BRENTWOOD, CA —$30 for a Brentwood mansion? Not bad at all.
But it's not just a Brentwood mansion on offer - it's THE Brentwood mansion. For five nights in October, L.A. County residents can stay one night in the original "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" house, which is now listed as a $30/night Airbnb.
Will Smith announced Sunday on his Instagram that the stately white home right off Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood Park is available on Oct. 2, 5, 8, 11, and 14 for up to two L.A. County residents - sorry to any interested West Philadelphians - who must be from the same household. The $30 price honors the 30 years since the show first aired in Sept. 1990. Booking starts Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. PDT.
"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?" Smith wrote in on the home's Airbnb page.
The sneaker collection may be off limits, but guests have access to Smith's closet, and can even sleep in his character's bedroom - which is decked out in graffiti, Smith family photos, and even has its own basketball hoop. They can also spin records on a turntable, swim in the pool, and even enjoy Philly cheese-steaks served on a silver platter. It doesn't get more Will Smith than that.
No other guests will be allowed in the home during the stay, and Airbnb has said it will follow CDC procedures and its enhanced COVID cleaning protocols.
People from outside the county can still channel their inner fresh prince in a $100 Airbnb Online Experience called "Spin & Scratch Liked a Hip Hop Legend" hosted by Smith on Oct. 1, where he will share different DJ'ing tips. Sign-up is available now.
In honor of the events, Airbnb has made an undisclosed donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia.
The Airbnb listing comes just after the announcement that a "Fresh Prince" reboot executive produced by Smith will air on Peacock, NBC's streaming service. The original cast of the show will also participate in an unscripted special later this fall on HBO Max.