Beautifully Restored 1888 Italianate Mansion.
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The main house rental is the front, parkside half of a lovingly restored Italianate Mansion, winner of Historic Savannah Foundations preservation award. A grand staircase, beautiful park views, marble fireplaces, floor to ceiling windows and antique heart pine floors add a sense of elegance and history , Upstairs there are two large bedroom suites with full baths.We are located in Savannah's legendary Historic District overlooking Forsyth Park, 30 acres of lush scenery, tree shaded jogging paths, tennis and basketball courts, playground, a new visitor center and cafe, and the famous Forsyth Park Fountain that dates to 1858. You are within walking distance to amazing architecture, tours, spooky cemeteries, museums,River street, restaurants and shopping. The beach at Tybee Island is only 12 miles away. Be our guest and experience the timeless charm and excitement that is Savannah.
Also available at this location:
Carriage House - 1 bedroom, 1 bath (vrbo#376073)
Garden Suite - 2 bedroom, 1 bath (vrbo#376074)
Keywords: Historic home, carriage house , garden suite, apartment, gardens courtyard
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
- 2.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
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Our Savannah Trip
Our Savannah Trip
Thank you for a wonderful stay in Savannah. The listing description was accurate and everything was clean and well maintained. I would definitely recommend to a friend. Thanks again!
- Guest Catherine S.
- Date of stay 03/24/13
- Review Submitted 03/31/13
This lovely home is absolutely charming. It has been restored beautifully and its incredibly high ceilings, gas fireplaces, spacious rooms and lovely decor make this a wonderful home to stay in. The listing photos were accurate and the property was clean and well-maintained. The owner was quite helpful. My group of 5 women found this home to be everything it was reported to be. It is located right across from Forsyth Park and an easy drive (less than 5 minutes) from historic downtown. Adequate street parking here is a plus. I was slightly cautious about the reportedly tiny kitchen, but it was adequate for preparing full meals while we were there, although we had to be strategic about fridge space without a full-size refrigerator. Lovely home!
- Guest runningmommy
- Date of stay 02/15/13
- Review Submitted 02/22/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Stay at Italianate Mansion
Stay at Italianate Mansion
The mansion was beautifully restored and the grounds were charming. The pictures do not do it justice compared to seeing it in person. However, the kitchen was very small and not at all indidcated by the pictures listed. I also noticed the property was not very clean, there was dust everywhere, the floors needed to be swept and the bathroom was not spotless. I would recommend this property to others and would consider it again for my stays in Savannah, as long as the cleanliness was up to par.
- Guest Rachael
- Date of stay 11/15/12
- Review Submitted 11/28/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: We have strict standards regarding cleaning and sanitation. Our cleaning staff is thorough and pays careful attention to details. You can be assured that all of our vacation rental properties are exceptionally clean and sanitized. Here are some quotes from previous guests regarding cleanliness : ."The apartment was very clean and cozy. It felt like a home away from home. We would definitely stay here again!" ."We had no trouble with anything - everything was clean and organized." ."My mother and I stayed at the Mansion and it is SO BEAUTIFUL!! It was clean and quiet!" ."The house was clean and is clearly well-maintained, including a lovely porch and garden." ."The home is magnificantly kept, well laid out and "warm" no matter what time of year you stay." The kitchen in the Itallianate Mansion was designed to maintain the wonderful historic elements of the home. It is a small but efficent kitchen with an island design. There is a full size range , dishwasher, undercounter refrigerator, sink , coffee maker, microwave etc. We have recently had guests that cooked a complete Thanksgiving dinner (including a Turkey) with no problem.
My group (two couples) stayed at the Italianate Mansion for the weekend of the Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon. The location was ideal as it was steps away from the finish line. It was a little over a mile to River Street, but this was fine for our active group. The Mansion itself was beautifully restored and very spacious. The bedrooms and bathrooms were well appointed and very comfortable. The two upstairs bathrooms are ensuite which is great for privacy. There is a half bath on the first floor in addition to the upstairs bathrooms. There is a large dining room and large living room. We enjoyed sitting on the side porch and hearing the garden fountains. Drawbacks: The kitchen was more of a "kitchenette" and was quite small. However, this was not a problem for us as we mostly took advantage of the variety of excellent restaurants Savannah has to offer. The noise from the street was very loud (probably due to the age of the home and the windows) and I could see this being a problem for light sleepers. There is a tv in each bedroom, but none in the main living space. It would have been nice to have one in the main living space when everyone wanted to be together and watch some of the football games on tv. These complaints are minor inconveniences however, and overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had a wonderful time and loved Savannah and loved the Italianate Mansion. We would absolutely stay there again, and would recommend it to friends as well.
- Guest Wolfgang
- Date of stay 11/02/12
- Review Submitted 11/09/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
The Italianate perfect way to experience Savannah
The Italianate perfect way to experience Savannah
The mansion was the perfect setting to immerse ourselves in the Savannah way of life. I loved that the location, the neighborhood. had a bohemian feel to it The Sentient bean was a stones throw away, a lovely restaurant and Bar around the corner named the Local was a great setting for a nightcap after a full day of activities. So much to do and such great food. It was so nice to return to this well appointed home and sit on the veranda have a glass of wine and people watch. The weekend farmers market in Forsythe park provided everything we needed for breakfasts and snacks. Our visit was perfect and I bring back many fond memories of Beautiful Savannah. Well done Diana thank you Pauline Lamont
- Guest Pauline L.
- Date of stay 10/12/12
- Review Submitted 10/18/12
Italiante Mansionin Downtown Savannah
Italiante Mansionin Downtown Savannah
The home was absolutely beautiful, The pictures hardly do the home justice. Forsyth Park can be busy at times, but the convenience of the home on the edge of the park and within a stone's throw of any downtown activities, as well as Tybee and Skidaway Islands far outweigh any noise from the traffic or the park. Diana was a wonderful host. We had lived in Savannah 20 years ago, and were returning for our daughter to look at Savannah College of Art and Design - a premier school in the south. We were able to take time as tourists, spend an afternoon at the beach, and wander through the downtown. Savannah is beautiful, and I was reminded why we moved there many years ago. All-in-all a great experience, and we would love to return soon!
- Guest Scott
- Date of stay 08/05/12
- Review Submitted 08/19/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.
My mother and I stayed at the Mansion and it is SO BEAUTIFUL!! It was her Mother's Day present to her from my husband and I. It was clean and quite! The Mansion is HUGE and more room than the 2 of us needed but I wanted her to get the full exsperience of staying in Historic Savannah and she loved it all!! The kitchen is small, as you can see in the picture, but that was the only negative it has. The bedrooms are huge with beautiful furnishing! The bathrooms were amazing but the bathroom in the bedroom with the roteiron bed was amazing! Claw foot tub and all!! The landlord was super nice and her son met us and let us in. He was very helpful with tips on where to eat and the must see's of Savannah! It was exactly the exsperience I was looking for! We had a wonderful 4 days and would diffiently stay at the Mansion again!
- Guest Emily C.
- Date of stay 05/18/12
- Review Submitted 05/22/12
This home is beautiful, elegant, and conveniently located right across the street from Forsyth Park. We had no trouble with parking, and ended up walking most places. The house was clean and is clearly well-maintained, including a lovely porch and garden. For those wanting to cook while staying here, be warned that the kitchen is VERY tiny (mini-fridge only). What you see in the photo is pretty much the entire kitchen, minus a microwave and coffee maker not pictured. There was a full stove/oven and microwave, so that was nice. Plenty of flatware, glasses, etc. The small kitchen is the only reason I don't rate this property with 5 stars. We LOVED the house, and found it difficult to leave!!
- Guest Amy C.
- Date of stay 03/22/12
- Review Submitted 03/28/12
Owner response: Amy Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review. I am so glad you loved the house and our lovely park. Our island kitchen was expressly designed to work with the historic architecture of the house and be super efficient in a small space. Our under-counter refrigerator is actually 4.3 cu ft and can fit quite alot. We have had guests cook a dinner party for eight with no problems!
We are in love with Savannah and this historic home made us love it even more. Beautiful, spacious, well appointed, designed and decorated. Free parking on the street, coffee and organic food store just steps away, an interesting social life just sitting on the porch as people stopped to chat. Lots to do and see based out of this lovely neighbourhood. We were just across from the busy end of Forsyth Park where the basketball/tennis courts and soccer fields are well used. Very lively! There was a good organic market in the empty parking lot on Saturday morning which will move in February. Very highly recommended but there are lots of stairs up to the bedrooms if that is an issue for people with limited mobility. We hope to be back!
- Guest wallishouse
- Date of stay 01/19/12
- Review Submitted 01/30/12
This is a warm and beautiful home. Perfectly situated along the southern portion of Forsyth Park you are surrounded by some of the most elaborate mansions the south has to offer. While the walk to the river is approximately a mile, if you take Whitaker Street the sights are breath taking. The Sentient Bean coffee shop is within a block of the Italian Mansion and you can't go wrong grabbing something to-go at the Brighter Days Natural foods next door for relaxing or strolling around the park. We made several trips "downtown" and loved exploring the parks along Bull Street to the River and Paula Deans. The Leoci's Trattoria a few blocks from the Mansion is fantastic for an early or late dinner. The out door seating is very comfortable with a large tent and plenty of gas heaters to make for a romantic evening. Wear some good walking shoes because the cobblestone streets and old brick walks are everywhere. We found the streets very safe and took in several excellent "ghost tours" which originated in Chippewa Park. The guides were first class and you can't beat being in the Ghost capital of the USA. The pictures of the Italian Mansion do not do it justice. The home is magnificantly kept, well laid out and "warm" no matter what time of year you stay. We ran the First Savannah Rock n' Roll Marathon and being able to "soak" in the wonderful claw foot bath following the race was the icing on the cake! Thanks Diana and Jesse for being such wonderful hosts.
- Guest Tom L.
- Date of stay 11/03/11
- Review Submitted 11/07/11
Owner response: Thanks for your glowing review. It was great having you stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed our beautiful city as much as we do.
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: I am originally from the New York, New Jersey area and I fell in love with Savannah on my first visit 8 years ago I loved restoring this elegant house. I am proud to share my beautiful home and city with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Why the Owner Chose Savannah:
I chose Savannah because it is the most charming and eclectic city. It has southern charm and elegance.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
I love walking everywhere. there is always something to see or do. My dog "Bacala" loves the park. He thinks it is his. There is a farmers market in the park every Saturday.
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Original Heart Pine Staircase
Dining / Door to side porch
Looking down the grand staircase towards the entrance.
Clawfoot tub detail
Parlor/ Marble fireplace
Dining/ double arches
Side Porch looking out at Forsyth Park
Bath / Claw foot Tub
Bath / Marble Tiles
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