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Historic District River Street Waterfront With Balcony View! Perfect Location!!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Br, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4. Note to guests - Teen and adult children only please.

226 East Bay St. #SVR-00548

Amazing waterfront views from our balcony overlooking River Street and the Savannah River. Watch the people and activity below as boats and cargo ships pass by on the river.

Renovated large, open space with original heart pine floors, exposed brick walls, fully equipped kitchen, plantation shutters and french doors to the balcony with a view of the Savannah River and River Street below. All the comforts of home with WiFi, HDTV, luxury linens, laundry room, and more.

A short walk to everything including Savannah's City Market, Ellis Square, Paula Deen's 'Lady & Sons' and 'The Olde Pink House' restaurants. Antique stores, museums, and over 100 shops, restaurants, and boutiques that line River Street in beautiful downtown Savannah.

Park your car and walk everywhere. Our location is so convenient that most of our guests just park their car for the entire stay!

A FREE shuttle service - 'DOT' - is also available to take you around downtown Savannah and it has a stop on Bay St., just outside our location.

Notes to guests:

~ Maximum of four guests allowed. Deposit will be forfeited if more that four people stay on the property.

~ This unit is on the second floor and has a flight of 22 stairs (please see photos). It is not wheelchair accessible or appropriate for young children.

~ The balcony is historic. Please use at your own risk/discretion.

~ The address is 226 E. Bay St. 31401. It is on the north side of Bay St. between Abercorn and Lincoln St. Turn on the "Lincoln St Ramp" entrance (but don't go down the ramp). The apartment is straight ahead and to the right.

Historic information from the owner:

This five story building was constructed in 1859 by John Stoddard, two years before the outbreak of the American Civil War. Collectively, the block of buildings is known as Stoddard's Lower Range. Construction is joisted masonry with heart pine beams and floors and Okefenokee cypress window frames. The walls of the first three levels consist not only of Savannah Gray brick but also of ship ballaststone and coral. Ships arriving in the port would offload ballast replacing it with cotton and naval stores for the homeward bound leg of their voyage. The discarded ballast material was abundant and less expensive than brick. Iron bridges provided not only access to the building's upper stories but also were used by the Factors to inspect and bid on the cotton crop. The street name, Factor's Walk derives from this practice.

The building was purchased by my family from John Stoddard's great grandson in 1945. At one time, 226 E Bay was the residence of the captain of the port of Savannah, Frank Spenser and his wife Anna. I recall the captain's homage to his seafaring days, a port hole in the front door. Mrs. Spenser continued to reside in the apartment after Captain Spenser's death until the early 1960's. The painting on the mantel, 'Anna's Walk' was named in her honor by the artist, Ray Ellis. After Mrs. Spenser, the Savannah artist Augusta Olesheig occupied the apartment as her residence and studio.

Enjoy your stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Cortney Elwood
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

Amenities

Historic District - North Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Renovated bathroom with pedestal sink and linen closet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large bedroom with seating area and 32' HDTV
    Living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The pull-out sofa bed is a double.
  • The apartment has 1 large bedroom with a king-size bed and a queen-size sofa bed in the living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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Historic District River Street Waterfront With Balcony View! Perfect Location!!
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5

Great Place & Great location

  • 5 of 5

This is our favorite place to stay in Savannah. We love watching the boats go by from the balcony, cooking here is great, and if you don`t want to cook - all the great restaurants are walking distance, shopping too. Cortney is so helpful. Thank you Cortney, you make our stay extra special with your amazing place and your great recommendations.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suwanee
5

Wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed here several times and it's always good to come back. Courtney does a wonderful job and is very accommodating and quick to respond if you need anything or have questions.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Canada
5

Beautiful condo in a great area

  • 5 of 5

This condo is well appointed with everything you need for a visit to Savannah. Nicely decorated and located near many restaurants and shops. Highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming apartment on the water!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location for our short trip to Savannah. We were able to walk to everything in the historic downtown area and had two of our best meals in the same building. The shrimp and grits at the Boar's Head were the best! Breakfast at Two Cracked Eggs was huge and delicious, we've never seen biscuits that big!

The apartment is simply decorated allowing the history of the building speak for itself. We enjoyed sharing a glass of wine and watching people and ships from balcony. The entire home was very clean and the kitchen had everything a cook would need, although with all the great restaurants we limited our use to the coffee pot and corkscrew. I didn't look at a map before we drove into Savannah and had a little trouble figuring out where to park. A text to the owner was answered immediately with a phone call, she was very nice and helpful. Hint: do not go down the ramp to River Street even if your GPS tells you to, rather pull into the lot at the top of the ramp. We look forward to a return trip to Savannah and will likely stay here again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing location with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect location for an anniversary getaway!! Close to everything, amazing river views, and great accommodations.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Forsyth Park
River Street
Bonaventure Cemetery
The Olde Pink House
17 Hundred 90 Restaurant
City Market
Oglethorpe Trolley Tours of Savannah
Vinnie Van Go-Go's
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Savannah Hilton Head International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Everywhere!
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Savannah Belles Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Just across the river
Nearest Train
4.4 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
I-16
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Tybee Island Beach
Car: not necessary

Waterfront rental in historic downtown Savannah Georgia overlooking River Street and the Savannah River on historic Factors Walk. Walk to everything - arts, entertainment, restaurants, galleries, museums, coffee shops, bars, cafes, churches, boutiques, trolley tours, horse drawn carriage tours, riverboat tours, historic and beautiful Savannah squares. Walk to The Olde Pink House and Paula Deen's Lady & Son's restaurants, among others. Shop in City Market, on Broughton Street and River Street in beautiful downtown Savannah.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Parking Pass $10/day $20
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 13.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.