Randy Travis, Landlord

A July 26 New York Times article on celebrities who rent their homes to others reveals that country star Randy Travis has been playing the landlord. While Travis’ five upscale digs (two in Hawaii, three in New Mexico) don’t command the $13,000 to $16,000 weekly fees of Mick Jagger’s Mustique retreat nor the $20,000 to $30,000 that Merv Griffin levies for his 45-acre estate in Galway, Ireland, they’re not exactly economy lodging either. According to reporter David Kirby, Travis’ “Polynesian-style seven-bedroom villa” on Maui goes for $9,000 to $12,000 a week. Two of the singer’s Santa Fe holdings are also open to well-heeled travelers — but no prices were quoted for these. 07/29/02