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Portside Retreat @ Trustees' Garden









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The Space

This home was built at the turn of the century and combined the popular federal design with aspects of antebellum and colonial styles. Beautifully kept through the years, the home still features original wood flooring, an original fireplace, and original hand-crafted crown modeling.  Built on the grounds of the original Trustees’ Garden, this historic area of Savannah has played a significant role in Savannah’s history. First as an experimental garden, then as various military forts and Ironworks, and now as an incredible combination of beautiful venues. You are genuinely staying atop Savannah’s history with a stay at the Portside Retreat.Take the cobblestone sidewalks to the main structure's private entrance on the north side. Enter at street level and step into a small foyer that connects to a curtain-separated den and opens directly to the main living room. Original hardwood floors, high ceilings, and a preserved fireplace bring you into Savannah’s rich past. The area has a new oversized sofa, a smart TV ready for streaming, and a reading chase.  The couch pulls out into a full mattress, with linens providing additional sleeping space. Enjoy a collection of literature found on the floor-to-ceiling bookshelf. Separated from the living and foyer with a high ceiling draw curtain is the den configured with a new single bed, fresh linens, and a nightstand providing a perfect single-person sleeping space. Off the living room, the door on the right leads to a galley kitchen with all new appliances, granite countertops, and a breakfast nook with bench seating. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to cook during your stay, including small appliances, utensils, dishware, pots, and pans. See our complete amenity list for everything included. To the left of the kitchen is the home’s ensuite featuring a private bathroom. A brand-new mattress wrapped in crisp linens provides a restful night's sleep, and stylish décor is accented by an abundance of natural light pouring in from the large window. The bathroom has a new vanity, toilet, and shower/tub combination. Find all the essentials, including toilet paper, towels, body wash, shampoo, and a hair dryer.

Guest Access

You may use/access anything in the apartment. Our home is yours! We encourage you to use the rear porch/courtyard to enjoy some morning coffee or evening cocktails :)


Located on the east side of the Historic District- North, The Portside Retreat puts you minutes from the Savannah River Walk, Kehoe Iron Works at Trustees’ Garden, and incredible dining and entertainment. Travel two doors down to Savannah’s oldest tanding structure at the Pirate House. Walk inside the historic inn to grab delicious American eats with a pirate theme and Southern flare. Enjoy excellent dining options by heading towards the riverwalk and stopping into The Olde Pink House for fine southern dining. Grab some laid-back bites and brews at Spanky’s Pizza Galley & Saloon. Enjoy delicious southern dining with a river view at Huey’s or Vic’s on the River.  Start your bar/pub tour by stopping into some staples of Savannah, including Six Pence Pub, O’Connell’s Irish Pub, or Dub’s Public House.  Explore the rich history of Savannah by stopping into one of the many museums and historical sites. Just minutes from The Portside Retreat are the Web Military Museum, Telfair Museums, Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and the American Prohibition Museum.  A stop in Savannah wouldn’t be complete without a walk-through of Forsyth Park, just a 20-minute walk away. Or enjoy Washington Square, another beautiful green space just steps from the home. Want to take it all in at once while riding or biking? We are just minutes from Old Town Trolley Tours of Savannah and Savannah Bike Tours. Getting around is easy with walkable streets, bike rentals, and uber service. Ready for a little on-the-water adventure? Try out the Savannah Belles Ferries to see the beautiful skyline of Savannah from the riverfront.

Other things to note

The best way to park is to download the Park Savannah app so you can pay the meter at your convenience. You can park right out front or on the adjacent streets, there is typically plenty of availability in this area.

Getting Around

There's a FREE shuttle that picks up right out front at the Pirate's House! This is a free "trolley" style bus that circles around the Historic District and stops at a lot of attractions. Additionally, there is The Downtowner which is a City-ran "Uber". Just download the app and they will pick you up for free! Aside from that, we recommend using Uber/Lyft to get where you need. If you find free parking near the apartment, stay there! You can walk to just about anything in the City! :)

Check in and out

Check in: 16:00

Check out:10:00

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