The Best Celebrity Homes in Miami

Written by Muhammad Qadeer

Due to its sprawling beaches, tropical climate, delicious cuisine and Latin American influences, Miami is home to a number of high-profile celebrities ranging from NBA MVPs and Hollywood superstars to boxing champions and singer-songwriters. So, in this blog, we take a closer look at some of the famous people who have a place of residence in Miami.

Floyd Mayweather Junior

Floyd Mayweather Junior is undoubtedly one of the greatest pound to pound fighters in the history of mixed martial arts. His record is out there for everyone to see. Despite his antics in the ring, the former World Champion has a modish villa in the quaint golfing community of La Gorce. Contrary to many other celebrity homes which are built on a Mediterranean theme, Mayweather’s ultra-luxurious villa has contemporary appointments comprising a glass facade with concrete and metal elements. The villa is rather small, having 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms but has all the luxuries one could possibly imagine in a luxury residence.

Location

Pine Tree Drive, La Gorce

Gloria Estefan

As one of the most leading Latin singers of her generation, Gloria Estefan’s villa is located on the picturesque Biscayne Bay that overlooks the turquoise waters of the bay. The residence known as the 1 Star Island Drive is surrounded by vast natural landscapes, giving the residence a resort-like character. As the archetype Floridian Villa, 1 Star Drive has a long circular driveway that divides into a road at one end and the villa at the other. The two-storey, terraced mansion is clad in white and features a contemporary outdoor kitchen, a pool and two hot tubs.

Location

Star Island, Miami Beach

Jennifer Lopez

With multiple residences throughout the US, it is Jennifer Lopez's mansion in Miami that truly stands out. Like Floyd Mayweather Junior, her home is also located on the incredible La Gorce golf course and is a shining example of opulence and modern luxury, with her residence having a total of seven bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and chic features; such as vaulted ceilings, a koi pond, botanical gardens as well as a pool and a boat deck located in a 200-feet bay area of the property.

Location

North Bay Road, La Gorce

Ricky Martin

With two homes in Miami, famed singer-songwriter Ricky Martin really does the beach vibes of the city. One of his homes is in the ever so popular and exclusive La Gorce community, while the other faces the ocean in Golden Beach. His gargantuan La Gorce mansion consists of 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, with a pool and Jacuzzi, a contemporary kitchen and a dining room. His house in Golden Beach is not too far behind in terms of luxury, as it features 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a cosy private beach with terraces that provide incredible vistas of the vast natural landscape all around.

Location

North Bay Road, La Gorce and Ocean Boulevard, Golden Beach

Dwayne Wade

Dwayne Wade is an icon in the game of basketball. The three-time NBA champion spent the majority of his playing career with Miami Heat, the Shooting Guard also has a place of residence on the golfing island of La Gorce, putting him in an illustrious company of other celebrities who love the quiet and relaxed ambience of the community. His house occupies a floor area of 13,000 sq.ft; and is built on a Mediterranean theme. The residence has a total of 8 bedrooms, 9 washrooms, and a cosy guest house. Other features include a giant swimming pool, a tennis court, poolside cabanas, and direct access to the waters through its own waterway frontage and dock area.

Location

North Bay Road, La Gorce

Matt Damon

Oscar-winning Hollywood megastar Matt Damon is quite possibly the most famous personality who actively maintains his presence in his mansion in the exclusive golf community of La Gorce. His home is reportedly said to have 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, with a sophisticated interior that features a wine cellar, a mini-theater, a pool as well as a spacious guest house. The home has large terraces to give Matta and his guests unobstructed views of the sprawling Miami landscapes.

Location

North Bay Road, La Gorce

Shakira

Shakira has residences in Miami, Bahamas and Barcelona. The Colombian singing sensation’s mansion in Miami is a thing of real beauty. The waterfront property faces the Intercoastal Waterway and consists of 6 bedrooms, 7 washrooms built to custom specifications, a swimming pool and more than 100 feet of bay frontage with a boat dock. South American people love to party and find peace near the sea, and so it comes as no surprise that Shakira is often seen holidaying at her residence in Miami with her kids and soccer husband.

Location

Miami Beach

Cher

The ageless Cher previously had two residences in Miami - one in Key Biscane and the other on La Gorce. Since the sale of her Key Biscane home, her villa in La Gorce is the only piece of property she owns in Miami. The giant villa has a 6-bedroom configuration with 7 washrooms complemented by a gourmet kitchen, a dining and living area, a heated lap pool, a private dock and a panoramic view of the bay with the terrace. The modern villa also features a beautiful courtyard with a fountain. Cher’s home is built on a plot that measures over 29,000 sq. ft.

Location

64 La Gorce Circle, La Gorce