While most us can of can merely daydream about catching a break, when stars need to unwind from the “stresses” of Hollywood, they do it in style-…Naturally.
So, this Saturday morning, we give you a glimpse into how the other half live with this inside look into Villas of Distinction, where many an A-list heads when they need to get away from it all (Demi is probably chilling at one of this as we write it).
Enjoy your private tour….
Villa Lilly- It is not purely chance that Julia Roberts, Michael Keaton, Barbra Streisand, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have all stayed at Villa Lilly. Accessible by descending 80 steps from the main street of Praiano, Italy, Villa Lilly is an exclusive paradise. The villa – which consists of a main house, ancient cliff-top tower with bedroom and bathroom, and guest house built on the rocks bordering the sea – provides breathtaking views of Praiano and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Four staff members (butler, two maids and an English-speaking concierge) attend to guest’s every beck and call. Amenities include a welcome cocktail, daily European continental breakfast, wireless Internet, pool and Jacuzzi, cabanas, pizza oven and daily maid service.
Le Bleu – ABC’s 2011 Bachelor Brad Womack flew his Bachelorettes to Anguilla to stay and play here. This 10-bedroom villa (all en-suite rooms) is located on 2.5 acres of beautiful tropical gardens with two swimming pools, two small natural beaches, a beach pavilion, tennis courts, gym, personal cinema and beautiful water garden. Le Bleu is unique in both location and design. Spacious and modern, the experience it provides is one of fresh air, blue skies and myriad colors of the sea.
The Bing Crosby Estate – This recently remodeled luxury estate in Palm Desert, California, formally owned by Bing Crosby, is the renowned hideaway of Marilyn Monroe and JFK. Staying true to its Hollywood history, every effort was made to recreate the ambiance that drew the stars of the 1930’s to the desert: tranquility, relaxation and most importantly, privacy. Set on 2.5 secluded acres in the outskirts of Ironwood Country Club, this seven-bedroom estate boasts refined luxury with modern day amenities.
Necker Island – At 74 acres, Sir Richard Branson’s private island paradise made headlines last year when actress Kate Winslet played real-life heroine during a fire in the main house. As the great house is rebuilt, Necker Island offers several other house options, sitting in turquoise waters surrounded by coral reefs and fringed with beautiful white sandy beaches. Necker can become your own private hideaway from the stresses and strains of daily life and for that reason, plays vacation hotspot for scores of Branson’s celebrity friends, including David and Victoria Beckham, Princess Diana, Oprah Winfrey, Nick Lachey and Jimmy Fallon, among many others. The island can be hired exclusively or individual rooms can be booked for the ultimate couples or family getaway.