In an effort to defray the prodigious expense of maintaining a multitude of multimillion-dollar homes around the globe, rich and famous folk sometimes opt to rent out part-time vacation residences at prices that — let’s be honest — would make a minimum-wage worker choke on his bus pass. A prime example: Mick Jagger, who owns a six-bedroom and five-bathroom beachfront compound on the pristine and private West Indies island of Mustique that can be leased by groups of up to 10. Prices start at $16,500 per week during the low season and run up to $30,000 per week during high season.
The Japanese-inspired compound, dubbed Stargroves, overlooks L’Ansecoy Bay and comprises seven separate pavilions connected by a raised wooden walkway that spans a tranquil brook as it meanders through lush, coconut-palm-dotted grounds. A spacious living-room pavilion opens to a beachside sundeck. Just outside the dining pavilion, an open-air gazebo overlooks the swimming pool. Separate structures house a den, fitness room, and game room with a media lounge and billiards table that features kooky coral-pink felt the exact color of the walls.
The master suite occupies its own beachside villa, with a private sitting room and an en suite bathroom. A guest pod has two more bedrooms and a shared bathroom, while a children’s pavilion comprises two bedrooms and two bathrooms that flank a central sitting room, plus a small kitchen and oceanside veranda. Renters are provided access to a Jeep they can use to tool around the island, and they are pampered by a staff of six that includes a chef-trained butler.
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Jagger also owns Pelican Beach, a smaller property next door to Stargroves that includes a three-bedroom and three-bathroom beachfront villa. That goes for a more reasonable, if not exactly inexpensive, $6,500 to $11,000 per week.
The clearly still virile 73-year-old Rolling Stones frontman just had his eighth child; the mother is his 30-year-old former girlfriend Melanie Hamrick, for whom he reportedly bought a $7 million townhouse in New York City.
listing photos: Mustique Company