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Date of Issue: December 21, 2006

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

ITEMS FOR SALE

SOFA, LOVESEAT, CHAIR, two lamps and picture, all matching. Excellent condition. All for $400. 941-795-0601.

GAS GENERATOR: NEVER used, still in box. McCullough 5,700 watts. $400. Call 941-778-7770, 941-518-7760 or 941-779-9082.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through adult. Call 941-807-1734 or visitwww.islanddojo.cmasdirect.com.

BAYSIDE BANQUET HALL Affordable waterfront patio and tiki bar  available for events. Bring your own food, drinks and grill. 941-798-2035. www.baysidebanquethall.com.

RITUAL LEADER: BUDDHIST foundation. Position available to lead prayer, blessings and rituals. 941-779-9074.

NIKI’S ISLAND TREASURES wishes a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our customers and friends and prayers for our brave military in Iraq. Stop in for our Xmas bargains, gifts, Xmas shirts, dolls, jewelry 50-75 percent off. All sterling jewelry 50-75 percent off. Open seven days, closed Xmas. 941-779-0729. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personalized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Forms 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.

NEED A MEETING place? Try the conference room, Tingley Memorial Library. Eveann Adams, 941-779-1208. 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9am-noon Saturdays. Christmas decorations, half-price clothing. 941-779-2733. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

YARD SALE: 9am-noon Friday, Dec. 22. Furniture, sewing machine, grill, futon, full bed, misc. 112 52nd St., Holmes Beach.

LOST & FOUND

NIKI’S ISLAND TREASURES wishes a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our customers and friends and prayers for our brave military in Iraq. Stop in for our Xmas bargains, gifts, Xmas shirts, dolls, jewelry 50-75 percent off. All sterling jewelry 50-75 percent off. Open seven days, closed Xmas. 941-779-0729. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

LOST: BLACK AND white cat. Name is Zeus, he is 5 years old. Please call 941-778-1746. Last seen on Guava Street between 58th Street and Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

MISSING DOG! OLD black Labrador wandered away from yard at 509 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. His name is Heck, wearing a blue and orange “Life is Good” collar, very deaf, nearly blind and senile. Please call Adele at 941-587-6328.

PETS

AKC MALE AND female English Bulldog puppies available. These puppies are AKC-registered with champion bloodlines and will come with a pedigree, microchip, vet check with health certificate, a one-year guarantee against congenital defects, and all shots and wormer. The puppies available now are $500 each. For more information please contact: evanswalter_110@yahoo.com.

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.

TRANSPORTATION

BOATS & BOATING

FL9214JP: If this is yours, call 941-778-4232. White, eight-foot homemade boat. Bring title for claim.

FISHING & CHARTERS

KIDS FOR HIRE

KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

HELP WANTED

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.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: LONGBOAT Key church. Part-time hourly, three days a week, 15 hours total. Requires professional phone etiquette, key entry, computer proficiency (Excel, Word, etc.), Competent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Send resume to PO. Box 10185, Longboat Key FL 34228.

HOUSEKEEPER, NONSMOKER: 10-15 hours in off-season, 20-30 hours in season. Apply at Haley’s Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or call 941-778-5405.

BOOKKEEPER NEEDED FOR west Bradenton CPA firm. Experienced, top pay. Fax resume to 941-778-6230.

NURSES: PRIVATE DUTY. Long-term home care assisting quadriplegic. Morning, 8am-1pm and overnight, 10pm-8am, shifts available. Travel opportunity. 941-383-6953.

PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER for local area motel. Flexible hours. 941-778-2780.

HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED: PART-time and full-time. Must have own transportation. Great per job rate. Call Rhonda, 941-920-3882 after 5pm.

TOP ADVERTISING sales position open at The Islander newspaper. Great territory, commissions. Previous outside sales helpful. 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.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

BEACHFRONT RESTAURANT BUSINESS, $299,000. Buy building alone for $1,600,000or buy both for $1,690,000. Confidentiality agreement required. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112. For more great business and realty buys: www.longviewrealty.com.
PAW SPA: PROFITABLE pet-grooming business. Loyal customer base in great Holmes Beach location. $59,000. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.

MEALS AND MORE: 50-seat restaurant with great ambience also retails select items. Beer and wine license. Any menu OK. $120,000. Confidentiality agreement required for details. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112. For more great business and realty buys: www.longviewrealty.com.

GIFTS/DECOR FOR patio, home and garden. Enchanting shop, fun items in good resort area location. $99,000. Confidentiality agreement required for details. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112. For more great business and realty buys: www.longviewrealty.com.

CHARTER BOAT SERVICE: Eco-tours, sightseeing, more in Cortez. Assets include 26-foot cat, 150-hp outboard. $70,000. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112. For more great business and realty buys: www.longviewrealty.com.

HEALTH CARE

SERVICES

MAN WITH SHOVEL: Plantings, natives, patio gardens, trimming, cleanups, edging, 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.

CUCCIO TILE: Many Island references. Free estimates. Licensed and insured. 941-730-2137.

HANDYMAN SERVICES: PAINTING caulking, interior carpentry, custom mirror and other interior/exterior general household repairs. Offering quality services since 1994. Reliable. Call Colin at 941-376-0541.

AAA CONFIDENCE CLEANING. Housecleaning, office cleaning and window cleaning. Good references, reasonable rates. Licensed and insured. Family owned and operated. 941-812-0499.

TUTOR: READING SPECIALIST-Learning Consultant. 30 years experience. Certifications: B.A. in elementary education, M.A. in reading specialization, M.A. in learning disabilities, Ed.D in education. Diagnostic, remedial. Call 941-778-0349, 4-6pm.

GUARANTEED A-1 PAINTING service. Island reference.Licensed. Call Nick, 941-727-1448.

LEWIS MOBILE CAR wash service at your home, office, anywhere inside or outside. Wash, vacuuming, detailing. Henry Lewis. Cell (941) 465-6963.

FOR A SUPERIOR auto wash and affordable prices, call 941-720-6130.

EDWIN'S MOBILE DETAILS: We come to you! For a superior auto wash and affordable prices, call 941-720-6130.

MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 941-758-0395.

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.

GULF SHORE LANDSCAPING: Lawn care, pressure washing, landscaping.  owner operated by Island resident.  Exceptional value!  Licensed and insured. Call 941-726-7070. www.gulfshorelandscaping.com.

CLOUD NINE LANDSCAPING: Now accepting new maintenance accounts at great rates. Mulching, sod plantings. Insured, references. Please call 941-778-2335 or 941-284-1568.

LANDSCAPING

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: Complete cleanups, installations, native plants, palms, aquascapes, rock and patios. Shell installed $42/yard. Shark Mark 941-727-5066.

LANDSCAPE BEAUTIFICATION: LET me help you sell, rent or just enjoy your home with beautiful curb appeal. Call Colin at 941-376-0541.

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.

CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Thirty years experience. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. 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.

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

IMPACT WINDOWS AND doors. Exclusive distributor: Weatherside LLC on Holmes Beach. Free, courteous estimates. Jeld-wen Windows and Doors. Lic.# CBC1253145. 941-730-5045.

THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows, trim. Pressure wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call 941-518-3316 .

TUB AND TILE refinishing: A division of D.J. Murphy Painting Inc. Save up to 80 percent over traditional remodeling costs. Call us with your kitchen and bath needs. Don’t buy new – redo! 941-751-1245. Licensed, certified and insured.

HOME REPAIRS AND improvements: General repairs and quality renovation, including carpentry, drywall, tile, paint, even landscaping. Please call Chris, 941-266-7500.

INTERIOR SURFACE RENOVATION: Drywall, texture, paint, tile, wall and ceiling repairs, Fred Weingartner, 941-586-3656.

LICENSED AND INSURED building contractor ready to help you renovate all aspects of your existing home, add extensions or build a new home on your lot. We only do high quality work and are very prompt with our customers. Call Daniel DeBaun at 941-518-3916.

NEW DOOR SHOP now open. Steel, fiberglass, fire-rated, commercial, residential, thousands of glass options. All code-approved, impact available. Retail, wholesale. Metro Door Shop, 941-758-5828.

E&N PAINTING: INTERIOR, exterior. Island references. Quality paint. Call for free estimates. Schedule soon, season is coming! 941-756-9595 or 941-518-3054.

ISLAND HOME REMODEL Inc.: Kitchen, bath, deck and complete home remodeling. Call 941-795-1968. E-mail: islandhomeremodel@hotmail.com.

RESILIENT PROPERTIES AND renovations: Kitchens, bathrooms, tile work, decks, sheetrock, painting and more. Reliable work start-to-finish. What does your home need? Free estimates. Call Thomas P. Lass, 941-782-7313.

CEILING TEXTURE AND blow-in insulation, fixtures, backsplashes, light carpentry, etc. Licensed and insured. Drew Hudson, conscientious handyman. 941-812-5073.

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: beachdreams@tampabay.rr.com.

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

FOR RENT: 2BR/2BA annual, ground floor unfurnished, $900/month. Seasonals available starting at $1,800/month. Please call Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty, 941-778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, townhouse: 2BR/2BA with balcony and view of mountains. Weekly or monthly rental. Call Paige at 941-798-3448.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.

1-4BR DIRECT BEACHFRONT, gorgeous views, designer furnished, cable, DVD/VCR, dishwasher, phone, quaint village. $975-$2,375/week9 941-713-0034 or beachdreams@tampabay.rr.com.

JANUARY SPECIAL, HOLMES Beach: 1BR/1BA fully furnished, all utilities included, washer and dryer, one block to Gulf. $350/week, $1,200/month. 941-721-6090.

MANATEE RIVERFRONT: 2BR/2BA, spectacular views! Gated, pool, covered parking, security, fitness center. $1,050/month annual.  Call Maria, 941-720-1712.

HERON’S WATCH: 3BR/2BA two-car garage, like new. Ten minutes to beach. Near shops and medical. Available Dec. 15. $1,400/month. 941-773-6581 or 941-794-9921.

ANNUAL OR MONTH-to-month: 4BR Island family home in quiet residential area. Bayfront with direct water view. Perfect for family with children. Extra large balcony, covered parking, laundry room with washer and dryer. Park setting, two blocks to Gulf beaches. Fully furnished. $2,500/month annual, $3,200 month-to-month. Pets considered. Call 941-704-2993.

WATERFRONT: DOCK WITH davits. Short walk to beach, washer and dryer, carport, storage Quiet location. $1,000/month. 727-784-1. Bradenton Beach.

WINTER RENTALS AVAILABLE: Monthly starting at $2,000/month. Weekly starting at $625/week. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 941-778-2307. www.franmaxonrealestate.com.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA: AIR conditioning, washer and dryer, water, large pool, cable. Parking only 200 steps to beach. First and deposit. $950/month. 941-779-1586.

PARADISE IN COMFORT at Palm Breeze rentals in Holmes Beach. Two beautifully furnished units in a Key West-style home on a large corner lot. Each unit has 3BR/2BA, washer, dryer and fully equipped kitchen. Heated pool, bikes, grill, etc. Just bring your clothes and a toothbrush and enjoy. www.apalmbreeze.com. 941-730-5126.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH: Large 2BR/2BA, with downstairs office. Recently renovated, new appliances, granite counters, balcony. Large garage. Walk to beach. Call owner, 941-545-6118.

FOR RENT: 2BR/2BA balcony, Gulf view. $950/month, $900 deposit, $50 application fee. 2411 Ave. C., Bradenton Beach. Efficiency, $750/month includes utilities. $700 deposit, $50 application fee. 112, 52nd St., No.1, Holmes Beach. Seasonally, 1BR Gulf view, cute and clean, $900/week or $2,400/month. Call 941-746-8666.

CORTEZ COTTAGE: QUIET area. Fully furnished, walk to water. Two people only, no smokers. $1,700/month includes utilities. 941-794-5980. www.divefish.com.

ANNUAL LARGE 1BR/1BA. Screened lanai, laundry room, garage. No pets, no smoking. $950/month plus utilities. 941-778-9710 or 847-530-8833.

ANNUAL RENTAL: HOLMES Beach triplex. 3BR/1BA, deck and close to all! Washer and dryer on the premises. $1,400/month, utilities included! Call 646-842-0096.

SUNNY SHORES MOBILE home: 1BR/1BA near beach, clubhouse. Very nice. Turnkey. $1,200/month. 941-730-4078.

WINTER GETAWAY: 1BR across from beach, newly remodeled, all appliances, screened porch, internet, cable. For pictures, look on www.beachesndreams.net. Call 1-513-236-5091.

SEASONAL RENTAL: PALMA Sola Park. 3BR/2BA, like new, fresh and clean. Small pet OK, close to beaches. Available January and April. $2,000/month. 941-778-5445.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Westbay Point and Moorings. Bayfront 2BR/2BA, all amenities, close to beach, shopping and trolley. Sharon, Old Florida Realty, 941-713-9096.

ANNUAL WATERFRONT: 2BR/2BA ground-floor at Westbay Cove. Tennis, pool, cable, water included. Sharon, Old Florida Realty, 941-713-9096.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA LARGE, enclosed porch. One block to beach. No pets. $900/month. 941-778-9378. 5611-B Guava, Holmes Beach.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: TROPICAL duplex, one block to beach, washer and dryer, some utilities included. No Smoking or pets. $950/month and $700 deposit. 941-798-9765. Responsible persons only.

SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH rental. 2BR/2BA, luxury, furnished, air conditioning, washer and dryer, dishwasher, cable, Internet access available. Gulf view. Available until Jan 2. $750/week. 941-778-7741.

SEASONAL: JANUARY, FEBRUARY. Clean 2BR elevated unit, one block to beach. Newly remodeled with laundry. $575/weekly, $1,975/monthly. 941-807-5449.

HOME FOR THE holidays? Attractive 2BR/2BA, Florida room, washer and dryer hook-up, dishwasher, close to beach. Duplex, $1,000/month. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.

GULFFRONT: QUAINT 2BR/1BA, ground level. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets. Walk to restaurants, shops, grocery, trolley. Winter-summer, $2,400/month, $650/week. 352-592-5870 or 813-728-2590.

OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE: 1,200 sf, available Jan.1, 2007. Former Wicked Candle. 8819 Cortez Road. 1-800-952-1206.

ANNUAL RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach. 2BR/2BA condo located south of Bridge Street. The unit has upstairs and downstairs living area with parking underneath. Call 813-245-0428.

DEEP DISCOUNT FOR last-minute travel to beautiful town of Anna Maria. Quaint Island cottage steps to beach. 203-454-0573.

DUPLEX AVAILABLE: 1BR/1BA, greatroom with kitchenette. Private yard and patio, short walk to Gulf. Available Dec. 15 throughMarch 30. $1,350/month. 516-526-5628.

ANNUAL RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach. 1BR/1BA, furnished condo, across from beach, heated pool. $1,200/month. 941-773-1552.

MIRROR LAKE 2BR/2BA condo: Next to IMG Academy. Sensational lake views form every room, tasteful furnishings. Available seasonally: January $1,500, February $2,300, March $2,000. Minimum two months. 941-587-1456.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH:  Elevated 2BR/2BA house. New decor. Enclosed garage. Two blocks to beach. $1,800/month. Call 941-713-2150.

ISLAND CASTLE: FABULOUS French Normandy home. 4BR/3BA on best beach and quiet street in Anna Maria. 941-794-8202.

SEASONAL RENTAL: 1BR/1BA Gulf view, cute and clean. $2,450/month. 941-746-8666.

ANNUAL: FIRST-FLOOR efficiency. $600/month. 112 (#1) 52nd St., Holmes Beach. $600/month. 941-746-8666.

ANNUAL: TWO-STORY 2BR/2BA duplex. Gulf view, 2411 Ave C., Bradenton Beach. $950/month. 941-746-8666.

SMITH REALTORS: LONGBOAT Key 2BR/12BA duplex on canal. Newly renovated. 941-778-0770. www.smithrealtors.com.

SMITH REALTORS, 941-778-0770. Seasonal rentals: 2BR/1BA condo with pool, three-month minimum, $1,850/month. 1BR/1BA condo with pool, $1,950/month. 2BR/2BA condo with pool on bay, $3,800/month. 3BR/2BA condo on Gulf, $3,700/month. 2BR/1BA condo on canal, $2,450/month. 4BR/2BA home with pool, $3,800/month. 3BR/2BA home on canal, $3,000/month. 2BR/2BA home, close to beach, $3,100/month. 3BR/2BA home, one block from beach, $4,400/month. 2BR/2BA home, Jacuzzi, on golf course, $3,400/month. 3BR/2BA home with pool on golf course, $3,800/month. 2BR/1BA duplex, two blocks from beach, $1,800/month. 2BR/2BA duplex, $2,900/month. 2BR/1BA duplex, Gulffront, $2,850/month. Call Smith Realtors, 941-778-0770.

NORTH-END DUPLEX: Seasonal or monthly. 2BR/2BA, washer and dryer, two blocks from Gulf. Sleeps six. $1,800/month. 941-778-7167 or 941-705-0275.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL or seasonal elevated 2BR/2BA. $1,600/month annual, $2,100/month seasonal. Quiet area, furnished, 1.5 blocks to quiet beach, go see! 304 63rd St. 941-356-0334.

BRADENTON BEACH ANNUAL rental: 1BR, 50 feet from beach, back yard. Washer and dryer. $795/month. 2204 Ave. C. 216-469-2857.

SEASONAL RENTAL: HOLMES Beach. 3BR, two master suites/3BA. Six houses to beach. Cable TV, washer and dryer, back patio with grill and loungers. On trolley route. $1,200/weekly. Call 941-448-6042, or e-mail dwhall2000@yahoo.com.

SEASONAL: BRADENTON BEACH. 1BR/1BA, steps to beach and bay. Close to shopping and trolley. $550/weekly or $1,800/month plus tax. Call 941-778-7199.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH large 3BR/2BA duplex. $1,000/month. First, last and security. 941-778-7812.

WATERFRONT AND WATER view: 1, 2 and 3BR/2BA houses and apartments for rent, January and April 2007 only. 941-779-9074 or 703-587-4675.

LOVELY HOME: GULF views, 300 feet from Gulf. 3BR/3BA, furnished including utilities. Available January, February, March and April. $2,900/month plus tax. 813-832-5899.

WINTER RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach. 1BR/1BA condo on bay, across Gulf Drive to beach. Walk to downtown Bradenton Beach. Heated pool, turnkey, cable, dishwasher, and utilities. Three-month minimum, $1,500/month. No pets or smoking. 407-877-7866, or mokie7@yahoo.com.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON annual rental: Great 2BR/2BA home, one block from Palma Sola Bay. Minutes to beaches. $1,300/month plus utilities. Call Maureen at 941-778-0542 or 941-778-0455.

ANNUAL: COMPLETELY REMODELED 1BR/1BA apartment on Avenue E, Holmes Beach. Nonsmoker, no pets. $850/month includes all utilities. First, last and security deposit. 941-779-0470

SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT: 55-plus, 2BR/1BA, $500 deposit, $4,600/month, annual, $1,100 seasonal, plus tax. Upgraded, turnkey furnished, carport, laundry and clubhouse. No smoking, no pets. Bay view. 941-778-9504 or 941-545-8923.

DECEMBER HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Across from beach. Spacious 1BR/2BA, fully furnished apartment. Washer and dryer, internet. $495/week. 941-778-1098. www.gulfdriveapartments.com.

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

WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA open-plan with great views of Tampa Bay. Canalfront, walking distance to beach and restaurants. $739,000. 941-779-1512.

FOR SALE BY owner: Best value on the Island! 2BR/ 2BA, one-car garage, gourmet kitchen, new windows, updated baths and more. Two blocks from beach. $615,000. 941-778-8677. 406 Bay Palms Drive, Holmes Beach.

3BR/2BA: One bedroom used as a den/office/playroom, enclosed lanai, tiled with carpeted bedrooms. 1,400 sf, county water/sewer, citrus trees, near Brentwood school in Sarasota. Reduced to $274,900. 941-379-4196 or 941-954-7474.

CPR: COASTAL PROPERTIES Realty needs properties to rent: E-mail: suzanne@coastalpropertiesrealty.com, or call 941-794-1515.

BAYVIEW AND CANALFRONT with pool. 2BR/2BA open plan, new kitchen. Totally upgraded. Dock, three davits. Owner motivated. Not a drive-by, must see inside! By owner. Call Herb Dolan, 941-705-4454. 404 21st Place. Bradenton Beach.

LOT FOR SALE: One block to Gulf. 50x100 feet, cleared. $539,000. 215 71st St., Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4036.

ALMOST ISLAND HOME: Adorable 1BR/1BA. Brand new furnished, bay windows with water view. Hurricane Force-3 manufactured home. One mile from Anna Maria Island and one block from Intracoastal Waterway with new marina and boat ramp. Land owned. Home owner’s association optional. $159,900. 941-224-6521.

TRIPLEX: IDEAL LOCATION WITH great appeal. Beautifully updated and maintained, new roof, turnkey furnished. Beach access just steps away, bay views, boat dock, ample parking, great income rental. Room for a pool. Convenient to restaurants and shopping. $875,000. 111 8th St. S., Bradenton Beach. Bridget Spies, ReMax Properties, 941-308-6763. MSL# 313022.

WEST BRADENTON: OPEN noon-4pm Sunday. Six months condo fees paid!  Free-standing, private three-bedroom upgraded condo with two-car garage, new lanai. Call for details, 941-792-0763. $309,900. 5605 Whipporwill Ct. off 59th Street West, Tanglewood.

OPEN HOUSE: 1-4pm Sunday: New home, 3,746 sf 3-4BR/3BA, granite/cherry kitchen, three screened verandas. $829,000. Horizon Realty, 941-725-7000. 303 58th St., Holmes Beach.

UPDATED 3BR/2BA: 1,560 sf, tastefully furnished and decorated, sold turnkey.  For sale by owner.  Buyer's agents, 3 percent. Reduced to $585,000. 813-818-8314. 8104 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. www.bohnenberger.homesindeed.com.

BY OWNER, PURCHASE or lease: Manatee riverfront condo, 2BR/2BA, beautiful views, pool, gated, covered parking, fitness. $325,000 or $1,050/month. 941-720-0092.

DUPLEX ON LARGE lot, 90x108 feet. Second lot east of Gulf Drive in north Holmes Beach resort area. Annual tenants in place, includes well-known Island architect’s plans for complete remodel. $885,000. 941-704-7729.

WESTBAY POINT CONDO: Beautiful water view. Immediate occupancy. Turnkey, only bring your toothbrush. Condo in pristine condition. Sale by owner, seller will carry mortgage to qualified buyers. Low down payment, low fixed interest rate. Huge price reduction. Phone 315-733-0851.

TROPIC ISLES, PALMETTO, Fla. Turnkey furnished, spacious 2BR/2BA mobile with deep-water slip, dock and davits, no bridges to Gulf. Share owned. $203,000. Many amenities. 218-728-3690.

NEW LAKEFRONT CONDOS: Low $300s. Minutes to beach, no flood, evacuation zone. Hidden Lake Real Estate, 941-761-0444. www.HiddenLakeCondominiums.com.

ISLAND CANAL LOT: 75x100 feet, new dock, priced to sell quickly. Below market and appraised value, $550,000. Call Jake, 941-544-7786. 108 Gull Drive, Anna Maria.

BRADENTON BEACH: 2BR/2BA elevated with covered parking. View of bay from large covered porch. Only two blocks to Gulf, great neighborhood. $350,000. 941-778-3875.

BY OWNER: 2BR/1.5BA condo. Bath and kitchen need update. $399,999. 863-412-2612. www.cflrealestateonline.com/condo. 5400 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

FOR SALE BY owner: Deep-water canal ranch, $550,000. Nicely remodeled with granite countertops, tile flooring, and more. Call Scott Wheeler at 614-207-7878, or e-mail scott@scottincolumbus.com.

LOT: ONE BLOCK from beach. 57.75x114 feet. $520,000. 941-779-4505 or 941-778-4246. 125 Neptune Lane, Holmes Beach.

BAY POINTE CONDOMINIUMS: Low maintenance fee, low Insurance, low taxes! Minutes to beaches. 1-2-3-4 BR condos now available. New in 2005. Models open daily 2-4pm. Keller Williams Realty, 941-932-1288.

BRADENTON BEACH BY owner: 2BR/2BA end unit with full Gulf views. Kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, granite counters, nice turnkey furnished. Two large balconies. Amenities include boat docks, tennis court, pool with spa. $649,000. 941-388-5238.

LOT FOR SALE: 126 50th Street. 100x100 feet. Zoned R2. $650,000. 941-746-7423.

ISLAND TOWNHOME: WATERFRONT 3BR/3 full baths. Rare opportunity at SunBow Bay. Small boat OK and great fishing out your back door. 150-yard private pier, lush landscaping, two heated pools, tennis and a great living experience. Walk the grounds, walk to beach. Save thousands at $599,000. Call owner, 941-228-3489.

DIRECT WATERFRONT: Latchkey. 65A Cortez Park, Avenue D. 941-779-CAIN.

BRADENTON BEACH MOBILE home: Bay view updated, cozy 1BR in the Pines Park. Turnkey furnished, boat slip available. $45,000. 941-962-8220.

FOR SALE BY owner: Bradenton Beach, 2BR/2BA condo. Fully remodeled, furnished with washer and dryer in unit. View Gulf from balcony, steps to Gulf and Intracoastal. Living area is upstairs/downstairs over covered parking. $400,000. Will consider financing. Call 813-245-0428.

FOR SALE BY owner: Anna Maria north-end canal home. Totally refurbished both inside and out. Walk to the beach and also have easy boating access to Gulf. New appliances and kitchen cabinets. Dock and boat lift ready to go. Great location. Call 813-245-0428.

FOR SALE BY owner: 3BR/3BA townhouse. 2.5-car garage, exercise room, plus loft. Across street, Gulf views. Two pools and tennis. $580,000. 941-779-2008.

NON-EVACUATION/NON-flood area: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Village Green, quiet street, minutes to beaches, shopping, doctors, hospitals. Tile floors, bedrooms carpeted, screened lanai. $297,000. 941-794-1640.

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

REAL ESTATE SWAP? My decent canalfront house at 215 Chilson, Anna Maria, plus appropriate cash for your nicer canalfront house? Makes sense if you remodel for profit. Call Jeff at 941-778-3396.

ISLAND HOME REDUCED: For sale by owner. Holmes Beach 3BR, deep-water canal, pool, boat dock, many upgrades. $799,000. Call 941-778-6474.

HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT: 2BR/2BA condo, totally renovated. Turnkey furnished, all new. $695,000. 941-755-0033.

BY OWNER: 2BR/2BA turnkey second-floor condo. Pristine condition, beautiful water view. $570,000. 941-366-0066.

OUT-OF-STATE REAL ESTATE

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA: Must see beautiful and colorful fall foliage! Western North Carolina mountains homes, cabins, acreage and investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty, GMAC Real Estate, Murphy. cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call for free brochure, 800-841-5868.

GULFFRONT LOTS: $595,000. Homes starting mid-$300s. New master-planned oceanfront community on beautiful Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi, Texas. www.cinnamonshore.com, 866-891-5163.

WYOMING RANCH DISPERSAL: 35 acres, 49,900; 70 acres, $89,900; 110 acres, $132,900. Snow-capped mountain views. Surrounded by government land. Abundant wildlife. Recreational paradise. Low taxes. E-Z terms. Call Utah Ranches LLC. 888-541-5263.

NORTH CAROLINA: BEAUTIFUL Blue Ridge Mountain views. 3.2-acre mountain estate. Heavily wooded with stream. E-Z financing, $29,900. 800-230-6380, ext.620.

TENNESSEE AFFORDABLE LAKE and mountain properties. Low property taxes. No state income tax. Four seasons. Southern hospitality. For more information, call Lakeside Realty, 888-291-5253. www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Log cabin shell on mountain top, view, trees, waterfall and large public lake nearby, paved private access, gated community. $139,500. 866-789-8535.

COASTAL GEORGIA; NEW pre-construction golf community. Large lots and condos with deep water, marsh, golf, nature views. Gated, golf, fitness center, tennis, trails, docks. $70s-$300,000. 877-266-7376. www.cooperspoint.com.

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

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: 3.5 acres on the headwaters of Valley River! Drive and house pad cleared. High elevation. $119,500. valleytownrealty@verizon.net. 800-632-2212. valleytownrealty.com.

TAX DEED, TITLE insurance without a quiet title action faster and cheaper. Dave Schumacher, president, Tax Title Services. 949-798-1180. www.taxtitleservices.com.

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