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Blue Belle~Lovely@1875 Historic Rowhouse on Jones~Near Forsyth Park & River St.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-7)

You'll enjoy private, 'home away from home' living at The Blue Belle on Jones Street, voted the 'Prettiest Street in Savannah' by Southern Living Magazine and one of the Top 10 Places to Visit by Conde Nast.

Our gracious, 2BR/1.5BTH private row house is nestled among moss-covered trees in the exquisite Landmark Historic District. Built in 1875, our vacation home has ambiance and warmth, but with all of the modern conveniences. The Blue Belle has beautiful, original wood plank flooring, four charming fireplaces, and a prestigious yet convenient location. If you want to relax, you'll love lounging in our large bedrooms, each offering comfortable queen beds with fine cotton linen sheets and plenty of pillows and blankets. Our newly updated full bath is supplied with lots of fluffy towels, and an endless supply of hot water for a long, indulgent shower. Start your day with a cup of coffee - or tea- in the private, brick courtyard and listen to the birds sing in the morning. Then stroll to the Farmer's Market at Forsyth Park, or take a leisurely walk to the sights and sounds of bustling River Street. Enjoy scrumptious restaurants within walking distance or prepare a gourmet meal in the fully equipped kitchen.

A sanctuary in the heart of it all, our guests continually thank us for letting them stay in such a lovely and safe location. Hear the history of Savannah by catching a hop on/hop off sightseeing trolley at Troup Square, one of our beautiful 22 squares, less than two blocks away. Ghost Tours, trendy boutiques, theaters, antiques, museums and local artists are all within walking distance. With parking at a premium in the Landmark Historic District, you'll truly appreciate having your own private garage. Most guests park their car and don't use it again during their stay!

After a busy day , go ahead and relax in front of your 40" Smart TV, where you can watch all of your favorite movies. Or, hop in your car and drive 20 minutes to Tybee Island for play time on the beach or in the ocean waves.

Slow down and enjoy Southern hospitality at The Blue Belle!

Keywords: Historic 1875 home. A Charming Savannah vacation rental in the Landmark Historic District. Walk to Forsyth Park or River Street!

More Details

Owner
Kay Koehler
Member since: 2006
Speaks: french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Kay Koehler

We fell in love with Savannah on our first visit in 1995. Over the years, visit after visit, we knew that we wanted to call this charming city our second home. So, nearly a decade later, we bought our lovely, historic rowhouse right in the heart of the Landmark Historic District on beautiful Jones Street. Having traveled around the world and stayed at many bed and breakfasts, we knew exactly the experience we wanted our guests to have - for The Blue Belle to be a true 'home away from home' with luxurious and thoughtful touches. We hope that it is! Although we spend most of our time at our jobs in West Palm Beach, FL, we are lucky enough to get up to our charming second city three or four times a year. Someday we will retire there and live out our days sitting in the courtyard, a nice glass of wine in hand, and enjoy watching the moss on the large oaks blow in the breeze.

Kay Koehler purchased this house in 2005

Why Kay Koehler chose Savannah

Once we made the decision to make Savannah our second home, there was never a question of where we would buy - the Landmark Historic District. Although we saw some truly beautiful Victorians at far better prices, we both wanted to live in a home where safety wasn't a concern, where our neighbors were quiet and thougthful, and a lovely square was just a block or so away. When we first began renovating, we looked out our second floor bedroom windows and saw a wedding being held at the base of the sweeping stairs of the house directly across from ours; we knew then we had picked the perfect place!

What makes this house unique

We love to walk. It's no surprise that one of the things that attracted us to Savannah is its walkability. Within minutes we can be enjoying amazing chocolate chip pancakes at Clary's, browsing through the many shops on Broughton, or testing taffy down by the river. And, if we feel like a little boogie boarding, we're off to Tybee and in the water in 20 minutes. Most importantly, after a fun-filled day, we can come home to relax in a private courtyard and enjoy quiet charm of Savannah.

Amenities

Beach Institute House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Downstairs Half Bath - toilet , Includes full-size washer and dryer
  • Large full bathroom upstairs with tub/shower, and a half bath with washer and dryer on the main floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Pullout Queen Sofa + single rollaway bed - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable queen sleeper sofa + rollaway, all with linens
  • Two large, comfortable bedrooms with queen size beds. One single rollaway to place wherever you'd like, and one queen size pull-out sleeper sofa in the living room. Plenty of linens and pillows for all beds, quilts, and everything you need for your comfort!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Complete Privacy in your own row house. Original Heart Pine Floors, 3 Fireplaces, Laundry, Garage Parking behind lovely courtyard. 1400 Sq ft 2-story home with 2 Large Bedrooms, Dining Room, Living Rm, 1.5 Baths(one downstairs, Spacious Kitchen. Two-zone Air Conditioning, Wifi, Smart TV to stream your favorite movies, Dishwasher, Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Cooking Utensils, Dishes and Glassware provided, Bed Linens and Towels provided, Ironing Board and Iron, Full-size Washer and Dryer, Private Courtyard, No pets.

Reviews

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Blue Belle~Lovely@1875 Historic Rowhouse on Jones~Near Forsyth Park & River St.
average rating of 4.773585 based on 53 reviews
Valrico Florida
5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Sweet memories. Great house. Our youngest son proposed to his girlfriend in Forsyth Park with family all around. Our weekend together in the Blue Belle was perfect. Beautiful area, and almost everything was within walking distance. We had everything we needed. I would love to come back in the Fall when it's a little cooler. 😊

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teresa, We feel so lucky to be part of such a wonderful memory! Thank you for staying at our vacation home; we would love to have you have back anytime. Best, Kay
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5

Great location , very nice house

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Belle was perfect for our family of seven. We could walk from the house to most of the sites we wanted to see. The whole area is very historic and beautiful. Only about half an hour to get to Tybee island.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erin, We are so happy you loved your time exploring the best of both worlds - our historic city and the relaxing island life! Please come back anytime! Kay
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Highland Heights, KY
4

Return to the Blue Belle

  • 4 of 5

This was our second visit to Savannah, and our second stay at the Blue Belle. The home is right on the most beautiful cobble-stoned street, surrounded by historic homes in many styles. Clary's restaurant is a few blocks away for breakfast or lunch, and Kroger's is just a short drive on Gwinnett. We usually eat in when staying in a home, and did so this time, so I would say an update of the pots is in order (many of them were badly scratched) and the ice maker didn't have ice when we got there and never worked (although we read the manual which was left in the kitchen). Other than that, the house was as we remember - it has not been stripped of what makes it a true Savannah house built in the 1800's: you will have older stairs (narrow) and beautiful moulding around the ceilings with the rooms all painted in soft colors holding decorative but original fireplaces and mantles. A real joy was sitting by the window in the front bedroom, reading (or trying to) while just looking out the window at the live oaks draped over the cobble-stoned street, the variety of houses with their iron-work decorative touches, and interesting porches, the mangnolia trees in bloom, and the people walking around the neighborhood. To really enjoy the house, let yourself go back in time a bit and relish all the small touches to the house that make it so charming, from the 3 fireplaces and mantles, the white, decorative mouldings around the ceiling in the livingroom and dining area, the delicate wallpaper patterns, the painted chest in the master bedroom, even the door knocker and sliding covered lock on the front door. The Blue Belle is a true southern belle who will reward you if you respect her, and you will enjoy returning each day after a long leisurely walk or a road trip out of the city. Or park in the garage off the lane in the back (a real perk when parking is often at a premium in the neighborhood) and enter through the back courtyard.

Savannah is a real pleasure for the senses in every way and we enjoyed our stay once again at the Blue Belle on Jones Street. Kay, the owner of the Blue Belle, is quick to reply to any questions and concerns you may have while you are booking. We were provided with what we needed to have another lovely week in Savannah.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were pleased to have you back at our Blue Belle and glad that you had another wonderful stay. It's great when guests appreciate the uniqueness of a period home, while enjoying the modern conveniences. It's clear that you did! Thank you for your kind words about our Savannah gem. Looking forward to having you again for your next Savannah vacation. Best, Kay PS. We'll be there over the weekend for a "refresh" on the little things - pots & pans, etc. You can enjoy them when you are back next!
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Charleston, SC
5

Amazing place in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated a friend's bachelorette party in Savannah this weekend and the Blue Belle was perfect! Pictures do not do it justice. There is so much more space than it appears in the picture. With 7 girls we didn't have a single sleeping problem and there is lots of seating for hanging out and chatting. The stairs may not be ideal for older guests or small children. Check-in and out could not have been easier. We especially loved the beautiful location! We were able to walk literally everywhere (very active group) and enjoy the wonderful scenery and weather. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the Blue Belle and our lovely Savannah neighborhood. Please come back anytime!
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5

Nice location.

  • 5 of 5

The house was charming and within walking distance to some amazing places. It is a short walk to clarys for breakfast. It is a beautiful walk wherever you go. I loved the stay and we love savannah!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: April, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and some lovely walks through our historic city. Please come back anytime! Best, Kay
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5

Charming, pure Savannah!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, clean, quiet home on great historic street! Will recommend the Blue Belle to all our traveling friends. Thanks, Kay!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Firefly Cafe
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-16
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Firefly Cafe
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Tybee Island
Car: not necessary

Carriage Rides, walks through the Squares, Ghost Tours, Hop on/Hop Off Trolley Stop 1.5 blocks, wonderful restaurants, antique stores, local artists, water sports/beach (nearby Tybee Island)

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Rates & Availability

Beach Institute House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$229
From
$229
Fri,Sat
$1,207
$1,838
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$229
From
$229
Fri,Sat
$1,207
$1,838
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$249
From
$249
Fri,Sat
$1,207
$1,838
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$229
From
$229
Fri,Sat
$1,207
$1,838
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$229
From
$229
Fri,Sat
$1,207
$1,838
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$249
From
$249
Fri,Sat
$1,207
$1,838
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$229
From
$229
Fri,Sat
$1,207
$1,838
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$229
From
$229
Fri,Sat
$1,207
$1,838
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$249
From
$249
Fri,Sat
$1,207
$1,838
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 31 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$249
$1,600
$4,500
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$269
$1,600
$4,500
 
 
Rock n Roll Marathon Weekend
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$289
$1,600
$3,000
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$269
$1,600
$4,000
 
 
December Holiday
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$269
$1,600
$4,000
 
 
St Patrick's Day
Mar 12 2018 - Mar 20 2018
4 night minimum stay
$289
$1,700
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$249
From
$269
Fri,Sat
$1,400
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95

Any cancellations must be made within 30 days of your arrival.

PLEASE NOTE: 4-night minimum required for week of St Patrick's Day 2017

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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