On a small island in the Caribbean, one of the greatest musicians of all time left behind a little piece of himself for his fans to enjoy. It’s been a little over a year since the passing of David Bowie, but fans of his can still catch a glimpse of his magic by renting his seven-bedroom villa on the private isle of Mustique.
Part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the singer’s lavish estate sits on a hilltop overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Built in the 1980s especially for him, the home’s décor features a Balinese style mixed with eclectic elements that pay homage to the whimsical Ziggy Stardust himself. In order to create a more avant-garde look, Bowie called upon architects Arne Hasslqvist and Robert Litwiller for his unconventional home. “I love a good cliché,” Bowie told Architectural Digest in 1992, “and this house for me is just the most delightful cliché.”
The villa includes private garden decks, a dining pavilion, study and game rooms and receptions rooms. Inside the main house are five bedrooms and two separate houses sit on the property to accommodate an additional four guests. The main estate’s accommodations all boast private verandas which lead to the infinity pool outdoors. When Bowie sold the property in 1994, its new owner, English poet Felix Dennis kept the home’s integrity intact and named it Mandalay. Following his passing in 2014, another undisclosed owner purchased the villa which is now available for private bookings. Neighboring home owners include names such as Tommy Hilfiger, Mick Jagger and Bryan Adams.
The villa is being offered through Mustique Company and Red Savannah for $40,000 a week or around $60,000 a week during high season (December 15 through April 30). The property holds 14 guests and includes a household staff of eight.
By Nicolle Monico