There is no question South Florida is a premier destination for celebrities; the weather is warm, the beaches are beautiful, and oftentimes the small coastal towns are the perfect getaway from the spotlight. For those reasons, Palm Beach Island and Jupiter Island have become very popular for many ‘A-listers’. Not only do these quaint beach side towns provide the seclusion, exclusivity, and privacy that the the rich and famous are so attracted to, but these little towns really do have a lot to offer, too.
1) Celine Dion’s Waterpark Masterpiece – Jupiter Island, Florida.
What can 72 million dollars get you? Celine Dion’s six acre extravagant abode – that’s what. Dubbed “the largest estate on Jupiter Island”, Dion’s home features
- 10,000 square foot main residence, plus a 7,000 square foot finished basement
- Master bedroom suite complete with automated clothes and shoe racks
- Large butler’s kitchen in addition to a separate kitchen with a seating area
- Theater room
- Four car tandem garage
- Five pavilions
- Eight bedroom guest house
- Did we say waterpark? The property features a lazy rive style pool area complete with water slide.
2) Michael Jordan’s Spacious Estate – Jupiter, Florida
For a total of 12.4 million dollars, Michael Jordan completed his Jupiter home sized at a whopping 28,000 square feet. The home was built on 3 acres in the prestigious Bear’s Club community where Jordan is often seen making his way around the Jack Nicklaus golf course.
Some of the features you will find in this roomy home include:
- A lavish media room
- An athletic wing with fitness center and basketball court (naturally)
- 2-story guard house
- Eleven bedrooms
- Spacious pool house
3) Tiger Woods’ Intracoastal & Beachfront Mansion – Jupiter Island, Florida
Yes, his property spans from the Intracoastal waterway to the Atlantic ocean providing waterfront views on both the east and west side. Not only does his residence encompass 16,127 square feet, but it also features multiple swimming pools, a tennis court, a gym, a lap lane, and a 100-foot running track. The home was built closer to the Atlantic to make room for Tiger’s 4-hole practice course.
His house comes complete with:
- 3.5 acre golf course
- Tennis courts
- On-site oxygen tank
- Lap pool
4) Donald Trump’s “Mar-A-Lago” – Palm Beach, Florida
In 1985, Trump purchased a 20-acre estate in Palm Beach for 10 million dollars. He lived in the residence for approximately 10 years before deciding to transform it into what it is today – The Mar-a-Lago Club. This lavish private club includes an additional 58 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms, 12 fireplaces, and a 20,000 square foot Donald J. Trump Grand Ballroom on top of the original estate.
The Mar-a-Lago includes
- 3 individual bomb shelters
- 5 clay tennis courts
- 1 grass court
- A waterfront pool
5) John & Yoko’s “El Solano” – Palm Beach, Florida
In 1980, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, on the advice of their tarot card reader, purchased the infamous “El Solano” estate located on 720 South Ocean Boulevard. The expansive 10,000 square foot abode was designed by Addison Mizner, an infamous architectural force in South Florida and instrumental influence on Boca Raton’s Mediterranean revival architectural aesthetic. Previous owners included Larry Flynt, the Vanderbilts, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Mizner himself.
El Solano has the following amenities:
- Oceanfront Views
- Unique Mediterranean-revival design
- Multi-million dollar renovation in the 90s
6) Alan Jackson’s “5 o’clock” get-a-way – Jupiter Island, Florida
In 2007, this famous country singer built a beautiful 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom beachfront paradise right on Jupiter Island. The two-story home encompasses 8,700 square feet on a 1 acre piece of property peppered with beautiful towering palm trees. Recently, Alan Jackson sold the home to Bill McDermott, the director of Under Armour, a sports apparel company. The property is still as beautiful as ever with it’s stone accents, grand archways, and magnificent pool area.
Home amenities include:
- Close to the Blowing Rocks Preserve
- Complete renovation in 2007
- 8,700 square feet
- 1 acre of dunes on property
7) Horward Stern’s Palm Beach Palace – Palm Beach, Florida
Howard Stern, a popular radio broadcaster, purchased a 52 million dollar luxurious beachfront estate in Palm Beach. The home features 5 bedrooms, 12.5 bathrooms, and an outdoor pool. Howard and his wife, Beth Stern, can also appreciate unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean since the home is situated directly along the pristine beaches of Palm Beach.
Home amenities include:
- 19,000 square feet
- Oceanfront views
- Private pool
8) Jimmy Buffet’s personal Margaritaville – Palm Beach, Florida
Considering Jimmy Buffet has purchased three homes in Palm Beach, one could safely assume he’s in the early stages of creating his own personal Margaritaville right here in Palm Beach, Florida. Check all three out below -
9) Vera Wang’s Old Oceanfront Villa – Palm Beach, Florida
This Spanish-style estate was built by world renowned architect, Addison Mizner. Vera Wang and her family visited this extravagant oceanfront villa more frequently when Vera first inherited it, along with other properties, from her businessman father. However, Wang told the Wall Street Journal “These are all properties that need to be updated. It’s just too much to handle and I travel a great deal for business. You can’t live in three places at once.” Which is why Vera decided to put the home on the market in 2008.
- Coffered ceilings
- Water fountains
- Keystone patios
- Lush, garden pool
10) Rory McIlroy’s Contemporary Enclave – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
McIlroy purchased his 15,286 square foot water-front home for $9.5 million. The home includes 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms designed with a bent towards modern chic. McIlroy chose not to live on a golf course so that he could use his multi-million dollar home as a getaway for his downtime.
His house comes complete with:
- Practice green
- Private gym
- Game room
- Luxurious pool
- Waterfront access with a personal marina
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