Built toward the end of the 19th century, this one-bedroom, one and one half-bath property is as rich in history as it is charm. The parlor-level condo was once the home of Mrs. Wilkes, proprietress of the famous Boarding House, and it’s now a unique opportunity to stay where the most popular Savannah lunch destination still operates today.
Four Lucky guests will enjoy an uncommonly spacious rental on delightful Jones Street, where cobblestones and ancient oak trees dripping in Spanish moss spurred Southern Living Magazine to name it the “Prettiest Street in America.” And we’ve made sure to extend the relaxed bea...uty of the outdoors through every detail of the interior renovation.
As soon as you enter, you’ll feel the warmth of your new home-away-from-home. Original hardwood flooring, pocket doors, ornamental marble hearths and high ceilings exude a stateliness that is complimented by the fine antiques and elegant furnishings throughout. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you’ll need for a weekend or extended stay, and the separate dining room is perfect for intimate meals at home. The large living room has a flat screen TV and a queen-size sleeper sofa among its comfortable furnishings, and there is a small patio in the back where you can sip your coffee and greet the fine Savannah morning. The oversized bedroom has a king-size bed and a washer/dryer adds to the convenience of this truly special vacation rental.
The Wilkes House is an ideal location from which to explore the varied sights and activities around the Historic District. The home is in the middle of our bustling Design District, where stylish shops dot the streets among several historic homes open for touring, including the Mercer Williams House and the childhood home of Flannery O’Connor. You can also stroll to nearby Forsyth Park and several world-class restaurants, but you’ll definitely not want to miss the authentic Southern dining experience that is Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room. Receive VIP treatment at the famous eatery, where you’ll dine like a local and feel like family, and enjoy lunch… on us! If you want an unforgettable Savannah getaway, book your dates for the Wilkes House today.
Additional amenities include: sofabed, iron/board, night life, dining and livingroom, nice furniture, stove/oven, hair dryer, washer/dryer, king bed, full sized refridgerator, coffeemaker.
Left on 11/26/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Felicia
Wilkes Boarding House was a delightful surprise from the moment I turned the key in the lock of the period perfect residence to the walk through the kitchen for an amazing pure Savannah lunch served by kind and generous staff. I loved this place and would definitely recommend it--in fact I hope to book it again next year. Thanks to Lucky Savannah staff who made it an easy and delightful experience.
The place to stay in all of Savannah
Left on 11/25/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | RobinMount
Lucky Savannah is by far the best place/company I have ever dealt with. There was an issue, not the fault of Lucky Savannah, and the matter was resolved quickly and beyond my expectations. This location is perfect. Not too far from the night life but quiet enough that a good night's rest was had each night. Staying at Mrs. Wilkes was also perfect because going through the kitchen and bypassing the long wait for lunch made us feel like royalty. The house is comfortable with the perfect amenities. We had the Wilkes House and the Pied a Terre, the house next door. It was perfect for couples traveling together because you have your own space but can connect quickly through the back door of each house. Joy was such a pleasure to work with and rest assured, there is no other company that we will use when traveling to Savannah.
Jefferson City, Mo
The Wilkes House was better than I could have imagined!
Left on 11/25/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Jacki
From the moment we walked up to and into the unit, we were amazed by the attention to detail and period style of the home. Getting to enter the Mrs. Wilkes Restaurant from the kitchen was so fun. The lines were down the block each day. Our stay was so fun and I would highly recommend it to anyone. The location was close to everything if you bring your walking shoes...a must for Savannah.
Mother of the Bride
Left on 11/25/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Mother of the Bride
Beautiful house. Wonderful furnishings. Parents of the bride stayed over the weekend. Used as bridal party suite for bride & matron of honor for dressing & photos. Loved it. Will stay again. Have to return to have lunch next time!
Enchanting weekend getaway!
Left on 06/07/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | Michael C.
We loved the Wilkes House apartment. It is absolutely beautiful and the location can't be beat. The high ceilings and amazing woodwork take you back to a time when quality and detail were priorities. We parked the car and only moved it on street sweeping day. Take a walk through the shady squares and you'll never want to leave Savannah!
Perfect Savannah Vacation
Left on 06/06/2013 for a stay in November 2012 | David H
Having never been to Savannah before, my wife and I decided to take a little get-away. We found the 'Wilkes House' online, and booked it with Lucky Savannah. Corey, the owner, was extremely cordial and a great host.
The 'Wilkes House' is conveniently located in the historic district of Savannah, and is a short walk from everything. The house is listed as a 1 bedroom apartment, but is really like a 1 bedroom house. There is a full kitchen, living room, dining room, and 1.5 baths - all of which were elegantly decorated and extremely comfortable.
Another bonus to the 'Wilkes House' is that it is located in the same building as the renown 'Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room'. When you come to Savannah, you must eat at 'Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room'! However, as a disclaimer, don't plan anything for a few hours after eating there - you will be temporarily incapacitated due to being stuffed from all the amazing food! It is well worth it though!
Overall, the 'Wilkes House' is the perfect place to stay for couples of any age. I would definitely recommend this rental, and Lucky Savannah, to anyone that is planning a trip to Savannah! Read more
Thank you so much for the kind words! We love this home and it is wonderful to get to share a true Savannah experience with guests from all over. We would love to have you back!
Very memorable- great honeymoon
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | KLW078
Wonderful place just above Mrs. Wilkes. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for my wedding/honeymoon.
Deb and Bill Vitkosky
An Elegant Treasure
Left on 03/19/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Deb and Bill Vitkosky
We stayed here for a week. The apartment was loveley. Very nicely decorated, clean ,elegant and spaciouus for two. Architetural details with high ceilings, added to it's charm. Great location and within a few minutes walk to Forsythe park. We were so happy with this apartment, we expect to book it next year for another painting workshop. So nice after a full day of painting to come home to this wonderful place to relax...highly reccommended !
Berks County, PA
Did not want to leave - ever!
Left on 03/14/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Nancy
The entire rental process for the apartment above Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room went smoothly from beginning to end with Robyn's help. The three very large rooms (living room, dining room, bedroom) are decorated wonderfully making it feel like home away from home. The kitchen has full size appliances, is well stocked with utensils, dishware, various glasses, cups, and cookware. Everything was very clean which is important to us when traveling.
The rental included a meal in the restaurant and the added perk of no waiting in the long line that starts to form at 10:00 am for the 11:00 opening. Robyn met us, took us in the back door and we were seated within minutes!
The southern style food was plentiful and very good. Even if you don't have the chance to stay in the apartment, take the time to eat lunch at Mrs. Wilkes. Be sure to try the fried chicken!
There was some noise in the mornings from the kitchen below but it was laughing and friendly banter which made me smile and want to go join the friendly staff.
The rate per night was very reasonable considering the location is within walkable distance to everything in the historic district. There is a one time cleaning fee, which is my only small complaint because my husband and I always leave a place almost as clean (sometimes cleaner!) as when we arrived.
Our two night stay in Savannah will always be remembered fondly and we hope to return one day.
Frank and Peg
Left on 03/08/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Frank and Peg
The apartment at the Wilkes House could not have been better _ elegant, charming,nicely appointed and comfortable from the antique furniture up to the high ceilings down to the marble fireplace in every room. Its ambiance whetted our appetite for the genteel southern flavors that unfolded in every direction just beyond our doorstep. The apartment's location is ideal for exploring Savannah's historic district. That we didn't need a car or a cab to enjoy the city was a luxury that we've seldom experienced in our travels. And special kudos to Corey, for supplying a DVD player so we could watch a recorded installment of "Downton abbey" before the season finale,to Emily for arranging a hair appointment on short notice, and of course to Robyn for being such a gracious and considerate hostess and for arranging the free, no-wait, lunch at Mrs. Wilkes Restaurant, which we decided is the best food in Savannah.
Perfection on Jones
Left on 02/14/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Poboy
Just a lovely place to stay and experience a bit of Savannah living. Highly recommended.
A Wonderful, Relaxing Visit to the Past!
Left on 02/07/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | MarSue
This is a wonderful property, in a wonderful setting! The apartment is beaufitul and very clean. It is located on Jones Street which in my opinion is one of the loviest in Savannah. It is very peaceful and lined with beautiful old trees draped in Spanish moss. The bed was one of the best we have ever slept in other than at home. Add the delicious meal in Mrs. Wilkes Dinning Room and it can't get any better! Lucky Savannah was extremely helpful.
Crescent City, CA
Left on 02/06/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Triptych
I think this is one of the most charming places I have ever stayed. Three spacious rooms in addition to the kitchen, entryway, and one and a half baths. Very tastefully decorated with antiques. Our only major disappointment was that Mrs. Wilkes restaurant downstairs was closed in January, so we will have to come back another time. Parking was a problem. Street parking was always available, but the meter had to be fed during the day, and we got a ticket the one morning we slept in. Jones Street is beautiful as is much of downtown Savannah. Everything was in walking distance for us. Our only problem in check-in was figuring out how the lockbox worked and then the front door key took a lot of jiggling to work. Very minor inconvenience for a wonderful place. I could not have been more pleased with our accommodations during our stay in this beautiful city.
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