Beautiful 3 Bedroom Condo Overlooking Forsyth Park, Sleeps 6-8
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Savannah condo description
Welcome to Forsyth on the Green!
This is a tastefully furnished 3 bedroom ~1400 square feet condo overlooking the east side of Forsyth Park, Savannah's 30+ acre version of New York's Central Park. Forsyth Park is the largest green space in historic Savannah and contains walking paths, a café, a children's play area, a Fragrant Garden for the blind, a large and stunning fountain, tennis courts, basketball courts, areas for soccer and Frisbee, and home field for Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Club. From time to time, concerts are held in Forsyth Park to the benefit of the public.
The condo is also conveniently located one block south of the Mansion, a luxury hotel with fine restaurant, cooking school and bar.
River Street is roughly a mile away. This can be best enjoyed via a lovely scenic stroll through historic Savannah. Faster transportation is also available via the DOT express shuttle, Savannah’s fare-free Downtown Transportation system. There is a pick-up point located roughly one block from the condo.
The property was constructed in 1905 and underwent major interior and exterior renovations throughout 2011-2012.
Browse fresh local produce on Saturday mornings at the Forsyth Park Farmer's Market. Stroll to the Sentient Bean for a fresh cup of coffee, light dining and local entertainment. Or stroll north a block and treat yourself to a wonderful dining experience at 700 Drayton. Sip on a glass of wine and enjoy a Forsyth Park concert from the privacy of your 3rd floor balcony. Watch the lights of hundreds of bicyclists as they pass on their Midnight Garden Ride. Stroll thru Forsyth Park, by the fountain and then head north on Bull Street to take in the lifeblood of Savannah's historic district. Take in the amazing chalk art during SCAD's annual sidewalk arts festival.
The main room has a 42' high definition flat screen TV with a Blu-Ray player, cable TV with premium channels and streaming wireless capabilities. A Harmon Karden receiver with bookshelf speakders provide plenty of room filling sound. An auxilliary input cable for MP3 players is provided. Wireless is available throughout the condo. The dining room table can be expanded to twice the width, leaving lots of room for guests. The sofa folds out into a queen-size bed. Plenty of comfortable seating in the main living space. Contact owner in advance for condo phone# and wireless key. Phone service is available.
The front bedroom has a queen size bed with two windows overlooking Forsyth Park. Matching night stands and chest of drawers complete the room. The middle bedroom features exquisite crotch mahogony antique furniture (double bed, chest of drawers, vanity with mirror, bookstand). The room also has a reach-in closet. The rear bedroom is furnished in a more contemporary fashion with a queen bed.
Overhead ceiling fans with lighting in each bedroom and main room.
The front bath includes a vanity, bath/shower and toilet. The rear bath has a vanity, corner shower unit and toilet. Both bathrooms are equipped with hair dryers.
The kitchen includes a dishwasher, range top, microwave, oven , refrigirator and garbage disposal. Cooking utensils, pots, pans, spices, glasses, etc are fully stocked. A rear covered porch with ceiling fan and chairs is directly out the back door by the kitchen.
Original artwork is hung throughout the apartment.
The fireplaces are decorative only and not intended for use.
Smoking is permitted on either front or back covered porch.
This is a 3rd floor walk-up unit. There are both front interior and rear exterior staircases.
Small pets ( 15 lbs) okay with prior approval from owner. A small non-refundable pet fee will be required.
We're looking to establish long-term relationships with our condo guests. We want to earn your repeat business and share our love for the wonderful Savannah experience.
Keywords: Condo, Forsyth Park, Fountain, Mansion, Drayton, Victorian District, Brighter Day, Rock and Roll Marathon, Concert, Brighter Day, Wedding, Picnic, Jazz Festival
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
The brand new HVAC system includes a Guardian Aire Ultra Violet Light in the duct system to eliminate air born viruses and odors. This would be of particular value to people sensitive to allergies....moreless
- Washing Machine:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
Location & View
The Confederate Monument was completed in the spring of 1879 and is located in Forsyth Park. Although the lone figure of a proud yet beaten soldier stands atop this monument, it is truly a memorial to the hundreds of thousands of soldiers who gave their lives for the lost cause of the Confederate States. From about 1866 to 1872, women of the former Confederate states formed memorial associations in order to take responsibility for the decent and permanent interment of slain Confederate soldiers in cemeteries, where possible, and institutionalized annual memorial services, which consisted of decorating the graves with flowers....moreless
- Equestrian Events
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Basketball Court
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Live Theater
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Come create or view chalk art masterpieces on the sidewalks of Forsyth Park during SCAD's annual Sidewalk Arts Festival. The popular event, free and open to the public, features a chalk art competition, children's drawing areas for young artists, and food, drinks and music. Next event 4/27/2013. Forsyth Park is a 30 acre green space located in downtown Savannah. It was originally created in the 1840s on 10 acres of land donated by William Hodgson. In 1851, the park was expanded and named for Georgia Governor John Forsyth. By 1853, all original planned wards of Savannah were occupied and a large public park was added to the extreme south end of the city plan. This park was anticipated by General James Oglethorpe's plan and was made possible by a donation of 20 acres of land owned by Forsyth. The fountain at the north end of Forsyth Park was added in 1858 and is reminiscent of fountains in the Place de la Concorde in Paris and in Cuzco, Peru. At this time, Parisian urban planning was centered on the development of residential neighborhoods radiating out from a central green space. The Parisian model of developing large city parks was emulated by large cities in the United States, with even smaller cities, such as Savannah, asserting their own cosmopolitan image. Every St.Patricks Day the fountain is ceremoniously turned green in celebration of the Savannah's deep Irish heritage....moreless
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Rock n roll
Rock n roll
We stayed the weekend of the marathon. It was the perfect location. We never had to move our car, walked everywhere even to the grocery store. The weather was great to sit out and enjoy the park view. The owner is very detailed down to telling us how to work the ceiling fan in living room. Best vacation ever!!!!!
- Guest Michael S.
- Date of stay 11/07/13
- Review Submitted 11/21/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Wonderful Homey Place Away From Home
Wonderful Homey Place Away From Home
This condo suited our needs just perfectly - 3 friends (2 from Europe) in town for a wedding and roommate reunion from Geneva, Switzerland. We loved the spaciousness, openness, 3 large and comfortable bedrooms, 2 porches, fabulous and convenient location (1/2 block from the wedding reception at The Mansion), steps from Forsyth Park, 2 blocks from a supermarket, and easy walking access to the Historic District and all of downtown Savannah. A new glass shower unit was installed in the 2nd bathroom just before we rented it (replacing the claw foot bathtub) - it was very convenient and efficient to have 2 baths with showers - great addition! We felt totally at home in our vacation base away from home. Mark was very gracious, accommodating and hospitable in helping out when necessary. This is a special rental and I would recommend it highly and without hesitation to anyone considering it (we enjoyed the extra exercise to the 3rd floor!). We had a wonderful stay in the condo and loved our visit to Savannah. We hope to come back again sometime in the near future.
- Guest Nancy B.
- Date of stay 10/31/13
- Review Submitted 11/13/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Nancy - it was a pleasure meeting you! I'm glad you had a wonderful stay. Thanks again for your Feng Shui feedback, we'll be incorporating your ideas! Looking forward to your next visit.
I loved our time in this rental. I got married in Savannah during this time and booked the property for my my groomsmen to have for the weekend and I slept in the property for one night. Overall the layout is great, very roomy! The check in and out process was very simple. The location was great and the amenities make it very much like being at home. I would definitely stay here again and my groomsmen and their significant others all loved the space and the convenience of being able to stay together in one location.
- Guest goochua (NC)
- Date of stay 10/25/13
- Review Submitted 11/04/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Josh - Congratulations on your marriage! Savannah is a beautiful place for a wedding and I'm so glad your group had a wonderful stay at Forsyth on the Green.
Charming Forsyth Park Condo
Charming Forsyth Park Condo
The house was fabulous for our little girls getaway. The beds and linens were very comfy and the space was very accommodating and spacious all around. Only pieces of feedback for guests to would be to make sure and bring your own toiletries. Outdoor patio and back deck. Great location near The Mansion and directly across from Forsyth Park, short walk into the heart of downtown. It was a wonderful stay, and we had one of the most fun weekends of all time! The house and Mark's kindness and flexibility definitely added to our experience. We love Savannah, definitely going back!
- Guest Katie A.
- Date of stay 10/04/13
- Review Submitted 10/09/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Katie, It was wonderful to meet you! I'm so glad you had a wonderful Girl's Getaway weekend. I wanted to pass along your recommendations for: Dining: (1) The Public Kitchen and Bar (1 W Liberty St Savannah, GA 31401) (2) The Tavern (bottom floor of Mrs Wilke's). Transportation: (1) Pedicab back to the condo is the way to go! (2) Taxi - Adams A1 Company Looking forward to seeing you on your next trip! Mark
Old school charm with modern upgrades
Old school charm with modern upgrades
I wanted to write a better review because I get the feeling that the owner tries to be a really great host without actually being there. He's super responsive, has a great check in / check out instructions pamphlet (you'll see, it's super cute), and just seems really NICE. The house, however, was not really what I expected. I expected a newer home (which maybe was just wishful thinking on my part) with 2 usable bathrooms. This home is more of a 1.5 bath - one of the bathrooms only has a bathtub, so we all had to share 1 bathroom to shower. That being said, the home was clean, and does have everything you need. The location is also literally right on Forsyth Park, although trees blocked our view of the park. We also ended up driving to the downtown area instead of walking, since the home is still about a mile+ away. .
- Guest Maggie L.
- Date of stay 09/20/13
- Review Submitted 09/24/13
Owner response: Maggie, Thanks for your feedback. By definition, homes in a historic district tend to be older. The property was constructed 1905 with the most recent renovation performed in 2011. Our first bathroom has a combo bath/shower. At the time of your stay, our second bathroom was equipped with an antique claw foot bathtub which had a certain aesthetic appeal. However, I agree that practicality outweighs aesthetics. The tub was removed and replaced with a new corner shower. Please browse our photos to see our latest upgrade. Forsyth Park has a tree line planted on the entire exterior boundary that has grown over many decades. The third floor balcony offers a wonderful people watching perch. It is also a fine place to take in a beverage and occasionally take in the sounds of a concert from the nearby Forsyth Park band shell. The condo is located at the southern end of Savannah's historic district. The northern end is ~1.1 miles away. The majority of our guests park and never move their car until departure. A historic stroll down Bull Street provides an opportunity to take in the historic architecture and charm of this southern gem. For those times when walking is not viable, DOT offers a fare-free transportation in downtown Savannah with a pickup point conveniently located two blocks from the condo (reference Forsyth Park stop E9 on the ConnectOnTheDOT website). Regards, Mark
We had a wonderful time at the home. It was in a great location and convenient to many places of interest. The patio was nice and overlooked Forsyth Park. There are 3 flights of stairs to climb, but it wasn't bad at all, although some visitors may need to be aware. We would definitely stay here again!
- Guest KamiS (Tallassee, AL)
- Date of stay 08/01/13
- Review Submitted 08/08/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Kami - so glad you had a wonderful time! The property is centrally located and convenient to so much that Savannah has to offer. A 3rd floor walk-up unit would be a challenge to mobility impaired guests. The sense of privacy and enjoyment of the balcony overlooking Forsyth Park makes the climb worthwhile! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
My family and I spent 3 wonderful nights here. Proximity to everything was perfect. Looking forward to another visit to Savannah and will definitely be staying here again.
- Guest Andell R. (Charlotte NC)
- Date of stay 07/03/13
- Review Submitted 07/15/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway.
Fabulous place to stay
Fabulous place to stay
We were here for my daughter's wedding at the Mansion and this townhouse could not have been any more perfect. The stairs could be a problem if you are out of shape but we had no issues. The owners are easily reached if there are any problems. We didn't read directions and therefore couldn't find the key at first. We called and they responded within 5 - 10 minutes. I highly recommend this place b/c it is central to anything in Old Town Savannah. Easily walked from here to River Street in 20 minutes. We were lazy and went to the Cafe in the park each morning for coffee and a bagel.
- Guest kwbulldawg (Key West, FL)
- Date of stay 05/22/13
- Review Submitted 06/20/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Pegi, We're so glad you had a wonderful vacation at Forsyth on the Green! Thanks for your feedback. Our proximity to the Mansion (1 block north) is a major convenience for many of our guests. The condo is a 3rd floor walk-up unit and may not be suitable for mobility challenged guests. The location is awesome as I truly love Forsyth Park and its easy convenience to the Victorian and Historic Savannah districts. I haven't yet visited the Forsyth Cafe as I've been partial to my old love Sentient Bean at the south end of the park. Please visit us again!
We Had So Much Fun!
We Had So Much Fun!
We stayed here for my destination bachelorette party weekend and loved everything about this place! It was such a beautiful home inside and out, the girls loved being able to walk right out the door and be at Forsyth Park, and we were just blocks away from downtown Savannah and the historic district. We went on a haunted hearse tour one night, and the hearse picked us up directly from the house. It was a great location for a girls weekend and everyone was very impressed. I can't wait to come back with my husband!
- Guest Jess (Destin, FL)
- Date of stay 05/10/13
- Review Submitted 05/22/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: I'm so glad you had a great time! Savannah is a wonderful city and we host a lot of girl's get-away weekends. Please come back and see us again soon.
Perfect for the Wedding at the Mansion
Perfect for the Wedding at the Mansion
A wonderful stay that was close to the Mansion and many wonderful places about Forseyth Park. The stairs were not a concern for us but might be for those who need assistance. Very comfortable and safe. I would not hesitate to book again if in the area.
- Guest Richard G. (Lansing Michigan )
- Date of stay 04/11/13
- Review Submitted 04/17/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
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2 night min stay
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Prices are subject to change at any time and may be higher due to special events. Small pets will be considered with prior discussion with owner. A nightly pet fee per pet will be required.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Cleaning: $80
- Taxes Not included
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There are no reserved parking spaces for the rental unit. When we stay at the condo, we usually park on E. Bolton in a parking lot directly behind a building facing Drayton St. Be aware that if you park on Bolton, street cleaning occurs one night per week. If you're parked on Bolton on that particular night, you will get a ticket. Just be sure to check out street signs....MoreCollapse
- Nearest Airport: SAV (Savannah International) at 12 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Tybee Island at 18 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Mansion at 75 Metres
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: I'm an Enterprise Architect for the premier designer, manufactuer and service provider in the business aviation industry. I believe in my employer's quest for exceptional customer service and apply those principles to my personal life. My wife is a professor in the Animation department at the Savannah College of Art and Design with over 20 years of teaching experience. We enjoy travel, meeting new people,dining and music.
Why the Owner Chose Savannah:
My wife and I LOVE the location! We originally purchased this property as a downtown location for our college age children. We were looking for a property directly on Forsyth Park, a large city park that occupies 30 acres.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Forsyth is Savannah's own Central Park and the site of numerous year-round festivites and events. The convenience of the property to Forsyth Park cannot be overstated. This is an ideal location for weddings in the park. Its wonderful to see the joggers, soccer games, ultimate frisbee and other outdoor activities associated to a large green space. It is within eash walking distance to local restuarants and attractions.
- Primary: 912.306.0505
Exterior shot, the condo is located on the third floor. Awesome balcony!
Main room; door at end of hall opens up onto balcony overlooking Forsyth Park
Middle bedroom with reach-in closet.
Rear well-lit bedroom
Front bathroom shower
The second bathroom includes a corner shower unit
Coffee maker and refrigirator/freezer
A massive wall map will help you plan your visit.
Visit the dramatic Forsyth Park fountain, steps away from your door.
Concerts are occasionally held in Forsyth Park for the benefit of the public.
Enjoy a morning coffee or evening beverage overlooking Forsyth Park
A very comfy chair
Middle bedroom vanity with mirror
Rear bathroom sink
Dishwasher, sink, garbage disposal, oven/rangetop, microwave, refrigerator
new LG washer/dryer stack gets laundry done in a hurry!
Dramatic afternoon lighting
Chill and grill on the back deck.
The front yard is really nice. Location makes all the difference!
The City of Savannah installed a giant xylophone in Forsyth Park.
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