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Date of Issue: February 16, 2006

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, Feb 15 2006

ITEMS FOR SALE

PIANO: KIMBALL SPINET. Solid Mahogany with bench. Excellent condition. $450. (941) 792-8289 or (941) 932-5811.

ROLL-TOP DESK and chair, $150, drop-leaf dining table and four-chair set, $175, round dining table, four captain chairs. $200. (941) 779-0171.

MODEL HOME FURNITURE: Beautiful Henry Link rattan living room suite. Florida colors. Sofa, loveseat, chair, ottoman, coffee and end table, entrance table with mirror, large picture. Cost $8,900, will take $1,800 for all. Wrought iron table and four chairs $125, lamp and accessories. (941) 778-4451.

BICYCLES: MEN’S AND ladies’ 26-inch bikes. Excellent condition, $35. (941) 792-3775.

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

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.

HONEYBELL TANGELOS now ripe in January, on sale by the AMI Kiwanis Club. $31-$36 for a bushel Shipped free anyplace in USA. Call to receive an order blank. (941) 778-3446 or go online www.annamariakiwanis.org.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

WANTED: MAD, PLAYBOY, comic, sports programs, autographs, auto brochures, political buttons, tin toys, cast iron banks and door stops, pre-1968 only. $$$. (941) 587-1456 or e-mail ocmuseum3@juno.com

PHOTO CLASSES: Take the mystery out of taking great photos. Learn to use your camera. Sign up by March 1 and bring a friend for free. (941) 356-7303.

JAMMERS WANTED: Non-professional snowbird guitarist looking for musicians to jam afternoons. Cortez/Gulf Drive area. Classic rock, country. (941) 778-2937.

BINGO WEEKLY: "Smoke-free" at Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd Street at Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, Thursdays at 7 p.m. All welcome. Refreshments, prizes. Information: (941) 778-1915.

CERTIFIED TEACHER IN MATH/Science has opening. Private tutoring for student. Kindergarten-college level subjects. Plenty of references and experience. (941) 524-4177.

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, Fridays. 9am-noon on Saturdays. Sales racks, children’s clothing. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

SIDEWALK SALE: 8am Saturday, Feb. 18. All proceeds to benefit the Anna Maria Island Relay for Life, American Cancer Society Manatee Unit. The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

CRAFTS GALORE! Beads, yarn, quilting, art supplies, yard goods, books and more! 9am-2pm Saturday, Feb. 18. 710 Rose, Anna Maria

Garage Sale: 8-11am Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006. Great stuff, crystal chandeliers, glasses, furniture, etc. 2914 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

BUDGET BOX THRIFT Shop: 10am-4pm Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm Saturday Flea market March 18. Space $10. 401 42nd St. W., Bradenton. Call (941) 746-4906.

MULTI-FAMILY SALE: 9am-3pm Saturday, Feb. 18. 8321 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

FLEA MARKET: 9am-4pm Saturday, Feb. 18. Lots of furniture, jewelry, household, collectibles. Dealer space available, $10. Call (941) 778-4451. Niki’s and Island Market Antiques parking lot. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Next to Time Saver.

SALE: NIKI’S GIFTS AND Antiques. Florida oil paintings, shell pictures, Michael Fish watercolors, Salvador Dali prints 40-60 percent off, all sterling jewelry 50-70 percent off. Collectible spoons, salt and pepper sets, thimbles, 50 percent off. Small tables 30-40 percent off. Select crystal, depression glass, antiques, vintage jewelry, 50-70 percent off. Open seven days 9:30am-5pm, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 779-0729.

GARAGE SALE: 9am-3pm Sunday, Feb. 19. Henry Link sofa, loveseat, chair with ottoman, coffee and sofa table with mirror, oil paintings, lamps, jewelry, collectibles, bric-a-brac. 218 84th St., Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE: 9am-5pm, Saturday, Feb. 11. Furniture, home accessories, etc. Three family sale. 107 12th St. N., Bradenton Beach.

LOST & FOUND

FOUND: LISLE WOODRIDGE fire district jacket. Navy, extra-large. (941) 741-3900.

LOST: ONE GOLD, oval hoop earring and pair of prescription tortoise-shell sunglasses. (941) 387-1387.

PETS

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.

TRANSPORTATION

BOATS & BOATING

27-FOOT CARVER twin 190-hp Mercruiser. Runs great, good for fishing, Ceranfield, air conditioning, water heater, shower, head,newbatteries, stereo and much more! $8,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1565.

DEEP-WATER BOAT slip: north end of Anna Maria. Easy Gulf access. (941) 794-8877.

WANTED TO BUY: Deeded boat slip on Anna Maria Island, deep or shallow. Please call, (941) 778-2581.

THIS 2005 25-HP Johnson Bombadier rope-start two-stroke outboard, has less than the initial ten hours break time on it. Purchased new in May for $2,592, it includes fuel tank and line and wheeled motor carrier (my add-on). Owner’s manual and purchase receipt (including warranty) included. Super buy! (941) 778-1605.

28-FOOT REGAL LSR-2001: Only 160 hours, like new! Great day cruiser/party boat, even has a head! Always kept on a lift, new custom mooring cover and much, much more. $43,000. Call Pam or Phil at (941) 778-8281 or (941) 704-7445.

2004 20-FOOT PONTOON: 90-hp Mercury. Lots of extras, $12,000. Call (941) 792-0902.

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. Capt. 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.

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

WAITER, CHEF, DISHWASHER with experience in Italian food. 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. (941) 383-0013.

BARTENDER WANTED: Experienced bartender wanted. Approximately 25 hours per week. Please apply in person. Banana Factory Too. 10104 Cortez Road. No phone calls please.

MAINTENANCE, PART-TIME: 32-unit motel, evenings. Monday-Friday. Apply in person. Blue Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER needs certified teachers. Please call (941) 795-1246.

HOUSEKEEPING/CLEANING SERVICES: Apply in person. Martinique South condos between 8am-noon, Monday through Friday. Ask for Joe. Flexible hours, 10-15 hours per week.

CREATIVE SALESPERSON FOR part-time work at the Island's beaded jewelry shop. Sales and beading experience a plus. Call Susan at (941) 779-0779.

CNA NEEDED FOR female. References. Background check. Weekends and nights. (941) 727-7718.

HOUSEKEEPER AND CARETAKER wanted at a popular vacation resort in Holmes Beach. Good pay for good work. Call (941) 778-0910.

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE HELPER: Part-to full-time Island work. Pay based on experience. Immediate opening. Call (941) 284-5132.

ATTENTION LICENSED REALTORS! Worried about the changing market? I'm not. I'm busier than ever and I need help. Applicants must have a history of strong business administrative skills with an entrepreneurial attitude. Experience with Quickbooks and hotel/motel management a plus. Call Barry Gould at (941) 448-5500. Island Vacation Properties.

PART-TIME HELP wanted for small resort motel on Anna Maria. Call evenings, (941) 778-4206.

MAINTENANCE, PART-TIME: 32-unit motel, evenings. Monday-Friday. Apply in person. Blue Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes beach.

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 servers for lunch and dinner. Prep person and dishwasher. Apply to Chef Damon, Wednesday-Saturday, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.

SING! IF YOU can carry a tune and would help lead a singing congregation, please join with Gloria Dei Lutheran’s choir, Sundays at 9:45am. Two miles north of Manatee Bridge on Anna Maria Island. (941) 778-1813.

WINDOW INSTALLER: No experience needed, must be reliable and have own transportation. Call Mike at (941) 228-5261.

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.

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.

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.

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.

WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance Wildlife Service, (941) 778-3455, or cell (941) 720-4152.

CUCCIO TILE AND handyman services. Many Island references. Free estimates. Licensed and insured. (941) 730-2137.

YACHT SERVICES: DIVING and detail services. Waterline Yacht Company. James, (941) 792-7595.

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

ABOUT GROUT: CLEANING, sealing, staining (painting of grout), tile and grout repair, caulking of showers/kitchen. Bonded and insured. Call Jeff, (941) 545-0128.

INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individuals and small businesses. We also do all states. Contact Pat at Kenney Tax Service. (941) 761-8156.

COMPUTER SERVICE SPECIALIST: Repair, upgrade, install, data recovery. Virus/spyware removal, wireless networking, beginner/advanced. Call Gene, (941) 383-9861.

WAITER, CHEF, DISHWASHER with experience in Italian food. 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. (941) 383-0013.

BARTENDER WANTED: Experienced bartender wanted. Approximately 25 hours per week. Please apply in person. Banana Factory Too. 10104 Cortez Road. No phone calls please.

MAINTENANCE, PART-TIME: 32-unit motel, evenings. Monday-Friday. Apply in person. Blue Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER needs certified teachers. Please call (941) 795-1246.

HOUSEKEEPING/CLEANING SERVICES: Apply in person. Martinique South condos between 8am-noon, Monday through Friday. Ask for Joe. Flexible hours, 10-15 hours per week.

CREATIVE SALESPERSON FOR part-time work at the Island's beaded jewelry shop. Sales and beading experience a plus. Call Susan at (941) 779-0779.

CNA NEEDED FOR female. References. Background check. Weekends and nights. (941) 727-7718.

HOUSEKEEPER AND CARETAKER wanted at a popular vacation resort in Holmes Beach. Good pay for good work. Call (941) 778-0910.

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE HELPER: Part-to full-time Island work. Pay based on experience. Immediate opening. Call (941) 284-5132.

ATTENTION LICENSED REALTORS! Worried about the changing market? I'm not. I'm busier than ever and I need help. Applicants must have a history of strong business administrative skills with an entrepreneurial attitude. Experience with Quickbooks and hotel/motel management a plus. Call Barry Gould at (941) 448-5500. Island Vacation Properties.

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. Monthly and quarterly accounts available. If it is broken, we can fix it. Call (941) 778-2581.

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.

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. Thirty years experience. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt. 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.

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.

IS YOUR PAINT peeling? Is it in need of healing? Then call Shaman Painting and Pressure Washing for free estimate. Call Dan or Gina for appointment. Office (941) 527-1465 Cell (941) 779-3595.

ROB’S RENOVATION AND REMODELING: Tile, hardwood flooring, drywall, carpentry, paint, pressure cleaning, rescreens, windows and doors. Free estimates! We will beat any estimates. Call Rob, (941) 526-5010.

RICK KUNKEL PAINTING: 30 years experience. Licensed, insured. Free estimates. Local references. (941) 932-0940.

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

DOCK CLEANING, STAINING, repair. Professional service, insured. Make your dock or deck look like new. (941) 779-1839.

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

RENTALS

ANNUAL RENTAL: Available March 1, 2006. Anna Maria 2BR/1BA duplex across from beach. $950/month plus utilities. (941) 778-7003.

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. Call (941) 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.

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.

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 one room efficiency. Utilities included. Gulf views and large decks. (941) 505-1962.

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: GORGEOUS, OCEANVIEW home. 5BR/3BA, fireplace, cable TV. One hundred yards from Gulf. Two scenic decks. Available January, 2006-April, 2006. $3,900/month. Call (813) 948-1267 or email kkl@tampabay.rr.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Perico Bay Club; 2BR/2BA villa with garage. small pet OK. Heated pool, tennis, gated community. $1,300/month. Hidden Lakes; 3BR/2Ba condo, all new, pool, small pet OK. $1,400/month. 7104 Marina; 3BR/2BA, pool, two-car garage, fireplace, pets OK. $1,500/month. 572 2nd Ave.W., Bradenton; 2BR/2BA home, garage, pets OK. $1,500/month/ Suncoast Real estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.

SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT: 55-plus. 1BR/1BA, $1,200/month. 2BR/2BA, $1,400/month. Nonsmoking, clubhouse, laundry, steps to beach. (775) 825-9492 or (775) 338-9492. otuohy@prodigy.net..

PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA, great water views, gated, pool, tennis, covered parking, One mile from beach. Annual rental. $1,200/month. Call Maria at (941) 720-1712.

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

MOBILE HOME 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 or (863) 608-1833. E-mail: chickenplucker@webtv.net.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Steps from Bradenton Beach. One hundred yards from bay. Spacious 1BR/1BA with parking. Available for yearly rental. (614) 517-7147.

MONTHLY RENTAL: 2BR/2BA with den. Furnished condo on canal. West Bradenton. Five minutes to beaches. $2,500/month. June through November 2006. (708) 532-2149.

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. Please phone (941) 383-0244 or (941) 383-2566. E-mail kang870@aol.com.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Waterfront mobile resort. Steps to beach. Nice 1BR/1BA. April $1,130. May-September $625. 55-plus. 2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit 425, Bradenton Beach. (941) 778-5417.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL rental. 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach. $900/month annual, includes cable, water, sewer, trash. Seasonal $700/week or $2,100/month. (941) 778-0714 or (941) 730-6349.

 ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Available January and February 2007. 2BR/2BA, totally remodeled in 2006. Call (813) 781-7562.

NORTH-END FURNISHED beach villas, One or two bedrooms, 1BA, with screened porch. 100 steps to beach. Great views! Starting at $1000/month. (941) 219-1042. twoodsbton@netzero.com.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA on canal in Holmes Beach. No pets. (941) 778-7039.

PRIVATE COTTAGE WITH shared dock, Old Florida-style 2BR/1BA, screened porch, deck, fenced yard. Half block to beach. Pet OK. Weekly, monthly beginning April 1, 2006. (941) 485-1874.

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

WESTBAY POINT: 2BR/2BA, beautiful condition, overlooking canal. Available February, March, April. $2,600/month. Call (616) 291-5116.

BRADENTON BEACH: Large 2B/2B condo, elegantly furnished, heated pool, spa, two private balconies overlooking beach and Sarasota Bay with private dock. April 15-29. $950/week. (207) 783-8088.

ANNA MARIA: One bedroom beachfront villa, sleeps four. Full kitchen, heated pool, spa. April 8-15. Gorgeous sunsets. $1,000/month (207) 783-8088.

HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/2BA beach cottage, 1.5 blocks to beach. Fully furnished. $550/week. (941) 587-1456.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 1BR/1BA half duplex, upstairs, with oversized garage. $800/month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A., at (941) 778-2291, or e-mail: Jason@betsyhills.com.

WATERFRONT SEASONAL: January, March, April. One, two and three bedrooms available. 1BR $1,800/month, 2-3BR $3,000/month. Price reduced after April. 109 13th St. S., Bradenton Beach. (941) 779-9074. 

BEAUTIFUL AND SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA home located four houses down form beach! Free trolley picks up at end of block. Available by the week. Adjacent two-bedroom apartment also available first half of March. Call (616) 225-1589.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL 3BR/2BA Palms of Cortez condo. Pet OK. $1,200/month annual, or $2,500/month seasonal. Clean and new. Call (941) 704-7394.

DELUXE WATERFRONT HOME to share. Bedroom with private bath $1,200/month, without private bath $900. Mature man or woman, nonsmoker, nondrinker. Maid service. Furnished north-end home. (941) 779-0088.

CONDOS: BRADENTON BEACH, Bayview Terrace. Pool on bay, one block to beach. Three-month minimum. 2BR, $2,000/month. 1BR $1,500/month. (941) 752-1737.

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.

CHARMING 2BR/2BA canal house close to bay. Available April 1, 2006, for annual rental. (717) 392-4048.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Perico Island large 3BR/2BA home with two-car garage. Association, pool and tennis courts. $1,600/month plus utilities. Call An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BR home with boat dock  and private yard. Fireplace, washer/dryer. $1,600/month plus utilities. Call An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT: 55-plus, 1BR/1BA. Nice, clean unit. $1300/month. Nonsmoking, clubhouse, laundry, steps to beach. (941) 779-1112.

LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE: 2BR/1BA updated home. Completely furnished, $2,400/month. Available immediately. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

CONDOS: BRADENTON BEACH, Bayview Terrace. Pool on bay, one block to beach. Three-month minimum. 2BR, $2,000/month. 1BR $1,500/month. (941) 752-1737.

1BR, LARGE APARTMENT. Water view, nonsmoking, no pets. $475/week. (941) 779-0420.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA single-family home with carport. Less than one block to beach. Ground level. $1,100/month. Available March 1, 2006. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex, one block to beach, completely remodeled, ground level. $1,075/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA single-family home, very private backyard with canal. City of Anna Maria. Available March 1, 2006. $1,500/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

SEASONAL RENTALS: HOMES, condos available for the months of March, April and May 2006. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

2BR/2BA CANALFRONT: Available March. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, (941) 778-0807.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA, carport, new kitchen cabinets, tile floors. Close to community center and beach. Ground level. Call (941) 795-7089.

AVAILABLE MARCH 2006: Quiet, clean Holmes Beach 2BR/1BA ground-level duplex. Large lanai, new kitchen, washer/dryer, two blocks to beach. No smoking. $2,100/month, $900/week. Call (813) 928-5378 or e-mail evergreenproperties@yahoo.com.

YOU'LL LOVE THIS Valentine's Day rental special! Two months free rent. Only one home left! Fully furnished and waiting for you!

2BR/2BA, two-car carport, raised patio, utility shed, washer and eat-in kitchen. Enjoy life in this 55-plus lakeside retirement community. Close to everything!$795/month. Sorry, no pets. Call Neil, (941) 756-7068, at Waterside Club. 3301 Cortez Rd. W. in Bradenton.

600-SF OFFICE: $500/month; 900-sf office, garage, storage, two 10-foot overhead doors $750/month. 1-800-952-1206. 8799 Cortez Road, Bradenton.

1,200-SF OFFICE, former real estate broker. Available immediately. 1-800-952-1206. 8803 Cortez Road, Bradenton.

NORTH-END FURNISHED beach villas, One or two bedrooms, one bath, screened porch. 100 steps to beach. Great views! Starting at $1000/month. (941) 219-1042. twoodsbton@netzero.com.

GULFFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, elevator, magnificent views. Walk to restaurants, shopping and more. Available April 1, 2006. (941) 778- 6288.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA duplex apartment, washer/dryer hookup, carport, $900/month, seasonal. 1BR Gulffront apartment, fabulous view. Dolores M. Baker Real Estate, (941) 778-7500.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1.5BA, elevated apartment. Carport, washer/dryer, large storage, deck. $850/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307.

HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT: 2BR/2BA, beautiful view of Gulf. On the beach. Weekly rental. Available now. (941) 779-2701 or (608) 332-9272.

MARCH CANCELLATION: Westbay Point and Moorings 2BR/2BA bayfront unit, rate reduction to $2,800/month. Call Sharon, Old Florida Realty. (941) 713-9096.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Large Gulffront complex! 1BR/1BA furnished condo. Heated pool, beautiful beach. Holmes Beach, near restaurants and shopping. $950/month. 55-plus. An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

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

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.

PERICO ISLAND: 1,170 sf, lovely 2BR2BA condo. Great water view/porch. Eat-in kitchen. Rented until 8/06. $325,500. Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.

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

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! $1,200,000. (317) 873-3307 for instructions on virtual tour.

FIVE MINUTES TO BEACH: Perico Island, beautiful designer patio home. 4BR/3BA, two-car garage. Pool, private. $535,000. Best value! Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO: Furnished end unit, 2BR/2BA. Enjoy sunsets year ’round from sofa, lanai or beach. Low association fee. Weekly rental allowed. $975,000. (504) 810-0867.

BEACHFRONT CONDO: 1BR/1BA, new construction. Designer furnished, spa, pool, excellent location near restaurants, shopping. Excellent rental. $529,000. (901) 301-8299, or captko462@aol.com.

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

LOT FOR SALE: One block to Gulf. 50x100 feet, cleared. $599,000. (941) 778-4036. 215 71st St., Holmes Beach.

CANALFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, turnkey-furnished, pool, tennis, pets allowed, just unpack and enjoy Island living. $449,900. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, (941) 725-4425.

CUSTOM EXECUTIVE HOME: 2709 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 3BR/3BA views of Gulf and Tampa Bay from this beautiful executive home with master bedroom and spa encompassing entire floor. Waterfall landscaped entry. Three-car garage. $950,000. Open house: noon-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Call (941) 744-6906 or email Bobby@FirstEquityFin.com.

LONGBOAT KEY: Executive home with swimming pool. Completely updated 4BR/2BA. Located in historic Longboat Key Village, just two blocks to the beach. Priced to sell. $775,000. Call (941) 744-6906 or email Bobby@FirstEquityFin.com.

BY OWNER: BEACHFRONT 2BR/2BA, office/sleeping loft. 1,575 sf. Deeded parking space under building. Heated pool. $1,500,000. (847) 494-5748.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: 2BR/2.5BA, pool, $495,000. 6250 Holmes Blvd. #24. Excalibur Realty Inc. (941) 792-5566.

BEAUTIFUL ISLAND TOWNHOME: Steps to the beach! 3BR/2BA with den. Designer upgrades. $599,000. (941) 447-6278. www.Highland-Investments.com.

KEY ROYALE: TASTEFULLY remodeled 3BR/2BA. Pool. spa, boat dock. Canalfront home. Priced at $929,000. Call owner direct at (941) 356-1456.

ISLAND SPECIAL! SELLING Island real estate? Save big money, Florida Prime Realty LLC offers sellers commission as low as 1.5 percent! Call (941) 778-1098 or e-mail: floridaprimerealty@gail.com.

4BR/4BA ELEVATED TURNKEY-furnished duplex with many possibilities. Two short blocks to beach. Can convert to 1BR/1BA and 3BR/3BA, 2BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA or 4BR/4BA. $648,500. Call Maria at Bark & Co. Realty, (941) 778-5900 or cell (863) 559-8559.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Duplex, 2BR/1BA each side. Exclusive north end Anna Maria. Build up for spectacular view. $835,000. (941) 778-7003.

FOUR TRIPLEXES: $1,200,000. $98,000 annual income. Call (941) 792-5566.

FOR SALE BY owner: Best value on the Island! 2BR/ 2BA, one-car garage, gourmet kitchen, new windows, updated baths and more. Two blocks from beach. $615,000. (941) 778-8677. 406 Bay Palms Drive, Holmes Beach. wbcaudill@verizon.net.

BRAND NEW DETACHED villa: 2BR/2BA, 1,245 sf under air conditioning, plus 1.5-car garage. Only $78/month maintenance fee. All ages. Pets OK. Heated pool. Great location. $235,000. Call Bill, (941) 518-9300.        

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: By owner. 2BR/2BA each side, one lanai, secluded street, steps to beach and downtown. New appliances and air handlers. Beautiful maintenance-free landscaping. Dog-friendly fenced yard. $650,000. (941)794-9940.

SARASOTA HANDYMAN: 4BR/2BA, 1,100sf. New roof, electric, outgoing plumbing. Large yard, good schools. Tenant would stay, $949/month. $199,000. (941) 954-4312.

ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA north-end home. Gulf, beaches, bay, piers. $595,000. (941) 778-2934.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Beachfront 1BR/1BA condo. End unit, fabulous view, heated pool, excellent rental. $589,000. annamariabeachplace.com. (330) 565-7693.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND beach getaway cabana. Bay view, updated, large deck, boat slip available. Pines Trailer Park, 55-plus. $35,000. (941) 778-4820.

DUPLEX: 2411 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach. Great location. Will consider trade. $690,000. (941) 915-0684.

LONGBOAT KEY: 2BR/2BA villa. Completely furnished. $575,000. (941) 383-5370.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Duplex, 2BR/2BA each side. Quiet area, close to beach. Tenants in place. Leave message, (941) 755-4445. By appointment only.

BRADENTON: TWO NEW construction properties, meet hurricane codes, Braden River access. 3BR. Gated community with recreation center. $559,000 on nature preserve near golf course. $449,000. Maintenance free, includes marina. Closing bonus. (941) 741-2502.

MANASOTA KEY: One acre +/- direct beachfront with newer beach home and separate guesthouse. Also zoned and engineered in progress for five to six condos, pool and clubhouse. Also OK for private beach club. Priced under market at $2,500,000. (941) 474-6633.

FED UP WITH overpriced waterfronts here? Try the pristine blue waters of Lemon bay and the Gulf of Mexico off the Cape Haze peninsula just a few barrier islands south of you in the Englewood area. Five deep-water seawalled bay lots from $499,000. Waterfront 2BR/2BA home $639,000. Owner, (941) 474-6633.

UPDATED ISLAND DUPLEX: 3BR/2BA total. Zoned R-4. New roof, carpet, paint, Big yard. $534,900. Edie Force, Collandra & Company, (941) 920-0129.

CEDAR KEY GULF views: 2,000 sf, custom fireplace, GoBolt wind protection, wood cabinets, many other custom features by artisan owners. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, (941) 773-6581. $795,000.

SUNBOW BAY Spacious, turnkey 2BR/2BA condo with superb water views. Elevator, heated pools, tennis, covered parking. Includes 14-foot boat at communal dock. Close to public beach. $462,500. (941) 795-8066.

BEAUTIFUL ISLAND TOWNHOUSE: Steps to the beach. 3BR/2BA. Pool, designer upgrades, granite counters, new appliances, tile floors, two-story home. $599,000. Call (941) 447-6278, or view online at www.44smart.com.

LOT FOR SALE: Holmes Beach. One block to Gulf. 57.75 x 114 feet. Neptune Lane. $569,000. (941) 778-4246.

SUNNY SHORES, 2BR/2BA with carport. Shows like a model. Two miles to Coquina Beach. View of Palma Sola Bay. Community boat ramp. Turnkey furnished. No deed restrictions. Land owned. Perfect winter retreat, seasonal rental or full time residence. Price reduced to $199,900. Chard Winheim, Horizon Realty, (941) 713-6743.

BOATERS BEST BUY: 2BR on Palma Sola Bay. Intracoastal Waterway access. Updated townhome, heated pool and boat slip. Only $335,000. Call Fred, Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

BELOW MARKET FOR quick sale: Like new, two-year -old lakefront home. 4BR/3BA, formal dining, huge kitchen and media room. $495,000. Call Gwen direct, (941) 720-2548. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT home: tastefully remodeled inside. Corian kitchen, ceramic tile and Berber carpet. Pool and spa. Boat dock. Exceptional value at $929,900. Call owner direct, (941) 356-1456.

LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE: 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Huge new loft addition can be separate guest quarter. $739,900. Call to see: Fred at Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

SHADYBROOK TOWNHOUSES: 3BR/ 2.5BA. $159,000 and $169,000. For handyman. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED FIFTH-floor Ironwood condo overlooking golf course. $192,900. Call (941) 792-0902.

ANNA MARIA: TRUE beachfront paradise with breathtaking view of the bay. 4BR/3BA, 2,933 sf, $1,800,000. THE Agency, (800) 813-9180.

WWW.ANNAMARIACONDOS.COM: Check us out for all your condo needs! Buying or selling? Call Chris Kawcak at Bradenton Condos, (941) 704-6714.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA beach cottage. 1.5 blocks to beach. On 50x100 foot lot. $489,000 or best offer. (941) 587-1456. ocmuseum3@juno.com.

SARASOTA 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, pool home on 100x100 foot lot. Two minutes from North Siesta Key Bridge. $389,000 or best offer. (941) 587-1456, or e-mail ocmuseum3@juno.com.

3BR/2BA: One bedroom used as a den/office/playroom, enclosed lanai, tiled with carpeted bedrooms. 1,400 sf, county water/sewer, citrus trees, near Brentwood school in Sarasota. Reduced to $274,900. (941) 379-4196 or (941) 954-7474.

BY OWNER: NEW 3BR/2BA home. Beautiful neighborhood. Cherokee Lake view, access. 1.5 lots. $219,900. (865) 475-6411 or (423) 948-9117.

NEW KITCHEN: CANAL location, 2BR/2BA. Mount Vernon senior community, minutes to beach. Open 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday. $349,900. 9406 Kingston. (941) 761-2266.

FOR SALE BY owner: Village Green condo. New paint inside and out. 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, 1,800 sf on small lake, quiet street. Asking $299,900. Call Lori (480) 814-1432 or Scott, (650) 851-7996. 6813 Seventh Ave, W., Bradenton, 34209.

PINEBROOK CONDO ON golf course. Fifth-floor views, 2BR/2BA, beautifully furnished, next to pool. $269,900. By owner, (941) 794-8954, leave message.

HOLMES BEACH: 12,500 sf R2-lot with duplex suitable for land condos. Back has view of Spring Lake. Two blocks direct walk to beach. $699,000. (941) 400-9346.

FOR SALE BY owner: Rarely available Tiffany Place, 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished condo. Newly remodeled and decorated. $769,000. Call (941) 778-6720.

HOLMES BEACH: THREE duplexes for sale. 8004, 8006 and 8008 Marina Drive. $654,000 each. (941) 778-9691. Suze68@yahoo.com.

BY OWNER: LOCATION, location. 3BR/2BA, one-car garage on Holmes Beach canal. Open house 1pm-4pm Sunday, Feb. 19. 519 72nd St., Holmes Beach.

MUST SEE - LARGE 2BR/2BA Gulf view condo. New kitchen. $650,000. (717) 392-4048.

DUPLEX FOR SALE by owner – 2R/2BA and 1BR/1BA, each with screened porch. Lot large enough for possible land condos. Brokers welcome. $799,000. Call (941) 779-0120.

PRICE REDUCED TO $899,500.  Beachfront condo for sale. Incredible views, totally renovated, new throughout, designer turnkey furnished. Owner financing available, brokers protected. Bring your clients (717) 392-4048.

HOME ON CANAL for sale: Brokers welcome. $845,000. (717) 392-4048.

BEST DUPLEX BUY on Island. 3501 Sixth Ave., middle Island, near beach. www.c3island.com. (813) 376-5591.

WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS: Lovely end unit in the trees with light/bright exposures, overlooking heated pool and tennis court. Beautifully furnished. Move-in condition. Call (941) 778-0042 for viewing.

WATERFRONT KEY WEST-style: stilt, vaulted, open-beam cedar ceilings, dock. Sailboat water, no bridges. Turnkey, extra-large lot. Willow Avenue. (941) 778-8168.

VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA, two-car garage. Completely updated. Open Sunday. 6608 12th Ave. W., Bradenton. (941) 448-8502 or (941) 761-2575.

WOW! THERE ARE over 600 properties for sale on Anna Maria Island. With this many listings there are bound to be a few real bargains, but the best opportunities come and go in the blink of an eye! If you are reading this ad, you are probably searching for that special needle in the haystack. We feel the time has come for "buyer agent services." You give us your dream-deal criteria and we work for you to help make the dream come true. Best of all, in most cases, the seller pays! Remember, the listing agent is obligated to get the highest price for the seller. We will negotiate the lowest price for you! Call Barry Gould (941) 448-5500, or Ted Schlegel (941) 518-6117. Island Vacation Properties.

BRIGHT AND AIRY: 2BR/2BA Gulf-view condo in four-unit building with heated pool. New kitchen, screened balcony, washer/dryer, new air-conditioning system. Turnkey ready. Wonderful home or great rental. $650,000. (941) 779-1013.

DUPLEX FOR SALE by owner: lovely 2BR/2BA home and charming 1BR/1BA; each with private screened porch. Extra-large garage, well landscaped lot, large enough for land condo. Brokers welcome. $799,000. Call (941) 779-0120.

4BR/3BA Bed and breakfast. $535,000. West Bradenton. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

BEACH CONDO FOR sale: Out the front door onto the beach, incredible views and southern exposure make this home cheery and pleasant, enjoy breathtaking sunsets year-round from spacious living room, tender-loving care, completely redone. Everything new, designer turnkey ready. Owner financing available. $941,800. Brokers welcome (717) 392-4048.

59th STREET CANAL home: view of bay, brokers welcome. $845,000. (717) 392-4048.

OUT-OF-STATE REAL ESTATE

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA: Winter season is here! Must see the beautiful peaceful mountains of western North Carolina. Homes, cabins, acreage and investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty, GMAC Real Estate, Murphy www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call for free brochure, (800) 841-5868.

MOUNTAINS OF NORTH Georgia: The very best of riverfront, lakefront, acreage tracts, building parcels from one to 195 acres. Direct from owners. (706) 276-7773.

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

EAST TENNESSEE LAKE properties. Homes from $200,000 to $1,000,000. Lakefront lots from $100,000. Lake-view lots from $35,000. Call Lakeside Realty, (423) 626-5820 or visit www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.

LAND AUCTION: 200 properties must be sold! Low down / E-Z financing, free catalog. (800) 937-1603. www.landauction.com.

EASTERN TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN homesites. Gated lakeside community. One-to five-acre wooded and lake-view sites from the $40s. Planned amenities. Minutes from Chattanooga. Call today (866) 292-5769. Gates of the River.

LARGE MOUNTAIN: Land bargains, high elevation. Adjoins pristine state forest, 20-plus acres to 350 acres. Sweeping mountain views, streams. www.liveinwv.com.

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: 10.51 acres on mountaintop in gated community, view, trees, waterfall and large public lake nearby, paved private access, $119,500. Owner, (866) 789-8535. www.NC77.com.

OCALA/ ORLANDO, FLA. AREA: $15,000 discount. 1.7- 21 acres from $149,900. Rolling hills, views, trails. Only two miles to I-75. Discount ends Feb. 28. Broker/owner, (352) 330-0022.

TENNESSEE LAKEFRONT RETREATS: Newly released lakefront, wooded and mountain-view sites. Five to 50 estate acres from $39,990. 90 minutes to Nashville. Don't miss the sunsets over the lake! Call (866) 339-4966. Eagles Ridge.

ASHEVILLE, N.C., AREA HOMESITES: Own a private mountain retreat. Gated riverfront community. Stunning mountain views. One to eight acres from the $60s. Four-season climate. Call (866) 292-5762. Bear River Lodge.

GEORGIA: BLAIRSVILLE in the north Georgia mountains. Land, homes, commercial and investment. "Everything we touch turns to sold." Jane Baer Realty, (706) 745-2261, (800) 820-7829. www.janebaerrealty.com, janebaer@alltel.net.

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.

WATERFRONT! Two acres +/-, $159,900. Gorgeous acreage, great views, pristine shoreline and deep boatable water! Near Bath, N.C. Enjoy access to ICW, Sound, Atlantic. Paved road, underground utilities, well water, septic approved. Excellent financing. By appointment only. Call now (800) 732-6601 ext.1497.

HORSE FARM LIQUIDATION: 20 acres, $59,900. Lush pastures, beautiful trout stream, spectacular upstate New York setting! Ideal summer home site! Terms available! Call now! (877) 909-5263. www.upstateNYland.com.

NEW TO MARKET! Deep-water lots Beautifully situated on 50 acres with 2,800 feet of magnificent frontage on Battery Creek in Beaufort, S.C. Offering deep waterfront, dockable, tidal creek and privacy. Wooded lots starting from $59,900. Call (877) 929-2837.

WATERFRONT LAND SALE! Direct waterfront parcels from only $9,900! Two acres dockable with log cabin package, from $89,900! 4.5 acres dockable waterfront only $99,900! All properties are new to the market! Call toll-free (866) 770-5263, ext. 8.

NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA mountain land available. Four acres. Allegheny County, N.C., Stone Mountain. State park area, A-frame. Apartment and garage, lake, guest house, three golf courses nearby. Just $249,900. Call Susan (336) 789-2926. 49 acres. Surry County. N.C., bottom land, 4,000 feet on Fisher River. Beautiful wood land and home site. Private location. Springs and branches. $225,000. Call Bracky (336) 789-2926. 86 acres. Lowgap Surry County, N.C. Beautiful remodeled house. All fenced, stream, old cabin timber, private outbuildings. $499,000. Terms available. Call Susan (336) 789-2926. 70+/- acres. Beulah Community, Surry County. N.C. All cleared, grassed and fenced, panoramic view of surrounding mountains, pond. Fabulous views $6,250/acre. Call Bracky (336) 789-2926. 215+/- acres. Carroll County, Va., Highway 52, just north of Mount Airy. North Carolina brick home, needs updating. County water. Long highway. Frontage possibly commercial. $1,300,000. Owner financing. Call Mark (336) 789-2926.

GOVERNMENT HOMES! $0 down! Bank repossessions and foreclosures! No credit, OK! $0/low down! Call for listings (800) 498-8619.

EAST TENN. MOUNTAIN property. Only minutes from Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Seven acres and stream, $39,900. 20 acres, wooded, $79,900. Opening March 4. (800) 770-9311, ext. 321.

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