Spacious Parlor (2nd Floor) One Bedroom Apartment on Abercorn St
About Mary Anderson
I'm Mary and I manage the reservations for this property on behalf of the in-town owner. We both live in Savannah and we both strive to take excellent care of our guests! I have a great website, where you can find answers to many of the frequently asked questions related to booking a vacation home here in Savannah. I am a licensed Realtor. I own the Savannah Luxury Rentals vacation rental website but that does not mean every home I handle is a luxury home or comes with a luxury price.
Why Mary Anderson chose Historic District - North
This location is what most tourists envision when they think of their ideal Savannah 2nd home. Walking distance to everything and beyond convenient with the private parking spot in the back.
What makes this Apartment unique
This is one of those quiet, beautiful blocks in the middle of the action here in downtown Savannah. You are steps away from night life, shopping and dining but inside this apartment you would never know it! This is a historic oasis in the middle of the city.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Historic building in convenient Savannah location
Several great things about this place--location, private parking, very comfortable bed, and the responsiveness of the property manager, Mary. Overall, I would rate a 4.5, but there is no way to give a 1/2 star. There were a few negatives, which may not bother some. We had very hard rain for about a day and a half, and the ceiling in the kitchen started dripping. Minor enough to catch with mixing bowls, but contributed to dampness. Had allergies while I was here, I think due to old building structure & perhaps dust in heating/AC ducts. There was a trace of a "musty" odor (probably typical of old buildings) when we first checked in--I am particularly sensitive; others might not be. Pictures of the unit showed open plantation blinds at the window, but only the mini-blinds in the kitchen worked. Other shades didn't twist open to let in light, although they could be lifted partially up the window with some effort. I think the owner needs to put some resources into repairing leaks, fixing or replacing blinds, and perhaps cleaning vents/ventilation system.
We were in Savannah for a professinal conference at a well known hotel, but found that the conference had not planned for enough rooms, so we decided to try for an historic Airbnb within walking distance to the conference. The manager was terrific, always available to answer questions and sporting a great attitude!
The photos perfectly represented the apartment -- the flavor of which spoke purely "Old Savannah"! We could walk a couple of blocks and be in all the action along Oglethorpe Blvd. We will definitely try to rent this particular apartment next trip!
This space was perfectly located for walking Savannah and it was also great to have a place to park the car (included in rental) and not worry about it all weekend. The room(s) were older and a bit worn but none the less, comfortable and suited us fine.
The price was good for the location but I highly disagree with homeaway / VRBO's cleaning fee's. Especially when you rent a place and they expect you to take out the trash, do the dishes, pile the dirty linens etc... I understand a deposit for any damage or excess mess but to charge upwards of $100 in excess of the rental fee just to have someone make the bed and pickup the dirty sheets? I would feel less injured/insulted if that was just included in the rental and not shown as a separate cost. They bait you with a low price and then add a fee for this and a fee for that. May as well get a hotel....
For other guests and to add transparency and understanding, I would point out this person seems to imagine that the service fee and maid fee are both added by us. That isn’t correct. The service fee is not charged by us and we don’t receive a dime of it. It is a percentage of our rate added by the third party booking site HomeAway/Vrbo for their company income. The worldwide booking site parent company Expedia is the owner of lots of other affiliates so guests on other websites may be reading this too. The homeowner and local vacation rental company do not charge the service fee. Guests who book on this platform pay the service fee and we ourselves also pay $500 per year just to advertise on this website. On the other hand our maid fee is a set flat fee we pass on to her to setup the apartment for each new guest. We can’t roll it into the rate because she does get the same pay each time she comes to setup the unit whether the guest stayed a week or just one night. We pay her that fee and she doesn’t just do all the laundry she vacuums, mops, sanitizes and dusts and sets the place up with dish soap, bath soap, toilet paper and shampoo. She has to keep her schedule open seven days a week to drive here any day of the week that guests checkout and her pay of $55 for all of that is very fair. It could not get done properly for less. It is true we ask guests to standardize the maids scope or work by washing their own dishes (leaving them in the dishwasher is even acceptable). We would have to charge more or varying amounts if we allowed unlimited dirty dishes to be left for the maid at checkout. We don’t require the bed to be stripped and leaving the used towels in a pile is merely a suggestion hardly a chore/requirement. The only other comment I would add as a response to this review is that the rooms are not simply “old and worn” this is building from the mid 1800’s located in the landmark historic district. It’s true some guests may prefer to simply get a hotel but I think that’s more accurate for those who don’t appreciate the historic buildings and would enjoy new construction hotels. They are more expensive overall though if you want to be anywhere near this location in the city.
Hidden Gem in Historic District
We stayed here for a couple of nights in February. The property was absolutely beautiful and having a dedicated parking spot is an added bonus. Just park your car and you can walk everywhere around the Historic District
Mary was great to work with throughout the entire process
I would definitely stay here again if I am traveling to Savannah
Great location with a parking spot.
It’s an older home that has three levels. This unit was middle level. No one stayed above us so that was quiet. Did hear people talking a few times but otherwise only road noise. (I stayed in the 3rd floor a few months ago and lots more road noise at that time with tours and horses late at night.)
This place was conveniently located and an easy walk in the middle area of what I consider downtown.l Savannah. Parking is sparse at times and this one comes with your own spot so you don’t have to buy a pass or feed the meters.
Situated between Forsyth Park and the Riverfront. We walked almost everywhere taking a different route each time so we could see more of the city.
There are some glasses and bowls, really didn’t look for any other type of cooking utensils and cookware since we ate out. Fridge, microwave, and washer/dryer in small kitchen. This unit did have a small dining table (upstairs unit did not) and also 2 non-working fireplaces.
It was cold this trip and my husband couldn’t seem to get warm with the high ceilings and wood floors...it is an old property. It was fine for me.
The owner was available with one parking issue and it was resolved quickly. No complaints really. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay in the downtown area. You will have to walk but it isn’t bad from here.
Also, there are several restaurants close by within walking distance that were delicious!
Prime Historic District Address, by Colonial Park Cemetery.
Half a mile to River Street.