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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 19 2005


MULTIPLE AWARD-WINNING local barrier island panoramas. Highest quality photographic fine-art prints. Online store: Galleries: Restless Natives, Artists Guild, Longboat Key Art Center, Sarasota Art Center.

SPIRAL STAIRCASE, 4 by 10 feet, $500; Murphy bed, $250; five piece entertainment center, $650; dining room table, $100; new loveseat, $125; garage door, $50. (941) 737-1121.

STERLING SILVER JEWELRY at Cosmic Sense Jewelry, booth 228-230 at Red Barn Flea Market. (941) 745-9010. 15 percent off with ad. Visit us at Free shipping.

CHANDELIER, CREAM COLOR ornamental fixture with crystal beads, six shaded lights. Mint condition. $125. Perfect for your dining room. (941) 778-3228.

GE RANGE and oven-range microwave for sale. Both work perfectly. $150/pair. (941) 778-2151.

GOLF CLUBS: Titleist 975J driver $100, Taylormade wedges, set of three, $150, Cobra graphite irons, $175. (941) 778-6537.

FIVE WICKER AND glass-top tables. $500 or best offer. (941) 778-8412.

ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: Mammoth halves! New crop. $7 lb. Now available at The Islander newspaper. Proceeds benefit the Island Players.

10 PUTTERS: Some from the 1920s and 30s. $100. (941) 798-8342.

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.


INTERESTED IN JAMMIN'? Tuesday afternoons. Bluegrass, country, whatever. Any skill level. Lots of fun! Call Kathy, (941) 778-1086. Please leave message.

BINGO! Annie Silver Community Center. Every Thursday through March 31, 7pm. Prizes, refreshments. Everyone welcome! Smoke free. 103 23rd St., Corner of Avenue C and 23rd Street, Bradenton Beach. For information call (941) 778-1915.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND SCREENSAVER! Experience the Island on your computer desktop. Available at The Islander, or purchase online or order by mail. $12 PC or $15 Mac.

AMI KIWANIS CLUB fruit orders benefit Island children. Order delicious oranges and grapefruit packages for shipment to friends and family from member Rich Bohnenberger, (941) 778-0355. Order through May 2005.

PILATES AND YOGA at Anna Maria Art League. Pilates, Monday, 9-10am; Yoga, Thursday, 9-10:15am. Beginning to intermediate. $6/class. Drop-ins welcome. Instructor Preston Whaley Jr. (941) 778-3996.

NEED A GIFT? Artists will design and create unique art, stained glass, paintings, painted furniture and more! Restless Natives, Island Shopping Center, 5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 779-2624.

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

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

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.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon. Always sales racks. Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

ESTATE SALE: 9am-2pm Friday, Jan. 21. Wrought-iron patio set and loungers, rattan sofa, chair and table, television cabinet, Sears 2003 36,000-BTU air conditioner, window air conditioner, Barracuda pool sweep, washer, dryer, organ, VCR and tapes, chairs, double beds, bench, foot stools, refrigerator, stove, linens, clothing, lots and lots of hand and power tools, yard tools, glassware, lots of miscellaneous and kitchenware. 641 Emerald Harbor Drive, Longboat Key. Sale by Julie McClure. Sale notices available by e-mail:

GARAGE SALE: 8am-noon Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 22-23. Furniture, clothing, small appliances. 2805 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE: Roser Thrift Shop. 9am-noon Saturday, Jan. 22. Storage clearance. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

EXCELLENT STUFF: 8am-2pm Saturday, Jan. 22. Gardening, workshop, recreational, Casio keyboard, household, office, computer stuff, TV, toys, craft supplies. Christmas tree plus decorations. Women's clothes, size 12. New craft items. 216 Elm at North Shore Drive, Anna Maria.

HUGE FLEA MARKET 9-4 Saturday, Jan. 22, in parking lot of Niki's and Islander Market Antiques, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, next to Timesaver. Lots of Antiques, gifts, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, household, art and bizarre treasures.

GARAGE SALE: 8 am-2 pm Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22-23. Boating equipment, household items, golf, Rollerblades. 502 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.

YARD SALE: 10 am-3 pm Saturday, Jan. 22. No early birds. Furniture and many miscellaneous items to mention. 106 Sixth St. S., Bradenton Beach.


CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved pets with in-home visits. (941) 778-6000.

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

FREE TO APPROVED home! Two black cats, fixed, litter trained. Five month-old male. Four-year-old female. Lovable people cats! (941) 778-8677.


1995 HONDA CIVIC hatchback. Great condition. $3,900 or best offer. (941) 778-1072.

2002 GMC SONOMA PICKUP, five-speed, excellent condition, bed liner, great fuel economy, 26,000 miles. White. $7,400 or best offer. (941) 778-1086, or 708-8770, ext. 2077.

1991 TOYOTA TERCEL. Low mileage, great condition. $2,500 or best offer. (941) 779-0046

2001 PT CRUISER: 50,000 miles. Purple, sunroof, ice-cold air, leather interior. Garage kept. $9,500. (941) 778-3875.

1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning, has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great! $1,800, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.


REWARD LOST CAT: 8-month-old short-haired female. Black and-white-face and markings. Name is Franny. Last seen Tuesday, Jan. 11 Jacaranda Road, Anna Maria. (941) 779-1165


MODULAR FLOATING DOCK systems: Custom drive-on docking solutions by Versa Dock. Maintenance free, 20-year warranty. (941) 685-7648.

1995 EVINRUDE 200 HP. All cables, control box, key switch, propellor. Less than 100 hours on rebuild. $3,500. (941) 723-1107.

MOORING WANTED to rent on Island for a 14-foot Hobie Cat. (941) 778-1074.

2002 SEA RAY 192 Bow Rider. Excellent condition, kept on lift, detailed and serviced regularly. 19-foot; 190-hp stern drive, custom seat, bimini top, canvas covers, etc. $14,800. Call (941) 778-6234 leave message or e-mail


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


CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Ninth-grade male looking for a job. Available after school and weekends. Call Zachary, (941) 779-9783.

NEED A CHILD or pet sitter? Call one number and get connected to three wonderful sitters! Tiffany, Kari, Holly. (941) 778-3275 or 779-0793.

BABYSITTER: RED CROSS babysitting and first-aid certified. Enjoys playing with kids. Call Alexandra, (941) 778-5352.

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.

PETSITTER, DOG WALKER, 12-year-old mother's helper, odd jobs. Call Kendall at   (941) 779-9783 or 779-9803.

BABYSITTER WITH EXPERIENCE and CPR license, 13 years old, friendly and responsible. (941) 778-2469.

13-YEAR-OLD girl will babysit all ages in your home. Reasonable rates and knows CPR. Call Jessica Lord, (941) 747-2495.


RETIRED NURSE/caregiver available. No lifting. References, reasonable. (941) 746-9246.


REAL ESTATE: Tired of paying office fees? Two experienced agents needed for fast paced, high traffic Island office. Top splits, sign-on bonus. Call Wedebrock Real Estate today! "Personalized, not Franchised". Call Joe Pickett, (941) 383-5543.

SALES ASSOCIATES NEEDED, fast paced office in prime location. No fees, great splits. Call Jesse or Robin, (941) 778-7244.

QUALIFIED CHEF/SOUS chef for busy continental restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Apply at Ooh La La! Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call, (941) 778-1102.

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.

EXPERIENCED FISHERMAN wanted to teach beginner. Hourly pay. Call Bill (941) 761-3531.

RESORT MANAGER wanted for Island premier resort five days a week. Computer and managerial skills required. (941) 778-1505.

EXPERIENCED ASSOCIATES wanted. Well-established real estate company under new ownership is currently seeking new associates. Call Ellen, (941) 778-0777, for a confidential appointment.

FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE person for Longboat Key Resort. Must have reliable transportation and work Saturdays. Good pay and benefits. Call (941) 383-2428 for appointment.

PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST for expanding vacation rental company. Friendly, fun staff. Must enjoy working with people and possess good computer skills. No grumpy bears. Please, call Anna Maria Gulf Coast Rentals at (941) 778-3699.

WEEKEND MANAGER/HOUSEKEEPER needed for Island resort. Additional hours available. Starting pay, $10/hour. Call (941) 778-7153.

BEFORE-SCHOOL COUNSELOR: Earn $50 weekly, Monday-Friday 7-8am. Seeking outgoing individual to supervise small group of children K-5. E-mail resume

SERVERS NEEDED immediately for day shift at popular Island restaurant. Average $80 per shift. Apply in person, Fit to Eat Restaurant, 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Next to the Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce.

WANTED: Helper for elderly lady. Experienced with bathing and dressing. Call Diana (941) 778-7073.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tingley Memorial Library, Bradenton Beach. Check books, re-shelve, assist library patrons. Come in or call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208.

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


HOME INSPECTION BUSINESS for sale. 18-years experience. Complete on-the-job certified training. One full year's support free. Possible earnings of $100,000 first year, $200,000 with two employees. Exceptional opportunity for a man or woman to run from home office located anywhere. $75,000, $45,000 down and seller will finance $30,000, or $60,000 cash. (941) 778-4606 or (407) 467-8666.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. 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 $30/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.

NOTARY PUBLIC: Civil marriages and renewal of wedding vows, sunset beach setting or wherever. Norman R. Veenstra, (941) 778-5834.

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

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.

TUTOR: 30 years experience. M.A. reading, M.A. learning disabilities. Diagnostic/remedial and supplemental. Call 778-0349 between 4-6pm.

SCOTT'S HANDYMAN SERVICES: Remodeling and repair. Free estimate, many references. Island resident. (941) 713-1907 cell, (941) 778-5427 home. E-mail:

TREE SERVICE: Stump grinding, topping, trimming, removals. Palm trimming. 15 years locally working on Anna Maria. Phil Brewer, (941) 545-4770 or 778-7790.

COMPUTER REPAIR: Maintenance, upgrades, security, spyware removal, tutoring. Call Ron Lee, anytime day or night, seven days a week. (941) 962-7161.

WILL CLEAN, COOK, run errands. Experienced. (941) 794-0494.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Affordable, dependable cleaning. Chamberlain Professional Cleaning, (941) 778-7770. References available.

MATRIX PC: Onsite computer service and repair. Training, maintenance, virus and spyware protection. Call John Baird, Matrix PC. (941) 708-6541.

PHOTOGRAPHER FOR HIRE: Kelly Ragan. Custom portraits, weddings, beach photography. Information at Restless Natives, (941) 779-2624.

MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior or exterior, landscapes and more. Information at Restless Natives, (941) 779-2624.

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

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, (941) 795-7411. RA005052.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! (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.

AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and out. I can save you time and money. Island resident, references. For pricing, call (941) 713-5967.


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. If it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality lawn landscape maintenance, shell, planting, clean-ups, palms trimmed. Free estimates. References, insured. 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.


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. $35/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) 748-3356.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MASON: 27 YEARS of experience. All masonry work and repair. Cinderblock work, brick work, glass block work, paver and brick driveways. Call Chris, (941) 795-3034. License #104776. Insured.

MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and restoration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. Insured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163 or 795-6615.

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

HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE: Bill MacCaughern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, decks. Masonry, tile, painting. 30 years experience. Yes, I do show up! (941) 778-3904.

RANDY'S REMODELING: Demo, carpentry, drywall finishing and texture. Free estimates. (941) 778-0540 or 320-2506.

STEVE'S REMODELING & repair service. Free estimates, 35 years experience. (941) 795-1968.

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.

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

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.


AUTUMN, WINTER, SPRING rentals available weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

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

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach. Units are complete. Rates seasonally adjusted. $425-$975/week, $975-$2,975/month. (800) 977-0803 or (941) 737-1121.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious 3BR/2BA homes. Please call (813) 752-4235, or view Web site:

POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities. Managed by Coastal Properties Realty, (941) 794-1515.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious 3BR/2BA homes. Please call (813) 752-4235, or view Web site:

CORTEZ COTTAGE fully furnished, nice breezy, quiet area. Seasonal, $1,700/month, $600/week, $100/night. (941) 778-8168 or 794-5980.

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 or $6,000/monthly. Call 713-0034 or e-mail:

FULLY FURNISHED VILLA in beautiful Mt. Vernon, two miles to beaches. 2BR/2BA, no pets, nonsmoking, age 55-plus. Minimum three months. Peak season, $2,500/month; annually, $1,500/month. (941) 721-1784.

5BR/4.5BA: WALK TO Bean Point beach. Available January. (941) 725-1074.

ELEVATED 2BR/2BA BEACH house, undercover parking, close to beach, nicely furnished. 210 81st St., Holmes Beach. $2,250/month. (813) 962-0817.

VACATION RENTALS: Available now through April. Weekly or monthly. Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307.

CORTEZ VACATION COTTAGE. Renovated, light and open, nonsmoking, no pets. $800/week, $1,700/month. (941) 795-8077.

SEASONAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA Baywatch condo, heated pool, waterview, $1,000/week, $3,000/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, small pet OK, $2,600/month; Bayou, 2BR/1BA, across from beach, $2,500/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED: Bradenton Beach 2BR/2BA modern duplex on Intracoastal. Dock and davits. Washer/dryer, large rooms. First, last, $1,000/month. (727) 784-3679.

GREAT SUNSET VIEWS. Two 2BR apartments on Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Call (941) 914-4646

PANORAMIC BAYFRONT RETREAT: Monthly seasonal rental. Large 2BR/1BA newly renovated and fully equipped. $2,800/month. (352) 267-9187.

SEASONAL PERICO BAY Club 2BR/2BA villa, January, $2,500; Palma Sola Townhouse, January, $1,500/month, February, $2,500/month. Call Real Estate Mart (941) 756-1090.

CHARMING BEACH Cottage. 2BR/2BA. Steps to Gulf. Available January, February, March. Call (941) 778-7351.

BEAUTIFUL BRADENTON BEACH condo: Just remodeled and furnished, 2BR/2BA, beach access, pool, tennis. Available February on. $1,075/week, $3,300/month. Also available long term. (941) 355-4027.

ANNUAL RENTAL, 2BR/2BA with Florida room, washer/dryer hookup, dishwasher, carport, close to beach, beautiful apartment. $975/month. Dolores M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.

RENTALS AVAILABLE: Utilities included, unfurnished. Efficiency, $690/month; 1BR/1BA, $735/month; 2BR/1BA, $950/month. Call (941) 524-5205 between 9am-7pm.

SEASONAL WATERFRONT, 1BR or 2BR , like new! $1,800 and $2,900/month. Call (941) 779-9074 or (703) 587-4675.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, furnished 1 and 2BR condos. Cable, microwave, washer/dryer. Block to beach and shopping. From $1,800/month. (407) 846-8741.

BEACH FRONT CONDO:. Heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts. Available for two week or monthly rental. (941) 794-8877 or 730-5393.

101 PALM: Luxury villas. 1BR and 2BR. $3,000-$4,000. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, (941) 778-0807.

KING BEDROOM efficiency for rent. Night, weekend, weekly, seasonal. Private entrance, private deck. Nonsmoking, close to beach. Call 778-3433 or 773-0010.

SEASONAL 2BR/2BA CONDO: Great view, newly furnished. Available monthly, April-December. View details at or call (630) 670-6730.

GULFVIEW: Available the month of April. Beautiful 2BR/2BA condo, recently refurnished. Martinique North, 5300 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. No pets. $800, plus security deposit. (941) 778-6786.

ANNUAL ISLAND RENTALS: 2BR/2BA duplex across from beach. Furnished/unfurnished. Great location. $995/month. Call Mike Carlton, Smith Realtors, (941) 737-0915.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY Holmes Beach rental. Ground-floor 2BR. Available January, February, March. Across from Gulf. Pool, laundry, private courtyard. $650/week. (517) 694-3288.

SEASONAL RENTALS: one month or more. Westbay Point and Westbay Cove. Tennis, heated pools, close in. Old Florida Realty Co., (941) 713-9096 or 778-3377.

SEASONAL WATERFRONT Cortez 2BR/1BA condo. Newly remodeled and furnished, no pets, nonsmoking. $1,500/month. Dockage available. (321) 663-4446.

MARTINIQUE SOUTH: Seasonal rental. Now showing for 2006. 2BR/2BA, two-car garage. Excellent condition. $3,400/month. Call (941) 795-7089.

HOLMES BEACH: Unfurnished 2BR/2BA. Steps to beach. Excellent condition, very clean. Washer/dryer, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher. Nonsmoking. Annual, $1,000/month, plus utilities. (941) 778-5356.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Elevated 2BR/2BA duplex. Three-car garage, two blocks to beach, unfurnished. Office (941) 778-3377 or 713-9096.

BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/1BA Gulffront apartment. Furnished, nicely decorated. Available February 2005. $2,500/month or $700/week. (941) 778-3805.

PERICO BAY CLUB villa: Seasonal or annual. Furnished, 2BR, two-car garage, sunny end unit with screened porch and deck. Call (941) 387-9702.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex apartment on Anna Maria. Large screened lanai, half block to bay. Washer/ dryer hook-ups. $800/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate. (941) 778-2307.

FLORIDA RENTAL: Hate snow? You can have the warm West Coast Florida sun and the ocean right outside your door. Wake up to sunshine every day. 1BR efficiency with a sofa bed. Full housekeeping service. All you need is your towel. Available at Resort 66 located on Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island. Weeks available are Feb. 26-March 5 and March 5-12. $900/week. Call (315) 868-2813, leave message.

VACATION MONTHLY: Near Bean Point. One block to beach. 3BR elevated. View from second floor. No pets, nonsmoking. (630) 279-8305. E-mail

KEY ROYALE HIGH Standards canal home. Tastefully decorated. 2BR/2BA, waterside terrace, heated pool, dock. Available seasonally $4500/month. (863) 860-7407.

1BR APARTMENT close to beach with water views. Sleeps four. $500/week or $1,850/month. Nonsmoking. Quiet area, Holmes Beach. (941) 779-0420.

GULFFRONT MARTINIQUE NORTH: 2BR/2BA, heated pool, tennis, garage. Beautiful Gulfview. One-month minimum. (941) 779-2701.

NORTH HOLMES BEACH annual: 2BR/1BA plus Florida room. Central air conditioning, separate storage. $875/month includes water and trash. Security deposit. Call (941) 778-5391.

CANCELLATION GAIN: beautiful Key Royale waterfront home. 2BR/2BA, terrace, heated pool, dock. Impeccably equipped. Feb. 1 through March 15. $6,000. (863) 860-7407.

HERON HARBOUR: Beautifully decorated, furnished, Tuscan-style, elevator, pool, gazebo, tennis. Seasonal $2,300/month. (941) 794-9921 or 773-6581.

ANNUAL DUPLEX in Anna Maria across from beach, unfurnished 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer connection. Aposporos and Son, 758-3939.

VACATION RENTAL: Available March and April 2005. Holmes Beach canalfront. 2BR/2BA. Fully furnished. Garage, laundry, dock, many extras. $2,600/month. Call (813) 286-9814.

AVAILABLE 2005: Sunbow Bay 2BR/2BA, $2,500/month; canalfront 3BR/3BA, $4,000/month; Peppertree Lane 3BR/3BA, $3,000/$1,000; beachfront 2BR/2BA $1,000/week; beachview duplex $2,400/$800. Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.

SEASONAL RENTAL available now. 2BR/2BA furnished home near water on Key Royale. Must see to appreciate. (941) 778-5192, (708) 738-2933.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA waterfront condo, furnished, near Anna Maria City Pier. $1,200/month plus utilities. First, last and security. (941) 778-5192, (708) 738-2933.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR/1BA condo, Gulffront complex. Pools, ground level. $850/month. Marina Pointe Realty, (941) 779-0732.

STEPS TO BEACH and bay. Furnished 1BR/1BA mobile home with patio and upgrades. 55-plus, Sandpiper Resort, Bradenton Beach, $1,150/month seasonally, or $695/month annually. First, last, security. (941) 778-3051 or (775) 338-9492.

WEEKLY AND MONTHLY Vacation rentals. Brand new Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, $2,400/month; Coral Shores, 2BR/2BA with pool on canal, $2,500/month; San Remo, 1BR/1BA, $1,050/month; Gulffront duplex, 3BR/2BA, $1,300/week; Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA, $700/week; enchanted cottage, 2BR/1BA, $850/week. Please call   Cristin Curl at Wagner Realty. (941) 778-2246.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA two-car garage home. Seasonal, available now, February-March, $2,500/month. Five minutes to Island beaches. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

3BR/2BA HOME one block to beach. Pool and hot tub, beautifully furnished and spacious, seasonal or six-month rental, $3000/month. Also, northwest Bradenton home, minutes to beaches, 2BR/2BA, pool, close to everything, available February, $2300/month. Call Deborah Thrasher, RE/MAX Excellence. E-mail (941) 518-7738 or 383-9700.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3875. Web site


DIRECT GULFFRONT FOR Sale by owner, $1,490,000. Best opportunity in Holmes Beach 3BR/1BA bungalow, 1,328 sf. Concrete-pier foundation. Zoned R-4. Total lot size 50x100 feet. 3306 Fourth Ave., Holmes Beach. Contact Ken Ward, (813) 892-3690.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Westbay Point & Moorings hard-to-find ground-floor end unit. 2BR/2BA condo. Excellent condition. $379,900. Call (941) 756-4860.

ANNA MARIA Ground-floor 2BR/1BA with two-car garage, 100 feet to beach. Bayview, large lot, furnished. Concrete block. (941) 778-7703.

HOUSE DEALS ON, off, near the Islands. Northwest Bradenton, minutes to beach, heated pool, sauna, hot tub, $324,900; Ellenton, close-in country living, custom 3BR/2BA with two-car garage, 3/4-acre wooded lot, $329,900; Longboat Key, English cottage with unique artist loft, Abbaco architecture, 15-foot loft ceilings, two-car garage, hot tub, $650,000. Call Fred Flis, Real Estate Mart (941) 756-1090.

2BR/2BA-3BR/2BA DUPLEX: 2511 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Gulf and bay views. 5,208 sf under roof. One block to beach. Appointment only. Call (941) 778-2953.

2BR/2BA CONDO: Great view. 3601 E. Bay Drive. Cove at Sandy Point. Furnished. $295,000. Call (941) 779-0448.

EXCHANGE: BRADEN Riverfront. Contemporary, all new, 1717 sf home is offered in exchange for similar waterfront home or condo on the Island. (941) 778-4495.

WATERFRONT HOMES and lots: bay lot, $639,000; one near tip lot, $459,000; three homes from $349,000, all seawalled, deep water, no bridges. Also, bayfront tip lot and direct bayfront top-floor penthouse flagship condo. (570) 943-2516.

LOT IN CITY of ANNA Maria. By owner. One block to Gulf beach. 52 by 145 sf. $399,000. Brokers protected. (941) 739-1882.

FOR SALE BY owner: Elevated custom built home west of Gulf Drive. 2-3BR/2BA. Excellent condition. $699,500. Call (941) 778-3203.

BAYFRONT CONDO FOR sale: 2BR/2BA. Golf course, pool, beautiful sunsets. $290,000. Call (941) 722-4800.

OWN YOUR OWN piece of the Island! 1BR/1BA, new appliances, newly decorated. 55-plus. Sandpiper Mobile Resort, Bradenton Beach. (941) 779-1371.

TO SETTLE ESTATE: 2BR/1BA home with garage. 106 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Call (941) 504-4199 to see. Being sold "as-is" with right to inspect. $469,000.

RIVERVIEW LANDINGS: Northwest Bradenton's most desired neighborhood. 4BR/3BA, pool/spa, three-car garage, 5,300-sf under roof, renovated/updated 2003. Spectacular executive home designed for entertaining. By owner, broker protected. $799,000. (941) 792-2247.

FOR SALE: WEST Bradenton hair-styling salon business. Owner needs to retire due to health reasons. Call after 6pm, Monday through Friday. (941) 798-3754.

ANNA MARIA, 3BR/2BA pool home. Sailboat water, canal, seawall, dock. Broker/owner. $699,000. (941) 383-3840.

PALMA SOLA AREA: Lovely Pine Bay Forest condo. 2BR/2BA, 1,300 sf, cathedral ceilings, carpet, tile, lanai, garden. $199,900. (941) 795-5703.

PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake condominiums, Bradenton. Close to beach. Starting at $249,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.

LONGBOAT KEY MOBILE home, 55-plus resident-owned park. 2BR/1BA, immaculate with many amenities, fully furnished. Great location. $184,900. Call owner, (941) 387-1291.

WATERWAY CONDO 2BR/2BA waterfront, furnished, totally remodeled, gorgeous views, boat docks, minutes to beaches, shopping, $349,900. Bayfront duplex 3BR/3BA, 1BR/1BA with lot across street on Sarasota Bay with boat docks, breathtaking views, lots of potential, $959,900. Triplex, steps to beach, 3BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA, tile and wood floors, new air conditioner, decks, stairs, super rental or second home, close to everything, $589,000. Call Deborah Thrasher, RE/MAX Excellence. E-mail (941) 518-7738 or 383-9700.

PRE-CONSTRUCTION HOME located on   northend of Anna Maria Island. This home will have luxury amenities throughout. Steps to beach with Gulf views. (850) 324-1811 or (941) 778-9194.

SPECIAL OFFER: $320,000 for a home on a private island in Sarasota Bay. Everything new in this professionally styled 2BR/2BA unit. You can have it all, luxury, privacy, 24-hour security and a beautiful waterview. Perfect home for the discerning! Call Victor Rosenfeld, owner-Realtor, (941) 920-1693.

MOUNT VERNON Condo. 2BR/2BA waterfront on canal with beautiful views front and back. $265,000. (941) 795-0413.

RIVER DISTRICT: 4-6BR/4BA, two fireplaces, hardwood throughout, views of river, private setting, oaks. $585,000. 223 21st St. W. Open daily by appointment after 10am. (941) 746-2464.


BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Winter season is here! Must see the beautiful peaceful mountains of western North Carolina. Homes, cabins, acreage, Investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty, GMAC Real Estate, Murphy. N.C. Call for free brochure, (800) 841-5868.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. AREA. Spectacular mountain view and river lots. Paved roads, clubhouse, more. New release! Possible $5,000 discount! Bear River Community. Call (866) 411-5263.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. Where there is cool mountain air, views, stream, homes, cabins, acreage. Call for free brochure of mountain property sales. (800) 642-5333. Realty of Murphy, 317 Peachtree St., Murphy, N.C. 28906.

MOUNTAIN GOLF HOMESITES! Prestigious community weaving throughout Dye-designed 18-hole championship course in breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina. Call for package, (866) 334-3253, ext. 759.


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