Of course, there's also cleanliness, a nice amount of space, a very large shower with upgraded spray head, and fresh eggs, but those are only bonuses. What brought us to the outskirts of Savannah was the promised tranquility and they delivered. We've been staying in hotel alternatives for two or three decades now and l guess we've occasionally found a place as easy on the ears and on the psyche, but not more so.
As was implied, this cottage is not downtown, nor even particularly near; you will have to put in twenty minutes or so in the car to get into Savannah's historic district, but we found that cross not really hard to bear. And Rebecca Jane, the wifely half of the proprietors Vinson, will tell you where to park free, which can be a big deal in this popular town. She'll also tell you plenty more should you want it as she's knowledgeable about the area and a thoughtful host.
l should now probably describe the cottage in concrete terms. lt looks to be a conversion of a good portion of the garage and is quite sizeable; l guess it's more than 400 square feet, but less than 500. Ground floor-- no stairs. Looks newly done, as the paint and the ceramic tiles don't show any wear. There are no common walls with any other occupied space.
Good- sized bed- and bathroom. The kitchen has a nice little eating area near small cable TV and a daybed. There's a coffee maker, MW and a mini fridge. She spots you the coffee and tea and we got eggs because the hens were cooperating, but we laid in our own juice and milk. The bed is a king and is good. After some other places on this same trip, it was nice to have a closet.
The general area is heavily-forested and there's some marsh. Very near the Vernon River. l took two long walks through the very interesting adjacent neighborhood of Vernonburg ( an actual town although you can't tell it). The mix of ordinary houses and mansions, small lots and enormous wooded ones, and a pretty big percentage of what appeared to be preserved forest acreage, made it unlike any other walk l'm liable to ever have again.
Their own property is five acres, with the house well back from the road, and they do have a bit of a view, toward the water.
We found the Wi-Fi signal so weak that it really wasn't too useful. lt turns out that we didn't understand that the hotspot was at the back of their own house, a few feet away, and we were supposed to sit in their deck chairs and have the view as we used it. Next time, l guess.
Just to finish, l thought that a funny thing that Mrs Vinson did would illustrate the kind of hostess she is. At our departure, l mentioned that we were used to looping clothing over hooks--- on the back of the bathroom door, the bedroom door-- wherever, and that it might be something for her to think about. Before l had the next suitcase out the door, she was back with a kind of temporary set of five hooks that she placed over the door to the bathroom. lf you decide to stay here, you can see if they're still there or if perhaps she's screwed in a couple of the more permanent kind. lt just showed me that she is evidently committed to giving the customer what he wants and that might be the best thing of all.
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Nov 4, 2013
Dear Glenn Ford,
Thank you for selecting our retreat for your retreat. I hope your trip home was safe and comfortable.
I didn't realize that you weren't getting good wifi and I wish you had spoken up or that I had asked. Some guests have no trouble at all and some do and I can't figure out if its their devices or the erratic local Comcast or what. I'm sorry it was an issue for you and that you didn't know about the porch wifi hotspot.
Its a funny thing about that little bedroom closet. I think you are the first guest who has ever used it. Most our guests just live out of a suit case.
Thank you also for taking the time to write such a thorough review. I'm glad you liked our peace and quiet. We do too. Today there is a pair of pileated wood peckers (the big woody woodpeckers) making quite a ruckus in the forest fringe just behind the firewood pile.
Very Best Regards,
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