Summertime is synonymous with vacation-time for many people.
Their warm-weather excursions usually take them to an old favorite destination or perhaps somewhere new that they have had on their to-visit list for a long time.
Once in a while, these holidays turn into a truly memorable experience, but usually they are no more than pleasant and relaxing diversions that will be mostly forgotten in a few years.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with that; vacations are, first and foremost, times to recharge and relax.
However, splurging on a vacation in a rental estate can greatly increase the probability of having one of those rare vacations that will be remember for an entire lifetime.
In the rental estates listed below, it is possible to live a celebrity lifestyle during your vacation.
Many of the estates have hosted celebrities and other VIPs in the past, so guests get to walk the same floors and sleep in the same rooms as some of the world's most famous people.
Want to enjoy the Celebrity Lifestyle?
And create lifelong memories in the lap of luxury?
These estates are the ideal places to do it.
The Leight Star Yacht
The Leight Star Yacht, which uses San Diego as its home port, is a very unique vacation venue.
This 143-foot ship is a favorite for dinner cruises and glamorous parties hosted by companies like HBO, Louis Vuitton and Virgin America Airlines.
This yacht is not short on luxury.
Its deck top jacuzzi, teak and cherry wood furnishings and classically decorated mid-deck make it the perfect place to enjoy a night or a few days of absolute luxury.
The onboard suites make the Leight look like a luxury cruise ship (without the crowded decks and noise).
Hilltop View Estate
The Hilltop View Estate, in Los Angeles, California, is perhaps best known for the 360-degree views that it offers from its 14-acre grounds and luxurious villa.
This place has strong connections with Hollywood's past.
It was owned by an heiress of the Chase family (of Chase Bank fame).
Over the years, the house has hosted Hollywood luminaries like Lucille Ball and Marilyn Monroe, and musical legends like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.
The Hilltop View is a favorite choice for film crews.
CSI, Mad Men, and Six Feet Under have used the estate for filming.
The airy and expansive interior, the large pool, patio, outdoor seating areas and the overall design of this estate make it possible to experience the lifestyle that celebrities enjoyed during Hollywood's early glory days.
Paradise Point Estate
The Paradise Point Estate in Kailua Bay is one of the finest vacation rental options on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
The soft, ivory-colored sands of the quiet, private Kailua Beach are only a few footsteps from this luxurious estate's front door.
Over the years, a number of famous guests have used this resort, the latest being President Barack Obama, who stayed here during recent visits to his home state. Paradise Point has many resort-like amenities.
It features a lagoon-style pool, spa, and botanical gardens.
Of course, people who want to splurge on an estate vacation are not confined to the US.
The African Retreat, in Nairobi, Kenya, is a super luxurious estate that carries much of the colonial charms that it had when it was first constructed in the 1930s.
This estate has some unusual features that draw a glamorous list of guests.
A herd of giraffes call the grounds of the African Retreat home.
However, this is not a safari lodge: the creatures are viewable right from the windows of the house itself, so guests can see these graceful mammals while eating breakfast or even getting out of bed in the morning.
Ready to live like a Celeb?
Sure you are....
These incredibly luxurious and unique estates are great places for creating a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience for yourself and those closest to you.
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