Everyone loves a fancy vacation! While many travelers like the authenticity of staying in a remote location and feeling like part of the community, other tourists relish in the idea that they’ll truly feel like they’re on vacation by staying in the lap of luxury. Realistically, not everyone can afford an insane vacation, much less be able to actually own a massive, luxurious vacation home in a gorgeous location. One exception is celebrities, who are often able to have preposterous vacation homes that would rival most people’s actual homes.

The common trend seems to be for celebrities to have super uniquely designed homes that are oversized and have incredibly amazing amenities. At the same time, these homes are often located in remote areas that allow for some decorum of privacy, or at least have a complex security system that keeps fans and the press out. Although hundreds of celebrities have homes all over the world, some have come to be known as the most expensive, impressive, and simply beautiful. Many tourists will travel hundreds of miles just for the chance to glimpse these impressible vacation houses. Check out these top celebrity homes that most travelers can only aspire to visit!

20 20. Lake Como, Italy: George Clooney’s European Paradise

George Clooney bought Villa Oleandra, located in Laglio, Italy in 2002 for €7.5 million. The villa, constructed in the 18th century, features 25 rooms, an outdoor theater, a swimming pool and a garage in which to house all of his motorcycles.

Clooney first came across the villa in 2001. He and a friend were motorbiking around Italy and, after one of the bikes broke down just outside the gates of the villa, Clooney sought aid from John Heinz, the owner at the time. He immediately fell in love with the property and its exceptional view and soon bought the villa, and it's not hard to see why!

19 19. Chateau Miraval in France: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Former Haven

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie bought Chateau Miraval, a castle and vineyard near the town of Correns, in 2008 for a crisp €45 million. The pair were married in the chateau’s chapel in August of 2014. The chateau has 35 rooms and is surrounded by gardens with a moat, fountains, ancient aqueducts, a pond and a chapel.

The previous owner of the property was a jazz pianist and had a recording studio installed, which has been used by Sting, the Cranberries and Pink Floyd among others.

While serving as a vacation home for the couple when they were together, it is also a fully functional vineyard, producing both wines and olive oils.

18 18. Beverly Hills, California: Mark Wahlberg’s Family Vacation in the U.S.

Mark Wahlberg’s home in Beverly Hills sits on a 6.14 acre lot in the gated community of Beverly Park. With 11 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms, the house clocks in at about 30,000 square feet.

The house is built from stone in a French style with a plush interior that's impeccably designed. In the back lies a stone pool, gazebo, spa, and full-size basketball court. The compound also features a completely separate guest house and an entertainment complex. It's crazy to think that this is only a vacation home, but in the world of the Wahlbergs, that's very normal!

17 6. Watch Hill, Rhode Island: Taylor Swift’s Party Palace

Taylor Swift bought her $17.75 million Watch Hill mansion back in 2013. Built in 1930, the mansion sits at the top of Watch Hill and has 700 feet of shoreline and views of Little Narragansett Bay.

Located just 65 feet from the ocean, the house features 8 bedrooms, 8 fireplaces and a pool in the backyard. It also has an access path to the public beach, which runs along the property line.

If you're ever in the area around July 4th, you can try to catch a glimpse of Swift's insanely exclusive but ever-popular 4th of July extravaganza - it's one of the most talked about events of the year.

16 16. Hana, Hawaii: Oprah Winfrey’s Exclusive Vacation Home

Oprah Winfrey found the property on which her Hawaiian getaway sits when her property manager came across the beautiful piece of land on vacation. Worried that developers would come in and put condos on the land, he convinced Oprah to buy it instead, which she gladly did.

Oprah took the house that was already on the property and gave it a major facelift by reconfiguring the floor-plans, moving the staircase, and adding French doors throughout the house. Now the house features a beautiful wraparound porch and a master bedroom terrace with unbeatable views.

Leave it to Oprah to have an impeccably designed vacation home!

15 9. Big Island, Hawaii: Justin Bieber’s Insanely Expensive Rental

The vacation home in Hawaii that Justin Bieber has rented in the past features an insane list of amenities. From a private rooftop helipad to an Olympic sized swimming and diving pool, it has everything a celebrity like Bieber could ask for, even a private golf course.

Located a few miles north of Hilo, on the Big Island, the property sits on 8 acres overlooking where the jungle meets the ocean. The home has 5 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and twin third-floor master suites. The living area houses a waterfall and spectacular ocean views. There’s also a four-car garage on the property.

The property can be rented out for $10,000 a night, a price Justin Bieber is no stranger to.

14 15. The Hamptons: Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts' Summer Family "Cottage"

Located in Montauk, Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts’ Hamptons home is worth about $5.4 million. The house itself is only 3,500 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Built in 2007, the house was designed “upside-down” with an airy, open-concept main living room and entertaining areas located upstairs to take advantage of the ocean views. The bedrooms are on the lower floor and basement. The ocean-facing master suite features French doors that open to a private veranda.

The property also features an in-ground swimming pool, flagstone terrace for dining and sunbathing, small pool house, and outdoor shower. There is a dirt path from the house to the bluffs of Shadmoor State Park that provides easy access to an unspoiled stretch of beach.

13 14. Brookeville, New York: Marc Anthony’s Low-Key Estate

Marc Anthony’s Brookville home, which was sold in 2017 for $4.5 million, sits on an 8.5 acre property. The 10,000 square foot main house features 10 bedrooms and 8 full bathrooms, as well as a recording studio and home theater. The property also features two guesthouses and a pool. The main house is an Old English style manor house and the two guesthouses are on an adjacent lot that Anthony purchased for extra privacy and feature a Colonial style.

While New York may seem like a generic location for an expensive vacation home, Marc Anthony has been able to turn this low-key piece of land into something amazing.

12 13. Hanalei, Hawaii: Julia Roberts’ Old-School Home With Updated Features

The 2 acre property, located in Kauai, sits right on the beach of Hanalei Bay. Built in 1917, the 5 bedroom plantation style main home spans approximately 3,800 square feet and has views of both the mountains and the sea. There is also a 2 bedroom guest cottage on the property.

Roberts bought the home for $13.375 million in 2011. She renovated it and implemented super new-age technological features before selling the property in 2016 for $16.2 million. While Julia Roberts no longer technically owns this Hawaiian home, fans still travel to it to catch a glimpse of where she spent quite a few vacations.

11 12. Necker Island: Richard Branson’s Private Island Steal

Richard Branson was told about the British Virgin Islands in the 70s, when a realtor called him and informed him that he could potentially own one of the islands all to himself. With an asking price of $6 million, the 74 acre Necker Island greatly appealed to Branson. However, he could not afford a $6 million island at the time and made an offer of $100,000. After initially laughing at the offer, the realtor walked away, only to come back in a year when the island hadn’t sold yet to ask if Branson was still interested. He eventually bought the island for only $180,000.

The sale came with a condition that Branson build a resort on the island within 4 years of the purchase. Now the island is home to a resort open to the public. Individual rooms start at $4,280 a night and the whole island can be rented out for $78,000 a day.

10 11. Kauai, Hawaii: Will Smith's Massive Plot of Land

Recently sold for $12 million, the 6.91 acre compound formerly owned by Will Smith in Kauai features four residential structures with a total of 7 bedrooms and 7 full and 2 half bathrooms. The two-story main house has 3 of those bedrooms, two lava rock fireplaces, and extra high ceilings and doorways which were custom designed to accommodate the original owner of the house, Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

There is also a carriage house (which houses an extra bedroom) and a self-contained guesthouse (which has the remaining 2 bedrooms). The compound also boasts a 50-foot long swimming pool and spa, a poolside pavilion, tennis courts, an orchard of mature fruit trees, a wide variety of tropical ornaments, and a private, deeded access trail that zigzags down the bluff to a beach.

9 10. Amagansett, New York: Scarlett Johansson's Decked Out Beach Paradise

Scarlett Johansson bought her Amagansett home in 2014 for $2.2 million. Right next to Napeague State Park, the 3,500 house has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The 1.41 acre property features a classic shingled cottage surrounded by broad lawns, an in-ground swimming pool, and deeded access to the beach. The open-concept in the living room is anchored by a two-sided stucco fireplace in the center. There’s also a nice balcony-shaded spot right off the dining room for grilling come summertime.

To New Yorkers who don't realize who lives here, the estate may seem innocuous, but it really is decked out with every last feature possible.

8 17. Kohala, Hawaii: Neil Young's Secluded Island Getaway

While he no longer owns the estate, Neil Young’s former $24.5 million home is no joke. The house sits on a 2 acre lot wedged between two scenic curves of Wai’alea Bay, off the northwestern coast of the Big Island. The house has 9 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms which are divided between the main mansion and two guest cottages. There are also two greenhouses, a terraced vegetable garden, and a pool house on the property. The property is home to plenty of edible vegetation such as coconut trees, papaya tress and mango trees. It's the perfect paradise for a quiet, tropical vacation.

7 8. Southampton, New York: Calvin Klein’s Colossal Mansion

Back in 2004, Calvin Klein spent almost $30 million on his beachfront property in Southampton. About five years later, he tore down the castle that had been standing there since 1929 and began construction on the house that sits there today. Klein spent around $75 million building the house, including the price of land.

Every room in the house facing the ocean features floor to ceiling windows, allowing Klein and his guests to enjoy the view from inside. The property also boasts a guest wing which connects to the main house via an underground passageway. Fans travel quite frequently to catch a glimpse of this insane mansion and even spot Klein himself.

6 7. Tuscany, Italy: Sting’s Entertaining Dream

Sting’s villa in Tuscany (il Palagio) is an air conditioned 9 bedroom villa built in the 16th century. The property features a large swimming pool, a tennis court, stables, organic vineyards, and olive groves. The villa is a prime location to hold events, with a variety of spots around the property perfect for entertaining including the poolside area, the wine cellar, under the loggia, or out on the terrace. Inside the house is a state of the art recording studio and a conference center, which is designed to accommodate yoga classes.

There are also four guesthouses on the property. You can even rent his villa out for your own events of up to 400 people!

5 5. Miami, Florida: Pharrell Williams’ Private Urban Escape

Pharrell’s Miami penthouse, which he sold in 2016 for $9.25 million, has many unique features such as the Venetian Plaster spiral staircase that leads to a translucent dome. The penthouse, which measures out to be 9,000 square feet, has 5 bedrooms and is located in the Bristol Tower in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood.

The second level of the penthouse holds a billiards room and a gym. Outside, it has three levels of decks and terraces, including a private outdoor pool and barbecue area. For someone who chose to vacation right in downtown Miami, Pharrell was able to create an exclusive paradise that is hard to miss.

4 4. Seal Harbor, Maine: Martha Stewart's Entertaining Hot-Spot

Built in 1925, Martha Stewart’s Maine home sits on the top of a hill that looks over Seal Harbor. The house sits on 63 acres and has a dozen bedrooms, as well as several outbuildings for living and entertaining. Right in the center of the house is the living hall, which is 60 feet long. Stewart has kept many of the original finishings on the house and has decorated it with a mix of antique pieces and affordable easily accessible items.

She often throws specialized parties on the terrace that will make their way into her magazine, and with good reason: the setting is absolutely stunning!

3 3. Jupiter Island, Florida: Celine Dion’s Family Estate

Celine Dion’s Jupiter Island home sits on 5.5 acres and includes an 11,000 square foot house with 13 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. The house was built in 2010 as a custom design for Dion and her family. The property boasts 415 feet of Atlantic Ocean beach.

In addition to the main house, there are five pavilions on the property. Among them is a double four-bedroom guesthouse and an athletic area that has a simulated golf range leading to the tennis court. The pool house has its own built-in grill and kitchen, and there is a fire pit sunken into one of the three pools on the property.

Dion sold the property in 2017 for $38.5 million.

2 2. Sagaponack, New York: Billy Joel's New York Mansion

Billy Joel’s Sagaponack home sits on just over an acre of high-hedged grounds, with 145 feet of ocean frontage and 180-degree views. The house is 5,500 square feet and has 4 en-suite bedrooms. The living room is known to have a spectacular, unparalleled view of the ocean. Terraces line both levels of the property. There is also a first-floor master bedroom suite with a fireplace, a separate studio annex, and a two-car garage.

Joel sold his property in 2014 for $19 million, but this doesn't dissuade excited fans from seeking out the immense property to take a picture of where this great star vacationed for many years.

1 1. Antigua: Armani's Ultra-Natural Escape

Armani’s Antigua getaway overlooks Galley Bay and follows the rocky contours down the cliff to form a beautiful multi-house property. All of the rooms in the house are angled to maximize sea views, including the master suite which has its own private terrace.

The enclave, which is connected by a network of terraces, features tropical gardens, swimming pools, and a private beach. There are stairways along the cliff to connect the main house to the guest quarters, terraces, and pools. There are no glass windows in the house: Armani chose to use louvered shutters, light draperies and mosquito netting in lieu of traditional glass windows so that you can really get the full, natural effect.

References: Eonline.com, Elledecor.com, Complex.com, Wikipedia.com, ArchitecturalDigest.com