Do not be surprised that many of the rich and famous are just as happy as any landlord to let out their properties. The Caribbean is a good place to start, if you are looking for exotic residences with celebrity name tags. On the island of Mustique, for example, there is Mick Jagger's Villa Mustique. The property consists of six beachfront pavilions set in Japanese-style gardens. The attractions include a jacuzzi, a croquet lawn and the use of Mick's own jeep, and there is a staff of six to do the fetching, carrying and cooking. A week's stay costs from US$13,000. Over in Jamaica, there is Goldeneye, a name that instantly evokes the exciting world of super spy James Bond. The Goldeneye resort comprises four villas, one being the former home of writer Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond (all Fleming's 007 thrillers were written here). The villas can be rented individually or all four together. The four-villa package costs from US$42,000 a week. The attraction of a property depends on personal taste. Some may consider Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson's private paradise, the ultimate experience in exclusive Caribbean relaxation. Names in the visitors' book include the late Princess Diana, pop star George Michael and filmmaker Stephen Spielberg. Meals are prepared by a personal chef, and there is no limit on drinks served throughout the stay. Guests also enjoy a swimming pool waterfall, a swim-up bar and a floating sushi bar. Up to 26 guests can be accommodated in the airy, Balinese-style, timber houses. The island is used occasionally for conferences. The price is from US$25,000 a day, based on a minimum of 14 adult guests. At the opposite end of the spectrum, far from idyllic tropical retreats, are the grand homes of famous people in England. You can stay at actress Jane Seymour's restored manor house for GBP23,000 (a little over $358,000) a week. Set near the picturesque city of Bath, St Catherine's Court has 11 bedrooms and six bathrooms, and the 5.66-hectare grounds boast a Victorian plunge pool, a croquet lawn, a tennis court and stables. You can also enjoy the squire's life at the 18th-century St Clerans Country Manor in Galway County, Ireland. The 12-bedroom manor house, owned by TV and showbiz personality Merv Griffin, can be rented from US$20,000 a week. If you find a week or two less than satisfying, consider taking up permanent residence at a famous person's home. In London, Number 8 Wellington Square, Chelsea, once the home of A.A. Milne, author of the Winnie the Pooh books, is available for GBP2,750 a week through estate agents Lane Fox. Fans of The Avengers may fancy actress Tara King's four-bedroom period house in Primrose Hill. Estate agents Cluttons are marketing it at GBP2,200 per week. Perhaps the biggest bargain is Tony and Cherie Blair's house near Hyde Park, London. Earlier this year it became apparent the Blairs were struggling to find a tenant for their GBP3.6 million Georgian town house on Connaught Square. After five months on the market, the house was finally let out after the rent dropped from GBP3,900 a week to GBP2,750.