Very Good

9 reviews

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No Bedrooms
Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 8627852

About the area

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.

Getting around

You don't have to have a car, but it is highly recommended because there are so many wonderful things to do in the area. Also, during summer and Fall, a taxi round trip from the airport (25 minutes each way - $120 Round Trip) can cost almost as much as renting an economy car for a whole week. Taxis are expensive and unreliable here and rental cars are cheap, except in Winter season, mid-December through Easter. Uber is always an option, and we are also one block from the public bus stop. The North-South Tri-Rail commuter train is a poor option because it runs many miles West of the beach areas. If driving, I-95 is a 10-minute drive for easy access to all South Florida business centers, shopping and attractions. We are centrally located just

Getting here

You don't have to have a car, but it is highly recommended because there are so many wonderful things to do in the area. Also, during summer and Fall, a taxi round trip from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (20 minutes each way) will cost almost as much as renting an economy car for a whole week. Directions: From I-95, exit East on Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach. Cross the Intracoastal Waterway bridge. At the first light turn right on Hibiscus. Go three blocks and turn left on SE 3th Street. Cottages by the Ocean is a half block down on the left. Parking is available by the entrance. One space per unit is included in the rental.

Interaction with guest

Proprietor Elaine Fitzgerald tries to greet as many of our guests as possible upon arrival to get them settled and answer their questions (they are asked to give her a call when they land at the airport, or if driving in, when they are about an hour out). There is no office on site. If they arrive very late, they have their own code for keyless entry for self-check-in, and they call Elaine the next morning once they're up. After arrival, we are available when needed. Elaine’s cell phone number and our maintenance chief's cell number are included on the very first page of the Guest Book on the coffee table. Guests know they can call any time for assistance.


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: $500.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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  • Beds in other rooms: King bed Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports


  • 1 Full bath

Reviews (9)

Very Good – based on 9 reviews Very Good
9 reviews

“Perfect place, awesome owner”

Reviewed 17 Mar 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.

“Perfect Cottage”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2015

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

“We enjoyed our Anniversary Trip to Pompano Beach!”

Reviewed 14 Oct 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.

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.

“Quiet retreat”

Reviewed 19 Dec 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.

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.

“Nice Cottage”

Reviewed 17 Nov 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.

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.

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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.