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Traveler's Retreat: Your Refuge In the Old Town

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

Traveler's Retreat is a quiet cottage on a beautiful neighborhood street in Historic Savannah. Just a few minutes walk from Forsyth Park, this Beach Institute gem is a refuge from the rush and the throngs of the downtown. Set back amongst the squares and side streets of Old Savannah, with its lush, private courtyard and cool, diffused light, our hope is that you will find that the Retreat is the perfect place to recharge after a long day of salt and sun on Tybee, or seeing the sights in downtown.

The master bedroom has a custom made king bed, and en suite bathroom. The second bedroom has a queen bed, and the main bathroom has a clawfoot tub and shower. The kitchen is newly updated, with an electric range, oven, and microwave, and all the amenities you will need to make yourself at home. The couch in the living room folds out to comfortably sleep two more, and there is a dinning room off of the kitchen that seats six.

Washer/dryer, television, linens, towels, shampoo, body wash, and conditioner are provided. And if you are bringing equipment like kayaks, bikes, or for the beach, we have a separate storage building on the property to keep your belonging secure, without bringing the great outdoors inside with you.

Traveler's Retreat is your private residence in Savannah, and its good for couples, families with kids, and groups of friends.

More Details

Jack Dillon
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Jack Dillon

My wife and I met while traveling, and have continued to try to see as much of the world as we can together. We make our home here in Savannah, Georgia, now, and have just had our first child. So now the world has to come to us, for a little while. We hope that you enjoy Savannah, as we do, and that this property provides you with a jumping off point to a new adventure.

Why Jack Dillon chose Historic District

Stay here, in a little part of Savannah that feels like Savannah. This is an old home on an old street, with plenty of space to stretch out, and everything you need to be comfortable. You could choose to "see" the Historic District, or you could choose to be "in" the Historic District. We hope you choose to stay at our place.


Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1, with King, has an en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2, with queen, uses the bathroom with clawfoot tub.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • swimming


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Traveler's Retreat: Your Refuge In the Old Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Loved Every Minute!

  • 5 of 5

This home is welcoming and accommodating. We were a group of four women - lots of luggage filled with lots of clothes, and lots of purchases while we were in Savannah. The Traveler's Retreat gave us the space and amenities we needed to be comfortable and cozy. We especially liked the front porch for our coffee in the morning while we discussed our plans and visited with the occasional neighbor taking a walk. The location is great for walkers and riders. We chose to walk on most days and drove or took a Lift most evenings. If we return to Savannah, we will definitely try to nab this venue again. And many thanks to Jack who responded to every question with great info in a timely manner.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melanie, it was such a pleasure to host you and your friends. Please do come again, and soon!
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Great Cozy Cottage in Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for me and my friend to take a last minute girls' trip to Savannah. We appreciated Jack's level of attentiveness (kindly took out garbage and checked in via VRBO messages once, but we never saw him & he wasn't nosey!) and the attention to detail that was given to this rental. The house had everything we needed to set up shop: plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues, but also all the soap, shampoo, and dishwashing pods we needed! Plenty of pamphlets, dining information, and house information was in the living area, and throughout the house little notes were placed that helped us out with certain things or gave us more information. Kitchen is well stocked and beautifully up to date; we enjoyed cooking and eating in the home daily. Living space has a small TV that we watched movies on every night using my Netflix account. With comfortable shoes, we were able to walk to Forsyth park or down to the river; as two 20-something year old women, we felt safe. Only downside was getting stuck in the rain nearly every time, but that seemed to just be our luck!! Tybee Island is very close, and a super easy drive from this house. The parking on the street was no-hassle, even on the nights when we had to park on certain sides in anticipation of the street sweeper. I 100% recommend Traveler's Retreat to anyone--personally, I'd keep it to small groups because I liked having my own bedroom and bathroom :) but I could see other groups and families being able to pile in and have tons of fun!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rachel, what a lovely review! Thank you so much for your kind words, and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself so much. Please, if you are ever thinking of revisiting Savannah, let me host you again. All the best. Jack.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and Savannah! The house was great! We loved how convenient everything was and how quiet the neighborhood was. Definitely would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to host you at our home. I hope that you are able to come back again some time and stay again! Thanks.
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Amazing stay in a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this adorable house. We had everything we needed and loved being in the historic district. We walked all over the place and used Uber when we didn’t feel like walking. The decor was perfectly done - so cool to be in an older home with just the right amount of modern updates. Thank you for an awesome getaway. We will definitely recommend your place to our friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Historic Stay

  • 5 of 5

That house was beautiful inside and out. Definitely love the little courtyard outback! I do suggest having a checkout time of 11:00am, 10:00am is just to early.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, beautiful, quiet, convenient.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot to call “home away from home”. The home is spacious and the courtyard has been a great place to just sit and enjoy the mornings or any time of day. Great communication with Jack. This place made for good walking access even up to River Street. So much to do in this city. The decor in this getaway is well appointed and just made it fun to return to after sightseeing and dining were done. Kitchen has all we needed. We highly recommend Traveler’s Retreat!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to have you stay at our place. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Please come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Original
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Tybee Island
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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