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15th Sep 2020

The house from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is now on AirBnB

Wil Jones

You no longer need to be from West Philadelphia to stay at the Banks residence

The mansion from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is now on AirBnB, if you want to stay at a piece of sitcom history.

The house is being listed by Will Smith himself, who reunited with DJ Jazzy Jeff to announce it on Instagram.

It is not a permanent thing though – the house is only available for five nights, on October 2nd, October 5th, October 8th, October 11th and October 14th.

It is, in truth, basically just a publicity stunt – like when the Last Blockbuster store went on AirBnB last month. It is still a pretty cool stunt though.

“Ready for the freshest staycation ever? If this place looks familiar that’s because it’s just as fly as it was when I first rolled up the driveway,” write Smith (or at least his people) in the property description. I’m back. And this time, I’m handing you the keys so you’ll have my wing of the mansion all to yourself – but my sneaker collection is off limits, aight?”

“It’s your crib for the night, so feel free to act like you own the place. My wing of the mansion includes my bedroom (great for naps), a full bathroom (great for spitting bars in the shower), pool area (great for dips), an outdoor lounge, and the dining room (great for eating obviously). And you gotta do it like my guy DJ Jazzy Jeff so don’t forget your sunglasses!”

Airbnb is also making a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, a program that supports disadvantaged kids in Will Smith’s home town.

This year is the thirtieth anniversary of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and the cast has reunited for an unscripted special celebrating the show that with air on HBO Max later this year.