Private yachts, exotic locations, and sprawling estates are just part of a hard day’s work. Well, maybe in our dreams. But, it’s reality for Hollywood’s elite, and now you have the opportunity to get a taste of the good life by renting one of these amazing properties that were once graced by some of the world’s biggest stars.
Cruise the open seas on a yacht once chartered by One Direction. (Photo: Homeaway)
One Direction’s Private Yacht
Where: San Diego, California
Boy bands have the greatest gig in the world: music, money, and many ladies. Though musical talent and a bevy of beauties aren’t included, for $189 a night, you can party like Harry Styles on the band’s former two bedroom, two bathroom, 46-foot motor yacht docked at Harbor Island.
You can sit where Gwyneth Paltrow sat. (Photo: Homeaway)
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oceanfront Villa
Where: Eleuthera, Bahamas
Recover from your own “conscious uncoupling” in this exotic, oceanfront, four-bedroom home, where actress Gwyneth Paltrow stayed after her split from Cold Play frontman Chris Martin. This Balinese-designed property is located on a 3-mile, private stretch of pink sand beach, ensuring total privacy. Interested parties must email the owner for rates.
Is this where Jimi Hendrix wrote “Purple Haze”? (Photo: Airbnb)
Jimi Hendrix’s Hawaiian Hideaway
Where: Maui, Hawaii
Jimi Hendrix gave “going on a trip” a whole new meaning. Though we’re pretty sure his mind was somewhere else most of the time, when he actually did vacation he stayed at this 1930s cottage in Maui. From $135 a night, you get a kitchenette, custom-built bathroom, and cathedral ceilings all looking out on to beautiful, lush greenery in a gated property.
Rent this mansion previously owned by Iggy Pop. (Photo: Airbnb)
Iggy Pop’s Miami Mansion
Where: Miami Beach, Florida
Clearly, Iggy Pop had good taste in music, and his taste in real estate was also pitch perfect. Formerly owned by the musical mastermind, this 1930s, Art Deco, four-bedroom home has a pool, heated deck, and gourmet kitchen to help you live out your rock star dreams for $1,495 a night.
The beautiful ocean views of Malibu (Photo: Thinkstock)
Denzel Washington’s Malibu Home
Where: Malibu, California
A Hollywood heavyweight has to have a home worthy of an Oscar. From $490 per night, you can enjoy 180-degree ocean views from this amazing, three-bedroom, eight-acre property perched on a 300-foot bluff just like Denzel Washington and Jimmy Page once did.
A relaxing sunset in Jumby Bay, Antigua (Photo: Ben Norvell/Flickr)
Robin Leach’s Villa Golden Dreams
Where: Jumby Bay, Antigua
After years of hosting the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, it makes sense that Robin Leach enjoys his own private paradise. From $38,000 a week, you and 11 friends can enjoy a beachfront, six-bedroom villa, ocean-view pool, full staff, four guest homes, and three acres of tropical landscape.
Living the good life in Turks and Caicos (Photo: Como Hotels)
Bruce Willis’s Caribbean Compound
Where: Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands
Set on the grounds of the exclusive Parrot Cay resort, this six-acre oceanfront compound is home to Bruce Willis and provided the beautiful backdrop for his wedding to model Emma Heming. Just seven minutes from the main resort, this three-home compound has a private infinity-edge pool, ocean view sun deck, and a 24-hour private butler.
You can play “The Sound of Music” on repeat in Julie Andrews’s former home. (Photo: Airbnb)
Julie Andrews’s Upstate Retreat
Where: Accord, New York
A night’s stay here and you might be inspired to write your own musical. Originally built for a famed choreographer, Julie Andrews retained the original dance studio, industrial kitchen, and unique color scheme in this two-bedroom architectural masterpiece. From $500 a night, you’ll fall in love with this seven-acre artists’ retreat.
A 10-year lifestyle vet, Jordi Lippe has been a regular on numerous national talk shows and news programs, such as MSNBC news, “Today,” and “The Wendy Williams Show.” Jordi currently lives in Manhattan, where she cooks; writes; cuddles with her chihuahua, Taco; and is on a constant mission to hunt down the best truffles in the city.