World’s best celebrity playgrounds

When their world tours are over or filming wraps up, where do all the celebrities go to play? 


For the rich and famous, most destinations are just a private jet ride away. From luxurious European getaways to beach retreats – here’s a look at celebrity holiday hotspots.

Lake Como

Located in the north-west of Italy, Lake Como is a renowned holiday destination for the stars.


George Clooney, Donatella Versace, Madonna, and Sting all own a waterfront mansion on the lake.

Brad Pitt and Matt Damon are also regular house guests at Clooney’s Villa Oleandra mansion in Laglio.

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George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt – who all starred in Ocean’s Eleven together – have spent time at Clooney’s Lake Como house. Picture: Getty Images.

As well as an A-lister holiday retreat, the breathtaking location has been used as a backdrop in filming for Casino Royale, Ocean’s Twelve and Star Wars Episode II.

Buy a house nearby:

Buying a house in this stunning Italian destination isn’t as expensive as you think, with showcasing nearby listings starting from $AU124,000.

There are also larger properties with a pool and plenty of space on the market for a fee that could be split between an extended family.

This three-bedroom home is currently listed for only $AU193,133.

The Hamptons

The Hamptons may sound familiar if you’re a Kardashian fan who has seen the spin-off show, Khloe and Kourtney take the Hamptons.

But the beach location in Long Island, New York isn’t just enjoyed by the Kardashian clan.

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The destination has long been popular with celebrities. Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow and P.Diddy all own holiday homes in the area.

Beyonce also owns a luxurious holiday house here, which is currently available for rent for $US1 million per month.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z love the Hamptons and own a 12-bedroom mansion here.

Buy a house nearby: 

Only a few hours drive from central New York, this star-studded location would be a great place to holiday if you can’t decide between relaxing by the beach or sightseeing in the Big Apple.

The Hamptons offer some reasonably priced options for Aussies to snap up, if you want to buy a getaway, without the price tag of Queen Bey’s house.

A one-bedroom beachfront house can be bought at a starting price of $AU234,873.

AUD$1.6 mill will buy you this stunning five-bedroom property.

AUD$1.6 million will buy you this stunning five-bedroom property.

St Tropez

A picturesque spot on the French Riviera, it’s easy to see why the celebs flock to St Tropez and its surrounding coastline.

A list of stars including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Lady Gaga, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lilly Allen, Kate Moss and Bono have all been spotted holidaying in the serene location. 

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Fashion mogul Giorgio Armani is among the list of celebrities who own a holiday home here, with a house placed on the hills of St Tropez, near the water.

The Beckhams are also frequent visitors and own a house two hours away in Provence.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt own a four-hectare-estate in the village of Correns, just a one hour drive from St Tropez. 


When the months turn cooler and it’s too chilly to lie on the beach, celebrities look for the perfect winter getaway.

For many celebrities – this getaway is the ski town of Telluride, Colorado.

Ralph Lauren, Tom Cruise, Oprah and Emmy winner Laura Linney all own retreats here.

Tom Cruise's house is a massive seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom property- placed on 120 hectares of land. It's currently on the market for US$59 million.

    Tom Cruise’s house is a massive seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom property. It’s currently on the market for $US59 million. Picture:

Oprah’s home is a $US14 million tech mansion, that features a heated driveway and a snow tram that runs from the house to the slopes.  

The breathtaking snow-capped mountain views and the nearby ski and golf resort are popular with celebrities. 

While the houses in the area are a little more pricey than in Europe, a two-bedroom apartment can be bought for $AU411,386.




Date: 22nd August 2016

Author: Bree Guthrie

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