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Gamer's Retreat at the Guild Hall in Historic Downtown Savannah

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It's a magical portal to an enchanted hidden garden!

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Last updated: 02/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedroom, 1 bath apartment on the campus of The Guild Hall

Not familiar with Game of Thrones? No problem: In the tv show, The Tower of the Hand (SVR-00345) has these very cool apartments that all the best characters get to stay in - Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, Charles Dance. We know...these are actors, not characters, but just trust us on this. You *want* to be cool like these guys!

What do we mean by high ceilings? How does 18 feet grab ya? And oh god, the crown molding. It's just so ... I don't know .. Historic! Oh, and hardwood floors *all day*, y'all. Again, very much an Historic Savannah thing. (See how we used 'an' before the word 'historic'? That's how you know we're educated, or maybe from ye olden times. Hard to tell which.)

Did we mention the spaciousness? We are talking about maximally commodious, especially for something in Historic Downtown. The eat-in kitchen is large, with seating for up to 7. Each of the three bedrooms has its own theme - Superheroes, Star Wars, and Video Games - complete with thematically appropriate decor to enhance your vacation experience. The Superheroes bedroom has one queen bed and one full bed, the Star Wars bedroom has one queen-sized bed, and the Video Games bedroom has one full and one twin. So, the apartment can sleep as many as ten people, if you really like each other and include the couch and love seat in the living room.

The bathroom has both a walk-in shower and a claw-foot tub. Just like Game of Thrones, y'all! Or Lord of the Rings. Or Harry Potter. Really, any medieval or old-fashioned work of fiction will do. The living room has plenty of seating and a flat-screen television with Roku (so, you get access to your Hulu, Netflix, etc.). There is a dishwasher in the kitchen and a washer & dryer in the hallway closet. So, basically, we've got you covered from an amenities standpoint.

The apartment door has a wifi-enabled combination lock, and we send you the combination the day before you check in. So, you can show up any time you like without the need to get keys from us (or hoping we send them to you in the mail in sufficient time) and you can check out without having to drop them off. Plus, everyone in your party can have the 'key' as long as you decide to share the combination with them. Ain't technology grand?!?

The apartment has an outdoor deck that is covered in Confederate Jasmine and looks out over a bucolic garden with a brick path running through it. It's essentially a hidden garden in the middle of Historic Downtown Savannah. If you check out an online map service that rhymes with bugle you can see the lush foliage and trees behind the building right next to the gravel parking area.

And we haven't even gotten to the coolest part about The Tower of the Hand. It's located at The Guild Hall! What is The Guild Hall, you ask? It's a place where creative people - coders, makers, designers, gamers, performers, and storytellers - can get together, have fun, learn new skills, or just relax. Sort of like a clubhouse for creative people. Check out our website at http://theguildhall.com. We like to think of it as Nerdvana, but not everyone is into the whole 'nerd' label. And, hey, that's cool.

No, but seriously, there is no place like this anywhere else. The Arena is where people can play video and computer games, board games, table-top RPGs, and CCGs like Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, and My Little Pony. Just a few feet away from Stark Tower is our own gamer pub, The Chromatic Dragon, where you can eat delicious food, quaff frosty beverages, and play boardgames or video games in a relaxed nerd-pub environment.

When you stay as a guest in the Tower of the Hand, you get free memberships for up to six people for the duration of your visit. Each free membership comes with access to all four buildings and hours of free gaming time. And, if needed, you can purchase additional memberships for the rest of your party at a discounted price. Because we love you.

We are happy to leave you alone to enjoy your stay, but your stay with us also makes you a temporary member of The Guild Hall. So, if you are 18 or older and want to play games or just hang out, we are always around from noon every day until 11 pm Sunday - Wednesday and into the wee hours (at least 2 am) Thursday - Saturday.

Historic Downtown is freakin' awesome!

Obviously, you don't have to enjoy The Guild Hall to stay at The Tower of the Hand. The apartment is pretty freakin' great all on its own, within walking distance to Forsyth Park and all of Historic Downtown. There are too many museums, historic buildings, art galleries, antique shops, and other interesting places to mention. Savannah is chock full of that stuff!

And The Tower of the Hand is just a few blocks from Old Town Trolley Tours, so you can do all the sightseeing you like!

The Tower of the Hand is located within walking distance of several great restaurants, including Crystal Beer Parlor (a Savannah Institution for 100 years), The Distillery (a delightful emporium of craft beers and great food), Rancho Alegre (the best Cuban restaurant in Savannah), Savannah Coffee Roasters (coffee so good you'll swoon and dishes like quiche, pot pie, and sandwiches of the gods) and best of all The Chromatic Dragon, The Guild Hall's very own gamer pub! And that's just a few items within a four block radius. This is Historic Downtown Savannah, so you have extended walkable access to scores of restaurants.

***Cancellation Policy***
Full refund (minus fees) for cancellations one month or more before your stay. If your cancellation is from one week - one month before your stay, we will offer credit for a rebooking. Cancellations for one week or less before your stay will be taken on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that weekend rentals require a minimum two-night stay.

Not sure what to do while you're in town? This site has a slideshow of 100 Things to Do in Savannah that will give you a great start! http://savannahnow.com/sav100

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/03/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Game Room:

    We have several buildings worth of gaming space for folks 18 and older at The Guild Hall, which is open from noon to 11pm Sunday - Wednesday and noon to 2 am Thursday - Saturday....moreless

  • Games:

    We have every a massive library of board games for folks 18 and older at The Guild Hall, which is open from noon to 11pm Sunday - Wednesday and noon to 2 am Thursday - Saturday....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Games:

    We have every a massive library of console video games for folks 18 and older at The Guild Hall, which is open from noon to 11pm Sunday - Wednesday and noon to 2 am Thursday - Saturday....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located on the southern end of Historic Downtown Savannah, just a few blocks from beautiful Forysth Park....moreless

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is room to dine in the kitchen, and there are two tables with chairs for up to 7 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Jan 2 - Mar 13, 2017
2 night min stay
$350
$2,100 $9,000
St. Patrick's Day
Mar 14 - Mar 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$600
Spring-Summer
Mar 20 - Sep 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$399
$2,400 $10,000
Early Fall
Sep 4 - Nov 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$399
$2,400 $10,000
Rock and Roll Marathon
Nov 3 - Nov 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$675
Late Fall
Nov 6 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$399
$2,400 $10,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$399
$2,400 $10,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 13%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Savannah International Airport
20 Metres
Nearest Barpub
The Chromatic Dragon
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-16
20 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Bub-Ba-Q
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
Tybee Island

Car: Not Necessary

The apartment is located on the campus of The Guild Hall, Savannah's exclusive destination for gamers, makers, designers, coders, performers and storytellers. So many activities to choose from: (1) Play board games, video games or table-top RPGs at The Arena; (2) Design and create anything you can imagine in our workshop at The Forge with our 3D printer, lathe, router and more; (3) Attend a music or comedy show in the theater at The Forge; (4) Sign up for a class or workshop to learn a new skill or try a new hobby; (5) Use our PC and Mac lab to play games, get work done, or just surf the Internet; (6) Get some delicious food and drinks at The Chromatic Dragon, our gamer pub; and so many more activities!

 

Owner info

About the owner: We are The Guild Hall, a place where creative people - coders, makers, designers, gamers, performers, and storytellers - can get together, have fun, learn new skills or just relax. Sort of like a clubhouse for creative people.

Why the Owner Chose Old West Broad Neighborhood, Savannah, GA, USA:
The Tower of the Hand gives you the best of Historic Downtown Savannah *and* access to The Guild Hall. There is no place like this anywhere else.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
When you stay as a guest in the Tower of the Hand, you get free memberships for up to six people for the duration of your visit. Each free membership comes with access to gaming in the Arena and hours of free gaming time. And, if needed, you can purchase additional memberships for the rest of your party at a discounted price. Because we love you.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/03/2017

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Photos

  • It's a magical portal to an enchanted hidden garden!

    It's a magical portal to an enchanted hidden garden!

  • Confederate jasmine fills the air with fragrant beauty.

    Confederate jasmine fills the air with fragrant beauty.

  • Gazing down upon the hidden courtyard garden from the patio on the second floor.

    Gazing down upon the hidden courtyard garden from the patio on the second floor.

  • Yes, that is a bowl of dice (d20, d8, d10, d6, d4, and d12) on the coffee table.

    Yes, that is a bowl of dice (d20, d8, d10, d6, d4, and d12) on the coffee table.

  • Watching over you: Daenerys, Khal Drogo and, of course, Brienne of Tarth.

    Watching over you: Daenerys, Khal Drogo and, of course, Brienne of Tarth.

  • The apartment is so large that there is a sitting area in the hallway.

    The apartment is so large that there is a sitting area in the hallway.

  • Plenty of bed space in the Superhero Bedroom.

    Plenty of bed space in the Superhero Bedroom.

  • Captain America watches over those who stay in the Superhero Bedroom.

    Captain America watches over those who stay in the Superhero Bedroom.

  • Old school!

    Old school!

  • Large kitchen with seating for six or more.

    Large kitchen with seating for six or more.

  • Two pics in one!  Clawfoot tub on the left.  Walk-in shower on the right.

    Two pics in one! Clawfoot tub on the left. Walk-in shower on the right.

  • Nothing says 'Steampunk' like clocks.  Or gears.  Or clocks that are gears.

    Nothing says 'Steampunk' like clocks. Or gears. Or clocks that are gears.

  • Enjoy our hidden courtyard, far from the cares and worries of this world.

    Enjoy our hidden courtyard, far from the cares and worries of this world.

  • Ascend the stairs toward The Tower of the Hand!

    Ascend the stairs toward The Tower of the Hand!

  • You don't have to be a nerd to stay here, but it certainly doesn't hurt!

    You don't have to be a nerd to stay here, but it certainly doesn't hurt!

  • Not shown: the brand new flat-screen tv over in that corner.

    Not shown: the brand new flat-screen tv over in that corner.

  • Lots of comfy seating.  Plus, robot art!

    Lots of comfy seating. Plus, robot art!

  • It's the Star Wars bedroom.  Check the light sabers on the wall to the right!

    It's the Star Wars bedroom. Check the light sabers on the wall to the right!

  • You can't have superheroes without words like 'kapow!' and 'blam!'.

    You can't have superheroes without words like 'kapow!' and 'blam!'.

  • A periodic table of game controllers seemed appropriate for the Gamers Bedroom.

    A periodic table of game controllers seemed appropriate for the Gamers Bedroom.

  • Hard to see in this picture of the Gamers Bedroom: Pac Man curtains!!!!

    Hard to see in this picture of the Gamers Bedroom: Pac Man curtains!!!!

  • More kitcheny goodness.

    More kitcheny goodness.

  • Lots of natural light in the bathroom.  Also artificial light.  For nighttime.

    Lots of natural light in the bathroom. Also artificial light. For nighttime.

  • If this picture excites you, then you need to come visit The Guild Hall!  Now.

    If this picture excites you, then you need to come visit The Guild Hall! Now.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017

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