The Duchess: Eclectic Downtown Victorian District Row House
Savannah, Georgia, United States 31401
"The Duchess" in Savannah, GA is a 3 bedroom historic townhouse just off Forsyth Park is rich with character & history! Owned by an antiques/art/music enthusiast. This is not a cookie cutter vacation rental, this is a real Savannah experience. You will find many personal touches here.
2 King bedrooms, each with a TV. The 3rd bedroom has a Full size sleigh bed. One full bathroom upstairs is conveniently located in the hallway, central to all 3 bedrooms. Downstairs there is a half bathroom
The kitchen is equipped for gourmet cooking and includes 6 stools so your party can "hang out" and even watch tv on a small flat screen! The kitchen door leads to the private courtyard, which has seating for 6.
Two front porches overlooking the Parade route on Abercorn Street! Local art including paintings from Savannah College of Art & Design painting department students and period antiques make this a classic Savannah home. The owner lovingly calls this home "The Duchess" since it is on Abercorn Street, named after the Duchess of Abercorn.
Car Not Required
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Deck / Patio / Balcony
Dishes & Utensils
Iron & Board
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$200 / night||$249 / night||$1200 / week||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|MarathonNov 01 2018 - Nov 04 2018||$229 / night||$499 / night||$1500 / week||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|St Patrick'sMar 14 2019 - Mar 17 2019||$429 / night||$600 / night||$1700 / week||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
Specific Rate Details
Standard Rates published here do not apply to events and holidays.
All rates are subject to change until confirmed
No dates are held without a payment
Cancellations with more than 60 days notice receive a refund less $100 cancellation fee
My friends and I couldn’t have asked for a better rental. It suited the four of us perfectly, and we loved the eclectic style of the furnishings and artwork. It seemed perfectly quirky just like Savannah itself. Best of all, it was only one block to Forsyth Park where we spent every morning and evening walking and going to the local cafes and coffee shops at the south end of the park. Highly recommend. Hope to come back soon.
This was a lovely home in a great location, near Forsyth Park. The bedrooms are comfortable and spacious. The kitchen is lovely and well-equipped. The back yard could use some work so that it is more usable--it's pretty run down. The front bedroom is loud as it is right on a somewhat busy street. Otherwise, fantastic rental and great service from owners.
The location was ideal! We were 1 block from the Farmer's Market at Forsyth Park, Sentient Bean and their delicious food, a few blocks frommany squares with various festivals going on, and 3 blocks from my new favorite tea place ever, Mate Factor. The home is comfortable and conducive to visiting. Not much to use in the kitchen, but we were only there for the weekend. It definitely would have been fine if we chose to cook.
We stayed at the Duchess in Early March for a girls getaway weekend. The location is perfect for those wanting to access Forsythe park and downtown. We walked everywhere and put on the miles (which helped balance out all of the wonderful food we found; Collins Quarters, The Grey) A corner store is conveniently located a block away as well as coffee shop and health food store a few blocks away. Screens on a few windows and doors would have been ideal. The house has lots of charm and was very spacious for the 4 of us. I would return again.
Our family with small kids absolutely loved this home. It is incredibly beautiful, in a safe area a block down from Forsyth square with lots of grocery stores and cafes and things right within walking distance. Close to everything in Savannah. We already miss the city and have only been gone one night. If you have the chance to stay in this home- do it! Would love to know the history on this home, the Lord and Duchess of Abercorn reportedly built it however we'd love to hear the story. It's really a special home (and the shower is amazing).
Our stay (3 women) was wonderful. We found the home in good order, with a well-furnished kitchen, good location (walking distance to restaurants and grocery store), and felt safe in our surroundings. The owner and staff were very responsive to questions and needs! We would stay here again!
We, my son, two nieces, and sister, all loved our stay at the Duchess, a four-night stay to celebrate my nephew's wedding. From the beautiful, quirky, witty, erotic, and international art works, to the original tin ceiling in the kitchen, to the hodgepodge of furnishings, to the impressive library including poetry by Conrad Aiken, you know that you aren't in a chain hotel or a foo-foo, faux-Southern, overstuffed b & b the second you enter the hallway. The five of us were very comfortable with very good space for privacy, whether in the front parlor, upstairs in a bedroom, or inside the kitchen having a coffee. The kitchen is fully loaded, with a beautiful six-burner gas stove, a clean refrigerator, and a pantry full of oils, salt, pepper, basic spices and herbs; the only liability is that the shelving is very high, and if you're not 5' 6", you'll need someone to help you reach the dishes. A Kroger's is two blocks away, and a small "Victorian Market" is just a block to the south, and so getting groceries is a snap. We also ventured to the Farmer's Market, just two blocks from us in Forsythe Park. We made our own egg casserole for breakfast, had fresh brews, wine, cheese, so that we could have respites from the restaurants. The bedrooms are large, with generous bureaus and hanging racks for clothes. Again, if you're expecting walk-in closets, you probably shouldn't be considering this kind of a home. Each has generous windows, comfortable beds, and yes, we woke to Carolina Wrens each morning. The air conditioning works exceptionally well, almost too well. The main bathroom, like the rest of the house, is full of 19th-century charm, character, and limitation. The claw-bath/shower combo and near original copper piping actually gave us water-full showers. But there isn't a lot of shelving space, and what with only a half-bath down stairs, it takes a little planning to make the morning routines work. We did fine with the five of us. Savannah is one of those old cities where the neighborhoods can change from block to block. We felt entirely safe, but yes, it can get a little sketchy here and there (but that's true of all of Savannah). We were just four blocks from Brockington Event Center, where the reception was held, and about a mile from the downtown bars and restaurants. If you come with a car, as we did, it's very easy and convenient. Finally, Mary, the rental agent, was prompt, professional, and accommodating. Jim & Family
We really enjoyed the convenience and location of this property. It was very clean and comfortable. The courtyard could use with a bit of sprucing up but it was still a great place to enjoy morning coffee :) Loved our first stay in Savannah! (Some of the paintings in the house are not appropriate for children.)
It was our first time in Savannah and this place was amazing. The house was charming and the beds were very comfortable. The artwork was so interesting that we talked about it nonstop. The house is also in a great location; we were able to walk to the park, grocery store, and coffee shop. I highly recommend staying here!
We were a group of 3 ladies with 3 pre-teens, a Girl Scout troop pilgrimage to the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low. The house was lovely, it almost felt like walking into a museum. The house was filled with antiques and all the original charm and details. The owner obviously takes pride in his home. The house was equipped with almost anything you could possibly need. The location was centrally located to all the attractions and there were many yummy places to eat nearby (loved the Sentient Bean for breakfast). We had a wonderful time getting to experience a little bit of history in this old Victorian home, for the few days we stayed. The only thing I would suggest is some new bed pillows :) Highly recommend this place!!
It was such a delight staying in this home last weekend! About a 1 minute walk to the park to watch the sunset and about a 10 minute walk to the downtown shops, this home is in a quiet yet accessible area. The home suited my friends and I (all women) even with one shower :) The kitchen was great and made it very conducive for cooking for the group. Overall a great experience!
The House was clean and beautiful. It was a little further from River Street than we thought but, taking Uber was the way to go. It was very close to the local Kroger, that was convenient. The only additions I would have added to the house: A Step stool or small step ladder in the kitchen to reach the cabinets. They were so high we could barely get to the dishes. The back courtyard could use some refreshing and landscaping. Also, more hand towels for the bathrooms and some kitchen linens, towels, wash cloths. A larger TV downstairs. The beds were very comfortable! Loved the Claw Foot tub! Otherwise, all was great!
We were delighted to have a place to be family.We were six adult sized people and didn't feel croded at all. The patio table was a real bonus. We enjoyed the kitchen and dining room, where we had scrabble contests during our down times. The house is well-located to enjoy Old Savannah. We walked everywhere. I would have enjoyed a more comfortable sofa and an upholstered chair or two in the living room, but the patio and the upstairs porch access more than made up for this small deficit.
We purchased 2 matching leather club chairs for the living room at the end of January 2015.
lovely historic home
"The Duchess" was a lovely historic home just off Forsyth Park. The photos captured the home beautifully, it was comfortable and spacious with historic charm. Mary shared an electronic passcode with us a few days prior to our arrival which made entry into the home very easy. We really enjoyed the accessibility of the home to historic Savannah including all of the wonderful squares, restaurants and museums. We are already planning our next trip. The home is located on a busy street, with a fair amount of street noise overnight in the front bedroom, but otherwise, the home was perfect.
We stayed at this property with our 1 year old and it was perfect for our needs. We were walking distance from Kroger for groceries and also Forsyth Park which had a great playground for the little one. Once we parked our car when we got there, we didn't use it until we left. The house itself has a lot of charm and is an amazing historical property to be able to stay in. It was very interesting seeing the picture rails and different features used during that time period. We loved it and had a great trip!
This was the perfect house for a family of 5. It is incredibly convenient to Forsyth Park, with its great playgrounds, and cafes and shops that ring its perimeter. We had several picnics in the park during our stay which were fun and relaxing. After hot summer days walking around town, the house was a cool oasis to return to. The house is in the Victorian district of town, which is quieter and more residential than the areas by the river, though the river was still walkable (only 20-25 mins or so on foot). The house is full of interesting antiques and has great porches and a backyard patio that we took full advantage of. Thanks for a lovely stay. Would definitely stay here again!
This house is wonderful. From the outside you would never guess how huge the home is, when we walked in we were amazed! We really enjoyed the mix of new & old. Everything was clean and the house even smelled good. The outdoor dining table was a bonus, we had breakfast outdoors and spent each evening out there for "happy hour". Parking was super easy on Abercorn. The location was very cool, we did not know what to expect but this turned out to be more convenient than any of us imagined. We walked everywhere, literally. We felt like we were visiting a friend's home. We would return in a heartbeat!
Authentic Savannah House
The house was fun to stay in as it was full of eclectic art pieces. We felt like we were in an authentic Savannah house. The location was great, we could walk to everything!