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Stylish luxury & antique ambience blend w/21st century convenience in the Taylor Manor. This 1870 historic home is the perfect 'home away from home'. You'll LIVE in Savannah's coveted downtown! The handsome Manor & its former Carriage House (renamed Taylor Cottage & rented out separately from the Manor) were lovingly restored in 2001 by the current owners who now live next door to the Manor and rent out both the Manor and the Cottage separately.
When you rent Taylor Manor, you'll enjoy all sights/sounds & activities of Savannah's historic district from your doorstep! The Manor is decorated handsomely with a stylish, historic ambience. Yet, even so... you'll find homey, thoughtful touches throughout as well. Having raised our own children while living ourselves (for years) in the Manor, we know the needs our guests will have. And owner proximity means 'well-maintained'. (Of course, if you're a group who doesn't want an owner right next door...for sooo many possible reasons :)....the Manor is not for you! But 9 years of successfully renting out the Manor to guests who 'haven't' minded the owner proximity.... means most of the guests love a home where high cleanliness standards are enforced and problems if they arise (which is rare) are promptly addressed.
Our aim when you stay in the Taylor Manor is that you don't feel like you're in a vacation rental 'house', but that you're living in a 'home'. No sofa sleepers to tip-toe by or stumble over. Instead, you'll find 4 bedrooms each with a unique themed-decor. The second floor has three Queen-sized Bedrooms. The 3rd floor "Attic" Bedroom has a Queen, Full and Twin bed so sleeps another five guests in comfort.The Manor is unique in that it is hypoallergenic (light curtains, little to no carpet, polished wood, tile, marble and stone floorings and all mattresses are encased.) which seems an oxymoron as it's also pet friendly. (Furnishings are wood or soft leather which doesn't allow for dog hair to remain after our housecleaning staff is done). Family heirlooms & antiques & even the over 400 year-old pine countertops of the Manor kitchen ...have colorful stories attached and high sentimental value means an owner who wants guests who will care about my home as they would their own. My home becomes...your home.
Best of all... as owners and guests ourselves...we believe that serious comfort...is a must! Expect to find everything you need at your fingertips. Beds & leather furnishings are comfy, comfy, comfy! Groups large or small will enjoy the flowing traffic pattern of the Manor. High ceilings, tall windows, & the roomy floor plan itself bequeaths a spacious airyness throughout Taylor Manor. Closets are roomy (which is great since closets, period, are true rarities in any historic home!) You'll enjoy living like a local in our handsome Manor. Once again...this is what you see... Sunshine spills past light/sheer curtains and past plantation blinds onto polished, original, heartpine floors, marbled hallways and the terracotta tiled Kitchen floors. As mentioned, there's no upholstery or heavy rugs /carpeting for dust mites or allergens to hide! Furnishings of soft leather and wood lend to the stylish ambience. The antique Dining Room table and Antique Oak Dinette easily accommodates up to eleven for meals. The "Cooks" Kitchen (along with the rear driveway and roomy closets) is the 3rd rarity in any historic home downtown....it's huge! It has a bit of a Quaker-esque feel.
All in all...our 145 year-old, historic Manor provides guests with the ambience of the 19th century but all the comforts of the 21st! We especially like water.....Enjoy the jetted whirlpool tub/ shower or stretch out in our antique 6' claw tub/shower. A convenient half bath is located on the first floor as well. Best of all, soothe sore muscles earned while exploring downtown ....by soaking in our Outside Hot Tub surrounded by twinkle lights while squirrels and birds cavort in the pecan tree nearby. Or relax with a book while you grill steaks or burgers on the charcoal grill in the furnished Courtyard below. And afterwards....sleep like a dream on our COMFORTABLE mattresses! (I've had guests several times call to ask me who the manufacturer was!). The Manor has Central AC/Heat plus Ceiling Fans in every room.
Free WiFi access, board games, Nintendo Game Cube/games, & three TVs plus DVD-VCR players, a book library and a Stackable W/D laundry closet with a second dryer downstairs makes your stay cozy and enjoyable for every member of your group and whatever weather conditions prevail.
While pictures tell a thousand words (and I've provided plenty)...a quick review shows that there are four (decorative) fireplaces in the Manor. Wide archway entrances separate the living areas providing easy access. The front foyer with its marbled floor & high ceiling'd chandelier has a charming halfbath at it's opposite end. The huge kitchen is fully stocked w/all the dishes/cook and bakeware you need to make meals. Three faux french doors lead from the Kitchen to the Bilevel Deck where twinkle lights surround the Hot Tub and built in bench seating. Below the Deck, foliage surrounds the patio furnished with chairs and umbrella table. The rose-arbored gate leads from the Courtyard to the rear driveway which fits 2 cars parked front to back. Additional parking is available free on Taylor Street which fronts the Manor entrance. But you really don't need a car! Because location is everything! The Manor is located right in the heart of the Landmark Downtown Historic District. Trolley and Carriage Tours will pick you up/drop you off at the doorstep! Walking Tours are only steps away. The (only) full-sized grocery store (Kroeger) is on the south end (6 blocks away), Forsyth Park is also south of the Estate (4 blocks), River Street is on the north end (7/10s of a mile from the Estate), the local winery is 3 blks away and all the Squares, shops, cafes, restaurants, antique stores (and, of course, everything SCAD for those loving the college life) is all around you!
Come experience true southern comfort. Bring a smile and a suitcase...that's all you need when you stay in the Taylor Manor. We are also non-smoking (we do allow it ONLY in the courtyards, not the deck... and we're quite strict!!). And you can bring fido. However, dog breed requires pre-approval...non-shedding preferred...must be crated when unattended and housebroken). A fenced dog park is in the rear northend of Beasely Park across the street. And...though it seems to be an oxymoron.... The Manor is hypoallergenic! (Due to the decor of wood, stone, tile, marble, and leather without the heavy rugs/upholstery/curtains of other homes and all mattresses are encased.)
****LARGER GROUPS OR THOSE WISHING FOR 6 BEDROOMS MAY ASK TO HAVE THE 2BR/2BA COTTAGE (FORMERLY THE CARRIAGE HOUSE TO THE MANOR) INCLUDED IN THEIR RENTAL FOR $289/NIGHT UNTIL NOVEMBER 2, 2015 (Cottage has a first floor bedroom and is handicapped accessible/Senior Friendly
Reservations must be made by a member in the party who is at least 25 years of age. Person making reservation must reside on the premises throughout reservation period. Copy of drivers license required at booking....moreless
Great for Girl Scouts and Family Reunions! Board Games, books, and videos are provided. Nintendo w/games available in Manor. Attic Bedroom of Manor is beloved by Children of ALL ages! :) groups involving more adults than 17 total are not accepted, but those with children included who don't mind bringing their own sleeping bags may have as many as 20 - 22 persons approved. Extra person fees apply for 17persons total....moreless
Ashtrays and table/chairs provided on patio of Manor for smoking outside. Smoking inside results in immediate forfeiture of reservation and all payments. Smoking on patio only...not deck and leave doors closed to prevent smoke from entering interiors....moreless
$50.00 fee per non-shedding pet. $100 per shedding pet (non-refundable). Pre-approval of breed/age mandatory. Pet MUST be housebroken, past teething stage, and without fleas and crated when unattended. If Flea treatment is required after a pet stay, cost is deducted from security/damage deposit. Courtyard fencing is decorative and not intended to restrain pets....leash pets at all times when outside. Book it now option N/A if you wish to bring a pet...email /send VRBO request for discussions directly with owner and to get pet breed /age preapproval. ...moreless
located in the heart of the coveted historic downtown district of Savannah which comprises the original 1st GA colony borders... established in 1793. History surrounds you and you can walk to it all...moreless
Central AC/Heat. Ceiling Fans in ALL living areas & ALL bedrooms. In addition, there's excellent crosswinds in attic bedroom if you wish to leave windows open to hear the birds chirping in the mornings can be used instead of fans during the summer if desired....moreless
Plentiful and high quality ceramic plus some melamac (for the little ones) and additional plastic wine glasses for use in Courtyard and around outdoor HotTub. High End and plentiful silverware. ...moreless
Relax in comfortable iron rocking (lightweight) chairs at the roomy umbrella table in the Manor Courtyard; Courtyard is filled with abundant foliage & flowers spill from window boxes as well as from the jamine & rose vines entwined along the fence & lovely wrought-iron Arbor that acts as entrance to the Driveway behind the Manor A pecan tree towers to shade the Courtyds while squirrels scamper along its branches and birds sing. The landscape provides spaciousness, yet privacy ...moreless
Occassional herbs are planted in the assorted flower beds present throughout the grounds of the Estate- you may find Rosemary, dill, basil etc- varys based on weather conditions & owner diligence ;)...moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
MANOR Fall 2015
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
MANOR Winter 2015
Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2015
3 night min stay
Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
2016 Winter Low Season
Jan 5 - Feb 29, 2016
3 night min stay
2016 Spring High Season
Mar 1 - Jun 30, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
TAXES INCLUDED IN NIGHTLY RATES. ADDITIONAL COST = EXIT CLEAN FEE. HOT TUB EXTRA/OPTIONAL. Weekly rates are for Fri - Fri stays and include 7TH NIGHT FREE. Weeklong Stays starting on a Sat are for 6 nights only. Nonrefundable booking fee of one nights accommodation secures reservation when booking with owner directly. Holidays=high season rates. Low Season holiday stays are high season rates (incl 2wks involving Christmas/New Years. See Rental Agreement re: cancellation/change policy. Pet fee is higher if breed sheds. All pets require preapproval of age/breed. May contact owner to book directly. RnR Marathon & St Pats rates/min stay req differ= call owner. IF INTERESTED IN RENTING 2 BR/2BA COTTAGE (BEHIND MANOR)..CONTACT OWNER FOR RATES/AVAILABILITY
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Car: Not Necessary
Tours of every sort can be found in the Historic District. Trolleys & Carriages will pickup /dropoff guests at doorstep of Estate. Can Walk to everything downtown. For kids: water geysers Forts, festivals, museums, lighthouse, Railroad Train/museum & alligator refuge. Basketball Cts in Crawford Square & Forsyth Park. Tennis Courts in Forsyth Park (ask to borrow our racquets :) as we live next to the Estate and enjoy every bit of what we're describing to you daily! Softball bleachers/diamond/Soccer field , dogrun and jogging trail/playground in MMBeasely Park across street. Festivals in Forsyth & Farmers Mkt most Wkends. Street Fair/Crafts/Fireworks on River St each Fri/Sat in Summer. Watch them from the streets. Historic Grayson Baseball Stadium w/minor league games is 10 min drive. St Johns Cathdral, City Market, River St, Historic Theaters w/live shows, Colonial Cemetary..too much to say but it's all walking distrance from Estate. Savannah Squares with Oaks dripping spanish moss, cobblestone streets and brick paths are in every direction. Frequent Tours of Homes & Gardens plus year-round historic home tours available. are frequent but enjoy Year Round tours of those famous for architecture &/ or residents. The Winery is 3 blks, Grocery Store is 5 blks. Live Theater in Historic Savannah Theater is a 10 min walk. Basically...everything in the Historic Downtown is only a 30 min walk from the Estate's front door. The Location is great...situated conveniently between the River to the north and Forsyth Park to the South. Museums, Shops, Antique Stores, Restaurants and Cafes surround you as do the famous live oak lined Savannah Squares! A quiet and friendly neighborhood. Close but not too close to the racous and crazy nightlife areas so they're walkable but not outside your windows at night. Waken to birds chirping and squirrels scampering :). MM Beasely Park across street on Broad has fenced dogrun, baseball field, playground & jogging path. Join joggers, shop the farmers market every Sat, picnic, or join in one of the multiple festivals at Forsyth Park. Grab morning Coffee at Clarys down the street, tour Massie School Museum or another local museum, shop till you drop, grab lunch at Firefly, Gryphon or any one of the numerous cafes abounding nearby! Check out City Market, Broughton Street Shops and the Design District Boutiques on East Taylor. Enjoy Southern Cuisine at its finest at Mrs Wilkes, The Ol Pink House or try the edgy sophistication at Jazz'd for tapas. Hop on/off the local trolley tours as you enjoy an afternoon on River Street. Then stroll back 'home' or have a bicycle cab (eg: pedicab) drive and relax in the shady courtyards of the Estate or take a dip in the Hot tub. Then...off to the nightlife at the Distillery on W. Liberty, take in a live show at Savannah Theater, tour the bars and nightlife throughout downtown, take a Riverboat Dinner Cruise....or, have a quieter and less crazy night and enjoy fine dining and grab an ice cream at Leopolds. You'll love the stroll back to the quiet friendliness of the Estate's neighborhood where you'll enjoy sweet slumber on wonderfully comfy beds amid an ambience of luxury!
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: My husband, myself & our two kids (along with two cats, two ferrets & a dog :) purchased, lived in & lovingly restored the Manor back in 2001. As a licensed, general contractor, Mike made restoring the home a family project that he headed up. Memories & a sentimental love for the Manor (along with its original Carriage House and our own homes next door- also part of the restoration) remain strong. Mikes folks joined in on the restoration. The original intent was never for the Manor to be a rental. Hence, floorplans, choice of appliances, placing outlets everywhere, & putting in roomy closets were the 'convenient touches' which made our historic 1870 home meet the needs of our 21st century family. For years, Mike & I laughed, worked and homeschooled our girls while living in the Manor. Mom & Pop initially lived in the Cottage (which is what we renamed the Carriage House after its restoration). Years later, Mike and I made the decision to turn our lovely historic home... into a vacation home rental. So in 2007, we again moved our little family of four, (different) cat, (same) dog but sans ferrets... next door to the Manor. Fast forward to present day... Our girls are college graduates! One from SCAD. One from AASU. I now share the inside information on the best to do and see in Savannah (gleaned from actually living myself downtown for the past 14 years) with my guests. Because, no matter what the ages in your group...it's been an age of one of my family members either now or in the past! I know what and where we go...have gone....and/or wish to go! Living in the South has been great. Mike grew up Yankee. I was a California girl. Our girls were initially Carolina Cuties. But since 2000 they have proudly worn the title of georgia peaches! We love the South, the Lord, and Savannah. No other city is as beautiful. Our wish is to welcome you as we were welcomed....with warmth and hospitality
Why the Owner Chose Savannah:
We moved to Savannah from North Carolina when my husbands' job had him travel there. The landmark historic district is breathtaking and so walk-able! Everything I could want is walking distance. And when you walk, it's through beautiful, shady squares with outdoor cafes, moss-draped spanish oaks, carriages going by, cobblestone streets, & all these gorgeous historic houses. I loved it. Initially, when we first arrived in Savannah, we had moved to a 'cookie-cutter' subdivision within the city. While nice...that was not where I wanted to live. I had fallen in love with the 'real' Savannah...the original Savannah. That... is the 'landmark' historic district. (Note to the wise...the original GA colony borders constitutes the Landmark Historic District' . It stretches 1 mile x 1 mile from the River to Gwinett St (which marks the halfway point of Forsyth Park) & from MLK to Broad Street. Pass those street borders and you'll find things are not as easliy walkable as they should be. It's going to be a bit more like a hike. And some areas close to you are.... hmmm...sketchy. So be aware and be careful where you book). So...being in love with the Landmark historic district mean't buying a home there. Which is what we did and why we continue to live next door to the Manor. Plus...it's so convenient because when the Manor and/or its Cottage (which we also rent out separately) isn't rented by others, we can enjoy the outdoor Hot Tub or use the homes for our own out-of-state family/friends coming to town.
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
Walking to everything! Antique Stores, Boutiques, funky shops and clothing stores will beat the malls everytime:). Plus, major chains and high end retailers are throughout the historic district as well. I love the quaint, outdoor cafes and the stylish restaurants- and strolling home under moss-draped oaks through the famous Savannah Squares. It's great taking the dog with us when we go for coffee in the morning. The friendliness of the people. The cathedral which is breathtaking. In fact, all the churches are incredible...so historic and beautifully built. The trees....I can just go and drive, bike, or walk, and stare at all the moss laden trees and the flowers in bloom and just feel the relaxation start seeping into my bones. The Savannah Theatre has a live variety show that is equal or excells those you'll find in Vegas, Branson, or even New York. You simply can't ask for a better place to live..festivals, street fairs, fireworks all summer long. Love it. Plus...the cuisine alone takes months to try to actually taste and try it all!
Front view of 3 story Manor from Taylor Street
Manor Living Room view from hall (Couch & chair close to camera not in view)
Three faux french doors lead out to Manor Bilevel Deck and Courtyard below
Half Bath in Manor -1st floor
Rear view (from balcony) of Master Bedroom
Civil War- themed Bedroom
Master Bedroom attached Bath with whirlpool tub/shower combination
Couryard showing Patio and Bilevel Deck with Hot Tub
View of Manor from rear driveway. Hot Tub hidden behind lattice screen top right
Beautiful Whitefield Square is one blk away & often has outdoor weddings
Much photographed Forsyth Park is a few blocks from the Manor
Festivals, Running & Biking Marathons are commonplace throughout downtown
Entrance Foyer from front porch
Manor 'Cooks' KItchen is huge. A rarity among historic homes
Manor Dining Room seats 8-10. Additional Oak Dinette in Kitchen seats 4-5
Renaissance-themed Master Bedroom
Rosebud -themed Bedroom
Louisa May Alcott-themed Attic Bedroom
6 foot antique claw tub
Manor HotTub (on bilevel deck overlooking umbrella table/chairs on patio)
The Manor is ablaze in jasmine blooms each Spring
Carriage Tour picking guests up at the front steps of Taylor Manor
Walk through Squares w/oaks draped in spanish moss to River St. for an afternoon
Lovely, 1870 Historic Taylor Manor
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