Top 5 Retro HomeAway & Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Savannah, GA - Updated 2021

Top 5 Retro HomeAway & Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Savannah, GA

Savannah, the oldest city in the USA’s state of Georgia, is home to an enormous amount of historical attractions. As one of the most strategic port cities in the American Revolution, it’s inevitable that the past left its mark on this place. On its impressive list of attractions is the birthplace of the founder of the Girl Scouts (Juliette Gordon Low), the First African Baptist Church, and the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in the USA, the Georgia Railway roundhouse complex. To top all of that off, the downtown district is one of the United States largest National Historic Landmark Districts.

Naturally, these sites attract thousands of visitors a year, eager to experience the richness of Savannah themselves. But, of course, with such an array of attractions, you need somewhere to stay that matches the mood while providing a great base for you to explore the city from. Here are the best HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals with that cool vintage vibe, in convenient locations, and from across the price range.

1. Forsyth Park at the doorstep (from 194 USD)

This lovely listing, complete with warm redwood floors, is a gem in a killer location. Get ready for the day’s adventures and experiences in the spacious common room; it has all the plush cushions you need to make sure this stay feels like home. Take care of your itinerary with speedy Wi-Fi, and step out of the door to find yourself just across from one of Georgia’s most iconic parks, Forsyth Park, which has played a role in many a historical event and movie. The room doesn’t skimp out comfort and decor either, if anything, it looks even more old-time-like with its many paintings, flowery prints, and a nice toasty fireplace. This is just one of three bedrooms. Each is equally as comfy and similarly themed. Freshen up in clean, airy bathrooms adorably themed in faded turquoise; the surrounding scenery of green trees and time-tested monuments are sure to delight you every morning. Some days you really just don’t want to do much. Relax on the comfortable airy patio that looks out to the greenery in the area. If you change your mind though and you want to head out and see some cool things nearby, this is in a top location. Forsyth Park is full of monuments and dedications to world-changing events and great contributors to the city of Savannah.

Experience the view, parlor and perks of this cozy condo!

Area: Drayton Rd, right across from Forsyth Park, Historic District - South, Savannah, GA

Price: from 194 USD

Number of Guests: 6

2. A house with a bicycle on the wall (from USD 138)

Nestled in a charming, unassuming townhouse shrouded with creepers and covered with tall windows, you’ll find a HomeAway with a great mix of vintage decor and elements and modern off-balance styling. The living room features a quirky bicycle on a wall in an off-balance and nearly precarious position. This quirky placement lends this HomeAway a very fun and creative image. The third bedroom has a full bed and a balcony overlooking the courtyard. The house also has two other bedrooms; the master bedroom comes with a fireplace while the second bedroom comes with a book shelf. The courtyard is a charming private space that, surrounded by stairs and wooden pillars, has a very rustic secret-garden feel to it. Plan out your trips here, which you’ll have to do quite a bit of, since this house is near to so many of Savannah’s most famous attractions, including all 22 of the city’s downtown squares.

The One with a Bicycle Hanging on the Wall
90 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen was well equipped and the living areas are appointed nicely
home was clean and fit the charm of savannah
the property was clean and perfect for our group
convenient clean and well equipped you will not be disappointed
the house was so welcoming and clean with everything we needed for our stay
the owner left a small great map with recommendations that was super helpful
excellent communications with the property owners / caretakers
perfect location for girls weekend
the location was great
this property is in a great location
excellent location for hanging out over holiday weekend with family
everything we wanted to do was within walking distance including many fabulous restaurants
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3. Elegantly appointed 1883 home (from USD 361)

Upon entering, the living area is already dripping with vintage elegance, fully decked out in swirling prints and red wooden accents, all full of Southern charm. Welcome to this 1883 home that is located in the heart of Savannah’s historic district. The dining table matches the rest of the apartment; red, wooden, and classic. It’s spacious and can fit the whole family, just like the rest of the house. The property is also great for everybody in a big group, since it’s wheelchair accessible, suitable for children, and allows events. Check out the elegant sheets, curtains, and fireplace in the master bedroom. If you’re looking for intricate and vintage, the details in this apartment will definitely delight you. This rental has two other bedrooms, and a sleeper couch in the living room can be used to sleep one more person. This is one example of the two clean and comfortable bathrooms available in this house. It also has a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, and numerous other amenities.

If you like simple homey vintage charm with great amenities suitable for the family, this is certainly one vaction rental to consider.

Elegantly Appointed Home in Landmark Historic Dist.-VRBO Premier Partner
129 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it's nicely furnished & has comfortable beds
clean and well equipped
the home is clean and well furnished with plenty of room for our group of six
the property management was very responsive
owners were very thorough and responsive
helen was very accommodating and checked in upon our arrival making us feel all the more welcome
the owners are very welcoming and helpful great stay in savannah
great house walking distance to everything host was easy to reach and always helpful
great location in downtown savannah
we really enjoyed our time at this location this week
it's in a fantastic area walking distance to everything
beautiful home in a wonderful downtown location
renting this property was so easy and it’s all about location location location
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4. Luxurious Washington Square House (from USD 600)

This romantic selection looks as though it jumped right out of a novel where the main character meets a merchant’s handsome son or pretty daughter while on holiday in Savannah. The design, decoration, and furniture sure set the mood for love. This luxurious house, dating as far back as 1790, sleeps 10 and is mostly in its original form. This living room will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a different era. This period-accurate restoration of a formal dining area will delight any history buff, Gothic novel enthusiast, or writer looking for inspiration. Can you imagine the kind of stories you’ll be inspired to come up with here? Anything from two lovers flirting across the bouquet to hands joined around the circle in a spine-chilling seance. The second bedroom, with twin canopy beds, has a balcony and a private bathroom. There are 3 other bedrooms, all with their own private bathrooms. The master bedroom’s bathroom has a luxurious jetted tub and a hand-painted mural. With so many amenities and places to sleep, this house is perfect for a family getaway or a break with a group of friends. If 10 sleepers are not enough combine it with the Washington Square Carriage House (another listing from the same owner) to sleep 14 people.

Girl Retreats! Steps to River Street on Washington Square with Garage Parking
74 reviews
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all fell in love with the patio and sun room
we had a group of 7 and we all were very comfortable
perfect for a big group roomy & comfortable inside & out the courtyard was an unexpected bonus
comfortable beds and linens
the beds were comfortable and the linens were luxurious and comfortable as well
the house was clean
reviewer comments:the house was extremely clean and absolutely beautiful inside it was even better than advertised
the vacation rental was very clean
a beautiful home; tastefully decorated comfortable and meticulously clean
the management staff was easy to work with responded to questions quickly and very informative and helpful
rating details:the property manager was adequately helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
reviewer comments:location of the house is awesome - you can walk to river st
we plan to return to this great location
it was close to river street and easy access to everything in savannah
location is awesome too
the location is perfect --- we walked everywhere downtown
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5. The "Wedding Cake Mansion" (from USD 1200)

This HomeAway has been affectionately dubbed the “Wedding Cake Mansion” due to the ornate white decorations around its windows, resembling the swirls of cream and ribbon on a wedding cake. It’s the jewel of Monterey Square, an area made famous by the bestselling account, ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’, but what really takes the cake is the opulent nature of its interior decor. Some say it’s the most photographed house in the city, and this dining room, complete in all its chandelier-lit splendour, should be reason enough why. The living room has another beautiful chandelier, exquisite gilded couches, and beautiful classic paintings. And it’s all with a grand helping of antiques that you definitely don’t want to drop. There are so many details to the decor of this luxurious bedroom, and such care has been taken to make it accurate to the time period, that you could spend an entire day just looking at everything. We imagine this might even be good place for film crews who are looking for a location for a short period drama. This bath area just takes your breath away, and the closest thing you can compare it to is a scene right out of The Great Gatsby. But considering you can bring your whole family to this 20-sleeper house, no tragedy will ensue! With a rating of 4.9 out of 5, this place will attend to all of your needs and take you on that once-in-a-lifetime stay of luxury.

Wedding Cake Mansion on Monterey Sq. for Family Reunions, Retreats, Weddings
61 reviews
House 20 Guests 8 Bedrooms 9 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen had all the amenities necessary to prepare a nice dinner
beautiful private courtyard & garage apartment to name a few
felt right at home and knew i was sleeping in a clean bed
the well-stocked kitchen especially came in handy for keeping everyone fed and entertained
this place was perfect there was plenty of room for all of us including using the carriage house
the cleaning crew (between tenants) was positively heroic
the vacation rental was very clean
it was beautifully furnished very clean spacious and included everything needed for a wonderful stay
the home itself is very well maintained and owners provided all the essentials
our host was very helpful with suggestions and always accessible
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
the location is great
ability to walk everywhere
the mansion is within walking distance to many local restaurants and attractions
we chose this home because of the beautiful appearance and the location of the property
the location was just perfect for everything we wanted to do
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Savannah, to be savoured slowly

Savannah’s charm lies in the details and the stories surrounding its historical sites. Take the First Bryan Baptist Church, for example, which is actually the oldest parcel of real estate owned continuously by black people in the whole of the United States. With these HomeAway vacation rentals, most just walking distance from the best sights around the city, you will be sure to spend a few days soaking up the atmosphere and knowledge that Savannah has to offer.

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My name is Kimberlyn, I'm a huge fan of interesting stories and places. I love memorizing wicked facts and quirky histories. I also draw a lot on the side.

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