When you want your getaway to be truly one of a kind, what could be better than renting a villa that has an ample amount of starry glitter strewn about? Five star hotels, luxury resorts, A-list getaways – almost everyone with money has access to them? But it means quite something else to crash out in Elvis Presley’s former home in Beverly Hills or the villa where HBO television series True Blood was filmed. Sure, they cost a pretty packet to rent; but you are aspiring to gather stardust, aren’t you? Who said that would come cheap?
La Villa Contenta (26848 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, Ca)
This property definitely scores high when it comes to starry pedigree. It was featured in the Paul Rudd Comedy in 2009, “I Love you Man”, Adam Sandler’s “Funny People” and HBO’s TV series “True Blood”. And, we all know – better the pedigree, higher the cost of renting it. While people like ourselves can only gasp in wonderment (or dismay) at the rent demanded for this place, those rolling in cash think nothing about forking over $250,000 a month for it. And I assure you, the number of zeroes in that figure has been checked, double checked and triple checked.
And what do you get for this price? This celestial property sits on an 8-acre estate in Malibu, and has more than a dozen bedrooms, about just as many bathrooms, a fancy pool house featuring trimmings done with 500,000 sea shells, tennis courts, a gym and plenty of other amenities that make it worthwhile to spend all that money in a month!
Sex & the City Love Shack (24826 Malibu Drive, Malibu, Ca)
Remember the first Sex and the City movie where Kimm Cattrall shared a cantilevered beach shack with Jason Lewis? Well, if you want to bask in the atmosphere of their love games, you could rent this three-story home located on the scenic Malibu beachfront for $55,000 per month. Not very cheap but, in comparison to the earlier property, quite a deal! An open atrium makes up the living and dining area and the private wings consist of 5 bedrooms and six bathrooms. In addition, there’s a library, a chef’s kitchen, a skylight operated by remote control, three fireplaces, a home theater, and decks providing stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.
Elvis’ Home in Beverly Hills (Address: 1174 N. Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills)
Spread over more than 5,000 square feet, this 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom home was bought by the King of pop music for $400,000 and he took up residence with wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie in 1967. Built in the French Regency style, this property can be yours for a month for just $25,000. I say “just” because I consider it a small price for stepping into the living space of one of the most popular and charismatic legends that ruled millions of hearts with his music, and continues to live on larger than life even now.
Orlando Bloom’s Old Home (2645 Outpost Drive, Los Angeles)
A great fan of the agile Legolas or the swash-buckling Will Turner? Head over to the almost paradisiacal property that is Orlando Bloom’s old home, now available on rent for $18,000 a month. Bloom bought this Hollywood Hills house in 2007 for $2.75 Million. Located on grounds that sprawl over three quarter of an acre, the house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Pretty modest by celebrity standards, I’d say. No wonder the rent is almost affordable.