A private terrace off the master bedroom overlooks the backyard that nestles into to a steep hillside and includes a flat lawn area, maturing landscaping, a parterre garden, a swimming pool and spa, built-in barbecue station, and a dining terrace under a pergola held up by a quartet of Doric-style columns.
Mister Michaels also owns a much more substantial, five-acre gated compound in Scottsdale, Ariz., that he acquired in early 2006 for .205 million and currently includes 6,300-plus-square-foot main residence plus several outbuildings, a swimming pool, children’s play yard, a half-court basketball court and, somewhat unexpectedly, a sand-pit volleyball court.
During the Rock of Love reunion special, which was taped some time after the final episode had been filmed, Jes told Bret that Heather would have been the better choice for him.
This only aggravated previous reports of the couple's break-up, with the New York Post claiming prior to the airing of the reunion show that she had become involved with a Chicago-based clothing designer.
“Kristi will always be in his life and he’ll always love her. Whatever the case, online marketing materials show the spacious and luxuriously appointed if perfectly ordinary and predominately earth-tonal, mock-Med mini-mansion measures in at 6,797 square feet and encompasses a total of five bedrooms and five full and two half bathrooms.A double height entry, furnished with a crystal chandelier and painted almost the exact same tone of beige as the Travertine tile floors, leads into a double-height “formal” living room with gas fireplace and French door access to an enclosed courtyard with another gas fireplace.The former lead singer of the wildly successful 1980s hair metal band Poison, Mister Michaels recently released his eighth solo album, “True Grit.” However, to the youngsters among us who were born after 1990 and don’t know what a hair metal band is and/or have never listened to Poison’s signature power ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” in an unironic way, he is perhaps better known as a reality television denizen.Among his many, many, many reality TV gigs, he sought love and romance — or whatever — over three seasons of the tawdry, booze-fueled and occasionally violent dating show “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels”; he was a judge on the country music singing contest “Nashville Star”; he hosted a single season of a show called “Rock My RV”; and he won the third season of “Celebrity Apprentice.” Although we can’t be certain, a cursory comparison with digitally accessible listing photos from the time of Mister Michael’s purchase certainly suggests that few alterations or improvements were made besides a simple and inexpensive swap-out of a few light fixtures and curtain panels, so we’ll let the children duke it out about what exactly figures into the tumescent 20% markup in the 14 months of Mister Michael’s ownership.Not at all surprisingly, the living room is furnished with a white baby grand piano and decorated with a trio of electric guitars mounted and hung on the wall above a tufted, roll-armed sofa.There’s also a small office/library with built-in bookshelves and French doors as well as a formal dining room where in listing photographs there appears to be a pool table instead of a dining room table.As one of the 25 contestants on Rock of Love, Jes Rickleff proved to be tough competition.She was named most valuable player of the football competition/ challenge on the show's fifth episode, winning her a solo date with Bret Michaels.She won another one-on-one date with the rock star after winning 1 million dollars the album cover challenge with Lacey and Sam, and managed to make it all the way to the final two with Heather Chadwell.For their final date on Rock of Love, Jes and Bret boarded a 70-foot yacht, where she opened up to Bret about her fear of rejection.