GoldenEye Villas at Ian Fleming’s former estate in Jamaica – Own a property and inherit a legacy, Jamaica

Ref: 6475
Type: Developments, Villas
Plot size: 270-350m²
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For fifty years Goldeneye in Jamaica has been synonymous with glamour, sensuality and artistic endeavour; formally the home of Ian Fleming, where he crafted all the original James Bond novels.

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; loved and frequently visited by Hollywood A-listers, political figures, royalty, models and musicians.

Surrounded by an emerald lagoon with sheltered beaches and secluded coves, Goldeneye is a magical sliver of Jamaica’s north shore, nestled between coral reefs and tropical forests. The site has a lagoon, tree-packed gardens and 1.5 miles of seafront.

A selection of luxurious properties are now available for private ownership and just like the original Goldeneye estate properties, they all effortlessly blend the considerable outside spaces with the light living areas and all feature direct or nearby waterside access.

Covering 52 acres of glorious coastal land, Goldeneye now offers 5 existing villas and 18 new Beach Cottages and Spa cottages, all set around Ian Fleming’s former home.

All the homes will be finished to the highest of standards, blending modern comfort with the traditional local way of life.

This is a once only opportunity to acquire a property at Goldeneye, one of the most sought after retreats in the world.


Jamaica is a place of extraordinary beauty, with waterfalls, golden beaches, the Blue Mountains and dense, lush vegetation. This is the home of reggae and Bob Marley: music is never far away.

Even though Jamaica is the fourth-largest island in the Caribbean (150 miles long by 50 miles wide), the islands property market is less active than some of the neighbouring islands. Just like Barbados and the Bahamas, Jamaica offer the high-life living, but with 40% of the price.

Goldenye is a heavenly spot. The north shore of Jamaica is not the most developed, but it is possibly the loveliest part of the island and it offers some of the best snorkelling in the world.

Located in the quiet village of Oracabessa, Goldeneye is set in rural and dramatically scenic St. Mary parish, a 20 min. drive from the resort town of Ocho Rios. Goldeneye sits on a bluff facing the blue Caribbean Sea, offering a dramatic coastline of secret coves and private beaches for you to explore and enjoy.

The nearest commercial airport is Montego Bay, however Kingston Airport is an equally viable option. Goldeneye is a 2-hour drive from Montego Bay and 2½ hours from Kingston Airport.

Boscobel Aerodrome, which is serviced by Air Jamaica Express and private aircraft, is only 10 minutes by car from Goldeneye. Helicopter service can be provided.

The Residences

The planned residential development will extend over 52 acres of unspoiled, coastal land caressing a mile of coral reef. The expansion is being designed to retain the exclusivity of the estate, with density at less than one unit to the acre.

Five villas are already built and have served as accomodations for the resort. They all have beautiful water views and will be undergoing renovation during the same time the new 18 cottages are built. These five cottages have a long celebrity history and are on very large lots with complete privacy.

Phase 1 will offer 18 stunning, fully-furnished cottages for private ownership.

Beach Cottages: Eleven cottages form a village on Low Cay Beach, a 500 ft sandy crescent that is sheltered by a coral reef. The vernacular designs, reintroduce the classic Caribbean cottage, completed with contempary comforts. Wood clad exteriors, jalousie shutters, and exotic outdoor showers are romantic memories of a bygone era.

Spa Cottages: Caressed by Caribbean breezes, seven oceanfront cottages will overlook the stunning 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. The Spa village is a serene enclave for those seeking the simplicity of nature and endless views. These cottages have a shared access to the water below and also each have their own private pools.

Plots are on average 270-350m²

The service charges/management fees are estimated to US$1.00 per square foot. Unlike many other developments the maintenance fees include electricity, internet, water, gas, insurances, grounds keeping, house keeping, etc. This provides a simple ownership experience.

The Facilities

Goldeneye is set amidst a lush tropical garden. Due to the tradition of tree planting by guests begun in 1956, the garden is a treasure trove of exotic trees.

Residence owners will have access to a range of exclusive amenities and services:

  • Spa of 6,000 sq.ft including 5 oceanfront treatment rooms, Hamman, sauna, yoga deck
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2,500 acres organic farm; produce is used for the restaurants and the Spa
  • Secluded private beaches
  • Flood-lit tennis court
  • Delicatessen
  • Water sports centre with glass bottom boat, jet skis, kayaks, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment

Services such as concierge, house-keeping, Chefs, nanny services will be available.

An optional rental programme will be offered with no limitations on owner-usage.

Goldeneye will be operated by Island Outpost, who already manages some of the hippest places in the Caribbean including Jakes, Strawberry Hills and the Caves in Jamaica.

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