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Spyglass - Saba villa with breath-taking view

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
4 guests
4 nights minimum
Villa
We invite you to stay at Spyglass, our private villa located on the peak of Booby Hill - where the near 360 degree view allows guests to watch horizon sunrises and sunsets from the same spot! This villa is a true haven of tranquility and beauty. Spyglass boasts a walkout panoramic veranda and large lower sun deck and patio with extraordinary views of the surrounding islands, Caribbean sea and Saba. Entertaining is made easy with the rear covered cabana perfect for outdoor grilling, cocktails or conversation. The interior features a large gourmet kitchen, breakfast bar, dining and living area, 2 bedrooms and 2 full generously sized baths. The villa is equipped with all the modern comforts one would expect.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
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Meet the host
Barney G
Hosting since July 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (11)
PeterDaniel
PeterDaniel
Roxbury, CT9 contributions
The absolute finest place to stay in the Caribbean. Perfection. There is nothing g that can be done to improve this place. Breathtaking views - fabulous location - warn and friendly locals. Absolutely perfect!
Visited July 2021
Written 24 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tim_Ingersoll
Tim_Ingersoll
Caledonia, NY174 contributions
This villa provides some of the most outstanding views I have ever encountered in the Caribbean (bring binoculars). The booking process was seamless and the on island support was excellent. You should strongly consider having the house stocked with any items that you need or want as the selection of goods on island is limited. Of course, there are plenty of restaurants but if you are of a mind to cook or require certain items that you are not bringing with you to the island you should plan accordingly. The owner will help. The third bedroom is small and has its own entrance which is on the lower floor. To access this third bedroom you have lo walk outside and downstairs. That may be a consideration for a family renting the villa. The villa once had a pool that has been decked over. The hot tub was not in operation. As scuba divers we had plenty of time in the water elsewhere and for us this was not a consideration. I would go back. I would rent this villa again.
Visited January 2018
Written 13 January 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michael B
Michael B
Alabama Mountain Lakes, AL17 contributions
There is no words to describe Spyglass. The Island of Saba is amazing. Both together made for one of our most enjoyable trips. Those looking for a getaway..this combo is a paradise found! Saba as Spyglass are "diamonds" of all jewels. Words can't describe. Barney Gibbs, owner as his agent Mark Johnson on site at Saba are the best. We experienced NO bad meal, island individuals are friendly, non-exist crime too worry about and add a most amazing very clean island. Total awesome experience....a must for those looking to add a tropical island and villa to their "bucket list". Made such an impression on us both....this could become our last retirement home...without question.
Visited August 2017
Written 29 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

John T
John T
7 contributions
Wow. Best location in Saba. Walking distance to town. Satellite dish TV and fast WiFi. Free local calls. Modern kitchen but no dishwasher. Washer and dryer available . The best part is the private side deck off kitchen for tanning. This overlooks the ocean. Able to listen to Sirius radio while tanning in private. Neighbors are real estate brokers on saba. Great beds and 2 man shower. This is better than Aruba or Bonaire by far. No bugs and found myself in a cloud and rainbow all in the same day. Look no further if you want privacy on the ocean in a fantastic house.
Visited January 2017
Written 12 January 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jakeman35
jakeman35
Cornelius, NC189 contributions
This place is touted by locals as the best view on the island. Whether this is true or not, Spyglass is a very unique 2 bedroom villa with breathtaking views of ocean, Sint Eustatius, and of course the island itself including the highest peak Mount Scenery, typically covered in clouds. Spyglass is a very beautifully renovated (reconstructed) villa with a lot of history. The original site was owned by Calvin Holm, a well-known personality on Saba who died in 1998. There is a grave on the property with his name, but do not worry, it is tastefully placed out of sight. This place should be on everyone's bucket list. Where else will you sit on the porch and see the sunrise over the ocean and the clouds rolling through Mount Scenery at the same time? Reservation process and the communication prior to our arrival were super easy. Mark, the property manager seems to be on grid 24/7 and we took care of everything via emails. Mark managed to arrange taxi at the Saba airport, rental car and offered to provision house with groceries. A few improvement ideas - there is no air conditioning in the villa. While there is ubiquitous breeze on the porch, the place gets humid inside during rain showers and cloud weather. The beds in both bedrooms are squeaky and mattresses are lumpy. There was about 1" visible mold spot on one of the windows curtains. We assumed the villa was going to be cleaned every day, but ended up emailing Mark asking for another cleaning. Some dishes and glasses were chipped. Overall, we had a great time in Spyglass and on the island. We will definitely return.
Visited May 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 7 May 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MikeJennyQ
MikeJennyQ
Onalaska, WI763 contributions
Absolutely stunning! Beautiful house with at least 270 degree panorama of Mount Scenery the ocean hills roads in distance Also Eustacia, st Kitts and Nevis. House is perfect. All appliances super cold fridge. Washer dryer available if you need and ask for it. Large deck outside gazebo BBQ great furnishing. Enormous tile shower. House would be ok for walking impaired once up the stairs. We have stars in Many VRBO houses but this one blew them all away. My wife already has the calendar loaded into favorites. Dive shop Saba divers came to driveway to get us every day and both the manager Mr. Johnson and his assistant Jobie were great about any arrangements. Both management and Saba divers will pre stock with food and beverages if you email them. Is one of the most prestigious places to stay though we just picked it out and did not know that. A well to do couple from Texas were on shuttle cab from diving. They were newly weds and when we were being dropped off asked if they could get out and have a picture taken due to the stunning view. Super filtered and UV sterilizer drinking water full kitchen with dishes. Remember any food you need. We had to buy salt but left enough to cover this year. Also cream and sugars. Is mr. Coffee not a Keurig. Great freezer but fill the ice trays. Goats wander around as well as an iguana. The original owners grave is on site. Quant outdoor tub right on cliff edge. Cool after dark but great at sunset. It is breezy. Take jackets. Super safe and clean island. Very Eco conscious population. The owner mr Gibbs replies to emails promptly as does his manager mr Johnson. Mr Johnson runs a grocery there as well. Nothing open but restaurants on Sunday. Is a bit of a walk up a steep road from tow but doable. Can walk down take cab up with groceries. Cabs are around but you have to call them they are not easily hailed. House has a free hard wired phone for that and listing of cabs restaurant dive shops on counter
Visited January 2016
Written 25 January 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Devin
Devin
Wisconsin1 contribution
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.
Visited February 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 13 December 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Susanne W
Susanne W
San Antonio, TX91 contributions
Unlike any other Caribbean island (seriously), Saba can truly boast that they have the cleanest, most peaceful atmosphere and of course the best hightop villa with outstanding panoramic ocean views. Saba is truly unique! Where else would I behold grave stones in a back or side yard. Saba is so small and all land has been owned for generations, so I enjoyed reading the history of Spyglass Villa and marveled at how the current owner was able to so thoughtfully recreate a sea cottage with mixed European styles on the ruins of the original owner's homestead. Wonderful experience for visitors who crave a relaxing cultural vacation. Be sure to bring all toiletries and expect to pay handsomely for groceries since getting food to Saba is expensive. Buy extra cartons of eggs. They sell out in a hurry and don't come in but once a week! Enjoy spotting the bunnies in the wild. A population explosion once the domestics got loose and never came home!
Visited October 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 29 October 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Scott R
Scott R
Fairfax County, VA1 contribution
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.
Visited April 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 20 September 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AndyTripAdv_33
AndyTripAdv_33
Houston, TX1 contribution
Really nice home sitting right on the edge of a mountain overlooking the Ocean. Great location in walking distance to Windward Side which is a great little town with some great restaurants, dive shop, bakery, and really anything you need. The view from Spyglass is breathtaking. The house has everything you could need. Very nice, clean, with tons of amenities. It's a luxury accommodation.
Visited August 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 12 September 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spyglass - Saba villa with breath-taking view

Spyglass - Saba villa with breath-taking view is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Spyglass - Saba villa with breath-taking view has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Spyglass - Saba villa with breath-taking view has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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