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Date of Issue: April 14, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 13 2005


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.


PILATES ON THE beach: Lengthen and define muscles, flatten tummy, regain flexibility, improve posture and balance. Perfect for beginners. 7-8am. Julia, (941) 778-1416.

GET A REAL estate license in one week! Day and evening classes. Only $229. Be a part of the prosperity! Professional School of Real Estate. Call (941) 744-1770 anytime.

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.

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.


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

MOVING/FURNITURE sale: 9am-1pm Friday-Saturday, April 15-16. 5605 Carissa St., Holmes Beach.

FLEA MARKET: 9am-4pm Saturday, April 16. Last one for Niki's & Islander Market Antiques. Antiques, collectibles, jewelry, books, art, furniture, glassware, bric-a-brac, junk. Must clear, dog bone prices. Don't miss! 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach

MOVING SALE: 9am-2pm Saturday, April 16. Lots of "guy" stuff, tools, bicycles, books, kitchen utensils, clothing and lots more. 608 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE: 9am-1pm Friday, April 15. Lots of treasures and some junk. 618 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria.


LOST: RED/BROWN Dachshund, female, 16 lbs. Very friendly, answers to Molly. Wearing no collar. Implanted microchip for identification. $50 reward! (941) 778-0767 or 448-9611.

LOST PRESCRIPTION GLASSES: Burgundy color, lost on beach between 10th and 24th street, Bradenton Beach. Please call (941) 778-5136.

LOST: BLACK Tag Heuer prescription sunglasses. Lost Cortez Beach on March 29. (419) 351-5523. Reward!

LOST BRACELET BELT, copper and Mexican silver, four masks, butterflies. Great sentimental value. Lost March 16 in Holmes Beach Four Seasons Spa and Da Giorgio area. Call (941) 778-1577.


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.


1999 CHEVROLET TRACKER: Two-door convertible, seats four, V-4, five-speed, new tires and battery. Cold air, CD player. Looks great, runs great! Only 52,700 miles. Terrific Island car! $4,495 or best offer. (941) 752-3817.

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.

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 $12,900 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 two wonderful sitters! Tiffany and Trish. (941) 778-3275 or 779-0964.

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, 13-year-old mother's helper, odd jobs. Call Kendall at  (941) 779-9783 or 779-9803.

EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER with CPR license, 14 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.

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

NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia or Kari, (941) 761-1569 or 730-5889. Both Red Cross certified.

SANDBAGS DELIVERED: Be prepared. Local teen will make and deliver sandbags to your Island residence. Call Spencer, (941) 778-0944 to order.


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.

BIG LEAGUE HAIRCUTS: 74th Street and Cortez Road, needs full/part-time stylists/barbers. $9/hour and/or 45 percent commission. (941) 798-3854 or apply in person.

LOOKING FOR RELIABLE driver, one to two days/week for several hours for an older woman. Please call (941) 526-7500 for details.

HOUSEKEEPER EMPLOYMENT: Island luxury hotel. Experience required. Transportation required. Weekends required. 15-20 hours/week. Good starting pay with raises. Call (941) 778-1237.

PART-TIME WEEKEND delivery driver needed. Must be dependable and able to follow directions. Valid driver's license required. (941) 778-3441.

HOUSEKEEPERS: Full/part-time for Longboat Key resort. Saturday work and reliable transportation required. Excellent benefits for full time. Call (941) 383-2428 for appointment.

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.

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.

BUSINESS FOR SALE: Wonderful Island gift and art consignment boutique. Please call (941) 779-2624.


RETIRED NURSE/CAREGIVER available. No lifting. 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.

INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individuals and small businesses. We do all states and electronic filing. Call Pat (941) 761-8156, Kenney Tax Service.

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.

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

WEST COAST NUISANCE Wildlife service: Critter problems and nuisances. Raccoons our specialty! Live trapped and relocated. State licensed by FWC (941) 778-3455 or mobile 24-hour emergency, 720-4152.

FREE HOUSESITTING: Retired Christian couple seeks furnished house near beach. Available anytime. References. (770) 832-7319.

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

HOUSE AND CONDO care. I will watch and fix things while you are gone. Anna Maria/Longboat Key. Call or fax Wern. (941) 779-1040.

TOM'S WINDOWS: Get your plywood hurricane panels now! Cut, primed, installed, with easy-mount fasteners. $78/sheet complete. (941) 730-1399.

AUNTIE M's HOLMES Beach Coin Laundromat offers professional dry cleaning and wash/fold, Monday through Friday. Call for hours, (941) 778-6772. Self-service 24/7. Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.

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

CORTEZ WELDING CO. 1211 Cortez Road. Aluminum welding, $45/hour. By appointment only. (941) 737-8667 or 798-3589. Free estimates.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Custom portraits, weddings, beach photography. (941) 447-8892.

MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior or exterior, landscapes and more. (941) 447-9637.

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.

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

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


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

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $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.

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


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.

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 (941) 795-1947. Lic#RR0066450.

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.

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

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


CONDO FOR RENT: Available May through November. Boat dock. Turnkey furnished. Flamingo Cay. References required. $950/month. (941) 792-8852.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/1BA charming ground-level duplex. Waterfront and Skyway bridge view. Dock, boat slip, hurricane shutters. Unfurnished, nonsmoking inside. 226 S. Harbor #A. $1,100/month. (941) 778-1319.

PENTHOUSE OVERLOOKING PALMA Sola Bay. Beautifully furnished 3BR/3BA split-level condo with amenities. Annual, $2,000/month or seasonal. See Call (941) 358-7560.

PANORAMIC GULFVIEW 3BR/2BA, executive home directly across from the beach. French doors, master suite with separate entrance, deck, garage and additional parking. Six month or annual lease. $1,900/month. (352) 375-7342 or (941) 720-2276.

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:

NEW FURNISHED 2BR/2BA 55-plus, across from beach. Furnished. Annual $1,150/month, seasonal $2,200/month. (941) 725-1074.

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.

WEEKLY RENTALS: SAN Remo condo, 1BR/1BA, $500/week; Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA, $700/week; island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Northwest Bradenton home, 3BR/3BA, $950/week; Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Cristin Curl at Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246.

GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail

BEACHFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, pool, Jacuzzi and tennis. Available winter 2006, also summer and fall this year. (941) 794-8877.

UNFURNISHED RENTAL: DUPLEX, 3BR/2BA, washer/dryer hook-up, close to beach, no pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.

ARTIST STUDIO: May-November 2005. $75/month, lavatory in studio, air-conditioned, use of kitchenette/bath. Call before April 26. (941) 778-1577.

GULFFRONT CONDO 3BR/2BA, tennis, heated pool and Jacuzzi. Available 2006 winter season. Newly decorated, well equipped. (941) 794-8877.

3BR/2BA HOME, Bradenton Beach: Private courtyard, heated pool, pets OK. Short or long term. $1,500/month. (941) 720-2915.

WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006. Wide variety of condos/houses starting at $1,500/month. Annual rental 2405 Avenue B, 2BR/2BA, $1,000/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, villa, pool, tennis, $1,200/month; townhouse with garage, $1,500/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH: 150 yards from Gulf in prime Holmes Beach location. 2BR/2BA in lovely single-family home with private caged/heated pool. No pets, nonsmoking. $3,500/month. Call (941) 779-0680.

THE "CASTLE ON Beach Avenue" Anna Maria. Elegant 4BR/3BA French Normandy home, two houses from beach on quiet street. Available May 2005-2006. Inquire (941) 794-8202.

HOLMES BEACH GULFVIEW 2BR house. Avenue F off 31st Street. Annual lease. Nonsmoking, no pets. Ideal for one or two people. $900/month, plus utilities. Owner, (800) 894-1950.
ANNUAL ISLAND Duplex: 2BR/1BA, nice yard and patio, convenient location. No pets. $850/month. Call Mike Carleton, (941) 737-0915 or 778-0777. Smith Realtors.

APRIL AND SUMMER vacation rentals: 2BR/2BA Palma Sola Bay townhouse with boat slip and pool, $650/week, $1,950/month; Perico Bay Club villa, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, $1,950/month; Longboat Village home, 2BR/1BA, $1,500/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

VACATION RENTAL: Holmes Beach. Great for large groups, reunions, receptions, etc. Sleeps 18-20. (941) 232-4585. "Coconut Villa".

ANNUAL RENTAL: MODERN 2BR/2BA plus den, deluxe freestanding villa, private heated pool, two-car garage. Palm Court in El Conquistador. $1,300/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

ANNUAL RENTAL unfurnished. Spectacular waterview from huge living/dining area, floor-to-ceiling plate-glass windows and 30-by-12-foot screened deck, fronting beach-bay and park steps away with Gulf beach in easy walking distance. Free trolley for shopping nearby. 3BR waterfront in Anna Maria. (941) 748-5334.

STEPS TO BEACH, Large 1BR/2BA, washer/dryer, kitchen, telephone, cable, courtyard. No pool. $1,695/month, $495/week. or (941) 778-1098.

CORTEZ ROAD CONDOS: Canal access to Gulf with dock. 1-2BR, furnished. Book now for next year. For more information, (863) 687-4052 or 686-5705.

ANNUAL RENTALS: VILLAGE Green, 3BR/2BA home, $1,300/month; Pine Bay Forest, 2BR/2BA condo, $1,200/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, bayfront condo, $1,400/month; 2BR/2BA Sarasota bay-view condo, $2,900/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

WATERFRONT: 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA facing Sarasota Bay. 100 yards to Gulf of Mexico, dock for fishing, short walk to beach and park. Beautifully and newly remodeled. Rent short or long term. (941) 779-9074.

SEASONAL RENTALS: Weekly and monthly. Available now through 2006. Duncan Real Estate, (941) 779-0304.

ANNUAL RENTAL only $1,300/month. 216 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria. Large 3BR/2BA with garage. Large fenced backyard on canal with boat dock. Call Michelle, (941) 778-7033.

BRADENTON BEACH lovely 1BR apartment, turnkey furnished, one block to beach and bay. Six-month lease. $900/month plus $300 security, includes all utilities. Bring your toothbrush. (941) 778-4451.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA villa in Holmes Beach with dock and bay view. No children. $1,000/month, water included. (941) 778-2100 or 224-6521.

WATCH THE Rosette spoonbills from magnificent waterfront ground-floor condo. 2BR/2BA, 55-plus, no pets. Available January, February and March. $2,700/month. Call, we have more. (941) 795-0413.

BAYOU CONDOMINIUM: ANNA Maria, beautiful waterfront 2BR. Turnkey furnished with boat dock. Six-month lease. $1,200/month plus $500/security, includes all utilities. Just bring toothbrush. (941) 778-4451.

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

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


WATERFRONT HOME: 3BR/2BA. 6601 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 725-4488. Priced to sell.

ARTIST LOFT HOME: Unique 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, Longboat Key home with some water view. Updated with artist loft addition. Features 15-foot Abbacco ceiling design. Lots of French doors, fireplace, wet bar, wine cooler and hot tub under the stars. Enjoy yourself, buy this one! $649,900. Call Fred Flis for information and showing. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION: 2BR/2BA great Gulf view and beautiful beach. Great rental property or build your dream home with government grant moneys to assist. $725,000. 2916 Avenue E, Holmes Beach. Call Andy Woods at Signature Realty, (813) 299-9017.

AFFORDABLE BOATING CONDO: 2BR/1.5BA townhouse, updated. Heated pool, boat slip. $279,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

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.

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 CONDO: 2BR/2BA. For sale by owner. (813) 285-1801. Principals only.

WATERVIEW: PINES Trailer Park #70. Large deck, 1BR/1BA, upgraded. 55-plus. Bradenton Beach. $40,000. (941) 778-4820 or 778-0346.

PEBBLE SPRINGS Condominium: 2BR/2BA, second floor. Priced to sell! (941) 795-5430.

JUST REDUCED TRAILER: 12 by 40 foot on Anna Maria Island, next to historic Bradenton Beach Pier. Central air/heat, 10-by-24-foot screened lanai, steps to beach. 55-plus. Asking $54,900. (716) 572-2484.

PRIVATE PARTY has cash for existing notes and trust deeds. (941) 778-4495.

BRADENTON BEACH CONDO: Gulf Drive, fantastic view, 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished. $669,000. Call (941) 779-2496.

WATERFRONT HOME: Exceptionally nice 3BR/2BA. 6601 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 725-4488. Don't miss out! Priced to sell.


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

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. 609. Sunset Bay LLC.

SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF Homesite $208.03/month. Upscale golf community set amid Dye-designed 18-hole course in Carolina mountains. Breathtaking views. Near Asheville, N.C. A sanctioned Golf Digest teaching facility! Call toll-free (866) 334-3253, ext. 832. Price $59,900, 10 percent down, balance financed 12 months at 4.24 percent fixed, one-year balloon, OAC.

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.

LAND WANTED: Land investment company seeks large acreage in Florida and Georgia. Interested in waterfront, timber and agricultural lands. Must have road frontage or good access. Cash buyer with quick closings. Call (877) 426-2326 or e-mail:

COASTAL GEORGIA: Water access, marsh-front homesites. Gated community, tennis, golf, kayaking, canoeing. Preconstruction discounts, limited time. From mid $70s. (877) 266-7376


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