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Date of Issue: September 13, 2007

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007


QUEEN-SIZE SLEEPER sofa with rattan frame. Like new. $275. Call 941-383-3995.
MOVING SALE: Do you want to furnish your home? We have it all, wardrobe, closets, desks, shelves, chairs, beds, nightstands, comforters, pillows, curtains,s etc. 613 Baronet Lane, Holmes Beach. 941-321-4544.

GREY LEATHER L-shaped couch bought at Scan Design, good shape, great for rental or your home. $275 or best offer. 941-567-9274 or 863-224-1246.

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 jewelry, fine jewelry. Sterling silver wanted. Will come to you. Diana Miller, 941-592-0817. E-mail:

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.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tuesday, Thursday. 9am-noon Saturday. Clearance sales on porch. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

BUDGET BOX THRIFT Shop: 10am-4pm Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm Saturday. We're open again, nice new stuff. 941-746-4906. 401 42nd St. W., Bradenton.

GARAGE SALE: 9am-4pm Saturday, Sept. 15. Antique frames and dishes, household items, clothes, Christmas decorations, linens. 525 70th St., Holmes Beach.

NIKI’S ISLAND TREASURES: 50-70 percent off all sterling jewelry, 40 percent off Mikasa glass sets. Select antiques, costume jewelry and beach art 20-80 percent off. Large wall art 50 percent off sale price. Now accepting vendor applications for October flea market. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-779-0729.

SALE: 9am-2pm Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15. Clothes, Christmas, pool table, dishes, collectibles. 211 Willow Ave., Anna Maria. E-mail:


RABBIT FOUND AT 82nd Street in Holmes Beach. People/pet friendly. To claim, call John at Catchers Marina, 941-778-1977.


FREE KITTEN: LAST one to go. Beautiful male tiger. 10 weeks old, litterbox trained. If interested, please, call 941-779-4160 or 941-779-4158.

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.


1979 GS1000L SUZUKI motorcycle, $1,000. Runs, needs TLC. Original suicide bike! Call 941-592-0817 or e-mail: Ask for Diana.

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.


BOSTON WHALER! 2005 18-6 Dauntless. Fully loaded and in excellent condition with low hours, kept on boat lift, so no trailer. $28,500. Call 941-284-1215 and leave message or e-mail:

2001 YAMAHA GP800R Wave Runner and 2000 Kawasaki 1100ZXI Jet Ski. Both are fast two-seater skis and are in excellent order. The Kawasaki had a replacement motor last year and has done less than 10 hours. Double trailer. Must sell, well below book value at $6,950. Phone, 941-737-6888.



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.

FULL-TIME OFFICE staff: Typing and computer skills; excellent interpersonal skills, both telephone and face-to-face, ability to multi-task. 9am-4pm, $15/hour. Mail letter of interest and resume to: Temple Beth Israel, Attn: Administration Committee Chair, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key FL 34228.

LAW FIRM RECEPTIONIST: Clerical experience required and previous office experience preferred. Typing 25-30 wpm minimum. Telephone and people skills a must. Microsoft 2003/XP knowledge required. Organizational skills required and must have the ability to multi-task. Part time, 20-25 hours a week. $10-$12 an hour, depending on experience. E-mail resume to

SEEKING OFFICE HELP: Meet, greet, answer phones, handle classifieds, subscriptions and customer service. Busy office, computer and people skills required. Apply with letter or resume by fax or e-mail, toll-free 1-866-362-9821 or  

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



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.

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.

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.

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

AMERICAN HANDYMAN: ISLAND resident. Guaranteed price, guaranteed quality. Any job. Professional references from your neighbors. Discount with ad. Licensed and insured. Mark, 941-527-9900 and Jerry, 941-448-5999.

STAGED FOR SALE: New look without changing everything. Make your home stand out. Call 941-518-3868.

NEED COMPUTER HELP? Computer repair, software training, maintenance, basic computer training, buying advice, virus care, hourly rates. Brian 941-524-9727

MOTHER-DAUGHTER DOMESTICS: Will do laundry, ironing, cleaning, shopping and all errands. Call 941-795-7062 after 2pm or 941-773-1631 for information or appointment.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER looking to build beach wedding portfolio. Offering time for free for first two weddings and first two engagements to inquire.  Call or e-mail Memories by Billi for availability.  214-336-7606, or

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.


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. ISLAND LAWN CARE now accepting new accounts. Lawn maintenance, trimming, hauling, pre-season cleanup. Call 941-448-6000 to schedule free estimate.


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.


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.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.

KITCHEN AND BATH remodeling and custom carpentry for your home or condo. Florida state licensed builder. CBC1255132. Call John, Gulf Construction. 28 years of experience. 941-773-6808.

NEW 14X10-FOOT deck. All pressure-treated lumber complete with rails, steps, concrete pads, building permit, etc. $2,437. Carl V. Johnson Jr. Inc, building contractor. Call 941-795-1947. Lic. #RR0066450.


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

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.

ANNUAL: SANDPIPER RESORT 55-plus mobile home park community. 2BR/1BA, turnkey furnished, washer and dryer. Includes water, sewer and garbage. Bay and Gulf views. Lease to purchase.  Call 941-778-4523 or 941-737-1121.

YOU DESERVE IT! 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, 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 RENTAL: PALMA Sola Park. 3BR/2BA home, two-car garage, carport, large yard. $1,350/month. Pet friendly. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 941-778-2307.

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.

3BR/2BA HOUSE FOR rent in Holmes Beach. Garage, washer/dryer hookup. Also annual apartment in Holmes Beach. Kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. No pets. 941-778-7039.

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.

GULFFRONT: QUAINT 2BR/1BA Ground-level. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets. Walk to restaurants, shops, grocery, trolley. January through April, $3,000/month. May through December, $2,500/month. Call for weekly rates. 813-294-3014 or 352-592-5870.

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.

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.

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 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: 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: 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

ANNA MARIA ANNUAL 1BR, unfurnished, near Gulf. $795/month including water, sewer, trash. Available immediately. First, last and security. 941-778-5439.

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

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:

ANNUAL GROUND-LEVEL duplex: 2BR/1BA near community center, large yard, pet OK, washer, dryer, fridge, stove, screened lanai, short walk to bay or Gulf. $975/month. 905-354-5950.

RETIRED, WIDOWED ENGINEER seeking furnished seasonal rental for January, February and March 2008. $1,500-$2,500/month. Contact Richard Klippel at 315-622-1713, or e-mail to

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.

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 2BR/1BA duplex in Holmes Beach.  $500/month plus half utilities. Call 941-778-6547.

LADY WANTS LIKE ROOMMATE: Completely furnished 2BR/2BA apartment, storage. Holmes Beach, steps to beach. $460/month plus utilities. First and last negotiable. 941-724-1141 or 941-704-4591.

ANNUAL: 3BR/2BA ground-level, one block to nice beach. $975/month plus security. No dogs or smoking indoors. 941-798-9765.

SUNNY SHORES MOBILE home. 1BR/1BA near beach, clubhouse. Very nice. $1,200/month, October and November. No smoking, no pets. 941-730-4078.

BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA: FLORIDA room, washer and dryer hookup, dishwasher, carport. $1,000/month. 2BR/1BA, tile floors, $725/month. 1BR/1BA, close to beach, $700/month. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.

TWO CONDOS: ONE on the beach, one close by with a boat dock. Both like new, lots of amenities. 941-761-1923.

VACATION RENTALS NOW: Palma Sola 2BR/2BA townhouse, boat dock and pool, $499/week. Key Royale 3BR/2BA home, boat dock and pool, all updated, $799/week. Longboat Key North End Village, 2BR/1BA, $499/week. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.

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. 

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. $675,000. 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.

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.

3BR/2.5BA HOUSE, STEPS TO beach: Less than two years old, nearly 2,000 sf, 18-foot soaring ceilings, heated pool, granite counter-tops, wood cabinets, stainless-steel appliances, hardwood floors, metal roof, two-car garage and more! Owner must sell. A real value at $669,000. 941-725-2826.

2BR/1BA CORTEZ canalfront condo. Deeded boat dock and lift with 19-foot boat. Fully furnished, washer/dryer, $179,500. 321-663-4446.

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.

ON THE BEACH! Condo appraised March 2007, $500,000. Must sell fast, $385,000. Beautifully remodeled two bedrooms, granite counter tops, pools. 941-761-1923.

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.

LOOKING FOR A seaside cottage in paradise? 1BR/1BA mobile home with co-op share located in scenic, waterfront, 55-plus community on Sarasota Bay. Newly remodeled, furnished and ready to move in. A steal at $82,000. Call Dick at 941-518-8805 or Mandy at 941-807-0742.

KEY ROYALE: ALL updated 3BR/2BA. Free furniture package, boat dock, pool and spa. Appraised at $925,000, now $799,000. Beat the bank, buy on option. Owner/agent, direct, 941-356-1456.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: FIVE minutes to beach but no flood zone. Presently being remodeled. 3BR/2BA, family room, oversized two-car garage. $319,000. Owner/agent, 941-356-1456.


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

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.

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.

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.

ARIZONA LAND LIQUIDATION! Near Tucson, football field-sized lots. $0 down/$0 interest, $159/month, $18,995 total. Free information. money back guarantee! 800-682-6103, operator #10.

EXCLUSIVE ESTATES! Very rare estates being offered for first time. Unique waterfall estate. 120-acre gentleman's farm. View at

LAKE PROPERTIES FROM the $30s. One- to four-acre homesites in a gated community in eastern Alabama. Wooded, waterfront and water-access sites. Owner's clubhouse, nature trails and private and community boat slips. Buy now, build when you're ready. Call owner, 866-339-2555.

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS: My dream. Rustic two-story log cabin on 13 acres with barn, pastures, woods, creek. Adjoins Jefferson National Forest with miles and miles of trails. Have to sell. $389,500. Owner, 866-789-8535.

GORGEOUS NORTH Carolina mountain homesites. Three to seven acres from just $79,900. Minutes to Asheville, N.C. Enjoy sweeping mountain views, a mile of river frontage and walking trails. Amenities include gated entrance, community lodge and riverside barbecue area. Excellent financing available. Grand opening Saturday, Oct. 13. Call today! 877-890-5253, ext. 2987.

DIRECT PRIVATE ACCESS to Jefferson National Forest. One-of-a-kind land offering mix of hardwood forest and pristine pasture. Incredible mountain views. Only $119,000.

OUTSTANDING MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Trophy trout stream, 6.5 acres, $119,000. Secluded Virginia mountain acreage, private access to Jefferson National Forest, buildable terrain. Asphalt roads with electric and phone, E-Z terms. Call owner, 304-262-2770.

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.

MOUNTAIN LAND BARGAINS: Large trout stream properties with national forest frontage. Go to:

A MOUNTAIN BARGAIN! 11-plus acres, $159,900. Wooded, rolling hills surrounded by national forest. Enjoy four-season outdoor recreation! Fully buildable. Close to cultural attractions. A wilderness lover's paradise! Call 877-777-4837.

A MOUNTAIN RETREAT! 3BR home, 15 acres. Enjoy great mountain views, privacy and your own trophy trout stream! Backs up to Jefferson National Forest. State road frontage. A perfect getaway! $294,900. Call now 877-202-2727.

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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.

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