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About this listing

This cottage is 160 years old, in Windwardside, with views of the ocean, the top of stunning Mt. Scenery and the village. We renovated the house and created gardens that now offer comfortable ecclectic furnishing and amenties for a heavenly time .

The space

The cottage is rented as a two bedroom space that sleeps four. Each bedroom has a Queen bed and ensuite. There is nowhere like Saba. Getting there is a unique and exilerating experience if you arrive by plane. Being there is like remembering life before the 21st century. Life is simple, super clean, fun and very friendly. Currency is USD and although the official language has reverted to Dutch, the Saban version of English is spoken.

Guest access

Guests will have access to a fully equipped kitchen, indoor and outdoor seating and dining options, stunning island views, easy access to local restuarants, shops etc. There are excellent diving opportiunties from taking lessons to highly advanced dives.

Interaction with guests

All correspondance and helpful advice about booking the house and getting to Saba will be handled by us, the owners. Our manager on island will greet you and help with any questions while you are on the island.

Other things to note

There is a fantastic program Sea&Learn that is full of great opportuities to become informed on many aspects of the natural world that runs, for free, throughout the month of October every year. (URL HIDDEN)

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 32
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Absolutely NO smoking on the property. Water must be used with forethought on the island so it is consumed as a luxury rather than a right. This can be sobering for those of us in the west where it is in constant supply. NO PETS -sorry.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

2 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Bobby User Profile
June 2017
Althea Cottage is so comfortable and is literally central to beautiful scenery, restaurants, shops, and awesome hiking trails. We love adventure and this was more than expected. We couldn't have asked for a greater stay and wished our trip was longer.
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Response from Janly And Beth:
Bobby and Katie, We are so pleased that you loved Saba and Althea as much as we do. You obviously had a really good time on the island and hopefully you'll go back for another visit. best wishes, janly and beth
June 2017

Dick User Profile
May 2017
Lathes cottage is a very nice place to stay and start your trail of the day. The views over Windwardside are beautiful. We loved to have our breakfast on the veranda with the village and nature waking up
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Response from Janly And Beth:
Dick, We are so pleased to hear that you loved the cottage and Saba of course. Its such a special place. We are so sorry to hear about hot water lacking in the kitchen!! We had no idea but will look into getting that taken care of tomorrow. As for the dishwasher - well as you know water is such a precious commodity on the island we have learned to enjoy the novelty of washing dishes and then watering the plants outside with the water after we finish. best wishes, Janly
May 2017

Miguel User Profile
May 2017
Unbelievable, hands down one of my favorite vacations, small island peace and quiet did I mention the view wow wow wow the cottage is Beautiful with old school charm.
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Response from Janly And Beth:
Miguel, We are so happy that our cottage and the island brought you such joy to be there. That is the reason we so love Saba and our piece of it. We hope you can return to Althea Cottage again. Best wishes, Janly and Beth
May 2017

Selma User Profile
March 2017
Serene and comfortable authentic Saban cottage. Lovingly restored and cared for. This is where to stay if you want to experience true Saba. The deck and views are wonderful... the ocean view during the day and the lights of Windwardside at night. Serenity is here just for the asking!

Peter User Profile
November 2016
Very nice experience for my first airbnb trip. I have tried several times to book holiday rentals on Airbnb but never got responses from hosts. This was totally different (and a convincing experience). Beth and Janly responded to our booking within about 20 or 30 minutes, helped sort out the taxi from the port (the taxi was full so Cheri, the very helpful property manager gave us a ride at no charge). They let us check in early and check out late, which was awesone (we have a 1 yr old baby, so nap times are important). The cottage was very well kept, immaculate, cute, and charming. We all had a great weekend and will be back. Highly recommended.

Derrick User Profile
October 2016
Hard work, attention to detail and lots of love drip from very corner of this homely retreat. Combined with a warm welcome and a fantastic location this cottage is a dream start for every stay on this beautiful island.

Kathy User Profile
January 2016
We loved our stay at Althea Cottage!! Althea Cottage is a wonderfull cottage at a great location on Saba. We stayed at the cottage with 6 adults and 2 small children. A babycrib was available and we used the sofabed in the livingroom. The cottage is more spacious then on the pictures and has a great outside space (garden, backyard and dock). Beth and Janly arranged a taxi and Cherri (the manager) met us at the cottage. Cherri was very kind and available if needed. She arranged a taxi on the day we left Saba. Thanks, Beth and Janly :) We really enjoyed our stay!! I would definitely recommend staying at Athea Cottage!

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Staunton, Virginia, United StatesJoined in February 2014
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