Tag Archives: 04-10-2019

Key Royale Club crowns five-week match-play champion

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Champ Brian Comer, right, shakes the hand of Dave Richardson March 31 following five weeks of match-play golf and a 1-up win by Comer to take the Key Royale Club match-play championship. Islander Photo: Courtesy KRC

And we have a winner.

The winter-spring season of golf at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach was punctuated with the finals in the men’s match-play tournament, which began with 38 golfers five weeks ago.

The championship match March 31 pitting Brian Comer and Dave Richardson went down to the wire.

After a back-and-forth battle, Comer was crowned the Key Royale match-play champion after earning an exciting overtime 1-up victory at the 19th hole.

Last week saw Dick Mills take the prize in the President’s Cup tournament at the KRC.

In regular golf action last week, the men played their weekly modified-Stableford system match April 1 and saw a trio of players, Larry Pippel, Lary Solberg and Dave Richardson, each card a plus-4 to finish in a tie for first place.

Pippel and Solberg teamed up with John Hedges and Art McMillan to win the team competition with a combined score of plus-8.

The women took over the course April 2 for a nine-hole individual-low-net match in four flights.

Phyllis Roe rode a birdie on the second hole to capture the top spot in Flight A with a 1-under-par 31, one stroke ahead of second-place finisher Pam Lowry. MaryLou Dreier and Helen Pollock finished in a tie for third with matching 1-over-par 33s.

Cathy Rice fired a 1-under-par 31 to take first place in Flight B by two strokes over Meredith Slavin, whose 1-over-par 33 put her in second place. Gloria LaDue and Carol Patterson followed with 2-over-par 34s.

Pam Alvord and Jana Samuels both fired 2-under-par 30s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight C that was broken after a card-off tiebreaker that saw Alvord win the flight. Sue Wheeler was alone in third with a 1-under-par 31.

Marty Clark was the outright winner of Flight D after a 1-under-par 31 that left her two strokes clear of the rest of the flight. Markie Ksiazek led a trio, including Susan VanOrsdel and Janelle Clements, to finish at 1-over-par 33.

The men were back on the course April 4 for a nine-hole “shamble,” a challenge for a foursome to play their second shots from the spot of the best drive and finish with their own shots from there.

The team of John Cassese, Mike Gillie, Lex Halakan and Art McMillan combined on a 1-under-par 31 to earn clubhouse bragging rights for the day. The team of Jerry Elson, Tom McDonnell, Dick Mills and Terry Tarras matched the even-par 32 carded by the team of Gary Alvord, Tim Friesen and Blake Ress to tie for second place.

 

Horseshoe news

Action April 3 at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits resulted in an outright winner for Gene Bobeldyk and Bob Brown on posting the lone 3-0 pool-play record.

Three teams emerged from pool play during April 6 action. The team of Neil Hennessey and Bob Lee drew the bye into the finals and watched as John Crawford and Sam Samuels eased past Bob Rowley and Steve Hooper by a 23-18 score. Crawford and Samuels stayed hot in the finals and rolled to a 24-4 victory over Hennessey and Lee to earn the day’s bragging rights.

Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.

There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.

Island real estate transactions – 04-10-2019

406 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a home was sold 03/27/19, 406 Spring LLC to GOM LLC for $1,850,000.

114 48th St., Unit A, Gulf Views on 48th Street, Holmes Beach, a 2,366 sfla / 4,281 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2013 was sold 03/25/19, Charbonneau to Grant Road Properties LLC for $1,625,000; list $1,730,000.

4002 5th Ave., Holmes Beach, a 2,737 sfla / 4,567 sfur 6bed/3½bath/2car pool home built in 2010 on a 6,500 sq ft lot was sold 03/22/19, Astore to Schemel Properties LLC for $1,499,000; list $1,499,000.

107 Willow Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,880 sfla 5bed/3bath/2car pool home built in 1971 on a 5,500 sq ft lot was sold 03/28/19, McKnight to Foster for $1,357,000; list $1,399,000.

12 Palm Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a home on a 8,801 sq ft lot was sold 03/28/19, Lubore to Savino for $1,228,375.

113 36th St., Unit B, 36th Street Coastal Cottages, Holmes Beach, a 1,836 sfla / 2,612 sfur 5bed/3½bath/1car condo with private pool built in 1950 was sold 03/27/19, VM Seaside LLC to Cochrane for $1,070,000; list $1,120,000.

505 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 3,778 sfla / 4,562 sfur 5bed/3½bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1985 on a 10,350 sq ft lot was sold 03/29/19, Jenkins to Arendt for $1,050,000; list $1,199,000.

3602 6th Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,464 sfla 3bed/2bath duplex built in 1971 on a 5,000 sq ft lot was sold 03/25/19, Stumpf to 3602 6th LLC for $545,000.

600 Manatee Ave., Unit 238, Westbay Cove, Holmes Beach, a 1,187 sfla / 1,479 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1977 was sold 03/27/19, Moog to Makintosh for $392,000; list $409,500.

Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.

Streetlife – 04-10-2019

Anna Maria

No reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

March 30, 1000 block of Gulf Drive South, domestic violence. A fight broke out among family members after a 16-year-old refused to clean out a bait bucket as requested by his cousin. One male allegedly put the cousin in a headlock against the wall and fought with others who attempted a rescue. The male was arrested and transported to the juvenile detention center. Because minors were at the residence, Bradenton Beach police contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families.

March 31, 2300 block of Gulf Drive North, stolen bicycle. An owner reported his beach cruiser valued at $750 stolen from his garage midday, while he’d left his garage door open. Another bicycle whose ownership was unknown was left in its place in his garage.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

March 27, Paradise Bay Estates, 10315 Cortez Road W., battery. A female resident became upset about what she believed was unlawful mangrove cutting. She confronted a man hired by the homeowner’s association to clean a drainage ditch, striking him twice with a cane. The resident admitted to tapping the work crew manager and asserted she owned the ditch. However, the association maintained a survey was done and the resident owns only half the ditch. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy told the owner the ownership question was a civil matter. The work crew manager declined to press charges and signed a waiver of prosecution. The deputy warned the woman that if she hit anyone else, she would be arrested for battery.

March 28, Seafood Shack, car theft. A Cortez woman reported her vehicle stolen. The matter also was listed as a civil dispute over ownership.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

March 28, 3200 E. Bay Drive, weapon/marijuana. An 18-year-old Tampa man and passenger in a vehicle were arrested for carrying a weapon and possessing marijuana after police stopped the vehicle for failing to obey a traffic device. Holmes Beach police conducted a search of the vehicle, noting an odor of marijuana, and found a handgun under the man’s seat. The man told police the marijuana belonged to him and he did not have a conceal-carry gun permit. The man also was not 21, the age required for a permit.

March 30, Publix Super Market, 3900 E. Bay Drive, theft. HBPD arrested a 40-year-old man who allegedly stole a sandwich, bag of chips and an 18-pack of Busch beer. After being confronted by a manager, the man left on a bicycle. Police found him in a vehicle in the 100 block of 33rd Street.

March 30, Jessie’s Island Store, 5701 Marina Drive, warrant. A store manager called police after an unknown man asked the manager to hold a bag of his clothing. After law enforcement located the man, he told officers he was about to interview at the Ugly Grouper and did not want to go to the interview with his belongings. HBPD determined the man was wanted on a Sarasota County warrant and he was arrested and transported to jail.

Street life is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

Cold fronts continue to blow, but action hasn’t cooled

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Brothers John and Tom Sullivan, visiting the island area from Nevada, show off their March 28 double snook catch, hooked using shiners and released. The brothers were guided to the fish by Capt Warren Girle.

We are still experiencing cold fronts moving across Florida from the north, but fishing around Anna Maria Island is quite good.

Fishing inshore is yielding variety, including Spanish mackerel and spotted seatrout and sport fishing for redfish and snook.

Numerous schools of bait fish — glass minnows and Spanish sardines — are being found throughout our inshore waters, which is triggering the predatory fish to really turn on.

Moving offshore, frequent reports of migratory fish — blackfin tuna, kingfish and cobia — are a good reason to venture into the Gulf of Mexico.

On my Southernaire fishing charters, I’m mainly working the flats of Tampa Bay and its surrounding waters to the south and east, where spotted seatrout are making a decent showing among the deeper grass, along with Spanish mackerel and ladyfish.

Casting free-lined live shiners in these areas is working well for the trout. Once the macks show up, the shiners work well, but a longshank hook is needed and, even in the crystal-clear water, the trout are hitting the bait on the larger hook.

On the shallower flats around mangroves, I’m finding plenty of catch-and-release snook. As the tides get higher, these fish are tucking up under the branches of the mangroves so casting skills come in handy. I’m also seeing some nice catch-and-release redfish mixed in with the snook bite.

Jim Malfese at the Rod & Reel Pier is seeing the spring catch-and-release snook taking up residence. As the waters warm, this trend will last throughout the summer as more linesiders migrate toward the beaches to spawn.

Pier fishers using shrimp are catching some sheepshead, as well as a few flounder and catch-and-release redfish.

On days when the bait schools are present around the pier, small jigs and silver spoons are attracting Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle and bluefish.

Capt. Aaron Lowman also is fishing the flats of Tampa Bay and its adjacent waters for the variety of fish found there. On deep grass flats, spotted seatrout, Spanish mackerel and ladyfish are supplying good action for Lowman’s clients.

Getting shallow and casting around mangrove shorelines and oyster beds is yielding good action on catch-and-release redfish and snook.

Hunting in the Gulf of Mexico with Lowman is proving to be good — mangrove snapper and Key West grunts are being found.

Capt. Warren Girle is working nearshore structure for kingfish, mackerel and barracuda.

For the macks and kings, Girle is casting free-lined live shiners connected to a longshank hook. Some wire is added when targeting the kings. As for the ’cuda, fresh-cut chunks of mackerel are working.

Moving inshore, Girle is putting clients on numerous spotted seatrout on the deeper grass flats of Tampa Bay and the Manatee River. Shallow grass flats in these bodies of water are holding catch-and-release snook and redfish and producing action for sport fishers.

Capt. David White of Anna Maria Charters is fishing inshore for spotted seatrout, as well as catch-and-release snook and redfish. He reports all three species are taking live shiners as bait. White is helping clients target these fish with a fly rod, which is challenging and rewarding.

Moving offshore, White is incorporating the fly rod to catch large migratory predators — amberjack, kingfish and barracuda. Clouser flies are working well for the inshore fish while large poppers are a “go to” for the ’cudas and kings.

Capt. Jason Stock is taking clients offshore in pursuit of blackfin tuna. Fishing offshore wrecks and other structure us yielding numerous tuna 20-30 pounds. Hooking into these high-speed migratory fish is a thrill few will forget.

Other species in Stock’s sights are coming to the hook, including kingfish and cobia. Both species are being caught on live and artificial baits. Lastly, Stock boasts of an exceptional permit bite. He says live crabs as bait are a “sure thing.”

Go fish — it’s a sure bet.

            Send high-resolution photos and fishing reports to fish@islander.org.

Sex offenders register addresses

A 37-year-old male sex offender registered his a live-aboard location in Bradenton Beach.

Convicted of a lewd and lascivious charge against a 16-year-old in Manatee County in February 2014, the offender reported a new transient address to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, according to an April 4 email from the agency.

The FDLE registry shows other sex offenders in the area as of April 5:

  • A 57-year-old male offender in the 4200 block of the 129th Street West in Cortez.
  • A 54-year-old male offender in the 100 block of Crescent Avenue in Anna Maria.
  • A 60-year-old male offender in the 100 block of Ninth Street North in Bradenton Beach.

Sex offenders must register permanent and temporary addresses as well as transient locations unless otherwise ordered by a court.

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

ITEMS FOR SALE

ANTIQUE PARTNER DESK: All wood, $1,000. See at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.

FOUR OAK OFFICE chairs: Antiques, perfect for eclectic dining set. The Islander newspaper, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-778-7978.

FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE

Individuals may place one free ad with up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15 words or less. FREE, one week, must be submitted online. Email classifieds@islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821. (limited time offer)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SPECIAL THANKS TO, Jesus, Mary and Saint Jude and Saints Anthony, Ann, Padre Pio, and Michael for prayers answered.

WANTED: WORKOUT DVDs and retired but working XBox, Wii units with games for Ministry of Presence for kids and teens in Haiti. Deliver to The Islander, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

WANTED: YOUR OLD cellphone for recycling. Deliver to The Islander, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and purchase onli ne: www.jackelka.com.

FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Holmes Beach Police Department. Pick up at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Don’t be sorry, be safe.

ESTATE SALES

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP and annex open 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Donations preferred 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Wednesdays. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Call 941-779-2733.

MOVING SALE: 9 a.m. Saturday, April 13. Furniture, appliances (must be able to disconnect and haul), household items. 310 Palm Ave., Anna Maria.

LOST AND FOUND

LOST BLACK I-PHONE at Coquina Beach Market Place event March 13. Please, call 602-577-8666 for reward for return.

LARGE DIAMOND STONE fell out of ring on trolley or at island shops. $500 reward. 314-324-5921.

PETS

HELP RESCUED PETS! Volunteers, fosters wanted. Moonracer Animal Rescue. Email: moonraceranimalrescue@gmail.com.

TRANSPORTATION

LOW MILEAGE! 2007 Honda Civic two-door. 51,000 gentle miles, great condition. $5,600. Call or text, 941-713-5448.

BOATS & BOATING

BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser, Windrider 17 and Precision 15. Call Brian at 941-685-1400.

PONTOON BOAT RENTAL Create life long memories. Call 941-778-2121 or see boatflorida.net.

GRADY WHITE 228 Yamaha 200, four-stroke. $28,900. 941-761-8761.

WANTED: 10,000-lb. boat lift needed for a short-term rental. Bimini Bay. 941-737-4253.

FISHING

FISHLIKEUS.com provides fishing lessons and kayak charters in southwest Florida. Contact 360-797-3269 or reservations@fishlikeus.com.

HELP WANTED

HOUSEKEEPER: 30-40 HOURS per week. Must know how to handle daily housekeeping operations for a small motel. Must speak English and be a non-smoker. Family owned motel, great place to work. Tom at 941-778-5405.

AMI BEACH RESORT seeking part-time team member to assist in all aspects of customer service. QuickBooks knowledge a plus! Hospitality skills very important for active front-desk and guest-related duties. Email resume to soundgal@tampabay.rr.com to be considered for this island job opportunity.

JESSIE’S ISLAND STORE has an immediate opening for a daytime cashier. 5 a.m.-2 p.m. three days a week. See Jimmy or April for more details. 941-778-6903. 5424 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

JESSIE’S ISLAND STORE has an immediate opening for a part-time deli clerk. 15-20 hours per week. See Jimmy or April for more details. 941-778-6903. 5424 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

REPORTER WANTED: Full- to part-time. Print media, newspaper experience required. Apply via email with letter of interest to news@islander.org.

KIDS FOR HIRE

KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for up to three weeks for Island youths under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at The Islander office, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

HEALTH CARE

SERVICES

ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and training. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.

CLEANING: RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, vacation, construction, rentals and power washing. 941-744-7983.

U FLY I drive your car anywhere in the USA. Airport runs, anywhere. Office, 941-447-6389. 941-545-6688.

I DON’T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional, friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-779-6638. Leave message.

NEED A RIDE to airports? Tampa $65, St. Pete, $55, Sarasota, $30. Gary, 863-409-5875. gvoness80@gmail.com.

B-SAFE-RIDES: Peggy, R.N I live on Anna Maria Island. Airport, 1-6 seats and personal rides, errands, etc. Don’t risk it! Call now, 727-902-7784.

MYFOODLADY.com provides nutritional guidance for general and chronic health conditions. Contact 360-797-3275 or reservations@myfoodlady.com.

HOME TWEET HOME: Organizing services. Spring specials! Like us on Facebook. 941-301-8017.  Bonnie@hthorganizing.com.

AMI APRIL PROFESSIONAL: Nanny service 25-plus years experience (also dog walking and elderly). Call April, 586-843-5523.

BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS JD’s Window Cleaning looking for storefront jobs in Holmes Beach. I make dirty windows sparkling clean. 941-920-3840.

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 Bill Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.

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

RELAXING MASSAGE IN the convenience of your home or hotel. Massage by Nadia, more than 20 years on Anna Maria Island. Call today for an appointment, 941-518-8301. MA#0017550.MA#0017550.

LAWN & GARDEN

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

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER Service: Repairs, installs. Your local sprinkler company since 1997. Call Jeff, 941-778-2581.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $55/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, “shell phone” 941-720-0770.

NATURE’S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 35 years experience. 941-448-6336.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Shell, lime rock, palms, river rock, construction demolition, fencing, pressure washing, hauling debris and transport. Shark Mark, 941-301-6067.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill, 941-795-5100. www.vangopainting.net.

CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-730-7479.

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

GRIFFIN’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and wood flooring. Insured and licensed. 941-722-8792.

JERRY’S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry, handyman, light hauling, pressure washing. Jack of all trades. Call 941-447-2198.

ARTISAN DESIGN TILE and Marble. Building our reputation on excellent service and focused craftsmanship, one job at a time. www.ArtisanDesignTileAndMarble.com. Call Don, 941-993-6567.

A. GONZALEZ CONSTRUCTION: Re-roof and leak specialist. Residential/hotels/commercial. Repairs, shingles, tile, metal, flat. Quick response. Quality work at reasonable rates. References. Insured/licensed. #CCC1330056. Call Bryan at 727-277-9502.

I CAN FIX that! No job too small. 20 years experience. Remodel, new construction. Call Brent, 941-524-6965.

RENTALS

JUST OFF THE Island: Two retail storefronts for lease on Cortez Road. High visibility, high traffic. Water included. 7818 Cortez Road, approx 800 sf, 7834 Cortez Road, approximately 1,600 sf. 941-746-8666.

ANNUAL RENTAL IN Holmes Beach: 2BR/2BA duplex, furnished or unfurnished, remodeled with private pool. Nonsmoking, no pets. One block to beach. Available May 1. Tom, 941-778-5405.

HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/2BA condo. Gorgeous bay views. See: FloridaRentalbyOwners.com. #1106. 207-944-6097.

AVAILABLE RENTAL: APRIL 2019 and October-April 2020. 2BR/2BA ground-level with carport and patio. Charming, plantation shutters. 1.5 blocks to Gulf beaches. Updated, granite countertops, recessed lighting, flat-screen TVs in each room. Must see! Anna Maria. 941-565-2373.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA, Bradenton Beach. Covered parking and storage, two blocks to the beach. Available March 5. Call 925-596-0785.

LOOKING FOR: ANNA Maria Island house to rent, prefer 2BR, consider other. Nov. 10-Dec. 1. Must have room in driveway for a 20-foot Bass boat. Jeannene, 608-206-6250.

HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/2BA condo. Gorgeous bay views. See: FloridaRentalbyOwners.com. #1106. 207-944-6097.

OFF-SEASON STARTING May 15. Perico Bay 2BR/2BA, one-car garage. Updated villa. Book now. $1,500/month. Flexible. Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA beautifully furnished, garage included. No pets, no smoking. 6-8 months. $1,750/month. 941-778-2824.

2BR/2BA CONDO: FURNISHED annual rental. Holmes Beach.
Westbay Point and Moorings. Bottom floor, waterfront, upgraded. $1,800/month plus electric, cable/internet. Contact 813-362-5881. mgiudice@me.com.

HOLMES BEACH STUDIO rental. Available Dec. 15-April 15, 2019-2020. $1,750/month. 908-914-1182 HOLMES BEACH: WESTBAY Cove condo. Second floor, 2BR/2BA, with large lanai. Tennis courts, pools, one block to Gulf beach. July-Oct.15. $2,500/month. Thirty-day minimum. terryaposporos@gmail, 941-778-8456.

WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS: Waterfront first floor 2BR/2BA updated. May-June. Pool, tennis, amazing view. 941-778-1264. 570-704-8486.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA OFF Cortez Road, Bradenton. 3.5 miles to beach. Fenced yard, washer/dryer hookups, non-smoking. Available May 10. $1,000/month. 941-721-8480. Email mehall@nclaimsadjusters.com.

REAL ESTATE

STARTING FROM THE low $300,000s. Only minutes from the beach, this new active adult community is perfectly located just south of Manatee Avenue off Village Green Parkway. Perfectly designed, open 2BR or 3BR/2BA plus den and two-car garage floor plans. Luxurious amenities, pool, spa, gym, pickleball and fenced-in dog park. HOA only $209/month. Models open daily. Contact us, 941-254-3330. www.MirabellaFlorida.com.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Sweet spot. Waterfront 3BR/2BA home. Caged, heated pool and spa. Boat lift and dock. Vaulted ceiling. New, low price, $699,900. Exclusive, Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.

AFFORDABLE DOUBLEWIDE: HANDYMAN. $29,000 or best offer. Nine miles to beach. Ask for JB, Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.

BAYSHORE GARDENS HOME: 3BR/2BA, community pool and marina. Very affordable at $179,900. Real Estate Mart, 941-356-1456.

​BEACH BLOCK! TURNKEY furnished beautifully updated 3BR/2BA classic cottage with pool, only five houses to beach! West of Gulf Drive with great rental. Only $899,000. Call Kathleen White at 941-773-0165. Island Real Estate.

CONFORMING DUPLEX! Over 2,500 sf of living with 2BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA. Easy walk to beach and room for pool! Now only $699,900. Call Kathleen White at 941-773-0165. Island Real Estate. KWhite35@tampabay.rr.com.

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA, pool home on the grand canal. Two-car garage, formal dining room, fireplace, tile throughout. 65-foot dock with 13,000-lb. boat lift. New roof, freshly painted exterior. $895,000. 941-704-5171.

FOR SALE BY owner: Gorgeous Runaway Bay 2BR/2BA condo. Completely upgraded and beautifully furnished, across street from beach. Must be pre-approved for mortgage. Great income-maker. Booked until August. This is your dream turnkey vacation condo and/or rental property. Call Kim, 513-325-7536 for showing.

PERFECT WINTER GETAWAY at Tortuga! Beach-to-bay access. 2BR/1BA, updated and nicely furnished. Enjoy or rent, pet friendly. Offered at $316,000. Call Pam Charron, Realtor, BHHS Florida Realty. 941-993-3388.

ONLY $190,000! DARLING northwest Bradenton home for sale in nice neighborhood. Move-in ready. 941-795-5703.