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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004

ITEMS FOR SALE

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

WANTED: Used fishing rods and reels. (941) 713-5087.

NEW TAUPE LEATHER queen sleeper sofa. Original cost $1,150, will accept $500 or best offer. Phone (941) 794-0057.

STANLEY BLEACHED OAK dining table with pads and chairs, $950, originally $3,200. Sofa and matching chair, excellent condition, $300. Call (941) 794-6344.

LARGE BLONDE WOODEN table with extra leaf and four chairs. Good condition. $400. Call (941) 778-6948.

ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: Mammoth halves! New crop. Holiday bags $7 lb.; chocolate covered $8 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: SEAFOOD to go. Shrimp, crabs, native fish. Delivered to your door. Call James Lee, (941) 795-1112 or 704-8421.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHRISTMAS SALE: Niki's Gifts & Antiques. Santa arrived! New shipment. All sterling jewelry 50 percent off. Christmas decorations reduced. Select gifts and antiques, 25-60 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

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.

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., 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.

NEED TO DO Some holiday shopping? Try Tingley Memorial Library. Books, puzzles, and more! Open 10am-3pm Tuesday through Saturday. 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.

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. Lots of Christmas decorations. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

YARD SALE: 8am Friday, Dec. 17. Dishes, Christmas items, clothes, kid's items, piano, windsurfer, artwork, much more. 505 70th St., Holmes Beach.

LOST & FOUND

REWARD: LOST CAT Neutered Siamese-Persian mix with long hair. 51 Street, Holmes Beach. Name is Maxwell. (941) 778-3972.

LOST: Gold and diamond bracelet Saturday, Dec. 11, in Holmes Beach. $50 reward. (248) 767-6167.

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.

FREE TO APPROVED home! Two black cats, fixed, litter trained. Five month-old male. Four-year-old female. Lovable people cats! (941) 778-8677.

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

TRANSPORTATION

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! $2,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.

BOATS & BOATING

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.

LAWN MAINTENANCE HELPER. Seeking honest, reliable helper for growing business. Experience preferred, but will train. Good pay. (941) 284-1568.

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.

WWW.NEWHOSPITALITYCAREER.COM. Using science, technology, and industry experience to make lasting matches for hospitality professionals and companies. Aim high!

SUNDAY SCHOOL Teacher for Longboat Key Chapel. January-May, $50/week, very small class. Nursery help, $15/week. Call (941) 383-6491.

FRONT DESK HELP needed for busy Island hotel. Reservations, customer service duties included. Must have own reliable transportation. Call Carol (941) 778-6066.

EXPERIENCED AGENT needed for Island real estate office with walk-in traffic. Please, call (941) 748-2400.

FULL-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE assistant for busy Realtor and property manager on Anna Maria Island. Advanced computer skills required. Must be detail-oriented. Real estate license helpful, but not required. E-mail resume to assistantrealtor@yahoo.com.

HELP WANTED: Part-time server/relief cook in a drug-free work place. Key Royale Club, (941) 778-3055.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT and respiratory company here on Anna Maria Island looking for enthusiastic and motivated people to work part time. Call Heidi, (941) 778-2641.

CROSSING GUARD: City of Holmes Beach Police Department is accepting applications for part-time position of crossing guard. Applications may be obtained at the police department, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and will be accepted until filled. City of Holmes Beach is a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug testing required. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based upon age, race, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital status or veterans status of an individual.

EXPERIENCED REAL Estate sales associate with proven track record wanted for our team at two growing real estate offices in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. Great commission splits and positive working atmosphere. All inquiries confidential. Call Sue Carlson, An Island Place Realty, (941) 720-2242.

RENTAL AGENT WANTED who is a great people person and also detail-oriented for our growing, fast-paced vacation rentals business on Anna Maria Island. Service orientation a must! We offer a positive work environment (where does the day go?) and great compensation/commission splits. Please fax resume to (941) 778-1845.

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

HEALTH CARE

RETIRED NURSE/caregiver available. No lifting. References, reasonable. (941) 746-9246.

LONGTIME CAREGIVER LOOKING for anyone who needs TLC and independence. Short or long-term. Great references. (941) 722-5434.

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.

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.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Affordable, dependable cleaning. Chamberlain Professional Cleaning, 778-7770. References available.

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

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.

CLEANING SERVICE at your service. Reliable, experienced, low rates. Excellent references. Please call Lourdes, (941) 726-1615.

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

FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION. A gourmet dinner in your home, from two to eight people. Heavy hors d'oeuvres for groups. Contact Rebecca, (941) 794-5748. References.

HOUSECLEANING: Dependable, honest, Island woman seeking weekday housecleaning work. Local references available. Call Ronda (941) 224-9961.

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.

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.

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.

ISLAND STYLES REMODELING Inc: Your Island remodeling professionals. We have project openings for December 2004! Pool enclosures openings February 2005! These openings won't be around long. Call (941) 472-0355 today to schedule an estimate. Lic. #CGC35975.

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

RANDY'S REMODELING: Water damage, carpentry, demo, drywall texture. (941) 320-2506 or 778-0540.

MAN-HANDI RESIDENTIAL and commercial. Interior or exterior repairs, installation, restoration, craftsmanship. Free estimates (941) 539-3318

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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; 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.

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

WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTALS; condos/houses from $500week- $1,500/month, many Gulffront, (800) 732-6434, SunCoast Real Estate, www.suncoastinc.com.

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

SEASONAL PERICO BAY Club 2BR/2BA villa, December, $1,800; January, $2,500; Palma Sola Townhouse, December and January $1,500/month, February-March, $2,500/month. Call Real Estate Mart (941) 756-1090.

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

RENTAL: 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.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 2BR/1BA with lanai, laundry. 100 step direct access to Gulf. Super bargain, $1,950/month (585) 473-9361 or (941) 778-5412.

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.

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.

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

PLAYA ENCANTADA: Condo closest to the beach and elevator with Gulf views. Available monthly, annually or all season. For information call (941) 730-1077.

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

ANNUAL: Steps to beach, clean, unfurnished 2BR/1BA, half duplex. Washer/dryer. 2818 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. $775/month, first, last, security. (941) 778-5810 or 730-0977.

2BR/2BA LUXURY Holmes Beach apartment for rent weekly/monthly/seasonal. Steps to beach, newly furnished, washer/dryer, workout room, bikes. Available December, April, May. $700/week; $2,100/month. (941) 778-7741.

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

SEASONAL: STEPS TO beach. Large 1BR/2BA, washer/dryer, cable, telephone. $2,150/monthly, $675/week. Pets welcome. (941) 778-1098.

101 PALM: Luxury villas. 1BR and 2BR. $3,000-$4,000. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, (941) 778-0807.

BRADENTON BEACH/Cortez area. Immaculate, spacious 1BR/1BA completely furnished elevated apartment. Parking, laundry. All utilities supplied. Great location. $975/month or $1,800/seasonal. (941) 761-2725.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: 2BR/2BA house with pool, great area and minutes to beaches. Available Feb. 1, $2,500/month. Deborah Thrasher, RE/MAX Excellence, (941) 518-7738. E-mail: DebMThrash@aol.com.

CHARMING BEACH Cottage. 2BR/2BA. Steps to Gulf. Available January, February, March. Call (941) 778-7351.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Fourth house from Gulf. Rustic, older 2BR/2BA with hobby room. $950/month. Dolores M. Baker Realty (941) 778-7500.

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

ANNUAL ISLAND RENTALS: 2BR/2BA duplex across from beach. Furnished/unfurnished. Great location, $995/month. Call Mike Carlton, (941) 737-0915, Smith Realtors.

CHEERY 2BR/2BA CANAL home $1,600/month, plus utilities. Nonsmoking. Tenant verification application, first and security required. (717) 392-4048 or (941) 779-1013.

2BR/2BA SINGLE-FAMILY home, canalfront. Florida room. $1,190/month. Call Mike Carlton, (941) 737-0915, Smith Realtors.

COMMERCIAL SPACE: Approximately 1,900 sf. Call Heidi weekdays (941) 778-2641 or call Jeanne nights and weekends 650-9539.

ANNUAL RENTAL: LOVELY 3BR/3BA canal/pool home $2,000/month, plus utilities. Nonsmoking. Tenant verification application, first and security required. (717) 392-4048 or (941) 779-1013.

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.

ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/1BA lower duplex. Bay view, ceramic floors. Laundry provided. Small pet welcome. $790/month, plus utilities. (941) 779-9470.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA singlefamily home in Village Green. $1,200/month. Call Island Real Estate (941) 778-6066.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND, Florida, condos. Pool, beach access, fully equipped. $600/week. Available now through May. (941) 778-1915.

SAN REMO SHORES 2BR/2BA heated pool, dock, stainless appliances, partial bay view. Gorgeous! Now available for annual rental, $1,850/month or seasonal $3,600/month. Both include pool and lawn service. Darling Realty, (941) 366-3571.

HOLMES BEACH WESTBAY Point & Moorings second-floor corner. Beautifully furnished 2BR/2BA condo with spectacular views of bay and Skyway Bridge. $3,300/month. (847) 530-8833.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3702 Sixth Avenue, Holmes Beach. Washer/dryer, pool. No pets. $1,100/month. First, last, security. Available immediately. Also, pet-friendly ground-level efficiency, $750/month. A Paradise Rental Management, (941) 778-4800.

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.

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! $335,000. Don, (770) 889-2887 or (770) 887-7944.

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. Contact Ken Ward, (813) 892-3690.

BRADENTON BEACH 3BR/2.5BA ground-level home with garage. Intracoastal views. 2,400-under air condition, 3,340 under roof. Brokers protected. $715,000. (941) 779-0153.

BAYFRONT CONDO for sale. 2BR/2BA, golf course, pool. Beautiful sunsets. $290,000. (941) 722-4800.

FOR SALE BY owner: Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA, second floor. All new appliances. Gated community, heated pool, tennis courts. $260,000. Call (941) 761-8308 or 794-6688.

HOUSE DEALS ON, off, near the Islands. West Bradenton, 3BR/1BA with family room $149,900; 3BR/2BA with two-car garage, cathedral ceilings, large lot, $195,000; 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 carriage house, Abbaco architecture, 15-foot loft ceilings, two-car garage, hot tub, $650,000. Call Fred Flis, Real Estate Mart (941) 756-1090.

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.

PRIVATE MONEY Available to help with back payments on the mortgage and other needs. No qualifying, no equity OK, too. (941) 778-4495.

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

STEPS TO BEACH! Triplex 3BR/1BA with den, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA. Rent out two units, live in the other! Great seasonal rentals! New central air conditioning, cabinets and decks. Walking distance to everything, restaurants, shopping and free trolley. Offered at $599,000, Owner/agent Deborah Thrasher, ReMax Excellence, (941) 518-7738. E-mail DebMThrash@aol.com.

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.

PEBBLE SPRINGS 2BR/2BA Villa. Pool, enclosed courtyard, covered parking. Attic storage. Newly tiled, gorgeous interior. Near beaches, shopping. $124,900. (941) 792-5434.

FLORIDA CLASSIFIEDS

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN land sale! 2.25-acre, log-home package, $59,900. Beautiful property right off Blue Ridge Parkway with new log package. (800) 455-1981, ext. 902.

CARROLL COUNTY, VA. 280 +/- acres, divided into lots. Beautiful views of Piedmont, N.C. Only minutes from Blue Ridge Parkway. One hour to commercial airports in North Csrolina and Virginia. Price, $575,000. Jim Woltz, Realtor. Woltz & Assoc., brokers and auctioneers. (800) 551-3588. www.woltz.com.

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

AWESOME MOUNTAIN VIEWS! Gorgeous homesites in splendid southern location. Perfect year-round climate. Special holiday savings now! Call for info package, (866) 334-3253, ext. 769.

MAKE NEXT SUMMER the best. East Tennessee's Norris Lake and golf properties will make every year special. Starting at only $24,900. Call Lakeside Realty, (423) 626-5820.

STEEL BUILDINGS

FACTORY-DIRECT STEEL Buildings delivered to your door. Lowest prices available. Save up to 50 percent. Cancelled buildings available. Stamped drawings for any state. (800) 676-5587

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