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Date of Issue: May 04, 2006

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 26 2006

ITEMS FOR SALE

FOUR-DOOR GLASS cooler, $2,000. Two-door stainless-steel cooler, $ 1,500. (941) 778-4441.

SIX LIGHT WOOD Bernhardt dining room chairs with solid cream fan design seats and back. $450. (941) 778-7702 Leave message.

SOFA AND LOVESEAT: Paisley print, plus white and tan chair. Good condition. $500 or best offer. (941) 778-8339.

MOVING MUST SELL: Body Solid home gym. $500. (941) 778-4118, anytime.

MOVING, MAKE ME AN OFFER, 27-inch Sharp color TV, TV/vcr cabinet, 8x11-foot oriental rug, tan, oversized chair, tan loveseat, Ducane barbecue/grill, 3x3-foot glass-top coffee table, four-foot drop-leaf maple kitchen table with two matching chairs. (941) 778-3904.

BRICK PAVERS: Old Towne design. Three size mosaic, 200 sf +/- for patio or walk. $300 for all. (941) 778-5665.

SOFA SLEEPER: QUEEN size, light peach floral with large cushions. Very good condition. $275 or best offer. (941) 798-9099.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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.

GARAGE SALES

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

ESTATE SALE: 9am-2pm Friday, April 28. Giant sale, something for everyone. New dining table, chairs and china cabinet, dinette table and 11 chairs, three refrigerators, washing machine, side-by-side freezer, two desks, two futons, nice bedroom set, two recliners, Chinese cabinet, corner wicker entertainment center, sofa/loveseat, Craftsman riding mower, Michelin Radial XSE 225-50 tires, nest of tables, silk trees, fireplace tools, wicker desk, sewing machine, penguin collection, everyday dishes and glasses, coffee and end tables, cater cooler and kitchen. Sale by Julie McClure. Pictures at www.appraisals4u.biz. 511 75th St., Holmes Beach.

BIG SALE: NIKI’S Gifts, Jewelry, Antiques. All sterling jewelry 50-70 percent off. Ask about two Lane blanket chests, white bedroom set, two desks, knotty-pine wardrobe, all 50 percent off. Select gifts, art, collectibles, vintage and costume jewelry, furniture 40-80 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

DRIVEWAY SALE: 8am-6pm Saturday, April 29. Mostly furniture. 210 54th St., Holmes Beach.

LOST & FOUND

LOST: SILVER WEDDING and mother’s rings on beach end of Mangrove Avenue. Call (231) 796-3079.

FOUND: YOUNG BLACK female cat. Please call (941) 778-1389. Office number, but leave message.

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.

LOVABLE 3-YEAR old male cat to good indoor home. Orange and white, short hair. Neutered, declawed, clean, shots. Call (941) 778-7845.

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

TRANSPORTATION

BOATS & BOATING

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

28-FOOT REGAL LSR-2001: Only 160 hours, like new! Great day cruiser/party boat, even has a head! Always kept on a lift, new custom mooring cover and much, much more. $43,000. Call Pam or Phil at (941) 778-8281 or (941) 704-7445.

1985 32-FOOT WELLCRAFT St. Tropez. 100 hours, new rebuilt 260-hp twin engines, new canvas, fully equipped, turnkey. Moored locally. $39,500. (941) 795-1587.

FOR SALE: 1993 Johnson 200-hp outboard motor. Low hours, runs great. $2,500 or best offer. (941) 778-6170.

FISHING & CHARTERS

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

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-grader, female, great with kids and animals. Call Kendall, (941) 779-9783.

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

ENSURE YOUR CHILD’S safety while you relax. Call Gemma, (941) 447-9657. Responsible, reliable and experienced 10th-grader with a love for children. Red Cross babysitting and first-aid certifications.

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

RED CROSS first-aid certified babysitter certified. Call Alex, (941) 778-5352.

HELP WANTED

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

SEEKING PIANO PLAYER evenings for Ooh La La! Bistro. Music range from classical to jazz. Call Chef Damon, (941) 778-5320.

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.

SING! IF YOU can carry a tune and would help lead a singing congregation, please join with Gloria Dei Lutheran’s choir on Sundays at 9:45am. Two miles north of Manatee Bridge on Anna Maria Island. (941) 778-1813.

HOUSEKEEPER OR LAUNDRY room assistant: 10-30 hours per week. Weekends required. No smokers. Apply in person at Haley’s Motel or call (941) 778-5405.

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER/companion for elderly gentleman. Fluent English, nonsmoker, valid driver's license required. $20,000/year, plus room and board. (941) 355-3553.

POSITION AVAILABLE FOR person with minimum one-year experience using RNS vacation rental software. Job consists of training and supporting customers with our rental management software package. Some bookkeeping experience required. Salary range based upon experience, $27,000-plus. Send resume to apply@rental-network.com. (No phone contact, please).

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR FOR condominium complex in north Longboat Key. Year-round permanent position, 30-35 hours per week. Outgoing, dependable, organized, able to use e-mail and word processor. Good communication skills. Opening available in May. Call (941) 383-5454, or E-mail Longbeachcondo1@aol.com.

BUSY ACCOUNTING FIRM seeks full-time bookkeeper to assist with accounts, daily record keeping, payroll. QuickBooks and Excel expertise a must. Call Jamie, (941) 748-2683.

OFFICE RESERVATIONIST: RELIABLE people-person needed for Longboat Key resort. Five years experience. 9am-5pm, four days per week, including Saturday and Sunday. $12/hour. Phone (941) 383-5549 and ask for appointment.

HELPER FOR LANDSCAPER and property maintenance. Call Chris, (941) 704-2714.

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER looking for certified teachers. Part-time afternoon hours Monday through Thursday. Please call, (941) 795-1246.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

FOR SALE: LUCRATIVE Laundromat. Call Karen at (800) 332-3000.

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.

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.

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

AAA WIFE and HUSBAND cleaning your house and windows with confidence. Good references, reasonable rates. Licensed and insured. (941) 812-0499.

PRICE BUSTERS ISLAND cleaning and errand service. No job too small. All houses and yard work, also trash removal and personal shopping. Call between 8am-6pm for more details. (941) 592-2353.

FREE HOUSESITTING: RETIRED Christian couple with much experience available anytime. References furnished. (770) 832-7319. Ewingwt@earthlink.net.

CLEANING COUPLE: A few open slots for offices, condos, houses, etc. We also do errands and hurricane checks. Honest and dependable. (941) 448-7119.

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

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.

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

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

YOUR COMPLETE LAWN service: Cut when you’re ready. No contracts, no job too small. Low prices. Call (941) 792-4282.

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, cleanups, 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. 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.

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.

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.

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

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

PAINTING AND IMPROVEMENT by Carlos. Licensed and insured. Wallpaper hanging, interior and exterior painting, pressure wash, faux finishing, drywall repair. Phone (941) 753-5936. Cell (941) 580-2421. Fax (941) 752-3109.

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.

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.

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.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to beach, clean duplex-$1,100/month. (941) 725-0578 or (941) 794-2912.

BRADENTON BEACH: NEWLY remodeled1BR/1BA suite with full kitchen, fully furnished, one block from Bridge Street, three minute walk to beach. Sleeps four only. No pets. Now taking reservations for summer. Available weekly, monthly or seasonal. (941) 776-3696, or e-mail bjustin628@tampabay.rr.com.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Steps from Bradenton Beach. One hundred yards from bay. Spacious 1BR/1BA with parking. Available for yearly rental. 55-plus. (614) 517-7147.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Waterfront mobile resort. Steps to beach. Nice 1BR/1BA. April $950. May-September $625. 55-plus. 2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit 425, Bradenton Beach. (941) 778-5417.

HOUSE FOR RENT: Unfurnished 3BR/2BA, lanai and porch, pool, hot tub, privacy fenced yard, fireplace. Close to beach. Call (941) 773-0248.

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.

BEAUTIFUL AND SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA home located four houses down from beach! Free trolley picks up at end of block. Available by the week. Adjacent two-bedroom apartment also available first half of March. Call (616) 225-1589.

CONDOS: BRADENTON BEACH, Bayview Terrace. Pool on bay, one block to beach. Three-month minimum. 2BR, $2,000/month. 1BR $1,500/month. (941) 752-1737.

MONTHLY RENTAL: 2BR/2BA with den. Furnished condo on canal. West Bradenton. Five minutes to beaches. $2,100/month. June through November 2006. (708) 532-2149.

COZY EXPANDED MOBILE home in 55-plus resort. bayside, furnished, parking, walk to beach/trolley. $800/month, annual. $1,400/month, seasonal. (518) 473-1169 or rgumson@mail.nysed.gov.

SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT: 55-plus, 1BR/1BA, inside and out sitting areas, turnkey. $1,200/month, $450/weekly. (941) 962-0262. #418 with anchor.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA BRADENTON Beach. Bay views, close to beach. 2319 Ave. B. $1,000/month. (941) 778-3875.

LIDO BEACH: 2BR apartment. Delightful and modern with porch/lanai in garden setting. Across from beach, walking distance to St. Armands Circle. Eight minutes to Sarasota Main Street. Fully furnished, including full kitchen and laundry room. Call for special summer rates, (941) 383-2566.

STEPS TO BEACH on Gulf Drive. 1BR/BA, washer/dryer, courtyard, barbecue, WLAN, $495/week, $1,495/month. (941) 778-1098 or www.gulfdriveapartments.com.

NEAR BEACH: FURNISHED 1BR/1BA. $750/month with utilities. Seven-month lease, first, last and deposit. Call Jackie, (941) 929-7165.

WANTED: VACATION RENTAL property. I have waterfront land and horse property as partial or full payment or trade up to $2 million. Scott, (941) 232-4581.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Available January, February and March, 2007. 2BR/2BA. Call (813) 781-7562.

ARTIST STUDIO SUBLET: May through November. Sink, bathroom, use of kitchenette, must be 21. $125/month. Call (941) 778-5704, or (941) 778-2099 after April 15. Holmes Beach location, near shops and restaurants.

SANDPIPER 55-PLUS: Furnished 2BR/1BA bright, cozy mobile home. Large kitchen, wood deck, nice location. $625 monthly. (941) 779-0556.

SEASONAL DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA with laundry. Three-minute stroll to Gulf, north end of Island. $2,200/month, three-month minimum. (813) 949-6891.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL: New home, 55-plus park, across from beach, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA, central air conditioning, heat, washer and dryer, carport. $1,100/month, call for seasonal rate. (941) 778-4349.

HOUSE FOR RENT: North end, annual 3BR, spacious, clean, steps to beach, tranquil setting, $1,500/month. (941) 778-3006.

WATERFRONT BRADENTON BEACH. Dock, walk to beach. Beautiful, like new, one, two and three bedrooms. (941) 779-9074 or cell, (703) 587-4675. gwalker43@hotmail.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA canal home with deluxe boat dock. Spacious open plan includes Florida room, lovely canal view, washer, dryer and garage. $1,350/month. First, last and security. No pets, nonsmoking. Call Anna Maria Realty, (941) 778-2259.

FULLY MODERNIZED MOBILE home in 55-plus Sandpiper Resort, Bradenton Beach, between the beach and bay. Includes full deck and two Wave-runners.  $700/month. Annual rental. Contact Robert Howes, (941) 284-8972. E-mail roberthowes25@hotmail.com.

1BR/1BA UPSTAIRS, deck, new carpet, double-car garage, quiet street, steps to beach. $900/month. (941) 761-4040.

SUMMER BEACH RENTAL: 55-plus, nice, clean 1BR/BA mobile. Steps to beach. $1,000/month with utilities and cable. (941) 779-1112.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/3BA penthouse condo. Furnished, waterfront, pool, tennis. References required. $2,400/month. (941) 724-0026.

HOLMES BEACH FURNISHED 2BR/2BA. June-Dec. 31. Dishwasher, washer and dryer, tile throughout, cable TV, pool. 1.5 blocks to beach. $975/month plus utilities. (941) 778-3104.

MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: Nice 2BR, furnished mobile home, gated community on creek. Bradenton Palms Mobile Home Park. Hot tub, pool, four-to-six-month rental. $1,000/month, includes cable. (863) 688-3524 or (863) 608-1833. E-mail: chickenplucker@webtv.net.

AVAILABLE JUNE 1: Private home for rent annually on water. 2BR/2BA, enclosed garage, beautiful view. Bradenton Beach. $1,300/month. By owner, (941) 778-6170.

ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA Holmes Beach: $850/month, unfurnished. $950/month, furnished. T. Dolly Young, Real Estate, (941) 778-0807.

ANNUAL KEY ROYALE home: 2BR/2BA updated, screened extra-large pool, boat dock with lift, washer/dryer, tile floors, large closets. Small pets may be considered. $2,200/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA single-family home. Completely remodeled, two-car garage, close to Blake hospital. $1,400/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2.5BA large townhome, two-car garage, three porches, washer and dryer, community pool. Available May 1, 2006. $2,000/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: ANNA Maria: 2BR/2BA home, huge garage, screened lanai. $1,350/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307.

ANNUAL: DUPLEX, 2BR/1BA with carport, washer and dryer hookup. Nice. $900/month. Dolores M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.

ANNA MARIA GROUND-floor duplex, 200 feet to Rod & Reel Pier, fully furnished with all modern amenities, $800/month. (941) 387-8610.

ANNUALS! TWO 1BR/1BA side by side opening up across from beach, unfurnished. $800/month. 2BR/1BA Anna Maria village, furnished, six-month lease, $1,000/month. Call Adele Holland at An Island Place Realty, (941) 587-6328.

DUPLEX: ANNUAL RENTAL. 2BR/2BA large utility room with washer and dryer. $950/month plus utilities. Available June 1, 2006. Holmes Beach. (941) 779-2265.

REAL ESTATE

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

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

WATERFRONT KEY WEST-style: stilt, vaulted, open-beam cedar ceilings, dock. Sailboat water, no bridges. Turnkey, extra-large lot. Willow Avenue. (941) 778-8168.

$45,000 WILL BUY 566 sf of living space next to Bradenton Beach City Pier. Excellent condition. All appliances, central air conditioning/heat, washer/dryer and storage. Satellite and TV plus all furniture. Boat slips available to members of boating club and owners. A steal! (321) 242-8882.

CLUB BAMBOO SOUTH: Direct Gulffront condo. Unit is $35,000 less than the last several sold for. Building was just completed, everything new inside and out! Crown moulding, granite and more. Great rental complex with nightly rentals allowed! Motivated seller to save you money. $465,000. George, (847) 707-3859.

THIS IS THE FINEST CONDO in the entire complex! Runaway Bay direct bayfront! Absolutely everything is new, including electric, air conditioning, water heater, flooring, wash rooms, kitchen and all interiors. Professionally decorated. The best view in the complex of all water. $499,999. George, (847) 707-3859

OPEN HOUSE 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday 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.

PERICO ISLAND: 1,170 sf, lovely 2BR2BA condo. Great water view/porch. Eat-in kitchen. Concrete built. $325,000. Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.

CONDO UNIT DIRECTLY on Gulf. Call (504) 819-0867 or (504) 391-0324.

PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT HOME: Flamingo Cay. 1,500 sf 3BR/2BA, private dock and davits. Sailboat water. 130-plus feet of seawall. Room for a pool. Ready for remodel or build new. Incredible full bay views. $999,000. Mike Faber, (941) 504-6345. RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty.

JUST REDUCED!RUNAWAY Bay 2BR/2BA second-floor condo with great view of pond and fountain. Everything new in 2006, including: carpet, tile, furniture, pictures, paint, kitchen items, beds and more. All new bathrooms. Air conditioning has about a six-year warranty for new owner. $395,000. George, (847) 707-3859

LONGBOAT KEY SAND Cay: Gulf side 2BR/2BA condo. This large condo has been completely remodeled in a great complex. Great views of the pool, grounds and a view of the Gulf. Great rental complex with onsite management, pool, tennis, shuffleboard and more. Priced to sell at $689,900. George, (847) 707-3859.

PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA home. Spectacular views with 155-foot bay frontage on deep sailboat water. Boater’s dream with two lifts (50,000 lb and 10,000 lb), heated pool, Jacuzzi. $1,375,000. Call Lynn Parker, RoseBay Realty, (941) 321-2736.

WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS spacious 2BR/2BA condo. End unit overlooking pool and tennis courts with partial bay views. $495,000. Call Terry Fletcher with RE/MAX Gulfstream, (941) 778-7777.

DIRECT GULFFRONT: FULLY furnished 2BR condo with great views, heated pool. Weekly rentals and quiet Holmes Beach location. $615,000. Call Pat, (941) 778-7976.

KEY ROYALE: Holmes Beach. Direct bayfront, gorgeous view of Skyway, 3BR/2.5BA, two-car garage, private dock. $2,500,000. North Point Harbor canalfront 4BR/3BA, five-car garage. Elevated with new lap pool/spa/waterfall, seawall and dock. $872,500. 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, renovated ranch with new seawall/dock/20,000-lb lift. $989,500. Both with community pool and tennis. Call Lynn Bankuty, Realtor, SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 737-1420.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Beachfront 1BR/1BA, Holmes Beach condo. End unit, fabulous view, heated pool, excellent rental. $559,000. annamariabeachplace.com. (330) 565-7693.

HOLMES BEACH unique, custom 2,100-plus sf, 3BR/3BA with large efficiency, boat dock, financing, make offer. Owner, (513) 378-9100.

LOT FOR SALE: R2-10, 803 sf, 302 60th St. and Holmes Boulevard, Holmes Beach. $795,000. Call (813) 546-2444 or (941) 962-6747.

C P R: (941) 794.1515. www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. Sales, rentals, property management. Coastal Properties Realty.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: 4BR/2BA nicely updated, close to beach. Excellent annual rental income. By appointment only. $549,000. (941) 778-5482.

PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA bay view, tiled throughout, granite vanity, many upgrades, new storm shutters, garage. $438,900. (941) 794-2363. Open house 1-4pm Sunday. 1125 Edgewater, Bradenton.

5804 WHISTLEWOOD CIRCLE, Sarasota. 3BR/2BA, one-car garage, close to I-75, Doctor's Hospital and shopping. Clean, fresh paint inside. Vinyl Florida room, fruit trees. $259,900  (941) 504-8849.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: 2BR/2BA immaculate open-style ranch. Lagoon swimming pool in private botanical garden setting. 504 70th St., Holmes Beach. Must see. (941) 778-4256.

FOR SALE BY owner: Waterfront lot, 52x110 feet, zoned ROR. Pine Avenue. $695,000. (321) 783-1373.

YOUR FRIENDS WILL envy you! Completely updated 2BR/2BA West Bradenton home. $284,000. Call Carol Heinze, (941) 778-5059, Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

EVERYDAY'S A VACATION in this 2BR/2BA direct Gulffront condo. Asking $949,000. Call Carol Heinze, (941) 778-5059, Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS: Lowest price! Furnished, canalfront 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, lush tropical surroundings. Perfect Island retreat. $415,900. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, (941) 725-4425.

FOR SALE: DUPLEX. Great price for Island real estate! 2BR/1BA per side, screened lanais and laundry rooms. Under building parking. Only $530,000. Call Jerry Cercone with Coldwell Banker, (941) 720-1575. 4605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

ALMOST TO THE beach: 2BR/2BA mid-century modern ranch on .33 acres, landscaped with fruit trees and butterfly plants. Great layout, terrazzo floors. 1.7 miles from Cortez Bridge. $299,900. Brian Heavrin, Remax Gulfstream, (941) 756-7777.

OPEN HOUSE, 1-4pm SUNDAY, APRIL 30 3301 Gulf Drive #5, Holmes Beach

SEA PIRATES CONDO: 2BR/1BA rental producing condo across from Gulf. No rental restrictions, heated pool. $455,000. Susan Klement, Realtor, (941) 720-4107.

LOT FOR SALE: 57.75x114 feet. Great location one block from Gulf beach. $569,000. 125 Neptune Lane, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4246.

WATERFRONT HOME WITH a pool. Only $575,000. U.S. designed, built, and renovated by famous architect (middle name Lloyd) must see. Call Michael at Smith Real Estate. (941) 778-0777.

VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA, two-car garage. Completely updated. Price reduced, motivated seller. Open Sunday. 6608 12th Ave. W., Bradenton. (941) 448-8502 or (941) 761-2575.

GOLDEN GATE POINT townhouse: Great location close to St. Armands, Marina Jacks and downtown Sarasota. Turnkey furnished at $325,000. Call Mike Dolan, Wagner Realty, (941) 725-1258.

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!$969,000. (317) 873-3307 for instructions on virtual tour.

1BR MOBILE HOME on shady lot: Beautifully remodeled. Storage shed, parking for four cars. Lot rent $280. Ages over 18 and pets welcome. $18,500. (941) 518-9003.

OPEN HOUSE: 11am-4pm Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30. Don’t miss this this bayfront paradise home. Priced to sell. $1,800,000. The Agency, Inc. Realty. (800) 813-9180 or (352) 424-4414.

OUT-OF-STATE REAL ESTATE

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.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Escape to beautiful western North Carolina mountains. Free color brochure and information. Mountain properties with spectacular views, homes, cabins, creeks and investment acreage. Cherokee Mountain. GMAC Real Estate. www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. (800) 841-5868.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN property for less! Breathtaking Blue Ridge parkway, new river, stone mountain, golf courses and quaint shops of Sparta. (877) 372-7211 or (877) 363-5550. www.scenicrealty.com.

LAKEFRONT AND LAKE VIEW properties nestled in the hills of Tennessee on the shores of pristine Norris Lake. Call Lakeside Realty at (423) 626-5820 or visit www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.

WATERFRONT LAND SALE! Three acres dockable waterfront property. Build up to three homes, only $99,900! Ask about our investor package. Seven waterfront lots for only $79,900! Call toll-free, (866) 770-5263, ext 8.

COASTAL GEORGIA LAND for sale by owner. Private golf community designed by Fred Couples/Davis Love. Marina/tennis/pool/fitness. Jeckyll/St. Simons Island. $119,900. Call (315) 529-1277.

WATERFRONT LAND SALE! Lake access from $257/month, * direct lakefront from $124,900. One day only, Saturday, May 6, 2006. Minutes from Augusta, Ga. Excellent financing available with low down payment. Call today for an early appointment. (888) LAKE-SALE ext. 1217. *Based on purchase price of $49,900 with 10 percent down, interest-only loan with fixed rate of 6.875 percent for five years. Terms and rates subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited by law.

MURPHY, N.C.: 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.

"LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION" Time to buy. Investors and builders, great buildable lots for sale in one of Florida's fastest growing areas, Fort Myers. (888) 558-0032.

BEAUTIFUL TEXAS LAND! 20 acres. Only eight miles east of Pecos and three miles north of I-20. Roads, references, surveyed. $13,500. $500 down, $135/month. No credit check! (800) 887-3006. Hurry! Limited quantity.

LAKEFRONT PROPERTY IN TENNESSEE: Waterfront, view and estate homesites. One to 40 acres from the $40s. Situated around a 45,000-acre lake. Just 90 minutes to Nashville. New building sites just released. Call owner, (866) 339-4966.

NORTH CAROLINA: ASHEVILLE-area homesites. Gated community with stunning mountain views. Situated between two mountains on over four miles of riverfront. One to eight acres from the $60s. Custom owner’s lodge, riverwalk and more. Call (866) 292-5762.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Three acres on mountaintop in gated community, view, trees, waterfall and large public lake nearby, paved private access, $58,500. Owner, (866) 789-8535. www.NC77.com.

TENNESSEE: LAKESIDE MOUNTAIN acreage situated around a 36,000-acre lake in eastern Tennessee. Half-to five-acre building sites from the $40s. Planned community amenities and direct lake access. Owner, (866) 292-5769.

WESTERN NEW MEXICO: Private 74-acre ranch, $129,990. Mountain views, trees, rolling hills, pastureland, wildlife, borders BLM. Picturesque homesite at 6,700 feet elevation. Horseback riding, hiking, hunting. Perfect family ranch, electricity. 100 percent financing. NALC (866) 365-2825.

ADIRONDACK LAND SALE! 20 acres, was 39,900 now, $29,900. Escape to the Adirondack mountains of New York State! Woods, Black River access, beautiful building site! Town road, survey, great terms! Call now (800) 890-7927.

FLORIDA LAND BARGAINS. Opportunities to own your own farm, ranch, woodland or lakefront homestead. Old Florida at its best! Still affordable! Call (866) 352-2249 or www.fllandbargains.com.

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

TENNESSEE: Swan Ridge Lake Resort on Dale Hollow Lake, a private, gated community. Enjoy the best of both worlds. Lake view and mountain-view homesites. (931) 243-4871 www.swanridgedevelopment.com.

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