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David Bowie, Beautiful, Romantic Mustique ,stunning , Caribbean Villa designed by Arne Hasselqvist

The ultimate retreat if you're Under Pressure: David Bowie's £14m Caribbean villa is available to rent for the first time (at £28,000 a week)

  • The five-bedroom mansion still retains the same Indonesian glamour and lavishness as it did in the 1980s 
  • Property boasts reception rooms, a dining pavilion, a games room, study and an infinity pool overlooking the coast
  • Celebrities attracted to Mustique include Mick Jagger, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Jeremy Clarkson


Located on what the singer called the 'fantasy island' of Mustique - a popular getaway spot with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - the property  boasts several enormous reception rooms
Located on what the singer called the 'fantasy island' of Mustique - a popular getaway spot with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - the property boasts several enormous reception rooms
The $20million (£14million) five-bedroom mansion still retains the same glamour, extravagance and lavishly colourful interiors Bowie envisioned when he chose the home's Indonesian look back in the Eighties



The $20million (£14million) five-bedroom mansion still retains the same glamour, extravagance and lavishly colourful interiors Bowie envisioned when he chose the home's Indonesian look back in the Eighties

The peaceful hillside hideaway, which was once described by the 69-year-old glam rock icon as a 'tranquil place' that was so relaxing he found it difficult to write new music there, can be hired as a holiday home for $40,000 (£28,000) a week in low season and $70,000 (£50,000) in high - with a minimum seven-night stay.

Each of the estate's five bedrooms are all individually named and have their own private veranda which lead straight out to the pool.the main rooms, the estate also features a card room decorated with mussel shells, a studio with bamboo ceiling - which was once used by Bowie to record in - and a stage for musical performances.

Explaining the theme of his former home - designed by Swedish architect Arne Hasselqvist as a series of pavilions, each sitting discreetly within the tropical garden - Bowie said in 1992: 'I wanted something as unlike the Caribbean as possible.
The 6.2 acre site boasts a dining pavilion, a games room, a study and a stunning infinity pool overlooking the coast

Celebrities attracted to Mustique, where David Bowie's (right) estate stands along with around 80 other houses, include Mick Jagger, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (left) and Jeremy Clarkson

'It’s a whim personified. I love a good cliché, and this house, for me, is just the most delightful cliché. What you have to realise is that Mustique is a fantasy island.'

Since being purchased by Dolan - who has a son named Bowie - the hill top estate has remained pretty much in its original state, the only changes being a slight upgrade on certain furnishings.

Facing west, the property is perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy the mesmerising Mustique sunsets and white sandy beaches.

In addition to the main property, Mandalay Estate is also home to ‘The Writer’s Cottage’ which provides guests with 'first-class self-contained, open plan accommodation' away from the main villa.

Explaining the theme of his former home, designed by Swedish architect Arne Hasselqvist as a series of pavilions, each sitting discreetly within the tropical garden, Bowie said in 1992: 'I wanted something as unlike the Caribbean as possible'
Explaining the theme of his former home, designed by Swedish architect Arne Hasselqvist as a series of pavilions, each sitting discreetly within the tropical garden, Bowie said in 1992: 'I wanted something as unlike the Caribbean as possible'
The peaceful hillside hideaway was once described by the 69-year-old glam rock icon as a 'tranquil place' that was so relaxing he found it difficult to write new music there. He purchased the estate shortly before his marriage to supermodel Iman


The peaceful hillside hideaway was once described by the 69-year-old glam rock icon as a 'tranquil place' that was so relaxing he found it difficult to write new music there. He purchased the estate shortly before his marriage to supermodel Iman


The cottage was used regularly by poet and publisher Felix Dennis who purchased the property from David Bowie in 1995. Dennis wrote many of his most well-known pieces of work including How To Get Rich and A Glass Half Full in the writer’s cottage.




The main villa was built in 1989 on a sandy outcrop, measuring three miles by one-and-a-half miles, that had been bought by British aristocrat Lord Glenconner for £45,000 in 
1958.

Other celebri
ties attracted to Mustique, where there are only around 80 houses and you can pay up to $75,000 a week to rent a place, include Mick Jagger and Jeremy Clarkson.


Facing west, the property is perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy the mesmerising Mustique sunsets and white sandy beaches
In addition to the main property, Mandalay Estate is also home to ‘The Writer’s Cottage’ which provides guests with 'first-class self-contained, open plan accommodation' away from the main villa



Facing west, the property is perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy the mesmerising Mustique sunsets and white sandy beaches

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