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'.
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.
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
32' wide-screen TV with DirectTV satellite and DVD/video player.
Bose Wave Music System with CD player
Washer/Dryer, laundry supplies
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.
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.
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.
Home is walking distance to shopping, sightseeing, house museums and restaurants. Beach & water activities, including kayaking at nearby Tybee Island - 20 minute drive.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$75 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|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.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.