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Date of Issue: May 01, 2008

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 30, 2008


APRIL LIQUIDATION OF “JH” booth at Essence of Time. 50 percent off all except jewelry, 20 percent off. Offers considered. 5306 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. 941-778-9396.

ECHO GRASS TRIMER, like new, used twice. $125. Call 941-383-2649.

NEW AND OLD quilts, different sizes and colors. 941-778-3760.

LARGE STAGHORN FERNS 3-feet with hangers. Several to chose from. $150. Zane Gray book collection, 149 hardcover books. 941-778-5796.

ANTIQUE FURNITURE: Mahogany buffet, $350. Small antique burl-wood rocker, $200. 941-778-1102.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase online:

OLD-FASHIONED DINER MUGS: $8 (includes tax). Your coffee never tasted so good as when you drink from the old-style mugs available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

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.


ISLAND ROCK SCHOOL at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Guitar, bass, drums, flute, saxophone, clarinet, piano and vocals. Call Scott Achor, 941-778-1747, or Koko Ray Hansen, 941-758-0395. Rock on!

FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Courtesy of the Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Free at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.

BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personalized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Forms at The Islander or call 941-518-4431 for more information.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 9am-noon Saturday. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

STEFF’S STUFF, ANTIQUES and treasures, Jewelry, vintage clothing, crystal, china and more. 6828 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. 941-383-1901.

YARD SALE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Furniture, books, jewelry, junk. 2208 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach.

MONTHLY ARTS AND Crafts Show at the Longboat Market. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 3-4. Antiques, produce, orchids, arts and crafts. Vendor space still available, 941-383-7180. Whitney Beach Plaza, 6810 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.


FOUND: PRIVATEER-STYLE hat. Purple, black and white feathers. Black Cavalier hat. Found in Anna Maria. Can be picked up at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

FOUND: PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES on beach around 72nd Street. Metal frame and strong prescription lenses. Call 941-779-9101.

LOST SMALL PINK address book. Last seen Tuesday, April 1. Reward. 941-779-0717.


FREE: READY FOR a loving home. Two kittens and two young cats. All female, spayed and up-to date shots. Call 941-778-8586.

PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411.

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



20-FOOT BAY/flats boat. 150-hp, four-stroke Yamaha with bimini covers, etc. $14,000. 941-704-0065.

BAYLINER 2655 CIERA weekender fisherman. Merccruiser, V8. Only 290 hours, aluminum trailer, $14,000. 941-356-1456.

BOAT LIFT NORTH end Anna Maria for rent. Easy access to bay and Gulf. 941-778-2778.

BOAT SLIP, DEEP water, Holmes Beach. $150/month. 941-778-3439.

WANTED: BOAT SLIP with lift for 21-foot/4,500 pound deck boat. On Holmes Beach/Anna Maria. Not to exceed $150/month. Call 352-262-5813.

FOR SALE: CARIBE hard-bottom inflatable boat. 15-hp Johnson. $900. 863-202-0653.



14-YEAR-OLD needs work. Willing to babysit, clean, etc. Red Cross trained in first aid and babysitting. Call Alexandra, 941-778-5352.

CALL KENDALL: 15-year old high school sophomore looking for babysitting, pet sitting or dog walking jobs. Four years experience and first aid certified. Great with kids and animals! 941-779-9783.

RED CROSS-CERTIFIED 14-year-old looking for a job babysitting or pet sitting. Experienced with kids! Call Kim, 941-794-8640 or 941-807-0889.

FOR BABYSITTING, PETSITTING or dog walking: Call Ariel and Kayla Jennis, twin sophomores at Manatee High School. CPR and first-aid certified by the Red Cross. 941-778-1746.

ISLAND TUTORING WITH Chris Perez. 15-year-old Manatee High School freshman will tutor elementary or middle school child in math, science and English. Available 3:30-5:30pm Monday-Friday, and weekends by request. Call 941-778-2979. References on request.

RED CROSS CERTIFIED baby/pet sitter. Many Island references. Island resident for 13 years. Hilary, 941-778-5181.

KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


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 WANTED for local area motel. Immediate openings. 941-778-2780.

BUSY NEWSPAPER SEEKS full-time general office and counter help. Work-Excel a must. Some bookkeeping. Nonsmoker. Apply with resume or letter, fax 866-362-9821, or e-mail

HOME NEWS DELIVERY person sought for Islander newspaper route. One night a week, good pay. Must be a detail-oriented. Send e-mail,, or fax 941-778-9392.

HOST/SERVER/BUS help sought at Ooh La La! Bistro. Apply in person weekdays after 4 p.m., 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT Tingley Library in Bradenton Beach. Friendly atmosphere with great community spirit. It's fun, give it a try! For more information, 941-779-1208.


GREAT SITE: FORMER service station on strategic Longboat corner. Many business uses possible. $1,300,000. Longview Realty: 941-383-6112. NAIL TECH OR massage therapist room available for rent. 941-713-5244 to view.


NURSES: PRIVATE DUTY. Long-term home care assisting lady with spinal injury. Five hour morning shifts and overnights, 10pm-8am, available. Travel opportunity. 941-383-6953.


LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 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.

PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete computer solutions for business and home. Installation, repairs, upgrades, networking, Web services, wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer, 941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.

WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service, 941-778-3455, or cell 941-720-4152.

ISLAND MERMAIDS CLEANING Co.: Oldest and best on Anna Maria! 34 years of grateful, happy customers. Rentals our specialty. 941-778-9217.

TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home and business specialist. On-site service, virus/spyware, cleanup, system setup, upgrades, diagnosis and repair, internet/wireless networking, custom system design. 941-224-1069.

METRO DOOR SHOP: fiberglass, steel, wood designer inserts, hardware, sales, service, parts and repair. 941-758-5828.

ESP CLEANING: PROFESSIONAL cleaning team serving Anna Maria Island. Call Steve and Maria, 941-345-2162.

PROFESSIONAL MAID SERVICE. Your work, your way! 30 years experience. References. Call Barb, 941-792-1381.

PAINTING, WALL REPAIR, handyman. Island resident. Very meticulous and reliable. Free estimates. Call Colin, 941-376-0541.

SYLVESTER’S TREE SERVICE “help” ease traffic, call us now for large and small removals, trimming and stump grinding before hurricane season and bridge work begins. Licensed and insured. Don, 941-545-0160, or Brad, 941-730-0001.

FREE HOUSESITTER/PETSITTER, etc. Retired Christian couple available anytime. Excellent local, repeat references. 770-832-7319

HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura. Excellent references. Monday-Friday. 941-539-6891.

CAREGIVER/COMPANION, HELP with all your daily living needs. 15-years experience and references. Janet, 941-758-7219.

ANGELS CLEANING, WEEKLY and biweekly cleaning. Free quotes. Call Marsha at 727-1349. Leave message.

ANGELS ON LOAN, private-duty home health agency. From companionship to skilled nursing, our angels can help for 1-24-hour care. FL License HHA299993089. 941-782-0752.

TAKING NEW ACCOUNTS: private, residential, commercial, new construction, interiors. Call for a bid. Linda, 734-837-1156.

COMPUTER GOT YOU down? Got a virus? Need wireless, network setup? Web site? Need help? Call JC, 941-484-7487.

NIKI’S NOOKS AND CRANIES. I will do housekeeping, laundry, and errands or pet sitting for you. Cell, 941-592-8684.

DESIGNER FOR HIRE! All your graphic needs covered! Print work: logos brochures, brand identity. Web design: Flash, HTML and 3D. Call Jon at Smashcat Studios, 941-778-2824 or 941-545-0192.

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. CAC184228.

TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years experience. References available. For a reasonable price, call Sebastian, 941-704-6719.

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.

ANY ODD JOBS? Need a pet sitter or dog walker? Island local, dependable 17 year-old seeks work. Call Zach, 941-779-9783 or 941-224-5854.

CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay close to home. We provide full house checking services - when and what you need - to ensure your house is secure and cared for while you are away. Call 941-928-8735, or e-mail for details.

UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island. 30 years experience all phases of nail care. Gift boutique, nail products, handbags, jewelry and sunglasses. 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Call for an appointment. Now offering in-home pedicure services. 941-713-5244.

DO YOU WANT AN AWARD WINNING WEB-SITE - Designed, Redesigned & Hosted: We're your first step to create your internet presence on the web. Each web-site is created specifically for your company. Why trust anyone else, use The Islander, we're local, professional and award winning designs. Please email, we will be happy to give you a FREE quote.


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. Your complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-778-2581.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Lawn and landscape maintenance at great rates. Liability and workers compensation insurance. Member of Better Business Bureau. Many island references. Please call 941-778-2335.

TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes, tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured. Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.

ECONOMY TREE TRIMMING, hedges, mulching. Lowest prices starting at $15. 12-year Island resident. Cell 941-951-1833.

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


SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $45/yard. Hauling: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell phone" 941-720-0770.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark Mark. 941-301-6067.

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30-years experience. 941-729-9381.

THE SWISS GARDENER: Full-service landscaping and property management. 15 years Island experience. Licensed and insured. Call Allen anytime. Cell 941-224-8569.

CRUSHED WASHED SHELL delivered and spread, For all your hauling needs, call David Bannigan. 941-504-7045.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. Cell, 941-448-3857 or 941-778-0851.

ECONOMY TREE TRIMMING, hedges, mulching. Lowest prices starting at $15. 12-year Island resident. Cell 941-951-1833.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill 941-795-5100.

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.

CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Thirty years experience. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-779-2294.

GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.

TILE AND MARBLE Installation:  Many Island references. Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor Coverings. 941-726-1802.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 447-2198.

GUARANTEED A-1 PAINTING service. Get a bid then call Nick, he's the best. Island references. Licensed. Call Nick, 941-727-1448 or 941-962-5131.

EXPERIENCED BUILDING CONTRACTOR: Carl V. Johnson Jr. Inc. New homes, porches, decks, remodel, repairs, etc. Quality work. Fair price! 941-795-1947. Lic.#RR0066450.

RAMBO A–Z handyman service. 30 years experience. Concrete, painting, drywall, etc. Call for free estimate. 941-376-7894. Licensed and insured.

MASTERS OF RENOVATIONS! Do you need quality services for your home? Free estimates. 941- 580- 3312.


RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 941-778-6665 or 800-749-6665.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434.

2BR/2BA CONDO on Anna Maria Island with beautiful Gulf views. Monthly, weekly or seasonal rentals. 941-721-4789.

CONDO: ANNA MARIA, Shell Point. 2BR/2BA furnished. Ground floor on water. Heated pool. Tennis court. Covered parking. No pets, smoking. Coin laundry. Minimum two months. Seasonal rates. First, last, security. 716-861-8016.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH duplex, 2BR/2BA, garage, screened lanai. Quiet area. No pets. $950/month. 941-776-1789.

ANNUAL: CHARMING 2BR/2BA elevated duplex in Bradenton Beach. High ceilings, clean. Block to beach. $900/month. Pets considered. 941-725-2549.

WATERFRONT VACATION RENTAL with dock. Walk to beach, $2,200/month or $800/week. Cortez cottage $900/month or $500/week. No pets, no smokers. 941-794-5980.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: Large duplex unit, 2BR/2BA plus den, washer/dryer hookups, central air conditioner, $975/month, $1,000 security. 941-962-5827.

RUNAWAY BAY $800/week, ground floor. 2009 season available. Jan. 1-15, March 16-April 30. 941-730-2935.

SEASONAL: BEAUTIFUL GOUND-level single-family home. 2BR/1BA or 3BR/2BA with living room, family room, washer/dryer and carport. Block to the beach in Anna Maria. 813-690-9762.

HOMES BEACH ANNUAL rental, 2BR/2BA, large utility room with washer and dryer. First, last and security, plus utilities. 941-779-2265.

2BR MOBILE HOME on creek. 15 minutes to beach. $695/month, lease and deposit. 863-688-3524.

BRADENTON BEACH COTTAGE. 1BR/1BA close to beach. $400/weekly. Small pets considered. 941-773-9005.

ANNUAL RENTAL: LOVELY 2BR/1.5BA home has large private yard with gazebo, garage, workshop and laundry hook up. Close to beach and town. $1,200 plus utilities. Includes lawn care. Pets considered. 941-726-1898 or 617-623-3046.

ANNUAL RENTAL AVAILABLE May 1. Westbay Cove, ground-floor ,waterfront 2BR/2BA unfurnished. Pool, tennis, close to beach and all services. Call Sharon, 941-713-9096, Old Florida Realty.

MAY SUMMER RENTALS –Waterfront 2BR/2BA townhouse, $550/week with pool, dock. Longboat Key 2BR/2BA village, $600/week. Key Royale 3BR/2BA pool, dock, $799/week. Realtor, 941-756-1090.

WATERFRONT ON PALMA Sola canal with boat slip. 2BR/2BA condo with laundry, heated pool, cable, renovated. Annual $1,050/month. Indoor cats possible. Must see. 941-720-7519

ANNUAL SAN REMO canalfront 2BR/1BA end unit. Washer/dryer, furnished with or without boat dock and lift. 941-807-3244.

MIRROR LAKE 2BR/2BA near IMG Academy. Gorgeous lakefront view. Five minutes to beaches. Pool, spa, tennis courts, new appliances, washer/dryer. $995/month. 941-726-0485.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA. Includes water, trash, cable. First, last and security deposit. Available May 1. $795/month. 949-813-4900.

ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA 850 sf. Very nice. 2409 Ave. C, Holmes Beach. $990/month. Mike, 941-737-0915.

BRADENTON BEACH BRAND new duplex, block from beach. 3BR/3BA two-car garage, granite kitchen, marble baths, office, eight-person Jacuzzi, elevator, balconies overlooking Gulf and Intracoastal. Turnkey furnished, absolutely pristine, no pets, $2500/month annually with option to buy. Call Lisa, 860-601-3838.

GULFFRONT COMPLEX 2BR/2BA. Heated pool, tennis, elevator. Weekly, bi-monthly, monthly. 941-794-8877.

9604 CORTEZ ROAD west, 2BR/2BA condo with boat slip. Less than two miles from the Island. Tennis, heated pool, billiards, fitness center, game room. Lease or purchase. Call 941-720-3022.

NEW FURNISHED 1BR/1BA annual at Sunny Shores. Mile from Anna Maria Island, marina, on Intracoastal Waterway. $700/month. 941-224-6521.

ANNUAL FABULOUS VIEW bayfront. 2BR/2BA villa, unfurnished. Available now. Water included, $1,000/month. 941-224-6521.

ANNUAL KEY ROYALE 2BR/2BA with family room, garage, washer/dryer, $1,300/month plus utilities. Annual 5400 condo, 1BR/1BA plus sunroom, $975/month plus utilities. Annual 2BR/1BA, half duplex on 61st Street, $975/month plus utilities. Now thru summer 1BR/1BA near the beach with pool use, $775/month plus FPL. Call Sue at An Island Place Realty 941-779-9320. 

FOR RENT WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA on Palma Sola Bay. $2,000/month or $800/week. 941-795-1515.

SPECTACULAR VIEW ON Palma Sola Bay. 2BR/2BA condo completely renovated. Open kitchen, new appliances, washer/dryer, unfurnished, community pools and tennis. Annual rental $1,050/month. Must see. Call 941-795-6699 or 941-773-6186.

BRING YOUR BOAT: waterfront duplex in Bradenton Beach. Two blocks to beach with dock and davits, washer, dryer and storage shed. $1,000/month. Call 727-784-3679.

ANNUAL RENTAL: HOLMES Beach 2BR/1BA, close to shops and transportation, half a block to the Gulf. Washer/dryer on premises, $850/month, utilities included! Call 941-224-1484 for more info!

2BR/2BA LUXURY condo. Steps from the beach. Tennis, sauna, pool. $995/week plus tax and clean up. 863-688-3524.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, Holmes Beach, $875/month. Washer/dryer hookup, large backyard, pets considered, quiet, close to beach. 941-795-0504.

2BR/1BA DUPLEX TOTALLY remodeled, furnished, three blocks to beach, Small pets considered. $950/month. 941-730-8339.

BAYFRONT 2BR/2BA, second-floor, corner condo. Views of Skyway Bridge. $1,100/month for six months. 941778-9710.

NEAR BEACH 1BR/1BA duplex. Covered parking, utility room with washer/dryer hookup no pets. $750/month plus utilities, $750 security deposit. 941-538-8200.

FOR RENT: WATERFRONT all new 3BR/3BA. Pool, spa, dock. Gorgeous! June 23-Aug. 15. $8,000. Call 941-795-1515.

VACATION RENTAL NORTHWEST Florida. Beautiful 3BR/2BA with two-car garage, pool. Discounts apply. 941-794-1515.

ANNUAL RENTAL: PALMA Sola Bay 3BR/3BR pool home. Lawn included. $1,400/month. 941-794-1515.

ANNUAL: 3BR/2BA duplex. Washer/dryer hookup, $900/month. 1BR/1BA $675/month. 2BR/1BA $725/month. No pets. Close to beach. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site


BRADENTON BEACH CONDO: 2BR/2BA, located steps to the beach and Intracostal. Unit has two floors above parking. Remodeled interior and exterior. $310,000, Call 813-245-0428.

BAYVIEW AND CANALFRONT with pool. 2BR/2BA open plan, new kitchen. Totally upgraded. Dock, three davits. Owner motivated. Not a drive-by, must see inside! $599,000. 404 21st Place, Bradenton Beach by owner. Call Herb Dolan, 941-725-2395.

FULL GULF VIEWS from most rooms! Also bay and pool views. Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA end-unit. Nicely updated kitchen with stainless steel and granite. Two large screened balconies, secure building, washer and dryer in unit. Boat dock, tennis court. Good rental income possible. $485,000. Owner, 941-388-5238 or 941-447-2061.

LOWEST PRICES EVER offered in building! Club Bamboo South, small efficiency with balcony overlooking the Gulf. Nightly rental income. Must sell, $299,999. Call Pete, 773-472-7440.

REMODELED 2BD/1.5BA MOBILE home, Royal Gardens. Cortez Road, Bradenton. $12,500. Must sell. 941-792-4350.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND timeshare weeks for sale 24 and 25, Resort 66. 1BR poolside condo sleeps four. $2,000 each. 231-924-1504.

TIMESHARE FOR SALE – Tortuga Beach Club – weeks 24 and 25, June 13 thru June 27, 2008. On the beach, five stars, Sanibel Island. Call for price: 561-791-9010.

TIMESHARE FOR SALE, 1BR/1BA at the Maverick in Ormond Beach by Daytona. Week 8, between race week and bike week. Excellent week. Right on the Atlantic. Contact Janet at

WANTED – HOME ON Anna Maria Island, (fix-up OK). Up to $250,000 cash. No Realtors, please. 941-795-1515.

ANNA MARIA CITY, historical 2BR/3BA, or 1BR/2BA plus 2BR/1BA guest. Screened porch, workshop, carport, patios, shade, fruit trees, flowers and privacy. Wheel-chair friendly. New aluminum roof. Handyman special. $659,000. 941-778-9217.

ISLAND CONDO ESTATE, 2BR/1BA. Steps to beach. $249,000 or best offer. Realtor, 941-756-1090.

BUILD TO SUIT: Key Royale 3BR/2BA and two-car garage home. Existing with large lot. Expandable. Jumbo money in place. Call for details. 941-356-1456.

CREATIVE FINANCING – WATERFRONT Key Royale remodeled 3BR/2BA with pool and boat dock, $799,000 with $50,000 down. Northwest Bradenton home remodeled 3BR/2BR and two-car garage, $299,000 with $30,000 down. Palma Sola waterfront town house 2BR/2BA $295,000 with $25,000 down. Owner/agent, 941-356-1456.

DUPLEX ON TWO lots for sale. Both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under building. Two deeded lots, one duplex. $710,000. 941-730-2606.


ASHEVILLE, N.C., mountain acreage homesites from $49,000, excellent financing available. Call 877-890-5253 ext. 3973

SEVEN WOODED ACRES with 2,100-sf. log-home package. Easy access to Intracoastal Waterway. County road frontage with utilities! $89,900! Call, 866-950-5263, ext. 103.

DOCKABLE LAKEFRONT AND log cabin only $89,900. Sale: Saturday, May 3 only. Gorgeous 2,100-sf log-cabin package and beautifully wooded dockable waterfront parcel on private, recreational lake in Tennessee. Quiet, gated community. Or, five-acre lake access with free boat slips just $24,900. Excellent financing. Sold first come, first served. Call 888-792-5253, ext. 1798

ESTATE AUCTION: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17. 655+/- acres, divided. Webster County, Ga. Hunting, fishing, hardwoods, crop bases, homesites. 10 percent below prime. GAL AU-002594 800-323-8388.

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS: log-cabin shell on two private acres near very wide trout stream in the Galax area and New River State Park. $139,500. Owner, 866-789-8535.

SOUTHERN COLORADO RANCH sale: 35 acres with well, $356/month*. Spectacular Rocky Mountain views, year-round access, nicely treed, access to electric and telephone. Call Red Creek Land today, 866-OWN-LAND, ext. 4125. Offer void where prohibited. Terms and conditions subject to change without notice. *Monthly payment of $356.22 based upon a purchase price of $69,900 with 15 percent down and $59,415 financed via 30-year mortgage at a fixed interested rate of 6 percent.

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