LUXURIOUS VILLA WITH PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS AND GUEST HOUSE

Daniel Guida

Speaks german, english
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Daniel Guida

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LUXURIOUS VILLA WITH PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS AND GUEST HOUSE

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5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms in villa + guest house + 2 apartments, sleeps 12

Hummingbird Villa is the only secluded, gated, seaside estate available for rent on Saba 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 located on Windwardside and is a scenic five-minute walk to the heart of the village. 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. Our den sleeps 2 in comfort and luxury. There are also two self contained apartments, each with a full bath and full kitchen.

Whether you are a group of 2 or 12, you will have exclusive use of the entire property. You can add the guest house or apartments as your group size increases. Rates depend on group size and start at $375 per night.

DETAILED RATE AND PROPERTY CONFIGURATION INFO: All rates are for exclusive use of the 2-acre property. There will be no other guests aside from your group. Our nightly rates start at $375 for two persons in the main villa and go up from there. Rates for 3 are $400 per night. Rates for 4 are $425 per night. Persons 5 and 6 use the guest house, total is $545. If guests 7 and 8 desire the den in the main villa, add $25 per person. Otherwise, they can use a full apartment with Queen bed, full kitchen and full bath, total is $625. Two additional guests can rent another apartment with Queen bed, full kitchen and full bath for $80 per night.

HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE: Mid week and end of week housekeeping services are included. Daily housekeeping services are available at additional cost. Because we collect our precious water in cisterns, fluff and fold laundry service is available on site only by arrangement with the housekeepers.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
You can view our guests' comments in their own handwriting on our web site. Click on the green link that says GUESTS' HANDWRITTEN COMMENTS under the calendar in the main listing.
Jan 2008
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Daniel Guida

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks german, english
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Born in Cape May county, New Jersey, the ocean has been in my blood all my life. My first time away from the ocean was when I went to college and I used to listen to the ocean in a conch shell and dream of it. Later, I moved to San Diego because I wanted to be able to enjoy the ocean year 'round.

Daniel Guida purchased this house in 2006

I visited Saba in 2002, fell in love with the island, the diving, hiking, and most of all, the world's friendliest and most loving people, so I kept returning. I eventually bought my little piece of paradise and feathered my nest with loving care with efficiency (I operate my business from the villa when I am on island), privacy, entertaining and relaxation in mind. Hummingbird Villa truly has every amenity and comfort and I share it with love.

I had put an offer in on a cottage, but my friends on Saba kept insisting that I go to see 'Mandy's house' (which I renamed Hummingbird Villa). I kept saying, 'No, I can't afford it,' but they insisted. Mandy invited me to visit during sunrise, so I walked over to the house at 4:30 AM and witnessed the most spectacular sunrise of my life. I had my yoga mat in hand, as I was going to stop at the gym on my way back to Jo Bean's, where I was staying. Mandy invited me to do yoga in the great room. The 18' wide, raised, pine planked floors licked my feet with warmth and were the best yoga experience I had had to date. The soothing sounds and smell of the ocean, along with the chirping of the birds, felt like home and I knew this was meant to be.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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5
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Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views and Guest House
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Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views and Guest House
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Saba Caribbean
5

PERFECTION

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I, along with three friends headed to Saba without really knowing what to expect. We spent the week prior to our arrival island hopping around the caribbean, saving Saba for our final destination. We should have headed straight to hummingbird villa for our entire two week trip!

We arrived late on a Thursday evening as the earlier ferry’s had been cancelled. When we got to the house at 7:00 PM, we were in awe, even in the dark. The villa is beautiful. Leika was waiting for us at the door. Since we were coming in so late, she thought to get us some beer, wine, fruit, eggs, coffee, cheese.... all the things we would have wanted for our first night and breakfast the next morning. She also helped us get into a place for dinner that night. She does a amazing job making sure the guests have everything they need and want.

The next morning we got to see the house and grounds in the daylight. As said below, the pictures do not do it justice. It is stunning. One of the nicest places I have ever stayed on a vacation.

Having a pool is rare on Saba, and this house has a great one. The house is full of doors and windows to take advantage of that spectacular view. Open them up and let the air flow through, you will be instantly relaxed. The massive book collection was a wonderful surprise. Our guests read several.

The walk into Windwardside is easy enough. Just long enough to get you ready for a wonderful meal or cold beverage. The town is quaint and beautiful. Be sure to hike up Mt. Scenery!

My partner was in touch with Dan frequently during our stay with simple questions or seeking advice. Not only did Dan respond quickly, but with very entertaining responses and suggestions.

The bottom line: If you want to be surrounded beauty inside and out, experience a vacation like nothing you’ve ever had before and be more relaxed than you ever thought possible... visit Saba and stay at the nicest house on the island. Hummingbird Villa.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review, Ron. We're glad you enjoyed our little slice of paradise. :-)
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Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views and Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p288378
+1 619 750-2677
Saba Caribbean
5

A 10-STAR GEM OF A VILLA

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views and Guest House
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Saba Caribbean
Toronto
5

ONE OF THE BEST PLACES WE HAVE EVER STAYED

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's 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.
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Saba Caribbean
Richmond, Virginia, USA
5

OH, THE VIEW!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, Christy. We hope you will return.
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Luxurious Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views and Guest House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p288378
+1 619 750-2677
Saba Caribbean
5

WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5
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!!
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's 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
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Saba Caribbean
5

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
SAB
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Dawn II or Edge; both are at Ft. Bay
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Wells Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Guido's
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Brigadoon
Car: not necessary

Hummingbird Villa has a large, shaded yard with fruit and palm trees and a stunning 6-island ocean view. You will have access to two secluded, walled acres. The villa is located in Windwardside village, which has grocery stores, restaurants, shops, dive shops. We are also a quick walk to the Mt. Scenery and Spring Bay trail heads.

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Availability & Rates

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Saba House Rental Rates

Notes

  • Rates depend on group size and start at $375 per night for the entire 2-acre property
  • Seven-Night Weekly Rates for the Entire Property (To assure privacy, we do not rent the property in pieces) range from $375/Night for a couple. Custom rates for your group are available by Emailing us. Excellent Diving Packages are available through our affiliate.We Want to Accommodate Your Special Needs, So Ask Us about Custom-tailored Rates For Your Particular Group and Needs. Per person rates become cheaper, the larger your group. We offer all-inclusive dive vacations. Ask us!

Amenities

Saba House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Telescope
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Guest Suite - 1 king
    Den - 1 queen , Memory Foam Foldout
    Guest House - 1 king
    Apartment 1 - 1 queen
    Apartment 2 - 1 queen
  • You will have exclusive use of the entire 2-acre property whether you are a party of 2 o4 12. No one else will share the property with you. You can rent the main villa or add on the guest house and 2 apartments.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Crow's Nest
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • festivals
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
Notes:
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; Jacuzzi tub in master suite with pool, mountain and ocean views; large, shaded back yard with ocean views; and an additional turnkey unit for larger groups.