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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March 23 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.

CHERRY COMPUTER HUTCH, new $250, was $500; maple, full-size antique spindle bed, boxspring and mattress, good condition, $250. Jennifer, (941) 778-7672.

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

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.

NEW DINING ROOM set: 42-inch round light oak table, five cane-back chairs with beige seats, 18-inch leaf with custom pads. $799. Call (941) 778-3719.

87-INCH COUCH recliner, wood trim. Matching recliner rocker, slate blue, mauve. Good condition. Asking $250. (941) 778-4164.

WOMAN'S DIAMOND engagement ring, .75-carat marquis center stone with small diamonds on each side. Call Mike (941) 650-9649.

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.

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

PILATES ON THE beach. Ideal for beginners. 7-8am. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information, call Julia, (941) 778-1416.

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

ESTATE SALE 9am Wednesday, March 23. Beds, many tools, cameras, photo supplies. 1801 70th St. W., Village Green, Bradenton.

ARTISTS GUILD SIDEWALK art sale: 9am-2pm Saturday, March 26. Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. Featuring art, animals and bake sale. InformationL (941) 778-6694.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon. Always sales racks. Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

ESTATE SALE: 9:30-2pm Thursday, March 24. Two dinettes, queen-size bed set, wicker sofa, chair, rattan coffee table, nest of tables, desk, twin beds, dresser, mirror, night stands, patio furniture, easel, some kitchenwares, excerciser, decorative accessories and miscellaneous. 512 Bayview Place, Anna Maria, located off South Bay Boulevard. Sale conducted by Palma Sola Sales, Ina Baden, President.

EASTER SALE STOREWIDE: Niki's Island Treasures and Antique mall. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fitz & Floyd adorable mice 50 percent off, all sterling jewelry 50 percent off, select vintage, costume jewelry, gifts, antiques, collectibles 25-70 percent off! Open seven days, closed Easter Sunday. Happy Easter!

GARAGE SALE: 8am-noon, Friday, March 25. Nice furniture, patio, garden, table saw, tools, grill. 106 Third St. N., Bradenton Beach.

FLEA MARKET: 9am-4pm Saturday. Lots of antiques, collectibles, art, jewelry, household, furniture, crystal, glassware, gifts, books, funky stuff, great bargains. Niki's and Islander Market Antiques, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Next to Timesaver, across from Martinique.

GARAGE SALE: 9am-4pm Friday-Saturday, March 25-26. Tandem bike and other bikes, wheel chair, women's XXL clothing, toys, jewelry, books, miscellaneous. 210 Lakeview, Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE: Inside house. 9am-2pm Friday, March 25. Furniture and more. 3306 Fourth Ave., Holmes Beach (off 34th Street on beach).

LOST & FOUND

LOST: CANON S400 digital camera with black case. Old Bridge Street area, Bradenton Beach. (941) 779-0761. Reward!

LOST: WOMAN'S SEIKO watch. Silver with blue face. Lost in Holmes Beach near 3200 Gulf Drive on Friday, March 18. Please, call (941) 778-3962. Reward!

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

1999 CHEVROLET TRACKER: Two-door convertible, seats four, 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 or best offer. (941) 752-3817.

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

WANTED TO RENT: Garage for boat, April-December 2005. Call Lou, (941) 778-2734.

SAILBOAT: 22-FOOT International sloop and four sails. Johnson outboard. Sleeps five if friendly. Minor adjustments. Only $1,400. (941) 778-7538.

1978 16-foot Mitchelle with 70-hp. Runs good. $1,000. (941) 730-1745.

1989 21-FOOT Pursuit. Center console, 1999 200-hp Johnson, 100 hours. 15-hp Johnson kicker, electronics, lift stored, custom winter cover. Immaculate condition. $12,000. Must see! (941) 383-1435.

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

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.

NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia or Kari, (941) 761-1569 or 730-5889. Both 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.

OFFICE ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST for church office, AP/AR and QuickBooks needed, plus knowledge of other software helpful. 26-28 hours/week with competitive salary. Please e-mail resume amwissinger@comcast.net or fax (941) 383-8574, attention Anna Maria Wissinger, office manager.

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

BIG LEAGUE HAIRCUTS: 74th Street and Cortez Road, needs full/part-time stylists/barbers. $9/hour and/or 45 percent commission. (941) 798-3854 or apply in person.

SALES CLERK FULL/part-time. Apply in person at the Beach Shop, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Manatee Public Beach. Ask for Rosie or Dee.

HOUSEKEEPER: 18-unit hotel. Must speak English, have own transportation, weekends a must. (941) 778-1010, ext. 0.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Training, maintenance, virus and Spyware protection. Island native. Call John Baird with Matrix PC, (941) 708-6541.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Affordable, dependable cleaning. Chamberlain Professional Cleaning, (941) 778-7770. References available.

LIVE ON THE Island and need help? Grocery shopping, errands, weeding, gardening, Sarasota airport runs, light housekeeping, short-and-long-term housesitting, petsitting. References. (941) 803-0610.

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.

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.

NEW FURNISHED 2BR/2BA 55-plus, across from beach. Furnished. Annual $1,150/month, seasonal $2,200/month. (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

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.

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.

SEASONAL RENTALS Available now! 2BR/2BA condo, Perico Bay club, $3,000/month; 3BR/2BA home, canal, $3,000/month; 2BR/2BA home, canal, San Remo, $2,700/month. Call Jason Sato, Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A. (941) 778-2291 or e-mail Jason@betsyhills.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 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 RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach, across from beach. 2BR/1BA, new kitchen, laundry, small pets OK. Available May 1. $900/month, plus utilities. (941) 779-0701.

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.

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. 55-plus. Call Jim, (941) 725-1717 or 779-9174.

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.

FULLY FURNISHED, ABSOLUTELY lovely condo in beautiful Mt. Vernon on Sarasota Bay. Two miles to beaches. 2BR/2BA, boat dock, 55-plus, nonsmoking. Annual, $1,350/month; seasonal, $2,400/month, three-month minimum. (941) 794-5011.

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.

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

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.

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.

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, $2,900/month; Renaissance condo 1BR/1BA, eighth floor in Sarasota, $950/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

HOLMES BEACH GULFVIEW 2BR house. Avenue F off 31st Street. Annual lease. Nonsmoking, no pets. Ideal for one or two people. $900/month, plus utilities. Owner, (800) 894-1950.

BEACHFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, pool, Jacuzzi and tennis. Available winter 2006, also summer and fall this year. (941) 794-8877.

CORTEZ/ BRADENTON BEACH area. Nicely furnished and spacious, 1BR/1BA apartment. Elevated with deck. All utilities supplied, shared laundry room, off street parking. $975/month. (813) 610-0008.

ONE BLOCK TO beach: 1BR or 2BR. April-September, $575-$675/month; seasonally $1175-$1475/month; annually $750-$850/month. 55-plus. Sandpiper Resort, Bradenton Beach. (941) 747-8384 or (775) 338-9432.

FOR RENT: DUPLEX, Holmes Beach, annual. 2BR/2BA. $800 plus utilities. Available April. Call (941) 773-4180.

3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Palma Sola, caged pool, lanai, block to bay and beach. Annual, $1,650/month, first, last and security. (941) 747-8384 or (775) 338-9492.

ANNUAL RENTAL, Canal house. (941) 779-1013.

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

WATERFRONT HOMES and lots: bay lot, $559,000; one near tip lot, $459,000; three homes from $349,000, all seawalled, deep water, no bridges. Also, bayfront tip lot and direct bayfront top-floor penthouse flagship condo. (570) 943-2516.

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 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.

AFFORDABLE BOATING CONDO: 2BR/1.5BA townhouse, updated. Heated pool, boat slip. $289,900. 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 $304,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.

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.

BAYFRONT CONDO FOR sale: 2BR/2BA. Golf course, pool, beautiful sunsets. $299,000. Call (941) 722-4800.

OPEN HOUSE 1-5pm Saturday-Sunday, March 26-27. 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.

DON'T LET YOUR lender take advantage of you. Save your home now! We will help. (941) 778-4495.

WATERFRONT HOME: 3BR/3BA. 6601 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 725-4488.

FOR SALE BY owner: "Anna Maria Beach place." 1BR/1BA, charming, old Florida-style condo. Peacefully quiet Gulffront location. Pool is just steps from the sand, you can hear the waves with open windows. Fully renovated inside and out! Great rental income! $439,900. Call Pete (773) 472-7440.

FOR SALE BY owner: 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach Gulffront condo. Fabulous view, gorgeous walking beach, turnkey furnished, updated, ceramic tile. Excellent mid-Island location. $1,100,000. Information, call (608) 238-8519.

CANALFRONT HOME in Flamingo Cay. Minutes to bay and Gulf by car or from your own dock. 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, split plan. Heated caged pool, boat lift, davits. $669,000. (941) 761-8407.

OUTSTANDING GULFSIDE RESORT: Positive cash flow! Beautiful 5-6 units. Excellent location. Hottest appreciating area in Florida! www.pantour.com/bradentonbeach. Won't last! Only $1,295,000. Owner, (941) 779-0018.

ATTENTION INVESTORS: 225 yards to beach. 2BR/2BA main house and 1BR/1BA apartment. Rent both units or convert to large 3-4BD/3BA single-family home. Fully furnished with lots of upgrades. Walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Don't miss this excellent opportunity. Offered at $725,000. For more information, call Ramona Glanz, Re/Max Excellence, (941) 383-9700.

PARADISE BAY 2BR/1BA turnkey mobile home. Two miles to beach. 55-plus. $15,000. Call Jim, (941) 725-1717 or 779-9174.

FLORIDA CLASSIFIEDS

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.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. Where there is cool mountain air, views, stream homes, cabins, acreage. Call for free brochure of mountain property sales. (800) 642-5333. Realty of Murphy, 317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C. 28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com.

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.  

GATED MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY Near Asheville, N.C. Spectacular wooded lots, great views! Paved roads, clubhouse, world-class trout fishing, hiking trails and more! Bear River Community. (866) 411-5263.

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

NEW MEXICO: 20 acres, $24,900. Scenic region, views, canyons, trees, rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunting, hiking, horses, great climate. Power, great access. 100-percent financing. Call (877) 822-LAND!

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.

WE DO RENTALS! Southern Vermont's rental center. Mt. Snow, west Dover, Vt. By week, weekend, month or season! Includes recreational, cultural activities. We offer hillside condos, town houses, chalets, (large/small homes). Mountain Resort Rentals, P.O. Box 1804, West Dover, VT. 05356. www.mountainresortrentals.com, e-mail: rentverm@sover.net. (888) 336-1445, (802) 464-1445.

STEEL BUILDINGS

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

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