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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March 16 2005

ITEMS FOR SALE

STERLING SILVER JEWELRY at Cosmic Sense Jewelry, booth 228-230 at Red Barn Flea Market. (941) 745-9010. 15 percent off with ad. Visit us at www.Floridasilverjewelry.com. Free shipping.

RATTAN COUCH, three cushions, red and off-white floral design. Excellent condition. $150. (941) 795-2409.

FOR SALE: REFRIGERATOR and dishwasher, white, very good condition. $100/both or $60 each. Call (941) 779-0701, Bradenton Beach.

THREE-WHEELED BIKE: red, great condition, $75. (941) 779-1053 or 758-4300.

CHERRY COMPUTER HUTCH, new $250, was $500; three-piece wicker set, dresser, standing mirror and night table, like new, $100; maple, full-size antique spindle bed, boxspring and mattress, good condition, $250. Jennifer, (941) 778-7672.

FURNITURE: IRON CANOPY bed with wrap-around head and foot boards and white canopy, aged-copper finish, full size, cost $1,300, sell $450; sofa table, walnut with engraved bronze top, 12 by 56 by 24-inches, $150; loveseat, medium beige, $225; hand-painted cabinet, 13 by 19 by 26 inches, door with one shelf, cost $300, sell $175; leather trunk endtable on iron legs, 15 by 20 by 26 inches, $175; loveseat, medium beige, $250; plateglass mirror with gold carved frame, 32 by 45 inches, $75; slipper chair, beige and white print fabric, $60; craft table, white top, adjustable, Formica finish, 30 by 48 inches, $30; some pictures, pillows, etc. (941) 778-3062.

38-GALLON SALTWATER tank with warranty, complete with bio-filter, saltwater skimmer, glass lid, heater and oak stand. Used only three weeks. $395, or best offer. (941) 224-9418.

HAMPTON BAY Room Air conditioner. 8,000 BTU, new in original packaging. New $359, asking $150. (941) 778-6561.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES available at The Islander, assorted varieties, $3.50 box. All proceeds paid to local Girl Scout troop.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BINGO! Annie Silver Community Center. Play Thursday through March 31, 7pm. Prizes, refreshments. Everyone welcome! Smoke free. 103 23rd St., Corner of Avenue C and 23rd Street, Bradenton Beach. For information, call (941) 778-1915.

ISLAND GIFT BASKETS of the sun: For all occasions. None too large or too small. 20 years experience in the Hamptons. Hand-made cards and prints from local artists. Great to welcome your renters, birthdays, births, new boat, new home or just for the heck of it! Baskets include fine wines, cheeses, local gifts, homemade jams, pastries, flower bouquets, or different themes like golf, garden, etc. If we can't do it, it can't be done! Anna Maria, Longboat Key only. Call (941) 779-0402 or 779-0610.

FREE PERMANENT MAKEUP seminar on the Easy Touch manual method. No bruising or swelling. Call Karen, (941) 778-2543.

HAVE TRUCK WILL travel: 26-foot Penske traveling to Michigan April 1. Can haul your household or personal items. Reasonable. (941) 778-4431.

YOGA-PILATES Anna Maria Art League. 9am Monday, Yoga/Pilates; 9 am Thursday, Yoga. Instructor, Preston Whaley Jr. Information, 778-3996.

LET JANE AND her staff at Niki's Island Treasures conduct your estate sale or run a house sale, 35 years experience. Formerly Madison's LTD of Sarasota. Call Jane (941) 778-4451 for appointment.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND SCREENSAVER! Experience the Island on your computer desktop. Available at The Islander, or purchase online 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.

NEED A GIFT? Artists will design and create unique art, 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.

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.

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

WHOLE HOUSE SALE: 8am-4pm Saturday, March 19. Tools, scuba, fishing, car, boat, water toys, contents of two kitchens and four bedrooms, sofas, tons of stuff! 408 Poinsettia, Anna Maria. North of City Pier on bay side.

FIVE-FAMILY GARAGE sale: Inside 8am-4pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 17-19, Lots of antiques, collectibles, crystal, pattern glass, china, Limoges plates, books, furniture, sterling, vintage and costume jewelry, lamps, wrought-iron kitchen set, fabulous designer clothes, new gifts, household, bric-a-brac and more! 218 84th St., Holmes Beach.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Yard sale. 9am-noon Saturday, March 19. Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

GARAGE SALE: 8am-noon Saturday, March 19. Treadmill, sewing machine, anchor, antique high chair, silver pieces, Christmas decorations, crab trap, glassware and much more! Three blocks south of clock tower on Bay Drive, Bradenton Beach.

ANNIE SILVERS COMMUNITY Center yard sale: 8am-? Saturday, March 19. Refreshments. Donations may be dropped off at the center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach

CLOSING APARTMENT: 9am Saturday, March 19. Small television, entertainment center, microwave, breadmaker, sewing machine, small washer, clothes, miscellaneous. 304-A 29th St., Holmes Beach. (941) 778-2740.

TWO HOUSEHOLD SALE: 9:30am-2pm Friday-Saturday, March, 18-19. Furnishings, televisions, air conditioning unit, baby equipment, toys, clothing, miscellaneous. 520 Blue Heron Drive, Anna Maria, off South Bay Boulevard.

THREE-FAMILY GARAGE sale: 8:30am Saturday, March 19. 636 Dundee Lane, Key Royale, Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE: 9am-6pm Sunday, March 20,. Furniture, sofa, vacuum cleaner, armchairs, dining table with chairs, wicker furniture, beds, mirrors, lamps, pictures, many kitchen supplies and more! 527 77th St., Holmes Beach. The last house on the right hand side.

LOST & FOUND

LOST: SHORT DENIM jacket with fur collar and cuffs in area of Ginny's Antiques, Island library, Holmes Beach, while biking. Sentimental value. Call Diane, (941) 778-6373.

FOUND DOG: Small white yorkie-poo. Martha, (941) 782-1128.

PETS

CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved pets with in-home visits. (941) 778-6000.

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

TRANSPORTATION

2003 CHEVROLET TRAIL Blazer LT, sunroof, gun metal. 69,000 miles. Mint condition. (941) 778-3384.

1999 CHEVROLET TRACKER: Two-door convertible, V-4, five-speed, new tires and battery. Cold air, CD player. Dark blue with pinstripes. Runs great! Only 52,700 miles. Terrific Island car! $4,795. (941) 752-3817.

1994 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Supreme: Air conditioning, power steering, windows, locks and seats. Good condition. 120,000 miles. $2,050. (941) 778-2740, 758-4300 or (806) 239-7780.

1985 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD: Cold air-conditioner, leather interior, clean, everything is done. 169,000 miles, runs great! $2,500 or best offer. (941) 778-6561.

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! $1,800, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.

BOATS & BOATING

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

LONG AFTER THE effects of a cheap-job fade, linger the reality of poor product and craftsmanship! Fiberglass, gelcoat, cosmetic, structural repairs. Full restorations. www.TommySolomon.com. (941) 993-3664.

2001 CHAPARRAL 26-foot Sunesta. Only 200 hours, 200 hours service complete. 5.0 Volvo Penta engine. $29,900. (941) 794-1959.

17-FOOT JET BOAT: 5-6 passengers. Mercury 175-hp Sport Jet V6. 2000 Sugar Sand Tango with trailer. Tip-top condition. Just had 100-hour engine check and pro detailing. A barrel of fun! Wholesale, $7,900. (941) 779-2298.

1992 HUNTER SAILBOAT: 23.5 foot. 2003 Honda four-stroke 15-hp with power tilt. Water ballast, trailerable, walk through transom, swing keel, new bottom paint. $6,500. (941) 779-2129.

1986 CARVER MONTEGO: 27-foot, twin 190-hp, Mercruiser, 120-V Ceranfield oven and alcohol water heater, WC tank, shower, radio, refrigerator, runs great. $12,900 or best offer. (941) 778-6561.

2002 SEA RAY 182 Bowrider, like new! 18 foot, 6 inches. 190-hp stern drive, seats seven, tons of fun! Call (941) 778-6234, or e-mail kendra@presswoodlaw.com. $13,750 or best offer.

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 and Trish. (941) 778-3275 or 779-0964.

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, 13-year-old mother's helper, odd jobs. Call Kendall at   (941) 779-9783 or 779-9803.

EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER with CPR license, 14 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.

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

BABY-SITTING CLUB: Need a babysitter? Call Felicia, Kim or Kari, (941) 779-0964 or 761-1569. All are Red Cross certified.

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.

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.

PART-TIME SECRETARY/receptionist needed three days a week. Light computer skills needed. Call Mike Norman Realty (914) 778-6696.

CARPENTERS WILLING to work. Experienced and dependable, own transportation. Good pay. Call John Agnelli Construction, (941) 779-0765.

WANTED: INDIVIDUAL or couple to assist managing small Island hotel. Will train. Call (941) 730-5318.

PIZZA COOK, FULL-time, experienced, for busy Longboat Key restaurant. Top pay and vacation, benefits available. Apply in person noon-4pm Monday-Friday. Call for appointment, (941) 387-8678.

PART-TIME Housekeeper for small resort. (941) 504-9352.

BUSY CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT hiring full- or part-time servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and dinner. Wednesday-Sunday. Apply at 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.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

HOME INSPECTION BUSINESS for sale. 18-years experience. Complete on-the-job certified training. One full year's support free. Probable earnings $100,000 first year, $200,000 with two employees. Exceptional opportunity for a man or woman to run from home office located anywhere. $75,000, $45,000 down and seller will finance $30,000, or $60,000 cash. (941) 778-4606 or (407) 467-8666.

HEALTH CARE

RETIRED NURSE/CAREGIVER available. No lifting. Evenings, overnights. References. Reasonable. (941) 746-9246.

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 $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.

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

SCOTT'S HANDYMAN SERVICES: Remodeling and repair. Free estimate, many references. Island resident. (941) 713-1907 cell, (941) 778-5427 home. E-mail: geraldscottfulton@hotmail.com.

INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individuals and small businesses. We do all states and electronic filing. Call Pat (941) 761-8156, Kenney Tax Service.

ESP CLEANING: Elite Service Professionals. Residential and commercial cleaning. Maria and Steve do the job and guarantee satisfaction, insured. (941) 753-9906.

JACKSON HOLMES PAINTING: The Island's honest and dependable painting service. Interior, exterior, faux painting, cabinet refinishing. References. Free estimates. (941) 795-2771.

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.

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING: Serving the Island and Bradenton. Free estimates and references. Punctual and dependable. Call Gabi, (941) 722-4866 or 586-9632.

DO YOU NEED tree work done on your property? We can help! Call Lew, (941) 755-5559. Serving the Island seven years.

WEST COAST NUISANCE Wildlife service: Critter problems and nuisances. Raccoons our specialty! Live trapped and relocated. State licensed by F.W.C. (941) 778-3455 or mobile 24-hour emergency, 720-4152.

BAREFOOT ESTATE MANAGEMENT: Home management/watch, housekeeping, maintenance. (941) 730-5318.

TOM'S WINDOWS: Door and window repairs and replacement. Sales, service, parts. E-mail metrohs@msn.com. (941) 730-1399.

LEARN HOW TO use your computer: Training one-on-one. Basic to advanced. Microsoft certified, Longboat Key resident. Minimum two hours. (941) 383-9458.

FREE HOUSESITTING: Retired Christian couple seeks furnished house near beach. Available anytime. References. (770) 832-7319.

MAN WITH A hammer! Give me your honey-do list. I will get it all done! Call Chad (941) 518-0545.

KATHY & MIKE'S cleaning service. Delivering a standard of excellence for all your cleaning needs. Residential and rental clients welcome. For a free estimate, please call (941) 722-4358.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Custom portraits, weddings, beach photography. (941) 447-8892.

MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior or exterior, landscapes and more. (941) 447-9637.

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.

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.

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.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality lawn landscape maintenance, shell, planting, clean-ups, palms trimmed. Free estimates. References, insured. Call (941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.

TREES BY MR. BREEZE Inc. Residential and commercial. Lawn maintenance, landscapes, tree trimming and removal. Insured, 17-year Island resident. Chris, (941) 778-2837.

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: 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. 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.

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

STEVE'S REMODELING & repair service. Free estimates, 35 years experience. (941) 795-1968.

PAINTING: SAVE BIG! I will beat any professional estimate! Work guaranteed. Free estimates. Call Rick, (941) 778-5086. Leave message.

CUSTOM-MADE SLIDING drawers for your kitchen cabinets. Free estimates. (941) 778-4897.

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

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.

CORTEZ COTTAGE fully furnished, nice breezy, quiet area. Seasonal, $1,700/month, $600/week, $100/night. (941) 778-8168 or 794-5980. www.divefish.com.

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.

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.

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

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

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1.5BA elevated, unfurnished apartment in Holmes Beach. Available now. Lots of decks, under-building parking, washer/dryer, storage. $900/month, first, last, security. Credit check. Call 730-2606.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH: 1BR duplex available March 2005. Steps to beach and shopping. Refurbished and nicely decorated. Small pet OK. Accepting 2006 reservations. (941) 807-5626.

CORTEZ VACATION COTTAGE: Renovated 1BR/1BA. Available weekly March and April. Nonsmoking. $700/week. (941) 795-8077.

WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006: Wide variety of condos and houses starting at $1,500/month; March 2005 available, 1BR/1BA duplex, $1,500/month; 3BR/3BA condo, $2,800/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com

CHARMING 1BR/1BA apartment in canalfront home. Washer/dryer, pet friendly, nonsmoking. Open April 2005 and 2006 season. Call (941) 720-1192.

BRADENTON BEACH fully furnished condos on canal. One mile from the beach. Available March, seasonal rates. Call (941) 929-7165.

NOW BOOKING 2006 monthly winter season: Brand new house, 107 Magnolia Ave., west of Gulf Drive, 150 feet from beach, nonsmoking, 3BR/2BA, elevator. Call (800) 828-8116, ext. 212.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED: SANDPIPER Resort, charming renovation, 2BR/1.5BA, steps to beach, bay and trolley. No pets, nonsmoking. $750/month, plus security. (941) 778-0029.

WEEKLY RENTALS: SAN Remo condo, 1BR/1BA, $500/week; Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA, $700/week; island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Northwest Bradenton home, 3BR/3BA, $950/week; Gulffront cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Cristin Curl at Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2319 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach. 2BR/2BA, Gulf and bay views. $1,100/month. (941) 778-3875.

LONGBOAT KEY, NORTH end. 2BR/2BA Spanish Main villa, 55-plus, beach, pool, active community. Unfurnished annual, just remodeled. $950/month. (941) 779-0088.

OFFICE SPACE FOR rent: Perfect location across street from beach. $800/month plus utilities. 2501 Gulf Drive, Plaza Suites. (941) 778-3320.

MARTHA'S VINEYARD RETIREE desires Anna Maria room with kitchen privileges for January-March 2006. Consider swap for same for Martha's Vineyard summer-fall. E-mail sara@vineyard.net.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL: 2BR/2BA, one block to beautiful beach. Screened lanai, washer/dryer included. Annual, $1,200/month, seasonal, $2,100/month. Unfurnished or completely furnished. (813) 689-1880.

PALM COURT VILLA: Unfurnished, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, private pool. $1,250/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

THE "CASTLE ON Beach Avenue" Anna Maria. Elegant 4BR/3BA French Normandy home, two houses from beach on quiet street. Available May 2005-2006. Inquire (941) 794-8202.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Beautiful 3BR/2BA condo with pool. Pet allowed. $1,400/month. Call Jason, Betsy Hills Real Estate, (941) 778-2291, or e-mail Jason@betsyhills.com.

SEASONAL WATERFRONT, 1BR and 2BR, newly remodeled, dock for fishing, walk to beach. (941) 779-9074, or cell (703) 587-4675. E-mail gwalker43@hotmail.com.

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA annual. Downstairs, two blocks to beach, clean, no pets. $1,050/month. Available now. First, last, security. (941) 725-0578.

ANNUAL RENTAL unfurnished. Enjoy a spectacular view from your huge living/dining area, your floor-to-ceiling plate-glass windows and 30-by-12-foot screened deck, fronting beach-bay and park just steps away with Gulf beach in easy walking distance. Free trolley for shopping nearby. 3BR waterfront in north Anna Maria. See for yourself by calling (941) 748-5334 for details.

PERICO BAY CLUB Villa: Available now. Two-car garage, nicely furnished, sunny end unit. Call owner, (941) 387-9702.

NORTHERN TIP ANNA Maria: 2BR/1BA duplex with screened-in porch, fenced-in back yard. Dogs welcome. Laundry, large patio. Two blocks to bay and fishing with your grandchildren at Rod & Reel Pier. Available now. Weekly, monthly seasonal. (631) 891-8855 or (941) 779-0402.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA home on Bimini Bay with dock, $1,400/month; 3BR/1BA, Anna Maria, $875/month; 3BR/2BA Northwest Bradenton home, $1,250/month; 2BR/2BA Gulffront condo, $2,000/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307 for details.

GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/1BA, 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.

ANNUAL, HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/2BA ground-level duplex, lanai or office, unfurnished. Across from beach. $990/month. (941) 778-7665.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1.5BA elevated duplex, storage, screened porch. $800/month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, (941) 778-0807.

ONE BLOCK TO beach! 2BR mobile home, $675/month. Also, 1BR, $575/month. Both available September through April. Sandpiper Resort, Bradenton Beach. 55-plus. (941) 747-8384 or (775) 338-9492.

SEASONAL: 2BR/2BA, Seaside Villas, boat dock. $2,500/month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, (941) 778-0807.

3BR/2BA WITH SCREENED pool and lanai. 1,645 sf, one block to beach and bay. $1,650/month. First, last, security. (941) 747-8384 or (775) 338-9492.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA single-family canal home, $1,600+/month; 1BR/1BA half duplex, one house to beach, $775/month; Pine Bay Forest 2BR/2BA condo, $1,200/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA bayfront condo, $1,400/month; 2BR/2BA Sarasota bayview condo, $2,500/month; Renaissance condo, 1BR/1BA, eighth floor in Sarasota, $1,150/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach, across from beach. 2BR/1BA, new kitchen, laundry, small pets OK. Available May 1. $900/month, plus utilities. (941) 779-0701.

ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach, one block to bay. Large kitchen, new tile, no pets. $765/month, plus utilities. Call (941) 922-2473 or 928-3880.

PANORAMIC GULFVIEW 3BR/2BA, executive home directly across from the beach. French doors, master suite with separate entrance, deck, garage and additional parking. Six month or annual lease. $1,900/month. (352) 375-7342 or 318-4373.

SEASONAL RENTALS: Weekly and monthly, availability now through 2006. Duncan Real Estate, (941) 779-0304.

APRIL AND SUMMER vacation rentals: 2BR/2BA Palma Sola Bay townhouse with boat slip and pool, $650/week, $1,950/month; Perico Bay Club villa, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, $1,950/month; Longboat Village home, 2BR/1BA, $1,500/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

MILLION-DOLLAR VIEWS from 2BR/2BA ground-floor Mt. Vernon condo. All new kitchen and bath. New tile and carpet. 55-plus community. No pets. For sale or rent. (941) 795-0413.

PARADISE BAY 2BR/1BA turnkey mobile home. Two miles to beach. Available now. Rent weekly, monthly, annually. Call Jim, (941) 725-1717 or 779-9174.

SEASONAL: 3BR/2BA beach bungalow. Serene north end, Gulfview, two patios. $3,500/month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, (941) 778-0807.

TAKING 2006 SEASONAL Reservations now. Gorgeous five-star 4BR/4BA executive Holmes Beach home. Cul-de-sac, open bay, 249-foot seawall. Gourmet kitchen, stainless-steel top-of-line appliances, Silestone counters. Dock, short stroll to beach. (941) 504-9352.

RIVERCLUB: Downtown Bradenton on the river. Brand-new 2BR/2BA unfurnished condo, two-car undercover parking. Gorgeous views, walk to everything! $1,500/month. Short or long term. (941) 778-4515.

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

LOT IN CITY of ANNA Maria. By owner. One block to Gulf beach. 52 by 145 sf. $399,000. Brokers protected. (941) 739-1882.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON River Ridge: Tastefully decorated Florida-style home with custom features, including stainless appliances and granite counters with marble fireplace. Flooring is tile, wood and carpet. Pool and spa electronically controlled to heat with either gas or electric. Full security system is active. Beautifully landscaped with fruit trees. Partially furnished with occupancy negotiable. $664,900. (941) 794-0216. No brokers please.

BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, each level with parking underneath. Views of Gulf and bay from large covered balconies. This property has great investment potential. Top floor has wood cathedral ceilings, open-floor plan, tile and oak flooring. $795,000. (941) 778-3875.

FOR SALE: TRAILER 12-by-40 in Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach. Central heat/air, screened lanai, 24-by-10-feet. Prime location, near water, 55-plus. $59,900. (716) 572-2484.

CORTEZ TRAILER PARK: Mobile home for sale. Furnished, 1BR/1BA, 12-by-20-foot family room. Recently renovated. Walk to beach. (941) 756-1690.

FOR SALE BY owner. Minutes to beach. 4BR/2.5BA solar-heated pool home. 2,500 sf under air, 2,845 total sf. Very private lot. Ten-acre sanctuary next door, end cul-de-sac lot. Built 1989. Ceramic tile throughout living area. By appointment only to qualified buyers. $449,000. Realtor negotiable. 1511 82nd St. N.W. (941) 792-4552.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: 2BR/1BA condo, one block to beach. Pool, newly decorated. $299,995, plus closing costs. (941) 778-3320.

AFFORDABLE BOATING CONDO: 2BR/1.5BA townhouse, updated. Heated pool, boat slip. $299,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

WEST OF GULF Drive, eight homes from the beach. 2-3BR/2BA, furnished, painted inside/out, peek of bay. $699,500. (941) 778-3203.

TOWNHOUSE: BOAT dock and heated pool. 2BR/2BA completely renovated and furnished, steps to bay and beach. $342,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Starting at $259,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.

WHITNEY BEACH, Longboat Key: Only unit available! 1BR/1BA, possible 2BR conversion. Approximately 1,000 sf. Pool and Gulf views. Private beach, boat dock. $410,000. (941) 724-3519.

FOR SALE BY owner: Runaway Bay condo, 2BR/2BA, second floor, turnkey furnished, overlooking pond. New heating and air conditioning 2005, painted 2005. Many upgrades and amenities. Great rental. Make offer! $389,000. (941) 778-1987.

HOLMES BEACH: Single-family plus mother-in-law suite. 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA or convert to 3-4BD/3BA. Lots of upgrades, furnished and walking distance to beach, restaurants and shopping. $725,000. Call Ramona Glanz, Re/Max Excellence, (941) 383-9700.

ARTIST LOFT HOME: Unique 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, Longboat Key home with some water view. Updated with artist loft addition. Features 15-foot Abbacco ceiling design. Lots of French doors, fireplace, wet bar, wine cooler and hot tub under the stars. Enjoy yourself, buy this one! $649,900. Call Fred Flis for information and showing. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

OPEN HOUSE 1-5pm Saturday-Sunday, March 19-20. 419 Clark Drive, at Marina and Clark drives, Holmes Beach. 2,880 sf 3BR/2BA, very private, designer pool and spa. Tropical landscaping. $799,000. Deeded boat dock available. For sale by owner, (941) 778-0031. No Realtors, please.

FLORIDA CLASSIFIEDS

AUCTIONS

LAND AND GROVE AUCTION! Lake Placid, Fla., 11am Saturday March 26 .443.9+/- total acres three tracts offered in 16 parcels. Preview: 1-5pm Saturday, March 19. Call for details, (800) 257-4161 Higgenbotham Auctioneers. www.higgenbotham.com. ME Higgenbotham, CAI FL Lic #AU305/AB158.

REAL ESTATE

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

LAND WANTED: Land investment company seeks large acreage in Florida and Georgia. Interested in waterfront, timber and agricultural lands. Must have road frontage or good access. Cash buyer with quick closings. Call (877) 426-2326 or e-mail: landyetiveg@aol.com.

ATTENTION INVESTORS: Waterfront lots in the foothills of North Carolina. Deep water lake with 90 miles of shoreline. 20 percent predevelopment discounts and 90 percent financing. No payments for one year. Call now for best selection. www.nclakefrontproperties.com (800) 709-LAKE.

40 ACRES with creek near Peace River. Half pasture, half pines. Street ends at preserve. Power, well, 3,400 sf house foundation and kit house, ready to go. $485,000. (239) 340-0501.

FREE LAND LIST: North Carolina Mountains. Custom-built log homes, river frontage and beautiful secluded land off Blue Ridge Parkway. Call now, (800) 455-1981, ext. 133.

FORECLOSED GOVERNMENT HOMES $0 or low down! Tax repos and bankruptcies! No credit OK $0 to low down. For listings (800) 501-1777, ext. 1299.

GRAND OPENING LAND Sale! South Florida 10-plus acres only $294,900. Huge savings on big ranch acreage in south Florida! Gorgeous mix of mature oaks, palms, pasture. Miles of bridle paths. Near Lake Okeechobee. Quiet, secluded, yet close to I-95 and coast. Also, five acres $174,900. Great financing, little down. Call now, (866) 352-2249, ext. 379.

LAKE VIEW BARGAIN $29,900. Free boat slip! High elevation. beautifully wooded parcel. Across from national forest on 35,000-acre recreational lake in Tennessee. Paved roads, underground utilities, central water, sewer, more. Excellent financing. Call now (800) 704-3154, ext. 609. Sunset Bay LLC.  

COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA. Phase I sold out. Now offering new homesites in Phase II at Shine Landing, a gated waterfront community. Be a proud owner in this upscale community with boating access to the Neuse River, Pamlico Sound and Atlantic Ocean, plus clubhouse, fitness center, tennis, swimming pool and private marina. Homesites as low as $29,900. Financing available. Coastal Marketing & Development Co., New Bern, N.C. (800) 66-5263, www.shinelanding.com.

NORTH CAROLINA LAKEFRONT only $39,900. Great all sports lake to fish, boat, swim or just relax. Call for details, MLC (866) 920-5263.

COASTAL GEORGIA: Gated community, large wooded water access and marshfront homesites. Ancient live oaks, pool, tennis, golf. Water access. From $64,900. Pre-construction discounts. www.cooperspoint.com. (877) 266-7376.

SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF Homesite $208.03/month. Upscale golf community set amid Dye-designed 18-hole course in Carolina mountains. Breathtaking views. Near Asheville N.C. A sanctioned Golf Digest Teaching Facility! Call toll-free (866) 334-3253, ext. 832. www.cherokeevalleysc.com Price, $59,900, 10 percent down, balance financed 12 months at 4.24 percent fixed, one-year balloon, OAC.

LAKE VIEW BARGAIN! Two acres, $19,900. New waterfront community on one of largest, cleanest, mountain lakes in America! Hardwoods, views, common area with beach! Country road, water, utilities. Low financing. Lakefront available. Call (800) 564-5092, x96.

RVS/CAMPERS

ST. PATTY'S RV SALE! March 17-20. Nation's #1 selling RV's! Low sale prices! Giant Recreation World, Melbourne (800) 700-1021. Orlando (800) 654-847. Daytona (800) 893-2552. www.grwrv.com.

STEEL BUILDINGS

PIONEER BUILDING SALE! Rock bottom prices! Beat next price increase. Go direct, save. 20x26. 25x30. 30x40. 30x44. 35x50. 40x60. 45x90. 50x100. 60x180, others. Pioneer (800) 668-5422.

STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory deals. Save $$$. 40x60 foot to 100x200 foot. Example: 50x100x12 foot= $3.60/sf. (800) 658-2885 www.rigidbuilding.com.

STEEL ARCH BUILDINGS! Genuine SteelMaster Buildings, factory direct at HUGE Savings! 20x24, 30x60, 35x50. Perfect garage/workshop/barn. Call (800) 341-7007. www.SteelMasterUSA.com.

STEEL BUILDINGS - EZ BUILD AISC certification. Office/warehouse, shop/garage, Arena/barn, hangers. A plant near you! Will beat any price or $205. (800) 993-4660. www.universalsteel.com.

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