The strange demands of celebs visiting NZ

So go the demands and eccentricities of some of the rich and famous who hire luxury homes in New Zealand.

With their chequebooks and fame come at-times bizarre demands.

Ed Coutts, owner and managing director of Waiheke Unlimited, has spent 20 years dealing with wealthy clients who want to rent a secluded, luxury house on Auckland's Waiheke Island. He says he has seen it all.

"I had a Russian princess whose maid-in-waiting couldn't be any closer than 20 feet [6m] to her at any stage," Coutts said.