Now, this is a story all about how your life can get flipped turned upside down. I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, and I’ll tell you how you can rent the Fresh Prince house in the town of Bel-Air.
Have you ever wanted to live largely like the Banks family from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? You have? Well then grab your douchiest cardigan sweater, tie it around your neck, and let Will Smith make one of your wildest dreams come true.
The Bad Boys for Life actor has recently announced that he’s partnering with Airbnb to rent the iconic Banks family estate to guests for just $30 a night. Smith posted a photo of himself in front of the stately manor located in Los Angeles on Monday, alongside the caption, “YOOOO!! Y’all think we should rent out the @freshprince house?? We’re making it happen with the squad at @airbnb!!”
Those wanting to stay in the famous Banks estate can request to book a wing in the TV home starting Sept. 29. However, only five groups of two will have the chance to sleep where the famous “Carlton” dance was broadcast to the world. Each group chosen will then have to prove that party members live together as a way of minimizing the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Oh, and while we’re on the subject of COVID-19, you should know that house rules follow local COVID-19 guidelines, so there will be no funny business. In accordance with those rules, the house will be cleaned with CDC measures before and after each stay.
Each stay is for one night only, but while there, guests can explore the leading actor’s wing of the iconic house, from his fly bedroom and bathroom to the extravagant dining quarters. Select guests can also play some B-ball outside of school at the home’s basketball court or take a dip in the swimming pool.
Here are the details from Airbnb’s official listing:
Ready for the freshest staycation ever? If this place looks familiar that’s because it’s just as fly as it was when I first rolled up the driveway. I’m back. And this time, I’m handing you the keys so you’ll have my wing of the mansion all to yourself – but my sneaker collection is off-limits, aight?
*Remember, this five-time, one-night stays are not a contest.
It’s your crib for the night, so feel free to act like you own the place. My wing of the mansion includes my bedroom (great for naps), a full bathroom (great for spitting bars in the shower), pool area (great for dips), an outdoor lounge, and the dining room (great for eating obviously). And you gotta do it like my guy DJ Jazzy Jeff so don’t forget your sunglasses!
During your stay, you’ll get to indulge in a few royal perks, including:
– Lacing up a fresh pair of Jordans before shooting some b-ball in the bedroom (you read that right—IN the bedroom).
– Spinning throwback classics all night on turntables just like DJ Jazzy Jeff’s.
– Donning a fly look from my closet, from argyle prepster to all-star athlete —from experience: both at the same time turns heads!
– Soaking up the sun poolside on luxe lounge chairs.
Note: while you will not have access to a kitchen; all meals will be provided and served on silver platters, of course.
And don’t worry – in this socially-distanced staycation, your comfort and safety is our top priority. You’ll have a wing of the manor to yourself from check-in to check-out, with no other guests in the house during your stay (not even a family member from Philly). And you can rest easy in your prince…er, KING-size bed knowing that I’ve committed to cleaning prior to your arrival in accordance with Airbnb’s Enhanced Cleaning Protocol, which is informed by guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
To celebrate the feeling of family and community that was so memorable from my time in this home, Airbnb will make a one-time donation to a local organization in my hometown, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, a program that supports youth, including those in greatest need, by offering development and skill-building programs, recreational activities and empowerment tools.
For more details about how you can book your stay visit the Airbnb’s official listings page here.