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$125

Telephone: 9123980119

2BR/1BA Cottage 333 (748967)

Savannah, Georgia, United States 31401


Details

Accommodates: 4

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1


Description

A beautifully maintained, well-located, precious piece of history! This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage is on the Eastern border of the Landmark Historic District of Savannah. It is walking distance to anything downtown and has been recently renovated. The owners want to spoil their guests and are installing a dipping pool in the rear courtyard that will cool you off in summer and be heated in cool weather. The pool will be finished by October 2015. In the meantime, enjoy low introductory rates on this little gem during September, while the pool is still being installed!

To stay in this cottage is to step back into Savannah's distant past, which there seems perhaps not so distant after all. This cottage is located in a charming neighborhood within the one square mile Historic District, where you will find what locals refer to as "Beach cottages." While the actual beach at Tybee Island is 17 miles away, these adorable cottages are so called for their proximity to the "Beach Institute," a school built in 1867 for the education of newly freed slaves by the Freedmen’s Bureau of the American Missionary Association. The school was named for New Yorker Alfred S. Beach, editor of the Scientific American, who donated funds to purchase the site. Primarily staffed by white female teachers from the North, the Institute closed in 1919. In its place is now an African-American Cultural Museum and tourist landmark of downtown Savannah.

Many of the much-adored Beach cottages actually date back to a time before the Beach Institute. They were built in the mid 1800's to house the working class of railroad laborers and craftsman that created the proud structures of historic Savannah and ushered in the greater urbanity of the 20th Century. From it can be seen East Broad Elementary School, which was once a bustling railroad depot and main artery of the city's vibrant commerce. Indeed, you will find the original masonry of a brick flue in the front bedroom which ushered over 150 years of coal smoke from the cottage out over the depot. The topsy-turvey floors speak to the antiquity of the structure, and it's no-nonsense floorplan to its hardscrabble heritage.

The cottages were nearly destroyed on several occasions, but were thankfully saved and renovated, one by one, as residents recognized their beauty and place in our city's history. Many of them are now vacation rentals since their small size lends itself well to travelers.

City of Savannah SVR-00339


Amenities

Air Conditioning

Cable TV

Heating

Kid Friendly

No Smoking

Pool

Washer/Dryer

Wireless Internet

Patio


Rates and Availability

Weeknight Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Min Stay Max Stay
Standard Rate $149 / night $199 / night $850 / week N/A N/A N/A
MarathonNov 03 2016 - Nov 07 2016 $249 / night $349 / night $1000 / week N/A 3 nights N/A
Winter Low SeasonNov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016 $125 / night $149 / night $725 / week N/A 2 nights N/A
St PatricksMar 16 2017 - Mar 19 2017 $379 / night $399 / night $1400 / week N/A 3 nights N/A

Specific Rate Details

Rates shown here are standard non-event rates. Please see VRBO.com/748967 for seasonal variations on the minimum stay, nightly rate, etc. But do not pay on vrbo because we can save you the service fee!

Cancelation Policy: With at least 60 days notice you will receive a refund of all monies paid less $50 cancelation fee. Within 60 days of arrival we cannot issue refunds for canceled reservations.