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McKenzie's Savannah House: Authentic Historic District Townhouse

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom c1875 Home On Beautiful and Famous Jones St

From the moment you set foot in this gorgeous Savannah Brick townhouse you will feel the like an authentic Savannah native. This home is cleaned and polished for vacation guests who love antique charm but desire the cleanliness of a fine hotel. Furnished with comfortable contemporary furniture along with beautiful antiques and decorated with genuine Savannah memorabilia and art, including historical information about this very house.

Situated in an ideal spot between Forsyth Park and River St, this home is convenient to a large grocery store (Kroger), restaurants and many shops. Parking is free and easy on the street outside this home. You can easily walk to Clary's Cafe or Firefly Cafe both are barely 2 blocks from the home. There are literally hundreds of other restaurants within 0.5 to 1 mile of this address!

This is a 3-story classic townhouse with a separate apartment on the ground level (not part of this listing) and the 'main house' which is this listing is comprised of floors 2 and 3. There are 2 Bedrooms upstairs, each now has a King size bed (as of Feb 2015). There are now 2.5 bathrooms in the home! One full bathroom is en suite with the back bedroom and a 2nd full bath is accessible from the hallway. A half bath is downstairs next to the kitchen. There is a pullout sofa bed in the 'sun room'.

With this home, guests who want genuine Historic Savannah 'charm' have a fantastic option.

When you make your reservation you will download a rental agreement with the address. When you arrive at the home you will find a notebook with information such as the wifi network and password.

City of Savannah SVR-00113

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Anderson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Mary Anderson

My name is Mary ('The Manager'). I am also a licensed real estate agent in the state of Georgia and I would love to help you shop for a 2nd home.

Mary Anderson purchased this house in 1985

Why Mary Anderson chose Savannah

The owner has kept this 3 story townhouse as his 2nd home because he loves the downtown Savannah life.

What makes this house unique

This home was not staged or decorated in a contrived faux antique style but instead was already a genuine treasure trove of Savannah lore and antiques. For vacation guests it was kept true to its historic roots, simply cleaned spotlessly and given fresh linens.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The location was awesome and we felt at home. The history about the house, along with the photos, add character to an already unique home.
Feb 2013
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Historic District - South House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , cute half bath under the stairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious Full Bathroom off Hallway serves Both Bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En Suite with Back Bedroom
  • 1st Full bathroom upstairs is off the hallway and has tub/shower combo. 2nd Full bath en suite with back bedroom has shower, toilet sink. Half bath (refers to Toilet & Sink only) is downstairs by Living Room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pullout sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Two King size bedrooms + one Queen pullout sofa downstairs
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • tennis
This is a home that is ideal for those who want authenticity, history, a great location and amazing value. It is not the best choice for those who want the latest technology, expanded cable channel packages, high end upgrades or modern finishes. We do have wifi and we do have DISH network basic package on 2 televisions. We strive to appeal to all types of guests by offering this spacious home as a comfortable, well located rental at an amazing price in Savannah's Historic District. I am happy to help you determine whether this is the right property for you, just give me a call!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

McKenzie's Savannah House: Authentic Historic District Townhouse
average rating of 4.725 based on 44 reviews

Marvelous Historic House

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Just sorry it was for only two nights. More than enough room for the four of us. Check in process and lockbox procedure was easy. There was plenty of parking on the street. The location was perfect. We could walk to anyplace in the city; the house is located a little distance from the northern river area so there was less traffic and less noise. Internet and TV technology was not the best but adequate and on vacation we had little use for them. This house is decorated with antiques and interesting pictures along with comfortable couches and chairs. Beds were too comfortable! We enjoyed coffee on the porches. In summary we recommend this unit for everyone; we may make this place an annual vacation destination!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house full of character and historic charm. Very quiet neigborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and all the antiques. We definitely appreciated the cleanliness of the house. Communication was terrific and procedures clearly outlined. We were here this weekend to watch our 13 year old daughter compete in a gymnastics invitational, so having a family-friendly atmosphere was very important to us. As we toured the area - particularly River Street - we were very aware of the importance of noise ordinance. It's nice to have options and Savannah truly has something for everyone. The McKenzie House was good fit for our needs! We enjoyed all the pictures and loved the fact the family tree was current and on display. Amazing history and the house had so much character.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful, walking distance to everything. Very different from your average hotel stay. I highly recommend going this route for anyone going to Savannah. Thanks to everyone

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the house. There was plenty of room for our family to spread out and the beds were very comfortable. This house is not for someone who enjoys technology though. There were very limited channels and the wifi did not work great. Overall our experience was nice staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun townhouse for a fun Savannah weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Property is as described. Its fun an cozy house. We had fun meeting the Mckenzie's through all the old pictures and the family tree. Addie became the conversation for the weekend and it made the stay a lot of fun. The kids give it a thumbs up and would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Best vacation in years!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased with the time we had on our vacation. Staying at this property was one of the biggest factors in the success of our trip. It's located on one of the most picturesque streets in town. Parking was supremely easy with spots right out front on the street. We parked and pretty much left the car there as everything was within walking distance. Plentiful dining options are nearby with Clarys, made famous in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, being an absolute highlight for us. Excellent value with this property, its interior possessing a welcoming and cozy decor. The whole home was tastefully appointed and full of interesting antiques. Was like walking right off the pages of a history book. We would absolutely recommend it to friends and anyone in the market for a top-notch vacation experience. Can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sixpence Pub
Nearest Ferry
0.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Westin Resort
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak- Savannah stop
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
HWY 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Clary's Cafe
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Tybee Island
Car: not necessary

In the true 'Historic District' midway between Forsyth Park and River Street! No need to ask how far we are from the Historic District because we are smack dab in the center of the 1 square mile that makes up the official Landmark Historic District.


Rates & Availability

Historic District - South House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 19 2017 - Jun 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

We will require a 3-night minimum for high season weekends. RATES WILL BE HIGHER THAN THE PUBLISHED STANDARD RATES DURING HOLIDAYS AND EVENTS. Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Dates are not held without payment.
Cancelations receive no refund if booked on HomeAway/VRBO or affiliates. If booked directly the policy is with more than 60 days notice will receive a refund less $50 cancelation fee. Within 60 days there is no refund in any case.
Advertised rates are for lodging purposes only. No parties or events without specific permission and/or extra fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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