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At Ease by the Sea

Condos on the beach and bay make waterfront living a breeze


Homes in The Gateway Grand enjoy ocean views along
the beach at Ocean City, Maryland.

Located within driving distance of most East Coast population centers, the communities of Maryland and Delaware’s Atlantic shore and the Chesapeake Bay are ideal for second-home buyers. As a weekend getaway spot or a place to spend a significant part of the year, these waterside communities can’t be beat, thanks to their easy access and soothing water-riented lifestyle. The following condo communities by the water offer luxurious appointments, prime locations, great views, resort-style amenities and a virtually maintenance-free lifestyle.

Rivendell is located on the bayside in Ocean City, Maryland. The community’s two-, three- and four-bedroom luxury residences feature open floor plans, nine-foot-high ceilings, private balconies and marble master bathrooms with air-jet tubs and separate glass-enclosed showers. Amenities include resort-style indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, an oceanview courtyard and controlled-access covered parking for every residence. For more information, call (888) 574-8363 or visit www.rivendellcondos.com

Fleete’s Harbor in Irvington, Virginia, is a condominium community offering resort-style living at the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and Rappahannock River. This community’s residents-only Westland Club will feature a media room, an expansive clubroom with a billiards area, a business center, a children’s game room, a guest suite residents can reserve for visitors and a private second-floor terrace with sweeping views of the marina and Bay. Residents here will enjoy garage parking, private white-sand beaches, a private outdoor pool with bathhouse, a fitness center, a nature trail to a fishing beach on the bay, a canoe and kayak launch, outdoor grilling pavilions and priority status for slips at the community’s marina. For more information, call (888) 964-5578 or visit the Web site www.liveatwindmillpoint.com

The Peninsula On The Indian River Bay is a resort community in Millsboro, Delaware, featuring a private Jack Nicklaus golf course. Residents here are already enjoying the community’s completed amenities package, including the golf course, a nature center, a racquet club, a beach on the bay and more. Just one of many home styles available at the Peninsula, condominiums here combine sumptuous luxury with easy single-level design, perfect for beach getaways or rewarding full-time living. Built by Ocean Atlantic, the condominium homes of The Peninsula all feature kitchens with space for entertaining, private balconies and up to three bedrooms. For more information, call (302) 947-4717 or visit www.peninsuladelaware.com

HarborView, located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, offers a choice of home styles from high-rise condominiums to Pier Side Loft condominiums and luxury townhomes all with easy access to the water. The community features a marina, a pool, a café, a full-service restaurant and a health club. For more information, call (410) 528-1122 or visit www.harborviewcommunity.com

The Gateway Grand enjoys a prime Ocean City, Maryland, location on more than 250 feet of pristine Atlantic beachfront. The Gateway Grand offers stunning ocean views and luxury condominium homes just steps from the sand. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools and a fitness center. Named one of the region’s top “Hot Spots” by Baltimore Magazine, The Peninsula has amassed more than 20 awards for its land planning, community design, home designs and amenities. For more information, call (888) 400-6275 or visit the Web site www.thegatewaygrand.com

Silo Point on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is built in a renovated 1920s-era grain elevator with stunning views of the waterfront. The community features homes with industrial-rich designs that include towering ceilings up to 19 feet high and open, warehouse-style floor plans. Homes come with customized automated whole-home control systems that operate lighting, climate controls, and music and home theater. Other luxury appointments include kitchens with stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops, spacious owner’s baths and designer fixtures throughout. Residents will enjoy a fitness center, a community lounge, a wine club, and a choice of restaurants. For more information call (410) 539-7456 or visit www.silopoint.com

Sunset Island
is a private, 37-acre island community two blocks from the beach in  Ocean City, Maryland. Residents enjoy a gated entry, a clubhouse with pools, private bayside beach areas, a canal, a community pier, elevators, open-air garage parking and a path system encircling the island along the water’s edge. All-new condominium designs for Sunset Island at Ocean City are being created by Ryan Homes in a variety of floor plans with up to three bedrooms. For more information, call (888) 343-7926 or visit the Web site www.sunsetislandocmd.com

High ceilings and expansive views of Baltimore’s Inner
Harbor fill condos at Silo Point.

The Rivendell community is located on a scenic bayside
in Ocean City.

High-rise condominiums in the HarborView provide easy
access to life in Baltimore.

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