Short Term Vacation Rental Certificate SVR-00083; all prices include 7% sales tax and 6% occupancy tax as per city of Savannah
This space is designed for longer stays (minimum of 2 nights) of up to one full week or more. It is intended for low key travelers who might want avoid the tourist fray but still want the proximity of downtown.
This is the top floor of a 1914 carriage house. (It is the second story to my other listing "Carriage House - Cabin Apartment.") Another 'urban cabin,' this is a full apartment with a private bedroom and private bathroom as well as an open kitchen and living room. It has lots of light, and an outside deck looking onto the garden below.
IF YOU ARE A WRITER and are here for that purpose, I will give you a discounted weekly rate. Please inquire when you are looking to book.
The garden is expansive and very peaceful. It's situated behind a large colonial revival house (1914), and both sit on a 1/4 acre lot. There are 70 ft tall water oaks that shade the property. And open as it is, it feels very much like a private retreat.
The unit comes with the use of 2 older beach cruiser bikes, and of course you are welcome to bring your own. There will be one dedicated parking spot for you to use if you are driving.
There will be a small variety of breakfast items provided, usually including organic or locally sourced coffee, milk, juice, eggs, cereal, and some beverages.
There is a small television with basic cable (including HBO and Showtime), and wifi is also provided for streaming movies or music on your own wireless device.
THANK YOU to past guests, Mike and Olivia from Chicago, for providing me with beautiful new listing photographs. The main photos in the series were taken by Mike Killion from Chicago.
Interaction with guests
Either I or my property caretaker will be there to greet and show you in, and when at home (in the main house) we'll be on hand if you need any info during your stay either in person or through text. You can always call directly for urgent matters.
Other things to note
[I generally open the calendar up about 3-4 months in advance -- if you need to book later than that time frame please check back again.
*** The City of Savannah has passed a Short Term Rental Ordinance for any rentals less than 30 days, which went into effect as of January 1, 2015. As part of the ordinance, I must collect sales of 7% and hotel occupancy tax of 6%, for a total of 13%. Because AirBnB does not have a separate line item to collect these, it's necessary for me to incorporate them into the nightly rate.
Please read the following agreement as per the City of Savannah Short Term Vacation Rental Ordinance. In booking you agree to and provide a de facto signature to the following:
As part of the application, property owners must submit a copy of an exemplar agreement which is executed between the property owner and occupant(s).
Welcome to Savannah! Vacation Rentals in Savannah are committed to providing you with the very best experience. In addition, we work closely with our neighbors to insure the quality a life that residents and visitors both expect. Enclosed is information regarding neighborhood policies and local laws and regulations. Please keep in mind that violations of any of these rules can lead to fines or even eviction without refund. We know that you’ll do your part to be a great neighbor in Savannah!
Please be mindful of the City of Savannah Noise Ordinance. As you are staying in a residential area, we would like to remind you to observe neighborhood quiet times between the hours of 9pm – 8am. Please remember that sound carries very well throughout Savannah, most especially in courtyards, porches, patios, and verandahs.
Guests must not exceed the listed occupancy of each property.
Guests must not exceed the maximum parking allotted to each property.
Park only in designated parking places. Please be mindful of street sweeping zones and parking meters throughout the city.
Savannah does have leash laws and leashes are required for any pet taken off property. Pet waste must be cleaned up immediately.
While “to-go” cups are legal in parts of the city, public intoxication is unlawful and may result in heavy fines and/or incarceration. To-go cups are allowed only north of Park Ave.
Savannah has very strict litter laws. Please be sure that all litter, trash, and cigarette butts are placed in waste receptacles. Help keep Savannah beautiful!
Household trash and recycling must be placed in City of Savannah collection carts specific to the property. Trash bags and recycling may not be left outside of the collection carts, left on porches, or left in lanes.
Laundry and towels must not be hung to dry on any exterior portion of the property, including, porch rails, fences, gates, or banisters.
Helpful Hints for your Stay in Savannah:
9-1-1 is the phone number for emergency services in the city.
Savannah is a walking city and our architecture and squares are best enjoyed on foot. Please remember to only cross streets in designated crosswalks. And, as in most cities, jaywalking is punishable by a fine. Obey all pedestrian signals and signage.
Bicycles are a great mode of transportation in Savannah, however, bicycles are prohibited in squares, parks, and sidewalks throughout Savannah.
If you happen to be locked out of your property, please contact your rental agent. Neighbors and surrounding businesses do not have spare keys to the property.
Parking passes are not required in the Thomas Square neighborhood but please read all street parking signs.
In general, either myself or a friend will meet you directly with the keys and show you in. One of us will also be on hand (by phone or text if not directly in person) if you should need further info during your stay, or for any urgent matters.
You are free to come and go, just be sure to keep the noise to a minimum after 11pm to respect the neighbors. When possible please remove shoes at the door to lessen the noise for the apartment below. No smoking in the apartment, only outside on the deck or in the garden itself -- it's the best place to enjoy it anyway. (And please, no butts in the garden besides the one you sit on!)
And as much as I love kids, the property is not suitable for young children. I can try to refer to you to other places in the neighborhood that would be a better fit.
Hello all -- Having lived and traveled all over the country and a good deal abroad, I can truly say Savannah is hands down one of the most beautiful towns anywhere ... I still keep calling it home. I can be a recluse even in a crowd, and this quality is what drew me to my house of 15 years -- it provides a wooded privacy in a centralized, urban setting. Once you get your keys and I get you oriented, I'm pretty hands off -- but always happy to answer any questions and give recommendations. You'll understand why this place is a secret hideaway in the middle of everything.