Last Updated on April 4, 2021
A few minutes in Savannah’s historic district is all it takes to fall in love with the city. Steeped in history, Southern charm, and more than a few haunted tales, Savannah will quickly cast its spell on you. Find out the best VRBO & Airbnb Savannah rentals to make the most of your time in this captivating destination, plus tips on Savannah neighborhoods and top sights.
Photos of Savannah are swoon-inducing, with its moss-draped live oaks and brick-paved streets. But seeing the city in person is even more intoxicating. Residents and tourists alike can be seen taking in the beauty of Savannah in its green squares and parks. Mansions, historic buildings, shops, and restaurants line the historic center streets and downtown riverfront. And over it all, Savannah’s swaying moss hints at the city’s reputation as one of the most haunted places in the U.S.
Savannah’s ghost stories are nearly as old as the city, founded in 1733. It was the site of fires, flooding, and yellow fever outbreaks, as well as the center of early America’s trade in enslaved people. There are rumors of the city being built upon cemeteries and Native American burial grounds. So is it even surprising that almost every building in Savannah has its own ghost tale?
I’ve visited Savannah several times now to see my sister, who has been living there a few years. I’m happy to share tips on the best Airbnb Savannah stays for couples, groups, and solo travelers. Plus for those who want to experience Savannah like a local, I’ve got neighborhood tips including the best restaurants plus Savannah sights & authentic tours!
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Short on time? Check out these top Airbnbs in Savannah GA:
- Top pick around $100/night: Romantic Cottage in Historic District
- River Street Rental: Historic Loft with Balcony
- Most Instagrammable stay: Rosé All Day, Pinkest Home In Savannah
- Budget Savannah stay for couples: Romantic Colorful Historic Studio
- Best Airbnb rental for families: 3 Bedroom Magnolia House
- Savannah rental for a bachelorette getaway: Renovated Historic Home with Pool
- Pet-friendly Rental: Historic John Starr House
- Best Luxury Rental for a Large Group: Wedding Cake Mansion
- Best Rental for History Lovers: George Washington Stayed Here in 1791
- Top-rated Airbnb Experiences: Walking Savannah’s Hidden History tour with local history buffs and a Scenic Siesta picnic in Forsyth Park with all the details professionally arranged!
What are the must-see sights of Savannah? Be sure to add these to your Savannah itinerary!
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Top Savannah Neighborhoods
Wondering where the best areas to stay in Savannah are? Check out these top Savannah neighborhoods below with tips on restaurants and the best Airbnbs in each.
Savannah Historic District & Downtown
Savannah’s historic center is laid out in an orderly grid including 21 scenic squares. The main tourist draw in Savannah, the Downtown Historic District encompasses both the Riverfront and the City Market. It’s bordered by the Savannah River and Forsyth Park at Gaston Street. Here you’ll find many restaurants, hotels, and shops, as well as some of the top hotels and Airbnbs in historic homes.
Stay here for: Walking distance to the best sights, shopping and restaurants of Savannah; unique, stylish Airbnbs in historic buildings.
Best VRBO & Airbnb Rentals in Savannah Historic District
Style & Comfort in City Market | Savannah Historic District Airbnb for Couples & Solos
This loft-style flat in Savannah’s Historic District is full of traditional elegance and modern conveniences. It’s perfect for solo travelers or couples, with all the amenities needed for a weekend getaway or long stay with its full kitchen, washer/dryer, and living and dining spaces. Plus it’s steps away from Ellis Square and City Market, and minutes from the restaurants and nightlife of River Street. This is a mid-range Savannah option in a fabulous location for travelers who want to stay in the heart of sights, shopping, dining, and nightlife in Savannah’s Historic District.
Recent guest review: Our stay at Ellis Square was nothing short of idyllic. I hope to go back year after year to this same property. We had such a wonderful time and the location absolutely cannot be beat.
Bright and Sophisticated Savannah Home in Historic District | Savannah Airbnb for Couples & Families
This cheerful, stylish 2-bedroom Savannah Airbnb in the Historic District is located near Crawford Square. With space for up to 4 guests, it offers the perfect balance of modern amenities in historic downtown Savannah. Park your car in the included spot and leave it there, since you’ll be in walking distance of the best Savannah sights and restaurants! Guests rave about its comfy beds, chic decor, and thoughtful touches like a welcome bottle of wine.
Recent guest review: This Airbnb was adorable and perfect for our stay to Savannah! The decor was artful, fun and we were equipped with everything we needed for our stay! It was super easy to walk to everything around town and easily find our place in the evening. Highly recommend!
The Jesse Mount B&B Carriage House Off Jones St. | Savannah GA Rental for Couples & Solos
Savannah homes often bear the name of their first and most famous residents: this 1854 home-turned-B&B was built for a local Savannah businessman. This rental is a spacious studio carriage house behind the main building. It’s the perfect getaway for a couple or solo traveler, complete with a kitchen, living and dining spaces, and large bathroom with a soaking tub. There are also shared amenities like the charming courtyard, washer/dryer, and grill.
Recent guest review: Chase’s place is super cute and unique. The unit was very clean, cozy and bright. It had everything that I needed. I loved opening the French doors in the morning before heading out to walk down the cobblestone street to grab coffee and breakfast. Most importantly, Chase was an outstanding host.
Romantic & Colorful Historic Carriage House | Best Savannah Airbnb for Couples
This romantic, Instagrammable Airbnb is perfect for a couple or solo who want a stylish stay in the heart of the Historic District. With its chic decor and colorful vintage touches (hello, orange fridge and comfy chairs!), this is one of the most romantic and charming stays in Savannah. If it’s available for your dates, snap up this top pick!
Recent guest review: We LOVED our stay in Savannah! This Airbnb was in a prime location within the historic district which made it really easy to walk downtown. Parking was easy for us too. The house has so much character given all of the artwork and decorations. It is a fairly small Airbnb so it definitely felt like a romantic getaway given the size which was perfect for us! The bed was cozy! We would definitely come back!
3 Bedroom Magnolia House in Downtown Savannah | Savannah Airbnb for Families & Groups
Looking for a Savannah vacation rental for a group? This 3-bedroom home is perfect for a large family or group of friends. Prepare meals in its well-equipped kitchen, or head out to explore the Historic District and the city’s best restaurants. This Airbnb offers lots of extra amenities like smart TVs, memory foam mattresses, and a garage parking spot. For families, there’s also a pack-n-play available (be sure to confirm all amenities before your stay). This is a perfect stay for family vacations, girls’ getaways, and groups in town for a holiday or wedding weekend.
Recent guest review: What a beautiful home this is! We had plenty of space. Every bedroom has a TV all the TVs in the home were already set up with Roku. Immaculately clean. Location is walking distance to Forsyth Park and Cathedral of St. John The Baptist. Our family celebrated Thanksgiving here and we just loved it!
Get a preview of Savannah design style with the home that TLC star Genevieve Gorder designed here with her husband!
Savannah Victorian District
The Victorian District, just south of the Historic District, is home to large mansions and houses with gingerbread trim and stained glass windows. This land was included in the original Savannah planning as farm lots outside the city. This changed quickly when the electric streetcar arrived in 1888, connecting the district easily to downtown. Today, its mix of charming homes, local businesses, and parks make it one of the city’s most walkable neighborhoods. Savannah’s famous Forsyth Park is here, as well as several hotels, restaurants, and things to do including a Saturday farmer’s market.
Stay here for: Access to Forsyth Park and local sights but in a quieter neighborhood; reasonably-priced Airbnb stays that can accommodate larger groups.
Best Savannah Airbnbs near Forsyth Park in Victorian District
Vintage Carriage House on Chatham Square | Savannah Airbnb for Couples & Solos
This remodeled carriage house is located just two blocks from Forsyth Park off Chatham Square. With a stylish design and bright, light-filled spaces, this stay is perfect for a couple or solo traveler. Amenities include a well-equipped kitchen, smart TVs, luxe linens, Eco-conscious toiletries, and other thoughtful touches. Plus a soaking tub – perfect for relaxing after a long day walking the historic streets of Savannah!
Recent guest review: Awesome place to stay while in downtown – the heart of Savannah near Forsyth park. Close enough to the main strip without all the extra noise. Very unique style in the home, great blend of antique feel and stylish upgrades. We had no trouble walking to all the great places to eat and drink around town. Would definitely recommend!
Tree Top at Forsyth with Magical Courtyard | Savannah Airbnb for Couples & Solos
Set in an 1870’s townhouse steps from Forsyth Park, this light-filled Airbnb apartment blends modern artistic touches with old Savannah charm. Perfect for a couple or solo traveler, the apartment offers a kitchen, living and dining areas, king bed, and smart TV. It also shares a lush courtyard and outdoor spaces with other apartments in the townhouse pair.
Recent guest review: Place was perfect for our anniversary weekend stay! House was stocked with all your anticipated needs which is greatly appreciated. Private and quiet with amazing front porch for coffee in the morning or wine in the evening. Amazing location to Forsyth Park. We travel to Savannah regularly as our get away and will staying again!!
Modern and Sophisticated Home By Forsyth Park | Savannah Airbnb for Small Groups & Families
This spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bath, first-floor condo is located two blocks from Forsyth Park. With an open floor plan and spacious kitchen, living and dining areas, it’s perfect for a small family, friends, or couple. Relax in one of the many outdoor spaces or head out to local sights from this sophisticated yet comfortable home base in the heart of Savannah’s Victorian District.
Recent guest review: From the moment we booked with Sarah and Michael things went perfectly. We asked for recommendations for local restaurants and were given tons of choices from casual to formal to dive bar to coffee. Highly recommend staying with them at their adorable spot steps from Forsyth Park. Very stylish yet very comfortable with everything you need!
Renovated Condo in Victorian Row House By Forsyth Park| Savannah Airbnb for Small Groups & Families
This light-filled second-floor Savannah condo is just blocks from Forsyth Park, and is also pet-friendly. Enjoy its newly-renovated spaces and well-equipped kitchen, perfect for couples, friends and small families. The comfy king beds and claw foot tub are perfect for winding down after a long day of sightseeing!
Recent guest review: This was a great place! Awesome location and excellent value! Sarah responded very quickly and answered all my questions promptly. The condo was very clean and followed all the safety protocols. Our pups loved the place as well!
Stayloom’s Roomy, Restored Victorian Luxury Home Savannah Airbnb for Large Groups & Families
Need room for a family vacation or group getaway in Savannah? Look no further than this stylish and spacious renovated 1898 Victorian! It has room for 10 guests in its 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Prepare meals in the spacious kitchen, relax in chic but comfy living areas, and enjoy private outdoor spaces. This is a luxury stay sure to wow your group!
Recent guest review: Jay’s place was perfect for my sisters bachelorette party. Space for all of us to sleep comfortably and plenty of bathrooms. Everything was clean and ready for our stay. Easy check in and check out. Would highly recommend his place for anyone traveling in a group.
Stayloom’s Contemporary Luxury Compound with Pool | Savannah Rental for Families & Groups
For large families, groups of friends, or even a work retreat, this Savannah Airbnb is a luxe getaway in a private compound with a pool. With room for up to 16 guests in 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, it’s one of the largest Savannah Airbnb stays available. It’s located a short walk from Forsyth Park, and features many amenities including quality mattresses, a well-equipped kitchen, and multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces.
Recent guest review: This home is so spacious and stylish! It is a short, lovely walk through the Victorian home district to Forsyth Park! The host, Angela, was very responsive to my many questions and offered great tips and information on what to do and see in the area! Great place for a girls weekend or large family gathering! Can’t wait to go back!
Savannah Midtown/Starland District
Midtown Savannah includes neighborhoods south of Forsyth Park to Derenne Avenue, including the Starland District, Thomas Square Streetcar Historic District, Baldwin Park, and Ardsley Park. The area is home to numerous B&Bs, fabulous dining, and Victorian homes. The Starland District in particular is a quickly-changing area, full of funky shops, quirky cafes, craft breweries, and a vibrant arts scene – many thriving in once-rundown buildings.
Stay here for: Vibrant and eclectic local arts scene; quirky, vintage-inspired shops, galleries, cafes, and restaurants.
Top Airbnbs in Savannah Midtown/Starland
Cabin Apartment in 1914 Carriage House Revision | Airbnb Savannah for Couples & Solos
If this space is booked for your stay, check out the host’s top floor carriage house listing.
This hip Airbnb studio is located in the Thomas Square neighborhood, situated between Forsyth Park to the north and the Starland District to the south. It’s within walking distance to great restaurants, galleries, and a few of the major buildings of SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design). The modern “urban cabin” includes a galley kitchen, clawfoot tub, and expansive views into a peaceful garden. This is a unique space perfect for a couple or solo traveler who want a more local, artistic Savannah experience.
Recent guest review: This is a beautiful place with a lovely garden. The room was well appointed with everything I needed for my stay as well as a cool vibe. The bed was super comfortable and I loved the tub! I enjoyed the local restaurant, Sly’s, which is a very short walk from the apartment. ‘There are many gorgeous historic homes within close walking distance. This is one of my favorite Airbnb’s! Richard is a wonderful host!
The Copper Carriage House | Airbnb Savannah for Couples & Solos
This Starland District studio is the perfect mix of vintage charm and modern comfort and convenience. There’s a fully-equipped kitchen with a large island, a comfy king bed, and wonderful outdoor courtyard. Guests report that the hosts go above and beyond with local tips and thoughtful touches – don’t hesitate to book if it’s available for your dates!
Recent guest review: Literally cannot say enough good things about staying with Mike and Jen! From the very beginning they were extremely friendly, responsive, and had awesome recommendations for local restaurants and bars to visit. Additionally, the space was beautiful, comfortable, and extremely clean! I will definitely be staying with them again when I return to Savannah!
Historic Thomas Streetcar Victorian | Airbnb in Savannah for Families & Large Groups
Your family or friends can experience true southern hospitality in this lovingly restored Victorian, built in 1920. Located on the parlor level of the home, it includes space for 8 guests in 4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Enjoy alfresco dining, a cup of coffee or glass of wine on either of the two furnished porches. The home is walking distance to Savannah’s Starland District and its trendy shops, galleries, and restaurants.
Recent guest review: We had a wonderful time in Savannah and at Josh’s home. The place had EVERYTHING we needed. Additionally, the place was super clean and it was so effortless to interact with Josh. The location is undergoing revival but we always felt safe. We felt like we were true Savannahians all week!
Top Savannah Sights & Tours
When deciding where to stay in Savannah, keep in mind these top sights not to be missed during your trip! Click the links to learn more about the destinations or check out my top tour recommendations with local experts.
- Stroll through Forsyth Park to see its iconic fountain, relax in its green spaces, and visit the Saturday farmer’s market.
- Tour historic Bonaventure Cemetery with local guide, storyteller, and historian Shannon Scott. Book day tours online here or check out his exclusive after-hours tours here.
- Explore the Savannah Historic District. Be sure to see the City Market area, keep count of how many of Savannah’s squares you find, and check out local shops and cafes. Short on time? Try a hop-on, hop-off trolley tour or take a walking tour with a local expert guide.
- Learn about Savannah history at the Owens-Thomas House and the complicated relationships between the most and least powerful people in the city of Savannah in the early 19th century. Get a combo ticket here that includes the Telfair Museums.
- Visit the Telfair Academy to see its collection of European and American Art, including the “Bird Girl” statue from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil fame.
- Take a walk through history at Wormsloe Historical Site. A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702–1775).
- Discover local nightlife and dining on River Street.
- Visit the Mercer Williams House Museum, one of the most iconic sights of Savannah and setting from the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
- Tour the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist.
- Explore the local arts scene at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Visit the SCAD Museum of Art and shop the artwork of students, staff, and alumni.
- Decide for yourself if Savannah is haunted. Try the top pick Savannah Dark History and Ghost Walking Tour with Genteel and Bard, a Haunted Hearse Ghost Tour, or even a haunted pub crawl.
- Take a day trip to historic Jekyll Island or Tybee Island, a popular vacation spot for Savannahians since the late 1800s.
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