Unique Stays: Former Home Of Acclaimed Spy Novelist Now Bookable On Airbnb

Unique Stays: Former Home Of Acclaimed Spy Novelist Now Bookable On Airbnb
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The former home of Ian Fleming, the famous author who created James Bond, is now bookable on Airbnb. Experience the wonderful ambiance, design, and atmosphere of this legendary villa. Discover how it helped inspire an entire series of books that would make a great impact not only on the spy genre but also on the movie industry as a whole. This villa is the epitome of luxury–guests will be treated not only to an exceptional ambiance but also additional services like your own personal butler and chef. Not to mention that this home is right next to GoldenEye resort, where you can also avail their amenities if you book a stay here. So, why not check out this legendary villa and see for yourself the atmosphere that helped create one of the most iconic characters in history? Learn more about Fleming Villa below.

Ian Fleming - from British Intelligence to author

Ian Fleming and Sean Connery
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James Bond. Just the mere mention of the name can send people on a nostalgia trip, remembering the various movies and novels about this fine British MI6 agent. But what of the man behind the agent? Who is Ian Fleming?

Born on May 28, 1908, Ian Fleming started out as a stockbroker before being recruited into the Royal Navy in 1939. The beginning ideas of what would become James Bond started with Fleming’s role as a commander in Britain’s Naval Intelligence Division during World War II.

Under his codename, 17F0, Fleming helped plan and conduct several Allied intelligence operations throughout Europe. This included Operation Goldeneye where the Allies were asked to keep a close eye on Spain and maintain contact with Gibraltar in case the country joined the Axis. All this wartime experience, plus his career as a journalist, would lead to the James Bond novels and, later, movies we all know and love–with his first novel, Casino Royale, releasing in 1952.

He would continue to write 11 more James Bond novels from 1953 to 1964 at his Jamaican home, which he named Goldeneye. Sadly, Fleming was a heavy smoker and drinker which resulted in him succumbing to heart disease in 1964 at the age of 56.

The villa that helped inspire 007 (from 10,505 USD)

Exterior of Fleming Villa
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Welcome, agent, to your well-earned vacation. This five-bedroom villa sits right along the iconic beachfront of GoldenEye Resort. Walk through the halls of Ian Fleming’s legendary home where he created the famous 007 agent, James Bond. The home is separated into the Main House, Pool House, and Sweet Spot Cottage, with each bedroom featuring either king-, twin-, or queen-sized beds.

Recreate some of the memorable pool scenes from the James Bond movies as you take a dip in the villa’s swimming pool. Enjoy 007’s various adventures in the media room. Take in the soothing ocean breeze and Jamaican sunshine as you lie in the sun loungers. You can create delicious meals with the charcoal barbeque. Be awed by the picturesque views of the Caribbean Sea. There’s no end to the wonderful amenities you can enjoy. There are also various yoga, tennis, and water sports equipment available for your leisure.

As an added bonus, the villa’s proximity to GoldenEye Resort allows you access to the resort’s own set of amenities including their swimming pools, restaurants, beach, spa, tennis courts, and many more. With so many amazing amenities, you’ll have a difficult time not enjoying yourself or relaxing in this wonderful villa.

Fleming Villa

Price: from 10,505 USD

Number of guests: 10

Staff and services (from 10,505 USD)

Fleming Villa - Outdoor Space
Source: Airbnb

To make the deal even sweeter, this villa comes with its own set of staff and services that very few rentals offer. Experience the epitome of luxury as a private butler and personal chef attend to your every need. There is also a housekeeping service to ensure that the villa is spotless so that you have more time to focus on your rest and relaxation. You also have complimentary breakfasts every day courtesy of your personal chef, though you can also avail other meals at an additional cost. Apart from that, you may also avail additional services for an extra cost such as pre-stocking the villa, airport transfer, and scheduling activities and excursions for you.

Fleming Villa

Price: from 10,505 USD

Number of guests: 10

Stay in the villa that started 007's career

Fleming Villa - Interior
Source: Airbnb

Ian Fleming’s legacy has made a tremendous impact not just on spy films but on the world of entertainment as well. From this villa, the idea and mystique of James Bond was born–just staying here will be enough to give you a sense of awe at the breathtaking surroundings that helped inspire this author to write one of the greatest spy characters ever known. You won’t regret booking a stay here as you will be treated not only to well-deserved rest and relaxation, but a once-in-a-lifetime stay experience.

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