My husband and I have been longtime vacationers in Ocean City. It stems back to when I was in school, and my aunt and uncle would take 6-8 of us to OC, where we'd stay in a condo in north OC, like the Carousel or the Century. For the summer of 2016, we'd like to relive some of those family days by getting a rental (probably for a week).

Ideally, we'd like something more central to the boardwalk, and in the ocean block. We'd have anywhere from 10-14 people, coming in 3 or 4 different cars.

So, I'm here seeking advice. Where should I start? What are recommendations, or things to avoid? And most importantly, how soon should we book for next July?

Thanks for any advice that you can offer!