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“Felt Like Staying with Family”
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Dream Lover returning from a cruise
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Dream Lover returning from a cruise
Dream Lover at the Dock
Cockpit
Port Salon
Starboard Salon
Forward Stateroom with half bath
Galley
Aftcabin with ensuite bath
Kay & Jonathan Cook - Hosts
Skipper (warm puppy)
Carmeled-Apple French Toast
Guests Carl & Jodi with Skipper too!
Skipper on watch
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida

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erikan194...
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
“Felt Like Staying with Family”
Reviewed July 14, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Our stay was even better than we anticipated - it felt like we were staying with family. Dream Lover is not only beautiful and intriguing, but it's obvious that it's full of love and happiness. Kudos for doing what you love. Kay and Jonathan were so kind to Amanda and me, and the accomodations were perfect. The breakfasts were so delicious and the truly good coffee spoiled me. My Mr. Coffee will be such a letdown when I return home. We hope to visit again soon. Erika & Amanda

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Liked best: Relaxing with Skipper in the cockpit
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed June 29, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

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Liked best: Early mornings on deck
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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New Port Richey, Florida
Reviewed June 24, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

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Liked best: Puppy love
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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taft71
taft71
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Did not reach expectations!!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed June 19, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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My wife and I planned a two night stay in June 2016. We had booked this vacation at least 4 months prior with high expectations. All reviews on this site were Excellent!! We ended up disappointed.
Kaye and Jonathan are extremely nice individuals. We were shown the boat, the Captains room looked wonderful. We were raring to go. Then we were told that although we had a private bathroom, if we needed to do a number 2, we would need to walk down the pier and use the marina bathrooms. Try that in the middle of the night!!! My wife and I said that was unacceptable and after negotiating, Kaye agreed to allow us to use the bathroom. Problem solved.
Unfortunately that was not the end of our issues. Kaye had told me that we may see an occasional ant on the boat. What harm can an ant cause? Well, the first night, they were crawling in our bed.
The next day, we reported the issue and said we would not spend another night. Kay and Jonathan understood and refunded one night's payment.
The positive from the trip, the breakfast was tasty, dolphins appeared by the boat during the first night, the beach is walking distance and very nice, Sarasota is close by. There are restaurants nearby but nothing special.
All in all, we would not stay here again. The concept is fantastic; however it needs a little work.

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Liked best: The beach
Liked least: We did not like the ant issue
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jun 24, 2016
Thank you for the feedback. We apologize for your inconvenience.
In RV and marine life, people are encouraged to use landside bathroom facilities if possible, due to the restrictive plumbing systems. If there is a medical condition, as in this case, it is fine to use the bathroom on board.
As soon as we realized we had more than a couple of ants, Jonathan found out what we were dealing with and set the recommended traps. We could find no ants in the bedding though there were some dead ones on the woodwork. We slept in the bed that night and found no ants. We have not seen any live ants in the past few days. Life happens!
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LRSsrq
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a great weekend!”
Reviewed May 23, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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person found this review helpful

My husband and I spent the weekend on the Dream Lover and it was simply fantastic! Kay and Jonathan are wonderful hosts and the accommodations were unique, fun, comfortable and memorable. Within walking distance to the beach and Bridge Street, there is plenty to do and you have great restaurant options. We loved our stay!!!

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Jane H
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a Great Concept of a Boat & Breakfast”
Reviewed May 2, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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person found this review helpful

We so enjoyed our stay on the Dream Lover Boat. When we found Dream Lover online we thought what a great concept of a Boat & Breakfast. Well, after experiencing this we truely believe that Kay and Jonathan are living life and what a great way to do it. Everything was wonderful - the hospitality, food, boat, view and hearing their life's adventures, we had a beautiful experience and we are looking towards more. The Cooks opened up their home to us as strangers but now as friends. Scot & Jane Harman

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Liked best: friendliness
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Kristine...
Camillus, New York
1 review
“A Most Wonderful Experience!”
Reviewed April 29, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We had a most wonderful experience aboard Dream Lover. The company, food, new friends, and insight to the area was most interesting and enlightening. The Food........incredible! (great coffee) Loved the water tour. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. Most of all, Kay & Jonathan peaked our interest and curiosity regarding truly how to "live life." We will let everyone we know here about our trip and give Dream Lover a 5 star rating. We will most certainly be back again! John & Kristine Barrett

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Liked best: the friendliness
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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