Neighborhood

Where history meets hospitality.

Beneath a canopy of Civil War-era Live Oak trees draped in Spanish Moss lies Crawford Square. One of Savannah’s storied 22 historic squares, it’s home to remnants of the old cistern system as well as the city's oldest basketball court. It’s also home to The Present, just steps across the quiet street. On any given afternoon, you’ll find neighbors enjoying cigars under the gazebo with a glass of wine while kids play in the square. Feeling social? Pull up to the benches with a glass of wine — the locals will love to have you.

Restaurants, bars, fitness centers, and parks are all walkable from the Present, as is downtown Savannah and the Savannah River. For the ultimate day-trip, the beautiful beaches of Tybee Island are just a 25-minute drive away. Happy exploring.

Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park to Savannah is Central Park to New York and 17 West Park is
directly on Forsyth. Framed by the lush draping branches of the renowned live oak tree canopy is Forsyth Park, which spotlights the romantic iconic fountain on its sprawling 30 acres. It is Savannah’s oldest and largest public park, and one of the most photographed landmarks in Savannah. Stroll the impressively beautiful acreage or enjoy playing on the dense manicured lawns which adorn the southern portion of the park. On any day you’ll see sunbathers, frisbee players, strollers, and historians.

On Saturday mornings, don’t miss the ample offerings of the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market with more than 30 vendors offering fresh local produce, pastured meats, artisan cheeses, crafts, and more.

Just out your front door is Savannah’s free shuttle bus which comes every 10 minutes and will have you downtown within 10 minutes. A few steps down the historic brick sidewalk to is the Sentient Bean, an institution for coffee and satisfying café dishes and lunches. If you’re in the mood for memorable meal, the Local 11ten is situated two blocks away from 17 West Park and features unique spins on familiar southern flavors served in a comfortable contemporary atmosphere. It’s also a great spot for a unique rooftop cocktail nestled among the canopy of the trees
St. Augustine

Standing proudly under the azure blue skies of sunny Florida’s western coast, bookended by the beautiful Matanzas River and San Sebastian River, is our property in St. Augustine. St. Augustine is known as a luxurious, romantic destination with an impressive list of multicultural dining experiences which reflect the diverse history of this city. Take a horse drawn carriage ride through the oldest European settlement in the United States and see the beautiful influence of 450 years of history underscored in the buildings which embellish the city.

A two-minute drive will have you arrive at one of St. Augustine’s top restaurants, The Blue Hen Café, which is a hidden gem locals and tourists alike seek out for their locally sourced cuisine. Try the blue crab quiche for a light start to your morning, or if you are needing a hearty breakfast give the house made corned beef hash a try. For a more upscale atmosphere, take the 5-minute drive to Preserved Restaurant, which features photo-worthy ingredient-driven southern cuisine in an elegant dining room; or take a seat on the covered front porch for beautiful dishes served in the fresh Florida air.

Looking for day plans? Seven museums are within a ten-minute drive from the property, along with a multitude of dining, shopping, and attractions. St. Augustine boasts not just a stunning array of beaches, but also aquariums, wildlife reserves, kayaking eco tours, fishing tours, parasailing, and many more opportunities for fun and adventure