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Historic 1838 Condo - Great Value & Location - 175+ Reviews!

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Front of Bird Baldwin House facing Liberty Street with azaleas in bloom

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Savannah condo description

For stays of 4 nights or longer (except for specialty dates like SCAD graduation, Rock & Roll Marathon, St. Patrick's Day, Tour of Homes, etc.) we will be happy to see if we can offer a lower rate for a longer stay. Please contact us directly through the 'email owner' button to the right.

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The following is taken from the Savannah Visitor's Center self- guided walking tour. Our house is the first stop on the tour!

'We begin our tour at the Visitors Center on MLK (1) and head East on Liberty Street to the corner of Liberty and Barnard. Across the street on the Southwest corner sits the Bird-Baldwin House (2). It is the oldest building in the city south of Liberty St. The original wood portion (left) was constructed in 1838. The floor plan, typical of most construction at the time, had a wide entrance hall with double parlors. The parlor floor was raised to permit maximum air through the house. Mr. Lewis Bird, a prominent Attorney began the original construction, but before it was completed the entire Bird family perished on the Steamship Pulaski when it exploded off the coast of North Carolina. (just to make things a little more intersting the closest square to the house is Pulaski Square!)

Mr. Bird's mother completed the house and sold it to his law partner Mr. Baldwin who lived in it for many years. The stucco portion was added in 1860. The house was used by General Shermans' officers as thier headquarters. Over the years the house has been a private residence, an apartment building, a store and a corner tavern known as 'Harry's'.

It had deteriorated so badly that street people were living in it and it caught fire several times yet the house survived. After sitting vacant for many years, in 1980 it was renovated into six apartments. In 1991 it became a Bed & Breakfast. A couple of years ago it was converted into condominiums.'

Our condos are a wonderful example of Savannah architecture and living. They are located at 201 West Liberty Street (at the intersection of Barnard and Liberty Streets and just one block West of the geographic center of the Historic District and are available for both short-term and long-term rental. Each 1000 square foot- non smoking - condo rental is located on the third floor (walk up) with no guests above you for additional privacy.

Our Savannah condos offer soaring ceilings and Savannah heart pine flooring. Large windows offer a great view and lots of light but also privacy since the units are on the third floor. Each has a large private bath with Jacuzzi jetted tub which is great after long walks in one of America's 'Most Walkable Cities.' Each has a fully furnished kitchen (with combo microwave/convection oven and separate cooktop) which gives you the opportunity to cook your own meals or take advantage of several wonderful restaurants in the immediate area. Each unit is non smoking and offers one king size bed and one pull out sofa. Wireless High Speed Internet is also available.

The Bird Baldwin House is a short walk from the Savannah Visitor's Center where you can pick up a guided tour trolley or learn more about the activities Savannah has to offer. One complimentary off street - onsite parking is included in your rental. These cozy condos offer all you need for a couple of days or a couple of months. Live like a true Savannahian... If only for a short while!

Both condos are located at the corner of West Liberty Street and Barnard Street. Orleans Square is one block South and Pulaski Square is 1/2 block North. They are located close to SCAD student dorms on Oglethorpe and are directly across from the Savannah Civic Center, the site of SCAD graduation. Great for visits from SCAD parents!

The condos are furnished with all bed linens and bath terry. They are also stocked with extra pillows and blankets. We always take in to account the number of guests and length of stay and try to leave plenty of bath terry & linen. Please notify us when making your reservation if you plan to use the pullout sofa. Of course we ask that you reuse bath terry whenever possible. We are unable to provide daily linen & terry service. For extended stays we will drop off clean bath terry and pick up soiled terry. Due to such a wide variety of personal preference, we are unable to provide personal hygiene items like face soap, bath soap, shampoo or conditioner. Please bring these items with you.

These condo units are locally owned and operated. When you call or email for information you are speaking with the owners, not a management company who oversees hundreds of units. We are in these units between each guest visit to ensure that they are clean and well maintained. When we have family and friends visit Savannah, they stay here.

We have over 35 years combined hospitality experience. We spent over a year looking for a condo that offered all the key touchpoints that we know, from experience, visitors to Savannah need and expect. A great location that is easy to find for first time visitors (we are less than two blocks west of the geographic center of the Historic District), off street parking, a historically significant building (built in 1838), original doors and heart pine flooring, comfortable furnishings including a large king bed with high-end mattress and box spring (no thin worn out mattresses), a very large jacuzzi and a fully equipped kitchen with all utensils and pots and pans. Each unit has a coffee maker but we do not provide filters or coffee. Those items can be purchased locally. These are truly great condo units available at very competitive rates.

Check out our other Savannah VRBO listings! #147271 and #378746

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Property Type

      • Condo

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Fireplace (available seasonal), Wireless High Speed Internet (through Comcast Cable - guest must have own computer or laptop), Cooktop, Combo Microwave/Convection Oven, No pets...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • VCR

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Rafting
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Gas Fireplace
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Wireless Internet

                          Kitchen

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator

                          Outside

                              • Deck / Patio

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Mastercard
                              • Visa

                              Pool / Spa

                                  • Jetted Tub
                                   

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Winter
                                  Nov 24 - Feb 1, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $129
                                  Early Spring
                                  Feb 2 - Mar 15, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $159
                                  St Patrick's Day
                                  Mar 16 - Mar 17, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $299
                                  Late Spring
                                  Mar 18 - Jun 30, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $159
                                  Summer
                                  Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $139
                                  Fall
                                  Oct 1 - Nov 4, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $169
                                  Rock & Roll Marathon
                                  Nov 5 - Nov 8, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $325
                                  Winter
                                  Nov 9 - Feb 1, 2016
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $139
                                  Spring
                                  Feb 2 - Mar 16, 2016
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $159

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                                  • Cleaning fee $75 + tax
                                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                                  • Tax Rate 13%

                                  Cancellation policy:

                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2004

                                  About the owner: Stephanie and I both grew up in Alabama. She is from Fairhope and I am from Anniston. We met at and graduated from Auburn University. We were both in the hospitality industry, working at resorts like Callaway Gardens and the Grove Park Inn, until we made the decision that Stephanie would stay home when our son was born in 1997. Our daughter was born the next year. I have over 28 years in the hospitality industry with most of that in executive management positions. Stephanie has handled the condos since we purchased them in 2004. She is very thorough and is always quick to respond to inquiries (check out the photo of her responding to inquiries while we were on vacation in a remote Alaskan bear camp! How she had cell coverage I have no idea.) We enjoy what we do and consider ourselves truly blessed in so many ways. Savannah is a great city! When we are not working or raising two teenagers, we like to go to the mountains of North Carolina to relax.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Savannah:
                                  My wife, children and I moved to Savannah from Atlanta in October of 2001 and immediately fell in love with Savannah. We chose to invest in Savannah and purchased two units in the Bird Baldwin House in June 2004. The Bird Baldwin House was built in 1838 and is more than 170 years old! It is the oldest house south of Liberty Street. We have really enjoy owning such a unique part of Savannah's rich architectural history.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                                  We live in Savannah full time so we get to enjoy the Historic District and Tybee Island almost every day. The pedicabs are a great way to get around the Historic District. I work downtown and walk to almost all my meetings.


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                                  Photos

                                  • Front of Bird Baldwin House facing Liberty Street with azaleas in bloom

                                    Front of Bird Baldwin House facing Liberty Street with azaleas in bloom

                                  • Parlor showing gas fireplace and view towards bathroom

                                    Parlor showing gas fireplace and view towards bathroom

                                  • view of parlor with gas fireplace and new furnishings

                                    view of parlor with gas fireplace and new furnishings

                                  • king bedroom with original pine floors & gas fireplace (guest photo)

                                    king bedroom with original pine floors & gas fireplace (guest photo)

                                  • Mahogany King bedroom.

                                    Mahogany King bedroom.

                                  • Bird-Baldwin House located at the corner of Liberty & Barnard Street

                                    Bird-Baldwin House located at the corner of Liberty & Barnard Street

                                  • Efficient kitchen perfect for cooking your own breakfast before a big day out!

                                    Efficient kitchen perfect for cooking your own breakfast before a big day out!

                                  • An easy walk to the beautiful Forsyth Park fountain.

                                    An easy walk to the beautiful Forsyth Park fountain.

                                  • Stephanie answering inquires while on vacation in Alaska. We were at Bear Camp!

                                    Stephanie answering inquires while on vacation in Alaska. We were at Bear Camp!

                                  • Back porch view of the Bird Baldwin House

                                    Back porch view of the Bird Baldwin House

                                  • City Market & Ellis Square are great places to visit. Just blocks from our condo

                                    City Market & Ellis Square are great places to visit. Just blocks from our condo

                                  • Ellis Square fountains with City Market in the background.

                                    Ellis Square fountains with City Market in the background.

                                  • Bathroom showing Jacuzzi jet tub and stand up shower

                                    Bathroom showing Jacuzzi jet tub and stand up shower

                                  • bedroom with king size four poster bed

                                    bedroom with king size four poster bed

                                  • View of additional Parlor (afternoon view )

                                    View of additional Parlor (afternoon view )

                                  • Parlor view looking toward kitchen (evening view)

                                    Parlor view looking toward kitchen (evening view)

                                  • Large back porch, great breezes!

                                    Large back porch, great breezes!

                                  • View from Orleans Square facing back toward Bird Baldwin House - 1 block

                                    View from Orleans Square facing back toward Bird Baldwin House - 1 block

                                  • Beautiful Pulaski Square - 1/2 block behind the Bird Baldwin House

                                    Beautiful Pulaski Square - 1/2 block behind the Bird Baldwin House

                                  • Paula Deen's The Lady & Sons - a short walk down Barnard St. from our condo!

                                    Paula Deen's The Lady & Sons - a short walk down Barnard St. from our condo!

                                  • River Street and Savannah River as seen from Hutchinson Island.

                                    River Street and Savannah River as seen from Hutchinson Island.

                                  • View of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist as seen from Lafayette Park.

                                    View of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist as seen from Lafayette Park.

                                  • Vinny Van Go Go's Pizza at City Market. Great pizza and cash only!

                                    Vinny Van Go Go's Pizza at City Market. Great pizza and cash only!

                                  • Ellis Square w/statue of Johnny Mercer. Rub the brim of his hat for good luck!

                                    Ellis Square w/statue of Johnny Mercer. Rub the brim of his hat for good luck!

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                                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 4

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