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Date of Issue: November 17, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Nov 16 2005

ITEMS FOR SALE

MOVING SALE: Holmes Beach. Near-new furniture. Italian bedroom set; French Provincial table and chairs; Lazyboy sofa bed with reclining chair. Fridgedaire upright commercial freezer; front-load washer/dryer, dishwasher, more. 69th Street at Gulf Drive. (941) 932-4961.

BEAUTIFUL, TAUPE LEATHER sofa with two built-in recliners, $325. Rattan glass-top table and four chairs, $200. Antique-white wicker rocker, $125. Black, glass-front TV stand, $25. (941) 778-4451.

DICKENS VILLAGE, DEPT 56 assorted porcelain pieces in original boxes, ideal for collectors or Christmas gifts. Various prices. Call (941) 779 1009 or (941) 773 4757.

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

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.

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.

DOG CAGE, $40; tanning bed, new bulbs, $800. Call Paige, (941) 798-3448.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through adult. Call (941) 807-1734 or visit www.islanddojo.cmasdirect.com.

AFFORDABLE “ALTERNATIVE” HEALTH care. Many home remedies that really work. Stress relief, flu relief, muscle aches, etc. The Aromaporium Bradenton Outlet Mall. West Manatee Avenue. (941)483-3935. Since 1998. www.aromaporium.dhsdistributors.com.

REWARD FOR information in the Waterfront Restaurant arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations in Tampa, (813) 890-1904.

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.

GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guardian ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the court to represent and advocate for the best interest of children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Make a positive impact! Call (941) 744-9473 or visit www.12circuitgal.org.

SALE: NIKI’S GIFTS and Antiques. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Just arrived, large selection of sterling jewelry, amethyst, blue topaz, citrine, peridot, garnet, jade, turquoise, onyx, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, plus men’s sterling rings. All 50-70 percent off. Open seven days. 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779--0729.

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tuesday, Thursday, 9am-noon Saturday. Xmas decorations and sale racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

RELOCATING: GARAGE SALE: 8am Saturday, Nov.19. No early birds. 716 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD sale: 8am-1pm Saturday, Nov. 19. Bikes, car- seats, computer accessories, email machine, dollhouse and more. 305 Tarpon St., Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE: 9am-1pm Saturday, Nov.19. Bedroom furniture, sofas, lamps, artwork, lots of miscellaneous. 505 Bayview Drive, off 28th Street, Holmes Beach.

DEMO SALE: 8am-3pm. Saturday, Nov. 19. sinks, lights, cabinets, bath enclosures, doors, fans, etc. Name your price. 408 Poinsettia Rd. Anna Maria.

LOST & FOUND

LOST: MIXED-BREED, short haired, brown, 17-year-old, deaf, female dog. 620 Key Royale Dr. (941) 778-5196.

FOUND: GOLD, SAND dollar earring. Corner of Foxworth and Key Royale Drive. Call (941)778-4567.

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.

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.

KITTENS AND MOM: Five-month-old kittens, orange-and-white tiger, calico. Have been tested/shots/spayed/microchipped, locally fostered. Only $35 to good home. Julie, (941) 720-1411.

TRANSPORTATION

1985 MERCURY COUGAR COUPE. Runs great. Must sell now. (Bought van.) $750 or best offer. Call Dolores. (941) 778-6177.

HEAVY-DUTY MOTORCYCLE trailer. $550. (941) 778-3897.

1993 MAZDA MX-5 Miata. $81,000 miles. $4,800. (941) 778-3897.

BOATS & BOATING

27-FOOT CARVER twin 190-hp Mercruiser. Runs great, good for fishing, Ceranfield, air conditioning, water heater, shower, head, new batteries, stereo and much more! $10,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1565. 1992 BAYLINER 26-foot deck boat. All safety equipment. New Bimini. 175-hp Mercury. Power trim, slip available on Anna Maria Island. $9,250. (720) 940-6761 or (941) 778-2951.

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.

FISH FOR REDFISH, Snook and Trout with InshoreSlam.com Captain Jim Savaglio. License, bait and tackle included. (941) 238-7597 or (813) 477-7657.

KIDS FOR HIRE

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.

BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756 5496.

NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941) 761-1569. Red Cross certified.

NEED A BABY-SITTER, pet-sitter or dog walker? 13-year-old eighth-grade girl, very responsible. Great with animals and kids. Call Kendall, (941) 779-9783.

WANT AN IRISH baby-sitter? Responsible, experienced 15-year old. Red Cross babysitting and first-aid certified. Call Gemma, (941) 447-9657.

SANDBAGS DELIVERED: Be prepared. Local teen will make and deliver sandbags to your Island residence. Spencer, (941) 778-0944 to order.

DOG WALKER, PET sitter, child sitter and odd jobs. Tenth-grader, available after school and weekends. Zach, (941) 779-9783.

BABYSITTING, RED Cross first-aid and babysitter certified. Call Alex, (941) 778-5352.

HELP WANTED

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.

TITLE COMPANY SEEKS an experienced closer/processor for expansion into Anna Maria market. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume to Fax (813) 662-3750, or e-mail kambrosino@integrityft.com.

BUSY BISTRO hiring full- or part-time hostess and servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and dinner. Wednesday-Sunday. Sous chef, prep person and dishwasher needed, will train. Apply to Chef Damon, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.

FLORAL DESIGNER: Part-time, minimum three years professional experience. Contact Island Florist, Birgit or Herbert, (941) 778- 4751.

HAIR STYLIST NEEDED: Booth rental $120/week. Close to beach on Cortez Road. Please call 761-8410 or 730-9906.

OFFICE POSITION FOR busy electrical contracting company. Buying, inventory and billing experience required. Knowledge of electrical parts a plus. Multi-tasking. Call (941) 778-4454.

PERSONAL CHEF/COOK wanted to work in private home, two hours daily, late afternoon, early evening. (941) 778-3006.

NOW HIRING ALL positions. New Island restaurant looking for upbeat, motivated professionals with experience in high volume restaurants. Top $$. Apply in person, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2pm-5pm. The Waterfront Restaurant, 111 Bay Blvd. S., Anna Maria.

ALL KITCHEN POSITIONS: Sous chef, prep, dishwasher -- will train right person. Apply to Chef Damon, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.

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

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

HEALTH CARE

CNA NURSING CARE: Housecleaning, cooking,doctor appointments. Local references. $18/hour. (941) 778-4284 or (941) 705-1191.

LOCAL CAREGIVER: I can offer loving, reliable, live-in care for your loved one. Excellent references. Please, call (239) 595-9964. Thank you.

CAREGIVER AVAILABLE: 42 years experience, area references. NO LIFTING. (941) 746- 9246. Leave message.

SERVICES

MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, maintenance. 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 $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.

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.

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

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

SANDY’S CLEANING SERVICE: Exceptional cleaning and decorating island references available. For unbeatable service, call 798-9484.

CLEANING BY HELENE: Honest, reliable. Excellent references. Reasonable rates. Free estimates, call (941) 730-4477.

AUTO TRANSPORT:. Responsible man in his early 50s with great driving record available to drive your car to Florida. (314)567-6478.

APPLIANCE & AC DOCTORS: We repair air conditioners, refrigerator, washer/dryer, oven, garbage disposal, other household items. Honest, dependable. 20-plus years experience. (941) 650-9293.

PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete computer solutions for business and home. Installation, repairs, upgrades, networking, Web services, wireless services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer, (941) 778-5708, or cell (216) 509-1945.

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.

RANDY’S REMODELING SERVICE: Carpentry, drywall, finishing, windows, door installation, texture. (941) 320-2506.

TWO DUDES with tools: Tile, trim, cabinets, painting, drywall, glass block, brick, stonework and more! Many references. Call now! (941) 812-4269 or 448-6961.

SCOTT’S HELPING HANDS: Handyman service. How may I help you? 306-9767.

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. CAC184228.

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.

RANDY’S REMODELING SERVICE: Carpentry, drywall, finishing, windows, door installation, texture. (941) 320-2506.

TWO DUDES with tools: Tile, trim, cabinets, painting, drywall, glass block, brick, stonework and more! Many references. Call now! (941) 812-4269 or 448-6961.

SCOTT’S HELPING HANDS: Handyman service. How may I help you? 306-9767.

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.

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. $42/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) 729-9381.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-ups, shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work. Truck for hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941) 727-5066.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

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.

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.

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.

TOM’S WINDOWS/Metro Home Supply Inc. Professional-grade doors, windows, hurricane protection, siding, soffits. Sales, service, repair. Visa/MasterCard. (941) 359-3799.

THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Pressure wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call 518-3316.or 778-6898.

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

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor. New homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair prices. Call (941) 795-1947. Lic#RR0066450.

RENTALS

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

GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA, 1BR/1BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail captko462@aol.com.

SANDPIPER RESORT on Gulf Drive: 55-plus community, fully equipped 1BR/1BA beachhouse with greatroom and kitchen. Brand new! Steps to the beach or Intracoastal. All utilities including trash, except phone. Rent weekly to annually. No pets. (317) 873-3307.

WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA, $700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.

COMMERCIAL SPACE: 1,600 sf on Gulf Drive, next to Holmes Beach shopping center. Available now. (941) 778-2694.

NEW ULTRA LUXURY Gulffront condo in Holmes Beach: 3BR/2.5BA, everything top-of-the-line. 2,000 sf. $2,500-$2,800/week. Call Mike, (866) 869-0824. www.mcbproperties.com.

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

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Beachfront condo, 2BR/2BA, fully equipped. Anna Maria Island, Florida. Available all year. (317) 873-3307.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Brand new Bradenton Beach 3BR/3BA plus office, steps to beach. Balconies with ocean and bay views, elevator, 8-person Jacuzzi, granite counters, marble floors and baths, Jacuzzi in master, washer/dryer, designer furnished, fully equipped. One of the finest rentals on Island. $4800/ monthly 813-277-4336.

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

SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna Maria. Elevated 3BR/2BA. Available now through April. One block to beach. (813) 251-9201.

BRADENTON BEACH: Newly remodeled 1BR/1BA suite with full kitchen, fully furnished, one block from Bridge Street, three-minute walk to beach. Sleeps four only. No pets. Available weekly, monthly or seasonal. (941) 776-3696 or e-mail bjustin628@tampabay.rr.com.

BEACH LIVING: SEASONAL, Furnished 2BR/2BA. Utilities included. Gulf views and large decks. (941) 505-1962.

WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006. Wide variety of condos/houses starting at $1,500/month. Annual rental; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA condo, pool/tennis, small pet OK, $1,000/month; 3BR/2BA villa, two-car garage, small pet OK, new carpet, $1,700/month; 305 66th St., 2BR/1.5BA duplex on stilts, pet OK, $975/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.

BAYVIEW TERRACE, Bradenton Beach: 2BR/1BA condo, second floor, completely furnished. Three-month minimum rental. (708) 562-1601.

THE PALMS: 1BR/BA, pet friendly. $800/month, first, last, deposit. Available now! 1813 51st St., A Paradise Realty, (941) 778-4800.

BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/1BA on Intracoastal, boat dock, short walk to beach. Modern with large rooms. $1,000/month, first, last and deposit. (727) 784-3679.

GULFFRONT RESIDENCE: PRIME Holmes Beach location. Available seasonally, November-April 2006. Renovated 2BR/2.5BA private residence in quiet area of Island with open floor plan and large terrace overlooking the Gulf. From $1,750/week with discounted monthly rate. Call Dave at (941) 720-0089.

SEASONAL OR MONTHLY: 3BR/2BA condo on Palma Sola Bay with seawall and dock. Furnished with kitchen, linens and all appliances. $2,750/month. Call (863) 557-7809.

ANNUAL CONDO - MARTINIQUE NORTH, fifth floor, 1BR/1.5BA. Gulffront. Condo approval required. No pets and no smoking. Annual Single Family: Unique 3BR/2BA north-end home, 2,600 sq. ft. Just steps to the beach. Pool coming soon. No smokers. Lawn and pool included. Annual Single-Family: 2BR/1BA, steps to Tampa Bay. Lawn included. No pets and no smokers. Call Mike Carleton (941) 737-0915, or Smith Realtors (941) 778-0777.

RENTAL, FURNISHED TOWNHOUSE. 2BR/2BA. Boat dock and heated pool. Available right now for November and December 2005. $600/week, $1,500/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA. Luxury duplex in Holmes Beach. Gulf view. Steps to beach. $700/week. $2,300/month. Available Nov. 1, 2005, until Jan. 2, 2006. (941) 778-7741.

ANNUAL CORTEZ 1BR, storage, carport, near boat ramp. $635/month/ Phone (941)778-2710. after 10 am.

PRIVATE COTTAGE WITH shared dock, Old Florida-style 2BR/1BA, screened porch, deck, fenced yard. Half block to beach. Pet OK. Week, month, season. (941) 485-1874.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Charming 2BR/2BA elevated duplex in Bradenton Beach. High ceilings, clean, one block to beach, no pets. $875/month. (941) 778-4665 or 725-2549.

ANNUAL RENTAL: One block from beach! 2BR apartment in Holmes Beach near shops and trolley stop. $1,000/month. Utilities included. Please call (917) 842-5892 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Saturdays only.

ANNUAL RENTAL: PERICO Bay Club. 3BR/2BA villa, two-car garage, fresh paint, new carpet, small pet OK, heated pool/tennis/gated community. $1,700/month. Suncoast real estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.

BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA condo near Anna Maria. Adult community. Faces heated pool, canal view, fully furnished, washer/dryer, cable. Available January. Three-month minimum. (269) 271-7410.

GULFFRONT DUPLEX: Second floor, 2BR/1BA, newly updated, open floor-plan, 12-by-12 deck. Holmes Beach, close to shopping, restaurants, lush gardens. $900week, $3,200/month. (941) 778-0905.

ALMOST ON BEACH: 3BR/2BA house west of Gulf Drive. Beautiful house available now! $3,900/month. (941) 778-8660.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Available December, January, February, March and April. Cheerful, 1BR/1BA, non-smoking apartment. North-end Anna Maria Island. $1,700/month, plus tax. (941) 778-5445.

SEASONAL, VACATION, Gulf beach apartments. Choice of one, two or three bedrooms. Fully equipped. Enclosed porch, sun deck, patio. Tropical setting. Owner, (941) 778-3143.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Cottage with 2BR/2BA and den in waterfront complex, 100 yards to Gulf beach. Available Dec. 1. (941) 779-9074.

WESTBAY POINT AND Moorings: 2BR/2BA water view. January through March. (941) 778-2519.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to beach,clean duplex-$1,200/month. (941) 725-0578 or (941) 794-2912.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA Single-family home in Holmes Beach, less than one block to beach. $1,500/month. Furnished. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 788-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA. A single-family home with garage in quiet northwest Bradenton neighborhood. $1,300/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

IMMACULATE 2BR/2BA CONDO in adult community, Bradenton. Half mile to Gulf, unit faces pool with canal view. Fully furnished, cable TV, full kitchen. Three-month minimum, $2,250/month, deposit required. (336) 210-7804 or (859) 653-8436.

GULFFRONT CONDO, GROUND level. Breathtaking sunsets. Furnished 2BR/1BA. Walk to restaurants, shops, grocery, trolley. Winter/spring dates available. $2,000/month/ $600/week. (813) 264-0639 or (352) 592-5870.

SEASONAL, JANUARY, February and March. $1,500/month, plus tax. One-bedroom apartment, very nice. West of Gulf Drive. Anna Maria City. (941) 778-4499.

2BR/1BA, 1,500-sf house, two blocks from Holmes Beach. $700/week. (949) 813-4900.

CUTE AS A BUTTON: Remodeled house on a gulffront lot. 2BR/2BA with Florida room, washer/dryer, Yearly, $1,200/month. Duplex apartment, 2BR/2BA, $725. 1Br/1BA apartment, $700. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.

FOR RENT: Nice 2BR, furnished mobile home, gated community on creek. Bradenton Palms Mobile Home Park. Hot tub, pool, four-six month rental. $1,100/month. (863) 688-3524. Email: chickenplucker@webtv.net.

ANNUAL RENTAL: DUPLEX, 2BR/2BA elevated with storage below. Large rooms, deck. $850/month. First, last, $1,000 security deposit. (941) 387-0817.

REAL ESTATE

PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Lakefront Hidden Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Starting at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.

NORTH ANNA MARIA: Adorable cottage with views of the bay! $425,000. Please call Maureen, Green Real Estate, (941) 778-0455.

WATERFRONT: COLONY Cove, Ellenton. 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. 55-plus, marina, pools, pets OK. $27,500. (941) 721-4890.

NORTH POINT HARBOR: Two homes in Island’s finest community. Buy both “as is” for $2,450,000. 4BR/3BA elevated home, beautiful views of Tampa Bay, new lap pool, spa, waterfall, seawall and dock. $1,300,000. Also, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, ranch home, totally remodeled, new seawall, dock and 20,000 pound lift. $1,250,000. Lynn Bankuty, Realtor, Suncoast Real Estate, (941) 737-1420.

WATERFRONT: SPECTACULAR VIEW from Shell Point condo, 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished. Jean Holmes Realty, (941) 778-2644 or 730-7017.

WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on deep-water canal with large dock and views of Tampa Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.

BEAUTIFUL, NEW, RENOVATED 3BR/2BA Spanish-style home. Two-minute walk to beach. Fully furnished, rental ready. Quiet Holmes Beach private setting on cul-de-sac. Custom details, tile, granite. New cabinets, windows, doors, A/C, ductwork, stainless appliances. Paver drive/patios. (941) 778-4560. $699,000

MUST SEE: Manufactured home has everything. Colony Cove. 1,600 square feet. Views of Manatee River. 2BR/2BA, pets, 55+, five pools. $65,500. (941) 721-4890.

RECENTLY REMODELED CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA with pool and spa. New floors, granite, appliances, electrical, plumbing. 525 67th St., $1,150,000. (941) 779-1058 or 1-800-757-7219. Agents welcome.

2/2 CANALFRONT HOME: Bradenton Beach. Beautiful views of Palma Sola Bay. Third house from Intracoastal. Dock. Great opportunity at $690,000 “as is” or $750,000 after renovation. Call (813) 781-0842.

COSTA RICA: ARE you ready to retire or looking for that dream property? Pacific Ocean and mountain view lots available from 1.5 to 10 acres. Fully titled and ready to build with power and water. Low taxes and building costs, land values rising fast. From $35,000. Call today (941) 726-6702.

ON THE BEACH CONDO for sale: 2BR/2BA. Expansive gulf views every room, totally renovated. ‘You’ll never want to leave’. Turnkey furnished, principals only, $985,000. (717) 392-4048.

PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA, tiled, major upgrades, overlooking Palm Sola Bay, five minutes to beach. Quiet, gated entry. For sale by owner. (941) 794-8757.

CONDO FOR SALE directly on the beach. Spacious 3 BR/2BA. large walk-in closets, 2 garages plus storage room. $1,100,000. (717) 392-4048.

PALMA SOLA BAY furnished townhouse. 2BR/2BA, new kitchen and upgradedthroughout. Boat slip at your front door, heated pool. Exceptional value at $379,000. Longboat Key. COZY HOME: 3/2/2. A-1 condition. Steps to Sarasota Bay. $739,900. Real Estate Mart. (941) 756-1090.

WELCOME BACK NON-resident/foreign nationals: Buy your own island dream home with 30 percent down, no social security number needed. No credit required. Bobby, (941) 744-6909. Also, Re-finance, cash out!

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: 2BR/2.5BA, one-car garage. Unit 24, Holmes Boulevard. $525,000. Excalibur Realty Inc. (941) 792-5566.

CONDO FOR SALE by owner. 1BR/1BA, upstairs, furnished. Bay and Gulf water views from balcony and deck. Heated pool. $374,900. (941) 778-9331.

KEY ROYALE/NORTH Point Harbor: Two homes, next door, in Island’s finest community. 4BR/3BA, five-car garage, elevated home, beautiful views of Tampa Bay, new lap pool, spa, waterfall, seawall and dock. $1,249,000. Also, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, ranch home, new seawall, dock and 20,000-pound lift. $1,249,000. Buy both for $2,450,000! Lynn Bankuty, Realtor, Suncoast Real Estate, (941) 737-1420.

New Price!1.2 ACRES ON the Intracoastal in Port St. Joe, Fla. 2BR house. Three miles and you’re in the Gulf by boat! $350,000. Best deal in Florida! (850) 827-2574.

2919 AVENUE C: 2BR/2BA, garage, elevated, extra large lot, two blocks to beach. Lots of new stuff! Asking $525,000. (941) 792-8898.

LARGE KEY ROYALE canalfront home with dock, davits and boat lift. 4BR/3BA. Turnkey furnished, pool, hot tub, new air conditioning. $1,100,000. Call Dave Jones, (941) 778-4800, A Paradise Realty.

WATERFRONT: 3BR/2BA Sixth house from the bay. New dock and dredged deep-water canal. $899,000. 504 58th St., Holmes Beach. (941) 778-5183. (941) 704-6062.

ENTIRE DUPLEX: $697,700! Near beach. Both 2BR/1BA. Can rent weekly. Ground level. Gulf Drive at 71st Street, #205, A and B. Janet, (941) 538-0233, (941) 780-7283. jmccallie@tampabay.rr.com. Realty Executives Solutions.

WESTBAY POINT AND Moorings: 2BR/2BA Beautiful canalfront furnished condo. $469,000. Coldwell Banker, (941)725-4425.

WATERFRONT ON TAMPABay: 3BR/2.5BA. 17,331 sf lot, 122-foot seawall, 88-foot new dock. Available immediately. $2.5 million. 651 Key Royale Dr. (941) 778-2589.

DUPLEX, GROUND LEVEL: City of Anna Maria, near beach. 2BR/1BA each side, Turnkey furnished, Separate carports, Great rental history. $729,900. Call (941) 778-4745.

4/BR HOUSE on grand canal. Great investment location. Priced to sell. $995,000. (941) 778-8660.

FIVE MINUTES TO beach. Half the price! Private Perico Island, beautiful patio home. 4BR/3BA, two-car garage, pool. $549,000. Agents, also. (941) 792-7828.

CANAL HOME By owner. 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, terrazzo floors. 40x20-foot pool. 509 77th St., Holmes Beach. (941) 798-8034.

GULFFRONT CONDO: ALL brand new, totally remodeled, turnkey furnished. Gorgeous view. 1BR/1BA, two pools. $575,000. Holmes Beach. (941) 795-5060.

COMPLETELY RENOVATED ISLAND home, blocks from beach and local shopping. Fabulous pool! R-2 zoning. Call Barb at Old Florida Realty, (941)792-0902 or (941) 962-1298.

PERICO ISLAND: 1,170-sf, lovely 2BR2BA condo with great water view/porch. Hurricane shutters. Perfect renter until August 2006. $345,000. (941) 792-7828.

VILLAGE GREEN: 2BR/2BA villa. Two-car garage, completely updated. 6608 12th Ave. W. (941) 448-8502.

DOWNTOWN SARASOTA CONDO: Central Park One, large 2BR/2BA, covered parking, pool, balcony, porch overlooking creek and bayou. Classy. $389,000. (941) 807-5449.

FULL WATERFRONT VIEW from this 2BR/2BA condo in newly developing Riverwalk area,downtown Bradenton. Pool, clubhouse, Corian counters, more. $389,000. (941) 807-5449.

OUT-OF-STATE REAL ESTATE

NEW LOG CABIN-NC Mountains. New shell on secluded mountain site. $89,900. Hardwood forest. Great fall colors. Paved road. Near parks & lakes. Acreage & financing available. (828)247-0081.

NORTH CAROLINA GATED lakefront community. 1.5 acres plus, 90 miles of shoreline. Never before offered with 20 percent pre-development discounts, 90 percent financing. Call (800)709-5253.

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Escape the heat in the cool beautiful peaceful mountains of western NC. Homes, cabins, acreage and investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty GMAC Real Estate, Murphy www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call for free brochure (800) 841-5868.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Mountains cool air,views, streams, homes, cabins, acreage Free brochure of mountain property. (800) 642-5333. Realty Of Murphy, 317 Peachtree St., Murphy N.C. 28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com.

TENNESSEE WATERFRONT SALE! 2.4 acre waterfront $9,900! Dockable building lots from $14,900! Cabin package $54,900. Call Now! (866) 770-5263, Ext. 8.

UNIQUE 6,000 SF. Lake Lanier home, private, two acres, 325 feet on lake, exquisite gardens, waterfalls, boat dock, 50 miles northeast of Atlanta, Ga $1,500,000: Doris, Savage RE, (770) 861-8525.

NC MOUNTAIN 2.87 acres on mountain top. View, trees, waterfall and large public lake nearby, paved private access, $19,500. Owner (866) 789-8535. www.NC77.com.

OWN A LAKEFRONT RETREAT Private community on the TN/KY border. Just 1-1/2 hours to Nashville. Spectacular views of Lake Barkley. One to six acres from the $40s. New to market. Call (866) 339-4966.

SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF homesite $69,900. Breathtaking views. Upscale golf community set amid Dye-designed 18-hole course in Carolina mountains. Near Asheville, NC. A sanctioned Golf Digest Schools teaching facility! Excellent financing. Call toll-free (866) 334-3253, ext. 993. www.cherokeevalleysc.com.

TENNESSEE WEEKEND retreat acreage: New lake community close to Chattanooga and Knoxville. Limited number of private boat slips. Community lake access and amenities. 1/2 + acres from $40K. Call (866) 292-5769.

$10,000 DISCOUNT! Grand opening! Ocala area. The Preserve at Oak Hill. Upscale equestrian community of 5 to 21 acre parcels. Private, gated, trails. Discount ends 12/15/05. Broker/Owner. (352) 330-0022.

OWN A PRIVATE Mountain retreat Spectacular, gated riverfront mountain community near Asheville, NC. 1-8 acre building sites from the $60s. Borders National Forest. Community lodge and river walk. Call (866) 292-5762.

COASTAL SOUTHEAST GEORGIA Large,wooded water access, marsh view, lake front, and golf-oriented homesites from the mid- $70's Live oaks, pool, tennis, golf. (877) 266-7376. www.cooperspoint.com.

MIAMI WATERFRONT PRE-construction 10 percent down, two year build out. GA Coastal Waterfront Pre-construction. 1st phase assignable/ GA Lots $6,900 plus, RV lots $15 thousand. Realtor/ (877) 468-5687.

NEW MEXICO -16 acres $24,990 Scenic region, views, canyons, trees, rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting, hiking, horses, great climate. Power, great access. 100 percent financing, Call (914) 232-5100.

SEASON CLOSE-OUT sale in the Tennessee Smokies Gated waterfront community riverfront and mountain views available. Prices starting low as $46,900. Final phase limited lots. Call now! Ask about our lot/ home package. Buy direct from the developer. Save thousands $$$$ (800) 559-3095, ext 327. www.rivercrest.com.

GEORGIA PROPERTIES for sale. Parcels range from 3 to 1,000 acres, all deeply discounted, 1031 tax exchange. Visit peach state at www.farmandtimber.com or Call (866) 300-7653.

INVESTMENT LOTS $5,000. Increasing in value by the month, on paved roads with all utilities. For sale by owner. (954) 523-8118.

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