Firstly, the photos and website of Cottages By The Ocean really do not do it justice. It's the only place I've ever stayed where the place itself looked so much better than the photos!
Cottages By The Ocean is about a 3 minute walk to a gorgeous beach with lifeguards. It was always very quiet when we were there (although I've heard it can get a bit more crowded in summer). The cottage supplies things like beach chairs, beach towels and a eski (cooler), which was such a nice touch!
We stayed in a studio cottage which was actually pretty large and had a full kitchen and shower. It is not new, but incredibly clean with an incredible attention to design/detail which made me feel like I was staying at a friends treasured holiday home. The staff who came around every day to clean, garden etc, where very friendly and helpful too.
The highlight of the place for me had to be the courtyard. Every day we sat outside on the patio furniture (in a little porch behind mosquito screens) and looked out and it is BEAUTIFUL! The garden is stunning and at night there are fairy lights going up the palm trees that give it a lovely tropical feel.
This is the sort of place you go to for a super relaxed, mellow break and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming complex of six fully restored 1940s studio and one-bedroom cottages is nationally rated as a Superior Small Lodging. It's less than two blocks from our award-winning beach with lifeguards, lighthouse and fishing pier. Enjoy all the comforts of home with king beds, full kitchens, free Internet, BBQ and laundry facilities, screened porches overlooking tropical gardens. Cottages by the Ocean is a small, well-kept property of charming Key West-style studio and one-bedroom cottages. We are a White Glove award-winner and nationally rated as a Superior Small Lodging. Each restored 1940s cottage has a full kitchen, king or queen bed and sleeper sofa, lush, tropical garden views, large screened-in porches or open patio, private BBQ grills, with a central sundeck and coin laundry on site. 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. They are less than two blocks from one of South Florida's award-winning Blue Wave 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 spa, drug store, gourmet fish market and more. It’s a five-minute drive to the new Pompano CitiCenter shopping mall, movie theaters, tennis and aquatics complex, dog park, air park for private planes and the Good Year Blimp base, 36-hole golf facility and driving range. The new ISLE Casino (smoke-free), 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.Very clean, quiet and comfortable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cottages By The Ocean Hotel Pompano Beach