1. Residences for sale at Ian Fleming's Goldeneye estate

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-07-21

    18 residences for sale at legendary Goldeneye, Ian Fleming’s estate in Jamaica

    The late Ian Fleming’s former home has been lovingly developed into a private retreat, which blends effortlessly with the tropical environment. Set between coral reefs and tropical forests, just 18 beach cottages are now being offered for sale.

    Ian Fleming

    Ian Fleming

    Signature Residences Worldwide has added Goldeneye in the Jamaica to its select list of luxury real estate for sale.

    The18 cottages represent a unique opportunity to own a small part of the tropical paradise that inspired Fleming to write his famous James Bond novels. Fleming’s fascination and passion for Jamaica was well represented in his novels, and he often stated that without Goldeneye, James Bond would have never existed.

    The Goldeneye estate was acquired in 1977 by Island Records’ founder and music mogul Chris Blackwell and has since then been turned into a the leading celebrity boutique hotel in the Caribbean.

    Just 18 stunning, private oceanfront cottages

    Goldeneye Jamaica has been a celebrity magnet for many years, even before the hotel was created. Fleming entertained here regularly and his guests included Michael Caine, Katherine Hepburn, Errol Flynn, Elizabeth Taylor to mention just a few. The hotel has continued attracting names such as supermodel Naomi Campbell, Johnny Depp, Sting, Bono. In fact, Sting wrote the hit song, “Every breath you take,” here – testament to the muse-like powers of the property. But this is the first and very limited opportunity for private ownership.

    The residential development will extend over 52 acres of unspoiled, coastal land and be developed with minimal impact – only one residence per acre will be permitted, in keeping with Fleming’s preference for privacy. Phase 1 will offer just 18 stunning, fully furnished cottages, representing the ultimate in Jamaica luxury real estate.

    Eleven beach cottages will be built on a 500 ft sandy crescent that is sheltered by a coral reef. Classic Caribbean designs combine with contemporary comforts to create the perfect island getaway, with external showers and jalousie shutters complementing the minimal impact approach.

    Seven oceanfront Spa cottages will overlook the beautiful coral reef from a breathtaking cliff-side elevation. Located on the bluff between the Ian Fleming Villa and the new Spa, the cottages will be the centre of the Spa village, a serene enclave for those seeking the simplicity of nature and endless views.

    Plots are on average 2,900-3,700 sq. ft. All cottages are available freehold with an optional rental programme with no limitations on owner occupation.

    The Island and luxury real estate market

    The Jamaica luxury real estate market has traditionally been a less active market than other Caribbean islands, meaning considerable cost savings. Comparable real estate on Barbados and the Bahamas tends to be more than twice as expensive.

    The Island is still relatively un-developed with stunning natural beauty, including lush tropical vegetation, waterfalls and unspoilt, golden sandy beaches.

    The Goldeneye Jamaica is situated on the North shore, two hours from Montego Bay airport and 2 1/2 hours from Kingston airport by car. Private aircraft and helicopters may land at Boscobel Aerodrome – just 10 minutes away.

    Enjoy a wide range of exclusive and luxurious amenities

    As an owner of a residence at Goldeneye, you will have access to a wide range of exclusive, luxurious services including a Spa which includes 5 oceanfront treatment rooms, Hamman, sauna, and yoga deck; 2 restaurants; a delicatessen, flood-lit tennis courts, secluded private beaches and a water sports centre. Jamaica offers some of the finest snorkeling in the world.

    1-bedroom cottages range from US$750,000.

    For more information about Goldeneye, contact Signature Residences Worldwide on +44 20 70958701 or visit

    About Signature Residences Worldwide

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