Elton John has opened the doors to his homes in Venice, Italy and Nice, France for wealthy fans who are prepared to pay high rents to his Aids Foundation charity.

The rocker auctioned off stays at his lavish European villas in a bid to raise funds for the Elton John Aids Foundation in Washington DC on Wednesday night (2NOV05).

Celebrity auction items also included tennis lessons from Billie Jean King and John McEnroe.

Elton performed at the fundraiser for guests including Richard Gere, Bette Midler and Moby.