About the Property
Cottages by the Ocean is a small, well-kept property of charming Key West-style cottages in Pompano Beach or the North side of Fort Lauderdale. The King Studio is great for up to 3 adults or two adults and two small children: great for couples, singles, small families, biz travelers. Less than 2 blocks from Pompano's sensational new beachfront - one of S Fla's prettiest public beaches with life guards. Short walk to dozens of restaurants, shops, nightspots, snorkel/dive/fishing boats, jet ski, boat rentals. Top-rated on TripAdvisor. White Glove Award winner by the Superior Small Lodgings Assn.
This is an historic property for Pompano Beach. Built in the 1940s, this small complex comprised the first "resort" cottages when everything else was pineapple fields. It is also a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation for native and migrating birds and butterflies in a special program for businesses, backyards and schools.
As a multiple White Glove Award-winner, this property is very clean, with lush landscaping and everything you need in your home-away-from-home. Enjoy full kitchens, free Wi-fi, king bed plus sleeper sofa in living area, beach gear and a host of amenities to make you feel right at home. A coin laundry and BBQ area are also on property.
Miles of shoreline allow for long, uninterrupted runs or walks. Looking north, you’ll see our fishing pier (a new one is under construction) and historic Hillsboro lighthouse. Shipwreck Park, with 16 awesome wrecks including the 234-foot Lady Luck, is only one mile offshore. The beachfront includes a "great lawn" with yoga classes every morning and monthly free live concerts and free movies on Friday nights. There's also an interactive fountain for kids, a concession stand including adult beverages, rental bikes, first-come first serve oceanfront charcoal grills and clean restrooms. It’s a short walk to dozens of great local restaurants, shops, boat rentals, diving/snorkeling boats, party and charter fishing boats, day spa, gym, pharmacy, banks and more.
BONUS !!! For stays from May 1 through October 15, 2017, we will provide you with unlimited use of a VIP 2-for-1 Attractions Discount Card. It allows 2-for-1 entry to more than 60 of the most popular local attractions including snorkel/dive trips, Everglades adventures, golf, museums, botanical gardens, fishing, boating, spa treatments, Water Taxi and more. You may use the card as often as you wish throughout your stay.
Water: Walk across the beach road to our newly redesigned, award-winning “Blue Wave” beach with picnic tables, play areas, exercise equipment and lifeguards. Snorkel and dive trips 3x daily; charter party and fishing boats, enjoy public fishing pier, surfing, jet skis and boat rentals and gambling cruises.
Restaurants: Some of the best restaurants in all of South Florida are a short walk or drive away. There are dozens of really good ones, including waterfront dining, in all price ranges.
Shopping: Walk to local beach shops or drive to many high-end shopping malls including the new Pompano CitiCentre mall, trendy Las Olas Boulevard, Sawgrass Mills outlet mall, the Swap Shop and Festival Flea Market Mall.
Cultural: Walk or drive to local establishments with live music, nightclubs, dancing, comedy clubs and all sorts of local and regional festivals. Visit the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Fort Lauderdale Art Museum, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science with IMAX theatre and the historic Bonnet House museum and gardens.
Sports: Visit the spectacular Isle Casino (smoke-free) right next door to Pompano Harness Track. All professional sporting events are represented at nearby arenas, plus Jai Alai, car racing, tennis, golf, and local gyms.
Eco Tourism: Visit Butterfly World, Fern Forest Nature Center, or Quiet Waters Park. Drive to the Everglades for airboat and swamp buggy rides, photography, Indian Reservations, alligator farms, nature trails, kayaking, fishing, and bird watching.
Why Kids Love It
Just for the Kids: Visit museums, water parks, the zoo and Seaquarium and various playgrounds and arcades.
The Cottages are centrally located on a quiet street in the safe, ocean-side community of Pompano Beach, 15 minutes north of downtown Fort Lauderdale and 15 minutes south of Boca Raton. It’s a five-minute drive to the new Pompano CitiCenter shopping mall, movie theaters, state-of-the-art tennis and aquatics complex, dog park, air park for private planes and the Goodyear Blimp base, 36-hole city golf facility with its new (Jan 2013) Greg Norman signature course and driving range. The smoke-free ISLE Casino, next door to Pompano Harness Track, is a 15-minute drive. I-95 is a 10-minute drive for easy access to all South Florida business centers, shopping and attractions.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Dec 14 2018 - Jan 31 2019
Feb 01 2019 - Mar 07 2019
Mar 08 2019 - Apr 04 2019
Apr 05 2019 - Dec 12 2019
Dec 13 2019 - Jan 30 2020
Cleaning Fee: $75
Tax Rate: 12%
Above rates are for a studio apartment. Please inquire about rates for the 1/1. Rates for holidays and special events may be higher.
A 50% deposit of the rent, exit cleaning fee and taxes is due upon signing the lease. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. A $500 security deposit is due prior to arrival, and is posted on a guest’s credit card as a temporary hold on the funds and NOT a charge to the card.
In the event of cancellation, the Guest is responsible for paying the full amount of rent for the contracted lease. The Landlord will refund monies realized from re-renting the unit during all or part of the same rental period, after deduction of the $300 administration fee and 20% of each new rental fee collected to cover commissions. Travel insurance is recommended prior to signing this lease for anyone who is unsure whether they may need to cancel.
Last updated on December 10, 2018
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Proprietor Elaine Fitzgerald was a TV news reporter for 15 years, then owned and operated a PR firm in South Florida. Today she is a hotelier, with five top-rated boutique properties by the beach. Elaine loves greeting her guests in person and ensuring that they have a great and memorable stay. She and her staff always go the extra mile for your safety and comfort.
Elaine is professional, educated, raised with manners, active, healthy non-smoker and believes in always treating others with kindness and respect. Her hobbies are photography, travel and dancing (ballroom, Latin, Argentine Tango, Country, Swing and Hustle).
Elaine is active in her community and serves on the Pompano Beach Economic Development Council, the city's Tourism Strategic Planning Team, and is the Tourism Chair of the greater Pompano Beach Chamber. She helped with the new logo and branding of the City, and teaches annually for Leadership North Broward.
Among her awards, Elaine was named 2009 Small Business Person of the Year by the Pompano Chamber. In 2005, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber honored her with a Circle of Excellence award. The Association for Women in Communications named Elaine 2004 Woman of the Year for South Florida Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing firms. She is a past president of the South Florida chapters of both the Public Relations Society of America and the Association of Women in Communications.
Elaine is a graduate of the University of Maryland.
Calendar last updated: December 10, 2018
Phone number: +1 (954) 283-1111
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Guestbook comments from the owner:
Excellent value for travellers who prefer the experience of renting a cottage rather than a hotel room; clean, quiet, well-kept, well-maintained, with a dine-in kitchen, full-size refrigerator and freezer. All other amenities: a/c and climate control units, TV and DVD player, even beach towels and lounge chairs for the nearby beach. Easy walking distance of the beach and pier and several nice restaurants. Free parking. Owner of the property made superlative efforts to be available and advise on the best things to do in the area on a rainy day. Highly recommended.
The cottage was adorable and comfortable. They supplied everything we needed and more. It felt like my own vacation home! The bed was very comfortable and the cottage itself was spacious. The owner came to greet us and you can tell she really takes pride in her rentals. Loved it!
The cottage was located in a great location between the Intercoastal Waterway and the ocean. It's also a perfect midway point between Miami and West Palm Beach. We stayed 3 nights prior tho our cruise. Our room was very clean, very quaint, comfortable and well equipped. The manager was very friendly and helpful. She is a wealth of information about the area activities and restaurants. There were even coupons on the kitchen table at our disposal. We highly recommend this property.
The location was great, one block to the beach and they have everything you need, lawn chairs, cooler, beach towels. The unit itself was very clean and had everything you would need. The shower is big and lots of pressure. Washer and dryer are there to use. All of the units except #4 have a screened in porch which is a great place to sit and eat. The BBQ's are not what I would have thought was a BBQ, it is electric, I would describe it as an outdoor George Formen Grill. It was very quite and you couldn't hear traffic from A1A. I would definitely stay here again.
Very cute cottage! We stayed in the king studio and it was very roomy and very clean. The bed was comfortable, and there was plenty of space to eat at the table or relax on the couch. The bathroom is on the small side, but this is made up for by a large vanity with great lighting! We loved having the grill and outdoor patio! It feels very private even though all the other cottages were occupied. It was generally quiet at any given time during the day/night. Its a short walk to the beach, and the beach chairs that were provided are great. There are plenty of grocery stores and restaurants within driving distance and a Walgreens within walking distance from the cottage. If we are in the area, we would stay here again.