If you happen to have a little extra money in your piggy bank this summer, you can vacation like Jay Z and Beyoncé. Pop music’s first couple has impressive properties all over the globe, but none is as lavish as the Hamptons property they rented in the summer of 2012.
Dubbed “The Sandcastle” by its owner, the 12-bedroom, 12-bathroom Bridgehampton mansion is available to rent in July and August. The one catch is it will run you $1 million for the month, or $550,000 for two weeks. While the price tag is much, much steeper than your average Airbnb, once you hear about the many outrageous features, you’ll understand why.
Built by the renowned Hamptons developer Joe Farrell, the house comes equipped with its own movie theater, basketball and tennis courts, expansive heated pool, bowling alley, private gym, underwater stereo system, and spa replete with a sunken Jacuzzi. It’s no wonder Jay and Bey dropped $400,000 to live there.
“It is its own paradise holiday-resort built on 12 acres and it’s absolutely spectacular—with all the living space, the pool and activities available there’s no need to leave the house for the entire vacation,” said Gary DePersia of The Corcoran Group. “We’ve had lots of VIP guests and some have returned in subsequent summers. It’s the perfect getaway.”
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