Ready to take your pop culture obsession to the next level? Turns out, you can rent some of the houses and apartments featured in classic movies and television shows. Head to Airbnb and you’ll find a plethora of famous houses, from the quaint spot where Bella Swan lived in Twilight to Harry Potter’s childhood home (which, thankfully, is Voldemort-free).
We tracked down some of the coolest cinematic spots from popular movies and television shows shot over the past 20+ years. Your next vacation just got so much more fun.
6 famous houses from movies you can stay in
1. Stay in the house from Twilight.
Still dreaming about life with Edward Cullen? Take your fantasy to the next level by renting Bella Swan's house from Twilight. Both the interiors and exteriors were used for filming, so you can spend the night in the actual room where Bella slept and eat at Charlie’s real-life dining room table.
- Location: St. Helen’s, Oregon
- Cost: $344/night
- FYI: The owners have stored Bella’s on-screen bedding for fans to take a closer look at.
2. Spend the night in the Spice World bus
It’s been over 20 years since Spice World premiered, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t still spice up your life. Stay in the actual double decker bus from the film, with interiors inspired by the girl group. You’ll find a groovy pink hangout area, disco balls and leopard carpeting.
- Location: Isle of Wight, England
- Cost: $189/night
- FYI: There’s no Wi-Fi, kitchen facilities or running water on the bus. Head to shops nearby for your needs.
3. Live like Tony Stark in his Avengers home.
Featured in Avengers: Endgame, this lakeside cabin served as home to Robert Downey Jr. Located on the 8,000 acre Bouckaert Farm, you’ll enjoy a lakeside view just 30 minutes from Atlanta.
- Location: Fairburn, Georgia
- Cost: $800/night
- FYI: There’s a three-night stay minimum.
4. Rent the home where Harry Potter was born.
It’s not quite Godric’s Hollow but close enough. You can stay in the home where Harry Potter lived with his parents before their death. Located in a medieval village, this quaint 16th-century house features a sitting room with a log fire and a courtyard garden.
- Location: Lavenham, England
- Cost: $219/night
- FYI: Enjoy a full English breakfast in the morning.
5. Rent a bedroom in the house featured in Definitely Maybe.
Spending the night in Brooklyn? Head to Ditmas Park and stay in the house featured in Definitely Maybe. You’ll be renting a bedroom, with a mini fridge, coffee pot, electric kettle and DVD player.
- Location: Brooklyn, NY
- Cost: $75/night
- FYI: This house was also featured in Solitary Man and Damages.
6. Get spooked in the Interview with a Vampire house
Stay in the actual house that was featured in the classic 90’s film Interview with a Vampire. You’ll enjoy sweeping views of the New Orleans downtown skyline, two balconies, a BBQ grill and an oversized double parlor.
- Location: New Orleans, LA
- Cost: $399/night
- FYI:One mile from the Jazz Fest Fairgrounds
5 famous houses from TV shows you can stay in
1. Stay in Shoshanna’s apartment from Girls.
Remember that colorful, ridiculously cool apartment Shoshanna lived in when she worked in Japan? Yup, you can actually rent it. This avant garde design is filled with bright bursts of yellow, red and green, a hammock, a sitting pod and a climbing wall.
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Cost: $213/night
- FYI: The apartment was designed by noted artists Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins.
2. Rent the vacation home from Normal People.
Great news for everybody who drooled over Marianne’s Italian vacation house in Normal People. You can rent it out yourself and enjoy picturesque countryside views and a pool overlooking the mountains. There are two large bedrooms, a dining room, kitchenette and bathroom.
- Location: Sant’Oreste, Lazio, Italy
- Cost: $49/night
- FYI: While you’re on your trip, head to Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, where Marianne and Connell eat ice cream together.
3. Spend the night in The Bachelorette windmill.
This one won’t be for everyone, but you can stay in the windmill that Hannah Brown and Pilot Pete, um, really got to know each other in on The Bachelorette. You’ll have one bedroom and the whole windmill to yourself, which includes a lovely mountain view.
- Location: Nikithianos, Greece
- Cost: $73/ night
- FYI: The host makes olive oil onsite.
4. Rent the house from Breaking Bad.
Featured in season five, episode three “Hazard Pay,” this house was the location where Jesse and Walt set up their meth lab. It’s an expansive 3,600 sq. ft, with a gas fire pit outside. You can even get the Breaking Bad package which includes hazmat suits, Vamanos Pest uniforms and a guide to local Breaking Bad spots.
- Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Cost: $195/night
- FYI: Enjoy nearby running and walking trails.
5. Stay in the mansion from The Bachelor
Get ready to give out roses and get into some drama when you rent out the mansion from The Bachelor. This Meditarian-style house features seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two jacuzzis and a luxurious pool. Relive all your favorite moments from the franchise and enjoy a stunning view of the Santa Monica mountains.
- Location: Agoura Hills, California
- Cost: $5,200/night
- FYI: You’re not allowed parties, filming, professional photography or gatherings
Are Airbnbs safe during COVID-19?
Airbnbs are generally safe to stay in during the coronavirus pandemic, as long as you’re following CDC guidelines. Also be sure to research local travel restrictions before booking your rental. For extra precaution, look for Airbnbs that offer self check-in, so you can avoid physical interaction with the host.
In response to COVID-19, Airbnb has provided hosts with a cleaning protocol — developed alongside medical hygiene and hospitality experts — that includes step-by-step directions for sanitizing their property. Hosts can take a quiz confirming their understanding of this protocol. If they pass, their listing will get an Enhanced Clean indicator, offering further peace of mind that the property has undergone rigorous cleaning prior to your arrival.
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