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Date of Issue: April 13, 2006

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 5 2006


THREE YEARS NEW white leather sofa with queen sleeper (never used), matching love seat with two electric recliners. $1,200. (941) 792-9200.

PAVING BRICKS: NEW. Colors are mixed, red, gray and orange. 63-4.5x6.5 inches at $.40 each; 453-6.5 inch square at $.50 each and 87-6.5x9.5 inches at $.75 each. Enough for 190 sf, +/-. Also, 122 retaining wall blocks: 8x6x12 and 59 caps, 8x3x12 inches at $2 each. All about one-third less than local prices or $300 for the lot. Excellent for patio or walk. You haul away. (941) 778-5665

FOUR-DOOR GLASS cooler, $2,000. Two-door stainless-steel cooler, $ 1,500. (941) 778-4441.

FLORAL COUCH, PEACH swivel chair, china cupboard, bistro table and two chairs. Excellent condition. (941) 792-1209.

FOR SALE: BISTRO table with four chairs $450. Antique liquor cabinet $300. Call (941) 932-2396.

TANNING BED, new bulbs, $800. Call Paige, (941) 798-3448.

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

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.

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.

HONEYBELL TANGELOS now ripe in January, on sale by the AMI Kiwanis Club. $31-$36 for a bushel. Shipped free in USA. Call to receive an order blank. (941) 761-8834 or online


ATTENTION: ONCE A month check on your residence. While you’re away have peace of mind for pennies a day! Island resident. Benchmark Home Improvements. (941) 778-1916.

KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through adult. Call (941) 807-1734 or

MAH-JONGG ANYONE? Seeking players. Call Judy, (941) 795-5256 or (617) 833-7865.

BINGO WEEKLY: “Smoke-free” at Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd Street at Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, Thursdays at 7 p.m. All welcome. Refreshments, prizes. Information: (941) 778-1915.

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.

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.

GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guardian ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the court to represent and advocate for the best interest of children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Make a positive impact! Call (941) 744-9473 or visit


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. 9am-noon on Saturdays. Sales racks, children’s clothing. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

BIG YARD SALE: 9am Saturday, April 8. No early birds. Table and chairs $150. Barbies, games, everything goes! 309 62nd St., Holmes Beach.

HUGE YARD SALE: 8am-2pm Friday and Saturday, April 7-8. Twenty years accumulation, fishing gear, household items, patio furniture. 609 Emerald, Holmes Beach.

CLEANING OUT THE garage and house. 9am-1pm Saturday, April 8. Yard sale, tons of stuff! 213 Periwinkle, Anna Maria.

INDOOR MOVING SALE: 7:30am Friday and Saturday, April 7-8. Antiques, furniture, books, appliances, tools, plants. Corner of 125th Street and 45th Avenue West, Cortez.

SALE: NIKI’S GIFTS and Antique Mall: Storewide for Easter; all sterling jewelry 50-70 percent off, select gifts, antiques, seascape paintings, bone china cups and saucers, dolls, cookbooks, furniture, prints, costume jewelry, crystal, bric-a-brac, 40-80 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

HUGE SALE: 8am-3pm Saturday, 9am-3pm Sunday, April 8-9. Second Street North. and Church Street, Bradenton Beach. Selling all furnishings, 2BR cottage. New rattan bedroom set, living room, kitchen table, four chairs, daybed, paintings, kitchenware, lamps, sterling and costume jewelry, books, silk plants, color TV, linens, few antiques, much bric-a-brac.

GARAGE SALE: 8am-? Friday, April 7. Antique bed, vintage collectibles, furniture, jewelry, household items. 769 Jacaranda, Anna Maria.


MISSING CANOE: 16-FOOT aluminum “Gruman” canoe. I.D. # 2051. Square stern for motor. Please call (941) 778-4588. Last seen in Leverocks area.

FOUND: YOUNG BLACK female cat. Please call (941) 778-1389. Office number, but leave message.


FOSTER 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.

FREE: 3-YEAR-old, white-and-black cat. Very lovable and friendly. Spayed and declawed. (941) 338-3013.

BEAUTIFUL SIAMESE CAT and friends: Free to good homes. Owner passed away leaving many cats behind. Please, help. (941) 780-2651 or (941) 761-0744.



WANTED TO BUY: Deeded boat slip on Anna Maria Island, deep or shallow. Please call, (941) 778-2581.

THIS 2005 25-HP Johnson Bombardier rope-start two-stroke outboard, has less than the initial 10 hours break time. Purchased new in May for $2,592, it includes fuel tank and line and wheeled motor carrier (my add-on). Owner’s manual and purchase receipt (including warranty) included. Super buy! (941) 778-1605.

28-FOOT REGAL LSR-2001: Only 160 hours, like new! Great day cruiser/party boat, even has a head! Always kept on a lift, new custom mooring cover and much, much more. $43,000. Call Pam or Phil at (941) 778-8281 or (941) 704-7445.

PONTOON BOAT FOR sale: 1991 20-foot Fiesta. New cover and Bimini top. $1,200 or best offer. (941) 779-2228.

2001 BOSTON WHALER Outrage. 26-foot center console, twin 225-hp Mercury Opti-max, full electronics, low hours, full cover. $55,900. (941) 713-5900.

2004 PRO SPORT KAT center console! Loaded! Perfect, Like new. 50 hours on twin-250 Suzuki four-strokes, Warranty! Oversized T-top, Magic-tilt triple-axle trailer included! The best riding fishing machine made. Economical! A dead steal at $68,000. Owner (813) 927-5645.


LET’S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on the charter boat “Magic.” Full or half day backwater and near shore fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. (941) 723-1107.

FISH FOR REDFISH, Snook and trout with Capt. Jim Savaglio. License, bait and tackle included. (941) 238-7597 or (813) 477-7657.


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.

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

BABYSITTER, PETSITTER, dog walker: First-aid certified, 13-year-old, eighth-grader, female, great with kids and animals. Call Kendall, (941) 779-9783.

NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941) 761-1569. Red Cross certified.

ENSURE YOUR CHILD’S safety while you relax. Call Gemma, (941) 447-9657. Responsible, reliable and experienced 10th-grader with a love for children. Red Cross babysitting and first-aid certifications.

DOG WALKER, PET sitter, child sitter and odd jobs. Tenth-grader, available after school and weekends. Zach, (941) 779-9783.

RED CROSS first-aid certified babysitter certified. Call Alex, (941) 778-5352.


WAITER, CHEF, DISHWASHER with experience in Italian food. 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. (941) 383-0013.

PART-TIME HELP wanted for small resort motel on Anna Maria. Call evenings, (941) 778-4206.

HOUSEKEEPER OR LAUNDRY room assistant: 10-30 hours per week. Weekends required. No smokers. Apply in person at Haley’s Motel or call (941) 778-5405.

FULL-TIME AND part-time housekeepers for Longboat Key resort. Excellent benefits and pay. Year-round position. Must work Saturdays, be dependable and have own transportation. Call for appointment, (941) 383-2428.

WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR: Part-time or full time. Air & Energy. 3018 Ave. C., Holmes Beach. (941) 778-0773.

SEEKING PROPERTY MANAGER(S): Small beach resort on Anna Maria Island. Flexible hours with availability as needed on site. Salary negotiable. Fax resume to (863) 644-5937 with contact number.

PART-TIME OFFICE receptionist for area motel. (941) 778-2780.

BARTENDER WANTED: Experienced bartender wanted. Approximately 25 hours per week. Please apply in person. Banana Factory Too. 10104 Cortez Road. No phone calls please.

POSITION AVAILABLE FOR person with minimum one year experience using RNS vacation rental software. Job consists of training and supporting customers with our rental management software package. Some bookkeeping experience required. Salary range based upon experience, $27,000-plus. Send resume to (no phone contact please).

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.

BUSY BISTRO hiring full-or part-time servers for lunch and dinner. Prep person and dishwasher. Apply to Chef Damon, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.

SING! IF YOU can carry a tune and would help lead a singing congregation, please join with Gloria Dei Lutheran’s choir on Sundays at 9:45am. Two miles north of Manatee Bridge on Anna Maria Island. (941) 778-1813.


ISLAND GIFT SHOP. (941) 713-0934.

ISLAND SIGN SHOP. (941) 713-0934.



MAN WITH SHOVEL: Plantings, natives, patio gardens, trimming, cleanups, edging, maintenance. 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.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.

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.

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

APPLIANCE & AC DOCTORS: We repair air conditioners, refrigerator, washer/dryer, oven, garbage disposal, other household items. Honest, dependable. 20-plus years experience. (941) 650-9293.

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.

CUCCIO TILE: Many Island references. Free estimates. Licensed and insured. (941) 730-2137.

ABOUT GROUT: CLEANING, sealing, staining (painting of grout), tile and grout repair, caulking of showers/kitchen. Bonded and insured. Call Jeff, (941) 545-0128.

FREE HOUSESITTING: RETIRED Christian couple with much experience available anytime. References furnished. (770) 832-7319.

ATTENTION: ONCE A month check on your residence. While you’re away have peace of mind for pennies a day! Island resident. Benchmark Home Improvements. (941) 778-1916.

AAA WIFE and HUSBAND cleaning your house and windows with confidence. Good references, reasonable rates. Licensed and insured. (941) 812-0499.

MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 758-0395.

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.

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.


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. Monthly and quarterly accounts available. If it is broken, we can fix it. Call (941) 778-2581.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn and landscape maintenance. Now accepting new accounts at great rates. Please 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.

YOUR COMPLETE LAWN service: Cut when you’re ready. No contracts, no job too small. Low prices. Call (941) 792-4282.


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. $42/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) 729-9381.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, cleanups, 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. 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. Thirty years experience. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. 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.

JERRY’S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-6170 or 447-2198.

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.

THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Pressure wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call 518-3316 or 778-6898.

CLEANING COUPLE: A few open slots for offices, condos, houses, etc. We also do errands and hurricane checks. Honest and dependable. (941) 448-7119.

TWO DUDES with tools: Tile, trim, cabinets, painting, drywall, glass block, brick, stonework and more! Many references. Call now! (941) 812-4269 or 448-6961.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor. New homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair prices. Lic#RR0066450. Call (941) 795-1947.

HANDYMAN SERVICE: Winton’s Home-Buddy Inc. Retired banker, Island resident, converting life-long hobby to business. Call (941) 705-0275 for free estimates.

PAINTING AND IMPROVEMENT by Carlos. Licensed and insured. Wallpaper hanging, interior and exterior painting, pressure wash, faux finishing, drywall repair. Phone (941) 753-5936. Cell (941) 580-2421. Fax (941) 752-3109.


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

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. Call (941) 713-0034 or e-mail:

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

WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA, $700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Brand new Bradenton Beach 3BR/3BA plus office, steps to beach. Balconies with ocean and bay views, elevator, 8-person Jacuzzi, granite counters, marble floors and baths, Jacuzzi in master, washer/dryer, designer furnished, fully equipped. One of the finest rentals on Island. $4800/ monthly 813-277-4336.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments, (941) 778-2374.

SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna Maria. Elevated 3BR/2BA. Available now through April. One block to beach. (813) 251-9201.

BEACH LIVING: SEASONAL, Furnished one room efficiency. Utilities included. Gulf views and large decks. (941) 505-1962.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Perico Bay Club; 2BR/2BA villa with garage. small pet OK. Heated pool, tennis, gated community. $1,200/month. Hidden Lakes; 3BR/2BA condo, all new, pool, small pet OK. $1,400/month. Suncoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to beach, clean duplex-$1,100/month. (941) 725-0578 or (941) 794-2912.

BRADENTON BEACH: NEWLY remodeled1BR/1BA suite with full kitchen, fully furnished, one block from Bridge Street, three minute walk to beach. Sleeps four only. No pets. Now taking reservations for summer. Available weekly, monthly or seasonal. (941) 776-3696, or e-mail

ANNUAL: 3BR/2BA $1,100/month and 2BR/1BA $950/month. Great location to beach, clean, updated. (941) 778-5482.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Steps from Bradenton Beach. One hundred yards from bay. Spacious 1BR/1BA with parking. Available for yearly rental. 55-plus. (614) 517-7147.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Waterfront mobile resort. Steps to beach. Nice 1BR/1BA. April $950. May-September $625. 55-plus. 2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit 425, Bradenton Beach. (941) 778-5417.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL rental. 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach. $900/month annual, includes cable, water, sewer, trash. Seasonal $700/week or $2,100/month. (941) 778-0714 or (941) 730-6349.

BEAUTIFUL AND SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA home located four houses down from beach! Free trolley picks up at end of block. Available by the week. Adjacent two-bedroom apartment also available first half of March. Call (616) 225-1589.

CONDOS: BRADENTON BEACH, Bayview Terrace. Pool on bay, one block to beach. Three-month minimum. 2BR, $2,000/month. 1BR $1,500/month. (941) 752-1737.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Available for April 2006, $1,500 plus tax. 1BR/1BA with boat dockage. North end Anna Maria. Bright and cheerful with tile floors. Nonsmoking, no pets. (941) 778-5445.

ANNUAL RENTALS: HOME with bay views. 2BR/2BA, two-plus car garage, screened lanai. $1,350/month. 2BR/1.5BA duplex apartment $850/month. 2BR/1BA north end, washer/dryer, screened lanai, $875/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307.

PRIVATE COTTAGE WITH shared dock, Old Florida-style 2BR/1BA, screened porch, deck, fenced yard. Half block to beach. Pet OK. Weekly, monthly. Special rate April 1, 2006. (941) 485-1874.

MONTHLY RENTAL: 2BR/2BA with den. Furnished condo on canal. West Bradenton. Five minutes to beaches. $2,100/month. June through November 2006. (708) 532-2149.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA home on canal $2,300/month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A. at (941) 778-2291 or e-mail:

COZY EXPANDED MOBILE home in 55-plus resort. bayside, furnished, parking, walk to beach/trolley. $800/month, annual. $1,400/month, seasonal. (518) 473-1169 or

HOUSE FOR RENT: 2BR/1BA across from Gulf. Newly redone. A tranquil artist retreat. $1,050/month. (941) 753-8866.102 Fourth St., S. Bradenton Beach.

SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT: 55-plus, 1BR/1BA, inside and out sitting areas, turnkey. $1,200/month, $450/weekly. (941) 962-0262. #418 with anchor.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA BRADENTON Beach. Bay views, close to beach. 2319 Ave. B. $1,000/month. (941) 778-3875.

LIDO BEACH STUDIO, 1 or 2BR apartment. Delightful and modern with porch/lanai in garden setting. Across from beach, walking distance to St. Armands Circle. Eight minutes to Sarasota Main Street. Fully furnished, including full kitchen and laundry room. Call for special summer weekly rates, (941) 383-2566.

SEASONAL RENTAL WANTED: Two bedroom, December through April 2007. Senior man and Springer Spaniel, both clean and well-behaved. References. (941) 761-2526.

STILL AVAILABLE FOR Easter week: 2BR/2BA duplex one block from Gulf beaches. Newly remodeled and very clean. Laundry. $545. (941) 807-5449.

NEAR BEACH: FURNISHED 1BR/1BA. $750/month with utilities. Seven-month lease, first, last and deposit. Call Jackie, (941) 929-7165.

PALMS OF CORTEZ gated 2BR/1BA condo. Pool, tennis, fitness, Small pet OK. Very clean, third floor unit, $1,100. (941) 778-8277 or (941) 748-5113.

HOLMES BEACH MASTER bedroom for rent in 1,400 sf 2BR/1BA beach house, 1.5 blocks from beach. $650/month. First, last, security deposit. (941) 587-1456.

SEASONAL 2BR/2BA: undercover parking. Large deck, $2,500/month. 210 81st St., Holmes Beach. (941) 778-2695 or (813) 962-0817.

ANNUALS OPENING UP! Several to choose from! 1BR/1BA furnished, near the beach, $800/month. 1BR/1BA with sunroom or 2BR/2BA, both furnished in Gulffront complex with heated pool! 55-plus, $950/month or $1,150/month. 3BR/2BA home, furnished or unfurnished, $2,200 or $1,800/month. Cute 2BR/1BA furnished north-end, $1,000/month. 2BR/2.5BA canal home unfurnished, $1,600/month. Call Adele at An Island Place Realty, (941) 587-6328.

BEACH STEPS AWAY: Large 1BR/2BA, fully furnished, washer and dryer. $495/week or $1,795/month. Pets OK. (941) 778-1098.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Available January, February and March, 2007. 2BR/2BA, totally remodeled in 2006. Call (813) 781-7562.

MONTHLY RENTAL: FLAMINGO Cay, 2BR/2BA with dock and heated pool. Turnkey furnished, available late April thru September. $1,100/month. Security and references required. Nonsmoking. (941) 792-8852.

DISNEY FOR CHRISTMAS: Orlando. Weeks of Dec. 16 or Dec. 23, 2006. 2BR/2BA condo, sleeps six. $675. (941) 778-1050 or (419) 473-8981.

3BR/2BA HOME: LEASE/option, five minutes off Island in northwest Bradenton. All new designer remodeled home $1,900/month. (941) 447-6278

HOUSE FOR RENT: Unfurnished 3BR/2BA, lanai and porch, pool, hot tub, privacy fenced yard, fireplace. Close to beach. Call (941) 773-0248.

ANNUAL RENTALS: HOME with bay views; 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, screened lanai, $1,350/month. 2BR/2BA Anna Maria, $875/month including water and garbage. 2BR/1BA North end, washer and dryer, screened lanai, $875/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307.

SPECTACULAR VIEWS: out the front door onto the beach. $2,000/month. Annual rental at 5400 Gulf Drive #36. (717) 392-4048.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/1BA single-family home. Updated kitchen, large patio, tile floors. New everything. Available May 1. City of Anna Maria. $1,650/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2.5BA. Fully updated, vaulted ceilings, washer/dryer, tile floors, large closets. West of Gulf Drive. Small pets may be considered. $1,350/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2.5BA large townhome. Two-car garage, three porches, washer and dryer, community pool. Available April 1, 2006. $2,100/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA very quiet duplex. Updated kitchen, great den, washer and dryer hookups. Available now, $975/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

FURNISHED ONE-BEDROOM apartment, utilities included. $850/month. (941) 778-3173. Annual rental 2BR/2BA waterfront villa, dock and great view north and south. $1,000/month. Call Carleen at (941) 224-6521 or (941) 778 2100.

ANNUALS OPENING UP! 1BR/1BA furnished near the beach $800/month, 2BR/2B furnished Gulffront complex with heated pool! 55-plus, $1,200/month, 3BR/2BA architecturally awarded canalfront home $1,800/month. Cute 2BR/1BA furnished north end $1,000/month. 2B/2.5B canal home, unfurnished, $1,600/month. Call Adele at An Island Place Realty, (941) 587-6328.

ANNUAL LEASE: 1BR/1BA upstairs with deck. Two-car garage and possible extra storage. $900/month. Call (941) 761-4040.

Perico Island: Annual lease 3BR/2.5BA, two-car garage, community pool, tennis, unfurnished. $1,700. Call Linda Moore, Realty Executives Solutions, (941) 737-3581.

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


PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Lakefront Hidden Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Starting at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.

LOT FOR SALE: One block to Gulf. 50x100 feet, cleared. $539,000. (941) 778-4036. 215 71st St., Holmes Beach.

WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on deep-water canal with large dock and views of Tampa Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.

FOR SALE BY owner: Best value on the Island! 2BR/ 2BA, one-car garage, gourmet kitchen, new windows, updated baths and more. Two blocks from beach. $615,000. (941) 778-8677. 406 Bay Palms Drive, Holmes Beach.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: 2BR/2BA condo. Fully furnished and equipped. Best-kept condo complex on the Island. Beautiful beach, pool, hot tub, sauna and sunsets. No more left on the Island like this! $1,200,000. (317) 873-3307 for instructions on virtual tour.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: By owner. 2BR/2BA each side, one lanai, secluded street, steps to beach and downtown. New appliances and air handlers. Beautiful maintenance-free landscaping. Dog-friendly fenced yard. $650,000. (941)794-9940.

ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA north-end home. Gulf, beaches, bay, piers. $595,000. (941) 778-2934.

BEAUTIFUL ISLAND TOWNHOUSE: Steps to the beach. 3BR/2BA. Pool, designer upgrades, granite counters, new appliances, tile floors, two-story home. $599,000. Call (941) 447-6278, or view online at

3BR/2BA: One bedroom used as a den/office/playroom, enclosed lanai, tiled with carpeted bedrooms. 1,400 sf, county water/sewer, citrus trees, near Brentwood school in Sarasota. Reduced to $274,900. (941) 379-4196 or (941) 954-7474.

WATERFRONT KEY WEST-style: stilt, vaulted, open-beam cedar ceilings, dock. Sailboat water, no bridges. Turnkey, extra-large lot. Willow Avenue. (941) 778-8168.

BRIGHT AND AIRY: 2BR/2BA Gulf-view condo in four-unit building with heated pool. New kitchen, screened balcony, washer/dryer, new air-conditioning system. Turnkey ready. Wonderful home or great rental. $650,000. (941) 779-1013.

BEAUTIFUL ISLAND TOWNHOUSE: 3BR/2BA, pool, steps to beach. Designer upgrades, granite counters. $589,000. Lease option available. (941) 447-6278.

PALMA SOLA PARK: 3BR/2BA. Lovingly restored with new kitchen, bath and roof. Freshly painted inside and out. Move right in. Large corner lot. $429,000. Call for appointment, (941) 778-5445.

$45,000 WILL BUY 566 sf of living space next to Bradenton Beach City Pier. Excellent condition. All appliances, central air conditioning/heat, washer/dryer and storage. Satellite and TV plus all furniture. Boat slips available to members of boating club and owners. A steal! (321) 242-8882.

INVESTORS: THIS IS the one you are waiting for! Club Bamboo South. Direct Gulffront condo. Unit is $35,000 less than the last several sold for. Building was just completed, everything new inside and out! Crown moulding, granite and more. Great rental complex with nightly rentals allowed! Motivated seller to save you money. $465,000. George, (312) 321-7501.

THIS IS THE FINEST CONDO in the entire complex! Runaway Bay direct bayfront! Absolutely everything is new, including electric, air conditioning, water heater, flooring, wash rooms, kitchen and all interiors. Professionally decorated. The best view in the complex of all water. $499,999. George, (312) 321-7501.

NOW PRE-SELLING! New, maintenance-free villas. The villas at Palma Sola Trace by Henderson Brothers Homes. 1,950 sf, starting in the $360s. Prime northwest Bradenton location. Act now for $3,000 in free options. Call or e-mail Jonathan Valdez at (813) 643-9551 or

BY OWNER: 3BR/2BA, caged pool, canalfront, 10,000 lb. lift with dock, view of Bimini Bay. $30,000 below recent appraisal. Owner will lease back or sell turnkey. $869,000! .(941) 778-2336.

STOP LOOKING! You've found the best value on the Island! Two bedroom, extra large bathroom and kitchen, bay view, Gulf beach just steps away! Only $229,900! Call Jill Sullivan, Keller Williams Realty, (941) 232-9783 today!

OPEN HOUSE 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday. 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! By owner. Call Herb Dolan, (941) 705-4454. 404 21st Place. Bradenton Beach.

PERICO ISLAND: 1,170 sf, lovely 2BR2BA condo. Great water view/porch. Eat-in kitchen. Concrete built. $325,000. Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.

CONDO UNIT DIRECTLY on Gulf. Call (504) 819-0867 or (504) 391-0324.

PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT HOME: Flamingo Cay. 1,500 sf 3BR/2BA, private dock and davits. Sailboat water. 130-plus feet of seawall. Room for a pool. Ready for remodel or build new. Incredible full bay views. $999,000. Mike Faber, (941) 504-6345. RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty.

RUNAWAY BAY 2BR/2BA second-floor condo with great view of pond and fountain. Everything new in 2006, including: carpet, tile, furniture, pictures, paint, kitchen items, beds and more. All new bathrooms. Air conditioning has about a six-year warranty for new owner. $399,000. George, (312) 321-7501.

LONGBOAT KEY SAND Cay: Gulf side 2BR/2BA condo. This large condo has been completely remodeled in a great complex. Great views of the pool, grounds and a view of the Gulf. Great rental complex with onsite management, pool, tennis, shuffleboard and more. Priced to sell at $689,900. George (312) 321-7501.

PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA home. Spectacular views with 155-foot bay frontage on deep sailboat water. Boater’s dream with two lifts (50,000 lb and 10,000 lb), heated pool, Jacuzzi. $1,375,000. Call Lynn Parker, RoseBay Realty, (941) 321-2736.

LOT FOR SALE:  57.75x114 feet. Great location one block from Gulf beach. $569,000. 125 Neptune Lane, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4246.

WATERFRONT DUPLEX: RARE canalfront duplex with private setting, docks/lifts, peak of the bay and short walk to the beach. Offered at $799,500. Call Dave Moynihan, (941) 720-0089. Wagner Realty.

WESTBAY POINT MOORINGS: Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA, heated pool, spa and tennis. Perfect Island retreat. $424,900. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker (941) 725-4425.

GOLDEN GATE POINTE townhouse: Great location, great investment near marina, downtown St. Armands, Lido Beach. Available now. $535,000. (941) 792-0509.

WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS spacious 2BR/2BA condo. End unit overlooking pool and tennis courts with partial bay views. $495,000. Call Terry Fletcher with RE/MAX Gulfstream, (941) 778-7777.

SWEEPING BAYFRONT VIEW from this 2BR/2BA condo with carport and 35-foot-deep-water, boat dock. $559,000. Open house 1-4pm Sunday, April 2, or call (941) 807-5449.

DIRECT GULFFRONT: FULLY furnished 2BR condo with great views, heated pool. Weekly rentals and quiet Holmes Beach location. $615,000. Call Pat, (941) 778-7976.

VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA, two-car garage. Completely updated. Open Sunday. 6608 12th Ave. W., Bradenton. (941) 448-8502 or (941) 761-2575

BEST AND MOST dramatic views on the beach. Designer furnished, all new, remodeled from the studs out. Price reduced to $899,500. 5400 Gulf Drive #36. (717) 392-4048.

CHARMING DUPLEX FOR sale by owner: large land condos lot. $799,000. Call (941) 779-0120.

NORTH-END WATERFRONT: Large building lot! Deep water, no bridges to bay. Custom plans available. $695,000. Sheryl, (610) 247-9496. Photos and survey,

KEY ROYALE: Holmes Beach. Gorgeous view of Skyway, 3BR/2.5BA, two-car North Point Drive. 4BR/3BA, five-car garage. Elevated with new lap pool/spa/waterfall, seawall and dock. Or 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, renovated ranch with new seawall/dock/20,000-lb lift. Both with community pool and tennis. At $989,500 each. Call Lynn Bankuty, Realtor, SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 737-1420.

PERICO BAY CLUB: Updated 3BR with panoramic views of Palma Sola Bay. $595,000. Open Sunday 1-4pm, 792-4803 1167 Edgewater Circle.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Beachfront 1BR/1BA, Holmes Beach condo. End unit, fabulous view, heated pool, excellent rental. $559,000. (330) 565-7693.

PINEBROOK: YOU’LL HAVE it all! Move-in condition. Golf, tennis, clubhouse activities at your front door. Beaches only minutes away. 2BR/2BA, priced to sell at $267,500. Carol Greenwald, (941) 962-1148. Wagner Realty.

HOLMES BEACH unique, custom 2,100-plus sf, 3BR/3BA with large efficiency, boat dock, financing, make offer. Owner, (513) 378-9100.

SWEEPING BAYFRONT VIEW from this 2BR/2BA condo with carport and 35-foot, deep-water boat dock. $559,000. Open house 1-4pm Sunday, April 2, or call (941) 807-5449.

ELEVATED DUPLEX: CONCRETE 4BR/4BA with enclosed garage and storage area below. 3,500 sf built to add third floor or easily convert to single home. $559,000. (941) 807-5449.

DEEP BOATABLE WATERFRONT: Attention Island lovers! 3BR/2BA canalfront home. Newly remodeled. All luxury amenities. Caged pool, new 10,000-lb boat lift. Bring offers! Open Sunday. To view, call Homes By The Sea Realty at (941) 722-8551, or (941) 720-0941 (cell). 522 68th St., Holmes Beach.

THE PALMS: Beautiful first-floor unit with detached garage! Larger unit. 1/BR 1/BA, high ceilings, Hunter fans, garden tub, large closets. Available furnished. Resort-style living, pool, clubhouse and workout center. Lease option available. All this for only $167,000. To view, call Homes By The Sea Realty, (941) 722-8551. Office open Sunday. 4802 51st St. W. #619, Bradenton.

BUILD A LANDMARK property! Direct Gulf-view duplex, 5,200 sf lot. Reduced to $899,900. Call Linda Moore, Realty Executives Solutions, (941) 737-3581.

VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Beautiful 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished, close to everything and only minutes to the beach. $265,000. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, (941) 725-4425. 801 68th St.

VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Great “ D” model with two-car garage. Open and bright, close to doctors and shopping. No flood insurance required. $285,000. Open house 2-4pm, April 9. 6907 8th Avenue west. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, (941) 725-4425.

VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: Neat as a pin. 2BR/2BA, one-car garage. $248,000. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, (941) 725-4425.

VILLAGE GREEN HOME: Immaculate 2BR/2BA brand new kitchen, move right in. $285,000. Open house 2-4pm April 9. 7317 19th Ave. W. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, (941) 725-4425.


PICKWICK LAKE WATERFRONT development on a TVA lake, approximately 90 miles long in Northeast Mississippi. A small gated community with private 30-foot covered boat slips, pool and spa. There are only 13undeveloped lots left. The lots are priced from $49,900 to $150,000, including boat slip. Property taxes range from $500-$1,500/year. Call Bailey at Bailey Williams Realty for more information. Office (800) 748-9051. Cell (662) 415-7999 or Anna Maria, (941) 778-1356. You will be glad you called!

MURPHY, N.C.: Aah, cool summers, mild winters. Affordable homes and mountain cabins, land. Call for free brochure, (877) 837-2288. Exit Realty Mountain View Properties.

NORTH CAROLINA GATED lakefront community: 1.5 acres plus, 90 miles of shoreline. Never before offered with 20 percent pre-development discounts, 90 percent financing. Call (800) 709-5253.

MOUNTAIN PROPERTY! Interested in buying property in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina? Call Active Realty today at (800) 979-5556, or visit our Web site at

"LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION" Time to buy. Investors and builders, great buildable lots for sale in one of Florida's fastest growing areas: Fort Myers, (888) 558-0032.

LAKEFRONT LOG HOME, $99,900. New 2,000-sf log home on Lake Cumberland, KY. Jamestown/Russell Springs area. First time available April 22! (800) 770-9311, ext.55.

NORTH CAROLINA: cool mountain air, views and streams, homes, cabins and acreage. Free brochure, (800) 642-5333. Realty Of Murphy, 317 Peachtree St., Murphy, NC 28906.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Escape to beautiful western North Carolina mountains. Free color brochure and information. Mountain properties with spectacular views, homes, cabins, creeks and investment acreage. Cherokee Mountain Realty GMAC Real Estate. (800) 841-5868.

LOOKING TO OWN LAND? Invest in rural acreage throughout America: coastal, mountain, waterfront properties. 20 -to- 200 acres. Free, monthly Special land reports:

FINAL CLOSEOUT: Lake bargains! April 8-9. Water access from $34,900 with free boat slips. Pay no closing costs! Huge $5,000 savings on beautifully wooded parcels at 34,000-acre Lake Tennessee. Enjoy unlimited water recreation. Surrounded by state forest. Excellent financing! Call (800) 704-3154, ext. 722. TN Land Partners, LLC.

LAKEFRONT PROPERTY IN TENNESSEE: Waterfront, view and estate homesites. One to 40 acres from the $40s. Situated around a 45,000-acre lake. Just 90 minutes to Nashville. New building sites just released. Call owner, (866) 339-4966.

N.C.: ASHEVILLE-AREA HOMESITES Gated community with stunning mountain views. Situated between two mountains on over four miles of riverfront. One- to- eight acres from the $60s. Custom owners' lodge, river walk and more. Call (866) 292-5762.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Three acres on mountain top in gated community, view, trees, waterfall and large public lake nearby, paved private access, $58,500. Owner, (866) 789-8535

TENNESSEE LAKESIDE MOUNTAIN acreage. Situated around a 36,000-acre lake in eastern Tennessee. 1/2- to five-acre building sites from the $40s. Planned community amenities and direct lake access. Owner, (866) 292-5769.

NORTH GEORGIA AND western North Carolina: Head for the mountains! Call Mary Hedden, RE/MAX mountain connection. See hundreds of listings at E-mail:

GEORGIA: BLAIRSVILLE IN the north Georgia mountains. Land, homes, commercial and investment. "Everything we touch turns to sold" Jane Baer Realty, (706) 745-2261, (800) 820-7829,

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN property for less! Breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, New River, Stone Mountain, golf courses and quaint shops of Sparta. (877) 372-7211 or (877) 363-5550.

NEW, PRE-CONSTRUCTION golf community: Coastal Georgia. Large lots with deep-water, marsh, golf, nature views. Gated, golf, fitness center, tennis, trails, oak park, docks. $70s-$300,000. (877) 266-7376.

COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA waterfront! 1.5 acres, $99,900. Beautifully wooded, great views, pristine shoreline, deep boatable water! Enjoy access to ICW, sound, Atlantic. Paved road, underground utilities. Excellent financing. Call now, (800) 732-6601, ext. 1510.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA, Andrews. 3.5 acres on the headwaters of Valley River, drive and house pad. Price, $89,500. Valleytown Realty. (800) 632-2212,


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