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Date of Issue: April 21, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 20 2005


TWO SOFAS with ottomans, floral print, $250 each; one sleeper sofa, queen size, Florida colors, $250; four swivel kitchen chairs, Florida colors, $25 each. (941) 383-3360.

GOLF CART: Electric 1995 EZ-GO. Excellent condition, has roof, needs batteries with charger. $1,000. (941) 792-8129.

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.


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.

SUNSET BEACH Pilates: Flatten tummy, define muscles, improve flexibility, posture and balance. Perfect for beginners. 7:30pm Tuesday, Thursday. Julia, (941) 778-1416.

GUITARIST SEEKS other musicians and singers for informal jams. Call (941) 962-2544.

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.

YARD SALE: 9am-1pm Friday-Saturday, April 22-23. Cleaning out the cupboards and the closets. 730 Holly Rd., Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE: 9am-4pm Saturday-Sunday, April 23-24. Vast assortment. 725 Norton St., Longboat Key. Turn east from Gulf of Mexico Drive onto General Harris, then left on Norton. (Please park on one side of street only.)

YARD SALE: 8am Saturday, April 23. Several families involved. Singer sewing machine, play box, dishes, some tools, clothes, Barbie dolls, round table, glass salad bowl set, jewelry, books, pasta maker. Something for everyone. 409 72nd St., Holmes Beach.


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.


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.


1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning, has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great! $1,800, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.

1992 CHRYSLER LE BARON Convertible V6. White. 110,000 miles, runs great. Needs top. $2,200. (941) 792-3081.

NEW MOTOR BIKE for sale: Now half price, only $600! 180-miles-per-gallon. 40-mph maximum speed. Call (941) 779-9083.


NEEDED: ANNA MARIA dock space to rent for 21-foot Boston whaler. Preferably near north end of Anna Maria. Boat is seldom used. Need a convenient place to keep it. Call (205) 488-3929.

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.

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

FULL-TIME 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.

EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER needed immediately. Year-round position. Apply in person. Blue Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-6688.

ALL POSITIONS: CafÈ on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Apply in person.

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.


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



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

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

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

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

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

CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over 30 years experience, self-employed in construction trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941) 778-4561.

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

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

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.

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.


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.


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.

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, $900/month, $500/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.

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.

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

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2913 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. One block to beach. 2BR/1BA unfurnished. $1,350/month. Available May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

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

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.

DIRECT GULFFRONT: Furnished 1BR/1BA annual. 5400 Gulf Drive #20, Holmes Beach. $1,350/month. Available May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

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.

ONE BLOCK to beach! 7205 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Furnished 1BR/1BA annual $800/month. Available May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

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.

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

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.

MIRROR LAKES Condo, Bradenton. Great location! Unfurnished 2BR/2BA. Tennis, pool. Annual $1,350/month. Available May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

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.

PERICO BAY CLUB Villa: Available now. 2BR/2BA two-car garage, nicely furnished, sunny end unit. Close to Anna Maria beaches and stores. Owner, (941) 387-9702.

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.

ANNUAL WITH POOL: 3BR/2BA furnished. 3205 67th St. W., Bradenton. $1,500/month. Available May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

CORTEZ/ BRADENTON BEACH area. Nicely furnished and spacious, 1BR/1BA apartment. Elevated with deck. All utilities supplied, shared laundry room, off street parking. $975/month. (941) 761-2725.

DIRECT GULFFRONT: Furnished 2BR/2BA annual. 5400 Gulf Drive #31, Holmes Beach. $2,000/month. Available May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA home on Bimini Bay with dock, $1,400/month; 3BR/1BA, Anna Maria, $875/month; 2BR/2BA, Gulffront condo, $2,000/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307 for details.

GULFFRONT VACATION Rental: Anna Maria Beach, two 3BR apartments, fully equipped. Porches, sundecks, tropical setting. Immaculate! Owner, (941) 778-3143.

HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT condo: 1BR/1.5BA, sleeps four. Remodeled April 2005. Pool. $900/week, $2,900/month, plus security. Nonsmoking. (941) 322-6203.

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 bayview condo, $2,900/month; 3BR/2BA, across from Bay Front park, $1,400/month; Holmes Beach, 2BR/1.5BA, close to beach, $1,200/month; Holmes Beach, 1BR/1BA, recently updated, $700/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL: 205 69th St., Holmes Beach. 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer. Including utilities $900/month, plus deposit. (941) 778-2556.

YEARLY RENTALS: Half duplex, 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer hookup, carport, $900/month; 3BR/2BA, washer/dryer hookup, $950/month; 2BR/2BA, $725/month. No pets. Dolores Baker Realty, (941) 778-8500.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR in Holmes Beach. $600/month, plus utilities and deposit. (941) 778-6541 weekdays, or 504-3844 evenings.

FURNISHED EFFICIENCY WITH utilities. 300 feet to beach. Suitable for one person with references. $635/month plus $800 deposit. (941) 778-1379.

ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA elevated duplex in Bradenton Beach, one block to beach. High ceilings, clean, no pets. $900/month. (941) 778-4665 or 725-2549.

SUMMER VACATION RENTALS: Palma Sola Bay townhouse, 2BR/2BA with pool and boat slip, $550/week; Perico Bay Villa, 2BR/2BA with garage, $1,100/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

ANNUAL: CLOSE to beach. 2BR/1BA newly updated apartment. (941) 778-1919.

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


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.

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.

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.

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

CANALFRONT HOME: 3BR/2BA in Flamingo Cay. Two-car garage, caged/heated pool, boat lift and davits. Great waterfront community convenient to everything. $669,000. (941) 761-8407.

BEST BUY Condo with boat slip and heated pool. $279,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

KEY WEST-STYLE pool home: Renovated 3BR/2BA with deeded boat slip. Lush tropical landscape, brick-paver deck and patio, privacy fence, screened lanai and hot tub. Interior features include open-floor plan, cathedral ceilings, terra cotta tile, wood flooring, gas fireplace, new kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and maple cabinets. Many custom features. Turnkey furnished in island decor. $679,900. By appointment only. (941) 518-9275. Web site

AFFORDABLE CENTRAL Bradenton. 2BR plus den end-unit villa. Minutes to beaches. Only $115,000. Exclusive listing, Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

THE "WATERWAY" in west Bradenton: 9604 Cortez Rd., W., Unit #313. 2BR/2BA, luxury waterfront condo, first floor, secure, updated, spa, pool, tennis courts, exercise room and billiards. Minutes to beach. $365,000. Open house 11am Saturday-Sunday, April 23-24. Call Bob or Jane, (941) 792-3794.

LONGBOAT KEY: Great value. North end, quaint village. 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. 400-sf master suite, cathedral ceiling. Under the stars hot tub. Steps to Sarasota Bay. $649,900. Call Fred Flis direct, Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

VILLAGE GREEN: 2BR/2BA condo with enclosed one-car garage and finished rear lanai. Great location for getting places fast, east to shopping or west to beaches. Offered at $195,000. Realtors negotiable. Call (518) 253-5518.

VILLAGE GREEN Villa. 2,000-sf 2BR/2BA. Large lanai. Upgraded throughout. Lakefront, pool back. $295,000. Call (941) 792-9192.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: Older remodeled home. 3BR/1BA with room to expand, nice ceramic tile, open plan, crown moldings, minutes to beaches, shopping and schools. $249,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.


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

AUCTION 7,542+/- sf home and 36.4+/- acres divided. 10 am Saturday, April 30. Surry County, N.C. Iron Horse Auction Co., Rockingham, N.C. (910) 997-2248 NCAL 3936

NORTH CAROLINA: mountainview estates, new gated community of custom full log homes. Pre-construction prices. Models open daily. Five miles to Cherokee-Harrah's casino, minutes from golf. From $299,000. (877) 888-2224.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Panoramic views and mountain streams in high elevation between Boone and Asheville. Tracts range one to five acres with access and utilities from $49,900. (800) 455-1981, ext. 148.

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.

VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS: Helena, Montana. 4.7 acres $79,990. Ride out your back door to millions of acres of national forest! Awesome lake and mountain views, close to Canyon Ferry Lake. Minutes to Helena. Soils tested, utilities, ready to build on. Call owner (888) 770-2240.

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.

GUADALUPE RIVERFRONT! Spectacular wide riverfronts on prime Texas hill country location. 10-32 acres with lots of water frontage, huge trees, panoramic views. From $300s to $400s. Limited number available, call now before they're gone. (800)609-7042, ext. 110.

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.

GOLF-VIEW BARGAIN! $198/month. Nicely wooded homesites in upscale golf community close to town. A sanctioned Golf Digest teaching facility, too! Call toll-free (866) 334-3253, ext. 863. price, $49,900, 10 percent down, balance finance 12 months at 4.49 percent fixed, one-year balloon, OAC.

NEW MEXICO: 20 acres, $24,900. Scenic region, views, canyons, trees, rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting, hiking, horses, great climate. Power, great access. 100 percent financing. Call (877) 822-LAND!

SOUTH GEORGIA. Coastal property three-plus acres of deepwater ocean access from $345/month! Ready to build in gated community with many amenities. Near St. Simon's and Jacksonville. Call now! (877) 426-2326, ext 853. (Monthly payments of $344.57 based on $79,900 with 10 percent down. Interest only payment. With 5.75 percent fixed rate for two years. Converts to a 15-year variable loan. Rates subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited.)


A GATLINBURG hot-tub cabin: Secluded! Sunbathe, soak in your heart-shaped Jacuzzi. Midweek five-night special from $395. Weddings from $199. Reunion Lodge, $595/night. (800) 726-0989.


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