BEVERLY HILLS, CA, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - A new boom in luxury travel -
including private jets, super yachts, and the holiday rental of multi-million
dollar luxury homes and chalets is being fuelled by a worldwide increase
amongst Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (those with assets of
US $30 million+). Popular villa destinations include Provence, Cannes,
Tuscany, Mykonos, Miami, and Beverly Hills. Skiing is also very popular with
Courchevel, Verbier and Whistler topping the list. When staying at the finest
luxury homes and villas, these travelers typically spend $45,000 or more per
It's nothing new for successful business people, professional athletes
and celebrities to travel in a sumptuous manner. What's new is that these same
high profile individuals are now putting their exclusive homes (usually one or
more of their several homes) on the short-term rental market as luxury holiday
Right now anyone with $16,000 and security clearance can enjoy a week at
Mick Jagger's beachfront villa on the island of Mustique in the West Indies.
Perhaps Randy Travis' Maui property might be more your style? Then there's
Richard Branson's private island paradise where you and 27 friends can relax
each night for about $47,000 or find your own magic on David Copperfield's
Bahamian islands; 11 to be exact, at a cost of $225,750 per week!
Karl Lagerfeld's recently sold Monaco home is available for $55,000 a
week. Alternatively, one of Cher's original waterfront homes in Miami is
available - that'll set you back about $38,000 per week, completely staffed.
So why do super wealthy, high profile people choose to rent their private
spaces to complete strangers? Luxury villa agent to the elite, Wolf Worster
notes, "Wealthy people like to be financially smart just like the rest of us -
often smarter. A $30,000 weekly income won't make them "richer", but it's
considered worth the effort to support the high maintenance costs that come
with these impressive homes."
Wolf Worster Associates is an independent luxury villa service that
provides short-term high-end property rentals throughout the world. "Think of
us as head hunters for the best vacation estates in the world", says Wolf.
"Our focus is our clients, and finding them the most suitable villa rental
together with the services accorded these elite locations. It's worlds away
from the standard list of homes one can find at any number of websites. And
yes, some of the homes we book do belong to the most famous people in the
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