The World’s Best Bond Villas

From mountain lairs to jungle hideouts and castaway private islands, unleash your inner-007 with these fiendishly flashy Bond villas. Expect minimalist modern architecture that’s as slick as James himself, set across cinematic scenery from remote rainforest to far-flung tropical islands and the plains of Africa. Stir your inner-most spy with our pick of the world’s most bond-worthy villas...

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1.Top-secret Safe-house, Seascape, New Zealand

Accessed only via helicopter or a 40-minute four wheel drive across private property, this 1-bedroom dream of a design villa is just the spot to escape from prying eyes. Revel in the privacy of your own secluded bay from the sunken jacuzzi, tap the iPad to light the outdoor fire and hunker down for an evening of uninterrupted indulgence.

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2. Safari Lodge: Leobo Private Reserve, South Africa

Boasting 8,000-hectares of South African bushveld savannah, this private estate is the ultimate in adventure-fuelled escapism. Take to the skies in the AS350 B2 Squirrel Helicopter, get your eye in with some 'heli-paintballing' or explore the wilds by kayak, quads, Polaris buggy or horseback. Return to the sumptuous surrounds of your private lodge and relax in front of the open fire, take a dip in the roof-top jacuzzi or stargaze from your Observatory.

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3.Desert Island Base: Thanda Island, Tanzania

Escape to where no-one can find you on this far-flung private island off the coast of Zanzibar. An elegant African-inspired beach house perched on a sweep of ivory sand, this is just the place to play Robinson Crusoe - without skimping on a single luxury. Extravagant features include an indoor aquarium, Steinway grand piano, wine cellar, cigar humidor, glass rim-flow swimming pool and copper beach bathtubs, while a full team including a chef, snorkelling guide and dive instructor are on hand throughout your stay.

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4. Private Island: Tagomago Private Island, Balearics

Spanning nearly 150 acres, Tagomago Private island juts dramatically from the turquoise waters of the Med, 30 minutes off the coast of Ibiza. Arrive via your own private jetty and yacht mooring, walk the island's many nature trails or take out one of the jet ski's before returning to the villa's sleek interiors, palatial pool, jacuzzi and full team of staff.

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5. Jungle lair: Villa Manzu, Costa Rica

Set across five acres of isolated, Costa Rican rainforest this 8 bedroom estate is the ultimate jungle retreat. Complete with two swimming pools, a spa, theatre room, wine cellar stocked with hand-picked wines, bar and party room, you'll be spoilt for choice as to how to unwind among the untrodden jungle the surrounds you. A chef, butler and staff are on hand at all times, while the villa drivers are ready to whisk you around the island.

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6. Arctic Escape: Deplar Farm, Iceland

Set against a foreboding backdrop of snow-capped peaks, Deplar Farm's dramatic location deep in the wilds of Iceland is unlike any other. Inside, expect plush, scandi-chic interiors, while outside, guests can heli-ski from mountain tops all the way to the ocean's shores, fly fish some of the world's most exclusive Salmon beats or watch for whales off-shore.

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7. Mountain HQ: Jacks Point Lake House, New Zealand

Hole up in this spacious 4-bedroom mountain lodge, at the foot of Queenstown's soaring Southern Alps. Floor to ceiling windows drink in glorious mountain views while a den, office, pool table, hot tub, wood fire and access to the Remarkables ski field complete the luxuries on offer.

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