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3309 SE 3rd St, Pompano Beach, FL 33062-5505
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#2 of 32 Specialty lodging in Pompano Beach
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4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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4.7
This charming complex of fully restored 1940s studio and one-bedroom cottages is located in the heart of Pompano's beach area, less than two blocks to the beach with lifeguards, historic lighthouse and fishing pier. We are a multiple White Glove Award winner by the Superior Small Lodging Association and part of Beach Vacation Rentals' group of top-rated properties, named 2019 Small Business of the Year for Tourism by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a full kitchen, king or queen bed and sleeper sofa, lush, tropical garden views, large screened-in porches or open patio, private BBQ grills, central sundeck, coin laundry on site and free wi-fi and parking. Well-behaved small dogs: inquire about pet fee. The Cottages are centrally located on a quiet street in the safe, ocean side community of Pompano Beach, a short walk to the city's spectacular new $80M oceanfront promenade that's full of family friendly amenities. We are 15 minutes North of downtown Fort Lauderdale and 15 minutes South of Boca Raton. It’s a five-minute drive to the Pompano CitiCenter shopping mall, movie theaters, state-of-the-art tennis and aquatics complexes, dog park, historic air park for private planes and the Good Year Blimp base, 36-hole municipal golf facility with Greg Norman course and driving range. The smoke-free ISLE Casino and Pompano Harness Trac 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Bowling offsite
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
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Express check-in / check-out
Wifi
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Water park offsite
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Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Clothes dryer
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English, Spanish
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Jebbs86 wrote a review Apr 2021
Peabody, Massachusetts12 contributions4 helpful votes
A quickly planned getaway, with a totally relaxing result, that’s Cottages by the Ocean! A thorough search of TripAdvisor gave rave reviews for this property, something that could not be said for the national chain accommodations I had reserved further up the beach. And TripAdvisor, you didn’t let us down. Elaine’s small cottage colony is a few short blocks to a beautiful, uncrowded beach. Tommy Bahama beach chairs and several beach towels were available for use. I even made it for sunrise one day! For a seven night stay, it was wonderful to have a living room, separate bedroom, a large kitchen, and I really enjoyed the 1940’s square shower tub! Air conditioning strips were fantastic and quiet! If I were to complain, it would be that our perfect weather was almost too hot to use the screened porch!😎😎😎 Thanks to Elaine for all her efforts in making our Pompano stay a success.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Elaine Florea, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean
Responded Jul 18, 2021
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a great review. It is our goal to give you a clean, safe, fun and memorable getaway! Our historic cottages are definitely one of a kind for an authentic experience at a good value, plus all of the modern amenities. And every day it seems Pompano Beach is adding more public artworks and free, family-friendly amenities. Next time, try the new free ride service. Download the app and a six-passenger covered golf cart will pick you up at your door to take you up and down the beach or over the bridge to the supermarket. We hope to see you again soon!
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ajl930 wrote a review Oct 2020
Waverly, Pennsylvania13 contributions2 helpful votes
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We have traveled to Florida each January for a brief get away from the snow and cold. We walked by this property on a previous visit and called for a visit. We fell in love with the cottage and upon returning home sent a check to reserve it for the coming years.we were not disappointed with the living arrangements that had every amenity we could ask for including a full size kitchen and a laundry area ten steps away from our screened in porch, The kitchen was fully equipped, there was a barbecue grill, beach chairs and umbrella. We were totally pleased with the upkeep of the property and the maintenance people were friendly and eager to provide for us whatever we might need. Before departing, we asked to see other properties owned and operated by this same company and we both agreed we would be happy with any of them. Some locations are closer to the ocean but all within walking distance.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Elaine Florea, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean
Responded Oct 7, 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed staying at our historic cottage complex. It is a unique and quiet enclave that is close to everything you'd want to do. Thank you so much for your beautiful review. Especially now with this pandemic, our guests appreciate that they have their own separate cottage and no common public hallways or reception areas. They can find their own spot in the sun with many activities that are easily conducive to social distancing. They can prepare meals in their own kitchen so they don't have to rely on eating out. But if they wish to, our many nearby restaurants offer outdoor dining and strictly follow enhanced cleaning protocols as we do. Our company has taken the "Safe & Clean Pledge" with special training from our industry on all of the CDC-grade products and sterilization methods to keep our staff and guests safe. We no longer rent cottages with arrivals on the same day as departures, and leave days in between. Our full page of protocols can be found using the link at the top of our website's home page. There are many new things to enjoy the next time you vacation here. Our spectacular new fishing pier is now open, as are a couple of wonderful new restaurants in the fishing village. Be well, and we look forward to seeing you again!
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kellie r wrote a review Jan 2021
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Clean and cozy cottage with idea location to beach, restaurants and shopping. The owner Elaine personally met us took temps and alleviated any concerns we may have had due to Covid. She also shared great ideas on points of interest. We will definitely be visiting again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: These are cozy, private cottages and I am sure all are quaint.
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Response from Elaine Florea, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean
Responded Jan 7, 2021
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your thoughtful review. Our top priority is to give our guests a safe and memorable stay. We understand this challenging time and know it is especially important for guests to have a place where they can de-stress and renew their spirits. Our location in the sunshine and fresh ocean air offers a safer place where guests can work, study and play remotely. We have taken the county's Safe & Clean Pledge and practice social distancing and the highest health and safety protocols with hospital-grade cleanings. Our local restaurants, shops, beach and local attractions are OPEN, while also practicing these standards. You are welcome back any time!
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irishhound1011 wrote a review Sep 2020
Palm Coast, Florida1 contribution
The setup is excellent. A nice grassy courtyard with several comfy cottages surrounding it. The bustling surrounding city melts away and a nice quiet atmosphere takes over. Our cottage was exceptionally clean. Full kitchen, couch, bed, television, WiFi...and you have only to cross the street to be on the beach. There is a crosswalk very close to the cottages. Getting to the beach is not difficult. Some fantastic little shops, restaurants, and bars are within walking distance. Or you can easily find your way to the larger big box stores if you prefer. Whatever our mood was in the moment we found something to satisfy it. The staff at the cottages were great and helped with anything they could. When we first checked in, someone was kind enough to meet us at the cottage, show us inside, and talked with us about the town, beach, and cottage offerings. I would recommend this to any person or group that is looking for a nice quiet retreat in the middle of a busy city. I can’t say enough about how relaxing the landscaping and privacy feels. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Elaine Fitzgerald, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean
Responded Oct 2, 2020
We sincerely appreciate your very nice review. Thank you! It really means a lot during these unique times. We are so happy to have offered you a clean, well-located, stress-free place to stay, with lots of fresh air and many nearby activities that allow for social distancing. We have always taken care to offer spotlessly clean apartments to our guests, and over the years consistently receive multiple White Glove Awards by the Superior Small Lodging Association. Now we take very seriously utilizing enhanced, hospital-grade, CDC-approved protocols needed to protect our staff and guests. We have an entire page of our protocols linked to the top of our website's home page. Unlike many other properties, Cottages by the Ocean has no common interior hallways or public reception areas. So your space is your own, stress-free, directly to the outdoors. Keep well, and we hope to see you again!
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jjm1665 wrote a review Sep 2020
Rockland, Massachusetts2 contributions
Cottages are very clean. Secluded and never any noise. A great vacation and get away. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a great vacation. Beach is a five minute walk. Any issues you might incur are handled quickly by Elaine.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Elaine Fitzgerald, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean
Responded Oct 2, 2020
We are so very glad you enjoyed your stay. When our guests visit us, they are never renting from an absentee owner. I am hands on, live ten minutes away, and am accessible to our guests 24/7, along with our full-time maintenance chief and long-time staff. We have not had any turnover in many years. We are always available to handle the smallest question or biggest need. For this and many other reasons, our group of extended stay boutique lodgings, including Cottages by the Ocean, was named 2019 Small Business of the Year for Tourism and Hospitality by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber. It would be our pleasure to serve you again when you visit in the future.
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davidmoshier wrote a review Jun 2020
Vero Beach, Florida1 contribution
The cottage was cozy and neat and we had all the amenities we could wish for. The owner and staff were very accommodating and friendly and made everything very easy for us. The location is perfect, so centrally located near the beach and shopping. So much nicer than a corporate hotel, We felt secluded and private, it was very romantic.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from Elaine Fitzgerald, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean
Responded Aug 30, 2020
We are so pleased you had a wonderful stay at our cottages. Thank you for your very nice review. Yes, the cottages are romantic with your own private space, big screened-in porch, tropical gardens and little white lights in the trees at night -- all of the charm that comes with an historic property, plus today's modern traveler necessities included. Unlike staying at a hotel, there are no populated lobbies or common areas, and you have your own full kitchen so you are not dependent on having every meal out. We are Safe & Clean certified and follow all of the CDC health and safety protocols to protect our staff and guests. Glad you found your spot in the sun and fresh air with us. Please come back any time!
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jjm1665 wrote a review Mar 2020
Rockland, Massachusetts2 contributions
Very clean well kept property. Quiet and relaxing. Stay here before a hotel. Across the street from fabulous beaches. This is my second time here and I will be back again next year. I have recommended this place to my friends.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from ElaineF1555, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean
Responded Apr 1, 2020
Thank you so much for your multiple stays with us, and your plans to return. There is no finer compliment to our staff and me. We are happy you enjoy the Cottages and the great location. In the heart of the beach area, with its $80M in recent improvements, you are in the midst of so many fun activities, both outdoor and cultural, but can always come back to your quiet cottage and relax as much or as little as you like. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Amy wrote a review Feb 2020
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I felt Like I was In Key West during the Hemingway glory days. I stayed in a studio, Unit 1 amazingly clean and the since we were 3 plus an infant I slept on the pull out sofa which I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it was. Short walk to the beach and other activities. Definitely will go back as soon as we can.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from ElaineF1555, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean
Responded Apr 2, 2020
Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to write such a nice review. Once again Cottages by the Ocean has won the White Glove Award by the Superior Small Lodging Association - its highest award - for 100-percent perfect scores in surprise annual inspections. I know that is especially important when traveling with your baby. Each member of my staff has been with us for many years and we all have the same mindset on cleanliness and comfort. We would love to see you again!
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denisehammersmith wrote a review Sep 2019
Cumberland, Maryland1 contribution
The cottage was clean and well maintained inside and out. It is a very nice place to go with a dog. The location was near a lot. Walking distance to beach and intercoastal. Definitely will stay there again when visiting family. Great and relaxing time. Loved it!!!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from elainebythebeach, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean
Responded Dec 11, 2019
Thank you for staying with us and giving us a top review. We are happy to accept well-behaved small dogs and hope you were able to take advantage of the big list of pet-friendly restaurants in your cottage Guest Book. We were very pleased to have been awarded 2019 Small Business of the Year for Tourism by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber. My staff and I work hard to live up to that honor with every guest, to help give you a memorable stay. It will be great to see you again next time!
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Diana Z wrote a review Jul 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia122 contributions90 helpful votes
We were glad to stay at this small, private property, a short walk to the beach and a slightly longer walk to restaurants. Our studio apartment had a screened in porch and a nice little kitchen, so we could easily shop at the local Publix supermarket and eat breakfast and lunch in our apartment (or on the porch), and then we went out to dinner. Otherwise, its hard to avoid gaining a lot of weight on vacation! There weren't many other guests, so we thought they could have been a bit more accommodating regarding early check in and late check out, even though we understand that can be difficult for small properties. But those courtesies make a huge difference when you're on vacation, so make those arrangements in advance if you can.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from elainebythebeach, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean
Responded Dec 11, 2019
Thanks so much for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your cottage and the location. Please know that we can be more flexible with check out times if we have some notice a day or two ahead, and if no one is moving into your apartment that same afternoon (lots of variables here). We can try to arrange for the independent housekeepers we hire to come later, with advance notice. If they show up and have to wait an hour or two for a guest to move out (and they get paid by the job), that could make them late for their next job for another client on same day. I'm sure you understand that we appreciate the great people who work for us, and respect their time, too. As far as early check-in, I always try to greet my guests in person upon arrival. That is why we ask that you call me when you land at the airport or when you are an hour out if driving in. If you call and you are early, it gives me a heads up to make sure our housekeeper and maintenance chief concentrate on your cottage first so it will be ready for an earlier arrival. We have four other boutique properties in the immediate area so we always have a lot going on. If you just show up early without calling, it doesn't give me a chance to help you with this. We will always do our best to give you a spotless apartment and a memorable stay!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cottages by the Ocean
Which popular attractions are close to Cottages by the Ocean?
Nearby attractions include Miami Blues (0.2 miles), Briny Irish Pub (0.2 miles), and St. Martin's Episcopal Church (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cottages by the Ocean?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Cottages by the Ocean?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cottages by the Ocean?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cottages by the Ocean?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cottages by the Ocean?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Brie, Razzleberry's Homemade Ice Cream Pompano Beach, and The Rusty Hook Tavern.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cottages by the Ocean?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cottages by the Ocean?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Cottages by the Ocean?
Many travelers enjoy visiting History Fort Lauderdale (8.4 miles), Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum (8.2 miles), and Fred C. Aiken House (8.5 miles).