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Famous Houses You Can Rent for an Epic Stay

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Vacation Like a Celebrity

It’s no big deal to spend a weekend away (or much longer) in a short-term rental, so why not make it special? Check out these homes available on Airbnb or Vrbo for your next great escape. Some were used in films and television, while others had famous occupants — and one even has a celebrity landlord. While some are pricey if you’re not splitting the cost with a crew of people, you might be surprised to find that sleeping in a famous home is often affordable.


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Related: Mister Rogers’ Home and Other Celebrity Houses Regular People Can Afford 


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. 


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Frank Sinatra Home
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Frank Sinatra Home

Woodland Hills, California | Sleeps 16
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This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home is often rented for weddings and other events, but those looking for 360-degree views of the city may choose it for a secluded weekend away. Not a fan of Ol’ Blue Eyes? Screen cowboy Clint Walker and singer Roger Miller are also former residents. The hit song, “King Of The Road” was reportedly written by Miller at the home’s interior bar.

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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 mid-century home has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a one-bedroom guest house. While there’s a chef’s kitchen and multiple fireplaces, the pool and tennis court may keep you outside. For an extra fee, there’s daily maid service.  


Anthony Bourdain
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Anthony Bourdain’s Apartment

New York City | Sleeps 4

Before he died, Anthony Bourdain rented an Upper West Side apartment that went back on the rental market off and on after his passing. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and postcard-worthy views of the city and the Hudson River. As you might expect, there’s a kitchen with high-end stainless appliances and white marble counters.


Related: Vacation Rentals with Spectacular Kitchens

Julia Child’s House
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Julia Child’s House

Provence, France | Sleeps 6
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For truly devoted fans of the chef, take note: The only other chef's kitchen like one here is in the Smithsonian. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom cottage has extensive gardens, chickens who create a daily supply of eggs, and a LaCanche double oven and stove with five burners. Want to cook outdoors? There’s an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue, pizza oven, and Tuscan grill.

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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Former Treehouse Bungalow of Sonny and Cher

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 L.A. 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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Grecian Windmill From “The Bachelorette”

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. 

House From “Field of Dreams”
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House From “Field of Dreams”

Dyersville, Iowa | Sleeps 7
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Loved the Kevin Costner movie “Field of Dreams”? While it’s always possible to see the field itself, consider a stay at the nearby three-bedroom farmhouse that was in the movie. Book a stay and you’ll be greeted by movie-site staff bearing a basket holding a Field of Dreams Movie Site Rawlings baseball, a bottle of wine and two glasses, a book by one of the film’s actors, and a DVD of the movie. 


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Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald

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 $100 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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Guesthouse at the Italian Villa From “Entourage”
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Guesthouse at the Italian Villa From “Entourage”

Los Angeles | Sleeps 2

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It’s not really in Italy, but this Los Angeles mansion passed for the Amalfi Coast in the final scene of the HBO series. You’ll be staying in the guesthouse, but don’t worry — you’re allowed to use the pool. It’s important to remember that it is sometimes rented for professional photo shoots, but the owner says that income allows him to keep the price of the guest house rental lower.


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Swan House From “Twilight”
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Swan House From “Twilight”

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.

Creole Mansion From ‘Interview With a Vampire’
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Creole Mansion From ‘Interview With a Vampire’

New Orleans | Sleeps 6
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This “elegantly decayed Creole mansion” will be a favorite of vampire lovers, and not only because of its 14-foot ceilings, mahogany staircase, and overall decrepit charm. The house was also featured in the movie “Interview With a Vampire,” the adaptation of Anne Rice’s book starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and Kirsten Dunst as blood suckers. If that isn’t enough to draw you in, the home has a unique history — it was built for Louise Vitry, a free woman of color, in 1855 and was the subject of an 1858 Supreme Court decision in which she was allowed to keep the house and her seven slaves prior to the Civil War. But proceed with caution — the home doesn’t have central heat or A/C. 

Historic Albion Cottage From ‘Murder, She Wrote’
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Historic Albion Cottage From ‘Murder, She Wrote’

Albion, California | Sleeps 4
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This home has been family-owned since 1908, and that’s not the only thing memorable about it. It also served as the exterior of “Murder, She Wrote,” the Angela Lansbury murder mystery that was on television from 1984 to 1996. 

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

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.

French Mansion From “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
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French Mansion From “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

Provence, France | Sleeps 15
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Would you expect anything less than dazzling for a “RHOBH” trip to Provence? This château has nine bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, three reception rooms, and a library. You won’t need to explore Provence if you stay, as the huge home has a “fully-equipped TV room,” an internal courtyard with fountains and aviaries, a gym, a mirror pool and a smaller children’s pool. The place isn’t cheap to rent, but it is memorable. If you’re not a fan of the show, you may appreciate that this is where Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner tied the knot.

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

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.

House From ‘Breaking Bad’
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House From ‘Breaking Bad’

Albuquerque, New Mexico | Sleeps 16
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While this isn’t Walter White’s house, which you can drive past, fans will remember this abode from the searing third episode in the fifth season of “Breaking Bad.” Even if you’re not a fan, this house has a large living room and ample outdoor seating with a sectional and fire pit. While not ideal for cooking Blue Sky, you can still make some mean s’mores. 

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 a multitude of 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. 


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A Bedroom From “Damages”
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A Bedroom From “Damages”

New York City | Sleeps 2
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This ornate bedroom is found on the second floor of a house in the Flatbush neighborhood of Ditmas Park on a quiet, residential street — but that doesn’t mean it lacks Hollywood glamour. The room, which has access to a semi-private bath of the first floor, has been used in the Ryan Reynolds film “Definitely, Maybe,” “Solitary Man” starring Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito, and the TV series “Damages” which starred Glenn Close. While you can explore nearby Prospect Park, hiding away in the bedroom can be done thanks to the mini-fridge, coffee pot, electric kettle, and kitchen cart with china, mugs, and juice glasses. There’s also a DVD player, free Wi-Fi, and cable.