About the property
- Townhome2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Large 4BR Victorian townhome with lots of charm and character. Sleeps 10 adults
Step back in time. A perfect setting for friends and family to stay and play while visiting beautiful Savannah!
SVR-00090 | City of Savannah Short-Term Vacation Rental Certificate
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, Occupancy 10 adults max. (Inquire about our adjacent rentals for additional accommodations for groups of 10+)
Amenities: 2 designated off-street parking spaces are provided as an added bonus! Just 2 blocks to Forsyth Park, private fenced courtyard to enjoy, 2 charming exterior porches, washer/dryer, well-stocked kitchen and ample linens, free wifi, AND nice local Savannah owners to contact if you need anything during your stay!
#1: Spacious bedroom with two Full beds, seating area, large dresser, TV
#2: Spacious with King bed, dresser, lounge chair, TV with DVD
#3: Queen bed with dresser, TV;
#4: Small 'trunk room' with Full bed and dresser
* Extra sleeping accommodations for guests or children to spread out include: 1 Twin portable Rollaway bed stored in downstairs closet.
Note: While we can sleep 11 in beds, the home is a great spacious choice for a maximum of 10 adults ONLY in compliance with the City of Savannah ordinance. For larger groups, or if an additional rental is needed, we can accommodate more in our neighboring, 'sister' homes, “The Janie” (listing ID #675585) next door as well as "The Stella" (listing #971160) or in one of our other vacation rentals in the Historic District of Downtown Savannah that we own and personally manage.
About our home: Welcome to “The Clara”, our lovingly restored Victorian townhome among “Margaret Strous Row” in beautiful Downtown Savannah's Victorian District. Located within blocks of Forsyth Park, this circa 1891, four bedroom - two bath, vacation home offers all the comfortable and cozy luxuries you’re looking for AND provides 2 free private/designated off-street parking spaces with your rental with ample on street (non-metered) parking also available.
“The Clara”, aptly named for one of Margaret Strous’ daughters who grew up next door more than a century ago, will step you back in time with beautiful Victorian architectural details inside and out, and furnished with period antique furnishings we have collected over many years from all over Georgia.
Entering “The Clara” vacation home you’ll find a large living area with comfortable seating including a sofa, loveseat, flat screen LCD TV, DVD player, drop-leaf table with two chairs, and a secretary desk. (A comfy twin roll-away bed with foam mattress is stored with extra linens in the closet under the stairs.)
The formal dining room with semi-open floorplan to the living room offers a 6-seat dining room table with a buffet server and cozy reading chair. An additional 6-seat dining table is located adjacent in the breakfast room to accommodate a total of 12 dining guests.
The kitchen is modern and well equipped with all cooking and kitchenware to prepare a fine meal. Fridge with icemaker and filtered water dispenser. Dishwasher and disposal. Electric smooth top range and oven. Microwave, blender, toaster, and coffee maker.
Step out the french doors from the kitchen onto the classic back porch with charming wicker furniture overlooking our private courtyard…a perfect place to sip morning coffee and bird watch for red cardinals, our resident mourning doves, or the occasional squirrel.
A full bath is located downstairs off the kitchen with a vintage claw foot tub with shower combo. The second, near identical full bath, is located upstairs adjacent to the large laundry/dressing room conveniently autonomous of the bedrooms (so as not to disturb any sleeping beauties when the bath is in use late night or early morning).
The grand staircase takes you to the 2nd floor where the aforementioned full bath and dressing/laundry room is located in addition to 3 large bedrooms, and a 4th bedroom known as the ‘trunk room’.
The ‘master’ bedroom is bright and sunny with the beautiful bay window, two full/double beds that sleep four, a large dresser, matching antique ‘washstand’ with seating area, closet, and a LCD TV.
The second bedroom boasts the comfy King bed, dresser, closet, a recliner, and LCD TV.
The third sunny bedroom is furnished with the queen bed, large wicker dresser, and TV with DVD player.
The fourth bedroom or Trunk room, a customary Savannah term used in our historic homes, comfortable accommodates a full size bed and dresser.
Park up to two of your vehicles in the free designated off-street parking spaces provide in rear of the home and enjoy the leisurely 5 minute walk to Savannah’s iconic Forsyth Park or spend the day strolling the 1.2 miles from the rental under Spanish moss draped trees to River Street exploring all our beautiful Savannah Squares, quaint shops, and eateries along the way!
Pedicabs (Savannah’s version of a rickshaw) will deliver passengers to the south end of Forsyth Park, just 2 blocks from “The Clara”. They work for tips and the experience is a fun way to transverse the streets. At night, we recommend a cab or UBER ride to get to and from the home to the entertainment district around River Street and City Market.
We require a 3-night minimum on weekends most months of the year, so please inquire prior to booking for a quote or if a longer stay than 1 or 2 nights is required if your dates are not specifically noted under the "Rates" tab.
We love our guests and want them to have a fabulous time. It is important to note that in Downtown Savannah the homes are very close together and full time residents do live next to the vacation rental homes. In order to respect your neighbors we ask for 'quiet hours' after 10pm. This simply means don't play loud music inside or out, refrain from shouting, etc. Remember when you are on the porches you can be heard very well by the surrounding residents. We simple do not tolerate obnoxious or drunken behavior. Thank you for your respect and understanding.
Jon and Carmen
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Jon and Carmen
Savannah is our passion. We have a love of her history, her architecture, her people, culture, and lifestyle. We have lived in Downtown Savannah for over 20 years transforming ourselves from renters, to homeowners, to full-time property managers to the more than a dozen historic properties we have been so fortunate to preserve. We have rented a number of our properties over the years to countless corporate and vacationing travelers. We are excited to be a part of the Homeaway/VRBO family to be able to serve you, our guest, every step of the way from initial rental inquiry about our home to completion of your Savannah stay. We look forward to sharing our passion for Savannah and historic homes with you.
Jon and Carmen purchased this Townhome in 2005
Why Jon and Carmen chose Victorian District
This historic house is on Henry Street in between Abercorn and Lincoln Streets just two and a half blocks south of Savannah’s enchanting Forsyth Park. The parade route on St. Patrick's Day literally starts here! Wake up to the bagpipes and watch the floats prepare in the staging area!
What makes this Townhome unique
The size of this house will allow larger parties to comfortably vacation together and the location allows you to walk to the grocery store (Kroger or Brighter Day) as well as restaurants and tourist attractions. The designated free parking is highly sought after as well. “The Clara” has accommodated hundreds of vacationers over the years including many families, family reunions, Christmas vacations, Spring Break, girl’s getaway weekends, bachelorette parties, wedding parties, corporate housing, snowbirds, and groups for choral, dance, and gymnastic competitions. Whether in town for SCAD family weekend, Sidewalk Arts, graduation, Savannah Music Festival, Savannah Book Festival, or the Rock n Roll Marathon, we want you to have a wonderful stay where the only problem is that you won’t want to leave!
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We were there for a cousins retreat! It was everything we wanted. Lovely furnishings and decor.
We had a great time. Conveniently located for touring Savannah. Beautifully decorated. Loved soaking in the claw foot tub. Sitting on the balconies and the patio was wonderful. The bedrooms were lovely and plentiful. Owners Jon and Carmen Kurdy were helpful and really nice. Highly recommend a warm and fun stay at The Clara property.
Charming house in a great location
This house was perfect for celebrating my birthday with a group of friends. It was very clean and well-maintained. It was surprisingly sound-proof, and friends that went to bed earlier or slept in later could not hear others that were still awake. The location was extremely close to Forsyth Park. There were a few restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk, and several more if you wanted to walk the 30-40 minutes to Broughton Street or River Street. The owners were very responsive and even left me a sweet message for my birthday. I would highly recommend this house.
Beautiful, charming home - amazing trip!
Had such a great stay with a large group of friends. Carmen was so accommodating and attentive. The home itself is beautiful and has a lovely backyard. It is quintessential Savannah and full of charm. We could not have asked for a better trip!
Beautiful Historic Home
Great property for a large group with multiple seating, dining areas. Carmen was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. This wasn't a problem for our group, but the front bedrooms had constant street noise from cars, people on the street, etc. I would say this is typical with other historic homes, but could be a factor to certain people with sensitivities.
Great Group Get-Away
Our group of 7 college friends from 5 different states converged on The Clara for a wonderful, relaxing vacation. Carmen and Jon left a lovely welcome package of cookies, wine and fresh flowers. The house is huge with plenty of places to gather and chat as a whole group or breaking into one-on-one conversations - the porch, the patio, the kitchen table, the dining room and the front parlor. For our group (2 couples and 3 singles) there were beds for everyone. Each room in the house is beautifully decorated and full of antiques and character! Henry Street is south of Forsyth Park and moderately busy (some mild traffic noise), but it is an easy walk to the park and to the free shuttle that will take you all the way up to the north end near the river - with plenty of stops along the way, so it is easy to see everything Savannah offers. We rented one car and having free off-street parking was a bonus. Although it was nice to drive to the the grocery store, we would have been fine without it. If we come back to Savannah with a group of family or friends, we would absolutely choose one of Jon and Carmen's townhouse properties - they are friendly, helpful and available hosts who have made these restored homes enchanting.
the owner was very accommodating. We loved our stay and will definitely book again :)
2 blocks (short city blocks, avg of 0.3 miles) from Forsyth Park's southern end where you will find tennis courts which are free and open to the public as well as Brighter Day Natural Foods grocery store, Local 11ten Restaurant, Perch Bar, a specialty wine store and a popular coffee shop. 6 blocks north (0.5 miles) toward the River you will find Savannah's iconic Forsyth Fountain, a public playground and bandshell as well as the Mansion on Forsyth Hotel with their Poseidon Day Spa, 700 Drayton Restaurant and unique upstairs bar. Downtown Savannah's primary full service grocery/pharmacy store, Kroger, is just 0.3 miles away.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
No refunds within 60 days of arrival. Cancellations with more than 60 days notice receive a refund less $50 cancellation fee. Note: The Service Fee is charged and collected from guest by HomeAway/VRBO under their separate terms and is nonrefundable when a cancellation fee is collected! An owner has no control over the service fee!! Refundable Damage Deposit refunded within 7 days of check-out. Email for quote for stays longer than 7 days. Seasonal Periods, Weekends, Holidays, and Events may have higher rates and/or Longer Minimum Stays. Advertised rates subject to change.