Effie Cottage is pure Saban Old World Caribbean. This rare charmer was built 125+ years ago, is in very good condition and filled with so much history.
As the story goes, two brothers married two sisters; each built a cottage for their brides across the valley from each other. The brothers argued about the materials; one wanting a cheaper pine and the other the expensive pitch pine. The pine cottage crumbled years ago. Effie Cottage still proudly stands as a testament to good building materials and loving craftsmanship.
It is not often that a cottage like this comes onto the market. It has all the Saban “bells and whistles” most of which are original to the structure. The siding is traditional Saban white wooden shingles; the doors and shutters are authentic green and white and the red galvanized roof is brand new, but in the old Saban style. The best sleep in the world is under a galvanized roof when it’s raining. Like a lullaby.
The cottage is located up on the side of a hill overlooking the picturesque village of Windwardside. In addition to unobstructed views of the village, the front and back overlook Saba’s soaring mountains as well. Whether you are sitting on the large front porch or the spacious secluded rear patio, the wide and variegated vistas are breathtaking. Surrounding the cottage is lush tropical landscaping and stonewalls; typical Saban touches. The house can be accessed from three sides; front, back and side. There is space on the property to park one car; a big benefit.
The light and airy interior is an open plan with living, dining and kitchen areas. The kitchen is spacious and features a gas stove, refrigerator and built in Formica cabinets for storage. The cottage’s original stone kitchen fireplace wall has been incorporated into the décor. The ceiling is the original pitch ceiling with exposed wooden beams and ceiling. There is one bedroom and one bathroom. The fully tiled bathroom has been newly remodeled and is en suite. A washer sits on the back patio.
The house comes fully furnished. The living room furniture is Balinese and includes a large sofa with trundle bed, love seat, two side chairs and a coffee table. The dining room has a table with four chairs. The bedroom comes with a queen bed, two night tables and a chair.
The cottage sits on a generous 268 square meters of land.
Features and Details
- Region - Country: Caribbean
- Island: Saba
- Address: Saba, Caribbean Netherlands
- Listing: For Sale
- Location: Overland view
- Property: House-Villa
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Floors: 1
- Furnished: Yes
- Lot Size: 268 m2
- Price: $375,000
- Currency: USD
- Agency Name:: Saba Island Premier Properties
- Agent Name:: Mark Johnson
- Telephone: 599-416-6150
- List Order: 4362