The real Home Alone house will soon be available for rent on Airbnb – just in time for Christmas
It is definitely the venue for the ultimate Christmas sleepover.
The real life Home alone house will soon be up for rent on Airbnb, with the ad revealing Kevin’s older brother, Buzz McCallister, as the “host.”
Buzz writes, “You may not remember me as particularly accommodating, but I’ve grown up and I’d love to share my childhood home—my pizza even—with you this holiday season. Try not to let go of my tarantula, Axl, this time.
It sure is the ultimate Christmas slumber party – the real Home Alone house (pictured) is for rent on Airbnb
The house as it appears in the 1990 film. The property is located at 671 Lincoln Avenue in Winnetka, Illinois
“We may all be older and wiser now, but we’re never too old for holiday hype. So this year, spend the holidays not-so-alone at home with my parents.
“This holiday season we’re playing by my little brother’s rules, so feel free to eat junk food, watch crap on TV, borrow my dad’s aftershave, and choose your own adventure guided by a legendary battle plan. Just stay out of my room, okay?’
The privately owned property is located at 671 Lincoln Avenue in Winnetka, a 30-minute drive from Chicago, Illinois – where the film is set.
It was handpicked by the production team behind the 1990 film, which starred Macaulay Culkin as a boy who cleverly fends off a few burglars when his parents fly off to spend Christmas in Paris — accidentally leaving him behind.
if Fancy Pants Homes explains that the property, which was originally built in the 1920s, was owned by John and Cynthia Abendshien at the time the film was made.
The famous property is a 30-minute drive from Chicago – home of the 90s classic
The stairs in the Home Alone Airbnb. The facade of the building is reflected in the film, as are the kitchen, the main staircase, the cellar, the attic and the landing on the first floor.
A scene from the 1990 movie. The property was owned by John and Cynthia Abendshien at the time the movie was made
Kevin McCallister drags down the stairs in the Christmas classic, which follows a boy who cleverly fends off a bunch of burglars
Fans of Home Alone will walk into a “cozy holiday scene (pictured left) with twinkling lights and a perfectly pruned tree in honor of the season.” On the right is Macaulay Culkin in the original movie. His character is left ‘home alone’ when his parents fly on the plane to spend Christmas in Paris – accidentally leaving him behind
Airbnb says guests can ‘let their inner eight-year-olds run free in the evenings without the interruption of pesky intruders’
The Airbnb listing for the property says Kevin’s big brother Buzz McCallister (played above by Devin Ratray) is the “host”
The facade of the property is featured in the film, along with the kitchen, the attic (where Kevin is sent to spend the night in the opening scenes), the first floor landing, the main staircase, and the basement.
However, a replica of the house’s interior was built in the gymnasium at nearby New Trier Township High School, as the house was too small to accommodate the crew for certain scenes.
Now, for the first time, fans of the film get the chance to relive the Christmas classic in the official McCallister home.
The stay begins when guests enter the ‘cozy holiday scene with twinkling lights and a perfectly pruned tree in honor of the season’.
Portraits of Buzz on the Airbnb wall. In the list, Buzz writes, “You may not remember me as particularly accommodating, but I’ve grown up and I’d love to share my childhood home—even my pizza—with you this holiday season.”
To the left are presents under the Christmas tree at the Airbnb. Fans can reserve the accommodation from Tuesday 7 December. Guests will have the chance to set up ‘booby traps galore’ during their stay at the novelty rental
Guests can enjoy a candlelit dinner with microwaveable Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (pictured above) during their stay
Fans can even recreate the moment Kevin McCallister applies his father’s aftershave in the film (pictured)
Airbnb says guests can “let their inner eight-year-olds run free in the evenings without the interruption of pesky intruders.”
According to the list, there will be “booby traps galore” – which guests will have a chance to set up themselves.
Fans can even recreate the moment Kevin McCallister applies his father’s aftershave – there will be “plenty of opportunity to scream in the mirror.”
As for haute cuisine, diners can enjoy “all the ’90s favorites their heart desires,” from Chicago’s best pizza to a candlelit dinner featuring microwaveable Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.
During the festive stay, a meet and greet with a lifelike tarantula, as well as Buzz’s pet Axl, is also organised.
The master bedroom. During the festive stay, a meet & greet with a lifelike tarantula will be arranged
To the left is the outside of the Airbnb. The property was chosen more than three decades ago by the production team behind the film. Pictured to the right is an exterior shot from the original film. Guests will also enjoy a screening of the 2021 Disney+ remake of the classic – ‘Home Sweet Alone’
The McCallister residence is available for a one night stay for up to four guests on December 12th
Guests can also enjoy a screening of the 2021 Disney+ remake of the classic – ‘Home Sweet Alone’ – starring Ellie Kemper, Archie Yates and original Buzz actor Devin Ratray.
Finally, as a memento of their stay, guests will receive a Lego Ideas Home Alone set to build at home.
The McCallister residence is available for a one night stay for up to four guests on December 12 for $25 (£19). In honor of the new rental, Airbnb will make a one-time donation to Children’s Hospital La Rabida in Chicago.
Fans can request to book the accommodation on from Tuesday 7 December airbnb.com/homealone.