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We Had Our First Bidding War on Saba – Albert & Michael – Saba Island Properties

We Had Our First Bidding War - Albert & Michael - Saba Island Properties
It’s good news to have people competing to own property here because it tells you — Saba is in Demand

‘Bidding War’ is not our favorite term. Sounds too aggressive, negative and can get way out of hand. Perhaps ‘Bidding Wish’ is wiser and kinder and more powerful. (Like the picture above. See what we mean?)

‘Bidding Wish’ is a situation where two or more buyers are so interested in an item,
(have their hearts set on land or a house, a business, art, jewelry, antiques)
that they make increasingly higher offers of the price they are willing to pay to become the owner.

Change is happening on Saba

Why did two people put in bids for the same property on a small Caribbean island? 

What for?

Because they want to be happy and to live life in a particular way and Saba has what they want. They want a home in a specific location, neighborhood, setting to achieve their happiness. That’s what the ‘Bidding Wish’ shows — how much people desire Saba and what it offers — actively investing in a home and, a lifestyle for their future. 

We see it in rentals too. People willing to pay higher prices to live a certain way for themselves and their family. It’s another new change we see in real estate.

  • Buying isn’t always about getting a bargain but rather paying for what you want, even on a budget
  • Doing what will make you happy
  • Setting an intention and taking action to actually make your dreams real


We did just that 6 years ago when we bought property and moved to Saba because we saw the many opportunities Saba has to offer —
the sheer beauty and quality of life – comfort – climate – friendly – affordable. We invested fast.

Saba is not generic

It’s a very particular market for vacationers, contract workers and investors and we have the experience to attract the people who want Saba.


These tribes are highly selective about what they want and expect and when we link up with them they become our core people who happily spread the word about Saba. Sharing what they like and value. Saba is not general or common. It’s high on the list of – You’ve got to go to Saba!

Yes! or… sorry not for me

Saba’s magnificent. Remarkable. Really appealing, especially when you tell people – “I live on a Caribbean island with world class diving and hiking, stunning scenery, gorgeous climate, easy location to get to, private and safe.” Sounds pretty wonderful and enticing and elite right? It is!
And… it’s all true!

The flip side is also true — Saba is not for everyone. It can’t be. Some people want more anonymity, need more to do, have to have more beaches than the one we have at Wells Bay which arrives when it wants to and then vanishes at certain times of the year. Recently we were asked,
“Is the beach in?”

Because we’re expats

People trust our experience to answer their questions since we moved here from New York City and run a real estate company. We built our company on an unmet need to listen to what people truly want from Saba… be it for a week or a lifetime. We’re looking to make a difference.

We’re grateful to be part of the change that’s happening. We’re happy the seller got the sale price they wanted and delighted to help a new owner step right into their dreams of a new home and new life on Saba.

This ‘Bidding Wish’ shows that Saba is worth it — popular — talked about — studied — looked at seriously and in demand. 

We’re all thinking about the future and looking for a safe place to be, to work, to live with our families and perhaps retire; a refuge from a world that can be confusing and even frightening and Saba comes up more and more in peoples minds and hearts. Saba calms your fears and meets your expectations.

Peace – Beauty – Practicality – Simplicity and Status – Elegance and Everydayness of red roofs, green shutters and history filled with lingering, invigorating charm and well being. Come take a look for yourself. Saba could be the course of your life.

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Albert & Michael Saba Island Properties
Expats Living the Dream
Saba (+599) 416 . 2777 / USA +1 . 631 . 604 . 4435 / Skype:
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See why people thank us

Albert Pensis

Connecting with the right person is crucial when looking to buy, sell or renovate a property because… this is your home.

Finding the perfect location, where you’ll be totally comfortable, is my ultimate goal for you.

My years of experience with Real Estate and Interior Design, will help guide you toward that positive result - be it a traditional Saban cottage - an impressive estate - a gorgeous piece of land or... investing in a business here on Saba.

We’ll find exactly what works for you; examine all the parameters of your future home, and I’ll do my utmost to put the pieces of the puzzle together for you.

Discovering the island of Saba was the change I was searching for. A change of lifestyle. Leaving the ridiculous, debilitating fast pace of New York City and financial stress behind.

I came to Saba to retire but soon learned that I was too active to sit around and had too much life knowledge and experience not to give back to other people. My work in real estate enables me to do that and much more - helping people live well, here on Saba.

My specialties are residential work - interior planning – contracting - purchasing furnishings, materials and all other resources - adept at space planning - keen ability with color selection - highly capable of working with every media and in a variety of styles.

Creativity and staying on budget are real priorities for me. Pulling it all together and making it easy for you, is what I do best. From Bermuda to France, throughout the United States; working with CEOs' of top global businesses, recent college grads, newlyweds. I’m here to make you feel completely at home.

Come to Saba. We’ll have fun making your wishes and plans a reality!

*I'm a graduate of Parsons School of Design and I was - Corporate Senior Vice President of Interior Design for W & J Sloane and - Corporate Design Director for the Bloomindale's stores. Then I opened my own company -- Pensis - Stolz Inc. / KPS - at The Design Center in New York City for over 35 years. What stories I have for you!

I worked with Givenchy - Leona Helmsley - the Chairman of Sony and The Museum Tower Apartment - The Four Seasons Hotels - Johnson & Johnson - Gloria Vanderbilt and more.

I was fortunate to have designed for the Vanderbilt show houses - Kips Bay - The Woolworth Estate - The Gould Mansion - The Gimble Estate -The Gold Coast of Long Island - the Scarsdale Country Club - The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University - the King of Saudi Arabia - Mrs. Nat King Cole.

Everything from private train cars - planes - yachts - lobbies - and the joining together, designing and completely redecorating (from top to bottom) a double, four story townhouse in NYC. Wild and wonderful projects! I'm also proud to say I was a weekly contributor to the New York Times for many years.

I'm still working with private clients throughout the world and I absolutely love my work in real estate. I had no idea the people we would meet when we opened Saba Island Properties or the friendships we have made. We're connected all around the world. That's exciting, amazing and profoundly gratifying to me.

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Thanks - Albert