Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Welcome to a life of luxury, Harper: Beckhams rent Steven Spielberg's Malibu mansion - for a mere $150,000 a month

By Ben Todd

Life of luxury: The Beckham clan are renting Steven Spielberg's Miami mansion while Victoria recovers from the birth of Harper Seven

Like most proud fathers of a new baby, David Beckham felt the need to splash out.

In his case, an astonishing £93,000 ($150,000) a month to rent Steven Spielberg's Californian beachside home in Malibu for the summer.

Although they own an £11million mansion 30 miles away in Beverly Hills, and 'Beckingham Palace' back in England, he and wife Victoria could not resist when they heard the £25million Spielberg residence was available.

Surf's up: Brooklyn Beckham takes to the waves as he takes surfing lessons in Malibu, California

Arriving in style: David Beckham rolled up on his F131 Hellcat Combat motorcycle as he joined his three boys and in-laws for lunch before watching his son Brooklyn's progress on the waves

They have moved in with sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz to spend some 'quiet time' with 11-day-old daughter Harper Seven - and to get in some swimming and surfing.

The seven-bedroom, ten-bathroom mansion was custom-built for Spielberg and looks out on to what has been called 'the most exclusive piece of sand in the world'.

Surfer dude: Brooklyn paddles out on his board as he finds a wave

Here it comes: Brooklyn gets ready to catch the wave...

... before managing to climb on top of his board

Pierce Brosnan, Dustin Hoffman, Danny DeVito and Goldie Hawn all live in the area.

A neighbour said: 'It's very peaceful and relaxing for the Beckhams. I've seen Victoria on the beach watching the dolphins with the family. She must feel like she's in heaven.'

Almost! Brooklyn manages to stand up... but soon loses his balance

Harder than it looks: The youngster spent more time off the board than on it but was determined to keep going

Easy Rider: Beckham had been training with his football team LA Galaxy earlier in the day before joining his family for a bite to eat

Daddy cool: His wife Victoria was nowhere to be seen and was no doubt on diaper duty with their latest arrival, Harper Seven

A source close to the Beckhams, who are worth an estimated £165million, said: 'As soon as Victoria saw pictures of the house she told David it was the perfect place to relax and recover after the birth of the baby.

'David didn't think twice and signed a lease straight away.

'The Beckhams moved in shortly before 7lb 10oz Harper Seven's arrival by caesarean section on July 10.'

Since then, the footballer and his sons have been frequently seen on the beach, often with their bulldog Coco.

Paradise: The coastal paradise is said to be the most 'exclusive piece of sand in the world'

Father son bonding: David joins his eldest son in the surf after his lesson

Look, dad! Beckham laughs as Brooklyn whizzes past on his board

Calling it a day: David and Brooklyn start taking some of the boards back to their house

Cheering them on on: Victoria's sister Louise and her parents Tony and Jackie watch from the top of the beach

Sweet treat: Brooklyn earlier enjoyed an ice cream as he walked with his brother Romeo, while a cheeky-looking Cruz is seen right

Victoria's father Tony also had some shopping bags in hand as they enjoyed the gorgeous weather and dined together at Cafe Habana, owned by supermodel Cindy Crawford

Expanding: David and Victoria Beckham have welcomed Harper as the latest addition to their family


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