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Date of Issue: April 28, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 27 2005

ITEMS FOR SALE

TWO SOFAS with ottomans, floral print, $250 each; one sleeper sofa, queen size, Florida colors, $250; four swivel kitchen chairs, Florida colors, $25 each. (941) 383-3360.

COUCH, $50; Two blue La-Z-Boy swivel chairs, $45/pair. (941) 778-5793.

DINING TABLE with six chairs. Glass top. Beautiful condition. $200. (941) 778-4593.

FURNITURE: BEDROOM suite with queen, faux-leather couch and armchair, dining room table. All in great condition. (941) 778-3006.

LAWNMOWER: TORA, self-propelled 6.5. Like new. $200. (941) 778-3006.

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

GUITARIST SEEKS other musicians and singers for informal jams. Call (941) 962-2544.

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.

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

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

SEASON END SALE: Niki's Gifts & Antique mall, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Sterling jewelry 50 percent off; Fitz and Floyd collectible mice 50 percent off; Waterford crystal 60 percent off; select costume and vintage jewelry, gifts, collectibles, antiques, art and furniture 25-75 percent off. Farewell friends and tourists, thank you, love you, safe journey, see you next year! Open seven days. (941) 779-0729.

GREAT GARAGE SALE: 8am-? Saturday April, 30 only. Lots of cool cheap stuff. Come check it out! 202 56th St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: 10am-2pm Friday, April 29 and 8am-1pm Saturday, April 30. T-shirts, hats, furniture, clothing, home accessories, woven baskets, garden tools. 6816 Palm Drive, Holmes Beach.

LOST & FOUND

LOST: MEN'S GOLD ring with Elfenbein on top, in reverse. Elephant trunk on each side. Johnny, (941) 778-4412. 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.

LOVING ISLAND family wants to adopt cockatiel to replace departed loved one. (941) 778-0899.

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

TRANSPORTATION

1992 OLDSMOBILE CIERA: Four-door, six cylinder, air conditioning. Good condition. Only $350. (941) 778-3725.

2000 MERCURY GRAND Marquis LS. 28,000 miles, loaded. One owner. Excellent condition. $9,995. (941) 779-2246.

TRAVEL ISLAND STYLE: New and used scooters, $800-$1,595. Beach cruiser bicycles, new $125, used $50. Island Scooter Rentals, (941) 725-3163.

1999 MERCURY GRAND Marquis sedan. Four-door, white body with gray interior, automatic, low mileage. Excellent condition. Asking $6,500. (941) 794-8027.

1993 FORD ESCORT Wagon. Runs good, looks good. $1,000. (941) 224-8764 or 778-6189.

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

NEEDED: ANNA MARIA dock space to rent for 21-foot Boston whaler. Preferably near north end of Anna Maria. Boat is seldom used. Need a convenient place to keep it. Call (205) 488-3929.

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. $12,900 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.

HOUSEKEEPER EMPLOYMENT: Island luxury hotel. Experience required. Transportation required. Weekends required. 15-20 hours/week. Good starting pay with raises. Call (941) 778-1237.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Advertising layout and design for weekly newspaper, some Web site production. Knowledge of advertising design and layout. Candidate must be familiar with desktop publishing. PhotoShop, Illustrator, PageMaker, Acrobat a plus. Some experience required and/or associate's degree or technical school certificate preferred. Resumes: e-mail humanresources@islander.org, fax 778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

FULL-TIME POSITION open for experienced receptionist in busy real estate office. Must be dependable and reliable with knowledge of Island. Contact Liz, (941) 778-1593.

SALES ASSOCIATE: Seeking reliable, enthusiastic individual for busy hardware store. Experience preferred. Knowledge of paint a plus. Must enjoy working with customers. Nonsmoker. Full-time. No evenings. Fax resume (941) 778-6982, or apply in person. Home True Value Hardware, 5324 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

TEMPORARY, SATURDAY cleaning mid-May to mid-July. Minimum four hours pay guaranteed. Great pay, great conditions, great location! Private owner, (941) 778-3143.

CONCIERGE/SECURITY: As needed, part time including weekends. Longboat Key condo. No experience needed. Must be service oriented and out-going. Background check. Competitive pay. Call Kevin (941) 383-8876, or fax resume 383-9051.

PERMANENT PART-TIME administrative assistant. Word and computer skills needed. 20 hours/week, $12/hour. George, (941) 779-0088.

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

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

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.

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.

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

AUNTIE M's HOLMES Beach Coin Laundromat offers professional dry cleaning and wash/fold, Monday through Friday. Call for hours, (941) 778-6772. Self-service 24/7. Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.

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

CORTEZ WELDING CO. 1211 Cortez Rd. Aluminum welding, $45/hour. By appointment only. (941) 737-8667 or 798-3589. Free estimates.

TOM'S WINDOWS: Get your plywood hurricane panels now! Cut, primed, installed, with easy-mount fasteners. $78/sheet complete. (941) 730-1399.

MIKE & KATHY'S Cleaning Service: Providing a standard of excellence for all your interior, exterior and window cleaning needs. Residential or vacation rentals. (941) 722-4358.

SCS CONTRACTING: Got water damage? Want to prevent water damage? We do storm panels, sliding glass doors, windows, waterproofing and more! Professional, meticulous to detail. Bonded, insured. John Myers, (941) 586-2033.

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.

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.

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

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

LANDSCAPING

PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and installation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4441.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $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.

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

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

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

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.

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, $900/month, $500/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.

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.

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.

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.

ARTIST STUDIO: May-November 2005. $75/month, lavatory in studio, air-conditioned, use of kitchenette/bath. Call before April 26. (941) 778-1577.

WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006. Wide variety of condos/houses starting at $1,500/month. Annual rental 2405 Avenue B, 2BR/2BA, $1,000/month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, villa, pool, tennis, $1,200/month; townhouse with garage, $1,500/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.

ANNUAL ISLAND Duplex: 2BR/1BA, nice yard and patio, convenient location. No pets. $850/month. Call Mike Carleton, (941) 737-0915 or 778-0777. Smith Realtors.

VACATION RENTAL: Holmes Beach. Great for large groups, reunions, receptions, etc. Sleeps 18-20. (941) 232-4585. www.gulfcoastrentals.com "Coconut Villa".

PERICO BAY CLUB Villa: Available now. 2BR/2BA two-car garage, nicely furnished, sunny end unit. Close to Anna Maria beaches and stores. Owner, (941) 387-9702.

GULFFRONT VACATION Rental: Anna Maria Beach, two 3BR apartments, fully equipped. Porches, sundecks, tropical setting. Immaculate! Owner, (941) 778-3143.

YEARLY RENTALS: Half duplex, 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer hookup, carport, $900/month; 3BR/2BA, washer/dryer hookup, $950/month; 2BR/2BA, $725/month. No pets. Dolores Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.

ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA elevated duplex in Bradenton Beach, one block to beach. High ceilings, clean, no pets. $900/month. (941) 778-4665 or 725-2549.

SUMMER VACATION RENTALS: Palma Sola Bay townhouse, 2BR/2BA with pool and boat slip, $550/week; Perico Bay Villa, 2BR/2BA with garage, $1,100/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

ANNUAL: CLOSE to beach. 2BR/1BA newly updated apartment. (941) 778-1919.

2BR/2BA LUXURY Holmes Beach apartment for rent weekly/monthly/seasonal. Steps to beach, newly furnished, washer/dryer, workout room, bikes. Available April 27. $700/week; $2,100/month. (941) 778-7741.

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.

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.

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.

ANNUAL RENTAL unfurnished. Spectacular waterfront from huge living/dining area, floor-to-ceiling plate-glass windows and 30-by-12-foot screened deck, fronting beach-bay and park steps away with Gulf beach in easy walking distance. Free trolley for shopping nearby. Waterfront, north Anna Maria. 3BR. $1,400/month. (941) 748-5334.

FURNISHED EFFICIENCY WITH utilities. 300 feet to beach. Suitable for one person with references. $635/month plus $800 deposit. (941) 778-1379.

ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1.5BA duplex. Close to beach. Carport, washer/dryer, enclosed Florida room. $1,100/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

FULLY FURNISHED: Ready to move in. 1BR/1BA near Bradenton Beach. $750/month, utilities included. Six-month lease, first, last and deposit. Call Jackie, (941) 929-7165.

ANNUAL: NORTHWEST Bradenton, Pine Bay Forest. 2BR/2BA condo with vaulted ceilings and screened lanai. $1,200/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

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

ANNUAL: PERICO BAY Club. 2BR/2BA bayfront condo. Light and bright, community pools, tennis, guarded gate and assigned covered parking. $1,400/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED GARDEN apartments in the historical village of Cortez. 2BR/1BA, quiet setting, laundry rooms, large screened porches, covered parking, one mile to beach, nonsmoking only. Unfurnished annual, $1,200/month; furnished seasonal, winter $1,800/month, $550/week; summer $500/week; off season $475/week. Call (941) 778-0542, or Maureen, Green Real Estate, 778-0455 for more information.

WATERFRONT: Bimini Bay, annual, 1BR/1BA, refurbished. $850/month, water and garbage included. More information at http://ed.goff.tripod.com/510B.htm.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR newly redone near Rod & Reel Pier. $750/month, plus utilities. No pets. (941) 778-6088.

CLOSE TO BEACH, 2BR/2BA elevated, clean, no pets. Annual $800/month. Also available seasonal $2,000/month, three-month minimum. (941) 779-1112.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach waterfront villa. Fantastic view! Nonsmoking, pet negotiable. $1,000-$1,200/month. (941) 778-2100 or 224-6521.

NORTH LONGBOAT BEACH cottage. Low summer vacation rates. 2BR/2BA with screened porch and patio. Sparkling condition, walk to beach. (941) 954-0066.

ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA apartment. Recently updated. Steps to beach. $700/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

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

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

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.

CANALFRONT HOME: 3BR/2BA in Flamingo Cay. Two-car garage, caged/heated pool, boat lift and davits. Great waterfront community convenient to everything. $669,000. (941) 761-8407.

BEST BUY Condo with boat slip and heated pool. $279,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

KEY WEST-STYLE pool home: Renovated 3BR/2BA with deeded boat slip. Lush tropical landscape, brick-paver deck and patio, privacy fence, screened lanai and hot tub. Interior features include open-floor plan, cathedral ceilings, terra cotta tile, wood flooring, gas fireplace, new kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and maple cabinets. Many custom features. Turnkey furnished in island decor. $679,900. By appointment only. (941) 518-9275. Web site http://mysite.verizon.net/reso3zm0

AFFORDABLE CENTRAL Bradenton. 2BR plus den end-unit villa. Minutes to beaches. Only $115,000. Exclusive listing, Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

THE "WATERWAY" in west Bradenton: 9604 Cortez Rd., W., Unit #313. 2BR/2BA, luxury waterfront condo, first floor, secure, updated, spa, pool, tennis courts, exercise room and billiards. Minutes to beach. $365,000. Open house 11am Saturday-Sunday, April 30-May 1. Call Bob or Jane, (941) 792-3794.

LONGBOAT KEY: Great value. North end, quaint village. 3BR/2BA, two-car garage. 400-sf master suite, cathedral ceiling. Under the stars hot tub. Steps to Sarasota Bay. $649,900. Call Fred Flis direct, Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

VILLAGE GREEN Villa. 2,000-sf 2BR/2BA. Large lanai. Upgraded throughout. Lakefront, pool back. $295,000. Call (941) 792-9192.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: Older remodeled home. 3BR/1BA with room to expand, nice ceramic tile, open plan, crown moldings, minutes to beaches, shopping and schools. $249,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

HOLMES BEACH CONDO: 2BR/2BA. For sale by owner. (813) 285-1801. Principals only.

OPEN HOUSE 2-4pm Sunday, May 1. 2BR/1.5BA townhouse condo. New renovation, turnkey, across from beach. For sale by owner, $490,000. 1003 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.

WEST OF GULF Drive, eight homes from beach. Large 2BR/2BA home, master with den/study and bath has whirlpool tub with separate shower. Guest bedroom has a bay view. Elevator, furnished, lots of storage, low maintenance yard with room for a pool and much more! 140 50th St., Holmes Beach. $699,500. (941) 388-5238 or 778-3203.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. 1BR/1BA condo with great Gulf view. Totally remodeled in 2004. For sale by owner, (941) 545-5870. Principals only.

FLORIDA CLASSIFIEDS

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

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS: Panoramic views and mountain streams in high elevation between Boone and Asheville. Tracts range one to five acres with access and utilities from $49,900. (800) 455-1981, ext. 148.

VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS: Helena, Montana. 4.7 acres $79,990. Ride out your back door to millions of acres of national forest! Awesome lake and mountain views, close to Canyon Ferry Lake. Minutes to Helena. Soils tested, utilities, ready to build on. Call owner (888) 770-2240.

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.

GOLF-VIEW BARGAIN! $198/month. Nicely wooded homesites in upscale golf community close to town. A sanctioned Golf Digest teaching facility, too! Call toll-free (866) 334-3253, ext. 863. www.cherokeevalleysc.com price, $49,900, 10 percent down, balance finance 12 months at 4.49 percent fixed, one-year balloon, OAC.

SOUTH GEORGIA. Coastal property three-plus acres of deepwater ocean access from $345/month! Ready to build in gated community with many amenities. Near St. Simon's and Jacksonville. Call now! (877) 426-2326, ext 853. (Monthly payments of $344.57 based on $79,900 with 10 percent down. Interest only payment. With 5.75 percent fixed rate for two years. Converts to a 15-year variable loan. Rates subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited.)

MIGHTY TENNESSEE Riverview Bluff Home. North Alabama. $254,000. Lake Guntersville 69,100-acre lake waterfront home. Place for boathouse. North Alabama. $325,000. Debbie Mathis Realty, (888) 574-2525.

MAKE THIS SUMMER the best. East Tennessee's Norris Lake and golf properties make every year special. Starting at only $24,900. Call Lakeside Realty, (423) 626-5820 www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.

COASTAL GEORGIA: Water access marshfront homesites. Gated community, tennis, golf, kayaking, canoeing. Preconstruction discounts, limited time. From mid-70s. (877) 266-7376. www.cooperspoint.com.

LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Starting at $89,900. Gorgeous lakefront parcels. Gently sloping, pristine shoreline, spectacular views. Across from national forest on 35,000-acre recreational lake in east Tennessee. Paved roads, underground utilities, central water, sewer, Excellent financing. Call now (800) 704-3145, ext. 617, Sunset Bay LLC.

PRIME TEXAS HILL COUNTRY 25-to-30-acre ranch properties. Huge oaks, views, great horse property. Amenities include guest houses, pool, tennis court, barn, riding arena, more. Excellent location near Austin, San Antonio. From $219,000. Tremendous opportunity, call now (866) 937-2624, ext. 113.

STEEL BUILDINGS

STEEL ARCH BUILDINGS! Genuine SteelMaster Buildings, factory direct at huge savings! 20 by 24, 30 by 60, 35 by 50 foot. Perfect garage, workshop, barn. Call (800) 341-7007. www.SteelMasterUSA.com.

STEEL BUILDINGS: Factory deals  Save $$$. 40 by 66 to 100 by 200 foot. Example, 50 by 100 by 12 = $3.60 sf. (800)6 58-2885. www.rigidbuilding.com.

VACATION RENTALS

A GATLINBURG hot-tub cabin: Secluded! Sunbathe, soak in your heart-shaped Jacuzzi. Midweek five-night special from $395. Weddings from $199. Reunion Lodge, $595/night. (800) 726-0989. www.gocabins.com.

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