Renting a home involves a lot more than just looking at potential properties and choosing the one you want. There are many other factors you need to consider: is it close enough to your workplace? What are the crime rates in the area? Are the schools any good? All of these points are valid and should be weighed up.
However, there is one factor that can be taken as a benchmark for excellent taste and that is celebrity approval. It’s safe to say if a celebrity believes an area is safe for their children and possessions, then we, the common people, would be entering a dreamland once occupied by iconic names if we moved there:
Bought by the singer for about $12 million, the home spans 9,595 square feet of living space and was built in 2012. It has 7-bedrooms, 9-bathrooms, and large living spaces with ceilings as high as 14 ft.
Several high-end features are also included throughout the home like game and media rooms as well as ‘smart home’ technology that regulates sound, temperature, security, fireplaces, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the first level that provide a beautiful view of the grounds outside. On the exterior, you will find an infinity pool with spa and a sun deck with barbecue and fire pit. The house can be rented for $100,000 per month.
The 32-year-old Canadian singer rented out this mansion worth $29 million in Malibu during his tour’s West Coast swing, where he reportedly spent time with his girlfriend Rihanna. The Tuscan-style villa boasts 6-bedrooms and 10-bathrooms. Some note-worthy places within the property include the wine cellar, the spacious chef’s kitchen, and the home theater.
Spanning 11,000 square feet of living space, the mansion also features a gorgeous long pool and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The home’s interior is enhanced with stunning beamed ceilings throughout that compliment the vibrant white color that decorates the walls of every room. It is available for about $7,000 per night.
Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho’s mansion can be rented for $15,437 per day. The 5-bedroom and 6-bathroom house is located in Rio De Janeiro and features a perfect view of the ocean from almost any room in the home.
Amenities include a yoga room, a home theater, hammocks in the bedrooms (may not be considered an amenity exactly, but do you have a hammock in your bedroom?!), an outdoor pagoda, and TVs in the bathrooms! The home, which sits inside Rio’s Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, also has an abundance of Ronaldinho-inspired artwork.
Entourage (The Villa Sophia)
Featured in the final scene of the ‘Entourage’ movie and TV series, this gorgeous and relaxing guesthouse is situated in the celebrity-filled Los Felix neighborhood. The guesthouse only has 1-bedroom and 1-bathroom, but don’t let those small numbers fool you, this 1927 Mediterranean villa is the epitome of opulence.
Some of the property’s notable features include a tile hot tub, a pool, a massive stone fireplace, and outdoor patios that overlook the tropical landscape below. The house offers 750 square feet of space – plenty of room for partying the night away or enjoying a romantic evening with that special someone. You can rent it for $395 a night.
Martini Rose (Nat King Cole & Frank Sinatra)
Martini Rose offers modern standards of luxury, whilst retaining a classic charm. The villa was a premier spot for superstars in the golden years of Hollywood, including Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra.
The property has 4-bedrooms with fine art, 4-en suite bathrooms with housing chit fittings and fixtures as well as private patio access. There is a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a large swimming pool, a spa, and media room with the best contemporary electronics and appliances. It can be rented for $775-$1,250 per night.
The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs bought his 1930s Tudor-style home back in the mid-1990s. The modest red brick house spans 5,768 square feet of living space and includes 7-bedrooms and 5-bathrooms.
It has a ‘British country style’ and beautifully fits with the rest of the serene neighborhood. The house is also surrounded by an extremely lush garden containing vegetables, wildflowers, and herbs.