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Date of Issue: February 02, 2006

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb 1 2006


SOFA: RECLINING CARAMEL-colored leather-like, one year old, like new, paid $900, asking $350. Smoke/pet-free home. (941) 794-0808.

QUEEN BED, DRESSER, mirror: white, like new. Cost $2,500, asking $550. Green armoire $75. Cortez. (941) 794-2592 or (609) 221-7111.

BICYCLES: MEN’S AND ladies’ 26-inch bikes. Excellent condition, $35. (941) 792-3775.

POWER-LIFT RECLINER: New, never used. Large Pride C-10, blue fabric. Battery backup system for safety. $400. (941) 778-5840.

ROLL-TOP DESK and chair, 150-inch drop-leaf dining table and four chair set, 175-inch round dining table, four captain chairs. $200. (941) 779-0171.

ELECTRIC FIREPLACE: USE with or without heat, remote with thermostat, off-white, $800. Server, whitewash finish, opens for serving. $225. Miscellaneous pictures. (941) 794-0231.

TANNING BED, new bulbs, $800. Call Paige, (941) 798-3448.

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

FREE DELIVERY to your home or condo: Shrimp, crabs, native fish. Prompt delivery to your door. Call James Lee, (941) 795-1112 or 704-8421.

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.

HONEYBELL TANGELOS now ripe in January, on sale by the AMI Kiwanis Club. $31-$36 for a bushel Shipped free anyplace in USA. Call to receive an order blank. (941) 778-3446 or go online


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

BENGEL HYPNOSIS CENTER. Quit smoking, lose weight. Renowned Pittsburgh hypnotist available February, Anna Maria Island. Appointments only. Call (412) 215-2158.

JAMMERS WANTED: Non-professional snowbird guitarist looking for musicians to jam afternoons. Cortez/Gulf Drive area. Classic rock, country. (941) 778-2937.

BINGO WEEKLY: "Smoke-free" at Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd Street at Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, Thursdays at 7 p.m. All welcome. Refreshments, prizes. Information: (941) 778-1915.

PHOTO CLASSES: Learn to use your camera from a professional instructor. Easy, individualized classes. Sign up for six classes and get the seventh free! Call Paula, (941) 356-7303.

CERTIFIED TEACHER IN MATH/Science has opening. Private tutoring for student. Kindergarten-college level subjects. Plenty of references and experience. (941) 524-4177.

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

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

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

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 9:30am-2pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays. 9am-noon on Saturdays. Sales racks, children’s clothing. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

TRASH/TREASURE SALE: 8am-noon Saturday, Feb. 4. Gulfshore of Longboat Key (mobile home park), 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

SIDEWALK SALE: 8am Saturday, Feb. 18. All proceeds to benefit the Anna Maria Island Relay for Life, American Cancer Society Manatee Unit. The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE! 8am-noon Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4. Lots of miscellaneous, raft, water skis, boat air conditioner, wicker accessories. 120 51st  St., Holmes Beach.

SALE: NIKI’S GIFTS and antiques. Sterling jewelry 50-70 percent off. Lots of collectibles, crystal, china, 50-75 percent off. Select vintage jewelry, 50 percent off. Lots of bric-a-brac 50-75 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: THREE families. 8am-3pm Friday, Feb. 3. Lots of collectibles, jewelry, sterling, lamps, household, pictures, books, clothing, linens, double bed and frame, computer desk. 218 84th St., Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE: 9am-5pm, Saturday, Feb. 4. Furniture, home accessories, etc. Three family sale. 107 12th St. N., Bradenton Beach.

OUTSIDE MARKET AT Essence of Time: 9am-2pm Sunday, Feb. 5.  Lots of stuff old and new, corner of Gulf Drive and Holmes Boulevard. (941) 778-9396.


LOST: BLACK SHOULDER purse contains North Carolina driver’s license and cell phone. (941) 778-8124


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.

KITTEN TIME: Home-fostered kittens available from the humane society. Variety of colors. Have been tested. Shots, spayed, microchipped. Only $35 to good homes. (941) 365-1687.


1999 CADILLAC DEVILLE: Silver, leather, Northstar. Telephone Onstar. Excellent condition. $7,000 or offer. (941) 778-1620.

GOLF CARTS FOR sale: Two-and four-passenger club carts, night lights and mirrors, like new. Phone (941) 729-8766.

FORD 2000 FOCUS ZTS: 41,000 miles. One owner, new brakes, Fort Knox gold, loaded, excellent condition. $6,300. (941) 794-0231.

1993 MERCEDES 300SL: Silver, gray, both tops. Looks, runs well. 12,000 miles. Books and records. (941) 779-0420.

1965 CORVAIR MONZA convertible: Very low miles. One owner, estate vehicle, 13,500 miles. Trophy winner. (941) 526-3190.


27-FOOT CARVER twin 190-hp Mercruiser. Runs great, good for fishing, Ceranfield, air conditioning, water heater, shower, head,newbatteries, stereo and much more! $8,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1565.

DEEP-WATER BOAT slip: north end of Anna Maria. Easy Gulf access. (941) 794-8877.

WANTED TO BUY: Deeded boat slip on Anna Maria Island, deep or shallow. Please call, (941) 778-2581.

THIS 2005 25-HP Johnson Bombadier rope-start two-stroke outboard, has less than the initial ten hours break time on it. Purchased new in May for $2,592, it includes fuel tank and line and wheeled motor carrier (my add-on). Owner’s manual and purchase receipt (including warranty) included. Super buy! (941) 778-1605.

28-FOOT REGAL LSR—2001: Only 160 hours, like new! Great day cruiser/party boat, even has a head! Always kept on a lift, new custom mooring cover and much, much more. $43,000. Call Pam or Phil at (941) 778-8281 or (941) 704-7445.

32-FOOT ERICSON Sloop: Draft 4 feet, 5 inches. Rebuilt engine 2004. Diving platform, roller furling, Northstar sails, autopilot, much, much more. $15,000. (941) 778-9196.

2002 14-FOOT CAROLINA Skiff: Bimini top. 9.9 hp Honda motor. Possible boat slip. Asking $1,800. Paid $4,200. (941) 383-0096.


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

FISH FOR REDFISH, Snook and trout with Capt. Jim Savaglio. License, bait and tackle included. (941) 238-7597 or (813) 477-7657.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


FULL-TIME HOUSEKEEPERS for Longboat Key resort. Excellent benefits for full-time. Year-round position. Must work Saturdays, be dependable and have own transportation. Call for appointment, (941) 383-2428.

PART-TIME HELP wanted for small resort motel on Anna Maria. Call evenings, (941) 778-4206.

FRONT DESK FOR busy chiropractic office. Fulltime. Billing, insurance, phones. Experience preferred but not necessary. Will train. Call (941) 778-9372.

ELDERLY GENTLEMAN NEEDS part-time help for transportation, household chores, mid-day meal, etc. Now through April. $10/hour. (941) 778-9517 or (941) 778-7329.

MAINTENANCE, PART-TIME: 32-unit motel, evenings. Monday-Friday. Apply in person. Blue Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes beach. Drug-free workplace.

TOP ADVERTISING sales position open at The Islander newspaper. Great territory, commissions, training. Previous outside sales helpful, but not necessary. 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,

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

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

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

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


LOCAL CAREGIVER: I can offer loving, reliable, live-in care for your loved one. Excellent references. Please, call (239) 595-9964. Thank you.

CAREGIVER: ABLE TO live in, can travel, very dependable and honest. Good references. Non-smoker/drinker. Experienced with Alzheimer patients. (941) 744-0800 or 812-8948.

MATURE, CHRISTIAN CAREGIVER OFFERS reliable live-in care for your loved one. Have good references. Call (941) 748-7094, leave message.


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

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

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

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

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.

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

APPLIANCE & AC DOCTORS: We repair air conditioners, refrigerator, washer/dryer, oven, garbage disposal, other household items. Honest, dependable. 20-plus years experience. (941) 650-9293.

MR. BILL’S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over 30 years experience, self-employed in construction trades. “I’m handy to have around.” (941) 778-4561.

WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service, (941) 778-3455, or cell (941) 720-4152.

ISLAND HOME SERVICES: Minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry and improvements for your home, condo or business. References, over 20 years experience. (941) 538-3520.

WE CAN HELP! Does your property need TLC? Lew can fix it. Give me a call. (941) 755-5559.

AAA WIFE AND husband: Cleaning your house and windows with confidence. Good references, reasonable rates. Licensed and Insured. (941) 812-0499.

SCOTT’S HELPING HANDS: Handyman service. How may I help you? Scott Reinhart, (941) 538-0664.

CUCCIO TILE AND handyman services. Many Island references. Free estimates. Licensed and insured. (941) 730-2137.

HANDYMAN FROM HOLLAND: 20 years experience in “old world craftsmanship.” No job too small. Painting, repairs, shelves, woodworking, cleaning, etc. Please call Peter, (941) 447-6747. Guaranteed satisfaction.

YACHT SERVICES: DIVING and detail services. Waterline Yacht Company. James, (941) 792-7595.

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. 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.

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


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

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

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

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

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


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.

THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Pressure wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call 518-3316 or 778-6898.

STEVE’S MAINTENANCE & REPAIR: If price and reliability are important, then for all your remodeling, maintenance and repair needs, call the right team, call the SMART team. (941) 400-6350.

TWO DUDES with tools: Tile, trim, cabinets, painting, drywall, glass block, brick, stonework and more! Many references. Call now! (941) 812-4269 or 448-6961.

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

BAY CONSTRUCTION AND REMODEL: (941) 720-1089. Renovations, repairs, remodel. Insured. License no. CBC1252807.

IS YOUR PAINT peeling? Is it in need of healing? Then call Shaman Painting and Pressure Washing for free estimate. Call Dan or Gina for appointment. Office (941) 527-1465 Cell (941) 779-3595.

ROB’S RENOVATION AND REMODELING: Tile, hardwood flooring, drywall, carpentry, paint, pressure cleaning, rescreens, windows and doors. Free estimates! We will beat any estimates. Call Rob, (941) 526-5010.

RICK KUNKEL PAINTING: 30 years experience. Licensed, insured. Free estimates. Local references. (941) 932-0940.


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 sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail

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

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

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

SEASONAL RENTAL: Brand new Bradenton Beach 3BR/3BA plus office, steps to beach. Balconies with ocean and bay views, elevator, 8-person Jacuzzi, granite counters, marble floors and baths, Jacuzzi in master, washer/dryer, designer furnished, fully equipped. One of the finest rentals on Island. $4800/ monthly 813-277-4336.

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

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

BEACH LIVING: SEASONAL, Furnished one room efficiency. Utilities included. Gulf views and large decks. (941) 505-1962.

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

GULFFRONT RESIDENCE: PRIME Holmes Beach location. Available seasonally, November-April 2006. Renovated 2BR/2.5BA private residence in quiet area of Island with open floor plan and large terrace overlooking the Gulf. From $1,750/week with discounted monthly rate. Call Dave at (941) 720-0089.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Hidden Lakes, 3BR/2BA, second floor, all brand new, garage, pool, small dog OK. $1,400/month. Sun Coast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202.

SEASONAL: GORGEOUS, OCEANVIEW home. 5BR/3BA, fireplace, cable TV. One hundred yards from Gulf. Two scenic decks. Available January, 2006-April, 2006. $3,900/month. Call (813) 948-1267 or email

ULTRA LUXURY HOLMES Beach Home: "View Gulf from every room", 3BR/3.5 BA, three-story, elevator, heated pool and spa, ss outdoor, smoker/grill, lush landscaping, two–car garage, five TVs-one 56" screen, four DVDs, HD Cable, gourmet kitchen (stainless, granite, wine cooler) washer/dryer, quality furnishings, fully equipped and golf cart to cruise the Island, super location. $1900/week, $7000/month. Non- smoker. Call (863) 581-3252.

WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on deep-water canal with large dock and views of Tampa Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Hidden Lakes, 3BR/2BA, second floor, all brand new, garage, pool, small dog OK. $1,400/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202.

BEACH STEPS AWAY: Large 1BR/2BA, fully furnished, washer and dryer. $595/week or $1,995/month. Pets OK. (941) 778-1098.

SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT: 55-plus. 1BR/1BA, $1,200/month. 2BR/2BA, $1,400/month. Nonsmoking, clubhouse, laundry, steps to beach. (775) 825-9492 or (775) 338-9492.

PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA, great water views, gated, pool, tennis, covered parking, One mile from beach. Annual rental. $1,200/month. Call Maria at (941) 720-1712.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to beach, clean duplex-$1,200/month. (941) 725-0578 or (941) 794-2912.

MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: Nice 2BR, furnished mobile home, gated community on creek. Bradenton Palms Mobile Home Park. Hot tub, pool, four-six month rental. $1,100/month. (863) 688-3524 or (863) 608-1833. E-mail:

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Steps from Bradenton Beach. One hundred yards from bay. Spacious 1BR/1BA with parking. Available for yearly rental. (614) 517-7147.

MONTHLY RENTAL: 2BR/2BA with den. Furnished condo on canal. West Bradenton. Five minutes to beaches. $2,500/month. June through November 2006. (708) 532-2149.

YOU WILL LOVE this Ringling retreat at Lido Beach: 2BR/1BA modern, fully-furnished duplex of historical background in garden setting. Walk to beach and St. Armands restaurants and popular shopping center, 15-minute bus ride to Main Street, Sarasota. Please phone (941) 383-0244 or (941) 383-2566. E-mail

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Waterfront mobile resort. Steps to beach. Nice 1BR/1BA. April $1,130. May-September $625. 55-plus. 2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit 425, Bradenton Beach. (941) 778-5417.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL rental. 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach. $900/month annual, includes cable, water, sewer, trash. Seasonal $700/week or $2,100/month. (941) 778-0714 or (941) 730-6349.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Available January and February 2007. 2BR/2BA, totally remodeled in 2006. Call (813) 781-7562.

NORTH-END FURNISHED beach villas, One or two bedrooms, 1BA, with screened porch. 100 steps to beach. Great views! Starting at $1000/month. (941) 219-1042.

FOR RENT: 1BR apartment with pull-out sofa, sleeps four. Available at Resort 66 for the following dates; March 4-11,11-18 and 18-25. Full housekeeping, heated pool and ocean. Just bring your bathing suit. $900/week. Call (315) 868-2813 (cell).

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA on canal in Holmes Beach. No pets. (941) 778-7039.

PRIVATE COTTAGE WITH shared dock, Old Florida-style 2BR/1BA, screened porch, deck, fenced yard. Half block to beach. Pet OK. Weekly, monthly beginning April 1, 2006. (941) 485-1874.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to beach, clean duplex $1,200/month. (941) 725-0578 or (941) 794-2912.

WESTBAY POINT: 2BR/2BA, beautiful condition, overlooking canal. Available February, March, April. $2,600/month. Call (616) 291-5116.

UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS ON Palma Sola Bay. Utilities included. Security deposit of one month’s rent. Studio $700/month; 1BR/1BA $740/month; 2BR/1BA $950/month. Call Jerry, (941) 448-8100.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, Holmes Beach. Tile throughout. Washer and dryer hookups, double carport, large storage room. Steps to Gulf with view. $1,100/month plus utilities. First, last and security. (941) 778-3427.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA: Elevated views of Gulf and bay. $1,100. 2319 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach. (941) 778-3875.

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

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex, one block to beach, completely remodeled, ground level. $1,150/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex, near community center, ground level. $1,000/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA single-family home with carport. Less than one block to beach. Ground level. $1,100/month. Available March 1, 2006. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

SEASONAL/MONTHLY: LOVELY 3BR/2BA canal home. Large screened porch, boat dock, garage, washer/dryer, and tile floors. Nonsmoking. (941) 779-2005.

ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA WITH carport, washer/dryer hookup, $900/month. 1BR/1BA $700/month. Seasonal Gulffront 1BR/1BA. Dolores M. Baker Realty. (941) 778-7500.

DUE TO LAST minute cancellations, we have one, two, three and four bedrooms available in February. Please contact Tina, (941) 504-9352. AG Casa Marina.

ANNA MARIA: ADORABLE cottage. Steps to beach. All utilities, cable, nice yard. No pets. $1,400/month. Seasonal. (813) 388-0444.

HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT: 2BR/2BA, beautiful view of Gulf. On the beach, weekly rental. Available now. (941) 779-2701 or (608) 332-9272.

AVAILABLE NOW: We are now accepting annual and seasonal leases on select homes at the new Waterside Club. 2BR homes available from $795/month. Waterside Club is a 55-plus retirement community six miles from Anna Maria Island. Make new friends and join the fun. All community activities and amenities are available to you. Waterside Club, 3301 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton. Contact Neil Johnson, (941) 756-7068.

1BR, LARGE APARTMENT. Water view, nonsmoking, no pets. $475/week. (941) 779-0420.

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


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

BEAUTIFUL, NEW, RENOVATED 3BR/2BA Spanish-style home. Two-minute walk to beach. Fully furnished, rental ready. Quiet Holmes Beach private setting on cul-de-sac. Custom details, tile, granite. New cabinets, windows, doors, A/C, ductwork, stainless appliances. Paver drive/patios. (941) 778-4560. $699,000

KEY ROYALE/NORTH Point Harbor: Two homes, next door, in Island’s finest community. 4BR/3BA, five-car garage, elevated home, beautiful views of Tampa Bay, new lap pool, spa, waterfall, seawall and dock. $1,249,000. Also, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, ranch home, new seawall, dock and 20,000-pound lift. $1,249,000. Buy both for $2,450,000! Lynn Bankuty, Realtor, Suncoast Real Estate, (941) 737-1420.

PERICO ISLAND: 1,170-sf, lovely 2BR2BA condo. Great water view/porch. Eat-in kitchen. Rented until 8/06. $345,000. Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.

MUST SEE: Manufactured home has everything. Colony Cove. 1,600 sf. Views of Manatee River. 2BR/2BA, pets, 55-plus, five pools. $58,500. (941) 721-4890.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: 2BR/2BA condo. Fully furnished and equipped. Best-kept condo complex on the Island. Beautiful beach, pool, hot tub, sauna and sunsets. No more left on the Island like this! $1,200,000. (317) 873-3307 for instructions on virtual tour.

NORTH ANNA MARIA: Large residential vacant lot. For sale by owner. 85x101 with bay view. $675,000. Call (941) 778-8405.

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Furnished end unit, 2BR/2BA. Enjoy sunsets year ’round from sofa, lanai or beach. Low association fee. Weekly rental allowed. $975,000. (504) 810-0867.

BEACHFRONT CONDO: 1BR/1BA, new construction. Designer furnished, spa, pool, excellent location near restaurants, shopping. Excellent rental. $529,000. (901) 301-8299, or

WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on deep-water canal with large dock and views of Tampa Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.

CEDAR KEY GULF views: 2,000 sf. Custom fireplace, GoBolt wind protection, wood cabinets, many other custom features by artisan owners. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, (941) 773-6581. $795,000.

LOT FOR SALE: One block to Gulf. 50x100 feet, cleared. $599,000. (941) 778-4036. 215 71st St., Holmes Beach.

CANALFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, turnkey-furnished, pool, tennis, pets allowed, just unpack and enjoy Island living. $449,900. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, (941) 725-4425.

CUSTOM EXECUTIVE HOME: 2709 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 3BR/3BA views of Gulf and Tampa Bay from this beautiful executive home with master bedroom and spa encompassing entire floor. Waterfall landscaped entry. Three-car garage. $950,000. Open house: noon-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Call (941) 744-6906.

LONGBOAT KEY: Executive home with swimming pool. Completely updated 4BR/2BA. Located in historic Longboat Key Village, just two blocks to the beach. Priced to sell. $775,000. Call (941) 744-6906.

HOLMES BEACH: 2908 Avenue C. Wonderful 2BR/2BA, two-car garage. Elevated home. All new baths, hardwood floors, roof, air conditioning and paint. Wrap-around deck, porch, steps from the beach. Only $549,000. Motivated seller. (941) 779-3724, or call for appointment.

SARASOTA HANDYMAN: 4BR/2BA, 1,100sf. New roof, electric, outgoing plumbing. Large yard, good schools. Tenant would stay, $949/month. $215,000. (941) 954-4312.

BY OWNER: BEACHFRONT 2BR/2BA, office/sleeping loft. 1,575 sf. Deeded parking space under building. Heated pool. $1,500,000. (847) 494-5748.

A COUNTRY VILLAGE 2BR/2BA end-unit condo. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Conveniently located close to shopping, beaches, restaurants and hospital. Active 55-plus community with beautiful pool and clubhouse. Elevator for easy access. Low-cost holiday living! $184,900. Ask for Nancy, (941) 722- 8551.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: 2BR/2.5BA, pool, $495,000. 6250 Holmes Blvd. #24. Excalibur Realty Inc. (941) 792-5566.

BEAUTIFUL ISLAND TOWNHOME: Steps to the beach! 3BR/2BA with den. Designer upgrades. $599,000. (941) 447-6278.

Braden Riverfront: 3BR/2BA, one-car garage, family room, 2 fireplaces, split plan, pool with Jacuzzi, pool cage. 2,400 sf on .46 acres, upgraded, new tile throughout, air conditioning and duct work, custom kitchen. For sale by owner, more details at Call (941) 708-9475. $625,000.

IRREPLACEABLE FULL BAYFRONT view from this oversized 2BR/2BA condo with thirty-five foot deep water dock and carport priced to sell. $579,000. (941) 807-5449.

ANNA MARIA LOT: 75-by-116 on sailboat canal. $725,000. For details, photos, survey and optional house plans, call Sheryl, (610) 247-9496. Visit

BRIGHT AND AIRY 2BR/2BA Gulf-view condo in four-unit building with heated pool. New kitchen, screened balcony, washer/dryer, new air-conditioning system. Turnkey ready, wonderful home or great rental. $675,000. (717) 392-4048.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Duplex, lot large enough for land condo. $799,000. Brokers protected. Call (941) 779-0120.

PERICO ISLAND OWNER: 2BR-plus den/3BA turnkey townhouse. New tile and carpet, private end unit with serene water view. Clubhouse, heated pool, tennis. Rarely on market. Two miles to beach. $450,000. Information (941) 224-0555.

ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA north-end home. Gulf, beaches, bay, piers. $595,000. (941) 778-2934

KEY ROYALE: TASTEFULLY remodeled 3BR/2BA. Pool. spa, boat dock. Canalfront home. Priced at $929,000. Call owner direct at (941) 356-1456.

ISLAND SPECIAL! SELLING Island real estate? Save big money, Florida Prime Realty LLC offers sellers commission as low as 1.5 percent! Call (941) 778-1098 or e-mail:

4BR/4BA ELEVATED TURNKEY-furnished duplex with many possibilities. Two short blocks to beach. Can convert to 1BR/1BA and 3BR/3BA, 2BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA or 4BR/4BA. $648,500. Call Maria at Bark & Co. Realty, (941) 778-5900 or cell (863) 559-8559.

ISLAND CONDO: 2BR/2BA. Great view. Cove at Sandy Pointe. 3601 E. Bay Drive, Unit 205. Holmes Beach. $375,000. (941) 779-0448.

FOR SALE BY owner: Open during remodeling. New paint, inside and out. 2BR/2BA, two-car garage condo in Village Green, 1,800-plus sf on small lake on quiet street. 6813 Seventh Ave. W., Bradenton. 34209. $299,900. Call Ken, (352) 267-6498, or Lori, (480) 874-1432.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Duplex, 2BR/1BA each side. Exclusive north end Anna Maria. Build up for spectacular view. $835,000. (941) 778-7003.

DIRECT BEACHFRONT condo for sale: incredible views completely redone, designer turnkey ready. Walk out the front door onto the beach. Owner financing available. (717) 392-4048.

FOUR TRIPLEXES: $1,200,000. $98,000 annual income. Call (941) 792-5566.

FOR SALE BY owner: Best value on the Island! Open house 12-2pm Sunday, Feb. 5. 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.

HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT: Three duplex buildings, all feature 2BR/2BA, porch, lanai, garage, dock and ramp. $799,000 each or package deal for all three. 8005 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. By appointment only. (941) 778-9691.

BRAND NEW DETACHED villa: 2BR/2BA, 1,245 sf under air conditioning, plus 1.5-car garage. Only $78/month maintenance fee. All ages. Pets OK. Heated pool. Great location. $235,000. Call Bill, (941) 518-9300.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: By owner. 2BR/2BA each side, one lanai, secluded street, steps to beach and downtown. New appliances and air handlers. Beautiful maintenance-free landscaping. Dog-friendly fenced yard. $650,000. (941) 778-6219.


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

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Log cabin $89,900. Easy-to-finish cabin on secluded site. Million-dollar views available on one to seven-acre parcels $29,900-$79,900. Free information available! (828) 256-1004.

EAST TENNESSEE LAKE PROPERTIES: Homes from $200,000 to $1,000,000. Lakefront lots from $100,000. Lake-view lots from $35,000. Call Lakeside Realty, (423) 626-5820 or visit

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

MOVE TO TENNESSEE! Looking for lake lots, lake homes, land, farms, Victorians, investment or marinas, we have it all at affordable prices. Executive Choice Real Estate in Tennessee, (865) 717-7775. Charlotte Branson, agent, or visit my Web site or

MURPHY, N.C. Aah cool summers, mild winters, affordable homes and mountain cabins, land. Call for free brochure (877) 837-2288. Exit Realty Mountain View Properties,

EAST ALABAMA MOUNTAIN property for sale. One hour west of Atlanta in Piedmont, Ala. Beautiful view. 48 acres. $144,000. $14,400 down, $1,087/month owner financed. Call Glenn, (850) 545-4928.

GOVERNMENT HOMES! $0 down! Bank repossessions and foreclosures! No credit OK! $0 / low down! Call for listings (800) 498-8619.

LARGE MOUNTAIN LAND bargains: High elevation. Adjoins pristine state forest, 20-plus acres to 350 acres. Sweeping mountain views, streams.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: 10.51 acres on mountaintop in gated community. View trees, waterfall and large public lake nearby, paved private access, $119,500. Owner (866) 789-8535

TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT HOMESITES: One to six acres from the $40s. Spectacular lake, mountain and wooded nature sites, newly released. Just 1-1/2 hours to Nashville. Don't miss out! Call (866) 339-4966.

TENNESSEE LAKESIDE RETREATS New gated community. Incredible lake and mountain views. One-to five-acre building sites from the $40s. Lake access, boat ramp, private slips (limited). Don't miss out. Call (866) 292-5769.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. AREA: Peaceful gated community. Incredible riverfront and mountain view homesites. One to eight acres from the $60s. Custom lodge, hiking trails. Five miles to natural hot springs. Call (866) 292-5762.

LAKEFRONT BARGAINS! Waterfront properties from $99,900. Lake Guntersville, Ala. Exclusive Goose Pond Island premier bass fishing destination. One day only land sale! Saturday, Feb. 11..

Ninety minutes from Atlanta, one hour or less from Birmingham, Huntsville, Chattanooga. Call now for early appointment! (888) LAKE-SALE, ext. 914.

COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA DEEP WATER! Off-season special, save big! 10 acres, $139,900. Beautifully wooded, deep boatable water, long pristine shoreline. Access to ICW, Atlantic, Sounds. power, phone, perked. Excellent financing. Call now, (800) 732-6601 ext. 1458.

GEORGIA, BLAIRSVILLE in the north Georgia mountains. Land, homes, commercial and investment. "Everything we touch turns to sold." Jane Baer Realty, (706) 745-2261, (800) 820-7829,,


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