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Home of 'The Fresh Prince' opens for $40 a night

For the first time ever, local guests invited to chill out and relax in a wing of one of television’s most iconic homes


To celebrate 30 years since he rolled up the driveway of the iconic LA crib, Will Smith has today listed his OG home on Airbnb so that you sit on his throne as the Prince of Bel Air.


Complete with a fresh sneaker wall, DJ booth, silver platter service of Philly cheesesteaks and all the luxury, royal interiors fit for a prince, the mansion is up for grabs for five one-night stays.


In recognition of the show’s 30 year anniversary, the nostalgic vacay comes at the fly price of just US$30 (AU$40).


Whilst reservations are sadly only open to residents of LA, this major throwback will have you chucking on your Air Jordans and bustin’ a move to THAT theme song on repeat. And if you’re not local, DJ Jazzy Jeff will also be hosting an Airbnb Online Experience in which he’ll teach guests how to spin & scratch like a hip-hop legend, so fans from around the world can still get in on the fun.



The familiar residence is just as fly as it was when “The Fresh Prince” called it home. Bold graffiti art, posh interiors, timeless family portraits, and Philly cheesesteaks served on silver platters will transport guests to the lap of luxury — auntie and uncle not included.


Starting September 29, groups of up to two Los Angeles County residents will have the chance to book one of five nostalgic stays in Will’s wing of the home occurring on October 2, October 5, October 8, October 11 and October 14 for only $30 a night, recognizing the 30 years since the world famous mansion became a pop culture architectural icon.



The stays will take place for one night each in Will’s wing of the decked-out mansion with access to Will’s posh bedroom and bathroom, a poolside lounge area and an elegant dining room. During this royal overnight, guests will be treated to some old school fun, Big Willie Style. Perks include: 

  • Lacing up a fresh pair of Air Jordans before shooting some b-ball in the bedroom. 
  • Spinning throwback classics all night on turntables just like DJ Jazzy Jeff’s. 
  • Donning a fly look from Will’s closet, from argyle prepster to all-star athlete and Bel-Air Athletics gear. 
  • Soaking up the sun poolside on luxe lounge chairs.
  • Being (virtually) welcomed to the mansion by none other than DJ Jazzy Jeff.



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.


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 & scratch like a hip-hop legend. Guests will get to spend some time with him in his home studio, virtually of course, 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, and the experience will take place on October 1.



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.


For those who want to experience the freshest staycation ever, you can request to book* beginning on September 29 at 11am PDT on


*The five-time, one-night stays are not a contest.


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Published: 14 September 2020

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