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Airbnb Launches New "Icons" Pop Culture-Inspired Experiences!

Written by Katie Marzullo. Published: May 02 2024
(Photo: Disney-Pixar)


Recently, we told you about a handful of film & television-inspired Airbnbs that you can rent right now, including Tony Stark’s cabin, Bella’s house from Twilight, and a house in Georgia designed like Hagrid’s hut.


Now, a slew of new listings just hit, and they are sure to appeal to any pop culture lover! Airbnb has dubbed this new initiative the “Icons” program, featuring an array of experiences and vacation spots for fans to enjoy.


There are 11 Icons available to book now, with more to come throughout the year. In the meantime, here are just a few of the amazing experiences to discover!


1. X-Men Mansion

A hilltop mansion in Westchester, New York, is identifiable by the huge severed Sentinel head on the front lawn. Airbnb purchased the former residential home to transform it into the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, to mimic the animated series “X-Men ‘97” as opposed to the live-action films. Specifically, the interior is painted to appear like a two-dimensional comic book, and guests can explore areas such as Professor X’s office and Beast’s lab, and each bedroom is decorated in the theme of different X-Men characters. In addition, the experience gets fully immersive by included tours by costumed actors and even combat training!


2. The Up House

The beloved Disney-Pixar film Up comes to Abiquiu, New Mexico, with a home that has not only been renovated inside and out to look like Carl Fredrickson’s iconic house, but you can also have that house suspended in mid-air by a crane for that full floaty experience!


3. Prince's Purple Rain House

For the music fans out there, the iconic Minneapolis, Minnesota, home that Prince purchased for his film Purple Rain is now open to the public thanks to Airbnb. Guests can not only explore the house but will also be treated to rare tracks from the late musician!


4. Musée d’Orsay

Yes, the actual museum in Paris! The cloak room in the historic building in France’s capital has been transformed into a luxury bedroom, which provides a perfect view of the Opening Ceremony of this year’s Summer Olympics!


5. Khaby Lame Loft

Attention gamers! TikTok icon Khaby Lame has designed a gaming loft in Milan, Italy, for guest to spend a night competing with him in a Fortnite Battle Royale!


Other experiences include a stay at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Italy, a VIP Speakeasy Retreat with Kevin Hart, a Living Room Performance with Doja Cat, a Tour Ride-Along with Feid, a stay in Janhvi Kapoor’s family home in Chennai, India, and a stay at Headquarters from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out 2. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has teased what other experiences might be coming, including the house from Home Alone and the Barbie Dreamhouse!