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Want to rent Steve Martin's summer shack?

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe Assistant Sunday Editor  November 3, 2008 10:01 AM

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It'll set you back $28,000 a week.
Of course, we're not talking a two-bedroom in Dennis with foldout couch that sleeps 27. This is a four bedroom, four bath villa on the Caribbean island of St. Barthelemy (St. Barts, to its friends).
The house, located in the hills of Lurin, has a big deck and views of St. Jean Bay and is managed by of the very tony and exotic St. Barth's Properties, based in Franklin, Mass., a bedroom community of Attleborough. It sits on a half-acre lot and comes with a caretaker's house, a pool, a lily pond, and a Balinese-style gazebo. (funny, they don't say whether there's a TV and if it's high-def or not and if you get satellite or cable. Or a barbeque.)
Martin apparently rented the place last winter and liked it so much he bought it, including all the furniture. It wasn't disclosed what he paid but the property was listed for $9 million in spring.
I know. Times are tough, and $28,000 is pretty steep. But what'll really croke you is the airfare.

Thanks to The Wall Street Journal for pointing us to this one.

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1 comments so far...
  1. wow! that is nuts. i cant believe that there are people out there that actually spend that kind of money on one weeks stay. i don't care if the house is made from gold! while the rest of us are looking for how to save a buck, some people are still looking for crazy ways to spend it. there are so many sites out there for cheap hotels (and i don't mean a free stay at your mother in law). http://www.tripcart.com which is powered by hotels.com actually lets you find hotels next to where you're ganna be, so you don't need the headache of a map.

    Posted by naomi November 5, 08 05:03 AM
 
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