|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Halfmoon South is Sarasota's ONLY true retro vacation rental!
Located in sunny Sarasota, Florida... only minutes from endless shopping, and Siesta Key's world renowned beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.
Go back to a better time! Relive the 50's and 60's at Halfmoon South, a truly unique vacation experience. The moment you enter Halfmoon South, you will be amazed at the attention to detail throughout. From the furniture and decorations to the cupboards full of authentic retro dinnerware and glassware, it IS a one of a kind getaway!
Halfmoon South is also close to so many things the wonderful city of Sarasota, Florida has to offer. A seemingly endless choice of restaurants, shopping, and activities await. Sarasota is known for its rich culture in the arts and the arts and crafts of many local artisans.
From Halfmoon South, it is an easy drive to Busch Gardens, Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios and all of the other Orlando and Kissimme attractions without being in the hustle and bustle of it all.
'It was like going back in time. Like the vacations my family took in the 50's and 60's when I was a kid.'
Ryan Daley, British Columbia, Canada
'The attention to detail is unbelievable! It was like living in a 50's museum for my vacation!'
Shari Granger, New York, NY
'Highly recommended. The pictures don't do it justice, and the location is perfect!' John Williams , London
'We had a ball! Very comfortable, We shared the experience ( and cost) with another couple and we had the best time ever!'
Mr & Mrs JB Bulloch, Toronto
'Spectacular! The collection of retro artifacts that make up Halfmoon South is amazing!'
Tracy Belanget, Chicago Il
Please visit our website(via approved link below)for VIDEO, more photos and details.
This is our family property which we lovingly remodeled after the purchase and made it a fun place in the sun!
Heather and Craig McCracken purchased this house in 2005
SOOOOOOO COOOOLL!! private pol allows for nude sunbathing and skinny dipping. They let us bring our dogs and told us about a bunch of great restaurants. This is not a 5 star resort by any means but it is absolutely amazing...just check out the photos on their site!
Our family gathered here this March, when the weather up North was wicked. We had a lovely week at Half Moon.....close to shopping, dining, Starbucks, and the best beach in the world, Siesta Key. It was especially lovely to soak in the hot tub in the evening. Everyone enjoyed their stay and would highly recommend this place.
I am not sure what to say here, I've never done a review before. The owners allow pets and our little chihuahua had a blast too. If you have not looked ather website...I think it is halfmoonsouth.com then that is the best review I can leave. It is not a luxury palace. It is however very comfortable and private and the 50's decor is simply amazing. Thanks for a great stay!
I work in the film industry and it felt like walking onto a set for a 60's period piece. I do set design and will actually make thisplace known to my colleagues if the need for such a location comes up. Just think Craig & Heather, your place may end up on the big screen some day. Thanks again for eveything!
Besides the awesome furnishings and retro decor, we loved the pool area. It was a great place fo me and my brothers to do a get together. Life gets so busy you forget what it is like to relax. We had a ball! I swear some of the stuff on the walls looked like home, growing up in New York in the 60's. The nearby beach is spectacular. We also did Busch Gardens and Universal. Thanks again for a wonderful time. I have already toild my friends all about it so expect a few more New Yorkers here.
From the moment we walked into the place we felt totally relaxed. Free internet and long distance helped with business needs. Midnight skinny dip within the privacy of the backyard. Loved the neon lights! Right near lots of great shopping and restaurants and they had great suggestions of hole in the wall dining places. Thanks so much! We'll be back!
My original review on April 7 was more detailed, but I have revised it based on the owner’s subsequent behavior. On the day I left the property after a 4-week stay, I sent him a letter outlining the concerns listed below, but received no helpful reply. A month later he refunded two thirds of my original deposit; it was short due to an admitted error on his part and I was promised a check for the balance. However, upon seeing my review, he 1) added his own positive “reviews”; 2) posted lies about my stay; 3) berated me on the phone and hung up on me; and 4) refused to refund the balance. I have email threads and a photo proving my claim. I had 6 guests who can attest to the issues, but they can’t post reviews here (only one per contract). I have filed a complaint with the Fla. Div. of Consumer Svcs. The worst problems were the inadequate plumbing and the property manager’s slow response and lack of follow-up. The half-bath toilet stopped working the first weekend and feces, including toilet paper, were coming out an open pipe just outside the screened porch and 10 ft. from the kitchen and barbecue grill. The kitchen sink clogged and we had no use of the sink or dishwasher for 3 days. In both plumbing cases, the PM (owner’s sister) was, IMO, slow to respond in order to save money on weekend plumbers. Other problems included, but were not limited to: the property was dirty (my feet turned black if I went barefoot in the house); the pool, including the bottom of it, was choked with leaves and there was no pool service during the 4 weeks; the pool vacuum was unusable due to missing pieces; the original ad claimed “2.5 baths,” but one is in the shed outside and has no hot water; the window in one of the back bedrooms is bolted shut (the owner later claimed for safety reasons, but the bedroom next to it has a working window); a raccoon was nesting in the attic and the owner falsely tried to blame the resulting fleas on my dog (only one, contrary to his reply). He claimed that I had a $250 electricity overage, but I used NO a/c or heat and only used the pool for 5 of the 28 days. I broke nothing, and left the house in better shape than when I arrived. The PM did no inspection on my arrival but the guest before me was not charged for items I allegedly damaged, if their “review” is to be believed. This place has potential, but I feel that the owner has behaved unscrupulously by withholding my deposit and lying about the true reason: he didn’t like my review.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 15 - Apr 15
Apr 16 - Nov 14
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Rates are subject to chance before confirmation of reservation. Please contact for variable pet fees. Damage deposit is generally $500, but may be subject to more depending on situation.
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