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A favorite city of many, Savannah offers countless charms with its cobbled streets, antebellum architecture, and horse-drawn carriages – it’s like taking a step back in time to the 19th-century. Enjoy a laid-back pace of life with southern hospitality, mouthwatering cuisine, and plenty of rich history, while beautiful beaches are just minutes away. The question isn’t whether to go but where to stay – with plenty of fantastic Vrbo rentals, you’re sure to find the perfect one on this list.
Located in the historic downtown area on cobbled Jones Street, named “America’s Prettiest Street” by Southern Living magazine, this parlor-level apartment in a 19th-century manor will put you in the heart of it all. It accommodates up to six guests in two bedrooms and is especially ideal for architectural enthusiasts, steps from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Mercer-Williams House, and the Sorrell-Weed House. It features classic French decor and modern amenities with a kitchen, washer/dryer, and Smart TVs, but one of the best ways to spend a summer evening here is to sip cocktails in the elegant courtyard gardens.
Located just north of Savannah’s largest green space, Forsyth Park, this three-bedroom home was built in 1856 but was fully restored with modern comforts while retaining historic character. It boasts the original heart-pine floors and brick fireplaces for decorative ambiance along with large windows for plenty of natural light. Luxurious throughout, there are stainless-steel appliances, including a double oven, in the kitchen, along with a comfortable open dining and living space. The master bedroom is also a highlight, with an en-suite bath and floor-to-ceiling windows that open to a balcony.
For a stylish stay in the historic district with access to a pool, you probably won’t find better than this, located right next to Ellis Square with its splashing fountains, a life-sized chess set and shaded picnic tables. A two-bedroom with sleeping space for up to six, it features exposed brick walls, gleaming hardwood floors, an open layout and lots of natural light. Some of the other highlights include a state-of-the-art kitchen that opens to a living room with a flat-screen TV and a washer/dryer.
The two-bedroom Captain’s Cottage dates to around the turn of the 20th-century and is located just two houses from what many call Savannah’s most beautiful square, Washington Square. It sits across the street from the famous Pirate’s House Restaurant & Tavern and includes a front porch to relax on as well as a collection of period antiques, sparkling chandeliers throughout, and comfortable Southern-style furnishings. Adding to the ambiance are four decorative fireplaces, and you’ll have all the modern comforts too, like a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and luxurious bath towels.
This two-bedroom top-floor condo sleeps up to four guests, located in an 1890 building in the historic district, overlooking lively Broughton Street and skyline sunsets. A stay here will put you just two blocks riverfront, vibrant nightlife, and shopping venues. While updated with modern amenities like central a/c, free Wi-Fi, Netflix streaming, and a washer/dryer, it features original antebellum details like floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and lofty ceilings.
You might think you’ve stepped into a time machine when walking into this gorgeously renovated townhome if it wasn’t for the modern conveniences. It’s located in the historic downtown area with historic features preserved throughout, including ornate mantles and molding. Enjoy some old-fashioned relaxation by hanging out on the front porch, waving to the trolleys that go by, or head to the private back porch, ideal for quiet contemplation or digging into a good book. It includes two bedrooms, both with luxurious king-size beds and cable TVs with French doors that lead to the back porch along with an open-concept kitchen, dining, and living area. Wi-Fi and a washer/dryer are included too.
This 1870s townhome was lovingly restored in Savannah style, retaining the original heart pine floors, with all furnishings and art sourced locally. It sleeps up to five in two bedrooms and includes an extra-spacious eat-in kitchen with a round farm table that has everything you need to make your own meals. Free Trade organic coffee, tea, spices, and oils are provided too. Other highlights include a 50″ HDTV with cable, Amazon Prime and Netflix, a lending library and cozy reading nook as well as a laundry room with a full-sized washer and dryer. There’s also a private deck for sipping your morning coffee, alfresco dining, or afternoon tea.
This historic loft hosts up to four and is absolutely stunning. Located on River Street, it features Savannah brick walls and gorgeous wood floors throughout, along with eclectic decor. There are large open areas for entertaining and you’ll have your own private balcony that overlooks River Street and the Savannah River for watching the tugboats and ships go by. It includes a well-stocked kitchen with complimentary coffee, various teas, creamer, and sugar, along with multiple flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels and a washer/dryer.
A spectacularly renovated historic home just steps from Forsyth Park in the historic district, this rental includes two bedrooms, sleeping up to four guests and is within walking distance to just about everything, including many shops and restaurants. It’s managed to retain its historic charm without sacrificing modern conveniences, complete with premium high-speed Internet, a chef’s kitchen, and a spacious living room with a large flat-screen TV. There’s a dining room as well as a private outdoor patio for alfresco dining and a working outdoor fireplace.
Enjoy plenty of space and incredible views of the river from every room in this condo. It includes two bedrooms, both of which include a king-size bed and flat-screen TV, along with two full baths, one that features a jetted tub. A full kitchen, washer/dryer and gas fireplace are just a few of the other highlights, but the real reason to book is arguably the location. It sits in the heart of the historic district where you can walk out your door to enjoy strolls along River Street and the Savannah River itself, with lots of opportunities for riverfront dining. Antique shops, art galleries, boutiques, museums, and much more are all within walking distance too.
Located on the ground level of a historic downtown home, this two-bedroom suite for up to six guests boasts exposed brick walls, brick fireplaces, and exposed beams. Cooking is a joy in its chic kitchen with high-end appliances, but you’ll be within walking distance of many local favorite restaurants, including Zunzi’s, Wright Square Cafe’, and Chocolatier. Wi-Fi, a washer/dryer, and cable TV are all included too, while extras like grocery stocking, flower arrangements, and concierge services can also be added.