Ocean City has long enjoyed its image as a family-oriented town, remaining dry since its founding in 1879, and known for its miles of boardwalk and frequent appearance on best beaches lists nationally. So it's no surprise that these three manses include loads of bedrooms and lots of space for entertaining guests who are related to you (or not).

36 Bay Ave., Ocean City

$2,699,000

Monthly taxes: $1,794

Tell me all about it: When you own a nine-bedroom bay house in Ocean City, you can count on a steady flow of guests and overnight visitors. We love that this property features an immense master suite - with its own sitting room, a private deck and a spa-like en suite bath - so that the host can retire for a bit of solitude as necessary. The property also includes a huge, two-floor deck and a 90-foot dock. The home has an entirely separate guest apartment to offer further privacy.

803 Seaview Rd., Ocean City

$3,275,000

Monthly taxes: Unassessed

Tell me all about it: This five-bedroom house may be designed in the traditional upside-down style, but the finishes and fixtures are all modern luxury. We love the covered wood porch overlooking the ocean and the huge back yard with its in-ground pool. The master suite also features its own deck as well as a custom bath and walk-in closet.

3004-06 Wesley Ave.,

Ocean City

$4,899,000

Monthly taxes: $7,146

Tell me all about it: This massive property offers the right (well-heeled) buyer the opportunity to own both components of a brand-new duplex. Each one features five bedrooms, four full baths, and two powder rooms. Each one includes custom bathrooms, an oversized garage, and enormous master suites. Bonus: Each also features a great room with wide-plank flooring and a wet bar with wine cooler.