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Lovely, Historic Manor, Built 1870, Sleeps 11 in Comfort

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Front view of 3 story Manor from Taylor Street


Last updated: 03/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Savannah townhome description

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. So groups as large as 11 people will feel comfortably at home in the Taylor Manor. 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 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!) Pet friendly yet...hypoallergenic! (It's because of the decor :).... You won't find heavy, musty carpets and drapes. Instead, sunshine spills past light/sheer curtains and past plantation blinds onto polished, original, heartpine floors, marbled hallways and the terracotta tiled Kitchen floors. No upholstery or heavy rugs for dustmites to hide! Comfortable furnishings of 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'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 and all the comforts of the 21st! We especially like water.....Enjoy the jetted whirlpool tub/ shower or stretch out...waaaay 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 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!).
Don't like the heat? 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.)
Lastly..for groups desiring additional bedrooms or that have more than 11 occupants...consider renting (from this same owner)...the two-storied 2 BR/2 BA Cottage located behind and just adjacent to the Manor. It sleeps up to six. Taylor Cottage was the Manor's Carriage House originally. It is a detached, complete home in itself. (We know. Our parents used to live in it, we rented it long-term for years...someday I may retire there! It's the apple of this owner's eye). The decor is a bit of italian rennaissance. The entire second floor is a Bedroom Suite. It features a Queen-sized bed and, has a Daybed/Trundle (eg: equivalent to two twin beds) as well. The bedroom has a roomy walk in closet and an attached full bath with jetted tub/ shower. Downstairs is the cozy living room with soft leather furnishings along with its charmingly quaint kitchen. Handhewn, craftsman-style cabinets surround the antique table seating six. All cook/bakeware and dishes as well as all linens supplied just as they are in the Manor. The remaining first floor houses a full-sized W/D laundry closet. And...Queen-sized Bedroom and full bathroom complete with a handsome, stone-tiled, walk-in shower, discrete grab bars, and handheld shower-head. The stairwell to the second floor has wide, shallow steps and a discrete ramp off the gated courtyard allows easy access to the Cottage for Seniors, wheelchairs, and the handicapped.
Groups desiring more than the Manor alone will find the Cottage is perfect for grandparents, the older guests in your group..or just those wishing to have their own bedrooms. Because of the way the two separately gated and enclosed courtyards are angled....both Taylor Manor and its Cottage enjoy shady privacy.
Book the Manor directly with the owner or online on this website now and start the vacation of your dreams!
To rent the Cottage as well as the Manor, contact the owner for rates. It will be handled as a separate rental and is subject to availability.


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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 2220 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    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

  • Children Welcome:

    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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    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

  • Pets Considered:

    $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 /send VRBO request for discussions directly with owner and to get pet breed /age preapproval. ...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    COTTAGE is the home which is handicap/wheelchair accessible. NOT THE MANOR. ( Have had motorized and non-motorized WC-guests use Cottage with no problems)....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Other (See Description)


  • Cottage- Wicker Wonderland : 1 queen

    Delightful w/high comfy bed, quaint furnishings.On 1st floor...moreless

  • Cottage- The Master Suite: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Daybed/Trundle=2 twins vs King.On 2nd fl w/jet tub,lg closet...moreless

  • Manor-Louisa May Alcott Attic Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    2 dormir windows/seats. Dressing Screen. Nintndo/VCR/TV...moreless

  • Manor- Civil War Room: 1 queen

    Civil War ambience/decor, Brick fireplace/French Doors....moreless

  • Manor-The Renaissance Room : 1 queen

    Attached Bath w/shower & jetted tub combo,balcony off BR &TV...moreless

  • Manor- Rose Briar : 1 queen

    Rose and Wicker Themed w/French Doors and Mason fireplace...moreless

  • The MANOR only has 4 BEDROOMs. The first two are in the Cottage (Wicker and Master Suite) These 2 bedrooms are NOT part of the Manor rental ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Claw Tub Hall Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    6 foot Claw Tub w/historic faucet/shower. Tiled & lg windows...moreless

  • Manor half bath Powder Room- 1st floor: toilet

    Marble topped handmade sink and charming rose decor...moreless

  • Master Bedroom 'Renaissance' has attached Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Spacious Walk-in Closet. Attached to Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Cottage: 2nd floor Bedroom Suite has attached Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    2nd floor Master Bedroom Suite (Colonial themed)...moreless

  • Cottage- Stone-tiled Walk in Shower/Bathroom: toilet, shower

    1st floor; optional shwr chair; handheld shwrhead, grab bars...moreless

  • MANOR has only the 2 full bathrooms (Master Bath with jetted tub/shower) and Claw Tub/Shower Bathroom and one half bathroom. Cottage Bathrooms above are not part of Manor rental. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Dressing Screen & mirror disco ball in the Attic Bedroom of Manor delight all ages. Boardgames are in Taylor Manor beneath TV cabinet. Books and videos are available . Manor courtyard has umbrella table and rocking iron patio chairs. Outside table and chairs for four and an iron settee for two is located on the rear deck in the courtyard of the Carriage House. Motion-detector & solar lighting is present. Ceiling Fans are in all bedrooms, Living rooms, & Dining areas. Walk to not necessary. Hypoallergenic. Ceiling Fans abound along with central AC/H. Brochures/sample menus/personal recommendations....moreless


  • Books:

    (Numerous) modern and classics available. Please return prior to departure....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD players in Manor LR and Master BR ...moreless

  • Games:

    (Numerous) Board Games ...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3)Cable TV/DVD/VCR's in Master Bedrooms and Living Room. 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

  • Stereo:

    Small stereo boombox in both Manor with CD player...moreless

  • Television:

    All are Flat Screen TV's. 32' in Manor LR. 27' in Manor Renaissance Bedroom. 24' with VCR/Tapes in Manor LMA Attic Br....moreless

  • Toys:

    A few antique toys available in Manor LMA Attic Bedroom ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    Nintendo GameCube and controller located in attic bedroom of Taylor Manor...moreless

  • Video Games:

    4 Nintendo video games are available for use with game cube - Rated E...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Assorted videos, Classics, Modern Favorites available for guest use ...moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Antique Manor DR Set seats 8 - 11. Manor Antique Oak Dinette in Kitchen seats 4 - 6. Plus cardboard table/chairs....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    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

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Two Full sized Dryers in Manor. One is part of the stackable W/D unit in closet on second floor. The other is a full-sized Dryer in water closet off the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplaces in Manor: Pink Marble in Living, Black Granite in Dining Room. Adorable twin brick/masonry fireplaces in upstairs front two bedrooms. Decorative use only...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Fitness gym on nearby Broughton Street has daily passes available for purchase. ...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    First floor fireplaces are equipped as gas and fireplaces and logs present in LR- BUT....due to use as rental, not hooked to gas source. So decorative only...moreless

  • Heating:

    Central Heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed Wireless access ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We take special pride in offering comfortable mattresses and bedding. ...moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    Manor Living Room has soft leather and wood furnishings and polished wood floors...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    2 cars in rear driveway. East half of driveway is for Manor Guests....park cars front to back. Parking Onstreet in front of Manor is available for free as well. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Plentiful, non-metered (eg: free) street parking available in front of Manor on East Taylor Street. ...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    BYO (Bring Your Own Linen) Option available for Guests who wish to take on that discount. Call/Inquire for details...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stackable W/D Set in 2nd floor Closet. Washing Machine is a front loader. Closet has old fashioned Ironing Board on Door. Iron supplied ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed Secured Wifi network available throughout Manor premises. Must bring own laptop. Network is security enabled and keycode is provided upon check-in....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Recommendations for Caterers available. Guest makes own arrangements and payment terms....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    with filters provided. Small amt coffee provided for first pot or two...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All Dishes/Cookware/Bakeware and utensils provided. Blender, toaster and coffeemaker plus large crock pot & griddle. Charcoal Grill in crtyd...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    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

  • Dishwasher:

    shhhhhhhhh.... dishwasher IS efficient and, best of all....very quiet. Easy to continue conversations when on...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Ideal for the gourmet chef and those who love to cook! Taylor Manor has spacious kitchen with modern/quiet appliances and 400-year-old wood countertops. ...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Over the stove microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt/Pepper by Owner. Misc spices added by departing guests :). ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side freezer/refrigerator with in-door water/ice maker in Manor. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Ceramic topped Range/Oven in Manor w/stainless steel Microwave. Self -Cleaning. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Taylor Manor's Master Bedroom has a private balcony overlooking the courtyard below furnished with a small table and 2 chairs....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Available for rent w/waiver signature required and $15.00 daily use fee required. Availability of Bikes not garaunteed as belong/used by owners...moreless

  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio:

    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

  • Gazebo:

    Located down the street in Whitfield Square- site of numerous outdoor weddings....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby Golf Courses on Hutchinson Island (approx 5 miles) and Bacon Park. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Grills in Courtyard...moreless

  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    3 Tennis Courts at southern end of Forsyth Park. Racquets provided by OWNER at Guest Request. Balls must be purchased by Guest. Availability of Racquets not garaunteed as belong/used by owners....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Aquatic Center open to public for small fee in Savannah. Location is outside of historic district...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    On Manor Deck (off rear entrance of Kitchen). Hot Tub overlooks Courtyard below. Will seat 5 - 6 persons. Separate Fee if included in Reservation...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

    Master Bathrooms in Taylor Manor has jetted tub/shower ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 82 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
MANOR Spring 2015
Feb 28 - Jun 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$3,536 $8,500
MANOR Summer 2015
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$3,034 $7,500
MANOR Fall 2015
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$3,536 $8,500
MANOR Winter 2015
Dec 1 - Feb 11, 2016
3 night min stay
$3,034 $7,500
MANOR Spring 2016
Feb 12 - Jun 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$3,536 $8,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$3,536 $8,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Exit Clean $200
  • Outdoor Hot Tub-optional $125
  • Taxes Included


TAXES ARE ALREADY INCLUDED IN NIGHTLY RATES. EXIT CLEAN EXTRA FEE. HOT TUB EXTRA/OPTIONAL. Weekly rates includes 7TH NIGHT FREE. Nonrefundable booking fee of one nights accommodation when booking directly w/ower. 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 COTTAGE ALSO...CONTACT OWNER FOR COTTAGE RATES/AVAILABILITY

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 03/30/2015
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Savannah Hilton Head
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pinkie Masters Bar and The Pirate House
1.7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
River Street water ferry to Hutchinson Island
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hutchinson Island and Bacon Park Golf Courses
8 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 17
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Tybee Beach

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. 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!


Owner info

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'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.'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 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!

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  • Front view of 3 story 
Manor from Taylor Street

    Front view of 3 story Manor from Taylor Street

  • Manor Living Room view from hall (Couch & chair close to camera not in view)

    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

    Three faux french doors lead out to Manor Bilevel Deck and Courtyard below

  • Half Bath in Manor -1st floor

    Half Bath in Manor -1st floor

  • Rear view (from balcony) of Master Bedroom

    Rear view (from balcony) of Master Bedroom

  • Civil War- themed Bedroom

    Civil War- themed Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom attached Bath with whirlpool tub/shower combination

    Master Bedroom attached Bath with whirlpool tub/shower combination

  • Couryard showing Patio and Bilevel Deck with Hot Tub

    Couryard showing Patio and Bilevel Deck with Hot Tub

  • View of Manor from rear driveway. Hot Tub hidden behind lattice screen top right

    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

    Beautiful Whitefield Square is one blk away & often has outdoor weddings

  • Much photographed Forsyth Park is a few blocks from the Manor

    Much photographed Forsyth Park is a few blocks from the Manor

  • Festivals, Running & Biking Marathons are commonplace throughout downtown

    Festivals, Running & Biking Marathons are commonplace throughout downtown

  • Entrance Foyer from front porch

    Entrance Foyer from front porch

  • Manor 'Cooks' KItchen is huge.  A rarity among historic homes

    Manor 'Cooks' KItchen is huge. A rarity among historic homes

  • Manor Dining Room seats 8-10.  Additional Oak Dinette in Kitchen seats 4-5

    Manor Dining Room seats 8-10. Additional Oak Dinette in Kitchen seats 4-5

  • Renaissance-themed Master Bedroom

    Renaissance-themed Master Bedroom

  • Rosebud -themed Bedroom

    Rosebud -themed Bedroom

  • Louisa May Alcott-themed Attic Bedroom

    Louisa May Alcott-themed Attic Bedroom

  • 6 foot antique claw tub

    6 foot antique claw tub

  • Manor HotTub (on bilevel deck overlooking umbrella table/chairs on patio)

    Manor HotTub (on bilevel deck overlooking umbrella table/chairs on patio)

  • The Manor is ablaze in jasmine blooms each Spring

    The Manor is ablaze in jasmine blooms each Spring

  • Carriage Tour picking guests up at the front steps of Taylor Manor

    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

    Walk through Squares w/oaks draped in spanish moss to River St. for an afternoon

  • Lovely, 1870 Historic Taylor Manor

    Lovely, 1870 Historic Taylor Manor

VRBO #140776

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Lovely, Historic Manor, built 1870, sleeps 11 in comfort

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