Will Smith's Fresh Prince of Bel-Air mansion is becoming an Airbnb

Stay in Will Smith’s Fresh Prince of Bel-Air kingdom! The iconic mansion from the show is becoming an Airbnb – and the sitcom’s DJ Jazzy Jeff will provide a personal welcome

  • The mansion is becoming an Airbnb stay 30 years after Will knocked on the door for the very first time 
  • The grand pillared home featured in the opening credits of the sitcom – and whenever Jeff was thrown out
  • The stays will take place in a wing of the mansion, with access to a posh bedroom and an amazing pool

A stay here is bound to be a crowning moment in anyone’s year. 

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air mansion is being added to Airbnb’s listings 30 years after Will Smith rolled up the driveway and knocked on the door of the iconic crib for the very first time.

The grand pillared home, which features in the opening credits of the sitcom, has been decked out with ‘bold graffiti art and timeless family portraits’ – and Philly cheesesteaks will be served on silver platters. 

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air mansion is being added to Airbnb’s listings 30 years after Will Smith rolled up the driveway and knocked on the door for the very first time 

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air originally aired on TV from September 1990 until May 1996 and was the show that launched Will Smith’s career. Pictured are some of the stars of the show – Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Janet Hubert, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, James Avery and, bottom right, Will Smith

Filming of interior scenes for the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air mainly took place on a Los Angeles sound-stage in pre-made sets – but the home used for the Airbnb stay, which is actually located in the posh neighborhood of Brentwood, near Bel-Air, was seen not only in the opening credits, but every time Will’s best friend, Jazz (played by DJ Jazzy Jeff), was thrown out.

His expulsion from the property was a running joke in the show. 

The stays will take place in a wing of the mansion, with access to a posh bedroom and bathroom, an amazing outdoor pool, a poolside lounge area and an elegant dining room.

Airbnb says that guests will get to ‘lace up a fresh pair of Air Jordans before shooting some b-ball in the bedroom, spin throwback classics all night on turntables and don a fly look from Will’s closet, from argyle prepster to all-star Bel-Air athlete’

The incredible pool and a poolside lounge will be at the disposal of guests during their stay

Food fit for a king, or prince: Philly cheesesteaks will be served on silver platters, says Airbnb

Airbnb says that during this ‘royal overnight’ guests will be virtually welcomed to the mansion by none other than DJ Jazzy Jeff himself.

Then they’ll get to ‘lace up a fresh pair of Air Jordans before shooting some b-ball in the bedroom, spin throwback classics all night on turntables and don a fly look from Will’s closet, from argyle prepster to all-star Bel-Air athlete’.

So that fans around the world can get in on the fun, DJ Jazzy Jeff will also be hosting an Airbnb Online Experience ‘in which he’ll teach guests how to spin and scratch like a hip-hop legend’.

During the ‘royal overnight’ guests will be virtually welcomed to the mansion by none other than DJ Jazzy Jeff himself (pictured), who played Will Smith’s best friend on the show

Guests will get to spend some virtual time with him in his home studio and ‘spin some vinyl together in honor of the good ‘ole days at the freshest crib in LA’.

Aspiring DJs can request to book this one-time event starting today at abnb.co/djjazzyjeff, and the experience will take place on October 1.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air originally aired on TV from September 1990 until May 1996 and was the show that launched Will Smith’s career.

He played Will, a fictionalized version of himself, who was sent from his home in Philadelphia to live with his wealthy aunt, uncle, cousins and their butler at their Bel-Air mansion after getting into a fight.

Filming of interior scenes for the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air mainly took place on a Los Angeles sound-stage in pre-made sets – but the home used for the Airbnb stay (pictured), which is actually located in the posh neighborhood of Brentwood, near Bel-Air, was seen not only in the opening credits, but every time Will’s best friend, Jazz (played by DJ Jazzy Jeff), was thrown out

Five Airbnb stays in the ‘Bel-Air’ mansion are up for grabs on October 2, October 5, October 8, October 11 and October 14 for only $30 a night

Will Smith recently shared a picture on Instagram of the surviving cast members filming a reunion special to coincide with the show’s 30th anniversary

It also starred the late James Avery (Uncle Phil), Janet Hubert and Daphne Maxwell Reid (both played Aunt Viv), Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Tatyana M. Ali (Ashley) and Joseph Marcell.

Last week, Will shared a picture on Instagram of the surviving cast members filming a reunion special to coincide with the show’s 30th anniversary.

He wrote: ‘Today is exactly 30 YEARS since The @FreshPrince of Bel-Air debuted! So we’re doin’ something for y’all… a for real Banks Family Reunion is comin’ soon to @HBOmax!’

HBO Max said the show will be a ‘funny and heartfelt night full of music, dancing, and more special surprise guests.’

It will be directed by Marcus Raboy and air later this autumn.

Five Airbnb stays in the ‘Bel-Air’ mansion are up for grabs on October 2, October 5, October 8, October 11 and October 14 for only $30 a night. They will be available for groups of up to two Los Angeles County residents, who can request to book beginning on September 29 at 11am PDT on airbnb.com/fresh.

Airbnb added: ‘Interested guests should note that house rules are in strict adherence with local Covid-19 guidelines, and those who request to book must prove Los Angeles County residency and currently live in the same household to minimize risk. Guests can rest easy in the king-size bed knowing that the home will be cleaned in accordance with CDC rules and consistent with the Airbnb enhanced cleaning protocol.

‘To celebrate the feeling of family and community Will Smith and friends brought to all of us, Airbnb will make a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, a charity that supports youth, including those in greatest need, by offering development and skill-building programs, recreational activities and empowerment tools.’

OTHER AMAZING TV AND MOVIE AIRBNB STAYS

White Lines – The seaside abode used as the Ibizan home of Marcus in Netflix series White Lines is available to rent on Airbnb – for around £1,100 a night.

Killing Eve – You can book the killer Art Nouveau Barcelona flat that featured as the residence of fictional assassin Villanelle in season three of the gripping series Killing Eve. 

Twilight – A fang-tastic rental. Stay in the actual house used as the home of Kristen Stewart’s character, Bella Swan, in the first Twilight movie. Now referred to as the ‘Twilight Swan House’, the 1930s home in Oregon sits on 0.27 acres of land and can sleep 10 guests in five bedrooms. 

Sherlock – A Grade II listed Victorian gentleman’s residence built in 1860 that appeared in the Sherlock episode A Scandal in Belgravia in 2012 is on Airbnb. Located in Newport city centre, it is billed as a peaceful retreat on ‘a sleepy residential street’ within walking distance of nightlife. 

Definitely, Maybe – Guests can rent a room inside a private home in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, which has been used as a filming location for the 2008 film Definitely, Maybe, starring Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz and Abigail Breslin. It also featured in the 2009 film Solitary Man, starring Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito.  

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