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Book NOW for 2017! Exquisite Designer Beach Cottage, 3BR, 2BA

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,930 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3BR, 2BA Spacious Beach Cottage - Sleeps 8 comfortably...a minimum 1 week renta

Welcome to Buttonwood Cottage. This elegant nautically inspired single family beach home sleeps 8 comfortably. We have 3 nicely appointed bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master BR has a king bed, the second BR a queen, and the third BR has 2 twin trundle beds that sleep 4.

The spacious dining room features a long hand-tooled solid wood table with a bonus bright corner desk for staying connected via WiFi. Nautical designer decorations are featured throughout the house and amenities include: fresh new bed and bath linens, beach towels, ceiling fans in just about every room, 2 new flat screen HDTVs, Netflix streamed, huge gourmet kitchen complete with wine cooler, a robust fresh herb garden, propane grill, indoor and outdoor dining tables; beach chairs to take to the white sand and an abundance of beach toys as well. Three bikes are also available

Fresh landscaping and palm tree breezes make the front deck ideal for relaxing. Privacy fencing, the herb garden and comfortable seating make the 35ft long rear porch even more appealing. Tropical accessories invite you to relax after a day of beaching, biking or shopping on the island. The addition of a new pool makes it a perfect day after returning from the beach.

We are situated in the heart of Anna Maria on Pine Ave, in the walkable “Green Village” sprinkled with residential cottages, retail shops and restaurants lining the street. The Gulf of Mexico and the Tampa Bay are a 3 block walk in either direction. Anna Maria has a free Island Trolley that runs every 20 -30 minutes, takes you anywhere on the 7 mile island and picks you & drops you off on Pine Ave, just steps from the cottage.

The city of Anna Maria has no fast food restaurants, no traffic lights and no high rises. It’s Old Florida at its best, when things were tranquil and living was easy. Whether your goal is to finish that good book you’ve been reading, stroll quaint island shops or gather your collection of seashells, it’s easily accomplished here.

Nature lovers will be amazed at the natural habitat of Anna Maria. Whether you’re a bird watcher, shell collector, fishing enthusiast, or master gardener, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Our sugar sand beaches are strewn with seashells and are well populated by shore birds, sea turtles and dolphins.

Take a minute and picture yourself napping on a beach towel on the warm sand of the bay or Gulf of Mexico, all to the gentle sound of the surf. We look forward to your stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Ruth Lyerly
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 3, 2017

About Ruth Lyerly

We have four absolutely amazing sons and two precious grandchildren. Their favorite place to be is on the island with Mimi and Geepa. Cooking, spending time with friends and family are our passion...and maybe a little Tampa Bay Rays baseball and NFL games.

Ruth Lyerly purchased this house in 2012

Why Ruth Lyerly chose Anna Maria Island

My husband's work takes him all over the world and nothing is more relaxing for him than to drive 20 minutes from home and feel as though he's on vacation. Our middle son is a charter captain on the island, Captain Josh, which comes in quite handy for a fishing outing or supplies for a Friday night fish fry. We will retire on this island.

What makes this house unique

All of our out of town friends and family who have vacationed on AMI enjoy the quaint feel of the island and the ability to walk almost anywhere.....we couldn't agree more.


Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1930 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twin trundle beds - sleeps 4 children
  • 1 King size bed, 1 Queen size Bed, plus 2 trundle Beds - that sleep 4 in one room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Book NOW for 2017! Exquisite Designer Beach Cottage, 3BR, 2BA
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Alpine, UT

The most amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This home is so perfect! It is so charming and warm and we loved it! The location is so perfect too. We really enjoyed being on the main street and being able to run to the shops or run and get donuts. There is no noise from the main road since it is back off the street. We used the back yard nearly every day too. Our last two days were super windy and the beach was miserable. But the back yard was protected and had no wind. We just played and enjoyed the sunshine. We also ate outside every day. The furnishings work very well and are fun and have a great beach vibe. We rented bikes from The Beach Bum a block away and they were great bikes and great to work with! This was our 2nd trip to Anna Maria. And we hope to come back every year or two from now on. This home is exactly what we would buy if we had the opportunity! The owner is very good to work with and very easy to get a hold of. She lives nearby and takes very good care of this place. We loved having plenty of beach towels and beach equipment. The kitchen is also very well stocked. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. Buttonwood is our favorite place to go when we have time it is great to hear you enjoyed it as much as we do. We would love to have you return.
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Beautifully appointed cozy cottage! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious house with plenty of get away areas....nice front porch for morning coffee and great back porch for afternoon swims! Kid friendly area and toys was an added plus for my 5 and 3 year old grandchildren. While the pool is small, it was the perfect size for the kids. Well equipped kitchen and staples was a big help. Love the walk to the homemade donut shop and having the General Store nearby was wonderful.

Only downside was the master not having an "in suite" bathroom. It might be helpful to provide a floor plan on the website so people know the lay-out of the bedrooms and bathrooms. I definitely would come back.....a lot of people on the street walking by were very intrigued by this home. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home......

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Did't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this darling home. My husband and I travelled to Anna Maria for the first time for our yearly anniversary trip and we couldn't have been happier. We typically frequent 30A beaches (Rosemary, Grayton, Seaside) so we weren't sure how we would like Anna Maria. Let me just say...we loved it. Buttonwood was one of the reasons we fell in love. The home is so much more than we expected with several updates since the listed photos were taken. Spacious and cozy all at once and well equipped doesn't begin to cover the amenities. You literally only need your clothes. From the pool to the porches, we couldn't have been more pleased. We are already looking at our calendar and can't wait to book at Buttonwood again. This time for longer than 1 week! Thank you again, Ruth for being a wonderful host and for providing a lovely home for so many to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you glad you enjoyed your stay. We love Anna Maria too. Thank you for taking such great care of Buttonwood and hope you can visit again....
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I spent a week at Buttonwood with our dog just recently- you know how sometimes you anticipate something for a long time and it doesn't end up living up to your expectations? This was SO not the case with Buttonwood! This vacation far surpassed our expectations. Ruth was so nice to work with and we were squealing like little kids upon entering Buttonwood on Saturday evening- the pictures do NOT disappoint and there have even been nice updates since the photos. The house is spacious and, as all others have indicated, beautifully decorated! The front porch was so lovely to have morning coffee (and evening martinis!) on and the backyard was a gem- refreshing pool, lots of places to lounge in and out of the sun. Pine Avenue is adorable- definitely try the Donut Experiment- freshly made donuts while you wait. Didn't seem that a ton of places were dog friendly so we ate out once at Harry's, mostly utilized the well-equipped kitchen, and had lunch in Bradenton at a fabulous place on the river called Pier 22. We were so sad to leave and hope to be back one day. Truly one of the most relaxing, restorative vacations ever! Oh, and the waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf were simply amazing!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and for treating Buttonwood as your own. Hope you can return again for a visit.
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Anna Maria buttonwood Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I took my mother and 2 boys for a beach vacation. It was an amazing vacation. We felt right at home and in awe when we arrived to the cottage. It was so beautiful and comfortable. We never wanted to leave! It had everything we needed. It is beautifully decorated and peaceful. Kitchen is stocked and you loved to just be in the kitchen! My boys loved the family room. Out back was a nice porch. Loved watching all the little lizards! Pool is smaller but my boys didn't mind. Location is amazing!! Right on Pine street close to beach and the pier. I went to look for dolphins. We did see 1 swimming off both piers on different days. You have to visit the donut shop and taco place just down the street. Next door is a cute store with cheese, bread and olives. A market farther down. Shopping in the little shops was so much fun! We loved the beach! It was so nice and peaceful. Boys loved looking for shells and sea life. It was not overly crowed. We felt we found a part of paradise at Buttonwood cottage and Anna Maria Island! I am taking my husband back in Oct and my boys want to go back next summer!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear your vacation was everything you'd hoped for and great to know you will be returning this fall. We just completed an outdoor shower!! Another island experience! Also, thank you for taking such amazing care Buttonwood.
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Only place to consider!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here before and hope to stay every year! Amazing place and owner!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you will be returning next year!!...and thank you for taking such great care of Buttonwood. You and your family are welcome anytime.
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Car: not necessary

Pine Ave has been coined the 'Greenest little Main St in America.' This beach house is nestled among shops, cottages and restaurants on Pine Ave in Anna Maria. These shops and restaurants are creating quite a buzz. So much so that 5 of our unique shops were recently featured in Southern Living magazine.


Rates & Availability

Anna Maria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100

Rates are all, cleaning fee and mandatory state and local resort taxes.
Cancellation policy...If cancelled 45 days prior to arrival there is a $350 fee. Remainder of deposits will be refunded.
If another stay is booked the entire deposit will be refunded.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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