About This Listing
Right outside of historic Savannah in a fishing village on the Intracoastal Waterway rests Diamond Oaks, a 1903 Cottage Style home with two rooms, a vintage trailer, a treehouse, and a carriage house. You have chosen the Parlor Room.
Right outside of historic Savannah in a fishing village on the Intracoastal Waterway rests Diamond Oaks, a 1903 Cottage Style home. Located on famous Bonaventure Road, half a mile from Bonaventure Cemetery. Wifi, digital cable, parking, 4 porches, a treehouse, a vintage camper, and more in what many say is their "favorite house in Savannah" Weekly and Monthly Rates available too. You can use my kayaks and bicycles, have a fire in the backyard, or maybe even grill something. Pick up some shrimp off the boats for 5 bucks a pound, or use the casting net and catch your own. I am flexible! We now have a Whole Foods a mile away so the breakfast includes mostly organic food and drink. The Parlor Room features a brand new pillow top queen-size bed, period antiques, 32" flat-screen TV and lot of charm. The bathroom is shared with a full tub and waterfall sink. Usually only one set of guests is using it. If you want a private bathroom, consider the Skylight Suite.
Since the treehouse is open to the elements, it is not rented on its own, rather all guests have free access to it. Guests in the Skylight Suite have priority simply because their privacy is compromised briefly by the ladder due to the skylights. That said, Parlor Room guests simply have to check with guests upstairs (if there are any) and everyone has always worked it out so all can enjoy and experience the treehouse. Have a discounted massage or Fairy Card reading in the treehouse! And if you are really bold and the weather is right, you can sleep in it! But above all, the best way to learn about this home is to read the reviews on both rooms. To date, it has been featured in Savannah Magazine, Glamour, and forthcoming in Country Living.
Guests have access to treehouse, bicycles, golf cart, chiminea, kayaks, hammock, and all shared spaces. The only room that requires permission to view is my office at the top of the stairs to the left. There is also a carriage house outback where Alexis, the caretaker extraordinaire lives.
Interaction with Guests
I will usually greet and chat a little, but I like to give you your space. My girlfriend lives next door so I am usually there. You may see Alexis, the caretaker, wondering about as well.
Old school charm with a good mix of people. Much more space than downtown, and much more unique, while not sacrificing the historic southern charm. Likely you are closer to the intracoastal waterway here than you would be downtown.
Bicycles and taxi. There is a city bus two blocks away as well, but small towns in the USA-you know how it is! A car opens up more opportunities, even if staying right in the central historic district. You can visit the beach and the islands this way.
Just keep it clean! Come and go when you please. I DO have cats, but if you are allergic, I can keep them upstairs with me for the night or they can simply stay outside.
This is an amazing space!
My wife and I stayed two nights in the Parlor Room. The house is beautiful, lovingly decorated, idiosyncratic, and throughly cool. It's a pretty quick drive to downtown Savannah, itself a magical environment.
Alexis, the caretaker, was on hand and very helpful and personable. The kitchen is well-appointed and the breakfast options are great. The living room is a decidedly groovy place; we really enjoyed hanging out there, reading and playing records from the selection of blues, gospel, folk, and classical LPs. This place is especially recommended for cat-lovers: hanging out with the two felines was a big part of our stay.
And a warning: don't attempt the climb to the treehouse if you're scared of heights! But do attempt it if you love a good view and want to see more of the wild creative spaces Chad has crafted.
This is it!!!!! Book it now. This has been, by far, the best airbnb experience we have ever had. The house is incredible. There are too many nice things to talk about. The Parlor room is beautiful with nice light, a comfy bed and plenty of privacy. The house is REALLY beautiful and the neighborhood is incredible. The nicest host. There is NO better place to stay in Savannah than this. see for yourself.
No tuvimos el honor de conocer a Chad, pero su "house keeper" fue muy atenta.
Chad's house is an experience worth, eventhough we were in the room below, where there is not much privacy, we were lucky to have other very respectful tenants.
La habitación de arriba tiene muchas ventajas.
Pero no perdimos la oportunidad de subir a la casa del árbol, que es algo extraordinario.
El barrio esta bien, pero no es muy cerno a el centro histórico de Savannah, sin embargo pudimos disfrutar de las dos bicicletas que Chad permite usar... y hicimos un recorrido muy interesante por el cementerio.
Chad es muy generoso al dejarnos cereales, huevos, jugo, pan, etc, etc, todo de muy buena calidad... incluso algo de vino y buenas cervezas (que no gastamos, pero que estaban a nuestra disposición).
Everything about this listing is accurate and doesn't begin to describe how peaceful, beautiful and intriguing the house is. We stayed in the Parlor Room which was cozy and had the most comfortable mattress we have ever slept on! We only wish we could have stayed longer and will definitely be returning the next time we visit Savannah!
Chad and his house were absolutely perfect for our short stay in Savannah! His house is cute, clean and eclectic! The cats were very friendly and we had more than we needed for breakfast and everything else. The house was clean and well kept and we were welcomed warmly. We will definitely be back! Thanks Chad!
Emily and Caleb
Chad's place was fantastic. The parlor room was cozy and cute, with lots of everyone's favorite literature placed all over the room. He offered breakfast to help ourselves with, the yummy smell of a brewing pot of coffee greeted me when I woke up each morning, and the room pretty much came with my own personal kitty cat (Chanel, I miss you!!) The posters and knick knacks and pretty little things scattered all around his home in the most tasteful way was truly a sensory overload of everything you'd expect nostalgia to bring to you. Thank you for a pleasant stay, Chad! The stay was wonderful.
Chad responded promptly to a phone call saying out flight was delayed. He left a welcoming note on the door for us . The house was precisely as described both in words and in photographs. It is absolutely charming. Our room was clean, comfortable and delightfully decorated. The kitchen was well-equipped and instructions on how to find everything we would need were abundantly clear including the location of teabags, chalk and (delicious) coffee, which part of the refrigerator we could use and where to put used dishes. The neighborhood of Thunderbolt is peaceful and close to both downtown Savannah and Tybee Island and the coast.
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About the Host, Chad
I am a writer and a carpenter. I teach at a local university and publish poetry and memoir. I live alone in the main house with two cats. I really dig my record collection and creating fascinating peter-pan spaces all around the home. I have a roommate that lives in the carriage house and manages the home when I am gone. I am very clean and flexible. If you want someone to show you around and introduce you to a fascinating community of artists, I can do that. If you want to be left alone and have your own peace, I can do that. More personal and professional information about me can be (email hidden). My motto would be "keep on keeping on."