Ever dreamed of living like a Celebrity? Well, now you can – sort of – in these 10 former Celebrity homes now up for rent to all us everyday-folk. Assuming you have a couple grand to spend on your next vacation, you can have your pick of anyone from Jimmy Page to Dick Clark’s old homes to live out your star-studded dreams.
1. Elizabeth Taylor
Cost: $630/Night in Palm Springs, CA
If you’re looking to add a bit of luxury to your next Palm Springs vacay, look no further than “Casa Elizabeth”. For $630 per night, you can live just like Elizabeth Taylor in this 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home complete with detached in-law suite and waterfall adorned pool. Not only that, this home features a spa, jetted bathtub, wood-burning fireplace, breakfast bar and a piano – just in case any spontaneous karaoke break’s out during your stay. The home is still decorated with Liz’s personal belongings and will have you staring at her stunning portraits and paintings for hours – try to get outside at some point though, you are in Palm Springs after all.
2. Jimmy Page
Cost: $490/Night in Malibu, CA
If the walls of this Malibuu, CA beach home could talk, they would have a lot of stories to tell. Not only did Led Zeppelin guitartist Jimmy Page call this 8 acre compound home, it was also a cozy getaway spot for Denzel Washington and The Captian & Tennille. This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home has enough space for 8 guests and it situated on top of a 300 foot high bluff, which gives you 180º views of the sprawling beach and ocean. If you end up having some extra friends join you, there’s also a guest house, detached gym and jacuzzi for all your beach body needs.
3. Paula Deen
Cost: $295/Night in Tybee Island, GA
If you’re looking for a getaway with a bit more Southern charm, Paula Deen’s 2,000-square-foot beach home located in Tybee Island, GA will be just right for you. This 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom located only blocks away from the beach comes fully stocked with a kitchen packed with Paula Deen cookbooks, signature spices, treats and even a signed copy of her best seller for guests to take home. And if you aren’t too busy trying to get a glimpse of some of your famous neighbours like Sandra Bullock and John Mellencamp, you can use your guarenteed reservation at Paula’s The Lady & Sons restaurant located only 25 miles away.
4. John Steinbeck
Cost: $195/Night Pacific Grove, CA
If you’re looking for somewhere to spark your creativity and maybe inspire a classic literary piece of your own, John Steinbeck’s 1920’s writing studio will surely do the trick. This cosy studio features 1-bedroom and 1-bathroom and measures in at around 350-square-feet. The current owners also note that the original 1920’s architecture features rather short doorways, so taller people should mind their heads throughout the home (it may not be your dream rental if your 7’2″). While there are two other cottages on the property, this one was specifically used as the writing studio and has the greatest history. If you’d like a little more space, there’s also an option to rent all three cottages together to complete the trilogy.
5. Merv Griffin
Cost: $5,500/night in La Quinta, CA
Anyone who has ever watched Jeopardy or Wheel Of Fortune is sure to feel like they’v won big while staying in the spacious former home of creator, Merv Griffin! This opulent home is located in La Quinta, CA and is situated on 39-acres of sprawling equestrian property. With 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, you can bring all your friends to stay with you to share in this prize winning home. Whether you choose to spend your days lounging by the infinity pool, checking out the 20-stable barn, admiring the extravagant master bathroom or swimming in your private lake, we guarantee you won’t be bored. But, if you do end up getting a bit tired of your friends being around all the time, there are four guest bungalows to and two guest houses to send them off to for a bit of alone time.
6. Harry Houdini
Cost: $1,264/Night in Hollywood Hills, CA
Experience the magic that is Harry Houdini’s former home when you visit the Hollywood Hills, CA. This historic home is set on 5 acres and boasts 3 large bedrooms and 4 fully granite bathrooms for you to enjoy a weekend away with your family. The grounds contain breathtaking features such as a three-story natural spring waterfall, canyon views, hours of hiking trails, terraced gardens, koi ponds and parking for over 80 cars (just in case you want to have a friend or two join you). If you find it gets a little chilly in the winter evenings, the 3 fireplaces will be more than enough to keep you warm. The most interesting part of this estate are the hidden tunnels and deep-water tank believed to be where he practiced his daring underwater escapes.
7. Dick Clark
Cost: $495/Night in Lake Arrowhead, CA
Looking for a bit more low-key, lake front getaway? This home built for Dick Clark will be the perfect place to escape to. Situated on Lake Arrowhead in California, this 2,200-square-foot, 3-story home has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps up to 10 people. It features a game room for rainy days spent indoors, private boat dock, and a reproduction of the Lincoln Room from the White House. This truly is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy the crisp mountain air and beautiful starry skies.
8. Jim Morrison
Cost: $3,180/Month West Hollywood, CA
This modest home located in West Hollywood, CA was actually The Doors frontman, Jim Morrison’s last American home. Jim lived here during the days when he was writing some of his biggest hits, and is said to have written the majority of his poetry in this home. This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home is like stepping right back into the 60’s with it’s colourful decor, flower murals and extensive collection of the band’s memorabilia. It’s also within walking distace to the world famous Sunset Strip and is sure to keep you entertained during your entire stay.
9. Bob Dylan
Cost: $406/Night Saugerties, NY
If you’re a big Bob Dylan fan, chances are you’ve heard of the legendary “Big Pink” home where his former bandmates once resided. This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is located in Saugerties, NY, right in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. You may recognize the name of this home from the groups first album, “Music From Big Pink” and is also the place where Bob Dylan recorded his “Basement Tapes”. Although you are welcome to all of the upstairs of the home, the basement is strictly off-limits to guests, so don’t count on getting any of Dylan’s famous creativity here!
10. Frank Sinatra
Cost: $2,600/Night in Palm Springs, CA
Last, but certainly not least, you can rent Frank Sinatra’s famous pad in Palm Springs, California. This 4,500-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 7-bathroom home comes complete with a pool house, his & hers cabana style bathrooms, Frank’s original recording studio and iconic piano-shaped swimming pool to satisfy all your wildest Sinatra dreams. The interior of the home has mid-century Modern decor and floor to ceiling windows to inspire your creative mind. If you find yourself wanting to sing some of Sinatra’s classic tunes, there’s a grand piano in the living area, ready for all your musical needs.