Betty's Boutique BEACH Bungalow ALL5-star reviews!

Front of The Red Coral Guest Apartment with the large screened in patio.
Front of The Red Coral Guest Apartment with the large screened in patio.Lighthouse Beach is a very wide natural beach at Hillsboro Inlet!Kitchen area in The Red Coral. Has everything you  could need!The Red Coral Guest Apartment. Both ends of sofa are recliners for TV watching.Fanciful fish on patio wall of screened in porch.
The Red Coral Guest Apt.Large screened in front porch of the Red Coral Guest Apartment.Hi, I\'m Betty! Your comfort is important to me!The Chartreuse Starfish Guest Apartment has queen and a twin.The Starfish Guest Apartment where you can set put your computer.The Chartreuse Starfish Guest Apartment.Hillsboro Inlet within walking distance.The beach bridge at the Marriott just up the street.Betty with doggie guests!Quincy!I asked her to smile and she did!Beautiful solitary beaches close byThis is the lovely restaurant at the Marriott just up the street.And of course Fort Lauderdale is just south.Lauderdale~by~the~Sea pier! Lots of trendy restaurants.Walk to the beach early morning with your cup of coffee and watch the sunrise.Explore the Intracoastal Waterway on the Carrie B.Fort Lauderdale is the Venice of America.Our fishing fleet is right up the street.The is the beautiful Pompano Beach Aquatic Center just over the bridge.
4 Reviews

From $140 / night

3228 NE 15th St, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Betty's Boutique BEACH Bungalow ALL5-star reviews!
1 bedrooms
2 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Type: Cottage
Per night: $140 - $180
Per week: $980 - $1,260
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Pompano Beach vacation cottage rental
Hi, I'm Betty~~

Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow is a lovely one story house with three separate apartments. Private and completely fenced and gated. Gentle-non hyper active dogs with trained owners are welcome.

We employ a level of cleanliness that is unheard of in the hotel industry!
Even in top hotels.
We are seriously FIVE STAR CLEAN!

Let's face it, TRUST is important! Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow is my "baby" and as the owner I am very hands on, always working and fine tuning.

You will enjoy the many mosaics around the property. I studied mosaics last year in Ravenna, Italy, the mosaic capital of the world at their famous mosaic school.

Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow has over the years received "five star" reviews on another well known site. (email me and I am happy to send them to you) and I am determined to give customers the same level of comfort and trust that I seek, yet have a hard time finding when I travel, despite an ad's big promises. Traveling is expensive and guests should feel confident that the vacation rental owner is very seriously committed to them in everyway. After all, planning and expectation is half the fun!

My favorite guest comment was "I feel surrounded by someone who cares."
I believe that describes my business philosophy. I do care.

I care that you are comfortable.
I care that you demand cleanliness.
I care that you find the right places to enjoy.

It's Betty's Boutique BEACH Bungalow and I pride myself on being a vacation rental that is a cut above... one you can TRUST!

Yes, this IS the one you are looking for!
Especially if you have a dog as you can just open your bedroom door and let your dog
out in the early morning into the completely fenced/gated property. Privacy is maintained! There are no signs out front so no one will stop by to inquiry.
We are a nice dog walking neighborhood!


Safely hidden from the mood ruining madness and conventionality of a typical tourist class hotel, this intimate UPSCALE 5-star beach retreat is a special boutique beach bungalow-style house with tropical colored doors, located just off the ocean at the end of 'Millionaire's row', only a 4 minute stroll from one the most beautiful 'private-style' wide beaches in all Florida with a stunning view of the inlet's lighthouse! Spend the day reading and sleeping under a our beach umbrella, enjoy tropical cocktails at the Tiki Bar or a $40/hr. swedish massage by Betty's favorite therapist. This 'boutique-style' bungalow apartment has the extra cleanliness and sparkle you long for but simply cannot seem to find anywhere else. Enjoy being at 'home' with a FULL kitchen, high end glassware and everything you could possibly want including a huge dose of charm. Shower outside in the tropical garden then nap in on your screened porch or in the hammock. Invite your friends for cocktails or BBQ in your tropical backyard.

A recent review reports:
"What an amazing time we had here. If you're undecided on where to stay, don't waste anymore time! Betty is a gem, and the accomodations only get better!..The cottage is perfectly clean and cozy with all the comforts of home (some even better!)... We truly enjoyed exploring Pompano beach, and visiting nearby, Deerfield beach, then coming back to the cottage to relax in the peaceful gardenI have stayed at many online advertised rentals, and this is the most accurate to it's description, and the best. You won't be disappointed."

Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow was selected as a "treasure" for the travel book "Treasures of Florida."

Accepts all credit cards. We are a properly licensed vacation rental.

Calendar only shows "full" when all three apts. are booked.
A "perfect temperature" swimming pool is often available for your use at another property I own on the Intracoastal Waterway.

One bedroom / One bath
Early check-in and late check-out whenever possible.
Sleeps 2 - 3

Feels like home!

Gated and enclosed beautiful tropical backyard.
We accept only calm dogs in the tropical backyard.

Absolute perfect cleanliness is a top priority.
We do not use a "cleaning service".
Fresh mattress pad and fresh spread for every guest!

Block to the ocean! Less than five minutes from the time you walk out your front door until your feet are in the ocean.

Full kitchen with glass top stove, full size fridge with lovely tumbled marble kitchen and table.
Crown moulding. Tall baseboads, Kohler fixtures and ceiling fans.
High speed wireless internet. No problem getting online in the tropical backyard.
Cable television.

Lovely dishes, stemware and KitchenAid cookware.
Blender, mircowave, and new KitchenAid convection toaster ovens.

High thread count sheets and upscale bedding.
Fresh pillows! Your choice of softness.

Beach towels, beach chairs, coolers and beach tables.
Upscale beach umbrella!
Fluffy towels.
Laundry room with NEW commercial washer and dryer.
Hair Dryer, iron and ironing board.

Tropical backyard:
Enjoy a shaded HAMMOCK for lazy days that has a "pull cord" so you can keep rocking without having to "push off" with your foot!

Large patio table seats six with huge umbrella. Perfect for spreading out with your computer, to do work or to host a dinner party.
Enjoy an outdoor shower !
BBQ grill.

Area Information
Create forever memories when you stay at Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow.

Shower outside after the beach, then nap out on the front porch.
Sunbathe, listening to the waves and watching the world's best para boarders leap 30 feet into the sky at our beautiful "Lighthouse Beach".
Take an early morning walk with your cup of coffee and trace the white edge of the waves that quietly come to shore.
Run up to the Inlet and watch mega yachts head out to sea.
How about blueberry pancakes on the pier?
Make friends with a pelican.
Take a quiet afternoon nap in the hammock.
Walk to the fishing marina at 4 PM and bring back fresh filleted fish to grill in our tropical backyard.
Savor the clean air and quietness.
Discover all the different moods the ocean has to offer.
Enjoy a tropical drink at the Tiki Bar.
Being a guest entitles you to a TWO hour massage for $80 at my favorite spa very close by. One hour is $40.
Marriot is right up the street and they also have a lovely massage spa.
Marvel at the reflection of the moon on the water.

Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow is located at the end of "Millionaire's Mile". Sit overlooking a vacant beach with palm tress swaying, at the outdoor deck of the Sea Watch Restaurant a mile down the beach. Right across 14th St. Bridge is a golf course and the new mall with Macy's, Ross, Lowe's, a bike trail and movie complex. At the other end of our street is the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway!

About the owner

Owner Profile

Betty Francis

Betty Francis

Betty Francis

  • About:

    I am told I am the perfect vacation rental hostess because I am a "people pleaser". I live for my guests being comfortable and happy. Always available on my cell phone, I love giving advice about where to go or more importantly where not to go. I know what I like when I travel and give my guests the...
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Availability Calendar



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Feb 01 2017 Feb 28 2017 $180 $180 $1,260 $4,500 3 Nights
Mar 01 2017 Mar 31 2017 $180 $180 $1,200 $4,200 3 Nights
Apr 01 2017 Apr 12 2017 $170 $170 $1,200 - 3 Nights
Apr 13 2017 Apr 30 2017 $150 $150 $1,050 - 3 Nights
May 01 2017 Sep 30 2017 $150 $150 $1,050 - 3 Nights
Aug 01 2017 Sep 25 2017 $140 $140 $980 - 3 Nights
Sep 26 2017 Nov 06 2017 $150 $150 $1,050 - 3 Nights
Nov 07 2017 Nov 11 2017 $170 $170 - - 4 Nights
Nov 12 2017 Nov 20 2017 $160 $160 $1,050 - 5 Nights
Nov 21 2017 Nov 30 2017 $170 $170 $1,120 - 1 Week
Dec 01 2017 Dec 18 2017 $150 - $1,000 - 3 Nights
Dec 19 2017 Dec 27 2017 $180 $180 $1,200 - 5 Nights
Dec 28 2017 Jan 04 2018 $180 $180 $1,200 - 5 Nights
Jan 05 2018 Jan 31 2018 $180 $180 $1,200 $4,200 2 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11%
Deposits: We provide flexible check in and check out times whenever possible! We try to make payment simple for guests. We only require a credit card number on file for the "inventory-damage" deposit. Reservations are confirmed with receipt of 50% of the total rental charge and payment in full is due 60 days prior to arrival for seasonal reservations and 30 days prior to arrival the rest of the year. Accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express, cash, check or money order. Call Betty anytime.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: CANCELLATION: Jan-April 100% refund of deposit is returned when we receive cancellation in writing/email 60 days prior to arrival, less a $200 cancellation fee. When cancellation is less than 60 days, a pro-rata refund will be issued once the unit has been rebooked for that period of time. We feel confident in our re-booking procedures and seek to please our guests. We recommend travel insurance to cover unforeseen emergencies.



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (<1 mile)
  • Pool
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Casino
    (1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
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  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (2 miles)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (5 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow is a beach bungalow style house with three separate apartments. The calendar does not show full unless all three are booked. Enjoy the view of the LIGHTHOUSE from our lovely quiet beach. Walk out to the end of the PIER that stretches out into the ocean, where pelicans fly close by and actually "show off" their catch. There are beautiful beach parks all up and down the beach and you are closer to them by staying in Pompano Beach rather than Ft. Lauderdale. Red Reef Park in Boca is a wonderful snorkeling experience in shallow water.
There are also many fabulous restuarants close by.
Betty's Beach Bungalow is a fabulous location because it is between energetic Ft. Lauderdale and posh Boca Raton. Just grab a folding beach chair and your sun lotion and lay on the beach. An upscale UV protection beach umbrella is provided. Also beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, etc!
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Reviews (4)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Pompano Beach, Florida

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4 reviews
Donna Finley

Home away from home

Donna Finley

Easton, MD

Home away from home

May 5, 2014

The Coral guest apartment with the screened porch provided a quiet, clean and extremely pleasant retreat on our vacation. All that we needed was provided, even bowls, bed for our pet, which he really LOVED! He commandeered it every night for sleeping. Not every place one sees on advertised but, this one is! Thanks, Betty. :-)

Clare McIntosh Kendrick

Pompano Beach House

Clare McIntosh Kendrick

Saskatoon, SK. Canada

Pompano Beach House

February 23, 2012

This rental gives you no surprises. It is as advertised. Rental suites are extremely clean. There are abundant supply of plates, cutlery, glasses and mugs. A large supply of towels are suplied, even beach towels. The garbage area was extremely clean. Bed was comfortably. WiFi was a great touch. We re able to keep in touch with the kids. The owner is dedicated to you having a great stay. She made the trip very easy for us. We were traveling a distance and was in touch with us before our stay, was available via email if we had any questions during our stay and wished a safe trip home. We used the beach house as a home base as we travelled throught Florida. The location near several International airports makes getting to it very easy. Good location to several different grocery, drug (walgreens) and some fun Restaruants such as SeaWatch. The beach is a short walk to the beach. Beach chairs are also available. One of the nicest things is the ability to use the entire yard. It rained several days while we were there, the owner has installed an awning onto the house so we were able to sit outside and enjoy the warm temperatures and stay dry. There was a couple of chairs outside so we could eat outside under the awning. When it was nice out there was a patio table and chairs to enjoy the yard and weather. We enjoyed a pot luck supper with the two other couples that were staying at the house. It is fun to be able to do that. If you are looking for a trouble free, clean vacation stay, where you can fell like home, this is it. A truly 5 star stay. Thank you Betty for a trouble free vacation.

Betty Francis

Owner's reply:

What an interesting and active couple! Clare sent a photo of him in -20F. just days before they arrived! The memories that my guest's take home with them are so important to me, so while I try not to be invasive, I always want to point them in the right direction, however, Clare educated all of us about new things to see and do! Thanks to Clare and the other guests pot luck, sundowner cocktails and sharing travel stories has now become a regular event. Since there are just three apartments in the bungalow, it is easy for the guests to get to know each other if they wish. We all really missed Clare and his wife when they left! ~~Betty

Mary Jo Brown

A Tranquil Oasis

Mary Jo Brown

Port Republic, NJ

A Tranquil Oasis

July 6, 2010

Betty could not do enough to make our stay any more wonderful! My two sisters and I just jumped in the car in Myrtle Beach and drove to Florida looking for some warmth this past January! We were so impressed by the amount of amenities Betty provides and her warm and caring disposition! We look forward to future stays!!! What a gem!!! We really enjoyed Betty, her Walk by the Beach Oasis and swapping "Golden Year" stories. Sorry it took so long to sing her praises...Therese Parsio, Pat McAvaddy, & Mary Jo Brown (The Ryan Sisters)from New Jersey.


An adorable and fully equipped space


Neptune City NJ USA

An adorable and fully equipped space

March 3, 2010

My friend and I really enjoyed our stay at Walk on the Beach. Betty had everything we could possibly need there. It was so comfortable and a great location. I would definitely recommend Walk on the Beach to friends and family. Betty Francis is a wonderful host!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Written in a card left by guests.
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, primarily due to your thoughtfulness, consideration and hospitality, all of which were top notch! You are a kind and gracious host with a wonderful bungalow. It not only met our needs but far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely recommend your place to friends and family."

Review #6158020 "Soothing For The Soul!"

Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow was the perfect place to stay for a long weekend get-a-way! The cottage was so inviting and immaculate...Betty is not kidding about its cleanliness! With the exception of the grocery store and the beach, we never left the property! Betty's attention to detail is second to none, and we loved every accent in the cottage. The tropical oasis in the backyard provided calmness and serenity from our daily work routines. Let's just say it didn't take much time to relax! The beach was beautiful and not filled with tourists, which made us feel like we were really on vacation. Betty provided our towels and a even a rolling cooler to make our 4 minute walk even easier. The days were beautiful, but the rains moved in late afternoon, so we were lucky that Betty had the cottage kitchen fully loaded with everything we needed for cooking and shaking up a few drinks for happy hour! While heavy rains were pouring down, we were nice and cozy on the screened porch, where we sat for hours chatting and playing games. Betty checked in on us often, making sure we had everything we needed, and was ALWAYS available for questions. While we did not get to meet her, we hope we can enjoy her company during our next visit. For a peaceful and little slice of Florida heaven, you need to stay here! We will be back!

Date of Stay February 28, 2007
RATING: Five out of five stars
Josephine Smyth Toronto Canada
My husband and I spent 2 months at Walk-on-the-Beach and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Betty the owner couldn't have been more welcoming and accommodated our every need. We enjoyed the easy access to the beach (one block) and spent many hours watching the kite boarders skidding across the water. The owner provided us with lounge chairs to make our time on the beach more comfortable. We stayed in the front apartment and had the advantage of a beautifully furnished screened in lanai where we ate our meals. The location is great, next to the 14th street bridge with lots of restaurants and shopping nearby. We would highly recommend Walk-on-the-beach, it is such a beautiful relaxing atmosphere and the perfect place to spend a vacation

Date of Stay June 1, 2007
RATING: Five out of five stars.
Susan - Farmington Hills, MI
If you're looking for an extremely clean, complete home away from home then this is the place. All ameneties are provided, along with beach gear including towels, chairs, umbrellas and a cooler. The apartments are cozy and well organized, with a lot of space for storage. The bedding is high quality, along with the appliances, making things comfortable and easy. A lot of care has been put into each room so your vacation is more tranquil being surrounded by clean lines and beautiful colors. The towels are clean and fluffy and presented as you would find them in a spa. Betty, the owner, is more than helpful and makes sure that you have everything you need before you get there. She is also there to greet you with the keys, make sure your needs are met, and answer any questions you may have. Parking is right in front and the beach is a block away. We can't wait to go back!

Date of stay: May 1, 2008
RATING: Five out of five stars.
Monica Emmer Austria, Europe
I stayed in the efficiency and it was lovely. I used the bus to get around and felt perfectly safe as a single woman. It was wonderful to have the beach just a three-minute walk away, and if I wanted a longer walk to the shopping mall, movie house, and Publix, that was just a 35-minute walk one way. The apartment was great. I loved the pastel colors and the beach decor. I had a full stove, microwave, toaster oven, and a large ice box; cable TV, a lounge chair, plenty of storage space, an iron, an ironing board, and good lighting to read at night. The apartment was very clean, with air conditioning and a fan. The windows are positioned so you can get the sea breeze when you open them. The scent of the oleander as I walked across the 14th street bridge in the evenings was delightful and the sky at sunset, especially at Lighthouse beach, was perfectly stunning. I regret not having gotten up for a beach sunrise. For me, it was the perfect summer beach ambience and a thousand times more personal and nicer than a big hotel. It felt like a home away from home. The owner, Betty Francis, was more than accomodating and caring. She met me at the guesthouse, gave me a full tour of the area, and was available for any questions I had. I will definitely go again.

Date of Stay: February 12, 2009
RATING: Five out of five stars.
Stephanie Goldscher Cleveland, OH
Just what I needed -- a spotlessly clean environment close to the beach where I could soak up the sun and enjoy the warmth of Florida in the winter. Betty is delightful, welcoming and sweet. No disappointments whatsoever! Plus, location, location, location!

Date of Stay June 10, 2009
RATING: Five out of five stars.
Amanda Masterjohn Orlando, FL
"Walk on the Beach" (Betty's Beach Bungalow) was absolutely perfect for us. It is one block from the beautiful beach and is super clean, quiet and quaint. My husband and I stayed there for the Memorial day weekend and just loved it. We are big scuba divers and the screened lanai was exactly what we needed to keep our gear safe while it dried. Betty was a gem to work with and we've told all our friends that we will definitely be back. Thank you for a great experience!

Date of Stay August 31, 2009
RATING: Five out of five stars.
Fabulous home-away-from-home.
Amy van Gent, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Charmingly decorated, peaceful cottage with EVERY necessity supplied, from bedroom to kitchen. Owner is very accommodating and flexible, and keeps the cottages and yard meticulously clean and maintained. I am a physician who needed a place to stay for a month and I couldn't have asked for a more suitable location. And, as a woman staying here alone, I felt safe and was able to enjoy all the area amenities without apprehension. I especially enjoyed walking on the beach, jogging on A1A, and being close to many restaurants. I highly recommend Walk on the Beach Guesthouse! (aka Betty's Beach Bungalow.)

Date of Stay September 17, 2009
RATING: Five out of five stars.
Tim Mote, Atlanta, GA
This was my first time using an online service and I did not know what to expect. I had travelled over 20 years in sales so I know a bit about staying out of town and being in a good or bad hotel/accomodation. Well, this place is truly a hidden jewel. First, Betty Francis, the owner, is one of the most accomodating people you will ever meet. She helped me find places to go to for both meals as well as essentials. She is a first class hostess who anyone can consider a friend. And secondly, the place itself is just neat as a pin with a lot of nice decor to go along with it. A lot of work and love has gone into making this a nice home away from home for either 3 days like me or even a whole month. The beach is a short walk away, there are places to walk or run and it is a safe and secure area. Trust me when I say this Guesthouse is truly a Florida Hidden Jewel!!!

Date of Stay October 2, 2009
RATING: Five out of five stars.
Elvis Taveras, Fort Lauderdale, FL
I cannot even find the words to describe my stay at Walk on the Beach. We found this oasis through a friend who referred us to Betty the owner, now a dear friend. Betty was on-site when we arrived, working hard on her beautiful property. You feel like you have entered shangri-la. Just a peaceful beautiful place which you can tell every detail was cared for with love. For me it brought a much needed healing as I had recently lost my beloved mother to cancer. It was a retreat that brought calm and peace. All my stress ,melted away upon entering Walk on the Beach. Betty is a wealth if information for all the special little hidden places to go like The Galley and quaint waterfront restaurant for Breakfast and Sea Watch which looks out on the ocean for lunch. (I personally loved staying in the guest house as it was so quaint and comforting. We stayed in the 1 bedroom and I never wanted to leave the room. SO CLEAN AND SUCH ATTENTION TO DETAIL!! We will be keeping Betty busier then she's ever been as we hesitantly are sharing our new little home away from home with our friends. (We want to make sure she's not so booked out that we get shut out of our tropical haven ) :) We love Betty, Walk on the Beach and the many years to come that we will be revisiting our new special place. Thank you Betty for pouring your heart in to giving us such a special place to heal, laugh. have fun and be at peace! Love Sherry and Elvis.

Date of Stay December 18, 2009
RATING: Five out of five stars
Kevin L Banning, Washington DC
Absolutely Wonderful! Everything that was advertised plus much more. Clean, fully equiped & comfortable... So many special areas and garden art at the property. The garden & facilities are Five Star. Betty is First Class and dedicated to perfection & to accommadating your every need. A definate repeat.... Thank you for making our Christmas vacation special!

Date of Stay December 25, 2009
RATING: Five out of five stars.
K & O, Washington DC
Absolutely Wonderful! Everything that was advertised plus much more! Clean, quiet, fully equiped and comfortable. So many special areas and garden art on the property. The garden and facilities are Five Star. Betty is First Class and dedicated to perfection and to accommodating your every need. A definite repeat. Thank you for making our Christmas vacation wonderful!

Date of Stay: January 2, 2011
RATING: Five out of five stars.
Vincent Forte, Greenville, SC
This vacation rental was soo much nicer than I anticipated. Nice, quiet, friendly neighborhood. This cottage was the perfect size for myself, husband and our large dog. I especially loved the front porch for reading, a little vino and a quick nap (for me and my pooch) in the fresh ocean air. Everything was immaculately clean, plenty of bathroom towels, beach towels & kitchen items. I was especially happy that there were beach chairs and umbrellas for the using. Very close to the beach and plenty of restaurants. I was especially comforted that Betty allowed me to bring my dog. I must say he totally enjoyed himself especially when we took him for a swim in the ocean. thanks Betty

Date of Stay March 12, 2011
RATING: Five out of five stars.
Nancy Valente Plymouth, MA
We had a great stay at Walk on the Beach. For us, the unit was the best of both worlds; a short walk to the beach and a short walk to the intercoastal. The unit was cozy, comfortable and beautifully furnished and all of the special touches Betty provided really added to the experience. The back yard has a tropical and relaxing atmosphere and I even used a cutting from the aloe plant to soothe my sunburn! It was our first time to Pompano Beach and we loved it. Betty is a charming hostess and makes you feel right at home. We will definitely be returning next year!

Date of Stay March 26, 2011
RATING: Five out of five stars.
~John Davison, Michigan
Walk-on-the-Beach, what a sweet get-away! True to the reviews, my husband and I were pleasantly surprised to see how VERY CLEAN and quaint our unit was. Betty is so meticulous in her cleaning and that's important to us as guests so that we can be relaxed and comfortable during our stay. The beach was a very short walk away (just across and down the street), and we were supplied with beach towels, chairs, and even an umbrella that we really needed. I have to say that one of my favorite indulgences upon returning from the beach was relaxing in the back yard patio surrounded by a little tropical paradise and sipping wine. The bottom line is that Betty puts a lot of love and care in maintaining her property and it shows. But above all, she is a sweet and loving person who cares for and takes an interest in her guests. We made a new friend on this trip and we would definitely recommend this place to a friend!

Date of Stay June 11, 2011
RATING: Five out of five stars.
"Wow. Absolutely charming."
We could not have been happier finding this absolutely charming spot! What a great vacation we had! Everything you could possibly want is provided and is exceptional quality. This was absolutely hands down the cleanest vacation rental we have ever rented. The backyard was SUCH a pleasant experience with the twinkle lights in the trees and every time I turned around I discovered another special touch that made me feel important as a guest. We were originally concerned about not being directly on the beach, but found that the very short walk enriched the experience and it actually turned out to be an advantage. What a georgeous georgeous beach! We really liked being able to park right in front. Thank you Betty for all you do to make this such a charming escape for your guests. My husband has already said we will return next year. " ~~Becky

Date of stay: July 16, 2011
RATING: Five out of five stars.
We rented the one-bedroom Walk-on-the-Beach apartment. The apartment is small, but was very comfortable for the two of us and our 20 lb. Terrier. Betty is a lovely person and can not do enough for you and keeps the apartment very nicely decorated and extremely clear. She even does a vary good job on the outside grounds. There are plenty of bathroom towels and kitchen utensils and other items. The area is very quite and the beach is only a few blocks from the house. There are many restaurants and stores with a short driving distances. We had a really good time and look forward to coming back.

Date of Stay: September 8, 2011
RATING: Five out of five stars.
--Suzanne and Kevin, from Utah
We stayed at Betty's Beach Bungalow this September and loved every minute of it! Betty is so friendly and sweet, and has put so much into decorating and manicuring her property down to every last detail. Everything was exceptionally clean, and in great condition. We loved knowing that all of the bedding, including the bedspread was freshly cleaned just for us. Betty had bath soap and hairdryer in the bathroom, and cleaning supplies in the kitchen. The property all around is full of beautiful plants. The inside is beautifully decorated with a cute, yet classy beach theme. There are plenty of pillows and towels, and the air conditioners worked great! The beach is a 5 minute walk, and it is quiet and nice. There is a grocery store and restaurants, and everything you would need just a few minutes drive away. We wondered about the TV because we love to watch movies at night and there was a football game we wanted to watch. The TV was a good size-- big enough to enjoy our movies and game! We felt very comfortable and safe at Betty's place, and wished we could have been there longer! This is a great place for a romantic getaway, or just a place to get away from a busy life. Thanks for a wonderful visit, Betty!

Date of Stay September 16, 2011
RATING: Five out of five stars.
What an amazing time we had here at "Walk on the Beach"! If your undecided on where to stay, don't waste anymore time! Betty is a gem, and the accomodations only get better!..The cottage is perfectly clean and cozy with all the comforts of home (some even better!)... We truly enjoyed exploring Pompano beach, and visiting nearby, Deerfield beach, then coming back to the cottage to relax in the peaceful garden....I have stayed at many online advertised rentals, and this is the most accurate to it's description, and the best. You won't be disappointed.

Guestbook entry: Betty, WE WILL BE BACK. Thanks for the memories. Now, YOU go to the beach and relax!

Guestbook entry: Betty, Thank you so much for your hospitality.
Your cozy place will be remembered. The veranda in the rain
is fabulous! We also admired your choices of tile you made.
Great effort. See you again.

Guestbook entry: Betty, thank you for creating such a charming place for us to stay. From the beautiful garden with a hammock to a kitchen equipped with spices, to the perfect WIFI connection for both our laptops... we feel surrounded by someone who cares.

Guestbook entry: Betty, this vacation would not have been as enjoyable without our stay here! It is absolutely delectable! A quiet comfortable spot to back with a cup of coffee, do a smidgen of work, or sleep in. This cozy spot was MORE than we imagined! Our favorite spot? The PATIO-hands down! Thank you ever so much for making our stay the biggest hit so far and we will be setting up our future visits with you in Apartment 1 (hopefully) each and everytime we come down.

Guestbook entry: Betty, our week went too fast. We enjoyed everything so very much. Staying here is much better than a hotel. We enjoyed your place!

Guestbook entry: Betty, just want to say we really enjoyed our stay. The apartment is so much nicer than a hotel room. But the interior design and the backyard make it feel like home! If you ever need a reference, please use my name.

Guestbook entry: Betty, thank you for your nice place. I broke one wine glass so I am putting three dollars in this book. It was great here.

Guestbook entry: Betty, to begin the week, we were greeted with this energetic person who was so worried about if we would be happy in the efficiency.... IT IS GREAT!!! CLEAN, comfy, quiet, relaxing...GREAT!! Got up this morning, coffee, and took a two hour walk on the beach. FANTASTIC!

Guestbook entry: We sure enjoyed our stay and your wonderful hospitality! I will have such WARM memories of sitting on the front porch to take back to Wisconsin. We will also have fond memories of meeting you. We look forward to coming back and staying much longer!

Guestbook entry: Betty, thank you for making a trip with small children a JOY! You made us feel at home and you went more than the extra mile to help us out and make certain our kids were comfortable when they got here. This is a beautiful place and we plan to stay again next time we are here. We just hope it's longer!

Guestbook entry: Betty is the BEST. Your colors, composition and lines are so artistic. Your tiling skills incredible. And your personality the best. We will be back soon.

Guestbook entry: Betty thank you so much for caring to make our stay so wonderful. You didn't forget a thing! I so appreciate that. It was so nice to meet you. We promise to keep in touch. Renee and I both feel that God had a hand in bringing us together. Your guesthouse is AWESOME and I'll be telling others about it.

Guestbook entry: "Your place is just beautiful. I am going home to redo my home after seeing what you did. Thanks for the great ideas. We look forward to our next visit. Please keep in touch with us."

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does 5 star clean really mean?
A: It means you will always have a fresh mattress pad and bedspread! Sure, it is more work but any guest deserves that! I know that is what I want when I travel. It means always spotless... under the sink, behind the bed, under the bed, behind the fridge, behind the oven, every corner (!) bathroom walls, polished toilet, light switches, cable remotes, etc! Five star clean means you can truly relax knowing it is perfect!
Q: What makes the bungalow so special for dogs?
A: Despite the signs that say "no dogs"... many dogs enjoy the beach at dusk. We are a real "dog walking neighborhood"! Just over the bridge at the golf course is the fabulous new Pompano Beach dog park with separate large (LARGE) areas for small and big dogs. Dogs must have tags, be friendly and owner must carry a regular leash, not retractable.
At the other end of the street is the Intracoastal Waterway with a little park-like area where you can toilet your dog.
Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow has a small dog bathing tub in the laundry room. Dog shampoo and dog towels are provided. Also provided is a dog bed and dog bowls.
Q: Will we find doggie odor and dog hair?
A: NO! Absolutely not! NO! NO! NO! I cannot divulge my secret (ask me on the phone) but you would never know a dog has been in the guest apartments. Our cleaning is second to none! If anything, having a dog makes it even cleaner for you. You have never stayed in any hotel that is as clean as Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow!
Q: Our flight isn't until 8 pm. Can we have a late check out?
A: Yes, you can have a VERY late check-out as long as I don't have anyone coming in right after you.
Q: Why doesn't your calendar show booked?
A: Because the bungalow has three apartments which can be used for larger groups and the calendar only shows full when there is no availability whatsoever.
Q: Do you have a heated pool?
A: Bungalow guests have the benefit of using the very beautiful heated pool on the Intracoastal Waterway at my other large one bedroom vacation rental down the beach.
Q: How do I book it?
A: Just call me and give me your information. I will send you a confirmation agreement which after your review, you can just email me your approval. Only after I receive the agreement is your card charged.
Q: Do I have to leave a security deposit?
A: Your credit card on file acts as the inventory damage guarantee. In six years I have never had to charge a guest for cleaning, for theft or damage. I have the best guests!
Q: What is your grocery shopping service?
A: Imagine coming in late after a long flight and having your fridge completely stocked with everything you'll need! Beer, wine, cheese, crackers, eggs, bread, butter, cereal, fruit, etc! Cost is just the price of the food plus $20 for the shopping service. My guests love this and I do it all the time.
Q: What do you include in the apartment?
A: There is salt and pepper, kleenex, cleaning supplies and lots of small white towels in case you want to clean the windshield on your car, toilet paper, starter coffee, coffee filters and often there is myriad of other things including shampoo, sunscreen and more.
Q: Can you accommodate five people?
A: Only when two of the bungalow guest apartments are taken. A special price can be extended for the efficiency.
Q: Can we check in early?
A: I always accommodate early arrivals whenever possible. I ask my guests to call the day before to make certain early check-in is available?
Q: What can we do that is especially fun?
A: 1) I tell my guests to go to the SeaWatch restaurant which is right ON the ocean. They always tell me that they are so glad I was so persistent in urging them to go. I suggest not going in the front door, but walking around the left to the back and climbing up the creeky old wooden steps which takes you to the top floor, outside overlooking the ocean. The bar maids are super accommodating up there and will get you a good table. You don't have to go through the front. If you do go in the front door, just go up the stairs and sit outside! It is so beautiful when the moon is full and shines on the ocean.
2). Come down to the other end of the beach and join the celebration as the world's largest cruise ship "The Oasis" goes out.
Q: What about bugs and mold?
A: Never at Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow! We are the most fastidious vacation rental you will find.
Q: What can I do while in Pompano Beach?
A: The list is long! Take a water taxi out and hop around Ft. Lauderdale, drive north and see the Palm Beach mansions, drive out to Sawgrass Mills Mall, walk up to the fishing boat fleet, dine amongst yachts, snorkel at Red Reef Park... there is so much... and one of the favorite's actually is Butterfly World.
Q: I've heard the Bungalow is?
A: In the morning I like to just open the door and let my dog go out. I don't want to get dressed, get the leash, etc so I've installed fences and gates on both sides of the property. You can just open your door and let your door out. The tropical backyard is restricted however to CALM dogs! It is not a dog park.
Q: Can you keep dogs apart?
A: You bet. I have installed an additional fence so that dogs can be separated when necessary.
Q: Are you flexible with number of minimum nights?
A: Yes. Call and ask.

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    I am told I am the perfect vacation rental hostess because I am a "people pleaser". I live for my guests being comfortable and happy. Always available on my cell phone, I love giving advice about where to go or more importantly where not to go. I know what I like when I travel and give my guests the...
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