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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004

ITEMS FOR SALE

VICTORIAN five-piece parlor set. Must see! Stop by 5351 Gulf Drive, #4, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-8687.

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

ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: Mammoth halves! New crop. Holiday bags $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: SEAFOOD to go. Shrimp, crabs, native fish. Delivered to your door. Call James Lee, (941) 795-1112 or 704-8421.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION. A gourmet dinner in your home, from two to eight people. Heavy hors d'oeuvres for groups. Contact Rebecca, (941) 794-5748. References.

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

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., Physicalmind, Yogafit. (941) 778-3996.

NEED A GIFT? Artists will design and create a unique piece, 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. Download form: www.islandsandbeaches.com/brick.pdf.

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. One per customer.

NEED TO DO Some holiday shopping? Try Tingley Memorial Library. Books, puzzles, and more! Open 10am-3pm Tuesday through Saturday. 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.

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.

GARAGE SALES

No Sales This Week

PETS

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.

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

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

TRANSPORTATION

2002 GMC SONOMA truck: 25,000 miles, one owner, manual, white bed liner, great shape. $7,950. (941) 778-1086.

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! $2,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.

BOATS & BOATING

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

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

FISHING & CHARTERS

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.

KIDS FOR HIRE

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.

HELP WANTED

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.

BOOKKEEPER POSITION available for busy, friendly Island business. Flexible hours, full or part time, some remote work from home a possibility. QuickBooks experience required. Call Carol, (941) 778-6066.

SUNDAY SCHOOL Teacher for Longboat Key Chapel. January-May, $50/week, very small class. Nursery help, $15/week. Call (941) 383-6491.

FULL-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE assistant for busy Realtor and property manager on Anna Maria Island. Advanced computer skills required. Must be detail-oriented. Real estate license helpful, but not required. E-mail resume to assistantrealtor@yahoo.com.

MOTIVATED, EXPERIENCED cooks and servers. Must be team player, dependable. Immediate opening. Breakfast and lunch. Part/full time. Fit to Eat Restaurant, 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED: Full time. Possible living accommodations. Perfect for semi-retired handy person. Fax resume: (941) 866-9010.

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

HEALTH CARE

LONGTIME CAREGIVER LOOKING for anyone who needs TLC and independence. Short or long-term. Great references. (941) 722-5434.

SERVICES

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.

BAREFOOT ESTATE MANAGEMENT: Weekly maid service, deep-cleaning service, vacation rental cleaning, departure cleaning, carpets, tile, grout. Servicing private homes, condos, rentals, seasonal homes and commercial properties. Bonded/Insured. Free estimates. (941) 761-3000.

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

BRICK PAVER Restoration, pressure cleaning , sealing, staining. Make your pavers look new again! C-Squared, Sean D'Agustino. (941) 345-3092.

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

ABOUT GROUT: All repairs and installation. Done right! Grout cleaning, sealing, staining. Showers, kitchens, pools, re-caulks. Call Jeff, (941) 545-0128 or 569-8888.

SENIOR VETERAN: Good guy with 24-foot enclosed trailer. Help you relocate materials or vehicles. Residential or commercial. Boats and RVs, too. References. (941) 807-2716.

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

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! www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage in the comfort of your home. Call today for an appointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.

TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years experience. References available. For a reasonable price call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.

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

LAWN & GARDEN

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

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.

BAREFOOT LAWNS & GARDENS: Providing the total TLC for your landscape requirements. Lawns, trees, shrubs and gardens. Design, installation and service. Call (941) 761-3000 for free consultation.

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

LANDSCAPING

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

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $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. Holiday specials: 18-foot coconut palm, $450; 7-foot Christmas palm, $325. Complete landscape service. Call (941) 727-5066.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

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.

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

CONCRETE/MASONRY/RESTORATION, driveway, sidewalks, curbs, retaining walls, structural, shell drives, dump truck service. C-Squared, Sean D'Agustino. (941) 345-3092. Lic. #CGC1506629.

PERFECTIONIST PAINTING and power washing. Interior/exterior painting! From $1 sf, plus materials. Free estimate. Established 1985. Call Kirt D. Sweatt anytime, (941) 702-0993.

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

PAINTING: 25 years experience. Specializing in exterior painting and power washing. Free estimates. Call Rick Kunkel, (941) 792-9597.

ISLAND STYLES REMODELING Inc: Your Island remodeling professionals. We have project openings for December 2004! Pool enclosures openings February 2005! These openings won't be around long. Call (941) 472-0355 today to schedule an estimate. Lic. #CGC35975.

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.

RENTALS

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. www.abeachview.com.

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

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

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO, brand new 1BR/1BA designer furnished. Pool, laundry, walk to restaurants. Opens Jan.1. $900/week. Call (901) 301-8299.

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

SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/dryer, garage, designer furnished with tropical yard setting. One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,600/weekly or $6,000/monthly. Call 713-0034 or e-mail: gamiller@tampabay.rr.com.

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.

AVAILABLE 2005 WINTER vacation rentals: Perico Bay Club, $2,900/month; Coral Shores, 3BR/2BA with pool on canal, $3,500/month; San Remo Shores, 3BR/2BA with pool, on canal, $3,800/month; Gulffront duplex, 3BR/2BA, $3,900/month; Holmes Beach 3BR/2BA canal home, $3,500/month; Mariner's Cove condo, $3,400/month; Anna Maria Island Club, $5,200/month. Please call Cristin Curl, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.

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

NEW FURNISHED 2BR/2BA 55-plus, across from beach. Furnished, annual $1,150/month. Also available seasonal. (941) 725-1074.

VACATION OR SEASON, Anna Maria Gulffront apartments, 1, 2, 3BR. Porches, sundecks, laundry. Immaculate, tropical setting. No pets. (941) 778-3143.

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

ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. 2BR/1.5BA townhouse, newly remodeled, 500-feet to beach. Expect first, last, security deposit. $1,150/month. Call (330) 559-3860.

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

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

ANNUAL RENTAL: Fourth house from Gulf. Rustic, older 2BR/2BA with hobby room. $950/month. Dolores M. Baker Realty (941) 778-7500.

LONGBOAT KEY, 55-plus furnished 2BR/2BA house. Includes cable, water, pool, clubhouse. Annual, $1,050/month. Call (941) 383-3151.

KEY ROYALE HIGH Standards canal home. Tastefully decorated. 2BR/2BA, waterside terrace, heated pool, dock. Available seasonally $4500/month. (863) 860-7407. www.vrbo.com/18876/htm.

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

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

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA SINGLE-FAMILY home, canalfront. Florida room. $1,190/month. Call Mike Carlton, (941) 737-0915, Smith Realtors.

MARTINIQUE NORTH. Sixth-floor condo. Monthly rental for January or April. Heated pool. Fabulous Gulf and bay views. (941) 761-4153.

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. www.suncoastinc.com.

SEASONAL SPECIALS! Island duplexes and homes,$1,800-$2,700. Sunbow Bay, $2,500. Waterfront pool homes, $3,000-$4,000. Duncan Real Estate, (941) 779-0304.

LATE CANCELLATION available for season or portion. 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis. Close to beach and all services. Old Florida Realty Co., (941) 778-3377 or 713-9096.

BEACH FRONT CONDO: Monthly or bimonthly. Heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts. (941) 794-8877 or 730-5393.

TOWNHOUSE PERICO ISLAND: 2BR-plus/3BA, water view, clubhouse, exercise room, sauna, pool. Available January through March 2005. $2,300/ month. (941) 795-3778.

LONGBOAT KEY: Pelican Harbour Gulf -ide home. 3BR/2BA beautifully furnished, available immediately through March 15. $3,500/ month. Long-term lease available in May. (941) 758-0978 or 795-1695.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED: Bradenton Beach 3BR/2BA modern duplex on Intracoastal. Dock and davits. Inside washer and dryer, large rooms. First, last, $1,100/month. (727) 784-3679.

WINTER SPECIAL! Steps to beach. Large 1BR/2BA, courtyard, washer/dryer, cable, telephone. $1,995/month, $650/week. Call (941) 778-1098.

STEPS FROM beach: Luxury 2BR/2BA, overlooks pool, tennis, sauna, 32-inch TV. Available January, April, May. $3,500/month. $875/ week. (863) 688-3524. E-mail ChickenPlucker@webtv.net. www3.cyberrentals.com/FLW/Camp1FLW.html.

ANNUAL BAYOU CONDO: Walk to City Pier. 2BR/1BA includes water, trash removal, basic cable. $800/month. Duncan Real Estate, (941) 779-0304.

HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/1BA, 1,500 sf, beach house, 1.5 blocks to beach. Fully furnished, $495/week. Available December through January. (941) 587-1456.

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

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

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.

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

2BR/2BA SINGLE-FAMILY home in Norhtwest Bradenton. $1,200/month. Call Island Real Estate. (941) 778-6066.

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

VACATION RENTALS: NEW on market: Anna Maria 3BR/1BA village charmer. Two blocks to beach. Also, 3BR/2BA canal home with boat dock. Aposporos & Son, (941) 387-3474, or property manager direct, 758-3939.

WANTED: SINGLE MOM and 8-year-old boy desperately need reasonably rental, hopefully within walking distance to Anna Maria Community Center. (941) 778-9217.

BEAUTIFUL AND QUIET 1BR/1BA fully furnished condo just off the Island. Available January-March. $975/month. Visit: www.Highland-Investments.com or call (941) 447-6278.

OVERLOOKING LAKE: 2BR/2BA unfurnished annual duplex in great condition. 6808-B Palm Drive, Holmes Beach. $900/month. (863) 673-0521

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

REAL ESTATE

CITY OF ANNA Maria: The Bayou 2BR/1BA remodeled condo. Upstairs, canal view, boat dock. One-of-a-kind unit! $395,000. Don, (941) 778-1367 or (770) 889-2887 or

DIRECT 50x100 FOOT Gulffront lot in Holmes Beach with DEP permitted. Plans for 2,400 sf living area, four-car garage home. $1,650,000. (941) 778-1086.

BAYFRONT CONDO for sale. 2BR/2BA, golf course, pool. Beautiful sunsets. $290,000. (941) 722-4800.

PRIVATE MONEY Available to help with back payments on the mortgage and other needs. No qualifying, no equity OK, too. (941) 778-4495.

NORTH END Anna Maria, 2BR/2BA, fireplace, sundeck. Close to Gulf beach. $496,000. (941) 778-2665.

PEBBLE SPRINGS 2BR/2BA Villa. Pool, enclosed courtyard, covered parking. Attic storage. Newly tiled, gorgeous interior. Near beaches, shopping. $124,900. (941) 792-5434.

MOUNT VERNON: 2BR/2BA , lakefront condo with partial bay view, enclosed lanai, new appliances and air conditioning. Minutes to beach. 55-plus community. $239,000. (941) 795-4030.

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.

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

GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA home nestled among trees in private setting on most desired stretch of Anna Maria. $1,950,000. Charles Rutenberg Realty, Rose Waltzer, (813) 495-7336. No co-broker at this time.

2BR/2BA CONDO: Great view. 3601 E. Bay Drive. Cove at Sandy Point. $295,000. Call (941) 779-0448 or (815) 872-0747.

OWN YOUR OWN Waterfall! 50-foot cascading waterfall, three-plus acres in prestigious Hemlock Preserve, Franklin, N.C. Septic approved. $93,500. Contact (941) 753-2372 or (828) 837-6261.

LIVE THE "SEASIDE Gardens" lifestyle: 2BR/1BA half-duplex, car port. Only $245,000. Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate. (941) 778-6066.

FLORIDA CLASSIFIEDS

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Must see beautiful, colorful fall foliage. Western North Carolina mountains. Homes, cabins, acreage, investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty, GMAC Real Estate, Murphy, N.C. www.cherokeemountainrealty.com Call for free brochure, (800) 841-5868.

MOUNTAIN CABIN and five-acre package, stunning view, streams. Near Blue Ridge Parkway, easy access from I-77. $89,900. Call owner, (866)789-8535.

AWESOME MOUNTAIN VIEWS! Gorgeous homesites in splendid southern location. Perfect year-round climate. Special holiday savings now! Call for info package, (866) 334-3253, ext. 769.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Mountain. North Carolina, 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. www.realtyofmurphy.com.

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