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Get Cozy in Enchanting "Cottage 333"

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Adorable 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Cottage In The Landmark Historic District

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

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Anderson
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Mary Anderson

I'm Mary Anderson and I am the reservation manager for this cottage. I have lived in Savannah since 2002. I began operating my first VRBO in 2010 which was a garden apartment below my home a block away from this cottage. As a mother who already worked at home, hosting VRBO guests was perfect fit. I had a whirlwind first year of back to back lovely guests. Before I knew it multiple friends & neighbors asked me to operate their downtown vacation rentals too! I started my own website SavannahLuxuryRentals.com in 2012 and as of 2015 I now manage over 20 vacation rentals in the Historic District of Savannah! I am also a licensed Realtor.

Why Mary Anderson chose Beach Institute

The City of Savannah has a way of making people fall in love with it, from the walking lifestyle to the stunning historic architecture to the many great restaurants and rare public green spaces scattered throughout the city. Like many people who have traveled here, the owners of this cottage knew they wanted a 2nd home vacation rental in Savannah. When this cottage became available they knew it was "the one"! They were immediately drawn to its convenient location, compact size and great historic original preserved features such as heart of pine flooring and mantles.

What makes this cottage unique

The best part of finding this cottage and making it into the perfect vacation rental was the private courtyard which was perfectly suited for the owners' plan of installing a small plunge pool. A private pool for a small vacation rental has always been highly sought in downtown Savannah.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We absolutely loved our stay at the cottage! It was clean, comfortable and such a short walk from everything Savannah has to offer. Mary is such a friendly, attentive and informative host. She responded promptly to all of our correspondence leading up to, during, and following our stay. I would absolutely recommend the cottage to anyone looking to visit Savannah
Mar 2016
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Amenities

Beach Institute Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is off the living room. The following is standard Savannah Luxury Rentals information: We provide sheets, toilet paper and soap. Our toilet paper is Scott brand because it decreases the chances of clogged toilet plumbing service calls and it lasts longer decreasing the chance you will run out. If you prefer thick cushioned toilet paper bring it along but use it sparingly in our historic house plumbing and never flush "flushable" wipes or other products that are likely to cause a clog.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Both of the bedrooms are off the hallway and have doors that close for privacy.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
This is walking distance from several day spas with manicures, pedicures and massage services. Great restaurants are plentiful within walking distance! Mary is happy to give you the number of a taxi driver and the pedi-cab service (bicycle drawn carriage).

Reviews

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average rating of 4.5882354 based on 56 reviews
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Beautiful historic cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This historic cottage is super charming! We're so glad we stayed here over a hotel. Everything was clean and worked well. We really enjoyed having a kitchen and the pool was perfect for cooling off in the evenings. It's also very close to all of the action in the historic district. Mary was an excellent host, and we'd definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure hosting you
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5

Very nice, historical home

  • 5 of 5

We parked our car on Friday and it didn’t move until we left on Sunday. This is house is very nicely maintained and convenient to everything. The weather did not cooperate for us to use the pool but it was definitely a bonus. We would stay here again! Thank you Mary for a great weekend home

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay when enjoying Savannah. Convenient to almost everything and incredibly charming.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint Historic Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely and didn't mind the issues that come with historic rentals. It has nice mod-cons, nicely appointed, practically everything you need, comfy beds, very close to downtown, very clean, and the owner is very responsive, kind, and so easy to work with. With that said...important things about this cottage to consider before making up your mind: It is on a busy and noisy street. The paint is peeling in the kitchen. The bathroom door knob is broken. One of the bedroom doors doesn't shut (due to a nice big bed). The closet doors in that same bedroom are wonky and do not close. The floor has noisy, loose and uneven boards. The floor has a downward slope. Some of these things are historic home issues...minor inconveniences to stay in a cottage over 100 years old. I only listed the issues above so you can make an informed decision. Just remember, this cottage is old and historic. I like that and willingly accept the idiosyncrasies that come with it. I thought it was lovely and enjoyed every minute of that warm and cozy environment. I only gave it 4 stars because some of the issues I listed above could, and should, be addressed. Would I stay there again? You bet!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our little paradise

  • 5 of 5

Cottage 333 is very deceiving from the outside. It looks tiny buy when you walk through the door, you are quite surprised. It was perfect for us and our adult daughter. Even with a few quirks, like the bathroom doorknob that is not attached and kept falling and the fact that you have to watch which appliances you use at one time in the kitchen, it all added to the charm. We enjoyed our evenings in the heated pool once it had a few repairs quickly taken care of by the "pool guy". Parking was awesome once we realized how everywhere else you have to pay. It was quiet being on the edge of the historic district and yet in walking distance to everything. We will definitely return in the future!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Service and location were great...but...

  • 2 of 5

The service and communication was excellent, the one issue with the spa was addressed immediately and to the best of their ability.

Pro’s: Again, the service was excellent! It was very easy to find and gain access. They offer you a complimentary bottle of wine. The water pressure and temperature was good in the shower. The location was decent, about a half a mile walk to everything which was just fine.

Con’s: The property owner COULD CONTROL - The property needed a little attention. Bathroom doorknob fell off, paint peeling in many areas in and around the kitchen, ceiling light in bathroom didn’t work, broken cabinetry in kitchen...just old and unkept. The “living room” was tiny and very uncomfortable. We had two couples staying and there was not enough room to congregate, play games or even have a meal. Furniture was inadequate, but it was a small space so it presents a challenge. Just wish it was more obvious in the description and we would have chosen a different property or Hotel would have been a tremendous upgrade! Beds were ok, nothing great and more on the uncomfortable side. Hardwood floors throughout but many weak boards that felt like you would break through. Floors were so bad it was not recommended to be in bare feet. The spa was not functioning properly so the MAIN reason we chose THIS property was something we could not use.

Things that the property owner could NOT control: Apparently because of the historical nature of the neighborhood they HAVE TO use single pane windows and as such it is drafty and you can hear EVERYTHING outside. The bedroom windows are in an alley and at about 1 am a person was walking down the alley talking on a cell phone and while laying in bed a could plainly hear BOTH sides of the conversation! So there is a very real need to be mindful of your indoor and outdoor voices and music. All night long was CONSTANT police, fire, or ambulance sirens...so much and so often after a few hours it became “white noise”.

All in all, this was a real disappointment for our family get together...wish there had been more honest descriptions and reviews describing the true nature of this property so we could have made a more informed decision.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome feedback from all of our valued guests and believe that every single review is honest regarding this great spot in Savannah. There are many larger 2 bedroom rentals with spacious living rooms offered nearby and keep in mind they are priced higher than this little cottage. This is a very low price for 2 King size bedrooms and the photos and description show the small size of the common area clearly. The small dipping pool is a bonus which we know all guests look forward to using. We do not charge extra to use the pool or charge to heat it with the self serve heater. We go out of our way to help guests utilize this bonus feature and in this case we did that as always but indeed it was not getting as hot as it normally could, and the heat sensor part was ordered immediately. It was already in place a week after this person's stay. One knob is removed from a cabinet door to allow the dishwasher door to open, but the cabinets are not broken. The historic properties in our busy downtown all have single pane windows and city noises can occasionally make their way into reviews since many people live in quiet suburban modern homes. Most guests who want to visit our bustling little downtown area are able to sleep just fine. Whenever I travel and find myself disturbed by noises I am not accustomed to I use a free white noise app on my phone which provides a backdrop fan-like hum. I highly recommend that for any travelers.
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Map

Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Liberty Street Grill
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Tybee Island
Car: not necessary

Forsyth Park about half a mile from this cottage has well maintained public tennis courts. The Westin Resort is the nearest golf course, and another public golf course is nearby at Bacon Park 7 miles south of downtown. Savannah's Historic District is about 17 miles from the beach (Tybee Island). Within 5 miles there is a marina & a public boat launch.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Maid Fee (Departure Clea $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cancellations with 60+ days notice will receive a refund less $50 fee. Within 60 days of arrival we cannot give refunds but cancellations protection insurance will be offered if you pay through a HomeAway/VRBO affiliate payment system.
Holidays and events may have higher rates and/or longer minimum stays required. Inquire for a quote from manager prior to using online booking. We reserve the right to require 3 nights minimum for all weekend stays.
All rates are subject to change until confirmed

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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