You Can Now Rent David Bowie’s $20 Million Caribbean Villa For $40,000 A Week

The world lost a rock god when David Bowie passed away in January. After he conquered his battle with drugs in the ’80s, he mellowed out and kept a pretty low profile, though his flair for elegance remained the stuff of rock legend.

Bowie liked to get away. Rooted on Lafayette Street in New York City’s Soho with apartments in Los Angeles and the European cities, his retreats included a rustic retreat on a mountainside in the Catskills and a 5-bedroom villa on the posh Caribbean island of Mustique. Custom-built for Bowie in 1989, the 6.2 acre property is called Mandalay Estate and was recently purchased by Simon Dolan, a wildly successful British businessman, for a rumored $20 million. According to the Telegraph, a week at Mandalay Estate starts at $40,000 a week in the off-season.

The entire property was profiled by Architectural Digest back in the ’90s before Bowie sold it to British magazine publisher Felix Dennis, according to the Telegraph.

Via Architectural Digest:

“Why Mustique indeed,” Bowie begins. “Frankly, it was quite odd. I went down to spend a couple of days with Mick and Jerry in their house, and while waiting for the boat—I was going to take a trip up and down the Caribbean and it never happened because the propeller fell out or something—I was stranded. And I just went scouting one day, having nothing better to do, there being little else to do there, and I came across this area of land attached to Arne Hasselqvist’s. And we talked about it, and I thought, Why not?”

Curiously enough, Bowie found the place too tranquil and was so relaxed there that he couldn’t work. I can see why. Who wants to grind when you’re living in paradise?

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