Wealthy football (soccer) fans are being offered the ultimate World Cup digs – a tropical island paradise costing a whopping $324,000 to rent for the duration of the event.
The stunning property near Rio de Janeiro features an incredible solar-powered mansion, four luxury bungalows and its own dock and helipad.
At 65,000 sq/m it is nine times the size of the famous Maracana pitch and comes with its own team of butlers, chefs, beauticians and bodyguards.
The luxurious retreat on the private Island of Mana off the coast of Brazil, near Rio de Janeiro, which is up for rent as the ultimate World Cup digs for the princely sum of $324,000
The well-appointed living room overlooking the sea, with the Brazilian mainland visible in the distance. The centre of Rio is just 20 minutes away – by helicopter
But if you’ve got time on your hands you can travel to the mainland in around two hours by speed boat
The garden (which has obviously been well cared for) where guests can go to soak up the warm tropical sun
Palm trees provide shade behind some of the beachfront bungalows where guests can luxuriate
The bedrooms overhanging the shore and looking out to the clear emerald waters
Orange juice and fresh sea air are the perfect combination for first thing in the morning at the end of the island’s dock
The estate agents handling the let say those who usually stay on the island include actors, international singers, heads of state and royalty
And if the Three Lions do manage the impossible and lift the World Cup, gourmet treats such as fresh lobster and caviar are available – as well as vintage champagnes costing up to $39,000 a pop.
Known as the Island of Mana, it is surrounded by warm, emerald waters and is favoured by A-listers for its luxury and privacy.
Frederic Cockenpot, managing director and founder of real estate firm Where In Rio, said: ‘The people who stay in our properties are usually actors, international singers, heads of state and royalty.
‘All of them are looking for privacy as a priority. It can be jet-setters, families or people who have both.
‘I can’t give names due to privacy but from the UK we had a top-10 charts singer, movie star and a TV host.’
A view of one of the bungalows shows how its large sliding doors and light decor invites the outside inside
But guests can ask for rooms to be redecorated however they desire
The agent would not be drawn on names, but said a British pop star, movie actor and TV host had all stayed on the island
The exclusive holiday island comes with its own team of butlers, chefs, beauticians and bodyguards
The island is located two miles off the mainland in the fashionable area of Angra Dos Reis, which translates as the anchor of the kings
He added: ‘The decor of the island is made to be as close to nature as possible. All the rooms are on top of the water and from your bed it seems you are floating above the water.
‘Upon request, you can actually have the house furnished as you want.
‘We already had a guest who wanted a silver atmosphere – everything had to be grey and white and we had to provide silver plates and repaint the rooms.’
The island is located two miles off the mainland in the fashionable area of Angra Dos Reis, which translates as the anchor of the kings.
Rio de Janeiro, which will host a string of World Cup matches in 2014, including the final, is just two hours away by car and private speedboat.
However, most wealthy guests choose to fly by helicopter, which will sweep them from the palm-tree littered paradise into the heart of Rio in just 20 minutes.
The waters off the island are clear and inviting
A turtle pops his head out of the sea around the island
A view of the sunset over the sea on the Island of Mana
A view of the dock at night
At 65,000 sq/m the Island of Mana is nine times the size of the famous Maracana pitch
Other extravagant extras include a personal translator, beautician, on-call doctor, a fleet of cars and a private speedboat to explore the 365 islands nearby.
Some visitors have more tailored requests, including exotic flowers and to even to have their towels and linen conditioned with a specific fragrance.
For the gourmets, fresh lobster, caviar and Italian white truffles are just a click of the fingers away, while pricey drinks include bottles of vintage Dom Perignon and Louis Roederer Cristal champagnes costing up to $39,000.
Need tickets to a big game? No problem. The well-connected concierge will find guests the best seats as well as tickets to any other events that catches their eye.
But while the island, which sleeps eight, is undoubtedly luxurious it is also environmentally friendly and has its own natural, freshwater supply and electricity supplied by solar panels.
And just in case you never want to leave, the island can be yours forever for the princely sum of $4.3million.
Attribution: Daily Mail