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1891 Victorian Mansion Designed By William Gibbons Preston

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom & Loft W Bed, 4.5 bath Home great for families or friends

Fantastic Victorian mansion, less than 1.5 blocks from beautiful Forsyth Park. The house is situated in the Historic District of Savannah and is about a 15 minute walk to the river thru scenic streets and squares. Restored to original condition, this house is filled with unique woodwork, original stained glass windows, original floors and moldings. . Enter into large historic foyer which will bring you back to the glory days of 1890. Parlor level includes living room, dining room, kitchen, butler's pantry, office and powder room. Beautiful kitchen is complete with new oven, range, microwave, two dishwashers, butler's pantry and fireplace. The dining room table seats ten guests. The original grand staircase takes you to the living quarters where you will find meticulously restored bedrooms, each with its own charm. Two bedrooms have king and two have queen beds Two have private baths and two share a Jack and Jill style full bathroom. The Attic level has a large bedroom with queen bed, as well as a bathroom with freestanding copper tub, a game room and a TV room in the attic loft area with another queen bed. Six gas fireplaces are located thru-out the house. Large double decks overlook the beautifully designed side yard with walkways and fountain. This home was designed by William Preston Gibbons, a renowned architect recognized for designing many of the most notable buildings in Savannah. Original details include Gibbon's signature turrent. This home is one of the more unique in a very unique town. Bedrooms are very large and spacious. The house is very open and spacious and is filled with much natural light.

Perfect vacation rental that can accommodate families, and small groups. . Less then one minute walk to full grocery store. SBR-00164. Some weekends have a 3 night minimum.

More Details

Michael Winston
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Michael Winston

The Harden House is a fantastic property. I enjoy making it available to visitors to enjoy. I have local property manager to assist with your stay and answer any questions you may have.

Michael Winston purchased this house in 2011

Why Michael Winston chose Historic District - South

Great Historic Victorian style mansion located one and half blocks from Forsyth Park. The Historic district is a mile square, you can walk easily from the house.

What makes this house unique

House has many original features thru-out, its great house to base yourself out of to explore Savannah


Historic District - South House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Freestanding Copper Tub/Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 queen , Loft Area
  • Bedroom have ceiling fan and gas fireplace, private bathroom, we have other sleeping options as well
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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1891 Victorian Mansion Designed By William Gibbons Preston
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 75 reviews

Charming! Great location

  • 5 of 5

Six of us stayed in the house for a long weekend. We all had our own room and bed. It was really perfect. Location is within walking distance of almost everything we did. Though we did take pedicabs and a carraige to dinner twice. Uber is cheap to the airport. The house is fully stocked with kitchen stuff, plenty of cozy towels and linens.

Would be a great house for a larger group as well.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is more beautiful than the photos suggest.

  • 5 of 5

We hosted our daughter's wedding in Savannah this past weekend and decided to have our immediate family of twelve stay under one roof. This house is amazing. We very much enjoyed reading about its history. The kitchen was well stocked, top of the line linens, and the whole house was well decorated with lots of historic touches. Our family loved and enjoyed the space very much. Thank you Michael for your kind hospitality. Well done!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Property was well maintained and access to the house was easy with the code lock.

  • 5 of 5

Property was well maintained and access to the house was easy with the code lock. Access was easy to all the historic Savannah spots.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Perfectly southern! Great location.

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time in Savannah. We brought 9 total people - 5 adults and 4 kids. We loved this house! So much to explore and it was exactly what we were looking for. Southern, iconic and right in the middle of downtown. The kids loved Forsyth park which was just a couple of blocks away. The grocery store was within throwing distance which made it really convenient. We walked everywhere and really liked that we could based on this house's location. The best part was sitting on the rocking chairs on the side porch. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A truly fabulous venue😀

  • 5 of 5

This property is both beautiful and functional. The mansion was returned to its formal glory in 2013. The only problem is that the 3rd floor is difficult to access for the physically challenged and the 6th bedroom has a futon and a bed in a loft. I would say it sleeps 10 adults comfortably and 2 others in less than perfect circumstances. The main floor if very nice with a great foyer, living room, dining room and a very complete kitchen and breakfast room. The bedrooms and bathrooms are very nice and modern. The entire facility is extremely comfortable while the 1890 flavor is very well maintained. This is truly a five star venue.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a amazing time! The minute we arrived we felt like we were home! The estate was a perfect place to stay for our sons wedding! Plenty of room, extra clean and a well equipped home! And the grocery is right across the street which is huge in Savannah.! Michael the owner is such a wonderful host and very accommodating! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Tybee Island
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $325
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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