Saba is a unique spot on the world map. In fact, there is no other island like it. When it became apparent to me that this was _my_ island, where I’d settle into a new home with my husband, I was so very blessed to have already discovered Mark Johnson and Saba Island Premier Properties.
A true gentlman, Mark is a Saba native, grew up on the island and has family dating back... well, forever! His uncanny ability to read my needs for a property while allowing me to explore different homes myself, with no pressure, was a blessing. Mark planned my stay on the island and made the trip wonderfully easy. Looking at properties can be fun, as well as stressful, but with Mark it was all about enjoying the process. Stress free.
I’m excited to say my husband and I settled on a sweet fixer-upper with an incredible view. This would not have been so easy had it not been for Mark Johnson’s attention to detail, calm handling and availability to answer questions as they came. Mark’s professionalism and patience was present when we viewed $750,000 and $220,000 Properties. The price tag didn’t matter to him, we did.
Come visit Saba and Mark Johnson; I highly recommend him and his agency, Saba Island Premier Properties.
You might end up like me... never wanting to leave!
Working with Mark has consistently been a pleasure. He is a real Renaissance man – skilled in many arenas, aesthetically talented, and at the same time a reailst who knows how to get the job done. I cannot imagine navigating the seas of purchasing a Caribbean property without his assistance. He organized our wedding on Saba – no small feat given our many detailed requests – and created a wonderful event with rave reviews from all of our guests. If you are considering a wedding, or a home or investment property on Saba, you simply must entrust Mark to your planning. Likewise, if you desire classicly-inspired yet innovative, high-end jewelry with a tropical flare, Mark will design and create beautiful pieces that will delight as long as you own them. A trip to visit Mark at the Jewel Cottage, therefore, is absolutely a must for anyone who visits Saba. Mark represents Saba – and the entire Caribben – at its finest.
For several year now, I have worked with Mark Johnson and Saba Island Premier Properties. Mark has been a fabulous resource and asset for all my Saba needs. As a realtor, Mark is very knowledgeable and effective in getting the deal negotiated and closed. He worked tirelessly to make sure that all aspects of the sale were quickly addressed and resolved. I expected buying properties on Saba to be complicated and drawn-out, but Mark was able to make every step simple and understandable. Overall, our real estate purchases have proceeded without a hitch.
One of the properties I purchased is being used as a vacation rental. Again, Mark has made that dream a simple reality. His grasp of the local quirks and ways is priceless. Our guests have been very pleased with his full-service concierge skills. As owners, he has communicated any issues that require our attention, while handling all the normal needs of guests and our property very smoothly for us.
I have also enjoyed being a customer of Mark’s fabulous jewelry line that he designs and sells at Jewel Cottage. Mark’s design’s span from gloriously edgy and fashion-forward all the way to breath-taking classic pieces. Each piece is unique and remarkable, with many unusual stones and settings. My jewelry from Mark’s Jewel Cottage always gets raves and compliments, from friends and strangers alike.
Mark is also the consummate host with an eye toward grand hospitality. His cottage hotel, Cottage Club, is a wonderful resource for times when we have more family and friends on the island than we can put in our homes. Cottage Club offers the amenities of a resort mixed with the gracious hospitality and caring of years gone by. At Cottage Club, our friends and family have experienced the traditional cottages of Saba with unparalleled service, majestic views of the Caribbean and a warm family atmosphere.
As a host, Mark’s experience and training in the culinary arts is well known on the island. If you are very lucky, you might get to sample one of his impeccably served, gourmet dinners served in a very traditional Saban atmosphere. I can honestly say that having Mark Johnson as my “Go To Guy” on Saba has made my life on the mainland much easier, and my life on the island a time for enjoyment and relaxation.
We had an excellent experience working with Mark Johnson at Saba Island Premier Properties. When we were trying to sell our land on Saba that was owned by my grandparents, we encountered all kinds of obstacles: heirs living in different countries, some were already deceased and did not leave a Last Will and Testament, and many other situations that involved lots of paperwork. Mark was there for us every step of the way to help us find a solution and to give us all the support needed. He is very professional and the fact that he is a Saba native makes him more valuable because of his knowledge on how things work on the island but also his understanding on how things can be different abroad. We could have never done it without his help!
Our family moved to the beautiful island of Saba in July of 2015 after purchasing an established Air Co. business from a local family. We rented for a while, but knew buying on Saba would be a smart investment, but more importantly, we wanted our daughter to know her house was truly her home in every sense of the word.
Mark came highly recommended and the fact he is Saban was extremely important to us. Mark knows his island and the housing market. Mark not only showed us properties, he shared stories of the history of the island, her homes and the families that lived in them, sometimes for many generations. From day one Mark did not waiver from our vision; only showing us properties that fit our criteria, never losing sight of our budget and what was important to our family. The moment we saw lovely Violet’s Cottage we knew this was the house for our family. Mark worked with us every step of the way, not once did we feel overwhelmed or confused by the process, which is no easy feat in another country, not to mention on a small Caribbean island. We will forever be grateful to Mark for his professionalism, kindness and patience with our family over the past year. Mark makes dreams a reality; we still can’t believe we own a house in paradise!! Thank you Saba Island Premier Properties for your dedication to our family, we will always hold you in our hearts!
Saba Island Premier Properties made our Caribbean dream come true! With the generosity and experienced help from Mark Johnson, we were able to find and buy our own Saban cottage. He made us feel at home, relaxed and very thorough in our decision making. Mark, being a true Saban, after finding out what we were after, managed to find the best fit property for us location-, price- and standard-wise.
Mark Johnson is a long time friend of a mutual friend who referred him to us and urged us to visit Saba. Upon arriving on Saba, Mark took us along and introduced us to all the essential aspects of the island. His knowledge of the island is unique and unsurpassed - he knows everyone there is to know and was friendly, helpful and a great host - he is the quintessential Saban.
As manager of the cottage we rented, he made sure we had everything we needed. In presenting us with a piece of real estate he provided us with all the resources and information we needed to make a decision to buy and he took care of all the details making for a tension-free, smooth and timely closing. As a real estate agent in The Hamptons, New York, I will try to emulate his attention to detail and his friendly manner.
We are very excited about living on the island and Mark has been a great part of making us feel welcome.
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Mark Johnson is simply incredible. He is my “go to” person for information and updates on travel and real estate trends on Saba. Not only is he a native Saban, he is a global traveler who completely understands my desire to blend the peace and gentility of island life with a sophisticated perspective. I am a travel writer who lives in the French Lowlands of St Martin and often write about Saba. This lyrical island is my favorite “getaway” for a respite. Mark is an incredible source of information for me both professionally and personally; he knows what is new and beautiful on Saba. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone who is interested in the island. He is an authentic and invaluable resource for individuals who wish to visit or live on Saba.
My fiancé and I decided to buy a home on the most beautiful and unspoiled island in the world, hence the reason we chose Saba. We picked a realtor, Mark, and thankfully we did. He was not only professional, innovative, and considerate during the negotiating/buying process. He listened to us carefully and understood what we needed and expected out of our home purchase. He was always available, regardless of the hour and went above and beyond the typical realtor. The closing date was not the last of Mark's help either. Since we moved here Mark has been very thoughtful and considerte in making sure we have what we need. I would recommend Mark to anyone. I now am so happy to call this amazing gentleman a friend.