A precious piece of history! This 135-year-old cottage is clean as a whistle and cute as a button. It is freshly renovated with modern amenities and nicely located in Savannah's beloved Landmark Historic District. It sits on the eastern border of the district, so Cottage 333 is close enough to walk to everything downtown, but also allows you to get away from the center of the action when you are ready for a quieter night's sleep or to relax in your private dipping pool.
That's right! This is one of the only places downtown where you can have a spa/pool all to yourself! It is located in Cottage 333's private rear courtyard, the Louella C. Williams Memorial Courtyard. The roomy spa/pool has seating in it, a heater for year-round enjoyment, privacy fencing, and you have it all to yourself! Cool off in the summer after a day of walking or have a hot soak beneath the winter night sky.
We highly recommend popping around the corner two blocks to the gourmet grocer, Smith Brothers Butcher Shop, for some wine, cheese, and locally-sourced nibbles to bring back and enjoy poolside (http://www.smithbrothersbutchershop.com/).
The owners, Chance and Julie, are avid travelers themselves, and want to spoil their guests with the little things that help make a travel experience special and romantic.They even insist that you help yourself to a complimentary bottle of wine--a small gesture to make you feel welcome. As you can imagine, a private pool and free bottle of something red go a long way towards making you feel right at home after a long travel day! No need to get dressed up and venture out the first night!
This cottage has 2 bedrooms, each with a King bed, and a newly renovated bathroom convenient to both bedrooms. Four people can stay here comfortably, but the owners wanted to price Cottage 333 so that one couple to stay here for a romantic weekend alone (without having to feel like they are wasting money on the empty bedroom). Because it is priced similar to many one bedrooms, Cottage 333 is all about value and uniqueness for travelers that want something modest but special. Chance and Julie really love sharing Savannah and the joys of travel with their guests. And that shines through when you stay in the charming Cottage 333.
The kitchen is also renovated with modern appliances, granite countertops, and everything you need to cook your own meals with local ingredients from Smith Brothers (there is also a Kroger close by). The house is full of small treats, convenient features, and oversized mirrors. The A/C is frosty and the heater is toasty.
A word on history: While the actual beach at Tybee Island is 17 miles away, this cottage is in a neighborhood in the Historic District that has what locals call "Beach cottages." These adorable homes are so-called for their proximity to the "Beach Institute." The Beach Institute was a school built in 1867 by the Freedmen’s Bureau of the American Missionary Association for the education of newly freed slaves. The school was named for New Yorker Alfred S. Beach, editor of the Scientific American, who donated funds for the site. The institute closed in 1919 when other schools opened. In its place is now an African-American Cultural Museum and tourist landmark of downtown Savannah.
Beach cottages were built in the mid 1800's to house the working class of railroad laborers and craftsman that created the proud structures of historic Savannah and ushered in the greater urbanity of the 20th Century. Across the street from this cottage we now have East Broad Elementary School, which was once a bustling railroad depot and main artery of the city's vibrant commerce. Indeed, you will find the original masonry of a brick flue in the front bedroom which guided over 100 years of coal smoke from the little cottage's claw-foot stove out over the depot. Today, an adorable reproduction remote-controlled electric stove mimics the appearance of the long-lost original, to keep you warm and cozy in the winter.
City of Savannah SVR-00339