Ever dreamed of sleeping in the same bed as your favorite movie or TV character? Now you can! Here are 30 real-world locations featured in popular films and shows that you can rent for overnight stays.
Shrek’s Swamp (Shrek)
Who would have thought a swamp would be the ideal spot to spend a night? If you can believe it, Shrek’s swamp is now an Airbnb where you can spend the night in style. Or, more likely, in stylish mud.
For the first time, you can stay in Shrek’s Swamp, the stumpy, secluded haven nestled in the hills of the Scottish Highlands. While booking is closed for a little while, all previous bookings were donated to the HopScotch Children’s Charity, which focuses on providing disadvantaged children with holiday trips.
Godric’s Hollow House (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1)
If you're a Harry Potter fan looking for a unique and enchanting getaway, look no further than De Vere House in Lavenham, Suffolk. This historic house was used as the exterior of Harry Potter's family home, Godric's Hollow cottage, in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
While you can't stay in the exact cottage that Harry lived in, De Vere House is still a magical place to spend a night or two. The house is full of character, with exposed beams, wood-burning fireplaces, and a charming courtyard garden. For £153 a night ($189), we have seen worse deals to stay where The Chosen One was born.
Temporary Lab (Breaking Bad)
In the hit show Breaking Bad, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman use a tented and fumigated house as a temporary lab for their illicit work. Now, fans of the show can stay in that very house, which is available to rent on Airbnb. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this rental isn’t far from the other spots Breaking Bad filmed at.
The house is listed as “Breaking Bad House 5.3” on Airbnb and sleeps up to 17 people. It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a pool table, and a barbecue grill with an outdoor patio. Guests can also rent yellow hazmat suits and Vamanos Pest uniforms, just like Walter and Jesse wore in the show.
Marienne’s Family Villa (Normal People)
In Normal People, Connell travels to Marianne’s family villa in Italy for a holiday. The villa is a quintessential Italian farmhouse, close to a quiet rural village with friendly older people, gelato, and unparalleled views. While the series is mainly set in Ireland, episode eight plays out entirely in Italy at the villa.
In the show, the villa is located in Trieste, but in real life, it is located in Sant'Oreste, Lazio, about a 40-minute drive north of Rome, with three bedrooms, bathrooms, and a private garden with a swimming pool. For only €50 a night ($54), you can stay in an Italian paradise alongside hopefully less aggressive guests.
Tony Stark’s Cabin (Avengers: Endgame)
Are you ready to escape to the countryside like Tony Stark did after half the world vanished into thin air? The lakeside cabin where Tony lived with his wife, Pepper Potts, and their daughter, Morgan, is available to rent on Airbnb. However, you won't have to worry about the world's fate during your stay.
The cabin is located in Fairburn, Georgia, about 20 minutes outside Atlanta. Since the news about the recognizable cabin, the rental price surged to $800 a night for three nights minimum of stay. Nonetheless, it's still a steal to stay in such a famous and iconic location.
The Corleone Home (The Godfather)
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Godfather in 2022, Airbnb offered fans the chance to stay in the house that served as the exterior of Vito Corleone's home. For only $50 a night, thirty lucky draws were chosen to stay a night in the iconic home. Every night for 30 days, fans of the film poured in and out.
The 6,248 square-foot Staten Island mansion is on a spacious 24,000 square-foot lot with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. While only the house's exterior was used in the film, the interior is just as impressive, with a grand staircase, a spacious living room with a fireplace, and a formal dining room.
Caroline’s Wedding Venue (Succession)
Fans of HBO's hit series Succession can now book the luxurious Italian villa that served as the wedding venue for Kendall, Roman, and Shiv's mother, Caroline Collingwood. The villa, Villa Cetinale, is now available to rent on Airbnb for $8,800 a night. It's not cheap, but neither are the Roys.
The 17th-century villa is located in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The property has 13 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a private chapel. If you have a bit of loose change to spare on your honeymoon, why not stay for a night?
Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse (Barbie)
Barbie-mania took over the world in 2023, so it’s unsurprising that it extended to stay-cations in human-sized Barbie-doll houses. In July, Mattel offered two individuals a chance to spend a night in Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse. Two lucky winners were chosen, and we’re all jealous.
The newly renovated mansion, perfectly timed for Barbie’s summer release, features an outdoor disco dancefloor, weightlifting equipment, and cowboy flair. While renting the Dreamhouse is no longer up for grabs, it’s only time before Mattel realizes we would pay a left arm and leg to spend the night there.
Summer Resort (Dirty Dancing)
The Mountain Lake Hotel in Pembroke, Virginia, is the perfect place for Dirty Dancing fans to experience the film firsthand. The hotel, which served as the filming location for the beloved 1980s movie, offers a variety of Dirty Dancing-themed activities, including dance lessons, a film scene scavenger hunt, and a dance party.
You can book the lodge's all-inclusive Dirty Dancing Themed Weekend Package, which includes all of the above activities, overnight accommodations, and even meals. You can even rent the cottage where Baby and her family spent the summer. Don't put yourself in the corner!
The Swan Home (Twilight)
Whether you are Team Edward or Team Jacob, you will love this next rental. Bella Swan's house in Forks, Washington, is available to rent on Airbnb. There is only one minor change: the house where they shot the film is in St. Helens, Oregon, but it's only a short drive from Portland.
The house is available for at least two nights, and the cost varies depending on the time of year. Currently, it costs $400 a night; if you have $800 to spare and are a massive fan, we certainly wouldn't put it past you to book. Want to stare out the same window Bella watched the seasons pass by? Here's your chance!
Park Hyatt Hotel (Lost in Translation)
The next entry on our list may be cheating, but Sofia Coppola’s 2003 Lost in Translation captured the minds of those who felt lost in a big, confusing world. Set in a functioning hotel and filmed at night to avoid disturbing guest hours, the film is famous for its beauty and picturesque location.
Given it was a working hotel in 2003, we’re just thankful they kept the operation running because now we can visit this nostalgic spot whenever we have the urge to fly to Tokyo. However, it’s not just the flight that will cost you; a room at the Park Hyatt will cost $1000 a night. Maybe just for one night?
Bridgerton’s Home (Bridgerton)
Bridgerton captured the hearts of just about everyone when it landed on Netflix. Now, you can live like them, too. Located at Inglethorpe Hall in Norfolk, guests can have the entire property, with six bathrooms and nine bedrooms. There's even a formal ball to attend (sadly, the Duke of Hastings won't be present).
However, it will cost a pretty penny. With a minimum of six people sharing, guests must pay £1,750 ($2,170) to stay here. If you're looking for a smaller wedding affair in the style of pre-Victorian and Bridgerton fashion, this could be your place. But, if you're looking for a cheap holiday with the kids, look elsewhere.
Italian Poolside Villa (Entourage)
Villa Sophia is a Hollywood mansion that has it all. It's been the set of numerous photo shoots for Vogue, GQ, and Victoria's Secret, and it's also been featured in HBO TV series Entourage and the Entourage movie. LA Weekly even voted it the "Best Place To Pretend You're a Celebrity For a Day" in 2013.
But it's not just for magazine covers, movies, and TV; any regular old Joe can book their stay at the Villa Sophia and lay next to the pool just like Ari Gold and his wife did during the final episode of Entourage. While they pretended it was coastal Italy, the hotel resides in LA. How's that for Hollywood irony?
Villanelle’s Apartment (Killing Eve)
In season 3 of Killing Eve, terrifying assassin Villanelle lives in a Barcelona flat that's even more desirable than her apartments in the previous seasons. Previously, Villanelle's Parisian apartments from seasons 1 and 2 were built on sound stages. This time, the apartment is a real place where you can stay.
The apartment is located in Barcelona's Plaza Lesseps, called Casa Ramos. Of course, staying in Villanelle's apartment doesn't come cheap. It's listed on Airbnb for $285 a night. But for show fans, it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live out their Killing Eve fantasies. Just try to limit the whole assassin part, yeah?
The Home of 'The Woman' (Sherlock)
Could you solve a case like Mr Sherlock Holmes? Fields House, a Grade II listed Victorian gentleman's residence where Sherlock once cracked a case, is now available to rent on Airbnb. You can now stay in the very home where Sherlock investigated the case of Irene Adler, "the woman."
The house is in the picturesque village of Newport, Wales, just a short train ride from London. It features six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms and can be rented for £382 ($474) per night with a minimum 3 night stay. You probably won't be solving murder mysteries, but you can always play a game of Murder Mystery.
Will’s Wing (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
It's been more than 30 years since The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air first premiered on NBC, and the show's iconic mansion is still standing strong. The mansion, located in the affluent Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel-Air, was used as the exterior of the Banks family home in the show.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 2020, Airbnb offered two lucky people the chance to stay for one night each in Will's mansion wing for just $30 per night. All fans had to do was enter a lottery and pray they were chosen. As for us, we are left waiting for the next anniversary so we can go too.
Madeline’s Monterey Home (Big Little Lies)
Any fans of HBO's Big Little Lies? Well, you can rent the beachfront house where Reese Witherspoon's character, Madeline Mackenzie, lived. The Cape Cod-style home is on Broad Beach in Malibu, California, even though the show's events are set in Monterey, Northern California.
Guests who stay at the house will have access to all of the amenities that Madeline and her family enjoy on the show, including the pool, the hot tub, and the sauna. They can also relax on the beach, swim in the ocean, or walk along the Malibu coastline. It doesn't sound too bad, does it?
Shakespeare’s Bed (Shakespeare in Love)
Ever wondered what Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes smell like? Wonder no more. Ian Kelly, famous for his role as Hermione’s dad in The Deathly Hallows: Part 1, purchased the home a few years ago. Ian admits he “ended up with it almost by accident.” A seven bedroom and four living room is no accident.
The Old Vicarage is a Grade II listed home built in the 1450s as a medieval presbytery. It was extended in the 18th century, and the poet Alexander Pope is said to have stayed there. Fans of Shakespeare might not get what they want, but fans of the 1998 Oscar-winning film are in for a treat.
Otis’ Home (Sex Education)
Sex Education is known for its heartwarming stories, relatable characters, quirky locations and stunning scenery. One of the most famous filming locations for the show is Otis and Jean's house in the Wye Valley. The good news for show fans is that you can stay in the same house we have come to love.
The Chalet in Symonds Yat is a bed and breakfast that offers overnight stays for guests. Inside the house, you'll find all the comforts of home, plus a few extra touches that make it feel like you're stepping into the world of Sex Education. There's even some of Jean's graphic artwork still on the walls.
Downton Abbey (Downton Abbey)
Life as a Crawley is endless parties, champagne for days, and beautiful Edwardian and Roaring 20s outfits. In 2019, Downton Abbey fans had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live like Crawleys at Highclere Castle for one night, the real-life setting for the popular TV show and film series.
To celebrate the release of the Downton Abbey film, two fortunate guests were handpicked to stay for the night. They were greeted with a champagne reception and a castle. They then enjoyed a sumptuous dinner in the State Dining Room, followed by cocktails in the Saloon - all for only $186!
Villa in Paradise (Too Hot to Handle)
If you're a fan of the Netflix reality show Too Hot to Handle, you've probably dreamed of staying in the luxurious villa where all the drama unfolds. Well, now you can! The Emerald Pavilion is available to rent, but one catch: it's expensive. And when we say expensive, we mean it.
The villa is in Turks and Caicos and features seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a hot tub, a fitness room, an outdoor dining area, and a heated 1600-square-foot infinity pool. Surprisingly, it is cheapest in the summer for $8,500 per night but gets far pricier during Christmas, at $19,000 per night.
Byer’s Residence (Stranger Things)
Fans of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things can now rent the Byers' California home from Season 4 on Vrbo. But be warned: there might be Demogorgons in the basement. The actual house is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, and can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests.
The house is also fully equipped with '80s-themed arcade games, ping pong, and air hockey, so you can relive your childhood while you're there. But remember to keep an eye out for any strange noises coming from the basement. If you hear anything, just run. And don't look back.
Shoshana’s Tokyo Apartment (Girls)
Girls fans who obsessed over Shoshanna's Tokyo apartment in Season 5 can now live out their dreams, thanks to Airbnb. Shoshanna's digs at the aptly named Reversible Destiny Lofts are available to rent for a mere $137 per night. This spacious two-bedroom apartment is distinguished by its colorful walls, shower pod, and hammock.
Located in the Mitaka region of Tokyo, it’s a great place to explore the city's many temples. It was designed by Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins, a couple known for their unconventional and often disorienting architectural designs. Their work has been featured in exhibitions at the Guggenheim and other major museums.
Jessica’s Cottage (Murder She Wrote)
Murder, She Wrote fans know and love Jessica Fletcher's beautiful Blair House in the fictional town of Cabot Cove, Maine. But many people don't know that Blair House's exterior was filmed in Mendocino, California. Throughout the show's 12-year run, nine episodes were filmed in Mendocino.
While the interior of Blair House was filmed elsewhere, the exterior became a popular tourist destination for fans. It's even estimated that Murder She Wrote brought over two million dollars to the local economy for Mendocino. The Blair House has also been used to film Cujo, Need for Speed, and many more movies and shows.
Christmas Apartment (Definitely Maybe)
It's safe to say we all fell in love with Ryan Reynolds in the 2008 romantic comedy film Definitely, Maybe. What we also didn't expect to fall in love with was the home it was set in, and it's available to rent. Quiet as a tomb, but with a garden view that's so beautiful, it'll make you want to scream.
The room has a garden view, a comfy full-sized bed, premium cable, free WiFi, and a semi-private bathroom. And because the house is used as a set for movies, you might even bump into a celebrity or two! Not only was Definitely, Maybe shot here, but Solitary Man and Damages also used the apartment for their shoots.
Flamey Condo (Chicago Fire)
If you're a fan of the NBC show Chicago Fire, you can now live out your dream of staying in a condo that's been on fire (but not really). This luxurious condo declared a Chicago landmark in 2013, was featured in an episode of Chicago Fire, where it was engulfed in flames.
But don't worry, the condo was never actually damaged. It was all just special effects. It's got everything you need for a comfortable stay, including stainless steel appliances, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and even a jacuzzi. And who knows? You may even discover the ghosts of those lost in the fire.
Kerrigan’s Holiday Home (The Castle)
We're taking our list down under for the fans of the classic Aussie film The Castle. You can stay in the Kerrigan family's holiday home despite its less-than-ideal location next to a runway and some electricity pylons. The three-bedroom "castle" in Bonnie Doon, Victoria, Australia, is now available on Airbnb.
With three bedrooms and a Barbie to throw some shrimp on, there's enough room for the whole family. So, if you've ever dreamed of experiencing the Kerrigan family's unique brand of Aussie hospitality, now's your chance. Just be prepared for a bit of noise and the occasional plane overhead. That's all part of the charm, right?
Seafood the Yacht (Caddyshack)
For an excellent $400 per night (minimum two-night stay), you can book a stay on the authentic yacht featured in the classic comedy Caddyshack. That's right, the very same yacht that Rodney Dangerfield's character, Al Czervik, owned and famously said, "You scratched my anchor!"
The yacht has been fully restored and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It's docked in a marina overlooking Price Creek, just off the Chesapeake Bay. And if you're feeling adventurous, you can even take it out for a cruise for an extra fee. And if you love the yacht, you can always buy it for $349,900.
Spice Girl Bus (Spice World)
Ever wanted to live like a Spice Girl? It's possible, thanks to this unique Airbnb rental on the Isle of Wight! The Spice World Tour Bus has found a permanent home on the island, overlooking the Island Harbour Marina. The bus is decked out with sections dedicated to each individual Spice Girl and their image.
It's decorated with zebra pattern rugs, pink Union Jack bus-style seats, and a luminous "Girl Power" sign. You can live out your wildest Spice Girls fantasies for a mere £226 per night ($277). Imagine yourself cruising the island in style, singing along to your favorite songs, and feeling like a proper pop star.
Fontainebleau Resort (Scarface)
There is only a Miami beach with the Fontainebleau Resort. Imagine yourself lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, just like Tony Montana in Scarface. You can almost hear them talking about how to pick up chicks while you sip on a cocktail and soak up the sun.
But be careful what you say, or you might get slapped like Manny. The Fontainebleau is a beautiful retro building that has also been featured in Goldfinger and Miami Vice. The resort has been open since 1954 and will stay open as long as Miami’s illustrious poolside glamour exists.