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Date of Issue: April 07, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, April 6 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.

VINTAGE BAMBOO DINING table and four chairs. Great Florida fabric on seat cushions. $250. (941) 778-0805 or 778-0904.

BALDWIN DIGITAL PIANO, used two years. Natural sound, many extras, full keyboard. (941) 794-1033 for full details.

SOFA, BLUE/CORAL, 6 feet long, $65; two blue La-Z-Boy swivel chairs, $45; 48-inch rattan round table with four chairs, $50. (941) 778-5793.

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

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.

BUSINESS FOR SALE: Wonderful Island gift and art consignment boutique. Please call (941) 779-2624.

GARAGE SALES

EXPERIENCED ITEMS FOR Sale: 9am-5pm Friday-Saturday, April 8-9. 102 Pelican Drive, Anna Maria.

TWO-FAMILY GARAGE sale: 9am-2pm, Friday-Saturday, April 8-9. 149 Crescent Drive, Anna Maria.

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

THE BIG ONE is here again! 8am-?. Saturday, April 9. Annual neighborhood garage sale. Boating community. Items of every description including drinks and snacks. San Remo Shores, Cortez and 100th Street, West Bradenton.

GARAGE SALE: Saturday, April 9. A little bit of everything! 715 Holly Road, Anna Maria.

END OF SEASON sale storewide: Niki's Island Treasures & Antique Mall, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. All sterling jewelry 50 percent off; select gifts, antiques, collectibles, vintage and costume jewelry 25-75 percent off; Waterford crystal glasses 50 percent off. Visit our new vintage room. Farewell tourists, we love you, return soon! Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729.

GARAGE SALE: 8am-noon Saturday, April 9. Rattan dinette set, tons of miscellaneous, some collectibles. 509 83rd St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: 9am-4pm Saturday, April 9. Power tools, boat stuff. No early birds please. 2412 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach

MOVING SALE: 8am Saturday, April 9. 716 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.

SHED SALE: 8am Saturday, April 9. Bamboo chair with ottoman, dresser, file cabinets, folding table, gas cans, kitchen stuff, toy box, tree ring and more. 318 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.

ESTATE SALE: 9am-2pm Friday, April 8. 1920s dressing table, 1930s twin beds, dresser, 1900s six-drawer chest, marble-top server, buffet, tilt mirror, two Victorian parlor chairs, R. Doulton jugs, rattan sofa table, pie crust table, limoges, milk glass, 12 Myott Chelsea red plates, wrought-iron bench, tools, lamps, settee and much more! 2500 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Sale by Julie McClure.

ART YARD SALE: 9am-2pm Saturday, April 9,. Lots of great stuff from local artists. 303 28th St., Holmes Beach.

LOST & FOUND

LOST: BLACK Tag Heuer prescription sunglasses. Lost Cortez Beach on March 29. (419) 351-5523. Reward!

LOST BRACELET BELT, copper and Mexican silver, four masks, butterflies. Great sentimental value. Lost March 16 in Holmes Beach Four Seasons Spa and Da Giorgio area. Call (941) 778-1577.

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! $4,495 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

PADDLE BOAT: Sea Runner, two seats, 8 by 4.5 foot. Good condition. $300. (941) 778-5558.

BOAT LIFT RAILS for Vee hull, new with hardware for 20-22 footer. Call Joe, (941) 778-7683.

12-FOOT SAILBOAT and trailer. Fully equipped. In very good condition. $700. (941) 794-0970, Village Green.

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.

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.

BEACH ATTENDANT: For five-star resort in Longboat Key. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, sailing and boat maintenance experience. Schedule will include some weekends. For additional information call (941) 383-5511 or fax resume to 383-0402.

VETERINARY CLINIC in west Bradenton seeking friendly, dependable employees. Several positions open, full/part time. Fax resume, (941) 795-8179.

PART-TIME: Year-round sales clerk. Retirees welcome. Apply in person, Green Turtle, 701 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

LOOKING FOR RELIABLE driver, one to two days/week for several hours for an older woman. Please call (941) 526-7500 for details.

PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST: Weekday schedule for busy vacation-rental company. Must enjoy working with people and possess good computer skills. Deliver resume to Anna Maria Gulf Coast Rentals, 5319 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or fax (941) 782-5606. Phone (941) 778-3699

AVEDA SALON & SPA: Now offering careers with Aveda, full/part-time. Hair stylists, nail specialists, assistants, salon coordinators, estheticians and massage therapists. Excellent commission and hourly rate, benefits and exciting education opportunities. Join the tribe! For an appointment, please call (941) 778-5400, or fax resume to 778-8481.

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

BUSY CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT hiring full- or part-time servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and dinner. Wednesday-Sunday. Apply at 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people, learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 778-0492.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

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

HEALTH CARE

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

SERVICES

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

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.

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

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.

HOUSE AND CONDO care. I will watch and fix things while you are gone. Anna Maria/Longboat Key. Call or fax Wern. (941) 779-1040.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

HOME IMPROVEMENT

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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. Spectacular waterview 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.

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

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

FURNISHED 2BR/2BA, two-car garage. Modern, clean, comfortable. Heritage Village West. Pool, clubhouse, lake. Very close to Gulf, bay, river, Wal-Mart, hospital. Annual $950/month; seasonal $1,900/month. Call (941) 750-0648 or cell 302-1971.

MIRROR LAKES Condo, Bradenton. Great location! Unfurnished 2BR/2BA. Tennis, pool. Annual $1,350/month. Available May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 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 bay view condo, $2,900/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL WITH POOL: 3BR/2BA furnished. 3205 67th St. W., Bradenton. $1,500/month. Available May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

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

DUPLEX: 2BR/1BA, nice yard and patio, convenient location. $850/month. Call Mike Carleton, (941) 737-0915 or 778-0777. Smith Realtors.

GULFFRONT CONDO 3BR/2BA, tennis, heated pool and Jacuzzi. Available 2006 winter season. Newly decorated, well equipped. (941) 794-8877.

ONE BLOCK to beach! 7205 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Furnished 1BR/1BA annual $800/month. Available May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

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

3BR/2BA HOME, Bradenton Beach: Private courtyard, heated pool, pets OK. Short or long term. $1,500/month. (941) 720-2915.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2514 Avenue C, ground-level west unit, Bradenton Beach. Efficiency, pet friendly, common laundry. Water/electric included. $750/month. Available immediately. A Paradise Realty, (941) 778-4800.

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 RENTAL: 2913 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. One block to beach. 2BR/1BA unfurnished. $1,350/month. Available May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

6203 HOLMES BLVD., north unit, Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, ground level, shared pool, possible pet. $1,100/month. Available May 1. A Paradise Realty, (941) 778-4800.

CANALFRONT SEASONAL 2005-06: 2BR duplex, 18-foot dock with lights and water. Prefer four to six months. Fee adjusted to time frame. No pets. (941) 778-5793.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH: 150 yards from Gulf in prime Holmes Beach location. 2BR/2BA in lovely single-family home with private caged/heated pool. No pets, nonsmoking. $3,500/month. Call (941) 779-0680.

DIRECT GULFFRONT: Furnished 2BR/2BA annual. 5400 Gulf Drive #31, Holmes Beach. $2,000/month. Available May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

ANNUAL RENTAL: MODERN 2BR/2BA plus den, deluxe freestanding villa, private heated pool, two-car garage. Palm Court in El Conquistador. $1,300/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

DIRECT GULFFRONT: Furnished 1BR/1BA annual. 5400 Gulf Drive #20, Holmes Beach. $1,350/month. Available May 1. Sue Carlson, An Island Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

REAL ESTATE

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

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.

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.

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

AFFORDABLE BOATING CONDO: 2BR/1.5BA townhouse, updated. Heated pool, boat slip. $289,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

PARADISE BAY, 1BR/1BA, turnkey, mobile home, 55-plus. Six-month lease, available April, $550/month, plus utilities. (941) 778-5613.

VACATION RENTAL: Holmes Beach. Great for large groups, reunions, receptions, etc. Sleeps 18-20. (941) 232-4585.

TWO TRAILERS: Waterview: 2BR/1BA, $70,000; and 1BR/1BA, $50,000. Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach. 55-plus. (941) 778-4820 or 778-0346.

4BR/2BA POOL HOME: Two-car garage, large lot. Shaw's Point, Northwest Bradenton. Ten minutes to beach. $349,900. (941) 721-8288.

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

FLORIDA CLASSIFIEDS

REAL ESTATE

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, NC 28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com.

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, NC www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call for free brochure (800) 841-5868.

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.

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

LAKE VIEW BARGAIN $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.

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.

GUADALUPE RIVERFRONT! Spectacular wide riverfronts on prime Texas hill country location. 10-32 acres with lots of water frontage, huge trees, panoramic views. From $300s to $400s. Limited number available, call now before they're gone. (800) 609-7042, ext.110.

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