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Change Your Scenery and Take a Workcation
| Monday, October 11, 2021

Much of the workforce in the United States continues to work from home with estimates that nearly 25-30% of workers will be working remotely through 2021. Considering that working remotely means more flexibility in your work location, maybe it is time to consider going very remote and enjoy a workcation! With vacation rentals in the Mid-Atlantic coming equipped with high-speed internet and WiFi, you can start planning your workcation getaway today!

You’ll be able to enjoy all the amenities you do at home like a fully equipped kitchen, but you’ll be in close proximity to the ocean. Come discover what makes these coastal towns so relaxing by changing your scenery and taking a workcation. Here are all the reasons you shouldn’t put it off any longer!

Ocean Views & No To-Dos

One of the best things about taking a workcation is all about location. Getting away from normal life means you get to just focus on work and play. After you get done working, you can enjoy the activities around town or just relax with ocean views. There is always something to do throughout the year including local, fall events and indulgent shopping to find those perfect holiday gifts ahead of time!

What could be better than overlooking an ocean while you’re working on reports? There are many great locations to choose from that are close to the beach. Whether you want to just enjoy the view or take a walk in the sand, you’ll be oceanside with peace of mind. No matter what you choose to do, it’s guaranteed to be a fun and refreshing time.

Amenities Just Like Home

When you book your vacation rental, you’ll get to enjoy the same things you have at home and so much more. Vacation rentals include a kitchen to cook homemade meals and you can also choose a home with a BBQ grill to have a cookout in the evenings. Homes come equipped with internet so you can work comfortably, a washer and dryer for longer stays, and condos even come equipped with other various amenities like pools and tennis courts.

Start Planning Your Workcation and Book Your Vacation Rental Today

Whether you want a house to yourself or a condo that sits right on the ocean, our ocean towns have so many amazing options for you to get away and enjoy working or learning remotely. You’ll have access to amazing shopping and dining just steps away or stay in and relax with your whole family. There are so many ways to relax and be refreshed in our coastal towns so find the perfect vacation rental for you and book today!

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Best Short Stays at the Beach for Fall 
Posted by Long & Foster | Thursday, September 23, 2021

As life gets busy in the fall, you might catch yourself start to miss the days of summer and vacation. As the weather turns a little cooler and the crowds disperse from the beach, fall is the perfect time to make a quick getaway to the beach for a short stay. Whether you want an extended weekend or take a midweek trip, we have some of the best short stays at the beach this fall.  

You can choose from a relaxing getaway on the coast of Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, or Virginia. These Mid-Atlantic vacation rentals are perfect for cozy, relaxing evenings or enjoy some of the exciting fall events. Here are some of the best places to enjoy a short stay. 

Barefeet Retreat #1-W 

Barefeet Retreat is a stunning multi-level vacation townhome in Bethany Beach, Delaware and is just perfect for families traveling together or large family gathering. Brimming with coastal elegance and charm this townhome has 4 bedrooms including 2 Master Suites plus 4 full and 1 half bathrooms offering beautiful and comfortable furnishings with hardwood floors throughout. A super in-town central location only steps from the surf and sand as well as easy walk or bike ride from the many shops and restaurants in Fenwick Island.  

In October there are lots of events and activities to enjoy. You can relax with Bonfires on the Beach, historic cottage tours, or the annual Halloween Festival of Bethany Beach on Saturday, October 30th. 

Featured Amenities: 

  • Elevator 
  • Gas Grill 
  • Outdoor Deck 
  • Internet 
  • Washer & Dryer 

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107 RB Dagsworthy Street, Rainbow Cove

Dewey Beach Short Stay Rental

Beautifully appointed 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo in the heart of Dewey Beach. New counter tops, and equipped with dishwasher, stove, and refrigerator. Fully stocked kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and coffee maker and much more, including an iron and ironing board. Conveniently located at Rainbow Cove - within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, outdoor sports & nightlife.

Some of the fun fall events in Dewey Beach include the Fall Sidewalk Sale from October 1st to October 3rd, Sea Witch Festival from October 29th through October 31st, and the Coastal Delaware Running Festival on November 14th.

Featured Amenities:

  • Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Parking Spaces
  • Fully-Equipped Kitchen

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Quay 2206

Ocean City Maryland Short Stay Rental

Getaway in this 2-bed/2-bath Ocean City, Maryland condo completely updated for your enjoyment! Updates include both bathrooms, kitchen, ceramic tile floors in the living room, dining room, and kitchen areas as well as the hallway and bedroom carpet. This cozy condo comes packed with amenities to keep you entertained no matter what time of year it is. Building amenities include a heated indoor pool, a heated outdoor pool, a tennis court, ping pong tables, and an arcade game room with pool tables. In your condo there is a balcony along the living room with great bay views and potential for beautiful sunsets. Wait until you see the view of Ocean City at night!

There is always something fun to do in Ocean City but the fall is especially fun. You can enjoy some classic cars at the Endless Summer Cruisin’ in early October or join in one of the many O.C.toberfest activities going on throughout the month of October for some spooky fun.

Featured Amenities:

  • Elevator
  • Balcony
  • Coffee Maker
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Internet & TVs

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237 37th Street West

Sea Isle City Short Stay Rental

This cozy townhouse in Sea Isle City, NJ is perfect for your fall short stay with the all the amenities to keep you comfortable and entertained. Just a few blocks from a walk on the beach, this townhouse features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Relax on your private balcony and cook up some dinner on the gas grill. With enough room to sleep 8, you can bring the whole family for a quick relaxing getaway.

Sea Isle City also hosts many fun events during the fall like the Halloween Parade & Dance Party on October 22nd or give back by participating in the Beach Cleanup on October 23rd. In November you can eat, drink, and shop during the Girls Weekend November 19th through the 21st.

Featured Amenities:

  • Washer & Dryer
  • Gas Grill
  • Private Balcony
  • Parking Spaces
  • Internet & TV

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15 S Broadway Unit 20

Cape May Short Stay Rental

The Driftwood Condos, just 1/2 block to the beach offers a great location, water views and like new accommodations in Cape May, New Jersey. This newly redecorated and upgraded modern 1 bedroom condo is a second-floor end unit which gives it more privacy and natural light. Easy walk to the beach, restaurants and shopping. The private roof top deck is a nice place to have your morning cup of coffee and enjoy the view. 

This fall in Cape May you can take part in the Exit Zero Jazz Festival or the Lima Bean Festival both in early October. Come relax and enjoy a short stay in this quiet, friendly community.

Featured Amenities:

  • Fully-Equipped Kitchen
  • Private Rooftop Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Washer & Dryer
  • 1 Block from the Beach

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Eastlake Cottage

Smith Mountain Lake Short Stay Rental

This beautiful home in Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia offers one-level living, a large dock, and more! This comfortable brick ranch has been completely updated with all new furniture, beds, and more. The eat-in kitchen with brand new dishwasher overlooks your large, covered patio. This clean cottage is the perfect lake home. You feel secluded but are only 10 minutes or less from Bridgewater Marina! The dock offers plenty of seating and use of the dock house. 

This house is the perfect, secluded getaway for a short stay to refresh and recharge. Enjoy watching the leaves change color by the outdoor fire pit or just relax on your dock with a warm cup of coffee.

Featured Amenities:

  • Coffee Maker
  • Games/Books
  • Private Dock
  • Gas Grill
  • Fire Pit

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Enjoy a Short Stay on the East Coast and Book Your Vacation Rental Today!

No matter what you’re looking for, we have many condos, townhouses, and homes that have availability for midweek or extended weekend stays. Make it a workcation and take advantage of the WiFi or just relax and enjoy the local events. Book your vacation rental today and make the most of fall on the East Coast.

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How to Celebrate Fall in Annapolis, MD
Posted by Long & Foster | Monday, August 9, 2021

Annapolis is a city steeped in history and charm, making it a prime destination for a fall getaway. With historical walking tours, gorgeous fall colors, and fall festivals and pumpkin patches, there is no shortage of activities for you and your family to get into the Autumn spirit! Find out why you should book an Annapolis vacation rental this fall!

A view of the Maryland State House

Historic Walking Tours 

The fall season is the best time to take a walking tour of Annapolis’s historic district. With the heat of summer come and gone, you can follow a guide dressed in colonial attire as you hear the tales and history that are unique to Annapolis. Another tour offered is the Colonial Annapolis & U.S. Naval Academy tour. Walk through the halls of the Maryland State House, the Naval Chapel, and Bancroft Hall. In the fall season, you can even take a ghost walking tour to learn about the spooky side of Annapolis’s history! Celebrate fall with a walk back in time to learn about the history and scary stories that make Annapolis a premiere fall destination. 

Fall Foliage Tours 

Experience the best of the Autumn season by viewing the fall foliage. Take a day trip to drive along a scenic byway like the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Scenic Byway or go for a hike through C&O Canal National Historic Park. Rocks State Park is another ideal spot for hiking and sight-seeing.  

You can even see the fall foliage from above with a helicopter tour. Get a bird’s eye view of the fall colors, the Annapolis skyline, and major sites like the U.S. Naval Academy, the Maryland State House, and the Chesapeake Bay.  

Pumpkin Patches 

Another ideal fall activity is to visit a local pumpkin patch and corn maze. Montpelier Farms is a perfect spot to explore a corn maze, stroll through the pumpkin patch, and meet animals at the petting zoo. Explore your creative side by painting a pumpkin and grab a snack at the Farm Market that features treats like donuts and chocolate chip cookies. Get in the fall spirit with a family day spent exploring a pumpkin patch! 

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A view from an Annapolis vacation rental

Find oceanfront rentals and pet-friendly getaways in an Annapolis vacation rental! Water sport enthusiasts will enjoy a home with a boat dock or opt for a rental with a private balcony or deck to enjoy the views. Start planning an Autumn getaway to Annapolis today! 

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Plan a Last-Minute Summer Vacation!
Posted by Long & Foster | Monday, July 19, 2021

Although most of our properties are booked through the end of Summer 2021, you can still find an escape at a handful of our vacation rentals! From beachfront cottages, lake escapes, and condos with community amenities, we have vacation rentals that will make for a perfect last-minute getaway this summer! Check out these vacation rentals for your final summer 2021 getaway! 

Bethany Beach Townhouse Near the Water

A Bethany Beach vacation rental townhouse

This 3-bedroom Bethany Beach vacation rental sits just 4 miles from the charming downtown area and is a short drive from the sandy shoreline! Sitting on the Indian River Bay, Sandy Cove allows for waterfront fun like fishing and crabbing. Spend sunny days lounging near the community pool and enjoy relaxing on the balconies with a cocktail in hand! 

Book Sandy Cove

New-Construction Avalon Vacation House 

This 6-bedroom Avalon vacation home is a newly built property perfect for group vacations on the Jersey Shore! The three-story home features amenities such as an elevator for additional accessibility, a private swimming pool, an outside shower for rinsing off after days at the beach and sleeping accommodations for 10 guests. This is the perfect place to stay with the whole family or a group of friends!

Book 1659 Dune Drive

Victorian Cape May Cottage with Beach Views

A Cape May vacation rental home

This stunning 7-bedroom Cape May vacation rental is the perfect spot for a last-minute summer getaway. A Victorian-style cottage, the property features a large garden, ocean views, and balconies for outdoor relaxation. Inside, the furnishings reflect the Victorian-style and add to the charm of the unique property. Your entire family will enjoy a stay at this gorgeous Cape May beach home! 

207 Congress Place

Lewes Vacation Condo with Community Amenities

For those seeking plenty of on-site amenities, book a Lewes vacation condo in the Villages of Five Points! A stay in our 3-bedroom condo will have you enjoying summer fun with 2 community pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, walking trails, and more. Wake up to sip your coffee on the screened porch and enjoy views of the pond. Don’t wait any longer to book your last-minute summer vacation! 

Book 33192 N Village Loop 

Smith Mountain Lake Cabin with Private Pool 

A dock at a Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental

If you prefer the lake over the beach, head to this charming cottage on Smith Mountain Lake! Complete with a private dock and salt-water swimming pool, this property has everything you need for a final summer trip! After a day on the water, have a campfire in the cottage’s fire pit to make s’mores and share stories under the stars. You won’t want to miss a final summer getaway at this Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental!  

Book Eastlake Cottage

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The Best Nightlife in South Jersey
Posted by Long & Foster | Friday, July 16, 2021

After a day on the beach, hit the town in South Jersey! Avalon and Sea Isle City are both hotspots for lively nightlife and entertainment including live music and DJs. Enjoy a night of dancing with friends at a nightclub or opt for a cozy tavern environment with acoustic music. Plus, many of these spots also offer tasty bites to eat if you get hungry during your night out on the town!  

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A man serves a cocktail

The Windrift 

The Signature Lounge at the Windrift Resort is home to a charming piano bar with live entertainment 5 nights a week. Grab a cocktail to enjoy while you enjoy live music and chat with friends. Also at the Windrift is an outdoor Tiki Bar that features stunning views. Choose a cocktail from a wide array of house-made cocktails, beers, and wines and munch on delicious food while you enjoy the breeze at this outdoor bar. 

The Princeton 

The Princeton is a hotspot for entertainment in Avalon, NJ. With a tasty food menu ranging from salads, burgers, seafood, and more, there’s no better place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy a night out with friends and family. Entertainment can be enjoyed nearly every night with bands and DJs and a dog-friendly patio means the entire family can tag along! 

The Whitebriar's Mermaid Café 

The Whitebriar’s Mermaid Café is a prime destination for dancing and sushi! The bar is full of beachy flair with a playlist that will get you out of your chair and on the dance floor. Order a special roll or one of the chef’s signature roll and pair it with a signature cocktail or beer. Get ready to dance the night away at this beachy bar! 

Sea Isle City Nightlife

Friends dance together on a night out

Ocean Drive Beach Club 

With live music and DJs virtually every night, you can always have a night out on the town at the Ocean Drive Beach Club! Grab a bite to eat at the Sandbar and Grill or enjoy a happy hour for a beachy cocktail. Some of the nightlife you can expect are DJ performances and even nights with dueling pianos! 

KIX 

With 6 different, unique bars all in one location, KIX is a perfect destination for a night out in Sea Isle City. Take your pick of a night club, indoor and outdoor lounge, a patio with frozen drinks, the intimate Kit-Kat Club, and a to-go bar. Find your new favorite drink and toast to a great night with friends and family. 

Dead Dog Saloon  

This cozy two-story tavern is a quaint spot for good brews and live music. Select from an ever-changing rotation of draft beers or red and white wines while sitting back and enjoying the music from local artists. Hungry? You can also dig into some shareable snacks like pretzel bites, chicken wings, cheesesteak minis, and more!  

Enjoy Nightlife on Jersey’s Coast 

A Sea Isle City vacation rental

Explore these nightlife spots and so much more when you book a stay in an Avalon or Sea Isle City vacation rental. From hitting the beach, shopping in local boutiques, and enjoying delicious seafood and more, there is so much to explore when you book a stay in South Jersey! 

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Celebrate the 4th of July at a Delaware Beach Destination
Posted by Long & Foster | Monday, May 24, 2021

Celebrate the 4th of July with a stay on the Delaware coast! From oceanfront Bethany Beach vacation rentals to a private Lewes vacation home, you’re sure to enjoy a stay in one of these coastal getaways. During the holiday weekend you can find boardwalks to stroll, live music events, and (of course) firework displays! 

Check out these Delaware destinations that are perfect for celebrating the 4th of July!

Friends celebrate the 4th of July

Bethany Beach 

Spend the 4th of July weekend in Bethany Beach to enjoy beautiful beaches, state parks, and local attractions. Plus, Bethany Beach is bringing back fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July for summer 2021! With a stay in an oceanfront Bethany Beach vacation rental, the beach will be just steps away allowing for you to make the most of your coastal getaway.  

Rehoboth Beach 

Rehoboth Beach is a prime destination for Independence Day celebrations on Delaware’s coast! Fireworks are set to go off on Saturday July 3rd, 2021 around 9:30 PM.  Visitors will be able to watch the fireworks along the beach and boardwalk. Throughout the weekend, you can also enjoy live music with the Bandstand Concert series! Plus, you can feel at home in a Rehoboth Beach vacation rental to enjoy the privacy of your own coastal home or an oceanfront condo!  

A view of fireworks on the Delaware coast

Dewey Beach 

Right next to Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach is a delightful coastal destination that is perfect for a 4th of July weekend! With a nearby spanning boardwalk, gorgeous beaches, and local shops and eateries, there are plenty of ways to celebrate as a family. Dine at an oceanfront restaurant before heading out to the beach to catch a spot for the fireworks! 

Lewes 

Lewes, DE knows how to celebrate the 4th of July with classic flare! First, the celebrations kick off with second street being shut down to make way for old-fashioned games — a favorite activity for children of all ages. After taking part in the second street games, head to the Lewes-Rehoboth canal to watch the boat parade. The parade will float through the canal and end up at Fisherman’s Wharf with the boats all competing for a prize for the best decorations! You can also have a BBQ at home at your Lewes vacation rental or make a splash in a community pool with a stay in a Lewes rental condo! 

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Best Ways to Spend Father’s Day at Smith Mountain Lake!
Posted by Long & Foster | Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Celebrate Father’s Day with a stay in a Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental! With plenty of outdoor activities from hiking, biking, and spending time out on the water, this is a perfect destination to bring the whole family together and celebrate dad!  

Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 20th, 2021 

Go for a Hike in Smith Mountain Lake State Park

A father and son go hiking around Smith Mountain Lake

Start the day off with a morning hike! Smith Mountain Lake State Park is home to plenty of trails that offer gorgeous views and an easy-going hike that is perfect for the whole family. Turtle Island Trail is an easy-going 1.2-mile loop trail that offers plenty of waterfront views. For a slightly more challenging hike, choose Buck Run Trail. A 3.3-mile out-and-back-style trail, the hike takes you along the river and through the forest. Dogs are allowed to tag along as long as they are leashed. Bring the whole family along for this perfect Father’s Day activity!  

Get Out on the Lake 

Of course, a day at Smith Mountain Lake isn’t complete without time spent on the water! Go for a swim at Smith Mountain Lake Beach or rent a boat to travel around the whole lake. Behind a boat, go wakeboarding or tubing with family and friends. For a more relaxed pace, paddle through the water in a kayak or on a paddle board. Jet skis are another favorite activity for cruising through the water of this gorgeous lake. The entire family will love a day spent on the lake!

Cast A Fishing Line 

A father and son fish on Smith Mountain Lake

Another way to enjoy a day out in nature is to spend the day fishing! Cast a fishing line to reel in a largemouth bass, catfish, striped bass, and more. If you rent a lakefront Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental, cast a fishing line from your private dock! Reeling in a fish can be the perfect Father's Day activity for the whole family.  

Book a Tee Time at a Smith Mountain Lake Golf Course

Another favorite activity of dads around the world? Hitting the golf course! Luckily you can book a tee time at a handful of golf courses around Smith Mountain Lake. The Copper Cove Golf Club was designed by Russell Breeden, who has nearly 100 courses to his credit. Another favorite golf club is The Waterfront Golf Course. This course features 18 holes on a PGA Championship Golf Course with plenty of shoreline and gorgeous views. Another lakeside golf course in the area is Mariner’s Landing Country Club. An 18-hole course designed by the late Robert Trent Jones Sr., this course challenges golfers of every skill level while being a great outing for the whole family. Whether you are a golfing pro or a beginner just looking to practice your swing, golfing is a perfect activity to celebrate Father's Day!  

Feel at Home in a Smith Mountain Lake Vacation Rental 

A dock with Adirondack chairs on Smith Mountain Lake

There’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day as family than relaxing in a Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental! With waterfront rentals that offer amenities like docks, hot tubs, grills, and more, you’re sure to enjoy a weekend away with dad. Book a dog-friendly rental to bring along the four-legged members of your family and don’t forget your swimsuit!  

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