Hidden Garden Cottage is a legendary jewel quietly sitting at the end of a quaint, very private old lane. This beautiful resident commands a special place in Saban legend since 1890 when Captain Thomas Hassell commissioned its construction.
Hidden Garden Cottage is a legendary jewel quietly sitting at the end of a quaint, very private old lane. This beautiful resident commands a special place in Saban legend since 1890 when Captain Thomas Hassell commissioned its construction. Like all Saban sea captains, he demanded of his home what he required of his ship; solid construction, durability and beauty. Hidden Garden Cottage has all these features and more. It is one of the most celebrate vintage homes on Saba having appeared in numerous paintings and photographs documenting the island’s exceptional architecture. These exquisite cottages, in perfect Saban vernacular, are rare and rarer still is the privileged opportunity to reside in one.
Today, you can stay in The Hidden Garden Cottage and live the much sought after Old World Caribbean Dream, even if for a short while. Imagine walking up the original, lichen-covered stone path through stunningly planted tropical gardens surrounded by vibrant ginger hedges and original stonewalls. So much is original, yet seamlessly brought into the modern world. You enter the cottage’s cool interior through an exceptional arched porch detailed with the island’s fancy trim. Beautifully restored antiques elegantly and comfortably appoint the rooms. So many original features remain intact. Each exterior door retains the original stain glass. Richly patinaed vintage floors flow throughout the open, airy rooms each painted in warm white with beautiful soft blue ceilings. The original interior curved doors open into each room. In the up-to-date gourmet kitchen you’ll find the original old stone hearth that adds a level of authenticity to the home. The rooms are unusually large for this period and make for lovely living and entertaining spaces. The spacious and comfortable master bedroom has a modern bathroom that leads to an outdoor shower. A lovely study and TV room offer space to relax or work.
The exterior is as inviting and relaxing as the interior. The porch serves as a relaxing place to sit and reflect on the stunning views overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the historical village of The Windward Side. Pergolas create shaded spaces to sit or dine al fresco. While the cottage offers wonderful privacy, it is a short walk to Windwardside’s charming amenities. The Hidden Garden Cottage is a perfect spot to quietly unwind and enjoy the relaxing pace of life on Saba.
(please add 5% tax and $1/day/person Saba Conservation Foundation fee)