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Date of Issue: March 31, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, March 30 2005

ITEMS FOR SALE

SOFA BED, QUEEN, like new! Dark blue/green print. Best offer. 7711 Fourth Ave. W., Pine Bay Forest. (941) 761-0282.

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.

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.

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 7pm Thursday March 31 (last week). Prizes, refreshments. Everyone welcome! Smoke free. 103 23rd St., Corner of Avenue C and 23rd Street, Bradenton Beach. For information, call (941) 778-1915.

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

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.

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.

GARAGE SALES

HOUSE READY TO explode! Yard Sale, 213 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria. Saturday, April 2, 9am-1pm. Tons of stuff including 1989 Buick Station Wagon.

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

YARD SALE: 9am-4pm, Saturday, April 2. Household items, furniture and more! 8006 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

END OF SEASON clearance: Island-style accessories and furnishings, jewelry, books, garden dÈcor and linens. Essence of Time, 5306 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. (941) 778-9396.

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

1992 LINCOLN TOWN Car. Mint condition. Must see! $2,000. (941) 778-2665.

GARAGE NEEDED FOR storage of very small car. Prefer annual, but will settle for May through October. Also, 1959 Triumph TR3 for sale. (941) 725-0376.

2003 INDIAN VINTAGE motorcycle. 100-cubic inch engine. Custom leather, stainless-steel polishing. 2,000 miles. (941) 727-1919 or (479) 206-0880. $23,500.

1996 CHALLENGER 35-foot travel trailer: Full kitchen, central heat and air conditioning, roll-out awning, one full-size bed, one studio couch. Super clean and very nice. $10,500. Call (941) 761-3742.

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! $4,495 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

SAILBOAT: 12-FOOT Butterfly class with trailer. Originally over $4,000. Very good condition. $1,200. (941) 794-0970.

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 two 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.

SANDBAGS DELIVERED: Be prepared. Local teen will make and deliver sandbags to your Island residence. Call Spencer, (941) 778-0944 to order.

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.

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.

HELP WANTED: FULL/part-time, driver, lifting, various duties. Key Cleaners, (941) 383-1222.

SECURITY HELP WANTED: Part-time afternoon, evening hours. Longboat condo association. Call (941) 383-5568, ext. 2.

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

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.

RANDY'S REMOLDELING SERVICE: Demo, carpentry, drywall, finishing texture, windows, installation. Call (941) 778-0540 or 320-2506.

MATURE, RESPONSIBLE 40-year old medical student will house-sit/pet-sit for summer or monthly. Available immediately. Call Pat, (941) 746-6844 or 932-5599.

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.

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.

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 FWC (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.

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.

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.

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.

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanups. Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015.

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

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.

PAINTING AND HOME repair: Local references, free estimates. I take pride in my work. Your satisfaction guaranteed. Call John (941) 778-3713.

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.

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.

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

RENTALS

CONDO FOR RENT: Available May through November. Boat dock. Turnkey furnished. Flamingo Cay. References required. $950/month. (941) 792-8852.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA single-family canal home, $1,600+/month; 1BR/1BA half duplex, one house to beach, $725/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.

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

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH: 2BR/1BA ground-level duplex. Bay and Skyway bridge view. Dock, boat slip, hurricane shutters. Unfurnished, non-smoking. 226 S. Harbor #A. $1,100/month. (941) 778-1319.

PENTHOUSE OVERLOOKING PALMA Sola Bay. Beautifully furnished 3BR/3BA split-level condo with amenities. Annual, $2,000/month or seasonal. See www.VRBO.com/55700. Call (941) 358-7560.

LONGBOAT KEY: SEASON 2006 or annual. 1BR/1BA, 55-plus, private beach, marina, active clubhouse, central air/heat, furnished. (941) 751-9495 or 388-4421.

ELLENTON RIVERFRONT, 2BR/2BA, 55-plus, lease park mobile home. Dock allowed, pets OK. (941) 776-2531.

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 (941) 720-2276.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. (941) 761-2725.

WATERFRONT SUMMER RENTAL: 1BR and 2BR, newly remodeled, docks for fishing, 100 yards walk to beach, $1,200 and $1,800/month, all utility and cable included, fully furnished. Call (941) 779-9074.

1BR APARTMENT close to beach with water views. Sleeps four. $500/week or $1,850/month. Nonsmoking. Quiet area, Holmes Beach. (941) 779-0420.

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.

STEPS TO BEACH: 2BR/1.5BA elevated duplex, great Gulf and bay views. Annual, $875/month plus utilities. No pets. (941) 922-2473 or 928-3880.

ADORABLE NORTH CAROLINA cottage near Asheville/Lure. Restaurants, hiking, river and much more! 2BR/2BA, fireplace, furnished cute. $500/week. (941) 748-6146.

HOLMES BEACH HOUSE for rent: Spacious 1,800 sf, 3BR/2BA, fireplace, pool, spa, secluded back yard with privacy fence, two lanais, updated. Call (941) 773-0248.

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.

STEPS TO BEACH, Large 1BR/2BA, washer/dryer, kitchen, telephone, cable, courtyard. No pool. $1,695/month, $495/week. www.gulfdriveapartments.com or (941) 778-1098.

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

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. Only available April 2-9, 2005. (631) 891-8855 or (941) 779-0402. Rented through July 20.

CONDO FOR RENT: Available May through November. Boat dock, Flamingo Cay. Turn key furnished. References required. $950/month. (941) 792-8852.

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

REAL ESTATE

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 $699,000. For more information, call Ramona Glanz, Re/Max Excellence, (941) 383-9700.

PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Hidden Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Starting at $309,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.

WATERFRONT HOME: 3BR/2BA. 6601 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 725-4488. Priced to sell.

BEST BUY ON the Island: For sale by owner. Bradenton Beach, direct bayfront condominium. 2BR/2BA, Gulf-to-bay community with deeded private beach pool, clubhouse, patio and fishing pier on the bay. $369,000. (941) 779-0234.

WHITNEY BEACH: 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.

UNFURNISHED RENTAL: DUPLEX, 3BR/2BA, washer/dryer hook-up, close to beach, no pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION: 2BR/2BA great Gulf view and beautiful beach. Great rental property or build your dream home with government grant moneys to assist. $725,000. 2916 Avenue E, Holmes Beach. Call Andy Woods at Signature Realty, (813) 299-9017.

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.

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.

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

WATERFRONT HOME: 3BR/2BA. 6601 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 725-4488.

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.

SUNSET TERRACE CONDOMINIUMS: 2BR/2BA 1,340 sf under roof, million dollar view directly on the Gulf. Tile, Berber carpet and wood throughout. Washer/dryer, heated pool. Covered parking. $849,000. Call Paul, (863) 859-2584, or Pam cell (863) 698-5174.

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

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

WANTED: ANY CONDO on Island on water with pool in need of upgrades. By owner. Call Russ, (612) 868-6098. After April 3, (952) 935-6002.

OPEN HOUSE: 1-4pm, Sunday, April 3. 6200 Flotilla Drive #304, Holmes Beach. Unique, one-of-a-kind, immaculate condition. 2BR/2BA upstairs corner unit with boat dock, beautiful water view and direct access to Tampa Bay and Gulf. Glass-enclosed lanai, newly carpeted and new ceramic tile. Includes: Separate laundry, all upgraded appliances, washer/dryer, refrigerator, range, microwave and dishwasher. Turn-key, custom Plantation shutters. Must be seen to appreciate. Immediate occupancy. All the amenities: Pool, jacuzzi, tennis and private boat dock. Asking price $525,000. For sale by owner, (941) 778-3614. No, Realtors please.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NORTH CAROLINA LAKEFRONT Awesome views, fishing, much more. Huge lake one-two acres from $39,900. Call for details, MLC (866) 920-5263.

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.

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.

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.

STEEL BUILDINGS

STEEL ARCH BUILDINGS! Genuine Steel Master buildings, factory direct at huge savings! 20x24, 30x60, 35x50. Perfect garage, workshop, barn. Call (800) 341-7007. www.SteelMasterUSA.com.
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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