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Al's Dream! LOCATION - Just Steps To The Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3BR/2BA Newly Renovated Downstairs Unit With Pool - Steps To The Beach!

Newly renovated, spacious vacation home in Bradenton Beach - just across the street from the white sand and blue waters of award winning Coquina Beach!

Al's Dream is the downstairs unit of a two unit complex that makes up Cottages By the Sea. This beautiful home was recently renovated with the charm of the old south and the modern amenities that travelers want to have the perfect vacation! Comfortable seating, sleek fixtures, and new appliances will make Al's Dream, YOUR dream! Enjoy HGTV and wireless internet for all of your entertainment needs.

The kitchen is fully equip to make everything from that morning cup of coffee to be enjoyed on the big southern front porch, to a family dinner made up from your catch of the day and Farmers Market finds. There is plenty of seating indoor and outdoor to gather as a family, or a group of friends to celebrate the sunshine and sea!

The master bedroom has a king sized bed, with a master bathroom. Take full advantage of stepping out from the back door onto the deck and pool area where you can enjoy a nightcap or get in one more chapter of your beach reads! The second bedroom has a queen sized bed, and right off the living room is the third bedroom with two twin beds.

The beauty of this home extends to the lush backyard with a (shared) pool, outdoor seating, and gas grill. The location in proximity to the beach is superb! Right across the street, a 2 minute walk... and you have found paradise! The large front porch is private for your use only! Kick off your flip flops, grab a sweet tea and enjoy the abundance of Gulf breezes.

While there are plenty of bed linens, beach towels, and bath towels, there is a washer and dryer to save your suitcase from sand on the way home!

The upstairs unit, called Angie's Place, is sweet as can be, with just as much personality as Al's Dream. The 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit has a private balcony off the kitchen with views of the Gulf and a balcony off the bedroom overlooking the pool. Rent both units and sleep 10 of your friends or family comfortably.

Shared Heated Pool, Free WiFi

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Property Manager
Island Dreams
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bradenton Beach in Manatee County

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 2 Twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Al's Dream! LOCATION - Just Steps To The Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Another Wonderful Trip!

  • 5 of 5

We have turned our visits to Anna Maria into an annual trip and have now stayed at Al's twice. We absolutely love the accommodations, the house has everything you could possibly need to feel home away from home. The pool is great, we enjoyed our mornings by the pool and could walk across the street to the beach each afternoon. If you're an avid fishermen there is a great dock at the end of the street where you can fish or watch the occasional passing pod of dolphins or manatees. The house is within in walking distance to historic bridge street and some amazing dining options. Looking forward to next year!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

We had an an awesome time in Al's dream. The house looks even better than on the pictures. The kitchen is very well equipped. We were little bit afraid to be bothered by the tenants of the upper appartement as in some reviews the house is described as very audioclarent, however we had no issues. Only steps from the beach and 5 minute walk of Bridgestreet with nice restaurants and bars. My kids love to go fishing at the small pier close to the house. The only thing we missed were an opportunity to to peg out washing(however a dryer is available). Communication was partially difficult as some emails ended up in my junk mail folder(which was maybe a fault of my email provider).

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We LOVED this property!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the entire house as a party of 9 for a week in October and were absolutely thrilled with the property. The location is perfect, just a short walk across the street to a beautiful beach, and the trolley stops right at the corner. The house is very clean and well equipped with everything you need, we especially enjoyed all the pool floats and extra beach towels. The kitchens are also well stocked for those that like to cook, as my family does. We did have a problem with the upstairs refrigerator not working correctly, but since we had the whole house, we just used the downstairs one and they sent a repairman right away to fix it. Overall we loved the experience and would most definitely stay at this amazing property again!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Al's Dream was just perfect for our girls' trip! The place was so quaint and beautifully decorated. The pool area was great for just hanging out and catching up. We all loved it and can't wait to book for our trip next year!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We went recently for a girls trip and the house was PERFECT. Every single person loved it, so close to the beach, the pool in the back was great, plenty of room for everyone to have a good time. The house was very beachy and decorated so perfectly. It was the perfect house for our trip!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, relaxing vacation home in Bradenton

  • 5 of 5

Al's Island Dream is a charming, comfortable home my girlfriends and I enjoyed very much for our first visit to the area. The owners were very easy to work with and went out of their way to welcome us to Al's! We stayed on the first floor. -Home is clean and well-maintained, air conditioning worked well, bathrooms clean and all plumbing in good condition. -Beds were comfortable,places for clothes and suitcases, and windows have blinds for privacy and door in master to backyard as well. -Kitchen is small but convenient with utensils and pans, we stocked fridge and cooked breakfasts and some meals for six and had no issues. -The backyard with the lovely, clean pool has sun and shade for all tastes, we enjoyed the quiet at night and the mature palms with plenty of seating. -The covered porch is a quiet place to relax in a rocker and read, or chat. -One recommendation may be to have a long runner or runners, or washable throw rugs, to collect sand and water. We even enjoyed meeting the people on the second floor and sharing the pool/backyard when together on occasion. -It's a convenient walk to Joe's for the delicious, homemade ice cream :) We HIGHLY recommend Al's Island Dream and would love to come back!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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