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Date of Issue: August 30, 2007

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007


DAVITS WITH MOTORS $700, new bike, off road $80. 941-778-5820.

FURNITURE SALE: BEDROOM includes queen and twin waterbeds, dresser, nightstand, etc. Children and teenager room, stereo. 613 Baronet Lane, Holmes Beach. 941-321 4544.

SALE! $2.50 A box: Anna Maria Junior Girl Scouts Troop No. 590 cookies are on sale at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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.

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

YOU WANT IT ... You got it. Oval AMI bumper stickers are just $1 at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

HELP SUPPORT OFFICER Pete Lannon: Silicone bracelets, DARE2CARE/ISLANDER4PETE. Child $2, adult $5. The bracelets are donated by The Islander and all $$$ go to a pre-paid college fund for Pete's youngest son. Available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY “From Calusas to Condominiums” by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.


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

IN THE CIRCUIT court of the Twelfth Judicial District in and for Manatee County Probate Division. In re: Estate of Willie Dave Samuel Jr., deceased. Case no. 41-2007-CP-001102. Notice to creditors: The administration of the estate of Willie Dave Samuel, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Hillsborough County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 800 E. Twiggs St., Tampa, Florida, 33602.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must file their claims with this court within the later of three months after the date of the first publication of this notice or 30 days after time of service of a copy of this notice on them. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claim with this court within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice. All claims not so filed will be forever barred. Notwithstanding the time period set forth above, any claim filed two (2) years or more after the decedent’s date of death is barred. The date of the first publication of this notice is Aug. 15, 2007.

ISLAND RESIDENT BUYS costume and fine jewelry. Sterling wanted also! Please call Diana Miller, 941-592-0817, or e-mail:

FREE I LOVE Anna Maria Island T-shirt for best story of why you love Anna Maria Island. E-mail:

KIDNAPPED! Bentley (the butler statue) disappeared from Sandy Rich’s Real Coffee & Realty, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, on March 17. Sandy says, “Call and I’ll pick him up, no questions asked.” Call her at 376-6077.

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

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


HUGE FLEA MARKET: 9am-3pm Sunday, Sept. 2. Parking lot, Niki’s Island Treasures, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Ginny’s and Niki’s dealers and friends are having a huge flea market. Lots of antiques, jewelry, bric-a-brac, furniture, fruit stand, orchid plants, fun junk! Please park next door at Holmes Business Center. Visit Niki’s all week for a storewide sale. Sterling jewelry 50-75 percent off, select gifts, jewelry, collectibles 30-90 percent off. Phone, 941-779-0729.

SALE: 8am-3pm Friday-Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Everything must go from million-dollar home. Lots of beautiful furniture, appliances, etc. 108 13th St. Bradenton Beach.

BIG SALE: 9am-3pm Sunday-Monday, Sept. 2-3. Sterling and costume jewelry, artwork, prints, vintage and designer clothing, purses, small collectibles, occupied Japan items, dolls. 6810 Gulf of Mexico Drive, north Longboat Key.


MISSING SINCE JULY 18: 8-year-old, indoor, plump, gray and white cat. Last seen at Los Cedros and Hammock Drive, Anna Maria. Has special diet needs. Reward offered. 941-778-5401.

FOUND: BICYCLE. NORTH Anna Maria. Call to I.D. 813-767-1553.


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.


1996 GRAND CHEROKEE, 1996 Jeep SUV. 123,000 miles, two-wheel drive, power, good condition. Runs great. $3,800. View at The Islander newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-1102.


KAYAK WITH ALL accessories including roof rack, dolly. $500. 941-778-9150.

YAMAHA WAVE RUNNER: XL 1200 Limited Edition, 2000 with replacement motor in 2006, less than 10 hours since. Three-seater with reverse, excellent order. Also 2000 Kawasaki ZXI Jet Ski with replacement motor 2006, less than 10 hours since. Excellent order. $8,250 the pair. Call Brian or Miles, 941-778-5310.



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

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

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

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

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


NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph’s Waterfront Restaurant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call 941-778-3953.

RESIDENT AIDE REQUIRED for small assisted living facility in Bradenton. Must be enthusiastic and caring. Approximately 35 hours per week. Call Maria, 941-545-0417, for details.

SEEKING FULL-TIME GRAPHIC designer, busy office, InDesign suite and people skills required. Apply with resume by fax or e-mail, toll-free 1-866-362-9821 or

SEEKING FULL-TIME BOOKKEEPER, busy office, Excel and people skills required. Apply with resume by fax or e-mail, toll-free 1-866-362-9821 or

KITCHEN MANAGER OR SOUS Chef, apply by e-mail to

LEGAL SECRETARY/PARALEGAL position: This position offers a casual office setting, 25-40 hours per week. Must be computer savy. Litigation experience preferred. E-mail resume to

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


GIFTS/DECOR FOR patio, home and garden. Enchanting shop, fun items in Holmes Beach - busy shopping district. Profitable. $79,000. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112. For more great business and realty buys:

RESTAURANT: CAFE AND RETAIL, charming and picturesque in great location for your menu and more. $75,000, inventory negotiable. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.

BEACHFRONT EATERY AND building with loyal clientele. Profitable. $1,295,000. Confidentiality agreement a must. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.

BOUTIQUE: OUTSTANDING BUSINESS in Holmes Beach’s top mall. Sells cruisewear, gifts, more. Good year-long traffic. $159,500. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.


PRIVATE HOME CARE: RN with 15 years experience. ACLS, CPR, PALS certified. New Island resident. Call for availability. 703-929-7158.


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.

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

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

LOCK AROUND THE Clock: Island locksmith and owner, Bob Woods. Licensed, bonded and insured. 941-778-1661 or 941-713-4414.

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

TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICE: In-home service, virus/spyware cleanup, system set up, upgrades, diagnose, repair, Internet and wireless network security. Over 37 years computer experience. Call Tom, 941-224-1069.

D&E HANDYMAN SERVICES: Drywall, finishing, texture painting, trim, free estimates, etc. Insured. Dwayne, 941-524-0299. Elda, 941-524-9046.

WEDDINGS, VOW RENEWAL and commitment ceremonies. Any time or place. Non-denominational officient available 24/7. Call 941-794-8204.

ANGEL'S CLEANING: FREE quotes, low rates. Move-ins, move-outs, weekly and bi-weekly cleanings. Call Marsha, 941-727-1349. Leave message.

ARE YOU OVERWHELMED? Full-time mom, honest, dependable, and Jack of most trades, can help! $25 per hour, gas mileage may apply. Call for details, 941-778-4515.

CALL MARY AND Jack to assist with your errands. References available. 941-962-4600.

IS YOUR HOME ready for a hurricane? If not, call me for a free estimate on cutting and securing window coverings. Mike Nelson, 941-538-3364. Leave message.

KAY’S CLEANING: RESIDENTIAL. One time, weekly, bi-weekly. Great attention to detail. 15 years experience. References available. 941-773-0503.

ESP CLEANING: STEVEN and Maria. Professional, detailed cleaning. Residential and commercial. 941-737-6164.

FOR ALL HAULING needs from A-Z, to storage, to dump. We do it all. Nothing’s too big or too small. 941-773-8821.

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.

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


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.

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

GULF SHORE LANDSCAPING: Lawn care, pressure washing, landscaping, property maintenance. Owner operated by Island resident. Exceptional value! Licensed and insured. Call 941-726-7070.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Lawn and landscape maintenance. Tree-trimming, mulching, plantings, sod, shell. Many references and insured. Please call 941-778-2335.

TIRED OF PAYING more than estimates? Tree trimming, removal, pruning, mulching. Guaranteed best price in writing. 11-year Island resident. Cell, 941-951-1833.

GET MOORE FOR your money: Specializing in tree trimming and removal, brush chipping, estate cleanups. Insured. Call Lew Moore, 941-755-5559.


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.

TIRED OF NO return calls? Straight Shot Landscape calls back. For all your landscape, call Shark Mark. 941-727-5066. Shell $42/yard.

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

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

WEST COAST INC. Landscaping: Bobcat service, hauling, tree removal, shelling, pressure cleaning and lawn care. Very reliable. 941-345-6859.


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.

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

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

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

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.

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 .

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

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

PAINTING, WALL REPAIRS, carpentry and more. Island resident, very meticulous and reliable. I take pride in my work. For a free estimate, call Colin at 941-779-0120 or 941-376-0541.

MASTERS OF RENOVATIONS: Do you need a professional for plumbing, electrical, tiling, painting, carpentry and remodeling? 24-hour service. 941-580-3312.

RESILIENT PROPERTIES AND renovations: Kitchens, bathrooms, tile work, decks, sheetrock, painting and more. Reliable work start-to-finish. What does your home need? Free estimates. Call Thomas P. Lass, 941-782-7313.

K&C PAINTING LLC. Interior, exterior, faux. A woman’s touch. Kelly Meshberger. Free estimates. 941-544-8658.

HOME OWNERS: "NOT everyone is who they say they are!" Be sure to verify your contractor's license. Easy contractor license verification at Free consumer resource. Contractors register your licensed business for free! 941-924-4107 or 941-226-7420.

FRAMING, REMODELING, SIDING and decks. Over 15 years experience. Licensed and insured. Call Logan, LoJax Construction LLC, at 941-448-7369 for free estimates. Locally owned and operated. References upon request.

HOME IMPROVEMENT: ENTIRE home renovations. Kitchens, baths, cabinets, drywall, carpentry, tile, all floor coverings, painting. Free estimates. Call 941-524-0088.


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:

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

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

1-4BR DIRECT BEACHFRONT, gorgeous views, designer furnished, cable, DVD/VCR, dishwasher, phone, quaint village. $975-$2,375/week. 941-713-0034 or

FURNISHED MOTHER-IN-LAW apartment, canal view with a large deck, dock and saltwater pool to share. Apartment has private entrance, bath and kitchenette. All utilities except telephone included. $350/week or $850/month. Perfect for a clean and quiet individual! Please e-mail or call 941-928-8735. Leave message for information and availability.

AFFORDABLE SEASONAL RENTALS still available. Weekly, monthly, bayfront, Gulffront, big, small. Call Sato Real Estate for availability. 941-778-7200.

BRIGHT! REDUCED! 2BR/2BA house, steps to beach. $1,400/month, $550/week. Jaime, 941-545-8488.

LUXURY 2BR/2BA, STEPS to beach. $995/week plus taxes and cleanup. Nice 2BR mobile home in gated, senior park. $695/annually or $400/week. 863-688-3524 or 863-608-1833. Cyberrentals. E-mail:

ANNUALS: SANDPIPER RESORT 55-plus community, No. 200, 2BR, $595/month. No. 202, 1BR, $495/month. Both have 1BA, turnkey furnished, washer and dryer. Includes water, sewer and garbage. On bay, Gulf view. Call 941-920-0868 or 941-778-4523.

BEACH VACATION! ACROSS the street from the beach! Clean and affordable vacation property, with all the comforts of home. For pictures, 513-236-5091.

ANNUAL RENTAL: LARGE 1BR/1BA furnished unit, close to beach. Large, open deck with Gulf view. $1,100/month includes electric, water, garbage. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 941-778-2307.

ANNUAL RENTAL: LARGE 1BR/1BA, living room, Florida room, new kitchen. Half block to beach. $1,050/month includes electric, water, garbage. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 941-778-2307.

ANNUAL APARTMENT in Holmes Beach. Kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. No pets. Dock available for boat up to 25 feet. 941-778-7039.

3BR/2BA HOUSE FOR rent in Holmes Beach. Garage, washer/dryer hookup. Dock available for boat up to 25 feet. No pets. 941-778-7039.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL: Large duplex unit. 2BR/2BA, den, washer and dryer hookups, pets possible. Under $1,000/month, $1,000 security. 941-962-5827.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA condo in Bradenton Beach. Steps to the beach, fully furnished with washer and dryer. South of Cortez. Call 813-245-0428.

DEEP DISCOUNT FOR last-minute travel in beautiful town of Anna Maria. Quaint island cottage, steps to beach. 203-454-0573.

STEPS TO BEACH: Anna Maria Island. Fully furnished, spacious 1BR/2BA, kitchen, courtyard, washer and dryer. $425/week. Call 800-903-5176, or e-mail:

ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA HOLMES Beach. Convenient location, big yard, pets considered, $895/month, garbage and yard service included. 941-778-2113.

APARTMENT: 1BR/1BA ON Palma Sola Bay, near beaches and park. Rent is $650/month, tenant pays electric. Move in with security, $650 and utility proration, first month free. Call Reed, 9am-8pm, at 941-448-8100 or 941-794-2258.

APARTMENT: 1BR/1BA ON Palma Sola Bay, near beaches and park. Rent is $695/month, tenant pays electric. Move in with security, $695 and utility proration, first month free. Call Reed, 9am-8pm, at 941-448-8100 or 941-794-2258.

3BR/2BA, TWO-CAR garage/pool home off 75th Street North West. Fully furnished. Weekly, monthly, $1,000/week. Suzanne at 941-962-0971. Coastal Properties Realty, or

ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH. Large 2BR/2BA, sunroom, garage and carport. Washer and dryer hookups. Beach access. $1,175/month plus utilities. First, last, security deposit. 941-778-3427.

TEMPORARY OR ANNUAL 2BR elevated duplex with porch and laundry. Freshly remodeled, private parking, block to beach. $795/month. 941-807-5449.

ADORABLE ANNA MARIA cottage only steps to beach on Gulf Drive, available Oct. 2007. Nicely furnished with king-size bed, washer and dryer, cable, nonsmoking, no pets. $1,800/month, 4-6 months $1,600 with seventh month free! 813-388-0444.

RENTAL PROPERTY: 3BR/1BA, two-car garage with workshop. Large lot with picket fenced-in yard. Two blocks from Gulf, one block from bay. Quiet neighborhood. Bradenton Beach. $1,500/month. 941-321-3834.

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

BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA BAYFRONT with deep-water dock. Furnished, carport and a great value located in Bradenton Beach. 941-779-4713.

BRADENTON BEACH 1BR: Furnished, located on bay across from beach, pool. Minimum three months. $1,200/month. 941-773-1552.

ELEVATED 2BR/1.5BA DUPLEX in Holmes Beach available Sept. 1. Quiet area, three blocks to beach. $975/month unfurnished, includes water. First, last, security required. 941-730-2606. 

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH: Deep-water, canalfront house with dock. 3BR/2BA, eat-in kitchen, Florida room and screened-in lanai. Walk to beach. 941-545-6118.

ANNUAL RENTAL: DUPLEX. Large 2BR/1BA, carport, living and dining area, kitchen with breakfast bar, laundry room with hookups. 1.5 blocks to beach. $900/month. 941-778-0860 or 973-202-6875.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA VILLAGE Green, near Blake hospital. Pool, washer, dryer, lawn service included. Available Sept. 1. $1,300/month. 941-792-3081.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH duplex: 2BR/1BA, no stairs, Gulf view from driveway. New appliances, private laundry, screened lanai. $1,025/month. 206 73rd St. 941-778-2658.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA duplex on Bradenton Beach. Gulf view. 2311 Gulf Drive. $1,200-$1,300/month. 704-608-2571.

CORTEZ, BRADENTON BEACH area: Spacious, elevated 2BR/2.5BA unfurnished apartment. Large deck, half garage, laundry. $1,295/month includes utilities and basic cable. 1.3 miles to beach. Community boat ramp on Palma Sola Bay. Will consider six-month seasonal rental. 941-761-2725.

SUMMER AND FALL vacation rentals: Palma Sola, pool, boat dock, 2BR/2BA townhouse, $499/week, Longboat Key Village, 2BR/1BA updated cottage, $599/week, Key Royale 3BR/2BA pool and boat dock, $850/week. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

ANNUAL RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach. Turnkey furnished, 1BR/1BA, living room, kitchen, walk to beach. $1,000/month. Suncoast Intl Realty, 941-374-4530.

ENJOY TRUE FLORIDA living: Wake up to your spectacular water view from huge living and dining area. Plateglass windows, doors and 30x12-foot screened deck fronting bay beach and park with Gulf beach an easy walk. 3BR annual in north Anna Maria, $1,320/month. A must see! Call 941-748-5334 for details.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from beautiful beach. $450-$550/week. Winter and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments. 941-778-2374.

ANNUAL RENTAL: DUPLEX. 2BR/1.5BA large yard, new carpet and floors. $900/month. Smith Realtors, 941-778-0770.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA half duplex. Great location, 201 72nd St., Holmes Beach. Very clean, possible third bedroom or office. Pet OK. $1,200/month. CoastLine Accommodations, 941-779-9500.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA, Gulf views. $1,200/month includes water, cable TV, washer and dryer. 104 31st St., Holmes Beach. CoastLine Accommodations, 941-779-9500.

COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE: One or two offices with shared conference room, kitchen. Free-standing building on Gulf Drive. 944-737-0915.

WATERFRONT: ANNA MARIA Island. Clean, quiet, small one-room cottage. Annual. $650/month. 941-779-0289.

ANNUAL FURNISHED 1BR/1BA waterfront apartment with laundry and some utilities included. $850/month. Phone 941-545-7109 or 941-795-1132.

GULF VIEWS: ONLY 30 yards to beach. 3BR/1BA ground-level home with porch. Dead end on Avenue F, Holmes Beach. No pets, nonsmoking. $1,050/month-plus. Yearly lease. Call owner. Cell 800-894-1950.

ANNA MARIA ANNUAL 1BR, unfurnished, near Gulf. $850/month including water, sewer, trash. Available immediately. First, last and security. 941-778 5439.

ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA, ELEVATED duplex in Bradenton Beach. One block to beach. High ceilings, clean. Pet considered. $950/month. 941-725-2549.

BEAUTIFUL PANORAMIC VIEW of Gulf. 3BR/2BA home. Huge deck. Low off-season rates. Available now. View from every room. 813-920-5595.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: Large furnished 1BR/1BA, walk to beach and shops, no pets, three to-six-month lease. $800/month plus utilities. 703-790-0077.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX for lease. Annual or seasonal, 2BR/1BA, two blocks from beach. Turnkey furnished, completely remodeled. 941-730-8339.

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


NEW LAKEFRONT CONDOS: From mid-$200s. Minutes to beach, one block south of Manatee Avenue on 67th Street. Models open daily. Hidden Lake Real Estate, 941-761-0444.

ISLAND HOME REDUCED: For sale by owner. Holmes Beach 3BR, deep-water canal, pool, boat dock, many upgrades. $725,000. Call 941-545-8601.

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! 404 21st Place, Bradenton Beach By owner. Call Herb Dolan, 941-725-2395.

WATERFRONT PROPERTY: 2BR/2BA open-plan with great views of Tampa Bay. Canalfront, walking distance to beach and restaurants. $719,000. 941-779-1512.

1BR/1BA MOBILE HOME: One block to marina. Land owned! No age, pet restrictions or fees. Really cute and clean. $115,000. 513-470-3851.

HAVE IT ALL: Beautiful direct Gulf views just steps to sandy beach. Also a fishing pier, boat dock, pool, spa and tennis court. 2BR/2BA, kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Nice, turnkey furnished. Reduced from $575,000 to $549,000. Open Sundays, 1-4pm. Ninth Street, south Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Contact owner at 941-388-5238 or 941-447-2061.

3BR/2BA, STEPS TO BEACH, less than two years old, nearly 2,000 sf, high ceilings, heated pool, granite tops, wood cabinets and floors, metal roof, two-car garage and more! Turnkey furnished, great rental income when you are not enjoying it yourself. Reduced to $669,900! 941-725-2826.

PERICO ISLAND: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, single home. Vaulted ceilings, heated pool. Overlooks preserve. Owner, 941-794-8360. Cell, 941-713-0365.

2BR/1BA CORTEZ canalfront condo. Deeded boat dock and lift with 19-foot boat. Fully furnished, washer/dryer, $199,500. 321-663-4446.

OPEN SUNDAY: 1-3pm.Spectacular waterviews. Beach and seawall. Updated cottage with room to expand. $1,399,000. 865 N.Shore Drive, Anna Maria. Lynn Parker, RoseBay Real Estate,941-321-2736.

NEW 2007: 3BR/2BA, plus one and two-car garage. Some with views of Gulf and bay. All units have private elevators and are located between Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island at 2317 Ave. C. Steps from Gulf of Mexico. White Sands, priced in the $600s. Contact Kimberly Mills or Erlene Fitzpatrick at Re/Max Gulfstream Realty. 941-758-7777.

ELEGANT MEDITERRANEAN CONDOS: 3BR/2BA with your choice of hobby or storage room and one-car or tandem two-car garage. Private elevator and stairs to each unit, some with view of Gulf and bay. Priced in the $600,000s. Call Erlene Fitzpatrick, 941-224-6339 or Re/Max Gulfstream Realty, 941-758-7777.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: Each side features 2BR/2BA plus garage and lanai. Great condition and location. $459,000. 40-foot sailboat dock available extra. Owner, 406-837-0679.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: 6BR/4BA duplex on Bradenton Beach. Great income producer. Across from beach with Gulf views. $825,000. 704-608-2571.

LEASE OPTION: KEY Royale waterfront home. Tastefully remodeled 3BR/2BA, pool, spa, boat dock. $799,900. Call Fred, Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Features unique master bedroom suite, 15-foot ceilings, oak floors, wet bar, Roman bath, sun porch and hot tub. $699,900. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

REDUCED $20,000: THIS week only. Townhouse, 2BR, heated pool and boat slip. Outstanding value at $249,900. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA, two-car garage and family room. Beautiful location, two blocks from bay, five minutes to beach, not a flood zone. $289,900 like it is, or $325,000 all remodeled. Exclusive. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

VILLAGE GREEN: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage on quiet street. Barrel-tile roof, tile floors, bedrooms carpeted, 11x22-foot lanai. Extra laundry, pantry, storage. Newer appliances, windows, garage door. Air conditioning, heating, two years old. House painted three years ago. Minutes to beaches, shopping, hospitals, doctor’s offices. Non-evacuation, non-flood area. $225,000. 941-794-1640.


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. Call for free brochure, 800-841-5868.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: 100 percent financing. Gated lakefront community of the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. 90 miles of shoreline. Start $99,000. Call now, 800-709-LAKE.

FIRST TIME OFFERED: Colorado mountain ranch. 35 acres, $39,900. Priced for quick sale. Overlooking a majestic lake, beautifully treed, 360-degree mountain views, adjacent to national forest. E-Z terms. 866-353-4807.

MOVE TO THE Smoky Mountains: 3/4-to three-acre tracts starting at $79,900. 15 minutes from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg. Low taxes, low crime. Majestic mountain views. 888-215-5611, ext. 101.

CHATTANOOGA MOUNTAINS: SPECTACULAR river views. 800+/- acres. Trade for income producing real estate or $3,500/acre. Higgenbotham Auct. Intl. Ltd Inc. FL Lic #AU305/AB158. 800-257-4161.

AFFORDABLE LAKE PROPERTIES on pristine 34,000-acre Norris Lake. Over 800 miles of wooded shoreline. Four seasons. Call 888-291-5253, or visit Lakeside Realty,

SOUTHERN COLORADO: FIVE-acre homesites, $59,900. Grand opening sale Sept. 15-16. Gated community, underground utilities, 1,100 acres of open space, spectacular mountain views. Great primary or secondary home. Recreation galore! Call today for appointment! 866-696-5263, ext. 2563.

NORTH CAROLINA: BEST buy in mountains! Two acres with spectacular view, paved road, gated, house site in, owner financing. Bryson City. $65,000, $13,000 down. Call owner! 800-810-1590.

GATED TEN-ACRE ESTATES: Homes only, underground utilities, $89,900. Owner financing, no closing costs. Florida Woodland Group Inc. 800-352-5263. Licensed real estate broker.

FOR SALE: FAIRFIELD, S.C. 85- to 200-plus acres. QDMA guidelines. Join several thousand acres trophy management. Each comes with membership to sporting clays, 3-D archery, dove field, rifle range. 803-960-0393 or 803-960-1319.

LOW DOWN PAYMENT: Florida specialists. Purchase or refinance. Hardship credit OK. Pre-qualify to receive Bahamas cruise certificate! Call Shane. Florida license #529234. 239-592-SAVE-7283.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Two acres with great view, very private, big trees, waterfalls and large public lake nearby, $69,500. Call now, 866-789-8535.

UNBELIEVABLE LAND SALE! Saturday, Sept. 15. 20 acres only $29,900. Save $10,000 plus, no closing costs. Subdivision potential! Big mountain acreage, spectacular views. One mile to Nicklaus-designed golf course. Near Tennessee River and recreation lake. Excellent financing. Call now, 866-999-2290, ext. 1426.

COASTAL GEORGIA LAND liquidation! 20- to 40-plus acres from $99,900 to $169,900. Beautiful timber, potential to subdivide. Pay no closing costs for limited time. Excellent financing. Call now! 800-898-4409, ext. 1333.

WATERFRONT CONDOMINIUMS ON beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. 1,200 miles of shoreline. Low taxes, insurance and fees. Fishing, golf, fun. From $99,900. 573-346-1188.

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