Room With Royalty: Rent the Fresh Prince’s Castle

Say what? The Fresh Prince himself teams up with Airbnb to rent out his kingdom?! For just $30 a night?

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That’s a fine piece of architecture

I just can’t help myself – I have to start my post with this great theme song:

3 – 2 – 1, let’s do it together!

Now this is the story all about how
My life got flipped, turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-air

In west Philadelphia born and raised
On the playground where I spent most of my days
Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool
And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school
When a couple of guys, they were up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighbourhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
And said “You’re moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-air”

I whistled for a cab and when it came near the
License plate said “fresh” and had a dice in the mirror
If anything I could say that this cab was rare
But I thought nah, forget it, yo homes to Bel-air!

I pulled up to a house about seven or eight
And I yelled to the cabby “Yo, homes smell you later!”
Looked at my kingdom I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the prince of Bel-air

Los Angeles, get ready to live like the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! It’s been 30 years since our TV screens were first graced by the Fresh Prince, and there is no better way to celebrate this than by spending a night in the exact same mansion that the Banks family occupied in this classic show. But don’t get TOO EXCITED yet! Sadly, this offer is only for residents of LA County.

Starting on September 29th at 11:00 AM Pacific, the Banks house will be available to book for only $30/night! You (and one guest) will have the opportunity to book one of five stays starting on October 2nd, 5th, 8th, 11th and 15th.

What will you be getting with this rental?

This decked-out mansion will have you living just like the Fresh Prince himself for a night! You will have access to Will’s bedroom and bathroom, a pool area and a classy dining room. It’s all yours for the night so don’t be shy and act like you own the place.

What’s included:

Lace up those fresh Air Jordan kicks before shooting some hoops in the bedroom ❤
Spin old school classics all night long on turntables just like DJ Jazzy Jeff!
Will’s dope closet
Soak up in the sun by the pool on some luxurious chairs
A virtual welcoming to the the mansion
You will not have access to a kitchen but your meals will be delivered to you on a silver platter
1 bedroom/1 king bed
Free parking
Air conditioning
Wifi
TV
Essentials
Lock on bedroom door

You will have access to the entire wing all to yourself! Let’s have a look…

Omg can you imagine standing on that mat having to make a choice like this

That’s not all! Airbnb will be making a one time donation to the Boys & Girls clubs of Philly. A charity that helps youth in need by offering skill-building programs and development skills.

So, if you rent out this balling palace through Airbnb, I know you will be dancing around and singing this theme song. I know I would be, that’s for sure. This is such a dope idea! I thought renting out a Blockbuster was pretty cool, but this definitely takes the cake.

Can you imagine renting this place out? I can’t even. How could you control yourself once you’re in the cab rolling on up to the home for the first time just like Will? Phew. This is way too much! Airbnb sure is giving us the opportunity to enjoy these dope nostalgia feels.

It’s all yours for the night! How will you fancy your stay? Don’t forget to tell your cabbie, “Yo homes, to Bel-Air!”

Oh, and don’t let ANYONE ruin your fun while on vacation in the freshest mansion around. There will be no time in that house for party poopers! So if you’re going to act up, stay home or be reasonable! This opportunity only comes once in a lifetime so behave!

I can’t close this post without saying RIP James Avery. You certainly were a great actor, Uncle Phil!

“Yo homes, smell ya later!”

Hyperloop: Transportation of the Future?

A New Way Of Transportation. Like An Airplane Without Wings But Faster. Saving Time – Flying With Speed!

Imagine traveling in a high speed pod at 1000 km/h. What!?

If you’re from Alberta, Canada, you could be among the first to be able to travel at ultra high speeds in a Hyperloop between Calgary and Edmonton with Transpod, a Toronto-based company. 

If it works out, it’s a big step to expanding this country. The service would transport passengers as well as cargo. I hope it works out for the best because I would love to see this structure and watch it in action. It’s three times faster than a high-speed train, and it will be unaffected by weather because it travels along a protected guideway. While the Alberta government hasn’t committed any funding yet, they are in the research stages to determine if it is viable. 

It’s amazing to see ideas like this. I like this idea, it makes sense. We are in the times of technology where this type of stuff can be figured out. Elon Musk has been promoting the Hyperloop technology for a while now, and he’s a visionary whose SpaceX company made it into orbit, so I’m interested to find out where this goes.

We’re living in the future that those before us could only dream about, and that’s exciting. I can’t wait to see what happens!

Make It A Blockbuster Night — Through Airbnb!

Bring back the ’90s! For three nights in September, the last remaining Blockbuster video store in the world is offering an exclusive rental through Airbnb to residents of the surrounding county — the opportunity to stay the night and enjoy a retro slumber party with friends.

So are you up for that true ‘90s themed stay? Located in Bend, Oregon, this unique rental will offer a bed, bean bag chair, couch, TV and that old school VCR as well as some snacks. To top off the nostalgia, the cost is only $4, one cent more than the price of renting a new release!

Here’s the best part: your party of four will be the only ones renting the store for the night. Your basic amenities will include wi-fi, air conditioning, heating, essentials, breakfast and free parking. 

4 guests · Studio · 1 bed · Half-bath

If you live in Deschutes County, Oregon, this means you can make plans for a sleepover with a Blockbuster feel. Talk about nostalgic. This is a really cool way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the store and remind us how awesome the ‘90s were. Blockbuster will be alive again! Who knew? Although I’d prefer to look around at the nostalgia and maybe watch a movie rather than spend the whole night there, this is still a really neat concept and pretty cute.

To be honest, though, I’m not so sure about this idea during the COVID-19 pandemic, but to maintain safety protocols all members of the party must come from the same household, the store will be cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant wipes, and sanitizer and masks will be ready for the guests. Starting August 17, you can request to book your one-night stay! This will take place on September 18-20, but I wonder if they will do it again if it proves to be successful. Maybe the last Blockbuster can start a new Airbnb trend!

To think they could’ve bought Netflix.

Be kind, rewind, and don’t forget to bring your ’90s fashion for a true Blockbuster night! I don’t know how this is going to turn out, but good luck and have fun to anyone that wants to make their dreams come true — a good old-fashioned slumber party at Blockbuster ❤

Blockbuster just checking in. After one hour they saw enough. Same here, Blockbuster, after five minutes I’ve had enough too 🙂