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St. Patty's Special/Sleeps 9/4br/5ba//2 Blocks from Forsyth Park/STVR#00556

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Gorgeous historic home, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, with spacious living areas

The historic Jefferson House, nestled in a vital and charming Victorian District neighborhood, offers elegant and comfortable accommodations for groups up to 9 people. The central location puts you within a five-minute walk to Forsyth Park, and area restaurants, shops and bars. Heading north just a few blocks, the Landmark District begins. Here you'll wander through squares lined with amazingly grand historic homes and shaded with sprawling live oaks, draped with Spanish moss. Continue on to superb shopping on lively Broughton Street and the city's many downtown museums, ending at Savannah's famous River Street and the river, where huge container ships come from all over the world.

The Jefferson House has been lovingly renovated and retains its historic details and layout. Decorated with simple elegance, this bright and spacious house is furnished with plush, comfortable couches and chairs. Sturdy occasional tables ensure you have a place to set your sweet tea or a glass of champagne, while recessed lights can set the mood for evening. Turn on the many period-appropriate lamps and curl up with one of the books on Savannah or history from the library shelves. Or slide up to the breakfast bar in the spacious, bright kitchen, with French doors opening to a paved courtyard, for coffee or lunch and conversation.

Jefferson House retains its triple-parlor first floor, which is perfect for groups large and small. These three areas are open to one another, yet each has its own focal point. Furniture is grouped for intimacy without creating barriers to the rest of the space. Socialize like residents did in the days of yore, with some interacting in the front parlor, and others playing games in the second. Today the "games" might be replaced with a movie on the flatscreen TV, but one thing is certain: each guest can have his or her own space and be able to socialize with those in one of the other parlor areas. The house is perfect for large families, or maybe two families, without stepping on one another's toes.

Upstairs the 4 bedrooms all have full baths en suite. Two bedrooms have their own porches. Each suite is simply decorated for comfort and function. The bedrooms are spacious, with plenty of closet space and a chair for reading or relaxing. (One bedroom has its own desk and chair; and there is another desk downstairs for everyone's use.) Fresh linens, quality mattresses and extra bedding and pillows help ensure a good night's sleep. Three bedrooms have queen beds, and one has two twins and a trundle -- great for kids!

Between the formal dining room (which can seat up to 9), the well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar and the table and chairs outside in the courtyard, there is no shortage of places to eat and enjoy each other's company. Casual or formal: the Jefferson House fits the bill.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Victorian District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , Conveniently located on main floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Full bath en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Full bath en suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Full bath en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Full bath en suite. 2 twins plus trundle bed
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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St. Patty's Special/Sleeps 9/4br/5ba//2 Blocks from Forsyth Park/STVR#00556
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews

excellent home for four couples or a family with children.

  • 5 of 5

The location is wonderful if you enjoy the park and squares of Savannah. Although a walk to the river is possible it does take some time.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased your group enjoyed their stay at Jefferson House. The close proximity to Forsyth Park is a true asset. In October and November, and any time, really, Savannah has so many offerings of fun things for families to do -- festivals, music, seasonal events, national events, entertainment at the Civic Center -- but the time spent in and around Forsyth Park can be just as gratifying for some. As for River Street: some people love to walk, others prefer transportation. Either way, it's within your realm of entertainment choices while staying at Jefferson House. We hope to see you again!
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Circle Pines, MN

Perfect Holiday Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to spend our holiday in a destination location instead of staying in Minnesota. Our group of 8 found the Jefferson house, and thought it would be perfect. Turns out, we were right! The four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms were perfect. We loved the kitchen, dining room and all of the living spaces. Plenty of room for everyone. We found a grocery store nearby and stocked up on supplies. Though, every night we found wonderful restaurants. We were able to walk around and explore the beautiful city of Savannah (temps were in the 70s compared to 10 in MN). We gathered around the dining room table most nights and played games. So much fun. Connecting to the internet was difficult the first day, but we reached out to Ann and she responded promptly. The trick was a simple rebooting of the network. Would definitely stay at the Jefferson house again. We loved Savannah so much, my husband and I are going back in April.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a Ladies Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Lots of space and very clean. The heater had an extremely loud rattle you could hear in the bedroom with twin beds but it was a much colder weekend than usual. Overall very comfortable and no complaints.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for large group

  • 5 of 5

Over the New Years weekend, eight of us (four couples) rented this place. The house is spacious, well maintained and well furnished. It is close to all of the parks (one block from Forsyth Park).

Each of the bedrooms have their own bathroom which was a must for us. One of the bedrooms has two twin beds instead of a queen, so if you are going as couples, one couple needs to be prepared to uncouple while staying there; however, the beds were very comfortable.

There is parking for just one vehicle on the property, but we were able to park the other three on the street right in front of the house. It is a relatively a quiet residential area so you don’t need to worry about your vehicles.

If able, recommend walking across Forsyth Park and have dinner at Cuoco Pazzo Cucina Italiana. They handmake their pastas and their sauces are amazing. One of the best bistro style Italian restaurants in a while.

Kudos to Anne, the property manager who was very responsive when needed.

*if staying during holidays, it is an additional $100 per night from what is listed

* recommend Uber or other car service to get around. House is a little bit of a hike from the river, but had no issues getting rides. Most places parking is limited

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We are so glad your New Year's Holiday at Jefferson House was a success. We hope to see you again -- soon!
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and family time.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Home - Convenient Location

  • 4 of 5

My siblings, our spouses and our father recently spent three nights in this home. Everything was clean and well kept. The location is a bit out from this historic district, but is close to a dot shuttle stop, and very convenient to Forsyth Park. We had plenty of room for the 7 of us, and each couple and my father had our own room and bathroom.

I would like to note that it is not the easiest home for someone not used to stairs. My father, who is nearing 80, had a bit of a hard time with the main stairway, and neither the front or rear entrance to the home has any type of rail on the steps leading to/from the porches.

Overall we had a wonderful stay and, if it were not for my father's mobility issues, we would happily stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Jefferson House -- and thank you for writing a review! The property is a few blocks from the Landmark District and is actually located in the Historic Victorian District. The house does have stairs and all the bedrooms are on the second floor. We recommend that all guests are able to navigate stairs without difficulty. Thanks again!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Savannah Hilton Head International
Nearest Barpub
Casimir's Lounge or American Legion
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Savannah Belles Ferry
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Local 11 Ten Food & Wine
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Tybee Island
Car: recommended

Jefferson House is an ideal place to base your Savannah vacation. Here you will enjoy an established residential neighborhood, with quick and easy access to Downtown Savannah, Forsyth Park, Tybee Island and other area attractions. Our recommendation is to start with the 22-acre historic Forsyth Park. Try a morning stroll or power walk around the park, ending with a breakfast of specialty coffee and home baked goodies at the Sentient Bean. (Another great breakfast/lunch place, Rumrunner's Cafe, is just a few blocks in the other direction.) There are so many ways to enjoy Forsyth -- including people- and bird-watching, identifying trees and shrubs, or just sitting by the famous fountain, where an artist may be capturing the scene on canvas or a musician might be playing a violin or flute for tips. What's more, there is a good chance a festival or activity is going on at the park during your stay, and is free and open to the public.

You can eat well in and around Forsyth Park. Restaurants and bars include the upscale 700 Drayton, Casimir's lounge (tres chic), and healthful lunch items at the Sentient Bean. Right next door to "The Bean," Brighter Day is "health central" with organic groceries, natural supplements and beauty supplies; pick up a deli sandwich and drink to enjoy at the park. Or try the Forsyth Cafe, where you can sit inside or at one of the outdoor tables -- right in the middle of it all. Evening hours might find you at the American Legion bar on Bull Street, rubbing elbows with the locals. Hungry? Grab a burger at Betty Bombers, also in the historic Legion Hall, before heading home.

Fine dining is a way of life here, and Savannah is flush with excellent restaurants. The ones in the Jefferson House vicinity include Local 11Ten, at Bull and W. Duffy. Critically acclaimed, this is one of Savannah's top eating establishments. Further downtown, as well as south to the Starland Art District and Ardsley Park, you'll find scores of eateries, ranging from Southern cooking to fusion, ethnic, locally grown, Japanese/sushi, Thai, German, Mexican, Greek -- you name it!

Heading north along Whitaker Street is Savannah's Design District. Shops here carry everything from haute couture, home furnishings, eclectic art, stationery, funky clothing and more. Mercer House of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" fame is in this area.

The array of things to see and do, all within walking distance of Jefferson House, is almost endless. Along the way, Savannah's celebrated squares are fabulous places to stop for a rest, to reflect, even regroup. Traveling by car, you have options that include everything Savannah and the surrounding area have to offer. And, at the end of the day, you come home to elegance and comfort at the Jefferson House. Enjoy!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $79

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.