Two minute walk to the beach, shops, restaurantsOne-of-a-kind complex of historic cottages.Studio cottage w/ full kitchen, king bed, sleeperComfy bedFree Wi-fi, free parking, free local phone callsScreened in porches w/ George Foreman grillsOne-bedroom:  Inquire about ratesOne bedroom apt w/ large kitchenOne bedroom Living roomCottage YardOur award-winning, Blue Wave beach w/ fishing pierOutstanding BeachesHost: Elaine Fitzgerald warmly welcomes you!
“ Excellent ”
5 Reviews
3309 SE 3rd St, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

$199/night - APRIL BONUS!

For stays between 4/1/15 and 4/30/15

Book 1 week in April 2015 and receive a $100.00 restaurant certificate. Enjoy dining out on us. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.


Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 3
Type: Cottage
Per night: $109 - $249
Per week: $600 - $1,400
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Pompano Beach vacation cottage rental
Cottages by the Ocean is a small, well-kept property of charming Key West-style studio and one-bedroom cottages on the North side of Fort Lauderdale in the safe, oceanside community of Pompano Beach. Nationally rated as a Superior Small Lodging, the property is a short block and a half walk to our award-winning Blue Wave beach with lifeguards, a fishing pier and lighthouse.

Each restored 1940s cottage has lush, tropical garden views. Studios include fully equipped kitchen, sleeping and living areas with king or queen bed and sleeper sofa, vaulted ceilings with beams, paddle fans and large screened-in porches with BBQ grill. One bedroom has queen bed w/ French doors to living room, sleeper sofa, extra large kitchen, wood floors, screened porch and BBQ grill.

The cottages are fully equipped with free wireless Internet, phones w/ voice mail, TV/VCR/DVD, CD/stereo, heat/air conditioning, paddle fans, cooking utensils and dishes, fresh linens and bedding, hair dryer, beach towels and gear, games, books and popular videos. A sundeck and coin laundry are located on the property.
Area Information
The Cottages are located on a quiet street in the safe, oceanside community of Pompano Beach, 15 minutes North of downtown Fort Lauderdale and 10 minutes South of Boca Raton. They are less than two blocks from one of South Florida's best public beaches (with life guards), and a short walk to dozens of restaurants, shops, nightspots, public fishing pier, snorkel/dive boats, charter fishing boats, jet ski and boat rentals, gym, day spas, drug store, gourmet fish market and more. It is a five minute drive to the new Pompano CitiCenter mall and 36-holes of golf. The new ISLE Casino next to Pompano Harness Track is a 15-min drive. I-95 is a 10-minute drive for easy access to attractions and shopping throughout S. Florida.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Mar 06 2015 Apr 09 2015 $199 $229 $1,050 $3,500 3 Nights
Apr 10 2015 Dec 10 2015 $109 $129 $600 $1,800 3 Nights
Dec 11 2015 Jan 22 2016 $179 $209 $950 $3,200 3 Nights
Jan 22 2016 Mar 03 2016 $229 $249 $1,400 $4,200 3 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11%
Deposits: Rates listed are for studio cottages. Please inquire for one-bedroom rates. Rates are subject to change until confirmed. 3 night minimum. The holiday premium for the time period of Dec. 18, 2015 to Jan 2, 2016 shall be equal to the February 2016 rates. A 50% payment of the rental fees is required to confirm a reservation. 11% state and local taxes and a $500 security deposit are due prior to arrival.
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: **Cleaning fee is already included in nightly rates, but is a separate charge for stays of one week or more. The exit cleaning fee of $75 for a studio apartment or $100 for a one-bedroom apartment is a one-time fee regardless of length of stay. The $500 security deposit is posted to your credit card as a temporary hold on the funds, and NOT a charge to the card. Pets: inquire. FREE Wi-fi, FREE local calls, FREE parking, NO resort fees.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Casino
    (5 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (6 miles)
  • Bowling
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (10 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Theme Park
    (10 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (<1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (20 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (20 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (20 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Ice Skating
    (3 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Water: Walk across the beach road to award-winning “Blue Wave” beach with picnic and play areas and lifeguards; snorkel and dive trips 3x daily; charter fishing boats, party fishing boats, public fishing pier, surfing, jet skis and boat rentals, gambling cruises.

Restaurants: some of the best restaurants in all of South Florida are a short walk or drive away. Dozens of really good ones, including waterfront dining, in all price ranges.

Shopping: walk to local beach shops. Drive to many high-end shopping malls, trendy Las Olas Boulevard, also Sawgrass Mills outlet mall, Swap Shop world’s largest outdoor flea market, Festival Flea Market (giant indoor flea market).

Cultural: walk or drive to local establishments with live music, drive to world-class Broward Performing Arts Center, Discovery Museum, Art Museum, IMAX theater, nightclubs, dancing, comedy clubs, and all sorts of local and regional festivals.

Sports: all professional sporting events are represented at nearby arenas, plus horse racing, Jai Alai, car racing, tennis, golf, nearby gyms.

Eco Tourism: drive to Everglades for airboat and swamp buggy rides, photography, Indian reservations, alligator farms, nature trails, kayaking, fishing, bird watching.

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Pompano Beach, Florida

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Yuliya Kalmens

Yuliya Kalmens

Niles, Il

Perfect place, awesome owner

March 17, 2015

We stayed for a week in December and had a very positive stay there. Beach is very close, house is very spacious and clean. Thank you.

Cindy Cassidy

Cindy Cassidy

Pompano Beach, FL USA

Perfect Cottage

February 2, 2015

We stayed for one week. Very clean & cute. Washer/Dryer on property was helpful. Very close to the ocean. The pool was great.

Elaine Fitzgerald

Owner's reply:

Thank you for taking the time to review our property and we are pleased that you had a great stay. Although you actually stayed at Pelican Place nearby. It is one of our other properties that we advertise on this site. Cottages by the Ocean and Pelican Place are both part of our group of boutique lodgings that we own and operate, but it does not have a pool. I think you might have considered it before choosing to stay at Pelican Place. We enjoyed having you and you are welcome back any time.

Frank Zimmerman

Frank Zimmerman

Loves Park, IL

We enjoyed our Anniversary Trip to Pompano Beach!

October 14, 2014

Cottages by the Ocean owner was very nice and met us on arrival. We stayed in Cottage #2 which was a studio setting and was perfect for two people. Everything was clean and well maintained with no complaints that could be made. We experienced a couple of minor issues which were taken care of promptly by the staff. We were very pleased and would stay again if the opportunity arises. We would also recommend it to other couples looking for a nice getaway destination.

Elaine Fitzgerald

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your kind words. Time off to relax is SO important, especially for an anniversary! So our staff always tries to go the extra mile to ensure that all of our guests have the best experience possible. We hope that you not only found Cottages by the Ocean to be very clean and well maintained, but also a pretty and quite romantic place for an anniversary getaway! We really appreciate your business and your are welcome back any time.

Ken Stewart

Ken Stewart

Goderich, Ontario Canada

Quiet retreat

December 19, 2013

We enjoyed our week at Pompano Beach. The cottage and grounds were immaculate. The location is perfect for the beach and dining. Elaine was a welcoming host that was extremely helpful. This is the first time we stayed in this part of Florida and will definitely come back. We would likely take the one bedroom unit if we stayed any longer. The only improvement that I could suggest that is not a deal breaker is the water pressure in the shower . Thanks again Elaine.

Elaine Fitzgerald

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We were not aware of low water pressure in Cottage 1, but took a look and our maintenance chief said it was something minor and it is perfect now. We try to maintain all of our properties at pristine condition, so you should never hesitate to let us know what we can correct for you during your stay. We loved having you, and you are welcome back any time.

Edward Havey

Edward Havey

Frankfort Illinois

Nice Cottage

November 17, 2013

Grounds are nice and private, in spite of the congested environment. Never met the proprietor, but her mother did welcome us. Seemed like a formality more than a welcome. Thoroughly enjoyed the 9 night stay.

Elaine Fitzgerald

Owner's reply:

Thank you for taking the time to write. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay for the nine nights that you were with us. I wish I could have greeted you in person, but I was out of town on my first vacation in years. My mother did her best to welcome you on my behalf. There certainly is a lot going on in the Fort Lauderdale area. We hope our guests find the best of both worlds, close to so many fun activities, but at the end of the day coming home to a peaceful, pretty and relaxed property.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

April 5, 2009 full page article in Sunday NY Times Travel section --story on family-friendly, affordable North Broward (Ft. Lauderdale area) Beaches, recommended our properties and only one other as best places to stay.

Awarded 2009 Small Business of the Year by the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Received four 2009 White Glove Awards for 100-percent excellence in housekeeping by the Superior Small Lodging Association.

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    I am a retired TV news reporter - turned innkeeper and just love taking care of our guests who come from all over the world to stay in our beautiful beachfront community. I want you to have the best vacation ever, so we take great care to make everything special in your "home away from home." I created...
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