“We would like to thank you and express our appreciation, Albert & Michael, for the impressive services both of you provided to us via Saba Island Properties in our recent purchase of our property in Upper Hell’s Gate.
Your company’s ability to provide “cradle-to-grave” service from searching, finding, negotiating, buying, and closing on the property made this one of the easiest purchases of the many we have ever made — in locations where other international name-brand real estate companies have failed to meet the high-level threshold of service provided by Saba Island Properties.
Clearly, your small (and relatively new) but effective real estate company is a product of both of you — the two people who have infused their past work experience, work ethic, and enthusiasm into establishing the ethos of this Saba-originated, homegrown service on this small but rich 5-mile square jewel.
We think your former occupations in customer service, home design, furnishings, and your diverse international cultural roots have made you the ideal duo for bridging the aspirations of interested outside investors towards Saba.
You are able to bring the islands “heart” to outsiders and help them appreciate the benefits — outside the actual beauty of the land — which is the kindness, caring, and heart-filled devotion Sabans have for their own and those who become part of their own. It is what makes Saba, Saba… and it is one of the reasons we love it, we are glad we have established roots here, and that you two are the advocates for letting those who care about the things we do know that it exists.”
As medical school professors who had been on Saba for several years, we had fallen in love with the island and wanted to stay. But we never thought we would be able to buy our own home on Saba. Working with Albert & Michael at Saba Island Properties made our home ownership on Saba not just possible, but easy.
Albert & Michael worked closely both with us and with the sellers of Island View Villa to help us put together a sale that was mutually beneficial. Then, they shepherded us through the process of meeting with notaries, getting deed documents drawn up, and all the other legal processes involved in purchasing a house that would otherwise be very daunting for American ex-pats like us. Albert & Michael were unfailingly gracious, generous, and kind in all of the help they gave us. Before we decided on the house we most wanted to buy, they took us to a wide variety of properties, all of which were beautiful. At each place they were happy to answer all our questions. It was always a pleasure to work with them as they provided an exceptional level of service.
Throughout the entire process, it was very clear that Albert & Michael consistently put our interests as home purchasers ahead of their own as realtors. We are not the wealthiest of home-buyers… yet we were treated by both Albert & Michael as if we were major investors. I think this is because Albert & Michael recognize that every home purchase is a major investment for that home buyer.
That empathetic adoption of our perspective is really remarkable.
Saba is an incredibly beautiful island full of friendly people. It is a dream to own a home here. Albert & Michael made that dream possible for us. If you also want to live that dream, and are looking for the most charming and helpful real estate agents on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, you should talk to Albert & Michael.
Dr. Vaughn Huckfeldt & Dr. Rachel Robson – Saba Residents & Home Owners
Our vacation at the Haiku House on Saba was perfect – and our experience began before our plane landed on the island.
Michael and Albert thoughtfully and expertly took care of our pre-vacation requests to ensure — from the moment we arrived — we had everything we needed and even a few things we hadn’t requested: groceries for breakfast, a list of fun restaurants, advice regarding taxi service, tropical flowers in the house, the list goes on and on. Their gracious support continued through our week on the island.
Michael and Albert’s deft touch extended to their management of the spectacular Haiku House. Sitting high above the Caribbean sea and tucked into the rainforest, the beautifully decorated, well-equipped and perfectly maintained Haiku House is stunning in every way. On six of our seven days, we lounged comfortably by the pool and enjoyed “sundowners” on the lower-level deck; we had everything we needed. On the seventh day – glass walls retracted — we relaxed in the large great room and enjoyed watching the clouds and storms spill over the mountains.
During our week at the Haiku House, we toured the island a bit, but why would we leave such a beautiful house? We had a wonderful, relaxing week and are forever in Michael and Albert’s debt for ensuring it was so.
There was no choice in who would help us sell our property… Albert & Michael – Saba Island Properties!
They were knowledgeable in all our many questions, even from afar. The process, albeit a lengthy one, was explained to us every step of the way and they were always in contact with us. We always felt like we were in good hands. We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to buy, sell, or rent. There’s simply no better choice than
Albert & Michael and you’ll gain lifelong friends in the process.
Saba Island Properties was started by Albert & Michael at a time when the potential for Saba to compete in the global real estate market was huge but suitable private property ownership transaction standards were not yet in place.
In a few short years, thanks to their vision, hard work, excellent professional communication and charming ability to make things happen for the best, it is clear we have gotten a real estate market in Saba that can finally flourish.
No island in this region offers what Saba and its community of great individuals does and thanks to Saba Island Properties we can all enjoy straightforward transactions where the value is highest!
Discerning clients who want to experience excellence, who require a unique, natural location where individuality is prized yet feel they should invest in a place where they can have a stake in a genuine and beautiful community must talk to Albert & Michael about doing business on Saba
The reason we personally decided to choose Albert & Michael to sell our home is because of the way their website is set up and information on each property. Each property is unique and Michael & Albert know exactly how to draw you into that uniqueness.
Their services were absolutely wonderful. They’re kindhearted and really take the time to get to know their clients and the property very well without invading any personal space whatsoever. The photos, descriptions and the time they took to ensure the new owners are well aware of the ins and outs of the property, along with its history, are incredible.
We would recommend Albert & Michael to anyone who would like a detailed write up including amazing photos, quick service, and a general happy, lively atmosphere which these wonderful agents have consistently provided.
They respond quickly to questions, they haven’t rushed us into anything (taking photos, responding to e-mails, checking out the property) they simply work with their clients schedule and still produce an excellent service.
We would choose Albert & Michael of SABA Island Properties as the exclusive agents of this property in a heartbeat, and you should too.
I have really enjoyed working with Michael & Albert from SABA Island Properties. They have proven themselves to be thorough, prompt, flexible and responsive, and consistently operate with a high level of professionalism. It has always been my impression that they are more interested in genuinely assisting their clients to achieve their objectives than they are in chasing every last nickel from an opportunity. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate on Saba.
From the moment we started working with Albert and Michael it felt as if we’d made the best choice ever regarding the Troy Hill project. We haven’t been disappointed… The cooperation with those two kind, experienced, inventive and warm persons has given our project the direct boost to what we were looking for. We share the same feeling about the beauty of Saba and how to integrate our project in it. Their natural class and style fits totally in our vision of the Haiku House. The way they receive our tenants, giving service and give the “at home” feeling is comparable with 5-star hotels like Aman or Six Senses Resorts.
We will recommend SABA Island Properties without any hesitation.
Yvonne and I are the owners of Villa Fairview on Saba. We know Michael and Albert for a couple of years as very warm and involved persons. They are extremely accurate and professional in their work.
As a past real estate agent in Amsterdam I know that they are highly reliable and experienced in the real estate business. They know what they are talking about. Unfortunately you can’t say that of a lot of real estate agents in the world.
Albert and Michael of SABA Island Properties are a welcomed improvement for Saba. The Best!
Dad is thrilled with their impeccable service and attention to details. We greatly appreciated their kind and encouraging words while keeping us updated throughout the process. Albert and Michael are trustworthy and incredibly hardworking gentlemen.
Kevin and I had been looking at properties on Saba for five years, the last three of which were spent looking extensively with Michael & Albert from SABA Island Properties.
The difficulty for us, as for many I suppose, is the fact that we only frequent the island 2 or 3 times per year while on vacation. Albert & Michael made themselves available to show us as many properties as we requested every time we visited the island, and scheduled showings around our activity schedule. (Sometimes returning to the same property 2 or 3 times!)
Once we decided on a property to purchase, they were instrumental in managing the closing transaction for us. Purchasing something on Saba is not like a typical Western world real estate transaction, and having Albert & Michael guiding us through the process was invaluable. Their responsiveness to emails, orchestration of all the parties involved, and overall communication throughout the closing process allowed us to feel as if we were there for the transaction.
Above all, the level of trust and integrity that they have earned through their efforts is something that ANY interested buyer should feel comfortable with.
We’ve known Albert & Michael of Saba Island Properties for several years, have a high regard for them and appreciate their professionalism. For anyone considering selling, purchasing property or long term rental on Saba, it’s a very easy decision. Simply have a conversation with Albert & Michael and you’re done, no need to look elsewhere. Both gentlemen know the business and their business very well and will certainly be able to bring the property you are interested in to the table for discussion.
It’s also extremely easy to find Albert & Michael, just go to Tropics Café on any Friday afternoon and
they will be getting hammered on free wine. ;^))
Albert and Michael are the property managers of Haiku House on Saba. Working with them was fantastic.
They far exceeded our expectations.
Albert and Michael made our arrival and stay on Saba easy and flawless. In every moment of our trip they were extremely helpful, full of precious advice, very responsive and proactive. They know Saba inside out. From hooking us up with a local fisherman, to recommending an organic farm where we could pick vegetables and fresh herbs for cooking; it seemed they always had a solution ready for our needs.
My wife and I have rented for our vacation multiple homes all around the world. Albert and Michael
of SABA Island Properties have been among the best managers we ever worked with!
We recently hired SABA Island Properties to list Maggie’s Cottage, formally known as House of Gladys.
We first met Albert when researching renovation options for our rental property. Albert and Michael were recommended highly by other islanders familiar with their high end design experience and reputation for unsurpassed quality.
We were delighted to find them extremely professional, knowledgeable, honest and personable, with a shared interest in the history of Saba and maintaining the integrity of the 100-year-old cottage. They provided detailed quotes for various upgrade scenarios, rental options and a sales option, and were readily available 24 x 7 to answer questions – even while on holiday!
After careful evaluation, we decided it was in our best interest to sell the property – a difficult decision for us. There was no question — Albert and Michael would be our agents. They have been understanding and supportive every step of the way. We are very comfortable with them and have complete faith we are in caring, competent, trustworthy hands.
Buying, selling, renovating or renting, we highly recommend SABA Island Properties without hesitation.