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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, August 11, 2004


BEDS: NASA memory foam. Factory sealed. Queen $499, king $599. All sizes available! (941) 929-7570.

LA-Z-BOY QUEEN SOFA sleeper, six months old, never used. Floral. $500. (941) 778-9595.

WHITEWASH DESK $95; cream-color sofa $90; loveseat $75; phonics game $45; VCR $40; entry table $35. All mint condition. 778-3228.

TAG SALE: Lots of clothes, toys, exercise equipment knick-knacks. 206 83rd St., Holmes Beach. 778-6640.

BEDROOM DRESSER from the 1930s. Made by Kling in Mayfield, N.Y. Good condition, $70. (941) 798-8342.

CAMERAS: MINOLTA XE one with lens, $35; new X370 in box, $100; Maxuum 7000, used twice, case, four lenses, $300. (941) 798-8342.

FREE DELIVERY: SEAFOOD to go. Shrimp, crabs, native fish. Delivered to your door. Call James Lee, (941) 795-1112 or 704-8421.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND SCREENSAVER! Now available at The Islander! Experience the Island on your computer desktop. $12 Windows or $15 Macintosh version ($5 shipping if mailed). For information:

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

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. One per customer.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Restless Natives gallery looking for original artwork in all mediums for consignment.  Stop by 5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call Amy (941) 779 2624.

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.


GARAGE SALE this Saturday, Aug. 14, 8am to 1pm. Furniture, dishes, car seat, vacuum, Tropitone beach chairs, new exhaust fans, 1987 Astro bench seat, women's brand-name shoes, computer desk, 100's more items. 5230 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

FLEA MARKET all week! 9:30am-5pm. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Great bargains, collectibles, jewelry, bric-a-brac. Suite 4, next to Niki's Gifts and Antiques.


CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved pets with in-home visits. (941) 778-6000.

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


1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning, has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great. $2,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.


MODULAR FLOATING DOCK systems: Custom drive-on docking solutions by Versa Dock. Maintenance free, 20-year warranty. (941) 685-7648, Anna Maria area.


LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. (941) 779-9607.


CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Eighth-grade male looking for a job. Available after school and weekends. Call Zachary, (941) 779-9783.

NEED A CHILD or pet sitter? Call one number and get connected to three wonderful sitters! Tiffany, Kari, Holly. (941) 778-3275 or 779-0793.

BABYSITTER: RED CROSS babysitting and first-aid certified. Enjoys playing with kids. Call Alexandra, (941) 778-5352.

SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and intermediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10 per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended. Local teen, team competitor. Call (941) 778-0944.

PETSITTER, DOG WALKER, 12-year-old mother's helper, odd jobs. Call Kendall at  (941) 779-9783 or 779-9803.

BABYSITTER WITH EXPERIENCE and CPR license, 13 years old, friendly and responsible. (941) 778-2469.

TUTORING: Junior high honor student tutors all elementary grades during summer vacation. Hourly, daily or weekly in mathematics, reading, writing and science. Read-out-loud available upon request. Call (941) 778-2469 after 5pm for schedule and prices.

13-YEAR-OLD girl will babysit all ages in your home. Reasonable rates and knows CPR. Call Jessica Lord, (941) 747-2495.


SEEKING PARTY CONSULTANTS. Visit and then call (941) 778-2658 if interested. Will train PT/FT American Stock Exchange Co.


CNA with over nine years of experience looking for permanent FT/PT day or night private duty. Recent references available. For information, please call, (941) 345-7588.


REAL ESTATE: Tired of paying office fees? Two experienced agents needed for fast paced, high traffic Island office. Top splits, sign-on bonus. Call Wedebrock Real Estate today! "Personalized, not Franchised". Call Joe Pickett, (941) 383-5543.

SALES ASSOCIATES NEEDED, fast paced office in prime location. No fees, great splits. Call Jesse or Robin, (941) 778-7244.

INSIDE SALES with light data entry. Apply at Rod & Reel Motel, 877 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.

IMMEDIATE OPENING: Will train. Must have a Florida driver license. Good attitude, bonus potential. Mostly days, Monday-Friday. Call Larry, (941) 778-2882.

HELP WANTED: an all-around person. Server, kitchen and counter person. In a drug free workplace. Please apply in person Key Royale Golf Club, Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-3055.

HOTEL: Front desk and back up light housekeeping. Apply at Rod & Reel Motel. 887 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria

HELP WANTED: Part-time chef/sous chef and servers. Apply at Ooh La La! Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

JOURNALIST: Part-time reporter sought for city beat and features writing by The Islander. Must have journalism education, experience or background relevant to government reporting. E-mail resumes to, fax (941) 778-9392 or mail/deliver to office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people and learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Call (941) 778-0492.

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


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

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

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer misbehaving? Certified computer service and private lessons. Special $30 per hour- free advice. (941) 545-7508.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results, wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reasonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and 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.

COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Training, maintenance, virus and Spyware protection. Island native. Web site: Call John Baird with Matrix PC, (941) 708-6541.

EXPERT CERAMIC TILE installation. Prompt and reliable service, reasonable rates, excellent references. If quality counts, call David, (941) 792-2552.

CLEANING SERVICE Residential or commercial. Daily, weekly, bi-weekly, move-ins, move-outs. Excellent references. Call (941) 750-8366.

TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, removals. Palm trimming. 15 years locally working on Anna Maria. Phil Brewer, (941) 545-4770 or 778-7790.

NEED INFORMATION off the Internet. No time? No computer? Let us help! Fast, confidential, affordable. Call Websearchers, (941) 794-5477.

BAREFOOT ESTATE MANAGEMENT: Weekly maid service, deep-cleaning service, vacation rental cleaning, departure cleaning, carpets, tile, grout. Servicing private homes, condos, rentals, seasonal homes and commercial properties. Bonded/Insured. Free estimates. (941) 761-3000.

ABOUT GROUT: All repairs and installation. Done right! Grout cleaning, sealing, staining. Showers, kitchens, pools, re-caulks. Call Jeff, (941) 545-0128 or 569-8888.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Affordable, dependable cleaning. Chamberlain Professional Cleaning, (941) 778-7770. References available.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over 30 years experience, self-employed in construction trades. "I'm handy to have around." 778-4561.

ELITE CAB: Serving Manatee County and drop-off airport transportation. Also providing delivery and shopping services. (941) 539-6374.

KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service. Delivering a standard of excellence for all your interior and exterior cleaning needs. Specializing in residential and vacation rentals. Now offering window cleaning. Great rates. References available. Call (941) 722-4358.

THE ROYAL MAID Service, licensed, bonded, insured. Professional, experienced maids, free estimate, gift certificates available. Please call (941) 727-9337 (72-SWEEP).

SUMMER PILATES and Yoga: Classes held at Anna Maria Art League. Pilates on Monday, 9-10am; Yoga on Friday, 9-10:15am. Beginning to intermediate level. $6 per class. Drop-ins welcome. Call Preston Whaley Jr., certified Pilates instructor, at (941) 778-3996 for more information.

MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized service, call William Eller, (941) 795-7411. RA005052.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! (941) 778-2711.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage in the comfort of your home. Call today for an appointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.

SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast and reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines, cushions, etc. Reasonably priced. Call Jenifer Catlin, (941) 727-5873.

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

AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and out. I can save you time and money. Island resident, references. For pricing, call (941) 713-5967.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping, cleanups, hauling and more!  Insured. (941) 778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality lawn service, landscape cleanups, plantings, pruning, tree installation, shell, more. Insured, references, free estimates. (941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.

BAREFOOT LAWNS & GARDENS: Providing the total TLC for your landscape requirements. Lawns, trees, shrubs and gardens. Design, installation and service. Call (941) 761-3000 for free consultation.

LAWN CARE: Fast and reliable. Monthly or as needed. Call Bobby, (941) 812-3884

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.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations, clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-rap, mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable and insured. (941) 727-5066.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. Hauling: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone" (941) 720-0770.


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

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed and insured. Many Island references. (941) 778-2993. Lic# 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. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.

CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed. Why pay retail? Island resident, many references. Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor Coverings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.

MASON: 27 YEARS of experience. All masonry work and repair. Cinderblock work, brick work, glass block work, paver and brick driveways. Call Chris, (941) 795-3034. Lic.#104776. Insured.

MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and restoration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. Insured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163 or 795-6615.

HANDYMAN SERVICE: Bill MacCaughern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, decks. Masonry, tile, painting. 35 years experience. Yes, I do show up! (941) 778-3904.

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

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

HOME REPAIR, painting, etc. Local references. Insured. For free estimate, please call John, 778-3713.

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.


SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER rentals available weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

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

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach. Units are complete. Rates seasonally adjusted. $425-$975/week, $975-$2,975/month. (800) 977-0803 or (941) 737-1121.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious 3BR/2BA homes with all conveniences. Now booking for this season. Please call (813) 752-4235, or view Web site:

BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to a two-unit property. 2BR/1BA, completely renovated and furnished. New washer/dryer, microwave. Three-minute walk to beach. Off season, $500/week, $1,500/month. Season, $800/week, $2,000/month. Call Ron, (941) 795-2656.

VACATION RENTAL: 1BR/1BA duplex, three short blocks to beach. Phone, premium cable TV, microwave, washer/dryer, sleeps four. $1,800/month, $550/week. Call (941) 807-5627 or e-mail:

BEACHFRONT: NORTH SHORE Drive, ground-level all-view home. Bean Point area. $3,500/month, $1,500/week. Call Tom, (559) 760-1331.

BAYFRONT ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA, tennis, pool, cable, water/sewer and trash included. Old Florida Realty Co., (941) 778-3377, or Sharon (941) 778-3730.

RECENTLY REFURBISHED and nicely furnished 1BR/1BA ground-floor duplex with cheerful decor. Just three short blocks to the beach. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants in downtown Holmes Beach. Includes phone, premium cable, microwave, washer/dryer. Small pets OK. Available now and accepting reservations for 2005. Winter rates: $1,700/month, $550/week; summer rates: $500/week. E-mail: or call (941) 807-5626.

ANNA MARIA DUPLEX 218-B Palmetto Ave. 2BR/2BA, furnished, washer/dryer, utilities, available 2005 season. $1,800/month. Call (813) 949-6891, Tampa.

VACATION RENTAL Seaside Gardens. Charming 3BR/2BA with all amenities. $2,000/month. Call Liz, (305) 387-0135.

ANNA MARIA BAYSIDE cottage across the beach from the city pier. 2BR/1BA. Summertime rates, weekly or monthly. Pet friendly. (941) 778-0542.

POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities. Please contact, (941) 753-8709, ext. 2.

ANNA MARIA: 200 feet to Rod & Reel Pier, ground-floor, 2BR/1BA, fully furnished, washer/dryer, all amenities, utilities included. $1,000/month. Available now through Nov. 30. No pets, nonsmoking. (941) 387-8610.

NEW LISTING: Fully furnished villa in beautiful Mt. Vernon, near beaches, on canal, lake-view front. 2BR/2BA, enclosed lanai, carport, clubhouse with numerous activities, heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis, no pets, non-smoking, age 55-plus, minimum three months. Peak season, $2,500/month; annual $1,500/month. Call (941) 721-1784.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 6504 Holmes Blvd., 1BR/1BA duplex, $775/month; 205 Haverkos, 1BR/1BA duplex, no pet, $750/month; 2104 Avenue B, 1BR/1BA duplex, furnished, no pet, $700/month or unfurnished $650/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA villa, garage, $1,100/month; Bay Hollow, 2BR/2BA, furnished or unfurnished, boat dock, pet OK, $1,500/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202,

WATERFRONT DUPLEX 3BR/2BA on Intracoastal in Bradenton Beach. Dock, davits, steps to beach, pet yard, washer/dryer, storage shed. Annual $1,100/month. (727) 784-3679.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTALS: Condos and houses from $500/week to $1,500/month, many Gulffront. SunCoast Real Estate, (800) 732-6434,

ANNUAL KEY WEST-style custom 3BR/2.5BA, ceramic floors, oak stairs, greatroom with fireplace, French doors, 2,000 sf living area and large screened deck. (941) 794-9921 or 773-6581. $2,200/month.

ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA elevated duplex, 18-by-12 ft. bonus room, fenced yard, washer/dryer/dishwasher, central heat and air conditioning, garage, one block to beach, new carpet/paint. Nonsmoking, no pets, first, last, security. With good credit, $850/month. (941) 713-1390.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA unfurnished apartment available July 15. Secluded waterfront, nonsmoking apartment with boat dockage on the north end of Anna Maria. First, last security required. $1,000/month includes water, cable, and garbage. (941) 778-5445.

BAYFRONT ANNUAL 1BR/1BA. New kitchen and all tile floors. Ground-floor and private. Phone (352) 267-9187, or e-mail

SEASONAL-VACATION rental: Very clean and cute 2BR/1BA duplex with carport, private entrance, plus laundry. Call now to reserve your spot. Available now. Now through November, $500/week; Decembe through April, $650/week. Ask us about a multi-week discount. (941) 779-0215.

BAYFRONT SEASONAL rental: Spacious 2BR/1BA with washer/dryer, cable, phone. Nicely furnished. Ground-floor and private. Phone (352) 267-9187, or e-mail

VACATION RENTAL: Charming fully furnished 1BR/1BA, just across from white sandy beach. Call (941) 809-3714.

ANNUAL GROUND-LEVEL duplex, Holmes Beach, 2BR/1BA. Lanai, unfurnished, steps to beach. $900/month includes hot water. First, last and security. Nonsmoking, no pets. Available Sept. 1. (941) 778-7665.

HOLMES BEACH: Unique 1BR furnished efficiency, steps to the beach. All utilities included except phone. Pets are welcome. Annual. $700/month. (941) 224-5664.

WALK TO BEACH, 2BR/2BA, plus den in Holmes Beach, large garage, new carpet, ceiling fans, freshly painted, on cul-de-sac, $995/month. (941) 713-6743.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA ground-floor duplex, immaculate, open floor plan, tile throughout, garage, laundry, just steps to the Gulf, $850/month. (616) 748-9774.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA very nice elevated home with dock, washer/dryer, two-car garage, fenced yard and more. Holmes Beach , Marina Pointe Realty Co. (941) 779-0732.

BEACHFRONT, bayfront condos with gorgeous views, 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA. Weekly, monthly, seasonal rentals, furnished. By owner. (901) 301-8299.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA unfurnished duplex, screened porch. $775/month. Marina Pointe Realty Co. (941) 779-0732.

OFFICE SPACE on Anna Maria Island. Centrally located on a major artery. Plenty of parking. Up to 1,000 sf. For information call (941) 778-0777 or 545-9591.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, Florida room, carport, nice. $950/month; 2BR/1BA, carport $850/month; 2BR/2BA $750; 1BR/1BA $675. Dolores M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.

VACATION RENTAL: Holmes Beach canalfront. 2BR/2BA fully furnished. Garage, laundry, dock, many extras. $750/week, $2,000/month. Call (813) 286-9814.

ROOM FOR RENT: Clean, responsible, nonsmoker to share 2BR/1BA apartment near beaches (off Island). $425, plus utilities. (941) 792-1424.

HOT NEW LISTINGS! Now bookings for 2005 season. Annuals available now. Duncan Real Estate, (941) 779-0304.

SUPER CHARMING! Bradenton Beach annual 1BR/1BA, one block to beach and bay, newly renovated. Tile and wood floors. $715/month. (941) 778-3647 or 284-1300.

LONGBOAT VILLAGE North end 2BR/1BA updated, charming cottage. Steps to bay and restaurants. Turnkey furnished, clean, bright, $975/month now through December. January-February 2005, $2,500/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA Gulfview apartment, $1,450/month includes all utilities. Also, 2BR/1.5BA half duplex, $1,000/month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A., at (941) 778-2291 or e-mail:

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL large 2BR/2BA, close to beach. Laundry, porch. First, last security. $950/month, plus electric. (585) 473-9361.

WATERFRONT PALMA SOLA 2BR/2BA townhouse. Pool, boat dock. Vacation now! $450/week. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

SEASONAL RENTALS! 2BR/1BA, steps to beach available Sept. 7. Condos, houses, duplexes! Call Deborah Thrasher, Keller Williams Realty, (941) 518-7738. E-mail:

ANNUAL RENTALS: Immaculate 2BR/2BA home with garage, $1,200/month; 3BR/2BA home, Anna Maria, $1,250/month; efficiency apartment, $500/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.

BEACH RENTAL: 2BR/1BA unfurnished. 2507 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach. First, last, plus $500 security. Annual, $800/month. Call (941) 778-2918.

ANNUAL RENTALS. Great move-in special, pets welcome! Ground-level duplexes, walking distance to Gulf. 1BR/1BA $630/month; 2BR/1BA with bonus room, $795/month; 2BR/2BA with garage, family room and lanai $925/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

WANTED TO RENT: 1 or 2/BR on the Island. Rent from Dec. 1, 2005, to April 1, 2006. References, professional people. Ohio, (330) 722-7610, leave message.

PANORAMIC GULFVIEW 3BR/2BA executive home directly across from the beach. Completely renovated. French doors, master suite with separate entrance, deck, garage, additional parking. Six months or annual lease. $1,900/month. (941) 778-8470.

SHARE 2BR/1BA 1,600 sf. beach house ,1.5 blocks from Holmes Beach. Pets welcome. $750/month, half of utilities, first, last, security. (941) 383-7992.

HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/2.5BA, two-car garage home. Maintenance free. 501 67th St. (941) 725-4488.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Bradenton Beach: 2BR/1BA. Condo with pool. Steps to beach. Ground level. $900/month. Call (941) 795-7430 or 228-8372.

ANNUAL FURNISHED Holmes Beach. Walk to beach, bank, post office. Private parking, large yard. 1BR/1BA. $650/month, deposit required. 778-4044.

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


HARBOUR LANDINGS: Lot and dock. Beautiful 12,100 sq.ft. homesite offered by owner/Realtor. Gated community in Cortez. $287,500 includes dock for boat up to 35-feet Longview Realty, (941) 383-6112, or George Noble, (941) 685-3372.

LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE: Tranquil waterfront community offers everything you've been looking for. Deep-water boat docks, short walk to gorgeous beaches, tropical setting and carefree living. Two brand new quality built homes with spacious floor plans and many upgrades starting at $638,500 and three homesites starting at $240,000. Call Tina Rudek or Mike Migone of Wedebrock Real Estate, (941) 383-5543.

THE SEA OATS Bradenton Beach. Townhouses and villas for sale at pre-construction prices. Contact Jane or Dave Guy, (941) 284-5469 or 284-5461.

BEAUTIFUL MOBILE HOME for sale on Bradenton Beach. Steps to Gulf waters, water view, lanai, deck and renovated. Own a piece of the Island. 55-plus community. Great for weekend getaways, seasonal rental income. $149,000 with share. (941) 782-1130 or 224-3710.

WESTBAY COVE 2BR/2BA, updated, glass lanai, extra nice, close to beach. 1,450 sq.ft. For sale by owner. $347,000. (502) 817-7986.

HOLMES BEACH tropical canalfront home. 3BR/3BA, 2,100 sf. Pool, dock, 10K boat lift. Updated. By Owner $749,900. (941) 730-1086. Also for rent for $1,950/month.

LOTS FOR SALE: Anna Maria. Buildable waterfront lot, 75x117, unobstructed access to bay, immediate closing. Asking $580,000. (732) 449-5255.

GIVE ME YOUR e-mail address and I will keep you up to date on Real Estate sales and trends on Anna Maria Island on a monthly basis via the Anna Maria Island Property Sales Report newsletter. To get on list e-mail:

ALL THE BEAUTY of the Island just across the Cortez Bridge. Palma Sola bayfront and near Cortez Village. Two story, 4BR/2BA with canal, dock and boathouse. Million-dollar views can be had for $639,000. (941) 794-3010 or 374-0528.

KEY WEST STYLE 3BR/2.5BA, 800 feet to beach, custom designed, ceramic floors, oak stairs, 30-foot covered, screened deck, upgrades, private setting on large lot. Room for boat/cars, plus two storage rooms. $789,000. (941) 794-9921 or 773-6581. Brokers welcome.

BY OWNER: Holmes Beach double lot including 2BR/1BA on corner lot. Recent updates. $389,000. (941) 761-2707.

LOWEST PRICE CONDO ON ISLAND! 2BR/2BA Sunbow Bay unit, partially furnished with pool, tennis, fishing pier. Offered at $269,000. Call Deborah Thrasher, Keller Williams Realty, (941) 518-7738. E-mail:

BRADENTON BEACH, 55-plus Sandpiper Mobile Resort. Park model. Just across street from Gulf. Furnished. 711 Seventh St. Call Peggy, (941) 729-6553, or cell (678) 231-9797. E-mail


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ABSOLUTE AUCTION -Thursday, Sept. 2. Lekarica lakeside restaurant, golf course and country inn. Also 40-plus acres with reserve. (800) 558-5464. JP King Auction Co. Inc. AB000119. J. Craig King, AU-0002898.

STATEWIDE NETWORK COORDINATOR. The Florida Press Service, located in Tallahassee, is seeking an individual who will compliment our fast-growing sales organization in the newspaper advertising industry. Candidate must be a self-starter, possess strong customer service skills, with a keen attention to detail, as well as the ability to track down new leads for potential business. If you have the drive and determination to hit our high standards and grow fast with our company, please send your resume to: Russ Moore, advertising director. E-mail: or fax (850) 577-3602.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Summer is here. Western mountains must see. Homes, cabins, acreage, and investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty Murphy, NC .Call for free Brochure. (800) 841-5868.

ASHEVILLE, N.C., area big water. Big views. Breathtaking mountain homesites! Paved roads, clubhouse, fishing, Appalachian Trail. 20 percent off. Limited time (866) 411-LAND. Bear River Lodge/ Landtrust.

LAKE BARGAIN $24,900. Free covered boat slip! Gently sloping lake-view parcel with nice mix of low rolling meadows and trees. Abuts national forest on 35,000-acre recreational lake in Tennessee. Paved roads, water, sewer, more. Excellent financing. Call now (800) 704-3154, ext. 483, Sunset Bay LLC.

DREAMING OF MOVING to the cool Carolina mountains? Bargain prices on wooded golf-front and view homesites on gorgeous mountain course. No time limit to build. Little down, lowest interest rates! Call (866) 334-3253, ext. 710, or

BUY MOUNTAIN LAND Now! Five acres, spectacular view, secluded, wooded, paved road, driveway, housesite. $35,000. Owner financing. Bryson City, N.C. Call owner (800) 810-1590.

NEW LOG HOME-2.3 acres. $89,900/North Carolina mountains. New 1,300-sf log home with big views to be built. Privacy, 3,000-foot elevation and easy access. Excellent financing. (800) 455-1981, ext. 224.

TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT SALE! Five-acre lake view only $39,900! Great views, moderate climate. Excellent financing available. Toll-free (866) 770-5263. Waterfront Group Inc.

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