Built Ca1870-Lovely Historic Manor in Heart of Downtown Historic District(83 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Townhome
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 story, 4 BR / 2.5 BA Handsome Historic Manor. Rear 2BR Cottage avail separatel
You'll find stylish luxury & antique ambience blending perfectly w/21st century convenience when you stay in the Taylor Manor. Located in Savannah's coveted and prestigious downtown historic district, the Manor was originally built in 1870 and lovingly restored in 2001 by the current owners.
Our aim, as owners, is for guests to live in a vacation rental 'home', NOT a rental 'house'. You'll not find a sofa sleeper to tip-toe by or stumble over in Taylor Manor. All beds are inside actual bedrooms nor is there a sofa sleeper or futon in any of the Bedrooms either! The 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor each have Queen-sized beds. The Attic Bedroom on the 3rd floor has 2 Daybeds (plus the twin trundle beds that do pull out so sleep 4 with just those) PLUS it has a Queen-sized bed as well. Sleep 10 in perfect comfort. (NOTE: While up to 12 can be accommodated in beds, the Owner prefers groups of 10 or less and rates quoted are for 10 or fewer persons. However, will accept up to 12 but small extra person fees will apply)
1) it has its own driveway. A BIG advantage in a sea of parking metered streets which is the downtown historic district. PLUS the street that fronts the Manor is unmetered...again... a delicious perk.
2). The Manor is Hypoallergenic (light curtains, little to no carpet, polished wood, tile, marble and stone floorings and all mattresses are encased.)
3). It's Pet-friendly....with Owner pre-approval. (extra fee applies). YES... it sounds like an oxymoron! But...The Manor is both hypoallergenic and pet friendly. It's because the furnishings and decor are leather, wood, stone, tile and marble. Draperies are light. Carpet is only in one bedroom. Mattresses are fully encased. Pet hair is an easy clean and allergens/dustmites etc can't find a toehold. I've had numerous guests over the past 10 years of renting the Manor who've assured me their allergies were simply (and who booked because it was described as hypoallergenic) not an issue when staying at the Manor.
4) Roomy closets (again...rare in historic homes built in the 180's where armoires were the standard). A perk for those who don't want to live out of their suitcase.
5) Not JUST Central AC/Heat but Ceilling Fans in EVERY room (except the bathrooms) and a dual thermostat system to individualize the first and second floors to your comfort levels.
6). The Courtyard...it's lovely. Plus there's both a Veranda deck and a patio Courtyard. Both are furnished but you can enjoy splitting up your group or reading a good book while others yak away...simultaneously in your own nooks.
7. Hammocks of any kind are great and the Hammock Swing Chair is a wonderful way to sip coffee and enjoy the mornings.
8). The traffic pattern and layout of the Manor is very open and spacious. Not tiny little rooms with tiny little doorways like the usual historic home downtown. It allows everyone in your group to mix together easily..or find their own niche away from the rest.
9). My personal fave perk....All beds are inside a bedroom...no sofa sleepers or pullouts. No one to trip over if you want to go to the kitchen in the middle of the night.
10). Nintendo gamecube for the younger set and a select DVD/Video/Game library for your enjoyment.
11). Tennis Racquets. Fishing poles (must request- have 2)
11). Dine with everyone together. The Dining Room seats 8 - 10 easily and the antique oak dinette in the adjoining kitchen seats another 4 - 5 making small gatherings of groups within your large group a breeze or be all together! The open passthroughs and wide doorways allow for conversations between the rooms to be easy.
11) And this is the BEST of all... we believe in serious comfort! Everything you need is at your fingertips. Iron an ironing boards, blow dryer, linens, dishes and all the cookware you need, a charcoal grill, flat screen TV's, even a packnplay if you're flying and don't want to bring one! Best of all...Beds are comfy, comfy, comfy! (I've had guests call to ask me who the manufacturer was....several times!).
So in a nutshell...those are the perks you won't find in many historic homes. Now to describe what else you have when you stay at the Taylor Manor...sunshine spills past light/sheer curtains and through open plantation blinds. The original heart-pine floors are from the 19th century and I covet them for my own home daily. The entry hallway is marbled with a chandelier to greet your group in style. Meals are a snap to cook in a kitchen that is huge...easily twice to three times what you find in the standard historic home. And you won't find these countertops anywhere else... they were milled from the original heart pine rescued from the home during its renovation...the rings on the wood beams they came from showed the wood is >450 years old!
Enjoy a relaxing bath in the jetted whirlpool tub (also a shower) or stretched out in the antique 6' claw tub (also a shower) after a day of sightseeing. A convenient half bath is located on the first floor. Remember too...a Car is nice but not necessary when you stay at Taylor Manor. You can truly walk to everything within the downtown historic district because it surrounds you. Trolleys and Carriage Tours will even pick you up at the doorstep if you call and make your reservations in advance and tell them you are staying at Taylor Manor!
Lastly...the Manor is not decorated as a "Rooms to Go" Vacation Rental "House" ...but as a home. And you will feel the homeyness. The decor is mean't to give an ambience that brings to mind the 19th century when it was built (1870 to be exact) and yet, still have all the comforts of the 21st century at your fingertips. Each of the four bedrooms has its own distinctive decor as well and yet retains that "historic feel".
You'll find everything well-maintained with problems promptly addressed by the Owner.
The neighborhood is a quiet one in the southeast quadrant of the historic district. Brick sidewalks and gas lights line the street in front of the Manor. A large magnolia tree shades the front porch. Tour the craziness during the day of the downtown shops and streets, the splendor of the oak lined squares, stroll to Whitfield Square (the next block and frequent site of outdoor weddings in the gazebo at its center) or continue on through all the famous savannah squares lined with live oaks dripping spanish moss. Bring a bat, glove and ball and put together an impromptu softball game at Beasley Park (across the street from the end of Taylor Street), or take your dog to the dog park that is there and the kids to its playground. Picnic areas and playgrounds and the famous fountain are a 10 min walk away at Forsyth Park to the south. River St is a short 20 min walk to the north. Cafes, restaurants and shops are all around you. And the beach is a mere 20 min drive away. But when you return....after all that...you return to relaxation in our lovely 147 year old Manor.
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Member since: 2007
- 2800 sq. ft.
- 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:
Non Smoking Only:
Except...Ashtrays and umbrella table/chairs provided on concrete patio of Manor for smoking OUTSIDE IN THAT AREA ONLY. Smoking inside, on balcony or veranda wood deck (directly outside kitchen) strictly prohibited. Smoking in restricted areas or discovering evidence of smoking inside results in forfeiture of Security Deposit in full and additional 250.00 charge to return home to hypoallergenic state. Leave kitchen exit doors closed to prevent smoke from entering interiors....moreless
$60.00 fee per non-shedding pet. $75 per shedding pet (non-refundable). Pre-approval of breed/age by owner mandatory. Must be housebroken, past teething/chewing puppy stages, 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. Stays involving pets must be booked directly with owner- call owner for details....moreless
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- Superbly comfortable mattresses and soft sheets. You'll sleep wonderfully. Bedroom fireplaces are decorative. The Attic Bedroom has a Nintendo Game Cube and VCR/TV. While the attic bedroom can sleep 6 comfortably in beds, the Owner restricts reservations to 10 persons at rates indicated. 12 persons requires pre-approval by owner and extra person fee applies for > 10 persons. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 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. Upper Deck off kitchen has privacy enclosure and is furnished with chairs and hammock swing. Motion-detector & solar lighting in Courtyard. Ceiling Fans in each bedroom, Living room, Dining Rm and Kitchen as well as Central AC/H.. Walk to everything...car not necessary. Hypoallergenic. Brochures/sample menus/personal recommendations provided.Tennis racquets in LR cupboard. Dog Park across street at Beasely Park frequented by locals. Playground and Softball diamond also at park. ...moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
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- Games For Kids
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- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
located in the heart of the coveted historic downtown district of Savannah which comprises the original 1st GA colony borders... established in 1793. History surrounds you and you can walk to it all...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 12 people
- Activities Guide
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
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
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- Parking On Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
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- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available:
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- Ice Maker
Taylor Manor's Master Bedroom has a private wrought-iron juliette- balcony that overlooks both the outdoor veranda and patio courtyard below. Hammock Chair/Swing is on Veranda Deck outside Kitchen. ...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Relax in comfortable iron rocking chairs at the roomy umbrella table in the 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 is the entrance to the rear Driveway. A pecan tree shades the Courted and squirrels and birds are fun to watch. Bilevel Veranda Deck allows for groups to split up yet enjoy the courtyard simultaneously...moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan - Feb 2017
Jan 4 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Mar 1 - Mar 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2017
3 night min stay
MID-LATE SPRING 2017
Mar 21 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 18, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 19 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay
CHRISTMAS 2017 - ny 2018
Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Exit Clean $200
- Pet Fee $75
- Tax Rate 12%
TAX and CLEAN FEES ARE ADDITIONAL TO NIGHTLY RATES POSTED. Weekly stay quotes include 7th night free but must start on Friday/end on Friday. While property can sleep 12 persons, VRBO bookings are limited to 10 occupants unless privately approved by owner directly and, if approved, extra person fees of 35.00/night/person will apply. Pet fee is 75.00 for shedding breeds/ 60.00 non shedding breeds. Pets must be crated when unattended, fully housebroken and past puppyhood/chewing stages to be approved and require booking to be handled directly with Owner. Stays during the RocknRoll Marathon & St Patricks have 4 night min stay requirements and higher nightly rates-Call for quote and to book those stays directly with Owner.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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. Then...off 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!
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. 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. 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 in order to let others enjoy our former home. 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 downtown myself for the past 14 years) with my guests. Because, no matter what the ages in your group...it'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 Beach Institute, Savannah, GA, USA:
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. And now we get to share it with you!
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'd go for coffee in the morning. The friendliness of the people. The cathedral which is breathtaking. In fact, all the churches are incredible...so 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!
- Primary: +1 (912) 604-6154
- Secondary: +1 (912) 232-3830 (Georgia, USA)
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Lovely, 1870 Historic Taylor Manor
Rear of Manor as viewed from rear driveway
Living Room with soft leather furnishings and easy traffic flow pattern
Kitchen with antique oak dinette that seats another 4 - 5
View of passthrough from kitchen to Dining room
Renaissance-themed Master Bedroom- juliette balcony not shown
Master Bedroom attached Bath with whirlpool tub/shower combination
Civil War- themed Bedroom
panoramic view showing the claw tub tub/shower combo
Attic Bedroom has Queen plus 2 Daybeds (trundles avail w/ groups > 10).Nintendo
Lower patio furnished wi umbrella table and chairs
Sunrise as viewed from brick sidewalk fronting Manor
Manor front entrance
Entrance Foyer from front porch
Dining Room easily seats 8 - 10
Panoramic view of huge "cooks" kitchen
Half Bath in Manor -1st floor
Rear view (from balcony) of Master Bedroom
Rosebud -themed Middle Bedroom
2nd Floor Hall Bathroom
6 foot claw toe tub and shower
Upper Veranda with Hammock Swing
walkway from upper veranda to rear driveway
Much photographed Forsyth Park is a few blocks from the Manor
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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