|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Welcome to Ruthie’s Retreat, a fabulous freshly updated cottage, conveniently located in the heart of Anna Maria's historic district. It's positioned within an easy stroll (2.5 blocks) to the gulf beach, Ginny and Jane E's and The Sandbar Restaurant. This enchanting mid-century 2 bedroom, 1 bath coastal cottage has undergone an extensive restoration resulting in a truly captivating island retreat.
The master BR has a king size bed with dually-controlled comfort settings and the second BR sleeps 2 with two twin beds. Comfortable, relaxed furnishings throughout include wicker, whimsical upholstered chairs and island flair accessories. This delightful cottage will surely capture your heart!
Some of the many amenities of this cottage include: sparkling terrazzo floors; numerous ceiling fans; 2 lg flat screen TVs w/cable and DVD with a large library of DVD films; secure WiFi Internet service; comfortable family room seating; an eat-in screened porch; a granite top kitchen island and all kinds of beach items to make your stay even more special. Towels, two adult bikes, beach chairs, sun umbrella, wagon, noodles, floats and beach toys are also included.
Enclosing the side yard, framed by a white picket fence, is a robust herb garden, a table and landscaping that offers color and tropical privacy. You can't ask for a better location! This is a great place to call your home away from home.
The free island trolley/bus runs every 20 min both north and southbound and takes you the length of the island and beyond.
Keywords: Fresh, clean, updated, beach cottage, comfortable, family and pet friendly, north end of AMI
We have four absolutely amazing sons and two precious grandchildren. Their favorite place to be is on the island with Mimi and Geepa. Cooking and spending time with friends and family are our passions...and maybe a little Tampa Bay Rays baseball and NFL games.
Ruth Lyerly purchased this cottage in 2011
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.
Thank you so much Ruth for sharing your cottage with us. The short walk to the beach (and the ice cream shop :) ) was amazing. I love your artistic flair throughout the cottage. We spent every morning having our coffee on the screened in porch. It was better than I could have envisioned. We had stayed on Anna Marie Island before in one of the condos - this was an entirely different experience and we loved it. Thanks again - I couldn't recommend any higher!
The cottage was very clean and well appointed. Only 2 blocks from the beach. And a short walk to Pine ave for restaurants. Bed was very comfortable. And my dogs loved the fenced in side yard. Would stay here again. Ruth the owner was very nice and pleasant even after I broke something. She was very understanding. Would recommend for anyone with dogs..
We loved our stay in the cottage. Clean, comfortable, a real old Fl feel.
We arrived on June 9th and were delighted to see such a cute, well decorated cottage. The proximity to the beach, just 2 short blocks was wonderful, and we could walk to the Sandbar restaurant and Ginny and Janes. The small fenced in area outside was the favorite spot for our two small dogs! The cottage is very charming and very, very comfortable. We will be back as soon as we can arrange the time! Thanks for such a wonderfully relaxing place to spend our vacation!
This cottage was perfect. The location was right in the heart of things. We walked almost everywhere we went. We loved the art work. Everything was just great.
Ruthie’s Retreat was the key factor in our wonderful stay on AMI. Its location is perfect.The Gulf, the shops on Pine Avenue, City Pier and lots of great restaurants are all just a short walk away. In addition to being as cute as the photos suggest, the cottage is amazingly well-equipped and offered plenty of space when our family grew to five during one week of our stay. I can’t think of a single thing we needed that was not provided. The owner even found us a ‘pack n play’ when she learned our granddaughter would be visiting. We really appreciated having the use of the bicycles and a full complement of beach accessories. The weather was perfect and we used them every day. The property manager and owner could not have been more helpful in making sure we enjoyed our stay. It was hard to leave. Ruthie’s is truly a gem.
|Refundable damage deposit||$275|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.