“The Fresh Prince” Will Smith Invites You to a Royal Stay on Airbnb

A taxi arrives at the mansion featured in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air TV show.

It’s been 30 years since Will Smith rolled up the driveway and knocked on the door of this iconic LA crib for the very first time. To celebrate the unforgettable memories, valuable life lessons and laughs that have lasted decades,“The Fresh Prince” will turn things upside down – once again – for the town where his reign began. The actor and entrepreneur is adding Airbnb Host to his long resume and opening the doors to his former “kingdom” so fans can create some memories of their own. 

The familiar residence is just as fly as it was when “The Fresh Prince” called it home.  Bold graffiti art, posh interiors, timeless family portraits, and Philly cheesesteaks served on silver platters will transport guests to the lap of luxury — auntie and uncle not included. Starting September 29 at 11:00am PDT, groups of up to two Los Angeles County residents will have the chance to book one of five nostalgic stays in Will’s wing of the home occurring on October 2, October 5, October 8, October 11 and October 14 for only $30 a night, recognizing the 30 years since the world famous mansion became a pop culture architectural icon.

A luxurious bed fit for a prince is seen in the center of a room surrounded by a DJ Booth and graffiti wall.

The stays will take place for one night each in Will’s wing of the decked-out mansion with access to Will’s posh bedroom and bathroom, a poolside lounge area and an elegant dining room. During this royal overnight, guests will be treated to some old school fun, Big Willie Style. Perks include: 

  • Lacing up a fresh pair of Air Jordans before shooting some b-ball in the bedroom. 
  • Spinning throwback classics all night on turntables just like DJ Jazzy Jeff’s. 
  • Donning a fly look from Will’s closet, from argyle prepster to all-star athlete and Bel-Air Athletics gear. 
  • Soaking up the sun poolside on luxe lounge chairs.
  • Being (virtually) welcomed to the mansion by none other than DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Interested guests should note that house rules are in strict adherence with local Covid-19 guidelines, and those who request to book must prove Los Angeles County residency and currently live in the same household to minimize risk.  Guests can rest easy in the king-size bed knowing that the home will be cleaned in accordance with CDC rules and consistent with the Airbnb enhanced cleaning protocol.

An entryway containing a foosball table and elegantly framed portrait of Will Smith.
A wall covered in special Nike sneakers is visible behind a luxurious bed.
Special Nike sneakers and retro hats line a wall covered in warm wood paneling.
Vibrant framed graffiti paintings lean against a DJ booth with DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince records in the background.
A pool with clear vibrant blue water is surrounded by a lush garden and luxurious lounge chairs.

So that fans around the world can get in on the fun, DJ Jazzy Jeff will also be hosting an Airbnb Online Experience in which he’ll teach guests how to spin & scratch like a hip-hop legend. Guests will get to spend some time with him in his home studio, virtually of course, and spin some vinyl together in honor of the good ‘ole days at the freshest crib in LA. Aspiring DJs can request to book this one-time event starting today at http://abnb.co/djjazzyjeff and the experience will take place on October 1.

To celebrate the feeling of family and community Will Smith and friends brought to all of us, Airbnb will make a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, a charity that supports youth, including those in greatest need, by offering development and skill-building programs, recreational activities and empowerment tools. For those who want to experience the freshest staycation ever, you can request to book* beginning on September 29 at 11am PDT on airbnb.com/fresh.

For those outside of Los Angeles county, check out other TV and movie filming locations and more unique stays on Airbnb for future travel.

*The five-time, one-night stays are not a contest.