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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb. 23 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.

WEDDING DRESS: white, designer, hand-beaded, spaghetti straps, detachable train. Perfect for Island wedding. Size 6-8. Beautiful, freshly cleaned. Sacrifice, $295. (941) 778-5522.

KENMORE FREEZER: Small top loading. Approximately five-cubic-feet. Three years old. $75. Call (941) 778-0954.

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER: Holds 32-inch television, stereo, CD and DVD storage. Black with glass doors. 60-wide-by-48-inches tall. Like new! $95. (941) 778-5522

EXQUISITE WEDDING DRESS: Size 12-14. White satin lace, beaded. Original cost, $1,500; only asking $125. (941) 794-5408.

COFFEE TABLE, two end tables, solid-light colored wood, manufactured by Lane. Excellent condition. $150. (941) 792-0517.

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.


ISLAND NUTRITION: Nutrition counselor offering at home consultations, specializing in personalized weight-loss programs. Affordable! Call Tricia, home (941) 779-0937, cell 796-7719.

YOGA-PILATES Anna Maria Art League. 9am Monday, Yoga/Pilates; 9 am Thursday, Yoga. Instructor, Preston Whaley Jr. Information, 778-3996.

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.

ISLAND NUTRITION: Nutrition counselor offering at home consultations, specializing in personalized weight-loss programs. Affordable! Call Tricia, home (941) 779-0937, cell 796-7719.

YOGA-PILATES Anna Maria Art League. 9am Monday, Yoga/Pilates; 9 am Thursday, Yoga. Instructor, Preston Whaley Jr. Information, 778-3996.

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.

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.

ESTATE SALE: 9am-3pm Feb. 25-26. Fine furniture, crystal, china, art (W. Gebhardt, G. Rehberger), Betsy Ross piano, pine chest, miscellaneous. Great prices! Cash only! 8002 Fourth Ave. W., Northwest Bradenton, Pine Bay Forest (just off the Manatee causeway).

STREET SALE: 9am-2pm Saturday, Feb. 26. Pines Trailer Park will hold a street sale near Bridge Street fishing pier, Bradenton Beach. Featuring arts and crafts, white elephant sale, homemade pies, sloppy joes and hot dogs. Information (941) 770-6043.

LONGBOAT KEY RUMMAGE Sale: 9am-2pm Saturday, Feb. 26. Furniture, housewares, linens, clothing, books and lots more! Lunch available. St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

MOVING SALE: 8am-4pm Friday, Feb. 25. Bookcase, wall unit, file cabinet, miscellaneous. 517 72nd St., Holmes Beach.

LARGE MOVING SALE: 8am-3pm Saturday, Feb. 26. Lots of furniture and miscellaneous. Everything must go! 1205 Gulf Drive S. Parking across street at beach. For information, (941) 778-0535.

MOVING SALE: 9am-5pm Saturday-Sunday, February 26-27. Complete contents of a 2BR condo. Unit 124, West Bay Cove, 600 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach.

ANNUAL FLEA MARKET: 8am-1pm Saturday, Feb. 26. Largest ever! Appliances large and small, furniture, clothing, sporting equipment, jewelry, bikes, baked goods, plants, shells, etc. Lunch available. Palma Sola Harbour condos, 9400 Cortez Rd. W. Information (941) 792-3475.

GARAGE SALE: 8am-1pm Thursday-Friday, Feb. 24-25. Lots of stuff, very good condition! 214 85th St., Holmes Beach.

FLEA MARKET: Saturday, Feb. 26, 7am-2pm. Home-made pies by the slice. Artist raffle, $5 each. Sloppy joes, hot dogs! Sandpiper Resort, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

LARGE FLEA MARKET: 9am-4pm Saturday, Feb. 26. Parking lot of Niki's & Islander Market Antiques. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Tons of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, bric-a-brac, many treasures!

YARD SALE: 9am-1pm Saturday, Feb. 26. Lots of treasures and some funky junk! 618 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria.

ESTATE SALE: 8am-4pm Saturday, Feb. 26. Everything must go! Household items, furnishings, new dishwasher, piano, clothes. 1955 Chris Craft Boat. 803 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.


MISSING: 17-lb. male cat, proximity of 72nd Street, Holmes Beach. Information, (941) 720-1192. Reward!

MONEY FOUND: Small sum, Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach area. (941) 778-7144.


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.

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

2001 PT CRUISER: 50,000 miles. Purple, sunroof, ice-cold air, leather interior. Garage kept. $9,500. (941) 778-3875.

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

FOR SALE: 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe, 22,000 miles, great condition, warranty. $12,300. (941) 778-2581.

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.

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

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.

1998 KEY WEST 1520 center-console. 75-hp Yamaha. Poling platform, North Star push pole. Live well. Low hours. $7,000 or $7,500 with trailer. (941) 224-6616.

LONG AFTER THE effects of a cheap-job fade, linger the reality of poor product and craftsmanship! Fiberglass, gelcoat, cosmetic, structural repairs. Full restorations. (941) 993-3664.

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.

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


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.

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.

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

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.

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.

DELIVERY: WE NEED several people for immediate delivery of the Island to Island Directory. Great compensation. Must have own truck or SUV. Call (941) 922-0441.

HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED: Must have own transportation. Great per job rate. Seasonal OK. Call Rhonda after 5pm, (941) 779-0793.

GROUNDS CREW MEMBER for condo complex in north Longboat Key. Year-round part time or full time. Hours flexible, but include Saturday. Dependable, friendly, handy, honest, energetic and able to follow directions. Opening immediately available. Call (941) 383-5454 for job description, application and interview time.

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.


RETIRED NURSE/CAREGIVER available. No lifting. Evenings, overnights. References. Reasonable. (941) 746-9246.


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.

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.

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.

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.

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING: Serving the Island and Bradenton. Free estimates and references. Punctual and dependable. Call Gabi, (941) 722-4866 or 586-9632.

DO YOU NEED tree work done on your property? We can help! Call Lew, (941) 755-5559. Serving the Island seven years.

KATHY & MIKE'S cleaning service. Delivering a standard of excellence for all your cleaning needs. Residential and rental clients welcome. For a free estimate, please call (941) 722-4358

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.

PAINTING: SAVE BIG! I will beat any professional estimate! Work guaranteed. Free estimates. Call Rick, (941) 778-5806. Leave message.

RICK KUNKEL PAINTING LLC. 28 years experience. Licensed, insured, references. For an estimate, please call (941) 932-0940 or 792-9597.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 2006: 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.

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 RENTAL: Pristine 2-3BR/2BA canal home. (717) 392-4048 or (941) 779-1013.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

SAVE MONEY: RENT annual unfurnished 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, waterfront in north Anna Maria. See for yourself by calling (941) 748-5334 for details.

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

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

WEEKLY AND MONTHLY vacation rentals: 2BR/1BA Gulffront home, $1,000/week; 2BR/2BA Bradenton Beach Club, $1,400/week; 2BR/1BA Island duplex, $800/week; 1BR/1BA San Remo condo, $500/week; 1BR/1BA Alecassandra villa, $700/week; 3BR/3BA northwest Bradenton home, $3,000/month; 2BR/2BA Perico Bay Club, $2,400/month. Please call Cristin Curl, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246.

ANNUAL: SPACIOUS, bright 2BR/1BA bayview duplex. Laundry, patio, ceramic floors. Available April. $750/month, plus utilities. (941) 779-9470.

SEASONAL RENTALS Avaiable now! 2BR/2BA condo, Perico Bay club, $3,000/month; 3BR/2BA home, canal, $3,000/month; 2BR/2BA home, canal, San Remo, $2,700/month. Call Jason Sato, Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A. (941) 778-2291 or e-mail

ANNUAL RENTAL: City of Anna Maria, spacious 3BR/3BA canal front home. Quiet street, great condition. $1,500/month. (941) 962-2544.

FULLY FURNISHED, ABSOLUTELY lovely condo in beautiful Mt. Vernon on Sarasota Bay. Two miles to beaches. 2BR/2BA, boat dock, 55-plus, nonsmoking. Annual, $1,350/month; seasonal, $2,400/month. (941) 794-5011.

PERICO BAY CLUB: Annual rental, gated community, 2BR/2BA, great water view, pool, tennis, covered parking. $1,200/month. Call (941) 720-1712.

ANNUAL RENTAL: $750/month. Spacious and clean. 1BR apartment with Gulf view, deck. Bean Point area. (941) 962-2544.

CHARMING 1BR/1BA apartment in canalfront home. Washer/dryer, pet friendly, nonsmoking. Open April 2005 and 2006 season. Call (941) 720-1192.

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, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Efficiency in Holmes Beach. $450/month, including utilities. First month and security deposit. (941) 778-6541 or 504-3844.  

GREAT SELECTION of vacation rentals! Call Anna Maria Island Accommodations, (941) 779-0733. Web site:

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


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. $299,000. Call (941) 722-4800.

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

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.

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. Bradenton Beach, across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. Pool directly overlooks Sarasota Bay. Great income property! $344,000. Call Peter, (773) 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.

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. Make offer! $399,900. (941) 778-1987.

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.

INVESTORS: OUTSTANDING income potential! Positive cash flow. Beautifully renovated five/six units. Hottest appreciating area on Gulfcoast! Steps to Gulf and village. Won't last! $1,295,000. Owner (941) 779-0018.

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

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.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, Feb. 27, 2-4pm. Single family, 781 Jacaranda Rd., Anna Maria; single family, 2204 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach; duplex, 312 60th St., Holmes Beach; duplex, 6812 Palm Ave., Holmes Beach. Smith Realtors, (941) 778-0777.

WATERFRONT HOME: 3BR/2BA. Not necessary to tear this one down! 6601 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 725-4488.

BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, each level with parking underneath. Views of Gulf and bay from large covered balconies. This property has great investment potential. Top floor has wood cathedral ceilings, open-floor plan, tile and oak flooring. $795,000. (941) 778-3875.

HOLMES BEACH: Sale by owner. 2,880 sf, 3BR/2BA, very private, designer pool and spa. Tropical landscaping. Principles only. (941) 778-0031.



17 CABINS NEAR PIGEON Forge, Tenn. selling at auction March 12, 10:30am. Guaranteed financing available with 25 percent down. Furrow Auction Co., (800) 4FURROW; TN Lic. #62.

ABSOLUTE AUCTION! Lakefront Real Estate, 237 N.E. Lakeview Drive, Sebring, Fla. 11am, Saturday, March 12. Two spacious homes, two lakefront homesites Directly on Lake Jackson. Call for details, (800 257-4161 Higgenbotham Auctioneers, M.E. Higgenbotham, CAI FL. Lic #AU305/AB158.


METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ buy direct from manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with all accessories. Quick turn around! Delivery available Toll free, (888) 393-0335.


CHURCH FURNITURE. Does your church need pews, pulpit set, baptistery, steeple, windows, carpet? Big sale on new cushioned pews and cushions for hard pews. (800) 231-8360.


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.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. North Carolina. Where there is cool mountain air, views and stream. Homes, cabins, acreage. Call for free brochure of mountain property sales. (800) 642-5333. Realty of Murphy. 317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C. 28906.

KENTUCKY 50-1000 acres. Incredible trophy deer, turkey hunting. Some with lakes, creeks, rivers, ponds, timber. Great retreat/investment. New survey, starting $795/acre. Owner will finance. (270) 791-2538

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, x125.

WE DO RENTALS! Southern Vermont's rental center. Mount Snow, West Dover, Vermont. By week, weekend, month or season! Includes recreational, cultural activities. We offer hillside condos, townhouses, chalets, (large/small homes). Mountain Resort Rentals, P.O. Box 1804, West Dover, VT 05356., e-mail (888) 336-1445, (802) 464-1445.

NORTH CAROLINA. MOUNTAINS: 2.3 acres with new log cabin shell in secluded setting, $89,900. Acreage available with stunning mountain views! Free info available. (828) 247-0081.

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,

NORTH CAROLINA WATERFRONT, $39,900. Coming soon on all-sports lake. Boat, fish, swim. Will sell fast! Call MLC to get on the priority list today! (866) 920-5263.

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA Area. Spectacular mountain view, river homesites. Paved roads, clubhouse, more. New release! Homesites from $49,900. Bear River Community. Call now (866) 411-5263.

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.

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.


GIANT RV SELL OFF. #1 Selling RVs. Remaining 2004 models. Low Sell-off prices. Florida's motorhome, towable headquarters, Giant Recreation World. Melbourne, (800) 700-1021; Daytona, (800) 893-2552; Orlando, (800) 654-8475.


BUILDING SALE! Rock Bottom prices! Last chance. Beat next price Increase. Go direct/save. 20x26. 25x30. 30x40. 35x50. 40x60. 45x90. 50x100. 60x180. Others. Pioneer (800) 668-5422.

STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory deals, Save $$$. 40-by-60 to 100-by-200. Example 50-by-100-by-12-foot is $3.60 sf. (800) 658-2885


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