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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004

ITEMS FOR SALE

VICTORIAN five-piece parlor set. Must see! Stop by 5351 Gulf Drive, #4, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-8687.

SPA/HOT TUB: Five-person, 24 jets, full-redwood cabinet, lounger, five-HP pump, warranty. Must move. Will sacrifice for $1,495. (941) 544-0281.

MUST SEE! Three sections like new, lighted wall unit. Will house TV, stereo, bar, books, various pictures, etc. $450. (941) 778-3850.

LAWNMOWER: BOLENS 38-inch cut, 15 hp driving mower with reverse feature. Only 11 months old/new. Was $1,275. New, asking $600. (941) 761-2555.

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

FREE DELIVERY: SEAFOOD to go. Shrimp, crabs, native fish. Delivered to your door. Call James Lee, (941) 795-1112 or 704-8421.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

YOGA SPACE. The Island's premier center for yoga. Offering classes from beginner to advanced. Call (941) 224-0292 for information and schedule.

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

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., Physicalmind, Yogafit. (941) 778-3996.

NEED A GIFT? Artists will design and create a unique piece, 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. Download form: www.islandsandbeaches.com/brick.pdf.

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

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, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday 9am-noon. Always half-price sales racks. 511 Pine Ave, Anna Maria. 779-2733.

BRADENTON CHURCH garage sale, 8am-1pm, Saturday, Nov. 13, to benefit church mission programs. Furniture, housewares, clothing, appliances, collectibles, books, toys, crafts and much more! Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.

HUGE FLEA MARKET 9am-4pm Saturday, Nov. 13, Antiques, collectables, furniture, jewelry, household, fun stuff! In the parking lot of Niki's Island Treasures and Islander Market Antiques, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, next to Timesaver.

YARD SALE 8am-noon, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 12-13. Furniture, Karaoke, full-size iron bed, collectables, great stuff. 12308 42nd Ave. Drive W., Cortez.

GARAGE SALE 9am-1pm, Saturday, Nov. 13. Blinds for all size windows, household items, books, clothes. 310 Tarpon St., Anna Maria.

YARD SALE: 9am, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 11-12. Kitchen chairs, set of pots and pans, Kangaroo battery-operated golf cart $60, vacuum, clothes and more. 628 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE: 8am-2pm, Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 13-14. Furniture, fine art canvas (stretched or loose). Prints and assorted works of art. 240 Chilson, Anna Maria.

COLLECTABLE DOLL SALE: 9am-2pm, Saturday, Nov. 13. Madame Alexander doll collection. Beautiful, like new with wrist tags and boxes. 406 79th St., Holmes Beach.

PLANT SALE: 8am-4pm, Saturday, Nov. 13. Natives, butterfly, wildlife, holiday container gardens. 418 16th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. (One mile south of Desoto Park.)

GARAGE SALE: 9am-1pm, Saturday, Nov 13. Tools, entertainment center, antiques, baby stuff, etc. 2818 Avenue C, Holmes Beach.

FREE ARTS AND CRAFTS Fair: 9am-1pm, Saturday, Nov. 13. Paintings, ceramics, photography, decorations, needlecraft, jewelry, gifts, prizes, bake sale and lots more. Mt. Vernon Clubhouse, 4701 Independence Drive, West Bradenton. (941) 792-3265.

GARAGE SALE: 8am-?, Saturday, Nov. 13. Odds and ends, children's clothes and much more! 306 57th St., Holmes Beach.

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

SCOOTER: 2004 49.9-CC. Brand new, 600 miles. Retail price, $1,550. Asking, $1,000. (941) 778-1010, ext. 0.

2002 HYUNDAI SANTE FE: 19,000 miles, excellent condition. Warranty. $13,000. (941) 778-2581.

1990 OLDS 88 Royale Sedan. Four door, power steering, stereo, very good mechanically, clean inside, good tires, new brakes. $750. (941) 279-1510.

2000 DODGE CARAVAN: 68,000 miles, four new tires, strong air. Power everything, automatic. Excellent condition! Asking $9,500. (941) 778-7901.

1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning, has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great! $2,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.

1997 CADILLAC SLS, four-door champion. Excellent condition. 70,000 miles, $9,995. Johnny O's Motor World, Woody, (941) 747-2006.1704 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Across from McKechnie Field.

1994 CHRYSLER LEBARON Convertible GTC. White, black top, six cylinder. Great beach car. $4,500. Johnny O's Motor World, Woody, (941) 747-2006.1704 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Across from McKechnie Field.

1998 CHEVROLET 150 Extended cab. 4x4 with leather. $13,977. Like new. Johnny O's Motor World, Woody, (941) 747-2006.1704 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Across from McKechnie Field.

1996 FORD EXPLORER Limited. Pearl, excellent condition. $6,893. Johnny O's Motor World, Woody, (941) 747-2006.1704 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Across from McKechnie Field.

1995 JEEP CHEROKEE Sport. New tires, ice cold air. Must see. $3,995. Johnny O's Motor World, Woody, (941) 747-2006.1704 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Across from McKechnie Field.

1989 BUICK REGAL: 80,000 miles, ice cold air. Will deliver. $2,549. Johnny O's Motor World, Woody, (941) 747-2006.1704 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Across from McKechnie Field.

2001 KIA SEPHIA, automatic, loaded. $5,695. Johnny O's Motor World, Woody, (941) 747-2006.1704 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Across from McKechnie Field.

1997 KIA SEPHIA, 60,000 miles, automatic. $3,995. Johnny O's Motor World, Woody, (941) 747-2006.1704 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Across from McKechnie Field.

1994 BUICK Roadmaster. Nice looking wagon, great for beach. $4,599. Johnny O's Motor World, Woody, (941) 747-2006.1704 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Across from McKechnie Field.

1998 PONTIAC Transport van. Four door, loaded, captain chairs. $6,995. Johnny O's Motor World, Woody, (941) 747-2006.1704 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Across from McKechnie Field.

BOATS & BOATING

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

FOR SALE: 16-foot canoe, aluminum flatback. Motor ready. $225. (941) 778-3203.

1990 BENETEAU SAILBOAT 32.5 foot. Recent overhaul and bottom paint. Excellent condition. Can be seen at Bradenton Beach Marina.

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.

RESORT MAINTENANCE and house cleaning. Part-time and weekends. Retired couples welcome. (941) 778-0910.

HOUSEKEEPER, FULL TIME for 18-unit hotel, must speak English and have own transportation. Weekends a must. (941) 778 1010, ext. 0.

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.

TOP NOTCH OFFICE Manager: Experienced, knowledgeable in the real estate business, efficient self-starter wanted for busy, growing real estate sales and rental office! Upbeat, energetic, positive attitude a must, yet willing to work hard and efficiently. Compensation commensurate with experience. Person with bookkeeping, computer and people skills in one package would be the ticket. Please fax resume, (941) 778-1845.

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: TINGLEY Memorial Library. Duties include checking books in/out, reshelving, and generally assisting library patrons. Call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208.

HEALTH CARE

MINNESOTA CERTIFIED medical assistant and retired assistant police chief husband looking for personal aid-caretaker position. Great references. (941) 355-1136.

HOME COMPANION AVAILABLE 8-10 hours per week. Light housekeeping, light cooking, errands, appointments, shopping. Joany, (941) 704-1373.

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.

NEW BUSINESS: Deborah Scott Organizer. Parties (birthday, pet, etc.) meetings, socials, casting calls, sales, jewelry boxes, closets, kitchens, filing cabinets, offices, work/tool shop. Just about anything. (941) 778-0268.

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

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

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over 30 years experience, self-employed in construction trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941) 778-4561.

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

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.

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.

TREE SERVICE: Stump grinding, topping, trimming, removals. Palm trimming. 15 years locally working on Anna Maria. Phil Brewer, (941) 545-4770 or 778-7790.

RESPONSIBLE ENGLISH/German speaking 25-year old offering childcare and babysitting for all ages. Days, nights, weekends. Call, (941) 345-5043.

A CLEAN HOUSE supports the arts! Working artist cleans to support her painting. Mature, thorough, reliable, honest. Midwest work ethic! References. Call Jean, home (941) 792-1965, or cell (952) 393-3236.

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

TUTOR: Experienced teacher with master's degree will help K-12 student to achieve school success. Call Carol, (941) 778-1543.

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.

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.

CEILING AND WALL repair, drywall, texture, paint, tile. Call Fred, (941) 586-3656 or leave message, 752-9777.

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.

PAINTING: 25 years experience. Specializing in exterior painting and power washing. Free estimates. Call Rick Kunkel, (941) 792-9597.

RANDY'S REMODELING SERVICE: Drywall, demolition, carpentry, texture. Free estimates, references, Island resident. (941) 320-2506.

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) 447-5341.

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

BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to a two-unit property. 2BR/1BA, completely renovated and furnished. New washer/dryer, microwave. Three-minute walk to beach. Off season, $500/week, $1,500/month. Unfurnished annual rate, $1,200/month. Call Ron, (941) 228-5154.

BAYFRONT ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA, tennis, pool, cable, water/sewer and trash included. Old Florida Realty Co., (941) 778-3377, or Sharon (941) 778-3730.

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

ANNUAL KEY WEST-style custom 3BR/2.5BA, ceramic floors, oak stairs, greatroom with fireplace, French doors, 2,000 sf living area and large screened deck. $2,000/month. (941) 794-9921 or 773-6581.

ANNA MARIA: 200 feet to Rod & Reel Pier, ground-floor, 2BR/1BA, fully furnished, washer/dryer, all amenities, utilities included. $1,000/month. Available now through Nov. 30. No pets, nonsmoking. (941) 387-8610.

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO, brand new 1BR/1BA designer furnished. Pool, laundry, walk to restaurants. Opens Jan.1. $900/week. Call (901) 301-8299.

CORTEZ COTTAGE fully furnished, nice breezy, quiet area. Off-season, $850/month, $550/week. Seasonal, $1,700/month. (941) 778-8168 or 794-5980. www.divefish.com.

KING BEDROOM efficiency for rent. Night, weekend, weekly, seasonal Private entrance, private deck. Nonsmoking, close to beach. Call 778-3433 or 773-0010.

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.

HOLMES BEACH seasonal/vacation just across from Gulf. 1BR/1BA ground-floor efficiency with glimpse of Gulf. Nicely furnished, handicap accessible, pets welcome. $1,200/month. Towne & Shore Realty, (941) 383-3840.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR Perico Bay Club, pool, tennis, $1,500/month; 2BR/2BA Bay Hollow, furnished or unfurnished, boat dock, pet OK, $1,500/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 778-0202. www.suncoastinc.com

WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTALS: Condos/houses from $500week to $1,500/month, many Gulffronts. (800) 732-6434. SunCoast Real Estate. www.suncoastinc.com

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

PINE BAY FOREST: Annual 3BR/2BA furnished condo! Beautiful hardwood floors, fireplace, cathedral ceilings, association pool and tennis courts! $1,600/month, plus utilities. Please call An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

ANNUAL DUPLEX in Anna Maria near the Island Community Center. 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer hookup, screened porch. First, last, security. No pets. $750/month. (941) 792-8817.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Steps to beach. 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer available. Pets welcome. $850/month, includes water/sewage. Expect first, last, security deposit. (941) 778-0292 or 650-3552.

VACATION RENTAL, Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA canalfront. Fully furnished. Garage, laundry, dock, many extras. Available now through Dec. 31. $750/week or $2,200/month. Call (813) 286-9814.

ANNUAL ANNA MARIA 2BR/1BA with garage: Steps to beach. Near Bean Point. New carpet and paint. Unfurnished. $1,000/month. (941) 778-3006.

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

SEASONAL  Holmes Beach. 2BR/1BA. Ground-level duplex. Completely furnished. One house to Gulf. No pets. (813) 689-0925, e-mail: HlmsBchRntl@aol.com.

WATERFRONT 1BR/1BA, $900/month annually, $1,600/month seasonally. Also, 2BR/2BA $2,700/month seasonally. Both very beautiful. (941) 779-9074.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/1.5BA duplex, $850/month. Also, 3BR/1BA elevated home, $1,200/month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A., (941) 778-2291 or e-mail: Jason@betsyhills.com.

SNOW BIRDS: Anna Maria Island, make your reservations now! 2BR/2BA, steps to beach. Available November through May. $2,000/month. Call (269) 963-8683.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: 2BR/2BA house with pool, great area and minutes to beaches. Seasonal, $2,500/month. Deborah Thrasher, owner/agent, RE/MAX Excellence, (941) 518-7738. E-mail: DebMThrash@aol.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Renovated 2BR/1.5BA duplex in Holmes Beach. Shared washer/dryer. $950/month. First, last, security. 307 65th St., Holmes Beach. Gulf-Bay Realty, (941) 778-7244.

GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2.5BA and 2BR/2BA. Heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts. Available December through April. (941) 794-8877 or 730-5393.

SEASONAL RENTALS available including second floor, bayfront apartment with pool, tennis. Close to beach, shopping. $2,800/month. Old Florida Realty Co., (941) 778-3377.

FEBRUARY RENTAL: 2BR/2BA condo. Gulffront complex, heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts. (941) 794-8877 or 730-5393.

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.

ANNUALS: 2BR/2BA duplex washer/dryer hookup, $750/month. Also, rustic 2BR/2BA beach apartment with hobby room, porch, washer/dryer hookup, $850/month. Dolores M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.

JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH: Holmes Beach. Attractive 3BR/2BA home just steps to Gulf. Comfortably furnished, all amenities, screened lanai. One-month minimum. $3,550/month. (863) 686-8207, or e-mail: Langforc00@aol.com.

WORKSHOP FOR RENT: 15 by 25 feet and 25 by 35 feet, 1/4 mile from Cortez Bridge. (941) 737-3630.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Nicely located, spacious 1BR/2BA. Steps to beach, washer/dryer, courtyard. $495/week, winter $2,195/month. Pets OK. (941) 778-1098.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Palma Sola townhouse, pool, boat dock, November-December, $1,200/month; January-April, $2,800/month. Perico Bay Club villa 2BR/2BA with garage, December, $1,800/month; January, $2,600/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

AVAILABLE 2005 WINTER vacation rentals: Perico Bay Club, $2,900/month; Coral Shores, 3BR/2BA with pool on canal, $3,500/month; San Remo Shores, 3BR/2BA with pool, on canal, $3,800/month; Gulffront duplex, 3BR/2BA, $3,900/month; Holmes Beach 3BR/2BA canal home, $3,500/month; Lazy Livin 2BR/1BA condo, $2,800/month; Mariner's Cove condo, $3,400/month; Anna Maria Island Club, $5,200/month. Please call Cristin Curl, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.

2BR/2BA LUXURY Holmes Beach apartment for rent weekly/monthly/seasonal. Steps to beach, furnished, washer/dryer, workout room, bikes. $650/week; $2,100/month. (941) 778-7741.

FOR RENT: One room, north Longboat Key, male preferred. $100/week. Washing facilities included. (941) 383-4856.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Morningside 2BR condo. Screened porch, ground level, near pool. $1,800/month. Marina Pointe Realty Co., (941) 779-0732 or (866) 779-0732.

DIRECT ON THE BEACH Sun Plaza West 2BR/2BA, nicely furnished, heated pool, tennis, elevator. Available Nov. 20-Jan. 30. Call owner, (941) 778-3231.

ANNA MARIA 2BR/1BA upper, attractive, open floor plan. Fourth house from beach. Months available. Call (941) 778-7933.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Single-family home, 2BR/2BA, steps to beach, $1,100; 1BR/1BA units on water, all tile, from $700/month; Like new 2BR/2BA condo available Nov. 1, $1,200/month, plus fees. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY: Holmes Beach, Sunbow Bay 2BR/2BA large condo on Intracoastal. Pool, tennis courts, two blocks to beach, shopping and trolley stop across street. Modern furnishings, all amenities.$900/week or $3,400/month. Nonsmoking, no pets. (212) 873-9438.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 5400 Condo. 1BR/1BA ground-floor unit. Glass-enclosed lanai, pools, Gulffront complex. $850/month. Marina Pointe Realty Co., (941) 779-0732 or (866) 779-0732.

HOLMES BEACH Westbay Point & Moorings. Second-floor 2BR/2BA corner unit. Clear view of Tampa Bay and Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Seasonal, $3,300/month. (847) 818-0535.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL: 1BR/1BA ground-floor apartment with waterview. Walk to beach. Nonsmoking. $375/week until Jan. 1. (941) 778-4001.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex with bonus room, screened porch and deck. Mexican tile, covered parking and more! Marina Pointe Realty Co., (941) 779-0732 or (866) 779-0732.

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

THE SEA OATS Bradenton Beach. Townhouses and villas for sale at pre-construction prices. Contact Jane or Dave Guy, (941) 284-5469 or 284-5461.

ISLAND PARADISE for yachter and nature lovers. Wooded one-acre lot on private island off Longboat Key in Sarasota Bay with 270 feet of waterfront facing a Gulf sunset. Mainland dock and parking included in the deed. $575,000. (941) 778-7930 or 855-0444.

ISLAND RETREAT: Furnished 1BR/1BA mobile home. Just across street from Gulf beach. Close to shopping, restaurants and trolley stop. Bradenton Beach, Sandpiper Resort Co-op.55-plus park. $10,000 firm. (941) 752-3817.

STEPS TO BEACH! Triplex 3BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA. Rent out two units, live in the other! New cabinets, new air conditioning, walking distance to everything! Asking $599,000. Deborah Thrasher, owner/agent, RE/MAX Excellence, (941) 518-7738. E-mail: DebMThrash@aol.com.

SANDY POINT 2BR/2BA bayview. Overlooks protected mangroves, high ceilings, heated pool, extra storage. $240,000. Call (941) 778-2335, evenings.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: Large 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, pool, sauna, hot tub. Open concept, minutes to beach. $324,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA condo, 100 yards to beach. New kitchen, appliances, paint and more. Great views, covered parking, heated pool, turnkey furnished. Close to everything. 3311 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. $515,000. (812) 350-4329.

LOWEST PRICE CONDO! Sunbow Bay condo. 2BR/2BA with some furnishings, elevator, heated pool, fishing pier, tennis courts. Asking $269,000. Call Deborah Thrasher RE/MAX Excellent, (941) 518-7738. E-mail: DebMThrash@aol.com.

CONDO ALTERNATIVE. No fees, Longboat village, 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. English cottage with carriage-house guest quarters. $650,000. Exclusive. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

TAXES TOO HIGH? I will buy your house! (941) 778-4495.

WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS: 2BR/2BA upstairs unit, glass-enclosed lanai, $460,000. Dick Maher or Dave Jones, A Paradise Realty, (941) 778-4800.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND condo. 100-steps to beach. 2BR/1BA newly remodeled, fully furnished. Pool. Excellent rental. Sea Pirate #6, 3301 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. $350,000. For sale by owner, (513) 907-0233.

CITY OF ANNA Maria: The Bayou. 2BR/1BA condo. Upstairs, furnished, canal view, dock. Income. January, February, March 2005. View at: www.VRBO.com, #38442. $299.000. Rose (813) 961-7166 (813) 317-5460.

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.

WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS: Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA bayfront condo. Lanai overlooking Tampa Bay. $454,000. (941) 778-0042.

HOLMES BEACH elevated duplex. 2BR/2BA each side. New roof and many upgrades. 214 64th St., Holmes Beach. $725,000. Marina Pointe Realty Co., owner/agent, (941) 779-0732 or (866) 779-0732.

2BR/2BA CONDO on lake. Two-car garage, screened caged porch. Some furniture optional. Southwinds, 3504 51st Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton. (941) 753-0408. Location, 34th Street and 53rd Avenue.

BRADEN RIVER Waterfront: 6814 68th Ave. E., Bradenton. Gorgeous 2BR/2BA house on river. Totally remodeled. Two decks, boat dock. Owner financing. (941) 778-4495.

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FLORIDA REAL ESTATE

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Must see beautifuL and colorful fall foliage. Western North Carolina mountains. Homes, cabins, acreage, investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty, GMAC Real Estate, Murphy, N.C. www.cherokeemountainrealty.com Call for free brochure, (800) 841-5868.

GRAND OPENING Sale: Saturday-Sunday, Nov 13-14. Lakefront from $59,900. Lake access as low as $19,900. Spectacular new waterfront community on one of the largest, cleanest mountain lakes in America! One-three-plus acres, gorgeous woods, panoramic views. Paved roads, underground utilities, county water, Lowest financing in years. Call now for early appointment, (800) 564-5092, ext. 55.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Hot Springs gated community. High-end but rustic. Lodge, paved roads, riverwalk. Spectacular view, river homesites. New release! (866) 411-5263 Bear River Lodge.

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