Ocean City Today

Blue Water Development expansion

Real estate developer buys first property in New Jersey, 100-room oceanfront hotel
Jun 22, 2017

(June 23, 2017) Blue Water Development, a real estate developer specializing in commercial and hospitality properties, announced the acquisition of the beachfront Drifting Sands Motel in Ship Bottom, New Jersey. This is the corporation’s first New Jersey property.

Located directly at the end of the Long Beach Island gateway heading into the Jersey shore, the motel’s premier location is in the heart of quiet, secluded Ship Bottom. The Drifting Sands is a 100-room oceanfront, family-friendly facility within walking distance from shops, restaurants and entertainment.

Suitable for business and leisure, the motel offers free high-speed Internet, free beach passes, beach chairs and umbrellas for rental, and private balconies overlooking the ocean. The only public accommodations in its immediate area.

“We’re excited to expand the Blue Water family into New Jersey through the charming addition of the Drifting Sands,” said Todd Burbage, Blue Water co-owner. “It’s a traveler’s dream as the Long Beach Island gateway drops you off right at the property—no navigating required. It’s a wonderful choice for families seeking a quiet beachfront vacation with easy access to all the Jersey shore has to offer. We knew it was a gem as soon as we saw it.”

For reservations, call 609-494-1123 or visit www.dslbi.com. Visitors will soon enjoy an updated and streamlined online reservation system.

Founded by Jack and Todd Burbage in 2002, Blue Water Development is a real estate developer specializing in commercial and hospitality properties operating mainly in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

Blue Water’s diverse portfolio includes three luxury RV resort properties: The Resort at Massey’s Landing in Millsboro, Delaware, KOA – Chincoteague Island in Chincoteague, Virginia, and Sunset Beach RV Resort in Cape Charles, Virginia; four hotels: Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, The Commander Hotel and Aloft Hotel, both in Ocean City, Maryland, and Fairfield Inn & Suites on Chincoteague Island; and three recreational venues: Blue Water Golf, Maui Jacks Waterpark in Chincoteague and Sea Rocket in Ocean City.

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