderful time. There were 2 good days of weather and we could actually get in the ocean and hunt for shells and play. My girls were amazed by the ocean, but it was our oldest Jack Russell "Digby" who had the best time in the water. We did a few things locally, Ripley's, laser tag, but most of the time we just chilled at the condo. All the staff were so helpful and condiserate. It was our best vacation to date as a family. We plan on going back during the peak season. Also my youngest daughter didn't have anything to take her shells home in so we "borrowed" one of the large plastic bowls and lids from the kitchen to get them back to Ohio. I would like to either replace the bowl or get the money to you for it. Again, we had a wonderful time and have every intention of coming back again. Thank you!!!!!!
Condia Ostrander-Ohio

Randy - I just wanted to let you know that we had a great time at your condo this past weekend. Check-in was breeze! We found the views at your condo breathtaking and it certainly did help that we had great weather! Skylee our one year old Golden Retriever (she celebrated her birthday on Monday at the beach) had a blast! We definitely want to make it a tradition. In fact we (my sisters and I)are looking at something in the fall for a girls weekend. Also I wanted to know if you rent your place the week between Christmas and New Year's.

Only thing I did want you to know is that there was only one rocking chair Friday, Sat, Sun but then on Monday it returned from somewhere - not quite sure what happened there.

Again we had a blast and definitely want to return - we were actually thinking of another weekend in May but they are all taken.

Thanks again for sharing your home and I look forward to hearing from you!

Sue

randy and family, got home a day ago and just wanted to let you know your place was 5stars i couldnt of asked for a better place the whole family enjoyed and didnt want to leave your condo was equipped with everything and it was so close to foodlion we will definatley book next year if the oil doesnt get there and you will have us have a safe and happy fourth once again thank you so muchh!!!!

Greetings Randy,

Just a note to thank you for the opportunity to stay in your condo in Ocean City. Michael and I really enjoyed our time at the beach and staying in your condo. We were very pleased! We love having a nice place to stay in Ocean City that allows us to bring our beloved Westie with us. We rarely travel without her. The condo was very clean and lovely. It is layed out well. It was very nice not having to pack and carry bedding and towels with us like we do with one condo that we rent. The only thing that we would have liked better was to have better Internet access in the condo. The Carousel was nice and everyone was very friendly. We will definitely be in touch to hopefully rent your condo again.

Thank you! Sandy

Hi Sandy,

I'm glad you had a great time! Although sometimes temperamental, there is wireless internet in the condo. What you need to do for future reference....and I'll copy/paste this on the site....is click on the bottom right-hand side of your computer, on the little computer. Go to whichever Carousel site that has the most powerful signal. The next step if that does not put you right on line is, type in Network connections and agree to the terms......there is no charge. Your rental would be greatly appreciated at any time!

Randy

Good morning Randy,

Thank you so much for allowing us to rent the condo for the weekend. The condo was gorgeous and I was impressed with the facility's many activities. We all had an amazing time and can't wait to make plans to do it again. We made sure to load the washer and dishwasher before we left, and took out the trash.

Whereas our trip was grand, I wanted to make you aware of just a few things about the condo.

• Sheets/towels were left in the dryer when we arrived, and they were slightly damp. We dried them again and left them on top of the dryer, as we weren't sure where to store them.
• There box of detergent in the laundry room was an empty. We brought some along on the trip, so we used ours to wash the two loads of bed linens and towels.
• There was no extra toilet paper or trash bags in the condo. We ran into the hotel housekeeping staff who provided us with two additional rolls and a several garbage bags.

Our trip was great, and there was nothing we thought serious enough to call you about. We really enjoyed ourselves and we're already checking our calendar (and yours) about next year! :)

Thank you again!! We hope to be repeat renters again and again.

Best regards,


Lorice & Family :)



Thanks for responding so quickly....ive emailed 20 people the past week and you are the only person who responded..I wish i could afford a whole week but I cant thanks anyway though..James

Hi James,

How about a weekend in September or October. The ocean is at it's warmest up to about the 10th of October, you also don't have to deal with as many crowds. I can give you a better price for during the week as opposed to a weekend. Would that work?
Randy




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Randy,


I wanted to thank you again for the use of your condo in Ocean City - my sister's and I had an amazing time - the condo I believe is the absolute BEST place to stay in Ocean City, the view of the sun setting on the bay and rising on the ocean was the highlight of our stay there - your place is very nice and comfortable and we enjoyed all the things the Carousel had to offer - it has been 30 years since I was able to go to Ocean City and had a most memorable time - thank you again and if and when I am ever able to stay there again I hope your place is available


Dee
Gulf Shores, AL