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Beautiful Gingerbread Cottage - Spectacular View & Pool

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Welcome to Flamboyant Cottage, our gingerbread-cute vacation home on Saba, The Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and private pool, it's a beautiful and relaxing home away from home. The cottage is the perfect base from which to experience Saba's timeless charm. Come experience all the Unspoiled Queen has to offer!

Located in a secluded, private area on Booby Hill just a 12-minute walk up from Windwardside, Flamboyant Cottage is perched 1,500 feet above sea level. The property is situated on the southeast hills of Saba, directly in the trade winds, and the terraces offer spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and the islands of St. Eustatius (Statia), St. Kitts and Nevis.

Flamboyant Cottage's proximity to Windwardside means that you're within easy walking distance to groceries, shopping and several restaurants. To get around the island, taxis are just a phone call away, or better yet, don your hiking shoes and take advantage of Saba's spectacular hiking trails. Saba's dive operations offer excellent service, including transportation from the cottage to the dive boats docked at Fort Bay.

Flamboyant Cottage has two bedrooms (one queen bed, two twin beds), two bathrooms (each with a shower), a fully equipped kitchen, an outside dining gazebo, and tiled terraces leading to a beautiful private pool. The cottage is designed for one or two couples, and can sleep a maximum of four people.

Flamboyant Cottage is our relaxed, quiet, home away from home. If you're looking for a peaceful, restful environment for your vacation, this is the place for you. Days can be spent being as lazy or energetic as you want - you can sit by the pool with a favorite book, spend the day under the Caribbean Sea with one of Saba's local dive shops, or test your physical fitness on Saba's hiking trails. At night you have your choice of relaxing in the cottage's outdoor gazebo with a home cooked meal or walking into Windwardside to sample one of Saba's several restaurants.

Please consider spending your next vacation on Saba at Flamboyant Cottage!

Other Amenities:

*Fully equipped kitchen with propane stove & oven and microwave

*Living room with cable TV, DVD and iPod player

*Wireless internet

*Cell phone

*Outdoor dining gazebo with fan/light fixture and teak dining furniture

*Tiled terraces and 10' x 20' private pool outdoor furniture

*Short walking distance to Windwardside

Additional website for more information!: For more information regarding Flamboyant Cottage and additional pictures, please see the owner's website. We look forward to having you stay at Flamboyant Cottage!

More Details

Owner
Sherry Marts and Larry Haller
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Sherry Marts and Larry Haller

We first visited Saba after hearing about the spectacular diving. That first visit was too short to do much exploring, so we came back to dive and hike and see more of this charming and unspoiled island, and we fell in love with the place and the people.

Sherry Marts and Larry Haller purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Sherry Marts and Larry Haller chose Saba

Flamboyant Cottage is a typical Saba cottage, perched on the side of a hill and perfectly situated to catch the constant breeze off the Caribbean. Flamboyant Cottage sits in a quiet neighborhood (no roosters!) of traditional Saba cottages, with a spectacular view of neighboring islands. Make the 12-minute walk to Windwardside for shopping and dining, and stop at the Trail Shop, the Tourist Bureau, or one of the dive shops to learn more about Saba's natural beauty, above and below water.

What makes this cottage unique

Saba has no beaches, no large resorts, no cruise ship visits. It offers pristine reefs for diving, hiking through spectacular rainforest and cloudforest ecosystems, and great dining. Sabians are some of the friendliest people you'll meet, and they are justifiably proud of their island's unique history and culture. Spend the morning diving or hiking, come back for a dip in the pool. Sit on the porch, sip a glass of wine, watch the sky change at sunset and listen as the tree frogs start to sing, then stroll into Windwardside for dinner (remember to take a flashlight!). Ahhh.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Windward Side in Saba

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Each bathroom is attached to a bedroom for privacy;
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made into a king bed.
  • The Master Bedroom has one queen bed with an ensuite bathroom (shower only). The Guest Bedroom has two twin beds (that can be made up as a King upon request) and an ensuite bathroom (shower only).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
Notes:
We do not allow children under the age of 12 because the house, especially around the pool, is not childproof. We provide a cell phone as well as a land line for guest use and ask that you 'top up' the cell phone account before you leave so that it is available for the next guest.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful Gingerbread Cottage - Spectacular View & Pool
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5

Exquisite!

  • 5 of 5

Start with one of the most perfect islands in the world. Then, place a wonderful cottage in the most perfect location on that island - Welcome to Flamboyant Cottage, Saba!

One doesn't know where to begin when describing how wonderful this place is. The peace and tranquility? The priceless view? The feeling of comfort and "home", that the cottage wraps you in? I had stayed at another location on the island, but Flamboyant exceeded my expectations in every way. It was simply exquisite! Thanks Larry & Sherry!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique and Special Caribbean Vacation Spot.

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful place to enjoy the Caribbean in its natural, virtually unspoiled beauty. Hiking, diving, and snorkeling are the primary activities. The cottage is perfect for the setting: comfortable with all the necessities but not over done. You can sit by the pool (about 1500' above the Caribbean) and enjoy the views of St. Eustatius as well as St. Kitts & Nevis. Or, if you wish, take an envigorating 20 minute walk into town (Windwardside) to enjoy some truly exceptional restaurants. Our favorite was "Chez Bubba." Don't let the name fool you, Chef Simon is 5 star quality and the wine room could rival that of any big city restaurant. After 2 days on Saba, you will feel like a local and fit right in. This was one of our most memorable and truly unique vacations. The Flamboyant Cottage is a perfect place to have Saba vacation adventure.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Everything worked fine. The walk into town each day was a chore for me at ages 78 but with a cane ?

  • 5 of 5

The walk was 20 for me. I got the 3 geocaches I was planning. The pool water was a bit too cold for me so I never used it. Michael and Tricia were very helpful. The TV was great. I normally do not use it because I am on the amateur radio most of the time. I had spare time as radio conditions were dead at times. Had nothing to do with this location but atmospheric. The breeze was a blessing as it was a little hot for me but the fans did the trick. The island is the nicest I have experienced in the Caribbean. Great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Roomy, beautiful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

( I thought I had submitted a review already ... but since I received an email request ..here is another on the assumption that the first got lost)

This is an ideal spot on Saba to relax away from it all. My wife and I were there for a week hiking, exploring the island and generally just chilling. The pool was wonderful after a long hike up and around the mountains. (or into town). The property is beautiful, quiet (no traffic) and fairly private. There is no one behind, there are trees between the side neighbor, and the front neighbor across the access road although close,is so much lower down the hill that it does not matter. This may not the best spot if you are unable to walk for any distance as the driveway out and the hill in and out of town are steep.(Think volcano!!). However, this was not a problem for us.

The property managers were a phone call away and very friendly and helpful. The house had all the required amenities plus wifi. There was a speaker dock for iPhone (with a iPhone 5 adapter) that was just perfect for streaming music. (but not at night as you want to hear the frogs).

If you are diving it is a touch inconvenient being out of town and you may want to co-ordinate with dive shop for taxis etc. or just get up a little earlier and walk.

Highly recommended for a Saba stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful week at Flamboyant Cottage. A great place, quiet, lots of room, close to town with a wonderful view; and all the amenities. That pool is so nice after a day hike up Mt. Scenery!! The Internet was perfect for emails, news and terrific for streaming music. Thanks for having the iPhone 5 adapter!! Also to make it perfect ... The full Sea Hunt DVD set for late evenings!! Awesome! (The only issue there is the TV does interfere with hearing the lovely frogs)

We hiked a lot and chilled some days. All perfect.

Thank you and I hope we'll be back to Saba soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review, Russell! We're so glad you enjoyed your time on Saba. I just wanted to let divers know that the dive operations on Saba include taxi rides to the dive boats in their dive packages, so no worries on that account!
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5

Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Flamboyant cottage is a class act . My wife and I felt comfortable and relaxed the whole time . Property managers were very helpful but weren't over bearing. Property owners were readily available every time we had a question or inquiry before we took our trip . Go visit Saba and stay in the flamboyant cottage ... You will NOT regret it!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: not necessary

Flamboyant Cottage is located on Booby Hill, a 10 minute walk from the shops, groceries and restaurants of Windwardside on the unspoiled island of Saba. Perched at 1,500 feet above sea level, the view of the Caribbean Sea is spectacular, and the trade winds keep the cottage cool. The cottage has high-speed wireless internet access, and we provide a cell phone for guest use while on island.

Other Activities: Saba offers some of the best reef diving in the Caribbean, and many visitors come for the diving. But while you are on Saba, be sure to enjoy the spectacular hiking, particularly the trails to the top of Mt. Scenery and through the Saban cloud forest. Stop by the trail shop in Windwardside for maps, books and DVDs about Saba's history and natural history, and souvenirs of your visit.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Windward Side, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£519
for 3 nights
From
£173
£1,077
£4,616
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Rates increase for more than 2 people in party:
3 people in party: $240 per night for 3-6 nights, $220 per night for 7 or more nights
4 people in party: $265 per night for 3-6 nights, $245 per night for 7 or more nights
During Sea and Learn on Saba in October, three or four guests stay for the price of two.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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