About a year ago I came Saba when reading a book about Alexander Hamilton. This was an island I had not heard about and I had to find out more so I did an online search to find out about Saba. I immediately fell in love with the photos and stories about the hidden gem that is Saba and decided to book a vacation there. I found Villa Fairview on the Saba Tourism website and emailed Hans, the owner, to inquire about availability. From the moment of my first email with Hans I felt like I had a new friend. He was on a family holiday in Italy and still took the time to answer all my inquiries. Even with a mix-up with transfer of funds internationally, which turned out to be mistake, he could not have been more easygoing and pleasant.
Now about Villa Fairview. What can I say? It is a magical place in a magical location. The view from the Villa is fantastic overlooking part of the island and the sea beyond. Relaxing is what this place is all about. Coffee in the morning by the pool or cocktails and dinner on the deck overlooking Windwardside and Mt. Scenery – the beauty is breathtaking.
The Villa is conveniently located overlooking the village of Windwardside, an easy walk down the hill to shops and restaurants. The walk back up the hill had me a little out of breath, but if that is the case for you, there are easily available taxis to ride back up the hill. A great service we found out about is that if you spend $60 or more at the market they will deliver the groceries (and you) back to the Villa…a real convenience.
If you are looking to hike, dive or merely relax, Villa Fairview is the place. I hope to return to Saba soon. If you are a person who wants to go, go, go all the time, this is not the place for you, but if you like to take your time, slow the pace of your life and just enjoy the beauty and scenery, then this Caribbean island of Saba and Villa Fairview is the place for you. !
Allan B. - USA
I've been staying at this amazing place for one week, and I had an amazing time. The villa is gorgeous, it has everything, a hot tub, a swimming pool, amazing views, a full equipped kitchen, a spacious bathroom, and huge bedrooms. It can easily accomodate large families or groups of friends, trust me, you're gonna have so much fun!!! Hans the owner introduced me to Bettina, a wonderful and helpful person who bought us groceries, so when we arrived we already had some food available. But she did more, once we arrived to Saba, we found a taxi waiting for us at the airport, Donna the cab driver, a local woman so friendly that we'll remember her for a long time. She helped us giving us some tips where to go and what to do. But trust me, even if you-re staying in the villa, you'll enjoy amazing views, both the swimming pool and the hot tube overlook the ocean, and you're gonna feel like you're the last man on this planet. Sometimes, we hardly wanted to leave the villa. The patio and the garden are amazing too. You can have breakfast or dinner enjoying the rainforest's landscape with a pleasant breeze. The island itself and its people are amazing too. I never found helpful and friendly people like the locals of Saba before. About the island. There-s a lot to do, from climbing the volcano, mount scenery, to the ladder, and the tide pools, an amazing Saba beach with no people at all. I highly recommend this villa and this island to everyone. THANKS for everything!!
Alex - Germany
The Villa Fairview is a charming Villa with a breathtaking ocean view!!! I rented the Villa Fairview for my birthday and to Scuba dive Saba. The location is perfect! Just far enough out of town. The villa is clean and well layed out with a large wrap around porch for shade seekers and a large pool deck with jacuzzi for sun seekers. The view form this villa is awesome!! The Villa is well managed and well maintained. I will only stay here when I go back to Saba. I would like to recommend the Villa Fairview to anyone interested in Villa that the owner has the pride of ownership to share a unique and unforgettable place to stay and enjoy all the Island of Saba has to offer. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. Thank you!
T.F. - San Clemente
It was just what we need; rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. It is a beautiful island and you have a spectacular Villa!! We enjoyed so many hours just sitting out by the pool enjoying the view, sipping wine & our favorite Caribbean beer. I wouldn't chance anything on the house, it is absolutely perfect. The only real time we spent in the house was to sleep, the rest of the time we were outside. We loved the back porch area also - our late afternoon spot after a day by the pool and before heading down the hill for dinner. We eat at most of the places in Windward and just loved Swing Door. They had great steak & ribs. Thank you for the recommendation; Brigadoon was fabulous also.
Thank you for sharing your Villa Fairview with us. Should we ever head back to Saba, we certainly know where we would like to stay.
Warm Regards, Michelle
It has been less than one week since we left Saba and your beautiful home. Words can’t describe what a wonderful and relaxing time we had.
Cedric and Luz were wonderful and very accommodating. We enjoyed a relaxing and very private time. Villa Fairview exceeded our expectations tremendously, a true place of solitude and beauty. The views from the pool and balcony areas were stunning. The house was immaculately clean and the bed very comfortable. (Believe me we have been in some uncomfortable beds in great locations!). Per your advice, we managed the Mt. Scenery and Sandy Cruz trails and really enjoyed them, especially the Sandy Cruz and dining at Queens Garden afterwards.
Perhaps the best thing about our trip to Saba was the people we met and befriended! We truly made some new friends and continue to maintain contact.
We will leave a very positive Trip Advisor report, along with several Restaurant reviews also.
Anthony and Karen
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful Villa Fairview. The house was immaculate, the views stunning, and the appointments first class.
We have been to several islands in the Caribbean but none to compare to Saba. We had one of the very most enjoyable vacations of all time. The centerpiece of our enjoyment was Villa Fairview. Cedric was extremely accommodating and does an outstanding job for you. Everything was just perfect! I don’t think we missed many of the fine dining establishments on Saba and enjoyed each one.
My wife is already planning a return trip for next year. We’ll let you know the dates!
Dan and Maggie Lort - Wellesley Island, NY
Where do I even begin? My stay at your house was truly one of the best vacations I have ever had. The house is truly a relaxing place and somewhere I can’t wait to visit again. Having traveled a lot in my life and stayed at so many great places, your house was truly number one! I felt as if I was staying at some remote 5 star resort but yet it was still so close to town. The attention to detail in every aspect of your house is truly amazing. From the great stone work around the pool to the “at home feeling” of the house I was truly blown away. Your website doesn’t even begin to explain how wonderful your house is. I appreciate all your great emails back and forth and answering all my questions.
Cedric and Luz were truly great hosts and even better people. From day one Cedric and Luz were there to answer any questions and made a great vacation just so wonderful. You were so right about Saba and I now understand how you could so easily fall in love with the place. After day two Jen and I were talking about buying property somewhere on the island. Again thank you for your great hospitality and letting us share a piece of your welcoming and loving home. Until Jen and I return again, like the old sailors say, “Fair winds and calm seas”. Thanks again for everything, this was a dream vacation come true. Saba simply ROCKS!
Jen and Chase Salsbury - Medina, Ohio