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Date of Issue: October 13, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Oct 12 2005


1940s RED MAPLE bedroom set $500. Rattan loveseat $50. Rattan sofa $50. (941) 778-9002.

SWING SET: you move, $50; wood headboard, full-size from Pottery Barn, $50; dog cage, $40; tanning bed, new bulbs, $800. Call Paige, (941) 798-3448.

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

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.

ANTIQUE WICKER DESK: Excellent condition, painted white. One center drawer, two side shelves. Raised wicker railing surrounds desktop. 37.5 wide by 23 inches deep. $375. (941) 778-1102.

FULL-SIZE FUTON: Premium mattress, seldom used, $80. (941) 778-1102.

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.

WASHER/DRYER SET: electric, ivory color, $75; bedroom set, includes headboard, queen/regular frame, two night tables, dresser, mirror, all walnut, $200. All good condition. (941) 761-2725.

PIANO: BEAUTIFUL OLD Eavestaff pianette with bench. Perfect condition. $350. (941) 778-5639.

FOR SALE: THOMASVILLE kitchen table with white formica top and four matching padded chairs, colonial blue, $200; kitchenette table, 36-inch round with drop leaves, two chairs, country natural, $80; Ethan Allen what-not shelf, three shelves and 2-inch width, natural, $100. All in excellent condition for your nice home. Leave message, (941) 778-5665.

SMALL, LIGHT OAK drop-leaf table and two chairs, $85; oak wall cabinet, $35; light oak glass-top coffee table and two end tables, $125; designer, oyster-white sectional sofa, $275. (941) 778-4451.WHITE WICKER FURNITURE set: Includes love seat, two chairs, coffee table, rocker and cushions. Very nice! $110. (941) 779-1045.


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

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

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

BIKE RENTALS: ADULTS $45/week, children $25/week. Includes helmet. (941) 778-3441.

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

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


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am-2pm and Saturdays, 9am-noon. Summer clearance sale. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

ESTATE SALE: 9:30am-2pm, Thursday, October 13. Oak bowfront cabinet, pickled Castor collectibles sofa, Gone with the Wind lamp, bedroom furniture, rattan furniture, glass-top wicker table and chairs, tools, exercise equipment and 1989 Cadillac with 41,000 miles. Conducted by Palma Sola Appraisals and Sales, 302 72nd St., Holmes Beach.

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE: 8am Saturday, October 15. Town and Country Perico apartments, 11001 Bristol Bay Dr. For information call (941) 795-4899.

YARD SALE: 9am-1pm, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15. Lots of great items and loads of books! 2709 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE: 7am-2pm, Saturday, Oct. 15. Dresser, side tables, chairs, drawers, lawnmower, kitchen stuff, clothing and lots more! 52nd Street, Holmes Beach.

HUGE GARAGE SALE: 9am-? Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15. 6250 Holmes Blvd. #52, Holmes Beach.

SALE AT NIKI’S Gifts & Antiques. Weekly specials: Stained glass lamp, 50 percent off; all sterling jewelry, 50-70 percent off; large sailboats, 50 percent off; select jewelry, antiques, gifts, art and furniture, 30-70 percent off. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729.

Estate Sale: 9am-5pm, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15. Entire contents of house, from furniture to quality clothes and much, much more! 3911 14th Ave. W., Bradenton, off 39th Street. Also garage sale at 4004


LOST CAT: MAINE coon with white paws. Has medical injury with sutures under front leg. Lost in area of 71st Street, Holmes Beach. Answers to "Bootsie". (941) 730-1086.


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.

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.

KITTENS AND MOM: Six-months old, gorgeous, one six-toed, four females, one male. Tested, shots, spayed, microchipped. Locally fostered. $150 value, only $35 to good home. Julie, (941) 720-1411.


RV: 2002 ROADTREK 190 Versatile. Fully loaded. 14,000 miles. Call (317) 873-3307, e-mail or see details at

1990 TOYOTA CAMRY: Four-door, automatic, white, new tires and battery. 114,000 miles, runs great! $1,795 or best offer. (941) 778-7029.

1991 CADILLAC SEVILLE: Excellent shape, carriage roof, gold package, cold air, AM/FM/CD player. 75,000 miles. Must see! Jim, (941) 920-9227.

1984 CADILLAC BROUGHAM: 85,000 miles. $1,450. (941) 778-5141.

1994 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL: Exceptional condition. 69,000 miles, all power options, great on gas. Perfect in every way! Jim, (941) 920-9227.


27-FOOT CARVER twin 190-hp Mercruiser. Runs great, good for fishing, Ceranfield, air conditioning, water heater, shower, head, new batteries, stereo and much more! $10,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1565.

CUSTOM MARINE FIBERGLASS: Mobile unit. Exterior, interior. Structural, painting and gel-coat repair. 25 years experience, all work guaranteed. Licensed and insured. USCG registered. Jim Hathaway, (941) 713-5462.

WANTED: BOAT SLIP for small 22-foot sailboat. Can pay up to $100/month. Lee Jones, (941) 400-5384.

YAMAHA OUTBOARD MOTOR: 30-horsepower, barely used. $950. (941) 778-5141.


LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. (941) 723-1107. FISH FOR REDFISH, Snook and Trout with Captain Jim Savaglio. License, bait and tackle included. (813) 477-7657.


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.

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

NEED A BABY-SITTER, pet-sitter or dog walker? 13-year-old eighth-grade girl, very responsible. Great with animals and kids. Call Kendall, (941) 779-9783.

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

SANDBAGS DELIVERED: Be prepared. Local teen will make and deliver sandbags to your Island residence. Spencer, (941) 778-0944 to order.

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

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


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

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

HELPER WANTED for landscape and property maintenance. Call Chris, (941) 778-2837.

HOTEL ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND seeks assistant manager: Full-time, hands-on assistant manager to facilitate all aspects of the hotel’s management and staff. Must be a self-starter and computer literate and have at least three years in hotel management. People skills are a must. Send resumes to PO Box 1384, Holmes Beach FL 34218, or e-mail

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

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

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE supervisor for condo complex in North Longboat Key. Year-round, full time. Hours may include some Saturday work and availability for emergencies. Candidate must be dependable, friendly, honest, energetic and be able to follow-thru on tasks and take initiative. Compensation based on experience with lodging possible for single person. Position is available now. Call (941) 383-5454 for job description, application and interview time.

HELP WANTED: HIRING door-to-door appointment setters. Part-time, salary plus commission. Call Lee Jones at (941) 400-5384.

OPENINGS FOR VETERINARY tech/assistant and a kennel assistant at West Bradenton Animal Hospital. Please, fax resume to (941) 795-8179.



PRIVATE DUTY LPN: 30-year Bradenton resident. Excellent references. (941) 795-8112, leave message.


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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

CLEANING BY HELENE: 30-year Island resident, great references! Weekly, biweekly. Call for a free estimate, (941) 730-4477.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Quality portraits, weddings, beach photography, babies, even pets! Very reasonable. (941) 447-8892.

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

MURALS BY MARK Burdette: Custom murals, interior or exterior, landscapes and more. (941) 447-9637.

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! (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.

HOUSE AND CONDO CARE! Handyman. Watch your place, fix things. Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key. Call, fax, Wern, (941) 778-1040. E-mail

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.

SCOTT’S HELPING HANDS handyman service. Odd jobs: packing, moving, hauling, cleanup, minor construction, painting, yard work. Pickup truct available for moving and cleaning. How may I help you? (941) 306-9767.

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.

SUNCOAST CLEANING SERVICES: Family owned and operated. "Delivering a standard of excellence" for all your cleaning needs. Vacation properties, residential and windows. (941) 722-4358 or 518-5975. Great references available.


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.

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

GARY WOOD LAWN service and landscaping. Also, light tree work. Call (941) 812-7273.

HOLMES LAWN MAINTENANCE and Phil Brewer Tree Service: Serving the Island’s yard needs with total lawn care! Call us today. (941) 812-9146 or 545-4770.

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


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

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

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

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

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


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.

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.

ISLAND HOME IMPROVEMENTS and repairs: A wide variety of skills! No project is too large or too small. References, 20 years experience. (941) 538-3520 or 448-1956.

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

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.

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.

TOM’S WINDOWS/Metro Home Supply Inc. Professional-grade doors, windows, hurricane protection, siding, soffits. Sales, service, repair. Visa/MasterCard. (941) 359-3799.

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.

RANDY’S REMODELING SERVICE: Drywall, finishing texture, windows, doors, installation, overall remodeling. Call Randy at (941) 320-2506 or 778-0540.

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


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

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

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

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

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

BEACH LIVING: Furnished 2BR/2BA. $1,800/month, utilities included. (941) 505-1962.

LUXURIOUS VILLAS, enchanting gardens: seasonal or weekly rentals. 1BR/1BA or 2BR/2BA, conveniently located. (941) 778-4636.

PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA villa with two-car garage, sunny private end unit, close to Anna Maria beaches and stores. Nicely furnished. Nonsmoking. Available now or as winter rental, two-month minimum. Call owner, (941) 387-9702.

NEW ULTRA LUXURY Gulffront condo in Holmes Beach: 3BR/2.5BA, everything top-of-the-line. 2,000 sf. $2,500-$2,800/week. Call Mike, (866) 869-0824.

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

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: November 2005-April 2006. 2BR/1BA or 3BR/2BA, either way. 1,750 sf home, ground-level with carport, living room, dinette, washer/dryer room, family room, patio. A real beauty and just 200 yards from Gulf! From $2,500 to $3,500/month. Nonsmoking, no pets. (813) 690-9762.

OFFICE SPACE for lease: Anna Maria, perfect location on Pine Avenue. Up to 1,500 sf. Close to shops, pier, etc. Please call owner for details, (941) 779-1044.

IMMACULATE 2BR/2BA CONDO in adult community, Bradenton. Half mile to Gulf, unit faces pool with canal view. Fully furnished, cable TV, full kitchen. Three-month minimum $2,250/month, deposit required. (336) 210-7804 or (859) 653-8436.

WESTBAY COVE: Beautiful ground-floor condo. 2BR/2BA, newly redecorated, washer/dryer, pool, tennis. Available October, November, December 2005, and May through December 2006. New York (914) 238-3711, or e-mail

2BR/1BA BEACH house, totally furnished, only 1.5 blocks from Holmes Beach. $550/weekly. (949) 813-4900.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Beachfront condo, 2BR/2BA, fully equipped. Anna Maria Island, Florida. Available all year. (317) 873-3307.

ANNA MARIA ANNUAL rental: 1BR/1BA apartment, one block to Gulf and on Lake LaVista Bayou. One person, non-smoking, pet possible. $745/month. Call (941) 778-9158.

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.

HOLMES BEACH annual/seasonal. $1,600/$2,100. Elevated 2BR/2BA. Quiet area. Furnished. 1.5 blocks to quiet beach. Go see! 304 63rd St. (941) 356-0334.

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

SEMI-ANNUAL: Anna Maria Gulffront 3BR/2BA furnished home. Unique, nautical decor. Garage, washer/dryer, balcony, gas fireplace. Utilities included. $3,000/month, six-month minimum. (941) 776-1789.

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

HOLMES BEACH: IMMACULATE 3 BR/2.5 BA cul-de-sac home with three-car garage, workshop and rec room in a quiet Holmes Beach neighborhood. $2,450/mo. Unfurnished.7-12 months. Call Heather at Gulf-Bay Realty, (941)807-4661.

WATERFRONT 2/3BR/2BA cottages with sunroom. Seasonal rental only. (941) 779-9074 or (941) 587-4675.

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

BIMINI BAYFRONT HOME with beautiful views! 2BR/2BA, two-car garage. $1,800/month. Call Gabe Buky, (941) 374-5772.

PERICO BAY: 2BR/2BA bright and quiet ground-level turnkey villa with all amenities. Annual, $1,100/month plus utilities, or seasonal $3,000/month, utilities included. (508) 790-4645. E-mail

BEACH LIVING: SEASONAL, Furnished 2BR/2BA. Utilities included. Gulf views and large decks. (941) 505-1962.

ANNUAL RENTALS:  2BR/2BA half duplex, $1,250/month; 2BR/2BA home, $1,550/month; 2BR/2BA home on canal, $2,000/month; 3BR/2BA home on canal, $2,000/month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A., (941) 778-2291, or e-mail:

BOAT DOCK WITH lift for rent: $400/month. Water, electric, first. last, one-month security. Anna Maria Island Village. (941) 778-2743.

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

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA ground-floor, poolside with bay view. Water and cable included. Old Florida Realty Co. (941) 778-3377.

VACATION RENTAL: QUIET canalfront in Holmes Beach . 2BR/2BA, furnished, garage, laundry, dock, extras. Available through Dec. 31. $850/week, $2,400/month. (813) 286-9814.

LUXURY CONDO: 1BR/1BA including garage. Near beach with pool, tennis and more! 2.5 years old, gated. Annual $900/month. Call Denny at (941) 780-8789.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA recently remodeled, elevated duplex in Holmes Beach, less than one block to beach. $1,100/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA pool home close to Manatee River. Wood floors, fireplace. Pets OK. $1,600/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

GULFFRONT CONDO: 1BR/1BA, two pools. All brand new, totally remodeled, Holmes Beach. Seasonal $3,000/month, or annual $1,200/month. (616) 540-4343.

WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006. Wide variety of condos/houses starting at $1,500/month. Annual rental; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA condo, pool/tennis, small pet OK, $1,000/month; 3BR/2BA villa, two-car garage, small pet OK, new carpet, $1,700/month; 305 66th St., 2BR/1.5BA duplex on stilts, pet OK, $975/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202.

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

ANNUAL RENTALS: Gulffront condo $2,100/month; 2BR/2BA riverfront condo $1,250/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate. (941) 778-2307.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach waterfront villa. Quiet setting, spectacular view. $1,000/month. Non-smoking. (941) 778-2100 or 224-6521.

TEMPORARY ISLAND RENTAL: Monthly or possible annual, furnished or unfurnished. 2BR/1BA, one block to beach. $850/month includes most utilities. (941) 807-5449.

RUNAWAY BAY: SEASONAL, beautifully decorated condo. 1BR/1BA, ground-floor, washer/dryer, pool, tennis, golf clubs. October to Jan. 15 and April 2006. (941) 778-9378.

ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH, 2BR/2BA, one block to beach. Large, enclosed porch. Exceptionally clean, no pets. 5611-B Guava. $900/month. (941) 778-9378.


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

NORTH ANNA MARIA: Adorable cottage with views of the bay! $425,000. Please call Maureen, Green Real Estate, (941) 778-0455.

WOODED LOT ON Wares Creek: 1BR/1BA mobile home on large wooded lot with fruit trees and fence. Central location, room for pool and lots of room for RV or boat storage. Dead-end street with 125 feet on Wares Creek. Possible rezone for “best use” PDR. Five units. $118,000. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202.

COMPLETELY RENOVATED ISLAND home blocks from beach and local shopping. Fabulous pool! R-2 zoning. Call Barb at Old Florida Realty, (941)792-0902 or 962-1298.

WATERFRONT: SPECTACULAR views from living room, guest bedroom, office, deck. 2BR/2BA, partially furnished doublewide, 12-by-10-foot patio. 55-plus. Colony Cove, Ellenton. Pets allowed. $27,900. (941) 729-3660.

WATERFRONT: COLONY Cove, Ellenton. 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. 55-plus, marina, pools, pets OK. $27,500. (941) 721-4890.

1/3 ACRE WOODED LOT on Wares Creek: 1BR/1BA mobile home on large wooded lot with fruit trees and fence. Central location, room for pool and RV or boat storage. Dead-end street with 125 feet on Wares Creek. Possible rezone for two lots or “best use” PDR. Five units. $118,000. Lynn Bankuty, Realtor, SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202, 737-1420.

FOR SALE: DIRECT Gulffront condo. Pre-renovation, 3BR/2BA, turnkey furnished. $985,000. Principals only. (717) 392-4048.

BEAUTIFUL ANNA MARIA Island: Duplex, 2BR/1BA each side. Two-minute walk to beach, shopping and trolley stop. Private patios and washer/dryer. 3201 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach. $649,000. Call (513) 225-8004.

LOT FOR SALE by owner: Northport lot 33, block 231. Eighth addition to Port Charlotte. $65,000. Local contact: Julie, (941) 962-0581.

REAL ESTATE SWAP? Our decent canalfront home at 215 Chilson plus appropriate cash for your nicer canalfront home? Inquiries from principals only, please, to owner Jeff Endean

VILLAGE GREEN WATERFRONT home: Beautiful 4BR/2.5BA with a sparkling pool in a private setting overlooking a pond. Truly one-of-a-kind. Only minutes to the beach, shopping and restauants. $385,000. IB#512699. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, (941) 751-1155.

FOR SALE: SUNBOW Bay on Anna Maria Island, condominium and marina. Rarely available! 2BR/2BA, completely renovated, turnkey furnished. $385,000. Call (941) 778-9684.


CITY OF ANNA Maria. 110-feet direct frontage on the Gulf. Two cottages with solid rental history or build your own dream house.

NORTH POINT HARBOR: Two homes in Island’s finest community. Buy both “as is” for $2,450,000. 4BR/3BA elevated home, beautiful views of Tampa Bay, new lap pool, spa, waterfall, seawall and dock. $1,300,000. Also, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, ranch home, totally remodeled, new seawall, dock and 20,000 pound lift. $1,250,000. Lynn Bankuty, Realtor, Suncoast Real Estate, (941) 737-1420.

1101 VILLAGE GREEN Parkway: Desirable, well-established neighborhood only minutes from the beaches. 2,100 sf, 3BR/2BA split plan, 2.5-car garage on oversized corner lot. Complete high-end renovation. Neutral tile and carpet, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, wood cabinets, fresh paint inside and out. Wood burning fireplace, plus 600-sf Florida room. Barrel-tile roof. All for only $425,000. Owner, (813) 787-8911 or (941) 720-3400


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

LAND & LOTS: Supply+Demand=Florida Land Boom! Cheap 1/4, 1/2, 1 Acre Lots. 5-10-13-20 Acre Parcels. Highlands, Hendry, Hardee, Okeechobee. Ask for Lawrence (800) 796-6569.

GRAND OPENING SALE! Lake Bargains! Water access from $34,900 with free boat slips. Pay no closing costs! Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16. Huge pre-construction savings on beautifully wooded parcels at 34,000-acre lake Tennessee. Enjoy unlimited water recreation. Surrounded by state forest. Lakefront available! Excellent financing! Call now: (800) 704-3154, ext. 658.

NC MOUNTAIN CABIN on mountain top, view, trees, waterfall and large public lake nearby, 2BR/1BA. $175,000. Owner (866).789-8535

TENNESSEE -NEW LAKESIDE community. Spectacular homesites from the $30s. Private boat slips, limited availability. Close to downtown Chattanooga. Lake access from community. Call today: (866) 292-5769.

ASHEVILLE N.C. AREA: Mountain homesites. Gorgeous riverfront, river view and wooded privacy homesites. 1+ acres from the 40s. Gated community with amenities. Call today: (866) 292-5762.

COASTAL SOUTHEAST GEORGIA Large wooded water access, marsh view, lakefront, and golf-oriented homesites from the mid $70s. Live oaks, pool, tennis, golf. (877) 266-7376.

EAST TENNESSEE PROPERTIES: Sold and financed by owner. Log homes, lots and acreage near Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg. Call Ricky Bryant (423) 623-2537.

COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA Waterfront! 3+/- Acres, $99,900 Beautifully wooded parcel on deep boatable water with access to ICW, Atlantic and sounds. Prime location close to town. Paved roads, underground utilities, county water. Excellent financing. Call now (800) 732-6601, ext. 1405.

WHITEWATER LIVING in the Smokies. Gated waterfront community.

riverfront and mountain views available, prices starting low as $46,900. Final phase, limited lots, call now! No closing costs, buy direct from developer, save thousands $$$. (800) 559-3095, ext. 327 *Some restrictions apply.

WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS- Extraordinary home sites in gated Fall Branch Estates. Wooded lots, panoramic mountain views, from $60k. Current phase: Pre-Construction pricing. (877) 774-3437.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA mountains cool air, views, streams, homes, cabins, acreage. Free brochure of mountain property. (800) 642-5333. Realty Of Murphy, 317 Peachtree St., Murphy NC 28906.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. escape the heat in the cool beautiful peaceful mountains of western North Carolina. Homes, cabins, acreage and investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty, GMAC Real Estate, Murphy. Call for Free Brochure (800).841-5868.

NC MOUNTAINS: 10+ Acres from $39,900. Grand opening Oct. 22-23. Spectacular long-range views! Near Blue Ridge Parkway and Boone. Excellent financing, roads and utilities. (800) 455-1981, ext. 210.

MOUNTAIN LAND for sale by owner. Beautiful mountain views in North Georgia. 1.5-3 acre parcels. Commons area on trout stream. Call (706) 636-2040.


ALL STEEL BLDGS! UP TO 50% OFF!! Engineered for Hurricane Coast! Ship Factory Direct for quick delivery. 24x30 Up to 100x200! Call Eddie now! (800) 499-6401.

BUILDING SALE! "Last Chance!" 20x26 Now $3955. 25x30, $5700. 30x40, $8300. 40x60, $12,900. Many others. One end included. Pioneer (800) 668-5422.


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