Whether you are a fan of the "Twilight" movie and book series and head to Brazil or want to bring your posse to the Los Angeles villa included in the final episode of HBO's "Entourage," you can vacation in the movie and television set of your dreams for a pretty penny.
Here are 10 locales that were used for movies and TV shows compiled by FlipKey, TripAdvisor's vacation rental marketplace. Some of these locations were actual sets for Hollywood scenes while others allow you to at least feel as if you are living in the big- or small-picture settings.
|'Twilight: Breaking Dawn'|
For $4,000 to $9000 a night, you can vacation where Edward and Bella honeymooned in the fourth movie of the "Twilight" series, "Breaking Dawn: Part 1." The island where the young lovers consummated their marriage, Isle Esme, is fictional, so filming took place in Rio de Janeiro and the Portuguese colonial town of Paraty.
This particular rental home has 240 yards of private beach, six bedrooms, four bathrooms and sleeps eight.
Ari Gold, played by Jeremy Piven, is the Hollywood agent who has everything and more. In the final episode of HBO's "Entourage," he and his spouse are lounging in what looks like a villa in Italy, contemplating their future. But the Villa Sophia is actually a Mediterranean-style estate in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. Vacationers can rent the 750-square-foot "spa-like guest house" built in 2003 for $395 a night.
The exclusive Carlyle hotel on Ocean Drive in South Beach opened in 1939 and has only 19 private residence apartments, at least one of which can be rented for $225 to $250 a night. The apartments have ocean views, Jacuzzi tubs and soundproof rooms for whatever Hollywood movie scenes need filming. No wonder the Carlyle has been used for superluxe scenes in "Bad Boys 2" (2003), "Random Hearts" (1999), "Pronto" (1997), "The Birdcage" (1996) and "Scarface" (1983), according to its website.
Featured in the 1993 comedy and sports film "Cool Runnings," the Thomas House can be rented for $3,850 to $13,500 a week. The villa has a view of the Caribbean and is "ideal" for weddings, family gatherings or large reunions, according to the listing on FlipKey. There are no bobsleds on the property, although they were in the fictional account of the debut of Jamaica's bobsled team in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Canada. Seven bedrooms can host up tp 16 people, and the beach is a short driving distance.
|'Honeymoon in Vegas'|
Used as the home in the 1992 movie "Honeymoon in Vegas" starring Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker and James Caan, Keawaihi Hale is a three-bedroom estate available for $1,000 a night. The beach-front property has a 4,000-square-foot single story home and sleeps six. Fortunately, vacationers are not not required to hand over a fiancee to a wealthy gambler to pay off a poker debt.
|'James Bond: Quantum of Solace'|
Though the exotic locations of various James Bond films are almost too numerous to keep track of, the Villa Talamone in southern Tuscany was used in one of the more recent 007 movies, "Quantum of Solace" (2008). The property is described as a "historic Spanish tower erected to protect against the Saracen invasions," according to the property listing. Bond, played by actor Daniel Craig, visits a character named Rene Mathis, played by Giancarlo Giannini, on the Tuscan coast to enlist his help.
While the rates are not published, the four bedroom home that sleeps eight requires a 1,000 euro security deposit.
|'Real World Key West'|
MTV's "Real World Key West," which aired in 2006, included a group strangers engaging in typically ratings-worthy conflicts and antics for the reality TV series. But the show's home is actually in a "quiet" neighborhood that's "just enough away from the crowds, mopeds, motorcycles, smoke, cruise ships crowds and noise to appreciate what the Keys are really all about," according to the listing. The home includes eight bedrooms and can be rented for $1,500 to $2,000 a night. It can sleep 20 people in case you want to film an extreme "Real World Vacation" of your own.
The 2010 movie based on the book by Nicholas Sparks, "Dear John" had everything needed for a romantic drama: wartime letter writing, John, a handsome soldier played by actor Channing Tatum, a beautiful outsider who unwittingly captures his interest played by Amanda Seyfried, and a charming beach cottage on the National Historic Register.
The South Carolina home has four bedrooms, which can be rented for $409 to $589 a night in the spring, summer and fall.
|'The Big Bounce'|
On the North Shore of the island of Oahu in Hawaii, the "Spellbound" can be rented for $17,343 a week. It was included in the 2004 movie "The Big Bounce." Starring Charlie Sheen, the movie about a con man played by Owen Wilson, a judge played by Morgan Freeman and a real estate developer in Hawaii, flopped with audiences. But the beach-front property is there to be enjoyed. The villa has five bedrooms and sleeps 10, and requires a seven-night minimum stay. If you enjoy your guests and a beautiful waves to surf or swim in, one week may not be enough.