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Spyglass is a Private Villa With 360 View Near Windwardside.

Bedrooms 3
Space 139 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

Property Manager
Barney Gibbs
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

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 Windward Side

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.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Windward Side

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 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 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 (Bunkroom) - 1 twin/ single , 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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 center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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Spyglass is a Private Villa With 360 View Near Windwardside.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Perfect Relaxing Private and Peaceful..

  • 5 of 5

Everything I expected and more....Saba is special and Spyglass enhances the overall experience to visit such a wonderful island. I will be back soon!

  • Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The villa and the island of Saba are beautiful and the scenery and views are breathtaking. Very private location but not far from town. Hate to gush how wonderful this place is for fear we will be shut out on making another reservation! We had high expectations and our expectations were not only met, they exceeded. Mark Johnson, the property manager, was wonderful and took care of all our needs. You can't go wrong with Spyglass but please don't tell anyone else!!!

  • Submitted: 9-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

The view is awesome. The villa was very comfortable for our group of 5. It was clean, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: 9-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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....

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dublin, Ohio

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.

  • Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bristol, Rhode Island

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!

  • Submitted: 5-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 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...


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Windward Side

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$65 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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