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Absolutely Awesome, the Captain's Cottage

61 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Historic District - North Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4

The circa 1900 single story Captain's Cottage (SVR-00096) is an exquisitely decorated 2 bedroom 2 bath cottage situated just 2 houses from Washington Square, perhaps Savannah's most beautiful square. From the front porch you can look across the street to see the famous, Pirate's House Restaurant & Tavern. The Cottage is decorated with a wonderful collection of period antiques as well as comfortable Southern style furnishings. One of the most striking features are the sparkling chandeliers scattered throughout the home.

The home features 2 bedrooms with queen beds; one with en-suite bath, comfortably sleeps 4-5. Each bed is covered with high quality linens, quilt coverlets and comfy pillows. The second full bath also features a new large capacity front load washer and dryer. Both baths are stocked lush thirsty towels.

The livingroom features 2 beautiful antique chairs from Grandma Allen, comfy sofa and large television. There are 4 decorative fireplaces throughout the Cottage to add wonderful ambiance & charm.

The kitchen was renovated with granite countertops and all new stainless steel appliances including a full size refrigerator, range, microwave and dishwasher. The cabinets are fully stocked with all your cooking and dining needs; glassware and dinnerware for 8 as well a set of Paula Deen cookware, generous supply of bowls, utensil's and accessories. Also there is a coffee maker & toaster. The kitchen is complimented with a breakfast nook and crystal chandeliers.

The dining room hosts a 4 seat dining table with glass top which beautifully reflects the light of the chandelier above. Across the room is a lovely Victorian double framed mirror.

Just outside the side door, sits a petite stone courtyard and is perfect for enjoying that morning coffee, reading or an evening nightcap.

The Cottage is PET FRIENDLY so that you may bring your best friends on your perfect vacation. The petite courtyard is perfect for them to enjoy, as well as having Washington Square nearby. Our community is very dog friendly; the neighbors with their dogs gather in the Square in the afternoons and welcome our visitors join. It is also great fun to take them down to the dog park just a few blocks down. Many restaurants have outside dining and allow you to dine with your pups. Most will offer them a water bowl and a treat.

There is a generous supply of on-street parking right in front of the Cottage. If you prefer a garage, one is conviently located just 1.5 blocks West.

The Captain's Cottage is situated in the Landmark Historic District of Savannah, right in the heart of historic activity, nearby points of interest include:

*2 blocks from the famous River Street with loads of restaurants, dining, pubs and nightlife

*the Pirates House Restaurant is directly across the street

*the Pink House Restaurant is just 4 blocks West

*the 1790 Inn & Restaurant 10 minute stroll

* World famous Leopold's Ice Cream

*Forsyth Park is an easy 1.5 mile stroll among some of the most beautiful homes, squares, shops and landscapes

Cottages Features:

*2 bedrooms

*2 full baths

*Fully equiped kitchen

*Petite Courtyard

*2 televisions, Livingroom & Master Bedroom

*Free WiFi

*Single Story

The Captain's Cottage is a lovely home situated on a beautiful street that quite, easily accessible and conveniently located.

Give me a call more details or any questions you might have; my number is 229-322-8290.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Charles Owens
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Charles Owens

Charles & Faye purchased the home in 2012 and renovated the cottage from top to bottom. We grew up in rural South Georgia and both love history, historic homes & furnishings. On a trip home from the beach ~10 years ago, Faye and I got our first dose of Savannah; we immediately fell in love the with charm and beauty of the City. For the next several years we would visit and dream of one day having our on piece of Savannah. The Captain's Cottage is now that piece for us; we enjoy visiting Savannah every chance we get as well as having the opportunity to share our home with you.

Not only do we enjoy Savannah, but so do our 3 beagles, Belle, Bug and Scout. They love strolling the streets and visiting the squares; most of all they love the attention they attract from their new friends they met along the way. Scout's favorite thing is to stand on the porch and greet the walking tours; he tries to see how many passersby he can sucker into a pet or tell him how cute he is....

We hope you enjoy our home & Savannah just as much as we do and look forward to being available to offer suggestions of our personal favorites.

Charles Owens purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Charles Owens chose Savannah

Each time Faye and I visited Savannah we found ourselves walking through Washington Square; it is magnetic, peaceful and beautifully maintained with manicured landscape. So when we talked about purchasing a property we knew the perfect home would be near our favorite square, Washington Square.

After months of watching the internet listings we contacted realtor, Mathew Allen. In talking with Matthew we decided to look at 2 homes nearby; it took just one visit to the Captain's Cottage for us to know this was it. It was exactly what wished for, 2 houses off Washington Square, 2b/2b, single story with a courtyard..... the perfect choice for us and our Beagles.

What makes this cottage unique

The Captain's Cottage is in the heart of the Landmark District, the oldest section of Savannah. Just 2 blocks from the famous River Street; easy walk to Broughton Street for shopping and dining; there are literally more restaurants within walking distance than I can name.

Every visitor coming to Savannah will visit the Landmark District so stay in the heart of the points of interest.

Our tree-lined street is one of the most beautiful in Savannah. There is no better street for strolling and enjoying the beautiful architecture, warm southern breezes and historic charm. It will take just one visit to see why Savannah is named the 'Hostess City'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house is beautiful. Everything at your fingertips to make your stay so enjoyable. My friends and I toured the city and our stay was wonderful. We enjoyed the park just walking distance from the house and spent alot of evenings there just admiring the beauty of the surroundings.

Again, I have stayed alot of places but, your house is first on my list. If we are ever in the area again that is where we would like to stay. Our concern at first was the parking but, we bought the pass and stayed in front of the house the whole time and walked most places where we wanted to go..
May 2013
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Absolutely Awesome, the Captain's Cottage
average rating of 4.9180326 based on 62 reviews

Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

Location is perfect, within walking distance of all Historic District. House decor was spectacular and a very comfortable place to enjoy a girls weekend. Would highly recommend this VBRO and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excited to hear that y'all had such a great time and found the home to your liking!! We too love the location! We would love to have y'all back anytime!
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quaint and cozy! Exceptional experience

  • 4 of 5

The captains cottage was close to everything for walking. The home was clean and spacious. Charles is Welcoming and so helpful. Best vrbo experience due to Charles! Thank you for sharing your home.

Lost an android cell phone so if anyone locates please let me know!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that y'all had a great time and enjoyed the Cottage! We too love the location and walk-ability of the area. It was my pleasure to host you during your stay and look forward to you visiting again. Thank you for choosing our home!
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  • 5 of 5

I was in town for a conference at the Hyatt and needed a pet friendly location for me, my wife, a co-worker and my dog. Captain's Cottage was a perfect fit. Very clean and close to everything. It was also very easy to reach Charles for questions before I made the reservations and he responded in less than 2 mins when I had a question during the rental. I will stay here again when I visit Savannah.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great stay! We so appreciate our cleaning service as she does an great job of insuring that our home is clean as our guests expect. We too love the location. We would love to have you back anytime! Thank you for choosing our home for your Savannah stay!
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Charming, clean and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage and convenient to everything. The cottage was clean, well stocked and very comfortable, plenty of amenities, well maintained. Received a phone call from the owner on the date of our arrival to be sure we did not need anything. We walked everywhere. Park is one block away to walk the dogs and allow them to relieve themselves. Bella Napoli Italian Bistro has excellent italian food, Savannah Taphouse restaurant was delicious. But I don't think you can go wrong anywhere you eat in this wonderful city. We will diffently stay at this wonderful cottage again very soon. Thank you Charles for sharing your beautiful house.

R. Howe, FL

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a wonderful time! Yes, a great combination of pet friendly, great food and walkability are all things that we love about our home too!! So glad your crew enjoyed as well!! Would love to have y'all back anytime! Thank you for choosing our home!!
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Wonderful experience in Savannah

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding cottage for a girl's getaway. Charles was so accommodating. Everything we needed was there.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and the girls had a great trip and enjoyed the cottage!! Y'all come back to see us for another soon!
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Authentically Savannah!

  • 5 of 5

Captain's Cottage was what authentic Savannah is all about!! The location of the cottage was across the street from a yummy restaurant (ordered pick up twice=). My wife and I trundled our two basset hounds with us, and there was plenty of space offered in this cottage. In fact, it would be big enough for a larger family without anyone's space being infringed upon. The layout of the cottage was a grouping of individual spaces in which one can cozy up with someone else, or capture some quiet alone/reading/online time. The overall decor used was southern gentile awesomeness! Also, we only had a 50-ft stroll to an adjacent square to provide our doggies potty breaks. If you're looking for a great place to stay out of the direct hustle/bustle of downtown Savannah, find the Captain's Cottage. It's cozy, accommodating and just plain relaxing!! Thanx Charles for taking my wife and I in at (literally the last minute=)!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that y'all enjoyed the Cottage & location! Thank you for the generous compliments as we strive to create "home" for you during your stay where you can relax and enjoy all Savannah has to offer. Thank you for choosing us and please come see us again!
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Pirates House Restaurant
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Tybee Island Beach

The Captain's Cottage sits in the heart of Historic Savannah. Just 2 blocks from the historic River Street; walk the cobblestone and tabby streets just as they were layed in the 1700s. Endless sightseeing, walking and biking opportunities. Savannah is one of the most pedestrian friendly cities in America.

Savannah is easy city to manipulate whether walking, driving, pedicab or public transportation. One of the easiest ways to see Savannah is on of the historic trolly tours; they allow you unlimited on-and-off so that you can enjoy the tour, hop off for some lunch or shopping and back on for another history lesson, doing so as often as you like.

Savannah Shopping is in a class all it's own. You will find some of the finest antiques from around the World; antiques abound from monarchs to cherished family heirlooms. The streets are filled with wonderful boutiques of the latest styles. There is a generous supply of shopping for any taste, age and budget.

There are numerous running, biking and boating opportunities throughout the city. If you are looking for a race to participate several occur throughout the year, from the Rock-n-Roll Marathon to the Bridge Run.

If you are looking for a little slower pace check out one of the many art and house museums; absolutely some of the finest examples of art and homes are available for viewing daily. Enjoy a show at the Lucas Theatre, tour the Green-Meldrim home where General Sherman stayed on his March to the Sea or the lavish Mercer-Williams House on Monterary Square which was featured in the Midnight of the Garden of Good & Evil film; tour the home of Juliette Gordon Lowe, the birthplace of the Girl Scouts of America.

Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated aspects of your trip is dining, Savannah has one of the most outstanding dining selections of any city. The Pink House offers fine dining even a tavern below with wonderful piano music; the Pirates House is located in the oldest building in Savannah; Moon River Brewery has it's own brew selections along with a delicious menu; countless restaurants to suit you breakfast, lunch or dinner needs. Not to mention extensive supply of bars, pubs and nightlife options.

Another one of Savannah's distinct designations, Savannah has been named the 'Most Haunted City in America'. There are numerous ghost tours from trolly, walking, coach and even one riding in a hearse. A fun and entertaining experience to learn of Savannah's haunted tales.

I am glad to help you plan your visit to the city and share my personal favorites.


Rates & Availability

Historic District - North Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rock N Roll Marathon
Nov 4 2016 - Nov 7 2016
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Eve/Day
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Years Eve/Day
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

Check-in is at 3PM and Check-out is at 10AM

Cancellation Policy: 50% refund of down-payment if cancel more than 30 days prior to arrival; no refund if cancelled within 30 days of arrival. If able to re-book, will refund in full.

Request a quote, email or call for special event and holiday rates, which includes St. Patrick's Day, Marathon Races, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, etc.

Long-term rentals may be considered; however, February is the only month at the lowest rate of $4000. All other months will vary. Also weekly cleaning by our cleaning service is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Historic District - North Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full bath also has a large capacity washer & dryer
    Bathroom 2 ensuite with Master - toilet , shower , Cabinet for storage, hair dryer
  • The baths are decorated beautifully with ornate mirrors and lighting. Both are full including a toilet, shower and sink. Stocked with lush, thirsty towels, soap and hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - Guest bedroom - 1 queen , Furnished with chest of drawers & I-radio/alarm
    Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 queen , With ensuite bath, TV, antique chest, I-Alarm clock
  • Each bedroom is furnished with a queen bed covered with hotel high quality cotton sheets, quilt coverlets, comfy pillows; a antique chest of drawers and closet for storage. The Master has an ensuite bath and television.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Captain's Cottage has amenities to suit a variety of getaway themes. The Cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway or family vacation. Even just grabbing some friends and enjoying historic Savannah; Savannah & the Cottage have it all, from history to nightlife. There is something every everyone at the Captain's Cottage and in historic Savannah, the Hostess City.

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