David Bowie’s Getaway


The late, great David Bowie knew a good thing when he saw one and, in this case, it was an Indonesian-inspired refuge on the lush island of Mustique, built in 1989 on a hillside facing Britannia Bay. Bowie had a grand plan in calling it a full-time residence when Architectural Digest quoted him as saying, “My ambition is to make music so incredibly uncompromised that I will have absolutely no audience left whatsoever and then I’ll be able to spend the entire year on the island.”

And now you can rent the 5-bedroom, 5 bath compound for $40,000 a week and live like a rockstar.


The property is a collaboration of efforts from architect Arne Hasselqvist, who designed the home as a series of Japanese/Scandinavian pavilions; Bali-based designer Linda Garland who introduced Indonesian elements, and designer Robert J. Litwiller who oversaw the project. Centered on two koi ponds, the estate consists of a main living area, a writer’s cottage and an artist’s studio. Other standout features include an outdoor dining pavilion and a guest pavilion with a bamboo ceiling, which was designed by Michael White. The 6.2-acre grounds have intricately landscaped tropical gardens and an infinity pool.


Contact: The Mustique Company, 855-261-1316; mustique-island.com