Savannah is a travel destination like no other. It is one of the smaller metro areas, but it piles on the southern charm and presents a varied menu of choices when it comes to dining, entertainment and cultural pursuits. To make the most of your visit, whether you’re staying a few days or a few weeks, opt for Savannah vacation homes located in the heart of the action.
History and Mystery in Bird Baldwin Garden
Many of Savannah’s elegant Victorian mansions have been lovingly preserved and shared with visitors as Savannah vacation rentals. Bird Baldwin Garden is one of the coziest vacation rentals Savannah GA has to offer. This property was built by the Bird family in the 1800s, but Lewis Bird perished in a steamboat explosion before construction was completed. The Baldwins, business partner and friends of the Birds, took over the project. It has since sheltered many interesting guests, including General Sherman who sequestered this property for military use during the Civil War.
You are welcomed to the property via a shady garden sheltered by majestic oaks. Polished wood floors add to the warmth of a cheerful living area. This room’s focal point is a large fireplace with a marble mantle and a unique screen, reflecting the room’s color scheme. This room will make you feel right at home .with natural light pouring in through tall casement windows with plantation shutters for additional filtering.
A table for two occupies one side of the room, providing a multi-purpose space for writing, dining or just sorting through the day’s finds as you will undoubtedly be tempted to shop many of the city’s boutiques in the historic district or by the riverfront.
Bird Baldwin Garden is one of several Savannah vacation rentals managed by Southern Belle. This property accommodates two guests comfortably as it offers one spacious bedroom and one bathroom that takes up the middle section of this Savannah vacation rental.
The bedroom is furnished with a traditional style queen bed with matching dresser and TV stand. This room comes with a flatscreen TV and Wi-Fi services so that you can keep up with work and your social media as you enjoy your downtime. A small writing desk is set up strategically so that you can work on addressing those postcards to gloat about your wonderful trip before you retire for the day.
The bed is fitted with luxury linen and accessories with guests’ comfort in mind. But before you jump into the cushy bed, enjoy a hot shower in the glassed-in tub/shower combo designed with marble walls. The bathroom comes with a pedestal sink matched with a Venetian mirror in a hammered and studded metal frame. A window on one side lets in natural light.
A fully functional kitchen lies on the other side of the bedroom wall. It is equipped with stainless steel appliances, including a full-size refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave and coffee maker among other necessities. The kitchen is also stocked with dinnerware, flatware, cutlery and other cooking needs, so you can prepare home-cooked dishes during your stay. Smooth-top counters and plenty of cabinets means you can settle in and make your favorite dishes if you wish.
The kitchen’s entryway provides access to a shady and private porch area furnished with a café table set up for your use as a breakfast area or an afternoon hangout to enjoy Savannah’s balmy breezes. Private parking is included in the package for guests of Bird Baldwin Garden.
Places to Go and Things to Do in Savannah
There are 22 squares in Savannah, two of which are only a stone’s throw from vacation rentals Savannah GA. Pulaski Square is a few blocks south while Orleans Square lies to the north. The squares are laid out in a grid and designed with historical markers with a few of them featuring southern gardens. Colonial Park Cemetery is a walkable distance, and you can have your fill of exploring headstones to find the final resting places of prominent personalities who were part of the city’s history. Stroll through Forsyth Park to hobnob with the locals, and sample some of the festivals and live performances that have become part of the lifestyle here.
The presence of Savannah College of Art and Design looms large in this area with several campuses, structures and art projects adding to the character of the city’s historic district. Check out the exhibits at the SCAD Museum and the Telfair Museum because there’s always something interesting going on at these places.
Savannah is also a foodie haven. Mrs. Wilke’s Dining Room is iconic in its efforts to enhance appreciation for traditional southern fare. Leopold’s Ice Cream Parlor, in the shadows of SCAD Trustees’ Theater, is the place to go to cool down from the Georgia heat. For more eclectic choices, explore the Savannah City Market, which has been in place since the 1800s. If walking is not your thing, fret not. Savannah offers different trolley tours to take you around to sites that interest you. Choose from historic tours, ghosts and gravestones tours and dining tours among other tour packages.
Any time is a good time to visit Savannah. This area is blessed with the trifecta of pleasant weather, great food and interesting sights and sounds all year. Make it an immersive experience by staying at Savannah vacation homes where the accommodations have been carefully updated to include modern conveniences while preserving the historic ambiance.