A boat & breakfast! DREAM LOVER, a Nautical 56 sailboat, is a whole lot more than a room and a meal. It is truly an experience on the water. The salon features comfortable chairs, a dining table with butter yellow suede banquette and lots of French Country print pillows to lounge upon. We have two cabins available: the forward cabin features twin bunks and share a bath for $199 per night plus tax. The aft Captain's Cabin features a queen bed with full private bath for $225 per night plus tax. Up top is a spacious cockpit and wide deck area for relaxing, reading, watching the dolphins and manatees frolic. After settling in, you are invited to join us for some welcome aboard refreshments. Then the evening is yours. There are several excellent restaurants nearby and the beach is a short walk away. In the morning, after a harbor tour in our dinghy, 'Bad Dog', we look forward to whetting your appetite with one of our signature dishes, "Teddy's Banana Rum pancakes", a piping hot quiche, deep dish French toast, crispy warm croissants, home baked muffins fresh from the oven, breakfast meats, fresh fruit and coffee or tea. We are docked on Anna Maria Island in Bradenton Beach Village, a bit of old Florida tucked below Tampa Bay and north of Sarasota. Kick back, take off your shoes,relax, and enjoy!
5 on February 12, 2015
We had the most "awesome" experience ever aboard Dream Lover!! We had a wonderful time and I'm already thinking of our next trip. I think it was a year from our originally scheduled trip and Kay was a "Godsend". The food was wonderful!! Jonathan's harbor tour was "beautiful". I was a little nervous when I saw their dinghy, "Bad Dog", but glad I overcame my fears to see the hidden ports of the area only possible by boat. Rob and I have an experience and memories made on this trip to last a lifetime. GO NAVY!! and "Skipper" too. Carrie & Rob
5 on February 03, 2015
One of the best birthday experiences of my life. The hospitality, cooking,and great company aboard Dream Lover Boat and Breakfast will go unmatched. From the wine & cheese, to Skipper's hugs and kisses, the sailing stories, our "5+ minutes of organ and the five French Sauces, we've enjoyed every minute. This has proved to be such a relaxing experience in our early parenthood days.
5 on September 07, 2014
What a unique way to spend our anniversary. The Cook's hospitality and cooking was great! As dog lovers, Skipper was a treasure to have aboard. Dream Lover was so comfortable and inviting - we will be back to stay with our new found friends! What a wonderful memory! Maribeth & Frank.
5 on August 17, 2014
The Dream Boat was just spectacular!! Wonderful accommodations - "Bed & Breakfast" plush, out of this world - food simply delicious. We enjoyed Skipper, the puppy therapy, too, We will definitely do it again.. What a way to live the dream... Dave, Leanne, & Claire
5 on July 07, 2014
Taking our honeymoon aboard the yacht Dream Lover was special - Kay is an amazing chef … and Jonathan is a spectacular tour guide and charming story teller! And Skipper is the cutest thief I’ve ever been licked by… We look forward to visiting again on our anniversary. Christy & Greg Griffin.
5 on June 22, 2014
We had such a relaxing evening and beautiful morning aboard Dream Lover! There aren't too many things in this world that beat an amazing Brunch on a yacht such as Dream Lover. We love this lifestyle and loved sharing it with the Cooks. This stay might have launch Al's new retirement career - marine woodworking. Amy & Al
5 on May 25, 2014
It couldn't have been any better. Beautiful weather, great hosts, wonderful food. And nothing, but nothing makes you feel more special than being treated like a potato chip! Thanks to Skipper (lick lick lick)! We'll always cherish the memories of the long walks down the pier! Debby Appel, Riverdale, NY
5 on May 19, 2014
Staying aboard Dream Lover made our 10 year anniversary a truly memorable one! From the welcome wine and cheese to the delicious breakfasts (Kay is truly a gourmet cook!), to the ride on the dinghy where were able to see dolphins up close and in action, every moment on and off board, Dream Lover will stay with us for the rest of our lives! John & Kelly Renye, Philadelphia, PA
5 on May 07, 2014
What a wonderful opportunity to stay aboard "Dream Lover". What a ship, we had a super great time and slept better rocked to sleep that we ever had at home. This yacht is such a paradise here in sunny Florida. The breakfast was delicious !!! Greg & Judy Denard, Washington, GA
5 on May 07, 2014
Vika and I had a wonderful stay aboard Dream Lover and we look forward to visiting again in the future. The breakfast was amazing !!! We will be telling all our friends about our trip. Mike & Vika Ott, Tampa, Florida
Airport, City, Island, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town, Tropical, Village
Tampa, FL (TPA) 45 miles
Interstate 275 South to Interstate 75 South to State Road 64 West through Bradenton. Turn left on East Bay Drive (Rt.789) go south to Bradenton Beach. Turn left on 2nd Street North, go 2 blocks and turn left on Church Ave. Park in Bradenton Beach Marina at the end of the street. DREAM LOVER is located at the end of the dock behind the Marina Office.
Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater
CD player, Computer, Desk, Internet Service, Library, Videos, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, TV, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Parasailing, Jet skis rental, Dolphin watching, Manatee siting, Swimming, Water sports
Kay & Jonathan Cook
movies, the arts, sailing
Teddy's Banana Rum Pancakes
Delicious warm buttery rum sauce napped between 3 light airy pancakes topped with sliced bananas and walnuts.