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My family and I have stayed in a number of really nice rentals in Ocean City and I'm happy to write that our recent accommodation at the Rivendell has made it onto the very short list of our most favorites. As you can see from the pictures, the condo is stunning and the view is stunning; it's exactly as shown. What surprised me was how expansive the layout was. None of the bedrooms shared walls and the two masters were on opposite ends of the condo. Another bonus was the ample amount of seating, particularly for meals, and one of the best and biggest kitchens ever--you can cook and host a Thanksgiving dinner in this place! Now, let's talk about the building...clean, modern, indoor & outdoor pools, fitness center, fancy restaurant onsite, nothing was lacking. Did I mention that the outdoor pool was still open during our early Oct visit? Nice! And what was totally unexpected was the incredibly SHORT walk to the beach. With two 7-yr olds in tow plus grandma, it was a cake walk. It was just like staying on the ocean side; literally two blocks. Our check-in with Vantage was easy, as always, and everything was clean upon our arrival. Thank you so much! P.S. We ate at Hooked Restaurant for the first time (an easy walk across Rivendell's parking lot) and the food plus service was outstanding!
Beautiful views. We've rented at Rivendell previously and love the Bayside. It is quiet vs. the beach side. Good parking. Excellent fitness room. The condo was spacious and well decorated. It is in dire need of a curtain on the living room windows - the sun is blinding in the afternoon. We will be back though.
Some maintenance and cleaning needs to be addressed:
One Bedroom door would not close. It appeared as if kids had swung on it and pulled the top hinges off. Other doors squeaked loudly.
The pocket door between one bedroom and the hall bath was impossible to close.
Cleaning leaves much to be desired. Dust tumbleweeds in the corners and under beds and furniture. A used Q-tip behind a bath trash can. Hair left in the master shower drain. Will include pictures if this review allows this.