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.
My husband and I stayed at Chad's house on our way back to Miami. It was the perfect place for our last night of vacation. The house was clean and we loved looking around at all of the nooks and crannies that were so uniquely decorated. The breakfast in the morning was a perfect way to start our long trek back to Miami. I wish we could have stayed longer than one night to take advantage of the kayaks and bikes and treehouse but we hope to come back again!!
Fabulous place, fabulous host. We rarely saw anyone and felt very taken care of. The house is placed between downtown and the beach, so it was easy to come and go to get to our activities. Bonus: the bed was extremely comfortable. Thanks, Chad!
Chad was traveling however the lovely young lady who is managing the property was very welcoming.
My family had our first beach trip July 4th weekend and it was the most magical and memorable! The pictures are only a sneak peak of the actual experience. I felt like i was living in a fairy-tale story book for the weekend! It was so cozy and welcoming all my accommodations as well as my childrens' were met perfectly! We stayed in the Parlor Room and the bed was absolutely the most comfortable! I will definately be back hopefully every year! lol Alexis was a great host and even took my soon to view the treehouse and was so friendly i wanted to taker her home with us! Thank you Chad for your vision and creative spirit we loved your home and are very satisfied with our first trip to Savannah!
We had some concern immediately before traveling to Diamond Oaks Tree House. AirBnB would remind us to confirm our reservation, which we would dutifully do, and the responses from our host seemed minimalist, to say the least. We later learned Chad was overseas with a group of his students, but by that time it didn't really matter. (We did eventually meet Alexis, who more than capably looks after things in Chad's absence.) Chad has annotated and organized stay at the Tree House so well that it feels kind of like staying at the familiar home of a long-time friend.
Assuming, that is, that your long-time friend is perhaps the most tasteful interior designer and avid collector of objets in the Western hemisphere. Chad's motto must be "Let no interior space or feature go unadorned." Improbably juxtaposed figurines (Elvis playing guitar next to Chinese miniatures) populate every horizontal surface, including the tops of the wainscoting rails. An antique snow sled cleaves to the bottom of the stairwell. An artfully painted two-man crosscut saw hangs from the open-beam living room ceiling. Thanks, to a skylight, the morning light in the kitchen is magnificent. Cathy and I went into Diamond Oaks thinking it could not possibly be as charming as it looked in the AirBnB photos only to find every nook and cranny exceeded our wildest expectations.
Two pet-related caveats: Neither of the two cottage cats posed a problem for our 11-pound shihtzu Katie, though she was actually smaller than the big black guy. Both cats asked wearily to be let outside as Katie somewhat cavalierly familiarized herself with the place. But the big black cat needs to nudged and petted with care. Also, while the narrow canopied road in front of the cottage seems absolutely idyllic, and there is not a horrible amount of traffic, what traffic there is uniformly exceeds the 25 mph speed limit by almost geometric proportions, and the westbound traffic emerges from a semi-blind curve. That the houses are rather close to the road and to each other means it is difficult to walk a pet safely without feeling like a trespasser. Definitely stay alert and bring and use a doggie bag.
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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."