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DREAM LOVER (boat and breakfast)

Bradenton Beach Marina Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 USA (Show map)
52 Reviews
$199 - $225
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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!




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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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Absolutely Fabulous Weekend Experience!

5 on March 22, 2015

Great weather, Great Host and Hostess and Mascot (the Skipper). We've done quite a few B&B's over the past few years and I have done many coast to coast and this has to be the Best and Most Unique and quite enjoyable experience. The food was delicious and very creative. The company was wonderful and we're so glad to have made two new and wonderful friends. And we Love Skipper too, he is so much fun and very affectionate. "Dream Lover" is a world class, unique & unforgettable experience. Bill & Melody Grand Island, Florida

Our "Bucket List"

5 on March 19, 2015

We had so much fun fulfilling one of the items on our "bucket list." The food was unforgettably delicious! Enjoyed our chats and our hosts' generous hospitality. Waking up each morning to a beautiful day and the remarkable scenery was pure pleasure! We had am wonderful time.! Dave & Teresa Schanski, Perry, MI

We Loved Our Stay on the "Love Boat"

5 on March 07, 2015

Bus and I loved our stay on the "Love Boat." Everything was just great, the breakfasts, the harbor tour and the digs. Our stay here was awesome. Skipper added just the right amount of dog love to the mix. Kay & Jonathan are perfect hosts - informative and helpful. We really enjoyed everything about the Dream Lover and would love to return someday. Sue & Bus Stillwell, Slocum Station, Ohio

From Snowmobiling to Sunbathing

5 on March 07, 2015

From snowmobiling last week to sunbathing on the deck of Dream Lover this week! Our bones have thawed, or bodies are full of delicious foods and our minds at ease back to the snow of the Catskill Mountains - but we can do it , we've been restored, revived and rejuvenated. A once-in-a-lifetime experience. This memory will be cherished for a long time, but I certainly hope to return. My father, Captain John Langseder, would've loved this as much as I and it was special to celebrate his memory in this way. Rodney Jester & Amanda Langseder

What a wonderful 3 days aboard Dream Lover!

5 on March 04, 2015

It was a truly awesome experience! Kay's breakfasts were delicious and creative! We thoroughly enjoyed our tour on the "2nd day" and Jonathan was a great tour guide. Carl has met his match with story telling! My two most favorite things were sitting on deck in the morning watching the pelicans dive bomb and the gentle rocking of the boat lulling me to sleep at night!! Skipper is cute as a button!!! Jody & Carl Eichenlaub

I Feel Right at Home

5 on February 27, 2015

Hospitality can't be beat. Harbor cruise by someone in the know - Capt Jonathan - was most informative -was what sets this setting apart from all others. I have de-stressed wonderfully. Wonderful, unique experience aboard this yacht - one I won't forget. It is to be cherished. Karen R from Ohio

Awesome Experience

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

One of the Best Birthday Experiences of My Life

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.

A Unique to Spend Our Anniversary

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.

Dream Boat was just spectacular!

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

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Rooms & Rates


Three staterooms - master stateroom with queen bed and full bath; two forward staterooms have twin bunk beds and share the bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

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Location Type

Airport, City, Island, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town, Tropical, Village


Tampa, FL (TPA) 45 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater

Inn Details

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On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Desk, Internet Service, Library, Videos, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Parasailing, Jet skis rental, Dolphin watching, Manatee siting, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two nights minimum stay required for holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night's deposit (cash, personal check, or travelers check) at the time of booking. Special events and holiday bookings may require additional deposit.
  • Cancellations: 7 days cancellation policy, 14 to 30 days for holidays and special events. In order to receive a refund, the reservation must be cancel within the cancellation period. One night payment kept less than 7 days. All payment kept with less than 24 hours notice.



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movies, the arts, sailing

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  • Time Served: anytime morning
  • Serving Location: Salon, On Deck

Signature Dish

Teddy's Banana Rum Pancakes
Delicious warm buttery rum sauce napped between 3 light airy pancakes topped with sliced bananas and walnuts.

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Innkeepers: Kay & Jonathan Cook


  • Nightly Rate $199 - $225
  • Reviews (52) 4.9
  • Rooms 2
  • Accepts Gift Cards
  • Phone 1-9417240699 1-9417240699
Bradenton Beach Marina , Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 USA (Show map)

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