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Historic Downtown Savannah Cottage 331

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2x King Bedrooms + 1 Bathroom Small Cottage with Private Courtyard & Pool

This historic cottage in downtown Savannah was built for Clifford A. King in 1871. It is on the eastern border of Savannah's Historic District, between Jones Street and Liberty. You can walk to restaurants, antique stores, bars, and museums from this cottage.

This 135-year-old cottage is clean as a whistle and cute as a button. It is freshly renovated with modern amenities. You have your own private plunge pool in Cottage 331’s private rear courtyard. Having a dip while the fountain bubbles away is the perfect way to relax after a day of exploring the city.

The house is full of small treats, convenient features, and oversized mirrors. The owners, Chance and Julie, are avid travelers themselves, and want to spoil their guests with the little things that help make a travel experience special and romantic. They even insist that you help yourself to a complimentary bottle of wine--a small gesture to make you feel welcome.

There are 2 bedrooms and each has a king bed. A newly renovated bathroom is convenient to both bedrooms, located off the living room. The kitchen has granite countertops, modern LG and Samsung appliances, and is fully equipped for cooking. There is also a full size brand new front loading washer & dryer for your convenience!

Parking is free & easy on-street at this location. No permit is required.

This is next to "Cottage 333" which is VRBO #748967. Each cottage has its own separate private courtyard and pool.

A word on history: While the actual beach at Tybee Island is 17 miles away, this cottage is in a neighborhood in the Historic District that has what locals call "Beach cottages." These adorable homes are so-called for their proximity to the "Beach Institute." The Beach Institute was a school built in 1867 by the Freedmen’s Bureau of the American Missionary Association for the education of newly freed slaves. The school was named for New Yorker Alfred S. Beach, editor of the Scientific American, who donated funds for the site. The institute closed in 1919 when other schools opened. In its place is now an African-American Cultural Museum and tourist landmark of downtown Savannah. Beach cottages were built in the mid 1800's to house the working class of railroad laborers and craftsman that created the beautiful structures of historic Savannah. This small cottage is a remnant of that proud heritage.

Licensed Vacation Rental: City of Savannah SVR-00403

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Anderson
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Mary Anderson

I'm Mary Anderson and I am the reservation manager for this cottage. I have lived in Savannah since 2002. I began operating my first VRBO in 2010 which was a garden apartment below my home a block away from this cottage. As a mother who already worked at home, hosting VRBO guests was perfect fit. I had a whirlwind first year of back to back lovely guests. Before I knew it multiple friends & neighbors asked me to operate their downtown vacation rentals too! I started my own website in 2012 and as of 2015 I now manage over 20 vacation rentals in the Historic District of Savannah! I am also a licensed Realtor.

Why Mary Anderson chose Beach Institute

The City of Savannah has a way of making people fall in love with it, from the walking lifestyle to the stunning historic architecture to the many great restaurants and rare public green spaces scattered throughout the city. Like many people who have traveled here, the owners of this cottage knew they wanted a 2nd home vacation rental in Savannah. When this double cottage became available they knew it was "the one"! They were immediately drawn to its convenient location, compact size and great historic original preserved features such as heart of pine flooring and mantles.

What makes this cottage unique

The best part of finding this cottage and making it into the perfect vacation rental was the private courtyard which was perfectly suited for the owners' plan of installing a small plunge pool. A private pool for a small vacation rental has always been highly sought in downtown Savannah. The owners have dedicated the courtyards to their grandparents.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was a nice cozy little place in a quiet neighborhood. Mary was easy to talk to and work with. We enjoyed our stay here.

The place was clean and inviting. We really enjoyed our stay here. We loved the fact that there was a washer and dryer on site.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Beach Institute, Georgia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Newly Renovated
  • Bathroom is located by living room, convenient for both bedrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
The small private courtyard has a little plunge pool that is not shared with any other rental.


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Historic Downtown Savannah Cottage 331
average rating of 4.64 based on 28 reviews

Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved the character of the house and really enjoyed the wading pool

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We visited Savannah with my daughter for a high school graduation present. The house was absolutely charming and spotless. The plunge pool was so relaxing and refreshing after a day of touring the city. We had one small problem with our TV, but I phoned Mary and they came out that day to take care of it. A thoughtful and much appreciated touch were the 3 large umbrellas that were there for our use. We hadn’t thought of rain! They certainly came in handy!

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was a charming place to stay that was perfect for our trip.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was beautiful and the management was so helpful. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 29/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well maintained and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Easy walk into the main area. The place was great for what we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 20/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy cottage! Beds were so comfy and location was great for walking to everything.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location. We parked our car and walked everywhere. Beds were super comfy. Bathroom had been updated and was nice. One suggestion: Remove small table and chairs and get larger couch for end of day lounging. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage, good for exploring the city

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and in a good location to explore all the sites. The complimentary bottle of wine and little soaking pool in the backyard is a nice touch too. Communication with Mary and her assistant was great. All around a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 21/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Firefly Cafe
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to anything in the downtown Savannah area, this cottage lies on the Eastern border of the one square mile Landmark Historic District


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Beach Institute, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Nov 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
St Patrick's 2016
14 Mar 2019 - 18 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Maid's Preparation Fee AU$87.62 + Tax

We reserve the right to require 3 night bookings on all weekends.
Holidays and events may have higher rates that are not published. Please inquire for a quote prior to using online booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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