Frequently Asked Questions About Renting at the Sea Watch

It is our primary goal for you to enjoy your stay in Unit 100 at the Sea Watch in Ocean City, Maryland. Toward that end, we are adding content to this Web site that will help you make informed decisions before you book your Eastern Shore vacation. You are encouraged to review the list of amenities, the floor plans and the pictures in our photo gallery. Should you have additional questions or a specific request, you are always welcome to contact us.

There is room for 12 people to sleep comfortably in Unit 100 - and there are two hanging 'air chairs' and a rope hammock for naps on the balcony.

  • Bedroom #1 accommodates 3 people - 2 in a full size bed and 1 in a single bed.
  • Bedroom #2 accommodates 3 people - 2 in a full size bed and 1 in a single bed.
  • Master Bedroom - accommodates 2 people in a queen size bed.
  • The Great Room - accommodates 4 people if you choose to use both of the queen size sleeper sofas.

Security Deposit or Rental Insurance: Renters have the option of paying either a non-refundable $50 charge to purchase accidental damage insurance (option 1) or a $450 refundable security deposit (option 2).

Sales & Use Taxes: The listed rental rates do not include applicable sales and use taxes, which currently total 10.5% - calculated by combining the 6% Maryland State Sales Tax and the 4.5% Worcester County Room Tax (occupancy tax) on rentals of less than 4 months and 1 day.

Parking Fees: Depending upon the time of year, your length of stay, and/or your method of payment, additional charges may apply. For example, the Sea Watch Condominium Association charges a $40 non-refundable parking fee for use of the on-site parking garage. The Association may waive this fee during certain times of the year, during the winter for example when fewer security personal are needed to manage access to the garage and provide security on the premises. The parking fee covers the costs of 24-hour security, for one vehicle, in the parking garage.

Processing Fee: The Condominium Association normally charges a $65 processing fee for all condo rentals.

Miscellaneous Fees: The standard taxes and administrative fees are listed above. However, from time to time, at various times of the year, the Association may charge other fees. Please ask for details of all applicable fees or charges that might apply during the time of your stay, when making a reservation or requesting additional information.


Check-in is at 3:00 PM and check-out is at 10:00 AM - unless special arrangements have been made and confirmed in advance.

Upon arrival at the Sea Watch, renters should go directly to the Century 21 New Horizon office on the first floor in the main lobby of the building.

When departing, be sure to return to the office to check-out.

Yes, as a courtesy to all visitors, smoking is not allowed in Unit 100 - thank you for your understanding and respect..

No, pets are not allowed in Unit 100 - thank you for your understanding and respect.

Yes, please bring your own bath towels, washcloths, beach towels, bed sheets, and pillow cases for everyone who will be staying in the condo.

Unit 100 sleeps 12 people comfortably. Depending upon where people want to sleep, you will need bed linens as follows:

  • Master Bedroom - 1 King Size bed
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 Full Size Bed & 1 Twin Bed
  • Bedroom #2 - 1 Full Size Bed & 1 Twin Bed
  • Living Room / Great Room - 2 Queen Size Convertible Sleeper Sofas
Washer and Dryer

Yes, there is a full size washing machine and a full size dryer in the unit. They are located behind the base cabinet doors in the kitchen on the wall opposite the built-in desk area as seen in the picture on the right - which you can mouse over to see a larger picture.

The washer uses High Efficiency (HE) detergent. If you plan on doing any laundry during your stay, be sure to bring your own HE laundry detergent or be prepared to buy some at a local store.

There is a trash chute located on the wall opposite the elevator door closest to the main lobby. It is a stainless steel pull-down door that has the word RUBBISH embossed on the frame above the handle.

Leaving Unit 100, stay to the left of the stairwell enclosure and the elevator doors in the lobby area and walk toward the enclosed railing overlooking the courtyard. Stay to your left and continue walking down the open hallway or covered balcony toward the Coastal Highway side of the building. When the railing on your right stops and you pass the elevator doors on your right, look for the Rubbish chute on your left just past the glass front fire-extinguisher box.

Please only deposit trash that has been placed in plastic bags and do not throw boxes into the chute as they are likely to get stuck inside before they reach the collection bin at the bottom of the chute.

Also, please respect the 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM hours of use limitations as the noise of trash sliding down the chute can be loud and annoying to others.


Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguards are on duty from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day during the summer. Check the Beach Patrol Website for more specific information.


During the busy summer months, surfing is permitted in designated areas only. These locations can be found by calling any of the local surf shops, listening to daily announcements on local radio stations, checking the Beach Patrol Calendar, and by downloading a Surfing Beach Schedule (PDF).

Surf Fishing

Ocean City permits fishing in the surf provided you are at least 50 yards away from swimmers and other people using the beach between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Please note that the State of Maryland now requires all persons fishing for recreation in the tidal waters of the state to have a valid fishing license. That includes the coastal waters and bays in and around Ocean City. Maryland residents and non-residents can purchase a 7-day license from local fishing stores or the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Website.