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The Bancroft On Duffy Street 1886 Victorian 3-4 beds - 2 baths Owner Managed

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1700 Sq Ft, 3-4 Beds/2 Baths One Block to Forsyth Park Off St Parking, Courtyard


Private Large Courtyard and Parking for 3 cars Included.


A lot of love and attention has gone into creating this perfect get away for our visitors that want to live among the locals and experience Historic Home Living in Savannah, but feel the comfort and confidence of having owners on the property that know the nuances of the area and residence and are dedicated to keeping it in pristine condition for its guest. We're available to make sure your stay is exceptional.

This enchanting spot is one block from Forsyth Park, and a few blocks from Forsyth Mansion. It's perfect for any venue in town and you can park your car in our off street parking lot and walk to any location in the Victorian or Historic District.

This second floor apartment is furnished with Family Antiques that have been chosen with exceptional discrimination over the past 30 years and were originally housed in a property that was located on a street named 'Bancroft Rd', hence we named this apartment for the location where the furnishings resided for many years. Much of the art is original and has been presented in shows in the U.S. and Abroad.

Our property, built in 1886 is embellished with 12 ft ceilings, original heart pine floors and Victorian architectural details at every turn. It provides 3 Bedrooms, a Living Room/Dining Area, Eat in Kitchen, Porch, Two Baths, and a separate Den with Sleeper Sofa. There is a 500 Square Foot Court Yard, and Off street parking for three cars as well.

You can walk anywhere downtown; we do every weekend. From the Restaurants on the squares, to the fireworks on River St, to a must-have ice cream cone from Famous Leopold's Ice Cream on Broughton Street, the city is literally on your doorstep.

You'll be drawn to the Infamous Fountain in Forsyth Park, steps away from the apartment. Right around the corner is the best coffee house in town, the City's beloved Sentient Bean, and Historic Brighter Day, known for their freshly made organic deli and smoothies. There's nothing you can't find there when it comes to healthy eating. And you might see somebody famous at 'Local 11Ten', which is practically our next door neighbor. From their rooftop lounge to their high quality ingredients and unique preparation, it's one of Savannah's most talked about trendy restaurants.

The maximum occupancy for overnight guest is 7.

The Living Room has a Full Size Couch, Two Armchairs, a Dining Table that seats 4-10 (2 Leaves available), 4 Dining Room Chairs and a Leather Top Executive Desk with Leather Chair, Antique Cabinet and 32 Inch Flat Screen TV. French Glass Doors lead to the porch with a feeling of being coddled in the trees and a view of the other Victorian Style homes on the Street.

The Porch is draped on the front side in white, and provides wrought iron furniture thickly cushioned for lounging.

The Master Bedroom has a Queen Size Mattress, Bureau, Seating area, Small Desk and a 32 inch TV. The Master Bath has a Pedestal Sink and tub/shower.

The Yellow Bedroom (called this as the furniture is antique yellow) has a Queen Size Mattress, Bureau, nightstand and vanity table.

The Mahogany Bedroom located off the living room has a Full Size Mattress, Bureau, nightstand, and wood/brass wall mounted cloths rack for hanging clothes in lieu of a closet.

The Main Bath has a Ceramic Tiled Shower and Floor, and houses a Full Size Washer/Dryer.

The Den has a Sofa/Queen Sleeper Sofa, so can be used as a separate bed when singles are renting. This room has a Shelving Unit filled with interesting books, and an Asian Chest. Your TV here is a 40 inch HD with DVD Player. The Den also provides access via a Spiral Staircase to the Private Courtyard where Wrought Iron Furniture awaits you for dining or relaxing. A Gas Grill is available as well. A Solar Umbrella provides soft glow for evenings outside. The courtyard leads to the off-street parking area in the rear of the house.

The Short Term Vacation Rental Certificate number is SVR-00051.

More Details

Kathy and Kirk Wise
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Kathy and Kirk Wise

After many years of frequent trips to Savannah, we left Philadelphia in 2012 to live in our dream home and experience Savannah full-time. 'We weren't born here, but we got here as soon as we could!' Since we live on the property in this great house, and have so many wonderful experiences living here, we wanted to share our home with others and help to make your Savannah Experience the best ever. We turned our second Floor Apartment into this Inviting Vacation Rental, and we look forward to meeting our interesting travelers.

Kathy and Kirk Wise purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Kathy and Kirk Wise chose Savannah

We chose this property because of its proximity to our beloved Forsyth Park. We try to take part in as many venues there as we can, from Music to Art to Athletics. The home needed extensive refurbishing, but we recognized its potential and good bones. After 4 1/2 years, and a lot of hard work we've been able to provide a unique, spacious and comfortable luxury apartment that offers many amenities that are difficult to find all in one home.

What makes this apartment unique

We just recently learned that our home was originally owned by an elite member of Savannah Society. We can't wait to research further. Since we live on the first floor, we hope our guest will feel confident that we are there to help make their experience the most enjoyable ever.


Victorian District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large Common Bath has a Full Size Washer/Dryer
    Bathroom 1 Master Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Pedestal Sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Yellow Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Mahogany Bedroom
    Den - 1 queen , Den - Queen Size Sofa Sleeper
  • (Master Bedroom - Queen Size Bed) (Yellow Bedroom - Queen Size Bed) (Mahogany Bedroom - Full Size Bed) (Den - Queen Sofa Sleeper)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Bancroft On Duffy Street 1886 Victorian 3-4 beds - 2 baths Owner Managed
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 51 reviews

Great location and cozy home

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spacious, clean and had the old southern charm we were looking for. There was plenty of space for the seven of us. We were located in a spot that was walking distance to many of the sites we wanted to see. The house had a couple of wonderful spots for outdoor relaxing and comfy living room. Owner was very responsive and house was stocked with all the necessities we needed.Highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The Bancroft was the perfect place for our destination Bachelorette Party! So charming and close to River St/City Market for restaurants/nightlife/tours. We look forward to visiting Savannah again and staying at The Bancroft in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Pleasant and Easy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely apartment just on the edge of the historic district in downtown Savannah for five nights. The apt was clean and comfortable and an easy walk to many fun shops and restaurants and Forsyth Park. The neighborhood is quiet and we walked around to enjoy the sites without any problems. A good spot to stay for up to six people who can comfortably share the 3 beds.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautifully decorated and spacious. Wonderful porch and patio! Just perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Charming and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The Bancroft is a charming Victorian home with comfy beds. The rooms are well decorated, and the kitchen is stocked with plenty of cups and plates. We appreciated the thoughtful tourist guides and the contact with the owners. The porch was our group's favorite spot for coffee each morning and late night chats. Restaurants were within walking distance, but we needed a short Uber drive to get to the waterfront and City Market.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and helpful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Staying at The Bancroft on Duffy Street was a delight. It was roomy, clean and the beds were very comfortable. We had everything we needed, and more. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 16
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Tybee Island Beach
Car: not necessary

The Bancroft on Duffy Street is ideal to access all venues at locations downtown and including Forsyth Park, The Forsyth Mansion, Historic District and Downtown River Street. Located one block from Forsyth Park, it is located at the Rock and Roll Marathon Finish Line! Jazz Festival, Local Restaurants, Tours, Historic Museums, Shopping, all within walking distance even though Pedi-cabs (bicycle driven cabs) are available to pick you up or take you home from wherever you are.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Damage Insurance $59

Cancellation Policy: See Owner for Additional Information

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.