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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb. 16 2005


STERLING SILVER JEWELRY at Cosmic Sense Jewelry, booth 228-230 at Red Barn Flea Market. (941) 745-9010. 15 percent off with ad. Visit us at Free shipping.

BICYCLES: Men's and ladies' 10-speed. Big tires, like new. $35. (941) 792-3775.

10 OLD WOOD and leather chairs from Brazil, $150; computer chair, $25; mantle clock with cherubs and nude, $100. (941) 778-8235.

IBM SELECTRIC III typewriter, accessories and cover. Mint condition, $60. (941) 778-5538.

FRIDGEDAIRE REFRIGERATOR, full-size, white. $85. (941) 779-2439.

GLASS-TOP WHITE wicker dinner table with two wicker chairs; full-size boxspring and mattress, very good condition. All for for $185 or best offer. (941) 778-2950.

MOSAIC TABLES: Two beautiful hand-crafted mosaic tables, $400 and $800. Come see and make offer. Emma, (941) 778-5288.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES available at The Islander, assorted varieties, $3.50 box. All proceeds paid to local Girl Scout troop.

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.


BINGO! Annie Silver Community Center. Play Thursday through March 31, 7pm. Prizes, refreshments. Everyone welcome! Smoke free. 103 23rd St., Corner of Avenue C and 23rd Street, Bradenton Beach. For information, call (941) 778-1915.

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

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. (941) 778-3996.

NEED A GIFT? Artists will design and create unique art, 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.

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.

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.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon. Always sales racks. Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

YARD SALE: 8am-4pm Saturday, Feb. 19. 208 Palmetto, Anna Maria. No early birds!

SALE STOREWIDE: Niki's Island Treasures & Antique Mall. Lots of gifts 50 percent off, all sterling jewelry 50 percent off, select antiques 25-40 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. 5351 Gulf Drive, Homes Beach. (941) 779-0729.

GARAGE SALE: 9am-1pm Saturday, Feb. 19. Furniture, books, bikes, clothes, etc. 2309 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach.

SIDEWALK SALE: 8am-noon Saturday, Feb. 19, at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Lots and lots of great stuff!


FOUND: RIMLESS GLASSES, silver temples. Found on beach near 66th Street, Holmes Beach, Tuesday, Feb. 8. (941) 779-0202.


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.

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


1986 PORSCHE 928S. Excellent condition! Sunroof, power steering, ABS brakes, automatic transmission. $11,900. All maintenance records. 73,000 miles. Contact Randy (941) 737-1134.

PERFECT FLORIDA CAR! 1992 Cadillac Seville, white and blue, leather interior, mint condition. 66,000 miles. Always serviced, garaged. $5,000 or best offer. (941) 383-9605.

2003 FORD MUSTANG GT convertible, five-speed manual, all options. 2,500 miles. $20,000. (941) 779-1079.

FOR SALE: 1996 Harley Davidson Sportster, custom paint, chrome, bags, tour seat, drag pipes. Runs excellent. $4,500. (774) 353-8227 or (508) 454-3632.

1996 MERCURY GRAND Marquis: 96,000 miles. Regular service, runs perfectly, all leather and auto options. $3,500. Call Dave (941) 713-4800.

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! $1,800, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.


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

1976 BUCANEER 32-foot center cockpit sailboat Florida cruiser. Four-foot draft, new Yanmar engine, sails, television, microwave. $18,000 or best offer. Call Steve (941) 778-2100, e-mail

BOAT DOCK FOR rent, 85th Street and Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. $50/week, $150/month. (847) 878-1461.

1991 GRADY WHITE 190 Tournament, Yamaha 130-hp, 2004 aluminum tandem-axle trailer. Runs great! Seats eight, livewell, three covers, clean. $8,900 or best offer. (941) 778-4029.

1992 HUNTER SAILBOAT: 23.5 foot. 2003 Honda four-stroke 15-hp with power tilt. Water ballast, trailerable, walk through transom, swing keel, new bottom paint. $6,500. (941) 779-2129.

SAILBOAT: 22-foot swing keel, new main and sail cover, 5-hp Honda outboard. $2,750. Call Gabe (941) 374-5772.

BOAT MOTOR: 2001 25-hp four-stroke Evinrude. Excellent condition, low hours, $2,400. (941) 224-6616.

1973 PEARSON 26: Classic fast cruiser. New rigging, keel bolts, paint. Need to sell quickly, $2,900. (941) 704-1373.

1998 1520 CENTER-Console Key West. 75-hp Yamaha. Poling platform, North Star push pole. Live well. Low hours. $7,000 or $7,500 with trailer. (941) 224-6616.

2002 SEA RAY 182 Bowrider, like new! 18 foot, 6 inches. 190-hp stern drive, seats seven, tons of fun! Call (941) 778-6234, or e-mail $13,750 or best offer.


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.


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.


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.

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.

HOUSEKEEPER: 18-unit hotel. Must speak English, have own transportation, weekends a must. (941) 778-1010, ext. 0.

PART-TIME FRONT-desk help needed at the Rod & Reel Motel. Please call Amanda, (941) 778-2780 or stop in.

PART-TIME OFFICE position. Please call Amanda, (941) 778-2780.

PART-TIME MAINTENANCE tech: Martinique South. Please apply at 5200 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Office hours Monday through Friday, 8am-noon.

DOMINOS PIZZA: NOW hiring delivery driver. Able to work until 1am for closes. Average pay $15-$18/hour. Tips and mileage paid nightly. Pre-employment drug test and good driving a must. Apply after 4pm, 5606 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

ANNIE'S HOME FOR the elderly needs a caregiver to work weekends at our small facility on the Island. Other hours may be available at one of our other facilities. (941) 778-7842.

PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9am-1pm. Proficient in computer, including Excel and Word, bookkeeping skills a must. $12.50/hour to start on 1099s. Call (941) 795-8858.

BUSY CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT hiring full- or part-time servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and dinner. Wednesday-Sunday. Apply at 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach or call (941) 778-5320.

HELP WANTED: KEY Royale Club needs a part-time server and counter person. Drug-free work place. No evenings. Golf privileges. Apply in person, 700 Key Royale Drive, or call (941) 778-3055.

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


HOME INSPECTION BUSINESS for sale. 18-years experience. Complete on-the-job certified training. One full year's support free. Probable earnings $100,000 first year, $200,000 with two employees. Exceptional opportunity for a man or woman to run from home office located anywhere. $75,000, $45,000 down and seller will finance $30,000, or $60,000 cash. (941) 778-4606 or (407) 467-8666.

FOR SALE: WEST Bradenton hair-styling salon business. Owner needs to retire due to health reasons. Call after 6pm, Monday through Friday. (941) 798-3754.


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 $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.

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

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.

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

BAREFOOT ESTATE MANAGEMENT: Home management/watch, housekeeping, maintenance. (941) 730-5318.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Affordable, dependable cleaning. Chamberlain Professional Cleaning, (941) 778-7770. References available.

WEST COAST NUISANCE Wildlife service: Critter problems and nuisances. Raccoons our specialty! Live trapped and relocated. State licensed by F.W.C. (941) 778-3455 or mobile 24-hour emergency, 720-4152.
INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individuals and small businesses. We do all states and electronic filing. Call Pat (941) 761-8156, Kenney Tax Service.

JACKSON HOLMES PAINTING: The Island's honest and dependable painting service. Interior, exterior, faux painting, cabinet refinishing. References. Free estimates. (941) 795-2771.

HANDYMAN HELPING Hands: No job too big or too small. Insured. Call (941) 795-7058.

ESP CLEANING: Elite Service Professionals. Residential and commercial cleaning. Maria and Steve do the job and guarantee satisfaction, insured. (941) 753-9906.

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING: Serving the Island and Bradenton. Free estimates and references. Punctual and dependable. Call Gabi, (941) 752-4886 or 518-9541.

PHOTOGRAPHER FOR HIRE: Kelley 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! (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.

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.

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


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.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality lawn landscape maintenance, shell, planting, clean-ups, palms trimmed. Free estimates. References, insured. Call (941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.

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


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: 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. 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.

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

STEVE'S REMODELING & repair service. Free estimates, 35 years experience. (941) 795-1968.

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

JIM MELANSON Painting interior, exterior, pressure cleaning. Free estimates, 18-year Island resident. Call Jim, (941) 718-9053.

PAINTING AND HOME repair: Local references, free estimates. I take pride in my work. Your satisfaction guaranteed. Call John (941) 778-3713.

RANDY'S REMODELING SERVICE: Drywall, demolition, finishing texture, insulation, windows. Will be happy to accommodate your needs. (941) 320-2506.

TILE, INTERIOR PAINT. Free estimates! Brighten a room for a reasonable price! Island resident. L&L Home Repair, LLC. (941) 778-1916.

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 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.

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

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

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

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:

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.

ANNUAL RENTAL, 2BR/2BA with Florida room, washer/dryer hookup, dishwasher, carport, close to beach, beautiful apartment. $975/month. Dolores M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.

KING BEDROOM efficiency for rent. Night, weekend, weekly, seasonal. Private entrance, private deck. Nonsmoking, close to beach. Call 778-3433 or 773-0010.

SEASONAL RENTALS: one month or more. Westbay Point and Westbay Cove. Tennis, heated pools, close in. Old Florida Realty Co., (941) 713-9096 or 778-3377.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Elevated 2BR/2BA duplex. Three-car garage, two blocks to beach, unfurnished. Office (941) 778-3377 or 713-9096.

VACATION RENTAL: Available March and April 2005. Holmes Beach canalfront. 2BR/2BA. Fully furnished. Garage, laundry, dock, many extras. $800/week, $2,600/month. Call (813) 286-9814.

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

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

WEEKLY AND MONTHLY vacation rentals. Brand new Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, $2,400/month; Coral Shores, 2BR/2BA on canal with pool, $2,500/month; San Remo condo, 1BR/1BA, $1,050/month; Gulffront duplex, 3BR/2BA, $1,300/week; Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA, $700/week; enchanted cottage, 2BR/1BA, $850/week; northwest Bradenton home, 3BR/3BA, $3,000/month; Bradenton Beach home, 2BR/1BA, $800/week. Please call Cristin Curl, Wagner Realty (941) 778-2246.

FURNISHED LONGBOAT Key annual: Spanish Main Yacht club. 55-plus, 2BR/2BA. Includes cable, water, pool, Gulf access. $1,050/month. (941) 383-3151.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Beautiful 3BR/2BA condo with pool. Pet allowed. $1,400/month. Call Jason, Betsy Hills Real Estate, (941) 778-2291, or e-mail

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1.5BA elevated, unfurnished apartment in Holmes Beach. Available now. Lots of decks, under-building parking, washer/dryer, storage. $900/month, first, last, security. Credit check. Call 730-2606.

GULFFRONT: DUE TO cancellation, 1BR apartment in Bradenton Beach now available. $500/week. (941) 778-3805.

EL CONQUISTADOR COUNTRY Club: 2BR/2BA, nicely furnished, cathedral ceilings, screened lanai overlooking clay tennis courts. Two-story elevator building, garage and storage with bikes. 2005-06 season, available for six months, $8,000. (941) 778-3926.

2BR/1BA FURNISHED CONDO: Turnkey, west Bradenton, carport, washer/dryer, some utilities, no pets. Annually, $850/month; seasonally, $1,650/month. (941) 925-9280.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH: 1BR duplex available March 2005. Steps to beach and shopping. Refurbished and nicely decorated. Small pet OK. Accepting 2006 reservations. (941) 807-5626.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Westbay Point & Moorings 2BR/2BA newly decorated, beautiful view of Skyway Bridge. Access to pool, tennis courts. Dock available. (781) 771-9776.

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

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach, one block to bay. Large kitchen, no pets. $755/month plus utilities. Call (941) 922-2473 or 928-3880.

WESTBAY POINT & Moorings: 2BR/2BA with great view! Dock space, nicely furnished. One-month minimum. (618) 549-3959 or 303-1025.

NOW BOOKING 2006 winter season: Quiet, clean Holmes Beach ground-level duplex, two blocks to beach. Non-smoking. 25 percent discount for six-month rental and no resort tax! See or call (813) 928-5378.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Northwest Bradenton 3BR/2BA home with two-car garage. $1,250/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Sparkling 2-3BR/2BA canal home. (717) 392-4048.

GULF DRIVE: STEPS to beach. Large 1BR/2BA, washer/dryer, kitchen. $1,995/month, $595/week. or (941) 778-1098.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA ground-level duplex, lanai or office, unfurnished, steps to beach. No pets, nonsmoking. First, last, security. (941) 778-7665.

BEAUTIFUL BRADENTON 2BR/2BA condo on private lake. All new kitchen appliances, washer/dryer, crown molding throughout. Features pool and spa. March $2,000, April $2,000. Dave (941) 587-1456.

CORTEZ VACATION COTTAGE: Renovated 1BR/1BA. Available weekly March and April. Nonsmoking. $700/week. (941) 795-8077.

WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006: Wide variety of condos and houses starting at $1,500/month; March 2005 available, 1BR/1BA duplex, $1,500/month; 3BR/3BA condo, $2,800/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202.

ANNA MARIA, SEASONAL: Very nice and clean 1BR/1BA apartment with patio. 150 steps to Gulf beach. Available March and April, $1,400/month plus tax. (941) 778-4499.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA single-family home in Northwest Bradenton, $1,200/month; 3BR/2BA single-family canal home, $1,600/month; 1BR/1BA half duplex, one house to beach, $775/month; 1BR/1BA newly-remodeled unit on water, $700/month; Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA bayfront condo, $1,400/month; 2BR/2BA Sarasota Bayview condo, $2,500/ month. Call Island Real Estate (914) 778-6066.

WATERFRONT, LONGBOAT KEY: North Shore Road, 1BR/1BA, washer/dryer, dock. Available April $1,500/month; May through December, $1,200/month. Great view! No pets. (941) 383-6485.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA home on Bimini Bay with dock, $1,400/month; 3BR/2BA northwest Bradenton home, $1,250/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307 for details.

FURNISHED STUDIO APARTMENT: Private upstairs. $515/month plus electric. 109 Fourth St. S. (813) 659-0370

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA annual. Downstairs, two blocks to beach, clean, no pets. $1,050/month. Available March 1. First, last, security. (941) 725-0578.

SAVE MONEY: RENT and enjoy a spectacular view from your huge living/dining area, your floor-to-ceiling plate-glass windows and 30-by-12-foot screened deck, fronting beach. Bay and park just steps away with Gulf beach in easy walking distance. Free trolley for shopping nearby. 3BR annual, unfurnished, waterfront in north Anna Maria. See for yourself by calling (941) 748-5334 for details.

UNFURNISHED ANNUAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach large 2BR/2BA with porch, carport and storage. Well maintained. $850/month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, (941) 778-0807.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL rental. 2BR/1BA within walking distance to beach. Annually $900/month, or seasonally $700/week. (941) 778-0714 or 730-6349.

AVAILABLE NOW: Canalfront 3BR/3BA home, $4,000/month; beachview duplex, $800/week; 2BR/1BA home steps to beach, $900/week. Duncan Real Estate, (941) 779-0304.

WANTED TO RENT for January, February, March 2006. Small efficiency for responsible retired couple, must be clean. Call Dennis or Christene, (941) 779-2314 or 778-2871.

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


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.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Westbay Point & Moorings hard-to-find ground-floor end unit. 2BR/2BA condo. Excellent condition. $379,900. Call (941) 756-4860.

WATERFRONT HOMES and lots: bay lot, $559,000; one near tip lot, $459,000; three homes from $349,000, all seawalled, deep water, no bridges. Also, bayfront tip lot and direct bayfront top-floor penthouse flagship condo. (570) 943-2516.

LOT IN CITY of ANNA Maria. By owner. One block to Gulf beach. 52 by 145 sf. $399,000. Brokers protected. (941) 739-1882.

BAYFRONT CONDO FOR sale: 2BR/2BA. Golf course, pool, beautiful sunsets. Call (941) 722-4800.

PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Starting at $259,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.

RIVER DISTRICT: 4-6BR/4BA, two fireplaces, hardwood throughout, views of river, private setting, oaks. $585,000. 223 21st St. W. Open daily by appointment after 10am. (941) 746-2464.

FOR SALE BY owner: Runaway Bay condo, 2BR/2BA, second floor, turnkey furnished, overlooking pond. New heating and air conditioning 2005, painted 2005. Many upgrades and amenities. Great rental. Must see! $399,900. (941) 778-1987.

HALF-DUPLEX IN desirable Seaside Gardens subdivision, two blocks from Gulf beaches. 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. New bathrooms, new interior and exterior paint. New large deck in backyard. $299,000. For sale by owner, call (941) 705-0123.

BAYFRONT HOME: one year old, excellent income producer. 5BR/5BA, elevator, swimming pool, private dock, four-car garage. Owner financing, $1,750,000. (941) 778-5409 or e-mail

FOR SALE: One owner, 2BR/2BA elevated home. 317 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. $569,000. (941) 778-5715.

WEST OF GULF Drive: By owner, 2-3BR/2BA, built 1995, elevated with elevator, furnishings remain, freshly painted in and out. $699,500. (941) 778-3203.

FOR SALE BY owner: Westbay Point & Moorings, 2BR/2BA condo. Newly updated end unit. Call (941) 778-6871.

WATERFRONT, ONE and 2BR, newly remodeled, dock for fishing, walk to beach. (941) 779-9074, or cell (703) 587-4675. E-mail

EXCEPTIONAL NORTHWEST value. 3BR/2BA two-car garage. Reduced $10,000! Vacant. Move-in ready. Spacious rooms. Pool, hot tub. Only, 314,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

WATERFRONT: Lovely, open floor plan 3BR/2BA home. One-of-a-kind waterfront lot. 115-foot screened lanai with pool. 55-foot dock with boat lift. Wood-burning fireplace. Water views from almost every room. $1,200,000. (941) 794-2924 or 773-9532.

HOUSE FOR SALE: Northwest Bradenton, 3BR/2BA with den, two-car garage, swimming pool. Asking $296,000. Ruth or Greg, (941) 761-3053.

PALMA SOLA 2BR townhouse. Heated pool, boat slip. $299,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

FOR SALE BY owner: Tradewinds, 1BR/1BA, furnished beautifully. Across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. Pool directly overlooks Sarasota Bay. Great income property! $359,999. Call Peter, (941) 472-7440.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON River Ridge: Tastefully decorated Florida-style home with custom features, including stainless appliances and granite counters with marble fireplace. Flooring is tile, wood and carpet. Pool and spa electronically controlled to heat with either gas or electric. Full security system is active. Beautifully landscaped with fruit trees. Partially furnished with occupancy negotiable. $664,900. (941) 794-0216. No brokers please.

BEST WATERFRONT Buy on Key Royale. Very clean 3BR/2BA, sailboat water, boat dock and davits. Lot size 10,324 sf. Fantastic opportunity! Broker/owner, $699,000. (941) 228-6086.

ANCIENT OAKS on 3/4 acre. Modern, spacious 3BR/2BA two-car garage home. Like-new condition, $329,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.



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

NEW LOG HOME SHELL, $99,900. Beautiful log-home shell nestled on private wooded lot off parkway north of Boone. Won't last! First time offered. (800) 455-1981, ext. 119.

GOLF VIEW HOME $249,900. Spectacular new Carolina mountain home at 18-hole course near Ashville, N.C. Enjoy mild climate, great golf, low taxes, low cost of living! Call toll free (866) 334-3253, ext. 790.

LAKE VIEW BARGAIN $29,900. Free boat slip! High-elevation beautifully wooded parcel. Across from national forest on 35,000-acre recreational lake in Tennessee. Paved roads, underground utilities, central water, sewer, more. Excellent financing. Call now (800) 704-3154, ext. 608. Sunset Bay, LLC.

GRAND OPENING! Ocala area 20-plus acres only $259,900. Originally $269,900, save $10,000 during grand opening! Gorgeous mix of pines, oaks, meadows in spectacular country setting just west of Ocala. Ample road frontage with utilities, miles of bridle paths. Close to I-75. Excellent low-rate financing. Rare opportunity. Sold first come, first served. Call now (866) 352-2249, ext. 342.

FORECLOSED GOVERNMENT HOMES $0 or low down! Tax repos and bankruptcies! No Credit OK, $0 to low down. For listings (800) 501-1777, ext. 1299.

LAKE VIEW BARGAIN! Two acres $19,900. New waterfront community on one of largest, cleanest, mountain lakes in America! Hardwoods, views, common area with beach! Country road, water, utilities. Low financing. Lakefront available. Call (800) 564-5092, ext. 96.


STEEL BUILDINGS: Factory deals, save $$$. 40x60 to 100x200 foot. Example: 50x100x12' is $3.60/sf. (800) 658-2885

STEEL ARCH BUILDINGS! Genuine SteelMaster Buildings, factory direct at huge savings! 20x24, 30x60, 35x50. Perfect garage/workshop/barn. Call (800) 341-7007.


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