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-over-twin bunk 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.
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
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.
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.
Buttonwood Cottage is perfectly charming with all the amenities anyone would want. It's central location make it an easy walk to the beach, local Hometown Bakery (best key lime pie ever!), Donut shop (best donuts ever!), the Italian Kitchen (best eggplant ever!) and easy access to the free trolley. We've been fortunate to spend two vacations at Buttonwood and are looking forward to our third. To my family it really feels like our home away from home.
My family and I rented this cottage over the holidays and couldn't have been happier! It was very comfortable, clean and well decorated. The house was extremely well stocked, and it had a lot of toys and books for our children. It was too chilly to really use the pool for long periods of time but that didn't stop the kids from enjoying a dip or two. The house is centrally located to many of the cute shops and restaurants, and the owners were incredibly responsive by email. We have stayed in many VRBOs, and we also have a rental property ourselves. This house was the perfect in all respects! I highly recommend Buttonwood!
My family and I (2 teenagers) had the joy of spending the week of Thanksgiving at Buttonwood. The home is in the prime location on the island. The homeowner has an eye for decorating- and every room in the house makes you feel as though you are at your favorite relatives home. Everything you could want is provided- bikes, nets for fishing, seating galore in front and back porch, and we cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 10 using on cooking supplies in the house. Make sure to visit the donut shop down the street (it is very special) and have at least one meal at the Ros and Reel- it was outstanding and very reasonable. My sons caught sharks, flounder and catfish right off the city pier which is walking distance from the home. Best thanksgiving ever for the Johns family.
We stay on Anna Maria every year but this is our first year at Buttonwood Cottage and we loved it! We have 3 young children and it was just perfect for them. The home is very clean and beautifully decorated. The location was perfect. Just a short stroll to the beach and/or pier and close to the adorable shops and restaurants. We will most definitely be staying here again!
My family and I stayed at Buttonwood for my Mom and Aunt's 60th Bday and Memorial weekend. The location was PERFECT, right on Pine street and close to a little grocery/deli that we used for quick food runs. The home had all the conveniences of a perfect beach house including a large beach cart, beach chairs and a quick 5 minute walk to the beach! We ate at the Sandbar restaurant right on the beach twice and it was perfect.
The home was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed to feel like we were at home! The kitchen is so large and spacious and the rooms were perfect. We had a wonderful time and would love to stay here every time we come back to Anna Maria! Thank you so much!
We had the pleasure of staying here during April. We LOVED it!!!! The house is in a great location. Close to the beach, shopping and great restaurants. The house it self is beautifully decorated and you feel instantly at home upon arrival. We have stayed at several homes on the island and we would put this one at the top of our list.
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.