2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Sherry Marts and Larry Haller
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 Windward Side
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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
We just returned from a week on Saba where we stayed at Flamboyant Cottage. The entire experience was great. The communication with the owners was excellent. They are very responsive and helpful. The local caretaker, Michael, was friendly and available, but not at all intrusive. The view out the front door of the ocean, St. Eustatius, St Kitts and Nevis is stunning. We already miss the breezes, the quiet nights sitting out front, and breakfast in the gazebo. The property is on a private road in a quiet area, but only a short walk from Windwardside where groceries, shops, and restaurants are available. It’s remarkable how many amazing restaurants are in such a small area on a small island, whether you’re enjoying the lion fish at Brigadoon, a pizza at The Long Haul, appetizers and drinks at The Hideaway, or the eclectic menu at Saba Snack. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, though well-worn. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to make a nice breakfast. Saba is not an ideal place to rent a car, so taxis and walking are the way to get around. The house is down a steep hill, and not every taxi driver will drive down. We are in our 50s and in reasonably good shape for our age. While we did fine walking around and hiking, we would find ourselves winded after the short walk to the top of the hill. Saba is a hilly island, so it could be something to consider for those who might have difficulty walking up and down hills every day. Saba is a very safe place, and the locals are very friendly. We aloved how pet-friendly it was. It was very common to see people out with their dogs and in restaurant outdoor seating areas. Whether you’re going to Saba to dive, hike, or relax, Flamboyant Cottage is a great place to stay.
Great cottage, spectacular views. Very refreshing pool. Loved walking to town daily. Dove with Sea Saba-great operation. Saba is a very quiet safe place. If you are looking for extravagance and party atmosphere this is not the place for you. If you are looking to really get away from it all and find some peace and tranquility this is the place to do it. Amazing sunrises and sunsets. Definitely hike Mt Scenery. The owners, very nicely, provide free walking sticks to use. Go later in the day, the path is very slippery early in the am or after a rain but dries up nicely after the sun hits it for a few hours. The grocery store in town had everything we needed to cook most of our meals. Try Saba Spice. (Be aware If you don't like to walk/hike you will have to take a taxi everywhere which can get expensive so plan ahead. The roads are very hilly and narrow). Enjoy!
Great stay at the Flamboyant Cottage. Comfortable. Great views.
We had a very enjoyable stay. Cottage is nice size - 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with a nice kitchen and living room and a small pool. It was stocked with a little food on arrival and there was a very helpful local contact. It's on a steep hill so probably not a great choice for someone who can't climb to the top of the hill to get a cab (only 100 metres). Walk to town is only 15 minutes. We did our scuba diving with Sea Saba - also great. Great spot for one or 2 couples.
Beautiful house, helpful hosts
We had a perfect time at Flamboyant. House is gorgeous and well equipped, the owners are helpful and responsive. Totally recommended!
Lovely cottage in perfect locstion
Everything was excellent and the local caretakers were very helpful. Close enough to town to walk but far enough to feel we were in secluded paradise. Incredible view and perfect breeze.
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!
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.