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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 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.


Anna Maria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1930 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 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 ...
  • 4 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


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average rating of 5.0 based on 27 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: March 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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Bradenton FL

Vintage beach style with all the modern conveniences!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gloversville, NY

Beautiful Cottage, Nicely Equipped, Close to Beach

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Staycation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We live less than 20 miles away and staying at the Buttonwood Cottage was truly our Home Away from Home. Beautifully appointed, clean, well stocked and conveniently located this lovely home has it all. Ruth was very pleasant and professional to work with. The pictures posted are spot on ... actually it is even better once you arrive! Anna Maria Island is a perfect paradise and we never had to take our car to go anywhere other than Publix Supermarket. There is a convenience store within walking distance. We used the bikes to explore the island and there are plenty of shops and restaurants also within walking distance. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather but even if it rains, staying at the Buttonwood Cottage would still be delightful.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4th year of a week of bliss at buttonwood

  • 5 of 5

There is no other place on Ami (I've stayed at several) that compares to buttonwood cottage and the gracious and beautiful owner. We look forward to our week every year and have made a multitude of wonderful memories!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

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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