David and Iman’s Mustique home, Mandalay, (which they sold in 1995) is now available as a holiday rental for a mere £28,000 a week. Time to start saving for my next big birthday in a few years time ??⚡️ #davidbowieisforever #davidbowieis #bowiefans #bowie #saxophone #vacation #mustique #davidbowie #architecture #islandlife #ripdavidbowie⚡ #ripdavidbowie #inmydreams
If you’ve got a spare $60,000 lying around, you can now rent David Bowie’s former Caribbean estate for a week — just don’t make any ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.
Indeed, none of the furnishings in the Balinese style villa have been changed since Bowie lived there in the 80s. He sold the home in 1995 to publisher Felix Dennis, who turned it into a writer’s retreat for himself, and when he died it was listed for £20 million and reportedly sold to British entrepreneur Simon Dolan in 2014.
Mandalay Estate is located on the über-exclusive island Mustique, which is frequented by the likes of Kate and Will and Mick Jagger. During the high season, the home costs $60,000 to rent for a week, though that goes down to $40,000 during low season. The home has five bedrooms and comes with two koi ponds, a swimming pool, a wet bar, a staff of 10, which includes a chef, butler, housekeeper and a gardner.
Architectural Digest profiled the home in 1992, and Bowie called Mustique “a fantasy island” where “everybody just builds a getaway from it all so they can get there and see the same people they see all around, but in a holiday situation.”