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Speaks: english

The Whippet House - Exquisite Private Courtyard

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Historic District - South Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

The pictures don't lie. This place is absolutely gorgeous and has all of the amenities a traveler or long term renter desires. The Whippet House was originally built as a blacksmith shop in the early 1900's. It was converted into townhouses in the 1960s by one of Savannah's first historic preservationists, Helen Downing.

There is a spectacular, private courtyard with outdoor fireplace and gas grill.

We chose this location and decorated it according to our own requirements and standards. It is truly a gem of a place to stay while visiting one of the most beautiful cities in the country.

In the Whippet House, you will find beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings, antiques, original art, oriental rugs, 3 flat screen TVs with DVD, WiFi, Ipod docking station, Marble floors, granite countertops, leather wing chair, silk curtains, etc. But it is not fussy. It is very handsome and comfortable.

There is a living room, dining room, kitchen, washer/dryer, and 1/2 bath of the first floor. All of these rooms are very handsome and comfortable.

Upstairs is a 'five-star', large, master bedroom with a king bed, dressing area, desk, antique painting and mirrors and a very handsome, private hall bath with tub/shower combination. The other bedroom is adorable. It has an antique Queen bed and dresser and an exposed brick wall from the original outside of the house. There is an adjoining bath with a tub/shower combination.

Both bedrooms have TVs with DVD and large closets.

The Whippet House is ideally located on a storybook, tree-lined street in a residential area in the historic district, just around the corner from the Mansions of Gaston St. It is only 2 blocks from Forsyth Park which is a hub of activity with lawn sports, festivals and the weekly farmers market on Saturday. The historic district is only 2 square miles, so you can walk to all attractions. As the city is a museum itself, walking is the most recomended activity while visiting. Cabs are easy to find and the free downtown 'catch-a-cat' shuttle stop is 5 short blocks away for an easy ride to or from Riverstreet or other areas. If you want to be in the middle of the nightlife, you may want to choose a hotel on River St.or the City Market area. If you want to be close to everything but have the luxury of experiencing your time here on a quiet, neighborly, beautiful street, this is it. After a busy day of touring, just a few blocks removes you to another time and place, to call your home.

Hope you decide to stay at the Whippet House. You will not be disappointed.

Keywords: Townhouse

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About The Owner

My husband and I are native Savannians and truly appreciate our home town and all it has to offer.

The Owner purchased this townhome in 2009

Why The Owner chose Savannah

We live 25 minutes from the historic district and wanted to have something we could use for our own enjoyment. As we can't use it as much as we'd like, we are able to share it with visitors looking for a homelike setting while visiting one of the most beautiful cities in the country. We chose this location because of the storybook setting of charming homes in a residential area as well as it's 2 block proximity to Forsyth Park.

What makes this townhome unique

We just love to walk around town, slipping into shops and cafes. We also take advantage of the many festivals and concerts offered throughout the year. We usually walk to dinner and hire a cab or pedi-cab (like a bicycle rickshaw) to deliver us back to our front door. We also attend church nearby.


based on 21 traveler reviews

The Whippet House - Exquisite Private Courtyard
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
Kissimmee FL

Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I thought it about time I sent a review, my sister and I stayed at Whippet House last year (!) November 2015!! We had a wonderful 2 weeks there, Marie is a perfect host, despite me being a little uneasy on booking directly with a homeowner rather than a third party company she completely put my mind at rest. The home is truly a home from home, very comfortable furnishings and the beds were extremely comfy. We loved the courtyard and spent as much time as we could out there, even when the temps dropped way below freezing some nights! I would recommend this delightful home to anyone who wants to visit the charming city of Savannah. I loved the fact we were so close to Forsythe Park, we managed to go to the farmers market there twice!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven in Savannah

  • 5 of 5

I was blown away with this house. I was so easy to find with the two whippet dog statues outside. My sister and I loved the beds and Marie has thought of every amenity you could ask for. The townhouse was so clean, air conditioner worked great and it was close to Forsyth Park and the bus transit. We loved the outside patio and felt very safe in the house. Another vantage point is that it's on a very quiet street so there wasn't any noise at night. The Mercer House is only two blocks away, the Crystal Beer Palace is close also. It's an easy walk to the riverfront, but if you're not up to it there is the bus which runs every twenty minutes. Would I come back? You betcha!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakewood, OH

Wonderful Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from our getaway weekend in Savannah. Our friends met us there from Atlanta and we had a wonderful time. The Whippet House couldn't have been any better! It is nicely decorated, clean, comfortable, and well equipped. Great accommodations! The owner was easy to communicate with and she sent very detailed instructions and directions to get to the townhome. Marie, you were right...we wished we had stayed another day! We will definitely return to Savannah and will be repeat customers. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place - highly recommended for families

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Close proximity to the park which our kids loved. Cozy feel of house added to experience.

Great communication with owner .

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much to Marie for the wonderful accommodations! The town house was perfect for 2 couples, bedrooms and baths were comfortable & clean! We didn't cook there, but had coffee in the morning and wine in the evenings after spending the day immersing ourselves in the sites and foods of Savannah! We walked from the vrbo to the many squares and even used the pedicabs to bring us home one night! It's a great location and we would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL

Birthday Trip to Savannah

  • 4 of 5

The Whippet House was lovely...the pictures really detail the beauty of the home so there are no surprises when you arrive. It was the perfect set up for us and the other couple travelling together. We loved the courtyard and fireplace - very relaxing after touring the district during the day. We pretty much walked everywhere - so nice! Owner was a pleasure to work with. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Savannah Hilton Head Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Crystal Beer Parlor
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Savannah Harbor Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Crystal Beer Parlor
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Tybee Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Brighter Day
Nearest Point of Interest
Sentient Bean Coffee Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Local 11 Ten
Nearest Point of Interest
The Mansion of Forsth Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Mrs. Wilkes Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Mellow Mushroom Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Soho South Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Savannah Coffe House.
Nearest Point of Interest
The Griffin Tea Room
Nearest Point of Interest
Blowin Smoke Bar-b-gue
Nearest Point of Interest
Crystal Beer Parlor
Nearest Point of Interest
Firefly Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Parkers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
CVS Pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
Kroger Grocery store
Nearest Point of Interest
Forsythe Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Whitaker St. Shopping
Nearest Point of Interest
River St.
Nearest Point of Interest
Savannah Visitors Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Free downtown trolley stop
Car: not necessary

Savannah is the epitome of the 'Old South' 2 square miles of beautiful historic homes, 21 squares with monuments, fountains, lush greenery and oak trees draped in Spanish moss. Museums, shopping districts, art galleries, beaches, and many festivals throughout the year. Close to Hilton Head and Tybee Island.


Rates & Availability

Historic District - South Townhome Rental Rates

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Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Pet Fee $25

Additional cleaning fee of $75, $60 if only one bedroom used. Half of total required as deposit upon booking.

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Historic District - South Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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