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Betty's Boutique BEACH Bungalow! FIVE STAR CLEAN! ALL 5 STAR REVIEWS!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Yes, we are open and have air conditioning after Irma!

GREAT LOCATION right at Lighthouse Beach!

YOUR COMFORT IS IMPORTANT TO ME!

Gated and fenced.

We love our doggie guests and are meticulously clean.

ALL five star reviews! FIVE STAR CLEAN!

We are a properly licensed vacation rental!

Safely hidden from the mood ruining madness and conventionality of a typical tourist class hotel, this intimate 5-star beach retreat is a special beach bungalow-style house with tropical colored doors, located just off the ocean at the end of 'Millionaire's row', and only a 4 minute stroll from one the most beautiful 'private-style' wide beaches in all Florida! Our fascinating beach has a stunning view of the INLET LIGHTHOUSE! Spend the day reading and sleeping under a our beach umbrella, enjoy tropical cocktails at the Tiki Bar or a $45/hr. swedish massage by Betty's favorite therapist. This 'boutique-style' bungalow apartment has the extra cleanliness and sparkle you long for but simply cannot seem to find anywhere else. Enjoy being at 'home' with a FULL kitchen, lovely glassware and everything you could possibly want including a huge dose of charm. Shower outside in the tropical garden then nap in on your screened porch or in the hammock. Invite your friends for cocktails or BBQ in your tropical backyard.

ABSOLUTELY GREAT LOCATION!: At the beach, just north of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, south of Boca and Palm Beach. Scuba and fishing boats are within walking distance. Enjoy breakfast at the beach or dinner amongst the yachts. Right across the bridge is the new Fashion mall, a new dog park, bicycle track, movie complex, and golf course! Best of all, discover all the different moods the ocean has to offer! Hunt sea shells in early morning light, or experience the hypnotic relaxing twinkling sunlight on smooth sand or just fall asleep to the sound of the waves. This is not a noisy beach but a wide private-style beach. Tour the Intracoastal waterways in a water taxi! Enjoy a full day on the beach under our large quality UV protected beach umbrella and in our beach chairs. Park your car right in front of the bungalow!

BETTY'S ATTENTION TO DETAIL! :

• Pretty glassware and dishes!

• Stocked fridge service available. Tired after a long flight? Traveling with a child? Your refrigerator can be fully stocked for you at check in. Just call ahead and provide a grocery list! ($25 charge plus cost of groceries.)

• How about flowers for your wife?

• Information: You'll find 'Frommer's Guide to South Florida' in your apartment.

• Comcast cable includes 'On-Demand’!

• There is a washer and dryer in the especially clean laundry room!

WHAT DOES FIVE STAR MEAN?

• What does five star clean mean? It means always a fresh bed spread and mattress pad! Perfect sanitizing of the bathroom! (Walls washed, toilet polished, every corner cleaned, etc.) We do NOT hire 'cleaning services'! We are proud to have one employee 'Olga' who loves to please guests and who meticulously deep cleans and sanitizes. This level of cleaning is found in the highest level hotels or six star river cruises like Tauck and Uniworld.

BETTY SAYS: 'I am a very hands-on owner, personally involved in my beautiful beach bungalow retreat! Knowing that my guests are comfortable, that they know where to go for groceries or for a special meal overlooking the ocean is important to me! I take the extra steps and spend the extra money so that their stay is perfect and charming. Pillowcases are ironed, bedspreads are washed and guests have an assortment of fresh bed pillows to choose from. I know what I want when I travel so provide my guests with the same. In each of the three guest apartments you will find a copy of Frommer's Guide to South Florida.

A UNIQUE INTERESTING AREA!

• You will not be at a loss of things to do here!

• Yet I often find that my guests find the Bungalow so peaceful that they hang around the bungalow, walk to the beach and relax.

FAST AND RELIABLE WiFi! Even in the tropical backyard.

DOG OWNERS:

• The entire property is now completely fenced and gated! PRIVATE. NO intruders!

• I provide dog shampoo, dog towels, doggie bags, and dog bowls.

• I enjoy my dog guests!

• Dogs are accepted on an individual basis and must be up to date on their shots, and have had a recent flea and tick treatment. Dogs that present a problem or are “constant' barkers may be asked to leave. We welcome calm, non-agressive, non-digging dogs in the tropical backyard.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO OUR GUESTS:

• A sincere promise to our non-dog guests... we promise you would never know a dog had ever been in your apartment!

• Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow is a NON-SMOKING PROPERTY! There is no designated smoking area. Guests must reveal whether they are smokers prior to booking.

TRUST:

We consider your trust very important! You can trust Betty's Boutique BEACH Bungalow for your beach escape! You will not be disappointed!

A PHONE CALL IS REQUIRED TO BOOK. CALL 954-562-3292

More Details

Owner
Betty Francis
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Betty Francis

Hi, I'm Betty. My husband is a golf pro and I LOVE my beautiful beach bungalow... and creating an environment where guests will create "forever memories"! This is a wonderful tropical area! And I so appreciate being able to WALK to the beach!

I have researched what is important to guests. What I found was that LOCATION, CHARM AND CLEANLINESS are of top importance.

Only those of us who are personally involved and extremely dedicated to our properties can provide this intensive level of cleanliness that is so important to guests. Things like a fresh bedspread, instead of leaving the same one on that the previous guest used. Personally I cannot fathom that hotels do this! You can also count on a fresh mattress pad! Toilets that are not just quickly cleaned with a brush, but hand 'polished'. Shower walls that are cleaned with Clorox between each guest.

I love making a pretty bed and putting out pretty soaps. I want your beach bungalow apartment to be so perfect and cleaner than any place you have ever stayed! It is simply providing the same level of excellence that I seek when I travel!

I LOVE our dog guests... and can assure you that you would never know a dog had ever been in the apartment because we clean so carefully.

Your comfort and your memories are very important to me.

Betty Francis purchased this bungalow in 2005

Why Betty Francis chose Greater Fort Lauderdale

I absolutely fell in love with this beach bungalow style house when I saw it! Especially the charming private tropical backyard! This is the 'old Florida’ that everyone looks for. A special enclave between posh Palm Beach and active Ft. Lauderdale. When I found this little haven I was surprised to find people say hello when they walk back and forth to the beach. So with careful attention to detail, lots of love and money, Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow was created and has made many people happy for over seven years. And that makes me happy! Especially when guests tell me they want to copy what I did in their own home. Smile! Thus I found my true passion in this property and can literally spend all day grooming, planting flowers and cleaning. This is a perfect location!

Our local spa offers Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow guests hour (or two!) therapeutic Swedish Massage treatments for ... $45/hour! Two hours for $90. You will feel completely comfortable in your beach home where you can truly get away and RELAX. Come indulge yourself with clean air, salt water, the warmth of our sunshine, papayas, long walks on the beach and the ever changing colorful South Florida skies!

But seriously... why should you choose this property? BECAUSE YOUR COMFORT IS IMPORTANT TO ME!

What makes this bungalow unique

Here’s Betty's favorite unusual things to do!

1. Walk up to the Lighthouse and back, then enjoy the outside shower in the tropical backyard, a nap in the hammock or on the large sofa on the front porch.

2. Grab a sandwich at the bait shop and sit looking out over Hillsboro Inlet.

3. Lunch with a cold glass of Chardonney overlooking the beach from the top floor of the SeaWatch (close by).

4. Outside patio dining with your dog at Galuppi's looking out over the beautiful new Greg Norman golf course while the sun sets! Sunday brunch at Galuppi's!

5. Watch the dogs run and play at the huge new dog park at the golf course.

6. Swim / exercise in the fabulous AQUATIC CENTER POOL at the Pompano Beach park right across the bridge!

7. Spend the entire day (that's what it takes) at the HUGE Sawgrass Mills Mall.

8. A burger at Pelican's Landing, looking out over the Intracoastal Waterway and sitting next to a ten million dollar mega yacht!

9. A mohito at J. Marks!

10. Exploring the Ft. Lauderdale waterways on the 'Carrie B'.

11. Water taxi to restaurant/bar hop.

12. A two hour massage at Cort’s.

And much much more....

Map

Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
NEW Greg Norman course across 14th Street bridge!
Car: recommended

Watch morning sun reflect on the ocean. Play with waves coming ashore. Once you experience it, you crave it! Enjoy ALL the different moods the beach has to offer! Everything you need is provided. Beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella and coolers. Fishing boats are right down the street! Enjoy lunch overlooking the beach or at the marina amongst yachts. This is such a great area with so much to do. I can tell you about places most tourists don't find. Pompano~by~the~Sea is between Fort Lauderdale (the Venice of America) and posh Boca Raton. Enjoy bistros and exceptional homemade ice cream at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, shop beach stores, hop around on a water taxi or drive up Millionaire's Mile. When was the last time you took a nap in a hammock? Shhh... you may hear the wild parrots above you. Enjoy showering outside and a BBQ in the tropical backyard. This IS tropical living!

Other Activities: • Join the Saturday and Sunday whistle blowing, bell ringing, lights flashing, celebration on the beach as huge cruise ships depart from Port Everglades. • Sit totally outside on the top floor of the SeaWatch restaurant overlooking the beautiful blue green ocean and listening to the waves coming ashore. There is always a cool breeze even on hot summer days. In the summer they have a $22 "early bird" dinner (5-6 pm) of lobster tails, prime rib, etc. • Enjoy the fabulous Pompano Beach dog park, right across the bridge at the golf course, and then take Fido to lunch with you to the outside golf course restaurant.

Take Fido to The Nauti Dawg marina restaurant which is close by!

I love assisting my guests with ideas and provide a copy of Frommer's Guide to South Florida in each apartment.

Fishing and scuba/snorkel/glass bottom boats are docked right up the street and will accommodate you in a much nicer fashion than touristy Ft. Lauderdale.

Red Reef Park is a beautiful natural beach area, just north of Pompano-by-the-Sea, with a reef you can snorkel at right off the beach!

There's shopping on Las Olas, at the Galleria, Sawgrass... and right across the bridge is the new Pompano Beach Mall, a golf course, cinema, TENNiS CENTER, bike trails, and a fabulous AQUATIC CENTER with scheduled water aerobics.

Several restaurants are within very short walking distance.

Amenities

Pompano Beach Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautifully tiled and every surface sanitized.
    Exterior - outdoor shower , For hot beach days and at night when no one can see you.
  • 'FIVE STAR CLEAN' ! Hard to find even at the best hotels. We don't just clean the toilet, we 'polish' the toilet. Shower walls and floors are always washed down with Clorox. We never cut corners even in a hurry. We bet you'll agree this is important to total vacation relaxation. Your bathroom is designer stone tile with Kohler fixtures and faucets. You'll find a generous supply 'start up' cleaning products including small white cleaning towels, paper towels, soft scrub, Spic N Span, clorox and multi-purpose Windex. A hair dryer is provided as well as an iron and small ironing board.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • KING - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Please call me so I can fully describe.
  • HOW IMPORTANT IS YOUR PILLOW? If you are like me... very! Thus we provide a pillow selection! I know the level of comfort and cleanliness that I want when I travel, so provide the same for my guests. The apartment is high-end beach themed with tropical plants and flowers, sea shells and genuine sea glass. Outside you will find mosaics that I created at the outside shower and also around the doors and windows. What does 'Five Star Clean' mean? It means there is no dust (or sand) under or behind your bed, it means a fresh mattress pad and bed spread for every new guest (not once a month like hotels), it means REALLY CLEAN towels and wash clothes, it means 100% fully sanitized toilet (cleaned by hand / not brush), fully washed shower walls, fresh throw rugs, no bugs, and it means if you pull out the stove or oven you'll find it spotless.... so all combined when you can come in, you can feel great and say 'Ahhhh... yes indeed, it IS time to relax!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Within walking distance of the Bungalow is the Hillsboro Inlet where you'll find little stores, a bagel shop, dive shops, fishing boats, kid's play area and more. For your own cleaning needs, you'll usually find a generous supply of cleaning supplies as well as an endless supply of fresh white cleaning towels should you need them for any use, even for your car. The tropical backyard has lights in the trees! It is perfect for cocktails, BBQ and get-togethers. Want to cook dinner? You can! Don't want to? Just walk up the street to the SeaSide Grill or the new Marriott.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 76 reviews
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PARADISE

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a getaway to Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow and couldn't have had a better time! The bungalow is so cozy and has all top notch amenities! From the well stocked kitchen to the cozy living room and bedroom, everything you need to have a great vacation is there!

Another great thing about Betty's is the location! A five minute walk brings you to a gorgeous beach with warm water and a great place to take a walk!

Finally, Betty's is pet friendly!! My Sophie enjoyed the freedom of roaming the grounds by herself! The yard is like an oasis, lush with vegetation and very private! It's equipped with a table and chairs for dining if you want to cook out on the grill. And a hammock for lounging.

I would highly recommend Betty's bungalow if you want to get away and have a relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Knowing that my guests and doggie guests enjoy it is so important to me. It is sometimes difficult to communicate to inquiring guests just how unique it is here. Doggies have FREEDOM! It kills me when my husband and I travel with our golden retriever and they want to put us in one of the rooms "reserved for dogs" ... because I know they they do that because they simply don't clean well enough after dogs. At the Bungalow, you would never know a dog has been in there at all! I promise you that. I clorox and also use OdorXit. It is literally as clean as a hospital when you come in.
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5

Our stay at Betty's was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We can't express how comfortable and clean it was at Betty's. Our stay there allowed us to get to the FT Lauderdale convention center very readily. It is so close to the beach, we were able to get in a swim every day. We brought our dogs on vacation with us and it was great to have them with us! Thank you Betty it was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Always Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

3rd time staying at Betty's because it is always fantastic. Clean, safe, easy to get to, great parking, so close to the beach, and Betty is a super host. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love it when these guests come down. Thank you!
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Arlington
5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

The property is charming, comfortable, and fully equipped. Betty Francis, the hostess, was on top of every issue, and a reassuring presence when on premises. The bungalow was impeccably clean and as I said fully equipped (even beach chairs and umbrella were provided.) She also provided everything needed to give doggies a bath, including shampoo and towels. It was an overall excellent experience. I stayed well over a month, and I enjoyed every moment of it.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And I enjoyed every moment of having this very lovely guest!
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5

Immaculate and Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

Wowwww! We just came back from Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow, just a fabulous short stay which felt so relaxing and refreshing for both of us and our little dog Mandy. Betty's enthusiastic welcome was so warm and friendly, we immediately felt at home. Besides the lovely décor, the bungalow was immaculate. Betty was always available whenever we called for anything,

Love the location which is a short walk to a beautiful beach with amazing sunrises and clean sand with a lighthouse not far away.

The bungalow came as advertise, nothing short but the best equipped kitchen amenities, beddings and to the comfortable couch. Loved the sandals salt and pepper shakers on a beautiful stone covered dining table.

You have deep sea fishing practically at your door step, just around the corner, advertise by numerous charter boats with reasonable prices!. Restaurants are all over, some at walking distance.

Yes! we would recommend Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow to all our friends and surely our family members.

Betty, Thank You so much for your hospitality and caring, to short a stay. We will be back!

Thank you Betty for all your personal touches, Guy and Maggie

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was the lucky one.... Guy went fishing and I got to eat "right out of the water FRESH fish"! Yum. Such a pleasure having such wonderful and INTERESTING guests. (I am so in love with their doggie Mandy.)
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Clean, relaxing, & FUN.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I do a lot of traveling, and Betty's Bungalow is hands down the most clean place we've stayed. This was our first time at Betty's but certainly not our first time in the area and I can say without a doubt we will be back to stay at her place. It was a quick walk from the beach and in close vicinity to some really yummy restaurants. Our favorite part was the convenience to that home away from home atmosphere. It was truly a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh, thank you so much. What nice comments. I hope you will return! It was a pleasure having you.
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Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $30 per person per night

Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow, a high-end vacation rental home, committed to five-star comfort and guest privacy, does not participate in "instant on-line" booking. LEGALLY LICENSED BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA. We regard guest's trust seriously. Discounted "monthly" nightly rate shown above, also extends to stays of 28 nights or more. Additional discounts do not apply to multi-month stays including January, February, March and April. This is a NON SMOKING property. There is not a designated smoking area. Gentle non-active dogs with trained owners are welcome! We love our doggie guests!. Low doggie accommodation rates. Booking is made by telephone and followed with emailed Confirmation Agreement. Reduced rate consideration provided depending on availability. Ten years management without any theft or damage charges. No automatic exit cleaning fee! Ask about my other property close by to accommodate more people. VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER. Betty's Boutique Beach Bungalow.... excellence you can trust!

50% at booking but depending how far in advance. Full payment 30 days in advance except holidays, Jan. Feb. March April when it is 60 days in advance. Confirmation Agreement sent via email. Credit card is not charged until email return of "Confirmation Agreement" with approval. Debit cards not accepted. Betty's Bungalow is a business that can be trusted. Your trust is important to me!

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