Where do the rich and the famous buy their holiday homes? What did George Clooney pay for his Lake Como home and what does Naomi Campbell do with 25 bedrooms anyway?
The world is a big place, with so many options for holiday homes, so where should you choose? How about taking some inspiration from your favourite movie stars, musicians and models? From enchanting Italian castles to beachfront retreats and country farmhouses, discover where these celebrities have purchased their dream holiday homes and how much it will cost you to own in nearby neighbourhoods.
Super model Naomi Campbell has a unique 25-bedroom holiday home in Turkey that is shaped like the Egyptian Eye of Horus.
George Clooney retreats to his vacation home on Italy’s Lake Como whenever he needs some time out from his busy film career. He’s regularly spotted there with his wife Amal entertaining close friends like Brad Pitt, Cindy Crawford and Matt Damon, but how will the arrival of twins affect his old bachelor lifestyle? More sticky ice-cream fingers on the expensive Italian furniture and playdough ground into the carpets, probably, but he bought the 18th century mansion for $100 million (USD) so hopefully there’s a spare room for the nanny.
You can own a two-bedroom holiday home in the Lake Como region of Italy for: £75,000
When Oprah goes on holidays she likes to head to her Hawaiian holiday home, a 21st century farmhouse set on a sprawling lawn overlooking the mountains. Located in the remote country region of Hana Maui, the property is perfectly landscaped and an idyllic escape from her busy life in California.
You can own a two-bedroom holiday home in Maui for: £230,000
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Pop star Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z choose the Bahamas as the place to relax and unwind. The young family spend time at their Bahamas home each year at Nassau Paradise Island. Britney Spears, Johnny Depp, Rihanna and Claudia Schiffer are other celebrities who spend a lot of time in the Bahamas.
You can own a two-bedroom holiday home in the Nassau area of The Bahamas for: £77,000
Johnny Depp likes to escape to the South of France to his 10,000-square foot, twelve-bedroom, twelve-bathroom estate situated on 37 acres. He’s reputed to spend $30,000 a week on wine, so presumably there’s a good-sized cellar. When not holidaying in the South of France, he also owns a private island in the Bahamas for uninterrupted relaxation. Tough life!
You can own a two-bedroom holiday home in the South of France for £80,000
U2 frontman Bono likes to head to his vacation property in Monaco to get away from all that campaigning for a better world. The ultra-private home boasts a super-private setting, but this didn’t stop a fan from leaking tracks for an upcoming album when he heard Bono practicing while on holidays.
You can own a two-bedroom holiday home in Monaco for £1.7 million. If you’re desperate to have Bono (and The Edge) as neighbours, however, and can’t quite stretch to 1.7 million, they also own homes in a rather fancy fishing village near Dublin.
Super model Naomi Campbell has a unique 25-bedroom holiday home in Turkey that is shaped like the Egyptian Eye of Horus. The home was a gift from her former boyfriend Vladislav Doronin, who has been known to enjoy a pretty special holiday home himself.
You can own a two-bedroom holiday home in Turkey for £35,000.
Business mogul Richard Branson owns his own island in the Caribbean. When Richard isn’t hosting family, friends and business associates on Necker Island it can be rented out for £41,000 a night.