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“Our Very Special Honeymoon”
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98 reviews
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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gulfcoast...
Springfield, Missouri
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“GUESTS BEWARE, OVERPRICED, NO BATHROOM”
Reviewed 5 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
5
people found this review helpful

I preface this statement with the fact that we do not consider these owners to be "bad people", and we have no personal conflict with them, but we had a bad experience at the Dream Lovers Sailboat. We booked the Captain's quarters room for 4 nights. We left the boat after 1 night. The cost is $253.00 a night, so for a 4 night reservation, the total, with tax, was $1052.80. Upon arrival, the owner collected our remaining balance by check. After we were shown our room, we were told that we could not go "number two" in our private restroom. To do so, we were to use the bathrooms down at the end of the dock, put in a code, and then we could use the facilities. This is not stated anywhere on the web pages. We had a large suitcase in tow, but could not find one drawer or small closet in which to place clothes. They were all full of the owners clothing and personal items. Upon asking about a drawer, we were told, "they are all full". On the web page information it states that the guest has a private television in their room. Upon asking where the television was, the owners stated that they had taken our functional T.V. out of our room due to a lightning strike that taken out their T.V., so they moved our T.V. into their space. We decided to exit the boat the next morning. Before leaving I spoke with the owners and let them know briefly why were leaving. They both stated "I hope you don't expect any of your money back". I let them know that I did expect a portion back, to which I have not received any. They indicated that this is just "boat life", and tried to make us feel like we were too fussy. We have stayed in properties all over the country and have never not had a fully functional bathroom. For $253.00 a night, you expect that you can go "number two", in your private bathroom at anytime. It was a struggle to secure other reservations on Anna Maria Island. We did not have a rental car. We have now paid double for what was to be a lovely vacation. I do not want anyone else to go through this. Buyer beware of what important information is left out of the descriptions of this sailboat.

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
6 Aug 2017
We are sorry this happened. This situation has been totally contrary to our experience with 100’s of other guests over the past 7+ years.
1. These guests were not told they could not use the toilet. They were asked, if convenient, could they use landside facilities here at the marina for other than urine. I provide a bag under the sink for toilet paper. Boaters and RVers know toilet paper is a problem for our small plumbing systems. This was stated as an “option” not a demand. The same thing has been stated to all of our guests over the past 7+ years.
2. In retrospect, I could have emptied a drawer and the small cupboard. No one has asked before so I missed the import of it. This has been corrected.
3. The TV was put back in on Wednesday.

Overall, we went to bed Tuesday assuming all was well as we hadn’t heard anything different. We had spent 2+ hours in the cockpit before they went to dinner enjoying wine and appetizers, chatting, telling stories and laughing. Wednesday we met them in the salon at 8am, packed and ready to go without giving us the opportunity to remedy the situation. If we had known they were unhappy we could have remedied the situation.

Our refund policy is the standard used throughout the hospitality industry. We have given refunds when the situation has been beyond the control of the guest. This was not the case here.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
sgeezer10...
Venice, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Our Very Special Honeymoon”
Reviewed 18 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Staying aboard Dream Lover made our honeymoon very special. Our hosts, Kay & Jonathan, are very wonderful people & I can tell, give so much to others. We appreciate everything they did for us. We will gladly & graciously tell others about our wonderful experience aboard. Their hospitality was outstanding & we look forward to seeing them again. And Skipper gets many pets. Scott & Kasey Geezil

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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geldybate...
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
“Living the Shipboard life!”
Reviewed 30 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Very unique experience living the shipboard life. Very tranquil surroundings. Kay and Jonathan are wonderful hosts & very knowledgeable on everything happening & to do on Anna Maria Island. The breakfasts were great and the stateroom was very comfortable. We were lucky to have great weather. Truly a great experience. This trip was a celebration of our 20th Anniversary! James & Geldy Bates

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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dumbfused...
Denton, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Very Warm and Unique Experience”
Reviewed 20 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

It was a very warm and unique experience. The views were beautiful and the hosts exceptionally friendly. It is hard to say what the best part of the trip was... everything was perfect! You cannot beat the breakfasts, you will not find better at a five-star resort. Skipper was warm and loving and made our stay feel like home. Sean & Tanya McClory

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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barnette6...
Ballston Lake, New York
1 review
“A Wonderful Adventure Aboard the Dream Lover!”
Reviewed 25 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Kay's culinary talent & attention to detail was a delightful "party in our mouths". We loved the comfy bed and beautiful decor on the upper deck as well as how close everything was to the beach and restaurants! So happy we were able to find this little piece of paradise & meet the Cooks!! We appreciated the Kay & Jonathan's kindness throughout every minute of our stay. We enjoyed our conversations with them about stress....and life.... and thank God for second chances & Match.com! Erin & Gerry Gretzinger

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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