Sir James Goldsmith (1933-1997) was a financier, politician and publisher of NOW!, a failed UK magazine. Despite the latter failure and early death (pancreatic cancer), it’s safe to say he did pretty darn well for himself — well enough to call the palatial residence above one of his homes.
It’s called La Loma and it’s in Cuixmala, on Mexico’s famed Costa Alegre. Goldsmith’s daughter Alix and her husband Goffredo Marcaccini are running the estate, and rent the suites and bungalows out to the rich and famous during select weeks of the year.
The surroundings are 25,000 acres of dry tropical forest and lagoons, filled with exotic animals like crocodiles and 270 species of birds. The vaulted ceilings in the rooms add to the feel of spaciousness (and the panoramic views of the sea don’t hurt).
The master suite boasts its own living terrace with a pool size jacuzzi and an ocean view bathroom. Three additional deluxe bedrooms, plus living rooms, a dining room, a library, a media room and an office are all available in the main house, as is a full staff of butlers, waiters, chefs and maids.
La Loma’s master suite is $3,000 per night, and if that’s too steep, you can rent one of the six oceanfront bungalows for $1500 per night.
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