Rent David Bowie’s Caribbean Eden

Standing on a 6.2-acre plot , Mandalay’s infinity pool, koi ponds, waterfalls and garden decks are David Bowie’s Eden.

The five-bedroom property was built for the singer in 1989 and is one of the most distinctive properties found on this minute Caribbean island. Finished in an incongruous Asian style with Balinese and Japanese elements, it was developed by the architect Arne Hasslqvist and Bali-based designer Linda Garland and retains all of the original fixtures and many decorative elements chosen by Bowie in the late Eighties.


Each bedroom features a private veranda and public areas face west to capitalise on the impressive sunsets typical in this region. Music fans will also appreciate a visit to “The Studio”, a pavilion that in a previous incarnation was Bowie’s island recording studio.


“I wanted something as unlike the Caribbean as possible,” said Bowie of Mandalay’s Indonesian look. “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.”


This is a fantasy island to the celebrities, royalty and high society ever since it was purchased for £45,000 by the British aristocrat Lord Glenconner back in 1958. Paparazzi are banned for the privacy of guests in the likes of Mick Jagger, Kate Moss, Hugh Grant or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who are believed to have visited at least seven times, says the Telegraph.


Mandalay itself comes complete with a retinue of 14 staff to ensure every request is catered to. Even though Bowie sold the home to the publisher Felix Dennis in 1995. Following his death in 2014, Mandalay was offered for sale it is rumored that the new owner is English entrepreneur Simon Dolan.

Fans of the late David Bowie can now pay their respects to the star by renting his holiday home on the island of Mustique. After all it was his slice of heaven and his final resting place as details of his will are revealed, his ashes scattered on his Eden.

All images via Mandalay Estate