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How To Rent Giorgio Armani’s Caribbean Villa

Take a look inside the fashion icon’s once private getaway.

By Terry Christodoulou
Fri, Aug 21, 2020Grey Clock 2 min

Have you ever wondered where Italian fashion icon and fashion designer Giorgio Armani gets his tan?

The 84-year old billionaire has been enjoying a private strip of paradise on the tropical island of Antigua since 2006, and now, you can rent it.

Located in Galley Bay Heights, along the west coast of Antigua, the development sees 25 luxury villas line the beach, two of which owned by Armani himself.

ALEXIS ARMANET FOR ARMANI/CASA

Here, the two villas combine to form a cliffside compound surrounded by the aquamarine hues of the ocean and tropical gardens.

Each property was designed by Italian architect Gianni Gamondi with Villa Flower holding six bedrooms while neighbouring Villa Serena sees a further five bedrooms.

Armani Casa Antigua Villa
ALEXIS ARMANET FOR ARMANI/CASA

The villas share the main pavilion which links each residence alongside a series of wooden decks, terraces and dining areas – maximising the use of outdoor space.

Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom as well as private access to the spacious outdoor patios overlooking the bay below.

The interiors – having undergone a recent renovation – see tones of beige and grey, styled by the Armani Casa interior design studio team, natrually utilising inhouse furnishings.

Giorgio Armani Antigua Villa
ALEXIS ARMANET FOR ARMANI/CASA

Each villa is privy to its own private pool, gym, outdoor jacuzzi and expansive outdoor terraces as well as exclusive beach access.

The villas also offer up the use of a catamaran with a captain to sail you to nearby islands alongside four permanents staff with the option for a private chef.

Properties can be rented individually or as an 11-bedroom luxury compound – starting at approx. $122,000 per week. Although with current local travel restriction, best to bookmark this one.

galleybayheights.com / armani.com

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Australia’s coastline attracts some of the highest waterfront premiums in the world with Sydney topping the index — an average premium of 121% — compared to an equivalent home set away from the water.

Auckland ranked second on the list of 17 international locations — a premium of 76%. The list saw Gold Coast (71%), Perth (69%) and the Cap d’Antibes (59%) on the French Riviera round out the top 5.

Australia continued to feature prominently in the research with Brisbane’s waterfront premium coming in at 55%, with Melbourne also in the top 10 at 39%.

According to Knight Frank Australia’s head of residential research, Michelle Ciesielski, there has always been strong appetite for Sydney’s waterfront homes.

Australia’s luxury residential market has advanced, it lacks the depth of prestige markets in more established global cities said Cieselski.

“As a result, our Australian cities can achieve a significantly higher premium on the waterfront compared to a similar property inland without access to, or a view of, water,” she said.

“Also, Australia is known for its balmy outdoor lifestyle, so many buyers in this super-prime space are willing to pay a premium to secure the ideal position along the waterfront.”

The data also suggests that beachfront homes were most desirable, commanding a premium of 63% compared to harbour locations fetching 62% premium and coastal homes with a 40% premium.