07/24/2011 09:55 am ET Updated Sep 23, 2011

Best Celebrity-Owned Hotels You Can Stay In (PHOTOS)

Estate: It is a word that conjures wealth, history and old money - a term bandied about by the elite. The attraction of an estate is not a trampoline in the backyard or really refreshing leaps through the sprinkler. Instead, an estate offers all-inclusive luxury to its residents, luxury you (let's face it) probably cannot afford.

Or maybe not. More and more of the world's rich and famous are offering their personal estates or building brand new ones not as just as personal playgrounds, but as resorts available to the public.

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