Effie Cottage – For Sale in Windwardside – Albert & Michael *Exclusive Agents *
~ A Special Windwardside Home ~
Maybe you’ve been thinking about making a change. Longing to live in a new way. What if this is your moment. The affordable and perfect opportunity you’ve been imagining — to experience a new place and lifestyle on a Caribbean island.
Effie Cottage – Here’s your chance to own a genuine Saba Cottage and… in Windwardside.
Effie Cottage – An historical, architectural wonder of a structure that has survived many a tropical storm, built for practicality with simplicity, elegance, comfort and a double dose of charm.
Effie Cottage – What so many people ask us for – the convenience and prominence of living in Windwardside Village and… with views
Stories of these first Saban homes are fascinating.
Here’s what the owners of Effie’s told us when they asked us to take over the sale of their property:
“On our second trip to Saba we found Effie the day we were leaving. Walked up from church and saw the outside. We purchased her in 1989 having never seen the inside! Long before Iphones and the internet, we negotiated over a 2-way with the owner who captained a charter boat in the BVI.
We were told Effie Cottage was then about 110 years old.
The story goes like this — Effie and another cottage were built by 2 brothers for 2 sisters. One out of wood and Effie out of pitch pine.
Effie is still standing. The other is long gone. During the time she was built all goods came by boat and up the “Ladder” from the bay. The wood for many of the antique homes was tied together and ‘floated’ around by boat from the bay. The sea water helped preserve the wood.
We don’t know much about ‘Miss Effie’ except that she lived there many years and the cottage still bears her name.
We liked Effie because of her location – all the shops, eateries, markets of Windwardside were just a walk down the hill. We didn’t need a car!
From the front deck we would sit with our morning coffee and watch the world on Saba go by. It was also perfect for a glass of wine before dinner and we spent SO many nights stargazing; picking out the constellations and major stars.
The ‘Secret Garden’ in the back is a real hidden treasure. A perfect venue for a quiet, romantic dinner or a place away from the sun to curl up with a book and the mini banana ‘Plantation’ in the corner, obliged us every year with the BEST we’ve ever tasted.
We always remember the warmth and welcome with which the Sabans greeted us. What a wonderful place for our first Island Home!”
~ Effie Cottage –
$285,000 USD to –> $249,000 USD
- One (1) bedroom
- One (1) bath
- Ample combination living room / dining space
- Separate kitchen
- Open front porch
- Off street parking space
- 10,000 gallon fresh water cistern
- Private back garden
- 217 square meters of land (2,336 square feet)
- Ceiling fans in living room + bedroom (no air conditioning)
- Sold fully furnished with turn key easeability
- Solid long term rental history (Why not invest now and add to your income until you’re ready to move?)
Give us a call – Albert & Michael – Saba Island Properties
(Thank you Kai Wulf and Greg Marquise for your excellent photos)