Incredible cottage to rent in Windwardside. Gorgeous grounds, complete privacy. Two bedrooms, kitchen, living and dining areas. Giant veranda for watching sunsets. Landscape and ocean view. Indescribable.
Consisting of six small wooden cottages nestled into a lush hillside full of tropical plants, El Momo is a peaceful place on a peaceful island.
El Momo produces its own banana marmelade and banana and vanilla rum. Breakfast, which includes coffee or tea, juice, fresh fruit, homemade bread, and eggs, yogurt, and/or cheese,is available daily for $7.50.
El Momo is exactly as advertised....a small group of cottages of slightly varying degrees of comfort (i.e. small kitchen or private toilet) set in a beautiful garden setting with spectacular views of the Carribean. The owners, Oliver and Angelica, spare no effort to make your stay more like being guests in their home than paying clients. The cottages are simple, but comfortable, the gardens and pool lovely, and the communal dining/lounging area with self-serve snacks/beverages a nice touch.
El Momo sits on Booby Hill, a short, but very steep, hike from the charming village of Windwardside. The stairs up to the cottages are also steep, so if you aren't a person who enjoys aerobic walking you might not want to stay here. If you take your time, enjoy the view of the ocean by day, and the stars at night, your effort is well worth it.
Ever dream of walking in a storybook village on a lane that leads to an enchanted love nest? Follow these instructions: Turn left from "Main Street" Windwardside following the road to the Post Office. Another 200 steps down the hill you'll notice a Balinese-style garden. Stop. Look around. The lily pond is framed by a gazebo. The stone walkway has been embossed with palm fronds on one side, your private herb garden on the other with bamboo and a koi pond just beyond. Take a few more steps...a bougainvillea enshrouded trellis beckons you to Lilly Pond Cottage...
Pass through the door and enter another world...this is no ordinary cottage. Artist Robbie Lynn has completely transformed the interior. Formerly known as "Weaver's Cottage", this Circa 1848 abode unites Saba tradition with a modern artist's fantasy. Robbie just couldn't help himself. The son of renowned artists Martin (sculptor) and Gloria (painter) Lynn, Robbie grew up on the beaches of Grande Case in French Saint Martin. It never dawned on him that a home could be anything other than a work of art!
The ultimate country kitchen is complete with the original hearth. Drawer and cabinet pulls were forged to match; an old-fashioned hand pump faucet provides a stunning visual--but not to worry, water flows from modern plumbing. All amenities are modern and fully functional. The great room is spacious. A comfortable sitting area is cozy for two but roomy enough to invite fellow divers over to share the awe of this place. A full stereo system is available with quad speakers perched on custom designed "leaves" in the ceiling corners. The magnificent 4-poster banana tree bed, complete with staged butterflies, dominates the back half of the room. Sound like too much? The bed is perched over an indoor pond (yes, hand cast, sculpted stones) that mirrors the outdoor oasis. The private outdoor bathroom is also crafted from local stones--your ceiling a trellis with wandering grape vines. A walk-in closet features a trompe l'oril floor! Neither a nook nor cranny has been neglected--each little corner has been treated as an opportunity to elicit a smile.
Tempted to stay somewhere you'll never forget?
This lovely hotel is unique, luxurious and comfortable.
Willard's offers spectacular views of the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean and five neighboring islands from a dramatic cliffside location 2,000 feet above sea level.
Designed, constructed and owned by retired Lt. Col. W.B. Willard Jr., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Willard's of Saba is rleated to the famous Willard Hotel of Washington, D.C.
The Ecolodge is a collection of small cottages using solar energy. While the cottages are cozy they are ingeniously constructed so as to maximize their floorspace and are not uncomfortable for a family or group of 4. The kitchenettes are simple with a gas twin burner hotplate & a camp cooler. Dishers, cutlery & cooking pots are provided. The only suggestion I would make is to buy cubed ice from Scout's Place in Windwardside if you're planning on keeping food or beverages in your cooler.
The cottages are nestled in a rainforest & are not clustered together so you have lots of privacy. There are no tv's or internet connections in the cabins, in fact there are no electrical outlets. Showering is via solar showers' we cheated and added hot water to our shower bags. Tree frogs & anoli lizards abound. Both are harmless & won't interfere with people. The people who run the Ecolodge, Tom & Heleen are wonderful hosts. Highly recommended.
Peaceful & quiet. Relaxing. The cottages are scrupulously clean. Very reasonable rates.
El Momo is a great place to stay. The cottages are built of wood and have louvred windows to allow the breezes to cool the cottage. The cottages are 1500 feet above sea level and so air conditioning is not needed. Some of the cottages have their own bathrooms and others have a shared bathroom. The cottages are set on a hill side and are surronded by trees in which tree frogs lizards and iguannas live. The views from the cottages and the cafe are amazing looking out over the ocean. There is a small pool and breakfast is available on site. The owners are very friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make your holiday an unforgetable experiance. The only down side is that to get to the cottages from the road there is s large flight of steps.
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