Imagine waking up in the morning to a wonderfully secluded tropical paradise, then relaxing on the verandah of your very own traditional Saban cottage overlooking the Caribbean.
Gentle hillsides frame the expansive view creating a feng shui frame that perfectly captures the endless sapphire blue sea, gentle cloud filled sky and peaceful boats that pass by. Diamond Rock rises into the westward skyline. Sunsets are colorful paintings that end a perfect day. It is a slice of pure heaven. And while the mood is quite remote, you are just a short drive into the civilized little town, The Bottom, and the harbor.
To reach Ke Ambiente, you follow the road leading from the Bottom heading to Ladder Bay. Beautiful native stone walls line one side of the road creating an old world European attitude to the drive. A few homes are scattered on the other side, situated on a gentle slope setting. The mood is tranquil and serene. It is always very peaceful on this side of the island. Venturing further down the road, you reach Wells Bay Disappearing Beach, a unique phenomenon on Saba. Plus you are minutes away from the historic Ladder Trail, one of the island’s original footpaths, perfect for morning hikes.
The cottage is nestled next to a hillside and surrounded by lush native tropical foliage and flowers. The setting is perfect for creating a more formal garden and patios for entertaining and relaxing. The dwelling is pure Saban vernacular, the island unique architectural standard. Solid white cement block walls are topped with a traditional red gable roof and inset with Colonial style single hung windows with Caribbean style hurricane shutters. The cottage is well maintained and very solid.
The interior, with high open ceilings, contains a living room, dining room and kitchen. A spacious deck faces the ocean view. Five bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, currently function as individual studio apartments used as rental income, can easily be reconfigured as a single family home with five bedrooms with en suites. It is a unique opportunity to apply your own special touches.
Although remote in attitude, the location is quite connected to outside civilization via telephone, cable TV, internet and electricity. Two very large underground cisterns provide 18500 gallons of water. The cottage is situated on approximately 1⁄2 acre and is priced at $620,000.