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Cottages by the Ocean

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Pompano Beach, Florida
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is the only place I ever recommend for friends and visitors to stay, cleanliness, locations, service is consistently excellent, and owners takes great pride and care of maintaining this high level of service.

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Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed Cottages by the Ocean so much that you refer your friends to us. Our staff works hard to go the extra mile for our guests, because we know how very important vacation time is to everyone. Once again, we are proud to have won the highest award by...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Our family of four (two adults, two kids) loved our stay at Cottage #3. We were there for nine days. You will notice immediately the attention to detail - cleanliness, design, upkeep, both inside and out. It is literally set up for you to walk into your home away from home. We hosted our parents for supper - used the...

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elainebythebeach, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and found everything you needed in your one-bedroom cottage. It's no wonder you liked your neighbors. We always seem to attract the best people, so it is a very harmonious community. They are all guests just as you are, as the entire little complex is for short-term vacationers and business travelers. We...

Biloxi, Mississippi
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Quaint cottages with all the comforts of home. Convenient location. This was our second visit and would recommend this to any one who doesn't like impersonal hotels. The cottages are cozy with an at-home decor. We liked preparing our own meals in the well-equipped kitchens. The beach gear provided was of excellent quality so we were spared the ordeal of...

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elainebythebeach, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about your stay at our "Hidden Gem." We are happy that you liked the convenience of being "at home" in a good location so close to the shops, restaurants, fishing pier and our city's pristine, updated oceanfront. Yesterday I attended the groundbreaking of two new "on the sand" restaurants next to our...

Twinsburg, Ohio
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The place was clean, close to the beach . The owner is nice and friendly, I had a wonderful time . I will go back again. The place is dog friendly , the bathroom is small, the service is excellent if you need anything the maintance man is right there to help.

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elainebythebeach, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your positive comments about your stay with us. We are happy you were able to bring your small dog with you. Well-behaved dogs under 20 pounds are always welcome. I hope you had a chance to see the long list of pet-friendly restaurants in our Guest Book, most of which you can walk to. At least...

Port Charlotte, Florida
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Our visit was beyond our expectations. It started with a personal Review of our accommodations by the Owner. She also updated us on some new restaurants in the area. On day three my wife noticed that the hot water was not hot enough ( she doesn't shower, she "scalds"!). Within two hours my call to maintenance resulted in the inspection...

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elainebythebeachbvr, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and that our service to you was beyond expectations. Things can and do go wrong sometimes with any business (as with your water heater going out), but it is always our goal to make immediate corrections whenever possible. The mindset of myself as a business owner and that of my staff is...

Detroit Lakes, United States
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We were pleasantly surprised at the cottages. Before even entering the cottage, the garden area in the center was beautiful. Everything was clean. There were supplies for almost everything we needed. It was a quick walk to the beach. We will definitely return!

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elainebythebeach, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and that everything was clean and well-supplied. Since you especially liked the garden area, do you know that Cottages by the Ocean and our other nearby properties also listed on Trip Advisor are all Certified Wildlife Habitats by the National Wildlife Federation? We applied for the status after we met...

Pompano Beach, Florida
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Found online pet friendly traveling to the area for a job transfer..... move to the area because of a job transfer close to the beach the accommodate us for 4 weeks because we had to find a place to live nice and friendly staff

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elainebythebeach, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review after your stay. We do accommodate many guests who need temporary housing who are moving to the area or come for a temporary job assignment. We try hard to supply the cottages with all of the things you would find in your own home so you have a stress-free, relaxed stay while you are...

Four Oaks, North Carolina
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great place to stay with top notch and classy owner. My husband and I travel to Florida every year. We usually prefer the gulf side but this year our hearts pulled us in the direction of Fort Lauderdale where our sons moved in 2015. We usually stay in hotels but I wanted to find something a little different with more...

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elainebythebeach, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliment and your lovely review of Cottages by the Ocean. We are so happy you chose the Atlantic Coast of Florida this year over the Gulf coast to enjoy time with your sons who now live in the area. Nearly one third of all visitors to the greater Fort Lauderdale area are here to visit friends...

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We loved staying in cottage #4 at Cottages by the Ocean. The owner Elaine met with us to introduce us to the place. Really enjoyed meeting and visiting with Elaine and speaking with Patti on phone. Booking on Tripadvidor doesn't provide management our info because of third part privacy clausrs, so luckily I contacted the cottage directly to confirm reservation...

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elainebythebeach, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean, responded to this review

So glad you were able to relax at out Cottages after your amazing body-building competition. Thank you for such a nice review. Yes, the full kitchen in Studio 4 is a trade-off to having an outside patio versus a screened in porch as do our other Cottages. They do have smaller kitchenettes with full size refrigerator and stove, but no...

Prince Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I've traveled to Ft. Lauderdale to SCUBA in Pompano Beach for over 5 years. This year I did not have a friend to stay with, so I decided to rent from Cottages by the Ocean. I was so pleased. These darling cottages, just one street up from Pompano Dive Shop, were absolutely darling. A small, but fully equipped kitchen, large...

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elainebythebeach, Owner at Cottages by the Ocean, responded to this review

How wonderful to have experienced staying at our Cottages for your dive trip. It's just a short walk to the dive boats, restaurants and the beach. Many, many divers stay with us, especially now to dive the newest artificial reef -- Lady Luck -- a 324-foot tanker, complete with underwater artworks, that was sunk in late July. You should see...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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 

Additional Information about Cottages by the Ocean

Address: 3309 SE 3rd St, Pompano Beach, FL 33062-5505
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Pompano Beach
Price Range: €117 - €197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottages by the Ocean 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Each room/cottage is a little different. Depends on bed size. All decorated w/ocean theme.”
bulldoghollister, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The studio rooms are the size of a hotel room with a small kitchen and a small bathroom. The one bedroom cottage are bigger and nicer.”
KayC220, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Just make sure you have the bathroom light turned on if you want to use the hair dryer and you'll save yourself and silly embarrassing visit from the maintenance man...lol! I do have to say that the service was very quick.”
shepaintsalot, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Look for the silverware under the TV. Read the binder for checkout procedure.”
sjwelte, 27 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Pay attention to all the maps & menus offered and listen during your welcome greeting. Always respect your cottage as the owner puts a lot of heart & soul into the place and it shows.”
405daniela, 20 Jul 2015 | Read review
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