By: Coop Daley By: Coop Daley | December 2, 2021 | Lifestyle
Get ready to eat junk and watch rubbish all you want. The house from 1990 Christmas hit Home Alone has officially hit the rental market as a place to stay on Airbnb, and you're invited to live out all your Kevin McCallister fantasies—minus the whole booby-traps and burglar duo thing.
Whether crooned by Bing Crosby or explained to you over the phone by an insistent mother-in-law, there’s no place like home for the holidays. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t take a little vacation before they officially begin. The Home Alone house in the north suburbs of Chicago are available to one lucky group for a one-night stay Sunday, Dec. 12. It'll only cost $25 for the night, and booking opens Dec. 7 at 11 am PT.
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In case one doesn’t recall, the timeless holiday classic features a young Macaulay Culkin as nine-year-old Kevin who, after being left behind by his family for a Christmas vacation, tries to defend his home from a pair of bumbling burglars only to be reunited with his family before the big day.
get ready to celebrate the holidays on the most boring street in the united states of america... because the timeless house where the home alone story began is officially bookable on airbnb.— Airbnb (@Airbnb) December 1, 2021
filthy animals can request to book on december 7 at 1pm CT. https://t.co/HcTybz2Dd8 pic.twitter.com/JSm59Jeo1C
A new sequel dubbed Home Sweet Home Alone is now streaming on Disney+, and the listing is offered by Disney in celebration. Kevin’s older brother Buzz, played by Devin D. Ratray in both the original film and its latest sequel, is the proposed owner of the home running the Airbnb listing.
“Though we’re older and wiser now (I’ve even got my own security firm), we’re never too old for holiday hijinks,” Buzz writes in the official listing description. “So while we’re away on vacation (all of us, this time), I’m inviting one crew of mischief makers to let their inner eight-year-olds run free in my childhood home."
The house comes complete with almost everything a fan could want, including junk food and Kraft macaroni and cheese, a fully trimmed Christmas tree, and other fun holiday offerings.
While guests won’t have to worry about defending the home from Joe Pesci, there are plenty of nods to the movie scattered throughout the scene. A “battle plan” is offered upon arrival, showing plenty of spots to hang and dispel booby traps—including cans filled with paint above the main staircase—as well as a luxurious bathrobe and aftershave to be used at the renter’s discretion.
The home also features portraits of the famous family scattered throughout the home, as well as a pet tarantula.
The McCallister house from 'Home Alone' will be bookable on @Airbnb for one night only— Fandom (@getFANDOM) December 2, 2021
Buzz will give you a chance to book on Dec. 7 pic.twitter.com/TK9dx5FHwU
“It’s a holiday wish come true: a cozy holiday scene with twinkling lights and a perfectly trimmed tree awaits you at the McCallister “castle,'” the listing reads. “This holiday season, we’re playing by my little bro’s rules, so feel free to eat junk food, watch rubbish on TV, borrow my dad’s aftershave and choose your own adventure with a legendary battle plan as a guide. Just stay out of my room, okay?”
While this will be a hot commodity stay for any holiday Hollywood fan, Airbnb has been quick to explain this is not a contest nor an auction. In addition, the company also announced that in spirit of the season, they will be donating to La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago, another ongoing trend to donate to local charities.
Visit the official Airbnb listing for more images and information—and keep the change, ya filthy animal.
Photography by: Pierre VAUTHEY / Getty