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Stylish luxury & antique ambience blend w/21st century convenience in the Taylor Estate. 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) were lovingly restored in 2001 by the current owners who now live next door. (But we, the owners, used to live in the Estate which is why you'll find everything you need...has been thought of... and provided! Enjoy all sights/sounds & activities of Savannah's historic district from your doorstep! The Estate is decorated with a stylish ambience. Yet you'll find homey, thoughtful touches throughout as well. Everything you need to make your stay complete is provided...all you bring is your suitcase. Having raised our own children while living ourselves for years in the Estate, we know the needs of guests. And proximity means 'well-maintained'. High cleanliness standards are enforced. Your stay in the Taylor Estate is never to feel like a vacation rental 'house', but always as a 'home'. Easy really...because the Estate was never mean't to be a 'rental'! And you'll not find a sofa-sleeper anywhere! Instead, ten comfy beds await you within their own uniquely themed bedroom! Framed pictures of my actual ancestors can be found throughout the home. Family heirlooms & antiques & even the over 400 year-old pine countertops of the Manor kitchen ...have stories attached. We believe in serious comfort as well as . So expect to find everything you need at your fingertips. Beds & soft leather furnishings are comfy, comfy, comfy! Groups large or small will enjoy the flowing traffic pattern /floorplan of the Estate. With ease you can meander betwixt both Manor & Cottage. High ceilings, tall windows, & the roomy floor plan bequeaths a spacious airyness throughout the Taylor Estate. Closets are large! (and closets, period, are rarities!) Pet friendly yet...hypoallergenic! No heavy, musty carpets and drapes. Instead, sunshine spills past light/sheer curtains and plantation blinds. Polished wood floors/stone/tile/leather keep dustmites away. While the historic decor, comfortable beds and amenities (in a home that's 144 years old) provides our Guests with the honest 'living life in Savannah' feel...which is missed w/hotel stays... 'true comfort' mandates modern 21st century amenities! So enjoy our two jetted whirlpool tub & showers, a 6' claw tub/shower (stretch out!), and handicap, walk-in shower. The outdoor HotTub soothes after days exploring. Got laundry? No problem. Two Washers, Two Dryers, Two Microwaves and Two Dishwashers come w/the Estate. Ceiling Fans are in every room plus Central AC/Heat. Grill away.. charcoal grills are in both shady & furnished courtyards. 4 car private driveway. Free WiFi access, board games, Nintendo Game Cube/games, & FIVE TVs (along w/several DVD-VCR players & a book library)
The Manor Bedrooms are themed: Renaissance, Civil War, Rosebud, & Louisa May Alcott Attic. There are four (decorative) fireplaces in the Manor. Wide archway entrances separate living areas providing easy access for scooters/wheelchairs. The front foyer with its marbled floor & high ceiling'd chandelier has a charming halfbath at it's opposite end. Both kitchens are fully stocked w/everything you need to cook/bake and eat. The coveted 'Cooks' Kitchen of the Manor has three faux french doors which lead you onto the Bilevel Deck where twinkle lights surround the Hot Tub & foliage surrounds the patio below. Relax in comfortable chairs around the umbrella table during summer nights. The Cottage Courtyard is also furnished. Both are gated w/entrances off the private driveway only steps apart.
The Cottage quite simply charms. The exterior's centuries-old stone & flowerboxes give off a fairytale feel. Kitchen cabinetry was hand-hewn using craftsman-style technique. Self-standing (eg: no shared walls/ceilings) allows guests full privacy. A private entrance is off E. Jones Lane as well as the rear courtyard entrance. You can be as close..or as far...from those in the Manor as you want. The quaint kitchen, wood floors, quality bedding, spacious pseudo-loft designed master bedroom, modern bathrooms, charming first-floor bedroom ( a big hit w/Seniors), and luxurious soft leather furnishings along with a decor evoking nights spent in an italian villa....will make you reluctant to leave. Due to the angled location of the two courtyards & that each is fenced, gated and surrounded in foliage & flowers...you will enjoy shady privacy. The Cottage is also HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE with a discrete access ramp. The first floor bath has a walk-in shower /handheld showerhead & grab bars.
Possibilities abound for our lovely Estate. Normally the full Estate is rented out but occassionally we rent the Cottage and Manor
separately...The Cottage sleeps up to 6. The Manor sleeps up to 11. Combined...the Estate sleeps up to 17- with everyone in a bed, no sofa-sleepers to be found!
It's perfect for family reunions, girl / guy /couple/or friend 'getaways', girl scout troops, church or corporate retreats, destination wedding attendees & bridal parties. Wifi access is throughout the Estate. Use of owner's Fax may be requested. Ask the owner to borrow a racquet or two :) and play some tennis at Forsyth Park. Afterwards, have a massage at the numerous nearby spas. Or just relax in the Outdoor Hot Tub. Never feel smunched together in the Estate. 3200 square feet goes a long way ...plenty of room for even more than 17! I limit capacity to 17 due to #beds and.. to avoid damages. But GS Troops or families w/young children may, for extra fees & ONLY with owner pre-approval, request to have as many as 20 - 22 persons. The Estate is located in the landmark historic district which is made up of the original borders of the Georgia Colony established in 1763. The size of the Landmark district is 1 mile X 1 mile. So you can walk to it all. But outside of these boundarys (Gwinett St to the South/River St to the North; MLK to the West/Broad St to the East)...your stroll can turn into a hike. There's actually seven 'historic' districts in Savannah and many a hotel may try to fool you. Make sure you stay in the Landmark District (the original and the only walkable one!) Surprisingly, the southern half of Forsyth Park (used to be for military drill practice) is actually outside the Landmark district so you add another 1/2 mile when you choose to stay anywhere south of Gwinett St. (So...Fair warning has been given (lol) :)...because I've heard plenty from disgruntled guests of 'other' homes and hotels that had been taken by surprise).
But in the Estate, you're in the heart of the Landmark Downtown Historic District. 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, as said, everything else is all around you!
Come and experience true southern comfort. Bring a smile and a suitcase...that's all you need when you stay in the Taylor Estate. 96 reviews can't be wrong! ;). Once more...the
biggest differences between the Estate and a hotel/other vacation rentals can be summed up quickly....
1. Senior-Friendly/ Handicap-accessible Cottage
2. Dog-Friendly w/dog run across street in Park
3. Hypoallergenic decor. Encased mattresses. Wood/Stone/Tile/Leather furnishings/decor.
4. Eco-friendly / Green - recycling bins & use of eco-friendly cleaning products
5. High-end, Quality, INCREDIBLY comfortable Mattresses (read our reviews...there are 110 of them right now...and all are positive!
6. Private Driveway for 4 cars or boat
7. Walking distance to EVERYTHING downtown.
8. Trolleys/Carriage Tours give complimentary pick-up/drop off at the doorstep of Estate
9. Two Jetted Tubs' & old fashioned 6' Claw Tub
10. Nintendo Game Cube/games & Game library
11. Video and Book library
12. Two outdoor grills
13. Two kitchens/Two laundry rooms for the price of one!
14. Discounted 'Flat rate' is offered on Estate rentals. EG: when you rent the properties separately, they cost more than when you book them together.
15. ACTIVE Military; SCAD/AASU graduation; GirlScout; Senior Discounts on request with ID-not retroactive. Eligible candidate must be the one doing the booking.
16. NOT an absentee owner home. Owners live next door & homes are lovingly cared for, Housecleaning is well supervised, problems quickly addressed & grounds well kept.
17. Located in Landmark Historic District. 18. 18. Actual historic home, built in 1870.
19. Car not necessary.
20. Closets exist! Roomy closets exist :)
21. Spacious 'Cooks' Kitchen.
22. Shady, furnished Courtyards w/grills.
23. Hot Tub under the stars off the Manor Deck. 24. Additional free onstreet parking on E. Taylor 25. Luxurious. Superbly Comfortable.
26. All Linens/Dishes/Cookware provided.
27. Balcony & Deck.
28. Antique furnishings w/4 decorative fireplaces.
29. Original heart pine floors.
30. Spacious & easy traffic flow w/High ceilings.
31. Central AC/Heat PLUS Ceiling Fans in every bedroom & living area.
Bottom line... Come LIVE the True Savannah life...like we do. Create your perfect memories in the Taylor Estate!
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
$50.00 fee per non-shedding pet. $100 per shedding pet (non-refundable) allows them in EITHER Manor or Cottage. Double the pet fee if pet access to both homes desired. Pre-approval of breed/age mandatory. Pet MUST be housebroken, past teething stage, and without fleas. Flea treatment required after a pet stay is deducted from security/damage deposit. Courtyard fencing is decorative and not intended to restrain pets....leash pets at all times when outside. Prefer that pets be crated when unattended. Open to discussion re: fees depending on breed and such when multiple pets are involved. 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
(5) Cable TV/DVD/VCR's in located in each of the Master Bedrooms and also in both Living Rooms of the Taylor Manor its Cottage. Another TV for use with Nintendo and Videos in in the Attic Bedroom of the Manor. All TV's are Flat Screens w/remotes....moreless
Antique Manor DR Set seats 8 - 11. Manor Antique Oak Dinette in Kitchen seats 4 - 6. 'Fold-up' antique Maple Table avail for use in Manor plus cardboard table/chairs. Cottage w/antique Dinette-seats 6...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
Quality Mattresses on all beds to ensure superior comfort. This is not a home where everything is beautiful but the bed is like a rock....You will sleep like heaven on our comfortable beds....We take special pride in offering such comfortable mattresses and bedding. ...moreless
All Dishes/Cookware/Bakeware and utensils provided. Blenders, toasters and coffeemakers are in both Manor and Carriage House/Cottage. Manor has large crock pot & griddle. Charcoal Grills x 2 in crtyds...moreless
Plentiful and high quality ceramic plus some melamac (for the little ones) and additional plastic wine glasses for use in Courtyards and around outdoor HotTub. High End and plentiful silverware. ...moreless
(2) Ideal for the gourmet chef and those who love to cook! Taylor Manor has spacious kitchen with modern/quiet appliances and 300-year-old wood countertops. The Carriage House/Cottage kitchen is charming with dinette seating up to 6, and 'craftsman-style' countertops and cabinets....moreless
Relax in comfortable iron rocking (lightweight) chairs at the roomy umbrella table in the Manor Courtyard; Or...Cozy up to the smaller table & 4 chairs on the wooden deck of the Cottage Courtyd. Both Ctyds are 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 while lies also adjacent to the Cottage. A discrete camoflauged ramp for use by handicapped,strollers,etc peeks from along the bricked path to the Cottage Courtyard. Iron Loveseats, stone, brick paths and Jasmine abound. A pecan tree towers to shade the Courtyds while squirrels scamper along its branches and birds sing. The landscape provides spaciousness, yet privacy w/easy blending betwixt the two Crtyds - 'when' desired....moreless
Two Kayaks available for Rent (15.00/day) with waiver signature req'd. Availability not garaunteed as belong/used by owners. Car racks not provided,Guest needs truck for transport to/from water...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|
Dec 1 - Feb 27, 2015
3 night min stay
High Spring 2015
Feb 28 - Jun 30, 2015
3 night min stay
Low Summer 2015
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
High Fall 2015
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates subject to change. Weekly stay=6 nights with 7th free. Nonrefundable booking fee. 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.Pets fee is per pet/home w/preapproval. May contact owner to book directly. RnR Marathon & St Pats rates/min stay req differ= call owner
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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 Estate 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 Estate (along with our homes 'next door' which were 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. And the Cottage was restored keeping our retirement years in mind! 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 but later had already moved next door to the Manor. Yet it was several more years before 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 Estate. 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 13 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! And 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. We love the Lord. We love 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 Estate. Plus...it's so convenient because when the Estate isn't rented out, 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 Estate:
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 Dining Room seats 10-addit'l tables in kitchen & Cottage & foldout table
Renaissance Bedroom of Manor
Louisa May Alcott Attic Bedroom of Manor
Taylor Cottage (formerly the Carriage House to the Manor)
rear view of Cottage Living Room
Cottage first floor Bathroom w/walk-in shower
Colonial Bedroom in Cottage
Estate showing Manor (rear) & Cottage (front)
Foyer and front hall of Manor
Manor Living Room view from hall (Couch & chair close to camera not in view)
Half Bath in Manor -1st floor
Rosebud Bedroom of Manor
Civil War themed second floor bedroom
View of Manor HotTub on bilevel deck overlooking umbrella table/chairs on patio
Cottage Living Room
Wicker Bedroom in Cottage
Cottage Master Bathroom
Trolley/Carriage Tours will pick groups up at door of Estate. Manor front door
Beautiful Whitefield Square is one blk away & often has outdoor weddings
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