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About this rental
Cottages by the Ocean is a small, well-kept property of charming Key West-style cottages in Pompano Beach on the North side of Fort Lauderdale. They are in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of the walkable. beach area, less than 2 blocks from Pompano's sensational new beachfront - one of S Fla's prettiest public beaches with life guards. It's a short walk to dozens of restaurants, shops, nightspots, snorkel/dive/fishing boats, jet ski, boat rentals.
The Cottages are best for couples, solo or business travelers, but could take parents with up to two small children. .
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.
Please view our website for a complete list of our COVID-19 health and safety protocols to protect our guests and staff. We are Top-rated on TripAdvisor, and a multiple White Glove Award winner by the Superior Small Lodging Assn. Cottages by the Ocean is one of Beach Vacation Rentals' group of five boutique lodgings awarded 2019 Small Business of the Year for Tourism/Hospitality by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber.
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: Playground and splash fountain on the beach. Drive to the Discovery Museum, SkyZone trampoline park, water parks, Everglades adventures, Extreme Action Park, zoos, 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 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.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Miles of shoreline allow for long, uninterrupted runs or walks. Looking north, you’ll see our new fishing pier and historic Hillsboro lighthouse. Shipwreck Park, with 17 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.
Favorite Places To Eat
There are dozens of restaurant within a short walk to suit every taste and budget.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Shipwreck Park is just one mile offshore, or a ten-minute boat ride. This important artificial reef system has 17 sunken ships and artwork. It provides new marine habitat, a fun experience for4 divers, and takes pressure off of the natural reefs nearby so they can grow back.
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Jan 27 - Apr 09 2023
Apr 10 - May 07 2023
May 08 - Dec 14 2023
Dec 15 2023 - Jan 25 2024
Cleaning Fee: $100
Tax Rate: 13%
Above rates are for a studio apartment. The "monthly" rate is 4 WEEKS/28 DAYS. 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 to protect your investment in the event you need to cancel.
Last updated on August 04, 2022
Hosted by Elaine F.
Member since 2017
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.
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Guestbook comments from the host:
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.
Great cozy cottages
These are great alternatives to hotels and condos. They are equipped with all you will need for a short or long stay. They also have a grill and screened-in patio—only two blocks off the beach. I would highly recommend these for your next stay in the area.
Stayed: September 2022 Submitted: October 05, 2022
Thanks so much for your 5-star review. We love including unexpected "extras" that can help make your stay so much nicer. Not only are we a 2-minute walk to the beach, but we are in the very heart of the walkable beach area. Close to so many restaurants, live music, fishing pier and dive boats. And for older or very young folks, Pompano has a new and growing free ride service using covered, 6-passenger golf carts to get you up and down the beach, or across the Intracoastal to Publix supermarket.
Great vacation place
Enjoyed our stay at the cottages! Great location and quiet place to relax without the hassle of a lot of people. Short walk to restaurants, boardwalk and the beach! Definitely returning!
Stayed: June 2022 Submitted: June 23, 2022
Thanks so much for reviewing your stay. It is the biggest compliment when guests say they want to return. You are welcome back any time. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests.
Best Rental EVER!
Upon walking into the cottage, we walked through the beautiful entrance into the whole cottage community. The greenery and flowering plants added to the beauty of our stay. We walked into the beautiful blue and white beach atmosphere and smelled cleanliness, which meant a lot to me. After going through COVID for two years, having a clean environment means more now than ever and Chrissy did the best job! We enjoyed staying so much that we were able to extend our stay upon request. Best price around with a high quality experience!
Stayed: June 2022 Submitted: June 21, 2022
We are very glad you loved your cottage so much to stay a couple of extra days. It's in a great beach location where you can walk to so many restaurants and activities. Yes, Chrysie is a wonderful housekeeper who has been with us for many years. Like the rest of our staff, she is dedicated to ensuring that you have a safe, clean, stress-free and memorable stay. You are welcome back any time!
I've always wanted to stay here and finally got to! It's as quaint and cute as the pics, but even better in person. The property is clean and well-kept. The cottage had everything we needed and we loved hanging out on the porch. Short walk to the beach which is great. You don't have to worry about parking. Lots of restaurants nearby as well. Will definitely stay again.
Stayed: May 2022 Submitted: May 11, 2022
Thank you for staying with us and writing such a nice review. The cottages make a great couples getaway, and we try to stock them with everything you need for the perfect beach stay. Our quiet complex is in a very walkable area, close to as many restaurants and activities as you'd like. Do you know that there is a new, free ride service up and down the beach, and across the bridge to Publix supermarket? It works like Uber on your phone, but you don't have to pay anything. Golf carts pick you up!
Right Place at the Right Time
We both need to get away from a host of family commitments that we’re taking up a lot of our energy. We happened across the Cottages by the Ocean and it just seemed to be the best pick. Everything is close by, restaurants, shops, a great beach and a cozy cottage if you just needed to kick back. Everything is provided for a comfortable stay and Elaine is a super resource for everything else.
Stayed: October 2022 Submitted: February 15, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We really appreciate your business and are so glad you found it the perfect place to relax. We hope we see you again. You are welcome back any time!
Cozy Little Cottages
The location is great. The beds are super cozy. The kitchen is super convenient. Lovely porches to sit an listen to the crickets at night. The 4 starts is only because the bathrooms are small. But otherwise the place is simply lovely.
Stayed: November 2021 Submitted: January 10, 2022
Thank you for a lovely review. We sometimes describe our historic cottages as little doll houses. They have authentic charm, modern amenities, and are roomy with all of the comforts of home; but you are right that the bathrooms are small. Unfortunately we cannot alter the architecture...but ohhhhh....all of the other redeeming factors!!! We would love to see you back again!
Beautiful Landscaping, Cottage was very clean, Staff was very accommodating
Close to the beach within 5 minutes walking. Felt like home staying in the cottage. Hymie (maintenance manager) was there in 10 minutes to help with a problem we had operating the television. The cottage had everything you might need for your stay. More than enough towels, beach equipment and everything you would need in the kitchen. This was our second stay and will go back.
Stayed: October 2021 Submitted: November 13, 2021
Thank you so much for posting a top review. It was a pleasure to see you as a returning guest. There is no bigger compliment than when guests love our place so much that they want to come back again. And when you return, there will be a couple of new restaurants for you to try, just a five minute walk to the Intracoastal Waterway. Also, four new restaurants are being built in our historic district, a five minute drive away. Hope to see you soon!
A perfect oasis of peace
Located just walking distance from the beautiful Pompano Beach, my lovely cottage was the perfect oasis of peace for me to do a mini retreat. It was quiet, surrounded with lovely plants and greenery and had all that I needed. Although it is not luxury, this old Florida style venue has the basics such as a full kitchen (no dishwasher). I was welcomed by owner Elaine Fitzgerald who saw to my every need. Each morning, I walked a short distance to the gorgeous Pompano Beach with its wide beach and white sands. Swimming in the ocean at sunrise was heaven. If I walked a short distance, I was at the Pompano Beach Pier and amenities. I thoroughly enjoyed my short stay,
Stayed: September 2021 Submitted: September 29, 2021
Delightful cottage, with everything there, very close to beach
We spent 3 very comfortable days there. Whatever equipment we wanted was there for us. Besides the usual coffeemaker and toaster, there were 2 backpack chairs, beach towels, dish soap, tissues, outdoor shower, etc. We were greeted by Elaine, the owner, who had good info about places in the area, directions and info about the cottage and our own comfortable screened room to enjoy. She was warm and welcoming. The bed was good and even the pillows. I will tell others about “cottages at the ocean” because it is a treasure, very close to beautiful ocean beaches and we had a great mini vacation.
Stayed: August 2021 Submitted: August 21, 2021
We loved that you loved your getaway cottage! Thank you for your review. You can't beat the location that's a short walk to everything. With three nights, you probably did not have a chance to experience all of the wonderful things to do and see nearby, but we are so glad it did the trick for the time you had. You are welcome back any time!
Great cottage with easy walk to beach access.
I loved this cottage. Cute and cozy. I wish i had stayed longer. I would definitely stay here again. Even though it rained our first few days it was still a wonderful stay. Good location. Beach within easy reach with a short walk. Elaine was great.
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: July 14, 2021
Thank you so much for your five-star rating of our historic cottages. It is our biggest compliment when guests choose to come back, and we really appreciate your business. We do stay booked so it's good to plan early. If you want a a good value getaway sooner than later, know that we keep our low summer rates through mid December. We have some of our most beautiful weather in November and December, and there are always inexpensive flights into Fort Lauderdale. Hope to see you soon!
Quaint, Quiet, and Clean Cottage, minutes walk to the Beach. Great Location !
My son and I visited Pompano Beach for the first time and were looking for a reasonably priced spot that was walking distance to the beach and this cottage was perfect ! Minutes walk from the beach, and also from restaurants. Elaine greeted us upon arrival, and was a wealth of information as far as the area, restaurants, excursions to try, etc. I would normally spend hours researching and picking just the right places, and her knowledge eliminated the need for me to spend so much time doing that. We had a short 3 night stay and am looking forward to bringing family back. The cottage itself was quaint, quiet, and clean. Safe area. The cottage had exactly what we needed for our stay. Beautiful grounds and benches to enjoy sitting outside in a park like setting. Highly recommend !
Stayed: March 2021 Submitted: March 29, 2021
Thank you for staying with us and writing such a great review. It is the biggest compliment to hear that our guests love our place and the location, and want to return. It was a pleasure guiding you to all of the best spots in our wonderful, family-friendly beach town considered by Time/Money magazine in 2018 as one of the world's best beaches for amenities and value. On your next visit, try the new, free ride service app, and a 6-passenger covered golf cart will pick you up right at your door!
The cottage was much more than expected.
The property is located within easy walking distance of the beach, the pier and boardwalk, and many restaurants. The cottage was very clean and we experienced no problems during our 2 week stay. Everything you need for the beach is provided to you. The neighborhood is safe and very walkable. The property itself is beautifully landscaped. The owner met us on the first day and gave us a short tour of Pompano to familiarize ourselves with the area. We would definitely stay again.
Stayed: January 2021 Submitted: January 30, 2021
We are so glad you had a great stay, and thank you for your very nice review. My staff and I work hard to ensure you have a safe and memorable stay. We practice hospital-grade cleaning and the highest health and safety protocols, as do our local restaurants, shops and attractions which are all OPEN responsibly, with enhanced cleaning and requiring masks and social distancing. We would love to see you again when you need another beach break. You are welcome back any time!
TRULY A GEM!
COZY, CLEAN COTTAGE NEAR EVERYTHING YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN. THE OWNER ELAINE PERSONALLY MET US AND IS VERY COVID CONCIENTIOUS ABOUT GUEST SAFETY. SHE ALSO SHARED GREAT INSIGHT ON THE AREA AND THINGS OF INTEREST TO DO. WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN :)
Stayed: December 2020 Submitted: January 06, 2021
Great place to Stay
I enjoyed my recent visit a lot. The rooms were nice and tropical and it was nice to do my work out by the pool.The beach was a short walk and also had some very nice restaurants there.I definitely would consider going here again.
Stayed: October 2020 Submitted: November 14, 2020
Month in Sunny FL
We stayed at the Cottages by the Sea Mid February till end of March 2020. The place was well taken care of and we enjoyed our time there. Wonderful owner who meets each guest when they check in. Cottages are close to everything you need and all within walking distance. 2 blocks to beach, restaurants, bars, brewing company, shopping and grocery store. Highly recommend.
Stayed: February 2020 Submitted: March 24, 2020
Thanks so much for giving us your highest review. It is very encouraging as a small business owner to have happy and fulfilled guests. My staff and I try our best to always provide a comfortable, clean, safe and relaxing place to stay for guests who are here on vacation or business. We were proud to have been named 2019 Small Business of the Year for Tourism/Hospitality by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber, and we continue to work hard every day to live up to that honor. Hope to see you again!
Great place in pompano
We really enjoyed the accommodation at Cottages by the Ocean. They were clean and inviting. The checkin went very smoothly. We liked that the ocean was just a few blocks away.
Stayed: March 2019 Submitted: March 24, 2019
We are so glad you had a great your stay. Once again we received a 100-percent perfect housekeeping score in our surprise annual inspections, earning the top White Glove Award from the Superior Small Lodging Association. While you are just two blocks from the closest beach access, when you return you will enjoy the 10- minute walk to our brand new state-of-the-art fishing pier to open June 1, and two new restaurants flanking each side of the pier entrance! Enjoy! You are welcome back any time!
Hosted by Elaine F.