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Date of Issue: January 26, 2006

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan 25 2006

ITEMS FOR SALE

VIEWSONIC A90 19-inch computer monitor. In excellent condition. $75. Call (941) 779-9697.

CHERRY WOOD KING-size complete bedroom suite. Triple dresser, two night stands, chest of drawers, mattress and box spring. $500 or best offer. (941) 778-7315.

FOR SALE: KITCHEN set $100, Coffee table $75. Desk $85, nightstand $25. Call after 10pm. (941) 778-6205.

SOFA: RECLINING CARAMEL-colored leather-like, one year old, like new, paid $900, asking $350. Smoke/pet-free home. (941)794-0808.

TANNING BED, new bulbs, $800. Call Paige, (941) 798-3448.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online: www.jackelka.com.

FREE DELIVERY to your home or condo: Shrimp, crabs, native fish. Prompt delivery to your door. Call James Lee, (941) 795-1112 or 704-8421.

LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY “From Calusas to Condominiums” by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-7978.

HONEYBELL TANGELOS now ripe in January, on sale by the AMI Kiwanis Club. $31-$36 for a bushel Shipped free anyplace in USA. Call to receive an order blank. (941) 778-3446 or go online www.annamariakiwanis.org.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through adult. Call (941) 807-1734 or visit www.islanddojo.cmasdirect.com.

BENGEL HYPNOSIS CENTER. Quit smoking, lose weight. Renowned Pittsburgh hypnotist available February, Anna Maria Island. Appointments only. Call (412) 215-2158. www.BengelHypnosisCenter.com.

DIGITAL PHOTO CLASSES: Learn to use your camera, take better pictures. Sign up by Feb. 14 and bring a friend for free! Call SnapArts, ask for Paula. (941) 356-7303.

BINGO WEEKLY: "Smoke-free" at Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd Street at Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, Thursdays at 7 p.m. All welcome. Refreshments, prizes. Information: (941) 778-1915.

REWARD FOR information in the Waterfront Restaurant arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations in Tampa, (813) 890-1904.

BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personalized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for more information.

FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.

GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guardian ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the court to represent and advocate for the best interest of children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Make a positive impact! Call (941) 744-9473 or visit www.12circuitgal.org.

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays. 9am-noon on Saturdays. Sales racks, children’s clothing. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

ANNUAL BAKE AND TAG sale: 9am-12pm Saturday, Jan. 28. Shell Point condo clubhouse. Rain or shine. 6300 Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: 8am-3pm Saturday, Jan. 28. Two-family sale! Kitchen, bedroom, ladies. Lots of everything! Clothing, miscellaneous. 7002 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

FLEA MARKET SATURDAY, 9am-4pm. Niki’s and Islander Market Antiques parking lot. Tons of collectibles, furniture, bric-a-brac, jewelry. Also check Niki’s weekly specials: Porcelain dolls with stand, regularly $19.98, now $5. All sterling jewelry 50-70 percent off, select crystal, art, antiques, vintage jewelry, 40-70 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

HUGE YARD SALE: 8am-? Saturday, Jan. 28. Lots of everything! 6700-A Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

BUDGET BOX THRIFT shop. 10am-4pm, Monday through Friday. 10am-2pm, Saturday. Furniture, silver, collectibles, china, books and more. 401 42nd St. W., Bradenton.

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE sale: 9am Friday, Jan. 27. Sofa, chairs, kitchen appliances, household items, books, linens, pictures, rugs. 506 71st St., Holmes Beach.

LOST & FOUND

LOST: BLACK PUG with white face and chest. Twenty-four pounds. Name is Oskar. (941) 447-1309.

LOST: BLACK SHOULDER purse contains North Carolina driver’s license and cell phone. (941) 778-8124.

PETS

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, (941) 720-1411.

ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes. All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened. Please, call (941) 922-0774.

KITTEN TIME: Home-fostered kittens available from the humane society. Variety of colors. Have been tested. Shots, spayed, microchipped. Only $35 to good homes. (941) 365-1687.

TRANSPORTATION

2004 BUICK LESABRE: By owner. Custom, white, 8,000 miles, air conditioning, power six-way driver’s seat. Perfect condition. $16,000. Cell (941) 702-1914, or residence (941) 798-9860.

1990 CHRYSLER LEBARON convertible. Recently rebuilt transmission, good top. Good runner, $1,650. Call Rod at (941) 779-2439, or cell (616) 299-6221.

BOATS & BOATING

27-FOOT CARVER twin 190-hp Mercruiser. Runs great, good for fishing, Ceranfield, air conditioning, water heater, shower, head, new batteries, stereo and much more! $8,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1565.

DEEP-WATER BOAT slip: north end of Anna Maria. Easy Gulf access. (941) 794-8877.

WANTED TO BUY: Deeded boat slip on Anna Maria Island, deep or shallow. Please call, (941) 778-2581.

WET SLIPS 30-40 foot and some dry storage space at $11/foot. Other spaces and services available. Call for rates. Cortez Cove Marina, (941) 761.4554.

THIS 2005 225-HP Johnson Bombadier rope-start two-stroke outboard, has less than the initial ten hours break time on it. Purchased new in May for $2,592, it includes fuel tank and line and wheeled motor carrier (my addon). Owner’s manual and purchase receipt (including warranty) included. Super buy! (941) 778-1605.

FISHING & CHARTERS

LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. (941) 723-1107.

FISH FOR REDFISH, Snook and trout with InshoreSlam.com Capt. Jim Savaglio. License, bait and tackle included. (941) 238-7597 or (813) 477-7657.

KIDS FOR HIRE

SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and intermediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10 per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended. Local teen, team competitor. Call (941) 778-0944.

BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756 5496.

BABYSITTER, PETSITTER, dog walker: First aid-certified, 13-year old, eighth-grade female, great with kids and animals. Call Kendall, (941) 779-9783.

NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941) 761-1569. Red Cross certified.

WANT AN IRISH baby-sitter? Responsible, experienced 15-year old. Red Cross babysitting and first-aid certified. Call Gemma, (941) 447-9657.

DOG WALKER, PET sitter, child sitter and odd jobs. Tenth-grader, available after school and weekends. Zach, (941) 779-9783.

BABYSITTING, RED Cross first-aid and babysitter certified. Call Alex, (941) 778-5352.

HELP WANTED

KIND AND RELIABLE driver needed every Thursday for older woman. Must have own car. For details, call (941) 779-2855.

NURSES NEEDED for long-term home care for lady with spinal injury. Hoyer lift. Four-hour morning and overnight shifts. (941) 383-6953.

JAMMERS WANTED: Non-professional snowbird guitarist looking for musicians to jam afternoons. Cortez/Gulf Drive area. Classic rock, country. (941) 778-2937.

HELP WANTED: Cashiers and servers. Cafe On The Beach. (941) 778-0784.

FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPERS for Longboat Key resort. Excellent benefits for full-time. Year-round position. Must work Saturdays, be dependable and have own transportation. Call for appointment, (941) 383-2428.

PART-TIME HELP wanted for small resort motel on Anna Maria. Call evenings, (941) 778-4206.

TOP ADVERTISING sales position open at The Islander newspaper. Great territory, commissions, training. Previous outside sales helpful, but not necessary. If you possess a willingness for strong community involvement, positive outlook and drive to succeed, fax or e-mail a letter and/or resume to (941) 778-9392, sales@islander.org.

NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call (941) 778-3953.

BUSY BISTRO hiring full-or part-time servers for lunch and dinner. Prep person and dishwasher. Apply to Chef Damon, Wednesday-Saturday, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people, learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 778-0492.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tingley Memorial Library. Duties include checking books in/out, reshelving, and generally assisting library patrons. Call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208.

HEALTH CARE

LOCAL CAREGIVER: I can offer loving, reliable, live-in care for your loved one. Excellent references. Please, call (239) 595-9964. Thank you.

CAREGIVER: ABLE TO live in, can travel, very dependable and honest. Good references. Non-smoker/drinker. Experienced with Alzheimer patients. (941) 744-0800 or 812-8948.

MATURE, CHRISTIAN CAREGIVER OFFERS reliable live-in care for your loved one. Have good references. Call (941) 748-7094, leave message.

SERVICES

MAN WITH SHOVEL: Plantings, natives, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, maintenance. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent references. Edward (941) 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appointments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer misbehaving? Certified computer service and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice. (941) 545-7508.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results, wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941) 778-0944.

CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist. Experienced certified technician for communication electronics offers wireless and cable networks, upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and training. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.

PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete computer solutions for business and home. Installation, repairs, upgrades, networking, Web services, wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer, (941) 778-5708, or cell (216) 509-1945.

CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.

APPLIANCE & AC DOCTORS: We repair air conditioners, refrigerator, washer/dryer, oven, garbage disposal, other household items. Honest, dependable. 20-plus years experience. (941) 650-9293.

MR. BILL’S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over 30 years experience, self-employed in construction trades. “I’m handy to have around.” (941) 778-4561.

WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service, (941) 778-3455, or cell (941) 720-4152.

ISLAND CLEANING: HOMES, rentals, condos. Weekly, biweekly, seasonal move-ins/move-outs. References. Reasonable rates. Call (941) 518-5346.

ISLAND HOME SERVICES: Minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry and improvements for your home, condo or business. References, over 20 years experience. (941) 538-3520.

TWO DUDES with tools: Tile, trim, cabinets, painting, drywall, glass block, brick, stonework and more! Many references. Call now! (941) 812-4269 or 448-6961.

WE CAN HELP! Does your property need TLC? Lew can fix it. Give me a call. (941) 755-5559.

AAA WIFE AND husband: Cleaning your house and windows with confidence. Good references, reasonable rates. Licensed and Insured. (941) 812-0499.

SCOTT’S HELPING HANDS: Handyman service. How may I help you? Scott Reinhart, (941) 538-0664.

EXCEPTIONAL CLEANING AND decorating. Residential and commercial. For unbeatable service call Sandy, (941) 798-9484 or (941) 702-1306.

CUCCIO TILE AND handyman services. Many Island references. Free estimates. Licensed and insured. (941) 730-2137.

MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, (941) 795-7411. CAC184228.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage in the comfort of your home. Call today for an appointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.

TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years experience. References available. For a reasonable price, call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.

LAWN & GARDEN

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. (941) 778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Monthly and quarterly accounts available. If it is broken, we can fix it. Call (941) 778-2581.

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn and landscape maintenance. Now accepting new accounts at great rates. Please call (941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.

LANDSCAPING

PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and installation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4441.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Hauling: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone" (941) 720-0770.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30-years experience. (941) 729-9381.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-ups, shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work. Truck for hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941) 727-5066.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, (941) 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed and insured. Many Island references. (941) 778-2993. License #CRC 035261.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at (941) 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) (941) 778-3924 or 778-4461.

TILE - TILE - TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, (941) 726-3077.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.

CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed. Why pay retail? Island resident, many references. Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor Coverings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-6170 or 447-2198.

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more. Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Island references, 15 years experience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.

THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Pressure wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call 518-3316 or 778-6898.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor. New homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair prices. Lic#RR0066450. Call (941) 795-1947.

STEVE’S MAINTENANCE & REPAIR: If price and reliability are important, then for all your remodeling, maintenance and repair needs, call the right team, call the SMART team. (941) 400-6350. stbradenton@verizon.net.

HANDYMAN SERVICE: Winton’s Home-Buddy Inc. Retired banker, Island resident, converting life-long hobby to business. Call (941) 705-0275 for free estimates.

BAY CONSTRUCTION AND REMODEL: (941) 720-1089. Renovations, repairs, remodel. Insured. License no. CBC1252807.

IS YOUR PAINT peeling? Is it in need of healing? Then call Shaman Painting and Pressure Washing for free estimate. Call Dan or Gina for appointment. Office (941) 527-1465 Cell (941) 779-3595.

RENTALS

RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/dryer, garage, designer furnished with tropical yard setting. One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,600/weekly. Call (941) 713-0034 or e-mail: gamiller@tampabay.rr.com.

GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail captko462@aol.com.

SANDPIPER RESORT on Gulf Drive: 55-plus community, fully equipped 1BR/1BA beachhouse with greatroom and kitchen. Brand new! Steps to the beach or Intracoastal. All utilities including trash, except phone. Rent weekly to annually. No pets. (317) 873-3307.

WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA, $700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.

COMMERCIAL SPACE: 1,600 sf on Gulf Drive, next to Holmes Beach shopping center. Available now. (941) 778-2694.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Brand new Bradenton Beach 3BR/3BA plus office, steps to beach. Balconies with ocean and bay views, elevator, 8-person Jacuzzi, granite counters, marble floors and baths, Jacuzzi in master, washer/dryer, designer furnished, fully equipped. One of the finest rentals on Island. $4800/ monthly 813-277-4336.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments, (941) 778-2374.

SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna Maria. Elevated 3BR/2BA. Available now through April. One block to beach. (813) 251-9201.

BEACH LIVING: SEASONAL, Furnished one room efficiency. Utilities included. Gulf views and large decks. (941) 505-1962.

BAYVIEW TERRACE, Bradenton Beach: 2BR/1BA condo, second floor, completely furnished. Three-month minimum rental. (708) 562-1601.

GULFFRONT RESIDENCE: PRIME Holmes Beach location. Available seasonally, November-April 2006. Renovated 2BR/2.5BA private residence in quiet area of Island with open floor plan and large terrace overlooking the Gulf. From $1,750/week with discounted monthly rate. Call Dave at (941) 720-0089.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Hidden Lakes, 3BR/2BA, second floor, all brand new, garage, pool, small dog OK. $1,400/month. Sun Coast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.

GULFFRONT DUPLEX: Second floor, 2BR/1BA, newly updated, open floor-plan, 12-by-12 deck. Holmes Beach, close to shopping, restaurants, lush gardens. $950week, $3,200/month. (941) 778-0905.

SEASONAL: GORGEOUS, OCEANVIEW home. 5BR/3BA, fireplace, cable TV. One hundred yards from Gulf. Two scenic decks. Available January, 2006-April, 2006. $3,900/month. Call (813) 948-1267 or email kkl@tampabay.rr.com.

BRADENTON BEACH: Newly remodeled 1BR/1BA suite with full kitchen, fully furnished, one block from Bridge Street, three-minute walk to beach. Sleeps four only. No pets. Available weekly, monthly or seasonal. (941) 776-3696 or e-mail bjustin628@tampabay.rr.com.

ULTRA LUXURY HOLMES Beach Home: "View Gulf from every room", 3BR/3.5 BA, three-story, elevator, heated pool and spa, ss outdoor, smoker/grill, lush landscaping, two–car garage, five TVs-one 56" screen, four DVDs, HD Cable, gourmet kitchen (stainless, granite, wine cooler) washer/dryer, quality furnishings, fully equipped and golf cart to cruise the Island, super location. $1900/week, $7000/month. Non- smoker. Call (863) 581-3252.

WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on deep-water canal with large dock and views of Tampa Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Hidden Lakes, 3BR/2BA, second floor, all brand new, garage, pool, small dog OK. $1,400/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.

BEACH STEPS AWAY: Large 1BR/2BA, fully furnished, washer and dryer. $595/week or $1,995/month. Pets OK. www.gulfdriveapartments.com. (941) 778-1098.

PRIVATE COTTAGE WITH shared dock, Old Florida-style 2BR/1BA, screened porch, deck, fenced yard. Half block to beach. Pet OK. Week, month, season. (941) 485-1874.

SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT: 55-plus. 1BR/1BA, $1,200/month. 2BR/2BA, $1,400/month. Nonsmoking, clubhouse, laundry, steps to beach. (775) 825-9492 or (775) 338-9492. otuohy@prodigy.net..

SEASONAL OR MONTHLY: 3BR/2BA condo on Palma Sola Bay. Seawall and dock. Furnished with kitchen, linens and all appliances. $2,750/month. Call (863) 557-7809.

PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA, great water views, gated, pool, tennis, covered parking, One mile from beach. Annual rental. $1,200/month. Call Maria at (941) 720-1712.

MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: Nice 2BR, furnished mobile home, gated community on creek. Bradenton Palms Mobile Home Park. Hot tub, pool, four-six month rental. $1,100/month. (863) 688-3524 or (863) 608-1833. E-mail: chickenplucker@webtv.net.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Steps from Bradenton Beach. One hundred yards from bay. Spacious 1BR/1BA with parking. Available for yearly rental. (614) 517-7147.

MONTHLY RENTAL: 2BR/2BA with den. Furnished condo on canal. West Bradenton. Five minutes to beaches. $2,500/month. June through November 2006. (708) 532-2149.

YOU WILL LOVE this Ringling retreat at Lido Beach: 2BR/1BA modern, fully-furnished duplex of historical background in garden setting. Walk to beach and St. Armands restaurants and popular shopping center, 15-minute bus ride to Main Street, Sarasota. Please phone (941) 383-0244 or (941) 383-2566. E-mail kang870@aol.com.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Waterfront mobile resort. Steps to beach. 1BR/1BA. April $1,200;. May-September $625. 55-plus. 2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit 425, Bradenton Beach. (941) 778-3494.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL rental. 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach. $900/month annual, includes cable, water, sewer, trash. Seasonal $700/week or $2,100/month. (941) 778-0714 or (941) 730-6349.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex. One block to beach, completely remodeled, ground level. $1,150/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA. Large canal home, boat lift, hot tub, extra large closets. Ground level. Pet friendly. $1,700/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, Village Green home. Large closets, large hot tub, ground level. $1,400/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

WANTED: SIX-MONTH seasonal rental. November 2006 through April 2007. 2BR/2BA, pool, dock, garage. Unfurnished annual considered. (941) 761-9326.

CORTEZ/BRADENTON BEACH: Spacious 1BR/1BA apartment, furnished resort style. Utilities and cable included. Laundry. Community boat ramp and marina. Available Jan 15. $1,950/month, seasonal. (941) 761-2725.

SEASONAL WATERFRONT 1BR or 2BR available to rent for March and April. (941) 779-9074, or e-mail gwalker43@hotmail.com.

CORTEZ/BRADENTON BEACH: Spacious 1BR/1BA apartment, furnished resort style. Utilities and cable included. Laundry. Community boat ramp and marina. Available Jan 15. $1,950/month, seasonal or $975/month annual. (941) 761-2725.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Available January and February 2006. 2BR/2BA, totally remodeled in 2006. Call (813) 781-7562.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Very nice 1BR apartment. One block to beach. Nonsmoker, no pets. $750/month includes utilities. Call (941) 713-4515.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL 3BR/2BA, Palms of Cortez condo. Pet OK. $1,200/month annual, or $2,500/month seasonal. Clean and new. Call (941) 704-7394.

RENT BEFORE YOU buy: We are now accepting annual and seasonal leases on select homes at the new Waterside Club. Two-bedroom homes available from $795/month. Waterside Club is a 55-plus retirement community in central Bradenton. Make new friends and join the fun, all community activities and amenities are available to you. Waterside Club, 3301 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Contact Neil Johnson, (941) 756-7068.

BEAUTIFUL ANNA MARIA Island: 3BR/2BA house located one-half block from great walking beach. Monthly or weekly rental. (Smaller unit also available). Call mornings, (616) 225-1589.

NORTH-END FURNISHED beach villas, One or two bedrooms, 1BA, with screened porch. 100 steps to beach. Great views! Starting at $1000/month. (941) 219-1042. twoodsbton@netzero.com.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, tile floors, $800/month; 2BR/1BA, tile floors, carport, washer/dryer hookup, $900/month; 1BR/1BA, close to beach; $700/month. seasonal 1BR/1BA, Gulffront; $2,200/month. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate. (941) 778-7500.

SEASONAL RENTAL: One-bedroom apartment available Jan. 25-Feb. 15, 2006. (941) 788-4499.

FOR RENT: 1BR apartment with pull-out sofa, sleeps four. Available at Resort 66 for the following dates; March 4-11,11-18 and 18-25. Full housekeeping, heated pool and ocean. Just bring your bathing suit. $900/week. Call (315) 868-2813 (cell).

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA on canal in Holmes Beach. No pets. (941) 778-7039.

SEASONAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA townhome, Palma Sola Bay. Boat slip and pool. March 2006 $2,600. Longboat 2BR/1BA village home. Updated. February 2006 $2,400, March 2006 $2,600. Real Estate Mart, (941) 761-1090.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.

REAL ESTATE

PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Lakefront Hidden Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Starting at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.

BEAUTIFUL, NEW, RENOVATED 3BR/2BA Spanish-style home. Two-minute walk to beach. Fully furnished, rental ready. Quiet Holmes Beach private setting on cul-de-sac. Custom details, tile, granite. New cabinets, windows, doors, A/C, ductwork, stainless appliances. Paver drive/patios. (941) 778-4560. $699,000

KEY ROYALE/NORTH Point Harbor: Two homes, next door, in Island’s finest community. 4BR/3BA, five-car garage, elevated home, beautiful views of Tampa Bay, new lap pool, spa, waterfall, seawall and dock. $1,249,000. Also, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, ranch home, new seawall, dock and 20,000-pound lift. $1,249,000. Buy both for $2,450,000! Lynn Bankuty, Realtor, Suncoast Real Estate, (941) 737-1420.

FIVE MINUTES TO beach. Perico Island, beautiful, designer patio home. 4BR/3BA, two-car garage, pool. $549,000. Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.

PERICO ISLAND: 1,170-sf, lovely 2BR2BA condo. Great water view/porch. Eat-in kitchen. Rented until 8/06. $345,000. Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.

MUST SEE: Manufactured home has everything. Colony Cove. 1,600 sf. Views of Manatee River. 2BR/2BA, pets, 55-plus, five pools. $58,500. (941) 721-4890.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: 2BR/2BA condo. Fully furnished and equipped. Best-kept condo complex on the Island. Beautiful beach, pool, hot tub, sauna and sunsets. No more left on the Island like this! $1,200,000. (317) 873-3307 for instructions on virtual tour.

NORTH ANNA MARIA: Large residential vacant lot. For sale by owner. 85x101 with bay view. $675,000. Call (941) 778-8405.

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Furnished end unit, 2BR/2BA. Enjoy sunsets year ’round from sofa, lanai or beach. Low association fee. Weekly rental allowed. $975,000. (504) 810-0867.

BEACHFRONT CONDO: 1BR/1BA, new construction. Designer furnished, spa, pool, excellent location near restaurants, shopping. Excellent rental. $529,000. (901) 301-8299, or captko462@aol.com.

WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on deep-water canal with large dock and views of Tampa Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.

SUNBOW BAY OWNER: 1BR/1BA condo. End unit, rarely on market. Many amenities, turnkey, heated pool, tennis, water view. $325,000. Cell (941) 224-0555.

2BR/2BA, garage, elevated, extra-large lot. Two blocks to beach, lots of new updates. Asking $525,000. 2919 Ave. C. (941) 792-8898.

CEDAR KEY GULF views: 2,000 sf. Custom fireplace, GoBolt wind protection, wood cabinets, many other custom features by artisan owners. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, (941) 773-6581. $795,000.

LOT FOR SALE: One block to Gulf. 50x100 feet, cleared. $599,000. 215 71st St., Holmes Beach

JUST ACROSS THE bridge from heaven. Condo, 1,742 sf with garage. No flood insurance. Minutes from beach. $293,000. Find out more. Karen Pfeiffer Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, (941) 747-2170.

CANALFRONT CONDO : 2BR/2BA, turnkey-furnished, pool, tennis, pets allowed, minutes to the beach. $460,000. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, (941) 725-4425.

CUSTOM EXECUTIVE HOME: 2709 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 3BR/3BA views of Gulf and Tampa Bay from this beautiful executive home with master bedroom and spa encompassing entire floor. Waterfall landscaped entry. Three-car garage. $950,000. Open house: noon-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Call (941) 744-6906.

LONGBOAT KEY: Executive home with swimming pool. Completely updated 4BR/2BA. Located in historic Longboat Key Village, just two blocks to the beach. Priced to sell. $775,000. Call (941) 744-6906.

OPEN HOUSE: 2pm-6pm, Thursday, Jan, 26. Wonderful 2BR/2BA, two-car garage. Elevated home. All new baths, hardwood floors, roof, air conditioning and paint. Wrap-around deck, porch, steps from the beach. Only $569,000. Motivated seller. (941) 779-3724, or call for appointment. 2908 Avenue C., Holmes Beach.

BY OWNER: BEACHFRONT 2BR/2BA, office/sleeping loft. 1,575 sf. Deeded parking space under building. Heated pool. $1,500,000. (847) 494-5748.

BRIGHT & AIRY 2BR/2BA Gulf-view condo in four-unit building with heated pool. New kitchen, screened balcony, washer/dryer, new air conditioning system. Turnkey ready, wonderful home or great rental. $675,000. (717) 392-4048.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Duplex, lot large enough for land condo. $799,000. Brokers protected. Call (941) 779-0120.

A COUNTRY VILLAGE 2BR/2BA end-unit condo. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Conveniently located close to shopping, beaches, restaurants and hospital. Active 55-plus community with beautiful pool and clubhouse. Elevator for easy access. Low-cost holiday living! $184,900. (941) 722- 8551.

UNIQUE CUSTOM 3BR/2BA with 1BR/1BA efficiency. Nice lot, walk to beach or your deeded boat dock. $625,000. Will co-op. (513) 378-9100. Holmes Beach.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: 2BR/2.5BA, pool, $495,000. 6250 Holmes Blvd. #24. Excalibur Realty Inc. (941) 792-5566.

WOW! BAYFRONT UPDATED 55-plus condo, 2BR/2BA beauty on Sarasota Bay. Many amenities, boat docks. Only $379,000. Call Alice, (941) 794-1874.

FOR SALE BY owner: Perico Bay Club villa. Motivated seller. water view, 2BR/2BA with den and two-car garage. Totally remodeled kitchen, wood and ceramic tile floors. Must see! (941) 794- 2430 or (941) 447-5024.

BEAUTIFUL ISLAND TOWNHOME: Steps to the beach! 3BR/2BA with den. Designer upgrades. $599,000. (941) 447-6278. www.Highland-Investments.com.

LOT FOR SALE: One block to Gulf. 57.75 x 114 feet. Neptune Lane, Holmes Beach. $569,000. (941) 778-4246.

ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA north-end home. Gulf, beaches, bay, piers. $595,000. (941) 778-2934.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Beautiful, private, tropical setting, lagoon  pool, ranch 2BR/2BA. Many trees and plants, $700,000-plus. (941) 778-4256.

SARASOTA HANDYMAN: 4BR/2BA, 1,100sf. New roof, electric, outgoing plumbing. Large yard, good schools. Tenant would stay, $949/month. $215,000. (941) 954-4312.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX with dock and launching ramp on sailboat water. Each apartment features 2BR/2BA with a porch, screened lanai and garage. This is the one you’re looking for. $850,000. (941) 778-9691. suze68@yahoo.com.

Braden Riverfront: 3BR/2BA, one-car garage, family room, 2 fireplaces, split plan, pool with Jaccuzi, pool cage. 2,400 sf on .46 acres, upgraded, new tile throughout, air conditioning and duct work, custom kitchen. For sale by owner, more details at owners.com/TPA9932. Call (941) 708-9475. $625,000.

BY OWNER: LOCATION, location. 3BR/2BA, one-car garage on Holmes Beach canal. Open house, 1pm-4pm Sunday, Jan. 29. 519 72nd St., Holmes Beach.

BRIGHT & AIRY 2BR/2BA Gulf-view condo in four-unit building with heated pool. New kitchen, screened balcony, washer/dryer, new air-conditioning system. Turnkey ready, wonderful home or great rental. $675,000. (717) 392-4048.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Duplex, lot large enough for land condo. $799,000. Brokers protected. Call (941) 779-0120.

MAINLAND BARGAINS: All new remodeled 3BR/2BA home in college area, $199,900. Burgundy condo, 1BR/1BA. no age restrictions, $128,900. Whitfield 3BR/2BA townhome. Asking $169,900, bring offer. Palma Sola townhome, 2BR/1.5BA, boat slip with Intracoastal access, heated pool, priced at $335,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 761-1090.

KEY ROYALE: TASTEFULLY remodeled 3BR/2BA. Pool. spa, boat dock. Canalfront home. Priced at $929,000. Call owner direct at (941) 356-1456.

LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, lots of features. Separate master bedroom and guest quarters. Oak floors, stone hearth fireplace, modern kitchen, under the stars hot tub. Community boat ramp. $739,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

ISLAND SPECIAL! SELLING Island real estate? Save big money, Florida Prime Realty LLC offers sellers commission as low as 1.5 percent! Call (941) 778-1098 or e-mail: floridaprimerealty@gail.com.

OPEN HOUSE: 10am-3pm, Monday-Saturday. Beautiful new 3BR/2BA model in central Bradenton. Designed by Palm Harbor Homes. Gourmet kitchen package with all GE appliances. Front porch, spacious family room, utility room, landscaping with sprinkler system. Waterside Club, a 55-plus award-winning lakeside community. 3301 Cortez Road. W., Bradenton. Contact Neil Johnson (941) 756-7068, or see the New Blue Heron at www.watersideclub.com. Move in now, $139,900.

IRREPLACEABLE FULL BAYFRONT view from this oversized 2BR/2BA condo with thirty-five foot deep water dock and carport priced to sell. $579,000. (941) 807-5449.

OUT-OF-STATE REAL ESTATE

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Winter season is here! Must see the beautiful peaceful mountains of western North Carolina. Homes, cabins, acreage and investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty GMAC Real Estate, Murphy, NC. www.cherokeemountainrealty.comCall for free brochure (800) 841-5868.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA mountains: Where there is cool mountain air, views and streams, homes, cabins and acreage. Call for free brochure of mountain property sales (800) 642-5333. Realty of Murphy, 317 Peachtree St., Murphy, NC 28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Log cabin $89,900. Easy - to-  finish cabin on secluded site. Million-dollar views available on one to seven-acre parcels. $29,900-$79,900. Free information available! (828) 256-1004.

EAST TENNESSEE LAKE properties: Homes from $200,000 to $1,000,000. Lakefront lots from $100,000 Lake-view lots from $35,000 Call Lakeside Realty (423) 626-5820, or visit www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.

GOVERNMENT FORECLOSED HOMES!!! $0 or low down! No credit OK! Bank and government repossessions available now! HUD, VA, FHA, For listings, (800) 749-2750.

NORTH CAROLINA GATED lakefront community 1.5 acres plus, 90 miles of shoreline. Never before offered with 20-percent pre-development discounts, 90-percent financing. Call (800) 709-5253.

MOVE TO TENNESSEE! Looking for lake lots, lake homes, land, farms, Victorians, investment or marinas. We have it all at affordable prices. executive choice real estate in Tennessee. (865) 717-7775. Charlotte Branson, agent, or visit my Web site www.executivechoicerealestate.com or www.charlottebranson.com.

MURPHY, NC. Aah cool summers, mild winters, affordable homes and mountain cabins, land. Call for free brochure (877) 837-2288. Exit Realty Mountain View Properties. www.exitmurphy.com.

LARGE MOUNTAIN LAND: Bargains, high elevation. Adjoins pristine state forest, 20-plus acres to 350 acres. Sweeping mountain.views, streams. www.liveinwv.com.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: 10.51 acres on mountain top in gated community, view, trees, waterfall and large public lake nearby, paved private access, $119,500, Owner (866) 789-8535. www.NC77.com.

TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT HOMESITES One to six acres from the $40s. Spectacular lake, mountain and wooded nature sites newly released. Just 1-1/2 hours to Nashville. Don't miss out! Call (866) 339-4966.

TENNESSEE LAKESIDE RETREATS New gated community. Incredible lake and mountain views. One to five-acre building sites from the $40s. Lake access, boat ramp, private slips (limited). Don't miss out. Call (866) 292-5769.

ASHEVILLE, NC. AREA: Peaceful gated community. Incredible riverfront and mountain view homesites. One-to eight acres from the $60s. Custom lodge, hiking trails. Five miles to natural hot springs. Call (866) 292-5762.

GROUND-FLOOR PRE-construction Coconut Grove high rise, complete amenities, minutes To beach, restaurants, entertainment. Great rental investment. Completed in 2007. Only 10-percent investment for qualified buyers. Jack Zweig, Realtor, Castles Realty. (877) 468-5687.

COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA DEEP WATER! Off-season special, save big! 10 acres, $139,900. Beautifully wooded, deep, boatable water; long, pristine shoreline. Access to ICW, Atlantic, sounds. Power, phone, perked. Excellent financing. Call now, (800) 732-6601, ext. 1458.

ADULT COMMUNITIES AND other properties for sale. Ocala / Marion County Team Real Estate of Ocala Inc., Realtor. Multiple Listing Service, (888) 391-6658.

EAST ALABAMA MOUNTAIN property for sale. One hour west of Atlanta in Piedmont, Ala. Beautiful view. 48 acres, $144,000. $14,400 down, $1,087/month, owner financed. Call Glenn (850) 545-4928.

GOVERNMENT HOMES! $0 down! Bank repossessions and foreclosures! No credit OK! $0/low down! Call for listings, (800) 498-8619.

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