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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb. 2 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.

STAIRLIFTS FOR SALE by qualified installer. Try before you buy. Free home demonstration. (941) 748-7670.

LARGE POTTED PLANTS! Moving, must sell to good homes. Palms, ferns, bananas, all kinds. Must see! (941) 778-1567.

ELECTRIC SCOOTER: NEW 250 lb., 25 mph capacity. 10-mile range. Cost $400, now $250. (941) 792-8721. 4212 La Costa Cove.

SOFA FOR SALE: Beautiful, comfortable and just like new! Floral print, jewel tones. $150. (941) 778-2847.

TONY LITTLE GAZELLE Elite exercise machine with instructional video. Good condition. Only $120. (941) 778-4014.

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER: three-piece, holds 36-inch television, cream color, Florida style. Lots of storage. $425. (941) 778-7417.

WALL UNIT: Four-piece Italian glass top, lacquer bottom, holds 32-inch television, $899; coffee and sofa tables $175/set; upholstered loveseat, $150. (941) 794-6855.

ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: Mammoth halves! New crop. $7 lb. Now available at The Islander newspaper. Proceeds benefit the Island Players.

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. Every 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.

REPLACEMENT FILTERS andservice for Aquasana Pure Water Systems is available locally. Call Metro Home Supply, authorized Florida dealer. (941) 359-3799.

WANTED TO RENT: GOLF CART space to in Holmes Beach. Tom Steele. (941) 792-2185.

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.

PEBBLE SPRINGS Clubhouse: 8am-1pm Saturday, Feb. 5. Clothing, jewelry, baked goods, books, rummage and more. Manatee and 59th Street West, Bradenton.

ONE DAY ONLY! 8am-4pm Saturday, Feb. 5.   205 Palmetto Ave., Anna Maria.

TRASH & TREASURE sale: 8am-noon Saturday, Feb. 5. Continental breakfast. Recreation hall of Gulfshore Mobile Park, 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

YARD SALE: 9am-4pm Friday, Feb. 4. Bedroom set, queen bed, children’s clothes, toys, Pak-n-Play, kitchen items, garage items, day bed, Pottery Barn stools, pictures, shelves, desk, rugs, books. 317 Tarpon, Anna Maria.

YARD SALE: 8am-noon Saturday, Feb. 5., Holmes Beach. Clothing, miscellaneous treasures. Come see! 456 63rd St., Holmes Beach.

ESSENCE OF TIME: January clearance and sidewalk sale! Out with the old stuff, in with the new! Up to 50 percent off and more. Saturday, Feb. 5. Holmes Boulevard.


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.


2000 DODGE CARAVAN: 68,000 miles, four new tires, strong air conditioning, power everything, towing package. Excellent condition. $8,500. (941) 778-7901.

MOTOR HOME: 1995 21-foot Winnegago Rialta, sleeps three-four. One owner, garaged housed. Dual air conditioning, new tires, gas/electric refrigerator. 15-17 miles per gallon. 58,000 miles. $19,000. (941) 778-7152.

1999 SATURN WAGON: White, automatic, 19,000 miles, excellent condition. $5,800 or best offer. (941) 383-2387. E-mail

1992 LINCOLN TOWNCAR: 50,200 original miles, one owner, canvas top, loaded. $6,000. Contact Bill. (941) 518-9300.

1997 FORD THUNDERBIRD: V-8, leather, one owner, alarm, all maintenance records. 105,000 miles, great car, great condition. $3,950 or best offer. (941) 778-4730.

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.


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

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

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.

BOAT LIFT AVAILABLE for rent. Access to Gulf, north end of Anna Maria. Call for more details (941) 778-2778.

2002 SEA RAY 192 Bow Rider. Excellent condition, kept on lift, detailed and serviced regularly. 19-foot; 190-hp stern drive, custom seat, bimini top, canvas covers, etc. $14,800. Call (941) 778-6234 leave message or e-mail


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.


RETIRED NURSE/caregiver available. No lifting. References, reasonable. (941) 746-9246.


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.

QUALIFIED CHEF/SOUS chef for busy continental restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Apply at Ooh La La! Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call, (941) 778-1102.

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

DISHWASHER/SERVER with experience only. Also, busperson. 5610 Gulf of Mexico, Longboat Key. (941) 383-0013.

RETAIL SALES FULL and part time at growing Bradenton Beach retail store. Computer knowledge. (941) 794-8640 or 778-5311.

AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR wanted for Island Fitness Club. Fax resume, (941) 778-7512.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Expand your horizons, meet interesting people, learn about Florida history. South Florida Museum, 10th Street West, Bradenton. Join us for new volunteer coffee 10am-noon Monday, Feb. 7. Snow birds, retired educators, interested people welcome! Call (941) 746-4131, ext. 27.

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

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 $30/hour. Free advice. (941) 545-7508.

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

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

NOTARY PUBLIC: Civil marriages and renewal of wedding vows, sunset beach setting or wherever. Norman R. Veenstra, (941) 778-5834.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

ESP CLEANING: Elite Service Professionals. Residences and offices professionally cleaned. Gift certificates! Surprise your Valentine! Insured. Maria and Steve (941) 753-9906.

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.

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.

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.

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

SEASONAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA Baywatch condo, heated pool, waterview, $1,000/week, $3,000/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, small pet OK, $2,600/month; Bayou, 2BR/1BA, across from beach, $2,500/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED: Bradenton Beach 2BR/2BA modern duplex on Intracoastal. Dock and davits. Washer/dryer, large rooms. First, last, $1,000/month. (727) 784-3679.

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.

SEASONAL WATERFRONT, 1BR or 2BR , like new! $1,800 and $2,900/month. Call (941) 779-9074 or (703) 587-4675.

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

SEASONAL 2BR/2BA CONDO: Great view, newly furnished. Available monthly, April-December. View details at or call (630) 670-6730.

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.

PERICO BAY CLUB villa: Seasonal or annual. Furnished, 2BR, two-car garage, sunny end unit with screened porch and deck. Call (941) 387-9702.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex apartment in Anna Maria. Large screened lanai, half block to bay. Washer/ dryer hook-ups. $800/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate. (941) 778-2307.

VACATION RENTAL: Available March and April 2005. Holmes Beach canalfront. 2BR/2BA. Fully furnished. Garage, laundry, dock, many extras. $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.

HERON HARBOUR: Beautifully decorated, furnished, Tuscan-style, elevator, pool, gazebo, tennis. Seasonal $2,400/month. (941) 794-9921 or 773-6581.

BEAUTIFUL BRADENTON 2BR/2BA condo on private lake. All new kitchen appliances, washer/dryer, crown molding throughout. Features pool and spa. February $2,500, March $2,000, April $2,000. All three $6,000/month. Dave (941) 587-1456.

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: BRADENTON/Coral Shores, 3BR/2BA completely remodeled home on deep-water canal. Two-car garage, pool, hot tub, boat and Jet-Ski hoists. Fifteen minutes to Gulf. $2,500/month. (941) 587-6135.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA two-car garage home. Seasonal, available now, February-March, $750/week, $2,500/month. Five minutes to Island beaches. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

CANCELLATION 2BR/1BA duplex in quiet Holmes Beach now available, $2,000/month. See or call (813) 928-5378.

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

NORTHWEST BRADENTON home, minutes to beaches, 2BR/2BA, pool, close to everything, available February, $2300/month. Call Deborah Thrasher, RE/MAX Excellence. E-mail (941) 518-7738 or 383-9700.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, furnished 1 and 2BR condos. Cable, microwave, washer/dryer. Block to beach and shopping. From $1,800/month. (407) 846-8741.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Westbay Point & Moorings 2BR/2BA newly decorated, beautiful view of Skyway Bridge. Access to pool, tennis courts. Dock available. (941) 778 8499.

ANNUAL DUPLEX in Anna Maria across from beach, unfurnished 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer connection. Aposporos and Son, 758-3939.

SEASONAL PERICO BAY Club 2BR/2BA villa, April, $2,500; Palma Sola Townhouse, available two weeks in February, $750/week. Call Real Estate Mart (941) 756-1090.

1BR APARTMENT close to beach with water views. Sleeps four. $500/week or $1,850/month. Nonsmoking. Quiet area, Holmes Beach. (941) 779-0420.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1.5BA elevated, unfurnished apartment in Holmes Beach. Available now. Lots of decks, under-building parking, 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.

LONGBOAT KEY near Cannons Marina: Spanish Main Villa, unfurnished 2BR/2BA, newly renovated. Active 55-plus, boat docks, pool, beach. $975/month, annual. (941) 779-0088.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA DUPLEX: Four houses from Gulf, high ceilings, washer/dryer hook-up, screened porch, room for boat, pet OK. $875/month. (941) 778-4837.

AVAILABLE NOW! SUNBOW Bay. 2BR/2BA, $2,500/month; canalfront 3BR/3BA, $4,000/month; Peppertree Lane, 3BR/3BA, $1,000/week; beachfront, 2BR/2BA, $1,000/week; beachview duplex, $800/week. Duncan Real Estate. (941) 779-0304.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, large enclosed porch, ground floor, half block to Gulf. Very clean, no pets. $850/month plus utilities. $1,000 security. 5611-B Guava, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-9378.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA single-family home in northwest Bradenton, $1,200/month; two 3BR/2BA single-family canal homes, from $1,600 to $2,100/month; 1BR/1BA half duplex, one house to beach, $850/month. Call Island Real Estate (941) 778-6066.

RENTAL WANTED: responsible, hard-working Holmes Beach native in need of efficiency or 1BR/1BA with utilities included. On or near Island. Leave message, (941) 448-4122.

2BR/1BA ONE BLOCK to beach. Nonsmoking. Monthly, starting $1,500/month. Available February, October through December. (941) 778-3506.

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.

FREE: SPECTACULAR VIEW every day from your huge living/dining area, your floor to ceiling plate-glass windows and 30x12 foot screened deck, fronting beach. Bay and park just steps away with Gulf beach in easy walking distance and free trolley for shopping nearby. 3BR waterfront, unfurnished annual in north Anna Maria. See for yourself by calling (941) 748-5334 for details.

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

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.

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

2BR/2BA-3BR/2BA DUPLEX: 2511 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Gulf and bay views. 5,208 sf under roof. One block to beach. Appointment only. Call (941) 778-2953.

EXCHANGE: BRADEN RIVERFRONT. Contemporary, all new, 1717 sf home is offered in exchange for similar waterfront home or condo on the Island. (941) 778-4495.

WATERFRONT HOMES and lots: bay lot, $639,000; 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. $290,000. Call (941) 722-4800.

ANNA MARIA, 3BR/2BA pool home. Sailboat water, canal, seawall, dock. Broker/owner. $699,000. (941) 383-3840.

PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Starting at $249,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.

LONGBOAT KEY MOBILE home, 55-plus resident-owned park. 2BR/1BA, immaculate with many amenities, fully furnished. Great location. $184,900. Call owner, (941) 387-1291.

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.

STEPS TO BEACH: Elevated duplex, 2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA. Covered parking, large utility rooms on both sides. Well maintained. Located on Holmes Beach. Rosebay Real Estate (941) 650-0656.

FOR SALE: BEAUTIFUL 1BR/1BA villa. Custom kitchen with concrete counters. Porcelain tile throughout. Walk-in shower. Deck and gardens. $295,000. (941) 778-0597.

TO SETTLE ESTATE: 2BR/1BA home with garage. 106 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Call (941) 504-4199 to see. Being sold “as-is” with right to inspect. $469,000.

HOUSE DEALS ON, off, near the Islands. Northwest Bradenton, minutes to beach, heated pool, sauna, hot tub, $324,900; Ellenton, close-in country living, custom 3BR/2BA with two-car garage, 3/4-acre wooded lot, $329,900; Longboat Key, English cottage with unique artist loft, Abbaco architecture, 15-foot loft ceilings, two-car garage, hot tub, $650,000. Call Fred Flis, Real Estate Mart (941) 756-1090.

FOR SALE BY owner: Key Royale 3BR/3BA home, deep-water canal, pool. (717) 392-4048. $799,900.

FOR SALE BY owner: Tradewinds condo unit #6. Great investment! Nightly rentals. One bed. $375,000. See online or call (773) 472-7440.

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

NORTHWEST BRADENTON Pool home: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, split/open floor plan. Great location! Great school district. 7309 Second Ave. N.W., Woods of Palma Sola. $325,000. (941) 794-6414.

SALE BY OWNER: Runaway Bay condo, 2BR/2BA, ground floor overlooks lagoon. Beautifully renovated throughout with upgraded turnkey furnishings. All new appliances, heating, air conditioner and porcelain-tile flooring. Peaceful decor will draw repeat rentals. A steal at $400,000. Don’t miss this beauty! (941) 779-9367.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: Nicely landscaped, great condition, 4BR/4BA, privacy fenced backyard with heated pool. Lots of storage, garages. $725,000. Marina Pointe Realty Co., (941) 779-0732 or (866) 779-0732.

ADORABLE 1BR/1BA unit with outstanding rental history. Direct beach view, six-unit condo on quiet street in Holmes Beach. Heated pool. Offered at $395,000. Barry Gould, Island Vacation Properties, LLC, (941) 448-5500.

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

HOLMES BEACH: 3BR/2BA home on 90-by-100-foot lot. Caged pool, deeded boat slip. $449,000. Marina Pointe Realty Co., (941) 779-0732 or (866) 779-0732.

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.

GREAT GULFVIEW investment: 20 steps to sand. Beach cottage resort, hottest investment area on Gulf coast. Bradenton Beach historic district. Broker participation. Owner, (941) 779-0018.

PERICO BAY CLUB: Private sale, 2BR/2BA Sandpiper model, overlooking pool and lake. Great community. Recently painted, updated appliances. Turnkey furnished. Keith, (941) 792 9265.


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: 1.6 acres $59,900. Beautiful log home package and gently laying mountain property. Off the parkway near Boone. (800) 455-1981, ext. 113.

COURT ORDERED AUCTION 10am Saturday, Feb.19, Estate Farms, 3,400+/- acres premium commercial/residential real estate. Lee and Dougherty counties, Georgia 10 percent, BP Rowell Auctions Inc. (800) 323-8388 GAL AU-C002594.

MOUNTAIN GOLF HOMESITES! Prestigious community weaving throughout Dye designed 18-hole championship course in breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina. Call for package. (866) 334-3253, ext. 759.

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


METAL BUILDINGS –Shops, offices, mini-storage, warehouses, barns. 2,000-100,000 sf. Save up to 60 percent. Factory direct, we erect! National Steel, (800) 720-6857.


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