Homes of Writers

  • 'The Secret' Estate of Rhonda Byrne: Master Bedroom

    The light-filled master suite is made cozy by one of the estate's five fireplaces, but also feels expansive thanks to panoramic views of the Pacific.   See the Image

  • 'The Secret' Estate of Rhonda Byrne: Living Room

    The decor of the main residence is done mostly in Mediterranean blues and warm golds with green accents. French doors, wood floors, elaborate molding and an ornate fireplace add to the luxurious…   See the Image

  • 'The Secret' Estate of Rhonda Byrne: Kitchen

    An eat-in country kitchen with a spacious island, double dishwashers and double ovens help make the estate ideal for entertaining or a large family.    See the Image

  • 'The Secret' Estate of Rhonda Byrne: Guesthouse

    The one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse on the grounds is completely self-contained, and has the same high-end architectural finishes found in the main residence.   See the Image

  • 'The Secret' Estate of Rhonda Byrne: Front Exterior

    The Mediterranean-style country villa features hand-chiseled Santa Barbara sandstone, quarried from the grounds themselves, forming the walls, posts and facades. Imported French limestone was used on…   See the Image

  • 'The Secret' Estate of Rhonda Byrne: Office

    It's easy to see how Byrne could be inspired to write The Secret sequels The Power and The Magic in a grand, wood-paneled office like this one.    See the Image

  • 'The Secret' House of Rhonda Byrne: Bird's Eye View

    The property features an 8,425-square-foot Tuscan-style main residence, a one-bedroom guesthouse, a poolhouse adjacent to a 65-foot pool, a two-story children’s cottage, lush lawns, rose gardens, a…   See the Image

  • Jamaica's GoldenEye

    It was during World War II that author Ian Fleming first came to Jamaica. Once the war was over he returned to buy this piece of land on Oracabessa Bay. This is where he created James Bond and…   See the Image

  • Jamaica's GoldenEye, Fleming's Beach

    Walk in the sandy footsteps of author Ian Fleming and, heck, sleep in his bedroom. Either is sure to provide inspiration and relaxation. Or if Bono, Sting, Ryan Adams or Jay-Z is more your speed,…   See the Image

  • Jamaica's GoldenEye

    It was after WWII that Fleming retreated to Jamaica to relax and to heal from the scars of war. He came for inspiration and to write.    See the Image