Gorgeous Historic Estate combines Manor & Carriage House

Gorgeous Historic Estate combines Manor & Carriage House


Property Details

Updated: Sep 15, 2014
House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 17 Sleeps

"Prettier than the Pictures! We rented the Taylor Estate for a combined bachelor/bachelorette party. There were 12 of us, and we had plenty of room! The house was beautiful - every room is like a dream! I couldn't believe it when we got there - it was even better than I had imagined. We had a fabulous weekend - we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go. We will stay at Taylor Estate every time we're in Savannah.

-Holly Peace, Sharpsburg, Ga.

Located right in the heart of Savannah's picturesque downtown, park your car in the roomy 4 car driveway... and throw away the keys! Everything you want to see downtown is at your doorstep. The Estate was built in 1870 and consists of the handsome 3 story Manor with 4 Bedrooms and it's charming 2 story 2BR/2BA Carriage House (a home in itself with Kitchen, Living and Laundry Rooms!) that we've renamed, the Taylor Cottage. So get TWO homes for the price of one...and enjoy the spaciousness, charm and comfort of the Taylor Estate. Because there are actually two homes on adjacent lots connected by the roomy 4 car driveway that they share...you really do feel like you have your own very private Resort when you stay at the Taylor Estate!

After you spend your days exploring the historic downtown that is spread out all around the doorstep of the Estate, you'll love returning to superbly comfortable beds, fine linens, fluffy towels, polishedl heart-pine floors, & soft leather furnishings. the decor gives off an ambience reminiscent of 1870 when the home was built. But 21st century amenities and luxury remain at your fingertips.

Large groups enjoy re-connecting and gathering with ease in the airy and roomy floorplan of the Estate. But it's still easy to find your own private nook. Bedrooms each have a theme: Renaissance, Rosebud, Civil War, Louisa May Alcott Attic, Wicker, and Colonial.

We (the owners) lovingly restored the Estate in 2001. We homeschooled our two girls who've since graduated from SCAD and AASU colleges (also here in Savannah :). In 2006, we made the decision to rent "our home" out as a vacation rental. And that began my goal of bringing "home" into your vacation memories! Much of the decor are personal family heirlooms and antiques that belonged to my family members. We moved not too far...next door to be exact :). Which means no absentee owner problems! The home is Non-smoking. (smoking is allowed on outside patio in the courtyards). You'll find the Estate well maintained, clean and if a problem does arise, it is quickly addressed. Rain or shine...there's plenty to do in and out of the Estate! Soak in the Hot Tub surrounded by twinkle lights and (on a clear night) under the stars as well. Play Nintendo. Grill burgers & steaks in the Courtyards. Whip up meals in the huge Kitchen of the Manor (its handmade pine countertops are over 400 years old) or bake cookies in the quaint kitchen of the Cottage (all of the cabinetry is hand-hewn). Curl up with a book in one of the custom dormir windowseats of the LMA attic bedroom. Watch a movie on any one of the 5 TV's located throughout the Estate. Challenge a friend to a board game. Take tea on the balcony of the Master Bedroom. Relax in the comfortable umbrella table chairs in the Manor Courtyard and chit chat...watch the squirrels and birds scurry amid flowers and the shade trees. Or grab oe of the tennis racquets we supply and head to Forsyth Parks courts. Bring your baseball mitts and start up a game in the baseball field located in Beasely Park across East Broad Street. After checking out the local cuisine, order a trolley or carriage tour to meet you at the doorstep!

Additional perks the Estate has that other rentals dont....It is pet friendly and hypoallergenic. Mattresses are all encased and no dust mites or allergens allowed! Light draperies float airily from the high-windows. Polished heart of pine, marble and stone-tiled floors blend perfectly with the antique and soft leather/wood furnishings.

If all this hasn't yet convinced you there is nothing better than the Taylor Estate for your group...think about this....you get a six bedroom home made up of TWO "complete homes in themselves" which allows tremendous versatility for every type group. guys can go in one home, girls in the other. couples in one, singles in the other, grandparents in one, grandkids/parents in the other :).

Go ahead...imagine the possibilities!

More Details
  • Sleeps 17
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Wheelchair access

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Guestbook comments from the owner

I brought my Girl Scout troop down AGAIN for a trip to Historic Savannah, we were first here in Aug 2010. We loved the Taylor Estate so much that we didn't even consider another option for lodging. Having the convenience of a real home with a kitchen and multiple bathrooms (very much needed for a bunch of little girls) made the trip all the more enjoyable! We love everything about the home - the price, the décor, the location (we walked everywhere), the owners! The Schulz family are amazing - addressed our every need, supplied the home with a map, brochures, suggestions, etc. Everything we needed was already provided without having to ask for anything. I will definitely be returning to Savannah in the future, whether with future girl scouts or my family, and will definitely be calling Mrs. Schulz again! Thank you so much for your hospitality and making your home available to visitors like us! Sincerely, Girl Scout Troop 1158 Smyrna, DE
Jul 2013
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Gorgeous Historic Estate combines Manor & Carriage House
+1 912-604-6154
Savannah Coastal Georgia
Des Moines, IA, USA

Super Comfortable

  • 5 of 5
My extended family from Minnesota and Iowa stayed for 6 nights and my brother's family joined us from Atlanta (ages 10 to 70). The younger generation stayed in the manor and the seniors stayed in the carriage house. We all loved it here - just like home, only better. The beds were super comfortable and everything you could possibly need was furnished. It's great to have a washer and dryer after a day at the beach! We grilled outside one evening and usually had a light breakfast and coffee before heading out each day. Some places we all enjoyed: we had great meals at The Florence and Barracuda Bobs as well as Mrs. Wilkes. Angela from Savannah Heritage Tours picked us up in front of the manor and gave us a great tour of Bonaventure Cemetery. We all loved Magic Mike's Dolphin Tour on Tybee Island and our meals at North Beach Bar and Grill and Sundae Cafe. The Taylor Estate is located in a quiet neighborhood with off street parking which makes getting around easy - whether you stay within the historic district or travel the short distance to the beach at Tybee Island. We would love to visit and stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It always such a delight to hear I met my goal to provide truly comfortable and convenient accommodations for families and groups traveling to Savannah! In my opinion, comfortable beds should never be underestimated! Nor should a clean and pampering environment for groups to gather in, prepare meals, play games, and renew the bonds of family and friendship. It's why the best part of my time when I first meet guests on arrival to answer questions and usher them in...is when I open the front door and watch the smiles start on their faces!
Gorgeous Historic Estate combines Manor & Carriage House
+1 912-604-6154
Savannah Coastal Georgia
Huntingdon Valley, Pa

Fabulous Home!

  • 5 of 5
Fabulous Home! Group of six stayed for a quick birthday trip over the week of St. Patty's Day...The house was beautiful and we were very impressed! (Bathrooms especially were upgraded and very nice.) Easy to walk to all local establishments and River Street! The owner Suzanne was a huge help in pointing out all of the festivities and great little Savannah gems! Everything we needed in a well stocked kitchen...Very comfortable beds and very soft linens. Our first experience renting a home and Suzanne made it simple and easy. Great experience and highly recommend the Taylor Estate!

The Lynch's
  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am a big believer that you can stay in a 5 star hotel but if the bed is uncomfortable...then I, for one, will definitely not return. So it is always a delight to have it pointed out afresh that the beds in the Estate acheive my personal aim and are...seriously comfy!! When you've been out and about sightseeing and walking (for Savannah is a walking town)...what you want to return to is not an indifferent and austere "rental house" but a luxurious, yet comfortable "home". One that feels as if it's your very own. Despite a 144 year old history...That is the Estate. Much of the decor includes my family heirlooms. Plus my family and I lived in the Estate for years before we began it's use as a Vacation Home Rental. These are the reasons I believe you truly feel "at home". I blended together a decor to bring both the ambience of the 1870's with the comfort of the 21st century. I'm so happy my Guests tell me I acheived my goal!
Gorgeous Historic Estate combines Manor & Carriage House
+1 912-604-6154
Savannah Coastal Georgia
Columbia, SC USA


  • 5 of 5
I was looking for a house to rent near the Savannah Historical district for a group of friends who went camping together years ago. We needed a reunion spot but none of us had been in Savannah before. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Manor. Originally there were to be 7 retired couples, but one thing led to another and a few couples could not go - instead of renting the whole manor we were able to just rent the main house for 4 couples. Everyone loved the decor and the location was perfect. Suzanne and Mike were perfect owners and hosts to the city. They made recommendations and provided us with necessary directions to go everywhere we needed. All the couples said that they had a great time and enjoyed the home. Our Thanks to Suzanne and Mike for making our stay so wonderful. We have recommended this spot to others....
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks again for the wonderful comments on our hospitality...it's one of my biggest goals as Savannah is nicknamed the "city of hospitality" :) and I for one hope to provide that to each of my Guests! In addition, I've provided lots of brochures and individualized maps to make the stay and popular destinations easy for my Guests to discover and locate. Since our location is right in the heart of the original historic downtown...you can walk to everything and it is (as you put it so well)...."perfect!". So glad you are recommending us and we would love to have you return again anytime!
Gorgeous Historic Estate combines Manor & Carriage House
+1 912-604-6154
Savannah Coastal Georgia
Cedar Rapids, IA

Wedding "Home Away From Home"

Wedding "Home Away From Home"
  • 5 of 5
We had the pleasure of using Taylor Estates (both the Manor House and the Carriage House) while our extended family and friends gathered in Savannah Oct. 9th – 14th for our son’s wedding. We found the estate to be a perfect “home base” for our stay; ideally suited for both wedding-related and touristy activities. We enjoyed everything the estate had to offer, from the well-appointed furnishings in both houses to the courtyards and hot tub. The owners have gone to great lengths to make sure their guests are able to be comfortable and relaxed in the two houses, with detailed instructions for guests and great maps to local attractions and dining options. The estate is located on a charming side street that is within walking distance to Savannah’s historic district and to Forsythe Park. The off-street parking was also a much-appreciated amenity. Our son’s wedding in the picturesque beauty of Savannah was a memorable family experience, and staying at Taylor Estates helped make it so. We would absolutely stay there again, and would recommend the estate (or either of its two “homes”) to anyone looking for a recommendation for a place to stay in Savannah if they wanted a vacation home rental experience. We “tip our hats” to Mike and Suzanne for their embodiment of gracious Southern hospitality!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This review is truly a difficult one to respond to because all I can do is
say "Awwwwwww....this is so sweet!". It warms the cockles of my heart. Thank
you and may I always have Guests as kind as ya'll. We do take our hospitality
seriously and try to provide those "little extras" that make a stay for those
unfamiliar with the city as easy, breezy, and wonderful as possible. Knowing
we added to the warm memories you'll keep for years of this precious moment in
your lives is what keeps us going :).
Gorgeous Historic Estate combines Manor & Carriage House
+1 912-604-6154
Savannah Coastal Georgia

Ladies Getaway

  • 5 of 5
This home truly is a treasure in the heart of Savannah! Our group of 17 ladies really enjoyed our mini-getaway in the Taylor Estate. What a great location and on top of that, there were plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms and living spaces to accomodate everyone! We had a large group of pedi-cabs pick us up at our doorstep for dinner downtown on Saturday night. This was such a wonderful way to experience the city; much more preferable than a regular cab ride! Overall, we had such an amazing time and will surely be back as soon as possible! Thanks for everything!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the Taylor Estate! When you have 2 complete homes on one spacious lot, it really does fit perfectly with any size group and group dynamic! Each has it's own kitchen, living room, courtyard, laundry room, etcetera ;) My personal pet peeve w/vacation rental homes our own family has rented over the years for our vacation needs are...sofa sleepers! Hate them. I don't want to tiptoe past sleeping members of the group at 3am when I want a kitchen snack or bathroom. So, I make sure my Guests don't have to do that either ;). All 17 persons have a bed inside of a bedroom leaving the living areas for the entire group to enjoy irregardless of the time of day (or night ;).
I certainly agree the Estate is a treasure! Whether its enjoying our outdoor Hot Tub or hopping on/off Pedicabs or one of the Trolley & Carriage Tours that give our guestscomplimentary pickup and dropoff at the doorstep..your stay will be that much better when you stay at the Taylor Estate!
Gorgeous Historic Estate combines Manor & Carriage House
+1 912-604-6154
Savannah Coastal Georgia

delightful stay

  • 5 of 5
The Taylor Estate in the historic district of savannah was perfect for my 60th birtday gathering with my brothers and sisters and their spouses . there is so many wonderful things to do and see and they are all within walking distance . The property was exactly as advertised, but better in person and my family had all the space and privacy they could wish for. the interior of both the main house and the carriage house was decorated tastefully. and all the ameneties were quite handy . we were able to cook for all of us and we had plenty of seating for our meals . the neighborhood is very peaceful and we felt right at home the moment we arrived. i would recommend this property for any type of gathering .
  • Submitted: May 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It truly warms my heart to get sweet reviews. They remind us that we are acheiving our goal...to become part and parcel of TREASURED memories for our Guests to take home with them! The huge "Cooks Kitchen" of the Manor is always a fave with our families, those looking to have private celebratory meals together, or simply our Guests on a budget. The fact we live next door to the Estate allows us to keep it meticulous and to be quick if a problem arises...yet the layout of the Estate prevents a feeling of intrusion by us or our other neighbors. Friendly waves do abound though as I have to admit,we have the friendliest street in the entire downtown historic district! :)


Activity and Interests

Beach-swimming, jet ski rentals, fishing, parasailing, dolphin tours,

Kayaking, shops

River-walk, stores, water-taxi's, paddleboat cruises, casino cruises,

street performers/festivals

Forsyth Park: picnics, playground, festivals, jogging, wedding site,

civil war enactments

Mother Matilda Park: playground, doggie run, playground, jogging

track, baseball diamond, football, Alligator Refuge, RailRoad Museum/Train Rides


Tours: Trolley, Bus, Hearse, Ghost, Food, Paula Dean, Historic Homes,

Carriage Rides, and Walking Tours. Complimentary drop off/pick up available.

Museums and Antique Shops abound

City Market Shops/Restaurants

Stroll the famous Savannah Squares

Golfing, Tennis, Basketball....too much to describe. Brochures/Maps available within home by owner. Visitor Center also within walking distance.


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My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $585 - $685

    Weekly Rate: $3510 - $4110

    Monthly Rate: $3510 - $4110

    Wireless Internet access & Nintendo FREE.
    Outside Hot Tub optional- extra $ fee. Tax/Clean fees additional.
    Rates seasonal & subject to change until booking is confirmed.
    Dog Fee: $75/home non-shedding breeds, up to $100 shedding breeds/home
    Security Deposit - temporary hold on credit card.
    7 night stays get 7th night free.
    3 night minimum stay required. 5 nights w/St Pats week/RocknRollMarathon & Rates vary.
    Sleeps 17 in beds. Extra persons fee (at owner discretion only): $35.00/p/n.
    Bring Your Own Linen Disount: $150.00 discount. eligible only for Estate Bookings w/owner approval.
    Manor and Cottage may be available for rent separately during low seaon & St Patricks: Call for rates /availability.
    Free street Parking and Private Driveway for 4 vehicles is available w/Estate.
    Free WiFi Access throughout Estate.


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Budget


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Half Bathroom


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Sleeps up to 17. Larger groups up to 20-22 allowed (at owner discretion) if children involved. Extra person fees apply. Must provide own bedding (sleeping bags or air mattresses) Bed Count =10 Beds: 6 Queens, 1 Full, 3 Twins (the daybed/trundle can be converted to one King Bed instead of 2 twins when desired). Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 halfbath. Master Bathrooms each have a jetted tub. All tubs are shower/tub combos including 6 foot long antique Claw-toed Tub in Manor. Senior-Friendly first floor bathroom in Cottage has Walk-in shower with grab bars/ optional shower bench & handheld showerhead. Bring Your Own Linen Discount available at owner discretion only. Save 150.00 off exit clean fee. Pack n Play in Manor and Cottage available as a courtesy for groups with infants Free secured WiFi throughout Estate. Free parking on street in front of Estate and Driveway fits up to 4 cars. Complimentary pickup/drop off at doorstep by Trolley and/or Carriage Tour Companies Hypoallergenic Decor. Eco-friendly with Recylcling. Outdoor Hot Tub* Nintendo with games, Board Games, Tennis Racquets 5 flat screen LCD TV's, 4 VCR's, 2 DVD players. Video and Book Library. CD/Radio in both Manor and Cottage. Washing Machine, Dryer, iron/ironing boards are in each home (Cottage and the Manor) so you have plenty of laundry facilities. Each Courtyard is gated/fenced and furnished with table/chairs or umbrella table and has decks/patios and shady foliage. Charcoal Grill in each Courtyard Kitchens are fully stocked with all cook/bakeware and dishes needed. Enjoy 2 Microwaves, 2 refridgerator/freezers, 2 dishwashers, 2 coffeemakers, 2 toasters and 2 Dishwashers. :) Pet Friendly on a case-by-case basis. Separate pet fee /home. Shedding breeds with increased pet fee required. Must be housebroken, past chewing stage. Non-smoking throughout both homes. Smoking permissable on outdoor patios only. Central AC/Heat with ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living/dining rooms. 4 decorative fireplaces. Formal Dining Room in Manor. Antique Dinettes in Charming Cottage Kitchen and Manor Kitchen. Private Balcony off Master Bedroom. Closets in each bedroom with roomy, walk-in closets in master bedrooms of both the Manor and Cottage. Cottage is handicap accessible with small discrete ramp access off courtyard entrance. First floor bedroom with high bed. First floor bathroom has walk-in shower w/grab bars, optional shower bench and handheld showerhead. 5 steps must be navigated (or wheelchair lifted past) to enter the Manor. Remainder of Manor (on first floor) has wide arch/doorways with an easily navigatable floorplan using a wheelchair and/or walker. Estate is located in the southeast quadrant of the Landmark Downtown Historic District (eg: within the original boundaries of the colony of Georgia first established in 1763). Walk to everything. Car not necessary. Forsyth park is a 10min walk south. River street is a 17 min walk north. One end of the historic district to the other is a 30 min walk. Whitfield Square and its gazebo (site of numerous outdoor weddings) is one block west. Beasely Park is located across street on East Broad with its fenced dogrun, baseball diamond, playground and bike trail. Shops/restaurants/museums/tours etc.... outside your doorstep. * Hot tub use is optional, additional fee required for use
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