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Review 3431: Green Palm Inn, State St. Cottage

www.greenpalminn.com

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Review by PML from FL

2bed/1.5bath cottage in Savannah, Georgia


When

April 2008, 3 nights

Location

The Green Palm Inn is a bed and breakfast, which also owns the State St. Cottage nearby. We stayed in the cottage, which is in a great location in the Historic District overlooking Greene Square. It is also across the street from the church where Sherman and Stanton met with the freed slaves at the end of the Civil War. Within walking distance of the other squares, the riverfront and numerous restaurants, it's in an awesome location.

Nearby Amenities

Numerous restaurants are within walking distance but not sure of where the grocery store is because we picked up groceries before we got there.

The House/Apartment

The cottage was adorable. Built in 1900, it is a restored two-story house with upstairs balcony overlooking the square. The cottage has a living area, separate dining area, newly remodeled kitchen and half bath downstairs. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a full bath with two separate sink areas. The house is in excellent condition, beautifully decorated in colors of the period.

Garden

The cottage is situated on a small lot typical of the historic area. There is a small sitting area outside with a hot tub. The tub was covered and we didn't use it but it may be available for guests, don't know for sure.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

The cottage was in excellent condition, very comfortable with new furnishings. It was very clean with seating for four in the living room and can seat five in the dining area. There is a gas fireplace that services both the living room and dining room. The sofa is large enough to serve as a single bed with the back cushions removed and very comfortable.

Bedrooms/Bathrooms

The bedrooms were lovely, well decorated and beds were comfortable. The half bath downstairs is very convenient and the upstairs bathroom has two separate pedestal sinks with mirrors which is a very nice and convenient feature. There were three of us staying there and the bathrooms easily met our needs.

Kitchen

The kitchen has been newly remodeled with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, etc and would easily meet anyone's needs.

Problems or Bonuses

I was really surprised at how cute the place was and the convenience of the location. It is an adorable cottage, with high ceilings and large windows typical of the period it was built. It has been remodeled for maximum comfort and the furnishings are tasteful and classy. The rooms are small and cozy, a charming Savannah cottage, which really gives you that historic Savannah feel.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

Diane, who owns the cottage, was warm and welcoming. She even left us some homemade zucchini bread and cookies to welcome us. We paid $300 per night plus tax for the cottage.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

I would stay here again in a heartbeat and have already recommended it to my family. (We live nearby in northern Florida and go to Savannah regularly.) In the past I have stayed at the DeSoto Hilton but not anymore. I'm going straight to this little cottage. Unfortunately, due to the stairs I wouldn't recommend it for the elderly or handicapped. Other than that, this is as good as it gets in Savannah if you want to capture the charm of that old southern town.

Things to do in this area

The Historic District is full of things to see and do including numerous old mansions to visit, gorgeous squares and a ton of great restaurants. We especially like the Firefly Cafe by Troup Square but there are a bunch of great restaurants nearby on the riverfront including the Pirate House and Shrimp Factory. It is an easy walking town, no hills to climb, short blocks, easy to find your way around as well as a free shuttle that will take you wherever you want to go in the Historic District. The trolley tour companies will even pick you up in front of the cottage and deliver you back after the tour at no additional charge, which is extremely convenient.

We had a car but rarely used it and there is plenty of parking available on the street in front of the cottage.

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