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The Bancroft On Duffy Street 1886 Victorian 3-4B/2BA, Courtyard, Parking for 3

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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 Private Parking for 3 cars Included.

( Note that parking in the Historic District is $24/day if you're not provided with parking). Our Property in the Victorian District has private parking for three of your cars as well as Free Parking on the street.


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 with Marble Table, 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

Kathy and Kirk Wise
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 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.


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:
  • 1750 sq ft
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 ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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 3-4B/2BA, Courtyard, Parking for 3
average rating of 4.8939395 based on 66 reviews

Pretty and comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and nicely decorated apartment - my husband and I in the master bedroom, my daughter and her friend in the second bedroom (off the living room), and my other daughter in the third bedroom. It was great having the living room to gather all together and decide where to eat or who was going where. The owners left lots of brochures (and Savannah street maps, very much appreciated!) to give us ideas, as well as a binder with some of their favorites. We were only there for 2 nights, so we didn't buy food or use anything in the kitchen other than fridge. But everything we would have needed for meals was there. We didn't have a chance to use the outdoor porch because it was such a quick trip. I was really sorry about not getting to sit out there sipping some wine!

There was a problem with the toilet when we first arrived, and the owner came up immediately to fix it. We really appreciated the quick response.

The owners provide off-street parking, but we were able to find parking right in front of the house so we just stayed there. Apartment location is not right in the heart of everything, but we were able to walk to a few restaurants and had no trouble finding street parking in the historic area.

  • Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of Bancroft on Duffy are beautiful, but the warmth and comfort of this property cannot be conveyed by pictures. Add to that the close proximity to the Historic District of Savannah and you have the perfect formula for a wonderful getaway! This property addresses all the important components - beautifully decorated, spacious, clean, comfortable, and great location. We had everything we needed, except one unusual request to which the hosts graciously responded. First we walked a block to catch the Trolley Tour. Later we walked home from our event in the District through beautiful Forsythe Park which had been creatively adorned by hundreds of art students with chalk art. When I return, I will rent Bancroft on Duffy again.

  • Submitted: 2-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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I absolutely loved the property!

  • 5 of 5

The Bancroft on Duffy is lovely! This was our first visit to Savannah and we were so happy we picked this property. Located only a block away from Forsyth Park. Looking forward to going back and staying again at The Bancroft. The owners of the property were very nice and downstairs if we needed anything 😊

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enola, PA

Beautiful home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a great location. Had everything we needed and then some. Only a couple blocks to Forsythe Park and Historic District. Great neighborhood with variety of restaurants. My family truly enjoyed our stay! Recommend this home for anyone traveling to Savannah.

  • Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orlando, FL

Abolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Savannah for a race over the weekend and the Bancroft was WONDERFUL! It had every amenity we could need and slept 5 of us very comfortably. The communication with the owners was perfect and very timely. The house was immaculate and nicely appointed. It was within walking distance to the park and a few cute restaurants. Could not have had a more pleasant experience! Looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, beautifully decorated, friendly hosts. It is located a block from Forsyth Park. We were a bit concerned about where we would find ourselves but we felt safe and it was a block from a tour bus stop and a good coffee house. We spent time out on the lovely porch and in the courtyard to absorb the local atmosphere. We each had our own bedroom, which was nice for four women traveling together. Just be aware of the many stairs, quite steep.

  • Submitted: 6-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Audrey, Yes, every rose has a thorn. The beautiful 13 ft ceilings in Victorians from the 1800's consequently have about 20 steps to the second floor. I was happy to be there when you arrived at 10PM to assist you in carrying up your luggage, and also having the Sofa Bed made up and ready for the weary traveler in your group as you had requested earlier in the day. As mentioned in correspondence, the highly desirable Forsyth Park area is a safe family neighborhood. The Park holds the city's largest and busiest playground, a magnificent Amphitheater, and Iconic Fountain. All steps away from our front door. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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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
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$145.24
Damage Insurance C$77.9

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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