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Would a house where a celebrity once lived be a draw for guests?

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#1

I can explain more if anyone is interested.


#2

I think that really depends on the celebrity. If they had a cult following, maybe.

Personally I wouldn’t care one way or the other, even if I was a big fan of the person. But I’m sure these kind of super fans exist!


#3

depends on celebrity, who was it? an A-lister??


#4

I would love to sit on a toilet that a celebrity sat on. Just kidding!!! It wouldn’t be a draw for me at all, unless the celebrity was actually there at the same time I was.


#5

If there were famous pictures of them taken there, and it was a particularly well-loved celebrity, then maybe.


#6

As others have said depends on the celebrity. Is there memorabilia there?

Do they have a massive fan base? How would you target them through Airbnb?


#7

Is it Bob Carolgees and Spit the dog?


#8

It would depend on both who the celebrity was and what, if anything, may have happened whilst they lived there. We used to live in a village close to London where a well known celeb, notorious for racy parties, had a death in his swimming pool. Murder was never proven but the post mortem findings certainly pointed at something dreadful having happened to him. Conspiracy/cover up theories have abounded for years; career over, self imposed exile abroad and many years before the house sold for a song.

Lovely house though. Savvy friends eventually bought it, and the pool was filled in.


#9

And if you’re looking, the house where Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield, and planned Bleak House, is for sale.

www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62553269.html.

And guess what? It’s called Bleak House, although used to be Fort House. The celeb/literary connection doesn’t seem to have helped; it’s been on the market since Oct '16 and just been reduced to £2.5 million. On the plus side, it’s already a small hotel.


#10

I love Broadstairs - and the views from that house… £2.5m seems a steal when you compare that lovely property to what you would get in London for that amount.


#11

other end of the scale…86 bedrooms for £2m


What’s the airbnb nightly value of that!


#12

But who is the celeb?


#13

Maybe @JaguarJohnny himself :blush: :smile:


#14

Is it this celebrity? If so, then no!
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chasewithorn/2018/03/21/you-can-rent-donald-trumps-beach-house-on-airbnb/#7106ffe62428


#15

Is it Jagger???!!! :rofl:


#16

I don’t think the celebrity connection would be THE draw for making a booking but it would encourage me to look.

For example I would be inclined to check out the pics of a property titled:
-Dwayne Johnson’s childhood home (for some reason, I’ve been enamored with him since his WWE days)
-Rent Oprah’s college apartment
-Cher’s first apartment

People looking at the pics may help get more bookings. However I wouldn’t pay a premium for the rental.


#17

I don’t know about a house but we once had Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s 4-poster bed in our home for several years. It was owned by a friend (well-to-do dentist) who needed a place to store it safely. It wasn’t a canopy-type but the posts were about chest high and ornately carved. (ugh!)

One day I noticed a big wad of gum stuck to the top of one of the posts, obviously from one of our guests.

I guess not everyone is impressed with celebrities.


#18

I don’t think it would be a draw… but I do think it would make an interesting décor scheme – photos, memorabilia perhaps, favorite colors, even…


#19

On the market in our complex is an infamous mobster’s former home with original furnishings from the 70’s-80’s. Pretty cool, actually. It features bullet-proof windows and doors, and one of the windows bears the mark of a bullet from an assassin’s attempt.

That could be an interesting décor theme.


#20

What size bed was it? My guess is it was not a king sized bed.


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