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McKenzie's Savannah House: Authentic Historic District Townhouse

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom c1875 Home On Beautiful and Famous Jones St

From the moment you set foot in this gorgeous Savannah Brick townhouse you will feel the like an authentic Savannah native. This home is cleaned and polished for vacation guests who love antique charm but desire the cleanliness of a hotel. Furnished with comfortable contemporary furniture along with beautiful antiques and decorated with genuine Savannah memorabilia and art, including historical information about this very house.

Situated in an ideal spot between Forsyth Park and River St, this home is convenient to a large grocery store (Kroger), restaurants and many shops. Parking is free and easy on the street outside this home. You can easily walk to Clary's Cafe or Firefly Cafe both are barely 2 blocks from the home. There are literally hundreds of other restaurants within 0.5 to 1 mile of this address!

This is a 3-story classic townhouse with a separate apartment on the ground level (not part of this listing) and the 'main house' which is this listing is comprised of floors 2 and 3. There are 2 Bedrooms upstairs, each now has a King size bed (as of Feb 2015). There are now 2.5 bathrooms in the home! One full bathroom is en suite with the back bedroom and a 2nd full bath is accessible from the hallway. A half bath is downstairs next to the kitchen. There is a pullout sofa bed in the 'sun room'.

With this home, guests who want genuine Historic Savannah 'charm' have a fantastic option.

When you make your reservation you will download a rental agreement with the address. When you arrive at the home you will find a notebook with information such as the wifi network and password.

The 2 King beds will be made up with sheets, like a hotel. The Queen sleeper sofa in the back den has sheets in the cabinet across from it. The house sleeps 6 in the form of 3 couples in those 3 sleeping spots. We do not advertise the upstairs office futon as a sleeping spot. If someone small wants to sleep on it without folding it down flat they can bring their own sheets to do that. At this time the owner does not wish to have that utilized as a bed. We provide 8 bath towels. Bring your own beach towels or any extra you may need. Washer and dryer are in the house for your use.

City of Savannah SVR-00113

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Anderson
Member since: 2011
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Mary Anderson

My name is Mary ('The Manager'). I am also a licensed real estate agent in the state of Georgia and I would love to help you shop for a 2nd home.

Mary Anderson purchased this house in 1985

Why Mary Anderson chose Historic District - South

The owner has kept this 3 story townhouse as his 2nd home because he loves the downtown Savannah life.

What makes this house unique

This home was not staged or decorated in a contrived faux antique style but instead was already a genuine treasure trove of Savannah lore and antiques. For vacation guests it was kept true to its historic roots, simply cleaned spotlessly and given fresh linens.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The location was awesome and we felt at home. The history about the house, along with the photos, add character to an already unique home.
Feb 2013
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Historic District - South House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , cute half bath under the stairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious Full Bathroom off Hallway serves Both Bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En Suite with Back Bedroom
  • 1st Full bathroom upstairs is off the hallway and has tub/shower combo. 2nd Full bath en suite with back bedroom has shower, toilet sink. Half bath (refers to Toilet & Sink only) is downstairs by Living Room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pullout sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Two King size bedrooms + one Queen pullout sofa downstairs
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • tennis
This is a home that is ideal for those who want authenticity, history, a great location and amazing value. It is not the best choice for those who want the latest technology, expanded cable channel packages, high end upgrades or modern finishes. We do have wifi and we do have DISH network basic package on 2 televisions. We strive to appeal to all types of guests by offering this spacious home as a comfortable, well located rental at an amazing price in Savannah's Historic District. I am happy to help you determine whether this is the right property for you, just give me a call!


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McKenzie's Savannah House: Authentic Historic District Townhouse
average rating of 4.744681 based on 51 reviews

Great location. Lots of history.

  • 4 of 5

Overall, this place was awesome. The location couldn't have been better. The neighborhood was great. Was sad to see one of the outdoor spaces under renovation, but with 2 others, we more than made it work. The only suggestion I have which I left in a note for the owner was to have more than one key. The deadbolt locks on both sides of the door with a key. I didn't feel safe leaving someone locked inside while they were sleeping, so early morning coffee shop, or late night strolls had to be planned carefully. Other than that....we had a great time. We loved all the history of the house located inside as well as the decor. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Great girls weekend. House had everything we needed good location. Will rent again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a short vacation. It was really convenient and it worked well for 6 people. Nice location! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed staying at this home.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to the owners for allowing us to spend weekend at your amazing home.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, cozy house

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a great location. Although not directly downtown, it was an easy walk with so many beautiful houses and parks to look at. Parking was easy, as long as you follow the rules. We had a lot of fun.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the rental. Beautiful home. A lot of hard work went into renovating this historic home.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Fort Pulaski National Monument
"Great excursion away from the heart of the city- has a walking trail around the fort. Canon ..."
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sixpence Pub
Nearest Ferry
0.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Westin Resort
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak- Savannah stop
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
HWY 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Clary's Cafe
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Tybee Island
Car: not necessary

In the true 'Historic District' midway between Forsyth Park and River Street! No need to ask how far we are from the Historic District because we are smack dab in the center of the 1 square mile that makes up the official Landmark Historic District.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85

We will require a 3-night minimum for high season weekends. RATES WILL BE HIGHER THAN THE PUBLISHED STANDARD RATES DURING HOLIDAYS AND EVENTS. Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Dates are not held without payment.
Cancelations receive no refund if booked on HomeAway/VRBO or affiliates. If booked directly the policy is with more than 60 days notice will receive a refund less $50 cancelation fee. Within 60 days there is no refund in any case.
Advertised rates are for lodging purposes only. No parties or events without specific permission and/or extra fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund