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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005

ITEMS FOR SALE

MULTIPLE AWARD-WINNING local barrier island panoramas. Highest quality photographic fine-art prints. Online store: www.PhysicalSystems.com. Galleries: Restless Natives, Artists Guild, Longboat Key Art Center, Sarasota Art Center.

FOR SALE: SOFA bed, washer, futon, cabinet, bookshelf, antique sewing machine and cabinet. (941) 778-1925.

TWIN BED with bookcase headboard, complete with high-quality mattress set. Owned one year. $200, or best offer. Call (941) 383-9148 and leave message.

FURNITURE FOR SALE: Drexel solid-oak honey-colored, American-theme bedroom and living room set. Bedroom set includes large armoire, dresser, two night stands, king-sized panel bed, landscape mirror, original cost, over $7,000; living room set includes cocktail table, round table, and end table with drawer, original cost, $3,000. Other items include Natuzzi fine leather couch and loveseat, white, $400. Green-and-blue-plaid couch, $95. Oversized hunter-green leather TV chair with ottoman, $95. Stackable storage racks (shoes), $95. Antique chair. Home entertainment system, excellent 42-inch ProScan Sony receiver, CD player, Bose speakers, woofer. Lots of other stuff. Call Bill, (305) 761-3531.

ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: Mammoth halves! New crop. $7 lb. Now available at The Islander newspaper. Proceeds benefit the Island Players.

10 PUTTERS: Some from the 1920s and 30s. $100. (941) 798-8342.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNA MARIA ISLAND SCREENSAVER! Experience the Island on your computer desktop. Available at The Islander, or purchase online or order by mail. $12 PC or $15 Mac. www.robertsondesignstudio.com.

AMI KIWANIS CLUB fruit orders benefit Island children. Order delicious oranges and grapefruit packages for shipment to friends and family from member Rich Bohnenberger, (941) 778-0355. Order through May 2005.

PILATES AND YOGA at Anna Maria Art League. Pilates, Monday, 9-10am; Yoga, Thursday, 9-10:15am. Beginning to intermediate. $6/class. Drop-ins welcome. Instructor Preston Whaley Jr. (941) 778-3996.

NEED A GIFT? Artists will design and create unique art, stained glass, paintings, painted furniture and more! Restless Natives, Island Shopping Center, 5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 779-2624.

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

FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking. Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.

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

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon. Always sales racks. Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

RUMMAGE AND WHITE elephant sale: 8am to 3pm Friday-Saturday, Jan. 7-8. Casco Dorado condo. 9706 Cortez Rd., Bradenton. Great stuff!

NEW YEAR'S SALE: All high-fashion, sterling jewelry 50 percent off, select antique gifts, artwork 25-60 percent off. Niki's Gifts & Antiques. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, next to Time Saver. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729.

EVERYTHING MUST GO in three rental homes! Two new refrigerators, washer and dryer, furniture, dishes, etc. 8 am-1pm Friday-Saturday, Jan. 7-8.104-108 36th St., Holmes Beach.

50 PERCENT OFF! Booths 7 and 47. Essence of Time, Holmes Boulevard, Holmes Beach. Sale through Jan. 8. Also, sidewalk sale, Saturday. Jewelry, furniture, home accessories.

YARD SALE 9am Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 8-9. Furniture, clothes, toys, athletic equipment, household, more. 874 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE: MULTIPLE families. 602 and 621 Ranger Lane, Longboat Key. Household and lanai furniture, exercise equipment, bicycles, sewing machine, tools, chainsaw, boating accessories, much more. Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 8-9. 9am-3pm.

PETS

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

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

TRANSPORTATION

1994 MERCURY LS wagon, loaded, perfect condition, new tires. $3,900.Call for information, (941) 539-1433.

1992 JEEP CHEROKEE sport: Great Island vehicle, well maintained, new tires. 125,000 miles. $2,500 or best offer. (941) 778-0155 or 504-3251.

1992 MERCEDES E300: 138,000 miles, very nice condition, regularly serviced. $5,200. (941) 778-5902.

1993 MERCURY SABLE: green-blue, air conditioning, cassette player, air bags. Loaded, well maintained, in perfect condition, never been in accident. 111,000 miles. $3,300. (941) 794-1333.

2001 PT CRUISER: 50,000 miles. Purple, sunroof, ice-cold air, leather interior. Garage kept. $9,500. (941) 778-3875.

1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning, has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great! $1,800, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.

BOATS & BOATING

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

1996 GRADY WHITE: 24-foot voyager T-top. Cabin, two 130-hp Yamahas, low hours. Lift kept. $35,000. (941) 778-1620.

1995 EVINRUDE 200 HP. All cables, control box, key switch, propellor. Less than 100 hours on rebuild. $3,500. (941) 723-1107.

FISHING & CHARTERS

LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. (941) 723-1107.

KIDS FOR HIRE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HELP WANTED

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

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

QUALIFIED CHEF/SOUS chef for busy continental restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Apply at Ooh La La! Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call, (941) 778-1102.

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.

BOOKKEEPER POSITION available for busy, friendly Island business. Flexible hours, full or part time, some remote work from home a possibility. QuickBooks experience required. Call Carol, (941) 778-6066.

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED: Full time. Possible living accommodations. Perfect for semi-retired handy person. Fax resume: (941) 866-9010.

TEMPORARY SECRETARY: Frequent occasional work in my home on Key Royale, Holmes Beach. Pleasant surroundings and good pay. Call Herb Harris, (941) 778-0813.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tingley Memorial Library, Bradenton Beach. Check books, re-shelve, assist library patrons. Come in or call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208.

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

SERVICES

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

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

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer misbehaving? Certified computer service and private lessons. Special $30/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.

CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist. Experienced certified technician for communication electronics offers wireless and cable networks, upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and training. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.

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

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

BRICK PAVER Restoration, pressure cleaning , sealing, staining. Make your pavers look new again! C-Squared, Sean D'Agustino. (941) 345-3092.

SCOTT'S HANDYMAN SERVICES: Remodeling and repair. Free estimate, many references. Island resident. (941) 713-1907 cell, (941) 778-5427 home. E-mail: geraldscottfulton@hotmail.com.

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

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

HOUSECLEANING: affordable rates, quality service. Seasonals, private homes, rentals. No job too big or small. Call for estimate. (941) 779-9574.

TUTOR: 30 years experience. M.A. reading, M.A. learning disabilities. Diagnostic/remedial and supplemental. Call 778-0349 between 4-6pm.

PHOTOGRAPHER FOR HIRE: Kelly Ragan. Custom portraits, weddings, beach photography. Information at Restless Natives, (941) 779-2624.

MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior or exterior, landscapes and more. Information at Restless Natives, (941) 779-2624.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LANDSCAPING

PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and installation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4441.

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

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

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and commercial. 30-years experience. (941) 748-3356.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Holiday specials: 18-foot coconut palm, $450; 7-foot Christmas palm, $325. Complete landscape service. Call (941) 727-5066.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality landscape maintenance, cleanups, pruning, planting, shell and more. Free estimates. Insured, references. (941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

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

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed and insured. Many Island references. (941) 778-2993. License #CRC 035261.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HANDYMAN SERVICE: Bill MacCaughern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, decks. Masonry, tile, painting. 30 years experience. Yes, I do show up! (941) 778-3904.

CONCRETE/MASONRY/RESTORATION, driveway, sidewalks, curbs, retaining walls, structural, shell drives, dump truck service. C-Squared, Sean D'Agustino. (941) 345-3092. Lic. #CGC1506629.

PERFECTIONIST PAINTING and power washing. Interior/exterior painting! From $1 sf, plus materials. Free estimate. Established 1985. Call Kirt D. Sweatt anytime, (941) 702-0993.

RANDY'S REMODELING: Demo, carpentry, drywall finishing and texture. Free estimates. (941) 778-0540 or 320-2506.

JIM MELANSON Painting interior, exterior, pressure cleaning. Free estimates, 18-year Island resident. Call Jim, (941) 718-9053.

STEVE'S REMODELING & repair service. Free estimates, 35 years experience. (941) 795-1968.

PAINTING AND HOME repair: Local references, free estimates. I take pride in my work. Your satisfaction guaranteed. Call John (941) 778-3713.

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more. Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Island references, 15 years experience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.

RENTALS

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

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

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

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious 3BR/2BA homes. Please call (813) 752-4235, or view Web site: www.AhhSeaBreeze.com

POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities. Managed by Coastal Properties Realty, (941) 794-1515.

CORTEZ COTTAGE fully furnished, nice breezy, quiet area. Seasonal, $1,700/month, $600/week, $100/night. (941) 778-8168 or 794-5980. www.divefish.com.

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 or $6,000/monthly. Call 713-0034 or e-mail: gamiller@tampabay.rr.com.

FULLY FURNISHED VILLA in beautiful Mt. Vernon, two miles to beaches. 2BR/2BA, no pets, nonsmoking, age 55-plus. Minimum three months. Peak season, $2,500/month; annually, $1,500/month. (941) 721-1784.

ELEVATED 2BR/2BA BEACH house, undercover parking, close to beach, nicely furnished. 210 81st St., Holmes Beach. $2,250/month. (813) 962-0817.

NEW FURNISHED 2BR/2BA 55-plus, across from beach. Furnished, annual $1,150/month. Also available seasonal. (941) 725-1074.

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

CORTEZ VACATION COTTAGE. Renovated, light and open, nonsmoking, no pets. $800/week, $1,700/month. (941) 795-8077.

ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. 2BR/1.5BA townhouse, newly remodeled, 500-feet to beach. Expect first, last, security deposit. $1,150/month. Call (330) 559-3860.

VACATION RENTALS: Available now through April. Weekly or monthly. Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307. www.franmaxonrealestate.com.

5BR/4.5BA: WALK TO Bean Point beach. Available January. www.abeachhouse.com. (941) 725-1074.

LONGBOAT KEY, 55-plus furnished 2BR/2BA house. Includes cable, water, pool, clubhouse. Annual, $1,050/month. Call (941) 383-3151.

KEY ROYALE HIGH Standards canal home. Tastefully decorated. 2BR/2BA, waterside terrace, heated pool, dock. Available seasonally $4500/month. (863) 860-7407. www.vrbo.com/18876/htm.

SEASONAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA Baywatch condo, heated pool, waterview, $1,000/week, $3,000/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, small pet OK, $2,600/month; Bayou,

2BR/1BA, across from beach, $2,500/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.

LATE CANCELLATION available for season or portion. 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis. Close to beach and all services. Old Florida Realty Co., (941) 778-3377 or 713-9096.

LONGBOAT KEY: Pelican Harbour Gulf -ide home. 3BR/2BA beautifully furnished, available immediately through March 15. $3,500/ month. Long-term lease available in May. (941) 758-0978 or 795-1695.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED: Bradenton Beach 3BR/2BA modern duplex on Intracoastal. Dock and davits. Inside washer and dryer, large rooms. First, last, $1,100/month. (727) 784-3679.

HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/1BA, 1,500 sf, beach house, 1.5 blocks to beach. Fully furnished, $495/week. Available January. (941) 587-1456.

GREAT SUNSET VIEWS. Two 2BR apartments on Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Call (941) 914-4646

SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, furnished 1 and 2BR condos. Cable, microwave, washer/dryer. Block to beach and shopping. From $1,800/month. (407) 846-8741.

PANORAMIC BAYFRONT RETREAT: Monthly seasonal rental. Large 2BR/1BA newly renovated and fully equipped. $2,800/month. (352) 267-9187.

OVERLOOKING LAKE: 2BR/2BA unfurnished annual duplex in great condition. 6808-B Palm Drive, Holmes Beach. $900/month. (863) 673-0521.

MT. VERNON LAKEFRONT furnished 2BR/2BA villa located in bird sanctuary on Sarasota Bay. Only two miles from Gulf beaches. Pool, tennis, clubhouse. No pets, nonsmoking, 55-plus. Available three-twelve months. Boat dock (up to 23 feet) included, based on availability. $2,600/monthly, plus electric and tax. (941) 794-5011.

FLORIDA RENTAL: Hate snow? You can have the warm West Coast Florida sun and the ocean right outside your door. Wake up to sunshine every day. 1BR efficiency with a sofa bed. Full housekeeping service. All you need is your towel. Available at Resort 66 located on Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island. Weeks available are Feb. 26-March 5 and March 5-12. $900/week. Call (315) 868-2813, leave message.

WINTER SPECIAL! Steps to beach. Large 1BR/2BA, courtyard, washer/dryer, cable, telephone. $1,995/month, $650/week. Call (941) 778-1098.

TOWNHOUSE PERICO ISLAND: 2BR-plus/3BA, water view, clubhouse, exercise room, sauna, pool. Available January through March 2005. $2,300/ month. (941) 795-3778.

GULFFRONT MARTINIQUE NORTH: 2BR/2BA, heated pool, tennis, garage. Beautiful Gulfview. One-month minimum. (941) 779-2701.

WANTED: SINGLE MOM and 8-year-old boy desperately need reasonably rental, hopefully within biking distance to Anna Maria Community Center. (941) 778-9217.

SEASONAL PERICO BAY Club 2BR/2BA villa, January, $2,500; Palma Sola Townhouse, January, $1,500/month, February, $2,500/month. Call Real Estate Mart (941) 756-1090.

ANNUAL: UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA duplex, elevated, new carpet and paint, walk to beach. First, last, security. $800/month. 779-1112.

SEASONAL: 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, new paint and carpet, walk to Gulf, two-month minimum. $1,900/month. (941) 779-1112.

BEAUTIFUL BRADENTON BEACH condo: Just remodeled and furnished, 2BR/2BA, beach access, pool, tennis. Available February on. $1,075/week, $3,300/month. Also available long term. (941) 355-4027.

ANNUAL RENTAL, 2BR/2BA with Florida room, washer/dryer hookup, dishwasher, carport, close to beach, beautiful apartment. $975/month. Dolores M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.

SEASONAL RENTAL 1.5 miles to beach, clean, furnished, no pets, nonsmoking. $1,000/month plus utilities. (941) 761-9440.

AVAILABLE 2005 WINTER vacation rentals: Perico Bay Club, $2,900/month; Coral Shores, 2BR/2BA with pool on canal, $3,500/month; San Remo Shores, 3BR/2BA with pool on canal, $3,800/month; Gulffront duplex, 3BR/2BA, $1,300/week; Mariner's Cove condo, $3,400/month; Alecassandra Villa, 1BR/1BA, $2,100/month; Bridgeport, 2BR/2BA, $2,900/month. Please call Cristin Curl at Wagner Realty. (941) 778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com

RENTALS AVAILABLE: Utilities included, unfurnished. Efficiency, $690/month; 1BR/1BA, $735/month; 2BR/1BA, $950/month. Call (941) 524-5205 between 9am-7pm.

SEASONAL WATERFRONT, 1BR or 2BR , like new! $1,800 and $2,900/month. Call (941) 779-9074 or (703) 587-4675.

ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated duplex. Garage, carport, all new renovation. no pets. $900/month, plus deposit. (941) 721-3649.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA single- family home in northwest Bradenton. $1,200/month; Three 2BR/2BA single-family canal homes. From $1,600 to $2,100/month. Call Island Real Estate (941) 778-6066.

LONGBOAT KEY 2BR/2BA 1,400-sf condo with panoramic views of bay. Available Jan. 15 through April 15. (941) 587-1456.

TURNKEY FURNISHED 2BR/1BA old Florida-style ground-floor duplex. Walk to beach. Ceramic floors, laundry, patio, cable, DVR. Pet friendly. Reasonable. (941) 779-9470.

1BR APARTMENT close to beach with water views. Sleeps four. $500/week or $1,850/month. Nonsmoking. Quiet area, Holmes Beach. (941) 779-0420.

PRICELESS BAY VIEW in the Moorings at Holmes Beach. Second-floor condo. 2BR/2BA, nicely appointed. March $3,000/month. (941) 778-8364.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/1BA, one block to beach. Year lease, washer and dryer hookup, all tile. $825/month. Call (813) 244-4944.

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

REAL ESTATE

CITY OF ANNA Maria: The Bayou 2BR/1BA remodeled condo. Upstairs, canal view, boat dock. One-of-a-kind unit! $395,000. Don, (941) 778-1367 or (770) 889-2887 or

DIRECT 50x100 FOOT Gulffront lot in Holmes Beach with DEP permitted. Plans for 2,400 sf living area, four-car garage home. $1,650,000. (941) 778-1086.

DIRECT GULFFRONT FOR Sale by owner, $1,490,000. Best opportunity in Holmes Beach 3BR/1BA bungalow, 1,328 sf. Concrete-pier foundation. Zoned R-4. Total lot size 50x100 feet. 3306 Fourth Ave., Holmes Beach. Contact Ken Ward, (813) 892-3690.

GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA home nestled among trees in private setting on most desired stretch of Anna Maria. $1,950,000. Charles Rutenberg Realty, Rose Waltzer, (813) 495-7336. No co-broker at this time.

2BR/2BA CONDO: Great view. 3601 E. Bay Drive. Cove at Sandy Point. $295,000. Call (941) 779-0448 or (815) 872-0747.

OWN YOUR OWN Waterfall! 50-foot cascading waterfall, three-plus acres in prestigious Hemlock Preserve, Franklin, N.C. Septic approved. $93,500. Contact (941) 753-2372 or (828) 837-6261.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Westbay Point & Moorings hard-to-find ground-floor end unit. 2BR/2BA condo. Excellent condition. $379,900. Call (941) 756-4860.

NORTH END Anna Maria, 2BR/2BA, fireplace, sundeck. Close to Gulf beach. $496,000. (941) 778-2665.

ANNA MARIA Ground-floor 2BR/1BA with two-car garage, 100 feet to beach. Bayview, large lot, furnished. Concrete block. (941) 778-7703.

MOUNT VERNON: 2BR/2BA , lakefront condo with partial bay view, enclosed lanai, new appliances and air conditioning. Minutes to beach. 55-plus community. $239,000. (941) 795-4030.

HOUSE DEALS ON, off, near the Islands. West Bradenton; Northwest Bradenton, minutes to beach, heated pool, sauna, hot tub, $324,900; Ellenton, close-in country living, custom 3BR/2BA with two-car garage, 3/4-acre wooded lot, $325,000; Longboat Key, English cottage with unique artist loft, Abbaco architecture, 15-foot loft ceilings, two-car garage, hot tub, $650,000. Call Fred Flis, Real Estate Mart (941) 756-1090.

2BR/2BA-3BR/2BA DUPLEX: 2511 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Gulf and bay views. 5,208 sf under roof. One block to beach. Appointment only. Call (941) 778-2553.

RIVER DISTRICT: 4-6BR/4BA, two fireplaces, hardwood throughout, views of river, private setting, oaks. $585,000. 223 21st St. W. Open daily by appointment after 10am. (941) 746-2464.

REAL ESTATE INVESTORS: 20 percent plus return, many to choose from, homesites or houses, IRA/1031 approved. (941) 953-9115.

OPEN HOUSE: PERICO Bay Club condo for sale by owner. All new appliances. $255,000. Wednesday, Jan. 5, and Saturday, Jan. 8, 1-4pm. 880 Audubon Drive. Call (941) 761-8308.

TO SETTLE ESTATE: 2BR/1BA home with garage. 106 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Call (941) 504-4199 to see. Being sold "as-is" with right to inspect. $469,000.

RIVERVIEW LANDINGS: Northwest Bradenton's most desired neighborhood. 4BR/3BA, pool/spa, three-car garage, 5,300-sf under roof, renovated/updated 2003. Spectacular executive home designed for entertaining. By owner, broker protected. $799,000. (941) 792-2247.

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