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Charming 1869 Row House svr 00052 The Best Location in Savannah

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,447 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautifully renovated 2 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 5. Outdoor deck & courtyard.

Welcome to the 1869 John Scudder House at 515 Howard Street. You are invited to visit lovely Savannah and our recently restored two story historic brick row house. This sweet home features two full baths, two bedrooms and sleeps five. You will appreciate tall ceilings with crown molding, beautiful chandeliers, unforgettable heart pine floors, four fireplaces, a memorable staircase, and a private patio. The kitchen is set up for creative cooking or for lounging with a cup of coffee. Find furniture throughout designed with comfort and a balance between antiques and modern conveniences. The living room features a comfy sofa and large flat screen TV.

We are located around the corner from world famous Forsyth Park on a quiet street a short walk from most of Savannah’s attractions. Though we encourage you to sample the rich diversity of our city’s dining opportunities, our home provides three eating space options; the dining room, kitchen and back courtyard.

Upstairs, the front bedroom features a queen bed (Tempurpedic mattress) and a twin day bed with a flat screen TV over the fireplace. The back bedroom has two twin beds. Closet space is available for hanging clothes and storing luggage. The upstairs bath is roomy with a subway tiled tub/shower and an attached stacker washer-dryer. The downstairs bathroom features a large walk-in shower finished with ceramic tile from floor to ceiling.

Our hope is to provide you with a comfortable stay in Savannah. When you make your reservation please tell us your preference for your welcome bottle of wine: red, white or rose. You will also find coffee and tea supplies to help you begin your morning. Upon arrival we look forward to answering all your questions and provide you with some recommendations on places to see, to dine and to walk.

Your inquiries by phone are welcome: 912.346.3930

Check-in 3 - 5 pm

Check-out 11 am

Call us before booking if you have special time needs.

Ken Zapp & Cindy Kelley

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Ken Zapp
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, polish, serbian, croatian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

About Ken Zapp

Ken and Cindy have lived in Savannah for the past six years after escaping the snow of the Midwest. During this time they have renovated three historic homes. One of their homes on Tybee Island (a short 20 minute ride from Savannah), received a Tybee Island preservation award. Their current home (two blocks away) was formerly on the Savannah holiday tour of homes. Ken is a retired Economist and Economics Professor who now volunteers at Score to help individuals start small businesses. He is also active in the civic affairs of Savannah. Cindy is the Executive Director of the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless. She has spent her career leading nonprofit organizations. Cindy and Ken are empty nesters and are world travelers. They have experienced hospitality all over Europe, in Asia, and the Caribbean. We hope you will benefit from their experience.

Ken Zapp purchased this townhome in 2014

Why Ken Zapp chose Savannah

We selected this property because it is similar to our nearby home. It is on a quiet street and has all the features one would expect in a nineteenth century row house. We are enamored by the heart pine floors and the courtyard. Renovations maintained the historic character while an expanded first floor bath provides needed modern luxury with a large shower.

What makes this townhome unique

The home is located an easy walk to Forsyth Park, restaurant, pubs, museum houses, and twenty-two beautiful squares. Cable TV with Preferred Digital package and HBO.


Historic District - South Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1447 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , main floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Charming 1869 Row House svr 00052 The Best Location in Savannah
average rating of 4.962264 based on 53 reviews

Our stay could not have been more pleasant.

  • 5 of 5

We will return...yes..stay in our 1869 Row House.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY

Everything you need in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, spacious, & one block from Forsyth Park. Ken met us at check-in to give us the tour, there's a binder full of information & recommendations in the living room, & tea, coffee, beer, wine, & bottled water in the kitchen. I'm not sure why we'd ever stay anywhere else. We had a great stay.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, clean and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Property in great location convenient to historic district. Ken Zapp a wonderful host!

Good walking distance to River Front but you get in your daily walk before and after

enjoying all the great eating establishments.

The bedrooms are on the second floor which we didn't have a problem with but could

limit persons with knee or leg problems.

Savanna a beautiful city for our family wedding:)

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quiet, comfortable place witheasy access to everywhere you would like to go in Hisgotic Savannah!

  • 5 of 5

Tastefully decorated with comgortable places to sit and relax. Comfortable beds and a nice, private outside patio.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Suffield, CT

Right Around the corner from Forsyth Park. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This home had it all. Location, ambiance and every amenity one could think of. Met personally by the owner as we drove up, he took us through the house, provided recommendations for sight-seeing and dining and checked back with us after the first day to insure that we had no concerns or questions. Highly recommend this quiet, charming home within an easy walk to so many attractions for anyone's stay here in Savannah.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic, lovely, full of character and charm

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the property 2 weeks ago during a girls weekend with my mom, cousin, and her mother-in-law. We were beyond impressed! I have stayed at 5 VRBO properties, 1 being in Savannah last year, and all pale in comparison to Ken's home. The pictures do not do it justice! Almost all of the furniture is antiqued so that it fits the home very well, everyone had their own bed, the patio outside was great to have cheese and wine before dinner, it was just blissful. Spotless and clean. There was not even a to-do list really to check out as exists with most rentals because Ken reminded us we had already paid our cleaning fees (score!). Ken was so welcoming, saying "This is your home while you're here;" he means that. He welcomed us with a bottle of wine, answered a million questions, and gave a great tour.

It is really going to be difficult to stay in any property through VRBO in the future that compares to his. The price is top notch too, just a stellar stay. Walking distance to historical areas. You want to stay here! Quit looking anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
savannah hilton head
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
tybee island


Rates & Availability

Historic District - South Townhome Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

house cleaning $80
Tax Rate 13.0%

Booking Confirmation: John Scudder House Savannah

Attached is a rental agreement with house rules. Please indicate by email hat you have read and agree to abide by the rental agreement and house rules and give us your phone number during your stay.

Vacation Rentals in Savannah are committed to providing you with the very best experience. In addition, we work closely with our neighbors to insure the quality a life that residents and visitors both expect. Enclosed is information regarding neighborhood policies and local laws and regulations. Please keep in mind that violations of any of these rules can lead to fines or even eviction without refund. We know that you’ll do your part to be a great neighbor in Savannah!

Please be mindful of the City of Savannah Noise Ordinance. As you are staying in a residential area, we would like to remind you to observe neighborhood quiet times between the hours of 9pm – 8am. Please remember that sound carries very well throughout Savannah, most especially in courtyards, porches, patios, and verandahs.

While “to-go” cups are legal in parts of the city, public intoxication is unlawful and may result in heavy fines and/or incarceration.

Savannah has very strict litter laws. Please be sure that all litter, trash, and cigarette butts are placed in waste receptacles. Help keep Savannah beautiful!

Household trash and recycling must be placed in City of Savannah collection carts specific to the property. Trash bags and recycling may not be left outside of the collection carts, left on porches, or left in lanes.

Laundry and towels must not be hung to dry on any exterior portion of the property, including, porch rails, fences, gates, or banisters.

911 is the emergency number,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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