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Historic Tiny Cottage 535 in Downtown Savannah! Owner

Beach Institute, Savannah, GA, USA
  • Cottage300 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Studio Sleeps 2, In Savannah Georgia Historic District

Approximately the size of a hotel room, this historic cottage was built in the 1870's and is nestled between Jones Street and Charlton Street in the Landmark Historic District. You will have your own private laundry.

You can easily walk to Clary's Cafe or Fox and Fig Cafe both are barely 2 blocks from the home. There are literally hundreds of other restaurants within 0.5 to 1 mile of this address!

Bathroom has shower. We provide towels & hair dryer.

Small kitchen with granite countertops has, small range, miniature fridge with separate freezer and bar sink. We provide basic cooking utensils and 4 cup regular drip coffee maker.

Queen bed, large closet.

Parking is free on the nearby streets. You cannot park in the Lane but you can unload right at your door and then park your car on Jones Street, using the side gate into the shared yard of this 3-cottage compound to access your back door! There are no meters in the 1 block radius so no permit is required for your parking. You will need to swap sides on Friday and Saturday since the street cleaner comes to Jones on Friday night for one side and Saturday night for the other side.



Mary Anderson

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Mary Anderson

I'm Mary and I have lived in Savannah since 2002. I love it here! I am a work-at-home mom, licensed real estate agent and Historic District vacation rental manager which is something I really enjoy.

Mary Anderson purchased this Cottage in 2015

Why Mary Anderson chose Beach Institute

I chose Savannah because of the big city feel of the events and tourist traffic combined with a small town sense of knowing people everywhere I go. I love the beauty of the relatively tiny one-square mile walkable downtown Historic District area. I love the familiarity of everything here combined with the constant influx of new energy from the college and the visitors from all over the world.

What makes this Cottage unique

I have never seen anything quite like this Historic District cottage compound! What a great opportunity to help me meet the housing needs for the 12 million tourists + executive housing phone calls I get daily. And since I used to live on the same block I knew first hand this was a great location. I get calls every day from people who do not need a lot of space and want convenient lodging in the Historic District with a low price. This is it!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, The bathroom is a separate room with solid door
      • Queen bed, open studio layout (bathroom has a door)


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Corner shower, full laundry in shower

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            In Savannah's famous Landmark Historic District which is a one square mile area


              • Adventure
              • Budget
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        wifi password in notebook in cottage
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


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


                              • Dining
                                Murphy table
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 2 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Television
                                    Digital antenna with limited channels (NBC).


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Expansive shared patio. This historic cottage triplex has a central shared courtyard with pavers and 3 table/chair sets for the 3 separate rentals.
                                      • Lawn / Garden


                                          • not suitable for children


                                              • botanical garden
                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • synagogues

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • photography
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • tennis

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            37 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Great location

                                                            Elizabeth S.Archdale, NC

                                                            It is a treasure hunt to find the cottage but it was completely worth it. The place is very clean. The pictures don’t show how cute it is. The bed is the perfect mix of firm and soft, great place to take a nap after walking all day. There are plenty of towels & soap was provided as a nice extra! The white notebook has a lot suggested places to check out. I would highly recommend this cottage.

                                                            Great Location!

                                                            Jessica S.

                                                            The owner was amazing, easy access to downtown, free parking, a clean and cozy place to stay!

                                                            Perfect spot in Savannah

                                                            Kathryn K.

                                                            My husband and I stayed here several days and loved every minute of it. It's perfect for two people. We loved that it was within walking distance to everything in Savannah that we wanted to do. The house was clean and cozy, we would absolutely stay here again.

                                                            Great Place to stay!!

                                                            Anne L.

                                                            Loved the space & location! Perfect place for me to explore Savannah. I was able to walk everywhere, to restaurants, historic homes, shopping, squares and the river walk. The outdoor patio was an added plus, so lovely and a perfect space to review the day with a glass of wine !

                                                            Perfect Weekend Getaway Spot!

                                                            Crystal C.Nashville, Tennessee

                                                            We felt right at home, safe and sound, in this tiny cottage in downtown Savannah! It is located in the perfect area for walking around in the historic district which is what we came for! For only 500 square feet it was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The bed and pillows are extremely comfortable and the shower was nice too!


                                                            Serge v.

                                                            Unfortunately I ended being disappointed, ESPECIALLY for the amount I paid! Here are my personal observations, first the negative:

                                                            #1 the wifi never worked properly once out of the 5 days that I stayed here.

                                                            #2 the ad says ‘television’. Very deceiving. We would expect the word ‘television’ to mean ‘cable’, right? It only had NBC, an old ‘comedy’ channel with comdedy sitcoms from the 70’s, (24/7), & some other channel with who knows what(?). Maybe I should have emailed back then just what was meant by television, (?). I had ‘assumed’...

                                                            #3 the kitchen table would NOT sit two people “comfortably”. I was alone & it was just enough. The folding table top does not come down ‘level’ so you have to insert something underneath to level. Not a big deal.

                                                            Other ‘minor’ but annoying observations was that in the shower, there is no ‘holder’ for items like shampoo, soap; etc.

                                                            In the kitchen, there was no dish rack & only one small dish-drying cloth. Even though most travellers eat out, I still ate the odd breakfast & made lunches ‘to go’. I ate mostly dinners out.

                                                            I did one laundry & because I never dry my shirts & pants, there was no handy clothes ‘rack’ to hang the rest...

                                                            One morning the power went off in one area of the kitchen so instead of texting or calling Mary, I opened the fuse box & switched on one of the breakers & it came back, but some people might not known what to do.

                                                            The good was that the location was excellent, and Mary IS very quick to respond.

                                                            In fairness to Mary, she did try to have the wifi problem fixed by sending someone to adjust the router (outdoors) while I was gone, but the problem was a constant frustration. The wifi seemed to hold well the morning I left, but a little too late for me.

                                                            The bed was comfortable.

                                                            I consider myself to be an easy going, sincere & polite individual and since I was asked to reply to a review, I’m simply replying with my personal observations.

                                                            note: I had rented a similar place in Charleston (also for 5 days) before coming here and the comparison was ‘night & day’ and for almost half the price...

                                                            Thank you,

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            This cottage is one of the lowest priced rentals in the Historic District and has many things that make it popular including the beautiful patio, record player and cool location in the Beech Institute part of the Historic District. This is a romantic/adventure experience rental and a guest's enjoyment of the cottage depends on the purposes of the trip. We have never advertised cable TV which is a separate amenity item in the list of boxes to check. We have a digital antenna with basic channels and a DVD player for movies but this is not the right property for a guest who comes to Savannah to watch TV. This guest was traveling alone and was texting asking how he could watch "ID Network" on this first night. His interaction about all things tech related was quite intense ranging from thanking to praising to complaining and then back again. My assistant and I helped him with multiple tech questions and problems on a daily basis both in person and via text even if they were not the fault of our equipment. This is not the norm, as we have guests here constantly and have almost never had to help anyone especially with the wifi which works great. I believe most of his problem was that his computer kept hopping onto the Xfinitiy hot spot, and he did not realize he needed to select our specific password secured network each time. As a result, his computer was asking him if he was sure he wanted to continue browsing on an open network (I am basing that on photos he sent me of his computer screen). I cannot speak for what might be in Charleston that costs half this much but in Savannah this is a great value and a great experience for guests. A guest who wants a cable package can select a property that offers it, along with a full size dining room, laundry room with drying rack and large kitchen. I believe this guest, Serge, selected the cottage based only on the fact it was the cheapest option and did not review other details. He simply was not a good fit at all for the experience of staying in a 300 square foot cottage that was built in 1872. Tiny Cottage 535 is offered across many popular booking platforms and has earned some of the best reviews I have ever received as a host.


                                                            Beach Institute, Savannah, GA, USA

                                                            This cottage is behind another cottage on the same property, with a shared courtyard. Its technical address is in the Lane which is an alley (between Jones Street and Charlton Street). There are 2 entrances to the cottage, one in the Lane (which is an alley between two major streets) and the other in the courtyard. You can use the Lane entrance to load bags in and out of your car straight into that door if you want. You can use the courtyard entrance on Jones Street for all other comings and goings, via the side gate next to the main cottage on the triplex compound property. There is no parking in the Lane so free parking on Jones Street and using the Jones St gate to the courtyard is ideal for the majority of your purposes.

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                                                            37 Reviews
                                                            Excellent 4.7/5
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