Hot House: 4201 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842


Single-style waterfront beach house, wood frame with cedar shakes on concrete foundation, circa 2000. Six bedrooms, 4.5 baths over three stories and 5,910 square feet. Gourmet kitchen with s/s appliances, top floor luxury master bedroom suite, hot tub/spa, gas fireplace, elevator. Wrap-around porch with ocean views, patios, central a/c, two car garage, outdoor shower: $3,990,000


What: Tired of serene? Up to here with tasteful blue and white beach décor? Here’s a luxury beachfront property that captures the two faces of Ocean City – its sparkling natural beauty and its crazy carnival atmosphere. On the outside, the house is a classic: natural cedar, redwood decking, wrap around porches – not pretentious, but unmistakably upscale. Inside, the fun begins in the diner-themed kitchen, with bright checkerboard cabinets, a vinyl covered central banquet, and a giant Bob’s Big Boy. Round the corner is a sort of retro/modern bar and a big aqua living room. Bedrooms are equally wild, with different themes. It’s all well planned and expensively done though, and the bathrooms are large and modern. If it’s not to your taste, a paint job and new furniture should do the trick.


Where: 4201 Atlantic Avenue (at 42nd Street) is a great location by almost any standard – away from the honky tonk of the pier and boardwalk crowds, but not so far you can’t walk to the Candy Kitchen when the mood strikes. It’s right on the water, well in from the Coastal Highway. Your front yard and most of your views are dunes, white sand and the beautiful blue Atlantic. The Ocean City boardwalk ends at 27th street and runs 2.5 miles to the inlet. Ocean City is about 3 hours from Baltimore on U.S. 50. Traffic on the Bay Bridge is often a factor.

Why: “I can see you, your brown skin shinin’  in the sun… you got your hair combed back and sunglasses on, baby…”

Why Not: There’s not a ton of privacy here, if that’s important to you.

NB: Bike riding on boardwalk is only allowed from 2-11am in high season (24/7 off season). Dogs allowed on beach only October 1 through April 30.