Savannah vacation rentals invite you to immerse yourself in the culture of this gracious city on your next trip to the South. Instead of facing vending machines in a hotel lobby, you will be enjoying wonderful home-cooked meals when you decide to eat in. Rather than feeling isolated within the four walls of a high-rise hotel room, you will flourish in the lush surroundings of the city’s tree-lined neighborhoods. You can live as the Savannah residents do, enjoying the traditional hospitality of a city steeped in rich history. Once you experience vacation rentals Savannah GA, you will never settle for a hotel room again.
Lovely Lafayette Row House
Lafayette II is located near Lafayette square amidst Victorian and Greek revival architecture and within sight of St. John Cathedral’s distinctive towers. Part of a quaint block of row houses, this second-floor accommodation can comfortably host up to 6 guests. It consists of three bedrooms, two bathrooms plus ample shared living space. You can expect to find a host of standard amenities at Savannah vacation rentals that make packing for your trip much easier. Towels, bedding, dishes, pots and pans, and glassware are all complimentary during your visit. In addition, you’ll enjoy free Wi-Fi as well as multiple flat-screen televisions.
The second-floor landing opens to a large lofty space divided into living, dining and kitchen areas. Gleaming oak-stained flooring, a brick-lined fireplace with a carved mantelpiece and a Victorian bay window exude historic charm. Structural pillars frame the living space with classical Grecian styling while a full-sized sofa and comfy coordinating chairs invite you to sit down and relax, enjoy conversation or watch a movie on the flat-screen TV.
The adjacent dining room offers a table and chairs for group meals, large windows and a carved fireplace. A breakfast bar with task lighting has stools for two more guests. The pass-through kitchen features bead board cupboards stocked with tableware and cookware. The stainless-steel appliances include a refrigerator/freezer, a range/oven with a grill, and a dishwasher. A microwave, toaster and coffeemaker provide countertop convenience.
The master bedroom boasts a king-sized bed, night stands with reading lamps, a handsome mirrored mantelpiece, large bright windows and a ceiling fan. The master bathroom has a step-in shower stall and a vintage wooden washstand. A flat screen television provides late-night entertainment, and you will love the all-inclusive privacy when you get ready to go to sleep.
Two additional bedrooms feature queen-sized beds and ceiling fans. One opens to a sweet private balcony with bistro seating and includes a flat-screen TV. The second bathroom offers a full-sized tub/shower unit with subway tiling and a gleaming pedestal sink. Your stackable laundry unit is tucked away in a handy closet.
Lafayette Square and Beyond
This historic square is a favorite with visitors at Savannah vacation homes because it is centrally located and offers several must-see curiosities. Lafayette Square dates to 1837 and bears the name of the famous French Revolutionary War figure. The centerpiece of this greenspace is a grand fountain commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Georgia colony. It was donated to the city in the 1980s by the local chapter of the International Society of Colonial Dames of America.
You and your group members will find yourselves drawn toward the rich architecture of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on the northeast border of the square. First built in the late 1800s, the edifice underwent repairs just 15 years later due to a damaging fire. Breathtaking architecture inside and out and antique stained-glass windows make for some great photo ops. Stroll past the Hamilton-Turner house on the east side of the square along Abercorn Street. This lovingly preserved Victorian home is among the first in Savannah to be wired for electricity. It is now an inn and restaurant. Just to the southwest of Lafayette Square, the Andrew Low House, a gracious Italian villa-style home with lush gardens, is open for tours where you can get an up-close look at exquisite period furnishings and artwork.
The purportedly haunted Colonial Park Cemetary is a few blocks away, so one of Savannah’s famous ghost tours may be at the top of your itinerary. Dating to 1750, it is among the city’s oldest burial grounds. It includes an area where bygone gentlemen would settle their difference with duels to the death, and until recently, it was a favorite location for voodoo ceremonies. Many legends revolve around Colonial Park, and a ghost tour guide can fill you in on some of the scarier ones as you peer through the locked gates at night.
If you have your own transportation during your vacation, visit the Wormsloe Historic Site just 10 miles south of the city proper. A former plantation that boasts the region’s oldest structure, Wormsloe was established by Noble Jones in the mid-1800s. If features a classic oak and Spanish moss-adorned mile-long drive that leads you to the plantation ruins and an interpretive center/museum. You can enjoy the scenery via a nature path that borders the lush watershed of the Skidaway River. Visitors pay a nominal fee for admission, and guided tours are available.
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