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"The Clara" Great for Large Groups| Bonus Private Parking| History Meets Comfort

Bedrooms 4
Space 213 m²
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Large 4BR Victorian townhome with lots of charm and character. Sleeps 10 adults

Step back in time. A perfect setting for friends and family to stay and play while visiting beautiful Savannah!

SVR-00090 | City of Savannah Short-Term Vacation Rental Certificate

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, Occupancy 10 adults max. (Inquire about our adjacent rentals for additional accommodations for groups of 10+)

Amenities: 2 designated off-street parking spaces are provided as an added bonus! Just 2 blocks to Forsyth Park, private fenced courtyard to enjoy, 2 charming exterior porches, washer/dryer, well-stocked kitchen and ample linens, free wifi, AND nice local Savannah owners to contact if you need anything during your stay!


#1: Spacious bedroom with two Full beds, seating area, large dresser, TV

#2: Spacious with King bed, dresser, lounge chair, TV with DVD

#3: Queen bed with dresser, TV;

#4: Small 'trunk room' with Full bed and dresser

* Extra sleeping accommodations for guests or children to spread out include: 1 Twin portable Rollaway bed stored in downstairs closet.

Note: While we can sleep 11 in beds, the home is a great spacious choice for a maximum of 10 adults ONLY in compliance with the City of Savannah ordinance. For larger groups, or if an additional rental is needed, we can accommodate more in our neighboring, 'sister' homes, “The Janie” (listing ID #675585) next door as well as "The Stella" (listing #971160) or in one of our other vacation rentals in the Historic District of Downtown Savannah that we own and personally manage.

About our home: Welcome to “The Clara”, our lovingly restored Victorian townhome among “Margaret Strous Row” in beautiful Downtown Savannah's Victorian District. Located within blocks of Forsyth Park, this circa 1891, four bedroom - two bath, vacation home offers all the comfortable and cozy luxuries you’re looking for AND provides 2 free private/designated off-street parking spaces with your rental with ample on street (non-metered) parking also available.

“The Clara”, aptly named for one of Margaret Strous’ daughters who grew up next door more than a century ago, will step you back in time with beautiful Victorian architectural details inside and out, and furnished with period antique furnishings we have collected over many years from all over Georgia.

Entering “The Clara” vacation home you’ll find a large living area with comfortable seating including a sofa, loveseat, flat screen LCD TV, DVD player, drop-leaf table with two chairs, and a secretary desk. (A comfy twin roll-away bed with foam mattress is stored with extra linens in the closet under the stairs.)

The formal dining room with semi-open floorplan to the living room offers a 6-seat dining room table with a buffet server and cozy reading chair. An additional 6-seat dining table is located adjacent in the breakfast room to accommodate a total of 12 dining guests.

The kitchen is modern and well equipped with all cooking and kitchenware to prepare a fine meal. Fridge with icemaker and filtered water dispenser. Dishwasher and disposal. Electric smooth top range and oven. Microwave, blender, toaster, and coffee maker.

Step out the french doors from the kitchen onto the classic back porch with charming wicker furniture overlooking our private courtyard…a perfect place to sip morning coffee and bird watch for red cardinals, our resident mourning doves, or the occasional squirrel.

A full bath is located downstairs off the kitchen with a vintage claw foot tub with shower combo. The second, near identical full bath, is located upstairs adjacent to the large laundry/dressing room conveniently autonomous of the bedrooms (so as not to disturb any sleeping beauties when the bath is in use late night or early morning).

The grand staircase takes you to the 2nd floor where the aforementioned full bath and dressing/laundry room is located in addition to 3 large bedrooms, and a 4th bedroom known as the ‘trunk room’.

The ‘master’ bedroom is bright and sunny with the beautiful bay window, two full/double beds that sleep four, a large dresser, matching antique ‘washstand’ with seating area, closet, and a LCD TV.

The second bedroom boasts the comfy King bed, dresser, closet, a recliner, and LCD TV.

The third sunny bedroom is furnished with the queen bed, large wicker dresser, and TV with DVD player.

The fourth bedroom or Trunk room, a customary Savannah term used in our historic homes, comfortable accommodates a full size bed and dresser.

Park up to two of your vehicles in the free designated off-street parking spaces provide in rear of the home and enjoy the leisurely 5 minute walk to Savannah’s iconic Forsyth Park or spend the day strolling the 1.2 miles from the rental under Spanish moss draped trees to River Street exploring all our beautiful Savannah Squares, quaint shops, and eateries along the way!

Pedicabs (Savannah’s version of a rickshaw) will deliver passengers to the south end of Forsyth Park, just 2 blocks from “The Clara”. They work for tips and the experience is a fun way to transverse the streets. At night, we recommend a cab or UBER ride to get to and from the home to the entertainment district around River Street and City Market.

We require a 3-night minimum on weekends most months of the year, so please inquire prior to booking for a quote or if a longer stay than 1 or 2 nights is required if your dates are not specifically noted under the "Rates" tab.

We love our guests and want them to have a fabulous time. It is important to note that in Downtown Savannah the homes are very close together and full time residents do live next to the vacation rental homes. In order to respect your neighbors we ask for 'quiet hours' after 10pm. This simply means don't play loud music inside or out, refrain from shouting, etc. Remember when you are on the porches you can be heard very well by the surrounding residents. We simple do not tolerate obnoxious or drunken behavior. Thank you for your respect and understanding.

More Details

Jon and Carmen
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Jon and Carmen

Savannah is our passion. We have a love of her history, her architecture, her people, culture, and lifestyle. We have lived in Downtown Savannah for over 20 years transforming ourselves from renters, to homeowners, to full-time property managers to the more than a dozen historic properties we have been so fortunate to preserve. We have rented a number of our properties over the years to countless corporate and vacationing travelers. We are excited to be a part of the Homeaway/VRBO family to be able to serve you, our guest, every step of the way from initial rental inquiry about our home to completion of your Savannah stay. We look forward to sharing our passion for Savannah and historic homes with you.

Jon and Carmen purchased this townhome in 2005

Why Jon and Carmen chose Victorian District

This historic house is on Henry Street in between Abercorn and Lincoln Streets just two and a half blocks south of Savannah’s enchanting Forsyth Park. The parade route on St. Patrick's Day literally starts here! Wake up to the bagpipes and watch the floats prepare in the staging area!

What makes this townhome unique

The size of this house will allow larger parties to comfortably vacation together and the location allows you to walk to the grocery store (Kroger or Brighter Day) as well as restaurants and tourist attractions. The designated free parking is highly sought after as well.

“The Clara” has accommodated hundreds of vacationers over the years including many families, family reunions, Christmas vacations, Spring Break, girl’s getaway weekends, bachelorette parties, wedding parties, corporate housing, snowbirds, and groups for choral, dance, and gymnastic competitions. Whether in town for SCAD family weekend, Sidewalk Arts, graduation, Savannah Music Festival, Savannah Book Festival, or the Rock n Roll Marathon, we want you to have a wonderful stay where the only problem is that you won’t want to leave!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our large group, (9 of us), showed up on Friday night to a Christmas-decorated, dream home. It is very spacious, clean and has a ton of that historic, Savannah character. All the girls in our group kept complimenting me on finding such an amazing house on a limited budget. We used the fully equipped kitchen for dinner one night and breakfast. I wish we had stayed longer, because we didn't get to explore the area around the house, like Forsyth Park, local restaurants, historic churches, etc. We did get down to River Street for the Christmas festivities and the Saturday market.
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Victorian District, Georgia

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 213 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Starter kit of 3 rolls of toilet paper per bath provided
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Starter kit of 3 rolls of toilet paper per bath provided
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • tennis


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"The Clara" Great for Large Groups| Bonus Private Parking| History Meets Comfort
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Mableton, GA

Great family mini vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought our 3 children to Savannah for the first time, and I wanted our stay to give them a taste of the true ambiance of the city. This house was absolutely perfect for us -- it offers all the amenities we're accustomed to with the lovely charm that old homes offer. It's location is perfect -- still close to all the downtown sights and great restaurants, but without so much of the noise.

The owners were incredibly helpful, and seemed readily available if needed for any issues (which we didn't have). We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 7-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

the owner was very accommodating. We loved our stay and will definitely book again :)

  • Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

Beautiful Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

The entire experience from booking this home to staying for the weekend was wonderful. Carmen and Jon were very prompt with responding and answering any questions we had. We stayed with a large group, 9 of us. There was so much room and we all fit more than comfortably. As soon as we arrived we felt so welcomed. The home was beautiful and clean with so many historic touches. If you’re looking for that Savannah feel this is the place for you. About a 5 minutes drive from downtown and about 2 mile walk. We loved walking the city, that’s one of the best parts about Savannah. Overall, we had a great experience. Carmen and Jon are extremely hospitable, friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and lovely home with wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts Carmen and Jon had decorated the house for Christmas, and it made us feel like home. We had 9 girlfriends on a long weekend trip, and it was plenty of room for us. We had no issues with parking three cars (2 in back, one on street), and we could walk nearby to Forsyth Park and to catch the Old Town Trolley. Carmen communicated a lot with us before the stay, and even upon arrival. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 3-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay for a girlfriends getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

There were 5 in our party but this place could easily accommodate more people. It has parking space for 2 cars at the back of the home. The front bedrooms do get a little traffic noise....the street in front of "The Clara" is one way and heavily traveled. It is within walking distance of Forsyth Park......a couple of the girls went for morning walks/runs over to River Street where you'll find lots and lots of eateries and shops. A must do is the "on/off trolley bus tour", that way you can see where everything is at and then go back whether on foot or in your car. If you decide to take your car and sure to have plenty of quarters with you for the parking meters. Tybee Island, Bonaventure Cemetery and Hilton Head were all just a short drive for us.

Carmen and Jon were wonderful hosts!! If you need anything at all, just ask them and they will take care of it for you or point you in the right direction.

  • Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carmen beautifully prepared the house for my family and extended family weekend stay in Savannah.

  • 5 of 5

The little touches and attention to detail on this home were wonderful. Beautifully maintained and plenty of room for a big family gathering!

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15.1 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1.3 Miles
River Street (Ferry to Westin Resort)
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Savannah Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Local 11ten
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Tybee Island, GA
Car: not necessary

2 blocks (short city blocks, avg of 0.3 miles) from Forsyth Park's southern end where you will find tennis courts which are free and open to the public as well as Brighter Day Natural Foods grocery store, Local 11ten Restaurant, Perch Bar, a specialty wine store and a popular coffee shop. 6 blocks north (0.5 miles) toward the River you will find Savannah's iconic Forsyth Fountain, a public playground and bandshell as well as the Mansion on Forsyth Hotel with their Poseidon Day Spa, 700 Drayton Restaurant and unique upstairs bar. Downtown Savannah's primary full service grocery/pharmacy store, Kroger, is just 0.3 miles away.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2-night Weekends Stays
Apr 30 2018 - May 23 2018
1 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rock-N-Roll Marathon Weekend
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping C$160.15 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$256.24
Tax Rate 13.0%

No refunds within 60 days of arrival. Cancellations with more than 60 days notice receive a refund less $50 cancellation fee. Note: The Service Fee is charged and collected from guest by HomeAway/VRBO under their separate terms and is nonrefundable when a cancellation fee is collected! An owner has no control over the service fee!!

Refundable Damage Deposit refunded within 7 days of check-out.

Email for quote for stays longer than 7 days.

Seasonal Periods, Weekends, Holidays, and Events may have higher rates and/or Longer Minimum Stays. Advertised rates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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