2 story, 2 BR / 2 BA light, airy and roomy Cottage.
- english, spanish
My husband, myself & our two kids (along with two cats, two ferrets & a dog :) purchased, lived in & lovingly restored the Manor back in 2001. As a licensed, general contractor, Mike made restoring the home a family project that he headed up. Mikes folks joined in on the restoration. The original intent was never for the Manor or its Carriage House to be rentals. Hence, floorplans, choice of appliances, placing outlets everywhere, & putting in roomy closets were the 'convenient touches' which made our historic 1870 home meet the needs of our 21st century family. For years, Mike & I laughed, worked and homeschooled our girls while living next door to the Cottage. We even had extended family members living in the Cottage for awhile when the girls were very young. But, in 2006, Mike and I made the decision to turn our lovely carriage house... into a rental. Fast forward to present day...our girls are college graduates! One from SCAD. One from AASU. I now share the inside information on the best to do and see in Savannah (gleaned from actually living downtown myself for the past 14 years) with my guests. Because, no matter what the ages in your group...it's been an age of one of my family members either now or in the past! I know what and where we go...have gone....and/or wish to go! Living in the South has been great. Mike grew up Yankee. I was a California girl. Our girls were initially Carolina Cuties. But since 2000 they have proudly worn the title of georgia peaches! We love the South, the Lord, and Savannah. No other city is as beautiful. Our wish is to welcome you as we were welcomed....with warmth and hospitality
Suzanne purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why Suzanne chose Beach Institute
We moved to Savannah from North Carolina when my husbands' job had him travel there. The landmark historic district is breathtaking and so walk-able! Everything I could want is walking distance. And when you walk, it's through beautiful, shady squares with outdoor cafes, moss-draped spanish oaks, carriages going by, cobblestone streets, & all these gorgeous historic houses. I loved it. Initially, when we first arrived in Savannah, we had moved to a 'cookie-cutter' subdivision within the city. While nice...that was not where I wanted to live. I had fallen in love with the 'real' Savannah...the original Savannah. That... is the 'landmark' historic district. (Note to the wise...the original GA colony borders constitutes the Landmark Historic District' . It stretches 1 mile x 1 mile from the River to Gwinett St (which marks the halfway point of Forsyth Park) & from MLK to Broad Street. Pass those street borders and you'll find things are not as easliy walkable as they should be. It's going to be a bit more like a hike. And some areas close to you are.... hmmm...sketchy. So be aware and be careful where you book). So...being in love with the Landmark historic district mean't buying a home there. And now we get to share it with you!
What makes this Cottage unique
Walking to everything! Antique Stores, Boutiques, funky shops and clothing stores will beat the malls everytime:). Plus, major chains and high end retailers are throughout the historic district as well. Best of all, live in the heart of downtown and near all the nightlife yet leave it, and the crazies (that can come with a bar scene nightlife) behind. Instead, wake to birds singing and squirrels scampering as the Cottage is in a quiet neighborhood quadrant of the historic downtown. Enjoy grabbing coffee at one of the quaint, outdoor cafes and lunch or dining at any of the stylish restaurants throughout the district. Stroll beneath spanish moss-draped oaks through the famous Savannah Squares. The cathedral and the numerous churches are incredible...so historic and beautifully built. The architecture of the homes range from civil war times to revolutionary war to victorian and more modern decades. Feel the relaxation start seeping into your bones. The Savannah Theatre has a live variety show that is equal or excells those you'll find in Vegas, Branson, or even New York. You simply can't ask for a better place to live..festivals, street fairs, fireworks, farmers market at Forsyth Park, baseball at Beasely Park, movie film sets...there's always something going on downtown in the Georgia's original 13th colony (the historic downtown district). And for the foodies out there...the cuisine alone takes months to try to actually taste and try it all!
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Charming Home in a Charming City
We recently stayed at Taylor Manor for a bachelorette weekend as a group of 11 women ranging from their mid 20's to early 30's. The house and property were lovely and we couldn't have been happier! The large kitchen, dining room, and living room were perfect for accommodating so many people and we enjoyed being able to sit out in the courtyard with a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. The sleeping rooms worked well for our group. The second floor had one bedroom that was a true master with an en suite bathroom. The other two bedrooms had their own doors to the hallway but were also connected via curtained french doors which could be closed for privacy if needed but would be a good option if you had kids you wanted to keep an eye on. In the attic we utilized the queen bed, 2 twin beds, and a trundle that we paid extra for. It was one, big open room that felt like you were having a sleepover but that was exactly what we were looking for in this girls weekend. All of the beds were super comfortable and the linens were clean and in beautiful shape. Suzanne was a fabulous host and responded promptly to all of our questions, plus she provided some great recommendations. She lives next door and is easily accessible for any issues that may arise. There is an easy to use lock box to get in and out of the house which made it simple so that between the 11 of us who were coming and going we didn't have to constantly figure out who had the keys. There's a grocery store (with a Starbucks) about a half a mile away (7-10 min walk) and the main drag is about a 15 min walk but through beautiful squares so you won't mind the stroll. Overall, the house was adorable, very clean, and in great condition and we would definitely stay here again for another trip to Savannah!
I love that YOU loved the home and found it perfect for your group. Especially that you were delighted with the comfort of the beds and the bedrooms. I personally am like the "princess and the pea" fairytale when it comes to beds...so I'm terribly particular and therefore...always want to be sure my guests enjoy very sweet dreams when they stay at the Manor. This review makes me smile and recognize anew how lucky I am to live right where I do...a short stroll to everything one wants to see and do in Savannah. Your group..just missed the best part of Spring though...the jasmine is blooming on the porch and in the courtyard. For me...wonderful is now complete :). Thank you so very much for all the sweet words! I'm so glad that the Taylor Manor added grace to your bachelorette memories and wish ya'll a wonderful wedding!
The house was well maintained and a perfect location to see all the sites
Greatest St. Pats Day ever...close to all activities and parade
Wonderful! My family and I enjoyed it a lot!
My family had a wonderful 3- day getaway in Savannah after Christmas to celebrate the holidays together. The house was fabulous - old, historic and had everything we needed for our stay. The beds and rooms were extremely comfortable for all of us. And the owner was very responsive to our needs - before, during and after our stay. I would highly recommend the house!! We had a great time!
Property was beautiful and location was PERFECT! We had a group of 5 gals and we had plenty of room. For those not familiar with row houses - just a heads up that all bedrooms involve stairs and the attic bedroom has two flights of stairs and a lower/gabled ceiling. This wasn't an issue for most of us but we did have an older person with mobility issues that found this a bit challenging. Pretty much everything in the historic district is less than a mile away - which was walking distance for almost all of us. Owner provided a ton of recommendations and has this really neat big framed map that shows where the property is and restaurants, attractions, drug stores, etc. We totally relied on that map and appreciated the extra thought that went into it and lots of other things around the property. Loved it!
Great house & location for our Big Chill Savannah
Beautiful home - well maintained and very clean. 1st floor has parlor, dining room, and well-stocked kitchen. 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor and 4th one in the attic. We had 4 couples for a long weekend and there was plenty of room for us. Great backyard patio. Good location - we easily walked to many restaurants and sightseeing locations throughout the city. Good parking on the street. The owner lives next door and offered many good suggestions for restaurants and things to do when we met her (in addition to clear written instructions about the house and places of interest).
As the saying goes...location, location, location :). Which is why I adore living next door. It's rare to live somewhere year round where you really can simply walk to everything you need like they do in Europe. Hoping it keeps the weight off! The fact parking is so available does mean you use your car at times too though even though it may be just a 5 min drive to get "that little bit closer" which sometimes is needed for my older groups looking to go to the farther parts of the downtown area. But it's a 30 min walk max to really get to anything. So glad you found everything was what you'd hoped and would love to have you again. Great guests like your group are what makes renting out my "home" refreshing and rewarding.
Tours of every sort can be found in the Historic District. Trolleys & Carriages are a delight to book. Guests can Walk to everything downtown. For kids: water geysers Forts, festivals, museums, lighthouse, Railroad Train/museum & alligator refuge. Basketball Cts in Crawford Square & Forsyth Park. Tennis Courts in Forsyth Park (ask to borrow our racquets :) as we live next to the Cottage and enjoy every bit of what we're describing to you daily! Softball bleachers/diamond/Soccer field , dogrun and jogging trail/playground in MMBeasely Park across street. Festivals in Forsyth & Farmers Mkt most Wkends. Street Fair/Crafts/Fireworks on River St each Fri/Sat in Summer. Watch them from the streets. Historic Grayson Baseball Stadium w/minor league games is 10 min drive. St Johns Cathdral, City Market, River St, Historic Theaters w/live shows, Colonial Cemetary..too much to say but it's all walking distrance from Estate. Savannah Squares with Oaks dripping spanish moss, cobblestone streets and brick paths are in every direction. Frequent Tours of Homes & Gardens plus year-round historic home tours available. are frequent but enjoy Year Round tours of those famous for architecture &/ or residents. The Winery is 3 blks, Grocery Store is 5 blks. Live Theater in Historic Savannah Theater is a 10 min walk. Basically...everything in the Historic Downtown is only a 30 min walk from the Cottage's front door. The Location is great...situated conveniently between the River to the north and Forsyth Park to the South. Museums, Shops, Antique Stores, Restaurants and Cafes surround you as do the famous live oak lined Savannah Squares! A quiet and friendly neighborhood. Close but not too close to the racous and crazy nightlife areas so they're walkable but not outside your windows at night. Waken to birds chirping and squirrels scampering :). MM Beasely Park across street on Broad has fenced dogrun, baseball field, playground & jogging path. Join joggers, shop the farmers market every Sat, picnic, or join in one of the multiple festivals at Forsyth Park. Grab morning Coffee at Clarys down the street, tour Massie School Museum or another local museum, shop till you drop, grab lunch at Firefly, Gryphon or any one of the numerous cafes abounding nearby! Check out City Market, Broughton Street Shops and the Design District Boutiques on East Taylor. Enjoy Southern Cuisine at its finest at Mrs Wilkes, The Ol Pink House or try the edgy sophistication at Jazz'd for tapas. Hop on/off the local trolley tours as you enjoy an afternoon on River Street. Then stroll back 'home' or have a bicycle cab (eg: pedicab) drive and relax in the shady courtyards of the Estate or take a dip in the Hot tub. Then...off to the nightlife at the Distillery on W. Liberty, take in a live show at Savannah Theater, tour the bars and nightlife throughout downtown, take a Riverboat Dinner Cruise....or, have a quieter and less crazy night and enjoy fine dining and grab an ice cream at Leopolds. You'll love the stroll back to the quiet friendliness of the Estate's neighborhood where you'll enjoy sweet slumber on wonderfully comfy beds and a decor that is modern, comfortable and perfect for any group. Built 1870 as Carriage House to 542 E. Taylor. Has own address off E. Jones Lane running behind E. Taylor St- 541 E. Jones Lane. Is inside the coveted historic downtown. Walk to all the popular sightseeing museums, river street, squares, restaurants and shops. Car is not necessary for getting to any of the downtown sights.