Summer may be winding down, but the celebrity real estate market is heating up with mansions, villas and penthouses being swapped and sold on a weekly basis. That elusive island vacation may have passed you by, but you can still feast your eyes on some serious oceanfront views. From a diva's tropical getaway, an idol's back-country ranch, and an heiress' royal pad, here are the hot celebrity properties on the market.
Mariah Carey's Island Love Shack
Mother and mogul Mariah Carey has managed to keep her 7,500 square-foot retreat in the Bahamas under real state wraps for the past year. Villa Sea Lily, nestled on the private island of Windermere, sits on the market today for a cool $5.5 million. Carey and hubby, Nick Cannon were even married at this sprawling beachfront estate, complete with a 40-foot-long pool, manicured courtyards, rolling dunes, and well-stocked wet bars for each bedroom, an added bonus for their wedding guests. The island is a long-time favorite of many celebrity jetsetters, especially Princess Diana and the royal family. Due to its exclusive nature, the island is only accessible by helicopter which isn't very convenient for a family of fussy twin babies.
Nicky Hilton's Leaving the Strip
What's more fun than having your own tricked out bachelorette pad perched above Sunset Strip? Having your heiress big-sis live right across the street. Nicky Hilton is finally selling her Hollywood mansion after 5 years of decadence and debauchery. If you don't have $2.95 million to plunk down, you can always lease the private pad for a cool $15,000 per month. That gets you 4,072 square feet of sprawling walk-in closets for the average shoe lover, three bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a lagoon pool and a sauna all tucked away in the Hollywood Hills. Just don't expect Paris to be knocking for a cup of sugar.
Mark Wahlberg's Hoping Third Time's the Charm
Oscar nominee and action star Mark Wahlberg is hoping his box office luck will rub off on his real estate ventures. This is the third time in four years he's listed the Beverly Hills estate on the market and he's currently asking for about $13 Million. Quite the bargain if you consider what's wrapped up in the package. Wahlberg shares the estate with his wife and four kids, so you know what that means -- plenty of bathrooms, 10.5 to be exact. The 9,000 square-foot compound includes a private basketball court, gym, boxing ring, putting green, chef's kitchen, screening room and swimming pool equipped with a water slide and waterfall. No wonder it's so easy for him to stay in shape. All he has to do is spend some time in the backyard. There's also a 2,500 square foot guest house and you get the freshly-single Demi Moore as your neighbor. What more could you ask for?
Everything's Bigger in Texas
America's pop sweetheart and Idol winner Kelly Clarkson has put her Texas ranch on the market for about $1.50 million. An idyllic setting for outdoorsy-types, the Mansfield, Texas ranch sits on 14 acres of land and the living area features 6,890 square feet. Sounds cozy right? There's even a private screening room for Clarkson to curl up and watch Idol reruns. Surrounded by walking trails, dog runs, two pools, a pond and even a treehouse, it's the perfect country estate for animal lovers.