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Urban Cabin Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Urban Cabin Apartment

Short Term Vacation Rental Certificate # 15-000859-BA. *** Please read the addendum to the listing description below regarding the city of Savannah short term rental ordinance and the required sales tax (7%) and hotel occupancy tax (6%). VRBO will show a line item that includes these taxes.

This is your own bright and open apartment in a private garden setting, all centrally located in Savannah's Victorian district, within the Thomas square neighborhood.

The best description is an urban cabin. I strive to keep it as open as possible for less clutter and still provide you with a comfortable stay. There are practical, modern elements mixed with vintage pieces that hold their own in the space. There is a galley kitchen with a fridge and stovetop oven. The windows provide for great natural light all day, and for any afternoon thunderstorms it's the best view on the property. The garden is expansive and very peaceful. It's situated behind a large colonial revival house (1914), and both sit on a 1/4 acre lot. There are 70 ft tall water oaks that shade the property. And open as it is, it feels very much like a private retreat.

If the space is available i will give a discount to visiting writers for longer stays of a week or more. If you are looking to book for a month or longer, i can also provide a discounted rate. Please inquire further when you are looking to book.

Just a few blocks south of Forsyth Park, it is within very close walking distance of Cotton & Rye, Blowin' Smoke, Butterhead Greens, Foxy Loxy, Elizabeth's, Local 1110, American Legion, Betty Bombers, Le Chai, Sentient Bean, Perc, Green Truck, and Brighter Day. It is also in close proximity to the Starland District (galleries, Starland Cafe, Back in the Day, Starlandia and the Wormhole), the Florence, and a few of SCAD's major buildings, including Arnold Hall. The main central library is 3 blocks away. There are 2 older bikes to use for your stay, and a large garden and patio to enjoy.

This is as central as you can get south of the historic squares, less the congestion. There is a city bus line that stops on the corner, but otherwise it is 5 minutes by car from here to river street, 15 minutes by bike (with a dedicated bike lane on opposite corner), and about half hour if your hoofing it (unless you stop for a beer to escape the midday sun).

For Tybee visitors, it is a few blocks from victory drive, and from there it takes about 25 minutes to drive. I do have beach chairs, large towels, and a cooler for you to use.

There will be a small variety of breakfast items provided, usually including organic or locally sourced coffee, milk, juice, eggs, cereal, and some beverages.

(note: there are shades and curtains on every window for privacy. I intentionally edit out any televisions, but wifi is provided in case you want to stream movies or music on your own wireless device.)

If there is no availability on the calendar, you may contact me regarding the upstairs unit.

Thank you to my guests, Mike and Olivia from Chicago, for providing me with beautiful new listing photographs. Most all in the series were taken by Mike Killion from Chicago.

*** Addendum: the city of Savannah has passed a new short term rental ordinance for any rentals less than 30 days, which goes into effect as of January 1, 2015. As part of the ordinance, i must collect sales of 7% and hotel occupancy tax of 6%, for a total of 13%.

Please read the following agreement as per the city of Savannah short term vacation rental ordinance. In booking you agree to and provide a de facto signature to the following:

Exemplar agreement:

As part of the application, property owners must submit a copy of an exemplar agreement which is executed between the property owner and occupant(s).

Welcome to Savannah! Vacation rentals in Savannah are committed to providing you with the very best experience. In addition, we work closely with our neighbors to insure the quality a life that residents and visitors both expect. Enclosed is information regarding neighborhood policies and local laws and regulations. Please keep in mind that violations of any of these rules can lead to fines or even eviction without refund. We know that you’ll do your part to be a great neighbor in Savannah!

Please be mindful of the city of Savannah noise ordinance. As you are staying in a residential area, we would like to remind you to observe neighborhood quiet times between the hours of 9pm – 8am. Please remember that sound carries very well throughout Savannah, most especially in courtyards, porches, patios, and verandas.

Guests must not exceed the listed occupancy of each property.

Guests must not exceed the maximum parking allotted to each property.

Park only in designated parking places. Please be mindful of street sweeping zones and parking meters throughout the city.

Savannah does have leash laws and leashes are required for any pet taken off property. Pet waste must be cleaned up immediately.

While “to-go” cups are legal in parts of the city, public intoxication is unlawful and may result in heavy fines and/or incarceration. To-go cups are allowed only north of park ave.

Savannah has very strict litter laws. Please be sure that all litter, trash, and cigarette butts are placed in waste receptacles. Help keep Savannah beautiful!

Household trash and recycling must be placed in city of Savannah collection carts specific to the property. Trash bags and recycling may not be left outside of the collection carts, left on porches, or left in lanes.

Laundry and towels must not be hung to dry on any exterior portion of the property, including, porch rails, fences, gates, or banisters.

Helpful hints for your stay in Savannah:

9-1-1 is the phone number for emergency services in the city.

Savannah is a walking city and our architecture and squares are best enjoyed on foot. Please remember to only cross streets in designated crosswalks. And, as in most cities, jaywalking is punishable by a fine. Obey all pedestrian signals and signage.

Bicycles are a great mode of transportation in Savannah, however, bicycles are prohibited in squares, parks, and sidewalks throughout Savannah.

If you happen to be locked out of your property, please contact your rental agent. Neighbors and surrounding businesses do not have spare keys to the property.

Parking passes are not required in the Thomas Square neighborhood but please read all street parking signs.

More Details

Richard Wofford
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Richard Wofford

Hello all -- Having lived and traveled all over the country and a good deal abroad, I can truly say Savannah is hands down one of the most beautiful towns anywhere ... I still keep calling it home. I can be a recluse even in a crowd, and this quality is what drew me to my house of 13 years -- it provides a wooded privacy in a centralized, urban setting. Once you get your keys and I get you oriented, I'm pretty hands off -- but always happy to answer any questions or share some wine. You'll understand why this place is a secret hideaway in the middle of everything.

Richard Wofford purchased this apartment in 2002


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Thomas Square in Midtown

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Urban Cabin Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful & Efficient Stay

  • 5 of 5

I can't speak highly enough of Richard or the Urban Cabin Apartment. My wife and I stayed at the unit for 5 days, and loved every minute. The apartment is conveniently located. Though it is not in the center of Savannah, it is a walkable distance, and there are also a handful of excellent restaurants just around the corner (both formal and informal). Bikes are also provide -- which was wonderful. We enjoyed biking into town (under 10 minutes), and would then lock them up, and spend the day walking around the squares of Savannah. Richard was great and provided many helpful suggestions for restaurants and activities. I would highly recommend this romantic and charming apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming! Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great stay! Richard was great. The location was very convenient. Lots of attention to detail and little unexpected niceties such as a french press coffee maker and real creamer in the fridge. Loved it and this will definitely be our first choice for any future Savannah visits.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great studio very close to everything in Savannah!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful studio in a very nice neighborhood. Richard was very attentive and generous. My boyfriend and I were very happy to have stayed there for our first visit to Savannah.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Package

  • 5 of 5

I was absolutely thrilled with my visit to the Urban Cabin Apartment. I loved the way the apartment was decorated and the bed was so comfortable. The owner provided everything needed for a relaxing get away. The apartment is tucked in behind a gorgeous old home in Savannah. Being a single traveler, the proximity to the main house and the fenced in yard provided me with a sense of security that made my stay even more enjoyable. I spent the day walking many of the main squares in Savannah and made it down to the river which is very doable with the location of the apartment. There are even a few places to eat just within a block or two of the apartment. I would highly recommend this apartment! Thank you for my stay!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place especially with dogs!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay to see Savannah! Our two dogs loved sitting out on the patio with us. We had our bikes so easy bike ride to all the attractions. Don't miss the tour with Savannah Dan! Sorry it took me so long to write this.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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clean, restful, cozy

  • 5 of 5

It was lovely. Well decorated (I'm a design junkie, and I loved how it had been set up - GREAT use of space), and stocked with amenities. I especially liked the blueberry granola! The tub took a hot second to get used to, but we figured it out pretty quickly - it did sometimes make some strange noises whenever I switched it from the faucet to the shower head. The pipes got a little rumbly, but if I slowed the water flow down for a while it seemed to go away. The bf and I loved how quiet it was, despite its proximity to the street. And once I got the hang of riding a bike again, downtown was very easy to get to. Overall, it was great, and we'd definitely stay again. And that's saying something - the bf and I both prefer to balance the sightseeing with heavy doses of resting on our vacations, so we were in there reading or napping quite a bit.

Thanks for the great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Savannah/ Hilton Head Airport
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Tybee Island
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Thomas Square, Coastal Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £31.16
Pet Fee £15.58
Refundable Damage Deposit £77.9
Tax Rate 13.0%

Either I or my property caretaker will be there to greet and show you in, and when at home (in the main house) we'll be on hand if you need any info during your stay either in person or through text, and for any urgent matters. You are free to come and go, just be sure to keep the noise to a minimum after 11pm to respect the neighbors. No smoking in the apartment, only in the garden.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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