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DREAM LOVER (boat and breakfast)

Bradenton Beach Marina Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 USA (Show map)
33 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!


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

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.9

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Our Birthday Weekend Aboard Dream Lover

5 on April 14, 2014

We simply adorned our birthday weekend aboard Dream Lover and the accommodations were lovely! , oh, and Skipper was pure entertainment for us! This was such a relaxing getaway! Jeremy & Amanda Bernauer

A Delightful Time Aboard Dream Lover

5 on March 24, 2014

We had a delightful time aboard Dream Lover. Kay's delicious breakfasts and Jonathan's boat tour made it extra special. And thanks for Skipper too! Judy and Tim Burke (Bethel, CT)

There are no coincidences in life.

5 on March 14, 2014

I learned a long time ago there are no coincidences in life. No surprise then that I would be divinely guided through Bed & Breakfast to spend my 30th anniversary aboard the "Dream Lover":. What a peaceful and relaxed 4 nights and days. The Cooks made it very easy for Gary and I to make ourselves at home. And Skipper is just the icing on the cake!! I loved spending time with that little lamb chop! We have a lifetime to savor the memories made here. Diane & Gary Sullivan

A Gracious & Open-hearted Welcome

5 on January 28, 2014

We received such a gracious and open-hearted welcome from the Cooks as we boarded Dream Lover. From beautiful Skipper to the thoughtful, delicious & lucious breakfast to the amazing location of Dream Lover, we have had the trip of a lifetime & a boat-full of memories for our son, who grew in confidence & valor during these 24 hours. We will do it again! Joe, Claire & Martin (aka the Admiral)

An Experience of a Lifetime

5 on January 15, 2014

When I was looking for a place to surprise my wife for her birthday, I never thought this experience will be this wonderful. The welcoming was very warm. We felt like in family. The cheese & wine in the evening was wonderful. Bedroom was great and the breakfast was romantic. My wife was delighted! It is really enjoyable when you meet people that make you feel like home. We can't forget Skipper, the amazing "kid". Carlos

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Location Type

Airport, Beachside, City, Island, Oceanside, 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, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Parasailing, Dolphin watching, Manatee siting, Jet skis rental, Swimming, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type


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, Dolphin watching, Manatee siting, Jet skis rental, 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
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two nights minimum stay required for holiday weekends
  • 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.



Kay & Jonathan Cook

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Dog

About the innkeepers

movies, the arts, sailing

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

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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Bradenton Beach Marina , Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 USA (Show map)

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