There’s just something about Agent 007 that makes people want to follow in his footsteps. When Ian Fleming fell in love with and purchased 15 acres of Jamaican paradise that was once home to a donkey racetrack, and then built his dream villa GoldenEye, he not only created the headquarters for penning his James Bond adventures, but he also inspired many other writers and dream-chasing wanderers to use Oracabessa Bay as their own muse. Even today, those travelers who simply want to don a tuxedo and sip martinis can enjoy exclusive Bond packages at hotels that have been featured in the ultimate super spy’s films.
But owning a piece of Bond history that the original 007 lived in for many years? That’s something very few people can do. In fact, you can probably count them on one hand. And now, one very lucky movie buff—or simply someone seeking an incredible home with stunning views—can purchase this villa.
The price? $33.87 million. That might leave you shaken and stirred, but this property is far more than a movie prop.
Aside from its cinematic value, Villa Le Roc Fleuri is a five-bedroom, five-bath villa packed with amenities and features that would outshine most luxury resorts. Set on a hillside and surrounded by thousands of square yards of renovated, terraced gardens, this property boasts an indoor swimming pool and outdoor saltwater pool, as well as a gym and fitness room.
The legendary actor originally purchased the villa in 1975, around the time of his marriage to his wife and painter, Micheline Roquebrune, but Connery had been familiar with the property since 1962, when it was featured in Dr. No, followed by From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever. Connery and Roquebrune lived here until the late 1980s, before they eventually moved permanently to the island of New Providence in the Bahamas.
Despite their absence, people in the region reportedly still refer to it as “Sean Connery’s house.”