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Luxury Meets History in Savannah's Best Location -- Walk to Everything! SVR00240

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Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Historic 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath In Ideal Downtown Location

The best of Savannah is just steps from your door when you stay at the Live Oaks House. Offering the finest in Savannah vacation-rental accommodations, the Live Oaks House on historic Warren Square is exceptional. Set in the heart of Savannah’s fabulous Landmark District, the house is one the city's oldest (built 1806-1809), constructed when Thomas Jefferson was President. Experience the Live Oaks House 1800’s architecture and original historic details, while indulging in all the contemporary comforts: updated modern baths, large-screen TVs with cable, a gourmet kitchen and free Wi-Fi.

Located on park-like Warren Square, Live Oaks House is only steps from Broughton, Bay and River Streets, in the very heart of downtown. You are only a three-minute walk from the beautifully restored 20s-era Lucas Theater. Walk around the corner, and you’re at B. Matthews, one of Savannah's most popular brunch spots (make reservations in advance!). Leopold’s ice cream parlor -- regarded by the Toronto Sun as one of the world's top 10 – is so close you can stroll back to Live Oaks House before you finish your cone!

You'll feel right at home at Live Oaks House. Our comfortable 4-bedroom, 2 ½-bath home offers both sanctuary and scintillation for eight guests. Two master suites and a private entrance to the garden level offers convenience not found in many rentals. Beautiful brass and iron beds, with dreamily comfortable mattresses and linens, are a welcome refuge at the end of the day.

Live Oaks House is tastefully furnished, while remaining a comfortable retreat. The interior features antiques, original pine floors accented with beautiful area rugs, and gorgeous natural light, enhancing the artwork throughout. With the main (parlor level) floor featuring an open floor plan and soaring ceilings, each space feels unrestricted, yet cozy.

Open the front door to reveal the beautiful turned staircase. Step into the living room and choose a favorite chair as you recap the day's activities or plan for tomorrow. Watch a movie on the 55” UHD Smart TV with DVD/Blu-ray player. The parlor level is perfect for entertaining the family and/or a group of friends. The living room opens to a spacious dining room; a bar separates the dining room from the gourmet kitchen. Enjoy preparing a meal from the full-size refrigerator with automatic icemaker; induction cooktop and electric stove; dishwasher, microwave, and KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer; blender; toaster; coffeemaker with hot water dispenser; along with full cookware, bakeware, kitchen tools, plates, flatware and beautiful glassware. At the end of the bar, you'll find two under-counter refrigerators to be stocked as you like.

Taking the stairs to the second floor, the spacious master bedroom welcomes you with luxury. With its 12-foot ceiling, decadently comfortable king-size brass-and-iron bed, top-notch linens and striking duvet, the master bedroom ensures your complete delight and relaxation. For those wishing to read or indulge in a late-night movie, there's a sitting area and a 55” UHD Smart TV with DVD/Blu-ray player. The room is beautifully appointed with a decorative fireplace. The adjacent bath features a lovely vanity sitting area, lighted makeup mirror, and a combination bath and shower with Delta In2ition stationary and hand-held showers.

The lower level, or garden level, master bedroom has a private entrance, as well as a staircase to the parlor level. The king-size iron bed is made up with a supremely comfortable down-alternative comforter, 55” UHD Smart TV with DVD/Blu-ray player and on-suite bath. At the end of the day, you will appreciate the jetted tub with overhead shower, fitted with Delta In2ition stationary and hand-held shower heads.

Also on the garden level, an adorable junior bedroom is furnished with two white-enameled iron twin beds, fitted with cozy hypoallergenic down-alternative comforters/duvets, plush pillows and dreamy mattresses for splendid getaway comfort.

To top it all off, the 3rd floor bedroom rewards you with a treetop view of Warren Square and the side yard. The room’s vaulted ceiling surrounds a lovely Parisian-style queen-size iron sleigh bed, with its cozy mattress, lightweight down-alternative comforter and sateen sheets. Many visitors have called it their favorite room in the house. (Note: the stairs to the 3rd floor are narrow and twist tightly, as you'll find in so many houses of this era. Even though they are carpeted, please use them only if you're sure-footed, use the handrails, and watch your step going up and down.)

Pack with confidence! The Live Oaks House has a large laundry room with an extra-capacity Whirlpool washer and dryer, featuring steam technology. There's an ironing board and iron (which you might not need to use!). Pack light and wash as needed. Beach towels are available should you wish to take the short drive to Tybee Island beach.

Of course, you can enjoy the outdoors without leaving Live Oaks House. Step from the kitchen to the back deck, where Adirondack chairs invite you to relax over morning coffee or cocktails at 5. Down the stairs, your private brick courtyard is lush with foliage. Three cafe tables with chairs create a charming and intimate environment for dining or socializing with friends.

Savannah is a walking town. Technically, you could skip the rental car completely if you will not be driving outside downtown. A Chatham Area Transit (CAT) 100 Airport Express bus can inexpensively shuttle you from the Airport to the downtown transportation hub, where you can transfer to an 11 bus that stops just a few short blocks away from Live Oaks House. The CAT bus can take you to many locations throughout the city, including Forsyth Park, one of Savannah's premier weekend gathering places.

If you do rent a car, or drive your own to Savannah, paid street parking is available around Warren Square and down the block. There is also a covered garage a minute's walk from our front door. You can park your car and walk (or ride the free DOT bus) all over historic downtown and the Landmark and Victorian Districts, but still have your car at the ready for the short drive to the beaches of Tybee Island or a visit to historic Bonaventure cemetery, a renowned setting from John Berendt's non-fiction novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

We hope you'll join us for a three-night minimum stay, or a full week to maximize your Savannah experience. With its incredible architecture, renowned restaurant scene, ideal people-watching opportunities and entertaining events throughout the year, Savannah and the Live Oaks House will charm you with lasting memories that will have you planning the itinerary for your next visit, even as you make your way home.

Live Oaks House -- At home in the heart of Savannah.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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Member since: 2012
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About Kelly

Jess and Marc are from Long Island, New York. They share a love of Savannah and its outstanding architecture, natural beauty and terrific food. They are excited to offer the Live Oaks House to vacationers for an extraordinary Savannah home-away-from-home experience, and hope you'll fall in love with the Hostess City, just as they have.

Kelly purchased this house in 2014

Why Kelly chose Savannah

Location and luxury. Live Oaks House is an amazing property, designed for entertaining and comfort and filled with all manner of luxury in an incomparably convenient downtown location. You'll be hard-pressed to find a better place to stay in Savannah, with the best of Broughton, Bay and River Streets just steps from your door. And while you won't want to spend your entire vacation in bed, our luxurious beds, linens and mattresses might tempt you to sleep an extra hour or two.

What makes this house unique

• An unquestionably superior location just steps from some of Savannah's finest restaurants, including The Olde Pink House, B. Matthews and Pacci at The Brice, to name a few

• A gorgeous park-front setting on lush Warren Square, one of Savannah's oldest

• One of the Historic District's oldest and most well-preserved homes

• A heart-of-downtown location, yet on a remarkably quiet block


based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Meets History in Savannah's Best Location -- Walk to Everything! SVR00240
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews

Perfect House for A Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We recently had 10 girls stay here for a bachelorette weekend and this house was absolutely perfect. We all didn't want to leave! The owner was extremely helpful. The pictures don't even do it justice, this place is HUGE. The 2 masters were both very spacious (plenty of room to put an air mattress on the floor if needed), and the living room is open to the dining room/kitchen which made it the perfect hang out spot. There were also helpful notes posted around the house that answered any question we had (where hidden light switches were, how to turn on the shower, parking info, etc.). They supplied plenty of towels and sheets in the laundry room downstairs as well as cooking utensils in the kitchen. The stairs to both the bottom and 3rd floors are very steep, but they added some entertainment throughout the weekend.

The location could not have been better. It's just a block away from the main street, Bay Street, and River Street is the next one over. It is also only a half a mile walk from the famous Chippewa Square and City Market. I recommend brunch a few blocks down at The Funky Brunch Cafe where you can make your own pancakes right there at the table!

Things to be aware of before you book:

-Steep stairs to certain floors - might not be great for young children or the elderly to be on those floors.

-Parking (anywhere in Savannah) is a bit of a pain, but it is relatively cheap! We bought parking passes for each of our cars ($8/day, parking office is a block down the street). Those passes allow you to park in any space that is metered for over an hour. However, we still had to move our cars a few times based on the street sweeping schedule so be mindful of the signs on the side of the street you park on.

-Street sweeping usually from 3am-6am on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay at Live Oaks House

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Live Oaks House. We took the trip to relax, get some beach time, and see downtown Savannah before my son started 6th grade. We are from Tennessee and have visited Savannah on a few occasions. We love the Savannah and hope to start vacationing here more often. With five of us on the trip, this house provided us with the space we desired for myself, my wife, my son, as well as my mom and dad (they are in their 70's and my dad had open heart surgery in December of last year).

The house was very clean, is beautiful, and is in a great location. It has an old/historic feel that I love as well as having modern amenities to make your stay more relaxing. Other than stocking the kitchen with snacks and an occasional leftover, our dining consisted of eating out rather than cooking in the house. We did utilize the microwave quite a bit. And we had ample televisions and restrooms for the five of us. It was in the upper 90's and humid during our stay so it was refreshing to come back to a well air-conditioned house (the house house 2 thermostats - one for the basement and ground level floor, and one for the two upstairs floors). Also note that this house doesn't have any ceiling fans inside.

Bedrooms are located in the basement and on the upper two floors - something to consider for a family who has a member with health issues. The bedrooms in the basement have a somewhat strange layout as one has a large bed and television. To get to the other bedroom you either have to go through the laundry room or go through the main bedroom in the basement. Also, the smaller bedroom in the basement has two single beds and doesn't have a television. Since your time in Savannah should be spent seeing the sights, we wasn't too concerned whether the room had a television or not. The master bedroom/bathroom is beautiful and relaxing. The final bedroom on the top-most floor doesn't have a television or bathroom and is rather small as the ceiling is angled with the roof line. But for someone who just wants to sleep or have some quiet time, this room fits the need.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we highly recommend it for a family of 4 to 6. This house and it's character fit our family perfectly. And dad didn't have any issues getting up or down the stairs.

I just wish the house could talk and could tell us all the historic events it has witnessed since it was built.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with all the amenities you would ever need.

  • 3 of 5

The home was gorgeous and very tastefully decorated. The only thing missing in the kitchen was the food, it had everything else plus that we needed. The bedding and furniture were great too. The bedrooms in the 2nd and 3rd floors were miserable to sleep in this past week. The AC did not even come close to cooling those rooms and we spent $200 on fans and blowers trying to move some of the cooler air from the main floor to the upper floors but it didn't help. After a couple of sleepless nights, we were more than eager to get out of there. We would not recommend this home for summer time rental if you need the extra bedrooms. Maybe wintertime would be better for us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Summer temps do soar in Savannah, but we want our Live Oaks House guests to be comfortable year-round. While we have not had other guests express temperature issues with the house, we know the top floor of any historic property can be warmer than the lower floors. Also, we recognize that visitors hailing from cooler climes may be more sensitive to our southern summer heat than are the locals. We have, therefore, added an additional duct and vent to the bedroom on the top floor, effectively doubling airflow from the HVAC to ensure the room is comfortable. We request that guests with any questions or issues -- including climate control -- contact our property manager. We would have immediately taken measures to address your temperature concerns had we been informed. Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions and thoughts. We hope to see you again -- at any time of year.
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  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly what we were looking for! Group of 8 women, all had a bed to sleep in, the house was truly a highlight of the trip. Clean, updated but still had old southern charm from the decor to the high ceilings and cute courtyard. We couldn't have asked for a more central location, we walked everywhere and didn't need to use our vehicles the entire weekend. I'd highly recommend this house for large parties-truly a great place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House for Savannah Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Five long-time friends - 70+ year-old ladies - spent 3 nights at Live Oak House in Savannah. Although we didn't cook, the kitchen was well-equipped; the furniture was attractive and comfortable; everything was perfectly prepared for our stay. Many books were available as well as big screen TVs and a DVD player. The location could not have been better as we were able to walk to most attractions and many restaurants. The only concern was the steps which we knew about before we rented. The bedroom at the very top was inaccessible to us because of the narrow steep steps and the lack of a bathroom on that level. Highly recommend.

We covered a lot of ground while in Savannah. Some things we enjoyed were the Savannah Theater, the Old Town Trolley, the River cruise, John the Baptist Cathedral, River Street, the Historic District, Bonaventure Cemetery, Lady and Sons Restaurant, The Pirate House, Leopolds, Mrs. Wilkes, Clary's, One Eyed Lizzy's, and our awesome private Segway Tour!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the house, especiallynthe park across the street, and would recommend it to others. Please be advised, however, that unlike many other VRBO/HomeAway properties, the Property Damage Protection is "insurance" not a refundable deposit if you keep the place clean. Good news about that is you don't need to bother cleaning on your way out the door! Enjoy your stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
B Matthews or Abes on Lincoln
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Savannah River ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
B Matthews
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Tybee Island
Car: not necessary

Savannah is rich in History. It was spared during the Civil War by Sherman and was a "gift" to President Lincoln because of its unique beauty. The city is vibrant, yet historic with many options of places to see and activities to do. The Visitors' Center hosts many tour options and suggestions, as well as maps and lots of great information on activities suitable for a single person, couple or the whole family to do. Please access our Hospitality information, where we have compiled our favorite restaurants and "must sees".


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Prices for this holiday house in Historic District - North, Coastal Georgia

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Cleaning £123 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

This is a no pets and no smoking property.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Historic District - North in Coastal Georgia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Second Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This classic bathroom has an adjoining vanity room.
    Powder Room - Toilet , Victorian-inspired half-bath on the Parlour Level.
    Garden Level Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Tub is fitted w/ Delta In2ition shower heads.
  • The second-floor full bathroom easily accommodates two people at a time. One person can dress or do their hair in the lovely vanity sitting area that features ample mirrors including a lighted makeup mirror. Separated by a full frosted-glass door, another person can indulge in a long soak or a quick clean up in the combination bath and shower with Delta In2ition stationary and hand-held showers heads. A powder room on the Parlor Level is conveniently and discreetly located in the hallway. Guests on the Garden Level will love the jetted tub with overhead shower, fitted with Delta In2ition stationary and hand-held shower heads. Again, this spacious full bath serves both the master suite and the charming bedroom with two twin beds.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Luxury Master Suite /2nd Floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sumptuous master suite encompasses the entire 2nd floor.
    The Twin Room/Garden Level - 2 Single Bed , A cozy room, with vintage chic decor and courtyard access.
    The Paris Room/3rd Flr - 1 Large Double Bed , A unique vaulted room w/ tree-top views & wrought iron bed.
    Spacious Bedroom Suite/Garden Level - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The garden level w/2 bedrooms, full bath & sitting area.
  • Our comfortable 4-bedroom, 2 ½-bath home offers both sanctuary and scintillation for 8 guests in beautiful brass and iron beds, with dreamily comfortable mattresses and linens. A sofa-bed in the living room gives you the flexibility to sleep up to 10 guests, if desired. Two master bedroom suites and the garden level's private outside entrance offer a level of convenience not found in many rentals.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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