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Date of Issue: December 14, 2006

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006


X-MAS TREE, NINE-foot, pre-lit balsam fir, 1,200 clear lights, $100; Five, two-inch faux wood blinds, new in boxes, $10 each. 941-778-2059.

KENMORE FRIDGE/FREEZER: white, side-by-side, door dispenser ice and water, $349 or best offer. Sharp over range microwave convection oven, white, $199 or best offer, 941-779-0193.

SALE: NIKI’S, ANTIQUES, Jewelry. New, large, executive office desk and matching wall unit. Were $295, now $75 each. Beautiful three-foot porcelain doll, was $139.98, now $50. X-mas shirts were $19.98, now $3. All sterling jewelry 50-70 percent off, select antiques, cups and saucers, paintings, Orientals, glassware, vintage and costume jewelry 30-90 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. 941-779-0729. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

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

NEED A MEETING place? Try the conference room, Tingley Memorial Library. Eveann Adams, 941-779-1208. 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9am-noon Saturdays. Christmas decorations, half-price clothing. 941-779-2733. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

Garage Sale: 8am-1pm Saturday, Dec 9. Household items, antique wrought iron patio furniture. Jet ski, $2000. 201 S. Bay and Spring, Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE: 8am-2pm Saturday, Dec. 9. Lots of fishing tackle, rods, reels and household items. 513 71st Street, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE: 9am-noon Saturday, Dec. 9. Household items, good condition, old Rolling Stone magazines, rocking chair, knick-knacks. 426 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.

BUDGET BOX THRIFT Shop: 8am-2pm Saturday, Dec 9. Sell at free flea market. Call 941-746-4906. 401 42nd St W., Bradenton.

BIG SALE: 8am-noon Friday and Saturday, Dec.8-9. Many household and decorating items, furniture, plants. Rain dates, Dec. 15-16. 505 69th St., Holmes Beach.


LOST: BLACK AND white cat. Name is Zeus, he is 5 years old. Please call 941-778-1746. Last seen on Guava Street between 58th Street and Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

LOST DOG: Black-and-white Border collie, wearing red collar. Information on collar is wrong. Name is Cocoa. Please call Louise, 941-518-7336.

MISSING DOG! OLD black Labrador wandered away from yard at 509 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. His name is Heck, wearing a blue and orange “Life is Good” collar, very deaf, nearly blind and senile. Please call Adele at 941-587-6328.


AKC MALE AND female English Bulldog puppies available. These puppies are AKC-registered with champion bloodlines and will come with a pedigree, microchip, vet check with health certificate, a one-year guarantee against congenital defects, and all shots and wormer. The puppies available now are $500 each. For more information please contact:

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.


1992 VOLKSWAGON CABRIOLET: Green with white top in excellent condition in and out. Like new tires, mileage 90,000. Book value $3,400. Asking $3,000, firm. Must see. 941-792-3092.

WANTED TO BUY: Adult tricycle in good condition. Anna Maria Island or Bradenton area please. 941-778-4108.


2004 STARCRAFT DECK boat: 18-foot, 140-hp Suzuki four-stroke in warranty. Showroom new, always in dry storage. No time to use. $15,000 or best offer.941-592-9270.

FOR SALE: 1992 20-foot pontoon and 1995 boat trailer. Both can be seen at 108 Sixth St. S., Bradenton Beach.



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.

NURSES: PRIVATE DUTY. Long-term home care assisting quadriplegic. Morning, 8am-1pm and overnight, 10pm-8am, shifts available. Travel opportunity. 941-383-6953.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: LONGBOAT Key church. Part-time hourly, three days a week, 15 hours total. Requires professional phone etiquette, key entry, computer proficiency (Excel, Word, etc.), Competent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Send resume to PO. Box 10185, Longboat Key FL 34228.

AGENTS WANTED: ACTIVE Island real estate office. Floor time and generous split. 941-720-0288.

TWO SIDES OF Nature Bayview Plaza, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria Island. Now hiring part-time associates. Varied shifts available, including nights and weekends. Great pay and a great place to work and have a little fun … great clothes, gifts and a great place to shop. Apply today, Two Sides of Nature. 101 S. Bay Blvd., Unit 1.

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,


BEACHFRONT RESTAURANT BUSINESS, $299,000. Buy building alone for $1,600,000or buy both for $1,690,000. Confidentiality agreement required. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112. For more great business and realty buys:

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:

GIFTS/DECOR FOR patio, home and garden. Enchanting shop, fun items in good resort area location. $99,000. Confidentiality agreement required for details. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112. For more great business and realty buys:

CHARTER BOAT SERVICE: Eco-tours, sightseeing, more in Cortez. Assets include 26-foot cat, 150-hp outboard. $70,000. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112. For more great business and realty buys:


LICENSED CNA HHA: 10-years experience. Meal preparation, personal care, housekeeping, bathing, dressing assistance, respite care. I’ll care for your loved one like my own. 941-345-6155.


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.

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

SANDY’S CLEANING SERVICE: Exceptional cleaning and decorating island references available. For unbeatable service, call 798-9484.

CLEANING BY HELENE: Thirty-year Island resident. Weekly, bi-weekly, detail oriented, honest, reliable, excellent references. Free estimates. Call 941-778-5717.

TUTOR: READING SPECIALIST-Learning Consultant. 30 years experience. Certifications: B.A. in elementary education, M.A. in reading specialization, M.A. in learning disabilities, Ed.D in education. Diagnostic, remedial. Call 941-778-0349, 4-6pm.

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.

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.


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.

CLOUD NINE LANDSCAPING: Now accepting lawn and landscape maintenance accounts at great rates. Fully-insured, references. Please call 941-778-2335 or 941-284-1568.


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.

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

INTERIOR SURFACE RENOVATION: Drywall, texture, paint, tile, wall and ceiling repairs, Fred Weingartner, 941-586-3656.

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.

NEW DOOR SHOP now open. Steel, fiberglass, fire-rated, commercial, residential, thousands of glass options. All code-approved, impact available. Retail, wholesale. Metro Door Shop, 941-758-5828.

E&N PAINTING: INTERIOR, exterior. Island references. Quality paint. Call for free estimates. Schedule soon, season is coming! 941-756-9595 or 941-518-3054.

ISLAND HOME REMODEL Inc.: Kitchen, bath, deck and complete home remodeling. Call 941-795-1968. E-mail:

RESILIENT PROPERTIES AND renovations: Kitchens, bathrooms, tile work, decks, sheetrock, painting and more. Reliable work start-to-finish. What does your home need? Free estimates. Call Thomas P. Lass, 941-782-7313.

HOME REPAIRS AND Improvements. Carpentry, doors, paint, trim, crown molding, minor remodeling, drywall, texture, general home repairs. 941-713-1951.

CEILING TEXTURE AND blow-in insulation, fixtures, backsplashes, light carpentry, etc. Licensed and insured. Drew Hudson, conscientious handyman. 941-812-5073.


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.

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.

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

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.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH: 1BR/1BA fully furnished, all utilities included, washer and dryer, one block to Gulf. $650/week, $1,300/month. 941-721-6090.

MANATEE RIVERFRONT: 2BR/2BA, spectacular views! Gated, pool, covered parking, security, fitness center. $1,050/month annual.  Call Maria, 941-720-1712.

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 OR MONTH-to-month: 4BR Island family home in quiet residential area. Bayfront with direct water view. Perfect for family with children. Extra large balcony, covered parking, laundry room with washer and dryer. Park setting, two blocks to Gulf beaches. Fully furnished. $2,500/month annual, $3,200 month-to-month. Pets considered. Call 941-704-2993.

WATERFRONT: DOCK WITH davits. Short walk to beach, washer and dryer, carport, storage. Quiet location. $1,000/month. 727-784-3679. Bradenton Beach.

WINTER RENTALS AVAILABLE: Monthly starting at $2,000/month. Weekly starting at $625/week. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 941-778-2307.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA: AIR conditioning, washer and dryer, water, large pool, cable. Parking only 200 steps to beach. First and deposit. $950/month. 941-779-1586.

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.

HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/1BA house. One and a half blocks from beach. $1,295/month, includes trash. Available Dec. 15.First, last and security deposit. 949-813-4900.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH: Large 2BR/2BA, with downstairs office. Recently renovated, new appliances, granite counters, balcony. Large garage. Walk to beach. Call owner, 941-545-6118.

HOLMES BEACH: 1BR/1BA apartment. 750 sf, 100 feet from bay. Includes washer and dryer, water and trash and cable/DSL. Available Dec. 15. $850/month. 941-587-1456.

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. Seasonally, 1BR Gulf view, cute and clean, $900/week or $2,400/month. Call 941-746-8666.

CORTEZ COTTAGE: QUIET area. Fully furnished, walk to water. Two people only, no smokers. $1,700/month includes utilities. 941-794-5980.

ANNUAL: CORTEZ 1BR, storage, carport, boat ramp nearby. $640/month. 941-778-2710 after 10 am.

ANNUAL LARGE 1BR/1BA. Screened lanai, laundry room, garage. No pets, no smoking. $950/month plus utilities. 941-778-9710 or 847-530-8833.

SUNNY SHORES MOBILE home: 1BR/1BA near beach, clubhouse. Very nice. Turnkey. $1,200/month. 941-730-4078.

1 or 2BR, ACROSS FROM beach, newly remodeled, all appliances, screened porch, internet, cable. For pictures, look on Call 1-513-236-5091.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA home, $1,200/month. 2BR/2BA apartment, Anna Maria $875/month. 1BR/1BA, new tile and paint, $775/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 941-778-2307.

SEASONAL RENTAL: PALMA Sola Park. 3BR/2BA, like new, fresh and clean. Small pet OK, close to beaches. Available Dec. 1. $2,000/month. 941-778-5445.

WELCOME TO OUR little slice of paradise! Two beautiful second-floor condominiums, close to historic old village on north Longboat Key. Beautifully furnished and fully equipped. Heated pool, tennis courts and private beach access. Great restaurants and shops nearby. A perfect location for fun and relaxation! 2BR/2BA or 1BR/1BA, monthly. 800-431-0278 or 941-778-2333.

ANNUAL RENTAL: PALMA Sola Park. 3BR/2BA, like new, fresh and clean. Small pet OK, furnished or unfurnished. Available Dec. 1. $1,500/month. 941-778-5445.

DECEMBER SPECIAL: ACROSS beach, Anna Maria Island. Large 1BR/2BA apartments. Internet available, washer and dryer. Only $350/week. Call 941-778-1098.

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.

HOLMES BEACH: ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, steps to Gulf. Lanai, laundry remodeled. First, last, security, no smokers. $895/month plus electric. 941-778-5412 or 585-473-9361.

SEASONAL CANCELLATIONS: WESTBAY Cove/Westbay Point and Moorings. 2BR/2BA, all amenities, close to beach, shopping and trolley. Sharon, Old Florida Realty, 941-713-9096.

ANNUAL WATERFRONT: 2BR/2BA ground-floor at Westbay Cove. Tennis, pool, cable, water included. Sharon, Old Florida Realty, 941-713-9096.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA LARGE, enclosed porch. One block to beach. No pets. $900/month. 941-778-9378. 5611-B Guava, Holmes Beach.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: TROPICAL duplex, one block to beach, washer and dryer, some utilities included. No Smoking or pets. $950/month and $700 deposit. 941-798-9765. Responsible persons only.

SEASONAL: JANUARY, FEBRUARY. Clean 2BR elevated unit, one block to beach. Newly remodeled with laundry. $575/weekly, $1,975/monthly. 941-807-5449.

ANNUAL BAY VIEW: 1BR/2BA, Remodeled, everything is brand new. Poolside with huge covered patio. Must see! 201 S. Bay and Spring Ave., Anna Maria. $1,200/month. 941-779-9357 or 720-235-9025.

HOME FOR THE holidays? Attractive 2BR/2BA, Florida room, washer and dryer hook-up, dishwasher, close to beach. Duplex, $1,000/month. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.

LOVELY 3BR/2BA HOME: Quiet canal, large screened porch, fenced yard, dock, garage, walk to beach. Nonsmoking. Call 941-779-2005.

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

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA. $850/month plus one month's security. Nonsmoker. 941-284-2598 or 941-524-6874. 7106 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

GULFFRONT: QUAINT 2BR/1BA, ground level. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets. Walk to restaurants, shops, grocery, trolley. Winter-summer, $2,400/month, $650/week. 352-592-5870 or 813-728-2590.

OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE: 1,200 sf, available Jan.1, 2007. Former Wicked Candle. 8819 Cortez Road. 1-800-952-1206.

ANNUAL RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach. 2BR/2BA condo located south of Bridge Street. The unit has upstairs and downstairs living area with parking underneath. Call 813-245-0428.

ANNUAL RENTAL: HOLMES Beach triplex. 3BR/BA, deck and close to all! Washer and dryer on the premises. $1,400/month, utilities included! Call 646-842-0096.

SMITH REALTORS: LONGBOAT Key. 2BR/1BA duplex on canal. Newly renovated. Village Green 3BR pool home. Call 941-778-0770. Web site:

ANNUAL RENTAL: STUDIO apartment in Holmes Beach. Call 941-778-7039.

DEEP DISCOUNT FOR last-minute travel to beautiful town of Anna Maria. Quaint Island cottage steps to beach. 203-454-0573.

DUPLEX AVAILABLE: 1BR/1BA, greatroom with kitchenette. Private yard and patio, short walk to Gulf. Available Dec. 15 through March 30. $1,350/month. 516-526-5628.

SEASONAL RENTAL: ANNA Maria Key Royale canal home. 3BR/2BA, pool, spa, boat dock. $1,000/week, $3,500/month. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

BEAUTIFUL 1BR CONDO: fully furnished with porch, pool, clubhouse. $850/month, utilities included, year lease. First, last and security. 75th Street West, Sabel Palms.

BAYFRONT COTTAGES: STEPS to beach. Great views. 1 and 2 bedrooms, utilities included. Starting at $1,300/month, long or short term. Call 941-747-3321.

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

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, HOLMES Beach: freshly painted, big yard, pets considered. $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. $739,000. 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.

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. Reduced to $585,000. 813-818-8314. 8104 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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.

SWEEPING WATER VIEWS from large 2BR/2BA condo with longer 35-foot dock and carport. Must sacrifice or foreclose. Open house anytime. $475,000. 941-807-5449.

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 401-497-6327.

BY OWNER, PURCHASE or lease: Manatee riverfront condo, 2BR/2BA, beautiful views, pool, gated, covered parking, fitness. $325,000 or $1,050/month. 941-720-0092.

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.

WESTBAY POINT CONDO: Beautiful water view. Immediate occupancy. Turnkey, only bring your toothbrush. Condo in pristine condition. Sale by owner, seller will carry mortgage to qualified buyers. Low down payment, low fixed interest rate. Huge price reduction. Phone 315-733-0851.

DIRECT WATERFRONT: Latchkey. 65A Cortez Park, Avenue D. 941-779-CAIN.

TROPIC ISLES, PALMETTO, Fla. Turnkey furnished, spacious 2BR/2BA mobile with deep-water slip, dock and davits, no bridges to Gulf. Share owned. $203,000. Many amenities. 218-728-3690.

NEW LAKEFRONT CONDOS: Low $300s. Minutes to beach, no flood, evacuation zone. Hidden Lake Real Estate, 941-761-0444.

ISLAND CANAL LOT: 75x100 feet, new dock, priced to sell quickly. Below market and appraised value, $550,000. Call Jake, 941-544-7786. 108 Gull Drive, Anna Maria.

BRADENTON BEACH: 2BR/2BA elevated with covered parking. View of bay from large covered porch. Only two blocks to Gulf, great neighborhood. $350,000. 941-778-3875.

BY OWNER: 2BR/1.5BA condo. Bath and kitchen need update. $399,999. 863-412-2612. 5400 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

FOR SALE BY owner: Holmes Beach triplex. Rental income of $34,000 annually. Reduced to sell at $575,000. Call 646-842-0096 for more information.

FOR SALE BY owner: Deep-water canal ranch, $550,000. Nicely remodeled with granite countertops, tile flooring, and more. Call Scott Wheeler at 614-207-7878, or e-mail

ANNA MARIA 4BR/3BA. 2,220 sf living area, 4,380 sf under roof. Reduced to $639,000. All written offers considered. 941-773-0706.

LOT: ONE BLOCK from beach. 57.75x114 feet. $520,000. 941-779-4505 or 941-778-4246. 125 Neptune Lane, Holmes Beach.

LARGE DIRECT BAYFRONT lot on Anna Maria Island. Unobstructed waterfront. $1,150,000. Michael Saunders & Company, 1-800-539-1486, ext. 209, or 941-918-0010.

FOR SALE BY owner: Holmes Beach 3BR home, deep-water "grande canal", pool, boat dock, many upgrades. $815,000. Call 941-778-6474.

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.

BAY POINTE CONDOMINIUMS: Low maintenance fee, low Insurance, low taxes! Minutes to beaches. 1-2-3-4 BR condos now available. New in 2005. Models open daily 2-4pm. Keller Williams Realty, 941-932-1288.

BRADENTON BEACH BY owner: 2BR/2BA end unit with full Gulf views. Kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, granite counters, nice turnkey furnished. Two large balconies. Amenities include boat docks, tennis court, pool with spa. $649,000. 941-388-5238.

LOT FOR SALE: 126 50th Street. 100x100 feet. Zoned R2. $650,000. 941-746-7423.

TOWNHOUSE ON PALMA Sola Bay: 2BR/1.5BA with boat slip and canal view. Only $379,000. Also available as seasonal rental, January-April at $2,800/month. Call 941-794-1976.

ISLAND TOWNHOME: WATERFRONT 3BR/3 full baths. Rare opportunity at SunBow Bay. Small boat OK and great fishing out your back door. 150-yard private pier, lush landscaping, two heated pools, tennis and a great living experience. Walk the grounds, walk to beach. Save thousands at $599,000. Call owner, 941-228-3489.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: GREAT location. 2BR/2BA, garage, totally renovated. 1,553 sf under air conditioning. $265,000. Great value. Available, immediate occupancy. 941-761-1458.

BRADENTON BEACH MOBILE home:  Cozy, updated bay view 1BR in the Pines Park. Turnkey furnished, boat slip available. $45,000. 941-962-8220.

HOLMES BEACH ISLAND cottage: Updated 3BR/2BA, garage, lanai with hot tub, tile floors, full canal view, boat slip. Private landscaping. Three blocks from beach. $555,000. 941-778-4111.

FOR SALE BY owner: Bradenton Beach, 2BR/2BA condo. Fully remodeled, furnished with washer and dryer in unit. View Gulf from balcony, steps to Gulf and Intracoastal. Living area is upstairs/downstairs over covered parking. $400,000. Will consider financing. Call 813-245-0428.

FOR SALE BY owner: Anna Maria north-end canal home. Totally refurbished both inside and out. Walk to the beach and also have easy boating access to Gulf. New appliances and kitchen cabinets. Dock and boat lift ready to go. Great location. Call 813-245-0428.

FOR SALE BY owner: 3BR/3BA townhouse. 2.5-car garage, exercise room, plus loft. Across street, Gulf views. Two pools and tennis. $580,000. 941-779-2008.

WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE: 2BR, boat slip, heated pool, low fees. Way below appraisal at $289,000. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

BY OWNER: BAYSHORE 4BR/2BA, all recently remodeled. Community pool, clubhouse and boat docks. $20,000 below bank appraisal. Now, $229,900. Call Fred, Realtor, 941-356-1456.

BY OWNER: KEY Royale. Waterfront, all new interiors, boat dock, spa, pool. 3BR/2BA. $120,000 below appraisal. Now $799,900. Call Fred, Realtor, 941-356-1456.

KATHY SELLS WEST Bradenton: 2BR/2BA, two-car garage with pool, 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, corner lot. 3BR/2BA, one-car garage, corner lot. Details at 941-730-3251. Remax Gulfstream Realty.

KATHY SELLS CONDOS: 2BR/2BA, two-car garage Perico Bay villa. 2BR/2BA, one-car garage, Perico Bay villa. 2BR/2BA, two-car garage furnished, Gulf Watch. Call for details, 941-730-3251. Remax Gulfstream.


NORTH CAROLINA: BEAUTIFUL Blue Ridge mountain views. 3.2-acre mountain estate. Heavily wooded with stream. E-Z financing, $29,900. 800-230-6380, ext.620.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA: Must see beautiful and colorful fall foliage! Western North Carolina mountains, homes, cabins, acreage and investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty, GMAC Real Estate, Murphy. Call for free brochure, 800-841-5868.

TENNESSEE: AFFORDABLE LAKE and mountain properties. Low property taxes. No state income tax. Four seasons, southern hospitality. For more information, call Lakeside Realty, 888-291-5253.

WYOMING RANCH DISPERSAL: 35 acres, 49,900, 70 acres, $89,900, 107 acres, $129,900. Snow-capped mountain views. Surrounded by government land. Abundant wildlife. Recreational paradise. Low taxes. E-Z terms. Call Utah Ranches LLC. 888-541-5263.

FOR SALE BY owner: 29 single-family rental homes in Florida. Package deal OK or just one. Large income. Call Scott Lubik, 727-214-7442. E-mail:

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

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS: Large five-acre tract along very large trout stream with private elevated homesite, good access, view, trees, nearby river. $59,500. 866-789-8535.

COASTAL GEORGIA: NEW, Pre-construction golf community. Large lots and condos with deep water, marsh, golf, nature views. Gated, golf, fitness center, tennis, trails, docks. $70s-$300,000. 877-266-7376.

GEORGIA/FLORIDA BORDER: Pre-construction grand opening. 20 acres, $99,900. Pay no closing costs. Terrific opportunity to own 20 acres in Georgia. Coastal region. New survey, subdivision potential, excellent financing at the unbelievable price of $99,900. Call now! 800-898-4409, ext.1002. CLP-GA Land Services LLC. Licensed Real Estate Broker.


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