David Bowie took you to a lot of places.
Perhaps you joined him in a tin can far above the world, or took a road trip to find a girl somewhere in China or Suffragette City. If there was one rock star who could help you fill up your passport, it was the Thin White Duke.
Well, you’ll be glad to know that the road trip isn’t over because now that he has officially moved on to another galaxy, David Bowie will gladly take you St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
And once you’re there, you can rent his house for $40,000 a week.
David Bowie’s Mustique getaway sits on 6.2 acres of immaculate landscaping among tropical gardens, two koi ponds, and several Indonesian-inspired pavilions. Built in 1989, Bowie loved his isolated island retreat so much that he told Architectural Digest in 1992, “It’s a whim personified…My ambition is to make music so incredibly uncompromised that I will have absolutely no audience left whatsoever and then I’ll be able to spend the entire year on the island.”
All photos courtesy of Mustique Island.
While he may not be able to do that anymore, you certainly can.
And that entire year will only cost you about $2 million. So what’s the hold-up? With five bedrooms, five bathrooms, an outdoor dining pavilion, games room, and infinity pool that spills into Britannia Bay, there’s plenty of room for the whole family.
Or if you’re working on that new LP, you can just roll solo in the studio or the writer’s cottage, requesting the odd Caribbean beverage from one of the 10 on-site staff members. When it’s ready for an audience, you could also play them your new hit track because, you know, there’s obviously a stage there too.
There may not be life on Mars, but there sure is one hell of a compound on the island of Mustique. If you’re a fan of David Bowie and ludicrously luxurious vacations, you might want to put on those red shoes and make your way over there.
Oh yeah, and don’t forget the $40K ($60K if you go between December and April).