Welcome to beautiful historic Savannah! This landmark home built for Noble Hardee in 1861 is perfectly situated to explore Savannah’s historic district. This fully renovated cottage has everything you’ll need to enjoy your getaway. Free on-street parking is available which is rare luxury in the historic district!
-A fully equipped galley kitchen with granite counter tops is ready for home cooked gourmet meals with a washer and dryer tucked behind double doors for your convenience. A
Kroger grocery store is only a 5-minute drive away.
-The cozy bedroom has a luxurious king-sized bed, plenty of closet space and tranquility in what is a very peaceful, quiet street.
-The bathroom has a shower/tub combination; linens and towels are provided.
Traveling with others? The adjoining bungalow is also available for occupancy; perfect for friends and family traveling together.
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The Honey Bee Cottage is in an excellent location-a short walk to Troup Square, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and historic Jones Street, voted one of the prettiest streets in the United States! A short drive or walk puts you on either Broughton Street or River Street where shopping and dining abound-it truly is the ideal location from which to explore Savannah.
Of historical note: Known as "Beach cottages", these quaint homes are named for their location near the "Beach Institute." The Beach Institute was a school built in 1867 by the Freedmen’s Bureau of the American Missionary Association for the education of newly freed slaves. It was named for Alfred S. Beach, editor of the Scientific American from New York who donated generously to enable the institute’s success. The Beach Institute closed in 1919 and now houses African-American Cultural Museum and remains a prominent tourist landmark of downtown Savannah. Look closely and you will spot the original brick flue in the front of the institute which channeled over 100 years of coal smoke from the little cottage's claw-foot stove out over the depot. Today, a reproduction electric stove recreates the appearance of the original.
Beach cottages were built in the mid 19th century to house the working class railroad laborers and craftsman that created the revered structures of historic Savannah and who also ushered in the greater population growth of the 20th Century. Across the street from this cottage we now have East Broad Elementary School, which was once a bustling railroad depot and main artery of the city's vibrant commerce.