If you’ve got the coin and the free time, you could earn yourself a 2-night stay at the most elite estate in all of California, the Hearst Castle.  Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst’s castle on the Pacific coastline is one of the most epic in the world, 90,000 square feet of castle on a palatial estate.  It is now open to the public for touring, but for one weekend in the next year, you and 9 of your select guests could stay in the Hearst Castle, pampered to the nines.  There is an eBay Auction for the opportunity, starting at a mere $10,000.  Again, if you’ve got the coin and the time, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…  If you do decide to bid, send us an email- we’d love to be one of your nine guests! [ebay]