Diamond Oaks Treehouse Skylight Suite


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  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath
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Distance here! Propose here! Inspire here! Love it here. A Premium magical space with six skylights with views of stars and whimsical oaks and priority access to open-air treehouse. Nestled in a historic fishing village just minutes from the hustle and bustle tourism of Savannah. Enjoy a clawfoot tub en suite. Use the kitchen. Listen to records. Pet the cats. If booked, please check out the on-site equally extravagant Parlor Room.

The space
This property is nestled in a unique area of Savannah often overlooked on famous Bonaventure Road, half a mile from Bonaventure Cemetery. The locals cruise up and down the road on the weekends. Much more space and quiet than the central historic district. This area was the local fishing village and you can still get shrimp for >10 dollars a pound and cook them on the grill. The suite is an attic conversion with 6 skylights looking out at sky and magical oak branches drenched with Spanish moss. (If it is booked, please check out the Parlor Room) There is a porch on one side and an entire triangle of picture windows on the other. Pillow-top Queen size bed for a single or couple and a 32 in. Smart TV. Wifi, parking, 4 porches, a tree house (yes, an open-air treehouse that you can elect to sleep in), and more in what many say is their "favorite house in Savannah" With your permission, other guests may want to play in the treehouse too, but it is clear that Skylight Suite guests have priority.

Even though there are windows and skylights everywhere, there are curtains and shutters you can use if you wish, but honestly no one can see in because you are up in the trees. I encourage letting the light pour in!

You can have a fire in the backyard, or maybe even grill something. I am flexible! The suite has its own door upstairs that separates the bathroom, reading nook, and bedroom from the rest of the house. I suggest always keeping the door closed to keep out the wonderful managers, our cats: sisters Tink and Poof. The downstairs kitchen is shared. 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, South Magazine, Glamour, and This Old House.

I did most of the work on the house. I am a poet and artist so the vision is very inspired by that. There are mementos from my world travels in every space. Imagine having to dust such a space! And be shrouded by magnificent live oaks that shed leaves regularly and pollinate everything, plus the magical moss makes upkeep all the more challenging. We dust and blow leaves constantly. But you, the guest are worth it. So we go the extra mile.

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Garden view
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TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
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Savannah, Georgia, United States

My neighborhood is often overlooked by tourists so you get the benefit of a wonderfully intimate experience with the "real" South, complete with shrimp boats, shacks, and mansions. Ask us about Savannah Secrets.

We love our community here in Thunderbolt and we love our unique businesses. Savannah is wonderful as well, but we encourage you to explore our community. You have landed in a unique place that many people unfortunately miss.

Here is a little blurb from our local museum which you should visit. It is only two blocks away on the corner of Mechanics and Victory:

The Town of Thunderbolt, a small town who owes its name to a legend of a lightning strike that created a freshwater spring on the Wilmington bluff. Native Americans were found to be among the first inhabitants.
Thunderbolt was a settlement which evolved into a shipping point for local plantation needs which also serviced the river traffic. In 1856, the Town of Thunderbolt was incorporated as Warsaw and then began its history as a processing port for the fishing community. In 1890, Georgia State College was founded for the education of African Americans. This college continues to be a historically black institution and is known today as Savannah State University.
In 1921, Warsaw's name was restored to Thunderbolt and the seafood processing continued to play a large part in this community's development. In 1939, yacht racing became popular and saw the construction of a yacht basin. Annually, the "Blessing of the Fleet" was celebrated until recent years and shrimping evolved into the primary seafood product.
Today, the Town of Thunderbolt remains a unique community with a distinct personality all of its own. Families dwell in this town for many generations which becomes a part of our town's rich history.
We do have our own businesses and I am actually a professor at the above mentioned Savannah State University. Here is a list of local businesses that you can support!

FOOD (everything is in walking distance):

Finches. Right in the corner in a vintage service station is the new hub of Thunderbolt offering coffee and light food fare and amazing atmosphere.

Tubby’s Tank House on River Drive. Seafood with lots or porches and a party atmosphere. Take a left out the door and go a half mile.

Tortuga on River Drive. Quieter and more quaint and finer dining. Just before Tubby’s on the left. Walk across the street to our local park and have a look at the Intracoastal Waterway.

Coach’s Corner on Victory. Need some pub food to check out the game? The best sports bar in town is right around the corner. Take a right out the door, a left on to Whatley, and a right on Victory and there you will see it!

Thai Restaurant on Victory. Across the street from Coach’s Corner. Upscale authentic Thai!

Desposito’s at the boat landing across the river. Fresh seafood in old school humble setting. You might want to drive here simply because you have to go over the bridge. But it is a two minute drive. Really. Take a left out the house, a left on Victory over the bridge, and then your first left and wind back to the boat landing. You will see it there.


There is a Parker’s and Chu’s Convenience store/gas stations on the corner of Whatley and Victory.

Fresh Veggies? Shrimp? Vintage Shops? Tattoos?

On the corner of Mechanics you will see an old gas station that has become Finches Sundries, a new Savannah hotpot for coffee, light breakfast, and more. To the right is a boutique with vintage stuff. It is our little bohemian corridor. On the weekends on the corner of Mechanics and Victory you will find a fresh produce stand. And further down from Tubby’s on the left you can buy shrimp right off the boat!

If these are not available, of course there is a Whole Foods. Head west on Victory and take a left under the Truman Parkway Overpass. Along the way you will see some mini-malls, pharmacies, a Starbucks, and many other commercial areas all within two miles.

OF COURSE: And of course, you must check out the historic Bonaventure Cemetery, but don’t forget to watch the sunset at Honey Park right around the corner at the end of Mechanics! Enjoy your stay in Historic THUNDERBOLT!

For other events and general history, be sure to check out Town of Thunderbolt Homepage

Hosted by Chad

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I am a writer and a carpenter. I teach at a local university and publish poetry and memoir. I live on site with two cats. I really dig my record collection and creating fascinating peter-pan spaces all around the home. I have a roommate that 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 by Airbnb) My motto would be "keep on keeping on."
I am a writer and a carpenter. I teach at a local university and publish poetry and memoir. I live on site with two cats. I really dig my record collection and creating fascinating…


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First off, in these extraordinary times, we are open and offer distancing and safety and take your health and welfare, and everyone’s seriously. We have space and in the short term practice distancing and wear masks. I will usually greet and chat a little, but I like to give you your space. I usually spend time in my upstairs office. You may see Kyle, my roommate and caretaker who shares the space, wondering about as well.
First off, in these extraordinary times, we are open and offer distancing and safety and take your health and welfare, and everyone’s seriously. We have space and in the short term…

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