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Date of Issue: July 19, 2007

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July 18, 2007

ITEMS FOR SALE

SALE! $2.50 A box: Anna Maria Junior Girl Scouts Troop No. 590 cookies are on sale at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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.

OLD-FASHIONED DINER MUGS: $8 (includes tax). Your coffee never tasted so good as when you drink from the old-style mugs available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

YOU WANT IT ... You got it. Oval AMI bumper stickers are just $1 at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

HELP SUPPORT OFFICER Pete Lannon: Silicone bracelets, DARE2CARE/ISLANDER4PETE. Child $2, adult $5. The bracelets are donated by The Islander and all $$$ go to a pre-paid college fund for Pete's youngest son. Available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

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.

SAIL AWAY ABOARD 65-foot Lex-Sea. Key West Fantasy Fest, six days, five nights, $995 per person, $1,095 per couple. Cayo Costa Thanksgiving, four days, three nights, $595 per person, $1,095 per couple. Everglades Expedition, seven days, seven nights, $795 per person, $1,495 per couple. 941-713-8000. www.annamariaislandsailing.com.

ISLAND YOGA SPACE: Summer classes and workshops. Drop-ins welcome. Visit islandyogaspace.com, or call 941-778-3149 for more information.

MEET RHONDAK: NATIVE Florida folk artist, 8am-2pm, July 21 at Simply Put, 11904 Cortez Road. Fun tiki bar signs, sea shabby chic wall art, mermaids-plus. Check out work other times at Restless Native and Star Fish Company restaurant. See: rhondakwrites.com. Call 941-704-7558.

KIDNAPPED! Bentley (the butler statue) disappeared from Sandy Rich’s Real Coffee & Realty, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, on March 17. Sandy says, “Call and I’ll pick him up, no questions asked.” Call her at 376-6077.

WANTED: THE RETURN OF two fishing poles stolen out of a boat Friday night, July 6 at Tip of the Island, Anna Maria. Please return two special poles to a very special person. Leave at the Tip of the Island or call 941-720-2418. No questions asked. Thank you.

FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Courtesy of the Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Free at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.

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.

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tuesdays, Thursday. 9am-noon Saturdays. Summer clothing sales. Closed August. 941-779-2733. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE: 9am-noon Saturday, July 21.Two-family sale, furniture, clothes, etc. 4909 Gulf Drive near Anna Maria Elementary School. Holmes Beach.

NIKI’S ISLAND TREASURES: Announcing new dealer. Manasota Cottage now open. Specializing in Florida-style furniture, antiques, collectibles, vintage jewelry 20-80 percent off. All sterling silver jewelry 50-70 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

LOST & FOUND

LOST: MAN'S WEDDING ring. Silver color. Between Bridge Street and Coquina on the beach. Reward. 941-224-6862.

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.

TRANSPORTATION

1996 GRAND CHEROKEE, 1996 Jeep SUV. 123,000 miles, two-wheel drive, power, good condition. Runs great. $3,800. View at The Islander newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-1102.

BOATS & BOATING

KAYAK: SCRUPPER PRO. 16-foot, like new, includes paddle, seat, vest. $495 or best offer. Call 779-3733.

FISHING & CHARTERS

KIDS FOR HIRE

14-YEAR-OLD needs work. Willing to babysit, clean, etc. Red Cross trained in first aid and babysitting. Call Alexandra, 941-778-5352.

LOOKING FOR A babysitter, pet sitter, dog walker or somebody to do odd jobs? Call Kendall, 14-year-old, ninth-grader. Certified in first aid! 941-779-9783.

RED CROSS-CERTIFIED 14-year-old looking for a job babysitting or pet sitting. Experienced with kids! Call Kim, 941-794-8640 or 941-807-0889.

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.

HOUSEKEEPER: NON-SMOKER. 30-40 hours/week, reliable and flexible. Apply at Haley’s Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-5405.

CNA WANTED FOR in-home care for stroke patient. Must be able to transfer. Flexible hours. Call 941-778-4350, or cell 941-592-9384.

LEGAL SECRETARY/PARALEGAL position: Presswood Law Firm, P.A., is an employment litigation and appellate practice located in Bradenton, Fla. This position offers a casual office setting, the latest technology tools, and the flexibility to work between 25-40 hours per week. Must be adept with technology (e.g., utilizing software such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Amicus Attorney, PC Law) and enjoy working with people. Litigation experience preferred. E-mail resume to kendra.p@verizon.net.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT Tingley Library in Bradenton Beach. Friendly atmosphere with great community spirit. It's fun, give it a try! For more information, 941-779-1208.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

GIFTS/DECOR FOR patio, home and garden. Enchanting shop, fun items in Holmes Beach - busy shopping district. Profitable. $79,000. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112. For more great business and realty buys: www.longviewrealty.com.

RESTAURANT: CAFE AND RETAIL, charming and picturesque in great location for your menu and more. $75,000, inventory negotiable. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112. www.longviewrealty.com.

HEALTH CARE

LICENSED CNA/HHA: Personal care, meal preparation, house keeping, bathing and dressing assistance, medication reminder, respite care, transportation. Call 941-345-6155. Good rates.

SERVICES

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.

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

ANY ODD JOBS? Need a pet sitter or dog walker? Island local, dependable 17 year-old seeks work. Call Zach, 941-779-9783 or 941-224-5854.

LOCK AROUND THE Clock: Island locksmith and owner, Bob Woods. Licensed, bonded and insured. 941-778-1661 or 941-713-4414.

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.

WEST COAST INC. Landscaping: Bobcat service, hauling, tree removal, shelling, pressure cleaning and lawn care. Very reliable. 941-345-6859.

GUITAR LESSONS: IN recording studio. Learn chords, scales, modes, arpeggios. Learn music theory, apply to songs. Recording lessons also available. 941-228-9273.

REMOVE WATER STAINS, bring back new shine to your marble, walls, counter tops. 40 years experience. 941-723-1749 or 941-545-0964.

GERMAN INTERPRETER TRANSLATES information from German, Spanish and French and assists with paperwork. 630-947-4291. E-mail: ejdv@gmx.de.

DO YOU NEED a babysitter, dog sitter, dog walker or some household work done? I am a 21-year-old exchange student, dependable, Red Cross certified and experienced. Please, call Natalie, 941-321-4544.

TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICE: In-home service, virus/spyware cleanup, system set up, upgrades, diagnose, repair, Internet and wireless network security. Over 37 years computer experience. Call Tom, 941-224-1069.

GET MOORE FOR your money: Specializing in tree trimming and removal, brush chipping, estate cleanups. Insured. Call Lew Moore, 941-755-5559.

EXPERIENCED HOME COMPANION available. Light housekeeping, light cooking, errands, shopping, appointments, etc! Live-in or live-out. References. Call Joany, 941-580-8385.

MOVE-OUT AND VACATION rental cleaning: Will clean empty rentals before new tenants arrive. $15 per room. Call for details. Melissa, 941-704-7404.

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.

DO YOU WANT AN AWARD WINNING WEB-SITE - Designed, Redesigned & Hosted: We're your first step to create your internet presence on the web. Each web-site is created specifically for your company. Why trust anyone else, use The Islander, we're local, professional and award winning designs. Please email, we will be happy to give you a FREE quote. webmaster@islander.org

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, property maintenance. Owner operated by Island resident. Exceptional value! Licensed and insured. Call 941-726-7070. www.gulfshorelandscaping.com.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Lawn and landscape maintenance. Tree-trimming, mulching, plantings, sod, shell. Many references and insured. Please call 941-778-2335.

THE PATIENT GARDENER: Small garden specialist. Weeding, potting, planting, mulch, watering, deck planters, pool deck areas. Call Teri, 941-448-9433.

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.

TIRED OF NO return calls? Straight Shot Landscape calls back. For all your landscape, call Shark Mark. 941-727-5066. Shell $42/yard.

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.

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.

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 .

GUARANTEED A-1 PAINTING service. Get a bid then call Nick, he’s the best. Island references. Licensed. Call Nick, 941-727-1448 or 941-962-5131.

EXPERIENCED BUILDING CONTRACTOR: Carl V. Johnson Jr. Inc. New homes, porches, decks, remodel, repairs, etc. Quality work. Fair price! 941-795-1947. Lic. # RR0066450.

PAINTING, WALL REPAIRS, carpentry and more. Island resident, very meticulous and reliable. I take pride in my work. For a free estimate, call Colin at 941-779-0120 or 941-376-0541.

MASTERS OF RENOVATIONS: Do you need a professional at painting, tiling, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and remodeling? 24-hour emergency service. Free estimates. 941-580-3312.

RENTALS

RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 941-778-6665 or 800-749-6665. www.wedebrock.com.

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.

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/week. 941-713-0034 or 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.

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.

FURNISHED MOTHER-IN-LAW apartment, canal view with a large deck, dock and saltwater pool to share. Apartment has private entrance, bath and kitchenette. All utilities except telephone included. $350/week or $850/month. Perfect for a clean and quiet individual! Please e-mail tlyonsrq@verizon.net or call 941-928-8735. Leave message for information and availability.

AFFORDABLE SEASONAL RENTALS still available. Weekly, monthly, bayfront, Gulffront, big, small. Call Sato Real Estate for availability. 941-778-7200.

ANNUALS: SANDPIPER RESORT 55-plus community, No. 200, 2BR/1BA, $595/month. Turnkey furnished, washer and dryer. Includes water, sewer and garbage. On bay, Gulf view. Call 941-920-0868 or 941-778-4523.

ANNUAL RENTAL IN Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, washer and dryer hookup. $850/month plus security deposit. Days 941-778-6541, evenings 941-504-3844.

BRAND NEW LUXURY townhome: Harbor Landings, Cortez. 3BR/3BA, private elevator, two-car garage, all amenities, walk to beach. $2,750/month. Call Donna at Premier Florida Realty, 941-761-3720. Cell, 941-313-0104.

PALMS OF CORTEZ: 2BR/1BA very clean, third floor. Small pets welcome. Pool, fitness center, etc. $875/month. First, last, security deposit, negotiable. 941-778-8277 or 941-962-8347.

RENT-TO-OWN: Waterfront and pool homes, several to choose from! Starting at $995/month. www.44Smart.com. 941-447-6278.

ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH. 2BR/2BA duplex, steps to the beach, two-car garage, screened lanai, shared laundry. $950/month. 941-779-0120.

NORTH-END DUPLEX: for 2008 season. Three-month minimum. 2BR/2BA, washer and dryer, two blocks from Gulf. Sleeps six. $2,000/month. 941-778-7167 or 941-705-0275.

OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE: 1,081 sf. Former Cortez Exchange. 8811 Cortez Road. 1-800-952-1206.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, newly renovated, walking distance to beach and shops. Ready to move in immediately. $950/month. Call Bob at 941-527-7661 or 941-531-3565.

ANNUALS: SANDPIPER RESORT 55-plus community, No. 200, 2BR, $595/month. No. 202, 1BR, $495/month. Both have 1BA, turnkey furnished, washer and dryer. Includes water, sewer and garbage. On bay, Gulf view. Call 941-920-0868 or 941-778-4523.

LARGE, UNFURNISHED 3BR/2BA house with garage. One block from the beach. No pets. $1,500/month plus utilities. 123-A 52nd St., Holmes Beach. Call Gayle Schulz, Jim Anderson Realty, 941-812-6489.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from beautiful beach. $400-$550/week. Winter and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments. 941-778-2374.

CORTEZ: ANNUAL: 1 or 2BR. Central air conditioning, washer and dryer, lanai, storage. $740/month, includes water and garbage. 941-778-2710.

GORGEOUS AND BRIGHT! 2BR/2BA house, steps to beach. $1,550/month, $600/week. Jaime, 941-545-8488. http://jjvacations.blogspot.com.

BEACH BARGAIN ACROSS the street from the beach! Clean and affordable vacation property, with all the comforts of home. For pictures, www.beachesndreams.net. 513-236-5091.

ANNUAL RENTAL: NORTH Beach Village 3BR/2.5BA, two-car garage, screened lanai, several decks, pool. $1,700/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 941-778-2307.

ANNUAL RENTALS: ANNA Maria 2BR/2BA. Close to beach, open courtyard, dishwasher. $850-$880/month includes water and garbage. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 941-778-2307.

ANNUAL RENTAL: LONGBOAT Key. Cedars East 3BR/2.5BA condo. 3,000 sf living area, several decks, two garages, pool, tennis, fishing, close to beach and bay. $2,750/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 941-778-2307.

HOLMES BEACH: UNFURNISHED, yearly, 2BR/2BA duplex. Garage, balcony and lanai. Nice quiet area $975/month. No pets/smoking, references. 406-837-0679.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/1.5BA ground-level duplex. $900/month, shared laundry. Small pet OK. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.

3BR/2BA HOUSE FOR rent, garage, in Holmes Beach. No pets. 941-778-7039.

2BR/2BA APARTMENT with patio. Walk to beach. Available annually. No pets. 941-773-4180. 29th St., Holmes Beach.

SUMMER VACATION RENTALS: Key Royale waterfront, 3BR/2BA, pool and boat dock, $799/week. Longboat Key, 3BR/2BA, $699/week. Palma Sola Bay, 2BR, pool, boat dock, $499/week. 941-756-1090.

TEMPORARY OR ANNUAL 2BR elevated duplex with porch and laundry. Freshly remodeled, private parking, block to beach. $795/month. 941-807-5449.

ANNUAL APARTMENT in Holmes Beach. Kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. No pets. Also boat slip for rent. 941-778-7039.

FOR RENT: FULLY furnished 1BR, living room, kitchen. Long term, $1,000/month. Bradenton Beach. 727-480-8154.

MAGNOLIA HOUSE: BEACH rental: One and two bedroom. Anna Maria Island duplex. Beautifully furnished, loaded. Photos at VRBO.com/95219. 941-720-5198.

VERY NICELY FURNISHED 3BR/2BA. Near marina and beaches, phone, TV, hi-speed Internet included. $1,100/month. 941-704-2168.

ISLAND ANNUALS: 1BR/1BA Palm Drive, new flooring and paint, garage and storage, $790/month. 2BR/2BA, washer and dryer, 72nd Street at Gulf Drive, $1,250/month. 2BR/2BA, Gulf view, washer and dryer, $1200/month. More units coming! CoastLine Realtors, 941-779-9500.

COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE available. Two nice-size offices, possible shared conference room and kitchen. Located on north end of Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Mike, 941-737-0915.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club rental available for February 2008. Totally remodeled unit, nonsmoking. Two-week minimum. 813-781-7562.

ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA HOLMES Beach. Convenient location, big yard, pets considered, $895/month, garbage and yard service included. 941-778-2113.

55-PLUS MOBILE home resort. Turnkey 1BR, sleeps four. Steps to beach. $750/month includes utilities. July through December. 941-778-5152.

FIVE MINUTES TO the beach! 2BR/2BA condo for rent in luxury complex. 24-hour fitness center, spa-like pool, tennis, barbecue, playground, gated. Washer and dryer in apartment. $900/month. Small pets considered. Call 941-756-6249.

SUMMER SPECIAL: NORTH-end, ground-floor duplex near Rod & Reel Pier, fully furnished, 2BR/1BA, no smokers or pets. $800/month. Call 941-387-8610.

ANNUAL RENTAL: PERICO Bay Club. 2BR/2BA. Furnished or unfurnished, pools, tennis, security gate. Beautiful landscaping. Leave message, 941-778-5910

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA ANNA Maria Village. Washer and dryer, carport, great location. $1,100/month. 941-737-9662.

MINUTES TO BEACHES: 3BR/2BA, garage, community pool, tennis, and clubhouse, quiet area, good schools, close to shopping. $1,295/month, annual. 941-720-2804.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA, HALF of duplex, excellent condition, close to beach, $700/month. 2BR/1BA, nice, large apartment, $725/month. Rustic 3BR/2BA, porch and deck, Gulfside of Cedar Avenue in Anna Maria, $900/month. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.

ANNUAL: 2BR/1.5BA ELEVATED duplex. Beautiful views of Gulf and bay, steps to beach, no pets. $950/month plus utilities. 941-922-2473 or 941-928-3880.

ANNUAL: 3BR/1BA GULF-view home, 30 yards to beach. Unfurnished, no smoking or pets. $1,150/month plus utilities. Avenue F, Holmes Beach. Call 800-894-1950.

SPECTACULAR WATER VIEW from huge living and dining area. Plate glass windows, doors and 30x12-foot screened deck fronting bay beach and park with Gulf beach in easy walking distance. 3BR annual in north Anna Maria. A must see! Call 941-748-5334 for details.

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

NEW LAKEFRONT CONDOS: From mid-$200s. Minutes to beach, one block south of Manatee Avenue on 67th Street. Models open daily. Hidden Lake Real Estate, 941-761-0444. www.hiddenlakecondominiums.com.

ISLAND HOME REDUCED: For sale by owner. Holmes Beach 3BR, deep-water canal, pool, boat dock, many upgrades. $725,000. Call 941-545-8601.

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! 404 21st Place, Bradenton Beach By owner. Call Herb Dolan, 941-725-2395.

DIRECT WATERFRONT: 65A Cortez Park, Avenue D. 941-778-5480.

NEW 2007: 3BR/2BA, plus one and two-car garage. Some with views of Gulf and bay. All units have private elevators and are located between Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island at 2317 Ave. C. Steps from Gulf of Mexico. White Sands, priced in the $600s. Contact Kimberly Mills or Erlene Fitzpatrick at Re/Max Gulfstream Realty. 941-758-7777.

WATERFRONT PROPERTY: 2BR/2BA open-plan with great views of Tampa Bay. Canalfront, walking distance to beach and restaurants. $719,000. 941-779-1512.

HOLMES BEACH: 3BR/2BA fully remodeled home, garage, less than a block to beach. $585,000. Call Joe at 941-713-8341.

NEW LAKEFRONT CONDOS: From mid-$200s. Minutes to beach, one block south of Manatee Avenue on 67th Street. Models open daily. Hidden Lake Real Estate, 941-761-0444. www.hiddenlakecondominiums.com.

1BR/1BA MOBILE HOME: One block to marina. Land owned! No age, pet restrictions or fees. Really cute and clean. $115,000. 513-470-3851.

HAVE IT ALL: Beautiful direct Gulf views just steps to sandy beach. Also a fishing pier, boat dock, pool, spa and tennis court. 2BR/2BA, kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Nice, turnkey furnished. $575,000. Open Sundays, 1-4pm. Ninth Street, Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Contact owner at 941-388-5238.

NEW 2007: 3BR/2BA, plus garage. Some with views of Gulf and bay. All units have private elevators and are located between Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island at 2317 Ave. C. Steps from Gulf of Mexico. White Sands, priced in the $600s. Contact Kimberly Mills or Erlene Fitzpatrick at Re/Max Gulfstream Realty. 941-758-7777.

3BR/2BA, STEPS TO BEACH, less than two years old, nearly 2,000 sf, high ceilings, heated pool, granite tops, wood cabinets and floors, metal roof, two-car garage and more! Turnkey furnished, great rental income when you are not enjoying it yourself. $679,000. 941-725-2826.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: North end, canal home, 3BR/2.5BA. Built 2003, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, tile kitchen and living room, three-car garage, two carports, lush tropical garden, room for pool. $1,180,000. 941-778-0326. brigmisch@aol.com.

BOATER’S DREAM: MARINERS Cove condo includes 50-foot boat slip. Large updated 3BR/2.5 BA end unit, with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Amenities include fireplace, wet bar, glass-enclosed lanai and much more. $779,000. Richard Parker, 941-920-3250, Re/Max Gulfstream.

PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, single home. Vaulted ceilings, heated pool. Overlooks preserve. $459,000. Owner, 941-794-8360. Cell, 941-713-0365.

HOLMES BEACH: UNIQUE waterfront complex. Three elevated duplexes, six 2BR/2BA apartments in great condition. Docks, garages and launching ramp. Excellent location and rental history. $1,500,000. 406-837-0679.

BOATER'S TAKE NOTE! This wonderfully updated 3BR home is located in one of the last affordable boating communities in Manatee County. Double lot. Room for pool and your boat or RV! Community boat ramp. $189,900. Chard Winheim Horizon Realty, 941-713-6743. www.manateeproperties.biz.

MY LOSS IS your gain! Direct Gulffront, Club Bamboo South studio condo on Bradenton Beach. Large private balcony overlooking the beach, pool and Gulf. Professional interior, all new exterior, great rentals, on-site management and more. $399,000. George, 312-321-7501.

ISLAND WATERFRONT OPPORTUNITY: Remodeled single-family home. 3BR/2BA, pool, boat dock. Will include brand new 10,000-lb. boatlift. Option terms, $50,000 down payment, $3,500/month. Price, $800,000. By owner, 941-356-1456.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Minutes to Island, $299,000. Option available. $20,000 down, $1,600 monthly payments. By owner, 941-356-1456.

50-by-110-FOOT LOT in Anna Maria. Owner will finance. No streets to cross to the beach! $480,000. 813-837-6224. 117 Willow Ave.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: 2BR/2BA, totally remodeled in 2005. $1,200,000. 2600 Gulf Drive. Call 813-781-7562.

OPEN SUNDAY: 1-3pm July 22.Spectacular waterviews. Beach and seawall. Updated cottage with room to expand. $1,399,000. 865 N.Shore Drive, Anna Maria. Lynn Parker, RoseBay Real Estate,941-321-2736.

OUT-OF-STATE REAL ESTATE

AFFORDABLE LAKE PROPERTIES: On pristine 34,000-acre Norris Lake, over 800 miles of wooded shoreline. Four seasons. Call 888-291-5253, or visit Lakeside Realty. www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.

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. cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call for free brochure, 800-841-5868.

PHASE I CLOSEOUT land sale! One weekend only! All parcels reduced $10,000! July 21-22. Situated on Lake Seaton. Oversized lots in a private, gated community. Offering rolling topography, mature hardwoods and stunning views. Two-acre interior parcel, $95,000; two-plus acres, $145,000. Come take advantage of these bargain prices! Financing available. Call 888-952-6347.

BATTERY CREEK, S.C.: WATERFRONT at drastically reduced prices! Marshfront lots from $179,900. Dockable waterfront lots from $249,900. Located in Beaufort, S.C. Premier location and neighborhood. All lots have central water, sewer and underground utilities. Call 888-279-4741.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: 100 percent financing, no payments for two years. Gated, lakefront community of the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. All dockable. 90 miles of shoreline. Start $99,000. Call now, 800-709-LAKE.

DEEP-WATER MOUNTAIN view: Lake lot on Georgia's largest private lake. Gated, golf, tennis, pool. Seller is agent. $520,000. Clay Dalton, 770-815-5451. www.claydalton.com.

AUCTION: SATURDAY, AUG. 4. Smith Lake, Ala. Luxury lakefront home. 12 lakefront and lake-access lots. Target Auction Company. www.targetauction.com. 800-476-3939. Scott Barnes, #1932.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: New log home, 3.6 acres. Only $69,900. New 2,200-sf log home package with 3.6 acres with mountain views! 800-455-1981, ext.103.

MOVE TO THE Smoky Mountains: Three-quarter to three-acre tracts starting at $79,900. 15 minutes from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg. Low taxes, low crime. Majestic mountain views. 888-215-5611, ext. 101 www.mountainhightn.com.

NORTH CAROLINA: BEST buy in mountains! Two acres with spectacular view, paved road, house site-in, owner financing. Bryson City. $65,000, $13,000 down. Call owner! 800-810-1590. www.wildcatknob.com.

TENNESSEE LAKE BARGAIN! One-plus acre, $29,900. Free pontoon boat! Beautifully wooded parcel with access to Jimmy Houston-endorsed fishing lake! Private lakefront community with free boat slips. Paved roads, utilities, soils tested. Lakefront available. Excellent financing. Call now, 888-792-5253, ext. 1311.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Five acres with pristine 20-foot high waterfall, home site with great view, very private, large public lake nearby, $199,500. This won't last long. Call now, 866-789-8535.

TIMBER COMPANY LIQUIDATION! 26 acres, $99,900. 40 acres, $159,900. Timber company selling off large wooded acreages in southeast Georgia. Short drive to coast and Jacksonville, Fla. Loaded with wildlife. Potential to subdivide. Excellent financing. Call National Timber Partners now, 800-898-4409, ext. 1156.

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