Author Ian Fleming wrote all of his James Bond novels at his retreat GoldenEye located in Oracabessa Bay on the north coast of Jamaica. The villa was later sold to the founder of Island Records Chris Blackwell who expanded the property which became GoldenEye Hotel and Resort.
Sunrise House is a spectacular villa perched on a hillside near Macaroni Beach in Mustique. This luxury Caribbean villa has its own secluded white sandy beach and tropical gardens.
The colonial design of the main house with fine architectural details is matched by bespoke and antique furniture throughout the interior.
Situated on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, this exquisite estate features a tasteful blend of antique furnishings and rich, handmade fabrics. The property enjoys panoramic lake views and is surrounded by manicured gardens.
Located in Cap Ferrat in the French Riviera, this gorgeous villa enjoys spectacular panoramic views of the Mediterranean. The extensive terraced areas boast beautiful landscaped gardens and a swimming pool.
Situated on a hill in Montecito, California, this Tuscan-style villa with breathtaking views of the mountain and ocean evokes visions of sun-drenched Mediterranean vineyards. The soaring entry hall basks in the soft glow of a skylight and cool stone floor and stairway complemented by custom ironwork. A living room conveys the warmth and comfort of home with its fireplace, wide-plank floor, open-beam ceiling and outdoor access. Outdoor entertainment areas including a pool, spa and cabana provide more panoramic views.
Casa Sol De Oriente, located in Costa Careyes, Mexico, is a luxury retreat built in a pool. Founded in 1968 by Italian artist Gian Franco Brignone, the 26,400 sq-ft exotic villa surrounded by a 11,000 sq-ft infinity pool has an exotic minimalist design. It offers six bedrooms, three of which have direct access to the pool with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
Perched high on the hill in Positano on the Amalfi Coast in Italy, Palazzo Positano was originally a 17th century Monastery and Episcopal residence. The property has been completely renovated and is now a luxury villa. Baroque architecture and interior decorations such as painted ceilings, lacquered doors, wood furniture and stucco-works have been carefully restored, even the original altar in the private chapel was kept. The sunny terraces have breathtaking panoramic views of the picturesque town and the Mediterranean sea. The villa also has a private spa with heated pool and Turkish Bath making it the ultimate retreat.