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Date of Issue: October 19, 2006

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, October 18 2006


FOR SALE: RATTAN table plus six chairs. Dining room table 58x40 inches, white-washed rattan with glass top, six upholstered chairs, good condition. $250. Phone 941-794-2323.

HURRICANE SHUTTERS, CORREGATED aluminum in lengths of 40, 57, 72 and 93 inches. Twenty pieces total.  Will separate. $1 per linear foot.  Call 941-779-9101.

COMMERCIAL GARLAND COMBO: Two-oven Six burner, flat-top grill. Taking best offer starting at $500. 941-795-1111. Leave message.

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.

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.


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

KEY WEST FANTASY Fest: One cabin left. 6 days/5 nights aboard 65-foot sailing vessel, Lex-Sea. $1,895 per couple, inclusive, B.Y.O.B. Depart from Cortez Oct. 25. 941-713-5958.

DIVORCE? RELOCATING? ESTATE sale? Foreclosure? House in disrepair? We pay cash, any price or condition. Close in ten days. 941-448-0963.

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

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

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

GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guardian ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the court to represent and advocate for the best interest of children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Make a positive impact! Call 941-744-9473 or visit


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesdays and  Thursdays 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9am-noon. Half-price porch sale. 941-779-2733. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE: 8am Saturday, Oct. 21. Bedroom furniture, computer desk with hutch, wall hangings, linens, dolls, miscellaneous. 229 Gladiolus, Anna Maria.

SALE; NIKI’S GIFTS and Antiques. All ruby glass by Viking Glass 50 percent off. All sterling jewelry 50-80 percent off. All Hamilton collection dalmatians 65 percent off, all collector dolls and plates 50-65 percent off, select gifts, at, antiques, furniture, cups and saucers, crystal, books 30-90 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. 941-779-0729. 5351 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE! 8am Saturday, Oct. 21. Massive clean-outs! Quality items and collectibles for everyone. Neighbors at 245 and 246 Willow, Anna Maria.


FOUND: GLASSES. THURSDAY evening, Sept. 28. Palmetto Avenue in Anna Maria, at end of boardwalk where it crosses sea oats over to the beach. They appear to be prescription (progressive bi-focals) plum-colored women’s frame. Call Dave, 941-778-7126.


BILLIE JOE: I’m a 2-year old male cat, very handsome, black and white. Need a special person to adopt me, my family was evicted. Neutered and microchipped. 941-920-1411.

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.


HARLEY DAVIDSON CUSTOM Softtail, 2001. Custom paint, wheels, pipes, etc. Must see! $16,500. Harley Davidson 1988 Sportster also for sale. 941-737-7652.

SUBURBAN 2500 SERIES: 1994 very clean, outstanding maintenance records. Heavy-duty package for trailering. Dual air conditioning, heavy duty brakes, radiator, tranny cooler, etc. Must see to appreciate. $6,500 or best offer. 941-730-9622.


BOAT SLIP FOR rent in Holmes Beach. Monthly or annually, $175/month. Call for more details. 941-778-2581.

FOR RENT: DEEP-water boat slip, north end of Anna Maria, easy Gulf access. 941-794-8877.

HURRICANE DECK BOAT: 19-foot, newer 90-hp Mercury. Less than 40 hours. Trailer, full canvas cover. Good condition. $7,000. 810-516-5613.

1999 27-FOOT PRO-LINE walk around. 225EFI Mercury. 360 hours. Full canvas cover. GPS, VHS, fish finder, new bottom paint. $29,700. 941-779-9731.


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


SPENCER’S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and intermediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10 per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended. Local teen, team competitor. Call 941-778-0944.

BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, 941-756 5496.

BABYSITTER, PETSITTER, dog walker: First-aid certified, 13-year-old, eighth-grader, female, great with kids and animals. Call Kendall, 941-779-9783.

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

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

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

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

GET YOUR BOAT washed without the hassle, just give me a call. Regular scheduling available, perfect for when you’re out of town. Call Richard, 941-447 9657.

BABYSITTER/PETSITTER: RESPONSIBLE, Red Cross certified. Experienced with kids and pets of all ages. Many Island references! Transportation available. Weekly and monthly rates available. Call Hilary or Natalie. 941-778-5181.

PAYTON AND DINA’S cleaning service: We do yard work, dog-sitting, house cleaning and we run errands. We do not mow grass. Open 3-5pm every day! 941-524-9350.

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.


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.

LOOKING FOR A nanny to care for 13-month old in my home.  Flexible work schedule including weekdays and weekends. Light housekeeping a plus! Please contact Haley, 727-641-0240.

HELP WANTED: CLERICAL/administrative assistant.  Experienced in multi-tasks, good customer service and computer skills. Great benefits. E-mail resume and salary requirements to:

FOR HIRE: PART-time housekeeper for area motel. Phone, 941-778-2780.

WANTED: EXPERIENCED LICENSED sales persons for real estate sales opportunity of a lifetime. Please call Betsy Hills, licensed real estate broker, at 941-778-2291 or 941-720-0178.

WANTED: LICENSED COMPUTER savvy real estate rental manager for busy Island real estate office. Salaried position with profit sharing incentives. Please call Betsy Hills, licensed real estate broker, at 941-778-2291 or 941-720-0178.

WANTED: FRIENDLY EXPERIENCED receptionist for busy Anna Maria real estate office. Salaried position with profit sharing incentives. Please call Betsy Hills, licensed real estate broker, at 941-778-2291 or 941-720-0178.

ELECTRICIAN: MINIMUM FIVE-years experience in remodeling and service calls. Benefits, steady work. Journeyman card a plus. Call 941-778-4454.

TOP ADVERTISING sales position open at The Islander newspaper. Great territory, commissions. Previous outside sales helpful. If you possess a willingness for strong community involvement, positive outlook and drive to succeed, fax or e-mail a letter and/or resume to 941-778-9392,

SEEKING KITCHEN HELP and servers for fine dining restaurant. Apply in person to Chef Damon, Ooh La La! Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

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


BEACHFRONT RESTAURANT: THRIVING business, building with additional income, beer/wine. $1,690,000. Confidentiality agreement required. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.

PAW SPA: PROFITABLE pet-grooming business. Loyal customer base in great Holmes Beach location. $59,000. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.

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


CNA CAREGIVER AVAILABLE for home care. Flexible hours, have references. Call 941-753-8345 or 941-730-3984.


MAN WITH SHOVEL: Plantings, natives, patio gardens, trimming, cleanups, edging, maintenance. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent references. Edward 941-778-3222.

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

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

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

CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist. Experienced certified technician for communication electronics offers wireless and cable networks, upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and training. Call Robert, 941-778-3620.

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

PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete computer solutions for business and home. Installation, repairs, upgrades, networking, Web services, wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.

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

EXPERIENCED CERTIFIED TEACHER available for tutoring in math, science and reading for elementary-to college-level students. $35/hour. 941-524-4177.

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

PIANO AND VOICE lessons by New York professional artist/teacher. By appointment. Palmetto. 941-729-2244.

I CLEAN HOUSES, garages and sheds. Please call 941-773-8821.

THE ROYAL MAID Service:  Licensed, bonded, insured. Professional experienced maids, free estimates, gift certificates available. Call now. 941-727-9337.

NEED YOUR HOUSE cleaned? Palaces, castles, cottages, homes, condos and apartments in the general Bradenton area. For more information, call Peter at 941-753-7838.

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

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! 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.


CONNIE’S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Monthly and quarterly accounts available. If it is broken, we can fix it. Call 941-778-2581.

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

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

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

TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Tree trimming, landscapes, property maintenance. Insured, Island resident since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.


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

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

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

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

SCOTT FOLEY & CO.: Commercial and residential lawn care. Hauling, tree trimming, deck refinishing, free estimates. Call Scott, 941-730-3077.


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

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

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

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

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

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

CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Thirty years experience. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-779-2294.

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

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

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

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more. Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Island references, 15 years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR two master suites-/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/dryer, garage, designer furnished with tropical yard setting. One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,600/weekly. Call 941-713-0034 or e-mail:

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

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.

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

ANNUAL RENTAL WESTBAY Cove: Lower unit, 2BR/2BA waterfront, unfurnished. Includes water, sewer, cable. Old Florida Realty, 941-778-3377 or 941-713-9096.

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.

ANNUAL: ISLAND HOME 2BR/1BA with garage and fenced yard. Newly remodeled. $1,200/month plus utilities. Small pet OK. 941-795-8979. Credit check.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH duplex: 2BR/2BA completely remodeled, furnished, washer and dryer. $1,000/month plus utilities. 941-778-1819. 2906 Ave. B, Holmes Beach.

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 or call 941-928-8735. Leave message for information and availability.

ANNUAL RENTAL: BEAUTIFUL, immaculate 2BR townhouse, 500 feet from Gulf. Granite, tile in kitchen and baths. Patio, private yard, washer and dryer. $1,300/month. 941-778-4548.

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

LUXURY! BEACH HOUSE: Gulf views, 200 feet to beach, 3BR/3.5BA, sleeps nine, pool-spa, elevator, gourmet kitchen, granite tops, five TVs, golf cart. Check pictures, prices, availability at or call 863-581-3252. 3600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

ANNUAL DUPLEX: CHARMING 2BR/2BA, Florida room, washer and dryer hookups, tile floors, carport, $1,000/month; 2BR/1BA washer and dryer hookups, carport, $900/month; 1BR/1BA nice, clean, $700/month. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.

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

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA FURNISHED, washer and dryer, bay view. Quiet neighborhood. $850/month. 941-545-7109.

SEASONAL BRADENTON BEACH condo: December through April, luxury beachfront efficiency sleeps 2-4.  Breathtaking views and sunsets from your own private balcony, turnkey furnished, full kitchen, granite counters, cable TV, internet access, heated pool, second-floor unit, elevator access, maid service. No pets/smoking. New construction, completed at the end of 2005. $1,100/weekly, $4,000/monthly. View pictures/slideshow at Call 330-933-7174, or e-mail for questions/reservations.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA DUPLEX: Completely remodeled, yard service, pets accepted. Large back yard, close to shopping, trolley and beach. $925/month plus utilities. First, last and security required. 941-730-8339.

HOLMES BEACH: POOL furnished 2BR/2BA. Oct.-Dec. 31. Dishwasher, washer and dryer, tile throughout, cable TV, pool. 1.5 blocks to beach. $1,400/month or $950/month plus utilities. 941-778-3104.

PRIVATE HOME FOR rent annually on water. 2BR/2BA, enclosed garage, beautiful view. One block to beach. Washer dryer hook ups. Bradenton Beach. $1,300/month. By owner, 941-778-6170.

NEAR BRADENTON BEACH: month-to-month furnished 1BR/1BA condo. $750/month includes utilities. References. Call Jackie, 941-929-7165.

CLEAN TURNKEY 2BR/1BA doublewide mobile home. 55-plus community. Sandpiper Resort #200. $800/month through December. Negotiable January through April. 941-538-6505.

SEASONAL: ANNA MARIA City. 2BR/1BA ground-level duplex, walk to beach. Telephone, cable and utilities provided. $1,600/month. 941-704-4646.

FOR RENT: WATERFRONT duplex. Dock with davits. Walk to beach, washer and dryer, carport, storage. Quiet location. $1,000/month. 727-784-3679. Bradenton Beach.

PALMA SOLA BAY views: 3BR/3BA penthouse, furnished condo, two miles to beach, large boat slip, pool, tennis, Jacuzzi. $2,050/month, year lease. 941-358-7560.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH townhouse: 2BR/2BA completely remodeled. 150 steps to beach on 52nd Street. Available Dec. 1, 2006. 330-758-3857.

LARGE DUPLEX: 2,000 sf with garage in Sunny Shores. Quiet, close to everything, beaches. Available now. $850/month. 941-749-1238.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY: LOVELY 3BR/2BA, quiet canal, large cage, boat dock, washer and dryer, tile floors, garage, no smoking. 941-779-2005.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL: 2BR/1BA Holmes Beach. Steps to beach, great neighborhood. Nicely updated. Annual $900/month, seasonal $1,800/month. 941-778-5482.

SEASONAL ISLAND RENTAL: 1BR/1BA turnkey, washer and dryer, utilities included. One block to Gulf. $700/week, $1,500/month. 941-721-6090.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA and studio apartment. Starting at $695/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 941-778-2307.

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. 941-730-5126.

GULFFRONT ANNUAL: 1BR/1.5BA spacious condo. Fifth floor, north Martinique. Fantastic view of Gulf and Intracoastal. Rental includes water, cable, secure building. Pet OK, washer and dryer available. Asking $1,290/month. Call 941-737-0915.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club rental available for December 2006, January and February 2007. Totally remodeled unit, nonsmoking. Two-week minimum. 813-781-7562.

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

ANNUAL RENTAL: HOLMES Beach. 2BR/1BA, close to stores and trolley. $1,100/ month/utilities included. Washer and dryer on premises. Call 646-842-0096.

WATERFRONT: BIMINI BAY, Anna Maria. Annual, 1BR/1BA boat moorage, water, garbage and yard service included. Available December. $950/month. Information at

PERICO ISLAND PATIO pool home for six-month or annual rental, $1,500/month, or for sale $360,000. 941-224-8466. 11006 Peach Point Ct., Bradenton.

CORTEZ: SUNNY SHORES.1BR, storage, carport, marina and boat ramp nearby. $640/month. Phone, 941-778-2710.

STEPS TO BEACH: Seasonal 2BR/2BA ground-level home in quiet Holmes Beach. 813-961-6992.

ANNUAL: ATTRACTIVE 2BR/2BA, Florida room, dishwasher, washer and dryer hookup, carport, $1,000/month. 2BR/1BA carport, washer and dryer hookup, $900/month. 1BR1BA, $700/month. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.

ANNUAL RENTAL: DIRECTLY on the beach condo. $1,650/month.  717-392-4048.

UNFURNISHED YEARLY RENTALS on Palma Sola Bay. Move in for security deposit and half rent. Rent includes all utilities except electric. Studio $680/month, move in for $1,020. 1BR/1BA $720/month, move in for $1,080. 2BR/1BA $950/month, move in for $1,425. Call Jerry, 9am-6pm at 941-448-8100.

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

ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA Holmes Beach. Must see inside, freshly painted, reduced to $920/month. Garbage and yard service included. 941-224-4091.

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


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

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

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

C P R: 941-794.1515. Sales, rentals, property management. Coastal Properties Realty.

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

ENJOY SPECTACULAR VIEWS of Passage Key and Tampa Bay from this updated beachfront cottage. Deep property with room to expand. Seawall and beach. MLS#534612. $1,399,000. Lynn Parker, RoseBay Real Estate, 941-321-2736.

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

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

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

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

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

UPDATED 3BR/2BA: 1,560 sf, tastefully furnished and decorated, sold turnkey.  For sale by owner.  Buyer's agents, 3 percent. $599,900  Appointments only.  813-818-8314. 8104 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

HOLMES BEACH AREA: charming canalfront home, newly renovated, 3BR/2BA. Granite kitchen. 1.5 miles to beach. Sale, $599,000, rent $1,600/month, or lease with purchase option. 614-207-7878.

FOR SALE: ALL new beach house. 1BR/1BA, fully furnished, all appliances. Sandpiper resort #521. 55-plus community on the Intracoastal across the street from the beach. $175,000. You can't get on the Island for less than this! 317-873-3307.

TRIPLEX FOR SALE: Just steps to the Gulf of Mexico! This triplex is on beautiful Anna Maria Island, Fla. Currently a rental property with a yearly income of $34,800. Rent out two units and live in the other. Rent annual or seasonal. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants and trolley stop. Asking $599,000. Easy to rent or create your own Island hideaway! Call 646-842-0096 for more information.

PERICO ISLAND PATIO home: 1.5 years new, 3BR/2BA split plan, shabby chic, master bath, vanity, wood-look floors. $435,000. Rhonda, 941-761-8135.

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.

FOR SALE BY owner: Holmes Beach, Sandy Pointe condo. 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished, covered parking for two cars, washer and dryer, two blocks from beach. $335,000. 813-486-9535. 3607 East Bay Drive.

BEST BUY IN PERICO BAY CLUB: 3BR/2BA with full bay views! Granite countertops, glazed porcelain tile, carpet, custom closets, updated baths, plantation shutters, designer furnishings and more. $584,500. 859-264-8644.

WESTBAY POINT & MOORING: Lower, corner, condo unit with fantastic view of Tampa Bay and Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Beautiful island kitchen, turnkey furnished. Must see. $610,000. Call 941-778-1766 or 401-497-6327.

WATERFRONT LOT WITH 40-foot dock in gated community. Filled and ready to build. $650,000. Call 617-803-2393, or e-mail

BEAUTIFUL NEW 4BR/4BA Anna Maria home. Waterfront with dock, walk to Gulf and bay beaches. 941-778-5181.

BY OWNER, PURCHASE or lease: Manatee riverfront condo, 2BR/2BA, beautiful views, pool, gated, covered parking, fitness. $325,000 or $1,100/month. 941-720-0092.

SWEEPING WATER VIEWS from large 2BR/2BA condo with deeded 35-foot deep-water dock and carport. Must sacrifice or foreclose. $499,000. 941-807-5449.

$459,900. CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA one-car garage, boatlift, caged pool, fireplace, 1,449 sf. Two miles to Island beaches. 941-447-9844. 4308 Bamboo Terrace, Bradenton.

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

THE CROWN JEWEL of Coral Shores! The only two-story canal home in Coral Shores. Beautiful 4BR/2BA home, 2,420 sf, 36-foot dock, boat lift, stunning caged pool. Two month window for sale before going off market for seasonal rentals. Photos and tour at $749,000. 815-351-5052. 5008 Mangrove Point Road, Bradenton.

BAYFRONT: 4BR/3BA JUST renovated. Two miles to Longboat Pass. Stop by and get information. 500 Bay Drive S., Bradenton Beach. 941-778-0300.

CANAL HOME FOR sale: $750,000. 717-392-4048.

WATERFRONT LOT FOR sale. Holmes Beach large deep-water canalfront  90x121 feet. Great street. First time on the market. Must see!  941-362-9585.

MORE FOR YOUR money: 6BA/4BA, 3,400 sf, 75x100-foot lot. Single-family residential, zoned duplex. One block to beach. $230 per sf or $769,000. 941-448-5249.

OPEN HOUSE: 1-4pm Sunday, Oct. 21. Spectacular views from this home. Updated 2BR with ample room to expand. Beach and seawall $1,399,000. 865 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria. Lynn Parker, broker, 941-321-2736. Rosebay Real Estate.

BRAND NEW MAINTENANCE-free villas just west of Intracoastal in west Bradenton. No age restrictions. 3BR/2Bth plus den and two-car garage. Low $300s. 2BR/2Bth plus den and two-car garage, high $200s. High quality construction, not in a flood zone and only a few miles from the beach. Gorgeous clubhouse with full gym and pool. Finally, everything you always wanted at an affordable price! Free washer and dryer with purchase when you mention this ad. Call Phil Paxton, Remax Gulfstream, 941-920-1363.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: 2BR/2BA, garage. Totally remodeled, new roof, air conditioning. Like new, great location. $279,900. 941-761-1458.

BEACH CONDO FOR sale. 717-392-4048.

MORE FOR YOUR money: 6BA/4BA, 3,400 sf, 75x100-foot lot. Single-family residential, zoned duplex. One block to beach. $230 per sf or $769,000. 941-448-.

KEY ROYALE: $90,000 below appraisal. Act now for your place in the sun. Tastefully remodeled 3BR/2BA pool, spa, boat dock. Call owner direct, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

LONGBOAT KEY: NORTH-end village. 3BR/2BA, two-car garage unique. $729,900. Direct cell, 941-356-1456. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

ASSISTED LIVING FACITLITY: Includes real estate, two homes on a lake and business. $200,000. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

TOTALLY REMODELED 4BR/2BA vacant, move-in ready. Community pool and marina. $10,000 below appraisal at $239,900. Call owner direct, cell, 941-356-1456. 100 percent financing available. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

CAPTAIN’S SPECIAL: STEAL this one! 2BR townhouse, boat slip and pool. Way below market for quick sale. $279,900. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.


MURPHY, N.C.: Affordable homes in the mountains. affordable homes, mountain cabins and land. Call for free brochure, 877-837-2288. Exit Realty Mountain View Properties.

MOUNTAIN WATERFRONT SALE: Lakefront homesites and condos with boat slips on beautiful Lake Chatuge in Western North Carolina. Call now for Nov. 4 reservation. 877-234-8850, ext.102.

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

NORTH CAROLINA: COOL mountain air, views and streams, homes, cabins and acreage. Free brochure, 800-642-5333. Realty Of Murphy. 317 Peachtree St., Murphy NC 28906.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA: Escape the heat in the beautiful peaceful mountains of western North Carolina. Homes, cabins, acreage and investments. Cherokee Mountain GMAC Real Estate. Call for free brochure, 800-841-5868.

A LAND BARGAIN: WYOMING, 35 acres $49,900; 50 acres  $59,900. Located 90 minutes east of Salt Lake in the foothills of the Uinta mountains. Snow-capped mountain views. Surrounded by government land. Recreational paradise. E-Z terms. Call Utah Ranches LLC. 888-541-5263.

WITH TENNESSEE'S BEAUTIFUL lakes and mountains, you are sure to find the perfect spot to call home. Call Nancy Gaines, Gables & Gates, 865-388-7703 or 865-777-9191.

NORTH GEORGIA: LOVELY seven-acre retreat, located on the Cherokee/Pickens county line. Has 600-foot trout-stream frontage in rear, 5BR/4BA house, pool, hot tub, pasture and woodlands. Listed for $575,000. Ron Zalkind, MetroBrokers/GMAC. 706-273-0459.

BEAUTIFUL BLUE RIDGE, N.C., mountain views. Eight-plus acre mountain estate. Heavily wooded with stream. E-Z financing- $49,900. 800-230-6380, ext.120.

EAST TENNESSEE: NORRIS Lake. 5.6-acre wooded lakefront lot $66,500. 5.1 acre wooded-view lot $28,900. Call Lakeside Realty at 423-626-5820, or visit

LAKE LOT CLOSE out sale: Saturday, Nov. 11. We'll make your payments for the first year! Three-acre lake access only $34,900. Free boat slips! On spectacular 34,000-acre recreational lake in eastern Tennessee, surrounded by state forest. Limited number available. Call today for early appointment, 800-704-3154, ext. 880. TN Land Partners LLC. Ten percent down, balance financed one year at 7.25 percent fixed, one-year balloon, OAC, payment, $189.77/month.

LIQUIDATION LAND SALE. Five to 138 acres. A limited number of spectacular parcels are being sold at 30 percent below appraised value. Located in central Florida with good access, utilities, survey, recent appraisal and excellent financing. Call today, 866-352-2249, ext. 847.

VIRGINIA: MOUNTAIN LOG cabin unfinished inside, view, trees, private, large creek and river nearby. $139,500. Owner, 866-789-8535.

VIEW WESTERN NORTH Carolina, north Georgia, eastern Tennessee real estate. Excellent retirement area. Very affordable homes, cabins, land. Low taxes. Good paying jobs available.

LAKEFRONT PRE-DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY! All water access homesites direct from the developer. Beautiful east Tennessee lake living. Most amenities already in. From only $79,900. Possible 18-month no payments! Call now! 888-BY-LAKES. Grand Vision Inc., broker.

MOUNTAIN GOLF RESORT living. Beautiful Blue Ridge mountain location. Cashiers, N.C. 70-degree July days. Pre-construction event Oct. 27-29, during leaf season, so call now to attend and for more information. 888-743-2975 and Vision Rock LLS, broker.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.: Oceanside near beach, gated community, $169,900 to $225,900. Exquisite 1 and 2 BR villas. Prestigious location, granite countertops, sunrooms, walk-in closets, owner’s clubhouse/fitness room, tennis courts. 90-percent financing for qualified purchasers. Limited availability. 800-382-3332. Open seven days.

WATERFRONT RESORT LIVING: Wilmington, N.C. Historic port city coastal development. The Bluffs on the Cape Fear. Fastest growing county in North Carolina. Public grand opening Oct 21. Direct ocean access. Pre-construction incentives to call now. 866-725-8337. Cape Fear Bluffs LLC, broker.


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