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Spyglass is a Private Villa With 360 View Near Windwardside.

Barney Gibbs

Member since: 2014
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Speaks English, French
People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Barney Gibbs

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2015
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Spyglass is a Private Villa With 360 View Near Windwardside.

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Special Offer: Book 4 nights and get a 5th night free. 1 May - 31 July

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Saba - Spyglass Villa

We Invite You to Relax As You Indulge in the Sanctuary of Spyglass Villa

Spyglass Villa takes its inspiration from the unique Saban vernacular with its charming white-washed board and hand-cut stone exterior. But modern conveniences and a contemporary interior awaits inside featuring a large gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, dining and living area, 3 bedrooms and 3 full-sized baths. The wrap-around veranda has vistas of Mount Scenery and 270 degrees of ocean view including distant islands.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Barney Gibbs (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2015

About Barney Gibbs

Father and Son, Chris and Barney Gibbs are born and bred-Barbadians. Saba and Barbados have shared seafaring traditions since the 17th century, and the flat, limestone island to the South is a vastly different landscape to Saba's volcanic peaks. But both islands are home to Chris and Barney.

Barney Gibbs purchased this villa in 2009

Why Barney Gibbs chose Saba

Purchased as a virtual ruin in 2009, the Barbadian owners of Spyglass Villa have meticulously renovated the property as a refuge for all who choose to stay here. Through careful study of the unique Saban vernacular in its over 100 year old cottages, we have not departed from the well-crafted and intricate details of Saban architecture, while also maintaining a contemporary, but comfortable feel in the property. Saba is a quiet and charming island surrounded by spectacular sea and mountain views and each space in the home was designed to ensure that visitors enjoy peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.

‘Spyglass’ is the current name given to the property which was formerly constructed and occupied by well-known Saban Calvin Holm.

After a few visits to the island the current owners decided to undertake a renovation of the property to make the house befitting of the beautiful, almost 360 degree views of the sea and mountain.

What makes this villa unique

Spyglass offers guests the comfort of tradition with modern conveniences. Spyglass is a sanctuary where you can choose to switch off and just contemplate life as the clouds circle around your little mountainous retreat.

Spyglass features a large modern kitchen and several indoor and outdoor dining options. Bedrooms are generous with full en-suite bathroom/shower.

Guests of Spyglass Villa will have access to free WiFi, Cable TV and the full amenities listed. Guests will also have exclusive access to the nearby Shearwater Resort's amenities, including a pool, tennis courts and business centre.

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
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Spyglass is a Private Villa With 360 View Near Windwardside.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

On Top Of The World

  • 5 of 5

We have visited gorgeous islands all over the world, but have never stayed in such an amazing villa as Spyglass. It is difficult to put into words what is visible from the balcony. Ocean, volcano and rain forest - all in one sweep of the eyes. As if that's not enough, the elevation and strategic construction, provide a constant flow of cool, clean air. With unobstructed views of the sunrise and sunset, we hardly left home except to dive. The interior is so open it never lets you forget what is outside waiting for you. Spyglass is worth every penny, and paid us in return with a vacation to remember.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Jaw Dropping

  • 5 of 5

An incredible view in an excellent location with a fantastic property manager. What more do you need to know?

Mark (the property manager) was extremely helpful and responsive during our time at Spyglass. We stayed in contact via WhatsApp both before and during our stay. I don't think I ever waited longer than 10min for a response. He made excellent food and activity recommendations, arranged for a rental car to be delivered to the property, had our laundry done on request, and handled the delivery of our groceries. In addition to all of that, we had a delightful conversation or three.

Also, regarding the view: the pictures cannot do it justice. Believe me, I tried to capture it a hundred times on my camera. Every 10 minutes you'll look out, feel compelled to capture the moment, and try again.

I could go on and on, but bottom line: If Spyglass is available during the dates you'll be staying on Saba, you'd be a fool not to book it. My only regret in writing this is that we'll need to compete with you for dates when booking our stay next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Crowning View of Caribbean

  • 5 of 5

The most upscale Villa on Saba. The fit and finish, linens, furnishings, well-equipped kitchen, feather beds, luxurious showers and bathrooms all combine to make this Villa worthy to those who appreciate luxury. The views from the multiple decks, especially the shear wall on the lower deck, are outstanding. Numerous places to sit and read a book or chat while enjoying a drink and absorbing the view. My two older teenage sons and I were there for Christmas 2014 for a week of scuba diving with Sea Saba. We also arranged in advance for the house to be stocked with groceries before we arrived, and the daily house cleaning service a real plus. Last year we had Peddy take us to the various Villa's, and concluded Spyglass has the best view and privacy. It does not have a pool, but for diver's, we have enough with the ocean. It does have an outdoor soaking tub carved of stone, on the shear wall! View's include Eustatia, St. Kitts and Martinique.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hobe Sound, Florida
5

Saba Treasure

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous stay on Saba. Villa Spyglass was definitely a highlight of the trip. The views are spectacular, in every direction you turn. The villa is unique; a blend of both a beautiful Caribbean style house on the outside and very tasteful, contemporary design on the inside. The decor and appliances are in impeccable condition. It is equipped with all the modern amenities, as well. The villa is very private yet just a 10 minute walk to town in Windwardside, where there are great restaurants and stores. We would definitely recommend villa Spyglass and hope to stay there again, ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
5

Our stay at Spyglass

  • 5 of 5

We were at Spyglass for a week during the late part of October, 2014. We were stunned with the setting and luxury of the villa on arrival late Sunday, and enjoyed every minute of our stay there. The house is elegant, comfortable, and perfectly situated on a high point overlooking much of Saba Island, as well as the islands stretching far out to the horizon to the south. Sitting on the verandah with a glass of wine nearby was so totally satisfying that it almost seemed a shame to leave so that we could visit all the other beautiful parts of the island! We found everything we needed right at hand, and when we asked for a hairdryer a brand new one was delivered to us the next day. Frankly, now that we have stayed at Spyglass we can't imagine being satisfied with any other lodging on this lovely island!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Canada
5

The perfect oasis - view, veranda, sunset, and cocktails

  • 5 of 5

The property is located on a point of land about a 10-minute walk from the center of Windwardside with gorgeous views of the ocean and Mt. Scenery. Although we could spend a paragraph just praising the beautiful island design and comfort of the house, it is impossible to describe how relaxing it was to laze away the day on the veranda and multiple decks of the house, each with their own special view. The house is well equipped with supplies including binoculars to appreciate the night sky. Can’t tell you about the TV – never turned it on. Why would you when you could be enjoying evening cocktails on the veranda? Your glutes and calves will be finely sculpted after a few journeys up the steep hill to the Shearwater resort for a swim or a drink, but it is well worth it (don’t miss the bunnies – and, ok, the goats, but they are everywhere). We spent one week on the island mostly hiking with one day of snorkeling. Very easy to access everything we needed from the house and the staff at Shearwater was very helpful whenever we had questions. The owner was very accommodating to our last minute request and has been interested in our feedback. So, if you want a relaxing vacation in an enchanting location, we have no hesitation in recommending Spyglass to you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is 15 minutes away.
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
The main port is a 20 minute drive away.
Car: not necessary

Spyglass Villa is the perfect retreat after a day of diving the must-see pinnacles in the Marine Park that encircle the island. Sea Saba in Windwardside would love to arrange your dives in Saba. For those who are enthusiastic about walking/ hiking, Spylgass is situated near to various trailheads near Windwardside, including the hike up to beautiful Mt. Scenery. Visit the Saba Conservation Foundation Trail Shop in Windwardside for more information.

Dining out could not be more easy in Windwardside which has a variety of restaurants at price points to suit every taste for every time of the day.

For those who want to spice things up in the kitchen themselves, Windwardside has two supermarkets to stock up your pantry.

But most of all, Spyglass is to be enjoyed by those who are looking for a little peace and quiet. Read a book. Listen to the waves in the distance and watch the Frigate Birds (Boobys) sail the air currents. They are just as free as you will be once you arrive at Spyglass...

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Prices & Availability

From C$341 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in Saba, Caribbean

Special Offer: Book 4 nights and get a 5th night free.

Special Offer From:
Dates 01-May-2015 to 31-Jul-2015

Why not spend an extra night in beautiful Saba on us. Book four nights at our summer rate and enjoy the night number five for free.

Rental Basis:
per property
Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
1 Nov 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$1,102
for 3 nights
From
C$368
 
 
Low Season
1 May 2015 - 1 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$1,024
for 3 nights
From
C$341
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$1,055
for 3 nights
From
C$352
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 5.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saba in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 has its own en-suite bathroom/ shower. The generous family bathroom/ shower is located in close proximity to Bedroom 2. Bedroom 3 has its own en-suite bathroom/ shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • 2 large bedrooms with queen-sized beds with good sea views and views to neighbouring St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis. 1 cozy single bedroom with en-suite bathroom/shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming

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