The hotel where Katy Perry stayed at before her bushfire relief concert is put on the market

By Demeter Stamell For Daily Mail Australia 06:12 28 Dec 2020, updated 07:01 28 Dec 2020

Katy Perry was a guest there earlier in the year, and now the Villa Gusto Luxury Retreat has hit the market.

According to a report by the Herald Sun and realestate.com.au on Saturday, the Buckland hotel is now up for sale. 

The 36-year-old pop star stayed at the exclusive Alpine retreat back in March, before her bushfire relief concert.

A-list: Katy Perry was a guest there earlier in the year, and now the Villa Gusto Luxury Retreat has hit the market

Owners Ben and Kirsten Edwards are asking for between $3million and $3.5million for the sprawling property.

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Katy stayed at the property for one night, with Mr Edwards describing it as a memorable experience for himself and the staff.  

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‘Katy Perry came up with all her entourage and stayed here for the bushfire relief concert,’ he told the Herald Sun.

On the market: According to a report by the Herald Sun and realestate.com.au on Saturday, the Buckland hotel is now up for sale
Checking in: The 36-year-old pop star stayed at the exclusive Alpine retreat back in March, before her bushfire relief concert
Claim to fame: Katy stayed at the property for one night, with owner Ben Edwards describing it as a memorable experience for himself and the staff

‘She got herself ready here and we really enjoyed hosting her, especially given all the wonderful things she did for the local community.’

The Daisies singer rented out the entire retreat ahead of her benefit concert, which was cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Katy performed to a crowd of thousands in nearby Bright on March 11, before all subsequent performances were cancelled.

Asking price: Owners Ben and Kirsten Edwards are asking for between $3million and $3.5million for the sprawling property
No vacancy: The Daisies singer rented out the entire retreat ahead of her benefit concert, which was cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic

‘The press coverage for Katy Perry we could not have purchased – it was just enormous,’ Alpine shire mayor Peter Roper told The Guardian in April. 

‘It was a really good, healing thing for the community to be able to take part in. I now know why she has got so many Instagram followers, she is really empathetic, a lovely person. 

‘And then, well, you know what happened next.’

Cancelled: Just hours after Katy took to the stage, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. Pictured in Sydney

Just hours after Katy took to the stage, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic.

Two days later, the Australian government announced a ban on mass gatherings of more than 500 people.

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The concerts were supposed to help bushfire-ravaged communities across Victoria, but were forced to cancel at the last minute. 

Not going to plan: The concerts were supposed to help bushfire-ravaged communities across Victoria, but were forced to cancel at the last minute