Located on a quiet dead-end residential block with no through traffic. Just a few blocks walking distance to attractions in Historic Downtown. Chickens roam the back yard, and the large back deck is furnished for your leisurely comfort. Come visit!
This Duplex in historic downtown Savannah was built in 1910 and renovated in 2006. It's homey & cozy, with simple comforts for those of us who don't need brass door knobs and chandeliers to be happy.
Both apartments have been converted to furnished BnB spaces. There are lock boxes outside the front doors for your convenience in checking in and out.
This apartment has a queen bed in the main bedroom. And trundle-twin beds in the small bedroom. I've recently pulled the trundle twin beds apart for easier access to both beds. This necessitated that the hall door come off. But the room is at the end of a side hall which provides visual privacy, just not so much sound or energetic privacy.
The living/dining and kitchen areas are combined in one large room. The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, refrigerator, microwave, cooking and eating ware. The bathroom has a shower within the claw-foot tub. PLEASE be careful upon entering and exiting the tub. If you are not very agile, this may not be the right fit for you. Place your hands on both sides of the tub to evenly distribute your weight as you get in and out. I will be installing handles soon.
Bed linens & towels are provided.
We're strong believers in conservation of resources, recycling, & composting. So towards that end, the AC thermostat is set to 78 degrees, which is very comfortable in Savannah's hot summers. Any cooler than that and you go into shock when you step outside! And 66 degrees in the winter. If you want it different than that, please change it to a more conservative setting when you leave for the day and when you check out.
There is a labeled compost container in the kitchen, we use it in the garden. Please remember to separate your trash from the recyclable material. We have a couple of backyard chickens, they love fresh organic greens, grains & seeds! They come running to the call of: "Here chick chick chick chi-i-i-ickens." A friend is now gathering the eggs in exchange for their care.
In the hot summer months expect mosquitoes, especially in lush and shady environments, like my back yard. Bring spray or whatever bug repellent you like to use if you want to spend time out on the deck.
There is a train track nearby, but train runs only during the day (sometimes as early as 5:30a.m., but not predictably.) For a reasonably active person, it's an easy walking distance to all downtown sites of interest and businesses 1.5 Mile to river street taking the scenic route up Bull St., it's1/2 mile to Bull street. Also has handy access to public transportation Including a free D.O.T. shuttle & ferry boat system ((website hidden))
The street sweeper comes on Friday and Saturday nights on our street.. Saturday night is our side so park on the other side (it gets swept Friday night), or down the little dirt drive also across the road to the left if you're driving into the block, and to the left of the house if you're looking out from the porch. It's a $15 ticket.
Breakfast food provided are breads such as bagels & English muffins kept in the freezer for freshness and, in the fridge you'll find half & half, butter, jam, and you'll find tea and coffee in the cupboard.
Our favorite restaurants:
Sentient bean Coffee shop
Mate Factor Bakery (closest and new favorite!!)
Out Door Seating-
Vinnie Van Go Go's for best ever pizza- at City Mkt. (world's best!)
Firefly, Habersham St. (a bit pricey)
Tubby's on Riverstreet (ceasar salad good)
Public, Bull St. (beautiful atmosphere)
Blue Turtle Bistro- seats by parking lot but food great!
Bohemian Hotel- top floor bar for sunset happy hour- Btw Bay & River streets
And so many more new ones all the time I can't keep up!
Green Truck for farm 2 table fare- (vegetarian options) on Habersham St.
Wifi available- code in "House Rules" on fridge.
Parking on street in front of house. Be mindful of street sweeper on Saturday night. Park across street!
The front porch is a quiet, private hideaway overlooking the end of the dead end street. No heavy traffic noise and frenetic energy from passing cars!! Guests are able to enjoy a 650 sqft deck overlooking a spacious, forested back yard with free-ranging chickens, flower and food gardens.
Interaction with Guests
I have been a host for Airbnb for over four years, and in this time frame I've booked more than 450 bookings and have earned more than 200 5- star reviews.
We love to greet our guests during their stay and find out more about them and any common affinities we may share. It's not a guarantee that we'll be around when they are, but if possible we like to meet all our guests at least once during their stay.
Also, my partner, David (Tree), has an outdoor adventure and expedition business ( Earthrise Expeditions). He offers adventures to include sailing, kayaking, canoeing, outdoor and naturalist guided day and overnight trips to the surrounding islands, marshes and waterways. He is prepared to spend time, energy and experience as a naturalist, ecologist and outdoor adventure guide with those of you who are excited to go beyond the beauty, splendor and charm of Historic Savannah and into the natural world surrounding Savannah proper. He is open to co creating with you an experience long to be remembered and shared following your visits with friends and loved ones.. His pricing is open and negotiable based on needs and ability to pay.
What we love most about our neighborhood is that it's on a dead end stretch of Duffy St., many neighbors are long-term residents, some are students, and as a whole the neighborhood is very diverse in every demographic imaginable.
It's a pleasant and easy walk to the hub of town, Park & Bull. From there it's a magnificent walk going north on Bull street all the way to the Savh river where you can catch a free ferry ride across the river and back.
Other Things to Note
We have tourist brochures, maps and info in the apartment for your convenience. If you'd like to leave some that you've collected during your stay, we welcome you to add to the collection.
My partner, Tree, also rents his RV on airbnb out behind the house- we have a very spacious back yard. So don't be surprised if you're not the only guests on the property.
I charge a $25 non-refundable pet fee to defray the cost of extra cleaning time in regards to fur indoors and poo-patrol outdoors. If you're bringing a pet I'll add this charge as a "special offer" during the booking process. Dogs must be crated if left unattended in apartment. They also must be kept leashed out back if they could be a threat to the free-ranging chickens. Thank you for understanding!
Basics are provided such as salt & pepper, oil, tea, coffee, sugar. Kroger and Brighterday (healthfood), are only a few blocks away and you can take advantage of cooking meals in the fully furnished kitchen.
Quiet time from 11pm-8am
Will receive lock-box code at check-in
Pets must be crated when left alone in the apartment, and leashed if they might harm the chickens.
When vacant, house must be left locked and secure
Be respectful of neighbors in regards to noise (stereo, tv party noise, music instruments...)
See more details and info in "house manual" below
Kelly was an exceptional host. Communication was excellent and her place was perfect for our getaway in Savannah. Would definitely stay here again.
Located just on the outskirts of the central Downtown area, we found this lovely row house to be quite the perfect getaway. Although we spent most our time in Savannah wandering the city on foot, there is plenty to like about this place if you are fond of charming backyards (with chickens!), a quaint front porch, and plenty of room to move around inside. Perhaps a bit on the pricier side, but compared to hotels nearer the central city area, this place beats them hands down. Plus - although we never met - the host is willing to go the extra mile should you need anything to make your stay that much more comfortable.
This was my first experience with AirBnB so I have nothing to compare it to. Kelly's place is comfortable, quiet, and conveniently located. Parking right out front was a big plus. I would definitely stay there again, and recommend to others. Thanks, Kelly!
Easy check in and apt was just what we needed - thoroughly enjoyed a little time in the garden relaxing with the chickens too.
Thanks, Kristen, for making our stay in Savannah so perfect! You made us feel so welcome - as did your hens, with eggs for us every day! We loved your place. inside and out. Being so close to the historic district, it was a great location for us to head out on foot to explore the city. If I'm ever back in Savannah, I'll be sure to look out for Digs on Duffy!
Digs on Duffy was the perfect home away from home. Cozy and cute, close to all the Savannah and Island attractions. David (tree) was also around to give delicious advice for restaurants. Thank you for a wonderful stay for me and my pup!
Great place. Easy to communicate. Exactly as listed. Fresh eggs from the hens in the fridge. Our third time in Savannah and this was perfect for us. We've done the hotels and the B&bs on the park. Nice neighborhood easy walking distance to all downtown attractions and very close to our favorite restaurant, Local 11 ten
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