About the property
- House1930 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
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
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.
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Beautiful home, great location
We had a great week at the Buttonwood cottage. This is a beautiful, eclectic and deeply cared-for "home", more so than it is a vacation rental. It is an extremely comfortable home filled with interesting and unique decor throughout ... by the end of the 7th day, we were still noticing things we hadn't picked up on during the week prior! The owners have exceptional taste, and are clearly very trusting in allowing their hard work to be shared by renters like us.
Kids loved the pool, which is heated by solar ... perfect size for our two (ages 7 & 8). The location is perfect, right across the street from some of our favorite AMI restaurants, and just a block away from the General Store, and ~3 blocks from the beach. The front porch was a perfect place to sit at night after the kids were in bed, and the sleeping accommodations afterward were plentiful, quiet and comfortable.
We loved it, and will be back again, for sure.
Great little beach house!
Clean, well equipped and centrally located. Our family had a blast and couldn't ask for a better vacation.
Perfect House for a Family Vacation!
We had such a wonderful trip for our first time in AMI. We highly recommend Ginny and Jane'es for breakfast and cinnamon rolls! Our kids loved biking down to the Donut Experiment and dinner multiple times at the Sandbar while the kids played! The house was so beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. I know a previous review said one of the bikes had a flat tire, so we took it down to Beach Bum and had it replaced and it was good as new! The location is central to everything and the back deck was spacious for us all to enjoy. The pool is small, but fine for all the kids. We ate outside as many meals as we could. I would recommend a few things to renters. We were only supplied 1 roll of toilet paper per bathroom, so make sure you bring more. We left some for the next renters as this goes quickly with a house of 8 people. Also, you are asked to do laundry at check-out, so make sure you bring laundry detergent. We had to go buy some, which wasn't a big deal, but we were not alerted to bring it and it isn't super convenient to run back and forth to the store. I like to see things like this in a review so that I can plan accordingly! We can't wait to come back to AMI! Thank you Buttonwood for a wonderful experience!
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your suggestions and will make supplies more available. Hope you consider Buttonwood for your next visit to AMI.
Vintage beach style with all the modern conveniences!
We had such a great stay at this lovely beach house. Much attention paid to decorating this nautical, vintage-style home. Kitchen was awesome for preparing our Thanksgiving meal and there was plenty of table space to enjoy it, as well. Lots of room to spread out, with large living areas and furnished front and back porches. Conveniently located on north end of Anna Maria, the house was within walking distance of several wonderful restaurants, cute shops and a gorgeous beach. Our grandchildren loved the pool area and spacious front yard to look for shells. We would definitely return!
Beautiful Cottage, Nicely Equipped, Close to Beach
We had a wonderful stay at Buttonwood Cottage. Where do I start??...The owner Ruth was very easy to deal with and answered any question I had prior to booking. I also chatted with her on the phone just prior to our arrival as I had a few more questions. She gave me some dining suggestions and directions to a few places on the island. The home is located next to a few retail stores on Pine Avenue. At first, I thought we might experience noise due to its proximity to the stores, but we weren't bothered at all by noise. You barely notice you are next to retail stores. The cottage is also set far enough off the road where you hardly get noise from vehicles traveling down Pine Avenue. The inside of the home is beautiful and spacious! The bedrooms were all nice and large in size. Both bathrooms were also good sized and spacious. The kitchen very large and provided plenty of work space for making meals. It was also nicely equipped. The dining room table is large and provided plenty of seating for family meals. The living room was comfortable too. You can also tell that Buttonwood is a special place for the owners and their family by all the family photos and memories hung up on the walls. The pool was small, but was fine for my family (there were 3 adults and a toddler). It was great for soaking/taking a dip/and for small children. I could see how it would get tight if there were many adults in it all at once. There is also a pool alarm available for added safety with children which is nice. Both the front porch and back patio were spacious and had seating areas which was nice if you wanted to be outside, but covered. A beach wagon, umbrella, and beach toys were all provided which was wonderful. Overall our stay was great and I would recommend Buttonwood and definitely consider staying here once again. A few things that could be improved upon: The front of the home had a few picnic tables on the grounds, but one was completely dilapidated and needs some TLC for anyone that wishes to hang out there. There were also bicycles available per the listing, but at least one had a flat tire. Not disappointing for us as we didn't use them, but i could see that as a let down for someone else. The home also seemed to only have two washcloths for the bathrooms. We searched all over for more, but couldn't locate any. The grills were all dirty too. We used the gas grill quite a bit, but I spent 10 minutes or more scraping/cleaning it before putting any food on it.
Perfect vacation home!
Ruth's home is absolutely beautiful and in a perfect location on Pine Avenue. The inside of this home is very comfortable and very, very nice while the outside is decorated as nicely and homey as the interior. There is lots of plush outdoor furniture both on the front porch and overlooking the pool. My favorite feature of this home was the outdoor shower. It was perfection and my last morning I enjoyed a shower while I watched the pink sunrise. We had one major issue with the A/C while we were there, but once we got in touch with the owners it was handled beautifully & immediately. I was worried about it being next to a shop, and while it was right next to a shop, it was a non-issue. My family and I hope & plan to reserve this home again in 2018 when we return to AMI.
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
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are all inclusive......rent, 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.