Starting at $157.14 a night
1200 sqft
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.
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3-7 Night Minimum

$500 Down Payment at time of reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Fee Amount
Booking Fee $48.00
Damage Waiver $50.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00
Taxes 12%

Bradenton Beach , FL , United States


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GREAT Location

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Great location...super cute...quiet...well equipped! Loved our stay...will be back!

Loved it!!

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Wonderful. Perfectly situated between the bay and the beach. Couldn't have asked for a better location. The free trolley picks up a few steps from our front door. It was a great vacation home!

Best Little Beach House!!!

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The house is decorated to give that beach feel and everything was super clean. The beds were very comfortable!! The kitchen has everything you need. We loved the wide front porch with the rockers. The pool was GREAT, we loved the ledge seats in the pool. The alarm on the door to the pool was great, we will need that next time we come!!! We will most definitely stay here again!!

Great location, beautiful pool, cozy home

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Al's Dream. Everything was great. We were right across the street from the beach.

Island Paradise

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We loved every minute of our stay in this absolutely adorable cottage. Everybody in our party slept very well on the beds, the kitchen provided all necessities for a few meals and the backyard with pool was a much added bonus at the end of every day.

Another Wonderful Trip!

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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!

Great time

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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).

Just perfect!

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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!


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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!

Lovely, relaxing vacation home in Bradenton

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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!!

Cute beach home & wonderful location

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This home had everything we needed, the management company went over and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. Easy walk to beach, even with a 2yr old! Clean, well stocked with kitchen supplies. We will be back!

Al's Dream is Now Our Dream

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Beautiful home in a great location! Kitchen is well-stocked with good cookware and very nice dinnerware, great appliances, plenty of seating. Patio and pool area are gorgeous. Everything was in great shape and very clean. Only suggestion we have is please provide better fitting fitted sheets and better quality pillows for master bedroom. Other than that, we were very comfortable and loved our stay in this special Cottage by the Sea!

Girls getaway/birthday weekend

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We loved the house. It was decorated very cute and was the perfect size.

Key west Chic!

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We loved als dream for a number of reasons. First, it's super cute and key west Chic, inside and out. Right across the street from the beach, even though you have to cross the street, the cars always stop and let you go. The backyard pool was a bonus and the patio/pool area was very well appointed and very cute. The only thing I would do differently next year is to rent the upstairs unit for additional family or friends to stay, as mid week, a family came to stay in the upstairs unit and we had to share the pool and patio area.


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Nice, clean place in good location.

2017 Spring Getaway

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We enjoyed the cottage and all the amenities that it had to offer. The location to the beach was wonderful, and the pool was a perfect place to read a book, and relax.

Wonderful Location and Stay for a Family Holiday

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We had a great week this March in AL`s Dream Beach House. The cristal clear sand beach is only 100m away from this location (after crossing the main street) and the other side of the island coast approx. 200m. The pool was excellent for us with our kids, however, it is a small but heated pool. There is only one thing you should know. If there is somebody upstairs during your stay downstairs you can hear a little bit of noise so it depends on the individual people. We has luck with the people upstairs. It is a relaxed island despite of full tourism concentration. Many families and people in retirement.

Beach family reunion - Dreamy Location

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Al's Dream was truly dreamy. My family converged here (and in the upstairs unit) for a Thanksgiving celebration. Relatives flew in from Seattle, Indiana, Boston, and more to enjoy the peaceful and gorgeous beach life. This house is the cutest one on the street, with a great front porch, pool in back, and well thought out details. The management team was cheerful and responsive. One note: There is a lot of noise transfer from the upstairs unit to the downstairs bedrooms, so you will hear footsteps of your neighbor. A well-placed throw rug or two might mediate this issue.

Super Strandhaus

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Sehr sauber mit liebe zum Detail eingerichtet . Der Pool und Möbel reichlich und zweckmäßig. Wasser wurde fachmännisch 1mal pro Woche gereinigt und kontrolliert.

October Vacation

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Loved the place! A great location to the beach and within walking distance to restaurants and shops. The inside is very nicely decorated in a cozy nautical feel. The pool area is spacious, plenty of room for everyone and it is nicely shaded in late afternoon which is greatly appreciated after a hot day at the beach. We rented bikes for the week and also enjoyed a day of kayaking, we rented from Just 4 fun and would recommend using them as they drop off and pick up and their prices are good.


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This place is amazing!! This was our first time in Bradenton Beach and made the decision to make it a yearly trip. We loved everything about it, including the house! The only thing we will do different next year is to rent top and bottom of the rental. Steps away from the beach. The only time we got in our car was to go to the grocery store. The house was perfect!!

my week in paradise

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We loved the house and the whole island. From the time I stepped on the front porch, I knew my week would be good. The kitchen had everything needed. All bedrooms were decorated so cute. The door from master bedroom leading to pool area was awesome. We loved grilling by the pool and the seats built in the pool. There were several beach chairs available to take to beach. My favorite was the chair with the wheels. I rolled my chair across the street to the beach in just a few minutes. We walked to Bridge Street where several restaurants were located. We also walked to Anne Marie City Pier. We caught the trolley at the end of the street and rode to Bean Point. Oh how I miss being on island time already.

Most beautiful beach house!

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My family and I had the best vacation. The house was beyond beautiful with everything we needed and very comfortable. It was like a work of art. The house was literally steps away from the beach. We could go to the beach, walk back, wash off some sand with the outdoors shower, eat, and walk right bank to the beach. There was no need to use our car while we were there as we would walk over to the local stores and restaurants. And the pool area was amazing with comfortable resting areas and grill. We were really impressed. Everything from booking to check out was handled very organizedly and very smoothly. Our family wants to make this a yearly thing.

Our Stay in Florida

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Over all we were very pleased. Due to the unusual cold weather, it would have been very helpful to have had some blankets to keep us warm at night.


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Perfect location and perfect house. We couldn't have asked for more. You can walk across the street to the beach.. Every driver is so friendly they always stop and let you cross. The sand is amazing.. Never to crowded. Or you can walk down the block and stop at the bar or grab a bite to eat.. Have ice cream or fudge. Super cute! The house was perfect too. All three bedrooms have nice sheets and pillows! The owner, Al, is so helpful and nice for whatever you might need! Great place, we will definitely be back.

Wonderful trip

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The house was perfect for our needs.

Al's Dream is now OUR Dream!

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Al's Dream is not our dream! Someday we want a place just like this! It's decorated rustic, old florida. Between the pool in the back yard and the being across the street from the beach, we honestly spent 12 hours a day in some kind of water! Everything was so clean and it smelled amazing when we walked in. Sometimes rentals smell stale! Not this one. Everything was perfect. It's so nice to not have to clean before you even start your vacation! Thanks for the hospitality to Al and Angela, the owners. We met them while we where there. Just the sweetest people ever! Rental company was great too. Seamless. I'm rambling, but I want to go back! Send some sunshine to Minnesota!

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