Celebs are known for living decadent and glamorous lifestyles, and some of them own vacation homes that most of us can only dream of. These homes are huge and have been completely customized to fit their owners’ personal styles, and range from classically elegant mansions to sleek and modern beach villas. With the heat of summer fast approaching, these tricked-out palaces are some of the most amazing places in the world to get away from the stresses of everyday life. Here are fifteen of the world’s most jealousy-inducing celebrity vacation spots.
1. Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
Nothing less than a 35-room chateau in the south of France would do for this power couple, who use the space to spend time with their many children. The couple has owned the property for nearly a decade, and it was even the site of their nuptials in 2014. The huge, scenic estate is surrounded by a moat and is home to several vineyards as well as a private lake. The chateau has a rich history, with some structures that are nearly four hundred years old. Since purchasing the estate, Pitt has added many amenities, including a gym, home theater, spa, dirt bike course, indoor and outdoor pools, and two helicopter pads.
2. Taylor Swift
The pop start recently purchased a mansion in Rhode Island, and since has been spending her weekends sunning out on the beach. The house has an elegant architectural style that is typical of New England, but inside it features seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Last year, she used the space to throw a star-studded Fourth of July party with some of her favorite girlfriends, which had all of Instagram abuzz with envy.
3. John Travolta
The actor is a certified pilot, so it’s only fitting that his home in Florida has two large runways that lead directly to his front door. He even has room to keep his personal Quantas Boeing plane in front of the house. This vacation property is also complete with plenty of other amenities, including a pool, a golf course, and plenty of rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows.
4. Oscar De La Renta
The world-renowned fashion designer spent his free time in this amazing ocean front property, located in the beach resort town of Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic. De La Renta keeps an entire staff on hand year-round to ensure that the grounds are kept to perfection, the mansion is spotless, and that visitors can always enjoy a fresh meal. Although the designer passed away in 2014, the home was turned into a lush rental property that still has touches of the legendary designer’s signature style.
5. Sarah Jessica Parker
The star of Sex and The City spends her time off in an elegant and charming Victorian home in Bridgehampton, New York. The space is perfect for lounging around with a summer beach read or entertaining a small group of close friends, decorated with touches of stripes and wicker. Many of the furniture pieces are handpicked vintage (but did you really expect anything else from this style icon?
6. George Clooney
The Oscar-winning actor spends his vacation time at a large, elegant mansion on Italy’s Lake Como. The home has been the subject of paparazzi scrutinization for years, and is well known as one of the world’s most famous summer homes. Clooney purchased the house in 2001, and since then has used it as a space to entertain his friends and family. He also shot sections of the blockbuster movie Ocean’s Twelve there.
7. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow originally purchased this property in 2006 with her then-husband Chris Martin for a reported $5.4 million. The space is complete with everything you would expect from the actress and founder of GOOP: an on-site yoga studio, pool, and some of the most impeccably decorated rooms in the world, complete with matching chandeliers. The house has five bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms, and is located in Long Island’s East End.
8. Celine Dion
When not entertaining her masses of fans in Las Vegas, the singer spends her time on an estate situated on the East Coast of Florida. There are views of the beach from nearly every room in the house, and the property even features a custom-built water park and tennis court. The estate also features several guest houses, a pool house, and a beach house. Dion put the residence up for sale in early 2016, so if you have $45 million in spare change, you could be it’s next owner!
9. Johnny Depp
Depp takes vacationing to a whole new level – not only does he have a summer home in the Bahamas, but he actually has the entire island that it sits on all to himself. The island has six pristine beaches, and was purchased in 2004 for a reported $3.6 million. Depp also keeps his yacht there, and frequently snorkels. In addition to a private island, Depp also has another vacation property in the South of France.
10. Martha Stewart
Stewart’s vacation home is located on the secluded island of Mount Desert Island in Maine. Surrounded by trees, the exterior has the feel of a comfy cabin, although the interior is open and airy, with European-influenced decor. The gorgeous back terrace is paneled in granite, and provides a stunning view of Seal Harbor. Stewart purchased the house (and many of its furnishings) from Edsel and Eleanor Ford in 1997.
11. Oprah Winfrey
The beloved talk show host spends her getaways on a private ranch house in Hawaii. The house features a spacious wraparound porch with views of the ocean, as well as a comfortable terrace on the second floor that is perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine. While it isn’t the largest of celebrity vacation homes, it has been decorated to perfection, with a perfect combination of clean, airy fabrics and one-of-a-kind antiques with a distinctly American feel.
12. Jerry Seinfeld
The famous comedian is the current owner of one of the Hampton’s most notable houses – it used to belong to singer Billy Joel. While the space feels homey and comfortable on the inside, it is situated on a huge lawn and has a three-bedroom guest house, pool, beach, and tennis courts. With so much space, it’s the perfect place for Jerry and his wife Jessica to host a summer getaway.
13. Naomi Campbell
The supermodel has one of the most unique vacation homes in the world – an island home shaped like the Eye of Horus located off the coast of Turkey. The property was a gift from her boyfriend, and is completely self-sufficient, with its own sources for energy and water. The home has a whopping twenty-five bedrooms, as well as the advantage of being located right next to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
14. Jennifer Lopez
J-Lo is another one of the many celebrities on this list with a stunning vacation home in New York’s The Hamptons. The $10 million house has seven bedrooms, as well as an entire parking lot, a huge back garden, and heated pool. The interior is extremely spacious, and is decorated in chic shades of nude, while the exterior screams classic East Coast glamour.
15. Scarlett Johansson
The actress is another celebrity owner of a Hamptons beach house, located in Amagansett. The home is designed to maximize outdoor space, with a huge back deck and vine-covered terrace, as well as a large pool and lawn. The interior isn’t too shabby either, with four large, wood-paneled bedrooms.