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Orlando Bloom's House and Other Celeb Homes and Famous Places You Can Stay on Vacation

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Vacation Like a Celebrity

With so many housing options to choose from on vacation, why not make your getaway extra special by staying in Orlando Bloom's or Hugh Jackman's house (they're for rent) or a home you've seen on TV? You may remember some of these short-term vacation rentals from your favorite TV shows or movies, such as the iconic Hobbiton from "The Lord of the Rings." Other featured Airbnb rentals also had famous occupants — and one even has a celebrity landlord. Though some listings are pricey if you’re not splitting the cost with a crew, others may just be worth splurging on if you're a movie buff or enjoy unique and quirky rentals with tons of character.


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Orlando Bloom Mansion
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Orlando Bloom's House

Beverly Hills, California | Sleeps 4


If you want to have a "Lord of the Rings" experience and can't make it to New Zealand, you can always rent the Beverly Hills home of one of the stars — Orlando Bloom. Though his four-bedroom, four-bathroom home goes for $35,000 a month, it does have plenty of upscale details. Bloom recently renovated the kitchen and added a zero-edge pool, which has an inset spa and small Baja shelf. There's also a poolside firepit with built-in seating.


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Hugh Jackman's East Hamptons House
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Hugh Jackman's House

East Hampton, New York | Sleeps 4


Are you a Wolverine or "The Greatest Showman" superfan? Then you may want to pony up the $166,666 a month to rent the Hamptons home of Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness. The waterfront three-bedroom, five-bathroom main house and one-bedroom guest house feature a gym, theater, infinity pool, and spa. The catch? You can only rent it during the winter months since the actor and his wife are there during the summer.


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'Murder, She Wrote' Cottage
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'Murder, She Wrote' Cottage

Albion, California | Sleeps 4
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This historic cottage has been family-owned since 1908, and that’s not the only thing memorable about it. The home served as the exterior of “Murder, She Wrote,” the popular murder mystery TV show Angela Lansbury starred in from 1984 to 1996. The actress died at the age of 96 in Los Angeles, just five days shy of her 97th birthday.


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'Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton

Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand | Sleeps 4

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"Lord of the Rings" fans have found plenty of joy in visiting the legendary Hobbiton while on vacation in New Zealand, taking touristy photos in front of the adorable abode. But Airbnb is sweetening the deal further, listing the hobbit hut as a rental. For the first time ever, fans of the trilogy can live their best Middle-earth lives by staying in the house and enjoying access to additional attractions including the Hobbit Hole and the Green Dragon Inn along with a tour of the movie set.

Dolly Parton's Tour Bus
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Dolly Parton's Tour Bus

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee | Sleeps 6

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You can live the way Dolly did while she was on the road by booking Suite 1986 at Dollywood — her actual tour bus. She used the custom-designed, pink-festooned 45-foot Prevost as her personal sanctuary from 2008 through 2022 before deciding to retire it. She wrote countless songs on the bus, including "9 to 5: the Musical." It features murals, bedazzled guitars, separate closets for wigs and sparkling outfits, and two bathrooms. Sleeping where Dolly slept will cost you $10,000 for a 2-night stay, so working 9 to 5 might not cut it for everyone.

Harry Houdini’s House
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Harry Houdini’s House

Hollywood, California | Sleeps 10

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The late magician left behind a pretty magical place, given the three-story waterfall fed by a natural mineral spring on the site of his four-bedroom, four-bathroom home. Renters also get use of the pool, spa, barbecue patio,  and seven gazebos on the grounds. Check out the koi pond, too. If you’re planning an event, good news: There’s parking for more than 80 cars.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Palm Springs Home
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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Palm Springs Home

Palm Springs, California | Sleeps 14

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Formerly the estate of actress and talk show hostess Dinah Shore, this midcentury home has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a one-bedroom guest house. Though there’s a chef’s kitchen and several fireplaces, the pool and tennis court may keep you outside. For an extra fee, daily maid service is available.

Tony Stark’s House in “Avengers: Endgame”
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Tony Stark's House in 'Avengers: Endgame'

Fairburn, Georgia | Sleeps 6
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If you have a Marvel fan in your household, this might be the perfect (if not particularly cheap) getaway. The house is prominently featured in the film, but even if you think “Endgame” is a sports reference, there’s still a lot going for the place. According to one reviewer, “The house had everything we needed … comfortable beds, full kitchen, WiFi, TV, and a W&D. We would have had a wonderful time if it was just a regular cabin, but the fact that it was the cabin from ‘Avengers: Endgame’ made it so worth it.”

Former Treehouse Bungalow of Sonny and Cher
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Sonny and Cher's Treehouse Bungalow

Hollywood, California | Sleeps 4
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Want a groovy vacation? This boho-chic bungalow used to be the home of TV and singing stars Sonny and Cher and is now a recognized Los Angeles Conservancy landmark due to its Greta Grossman-designed, architectural style. You can enjoy the remarkable views of the San Fernando Valley, but might get more out of the nearby hiking trails.

John Steinbeck’s Cabin
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John Steinbeck’s Cabin

Pacific Grove, California | Sleeps 2

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Want to live like John Steinbeck, the author of “The Grapes of Wrath”? He bought this cottage in the 1940s, and it’s one of three cabins on the property. The tent cathedral ceiling is a showstopper, but read the listing before you book — no weekend rentals (you’ll need to commit to a month) and there is construction happening next door. 

Grecian Windmill From “The Bachelorette”
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'Bachelorette' Grecian Windmill

Crete, Greece | Sleeps 4
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The ABC reality dating show “The Bachelorette” always features a romantic, overseas adventure, and the season featuring Hannah B. was no different. This rustic windmill features a bedroom and bathroom, but check temperatures before you go — there’s no air conditioning. Also, don’t expect complete privacy, as tourists tend to stop by throughout the day. Even so, it’s cozy and has remarkable views of nearby mountains and an olive tree-studded valley. 

Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald's Home

Montgomery, Alabama | Sleeps 4

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While this sedate country home doesn’t exactly scream the wild 1920s lifestyle we often associate with this literary couple, they did live here from 1931-32, and you can now sleep in one of the four apartments that the house was divided into. This is also the home of the only museum in the world dedicated to the Fitzgeralds (don’t worry — the museum is in another part of the house). While the bathrooms are small, the price is reasonable (under $150 a night), and the owner points out that every attempt was made to keep the furnishings period-accurate — the living room furniture was donated by a family that was among Zelda’s childhood friends.


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Swan House From “Twilight”
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'Twilight' House

St. Helens, Oregon | Sleeps 8
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Fans of the movie “Twilight” can stay in Charlie and Bella Swan’s house, a 1930s five-bedroom home not far from Portland. The owners have kept many of the film’s changes, such as green kitchen cabinets, though the comforter seen in Bella’s room can be viewed but not used due to its fragility (the owners of the home assure visitors that the substitute captures the same Bella-esque esthetic. If it sounds like the answer to your “Twilight” fantasies, plan ahead — the house is completely booked a year in advance. 

Ava Gardner and Artie Shaw’s Suburban Home
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Ava Gardner and Artie Shaw’s Suburban Home

Burbank, California | Sleeps 2
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Ava Gardner was only married to her second husband, bandleader Artie Shaw, for a year, but that didn’t stop the pair from taking the time to move into this bucolic Burbank home. Those who stay will get access to the library with over 1,000 books, fruit trees, and Wi-Fi. And don’t forget to bring your horse — there are three horse stalls available, but there is an additional stabling fee.

Former Home of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith
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Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith's Former Home

Cabo San Lucas, México | Sleeps 8

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It’s not hard to understand why the famous drummer picked this Mexican escape. This double-gated, four-bedroom home is truly a private getaway — located on a cliff, it has incredible views of the Sea of Cortez from the rooftop patio (as well as the semi-private beach below), and the infinity pool and hot tub are all yours if you rent this rock star escape. There’s also 24-hour security. Be sure to bring your snorkel gear or enjoy whale watching if the season is right.

Reversible Destiny Lofts From “Girls”
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'Girls' Reversible Destiny Lofts

Tokyo | Sleeps 2
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Whether or not you watched the HBO series “Girls,” these wildly colorful, circular lofts are worth considering if you’re ever in Tokyo. Located in the western section of Tokyo known as Mitaka-shi, these lofts (also wildly colorful on the outside) qualify as living art.

Eddie Albert’s Villa
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Eddie Albert’s Villa

Los Angeles | Sleeps 5

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The actor Eddie Albert (who starred in many films but is most remembered for helming the TV show “Green Acres” with Zsa Zsa Gabor) once owned this 1930s Spanish-style house. There are two bedrooms, a wood-burning fireplace, and high-speed Wi-Fi.