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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Urban Cabin Apartment
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

I adore this place!

  • 5 of 5

The charm and sweetness of this place just goes on and on. From the smell of the jazmine the minute you open the gate, to the way your head sinks softly into the down pillows. Its well equipped with all of the essentials. I could stay here forever, honestly. Great experience overall.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fun place we will return to.

  • 5 of 5

This place is a wonderful funky urban cabin. It is a one-room efficiency that sports a grand old LONG claw foot tub. The bed is very comfortable. Best of all are the huge front windows. Richard, the proprietor, is very pleasant and makes sure the stay is all it could be. We like to walk and were able to hike to the historic district and also to the hip neighborhood to the south. At night the string of outdoor lights and those in the fireplace are quite romantic. We would gladly return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 nights here when traveling through Savannah with our dog. While we have visited Savannah many times and it is one of our favorite places, we had not stayed in the Victorian/Starland district. We were able to walk to see different sites and try new restaurants. The apartment was stocked with everything we needed (including breakfast and coffee needs) and our dog had a fenced in yard to explore. Great trip!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Dump.

  • 2 of 5

I did not like it at all. The place was real primitive, not very clean. The night stand was a saw horse. The freezer was in need of defrosting,you could not use it.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This couple seemed to have trouble communicating their needs from the start, including during their initial inquiry, where they could have asked any question not evident in the listing description. 'Real primitive' : modern amenities aside, yes it mostly is. It's called Urban "Cabin" Apartment and one can see its minimalist nature quite clearly from the photos. 'Not very clean' : not true in the slightest. It's cleaned thoroughly by professional cleaners after every guest, complete with fresh linens. 'The freezer was in need of defrosting' : indeed it was, and could have been done in less than 2 hours had they alerted me, or asked. (It has now been defrosted). 'Night stand was a saw horse' : it's actually a large wooden bench to use however you like, but mostly people use it as a luggage stand. My sense is that they were determined to be unhappy in any situation, based on their limited communication during their stay. I have an open channel with my guests, and will respond directly whenever they reach out with an issue during their stay. I encourage potential guests to read the other reviews listed here, as well as the hundreds of 5 star reviews left for this very same property on other booking sites.
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Sarasota, FL

The Urban Cabin Experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, and two small dogs, stayed in Richard's Urban Cabin for the month of January. It had everything we needed, a comfortable bed, kitchen supplies, privacy, off-street parking, and Richard even supplied us with starter supplies of granola, yogurt and orange juice. The little apartment is close to everything - well Savannah is small enough, everything is close to everything. We enjoyed walking our dogs in the neighborhood and Forsythe Park, and they enjoyed having a yard to run around in. In summary, we loved the apartment, Savannah and Richard.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, FL

Great studio

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited Savannah to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. This property was so homey and hospitable. We even brought our two dogs; they loved being able to run around in the back yard. The house is short walk to Forsyth Park and the historic district, or a quick Uber to downtown and the River Walk. We highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: 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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £30.37
Pet Fee £15.18
Damage Deposit £75.92

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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