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Spyglass is a Private Villa With 360 View Near Windwardside.

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Windward Side - 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 (one is a bunkroom with single bed) and 3 full-sized baths. The wrap-around veranda has vistas of Mount Scenery and 270 degrees of ocean view including distant islands.

  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Barney Gibbs
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2016
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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.


based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

Spyglass is a Private Villa With 360 View Near Windwardside.
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Spyglass is stunning

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe the grandeur of Spyglass. The view is simply breathtaking and I don't care how long you stare from its many vantage points, it never gets old.

We live on Saba and chose to rent Spyglass for our "staycation". I'm so glad we did and we hope to rent it again in the future. I honestly cannot imagine a better property to rent when staying on this beautiful island. The spacious, luxurious property as well as its close proximity to shops and restaurants makes it stand out as a top choice...if not THE top choice.

Truly an amazing experience....

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location: Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

Watch the the sun rise and set from your beautiful quiet balcony. Try to find where the ocean meets the sky. The blue!!!! The view is truly unforgettable. We did not want to leave and truly we think about Spyglass every day. We want to see that view every day. Even on an overcast day, the view is stunning. Watching a storm come in over the water is a vision that will remain with us. (Not scary at all)

We want to live in that house. There is something about that house. Zen-ish. The layout -the furnishings. Just perfect. We felt very safe. The trips to town were fun and we did not have a bad meal.

We stayed in St Barth's the previous week and we will never visit that island again. Crowded, expensive, crazy traffic.

Saba is unique. If you dive and enjoy trails-this is your island. And if you want to read and center yourself, Spyglass is the place you want to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property on a beautiful island!

  • 5 of 5

Sitting atop Booby Hill, the Spyglass villa leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. Not only is the home itself gorgeous inside and out, but it offers stunning views of both the ocean and Mt. Scenery. The property manager was always available and incredibly helpful. We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Spyglass was everything we hoped it would be. The people of Saba were a pleasure to be around. This was the best vacation we have had in a long time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spyglass Villa was Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 12 wonderful nights in Saba from April 2-14, 2016. We loved the Spyglass Villa as it was so private with exceptional views. The villa is very well equipped and we loved using the stone tub after a busy day hiking the many great trails on Saba. Mark, the property manager, looked after all of our requests and was great to deal with. Jovie, the the housekeeper kept the place spotless during our stay.

We would highly recommend staying at the Spyglass villa.

Thanks so much for sharing this great villa with us. It will be a memory that we will treasure forever!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perched 1467 feet over the Caribbean

  • 5 of 5

Spyglass was a delightful place to stay for our 6 nights on Saba. It was tempting to just stay at the house every day, but of course the hiking, restaurants and people that Saba offered pulled us out every day. The house is very warm, well maintained, and architecturally appealing in the authentic Saban style. We enjoyed a routine of Saba Spice rum, crackers and cheese on the porch overlooking the sea. On 2 mornings we watched sunshowers pass and rainbows develop over the the adjacent valley then drift away from us over the Caribbean. Beautiful. Both owner and manager were both very accommodating with our questions during our stay. Mark, our on-island contact, was very helpful with questions and our rare use of taxis. Prior to arrival it is useful to ask for some initial provisions to be left at the house (we asked for some bottled water (tap is fine, though), wine, cheese, crackers, fruit). This way we had a late afternoon snack waiting for us. Later we walked down into town (10 mins) later in the day for dinner and a full grocery run. By the way, the kitchen and grill are a delight to cook meals at home. Look forward to staying at Spyglass again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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...


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Windward Side, Caribbean

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 5.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Windward Side in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 (Bunkroom) - 1 Single Bed , Located downstairs and smaller that the other two rooms
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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