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The Villa is a location in the Sierra Madre in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money.


Constructed to serve as the private city of the guests, employees, and workers of Frederick Sinclair's remote resort, the Villa was deliberately built in the shadow of the Sierra Madre Casino & Resort. The streets were deliberately designed so that it was next to impossible to maneuver in a vehicle, in order to eliminate air pollution and noise nuisance. [1]

In addition to the main road leading past the holographic fountain up to the resort, the Villa was composed of four districts: a Medical District containing the Villa clinic; Puesta del Sol, which witnessed numerous clashes and arguments involving the casino construction crews; most construction efforts seemed to have exhausted momentum and money by the time the bombs fell; a Residential District, for the casino's high rollers and entertainers; and Salida del Sol, the home of the church and many of the casino staff. Delays in the construction of Puesta del Sol resulted in Salida del Sol's construction lagging behind schedule.

Unbeknownst to Sinclair, a contractor named Mr. Yesterday had been grifting him and arranged for the use of using cheap materials and skipping on proper safety measures, with the crews pocketing the money made from their cutting corners.[2] The material used for the Villa's construction was described as "sand barely held together with spit and glue." Buildings and structures in the Villa were completely unstable and could collapse overnight. All of this caused construction crews to suffer numerous setbacks and accidents. To prevent the employees of the Sierra Madre from discovering these facts, senior persons destroyed all medical reports, and also ensured they themselves were protected legally from liability. In addition, shipping problems plagued the Villa. Construction explosives, countless crates of steak knives, and more were shipped to the Villa, paid for, and left out in the open.

Following the nuclear apocalypse, by 2281, the Villa remains a desolate, ruined town with much of its infrastructure close to, or already crumbling. Power in the villa appears to still be active, but just barely, as many of the lights both within and outside buildings often flicker. The entire area is blanketed by the Cloud, several pockets of which are highly concentrated and extremely lethal, and several locations within are infested by the mutated ghost people.


In the center of the Villa is a fountain with a holographic projector that projects a hologram of Vera Keyes when it's not in use to speak to Elijah. The Villa is then split into two sides, east and west. Both sides are equally confusing and maze-like. From time to time while wandering near the fountain, the Courier can hear wails and static sounds coming from the fountain itself. The static sounds are a result of a warped holotape and dying power.

East Villa[]

Heading east from the fountain, there is a Sierra Madre vending machine to the right of the entrance. After a short while, the path forks; the alley on the left leads to an open area surrounded by apartments that have a gift shop to the right. A hologram vendor is still functioning inside. Upstairs from the shop are two doors; the first leads to a Cloud-filled courtyard, but looking off into the distance through the door, the white handprint of one of Dean Domino's secret stashes can be seen, accessible by nipping across the balcony on the upper level. Through the other door of the shop is a balcony that connects to a room with a bed (which is unusable) and an electric hot plate. Through the door is a broken banister that drops down to the point where the path split.

Continuing down the street, the path turns after hitting a fountain. There is a room on the right with some supplies and a first aid kit. Continuing east on the path brings one to the entrance to the Residential District on the right, followed by a straight passage. Following the passage, the path splits again; to the left is a courtyard filled with the Cloud. There is a door in the far back (to the right of the entrance) that is free of the Cloud. The room exits to an alley leading to an open area with a couple radroaches and a ruined gift shop.

Continuing straight, avoiding the split, there is a small courtyard with another Sierra Madre vending machine farther on the right. Farther east is a room with mechanical components and a workbench, then a gate leading to the area with the ruined gift shop noted above. The street east continues to the entrance of Salida del Sol. South from the vicinity of the Salida del Sol entrance is a corridor leading to a dead end with a ghost person seemingly guarding a supply cache. Another of Dean's secret stashes is in the store on the left.

West Villa[]

The street leading west of the fountain leads directly to the entrance of the Medical District, with a Sierra Madre vending machine shortly afterward. The street leads to a courtyard that splits. To the northwest is the entrance to Puesta del Sol on the left, and to the right a hallway that leads to an open area. In one corner of the area are two ammunition boxes and a first aid kit, while a Cloud-filled room off the area contains a couple stimpaks on a shelving unit as well as minor loot.

To the south of the split is a stairway leading up to a clearing with a skeleton stabbed by a knife spear. Next to it is a small fountain and another stairway up that leads to a clearing with a fountain and a nearby terminal. The terminal turns on a hologram atop the fountain. An archway to the west of the fountain leads to a stairway up and, straight ahead, another stairway down to an area with radroaches. Following the radroaches is an amassed collection of the Cloud; there is a safe room near the entrance of the Cloud, but it is trapped with a tripwire connected to two grenade bouquets. The Cloud-filled hallway leads to another courtyard, with the Villa police station in the south-southwest.

Going upstairs (to the southeast) from the fountain with the hologram leads to a straight path to the courtyard containing the police station. Halfway through the corridor is a door to a room filled with the Cloud. Upstairs through this room are wooden planks extending to a broken balcony with ammunition, grenade boxes, and a first aid kit at the end.

Just to the north of a Very Easy locked entrance to the police station is a courtyard. Upstairs in the west apartment off the courtyard is a set of Sierra Madre armor on the bookshelf.

Notable loot[]

  • Three Dean's secret stashes
    • The first is on the way to the police station, near a fire hose box and behind some columns.
    • The second is inside a shop near the Salida del Sol entrance.
    • The third is in a Cloud-filled second-story area reached from the hologram vendor in the East Villa.
  • Three Lover's Mark stashes
  • Over 500 Sierra Madre chips - Scattered all over the villa.
  • A copy of Pugilism Illustrated - On the ground on the opposite side of the fountain from which Dead Money starts.
  • Acoustic guitar - On the second floor of the Cloud-filled building at the top of the stairs directly across from the police station.
  • Vending machine code - "Return outfit item" - In a cash register inside the broken cooler in front of the hologram vendor. The hologram vendor can be found north of the residential area entrance.
  • Ace of Spades - Sierra Madre - In the southern part of the fountain where the player character first wakes up and gathers their team. The card is needed for the Dead Man's Hand challenge.
  • 10 of Hearts - Sierra Madre - Some distance north of the Villa police station and west of the room containing the 5 of Hearts, on the interior corner of a walkway to the southeast of a wall fountain.
  • 5 of Hearts - Sierra Madre - Some distance east of the 10 of Hearts and northwest of the hologram which can be turned on with a nearby terminal, in a second-floor room above one containing a tripwire and swinging girder trap, under the south end of a couch against the east wall.
  • Joker 2 - Sierra Madre - Inside a second-floor room above a gift shop some distance north of the doors to Salida del Sol South and southeast of a wall fountain, partially covered by a bed in the northwest corner.
  • 4 of Spades - Sierra Madre - Inside a room off a courtyard north of the Salida del Sol entrance.
  • Sierra Madre armor - A suit can be found on a shelf next to a locked gun cabinet upstairs in the westernmost building in the Villa, slightly northwest of the Villa police station (appears as an Average lock at levels 1-25 and as a Hard lock at levels 26-50)
  • Automatic rifle - Can be found next to one of Dean's Secret Stashes on a rooftop, in a courtyard covered with the Cloud. Another can be found in a footlocker inside a courtyard a short distance northwest of the doors to the Residential District, behind the northwest pillar.

Related quests[]


The Villa appears only in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money.

Behind the scenes[]

Villa means "town" in Spanish.



  1. No More Parking Tickets: Sinclair's laid out the streets so narrow, cars can't even come into the Villa. Resources being what they are, he may not want folks to waste gas coming here. Cuts down on traffic noise, too.
  2. Puesta del Sol South terminal - Personal log: Asked the Foreman how come no one's wised up yet, and he just winked, said we got someone watching out for us, an ace in the hole. As long as we're good until showtime, this whole Villa's going to be the biggest con of all time. That's because half the maintenance shipments aren't coming through - Sinclair's too blinded by that Starlet to see beyond the casino, so we're able to cut corners when we need to, and no one's going to look too close at the budgets while the casino's big opening is underway, and after that, we'll be long gone.