Indulge Yourself With A Savannah Riverboat Cruise!

Indulge yourself with a Savannah Riverboat Cruise!See Savannah from a whole new vantage point: from aboard a classic riverboat on the Savannah River with a Savannah riverboat cruise!

There’s a lot to see and do in a city as lively and rich in history as Savannah. With so much to do, it can be hard to choose which attraction to see next. One of the most recommended and most popular things to do is to take a Savannah riverboat cruise. (more…)

Tybee Island Lighthouse – Guiding the Way for Over 270 Years

Tybee Island LighthouseTybee Island Lighthouse, in one incarnation or another, has helped guide ships safely to the mouth of the Savannah River since 1736.

Ordered by the Governor of the 13th colony in 1732, General James Oglethorpe, the first tower was but a day marker – meaning there was no light. Only the height of the structure’s profile on the horizon served as guide. It stood near the shore of Tybee Island, 90 feet tall and constructed of brick and cedar.

Uh oh.

A storm took this first tower in 1741, even as another, better tower was being constructed somewhat farther from shore and the potentially angry sea’s grasp. This second tower, 94 feet tall, didn’t fare much better. Within two years of its completion, wind erosion and sea encroachment made it clear that a different approach was needed – and fast. (more…)

Tall Ships Sail to Savannah

On Thursday, May 3, 2012, historic Tall Ships will sail into Savannah’s Riverfront. It will be a memorable experience for everyone fortunate enough to be there.

The Tall Ships will be open for viewing and touring Friday May 4 through Sunday, May 6. Many fun activities are planned, including the singing of Sea Shanties, Stilt Walkers, Story Telling, and Pirate Raids. A high point of the whole weekend (for those of us stuck on land) will come Monday, May 7, when the ships leave port in a fabulous Parade of Sail.

Several of the Tall Ships will motor up the Savannah River during their stay, taking some lucky passengers with them. These sailings are scheduled to take place several times a day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It is sure to be a thrilling experience.

As of now, 14 Tall Ships are scheduled to be in Savannah in early May. They were built in France, Nova Scotia, England, and the United States. Some were built to fight, some were built to be in the movies. All are beautiful to behold, especially when under sail.

Guests of our Savannah Vacation Homes will see the Tall Ships sail into Savannah. As of this writing, there is still availability for May 6 and 7, 2012. Take the opportunity, and come watch the Tall Ship Parade of Sail.

More information about the Tall Ships is available at Savannah Tall Ships. More information about our Savannah Vacation Rentals is available at Savannah Villas.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Savannah

Don’t stay in your home town on New Year’s Eve. Gather together your favorite friends and family and head to Savannah.

Enjoy a New Year's Eve feast right here, in our luxurious Savannah Vacation Rental.

People like to step out in Savannah on New Year’s Eve; they dine out, go dancing, and toast the arrival of 2012 with champagne. You can spend the evening on a riverboat, at the Savannah Theatre, or in a variety of restaurants and lounges. You can walk down to Historic River Street and watch fireworks over the Savannah River, or you can spend the whole evening at the Savannah City Market, where an outdoor street party will be in full swing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Our Savannah Vacation Rentals are comfortable and luxurious–you’ll feel that it’s a special occasion even if all you do is stay in for the evening. Bring in armloads of food and prepare a feast in our fully equipped kitchen, or hire a caterer to prepare the feast for you. Play games late into the night in our spacious common areas. Put the kids to bed and stay up until the wee hours, talking of the past year and planning for the year to come.

The Broughton Street House and Carriage House comfortably sleep twelve people. Broughton Street is a perfect Savannah Vacation Rental for multigenerational gatherings or groups of friends. Everyone has their own space, and common areas house everyone comfortably. Whether you like to spend New Year’s Eve out on the town or safely tucked away at home, you’ll be happy in our Savannah Vacation Rental on Broughton Street.

Savannah Bridge Run

Runners, walkers, and crawlers are invited to Savannah each winter to participate in the annual Savannah Bridge Run. Called the toughest bridge run in the south, the Savannah Bridge Run takes place above the Savannah River on the Talmadge Bridge. it is a beautiful route, no matter how you get across it.

Driving to Savannah

Run the Talmadge Bridge, which spans the Savannah River.

The Savannah Bridge Run takes place Saturday, December 3, 2011. We still have an opening at one of our Savannah Vacation Homes. The Broughton Street Carriage House has one queen bedroom and one comfortable queen-sized sleeper sofa. It can fit up to four bridge runners, walkers, or crawlers.

The Savannah Bridge Run can be either a 5K run, a 10K run, or a Double Pump (the 5K and 10K combined). The difference is all in how many times you cross the bridge. There is also a 1/4 mile Kids Run.

Don’t let the lack of lodging prevent you from this fun run. Stay at the Broughton Street Carriage House, a luxury Savannah Vacation Home.

Additional information about the race is available at Savannah Bridge Run.

Savannah River Cruises

A fun way to explore Savannah while staying at one of our Savannah Vacation Rentals is by ferry. The Savannah River runs along the north end of the city and is the border between Georgia and South Carolina. It provides breathtaking views of the Savannah city skyline, whether you are simply crossing it to get to Hutchinson Island or enjoying a scenic river cruise.

The Juliette Gordon Low

The Juliette Gordon Low, one of the Savannah Belles Ferry Fleet.