These days, you can rent out your homes through the home-sharing sites, if not book to stay in a unique home while holidaying overseas. Well, it may not be the existing place of a Hollywood star’s residence but imagine how it feels like to be able to do a staycation or sleep in one of your favourite celebrity’s one-of-a-kind homes at one time. From Hudson Valley in New York, owned by Oscar-winning actress and singer, best known for her role as Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music to the most influential and legendary singer of all times, Frank Sinatra, LUXUO rounds up three celebrity-approved vacation rentals you can book right now to spend a wonderful vacation and cosy up in one of the former homes of Hollywood celebrities.
1| Julie Andrews: Hudson Valley, New York
This property is close to the Mohonk nature preserve, and is situated in a pre-historic boulder surrounded by a forest of trees, the Rubber House in Accord, New York will entice those wanting a space to seek inspiration and seclusion. Said to be built for a famed choreographer Eugene Loring and his partner, the studio was owned by Oscar-winning actress Julie Andrews at one point of time.
Designed by architect Tom Pritchard, the residence features two bedrooms, 2.5 baths and accommodates up to four guests. The tall vaulted glass chef’s kitchen, the fireplace and the library make up the highlight of the home. Other amenities include a fireplace, a library, a writer’s tower and a dance studio with 20-foot skylit ceilings and a wall of mirrors. The master has its own fireplace and offers guests 270-degree views overlooking the private meadow. The home rents for $350 a night.
2|Mariah Carey: Malibu, California
Situated on the sands of Carbon Beach, the former residence of the legendary diva, Mariah Carey, has 4 bedrooms and 4 bath villa, including two downstairs bedrooms, a living room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen, spacious entertaining area, an indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi and a master suite on the second level.
The expansive master bedroom faces the ocean with its own private balcony. Additionally, the master room has a sitting room, bath suite and fireplace.
The villa features stone flooring, leather furnishings, hardwood accents juxtasposed with neutral colours. The home rents for $10,000 a night.
3|Denzel Washington: Malibu, California
This Malibu residence sits on a 300-foot-high headland. It can accommodate up to eight guests. Thrre are three bedrooms, two-bath home that boasts 180-degree views and is only a short distant away from Broad Beach. Exuding old Malibu charm, the estate features open-beamed ceilings, there are juniper and California pepper trees surrounding plenty of large windows. There is a guest house, a gym, an outdoor patio and a Jacuzzi tub. The home rents for $490 a night.
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