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Date of Issue: August 03, 2006

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, July 26 2006


SOFA, LOVESEAT, TABLES, lamps, kitchen set, entertainment unit, area rug, two leather accent chairs, sofa table. Top quality in new condition. Designer bought. 941-778-3320.

AQUARIUM: 95-GALLON saltwater reef. Live rock, corals, fish, filter system. Oak cabinet and canopy. $750. Call 941-794-8544 after 5 pm.

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.


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

KEY WEST FANTASY Fest: 6 days/5 nights aboard 65-foot sailing vessel, Lex-Sea. $1,895 per couple, per cabin inclusive, maximum six passengers. Bring your own beer and attitude. Depart from Cortez Oct. 25. Information and reservations, 941-713-5958.

AVOID FORECLOSURE: We will help today. We buy past due mortgages and notes. Call today, don’t delay. 941-778-4495.

SOFA, LOVESEAT, TABLES, lamps, kitchen set, entertainment unit, area rug, two leather accent chairs, sofa table. Top quality in new condition. Designer bought. 941-778-3320.

STUDENT HAIRCUT SPECIAL until Aug. 5. $10 haircuts with Laurie, Snips Hair Design. 941-778-1968

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 Thursday, 9am-noon on Saturdays. Clothing sale. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

SALE: NIKI’S GIFTS, Antiques and Jewelry. All mermaid pictures frames, boxes, clocks, 50 percent off. All sterling jewelry 50-70 percent off. Cut glass sets, collectible spoons, thimbles, miniature shoes, cows, 50 percent off. Select seascape oil paintings and prints, cups and saucers, vintage and costume jewelry, elephants, turtles, books, 50-90 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. 941-779-0729. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE STARTS 9am today: ongoing through Saturday and Sunday. Clothes, crafts and junk! Good stuff! 503 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.



BILLIE JOE: I’m a 2-year old male cat, very handsome, black and white. Need a special person to adopt me, my family was evicted. Neutered and microchipped. 941-920-1411.

PET ADOPTION DAY! 10am-2pm Saturday, July 29, 2006 at Ruff Cuts, 502 36th St. W., Bradenton. 941-748-7833. Special gifts and take-home packages, all animals vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and free dose of Frontline.

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.


1989 MERCEDES: 560SL convertible with hard top. Champagne color. 105,000 miles. Very good condition. $12,500. 813-645-2599.

ONLY 27,600 MILES! 1999 Saturn SW2 station wagon. white, auto, cruise, power. 30 miles per gallon. $5,000. 941-778-8677.


2003 TRIUMPH 19-FOOT Bay boat. Center console with T-top.  Four Stroke Yamaha 115-hp with 165 hours. Loaded with options, storage, cooler, rod holders, casting decks. Excellent condition with recent bottom paint. $12,995. Call 941-224-5015.

WANTED: DOCK SPACE or slip. Rent or lease for 30-foot boat. Electric and water preferred. Call 863-559-8889.

SELL YOUR BOAT. Sell your yacht. Licensed, bonded, experienced. Proven track record. Tons of references. Call me, Dave Struber, owner, United Yacht Sales. Visit my Web site, Need help with your maintenance, upgrades, electronics? My network will help you. Call me, let's talk. 941-228-3489.


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.


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, 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.

GET YOUR BOAT washed without the hassle, just give me a call. Regular scheduling available, perfect for when you’re out of town. Call Richard, 941-447 9657.

BABYSITTER/PETSITTER: RESPONSIBLE, Red Cross certified. Experienced with kids and pets of all ages. Many Island references! Transportation available. Weekly and monthly rates available. Call Hilary or Natalie. 941-778-5181.

PAYTON’S CLEANING SERVICES: I do cleaning, dog sitting, carwashes and yard work. You can contact me at this number, 941-778-3759. Open every day!

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.


BOAT CAPTAIN NEEDED for occasional weekends. Must be nonsmoker and very reliable. Call 941-920-5692.

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.

CHEF OR COOK with experience in Italian food. 5610 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key. 941-786-7951.

PURCHASING/INVENTORY CONTROL position for busy electrical contracting company. Parts distribution, invoicing and accounts receivable experience a plus. Must be computer literate with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Call 941-778-1999.

SEEKING PIANO PLAYER evenings for Ooh La La! Bistro. Music range from classical to jazz. Call Chef Damon, 941-778-5320.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tingley Memorial Library. Duties include checking books in/out, reshelving, and generally assisting library patrons. Call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208.


HOT DOG CART: Stainless steel, all accessories, towable, excellent condition. Own your own business. Big money maker! $1,200. 941-761-3565.



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.

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

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

EXPERIENCED CERTIFIED TEACHER available for tutoring in math, science and reading for elementary-to college-level students. $35/hour. 941-524-4177.

CPA BOOKKEEPER AVAILABLE for temporary and/or part-time work to assist with your small business or personal accounting/reconciliation needs. $35/hour, two-hour minimum. 941-914-2037.

ANNA MARIA ROCK School at School for Constructive Play. Lessons in guitar, drums, piano, bass guitar, saxophone, flute, theory. All ages. Call 941-778-1747.

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

CARETAKER/HANDYMAN WILL barter services for lodging near beach. Call Thomas, 941-807-2210. References.

HANDYMAN SERVICES: PAINTING caulking, interior carpentry, custom mirror and other interior/exterior general household repairs. Offering quality services since 1994. Reliable. Call Colin at 941-376-0541.

MASSAGE THERAPY: Licensed 10 years, seven years with physical therapist. Available for relaxation, injuries, chronic pain. Serving Island and west Bradenton. House calls or my residence. Jeff Rogers, 941-713-2694. License no. MA22438.

PET PHOTOGRAPHY at your home. Summer special, 10 percent off. Visit 941-356-7303.

PETS, DOGWALKING AND housesitting. Northwest Bradenton. Reliable, references available. Call 941-794-3933.

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.


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: Complete cleanups, installations, native plants, palms, aquascapes, rock and patios. Shell installed $42/yard. 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.

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

IMPACT WINDOWS AND doors. Exclusive distributor: Weatherside LLC on Holmes Beach. Free, courteous estimates. Jeld-wen Windows and Doors. Lic.# CBC1253145. 941-730-5045.

THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows, trim. Pressure wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call 941-518-3316 .

TUB AND TILE refinishing: A division of D.J. Murphy Painting Inc. Save up to 80 percent over traditional remodeling costs. Call us with your kitchen and bath needs. Don’t buy new – redo! 941-751-1245. Licensed, certified and insured.


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.

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 OR SEASONAL: New home, 55-plus park, across from beach, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA, central air conditioning, heat, washer and dryer, carport. $1,100/month, call for seasonal rate. 941-778-4349.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA Palma Sola Park. New kitchen and bath, new paint, large yard. $1,600/month. First/last/security. 941-778-5445.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA Anna Maria waterfront apartment with dockage. $1,300/month. Furnished or unfurnished. Cable and water included. First/last/security. 941-778-5445.

ISLAND CASTLE: FABULOUS French Normandy home. 4BR/3BA on best beach and quiet street in Anna Maria. 941-794-8202.

ANNUAL RENTAL WESTBAY Cove: Lower unit, 2BR/2BA waterfront, unfurnished. Includes water, sewer, cable. Old Florida Realty, 941-778-3377 or 941-713-9096.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, townhouse: 2BR/2BA with balcony and view of mountains. Weekly or monthly rental. Call Paige at 941-798-3448.

LARGE 2BR/2BA VILLA: 55-plus, furnished/unfurnished. Great location, quiet, modern. 941-750-0648.

ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA Holmes Beach duplex: $825/month plus utilities. Landlord pays trash and lawn. Call 517-230-4648.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, office. Steps to beach. $1,600/month. 941-545-6118.

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

ANNUAL: ISLAND HOME 2BR/1BA with garage and fenced yard. Newly remodeled. $1,200/month plus utilities. Small pet OK. 941-795-8979. Credit check.

ANNUAL, $1,700/MONTH. Seasonal $3,400/month. 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, Palma Sola, block to bay. New kitchen, screened pool, 1,645 sf, plus large screened patio. 941-778-3051 or 775-338-9492.

HOLMES BEACH: 30 yards to Gulf beach, 2BR, appliances, ground-level home with laundry. No smoking or pets. Year lease. $950/month. 1-800-894-1950.

BEACHSIDE GROUND LEVEL: 1BR/1BA, great views, like new, sleeps four, $770/week or special seasonal rates. 106 72nd St., Holmes Beach. 863-529-3579.

ANNUAL: ATTRACTIVE 2BR/2BA with Florida room. Washer and dryer hookup, dishwasher, carport, $1,000/month. Nice 2BR/1BA, washer and dryer hookup, carport, $900/month. 1BR/1BA close to beach, $700/month. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.

ANNUAL RENTAL: $575-2,200/month. Efficiency – 3BR with pool. Island Real Estate, 941-778-6066.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH duplex: 2BR/2BA completely remodeled, furnished, washer and dryer. $1,000/month plus utilities. 941-778-1819. 2906 Ave. B, Holmes Beach.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA riverfront condo. Downtown Bradenton. Gated, pool, gym. Washer/dryer, carpet, tile, Corian counters Covered parking. $995/month and up. 703-680-1676.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR totally remodeled townhouse. Very close to beach, fenced yard, two patios, washer/dryer. Available mid-August. $1,300/month. 941-778-4548.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH condo at Sandy Pointe: 2BR/2BA furnished, washer and dryer, covered parking for two cars. $1,200/month plus utilities. 813-486-9535.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 1BR/1BA efficiency - furnished or unfurnished, from $650-875/month. Call Island Real Estate, 941-778-6066.

NICEST HOME IN North Beach Village. Total remodel 2006. Heated pool, sun desks, screened patio. One minute to beach. Private cul-de-sac, tropical landscape. $900/weekly. 407-765-4445.

55-AND-OVER BRADENTON Beach mobile home rental. 1BR/1BA, steps to beach or bay. $800/month, $300/week. Available April through December. 941-779-4634.

ROOMMATE WANTED: FURNISHED bedroom, including TV/DVD, private bathroom. 31st Street, one house from beach. $600/month plus $200 deposit. Call 941-518-4222. Holmes Beach.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA elevated duplex, double carport. $1,050/month plus utilities. Call 941-778-5648 after 5 pm.

PALMA SOLA: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, pool, lanai, block to bay, $1,700/month. Sandpiper mobile: block to beach, 2BR/1BA, $850/month. 1BR/1BA, $750/month, August through December 2006. 941-778-3051 or 775-338-9492.

ANNA MARIA DUPLEX: 2BR/1BA, private yard, fireplace, close to community center, $1,025 plus utilities, no pets. Call 941-756-8787.

WATER VIEWS! STEPS to the beach! North end, 1BR/1BA furnished beach villa with screened porch and laundry. $250/week, utilities included. 941-747-3321 or 941-219-1042.

OWNERS! WE HAVE a list of good, qualified tenants seeking nice annual homes of all sizes. Consider renting while the market heats up again! Please call Adele or Sue at An Island Place Realty, 941-587-6328 or 941-720-2242.

WANTED: ANNUAL RENTAL, Gulffront. Furnished or unfurnished. Call Walter, 941-518-4036.

PERICO BAY CLUB: Furnished 2BR/2BA villa, $1,000/month, August through December. $2,500/month, January through April, vacant now. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

ANNUAL GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA, 55-plus heated pool, direct beachfront, furnished! Call Adele at An Island Place Realty, 941-587-6328.

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


WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on deep-water canal with large dock and views of Tampa Bay. Reduced $779,000. 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..

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.

KEY ROYALE: Holmes Beach. Direct bayfront, gorgeous view of Skyway, 3BR/2.5BA, two-car garage, private dock. $2,500,000. North Point Harbor canalfront 4BR/3BA, five-car garage. Elevated with new lap pool/spa/waterfall, seawall and dock. $872,500. 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, renovated ranch with new seawall/dock/20,000-lb lift. $989,500. Both with community pool and tennis. Call Lynn Bankuty, Realtor, SunCoast Real Estate, 941-737-1420.
C P R: 941-794.1515. Sales, rentals, property management. Coastal Properties Realty.

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.

DESIRABLE ANNA MARIA lot for sale by owner, 50x110 feet. 117 Willow Avenue. Asking $500,000. 813-837-6224.

LONGBOAT DUPLEX: 4-6 bedrooms on canal. Deeded beach access. Rent it out or redevelop (adjacent property available). $799,000. Mary Ann Namack, Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.

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

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: 4BR/2BA great annual rental history. Updated, close to beach and bay. $539,000. 941-778-5482.

BEAUTIFUL TWO-ROOM professional office, Anna Maria Island. Ground floor, lush landscaped, overlooking bay, plus kitchenette, bath. Share copy machine, cleaning, private parking. Prestigious location. 941-778-3113.

ALMOST ISLAND HOME: Adorable 1BR/1BA. Brand new furnished, bay windows with water view. Hurricane Force-3 manufactured home. One mile from Anna Maria Island and one block from Intracoastal Waterway with new marina and boat ramp. Land owned. Home owner’s association optional. $159,900. 941-224-6521.

ELEVATED DUPLEX: HOLMES Beach. 4BR total, concrete structure with enclosed downstairs. 3,300 sf total, easily convert to single-family. $499,000. (941) 807-5449.

PERICO BAY CLUB: 3BR/2BA with full bay views! Granite countertops, glazed porcelain tile, carpet, designer furnishings, plantation shutters and more. $575,000. 859-264-8644.

NEW 2005 CONDOS: Close to beaches, gated community. 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom models. $139,900-$250,000. Keller Williams Realty. 941-932-1288.

BRAND NEW 2BR/2BA villa with garage. Only $89/month fee. $225,000. Bill, 941-518-9300.

3BR/2BA HOME IN pleasant Palmetto. Water views and shady pergola. Three-car garage. $310,000 or offer. Call Carleen at 941-224-6521.

BAYSHORE: 4BR/2BA all new inside, kitchen, baths, appliances, air conditioning, laundry room and boat slips. Call owner direct, 941-356-1456.

HALF THE MONEY gets million-dollar water view with large 2BR/2BA condo with long boat dock and carport. Open house anytime. $539,000. 941-807-5449.

TRIPLEX FOR SALE: Just steps to the Gulf of Mexico! This triplex is on beautiful Anna Maria Island, Fla. Currently, a rental property with a yearly income of $34,800. Rent out two units and live in the other. Rent annual or seasonal. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants and trolley stop. Asking $599,000. Easy to rent or create your own Island hideaway! Call 646-842-0096 for more information.

ISLAND TOO EXPENSIVE? Distress sale In Northwest Bradenton, close to beaches and Island, one acre, 4BR/3BA home. Extremely motivated owner, selling $100,000 below market value. 6907 Ninth Ave. Dr. N.W. $475,000 or best offer. 941-794-6777.

THE BEST AND $20,000 less than the next least expensive. Runaway Bay 2BR/2BA, gutted in 2006. All new furniture, carpet, tile, washrooms, decor, and more. True turnkey ready! Great view and one minute walk to beach. Six-year guarantee on air conditioning. $379,999. George, 312-321-7501.

DIRECT GULFFRONT! Club Bamboo South. Completely remodeled condo. Crown molding, stainless, granite and more. Great rentals, pool, and large balcony overlooking beach. Very motivated seller. $469,000 or best offer. George, 312-321-7501.

THIS IS DEFINITELY the best in the complex! Runaway Bay direct bayfront 2BR/2BA condo. Absolutely everything is new. This is a must-see condo. Professionally decorated, great rental history and motivated seller! $499,000. George, 312-321-7501.

OPEN HOUSE: 1-4pm Sunday: New home, 3,746 sf 3-4BR/3BA, granite/cherry kitchen, three screened verandas. $829,000. Horizon Realty, 941-725-7000. 303 58th St., Holmes Beach.

WEST OF GULF Drive: 57.75x114 foot lot in Holmes Beach. 125 Neptune Lane. $559,000. 941-778-4246.

ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT: Canal, boat dock, lovely bay view, two-story, 2BR/2BA, new roof, one block to beach. 219 N. Harbor Drive. Holmes Beach. 941-729-6891.

OPEN HOUSE: 1-4pm Sunday, July 30. The Bayou Condo, 2BR/1BA ground-level, including boat slip. $419,000. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A. 941-778-2291. 522 Pine Ave., unit 1-A, Anna Maria.

BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA water-view home in pleasant Palmetto. Shady pergola and three-car garage. Nice area and great neighbors. Only $310,000. Call Carleen at 941-224-6521.

ANNA MARIA 3BR/1BA home. Updated, fully furnished, ground-level. Two blocks to Gulf. $515,000. 941-727-5789.

PRICED TO SELL! Great views! Steps to beach. 1BR/1BA beautifully decorated beach cottage. $239,000. 941-447-2426.

AFFORDABLE PALMA SOLA Bay townhouse. 2BR, pool and boat dock, $319,000. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

YOUR SPOT IN the sun: 2BR/1BA, 100 feet to beach. $350,000. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

FIVE-DAY SALE: Key Royale 3BR/2BA, caged pool, spa, boat dock. $100,000 less than appraisal. All new interiors. Sale price $820,000. Call Fred, owner, direct at Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

BAYSHORE GARDENS: TOTALLY remodeled 4BR/2BA. Separate mother-in-law entrance to master suite. Community pool and marina. $259,900. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.


COSTA RICA: GET out of the rat race and find your Shangri-La. Local Realtor offering homesites starting in the $40s and homes starting in the $160s on the Caribbean coast. Be a part of my neighborhood in paradise. Call Robin Kollar, broker, Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-713-4515.

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 GMAC Real Estate. 800-841-5868.

BILLION-DOLLAR VISTAS with cool mountain breezes high atop the Smokies between prestigious highlands/Franklin/Dillard. Exclusive, private, secluded, new homesites from $175,000. 800-679-7976.

GULFFRONT LOTS: $595,000. Homes starting mid-$300s. New master-planned oceanfront community on beautiful Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi, Texas. 866-891-5163.

EAST TENNESSEE: Norris Lake 5.6-acre wooded, lakefront lot, $66,500. 5.1-acre wooded-view lot, $28,900. Call Lakeside Realty at 423-626-5820, or visit

MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA: Aah, cool summers, mild winters, affordable homes and mountain cabins, land. Call for free brochure, 877-837-2288. Exit Realty Mountain View Properties.

LAKELAND SALE! 5.5 acres, subdivideable with boat slip. Only $29,900! Direct access to 33,000-acre mountain lake in Tennessee. Available Aug. 26! 800-770-9311, ext.830.

NEW LOG HOME package! Six acres with boat slip only $89,900! Direct access to 33,000-acre mountain lake in Tennessee. Available Aug. 26! 800-770-9311, ext.835.

GATED COMMUNITY two hours from Atlanta and the coast. 1/2- to 3-acre parcels from the $40s. Incredible sunsets and summer breezes! Private location, amenities. Call 866-882-1107.

KENTUCKY LAKEFRONT ACREAGE: Private, gated, lakefront community. Waterfront parcels with generous 120-foot frontage from the $70s. Spacious off-water parcels from the $30s. Exceptional planned amenities. Owner, 866-462-8198.

KENTUCKY/TENNESSEE LAKE overview parcel: 2.16-acre high-ground parcel offers some of the best views up and down Lake Barkley. 90 minutes to Nashville. Very close to Land Between the Lakes recreation area. $62,000. 866-339-4966.

LOOKING TO OWN land? Invest in rural acreage throughout America. Coastal, mountain, waterfront properties, 20 to 200 acres. For free special land reports:

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN acreage near Asheville, N.C. One- to eight-acre parcels. Gated community with amenities. Four-plus miles of riverfront! Just five minutes to town of Hot Springs. Phase II opens Fall 2006. 866-292-5762.

TENNESSEE: 50-MILE-view parcel. Three acres with incredible bluff views! Central to Chattanooga and Nashville. Mature hardwoods. Close to state park, 15 area golf courses. Gated, clubhouse, fitness center, nature trails. $189,900. Call 866-292-5769.

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS: five acres with frontage on very large pristine creek, very private, excellent fishing, canoeing, good access, near New River Trail State Park, $39,500. Owner, 866-789-8535.

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 community. The Preserve at River Sea. Developer closeouts. From $129,900. Incredible location. Far below market value. 18-month, no-payment plan. 866-213-6315. Broker: Neighborhood Properties LLC.


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