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26 Vacation Rentals That Celebrities Love

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A-Lister Stays

Wondering where celebrities love to stay around the world? Some of the most famous names in entertainment have stayed at rental properties ranging from beachside villas to neon-clad homes that you can experience a star-studded stay in as well. From the former homes of celebrities to an entire island, these luxurious properties come with expansive space, magnificent views, and everything from private chefs to private beaches. 


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Malibu Mediterranean Villa
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Malibu Mediterranean Villa

Malibu, California  | Sleeps 8

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Mariah Carey loved this beachfront villa so much that she spent a month in it with her family. The $10,000 a night property includes four bedrooms and four baths, with expansive open living spaces that lead out to ocean beach decks and patios. Located right on the beach, the villa features a spacious bar, an indoor/outdoor spa jacuzzi, a media room, and fireplaces in locations ranging from the living room to the private master suite on the second floor with its own beachfront balcony.     


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Tromvik Lodge
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Tromvik Lodge

Tromvik, Norway  | Sleeps 12

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Before they were wed, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent a romantic holiday viewing the Northern Lights at Tromvik Lodge, a four-bedroom and seven-bath lodge located in the center of nature. All around, views of mountains, forests, and meadows with grazing sheep await, not to mention panoramic ocean views and the Northern Lights and midnight sun are the spectacles visitors often witness. Enjoy them from the private hot tub and make sure to keep your eyes out for the many whales you can see across the water from November through February.


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Malibu beach house
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Malibu Road Beach Dream Home

Malibu, California  | Sleeps 10

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Emma Roberts and former beau Evan Peters rang in the New Year several years back at this beach house directly on one of the best beaches in Los Angeles. A total of five bedrooms, two of which are masters, and 5½ baths make up the space, which is just steps from the beach and nearby restaurants and shops.

 

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Toronto Mansion with Pool
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Toronto Mansion with Pool

Toronto  | Sleeps 8

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This modern Toronto mansion has hosted Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin, who rang in her 20th birthday at the three-bedroom and four-bath house. It features a private gym, a spa, a living room that extends to the outdoors, and an infinity pool. Expect the best in amenities, from room-darkening shades and a private hot tub to an indoor fireplace, cots, and often specialty touches from the host.

 

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Villa Nautica
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Villa Nautica

North Bay Village, Florida  | Sleeps 10

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Japanese tennis champion Naomi Osaka enjoyed a stay at this private gated villa during her recent trip to Florida for the Miami Open. The five-bedroom villa is ideal for groups, with a wine cooler, eat-in bar, alfresco dining with seating for 10, and a range of spacious bedrooms offering the ability to entertain with style. The outdoors also feature a plunge pool, barbecue, fire pit, while many of the bedrooms come with their own balcony and luxurious touches like walk-in closet and baths in the master bedroom. The property is within walking distance from popular shops, restaurants, and beaches.

The Sullivan Estate & JFK Spa Retreat
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The Sullivan Estate & JFK Spa Retreat

Haleiwa, Hawaii  | Sleeps 10

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The Sullivan Estate is a luxury home built in 1962 that sits in an upscale boutique hotel in Oahu’s North Shore. Over the years, the property has seen an array of celebrities, from Lionel Ritchie and Elvis Presley to Owen Wilson and Bono. The six-bedroom property features high-end spa facilities and treatments you can enjoy in privacy, from a sauna and steam room to a yoga pavilion and skin care and body spa treatments. Views of the Pacific Ocean surround the property, which also includes a kitchen equipped with high-end appliances and the option for a chef, a pool terrace, and an oceanfront lounge and dining patio.

Invisible House
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Invisible House

Joshua Tree, California  | Sleeps 8

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This design showstopper is said to be a favorite of stars like Lizzo and Demi Lovato. The space is already famed for its design. It’s a 22-story horizontal skyscraper structure that blends perfectly into its desert surroundings. Designed by film producer Chris Hanley and Frank Gehry collaborator Tomas Osinki, the 5,500-square-foot home features floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, three large suites with beds made of pure marble and solid glass, a 100-foot indoor swimming pool, 90 acres of private hiking trails and mountain scenery, and direct walking access into the national park.


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Cap d’Antibes Paradise Villa
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Cap d’Antibes Paradise Villa

Antibes, France  | Sleeps 10

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This expansive villa on the coast of Cap d’Antibes sits right across from the famed Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, where countless celebrities from Madonna and Sharon Stone to Robert Redford have stayed. The villa itself is said by its hosts to be frequented by celebrities and public figures thanks to the privacy it provides with 3,800 square meters of landscaped gardens and outdoor pool and lounge areas. The main villa, which has recently been renovated, includes six bedrooms that feature panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. A pool house rounds out the property, while the master suite has a private terrace that leads out into its own deck with picturesque views.

The Gatehouse at Dark Horse Estate
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The Gatehouse at Dark Horse Estate

Franklin, Tennessee  | Sleeps 3

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The Gatehouse is a private apartment situated in the north wing of the Dark Horse Estate Recording studio, where artists ranging from Taylor Swift to Keith Urban, Alice in Chains, Tim McGraw, Neil Diamond, and many others have stayed and recorded. The 10-acre riverside estate sits in the hills, but is centrally located, just 5 miles from downtown Franklin and 17 miles from downtown Nashville. The apartment comes with a queen bed, day bed, timber-frame bunk bed, a full kitchen, and a private bathroom, while the property provides prime access to hikes along the West Harpeth River. The space still bustles with action, from film shoots and interviews to recording sessions you can hear right from your room.

Quetzalcoatl’s Nest
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Quetzalcoatl’s Nest

Naucalpan de Juarez, Mexico  | Sleeps 6

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Architect Javier Senosiain, hailed as one of the first architects to bring organic architecture in Mexico, is known for his colorful, imaginative, and playful designs which include this private housing complex Dua Lipa stayed in last summer. Situated right outside of Mexico City, Quetzalcoatl’s Nest sits in a natural ecosystem where wildflowers, gardens, and water ponds surround you. Windows let you take in all the views, so much so that the property hosts claim you’ll see a different scenery from every frame. The property has four bedrooms, five baths, a living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, and complimentary bread, fruit, coffee, and tea for guests.

Mega Mansion with Indoor Pool and 17 Bedrooms
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Mega Mansion with Indoor Pool and 17 Bedrooms

Lake Tahoe, California  | Sleeps 38

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This spacious Lake Tahoe property has hosted various celebrity stays, from the Kardashian family to members of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “The Bachelor.” With 17,000 square feet of space amid 15 acres, the property offers ample privacy and mesmerizing lakeside and mountain views. There is a main house with a multitude of bedrooms, many of which face Lake Tahoe, in addition to a guest house featuring four bedrooms and four baths. Luxurious touches abound throughout, from a butler kitchen for entertaining and large kitchen islands to a game room with seating for 24 and a dedicated pool room. Outdoor terraces include top of the range amenities, from hot tubs and custom-built fireplaces to barbecues.

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Bora Bora Bungalow Overwater Bungalow

Bora Bora  | Sleeps 2

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Wake up to dreamy views of turquoise waters in Bora Bora at this overwater bungalow, one of few privately owned on the island that offer panoramic lagoon views. It sits in a quiet condominium built in the 1970s where a total of 16 bungalows, five of which are on stilts, reside. The property is said to have previously been owned by Jack Nicholson and is located in the northern part of Bora Bora with a small beach to soak in the sun. The bungalow comes with a large living room opening to an outdoor terrace overlooking the water with a grill, sunbaths, sun chairs, and outdoor seating. You’ll also find swimming masks, paddles, kayaks, and more when you’re ready to take a dip.

Palatial Villa in Beverly Hills
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Palatial Villa in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills, California  | Sleeps 12

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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has stayed in several Airbnb properties when visiting Los Angeles, including this six-bedroom villa in Beverly Hills complete with its own private tennis court and pool. The property is decorated with modern touches and art fixtures throughout and resembles a hotel, with an indoor gazebo for relaxing and six spacious bedrooms. Within walking distance from the top restaurants and nightlife venues in Sunset, the property is centrally located for exploring popular Los Angeles stops.

Luxury Beachfront Villa on Grace Bay Beach
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Luxury Beachfront Villa on Grace Bay Beach

Turks and Caicos  | Sleeps 10

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While the villa Kylie Jenner stayed at in 2020 to ring in her birthday is only available by private inquiry, its sister villa in the same location offers an ultra-luxe stay on a private beach in one of the world’s best beaches, Grace Bay. With 9,000 square feet and direct access to 300 feet of beach and 19 acres of tropical gardens, the property offers stunning beach views throughout, with five en-suite bedrooms including a master with its own en-suite massage room and wrap-around balcony. A game room, fully equipped kitchen, 50-foot heated pool, jacuzzi, and outdoor terrace add to the ambiance, while your own private chef, housekeeper, security guard, and villa manager will assist you throughout your trip.

Runyon Canyon Villa
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Runyon Canyon Villa with Sauna

Los Angeles  | sleeps 14

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Shah Rukh Khan has also stayed at this multi-level Mediterranean villa tucked away in the Hollywood Hills on Mulholland Drive. The private property features a main level with a formal dining room, a living room with a fireplace and large television, a fully stocked chef’s kitchen, and folding glass doors that open to the outdoor balcony with panoramic city views. Six different bedrooms line the space, each with their own private entrance, bathrooms, and luxe amenities similar to what you can expect when staying at a hotel. A private elevator takes you between the home's different levels. Guests can enjoy a bar, a media room, a library, and a game room with billiards, and a jacuzzi, dry sauna, and steam room.

Casa Cortez
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Casa Cortez

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico  | Sleeps 8

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Soak up the sun with access to your own private beach at the former home of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, located in a private gated community with 24-hour security in the Cabo Bello neighborhood. Perched on a cliff, the property is known for its views over the Sea of Cortez and Playa Del Rey beaches, where you’ll often see whales and impeccable sunset views. Enjoy the views from the infinity pool, outdoor hot tub, rooftop patio, or from one of four private suites, all of which have a private balcony. The area is known for parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and hiking, with this private oasis situated in the ideal location for adventure.

Dazey Desert House
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Dazey Desert House

Palm Springs, California  | Sleeps 6

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This desert oasis, tucked away in the community of Windy Point in the San Jacinto mountains, is said to be a preferred location for stars like Janelle Monae. It’s also known to be a popular location for photo and video shoots, thanks to its colorful and playful design that includes bright pops of oranges and a signature butterfly roof by renowned architect William Krisel. Currently owned by interior designer Dani Dazey, known for her colorful designs of the Trixie Motel, the mid-century gated property retains its vintage charms alongside modern additions that include an outdoor area featuring a hot tub, murals, gas-powered fire pit, barbeque, recliners, and al-fresco dining areas amid expansive cactus gardens.

Modern 7 Bedroom Villa with Private Beach Access
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Modern 7 Bedroom Villa with Private Beach Access

Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic  | Sleeps 14

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This seven-bedroom and seven-bathroom villa currently belongs to Cardi B. Gifted to her by her husband Offset last year, the four-story villa includes two pools, one of which comes with loungers built directly into the water. There are seven bedrooms, one of which is in its own studio with a living room, bedroom, and bathroom. The property is made from natural materials that include coral and stone, with many guests noting its design and the views that feature from the large windows throughout. The villa comes with private beach access, access to nearby tennis clubs, chef service, butler service, and golf cart transport to the beach. It also features a rooftop gym and private gardens.

Kahieluana Estate
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Kahieluana Estate

Waimea, Hawaii  | Sleeps 14

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For photographer Gray Malin, this seaside villa on Hawaii’s west coast is a dream escape, with its bedrooms, large 12-person dining room, kitchen, and expansive living garden wall lined with plants as some of its standout features. The five-bedroom villa comes with a sheltered beach, expansive terraces, and bedrooms with direct access to a lanai. Outside, a private tennis court, volleyball court, and bocce ball court await, while boogie boards, kayaking gear, stand up paddleboarding, bikes and more are available for you to explore the nearby beaches and state parks.

Pink '70s Retro Joshua Tree House on 5 Acres
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Pink '70s Retro Joshua Tree House on 5 Acres

Twentynine Palms, California  | Sleeps 6

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Step back into the 1970s in this pink retro home known to host exclusive clientele. The property sits on 5 acres in Joshua Tree National Park, with rare Joshua trees and cacti found all throughout the property. Tucked away under the stars, the location offers good cell reception for those who want to get off the grid while still being accessible. Each of the bedrooms features its own theme and color scheme. Enjoy the views from the main porch, or head to the backyard with a cozy firepit and outdoor seating to gaze at the stars in total privacy.

 

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Villa Zacil Na
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Villa Zacil Na

Quintana Roo, Mexico  | Sleeps 10

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Television host Bobby Berk of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” is a fan of this villa, renting it for his family for several years. The villa includes a main property with bedrooms featuring ocean and garden views, two guest houses, and a sister villa that can be rented in conjunction for larger gatherings. The property comes with a villa manager, housekeeper, and private chef who will cook three meals for you per day. There is a fully equipped kitchen available if you’d like to do your own cooking, but based on how good Berk says the chef’s meals are, you’ll likely find yourself spending more time relaxing in the outdoor pool and alfresco lounging areas.

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Casa Aramara

Punta Mita, Mexico  | Sleeps 22

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Private residence Casa Aramara in Punta Mita is a favorite of the Kardashians, with Kourtney ringing in her 38th birthday at the property alongside Kim, who has also vacationed in the home with Kanye West in the past. The 12-bedroom home comes with over 30 staff members and an “anything button” to request anything you need 24 hours a day during your stay. There are a total of 14 full baths and a half bath, as well as an outdoor heated pool and a dedicated pool for children.

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The Fleming Villa

St. Mary, Jamaica  | Sleeps 10

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Feel like you’re on your own private island at the Fleming Villa, where Ian Fleming created James Bond. Designed by Fleming himself, the Fleming Villa features a main house with three bedrooms, expansive living and dining room spaces with ocean views, and tropical garden bathrooms with soaking tubs and outdoor showers. There are also two cottages with private outdoor showers and minibars stocked with traditional goodies from Jamaica. A dedicated TV room with a wet bar, a private beach and pool, private gardens, and a dedicated staff add to the luxurious stay.

The Lucky House — COMO Parrot Cay
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The Lucky House — COMO Parrot Cay

Turks and Caicos  | Sleeps 6-8

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Owned by model and actor Christie Brinkley, this three-bedroom, 1.6-acre beachfront estate features an interior clad with whitewashed details, teak and oak finishes, and traditional wood art and ornamentation drawing from Brinkley’s travels in Asia. Each of the bedrooms in the property has a private screened terrace complete with ocean views, and both indoor and outdoor showers. The outside also includes a 45-foot infinity pool with daybeds and loungers for sunbathing.

The Lucky House — COMO Parrot Cay
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The Sanctuary at COMO Parrot Cay

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This luxe villa, where Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie have stayed in the past, is owned by fashion designer Donna Karan and features her signature style, with interior designs that include cedar walls, teak furniture fixings, walnut floors, and souvenirs she has collected throughout her travels. The property features a main house and guest houses with views over the Caribbean Sea from the private sundeck and infinity pool on the upper level. A butler will be on hand to assist with everything from private picnics to kayaking adventures.

The Bling Shack
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The Bling Shack

Joshua Tree, California  | Sleeps 15

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This recording-studio-turned-bubblegum-pink getaway has hosted celebrities like Adam Lambert, CeeLo Green, Roger Taylor of Queen, and others who have recorded hits here. This stay is ideal for music lovers, with soundproofing interiors that include a performing stage and DJ amplifiers along with a bar and lounge seating area. You’ll have 5 acres of private land featuring the area’s famed Joshua trees to yourself, and panoramic views of San Jacinto and Big Bear mountains throughout. Outside, a hot tub and 1874 Vintage Silver Streak trailer await, while artwork lines the space inside and out.