Historic Ardsley Park Cottage - June Special Stay 3, Get 1
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Surrounded by turn-of-the-century bungalows and craftsman-styled homes, Castle Cottage is ready to welcome you to Savannah!
Located in the Ardsley Park Historic District, this circa 1930, two bedroom has been totally renovated but still offers the charming features of yesteryear.
Our Historic Cottage:
Castle Cottage was totally renovated in 2008 yet the historic character is still in tact. One of the many perks of our cottage is that you have your own backyard with a patio and deck. We also have hassle-free meter-free parking on our street as well as a two car driveway.
Stay as connected as you like to with our high speed internet, or just sit back and let the world pass you by. We stream Huluplus here -- sorry, no cable!
If eating out isn’t really your style, stay in and enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, complete with everything you need to make amazing meals without ever leaving home.
* 2 Bedrooms / 1 Full Baths with lots of cottage character & detail
* Kitchen is fully equipted
*Complimentary coffee & tea service
*Indoor Dining Area in Kitchen to seat 2 people
*Private Outdoor Backyard with cafe table for four and bench seating around the edge of the deck.
*Home is fully fenced in for your privacy
*Our Kitchen is open to the 'Morning Room' with French doors & features stainless appliances
Other Important Features of Our Home:
*Free WiFi service
* Cottage is ground level with just a few steps to the front door
*100% cotton sheets & towels
*We clean with only 'green' products such as Method
*Original Art & fun antique pieces that we've found from local antique stores are featured in our home - we love to support our local stores and artists!
*Castle Cottage has arm chairs you may take to Forsyth Park
*We have four large umbrellas for our guests' use
Castle Cottage is located centrally in historic Ardsley Park. Ardsley is a turn-of-the-century residential neighborhood located a quick 3.3 miles by walk, bike ride, or car to the northern border of the Landmark Historic District. We are 1.7 miles to Forsyth Park.
The neighborhood is known for its abundance of historic architectural showpieces including Tudors, Colonial Revivals, Bungalows, & Cottages!
Ardsley is also known for being a VERY central location. You can bike one mile south down Habersham Street to the Habersham Village to gather groceries, meet the liquorsmith, or even grab a tofu burrito at one of our five little restaurants in the 'HV' (Habersham Village).
If you’d like to have a “walk around the neighborhood” our address is 10 E. 53rd St. Savannah GA 31405.
Why should you stay with us?
This is a home where you find your own excitement & relaxation ~ playing Monopoly, reading books in the comfy morning room, gathering together in the backyard, strolling through Ardsley Park, - this is what Castle Cottage is all about!
We hope you will enjoy this cottage as much as we do & will go the extra mile with suggestions for dinner, shopping, or activities to make your stay more plesant.
Looking for more cottages for your family gathering? Busy Bee offers other signature cottages throughout historic Savannah.
- 1300 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen Beds in both bedrooms - 100% cotton bedding
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
- Shower / Tub Combo - Single Vanity
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Feel free to ask me anything - this is my personal home!
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Basketball Court
- Roller Blading
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Cottage 1010 Changeover to Castle CottageGuest comment entered by owner
Cottage 1010 Changeover to Castle Cottage
Just wanted guests to know that Cottage 1010 sold -- Busy Bee has replaced 1010 with Castle Cottage, another signature cottage!
- Guest Tondee d.
- Date of stay 04/01/13
- Review Submitted 04/15/13
Great stay in Savannah
Great stay in Savannah
The 1010 Cottage turned out even better than I thought it would be. The cottage was very close the park and my wife and I walked there every day enjoying the incredible architecture. The cottage provided everything you need to have a wonderful vacation in Savannah. Richard, Pam, and Madison
- Guest Richard S.
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 01/30/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway.
The cottage was clean and presentable. It was mostly as the pictures showed. Parking was a problem. we could never find parking close by at night. We had to park around the corner and move the car to the front when someone left in the morning. The parking is public parking only, so first come first serve. Be careful on Wednesdays. your car must be off the street in the wee hours of the morning for the street sweeper. Be prepared to park at one of the garages overnight or your car may be towed. The surrounding area is mixed with houses that are in need of repair and nice homes. It was not the nicest of areas, if you are not used to run-down areas this may bother you. The area was safe, though not the cleanest. It was indeed quiet and safe. There is a great Restaurant on Montgomery St. They have the best breakfast! The parks are nearby and beautiful! The owners were available to us . The tv room is a bit small for four people. It realistically only fits two people for watching television, I would suggest a larger couch in there. The house is very modern with nice touches. Bring your own laundry soap if you want to do laundry. If you bring pets make sure you crate them and keep them off the furniture , you will be charged an extra cleaning fee. She was fair in her additional cleaning fee and did not charge us a pet deposit. It is basically a nice, clean, safe place with some minor drawbacks.
- Guest Nilda L.
- Date of stay 11/08/12
- Review Submitted 11/13/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
Owner response: I'm so glad you found the home charming, Nilda! The Victorian District is a diverse community which is what adds to its character. There are definitely all walks of life in the neighborhood! Our guest book advises of the parking situation and if you'd prefer to park in a garage, we have those resources available for you as well! I try my best to be sensitive to ALL our guests which is why we charge an additional $50 pet fee for a deeper clean. When we have additional pet hair, etc, it requires our cleaning team to wipe baseboards and launder extra blankets, etc. Most of our guests appreciate this! All the best, Laurie d.
Wonderful stay in Savannah!
Wonderful stay in Savannah!
My adult daughter and I stayed at the Cottage for four nights and had a great time. The house is very well stocked and maintained. Easily accessible to many restaurants and tourist sights. The home has many personal touches including coffee and tea service, a list of recommended restaurants and the location of a grocery store and liquor store. We were able to enjoy a very relaxing vacation without having to worry about necessities. I plan on staying here again if in Savannah! A special thank you to Laurie for all the care and thoughtfulness she puts into the home rental.
- Guest Joan
- Date of stay 10/08/12
- Review Submitted 10/23/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Joan, Thank you for the review! I appreciate your feedback and happy that you were satisfied with the cottage. Thank you for the tips on additional things to stock--we will get on that right away. All the best! Laurie d.
SCAD Move In Day
SCAD Move In Day
The cottage was charming and met our needs. Probably will want to be a little closer to SCAD next time we visit but other than that it worked well and had everything we needed. Thank you.
- Guest SCAD MOM
- Date of stay 09/06/12
- Review Submitted 09/10/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, pet owners, families with young children.
Owner response: Thanks for your review, Susan! I'm glad you enjoyed the cottage and were able to bring your pup. Cottage 1010 is just around the corner from the SCAD Fashion School but most of the buildings on "campus" are spread out all through downtown. I will be happy to assist you in finding a cottage closer to your specific SCAD building in the future. Best, Laurie d.
Laurie is MOST helpful and welcoming - you couldn't ask for more; and the inside of the cottage is very nice. I loved the way it was decorated, LOVED the bath towels, and loved the bedding. That said, all the photos on VRBO are of the inside except the one of the courtyard. So the first impression of the outside and street scene was a little surprising RELATIVE to how nice the inside is when I first drove up, which is not a complaint but rather advice so that no one else is as surprised. I wondered for a split second if I was in the right place. Walk around the corner though, and it's a beautiful street. My main suggestion, which someone else also has written since I was there, is that the bedrooms need curtains very badly (perhaps even black-out lined). The alley that runs parallel to the cottage is fairly brightly-lit at night and has coming and going later than I am usually up and I ended up putting sheets up over the blinds just like the other person did in order to have more privacy and less light. Also, if you are accustomed to having all your blinds wide open and looking out your windows, the cottage does not so much lend itself to that. Little things that don't matter that much so these are just picky suggestions :-) : (1) I had forgotten to pack bar soap and would have loved even the very cheapest of dollar-store or tiny hotel bar soaps when I arrived after a long, hot drive; I used the liquid hand-soap that was there for my shower instead. That was my fault for forgetting but I would have given ANYTHING for it at that moment! (2) Would have loved a radio in the main part of the house since I was there alone and don't really watch TV much; (3) Could have used a pet bowl or two, and maybe a full-length mirror somewhere. The proximity to Forsythe Park was WONDERFUL and a real treat. It's spectacular and everyone in Savannah was so nice! (I also want to mention that I met some of the neighbors in the nearby Victorian houses and they were incredibly nice and welcoming and made you just want to move there!) However, being there alone and never having visited Savannah before, in all honesty I would choose to stay a bit further North - closer to some of the other tourist destinations - just as a first-time visitor and a single woman. As pretty as the cottage was inside I THINK I would have enjoyed being more in the "heart" of the historic district/tourist destinations. Nonetheless a charming place for couples and groups and families!
- Guest Traveler
- Date of stay 04/29/12
- Review Submitted 07/31/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, pet owners.
My college-aged daughters and I had the pleasure of spending 6 days in this wonderful cottage. We visited Savannah and took day-trips to Tybee Island for the glorious beach. The cottage is quite charming and has everything a family needs. It is much larger inside than it appears from the outside. The decorating is very tastefully done and provides a very cozy atmosphere. One is encouraged to relax and enjoy the company of your family. It is close to Forsythe Park where my daughters ran each morning. There are numerous historical sites nearby as well as beautiful buildings and other architectural wonders.
- Guest Jane M.
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 07/17/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you for your kind words, Jane! So glad you enjoyed Cottage 1010 with your family. The owner has a great sense of style and wanted to make sure that guests are comfortable. We hope to see you back soon! Laurie d.
Perfect Vacation Getaway!!
Perfect Vacation Getaway!!
We absolutely loved 1010 Cottage and have recommended it to several friends who are considering a trip to Savannah. Without a doubt, the best value, ideal location, & accommodating in every way. Laurie was so great & what little we needed, she took care of immediately. Most unusual to find such gracious & attentive owner/management. This cottage is a very special place!
- Guest CW/Nashville TN
- Date of stay 05/13/12
- Review Submitted 07/15/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: We loved having you stay - thank you for your kind words. -Laurie d.
We loved staying in the cute, cozy, and comfortable cottage. It was very clean and had everything we needed. The only real problem we encountered was that the cleaning service had turned off the a/c and we didn't know about the switch in the laundry room that had to be turned on first. A call to Laura took care of that. A suggestion for the bedrooms-curtains that will keep out the street lights. I put sheets up to block the light. Overall-a really neat place to stay.
- Guest LuLu
- Date of stay 06/01/12
- Review Submitted 07/11/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: LuLu, Thank you for your review! We love Cottage 1010 as much as you do - it has such a unique artistic flair! Our "cleaner bees" are fantastic gals - they try to make everything "Busy Bee Perfect" for our guests. We will look into the curtains/shades as you mentioned and label the AC for future guests. Thank you for the suggestion! Best, Laurie d.
Great pet friendly get away
Great pet friendly get away
Laurie was very helpful. The home is decorated with cool vintage pieces along with nice upgrades and very organized. We enjoyed breakfast and coffee on the back patio each morning. The house is in close proximity to Forsyth Park and walking distance to many historic squares. Forsyth Park farmers market every saturday in spring/summer months 9am-3pm.
- Guest Meghan
- Date of stay 04/19/12
- Review Submitted 05/03/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Loved hearing about how you took your pup to walk the squares as well as to Vinnies for pizza! Great tip for our pet owners! Thanks for sharing - still would love to find out more about that Ipod Tour you downloaded! Thanks again, Meghan!
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3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change based on season and availability.
Bookings within 28 days of check in are to be paid in full.
Bookings taken online outside of 28 days are asked to pay 50% at time of booking. Bookings taken over phone outside of 28 days are asked to pay $300 deposit at time of booking.
Busy Bee does offer travel insurance so please ask.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
13% State, County, and City taxes on top of rate.
Damage Insurance required through vrbo
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Airport: Savannah Airport at 15 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Downtown DOT Ferry to Westin at 3.3 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Interstate 16 at 2.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Tybee Island at 20 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: The Five Spot at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Bellas Italian at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
About: I'm a Savannah native who loves the lifestyle of the lowcountry! Me & my pup, Tondee, love to explore the various parks around the Castle Cottage including Forsyth Park and Daffin Park.
The Ardsley Park neighborhood is family-friendly and centrally located. A mere 2.5 mile bike ride to the Savannah River or about a fun run up to Forsyth Park on the weekend for the Farmers' Market. Only 20 miles to the beach!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The benefits of being here is that its incredibly comfortable at a great price. The cottage was styled by a friend a local furniture boutique and it is very welcoming and friendly. We have tried to think of everything including coffee, flashlight, umbrella, etc. We want you to be comfortable in our home and enjoy your stay!
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Our 'Morning Room' filled with light!
Large Living Room - Lots of Light - Plantation Shutters for Privacy
French doors lead to sunny back deck and private back yard.
Cottage Kitchen - lots of personality!
We supply paper towels, dish soap, hand soap, new sponge, coffee & tea.
View from living room to sleeping area / bathroom.
Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed - Ceiling Fan - Armoire and Dresser
Bathroom - stand up shower / tub combo
Back Deck just off Morning Room - built in bench seating and cafe table.
Private back yard.
Castle Cottage in Lovely Savannah, Georgia
DVD and Computer for Your Use
View from French doors to Living Room and Kitchen
Gas range! Fully equipped kitchen.
Two top table in kitchen - most of our guests prefer to dine outside!
Bathroom separates two bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed - Cozy, Cozy, Cozy!
Bathroom - stand up shower/ tub combo.
Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed - 100% Cotton Bedding - One Closet and Jackson Press
Private Back yard
Castle Cottage in friendly Ardsley Park
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