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Date of Issue: December 22, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Dec 21 2005

ITEMS FOR SALE

DINING SET LIGHT: rattan, 41-inch glasstop. Four chairs with brocade fabric seats. Like brand new. $250. (941) 778-3668.

FOLDABLE BIKE: Regular and kids, all for $80. Queen-size bed, including headboard, $100. Black entertainment center with 27-inch TV and speakers, $100. (941) 778-3926.

HAMMOND L-100 SPINET organ in excellent condition. Pedal keyboard, touch-precision percussion, tonal controls and many more! Asking $850. Call for details. (941) 527-1465.

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.

TANNING BED, new bulbs, $800. Call Paige, (941) 798-3448.

AMI KIWANIS CLUB fruit sale. Mail-order, just in time for the holidays. $31-$46 for a bushel of navels, red grapefruit, tangelos and more. And no shipping fee. Call to order or to receive an order form. (941) 778-3411.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

CHESS OR SCRABBLE, anyone? Renting at Sandpiper until April, would love someone to play with. (646) 257-0063.

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.

GARAGE SALES

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tuesdays, Thursdays. 9-noon Fridays. Sales racks, children’s clothing. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

SALE, XMAS: NIKI’S GIFTS, Jewelry Antiques. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. All porcelain dolls 40-60 percent off. All Sterling jewelry 50-60 percent off. Select antiques, gifts, art, vintage jewelry, Depression glass, china, 40-70 percent off. Open seven days 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729.

LOST & FOUND

LOSTCAT: She comes to the name “Dunkie” and has a big black-and-white swirl on her side. I miss her. Please call Carmel if you see her. Cell (941) 518-0239 or home (941) 803-0635.

FOUND: available for adoption to a good home, a sweet orange and white long-hair female cat. Spayed, shots, no dogs. 795-7421.

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.

KITTEN TIME: Home-fostered kittens available from the humane society. Variety of colors. Have been tested. Shots, spayed, microchipped. Only $35 to good homes. (941) 365-1687.

TRANSPORTATION

1987 VOLKSWAGON Cabriolet convertible, automatic, 125,000 miles, new transmission, red with white interior, great running Island car, $1750. Call (941) 778-6207.

1992 CHRYSLER CONVERTIBLE: White, boat hitch, excellent condition. $1,550. (941) 727-5492.

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! $8,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1565.

1989 GRADY-WHITE 23-foot Gulfstream. No engines or bracket hull and hardtop only. New 150 hp.Yamaha. Make offer. (941) 713-5900.

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

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.

BABYSITTER, PETSITTER, dog walker: First aid-certified, 13-year old, eighth-grade female, great with kids and animals. Call Kendall, (941) 779-9783.

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

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

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

NURSES NEEDED for long-term home care for lady with spinal injury. Hoyer lift. Four-hour morning and overnight shifts. (941) 383-6953.

COOK NEEDED: Breakfast and lunch. Fit To Eat Restaurant. 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-0411.

PART-TIME AFTERNOONS: 4-6 hours per day. Pack and ship store. Must be responsible, dependable, able to bend, lift, multi-task, work independently, interact with customers. Clerical experience helpful. Flexible start date. Call (941) 778-1911 for appointment.

MYSTERY SHOPPERS NEEDED in Holmes Beach to shop businesses. Apply online at www.secretshopnet.com

TOP ADVERTISING sales position open at The Islander newspaper. Great territory, commissions, training. Previous outside sales helpful, but not necessary. If you possess a willingness for strong community involvement, positive outlook and drive to succeed, fax or e-mail a letter and/or resume to (941) 778-9392, sales@islander.org.

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.

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.

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

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

CAREGIVER: ABLE TO live in, can travel, very dependable and honest. Good references. Non-smoker/drinker. Experienced with Alzheimer patients. (941) 744-0800 or 812-8948.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ISLAND HOME SERVICES and repairs. A wide variety of skills for your home, condo or business. Minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry and improvements. References, over 20 years experience. (941) 538-3520.

HANDYMAN SERVICE: Winton’s Home-Buddy Inc. Retired banker, Island resident converting life-long hobby to business. Call (941) 705-0275 for free estimates.

NEED A HAND? Call us today, we can help. Carpentry, doors, windows, drywall, painting, cabinets, general clean up. We’re handy! Lowell, Randy Young. (941) 720-1644 or (941) 720-3169.

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.

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.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn and landscape maintenance. Now accepting new accounts at great rates. Please call (941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.

HOLMES LAWN MAINTENANCE: Servicing your total lawn, site clean up, tree work, palm trees. Call us today! (941) 812-9146 or (941) 812-3583.

GARY WOOD LAWN service, tree trimming and landscaping. (941) 812-7273.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

ANNUAL RENTAL: HIdden Lakes, 3BR/2BA, second floor, all brand new, garage, pool, small dog OK. $1,400/month. Sun Coast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.

GULFFRONT DUPLEX: Second floor, 2BR/1BA, newly updated, open floor-plan, 12-by-12 deck. Holmes Beach, close to shopping, restaurants, lush gardens. $950week, $3,200/month. (941) 778-0905.

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.

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

SEASONAL: GORGEOUS, OCEANVIEW home. 5BR/3BA, fireplace, cable TV. One hundred yards from Gulf. Two scenic decks. Available January, 2006-April, 2006. $4,800/month. Call (813) 948-1267 or email kkl@tampabay.rr.com.

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, $2,100/month, deposit required. (336) 210-7804 or (859) 653-8436.

SEASONAL RUNAWAY BAY: 1BR/1BA tastefully decorated, ground floor, washer/dryer, pool, tennis, golf clubs. November to Jan. 15, February, April. (941) 778-9378.

ULTRA LUXURY HOLMES Beach Home: "View Gulf from every room", 3BR/3.5 BA, three-story, elevator, heated pool and spa, ss outdoor, smoker/grill, lush landscaping, two-car garage, 5 TVs-1 56" screen, 4 DVDs, HD Cable, Gourmet kitchen (ss, granite, wine cooler) washer/dryer, quality furnishings, fully equipped and golf cart to cruise the Island, super location. $1900/week, $7000/month. Non- smoker. Call (863) 581-3252.

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.

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.

CONDOS: BRADENTON BEACH, Bayview Terrace. Pool on bay, one block to beach. Three-month minimum. 2BR, $2,000/month. (941) 752-1737.

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.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND canal, seasonal rental: 2BR/2BA on north end of Oak Avenue. Recent, entire renovation with new kitchen and baths. One block to beach. Boat dock and davits. Pets welcome. $2,500-$3,500/month. (813) 545-9490.

2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM for rent: Imperial House second-floor unit overlooking Intracoastal Waterway. Walk to beaches, dining and shopping. Fully furnished. Three-month minimum, 55-plus community. Nonsmokers please. $2800/mo. Call Jonathan Wright with Surfside Realty, (941) 798-9191.

2BR/1.5BA, BEAUTIFUL DECK, many coconut palms, steps to the beach. $1,890/month. Dec. 15 until end of March. (941) 448-0995.

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.

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

SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT: 55-plus. 1BR/1BA, $1,200/month. 2BR/2BA, $1,400/month. Nonsmoking, clubhouse, laundry, steps to beach. (775) 825-9492. otuohy@prodigy.net.

BAY WATER VIEW: Sandpiper, 55-plus. 2BR/1BA remodeled, covered parking. Annual $650/month. First, last and deposit. Seasonal $1,100 plus tax. Turnkey. (941) 545-8923 or (941) 778-9504.

SEASONAL RENTALS: Burgundy 1BR/1BA, heated pool, tennis. Available now and January, February and March, 2006. $1,300/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

PALMA SOLA BAY Townhouse: 2BR/2BA, heated pool and boat slip. $1,000/month, December 2005. $2,800, March 2006. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090

HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/1BA, 1,500 sf furnished beach house. One and one half blocks to beach. Available Jan./$2,500, Feb./$3,000 and March/$2,500. (949) 813-4900.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 1,600/month. Seasonal, $2,100/month. Elevated 2BR/2BA, quiet area, furnished, 1.5 blocks to quiet beach. Go see! 304 W. 63rd St., Holmes Beach. (941) 356-0334.

VACATION RENTALS: BURGUNDY1BR/1BA. $1,300/month; Longboat Key home 2BR/1BA $2,400/month;. Palma Sola townhouse, 2BR/2BA with boat slip. $2,800/month Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

CHARMING BAYVIEW COTTAGE: Furnished 1BR/1BA, washer and dryer. $850/month annual. Available Dec. 15. (941) 545-7109.

ANNUAL/SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, newer 2BR/2BA, elevated, enclosed garage, two blocks to beach. Call (941) 713- 2150.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Hidden Lakes, 3BR/2BA, second floor, all brand new, garage, pool, small dog OK. $1,400/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.

CANCELLATION GULFFRONT rental: $300/week or $1,200/month through January. (941) 778-3805. Bradenton Beach.

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 single-family home with garage in quiet northwest Bradenton neighborhood. $1,300/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/3BA single-family home completely remodeled, one-car garage. Close to college. $1,350/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

MARTINIQUE NORTH: 2BR/2BA. Awesome Gulf and bay views. Heated pool, tennis. Available January, February, April and May. (941) 761-4153.

FOR RENT: Eight minutes to beach. 3BR/1BA, new kitchen and roof. $1,175/month, plus security. 1011 67th St. N.W., Bradenton. (941) 773-3448.

MONTHLY OR WEEKLY: Furnished rental. December and January only. 2BR/1BA, just remodeled, must see. One block to beach. $795/month. (941) 807-5449.

55-PLUS MOBILE HOME resort: Steps to Gulf or bay, 1BR/1BA, turnkey, available January through April. Nonsmoking, no pets. $1,200/month. (941) 778-5152.

MONTHLY RENTAL: 3BR/2BA single-family home with elevator. Quiet, north end of Anna Maria, near Bean Point. 150 steps to beach, water views. (813) 293-6994. Visit www.annamariagetaway.com for details and pictures.

JANUARY RENTAL SPECIAL: One and two bedroom units at Westbay Cove. Ideal island location. From $2,500/month. Other months also available. Call Sharon, (941) 713-9096 or (941) 713-9094. Old Florida Realty. Licensed Real Estate Broker.

YOU WILL LOVE this Ringling retreat at Lido Beach: 2BR/1BA modern, fully-furnished duplex of historical background in garden setting. Walk to beach and St. Armands restaurants and popular shopping center,15-minute bus ride to Main Street, Sarasota. $88/week or monthly beginning March. Please phone (941) 383-0244 or e-mail kang870@aol.com.

PERICO BAY CLUB: 3BR/2BR condo. gorgeous, spacious, newly furnished. Tennis, pools, trails. Two miles to beach. No smokers. $2,800/month. (724) 941-2585.

BEACH STEPS AWAY: Large 1BR/2BA, fully furnished, washer and dryer. $595/week or $1,995/month. Pets OK. www.gulfdriveapartments.com. (941) 778-1098.

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.

REAL ESTATE

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

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

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

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.

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.

FIVE MINUTES TO beach. Perico Island, beautiful, designer patio home. 4BR/3BA, two-car garage, pool. $549,000. Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.

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

MUST SEE: Manufactured home has everything. Colony Cove. 1,600 square feet. Views of Manatee River. 2BR/2BA, pets, 55-plus, five pools. $58,500. (941) 721-4890.

HOLMES BEACH: Xmas or investment. Unique 1958, 2000 sf 3BR/2BA. Detached efficiency. Walk to boat dock. $625,000 or best offer by January. Principals and realtor, co-op only. (513) 378-9100.

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

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY: includes real estate and owner’s separate living quarters. $729,000. Call Fred for details. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

FAMILY COMPOUND: Centrally located in Bradenton on private lake. Consists of one new 5BR/2.5BA, 3,200 sf home, one 5BR/2BA older home, 1BR cottage, separate building lot. $1,100,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

LONGBOAT: UNIQUE 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, located on north end in historic village. Has 400 sf main bedroom suite with sun deck, wet bar, wine cooler, 15-foot ceilings and lots of French doors and private entrance. $729,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA. Sandwedge to beach. Updated appliances, renovated, new air handlers, both units. Secluded location, close to downtown, great landscaping. $650,000. Principals only. (941) 794-9940.

CHARMING HISTORIC HOME: Palmetto, one block from water. 3BR/1.5BA. Renovated, tile and hardwood floors, 10-foot ceilings. Oak and fruit trees on two city lots. By owner. $245,000. (941)807-5209.

ANNA MARIA: TRUE beachfront paradise with breathtaking view of the bay. 4BR/3BA, 2,933 sf. $2,500,000. The Agency (800) 813-9180.

2BR/2BA, garage, elevated, extra-large lot. Two blocks to beach, lots of new updates. Asking $525,000. 2919 Ave. C. (941) 792-8898.

BRADENTON BEACH: 2BR/2BA condo, end unit, pool. Across from beach. Anna Maria Island. (989) 686-7334 or (989) 450-6042.

BAYVIEW TERRACE CONDO: 1BR/1BA furnished. Steps to beach, heated pool on bay, no age restriction. Price reduced to $349,900. (941) 778-9331.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: 2BR/1BA Island cottage with garage. One block to beach and bay. $525,000. Call (941) 795-8979.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/1BA, 85-by-90-foot lot. 7,971 sf, 500 steps to beach. 206 73rd St. $749,000. Call Bobby, (941) 744-9606.

OCEANFRONT LUXURY CONDO: 2BR/2BA turnkey, completely updated with power exterior hurricane shutters, 55-plus community, designer interior. Closing costs paid. 5400 Gulf Drive, No.36, Holmes Beach. $985,000. Call (941) 744-6906.

GULFFRONT MARTINIQUE NORTH: 5300 Gulf Drive, No.105, Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA. Undergoing complete renovation. Call now to customize. Motivated seller. $1,100,000. Closing costs paid. (941) 744-6906.

DUPLEX ON DOUBLE LOT: 2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA. 303 74th St., Holmes Beach. Approved for two additional land condos. Positive cash flow. Closing costs paid. $799,000. Call (941) 744-6906.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: 2BR/2BA condo. Fully furnished and equipped. Best-kept condo complex on the Island. Beautiful beach, pool, hot tub, sauna and sunsets. No more left on the Island like this! $1,300,000. (317) 873 3307 for instructions on virtual tour.

ANNA MARIA LOT: 75-by-116 on sailboat canal. $725,000. For details, photos, survey and optional house plans visit http://mysite.verizon.net/talbot1/ Sheryl: 610-247-9496.

SUNNY SHORES, minutes to beaches! 3BR/1BA with garage. Two miles to Coquina Beach. Furnished. Perfect winter retreat or seasonal rental. $159,900. Chard Winheim, Horizon Realty. (941) 713-6743.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Direct beach front condos. 2BR/2BA $985,000 and 3BR/2BA. $1,100,000. Brokers protected. (941) 779-1013.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Duplex, lot large enough for land condo. $799,000. Brokers protected. Call (941) 779-1013.

WEEKLY SPECIAL: CHRISTMAS or New Year’s. 2BR/1BA furnished unit, clean and modern. One block to beach. $395/week. (941) 807-5449.

OUT-OF-STATE REAL ESTATE

MICHIGAN LAKEFRONT LOTS: Large, wooded, lakefront home sites on beautiful Horsehead Lake in the middle of the lower peninsula. Reduced pricing to year’s end on select lots. Great investment! Call 1-800-334-2764. www.hiddenharborlakefront.com.

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. Must see beautiful and colorful fall foliage! Western North Carolina mountains homes, cabins, acreage and investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty GMAC Real Estate, Murphy www.cherokeemountainrealty.com Call for free brochure (800) 841-5868.

TENNESSEE WATERFRONT land sale! Direct waterfront parcels from only $9,900! Cabin package from $64,900! 4.5 acres suitable for four homes and docks, only $99,900! All properties are new to the market! Call toll-free (866) 770-5263, ext. 8.

MURPHY, N.C.: Cool summers, mild winters. Affordable homes and mountain cabins. Call for free brochure, (877) 837-2288. Exit Realty Mountain View. Properties www.exitmurphy.com

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Log cabin, $89,900. Easy to finish cabin on secluded site. Million-dollar views available on one-to seven-acre parcels. $29,900-$79,900. Free information available! (828) 256-1004.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. area acreage: one-to-eight-acre mountain view and riverfront home sites from the $60s. Gated community, custom lodge. Near natural hot springs. Don't miss out! Call (866) 292-5762.

TENNESSEE ACREAGE FOR SALE: Near Chattanooga. Beautiful new lakeside community. One-to-five-acre home sites from the $40s. Limited number of private boat slips. Call for appointment. (866) 292-5769.

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

EAST ALABAMA MOUNTAIN property for sale. One hour west of Atlanta in Piedmont, Ala.  Great for enjoyment or investment. 33 acres, $115,500. Owner financing available. Call Glenn (850) 545-4928.

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