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Family Friendly in the Victorian District/ 3 Blks to Forsyth Park / Sleeps 6 -8

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 bath, with master on main just 2 blks from Savannah's Forsyth Park

A convenient retreat, lush with foliage and garden areas, the Garden Cottage Near Forsyth sleeps 6 adults in beds and 2 children under the age of 8 on inflatable mattresses. Built in 2009 with many improvements since, the spacious cottage looks and feels like it was built in Victorian times -- except with the advantages of a newer home. For instance, the spacious and beautifully appointed master bedroom is on the first floor, adjacent to a full bath with double vanities.

Located in Savannah's historic Victorian District, the Garden Cottage is convenient to parks, squares, cafes, restaurants, the library,, fancy hotels & much more. Walk 2 blks to the 22-acre Forsyth Park, with its famous fountain, fragrance garden, arboretum, theatre shell, playground and casual restaurant, operated by the esteemed Mansion on Forsyth hotel.

The cottage sits in a great location in the historic downtown Victorian district, hideaway is a wonderful place for romance, friendship, meditation, creativity, calm and rest, and a great base for fun and adventure.

The front porch, with its classic swing, overlooks a tiny and cute picket-fence enclosed garden with roses, lemon and palm trees. The first floor, with the master bedroom (king-sized bed) and full bath, is convenient with a fully equipped kitchen, new French country dining table with chairs and a bench to seat six adults. Secure WiFi and cable are provided.

The living room is perfect for playing games, watching TV, or hanging out together. Upstairs there are two bedrooms with quaint slanted roofs, queen-sized beds, a full bath, and full sized washer/dryer. Out back is a private courtyard and gazebo, outdoor furniture and a gas BBQ grill. Just outside the courtyard are two private off-street parking spaces.

Savannah has one of the most unique and admired urban designs in the world and is a runner’s and walker’s dream as the historic district amounts to just about 2.5 square miles. To top it off, the weather is amenable all year round!

The owner, Holly, purchased the home in 2017 and gave it the Garden Cottage name. She says, "I am in love with Savannah. The history, the beauty, the architecture, the people, and the food! Especially the food." You will find so many culinary gems here from Italian, to seafood, to down-home country-cooking.

But let's get back to Holly's story…

Holly's love affair with Savannah started when she moved here in 1987 at the age of 19. A few years later she moved to Atlanta due to life’s circumstances, but kept Savannah in her heart. Fast forward to 2010 when she came down here on several business trips and brought her fiancé with her. At that point he fell in love with Savannah as well, and they decided to get married here. Ever since they have been determined to have their own place here to enjoy, as well as share with others. And now their dream has come true with the Garden Cottage on Park Avenue! They hope you enjoy our home as much as they do!

After perusing many neighborhoods and looking at a

multitude of houses, they chose this house for several reasons. It’s charming, it’s big enough to accommodate their whole family, and it’s close to all that Savannah has to offer. You can take a nice stroll to Forsyth Park, walk to one of their favorite restaurants, or just meander through the many historical squares.

Holly and her husband have thoughtfully chosen pictures and décor that give their Garden Cottage a feel of the city, and they have tried to make it as comfortable and inviting as possible. While built in 2009, it has a definite Victorian “feel” and a cottage look. The neighborhood is Victorian -- and the Garden Cottage fits right in. They love sitting on the porch swing in the front; or relaxing under the covered patio in the back at night, with the beautiful hanging lights.

The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a fully-equipped kitchen.So, come and check it out. Bring your significant other for a romantic weekend getaway, gather the girls for a “girl’s trip”, or bring the whole family and stay the week! Don't worry about parking. We have off-street spaces in back! Or you can always park on our un-metered street.

More Details

Property Manager
Kelly
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Kelly

Some words from the Owner:

I am in love with Savannah. The history, the beauty, the architecture, the people, and the food! Especially the food. You will find so many culinary gems here from Italian, to seafood, to down-home country-cooking. But let me get back to my story…

My love affair with Savannah started when I moved here in 1987 at the age of 19. A few years later I

moved to Atlanta due to life’s circumstances, but kept Savannah in my heart.

Kelly purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Kelly chose Savannah

Fast forward to 2010 when I came down here on several business trips and brought my fiancé with me. At that point he fell in love with Savannah as well, and we decided to get married here. Ever since we have been determined to have our own place here to enjoy, as well as share with others. And now our dream has

come true with our Garden Cottage on Park Avenue!

We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do. After perusing many neighborhoods and looking at a

multitude of houses, we chose this house for several reasons. It’s charming, it’s big enough to

accommodate our whole family, and it’s close to all that Savannah has to offer. You can take a nice

stroll to Forsyth Park, walk to one of our favorite restaurants, or just meander through the many historical squares.

What makes this cottage unique

We have thoughtfully chosen pictures and décor that give our Garden Cottage a feel of the city, and we have tried to make it as comfortable and inviting as possible. While built in 2009, it has a definite Victorian “feel” and a cottage look. The neighborhood is Victorian -- and we fit right in. We love sitting on the porch swing in the front; or relaxing under the covered patio in the back at night, with our beautiful hanging lights.

The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a fully-equipped kitchen.So, come and check us out. Bring your significant other for a romantic weekend getaway, gather the girls for a “girl’s trip”, or bring the whole family and stay the week! Don't worry about parking. We have off-street spaces in back! Or you can always park on our un-metered street.

Amenities

Victorian District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , hairdryer, makeup mirror, shampoo, body wash provided
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , hairdryer, makeup mirror, shampoo, body wash provided
  • Bath, hand, and face towels provided in-room for 6 persons Extra towels available in laundry room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs 1 - 1 queen , Quaint and cozy with new cotton and silk linens
    twin inflatable mattresses - 2 twin/ single , With electric pump & bedding if you wish not to share beds!
    Upstairs 2 - 1 queen , Comfy new mattress; new cotton linens
    Master - main floor - 1 king , Large, bright, comfortable with new cotton linens
  • Master bedroom has two separate clothes closets, flat screen TV, armoire, 2 windows looking onto back garden. Upstairs bedroom 1 has a clothes closet, desk, small TV on nightstand, window. Upstairs bedroom 2 has a clothes closet, 3 drawer dresser, low table with TV, bedside table, and window.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Rates for Holidays and Special Events are priced higher.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Family Friendly in the Victorian District/ 3 Blks to Forsyth Park / Sleeps 6 -8
average rating of 4.766667 based on 60 reviews
4

Wonderful home! Great stay.

  • 4 of 5

This home is wonderful. The home was spotless, welcoming and as pretty as the pictures depict. We were a short walk from a grocery and Forsyth Park. There was always parking on the street and in the lane. We enjoyed e porch swing.. having coffee outside most mornings.

Definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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disappointed in the area home is located

  • 2 of 5

First off I want to say Kelly, the manager, was very nice and offered to move us, however, we would have to be moved twice and we were there for only 3 days.

I will say this about the cottage, home was pretty much as described inside, however,there is a reason there is no home pictures on the left side of the home.This is because there is no home!!! There is a very close apartment building located next to Rose Cottage and another Apartment building on the other side of that apartment building . Unfortunately a few of the tenants used very crude cursive language when talking to others that either lived at the apartment next door or were visiting them. The wonderful reviews that talked about all the close restaurants and a Kroger store two blocks away must have not noticed the Kroger store had a security guard for safety purposes and the businesses close by all had bars on their doors and windows. A few blocks sometimes makes a huge difference in your feelings of being in a safe area of town. Our daughter's family was staying in Savannah also

. We had hoped our 22 year old Granddaughter could walk and meet up with the family members in a safe environment. Unfortunately this was not possible as the area around the cottage did not give any of us a protected and safe feeling.

There is a very nice shopping area with approximately 2.5 miles from the Rose Cottage.

I usually do not write negative reviews and do not mean for this review to be completely negative therefore I am trying to be fair with my assessment. I just know I would have liked to know prior to making my reservations a bit more about this particular area of Savannah. Obviously many others that wrote great reviews found the home to be convenient and never said a word about the safety issues that I found to be a problem. Perhaps others just never wrote a review. I hope my review helps someone when making their choice for the perfect home when planning a vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry for this renter's impression of the Historic Victorian District in Savannah. This property is a very active vacation rental, all on one level with a large courtyard with a covered gazebo and 2 off-street parking spaces. The Cottage was sold during the summer and the new owner has updated the interior and it has a "fresh" new look. We hope that you will find the Garden Cottage as wonderful as the majority of the guests have over the past 4 years. thank you, Kelly (manager)
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4

Great family get away

  • 4 of 5

The Rose Cottage was perfect for family-friend get away. We had 3 couples and 2 toddlers. It was a cozy fit, but it was just what we needed. The back yard was perfect for catching up after a day in Savannah. It is really close to a Kroger. It was easy to walk to all of the attractions, shopping, and restaurants that we wanted to go to.

If I can give one piece of feedback, it would have been nice to know that increased rental price for that weekend ahead of time. I did see the listing says that your prices are subjected to change based on events/holidays. Something to consider if VRBO has the feature, is to show the price for the days selected. It was a little bit of a surprise to find out our 2 day stay was $200.00 more once I had already submitted a payment.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful getaway!

  • 4 of 5

My husband planned a get away trip to Savannah for our two daughter's and me. Rose Cottage was the perfect place to stay! The home was beautifully decorated, spacious and in a great location. We had a wonderful time on our first visit to Savannah and the accommodations added to the trip's enjoyment. Jackie, Erica and Emma

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed Rose Cottage and Savannah. Is the rubber ducky left behind yours? Lol
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4

Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

It was a great little house. Unfortunately, the only thing that I felt underimpressed with is the agency who manages this property. Engel& Voelkers usually prides itself with their upscale real estatet business standards, but not once has anybody checked in with us. The yard needs maintainance so I had to cut back a hedge to be able to pass by on our way in and out of the back yard. The grill was beyond reasonably dirty. So we decided not to grill as we originally planned. Shows poor cleaning service. Other than that this is a cute gem that offers a great vacation spot. Savannah is one amazing city and we would return to this cottage anytime again. The smell of flowers sourrounding the porch was devine.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Savannah Music Fest Get Away.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this wonderful little house. Clean, well maintained, fully outfitted, everything you could possibly need was provided. Loved relaxing on the front porch and grilling out by the back deck. Grocery store 2 blocks away, 15 minute walk to Bay Street/River street, Perfect, we came with friends and family visiting from Ireland for the Savannah Music Festival, would recommend and be happy to stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you from all of us at Rose Cottage for your lovely review. The cottage holds a special place in our hearts. We are so pleased that you all had a convenient, comfortable and safe home for your family get together, especially with special guests from Ireland! When travelling ourselves, we know the importance of feeling 'at home', and so we put a lot of effort into offering our valued guests the same amenities we would want for our own family. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to hosting you on your next visit to this beautiful city.
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Map

Nearest Airport
16.6 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Local 1110 Rooftop Bar
Nearest Ferry
2.1 Miles
Hutchinson Island
Nearest Train
3.7 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
I-95, I-16, I-516, US-17, GA-21
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sentinent Bean Coffee & Sandwich Shop; Local 1110
Nearest Beach
18.1 Miles
Tybee Island
Car: not necessary

Garden Cottage is located the historic downtown Victorian District near Forsyth Park with its Saturday farmer's market, festivals, weddings, live music, cafes, tennis, and basketball courts. Famous and infamous historical homes abound in this area, along with SCAD buildings, the new law school, antique shops, the Design district, restaurants, museums and churches. Walk to the Juliette Gordon Low Home, a shrine for Girl Scouts from all over the world. Every Square is historic. Further north is Broughton Street, which offers high end and funky shopping and dining, and City Market where you can catch the Horse & Carriage tours, sit outside and listen to live music or just take a break with a beer and pizza at Vinnie Van GoGo's. Another few minutes and you are at the Savannah River and Factors Walk with all its glorious history and reverie. Not to mention great food, drink and shopping. Watching the container ships navigate the Savannah River is a sight to behold.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $100 per person per night
Damage Insurance $79

6 adults and 3 children under the age of 8 years are allowed for the nightly rate
Check in after 3 pm
Check out before 11 am
For holidays and special events the rates will be higher.
No pets: we love animals but due to allergies, cannot host them at the cottage
No smoking anywhere on the property

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.