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LUXURIOUS VILLA WITH PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS AND GUEST HOUSE

Daniel Guida

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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LUXURIOUS VILLA WITH PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS AND GUEST HOUSE

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Saba - Hummingbird Villa

House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Winner of the award for Finest Vacation Rental on Saba for the last 6 years, Hummingbird Villa is the only secluded, gated, seaside villa available for rent on Saba's Windwardside and is beautifully situated on two walled acres with private pool, magnificent sunrises and unobstructed, panoramic views of the ocean and 6 islands. Hummingbird Villa is also the only vacation home on Saba with an on-site concierge.

Hummingbird Villa is a quick five-minute walk to the heart of Windwardside village, yet secluded and a world away. We offer the discriminating traveler two suites with full baths, ocean views, and walk-outs to the gorgeous, exclusive pool, decks and gardens from the principal rooms. There is a separate poolside guest house with huge bath and sweeping ocean and mountain views. There are also two apartments with full kitchens and baths. Our total capacity is 12. No matter whether you are two persons renting only the main villa or a group of 12 renting the villa, guest house and apartments, you will be the only people who are on the property when you rent it, so you will have absolute privacy and exclusivity.

Hummingbird Villa is a roomy, elegant Plantation style, state-of-the-art home on two fenced, gated acres that offers every possible amenity, appointment and comfort. The Great Room has 20-foot ceilings, six sets of French doors and views of six islands and the ocean. We have a gourmet kitchen; two indoor and two outdoor dining areas; gate house with intercom that leads to a walled patio with lush tropical gardens; wireless, high speed internet; air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout; huge deck and pool deck for sunning; observation deck with the best views on Saba; Jacuzzi tub in master suite with pool, mountain and ocean views; large, shaded back yard with ocean views. Please VIEW THE VIDEO AT OUR WEB SITE and take the complete room-by-room and area-by-area pictorial tour.

We have never had a guest who was less than thrilled.

Keywords: Villa,house,estate,family,honeymoon,private,secluded

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Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Daniel Guida (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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About Daniel Guida

Having grown up on the ocean, I'm a die hard diver, fisherman, swimmer and surfer.

Daniel Guida purchased this house in 2004

Why Daniel Guida chose Saba

I visited Saba on a diving trip and immediately fell in love with the incredible reef, pristine hiking trails, unspoiled natural beauty of the topside, but most importantly the people, who think and live outside the box and are among the most loving and kind in the world.

During my first visit, I was invited to people's houses for dinner, everyone waved as I passed, and people remembered my name. When I went home, I had Emails from the locals asking when I was returning. I felt like I had left part of my heart on Saba, so I returned 5 times and eventually bought a property and created Hummingbird Villa. My family and friends love it here, and we go out of our way to make each guest's stay a memorable experience.

What makes this house unique

Hummingbird Villa truly has a soul. It beckoned to me from the moment I set foot in the main house. The unique, warm, 18' wide cedar plank floors seem to come up to meet your bare feet. The spectacular sunrises over the ocean, with a view of 6 islands, is one of the most beautiful in the world and one never tires of it. The property is maintained with love. The villa is right across the street from the mountain road up to Mt. Scenery, so you can walk across the street and hike up to the highest peak in the Netherlands, or walk 250 feet in the other direction and hike down to Spring Bay, or walk 5 minutes and be in the center of the Windwardside village. At the same time, the villa sits on 2.5 secluded acres, so you can swim in the altogether without a care in the world. The property is substantial and designed to accommodate a large group while giving everyone privacy, space and unimpeded access to all common areas. Between the main villa, the guest house and two turnkey apartments, this property will comfortably sleep a group of 12 with plenty of breathing room.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You can view our guests' comments in their own handwriting on our web site. Click on the green link that says GUESTS' HANDWRITTEN COMMENTS under the calendar in the main listing.
Jan 2008
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms4
Property type house
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views and Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views and Guest House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p104974vb
-(619) 750-2677 (California, USA)
Saba Caribbean
ATL
5

Hummingbird has the best location on the Island!

  • 5 out of 5
If you are traveling to the Island of Saba in the Dutch Caribbean, we highly recommend that you stay at Hummingbird Villa. Our group of 8 adventure seekers stayed for one week and our experience could not have been better! We arrived after dark from the Dawn II ferry ride to the warm welcome and embrace of Lika, the lovely and hospitable property manager. The villa was beautifully lit and stocked with supplies to get us through the evening and following Sunday when the food stores were closed. Everything was impeccable and clean as we were given a tour of the entire property and its amenities. Soon we were nestled in with rum drinks in hand enjoying the cool Caribbean breeze on the huge patio!

We awoke to the most incredible views, sounds, and floral smells the following morning as we prepared for our first dives of the week! Sea Saba, a fantastic scuba dive outfit, arranged our pick-up at 8:45 so we had a leisurely morning with time to familiarize ourselves with all the luxuries of Hummingbird Villa. The kitchen was well stocked and we never lacked for anything during our stay. We were celebrating a milestone birthday so we hosted a small party with food catered by The Sea Witch Restaurant (highly recommend). The rest of our group who stayed nearby and the dive staff joined in the fun and the villa with its sprawling great room and patio handled the group beautifully!

Aside from being a perfect villa, the location of Hummingbird can't be beat! There is a slight uphill walk to get into town but the good news is that after you have a nice meal and drinks or shop around, it is a short downhill walk home! Some other villas located up on Booby Hill had tremendously steep hikes home from town. At Hummingbird, we were amazed that in late August we were able to sleep with the windows open because the elevation and constant sea breeze were nice and cool. The sounds of the tree frogs, palms and surf far below lulled us to sleep!

All in all, the island is a magical "other-world" that offers some of the best diving we have ever experienced! You feel like you are in a European village on a south pacific island. Saba is wonderfully diverse and gay friendly! If you spend the money on Hummingbird Villa you won't be disappointed. We certainly give it a solid 5 stars ++. Thanks Daniel and Lika!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! Lika, Alex and Adriana are an amazing team who keep the villa and grounds impeccably and take great care and time to navigate the quirks of our small island in advance so that guests arrive and have a perfect, carefree experience. Whether it's shopping for groceries in advance of your stay, arranging a catered meal, making dinner reservations for you or getting you fresh fish from local fishermen, they are eager and happy to put a smile on your face.

A super vacation, like any other life endeavor, takes some planning, and I thank you for working with me in advance to specify exactly what you wanted and how you wanted it so that we could assure you had the desired experience. Much of the credit for your great experience goes to you.

Sea Saba is, hands down, the most professional and safety conscious dive operator I've dived with anywhere in the world. I'm glad you appreciated and mentioned them.

And our island of Saba is one of the most amazing places on the planet. Her natural beauty is breathtaking, the diving and hiking unparalleled. Our people are the friendliest in the world. You can't walk past anyone without her saying hello. And Saba is, as you said, one of the gay friendliest places in the world. I just saw a map of where gay marriage is allowed. It mentioned 14 countries, and as a footnote, "the tiny island of Saba."

We hope you will return some day. Again, thank you for taking the time to post a review. Be well!
business
Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views and Guest House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p104974vb
-(619) 750-2677 (California, USA)
Saba Caribbean
5

Perfection

  • 5 out of 5
My partner and I, along with three friends headed to Saba without really knowing what to expect. We spent the week prior to our arrival island hopping around the caribbean, saving Saba for our final destination. We should have headed straight to hummingbird villa for our entire two week trip!

We arrived late on a Thursday evening as the earlier ferry’s had been cancelled. When we got to the house at 7:00 PM, we were in awe, even in the dark. The villa is beautiful. Leika was waiting for us at the door. Since we were coming in so late, she thought to get us some beer, wine, fruit, eggs, coffee, cheese.... all the things we would have wanted for our first night and breakfast the next morning. She also helped us get into a place for dinner that night. She does a amazing job making sure the guests have everything they need and want.

The next morning we got to see the house and grounds in the daylight. As said below, the pictures do not do it justice. It is stunning. One of the nicest places I have ever stayed on a vacation.

Having a pool is rare on Saba, and this house has a great one. The house is full of doors and windows to take advantage of that spectacular view. Open them up and let the air flow through, you will be instantly relaxed. The massive book collection was a wonderful surprise. Our guests read several.

The walk into Windwardside is easy enough. Just long enough to get you ready for a wonderful meal or cold beverage. The town is quaint and beautiful. Be sure to hike up Mt. Scenery!

My partner was in touch with Dan frequently during our stay with simple questions or seeking advice. Not only did Dan respond quickly, but with very entertaining responses and suggestions.

The bottom line: If you want to be surrounded beauty inside and out, experience a vacation like nothing you’ve ever had before and be more relaxed than you ever thought possible... visit Saba and stay at the nicest house on the island. Hummingbird Villa.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review, Ron. We're glad you enjoyed our little slice of paradise. :-)
business
Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views and Guest House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p104974vb
-(619) 750-2677 (California, USA)
Saba Caribbean
5

A 10-star gem of a villa

  • 5 out of 5
The old saying, "Pictures don't do it justice, " applies to Hummingbird Villa. The entire 2-acre property is manicured to perfection, walled and gated for privacy, has dizzying, magnificent views of the ocean and 6 islands, and is elegant without being ostentatious. The rates are about 25% of what I'd expect to pay for a villa of its size, in its location and with its appointments.

When my bride and I arrived, we were greeted by the lovely Lika, who gave us the tour, presented us with a beautiful basket of food and beverages that got us through our first night, and let us know she would be on premises if we needed anything. We wanted complete privacy on our honeymoom, so we weren't sure how an on-site manager/concierge would work out, but Lika lives at the far side of the property and we never saw or heard from her until we called her, and then she was Johnny-on-the-spot. Lika offered unobtrusive, excellent service that one would expect at a 5-diamond hotel, not a stand alone villa. Her knowledge of the island and recommendations were spot on.

The villa itself offers every possible amenity and every comfort of home including excellent mattresses, a kitchen with all gadgets and appliances, giant HDTV, stereo in every room, and a pristine pool and gorgeous yard with lots of places to frolic about.

We loved the fact that we could just walk outside on the property and pick papayas, mangos, bananas, guavas, limes and soursop. We created our own juice diet, went out for one meal a day, and we went home pounds lighter and feeling amazing.

The best and most touching feature of our stay was a blanket of seasonal flowers on our bed as a wedding gift from Dan, the owner.

We didn't venture out a lot, but when we did, we found the Saban people to be among the kindest and most friendly anywhere. We felt safe and at home everywhere on the island, day or night.

We cannot recommend this villa or Saba highly enough and we will fondly remember our honeymoon at Hummingbird Villa for the rest of our lives.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views and Guest House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p104974vb
-(619) 750-2677 (California, USA)
Saba Caribbean
Toronto
5

One of the best places we have ever stayed

  • 5 out of 5
My partner, myself and another couple stayed at the Hummingbird for a week Feb 22, 2013. I have been in the travel industry for almost 30yrs now and can honestly say the Hummingbird Villa has been one of the most amazing and wonderful accommodations I have ever stayed in. For me, what truly makes a place, a trip, an experience unique and priceless is undefinable. I could say it was the fantastic views, the comfortable rooms, cooling pool, fully equipped kitchen, the books and movies available to it's guests. It could be the great location to everything such as hiking trails, restaurants, grocery stores etc. It could have been the excellent attention to detail and prompt service we received from the very moment we emailed the owner to inquire about the property to the house manager and gardener that made sure we had everything and were taken care of immediately. But I think that these are only parts of the sum of a whole experience that will leave you wanting more...and constantly thinking about when you can go back. You know when you are somewhere and you get that feeling of just letting go and exhaling? Come to the Hummingbird Villa and experience Saba....there is truly no place like it anywhere else. Each of us came home with memories to last a lifetime. Thank you Dan, for creating and imbuing the Hummingbird with love and wonderful energy, may we repay you in kind one day.
Andre
  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review, Andre'. I'm completely blown away. We do what we do with that secret ingredient, L-O-V-E , and I'm so glad you picked up on that. I hope you'll return to Hummingbird one day.
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Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views and Guest House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p104974vb
-(619) 750-2677 (California, USA)
Saba Caribbean
Richmond, Virginia, USA
5

Oh, the view!

  • 5 out of 5
If you're looking for luxury in a remote and exotic setting, Hummingbird Villa's the place for you. Dan has thought of everything. We travel a lot, and rarely have our expectations been exceeded like they were at Hummingbird. Saba is a place of unsurpassed natural beauty, simple yet elegant. The fragrant breezes, the sounds of the birds, tree frogs and goats, and the endless sky and ocean make for a restorative place to rebalance. Walking is not for the faint of heart! There are steep hills and the roads are narrow. But there is little traffic, and people are courteous. Although there isn't much night life, there are several excellent restaurants. And, of course, the caretaker, Paul, is an extraordinary chef and chocolatier.....if you want to be pampered at home. Treat yourself to the most wonderful house and view on the island!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, Christy. We hope you will return.
business
Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views and Guest House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p104974vb
-(619) 750-2677 (California, USA)
Saba Caribbean
TN
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I just got back from our Honeymoon stay at Hummingbird Villa!! We cannot say enough wonderful things about this property! It was by far the most relaxing vacation we've ever taken! The house is absolutely beautiful and the views from the decks are unbelievable!!
Dan, the owner, answered all of our many questions and suggested some wonderful "must do's" during our visit!
We are already planning a return trip to visit the beautiful Hummingbird Villa and wonderful Saba!!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I know how important it was to you to have a perfect wedding and honeymoon and am glad I could be part of this special life event, Jo. May you and Matt both enjoy a happy and healthy life together! And, of course, be sure to come back and visit us on Saba!

Dan
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Location

Location

WE CAN ACCOMMODATE GROUPS OF UP TO 12. ASK US!!! Hummingbird Villa has a large, shaded yard with fruit and palm trees and a stunning 6-island ocean view. You will have access to two secluded, walled acres.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Saba, Caribbean

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes 5% island tax plus $1 per day per guest Saba Conservation Fee (for maintenance of hiking trails and Saba marine park)
Notes Base rate of $375 per night is for 2 persons.
Rate for 3 persons is $400 per night.
Rate for 4 persons is $425 per night.
Rate for 5 or 6 persons is $545 per night and includes guest house.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saba in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bath in downstairs apartment - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main bath - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Accessible from main suite or great room, ocean & pool views
    Bathroom in Guest Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ocean views from shower.
    Bathroom in Guest House - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Huge bathroom in guest house.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private with ocean and pool views
    Guest Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Pvt suite with King bed that can be broken down into 2 twins
    Detached Unit - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private guest house with ocean, pool views
  • Master suite has a King Bed, as does Guest Suite. King bed in Guest Suite can be broken down into two twins upon request. Detached, poolside Guest House has a Tommy Bahama pineapple king bed and full bath. Den has an amazing 'American Leather' brand Queen fold-out sofa with memory foam mattress that sleeps as well as a TempurPedic bed. Ask about two additional, detached units with Queen beds, full kitchens and baths, and ocean views for larger groups.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
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