Holiday villa for rent in Brazil with recording studio
Chez George in Rio de Janeiro, available to rent via Design Hotels. Photography: courtesy of Design Hotels

A good holiday should unlock your creativity. But what if you have nowhere to express it? Not a problem in these holiday homes, which all come with recording studios attached.

While some properties cater to musical professionals looking to lay down their next album in peace and quiet, others welcome amateurs who don’t yet know their amp from their microphone. From Somerset to St Barths, we’ve selected our five favourites from around the world.

Chez Georges, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Chez Georges holiday home for rent with recording studio
Courtesy of Design Hotels

9 bedrooms
Via Design Hotels from £39,375 per week

Built in 1974 by noted Brazilian Brutalist architect Wladimir Alves de Souza, Chez Georges combines mid-century design with jungle views. What is less expected is that, thanks to excellent double glazing and a production room secreted under the swimming pool, the whole villa is easily transformed into a recording studio.

Chez Georges holiday home for rent with recording studio
Courtesy of Design Hotels

‘Patches are fitted in the walls of most suites, living areas and even the panoramic viewpoint on the roof,’ explains its owners. ‘Each has its particular sound ambience.’

Ocean Sound Recordings, Giske, Norway

Ocean Sound Recordings - a recording studio and creative retreat
Photography: Johannes Lovund via Ocean Sound Recordings

4 bedrooms
Available to rent direct, price on request

Perched on the northern edge of the Norwegian island of Giske, Ocean Sound Recordings offers isolation and an extensive list of recording and analog equipment designed to satisfy the most technically minded musician.

Ocean Sound Recordings - a recording studio and creative retreat
Photography: Fred Jonny

Both studio and living areas are housed in a low slung, green roofed timber cabin on the beach, with four bedrooms upstairs and the Northern lights often swirling overhead.

Black Rock Villa, Santorini, Greece

Santorini Black Rock Recording Studio and holiday villa
Via Luxury Retreats

5 bedrooms
Available to rent via Luxury Retreats from $10,829 per week

Modern and traditional Cycladic architecture combine at Black Rock Villa. As well as the prerequisite infinity pool, multiple decked terraces and views over to the lighthouse, this Santorini holiday home comes complete with a drum kit, vocal booth and full mixing desk.

Santorini Black Rock Recording Studio and holiday villa
Via Luxury Retreats

For down time away from the studio, there are a lot of sun-loungers and also a playroom with a dartboard and table football.

Real World Studios, Somerset, UK

Real World Recording Studio in Somerset - a holiday home with professional recording studio
Photography: Phil Atkin

6 bedrooms
Available to rent direct, price on request

If you’re searching for somewhere with big name credentials, it doesn’t get much better than Real World Studios,  founded in 1986 by Peter Gabriel as ‘both a paragon of technical excellence and an idyllic artistic retreat’.

Real World Recording Studio in Somerset - a holiday home with professional recording studio
Courtesy of Real World Studios

This residential recording studio is housed in a 200-year old water mill converted by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley, and has hosted the likes of Robert Plant, Amy Winehouse, Björk and Beyoncé during the last 30 years. It has become world famous for its top quality ambiance and the cosy comfort of the living quarters next door. Take a tour inside of it.

Villa Rockstar, St Barths

Eden Rock Star Villa St Barthes - a holiday home complex with professional grade recording studio
Via Oetker Collection

6 bedrooms
Available to rent via Oetker Collection from $143,500 per week

As its name might suggest, there is nothing humble about this holiday-home-cum-recording-studio. Part of the Eden Rock hotel on St Barths, the 1,480 sq m house, described as resembling ‘a hundred million dollar yacht on land’, has views of the Caribbean sea to the front, while a fully functioning recording studio, complete with a suite of guitars and equipment, sits underground, next to the private cinema.

The Woodshed, Malibu, USA

Woodshed recording studio retreat and holiday cabin
Via Woodshed Recording Studio

5 bedrooms
Available to rent direct, price on request

When the visitor’s book is filled with names like Lorde, Kanye West, Barbra Streisand, Chance the Rapper and the late, great, Tom Petty, it’s clear a place is onto something.

Woodshed recording studio retreat and holiday cabin
Via Woodshed Recording Studio

Designed by architect Akai Yang and powered entirely by solar, the Woodshed seems perfect for artists looking to transform their working day into something like a holiday.

Woodshed recording studio retreat and holiday cabin
Via Woodshed Recording Studio

Inside, the functional space can be configured up to 30 different ways to create the optimal recording experience, while guests have access to a private beach and surf break, pool, sauna and vegetable garden.

Read next: 12 hotels for vinyl lovers
This tiny home is also an amp
Daft Recording Studios and hotel launch in the Belgian Ardennes

Tish is contributing editor at The Spaces. She also writes for AnOther Magazine

Latest Stories

Latest Stories

Share Tweet
+