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No Bedrooms
Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath

Description from owner

Welcome to the Cara Mar! We've been renting our studio condo for over 35 successful years! Our guests tell us that our location is what keeps bringing them back all seasons! From our top 4th. floor oceanfront balcony you will hear the waves splashing on the shore, as you breathe in the salty air. You may even catch a glimpse of the dolphins splashing offshore. Parks, restaurants, shopping and public transportation are close.

A studio condominium is perfect for up to 4 people. This is not a one bedroom condo. There is a full sized Murphy bed and queen size sleep sofa. The Murphy bed is located behind the ship wheel in the photos. Pillows and blankets are available. Because the condo is located on the top 4th. floor noises and other distractions are minimal.

Beach access is phenomenal and just steps from the elevator. You do not need to cross any streets which makes lugging your beach equipment so much easier and safer. The parking lot is so close to the beach and building that you can pick beach equipment up from your car on your way to the beach. There is a boardwalk that extends to the dunes and provides direct access to the beach. An outside shower for Cara Mar guests is available.

Free secured WiFi is available and the password is located within the condo.

Our studio is recently updated with new carpeting, fresh paint, tiled floor, heat pump, AC unit, and hot water tank.

The kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, dishes, microwave, dish-washer, large refrigerator, full-size cook top/oven, disposal and dining table for 4.

The full-bathroom features a bathtub and shower with grab bar. Towels, toiletries and paper products are not provided.

Relax by the private pool! A key will be provided to ensure your access. The elevator is brand-new and fully accessible. Laundry is also available on-premise and you will be provided with a key for access. The washers and dryers are coin-operated and located by the elevator on the ground level.

There is an assigned free parking space close to the elevator and pool.

We require weekly reservations during the on-season. If you are interested in a shorter stay off-season please get in touch with us! WE WILL BE TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2020 STARTING IN JANUARY.....The building is a mid-size masonry condominium complex.

Once you have booked a stay with us we will provide keys for the condo, laundry room, and pool, as well as a parking permit and any additional last-minute instructions. You can expect all this information through USPS-delivered mail.

Trip Advisor Cancellation Policy details:

If the guest pays the full balance on time, they can receive:

a 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least eight weeks before check-in.

a 25% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least four weeks before check-in.

Please note: All guests may cancel free of charge up to 24 hours after their booking is confirmed, provided their stay is at least 60 days away.

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4821479

About the area

The Cara Mar is located in North Ocean City at 123 St. and the ocean. It is in an area that has all of the beach amenities including Bus Service to the entire area. You can rent umbrellas and beach chairs right out front of our condo. We are near North Side Park, water sports, miniature golf and great restaurants. The environment is quiet and family oriented. Restaurants, shopping and parks are within walking distance. Enjoy tax-free shopping in nearby Rehobeth and Bethany Beach Delaware.

Getting around

Ocean City has a very robust bus network that operates extremely frequently during the season. It also operates during the off-season with fewer buses. There is a bus-stop directly across the street from our building. For just $3 you can ride the bus as much as you'd like all day long, perfect for heading down to the boardwalk and back.

Getting here

Google Maps and other navigation software should bring you right to the Cara Mar. Refer to the photos to see what the building looks like. Parking is directly in front of the building.

Interaction with guest

We like a hands on approach to handling our rentals, so you will deal directly with us. We will mail you the parking permit and keys about 3 weeks before your due arrival date. When you return you will be mailing the keys back and your security deposit will be sent back to you upon inspection.

Owner profile

Peggy E.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

Mother of 5. Grandmother of 16. Retired chiropractic assistant. I was raised near the water and always loved the beach. It's exciting I can share that experience with others on TripAdvisor. I've been renting out my ocean front condo for over 35 years.

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Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $125.00
No smoking at this property



  • Beds in other rooms: Queen Bed Full bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Heating
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Sea view
  • Staffed property
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 1 Full bath

Reviews (26)

26 reviews

“Diamond in the rough”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2016

We picked a great week, it had been our 26th anniversary , got there Sunday nite late. Husband next day wen to Urgent Care, found that he had an pneumonia. So we really only had 4 days. But be as it may,it was just like home, wish we could of stayed longer. Peggy Era, she's wonderful! It's defiantly worth going back!

Owner's reply: Hello Enez: How wonderful of you to take the time to send a review. Even though you had a rough start it seems you two made the best of it by feeling relaxed enough that "it was just like home". We want our guests to feel comfortable and we work hard bringing "dolphin watch" to a high and comfortable standard; a place that we ourselves like to retreat to. We hope by now your husband is on the mend and we hope you will always feel welcome to return as our guests. Sincerely, Peg & Charles


Reviewed 4 Sep 2016

This place was in a great location close to everything never moved the car could walk to beach excellent people there were wonderful and and helpful they are all like family the owners pool is clean and so is area outside would recommend this place very highly also a great price

“Anniversary getaway”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2015

My husband and I took some time to spend a long weekend together for our anniversary, we stayed at this oceanfront get away. We had a wonderful time. Watched the Dolphins, watch the sunrise, Sat on the beach, went to dinner and many other things. The place was perfect for us. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. There was only one problem. not enough time to do everything we wanted to do. We definitely hope to be back next summer. Same place same time. Highly recommend it.

Owner's reply: Hello Doris: What an absolute delight to receive your unsolicited review. Charles and I are thrilled you chose us for your anniversary. We are looking forward to your return. Peg.

“Perfect getaway for a couple”

Reviewed 10 Sep 2015

Very nice clean room for the perfect getaway for a couple looking for a quiet vacation. The top floor allows for a great ocean front view of the beach and ocean. The owners are great and very helpful in accomadating our needs. I would recommend this for two people and maybe a child. It may be a little small for 2 adult couples. My wife and I had a great time.

“Cozy ocean view studio”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2015

Well equipped, studio. Great ocean view & location. Also enjoyed the pool. Would recommend for couple or 3 people.

“Loved the condo”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2014

Great little condo for a week at the beach! Great location with many shops and restraunts nearby. We had a wonderful time and hope to make it our yearly vacation destination.


Reviewed 11 Aug 2014

Excellent location n excellent place ! We loved it n had a blast ! Thx for helping me find something i could afford !

Owner's reply: Hi Tara: It is always awesome to receive feedback and we really, really, appreciate it. Thank you so very much. Sincerely, Peg.

“Nice rental”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2014

Studio is right on the beach. Good for a couple or if you have little kids. Unit was clean with full amenities

Owner's reply: Hi Steve: You are the best for taking the time to give such a nice review. It is great feed back as we strive to do our very best to make our guests comfortable. Peg.


Reviewed 2 Jun 2014

We had a wonderful time, the studio is very very nice. The view is absolutely incredible and listening to the waves is so relaxing. We wanted to bring the beach home with us. So happy we made the choice to stay here, we can't wait to come back to this spot on the beach. Great Vacation

“Great place great time.”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2013

My family and I love the location of this condo, had a great time and hope too be back soon. Thanks again Peg

Owner's reply: Hi Ray: It was so nice having you and your family as our guests. We appreciate so much your review of our condo at the Cara Mar. It is our desire to help our families to have a peace filled vacation. We are looking forward to hearing from you again in the future. Thank you. Peg.

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