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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Anna Maria in Manatee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1930 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • 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 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • 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 centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 32 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!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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What a wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

The minute we entered Buttonwood we felt at home. Wonderfully decorated with everything you would need to make your time there enjoyable. Although we didn't meet the owner Ruth we thank her so much for letting her property out. The time I spent with my Grandaughter in the pool are one of the best memories of my life. Her confidence in the water improved massively. Anna Maria itself is a gem, from the stunning white sand beaches to the pastel painted houses and the great seafood. Utter joy.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful beachy house with everything

  • 5 of 5

Perfect old Florida house in just a fantastic, chill, quiet spot on the North End of AMI. Walking distance to 2 great beaches and, quaint shop, and good restaurants. If we come back, will will definitely stay at Buttonwood.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester Hills, Michigan

Beautiful home, great location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well equipped and centrally located. Our family had a blast and couldn't ask for a better vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House for a Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Anna Maria, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
off season rate
1 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
peak season
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer season
1 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £76.48
Refundable Damage Deposit £382.4

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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