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The Cottages At Cohen's Retreat Offer A Quaint And Inviting Living Experience.

Bedrooms 1
Space 488 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath midtown location.

Something special is happening in the quiet and serene setting at Cohen's Retreat. An iconic landmark of Savannah's history has transformed itself into a unique destination for fabulous food, custom designed textiles and unrivaled seasonal art exhibits. Conveniently located in Savannah's midtown, the energy and excitement at Cohen's Retreat will not remain a secret much longer. We invite you to become one of the select few residents to stay at one of our charming cottages! We also have two other units: vrbo #748387 and vrbo #878527!

All our cottages are self check-in. Once booked you will receive access to the VRBO hospitality page where you can find helpful information like your lock box code and wifi instructions.

The cottages at Cohen's Retreat offer a quaint and inviting living experience.

1 bedroom/1 bathroom

energy efficient skylight and windows with security locks

wood grain flooring

ceramic tile shower and flooring

custom built vanity with porcelain sink

newly installed GAF shingled roof

state of the art geo-thermal heating and air system

ceiling fans with remote control settings

refrigerator/freezer; range and microwave

custom built kitchen cabinetry

stainless steel sink

granite countertops with breakfast bar

separate pantry

wardrobe alcove

paved terrace and patio

security entry doors with peek-a-boo panel

washer/dryer facility with 24 hour access

We do require a credit card kept on file at time of booking to cover any damages.

More Details

Property Manager
Bo Ballance
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

Why Bo Ballance chose Savannah

The benevolence of a prestigious gentlemen, Mr. Percival (Percy) Randolph Cohen, provided the financial opportunity to construct the beautiful building which carries his name. Mr. Cohen was born on November 8, 1851 and lived his life in Savannah, Georgia. He served as the CEO of Savannah Compress Company. Upon his passing on April 21, 1927, his entire fortune was dispersed amongst three worthy causes: notably the Fresh Air Home on Tybee Island, Bethesda Home for Boys and funding for the construction of Cohen's Retreat.

In his will, Mr. Percy bequeathed $50,000 to construct a facility "where men would not die old and lonely".

And so it began...

On December 23, 1933, the architectural plan for Levy & Clarke was approved for Cohen's Retreat. A few months later, on March 18, 1934, the cornerstone was laid at 5715 Skidaway Road. The contents inside of this cornerstone were two pennies with Mr. Cohen's birth and death year, corn and a bottle of wine. On Christmas Eve in 1934, the Cohen's Retreat Dedication Ceremony was held and attended by Rabbi Max, Mayor Gamble and Judge A.B. Lovell.

For over 50 years, the building served as a facility for aging men and was named "Cohen's Old Man's Retreat". While it is true, Mr. Cohen's financial generosity provided funding for the building, it was his gift of compassion and care for others which continue to touch our hearts today. There is no greater gift than the gift of giving back to others, as validated by Mr. Cohen's portrait hanging above our mantle, in the very spot it hung so many years ago.

Fast forward to a new millennium, where the names and faces have changed but the fundamental concept remains the same.

Colleen Smith agrees the opportunity to resurrect a Savannah landmark while creating an environment as colorful and quirky as the gentlemen who once resided here has truly been a remarkable journey.

When you bring creative souls together in an eclectic atmosphere, something magical is revealed.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Savannah in Chatham County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 488 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 / Check-out: 15:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Cottages At Cohen's Retreat Offer A Quaint And Inviting Living Experience.
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  • 5 of 5

Truly enjoyed my stay. It was the perfect weekend getaway!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly adequate

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was clean and well stocked. On site laundry was a nice perk, especially because of our extended stay. The location was more than fine, there were plenty of restaurants and stores just a short drive away. It was about a 15 min drive to downtown. Although we had little interaction with the landlord, they were quick to respond to our inquiries. All in all it was a good experience.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I came to visit Cohen's retreat for the fall pop up shop. I knew I was in for a treat by reading others reviews online.

The cottage was clean and tidy and had lovely artistic flair. It felt like Home and had everything I needed.

The owner was responsive and helpful getting situated.

Aside from the cottage, the convenience of the restaurant at Cohen's and the fun shops in the surrounding community was a wonderful plus to the location.

It also was not a bad drive to downtown Savannah.

I will definitely be back and recommend to friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Savannah Airport
Nearest Barpub
Cohen's Retreat
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bacon Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cohen's Retreat
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Tybee Island


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Savannah, Georgia

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

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £34.26
Cleaning Fee £57.11

A credit card is required to be kept on file to cover incidentals and any damages.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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