David Bowie’s Ridiculous Caribbean Villa Is Accepting Visitors
Nice place to visit during your, ahem, golden years
From the first time he stepped on stage to the last time he departed one, David Bowie had a certain mystique.
He also had a certain villa in Mustique — and now you can rent it.
Built for Bowie in the 1980s by architects Arne Hasslqvist and Robert Litwiller, the west-facing home sits on one of the tallest hilltops on the island and offers first-rate views of Britannia Bay.
An eclectic mix of Balinese and Caribbean influences, Bowie’s seven-bedroom Mandalay property is centered around a two-tiered pool and surrounded by lush gardens, waterfalls and a koi pond.
The villa — which also features billiard tables, pinball machines, arcade games and dart boards as well as a recording studio and access to a catamaran — is full of surprises. As its previous owner once said: “You can go eight days and find a different place each day.”
He sold the place to poet Felix Dennis (who added a writer’s cottage) in 1994 and it wound up on the rental market last summer with a $40,000/week price tag after it was purchased by an undisclosed buyer.
The rental includes a staff of eight and the home has enough space to accommodate 14 guests.
Nice place to visit during your golden years.
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