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Entire home/apt

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds


Entire home/apt

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

Located on a quiet dead-end residential block with no through traffic. Just a few blocks walking distance to attractions in Historic Downtown. Two feathered friends roam the back yard, and the large back deck is furnished for your leisurely comfort.


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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $50 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $95
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 12%
Weekend Price: $115 / night
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Description

The space

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:

Breakfast-
Sentient bean Coffee shop
Mate Factor Bakery (closest and new favorite!!)
Clary's
B. Mathews
J. Christophers

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!

Indoors-
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!

Guest access

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.

The neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.
PETS:
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!


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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.
No smoking
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


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
30 nights minimum stay

97 Reviews


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Michael User Profile
February 2016
The location was just as described. My fiancé and I could not have asked for a better place to rest our tired selves after a tightly packed schedule of touring wedding venues. Thank you for the perfect reprieve from the hustle and bustle, Kelly!

Tina User Profile
October 2015
The host canceled this reservation 25 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Matthew User Profile
September 2015
The reviews on here saying the neighborhood is sketchy seem a little ridiculous. I never felt unsafe at all. The house is one block from a park and just a couple blocks from the start of the historical district. Kelly was super easy to work with--no fuss at all. She responds immediately over email and had the house all ready to go. Really great to work with.

Michele User Profile
May 2015
Kelly is a very gracious host. The house is very comfortable and the location is great. This is a great home base, especially with kids.

Casey User Profile
May 2015
Kelly's place was lovely! My parents, my brother, and I stayed there for a week in late April and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The location is great - just a 10 minute walk from Forsyth Park and various squares - and the back patio was just what we were looking for. The tub, as Kelly says, is a bit tricky for those with balance issues as it's a big step down. Also, the place is a bit smaller than the pictures make it look, but with the back and front porches and the open living room/kitchen area, it was comfortable. Would definitely recommend a stay here, particularly if your plan is to use it as a base for exploration!

Renee User Profile
April 2015
Kelly was awesome!!! She communicated and made us feel welcome, even though she wasn't there during our stay.

Chris User Profile
April 2015
Kelly was an exceptional host. Communication was excellent and her place was perfect for our getaway in Savannah. Would definitely stay here again.

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Kelly User Profile

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Kelly is an unapologetic idealist & liberal, permaculture practicing free thinker.

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