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Date of Issue: May 05, 2005

The Islander Classifieds: Wednesday, May 4 2005

ITEMS FOR SALE

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

QUEEN-SIZE HIDE-a-bed sofa. Good condition, $100. Call (941) 737-9173.

MOVING SALE: Kitchen and patio furniture, couch, lamps, dishes, wicker dresser, octagon mirror, etc. Call (941) 778-4432.

JOYRIDER TRIKE-BIKE, red, like new. Cost $500, sacrifice $275. (941) 778-7830.

MOVING SALE: Dining table with six chairs, $400; three barstools, $60; queen-sized platform bed, mattress, chest of drawers, $150; pull-out sleeper couch, $100. (941) 778-5453.

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.

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.

MOVING SALE: 8am-2pm Saturday, May 7. 105 77th St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: 9am-1pm Saturday, May 7. Downsizing for move. Dishes, kitchenware, clothes, books, hand-powered garden tools, lawn mower, fishing gear. 406 Bay Palms Drive, off 71st Street, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE: 8-11am Saturday, May 7. Scooter, miscellaneous jewelry, toys, books, clothing. 411 Poinsettia Rd., Anna Maria. Rain or shine.

BIG SALE: NIKI'S Gifts & Antique Mall. This week's special: Bone-china thimbles 60 percent off; all sterling jewelry 50 percent off; select gifts, antiques, jewelry 25-70 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

SALE: 9am-noon, Saturday, May 7. Living room, dining room furniture, bedrooms, etc. 107 47th St., Holmes Beach.

ESTATE SALE: 9am-2pm Friday, May 6. Phillip Laverne table, sterling, silver plate, Karastan rugs, bronze and glass table. Tea cart, mahogany dining-room set with matching server, bookcase, old books, cat collectibles, lamps, stemware, oriental accessories, coffee and end tables, desk file, rocker, sofa bed, linens, kitchen items and more. 205 76th St., Holmes Beach. Sale by Julie McClure.

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

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. Great Island car! $900. (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

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

CLASSY BLACK-and-white 1992 Four Winns-325 Cruiser, twin engine, all electronics, air conditioning, full galley head, sleeps six, new carpet, new canvas, new bottom paint. Ready to cruise. (941) 778-0805 or 345-3482.

WET SLIPS AVAILABLE: 30-50 feet. Cortez Cove Marina. (941) 761-2487.

FOR LEASE: DOCK space with davits. Deep canal, near Galati Marina. $25/month per foot. (941) 778-5793.

BOAT SLIP WANTED to buy or rent for 22-foot-walk-around. Fully insured. (813) 731-7832.

JON BOAT: Metal, 14 foot, $100; trailer, $175. See at 526 Key Royale, Holmes Beach. (941) 356-1456.

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.

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.

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

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

HEALTH CARE

EXPERIENCED, RELIABLE, companion/caregiver available to assist senior living independently in their own home. (941) 758-0049.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

IRONING: FOURTEEN items, $20. Call Kelli, (941) 778-5427.

DO YOU NEED a house sitter? Retired, Christian couple will house-sit free just to stay on the Island. References, furnished. (770) 832-7319.

BRADEN RIVER Photography. Portraits of babies and pets. On location at homes, parks, beach. Call (941) 228-3710.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

ANNUAL RENTAL unfurnished. Spectacular waterfront view. 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.

BRADENTON BEACH Annual: 2BR/1BA, steps to beach, big yard, laundry, pets welcome! $950/month, plus utilities. 22nd Street and Avenue C. (216) 469-2857.

JUST MOVING? Looking for real estate? Stay here while you find your dream home or complete your own renovation. Six-month lease available. Newly remodeled Anna Maria 3BR/2BA home with large two-car garage. Close to beach, shopping and Anna Maria Island Community Center. $2,500/month. (941) 345-7002.

ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA. 2818-A Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. $800/month, plus first, last, security. (941) 730-0977.

CANALFRONT: 20-foot dock, summer vacation rental. One-week minimum. $550/week or $2,000/month. (941) 778-5793.

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

CANALFRONT 2BR DUPLEX: AVAILABLE 2005-06 season. Price adjusted to time frame. Ask me about six-month fee. (941) 778-5793.

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

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex in Holmes Beach, one block from beach. $950/month plus utilities, no pets. First, last month, plus security. References. Call Ed, (860) 227-5142.

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

CORDOVA VILLA: 2BR/2BA with wood floor, modern pool, clubhouse. Close to beach, pets OK. $950/month, including water/cable. (941) 780-3109 or 758-7571.

WATERFRONT: BIMINI BAY, 1BR/1BA or 2BR/2BA. Available May and June respectively. Annual $850 or $1,050/month, water/garbage included. (941) 360-0618. http://ed.goff.tripod.com/510A.htm.

2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH: one-and-half-blocks to beach. Large kitchen, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, washer/dryer, central air, lanai, pool and fans in each room. $950/month, plus utilities. Available now through January. (941) 778-3104.

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

ANNUAL: ELEVATED 2BR/2BA duplex, tile, fans, vaulted ceiling, skylights, porch, washer/dryer hookup, large storage room. Steps to park and beach. $900/month. Nonsmoking, please. (239) 822-6680 or (239) 945-3493.

CANALFRONT HOME WITH boat dock: 3BR/2BA with two-car garage in Coral Shores. $1,550/month, includes lawn care. (815) 351-5052.

ANNUAL RENTAL: West Bradenton furnished 2BR/2BA ground-floor unit. Washer/dryer, pool, lanai. Nonsmoking. Small pet OK. 10 minutes to beach. $800/month. (941) 778-4225.

SUMMER VACATION Rentals: 2BR/2BA Palma Sola townhouse with boat dock, $499/week; Perico Bay 2BA/2BA villa, $1,200/month. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

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

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.

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

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

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.

LOCATION, LOCATION TRAILER: 12 by 40 foot on Anna Maria Island, next to historic Bradenton Beach Pier. Central air/heat, 10-by-24-foot screened lanai, steps to beach. 55-plus. Asking $54,900. (716) 572-2484.

VILLAGE GREEN Villa. 2,000-sf 2BR/2BA. Large lanai. Upgraded throughout. Lakefront, pool back. $284,900. Call (941) 792-9192.

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.

RIVERVIEW LANDINGS by owner: Manatee's most desired neighborhood, northwest Bradenton, walk to beach, state park and river. Dazzling, executive custom 4BR/4BA with 5,300 sf under roof. Solar/gas, pool/spa, fireplace. 2002 renovation top/bottom, in/out. Soaring ceiling, open floor plan. $769,000. 2378 Landings Circle. (941) 792-2247. Broker protected.

SHADY BROOK townhouse 2BR/2.5BA. Lanai, pool. Near Holiday Inn Airport-Marina in Bradenton. $134,900. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

CANALFRONT HOME with boat dock: 3BR/2BA with two-car garage in Coral Shores, 1,600 sf. New roof. $539,000. (815) 351-5052.

PALMA SOLA Bay 2BR/2BA newly remodeled furnished townhouse. Pool and boat slip. Real Estate Mart, $342,000. (941) 756-1090.

FLORIDA CLASSIFIEDS

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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

REAL ESTATE AUCTION! 10am Saturday, May 14, Lake Placid, Fla. Development potential. 43+/- acres in nine platted parcels, three absolute! 33+/- acres currently grove Preview noon-4pm Saturday, May 7. (800) 257-4161 www.higgenbotham.com Higgenbotham Auctioneers M.E. Higgenbotham, CAI FL Lic #AU305/AB158.

GRAND OPENING! Saturday-Sunday, May 21-22 Ocala/Gainesville area. 20 acres from $195,000. 100 acres from $450,000. New semi-private gated community featuring parcels with frontage on the Wacassassa River. Gorgeous woodlands teeming with deer and turkey. Save $10,000. Plus get up to $10,000 toward closing costs! Great financing, little down. Call toll-free (866) 352-2249 ext. 436, or www.fllandbargains.com.

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.

LOOKING FOR MOUNTAIN Property? Gated community near Hot Springs, N.C. Spectacular view and river homesites. Clubhouse, paved roads and more! Call (866) 411-5263, Bear River Lodge.

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.

FIVE MINUTES to Greenbrier Resort mountain bargains 20 acres and up www.liveinwv.com.

GOLF-VIEW BARGAIN! $198/month. Nicely wooded homesite in upscale golf community in the Carolina mountains between Asheville, N.C., and Greenville, S.C. A sanctioned Golf Digest teaching facility, 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.

TENNESSEE LAKE PROPERTY Sale! Parcels from $24,900. 6.5-acre lot $59,900. 27-acre lake estate $124,900. Cabins available. Call toll-free (866) 770-5263, ext. 8, for details.

STEEL BUILDINGS

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

TIME SHARE RENTALS and resale rent or own dream vacations, great location and prices. Super deals in Mexico. Global Resort Services, (800) 736-8250 www.globalresortservices.com.

MARCO ISLAND Beachfront condos and waterfront homes for rent/ sale. Enjoy the peace and quiet of a small island. Century 21 First Southern, (800) 255-9487. www.c21marco.com.

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