Drifting Cottage has been featured on Tiny House Talk blog!

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A future guest of Drifting Cottage called me today to let me know that our Busy Bee Vacation home, Drifting Cottage, has been featured on the Tiny House Talk blog!

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Your Pied-a-Terre Awaits

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Pet friendly places to stay in Savannah, busybeevacations.com

The beautifully manicured courtyard is a tranquil respite from the rest of the world.

Busy Bee Vacations is excited to share our newest historic Savannah property, The Eugenia Kerr Carriage House near Madison Square!

The Eugenia Kerr offers guests a rare experience to relax in a true historic carriage house and use the main house’s well-manicured courtyard, as well as the balcony overlooking the courtyard.  Our main house fronts Madison Square which features the Historic Pulaski Monument.

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Our Guests Say It Best:Savannah Sea Maiden

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Savannah Sea Maiden

Busy Bee Vacations specializes in historic Savannah cottages and townhouses and each home has a soul of its own.  We always love sharing our low country culture with our Savannah visitors, but sometimes our guests say it best!

Savannah Sea Maiden is a great little place in a very convenient part of the Historic District of Savannah. Having never been to the city and starting my search for a place to stay for the weekend much too late, I was lucky to find such a great place. It’s situated on a quiet, one-way street, with parking in an alley in the back and is minutes away from whatever you’d want to walk to as a tourist. There are two small living/sitting rooms, a kitchen, dining room, two bedrooms, and two baths (one good size and one small)… There’s a great shaded sitting area in the back and a larger fenced in yard beyond that. This is a great place if you don’t need much space and if you don’t want to stay in a hotel. The agency was a pleasure to deal with and they went out of their way to make us feel welcome, offering recommendations and to make reservations if we would like. Definitely recommended.”

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Our Guests Say It Best

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Places to stay in Savannah

The picture perfect bedroom

Busy Bees know Savannah is the Hostess City of the South and Busy Bee Vacations loves to share what we know about our Georgia seaport.  We could go on and on, but sometimes our guests say it best!

“My husband and I wanted a weekend getaway within walking distance to the Historic District. The cottage was clean and beautiful. The street was quiet and had great parking. It was a great place to really feel like a local…like you were part of a neighborhood, complete with local eateries within a block. Loved it and we will be back” – Lucky Gal

The Savannah Shutterbug Cottage is located in the Historic Landmark District in Downtown Savannah.  Our one bedroom cottage is so-named because it was the studio of one of Savannah’s most well-loved wedding photographers. We have turned the studio into a one bedroom adorable cottage for your stay.

A quiet escape in the middle of the city, the Shutterbug is located two blocks from St. John’s Cathedral and Firefly Cafe, a ten minute walk to Bay Street/Savannah River, and ten minute walk south to Forsyth Park.  This charming, historic cottage was just renovated and it features an open living/dining room in the front of the cottage.  You’ll love the  new WestElm sofa and rugs.  The photography flair and the decor give the home a contemporary yet cozy feel. The entire cottage features original photography from Donna Von Bruening’s travels both near and far. Prints are available for you to purchase should you fall in love and want to take one home (and we are betting you will!!!). Continue Reading »

Have You Seen Our Newest Cottage?

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Full Size Bed With 100% Cotton Linens

1010 Second Bedroom

Busy Bee Vacations wants you to plan your next couples’ getaway and come to Savannah!  We’ve got the perfect two couple cottage for your visit and it’s convenient to everything busy bees love!

1010 Cottage is located near Forsyth Park in the Victorian District, a splendid hive of beautiful homes and culture.  This two bedroom, 1 bath cottage is fresh and cozy and buzzing with charm.  The living and dining area is open to the kitchen and dressed in comfortable-cottage contemporary furnishings.  The larger bedroom features a sumptuous queen bed bathed in luxurious cotton sheets and surrounded by area art objects and antique touches.  The flat screen TV is perfectly positioned for those romantic evenings when a good movie is on the menu.  The second bedroom provides a welcoming full-size bed with lots of whimsical touches that’ll have you waking up happy!  There’s also a separate TV room and a small bricked patio right off the kitchen for entertaining.  This cottage is within walking distance of some of our most spectacular eateries, but the kitchen is fully stocked for those times when you just want a good home cooked meal.

1010's Fully Equipped Modern Kitchen

Being Green has never been easier since 1010 features 100% cotton linens and bath towels with a convenient front load washer and dryer and green cleaning products.  Busy Bee Vacations homes always feature complimentary cable and Wi-Fi for the times you want to relax inside and there’s plenty of walkable historic sites to enjoy such as SCAD,  downtown and our scenic parks.  If your ideal getaway should feature interesting details and great style 1010 Cottage is for you!

Our Busy Bees take great care to make you feel like you are at home on your vacation.  We love to brag on our hometown and share why we feel it is so unique. Feel free to call or email Laurie, our Queen Bee, with questions about where to eat, shop, or play. Or check out our team’s recommendations under the Local Area Guide section of our website.

1010 Cottage is a sweet retreat and a honey of a deal!

If I Had A Hammer

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savannah cottage, savannah historic districtBusy Bee Vacations invites you to enjoy the moving history of Savannah Sea Maiden Cottage.  Located at 519 East Harris Street in Savannah, this charming historic home is largely unchanged since it’s first nail was hammered in 1889.

This single story frame home was originally built for Mr. John B. Savage, an African-American bricklayer.   Information found on Manley Hazzard and John B. Savage, early residents of 519 E. Harris Street reveal Manley was a tinner who married Mary Stiles April 1. 1871. They owned the lot for many years. In 1876 Estelle Savage bought it. It is believed she was John’s mother. She and her two sisters were dressmakers. In 1889 a small single story frame house was built for John B. Savage a Brickmason. He lived there until 1891. This humble house has been a home for working class people and has had little changes over the years.

The cottage fits right into its historic setting.  Savannah design consultant, Elizabeth Demos, filled the cottage with handpicked treasures from area estate sales.  There are two wood burning fire places, for cozy evenings in, and the home is ground level, so it’s perfect for anyone needing to avoid a lot of climbing.  You’ll enjoy high ceilings, beautiful heart of pine floors, and loads of art from amazing local artists, such as Bellamy and Catherine Lovett.  The cozy cottage atmosphere reminds you to slow down and enjoy a little comfort…southern style.

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