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Spacious & Affordable 3 BR Condo in Savannah Historic District near Forsyth Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bed, 2 bath 2nd floor condo near Forsyth Park, walking distance to downtown.

Spacious and affordable Second floor 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Savannah condo located in Historic District near Forsyth Park. There is always plenty of free non-metered street parking in front of the condo.

This property is in an excellent location for attending events anywhere in the city. Great for families, weekend getaways, bachelorette get-together, happenings at Forsyth Park, attending wedding events, holiday celebrations, shopping, sightseeing, golf excursions and an easy drive to the beach at Tybee Island.

I also have a First floor (street level) 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit at the same location.

On VRBO search for property number: 599938.

On Homeaway search for property number: 599938vb

Located in the Landmark Historic District it is close to everything that Savannah has to offer yet outside the congestion and overnight parking issues of the main tourist area. Perfect for sightseeing, either on foot or by car or use the free shuttle service (for information on the free shuttle do a Google search on "Connect-On-the-Dot"). There is even a full service grocery (Kroger) just a short walk away.

Forsyth Park is a leisurely seven minute walk, nearby free shuttle service and full service grocery (Kroger) just minutes away. Dining, antique shops, entertainment, museums, numerous parks/squares, River Street, and many other sites and activities are a quick drive away, or walk and wander to take in all that Savannah has to offer. Tybee Island is an easy 17 mile drive.

A historic home with all the modern conveniences. This beautiful second floor 3 bedroom 2 bath condo boasts 1300 sq ft and sleeps 6 comfortably is very clean and well maintained. Includes private entrance, 3 queen size beds, large bedrooms, master bedroom has en suite bathroom and balcony. Unit includes hardwood floors, central air, ceiling fans, cable TV, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, washer/dryer, bluray dvd player and much more.

With its rich history and some 200 city-wide festivals and events each year Savannah is the place to be.

Maximum occupancy six. No pets. This is a no-smoking property.

When booking please choose the $59.00 non-refundable Property Damage Protection policy as we do not accept refundable "cash" deposits.

Email or call me with any questions or for reservation details, Mary 916-577-1938

We are a legal and registered vacation rental with the city of Savannah. “Ask if others are?”

City of Savannah Short-Term Vacation Rental Certificate: SVR-00074

More Details

Mary Pizzimenti
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Mary Pizzimenti

My husband and I enjoy spending time in Savannah as we love the southern hospitality, friendliness of the residents and beauty of the city.

Mary Pizzimenti purchased this condo in 2006

Why Mary Pizzimenti chose Savannah

We love Savannah and all of its history and charm. The genuine friendliness of the residents and visitors is second to none. It has great restaurants, entertainment, shopping, nearby beaches and countless other activities. With some 200 city-wide festivals and events each year there is always something to do and someplace to go.

What makes this condo unique

Place yourself in Savannah's rich history. This property was completely renovated to help preserver the historic charm and significance that keeps Savannah a unique and beautiful city. The exterior maintains the period correct architecture while the interior has all the modern conveniences and comforts.

The original structure has been described as Vernacular Neoclassical Revival, local interpretation of a combination of Georgian Revival and Edwardian architecture. With its pediment porches and two-story porticos supported by round columns, the building has been formally identified as being of 'significant value as a Classical Revival apartment house'.

Originally set aside as 'Garden Lots' in General Oglethorpe's original town plan of Savannah, the land would become known as the Beach Institute Neighborhood. Early records find that in 1782 the land, named Fairlawn Plantation, was a working rice plantation. In 1853 with the advent of the Savannah & Albany Railroad, construction of Savannah's East Side began in earnest. Workers for the railroad were in need of housing and developers capitalized on that need by developing land tracts slated for building lots.

Of interest, is that a single African American woman, Mary Ellen Richardson, wholly developed the property. She owned the property from 1868 until her death in 1929. Somewhere between 1898 and 1916 the original structure was replaced with the building that stands to this day.

Mary Richardson's also built the Carpenter Italianate row house as well as a single-family dwelling in the same area.


Beach Institute Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hair Dryer included. Shampoo and bath soap NOT provided.
    Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hair Dryer included. Shampoo and bath soap NOT provided.
  • Bath and hand towels included. Hair dryer included. Shampoo and bath soap NOT provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Includes walk in closet, ensuite bath and balcony.
    Guest Room 1 - 1 queen
    Guest Room 2 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have a ceiling fan, dresser with mirror and plenty of closet space. Master has a walk-in closet, ensuite bath and a balcony. Bed sheets, pillows, pillow cases, blankets and comforters included.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Please note that shampoo and bath soap are not provided.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

Spacious & Affordable 3 BR Condo in Savannah Historic District near Forsyth Park
average rating of 4.7746477 based on 71 reviews

Nice home, good location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with for a Bachelorette Weekend. Fit 6 comfortably, the living room is a little tight for all 6 to sit but we easily overflowed into the dining room. I was concerned about the thin walls, as others mentioned, but we had no trouble with this. House is very close to Kroger grocery store and Dollar Tree. About an $8 Uber ride to city market/river street area. Easy walking distance to Forsyth Park. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice apartment! Walkable to all downtown sites.

  • 5 of 5

Bedroooms are comfortable. Well equipped kitchen. Grocery store is two blocks away. The living room is small (maybe furniture could be rearranged) but comfortable. Parking is very convenient. We enjoyed our stay and would have liked to stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean

  • 4 of 5

Pretty close to the main streets and squares and just a short block to the grocery. The home is more like an upstairs apartment. It is however, very large inside all 3 bedrooms were large with high ceilings. The master bedroom had a balcony overlooking the street. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots and pans. The whole home was very clean. The only problem we had were the stairs which seemed to be a little steep for some of our older guests. We would stay here again when we visit Savannah!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large, out of the way

  • 3 of 5

The condo was much better than a hotel room, for sure. It was nice having 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for 6 girls. It was a little out of the way though, walking it took us about 30 minutes to walk to the bars & restaurants closer to River St. So we had to drive most places and deal with parking garages. I wish we had stayed a little closer to River St.

There was only a half a roll of toilet paper in each bathroom when we got there, so first thing Saturday morning we had to run out and get toilet paper. We had to try to conserve it during Friday night bathroom trips.

All day Saturday it rained so after going to lunch in the rain we were tired out and wanted to take a nap. The people below us had a young child that would run from the front of the building to the back and scream and turn around and do it again. After a little over an hour of this I knocked on their door and asked if they could quiet him down a little since we were sleeping and was promptly told that it was not quiet hours yet. So we had to listen to that for a while that afternoon, and then again while we were eating pizza we had delivered for dinner. We should've gone out to get away from the noise. Then at 7 am the next morning, they were back at it. The walls are paper thin.

We also had a homeless person approach us begging for money when we were trying to get in the unit one evening. We did manage to get in and get the door shut but it was unnerving, since it was after midnight and there weren't any other people around.

For the price, it was a good unit, and if you're in better shape than the group I was with the walk may not be a big deal. Now that I read other reviews it seems there was some sort of free transit, but we did not know that while we were there, all we saw were trolleys and those were not free. So it depends on what you're there for.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for confirming the spaciousness and affordability of the property. Sounds like your stay had a few annoyances, sorry those happened. Extra toilet paper is stored in the cabinet under the sink in the master and in the linen cabinet in the other bath. I confirmed this with housekeeping but will note it for future guests. Information on Savannah’s free shuttle service is on our website, in the check-in instructions that are proved by email and there is a large framed map of the shuttle route on the wall in the dining area. The location of the unit in proximity to River Street is clearly noted on VRBO/Homeaway. Unfortunately, I’m not able to control the weather, the behavior of others or eliminate homelessness.
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Perfect for young kids -- roomy, close to Forsyth Park & Kroger & everything

  • 5 of 5

Three generations enjoyed our stay -- grandma, parents, kids aged 12, 7 & 5. Even after a long day of walking all over the historic district or cavorting in the waves at Tybee Island, the kids begged to run the few blocks to Forsyth Park, where they played on the great playground. Later, we enjoyed taking turns on the small balcony, watching traffic and eating a snack or drinking an adult beverage. Previous guests kindly left laundry & kitchen soaps, but the lovely Kroger and handy Dollar Tree (between us and the park) had everything else we could need. The free DOT bus was a block before the park (and just down from the charming Mate Factor cafe). Tybee Island (with lighthouse, beach & Fort Pulaski) was a quick, easy drive. We always had plenty of free parking right in front of the house. Owner was quick to respond to questions.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for walking distance to off and on bus stops. Great near grocery store for buying and carrying food.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy access to everything. Nearby grocery (Kroger Market), free shuttle service with a stop nearby. Free non-metered street parking in front of the unit. Easy walk to Forsyth Park.


Rates & Availability

Beach Institute Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Independence Day Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rock & Roll Marathon 2017
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
New Years 2018
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents' Day Weekend
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
St. Patrick's Day Week
Mar 12 2018 - Mar 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Mar 16 2018 - Mar 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 13.0%

Maximum Occupancy - Six

Reservation not confirmed until payment is made.

Premium rates and longer stay may be required for holidays/special events.

There is a $59.00 non-refundable Property Damage Protection policy (we do not accept a refundable "cash" deposit) and $85.00 cleaning fee required for all stays. A "Service-Fee" charged by and paid to VRBO/HomeAway is also applied. Please contact VRBO/HomeAway for details about this fee.

Check-In 3:00 PM, Check-Out 11:00 AM.

Rates subject to change without notice.

Email or call with any questions or for reservation details, Mary 916-577-1938

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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