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 and fireplaces. On the exterior, you will find an infinity pool with spa and sun deck with barbecue and fire pit. The house can be rented for $100,000 per month.
The 29-year-old Canadian singer rented out a 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 features 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a wine cellar, chef’s kitchen and theater. Spanning 11,000 square feet of living space, the mansion also boasts a gorgeous long pool and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. 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 also has a yoga room, a home theater, hammocks in the bedrooms, an outdoor pagoda as well as TVs in the bathrooms! The home, which is lies inside in 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 home has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a tile hot tub, a pool, a massive stone fireplace as well as outdoor patios. 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 four bedrooms with fine art, four en suite bathrooms with housing chit fittings and fixtures as well as private patio access. Also included is a kitchen 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 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 also has a garden of vegetables, wildflowers, and herbs all around.