For those who’ve ever wondered what it would have been like to live like Will Smith‘s character in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” they may be able to find out.
The actor recently announced that he partnered with Airbnb to rent one wing of the famed Brentwood, California mansion between Sept. 29 and Oct. 14 for just $30 a night.
“Ready for the freshest staycation ever?” reads Smith’s Airbnb listing. “If this place looks familiar that’s because it’s just as fly as it was when I first rolled up the driveway. 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? Remember, these five-time, one-night stays are not a contest.”
Will Smith partnered with Airbnb to rent “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” mansion to a guest for one night. (Photo: @willsmith/Instagram)Besides having access to the bedroom and bathroom, guests can use other areas like the pool, dining room, and an outdoor lounge area. They’ll also be given a new pair of Air Jordans when they check-in, have access to clothes in the bedroom closet and all meals will be served on silver platters.
“It’s your crib for the night, so feel free to act like you own the place,” the listing reads.
Rules state that only one guest can be in the mansion at a time because of COVID-19 safety reasons and everything is cleaned under guidelines established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. TMZ reports that only those who live in Los Angeles County are eligible to rent the home, and with only five nights available, many who are interested will probably be straight out of luck.
In the online listing, it says that Airbnb will make a one-time donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia as a part of its partnership with Smith, who grew up in Philly.
Smith promoted the Airbnb rental on Instagram Sunday, Sept. 13, by posting a photo of himself and DJ Jazzy Jeff standing in front of the mansion, which was only used for exterior shots on the show.
Last month it was announced that the cast from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” will be getting together for a nonscripted reunion show on HBO Max to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The reunion was already taped and will be released near Thanksgiving, with Janet Hubert, the person who played Aunt Viv before Daphne Maxwell Reid, also being involved.
Hubert played Aunt Viv for the show’s first three seasons before leaving in 1993, and she hasn’t spoken fondly of Smith since then.
There’s also a show titled “Bel-Air” coming on NBC’s Peacock, created by filmmaker Morgan Cooper, which is a dramatic take on the ’90s sitcom.
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” ran from 1990-1996.