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Welcome to Flamboyant Cottage, our gingerbread-cute vacation home on Saba, The Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and private pool, it's a beautiful and relaxing home away from home. The cottage is the perfect base from which to experience Saba's timeless charm. Come experience all the Unspoiled Queen has to offer!
Located in a secluded, private area on Booby Hill just a 12-minute walk up from Windwardside, Flamboyant Cottage is perched 1,500 feet above sea level. The property is situated on the southeast hills of Saba, directly in the trade winds, and the terraces offer spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and the islands of St. Eustatius (Statia), St. Kitts and Nevis.
Flamboyant Cottage's proximity to Windwardside means that you're within easy walking distance to groceries, shopping and several restaurants. To get around the island, taxis are just a phone call away, or better yet, don your hiking shoes and take advantage of Saba's spectacular hiking trails. Saba's dive operations offer excellent service, including transportation from the cottage to the dive boats docked at Fort Bay.
Flamboyant Cottage has two bedrooms (one queen bed, two twin beds), two bathrooms (each with a shower), a fully equipped kitchen, an outside dining gazebo, and tiled terraces leading to a beautiful private pool. The cottage is designed for one or two couples, and can sleep a maximum of four people.
Flamboyant Cottage is our relaxed, quiet, home away from home. If you're looking for a peaceful, restful environment for your vacation, this is the place for you. Days can be spent being as lazy or energetic as you want - you can sit by the pool with a favorite book, spend the day under the Caribbean Sea with one of Saba's local dive shops, or test your physical fitness on Saba's hiking trails. At night you have your choice of relaxing in the cottage's outdoor gazebo with a home cooked meal or walking into Windwardside to sample one of Saba's several restaurants.
Please consider spending your next vacation on Saba at Flamboyant Cottage!
*Fully equipped kitchen with propane stove & oven and microwave
*Living room with cable TV, DVD and iPod player
*Outdoor dining gazebo with fan/light fixture and teak dining furniture
*Tiled terraces and 10' x 20' private pool outdoor furniture
*Short walking distance to Windwardside
Additional website for more information!: For more information regarding Flamboyant Cottage and additional pictures, please see the owner's website. We look forward to having you stay at Flamboyant Cottage!
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
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.
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.
( I thought I had submitted a review already ... but since I received an email request ..here is another on the assumption that the first got lost)
This is an ideal spot on Saba to relax away from it all. My wife and I were there for a week hiking, exploring the island and generally just chilling. The pool was wonderful after a long hike up and around the mountains. (or into town). The property is beautiful, quiet (no traffic) and fairly private. There is no one behind, there are trees between the side neighbor, and the front neighbor across the access road although close,is so much lower down the hill that it does not matter. This may not the best spot if you are unable to walk for any distance as the driveway out and the hill in and out of town are steep.(Think volcano!!). However, this was not a problem for us.
The property managers were a phone call away and very friendly and helpful. The house had all the required amenities plus wifi. There was a speaker dock for iPhone (with a iPhone 5 adapter) that was just perfect for streaming music. (but not at night as you want to hear the frogs).
If you are diving it is a touch inconvenient being out of town and you may want to co-ordinate with dive shop for taxis etc. or just get up a little earlier and walk.
Highly recommended for a Saba stay.
A wonderful week at Flamboyant Cottage. A great place, quiet, lots of room, close to town with a wonderful view; and all the amenities. That pool is so nice after a day hike up Mt. Scenery!! The Internet was perfect for emails, news and terrific for streaming music. Thanks for having the iPhone 5 adapter!! Also to make it perfect ... The full Sea Hunt DVD set for late evenings!! Awesome! (The only issue there is the TV does interfere with hearing the lovely frogs)
We hiked a lot and chilled some days. All perfect.
Thank you and I hope we'll be back to Saba soon.
Flamboyant cottage is a class act . My wife and I felt comfortable and relaxed the whole time . Property managers were very helpful but weren't over bearing. Property owners were readily available every time we had a question or inquiry before we took our trip . Go visit Saba and stay in the flamboyant cottage ... You will NOT regret it!!!
There were four adults in our party - my wife and I, my sister-in-law, and niece. The house is a delight. The views are stunning. When the sun sets there is a symphony of birdsong and little croaking frogs. One could spend many a lazy day with a beer while catching rays by the pool or on the deck.
The house is stocked with everything you need and the owners even provided a cell phone for local calls - very convenient. Location is EXCELLENT - about a 10-15 minute walk to Windwardside where you have the 2 markets, restaurants (try Brigadoon) and can book snorkeling or diving. They have even thought to have a 2-wheeled shopping cart. Even though the walk to town was relatively short, it is either "all up" or "all down" and with a load of groceries the owner's thoughtfulness was much appreciated.
You will need a taxi driver to get around. We strongly recommend "Lollipop". She was a stand-in for the regular driver (who was unavailable) that the owners arranged for our pickup at the dock. She is a wonderful character!!
If we go back to Saba, we will certainly try to stay at the Flamboyant House. It has our unreserved recommendation.
Just back from our second stay at Flamboyant Cottage (named for the beautiful flowering
trees you see on Saba). It is a cute as a button. Perfectly sized for a couple or two couples.
It is fully and well stocked with nearly everything you have at home. And it's nice that it's at
a reasonable rental rate making it more available for a lot of people.
The views are amazing and there is a nice shaded pergola just outside the kitchen 'dutch' door
that comfortable seats six. The breezes are delightful.
We've only been here early February and it was never too hot to use the pool, but it's great to
sit next to while you sunbathe.
The only downsize is walking up the considerably steep hill/road where the cottage sits about
halfway down. However, you need the exercise anyway!! Plus if you're here to hike on the many
trails, you probably won't even mind it. My thighs actually have firmed up a bit. Once at the top
of this hill/road, it's only about a 10 minute walk into Windwardside, where most of the action
takes place. Food stores, cafes, restaurants, snacks, gift/souvenirs with Saba written on them,
and scuba and hike shops.
So don't hesitate to make your own memories here. It's nice and quiet and even if you do nothing,
this is the place to do it!!! We'll be back again!
Alan from Southampton, NY
Charming little cottage that has everything you need for your stay. The pool was refreshing after a strenuous day of hiking the amazing trails of Saba. In writing this review we couldn’t come up with one thing that we needed that wasn’t available. There were so many extras you wouldn’t normally find in a rental. We enjoyed the ipod station to listen to music while we sat out on the porch. We didn’t play any of the board games but they were nice to have available. Wifi worked great, no issues, as well as the TV. Snacks and a wonderful bottle of wine were found upon arrival. A cell phone is provided which has the property manager and all cab phone numbers stored in it. The owners provided a wealth of information prior to arriving and when at the house. The house is on a steep hill so isn’t for those unprepared to either do the quick but uphill walk or use cabs but the peacefulness of the location makes it all worth it. We walked into Windward Side multiple times but usually ended up taking a cab or getting a ride back to the house.
Unfortunately our trip was cut one day short due to cross winds at the Saba airport which grounded all flights for the day (and the day before, it turned out). I didn’t listen much to the warnings of allowing yourself an extra day when traveling to/from Saba. I now see the importance. Once we did get on the flight it was actually very smooth and the infamous landing was more unique and exciting as opposed to scary.
We had a tripped electrical breaker one morning and someone was at the house within 10 minutes of calling the property manager. They were great to deal with and very helpful. Highly recommend this rental.
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.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
Rates increase for more than 2 people in party:
3 people in party: $240 per night for 3-6 nights, $220 per night for 7 or more nights
4 people in party: $265 per night for 3-6 nights, $245 per night for 7 or more nights
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.