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Beach Vacation Rentals in the News

(10/1/16) Our five authentic Florida properties have become popular with news media coming to cover news events in Pompano Beach like the recent sinking of Lady Luck in Shipwreck Park. News crews from ScubaNation TV,, Sport Diver Magazine, and more have all stayed with us in the past two months. A reporter from USA Today is booked for later this month. And among all the hubbub, a news crew from WZVN ABC 7 (right photo) came to do a story on weekend getaways around Florida for their half-hour show Out and About.  The story aired to all of its [...]


Have you taken a vacation lately?

(10/1/16) More than half of American workers left vacation days unused in 2015 according to a study conducted by Project Time Off, an organization started by the U.S. Travel Association.  Not taking a vacation could be adding to your stress—and hurting your career.  And if you don’t take the full amount of vacation you are entitled to, it may be like giving money back to your company. "Americans work really hard, but we need vacations to give us a break, so we can work smarter," says Katie Denis, senior director of Project Time Off. She said employees who come back [...]


Enjoy a DANCE and Beach Vacation

(10/1/16) Create your own dance and beach vacation in a destination that has more ballrooms and partner dancing than New York City (but there's no beach in NYC!). Whether it's traditional ballroom, Latin, Argentine Tango, Country, Disco or Swing, you'll find it all here within a two to 30-minute drive from our Beach Vacation Rentals properties. Check out South Florida's most complete Social Dance Calendar at to plan every night of your stay.  Come with or without a partner, and ask us about the extra dance perks you get when you stay with us.


New at Beach Vacation Rentals!

(10/1/16) What's new at Beach Vacation Rentals? And the winner is…For the fifth straight year, the Superior Small Lodgings Association announced that all five Beach Vacation Rentals properties won its most prestigious White Glove Award after rigorous surprise inspections this past June. The awards will be presented this October at the association’s annual conference.  Out of thousands of properties in Florida, only 111 received the White Glove Award last year.  Huge kudos to our top-notch maintenance and housekeeping staff! What a team! The popular restaurant reviews in our Guest Books have been completely updated by foodie and restaurant guru Julie [...]


What’s New in Pompano Beach

(10/1/16) What's new in Pompano Beach, Florida? Where shall we begin? Whatta garage! The city just opened its very first parking garage (photos above and right), and what a beauty right here at the beach!  This iconic building looks nothing like a parking garage, with it’s sailboat walls, beautiful undersea mural and evening colored light show.  It will house retail on the street level including our first Visitor Center, which is set to open this November. The garage will serve five new restaurants to locate at Pompano Fishing Village – a new “play area” to be built within walking distance [...]


New Dive Site in Pompano Beach: Meet Lady Luck

(10/1/16) Have you heard about the new dive site in Pompano Beach? We're now home to one of the most easily accessible major dive sites in the nation with the recent sinking of Lady Luck, a 324-foot tanker, in Shipwreck Park – just one mile offshore. Lady Luck is one of the largest contributions to Florida’s artificial reef system and she’s more than just an exciting dive.  Besides being a new home to vast schools of fish and other marine life, she is the start of an underwater cultural arts park, complete with rotating artwork exhibits for divers to enjoy, [...]


Dog Park Expansion

(7/2/14) The expansion of the City’s Canine Corner Dog Park is underway! Canine Corner, the City's Dog Park, is adding a second large dog section. The new section will include decorative aluminum picket fencing, sidewalk, dog fountain and benches.  In addition, the main entry to the park will be modified to provide a safer entry/exit for dogs and the existing dog wash area will be modified to improve drainage.  This expansion improves the overall maintenance of the park by allowing one large dog section to remain open at all  times while the other can be closed to let the turf rest and recover. 


Pompano’s Cultural Center Coming in 2015

(7/2/14) Opening in 2015, in conjunction with a new Broward County Public Library, the new Pompano Beach Cultural Center will feature a cutting-edge Performance & Event Space, Digital Arts & Media Center and visual arts exhibition space. The Cultural Center will inspire artists to experiment and will draw new audiences to Downtown Pompano’s Creative Arts District.  Innovative programming will celebrate the City’s diverse history and cultural organizations. Cultural, literary and civic activities will be brought together at a vibrant, walkable hub and spill out onto a new Arts Plaza, across Atlantic Boulevard into historic Old Pompano and along Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [...]


Better Bike Trail

(7/2/14) If you like to bike ride on a safe path through attractive and unique surroundings, this story is for you.  Significant improvements have been made to Pompano's six mile loop that goes around Community Park, past our historic Pompano Air Park, past the Goodyear Blimp base, past the Greg Norman golf course and around City Center Mall. The section between Citi Center Mall and the Golf Course has been improved by replacing the non-native trees and chain link fence with new trees and a white wooden slat fence.  Decorative bollard lighting, bedding plants and mulch were added along the asphalt path. [...]


Beautiful, New Beachfront

(4/25/14) Pompano Beach now has one of the prettiest beaches in South Florida - all completely redone in a natural, tasteful and user-friendly way. The Pompano Beach Boulevard streetscape is now revitalized and the project is complete! If you haven’t been to our beach lately, you'll be amazed at the transformation. There are promenade-style sidewalks, on-street parking, beautiful landscaping, playground equipment, adult exercise equipment and a fun, interactive water fountain. The new Great Lawn is home to free concerts or just to stroll and enjoy. In addition, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently renourished three miles of shoreline with new sand.