Celebrity Homes You Can Rent On Airbnb

Over the last decade, Airbnb has managed to become one of the most popular and beloved resources for rental and lodging needs. From massive homes that can house multiple families for a special reunion to studio apartments for those looking to find affordable accommodations that simply get the job done, there is truly an endless array of options to be explored on Airbnb. And though most rentals on Airbnb are hosted by everyday homeowners and landlords, there are a few celebs who have managed to find their way into the Airbnb sector.

While few celebrities actually take part in the hosting of their homes, there are many rentals available that were previously owned by some of the most iconic names in Hollywood. From Sonny & Cher's adorable boho-chic Bungalow to Harry Houdini's stunning Beverly Hills Estate, if you're interested in staying in a piece of Hollywood history, keep reading to learn more about celebrity homes you can rent on Airbnb.

Sonny & Cher's L.A. bungalow

Recognized as an architectural landmark by the L.A. conservancy, this retro and bohemian bungalow was previously owned by none other than former iconic couple, Sonny and Cher. Available on Airbnb for around $600 a night, guests have the opportunity to live it up in the same place that this beloved pop-duo used to call home. Designed by Greta Grossman in 1954, the house was built in the classic case-study style that became so popular in the '70s. Though it has been fully remodeled, it still maintains the original charm and flair that it was designed with.

Located right outside of Hollywood, the bungalow is on a private road in a more upscale neighborhood in the Lake Hollywood area. Take in treehouse views of the San Fernando Valley as you soak up all of the privacy and solitude that this popular rental has to offer. If you're in need of some activities to fill your time during your stay, Sonny and Cher's former home is a mere five-minute walk to the entrance of the beautiful Hollywood Reservoir hike. It is also extremely close to the Wisdom Tree Hike for those who are willing to tackle some majorly steep heights and enjoy one of L.A.'s best views.

Julie Andrews' Rubber House

In addition to being the former home of famed actress Julie Andrews, the Rubber House listed on Airbnb has a truly rich history. Being that the Rubber House was originally built for famous choreographer Eugene Loring and his chef partner, it makes sense that the modern structure would house not only an industrial kitchen fit for a professional, but a stunning dance studio as well. The house really is one-of-a-kind, and while it is funky and unique, it is still calming and inspirational. The Rubber House truly allows for visitors to become one with nature due to the rural area that it sits in while immersing them in luxury with high-end amenities like a gorgeous double tub in the upgraded master bathroom.

Nestled in a lush hillside upstate New York, the Rubber House starts rents for around $800 per night. The house is specially located next to the Mohonk nature preserve, meaning guests of the modern and unique home have optimal access to nearby hiking trails and lakes. Though the master bedroom boasts a 270 degree view of a private meadow, the most notable part of the house is for sure the chef's kitchen, which features vaulted glass along with floor-to-ceiling windows in the connecting dining room.

Jimi Hendrix's Hawaiian cottage

Named the Adorable Garden Gingerbread House on Airbnb, this romantic and private Hawaiian abode was the house that Jimi Hendrix stayed at in 1970 while filming "Rainbow Bridge." Located on the island of Maui, guests of the Gingerbread House can expect to be surrounded by lush greenery on a gated property, ensuring that privacy and peace remain uninterrupted. The rental is also a mere two minutes away from some of the best local shops and restaurants, along with being only 10 minutes away from the stunning, sandy beaches of Maui.

Though it was originally built in the 1930s, this charming cottage has been renovated and boasts a huge, custom-built tiled shower, high cathedral ceilings with large windows, and a television and high-speed internet. Spend your mornings walking the 4.5 acres of property exploring a seasonal stream and picking fruit from various trees such as papaya, banana, lychee, mango, guava, orange, tangerines, and coconut trees. For those looking to get back in touch with their more spiritual side, the host of the Airbnb also offers retreat services like relationship coaching, guided labyrinth walks, and even massages.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Zelda Suite

The timeless Zelda Suite in Montgomery, Alabama used to belong to famed writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his equally talented wife, Zelda Fitzgerald. This historic Airbnb is home to the only museum dedicated to the Fitzgeralds in the entire world. While living here in 1931 and 1932, both writers wrote parts of "Save Me The Waltz" and "Tender is The Night," allowing guests to sit in the same creative environment as these two legendary storytellers. Following the departure of the Fitzgeralds, the home was split into four separate apartments, with the downstairs area housing the Fitzgerald Museum. If you are a writer or literature-buff, this Airbnb will certainly pique your interest.

Though there have been a few updates and restorations, the Zelda Suite has remained as period accurate as possible to maintain the '20s and '30s feel, providing a true historical experience. The living room furniture was even donated by the family of Zelda's childhood friend, curating such an intimate and personal experience. Keep in mind that while you should find no shortage of activities, there is no television in the Zelda Suite, meaning your experience will be one that is a bit off-grid and unplugged.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Casa Cortez

Formerly owned by Chad Smith, the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Casa Cortez Airbnb is definitely one of the most coveted rentals on our list. This magnificent house has 24-hour security and sits in a gated community that is just minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas. Take in ocean views as you dip in the infinity edge pool before heading down to Playa Del Rey beach for snorkeling, parasailing, kayaking, scuba diving, and more. Being that the rental has managed to master the art of providing the best of both worlds with pristine indoor and outdoor living, guests of Casa Cortez will feel right at home as they enjoy the entirety of this ocean-side villa.

When it comes to immersing yourself in the local community and seeing all that Cabo has to offer, Casa Cortez makes it super easy. Located only minutes from downtown Cabo, this tropical escape is great for exploring the local nightlife and food. If you head the opposite direction from downtown, guests will find the 18th century town of San Jose Del Cabo which is famous for its artisan galleries, unique architecture, and tasty restaurants. 

Ava Gardner's Rancho Equestrian

Located near the valley in Los Angeles, the Rancho Equestrian Airbnb is a great option for those looking to get out of the city and retreat to the quiet yet historical Burbank area for a weekend away. With a starting price of only $89 a night, this Airbnb is relatively accessible for almost anyone looking to get away and stay in the same home that was once lived in by famous actress Ava Gardner and musician Artie Shaw. The Golden Age couple lived here in the '40s, and while the house was renovated in 2006 and 2011, it still maintains some of the original accents of the 1938 Art Moderne style. Some of the most stunning and unique features are the curved wall and floor-to-ceiling windows, along with the expansive library that houses more than 1,000 books.

As the name suggests, the Rancho Equestrian Airbnb also has a horse stable with three stalls in the back, meaning that you can actually bring your horse (or horses) with you during your stay for an additional stabling fee. Being that the Los Angeles Equestrian Center is only an eight minute walk from the house, this is the perfect Airbnb for equestrians looking to train or practice with their horses. Guests can also expect to enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast during their stay as they sit in the living room with a cup of coffee, imagining the glamorous and star-filled life of Ava Gardner.

George Washington's favorite farm

If you have a knack for history and all things patriotic, then this farm listing on Airbnb might be perfect for you. Known as "Travelers Rest," this historic 23-acre property is located in the rural King and Queen County of Virginia. Formerly known as a place where travelers and nomads would stop for a rest and refresh, guests of this beautiful and traditional farm have the opportunity to lay their head in the same establishment that George Washington himself once did. In fact, Travelers Rest was a frequent stop for the first president of the United States, proving that the charm and eloquence of this farm is worth checking out.

In regards to the space, the house is described as being cozy, though it is by no means small. The story-and-a-half house was built in 1760 with dormer-windows and beautiful brick, but sadly, the house collapsed in the late 1800s after decades of neglect. Though the house appeared nearly unsalvageable, some of the original woodwork was able to survive and the historic house was able to be restored and rebuilt.  Though the home has been slightly renovated, the owners have made sure to maintain its historical appeal.

John Steinbeck's Monterey County cottage

Known as the Steinbeck Cottage, this adorable blue cottage is available on Airbnb for those in need of a more long-term stay in Pacific Grove. This Monterey County home was once owned and loved by American author John Steinbeck in the '40s. Though it is certainly on the smaller side, this quaint cottage has some amazing and timeless details such as a fireplace that is embellished with beautiful carvings of birds and flowers, proving that an appreciation to detail is severely underrated.

During their stay, guests can expect to find a fully stocked kitchen so that delicious meals can be enjoyed in the dining room as they look out of the floor-to-ceiling windows onto the stunning garden with glimpses of the bay. The cottage was even featured in Country Living. Since there is a minimum stay of 30 nights, this rental in particular works best for someone who is looking to have a long summer near Monterey or for a renter who is in the process of relocating and finding more permanent accommodations.

Mickey Rooney's Topanga Canyon gem

Located in the bohemian and star-studded Topanga Canyon, this two-bedroom rental once belonged to Hollywood actor and producer, Mickey Rooney. Being that it is only 15 minutes from Malibu and 10 minutes from Pacific Palisades, guests of this Airbnb can easily enjoy the beach and a wide array of ocean activities such as surfing, swimming, and tide-pooling. From the soothing fountain that sits in the rock and succulent garden to the stunning canyon backdrop that you catch on the front porch, this little oasis invites guests to decompress and enjoy the outdoors from the safety and comfort of the property. The patio is surely going to be your favorite and most-used spot. 

The property also features some unique vegetation such as olive trees, California Oaks, wildflowers, and vibrant green ferns. Being that Topanga is located in a canyon, expect to hear (and maybe even see) some local wildlife. Though it is not all that far from the heart of Los Angeles, this rural gem transports guests out of the city and into a peaceful solace so that you can restore and relax before heading back to reality.

Bing Crosby's Palm Springs retreat

For those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Hollywood yet still immerse themselves in its iconic glamour and luxury, Bing Crosby's former Palm Springs Villa is available for rent on Airbnb for less than $1,000 a night. Built originally in 1934, this historic Hacienda rests in the Old Movie Colony, boasting a rich and classic history. Though the home's vaulted ceilings, original tiled floors, vibrant landscaping, and wood-burning fireplace make this house as charming and inviting as it is, the true start of the show is without a doubt the massive pool and private Cantina.

Between the full wet bar and the Weber BBQ grill, guests of this private Palm Springs retreat will find that they are tempted to spend most of their time lounging poolside with a cocktail in hand as they soak up the desert sun. If you're in need of some fresh ingredients for your drinks or dinner, walk over to the abundant array of citrus trees and snag an orange, lemon, or grapefruit right off the branch.

Harry Houdini's L.A. mansion

Capable of housing up to 10 guests with four bedrooms and five acres of property, the Houdini Estate is a one-of-a-kind rental that provides adventure and exploration. Having been built in the Edwardian tradition during the early 1900s, guests of this Airbnb will be thrilled to learn that the Houdini Estate boasts caves, terraced gardens, hidden tunnels, and even the famous deep-water tank where it is said that Harry Houdini himself first practiced his underwater escapes. The massive pool is also said to have been a spot where Houdini practiced many of his intricate and mind-blowing illusions. Though Houdini passed in 1926, his wife continued to live on the property for years after his death where she reportedly hosted a legendary party that included more than 500 magicians. 

With an expansive lawn, natural-spring pond, rock waterfalls, terraced gardens, and hiking trails, guests may find themselves overwhelmed with an abundance of areas to explore and relax in. Though it is a pretty large property for just two people, the rental is also quite romantic due to the breathtaking canyon vistas and idyllic gazebos. If you're looking for an escape in the heart of Los Angeles, the Houdini Estate manages to provide a peaceful retreat just minutes away from the Sunset Strip.

Dorinda Medley's Bluestone Manor

Unlike most celebrity-related Airbnbs, the Bluestone Manor is actually hosted and rented out by former cast-member of the "Real Housewives of New York City," Dorinda Medley. Though it is currently sold out, this Airbnb is worth waiting for! While you've probably seen Bluestone Manor featured on the hit reality show, you might not know just how luxurious this hilltop estate really is. Built in 1902 in western Massachusetts, you will find décor and styling that highlights true artistic taste. From the jewel-clad peacocks to the inviting, purple velvet couches that sit in the living room, your eyes will be looking to take in each and every stunning detail. 

The Tudor-style manor truly transports you into another time period, and with nearly 11,000 square feet of space, you are sure to make yourself right at home in this massive rental. Between the green, hand-painted ceiling in the dining room to the classic billiards room and gold threaded curtains, it will be impossible to leave this mansion without feeling a bit inspired to take your own home décor to the next level. If you've always dreamed of being able to have a taste of what it's like to live like a "Real Housewife," then this is your chance!