‘Twilight’ Fans Can Now Rent Bella Swan’s House on Airbnb
There may be many reasons you want to go back to 2008. But if your sense of nostalgia is rooted in the fact that that was the year the first “Twilight” film came out, Airbnb may be able to help you go back in time.
The house that was used as Bella Swan’s home in the “Twilight” franchise is now an Airbnb. The “Twilight Swan House,” as it is now called, is open for bookings for mega-fans who want to sleep overnight in Bella’s room, have discussions about vampires over the dining room table, or look vaguely threatening while sitting on a motorbike in the driveway.
Although the series was famously set in Forks, Washington, the Airbnb is located in Saint Helens, Oregon, about 30 miles north of Portland. The house itself dates back to the 1930s and has five bedrooms, capable of sleeping up to 10 guests. (Perfect for a ‘Twilight” fan retreat.)
Only the first film was shot at the house. The following films recreated the house’s facade and rebuilt rooms on a soundstage. The owners of the house have redecorated it to more closely resemble the aesthetic seen in the movies, according to their Facebook page.
You can sleep in the room with a cardboard cutout of Taylor Lautner. Bella’s bedroom includes a cut-out of Kristen Stewart. (For those to whom it matters: there does not appear to be an Edward Cullen cut-out, so the owners are likely Team Jacob.) A wooden fish on the wall pays homage to Bella’s dad, Charlie.
The house is available from $330 per night.
“Twilight” fever has not died out yet — even outside of the Pacific Northwest. The world’s first vertical theme park is expected to open in China this summer and feature experiences from the vampire franchise.