HEYWARD HOUSE IN ENCHANTING HISTORIC SAVANNAH

Michael Hogan

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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HEYWARD HOUSE IN ENCHANTING HISTORIC SAVANNAH

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Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Enhance your 'Savannah Experience' by staying in one of its historically significant homes.

Built in 1875 for cotton factor J. Guerrard Heyward (great grandson of Thomas Heyward, signatory of The Declaration of Independence) and his wife, Pauline DeCaradeuc Heyward (whose journal was published as 'A Confederate Lady Comes of Age'), it is the only original Charleston-Single style home in Savannah.

The 'Parlor Suite' offers some 1500 square feet of inside living area with 14-foot ceilings, Living room, 2 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen/dining, 1-1/2 baths, heart pine flooring, and designer styling. TV room/den with fold-out couch that sleeps one (or two, if they're friendly).

Outside is a 45-foot side-piazza (porch) with wicker furniture, overlooking a koi pond (relax with morning coffee, evening drinks, or just a good book). This beautiful pond was featured in 'The South Magazine.'

Conveniently located two blocks from Forsyth Park, this Suite was designer-decorated.

We are the only tourist rental on the block. Get the feel of real 'Savannah Living'.

Amenities include:

Large bedroom ('Pauline’s Room') with hand-carved antique rococo double bed, bay windows with view of koi pond, and private door leading to the piazza.

Second bedroom ('Elise’s Room') has a comfy queen-sized bed.

Private Den ('Guerard’s Room') has a sofa bed (with feather-top mattress), suitable for one or two friendly people.

All linens are fine quality.

The large, fully-furnished living room ('Heyward-DeCaradeuc Room') has large bay windows, original fireplace mantle and heart pine floors.

There are one and a half baths with ample towels and bath blankets. Beach towels provided.

Gourmet kitchen/dining room with gas stove, dishwasher, microwave oven, fridge with ice/water dispenser. Fully fitted out with dinnerware, pots & pans, utensils, toaster, coffee/espresso maker, etc.

Features:

Off street parking for two vehicles.

Lovely courtyard with Koi pond

Large side-piazza (porch) with lounge seating

Gourmet kitchen with dining table

Large living room

WiFi internet

32' wide-screen TV with DirectTV satellite and DVD/video player.

Bose Wave Music System with CD player

Washer/Dryer, laundry supplies

Beach Towels

Fine quality thread count linens

Savannah history and guide books

We live in the house (upper level). You are our guest(s) during your stay in this beautiful city and we endeavor to make your stay as comfortable as we can.

Check-in time: 3pm

Check-out time 11am

Please note that our cleaners don't work on Sundays, hence Sunday check-ins cannot be accommodated.

Keywords: Flat

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Michael Hogan

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Speaks french, english, Losing my vocabulary in French.
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We are Michael Hogan and Donna Shannon. I, Michael am a Toronto-born Canadian, who served 30 years in the Canadian Navy. I retired in 1996, and operated a physical fitness equipment repair company in Windsor, Ontario before being lured to this paradise by my Minnesota-born wife, Donna (a retired Eastern Airlines Flight Attendant).

We met in 2005 through eHarmony (long story, but we could do the commercials) and married in 2006. Our courtship and honeymoon centered around the restoration/renovation of our lovely home. In fact, we decided to get married in the summer of 2006, but we agreed to wait until there was a rainy day to go to the courthouse (we didn't want to lose any painting/working time). It didn't rain until October 9th, 2006...a day made more special because of the wait, and the humor that ensued each morning as we looked for clouds.

Michael Hogan purchased this apartment in 2004

We had originally intended to rent the lower apartment on a long-term lease basis, but saw the potential of meeting people from near and far by renting it out as a vacation rental. We also recognized the advantage of having a special place for family and friends to stay while visiting.

We started renting out the lower apartment to vacationers in March, 2007. We live in the upper apartment, and love the house, Savannah, the eclectic neighborhood, and the many friends we've made here.

Savannah is unique in the country thanks to General George Tecumseh Sherman's decision not to destroy it during the civil war. The historic buildings were spared the destructive fate of so many other southern cities. That and the more recent establishment and incredibly successful growth of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) did so much for the city.

When the city was experiencing the decay that so many others did during the flight to the suburbs, SCAD was born and grew. With the blessing of the Historical Savannah Foundation, they restored and adapted many large buildings as the reputation and subsequent student population grew. Students from around the USA and the world come here to hone their artistic skills. SCAD presently owns more than 60 buildings in Savannah and has campuses in Atlanta, LaCoste, France, and in Hong Kong.

These two factors, in concert with others, created a sepia-toned historic backdrop with an overlay of vibrant color. Many SCAD students (evidenced by their eclectic 'artsy-trendy' appearance and constant motion) rent apartments in this area.

Our property is ideally located for many reasons. It is a pleasant walk to the river, with history and art all along the way. Located at the south end of the always-busy Forsyth Park, a walk through the center of which leads to Bull Street...the center of downtown Savannah. Bull Street is rich in attractions that include some of the most beautiful architecture, historic squares, antebellum houses and quaint restaurants (many of which were featured in several movies filmed in Savannah).

A scenic 15-minute drive through the marshes brings us to Tybee Island, with its spectacular beach and pier. Swimming, surfing, body & boogie-board surfing, kayaking, whale and porpoise watching tours, and great seaside restaurants are some of the reasons to make the drive.

Savannah is a great walking city. The terrain is flat, the ambiance is comfortable, and the eye-pleasers abound. Majestic live-oak trees, adorned with the angora scarves of Spanish Moss, provide a canopy for the abundant flora that includes Magnolia & Crepe Myrtle trees, azaleas, and camellias, to name but a few.

Paradise is found.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
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Heyward House in Enchanting Historic Savannah
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
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Heyward House in Enchanting Historic Savannah
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(912) 447-8715 (Georgia, USA)
Savannah Coastal Georgia
5

FANTASTIC STAY!

  • 5 of 5
Our family recently stayed at the Heyward House and we were absolutely delighted that we chose this place! The owners were warm and welcoming, the property was immaculate and incredibly beautiful, and it was close to everything you'd want to do in darling Savannah. This was the last property we stayed in in our five state summer trip - and it was no doubt the best!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Melissa,
Thank you for such kind words. They go a long way in making us happy that we are doing this. Please come back soon. There is much more to see and do here.

Cheers,
Michael
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Heyward House in Enchanting Historic Savannah
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Savannah Coastal Georgia
Nashua, New Hampshire
5

PERFECTION!!

  • 5 of 5
One of the best HomeAways we have ever stayed at! Location was perfect, the owners were BEYOND accommodating and price was perfect. I stayed there with my husband and another couple and it was very spacious for 4 people. We spent every morning on the deck having complimentary coffee and while watching the fish in their giant Coy pond. Everything was in walking distance, including a grocery store! The owners gave us some great recommendations when checked in and provided so many amenities in the home that I felt like I had everything I could possibly need to enjoy my stay. Highly recommend!!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You were perfect guests as well. You made my wife say, "wow" three times. Thank you, and please come back soon.
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Heyward House in Enchanting Historic Savannah
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129513vb
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Savannah Coastal Georgia
Canada
5

WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful property and the owners live upstairs which was very convenient. The unit was clean and have many charming qualities. The outside veranda was also quite lovely. The property is close to many amenities and you would easily park your car and walk everywhere. I would definitely recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. You were perfect guests, please come back soon.

Cheers,
Michael
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Heyward House in Enchanting Historic Savannah
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Savannah Coastal Georgia
Millbrae, California, USA
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Heyward House. It was clean and comfortable. The owners have gone out of their way to make our stay enjoyable -- including a fruit basket upon arrival. I would definitely recommend Heyward House to any traveler!!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We appreciate your business very much. Please come back soon.

Cheers,
Michael
business
Heyward House in Enchanting Historic Savannah
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129513vb
(912) 447-8715 (Georgia, USA)
Savannah Coastal Georgia
5

COUPLES TRIP TO SAVANNAH FOR A WEDDING

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time staying at this rental with one other couple while attending a wedding at the Mansion on Forsyth. The home was romantic and charming without lacking in modern creature comforts. We loved the soaring ceilings and the obvious care (and taste) that was taken with the decor. There was plenty of room to relax, if we had had the time, but we spent much of the weekend at a wedding.

Having convenient parking (off the street!) was especially convenient, though I would have been just as happy walking everywhere. It's a bit of a walk to River Street at night, so we ended up taking the car and parking near the restaurant. Everything about this trip was easy in convenient.

Thanks for making our stay so relaxing and enjoyable!
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to meet you. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back for a longer visit. Thank you for the kind words.

Cheers,
Michael and Donna
business
Heyward House in Enchanting Historic Savannah
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129513vb
(912) 447-8715 (Georgia, USA)
Savannah Coastal Georgia
5

PERFECT STAY NEXT TO FORSYTH PARK

  • 5 of 5
We couldn't have been happier with our stay at the Heyward House. It was beautifully decorated, well furnished and stocked with everything we needed. I love the off-street parking for two vehicles and the close proximity to Forsyth Park.

We went to the local coffee shop both mornings we were there and walked around the park. We took our kids to the playground there and they had a blast.

No complaints at all. We'll definitely be back. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay...it was a pleasure...please come back soon. Cheers, Michael
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Map

Forsyth Park
Bonaventure Cemetery
Bull Street
Elizabeth on 37th
Colonial Park Cemetery
Gryphon Tea Room
The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
Green Truck Pub
Telfair Museum of Art
Historic Railroad Shops
Crystal Beer Parlor
Elizabeth on Thirty Seventh
SCAD Museum of Art
Blowin Smoke BBQ
B Matthew's Eatery
J Christopher's
Carlitos Mexican Bar & Grill Incorporated
Sentient Bean
Grayson Stadium
Bonna Bella Yacht Club
Savannah SandGnats Baseball
Firefly Cafe
"Great for breakfast/brunch/lunch."
Leoci's Trattoria
"Casual Fine Dining"
Rocks on the River at the Bohemian Hotel - Savannah
""Rocks on the Roof" Restaurant. Excellent views of river and downtown. Casual. From Bay St. ..."
Cafe Florie
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
beach

Home is walking distance to shopping, sightseeing, house museums and restaurants. Beach & water activities, including kayaking at nearby Tybee Island - 20 minute drive.

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Availability & Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes $75.00 Cleaning Fee for all rentals.
Subject to 13 percent tax

Rental exceeding 30 nights will be subject to a reduced tax rate of 6% per night.

A $200.00 refundable Damage Deposit is required at check-in. A personal check is accetable. We will void it and mail it to you within a few days of check-out.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Savannah Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Toilet and sink.
  • One full bath with tub/shower, and one half-bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • VCR
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • zoo
  • festivals
  • water parks
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • basketball court
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Beach towels provided.
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