Cottages By The Ocean-Historic, Authentic Florida


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Cottages by the Ocean is a small, well-kept property of charming Key West-style studio and one-bedroom cottages in Pompano Beach, on the North side of Fort Lauderdale. It's less than 2 blocks from Pompano's sensational new beachfront - one of S Fla's prettiest public beaches with life guards. Short walk to dozens of restaurants, shops, nightspots, snorkel/dive/fishing boats, jet ski, boat rentals. Top-rated on TripAdvisor. multiple White Glove Award winner by the Superior Small Lodgings Assn. (Note: Calendar shows empty until all of our multiple units are rented in any given timeframe).

This is an historic property for Pompano Beach. Built in the 1940s, this small complex comprised the first 'resort' cottages when everything else was pineapple fields. It is also a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation for native and migrating birds and butterflies in a special program for businesses, backyards and schools. 

As a multiple White Glove Award-winner, this property is very clean, with lush landscaping and everything you need in your home-away-from-home. Enjoy full kitchens, king or queen beds plus sleeper sofa, BBQ grill, guest laundry, family games, beach gear and a host of amenities to make you feel right at home. 

BONUS: for stays through September 30, 2018, we will provide you with unlimited use of a VIP 2-for-1 discount card good for dozens of the most popular local attractions including snorkel trips, Everglades adventures, Butterfly World, museums, botanical gardens, Jungle Queen tours, historic homes, boating, spa treatments, Water Taxi and more. You may use the card as often as you wish throughout your stay.

About The Area

Pompano Beach is a safe, family-friendly beach town that is a more affordable alternative to our neighbors north and south (Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale). Pompano has spent a lot of money in the last few years on upgrading throughout the city, including a beautiful, serene new beachfront with lifeguards and without the crowds. It's close to the action when you want it (15 minutes to Fort Lauderdale), but you can return to a peaceful, pretty property within walking distance to dozens of restaurants and shops.

It's just a five-minute drive to Pompano CitiCentre shopping mall, movie theaters, Community Park with state-of-the-art tennis and aquatics complex, dog park, historic air park with Goodyear Blimp base/free spectator area, and 36-hole city golf course with Greg Norman signature course, driving range and practice greens.

Shipwreck Park is just one mile offshore for divers and snorkelers. This vast artificial reef system and cultural arts park has 17 shipwrecks and sunken artworks, creating new habitat for marine life and taking pressure off of the natural reefs nearby.

It's a 15-minute drive to Butterfly World, the smoke-free ISLE Casino, Pompano Harness Track and Festival Flea Market Mall (world's largest indoor flea market). Interstate 95 is just a ten-minute drive for easy access to all South Florida attractions, shopping and business centers.

House Rules

No additional overnight guests or more than two daytime visitors without prior approval by property manager (additional charges may apply). No smoking or smoke odors inside the apartment or in the pool area. Maintain property and contents in as good a condition as when guest arrived. Upon departure, please leave apartment in “broom swept” condition. We do the heavy cleaning after you leave. Do put out your garbage and wash and put away your dishes. Launder all linens except those used on your last night and day of your stay. No cooking of fish or foods with strong odors inside the apartment so apartment is odor-free for the next guests (use outdoor BBQ instead). Guest agrees to pay for all damage or theft caused by guest. Guest will contact owner or manager as soon as possible if damage to property is observed. Observe quiet time between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. so as not to disturb other guests. No pets without advance approval from property in writing and advance payment of pet fee. No illegal activity. No guests under 23 without parent or legal guardian. One parking space allowed per apartment rented.


Cottages by the Ocean is best suited for couples and singles who want a quiet, serene place to vacation or stay for business. Studio and one bedroom apartments are best for one or two adults on the king or queen bed, and up to one adult or two small children for the living room sofabed (not recommended for 4 adults). Please inquire about our other nearby properties listed on if you would be more comfortable in a larger apartment.


Room Details

Sleeping Arrangements

  • King Studio 1 King1 Sofa Bed

  • Queen Studio 1 Queen

  • One-Bedroom 1 Queen1 Sofa Bed


Bathroom Arrangements

  • All BathroomsFull

Calendar Last updated Nov 07, 2018
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Great Getaway

Everything was great. Much to do in and around the area. Many very good restaurants. Would stay there again if we were going that way. Cottage was very clean and furniture was in very good shape. Just a short walk to the beach. When you arrive you have a code to open the door. So you just go right in. Owner was very friendly and helpful.

Visited on "April - 2018

Great Rental in Pompano

I loved my little cottage by the Ocean. Literally a 3 minute walk to the beach and all the comforts of home. I was there alone and felt very safe. My unit #3 was great. Spacious kitchen and living room. Very comfortable king bed and even though the bathroom was dated I loved the nostalgic feel and instant hot water in the shower. Loved the landscaping and having a washer & dryer on the premises was a plus. Definitely exceeded my expectations and would go back in a heartbeat.

Visited on "April - 2018

Calm and Serenity

The Cottages by the ocean was exactly what we were looking for. A vacation in the calm and the serenity surrounded by nice flowers and grass and the weather in the 80 degrees and sunny sky were also a great part of the vacation. The people working to maintain the property were very friendly and serving. So we enjoyed our stay for two weeks and would certainly rent at the cottages by the ocean again.

Visited on "February - 2018

The Perfect Spot

My husband and I wanted to get away for a few days with our dog. Not an easy job to find someplace close to the beach, that takes dogs, close to lots of restaurants, and didn't cost an arm and a leg... AND ....was quiet!!! Look no further, and run, do not walk, to this beautiful cluster of cottages. We stayed in a king studio , and we were so happy the second we walked in! The air conditioner was cold, and the place was spotless!!! Everything we needed was there. We forgot a wine opener and blow dryer..... Check. They had it... You name it. Oh , and the shower was quite large with great water pressure! The bed was also so comfortable, and for 2 people that usually have insomnia, we slept so well, that we considered that part of our vacation...! The proprietress , Elaine, couldn't have been nicer , and we felt like she really cared about our comfort. We actually looked forward to coming home to this cottage, after being on the town all day. All we kept thinking about was that bed. Oh, that bed....! But , what really was so great about staying here was that Elaine cared about us even after we got home. I left my car keys which I needed desperately. If you can only imagine what that feels like. Elaine arranged to have them fedexed overnight . We can't imagine ever staying anywhere else when we come to this coast! Staying here was an absolute delight! Bravo Elaine!

Visited on "August - 2017

Pleasant Comfortable Stay

Beautiful cottage. Tastefully decorated. Everything that was needed was there. Quiet and cozy. Roommy place. Wide open concept. Bed right next to a closet and the bathroom, connected to a living room with the sofa that could be made into a bed. A nice TV. Free Wi-Fi. A nice little kitchen table next to the kitchen with stove, fridge, pans, cutlery. You will love your stay here. And it's just a couple of blocks away from the beautiful beach. The staff is very friendly. You will not be disappointed

Visited on "August - 2017

Grewat Escape

This was a last second get away and we took a chance on Cottages by the Ocean. It was a great decision. They have done a great job of making a quaint getaway of these retro cottages. It was so relaxing and so close to the beach that although I thought it would be an inconvenience it was actually no more than 2 minutes to casually walk to a great, more isolated, section of Pompano Beach. Both my wife and I highly recommend Cottages by the Ocean and look forward to our next stay.

Visited on "July - 2017

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