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The Bancroft On Duffy Street 1886 Victorian 3-4 beds - 2 baths Owner Managed

Bedrooms 3
Space 157 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1700 Sq Ft, 3-4 Beds/2 Baths One Block to Forsyth Park Off St Parking, Courtyard


Private Large Courtyard and Parking for 3 cars Included.


A lot of love and attention have gone into creating this perfect get away for our visitors that want to live among the locals and experience Historic Home Living in Savannah, but feel the comfort and confidence of having owners on the property that know the nuances of the area and residence and are dedicated to keeping it in pristine condition for its guest. We're available to make sure your stay is exceptional.

This enchanting spot is one block from Forsyth Park, and a few blocks from Forsyth Mansion. It's perfect for any venue in town and you can park your car in our off street parking lot and walk to any location in the Victorian or Historic District.

This second floor apartment is furnished with Family Antiques that have been chosen with exceptional discrimination over the past 30 years and were originally housed in a property that was located on a street named 'Bancroft Rd', hence we named this apartment for the location where the furnishings resided for many years. Much of the art is original and has been presented in shows in the U.S. and Abroad.

Our property, built in 1886 is embellished with 12 ft ceilings, original heart pine floors and Victorian architectural details at every turn. It provides 3 Bedrooms, a Living Room/Dining Area, Eat in Kitchen, Porch, Two Baths, and a separate Den with Sleeper Sofa. There is a 500 Square Foot Court Yard, and Off street parking for three cars as well.

You can walk anywhere downtown; we do every weekend. From the Restaurants on the squares, to the fireworks on River St, to a must-have ice cream cone from Famous Leopold's Ice Cream on Broughton Street, the city is literally on your doorstep.

You'll be drawn to the Infamous Fountain in Forsyth Park, steps away from the apartment. Right around the corner is the best coffee house in town, the City's beloved Sentient Bean, and Historic Brighter Day, known for their freshly made organic deli and smoothies. There's nothing you can't find there when it comes to healthy eating. And you might see somebody famous at 'Local 11Ten', which is practically our next door neighbor. From their rooftop lounge to their high quality ingredients and unique preparation, it's one of Savannah's most talked about trendy restaurants.

The maximum occupancy for overnight guest is 7.

The Living Room has a Full Size Couch, Two Armchairs, a Dining Table that seats 4-10 (2 Leaves available), 4 Dining Room Chairs and a Leather Top Executive Desk with Leather Chair, Antique Cabinet and 32 Inch Flat Screen TV. French Glass Doors lead to the porch with a feeling of being coddled in the trees and a view of the other Victorian Style homes on the Street.

The Porch is draped on the front side in white, and provides wrought iron furniture thickly cushioned for lounging.

The Master Bedroom has a Queen Size Mattress, Bureau, Seating area, Small Desk and a 32 inch TV. The Master Bath has a Pedestal Sink and tub/shower.

The Yellow Bedroom (called this as the furniture is antique yellow) has a Queen Size Mattress, Bureau, nightstand and vanity table.

The Mahogany Bedroom located off the living room has a Full Size Mattress, Bureau, nightstand, and wood/brass wall mounted cloths rack for hanging clothes in lieu of a closet.

The Main Bath has a Ceramic Tiled Shower and Floor, and houses a Full Size Washer/Dryer.

The Den has a Sofa/Queen Sleeper Sofa, so can be used as a separate bed when singles are renting. This room has a Shelving Unit filled with interesting books, and an Asian Chest. Your TV here is a 40 inch HD with DVD Player. The Den also provides access via a Spiral Staircase to the Private Courtyard where Wrought Iron Furniture awaits you for dining or relaxing. A Gas Grill is available as well. The courtyard leads to the off-street parking area in the rear of the house.

The Short Term Vacation Rental Certificate number is SVR-00051.

More Details


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Victorian District, Georgia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 157 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large Common Bath has a Full Size Washer/Dryer
    Bathroom 1 Master Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Pedestal Sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Yellow Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Mahogany Bedroom
    Den - 1 queen , Den - Queen Size Sofa Sleeper
  • (Master Bedroom - Queen Size Bed) (Yellow Bedroom - Queen Size Bed) (Mahogany Bedroom - Full Size Bed) (Den - Queen Sofa Sleeper)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Bancroft On Duffy Street 1886 Victorian 3-4 beds - 2 baths Owner Managed
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 58 reviews

Beautifully convenient

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful. There was ample room for our family. We had six adults and found the space to be set up for a very comfortable stay. The house was also very convenient to the downtown area. We were able to park the cars and either walk or uber anywhere we wanted to go. Check in was easy as well as check out. I will say that one of the people in our party has mobility issues and I was worried about the stairs, however since we were able to use the front stairs for our entire stay we were abe to make it work. Overall a great stay, thank you much for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had an absolutely fantastic time at the Bancroft on Duffy!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, extremely clean, wonderfully decorated and right near Forsyth Park. It had all the charm we had hoped for and the hosts, Kathy and Kirk, who live on the first floor of the house, were lovely and gracious. The house was equipped with everything we needed and was like a home away from home for us. We can’t wait to tell our friends about this home.

  • Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at The Bancroft! The home is beautiful, well kept and in perfect location to walk to coffee shops, restaurants and many historic sites. Kathy and Kirk are perfect hosts!!!

The only small concern were the stairs my mom and aunt took to our 2nd floor suite. Other than the stairs, this was a wonderdul stay and we highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for 4 ladies, a bedroom for each. Clean & comfortable with a nice upstairs deck to enjoy the outside, lovely antique furnishings. A bit of a walk to the historic district, but would definitely recommend this well kept historical home.

  • Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful, comfortable, immaculate

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time I had rented from homeaway, had no idea what this would encounter as I was travelling with 2 sons, 1 friend, my husband and myself. We were all impressed with the beauty of the home as well as the privacy provided for us all. The home was immaculate, we just kept walking around enjoying the ambiance. We were within walking distance of fun places for the kids (ages 59 and 60) when the old folks needed rest. The owners were most helpful and if ever the opportunity to stay in Savannah occurs again, we will definitely look to book this amazing residence. Thank Kathy and Kirk for providing such a magnificent home.

  • Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Taste of Living in Savannah

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in early October with 2 other couples and had a wonderful experience of living in Savannah. The property itself has lots of charm and is very well maintained. Kirk and Kathy were great hosts and very responsive. The apartment is upstairs and has a completely separate entrance and outdoor patio. While it is a bit of a walk (or 10 min car ride) to downtown, the local neighborhood has a couple of great eateries, organic food market, the local Legion (for cheap beers and good company) and beautiful Forsyth Park, all within 2 blocks! Thanks Kirk and Kathy for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kathy and Kirk Wise
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Kathy and Kirk Wise

After many years of frequent trips to Savannah, we left Philadelphia in 2012 to live in our dream home and experience Savannah full-time. 'We weren't born here, but we got here as soon as we could!' Since we live on the property in this great house, and have so many wonderful experiences living here, we wanted to share our home with others and help to make your Savannah Experience the best ever. We turned our second Floor Apartment into this Inviting Vacation Rental, and we look forward to meeting our interesting travelers.

Kathy and Kirk Wise purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Kathy and Kirk Wise chose Victorian District

We chose this property because of its proximity to our beloved Forsyth Park. We try to take part in as many venues there as we can, from Music to Art to Athletics. The home needed extensive refurbishing, but we recognized its potential and good bones. After 4 1/2 years, and a lot of hard work we've been able to provide a unique, spacious and comfortable luxury apartment that offers many amenities that are difficult to find all in one home.

What makes this apartment unique

We just recently learned that our home was originally owned by an elite member of Savannah Society. We can't wait to research further. Since we live on the first floor, we hope our guest will feel confident that we are there to help make their experience the most enjoyable ever.


Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 16
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Tybee Island Beach
Car: not necessary

The Bancroft on Duffy Street is ideal to access all venues at locations downtown and including Forsyth Park, The Forsyth Mansion, Historic District and Downtown River Street. Located one block from Forsyth Park, it is located at the Rock and Roll Marathon Finish Line! Jazz Festival, Local Restaurants, Tours, Historic Museums, Shopping, all within walking distance even though Pedi-cabs (bicycle driven cabs) are available to pick you up or take you home from wherever you are.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Victorian District, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
St Patrick's Day
Mar 14 2018 - Mar 20 2018
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rock and Roll Marathon
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$138.14
Damage Insurance C$74.09

Cancellation Policy: See Owner for Additional Information

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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