Ten Athlete Homes We Wish Were on Airbnb
Ronaldo, we’re looking at you.
Even athletes need a place (or two) to call home. It just so happens that their humble abodes tend to be even more lavish than some luxury hotels. From private chefs to personal golf courses and soccer fields, these residences are sure to impress. So, instead of sulking in envy, use these mansions as inspiration to plan your next vacation. So, read on, then click over to Airbnb and start searching!
Steph Curry, San Francisco
The MVP recently bought this gorgeous Mediterranean estate in Walnut Creek. The property features a billiards room, 2,300-bottle wine cellar, four fireplaces, and a separate guesthouse. The patio serves as a perfect place to raise a toast and enjoy the mountainous view.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Madrid
With more than an acre of land, Ronaldo’s property touts two swimming pools and a small soccer field. The space also includes seven bedrooms and multiple living areas to relax.
Tiger Woods, Jupiter Island
While Woods may not technically consider his Jupiter Island home a vacation spot, plenty of people would kill to kick off their shoes and spend a weekend at his mansion wedged between the Indian River and Atlantic Ocean. The house has many amenities, but most notable is the custom practice facility in the backyard.
Derek Jeter, Tampa
The former Yankee used to escape New York City for this $12 million, seven-bedroom mansion in Tampa, sometimes even flying down for the day. The property has been nicknamed “St. Jetersburg” and sits on Hillsborough Bay.
Alex Rodriguez, Miami
After selling his Miami Beach mansion for $30 million in 2013, the designated hitter is opting for a 53rd-floor penthouse at the Gran Paraiso. Construction is set to end in 2018 with amenities including a zero-entry heated swimming pool, catering kitchen, billiards, and a cigar lounge just to name a few.
LeBron James, Los Angeles
Shaquille O'Neal, Windermere
Surrounded by lakes in central Florida, this massive mansion serves as a getaway for the four-time NBA champion when he’s not filming Inside the NBA for TNT in Atlanta.
Tom Brady, Costa Rica
If Instagram is any indicator, Brady and wife, Gisele Bundchen, have plenty of fun while vacationing in Costa Rica. The couple’s home there is very eco-friendly with solar panels, a wind turbine, and a water collection system in place for the rainy months.
Floyd Mayweather, Las Vegas
Serena Williams, Paris
The tennis star may have multiple houses in Florida, but we’ve got our eye on her two-bedroom apartment in Paris. According to USA Today, the property sits on a quiet, boutique-filled street and is filled with period furniture picked out by Serena herself.