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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, August 25, 2004


HIGH QUALITY GOLF set, bag, cover. Maruman Varity-U. Carbon shaft. New $2,100, selling for $400! (941) 387-7144.

1995 TRACKER SUV, excellent condition, $2,000 firm; Sunfish with new sail $600; new juicer $100; scuba compressor, $1,000; Smith electric typewriter, $20; Windsurfer gear, $200. (941) 778-8168 or 794-5980.

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! Experience the Island on your computer desktop. Now available at The Islander, or purchase on line or order by mail. $12 Windows or $15 Macintosh version ($3.85 shipping if mailed).

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.


YARD SALE: Saturday, Aug. 28, 9am-1pm. VCR, pictures, knickknacks, jewelry, books, plants, wicker, plus-size clothes, dishes, tools. 600 Manatee Ave., #106, Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: Friday-Saturday, Sept. 27-28. Household items, clothing, kitchen, furniture, fax machine and more. 520 72 St., Holmes Beach.

LABOR DAY SALE. Niki's Gifts & Antiques, Store-wide gifts 10-75 percent, sterling jewelry 50 percent off, Antiques 25-50 percent. Seven days. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 779-0729.

TAG SALE: Saturday, Sept. 28, 8am-1pm. No early birds. Toys, lots of clothes, exercise equipment, something for all. 206 83rd St., Holmes Beach.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND moving sale: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 4-5, 9am-1pm. Furniture, lamps, end tables, pictures, mattresses, bed frames. Everything must go. 202 Lakeview Drive, Anna Maria.


FOUND: Young shepherd mix female on Willow Street, Anna Maria, Sunday, Aug. 22. Has collar, no tags. (941) 778-3571.


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.

1991 REGAL VALENTI: 17 foot split-windshield design. 115-hp Yamaha outboard. Excellent condition. $4,500 firm. (941) 779-0392.


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.


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.

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

ACTIVITIES COUNSELOR: Island Community Center seeks patient, energetic, fun-loving individual to create and lead curriculum for children in K-5 after school program. Reading and drama specialties highly desired. Ideal candidates have an elementary education degree or 40-hour DCF childcare certification; CPR/first aid certified. Applicants with a valid CDL are encouraged to apply. E-mail your resume to

PERSON TO CLEAN busy five-person household three times weekly in the afternoon. Some driving required. Call 778-3678.

MOTIVATED, DEPENDABLE office assistant needed for busy Island Community Center. Minimum two years administrative experience. Working with children a plus. Monday-Friday 4:30-9pm, occasional Saturday. Salary range $8-$10/hour. E-mail your resume:

FIT TO EAT Restaurant/Deli: Immediate positions server and cook. Apply in person, 2-4pm. 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, (941) 778-0411.

BEFORE SCHOOL COUNSELOR: Earn $50/week. Island Community Center seeks patient, caring, fun-loving individual to supervise Before-School Program. Monday-Friday, 7-8am. Ideal candidates are obtaining an elementary education degree or 40-hour DCF childcare certification; CPR/first aid certified. E-mail your resume:

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

MOTIVATED, RESULTS-ORIENTED development professional with a strong background in public relations and marketing. Experience with donor/gift prospects. Donor database software experience required. Minimum 3 years experience in fund development and gifting processing. E-mail:

HELP WANTED: Getting ready for season, now hiring all positions!. Apply at Ooh La La! Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-5320.

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 to help design, construct, paint sets for Island Players Productions. Come join the fun! Jack,  (941) 758-2527.

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.

NOTARY PUBLIC: Civil marriages and renewal of wedding vows, sunset beach setting or wherever. Norman R. Veenstra, (941) 778-5834.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

OIL PORTRAITS: Professional, heirloom quality. Paintings of your children and family by local artist. Affordable. E-mail, or call (727) 363-3562.

COMPUTER SERVICE & repair: Flat rate $59, not hourly! Total repair including virus protection, spyware, Windows, AOL. All brands. We do networks, file and printer sharing. Call Brian, (941) 739-6424.

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

HANDYMAN SERVICES Scott Fulton, owner, Island resident. "Get the job done right." Free estimate, many references. (941) 713-1907 cell, (941) 778-5427 home.

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.

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

MASTER YOUR COMPUTER. No school, book or person can teach you as easily as this school teacher. Expert repairs. (941) 383-5372.

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.

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. License #CRC 035261.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at (941) 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) (941) 778-3924 or 778-4461.

TILE - TILE - TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, (941) 726-3077.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONCRETE/MASONRY/RESTORATION, concrete, shell, driveways, concrete painting, staining and sealing, hauling, deliveries, clean-ups, yard debris. C-squared contractor. (941) 345-3092. Sean Dagostino. License #CGC1506629.

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

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

E&N Professional painting and decorating. Don't brush us off! Island references, summer rates. Nancy, (941) 756-9595. Ellen (941) 518-3054.

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.

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, $725/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, 3BR, $1,500/month, 2BR, $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 $1,000/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 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.

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

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.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL large 3BR/2BA duplex, close to beach. Laundry, porch. Near beach. First, last security. $895/month, plus electric. (585) 271-5988.

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

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

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 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, (941) 778-2307.

VACATION OR SEASON, Anna Maria Gulffront apartments, 1, 2, 3BR. Porches, sundecks, laundry. Immaculate, tropical setting. No pets. (941) 778-3143.

WANTED: House sitting. Room to rent. House to share. Mature, employed Register Nurse  would like to share house on Island for the fall. Local references. (941) 730-0203.

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA annual. Very nice elevated home with dock, washer/dryer, two-car garage, fenced yard and more. Marina Pointe Realty Co. (941) 779-0732.

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

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.

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:

RENTAL: 2BR/1BA plus den. Nicely furnished house, two short blocks to Gulf. $950/month, six-month minimum. No pets, nonsmoking. (941) 795-8626.

VACATION RENTAL, Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA canalfront. Fully furnished. Garage, laundry, dock, many extras. Available now through Dec. 31. $750/week or $2,200/month. Call (813) 289-9814.

HOLMES BEACH: Annual ground-floor duplex, four rooms, 1/BR, retiree welcome. $600/month, plus utilities, first and last security. No pets. (941) 778-2651.

ROOMMATE WANTED: To share 2BR in Holmes Beach. Seeking quiet individual, female preferred. $450/month, plus utilities. Call (941) 778-5875.

HOLMES BEACH: Playa Encantada. Spectacular beachfront 2BR/2BA fully furnished, all amenities, garage parking, storage. Annual lease $2,200/month. (941) 778-5902.

VACATION VILLAS: Beautifully furnished 1BR/1BA or 2BR/2BA. Private and secluded, steps to beach. (941) 778-4636.

HOT NEW LISTINGS! Super fall savings. Now booking 2005. Duncan Real Estate, (941) 778-0304.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Beautiful deepwater canalfront setting on Key Royale! 2BR/2.5BA, garage, all appliances. $1,500/month plus utilities. Please call An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

ANNUAL LISTINGS: 3BR/1BA duplex available September, $925/month. Also, 2BR/1BA Bayou condo, $875/month. Duncan Real Estate, (941) 779-0304.

PANORAMIC GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA home, huge deck. View from every room. Check our off-season rates! (813) 920-5595.

VACATION RENTAL: You can have the beautiful Florida West Coast sun with white sand outside your door. Remember last winter? Get away while you can! 1BR fully furnished unit with heated pool and Gulf. $950/weekly or two weeks at $900/week. Available Feb. 26-March 5 and March 5-12. Call (315) 868-2813, leave message.

BAYFRONT CONDO with boat dock slip. Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA, two-car parking. Available Sept. 30. Close to everything, two blocks to beach. Annual or seasonal. Boat slip can be rented separately. (941) 923-4212 or 321-0293.

FURNISHED RENTALS: Perico Bay 2BR/2BA villa, $1,400/month; Palma Sola Bay 2BR/2BA townhouse, pool, boat dock, $850/month; Longboat Key Village 2BR/1BA house, $975/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

MUST SEE! Holmes Beach. 2BR/2.5BA, two-car garage, home. Maintenance free. 501 67th St. (941) 725-4488.

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.

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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.

DESIRABLE Anna Maria lot (50-by-110-feet) west of Gulf Drive. 117 Willow Ave. By owner, $420,000. (813) 335-3680.

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:

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.

MAGNIFICENT Key West-style elevated duplex. 3BR/2BA, each unit built 2001. Heated pool courtyard. Great views of Gulf and Intracoastal. Please visit for details.

GULF VIEW LOT: 100 feet to Gulf access. Quiet Anna Maria street west of Gulf Drive. Build up for unobstructed Gulf views! $599,000. Call Chris, (941) 266-7500.

LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE. Very unique 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Carriage house-style artist loft/master suite bedroom. Steps to Sarasota Bay. $619,000. Exclusive listing with Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.


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 e-mail your resume to: Russ Moore, advertising director or fax (850) 577-3602.

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

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

LAKE ACCESS BARGAINS. One-plus acres, $22,900. 3.5-acres $29,900. Beautifully wooded lake access acreages. Pristine South Carolina location. Enjoy day dock/boat slips. Includes 10 percent end-of-summer savings, limited time! Financing. Call (866) 288-5446, ext. 164.

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

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

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.

RIGHT OFF THE PARKWAY! Four-acre/log home, $99,900. Beautiful views, high elevation and mountain stream just off the Blue Ridge Parkway! Four gently rolling acres and 2,100 sf log-home package. (800) 455-1981, ext.405.


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