This is where the late David Bowie went to get away from from the hustle and bustle of reality. Now you can too, for a price.
The late David Bowie’s Caribbean villa has been listed as a short-term holiday rental.
Following the sale of the five-bedroom mansion to British multi-millionaire entrepreneur and Bowie fanatic Simon Dolan earlier this year, the Mandalay Estate is available for rent for the first time ever.
If you have a spare $40,000, that is.
Situated on 6.2 acres of land on the private island of Mustique, the former home of the musical icon boasts a theme far from Caribbean.
Mandalay Estate instead takes on an Indonesian-inspired style, with a series of pavilions dotting the sprawling outdoor area, centred on a large koi pond.
According to The Telegraph, Bowie explained the decision to adopt a Javanese architectural influence as being driven largely by Mustique’s whimsical atmosphere.
“I wanted something as unlike the Caribbean as possible,” said Bowie.
“It’s a whim personified. I love a good cliché, and this house, for me, is just the most delightful cliché. What you have to realise is that Mustique is a fantasy island.”
Bowie wasn’t the only high-profile owner of the resort prior to Dolan’s purchase.
Despite being less than 30 years old, the decadent holiday home has also belonged to late British publisher Felix Dennis.
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