Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views and Guest House
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Windwardside house description
Winner of the Trip Advisor award for Finest Vacation Rental on Saba for the last 6 years, Hummingbird Villa is the only secluded, gated, seaside villa available for rent on Saba's Windwardside and is beautifully situated on two walled acres with private pool, magnificent sunrises and unobstructed, panoramic views of the ocean and 6 islands. Hummingbird Villa is also the only vacation home on Saba with an on-site concierge.
Hummingbird Villa is a quick five-minute walk to the heart of Windwardside village, yet secluded and a world away. We offer the discriminating traveler two suites with full baths, ocean views, and walk-outs to the gorgeous, exclusive pool, decks and gardens from the principal rooms. There is a separate poolside guest house with huge bath and sweeping ocean and mountain views. There are also two apartments with full kitchens and baths. Our total capacity is 12. No matter whether you are two persons renting only the main villa or a group of 12 renting the villa, guest house and apartments, you will be the only people who are on the property when you rent it, so you will have absolute privacy and exclusivity.
Hummingbird Villa is a roomy, elegant Plantation style, state-of-the-art home on two fenced, gated acres that offers every possible amenity, appointment and comfort. The Great Room has 20-foot ceilings, six sets of French doors and views of six islands and the ocean. We have a gourmet kitchen; two indoor and two outdoor dining areas; gate house with intercom that leads to a walled patio with lush tropical gardens; wireless, high speed internet; air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout; huge deck and pool deck for sunning; observation deck with the best views on Saba; Jacuzzi tub in master suite with pool, mountain and ocean views; large, shaded back yard with ocean views. Please VIEW THE VIDEO AT OUR WEB SITE and take the complete room-by-room and area-by-area pictorial tour.
We have never had a guest who was less than thrilled.
- 3500 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Non Smoking Only:
We do not allow smoking indoors. However, Saba has perfect weather year 'round, so feel free to smoke outside. Hummingbird Villa has a wooden interior and homeowners/fire insurance is prohibitively expensive on the island (so no one has it), therefore we strictly prohibit smoking indoors. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!...moreless
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Master suite has a King Bed, as does Guest Suite. King bed in Guest Suite can be broken down into two twins upon request. Detached, poolside Guest House has a Tommy Bahama pineapple king bed and full bath. Den has an amazing 'American Leather' brand Queen fold-out sofa with memory foam mattress that sleeps as well as a TempurPedic bed. Ask about two additional, detached units with Queen beds, full kitchens and baths, and ocean views for larger groups. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Jenn-Air gas stove/grill; Kitchen Aid convection oven and dishwasher; large side-by-side refrigerator; fine pots, pans, knives and bakeware; Cuisinart; coffee maker; blender; mixer; toaster; microwave; lots of counter space and everything else needed to effortlessly turn out perfect gourmet meals....moreless
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Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
Deck / Patio:
(4) Huge deck with unobstructed 270-degree view of the Caribbean and six islands is accessible from both bedrooms and the Great Room. Deck has dining for eight or more and seating/lounging area for up to 20. Enclosed court yard off Great Room with soothing fountain is perfect for reading or lounging. Patio off master bedroom and guest house has covered table that will dine 6. Tiled rooftop of Finch House has the best views on Saba....moreless
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Rock Climbing
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
ReviewsWrite a review
A 10-star gem of a villa
A 10-star gem of a villa
The old saying, "Pictures don't do it justice, " applies to Hummingbird Villa. The entire 2-acre property is manicured to perfection, walled and gated for privacy, has dizzying, magnificent views of the ocean and 6 islands, and is elegant without being ostentatious. The rates are about 25% of what I'd expect to pay for a villa of its size, in its location and with its appointments. When my bride and I arrived, we were greeted by the lovely Lika, who gave us the tour, presented us with a beautiful basket of food and beverages that got us through our first night, and let us know she would be on premises if we needed anything. We wanted complete privacy on our honeymoom, so we weren't sure how an on-site manager/concierge would work out, but Lika lives at the far side of the property and we never saw or heard from her until we called her, and then she was Johnny-on-the-spot. Lika offered unobtrusive, excellent service that one would expect at a 5-diamond hotel, not a stand alone villa. Her knowledge of the island and recommendations were spot on. The villa itself offers every possible amenity and every comfort of home including excellent mattresses, a kitchen with all gadgets and appliances, giant HDTV, stereo in every room, and a pristine pool and gorgeous yard with lots of places to frolic about. We loved the fact that we could just walk outside on the property and pick papayas, mangos, bananas, guavas, limes and soursop. We created our own juice diet, went out for one meal a day, and we went home pounds lighter and feeling amazing. The best and most touching feature of our stay was a blanket of seasonal flowers on our bed as a wedding gift from Dan, the owner. We didn't venture out a lot, but when we did, we found the Saban people to be among the kindest and most friendly anywhere. We felt safe and at home everywhere on the island, day or night. We cannot recommend this villa or Saba highly enough and we will fondly remember our honeymoon at Hummingbird Villa for the rest of our lives.
- Guest Toby S.
- Date of stay 07/01/13
- Review Submitted 07/10/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
One of the best places we have ever stayed
One of the best places we have ever stayed
My partner, myself and another couple stayed at the Hummingbird for a week Feb 22, 2013. I have been in the travel industry for almost 30yrs now and can honestly say the Hummingbird Villa has been one of the most amazing and wonderful accommodations I have ever stayed in. For me, what truly makes a place, a trip, an experience unique and priceless is undefinable. I could say it was the fantastic views, the comfortable rooms, cooling pool, fully equipped kitchen, the books and movies available to it's guests. It could be the great location to everything such as hiking trails, restaurants, grocery stores etc. It could have been the excellent attention to detail and prompt service we received from the very moment we emailed the owner to inquire about the property to the house manager and gardener that made sure we had everything and were taken care of immediately. But I think that these are only parts of the sum of a whole experience that will leave you wanting more...and constantly thinking about when you can go back. You know when you are somewhere and you get that feeling of just letting go and exhaling? Come to the Hummingbird Villa and experience Saba....there is truly no place like it anywhere else. Each of us came home with memories to last a lifetime. Thank you Dan, for creating and imbuing the Hummingbird with love and wonderful energy, may we repay you in kind one day. Andre
- Guest andy (Toronto)
- Date of stay 02/24/13
- Review Submitted 04/03/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you for the excellent review, Andre'. I'm completely blown away. We do what we do with that secret ingredient, L-O-V-E , and I'm so glad you picked up on that. I hope you'll return to Hummingbird one day.
Oh, the view!
Oh, the view!
If you're looking for luxury in a remote and exotic setting, Hummingbird Villa's the place for you. Dan has thought of everything. We travel a lot, and rarely have our expectations been exceeded like they were at Hummingbird. Saba is a place of unsurpassed natural beauty, simple yet elegant. The fragrant breezes, the sounds of the birds, tree frogs and goats, and the endless sky and ocean make for a restorative place to rebalance. Walking is not for the faint of heart! There are steep hills and the roads are narrow. But there is little traffic, and people are courteous. Although there isn't much night life, there are several excellent restaurants. And, of course, the caretaker, Paul, is an extraordinary chef and chocolatier.....if you want to be pampered at home. Treat yourself to the most wonderful house and view on the island!
- Guest Polly and Christy (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
- Date of stay 03/03/12
- Review Submitted 03/11/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you for the wonderful review, Christy. We hope you will return.
My husband and I just got back from our Honeymoon stay at Hummingbird Villa!! We cannot say enough wonderful things about this property! It was by far the most relaxing vacation we've ever taken! The house is absolutely beautiful and the views from the decks are unbelievable!! Dan, the owner, answered all of our many questions and suggested some wonderful "must do's" during our visit! We are already planning a return trip to visit the beautiful Hummingbird Villa and wonderful Saba!!
- Guest Mrs. Jo P (TN)
- Date of stay 04/19/10
- Review Submitted 04/27/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: I know how important it was to you to have a perfect wedding and honeymoon and am glad I could be part of this special life event, Jo. May you and Matt both enjoy a happy and healthy life together! And, of course, be sure to come back and visit us on Saba! Dan
Dear Dan, Christmas in the Hummingbird Villa, the place where dreams are made. The Ruff family needed to relieve stress from the 30 degree snowy weather of New York City. We wanted to share the Christmas season and celebrate our daughter Kyrah's 16th birthday somewhere "nice." We got "heavenly." The Caribbean island of Saba was the location and the Hummingbird Villa was our answer to the place where dreams are made. The warm sun and gracious hospitality will not be forgotten. You all helped make our daughter Kyrah's birthday a memorable one. My favorite room is the den. At Hummingbird, I was able to write and let my creative juices flow with the natural ease of the warm winds, and that feeling was sheer heavenly pleasure. The 7 AM sun was all I needed to start my writing juices and in the evening, the sweet harmony of the little frogs was a delight. Continue giving and sharing your fabulous villa. You will always be blessed by doing so. Thank you, Dan, for the phone service. That extra treat was truly appreciated. Continued health, wealth, and lots of love. Remember, successful people move differently! Johnetta, Kyrha and Kerry Ruff New York City
- Guest Kerry, Johnetta and Kyrha (New York, NY)
- Date of stay 01/02/09
- Review Submitted 01/02/09
As I'm sitting outside absorbing the morning sun, with a view of the Caribbean strewn in front of me, thinking of how to describe my time here...our time here...at Hummingbird Villa, I realize the pillow in the great room says it all...this place truly is a slice of heaven! This is our first time to Saba, but definitely not our last. I'm plotting stragegies to get back here as soon as possible. It's a place you never want to forget. You'll see for yourself.
- Guest Damian and Atique (New York, NY)
- Date of stay 12/12/08
- Review Submitted 12/12/08
The Hummingbird House is definitely the place to stay if you're planning a trip to Saba. The diving on Saba is not to be missed and was the main reason we traveled there, but staying at the Hummingbird House was another highlight of our trip. The house is very clean, well furnished, and has incredible views of several other Caribbean islands. Sunrise every morning was worth getting up early for! We spent far more time at the house than we'd expected, just because it was so comfortable! I definitely recommend staying at Hummingbird House.
- Guest Brett15 (Salt Lake City, UT)
- Date of stay 11/17/08
- Review Submitted 11/17/08
We are two couples from Saba's sister island of Statia who wanted a close-to-home getaway to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. Hummingbird Villa was just the ticket to do that. The four of us thoroughly enjoyed our time reading, relaxing, seeing the island and just enjoying each other's company in such a fabulous home. Hummingbird Villa had everything we needed and then some. We will be back!
- Guest Nyna & Brett, Michelle & Manny (St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean)
- Date of stay 11/17/08
- Review Submitted 11/17/08
A perfect day to start off our vacation: hiking, diving, and the Swinging Doors BBQ! Your villa tops any place we've stayed on Saba, and we've stayed at many. We truly loved every minute here. Thanks for sharing it with us. God bless you in 2009!
- Guest Andrea D'Angelo (-)
- Date of stay 11/08/08
- Review Submitted 11/08/08
My niece was married on Saba. That is why we came to Saba. We LOVED staying in Hummingbird Villa. We saw many other accommodations, but we all thought our house was THE BEST. We loved the deck and spent mornings and evenings there....watched the sun and moon rise. I would love to spend a week here just relaxing. Thank you Hummers. Carol R. Buch Celeste Tethal Marsha Ann Kroger Mike and Karen Buch
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 10/29/08
- Review Submitted 10/29/08
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Additional information about rental rates
Base rate of $375 per night is for 2 persons.
Rate for 3 persons is $400 per night.
Rate for 4 persons is $425 per night.
Rate for 5 or 6 persons is $545 per night and includes guest house.
Ask for rate for 7 or more persons, as there are different possible space configurations.
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Additional Fees and Taxes:
5% island tax plus $1 per day per guest Saba Conservation Fee (for maintenance of hiking trails and Saba marine park)
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Having grown up on the ocean, I'm a die hard diver, fisherman, swimmer and surfer.
Why the Owner Chose Windwardside:
I visited Saba on a diving trip and immediately fell in love with the incredible reef, pristine hiking trails, unspoiled natural beauty of the topside, but most importantly the people, who think and live outside the box and are among the most loving and kind in the world. During my first visit, I was invited to people's houses for dinner, everyone waved as I passed, and people remembered my name. When I went home, I had Emails from the locals asking when I was returning. I felt like I had left part of my heart on Saba, so I returned 5 times and eventually bought a property and created Hummingbird Villa. My family and friends love it here, and we go out of our way to make each guest's stay a memorable experience.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Hummingbird Villa truly has a soul. It beckoned to me from the moment I set foot in the main house. The unique, warm, 18' wide cedar plank floors seem to come up to meet your bare feet. The spectacular sunrises over the ocean, with a view of 6 islands, is one of the most beautiful in the world and one never tires of it. The property is maintained with love. The villa is right across the street from the mountain road up to Mt. Scenery, so you can walk across the street and hike up to the highest peak in the Netherlands, or walk 250 feet in the other direction and hike down to Spring Bay, or walk 5 minutes and be in the center of the Windwardside village. At the same time, the villa sits on 2.5 secluded acres, so you can swim in the altogether without a care in the world. The property is substantial and designed to accommodate a large group while giving everyone privacy, space and unimpeded access to all common areas. Between the main villa, the guest house and two turnkey apartments, this property will comfortably sleep a group of 12 with plenty of breathing room.
- Primary: (619) 750-2677 (California, USA)
- Secondary: (619) 567-6965 (California, USA)
Private, luxurious villa w/pool on 2 exclusive, gated, walled, private acres
Posh great room w/ 20-ft ceilings, 6 sets of French doors, deck,sea/garden views
Opposing view of Great Room looking toward kitchen and patio
Private courtyard has fountain, gas grill, is perfect for entertaining & sunning
Master BR has 4 sets of French doors, ocean views, walkouts to pool and sea deck
Large gourmet cook's kitchen with every convenience, appliance and gadget
Gate house & perimeter fencing assure privacy & security. Bodyguard not included
Private pool has stunning views of the ocean and 6 islands
View from the great room over the deck to the ocean
Huge, private deck enjoys expansive, 270-degree views of ocean and 6 islands
Garden room/den with sea view, TV/DVD/stereo will dine 8 and sleep 2.
Private, poolside Guest House with huge bath, microwave, fridge, ocean view
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