Dog Friendly Oceanfront Condo Buildings | Ocean City, MD

Cartoon two dogs driving a bus to the beach7 Dog Friendly Oceanfront Condo Buildings in Ocean City, MD 

What is the most important factor when buying a vacation home? LOCATION 

Wrong!  It isn’t Location, Location, Location anymore... it’s Pets, Pets, Pets!!  

Buyers are now making decisions on whether to purchase a property by placing pet policies before location. You shouldn’t be shocked; the pet industry is expected to reach $96 billion by 2020. Additionally, according to the American Pet Products Association, "almost 85 million households have a pet.  Over the last 30 years, pet ownership has gone from 56 percent to 68 percent of all households." With growth like that, one can completely understand why decisions are based on our four-legged friends. 

Before I get too deep, let me say this blog is directed to buyers with dogs looking for an oceanfront condo or townhome in Ocean City, MD that is regulated by a condo association. 

In general, properties in a Condo Association have allowances for property Owners with pets, but not for renters. Potential owners must sift through the regulations, which may restrict a certain breed, size, or the number of dogs.  

Sometimes it can be challenging to find that perfect beach condo in Ocean City, MD that allows your dog. I just had a client call about a specific Oceanfront condo for sale and the first question was, "do they allow dogs?"  The condo association did allow dogs; however, it was unfortunately not their breed.   

All dogs must be pet and people friendly, up to date on vaccinations, be able to ride in an elevator, always on a leash, and not be a nuisance to the owners and guests.  

The Condo Associations will have something in their Bylaws or Rules & Regulations with wording like…The keeping of a dog is not a right of an owner, but a conditional allowance subject to compliance with the rules. This conditional allowance may be revoked at any time by the board of directors at its sole discretion if the dog or pet is vicious, creates a nuisance, or annoys persons in residence. The unit owner is responsible for all damages to persons and/or property caused by their pet.

I’ve put together a special search for the Dog lovers looking for Oceanfront Real Estate in Ocean City, MD. I’ve picked a few buildings that range from Luxury to Pocket Book Friendly. Click the links to see what current properties are for sale in the building! 

Here’s 7 Dog Friendly Oceanfront Condo Buildings in Ocean City, MD: 

Gateway Grand 

Dog Restrictions: Dogs allowed for owners. No more than 3. No size or breed restrictions. 

Address: 2 48th St., Gateway Grand, Ocean City, MD 21842 

Price range: $550,000 - $2,000,000 

Amenities: Elevators, Fitness Center, Game Room, Meeting Room, Party Room, Pool – Indoor & Outdoor Security 

Goldens Sands 

Dog Restrictions: Dogs allowed for owners. Currently, No breed, size, or number restrictions.

Address: 10900 Coastal Hwy., Golden Sands, Ocean City, MD 21842 

Price range: $150,000- $600,000 

Amenities: Elevators, Beach Club, Exercise Room, Fitness Center, Game Room, Party Room, Pool – Indoor & Outdoor, Sauna, Security, Tennis Courts, Volleyball Courts, Tiki Bar 

Plaza

Dog Restrictions: Dogs allowed for owners. No more than 2 and No pit bulls. 

Address: 9800 Coastal Hwy., Plaza, Ocean City, MD 21842 

Price range: $350,000- $600,000 

Amenities: Elevators, Pool – Indoor & Outdoor, Reserved/Assigned Parking, Sauna, Security, Bar/Lounge  

Sea Watch 

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are allowed for owners. Currently, No breed, size, or number restrictions.

Address: 11500 Coastal Hwy., Sea Watch, Ocean City, MD 21842 

Price range: $275,000- $800,000 

Amenities: Elevators, Exercise Room, Game Room, Pool – Indoor & Outdoor, Security, Tennis Courts, Tot Lots/Playground, Summer Store, Movie Room 

Carousel 

Dog Restrictions: Dogs allowed for owners. Currently, No breed, size, or number restrictions. 

Address: 11700 Coastal Hwy., Carousel, Ocean City, MD 21842 

Price range: $275,000- $600,000 

Amenities: Elevators, Bar/Lounge, Fitness Center, Game Room, Pool – Indoor & Outdoor, Sauna, Ice Skating Rink 

Capri 

Dog Restrictions: Dogs allowed for owners. Currently, No breed, size, or number restrictions.

Address: 11000 Coastal Hwy., Capri, Ocean City, MD 21842 

Price range: $250,000- $675,000 

Amenities: Elevators, Basketball Courts, Exercise Room, Game Room, Library, Pool – Indoor & Outdoor, Sauna, Security, Tennis Courts 

Quay 

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are allowed for owners. Currently, No breed, size, or number restrictions 

Address: 10700 Coastal Hwy., Quay, Ocean City, MD 21842 

Price range: $250,000- $600,000 

Amenities: Elevators, Fitness Center, Game Room, Pool – Indoor & Outdoor, Tennis Courts, Lounge, Summer Store 

The Town of Ocean City also has rules pertaining to dogs and other animals:

"Bringing your four-legged friend? It’s important to note that animals are only allowed on the beach and boardwalk between October 1 and April 30. Any handler or owner of a dog must remove any waste deposited on public or private property not owned by the handler or owner in possession of said dog. Also, dogs must be kept on a leash when being walked in and around Ocean City."

DID YOU KNOW???? There's a Dog Playground on 94th Street! For more information, contact OC Recreation & Parks at 410-250-0125 or directly visit the website.

Rules regarding Dogs in buildings are always changing and it is important to check prior to visiting. Feel free to call me anytime.  

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