You Can Now Rent the Homes of Jimi Hendrix, the 'Golden Girls,' and Sonny and Cher Easily on Airbnb

Sonny and Cher's house
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If you've ever entertained dreams of living the lifestyle of the rich and famous — perhaps thanks to a certain Good Charlotte song circa 2002 — you better thank your lucky stars to live in the age of Airbnb. The online homestay platform provides travelers around the world the opportunity to book unique rentals and experiences that no hotel or traditional accommodations could ever offer, like staying in celebrity homes from Hawaii to Hollywood. From simple rooms to villas, estates, manors, and mansions, these digs will make you feel like a VIP (and one even comes with a guaranteed celebrity sighting, since he's the host).

Whether you want to vacation like a rockstar in Mexico or step back in time, Airbnb has you covered. These celebrity residences and former homes and habitations are available to book on the site, sometimes for a price as low as $95 per night (and sometimes as high as $3,500).

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F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's historic Montgomery home

F Scott Fitzgerald's house
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Hidden behind blooming magnolia trees in the sweet southern town of Montgomery, Alabama, you'll find a two-bedroom apartment located in the former home of Jazz Age celebrities F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda. The historic home was divided into apartments after the family moved away in the 1930s, and in addition to being available for rent on Airbnb, it houses the only museum in the world dedicated to F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

To rent: airbnb.com, from $116/night

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Mexican mansion of Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith

Chad Smith's house
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Nothing says "celebrity home" quite like a massive villa overlooking a semi-private beach in Cabo San Lucas. Casa Cortez is located in a gated community with an emphasis on privacy — necessary for a rockstar like Chad Smith, drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers, and a welcome luxury for the rest of us. His former four-bedroom, 5,100-square-foot home is situated on a cliff, so the outdoor terrace (with infinity pool and hot tub, obviously) offers sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez, and the rooftop patio means you can enjoy both sunsets and sunrises.

To rent: airbnb.com, from $719/night

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Sonny and Cher's bungalow in the trees

Sonny and Cher's house
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A two-bedroom, two-bath bungalow overlooking the Hollywood Reservoir, this treehouse-style home was designed by Greta Grossman in 1954 and used to house 70s pop superstars Sonny & Cher. Plus, the upscale neighborhood is just a five-minute walk from the start of the Wisdom Tree Hike.

To rent: airbnb.com, from $600/night

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Julie Andrews's secluded architectural marvel

Julie Andrews' house
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Nicknamed the Rubber House, this artist's retreat in rural Accord, New York, is speculated to be the former home of British actress Julie Andrews. Originally built for the choreographer Eugene Loring, the home is now owned by "an American ballerina and a British editor" and so, unsurprisingly, it features amenities like a writer's tower and a dance studio with mirrored walls and a ballet barre.

To rent: airbnb.com, from $1,000/night

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Where Jimi Hendrix stayed while filming Rainbow Bridge in Hawaii

Jimi Hendrix's house
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This tiny studio Airbnb looks a bit like a gingerbread house, but if it's good enough for one of the most celebrated musicians in history, it's good enough for us. The remodeled one-bedroom cottage is where Jimi Hendrix stayed when filming Rainbow Bridge in 1970 — appropriate since the area gets daily rainbows. Located in Makawao, a secluded area on the island of Maui, the rental sits on a lush 4.5 acres with a vegetable farm and fruit trees.

To rent: airbnb.com, from $250/night

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Ava Gardner and Artie Shaw's Art Moderne Burbank home

Ava Gardner and Artie Shaw's house
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Built in Streamline Moderne style in 1938, this peaceful Rancho Equestrian home features a horse stable, a library with over 1,000 books, and gardens with rose bushes, fruit trees, and lavender. According to the listing, the room available for rent through Airbnb "was originally the master bedroom where the famous actress Ava Gardner lived with her even more famous big band leader and musician Artie Shaw in the mid-1940s."

To rent: airbnb.com, from $95/night

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George Washington's frequent stopover in St. Stephens Church, Virginia

George Washington's house
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This remote two-bedroom farmhouse — which dates back to 1760 and still sports original woodwork — was a favorite overnight resting point for George Washington on his trips between Washington, D.C., and Williamsburg. Located on the 23-acre Travelers Rest Farm, named for its most famous visitor, the Airbnb provides guests a taste of quiet country living complete with horses, a fishing pond, and pecan trees.

To rent: airbnb.com, from $150/night

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Hilltop home where John Lennon and Yoko Ono once stayed

Built in 1961, this two-bedroom hilltop "treehouse" once hosted John Lennon of The Beatles. He and his and wife Yoko Ono are believed to have stayed in the 1970s. However, one reviewer says, "While there is absolutely a Lennon presence to be found, this space is so much more than a place where a Beatle stayed. ... With beautiful views from every room and level, it's quite easy to forget you're actually right in the heart of LA unless you're intentionally trying to find it through (or above) the rest of Laurel Canyon."

To rent: airbnb.com, from $629/night

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Naomi Osaka's home away from home while competing at the Miami Open

During her recent finals run at the Miami Open, Japanese tennis champion Naomi Osaka (and her adorable Frenchie named Butta) stayed in Villa Nautica, an Airbnb Luxe property in North Bay Village, to help cultivate a sense of home while on the road. The five-bedroom home provided privacy and tons of luxe amenities, including a gorgeous pool, to make it easier for her to recharge and recover in between matches. She even shared peeks of her stay on Instagram and Twitter, musing, "Tennis takes me all over the world, so it's nice to find places that feel like home on Airbnb."

To rent: airbnb.com, from $3,500/night

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Iceland countryside villa where The Bachelor season finale was filmed

The 2022 season finale of ABC's The Bachelor left everyone speechless, much like the stunning Kleif Farm, which was selected as one of the shooting locations of the final episode in Iceland. Find love (or heartbreak) yourself at this villa located on scenic Kjósarhreppur farmland, where five bedrooms, a fireplace, and a hot tub await. Plus, Reykjavík is only 35 minutes away.

To rent: airbnb.com, from $1,345/night

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Jane Austen's family home

This Airbnb Plus home in Bath was inhabited by English novelist Jane Austen and her family from 1801 to 1805, and today it's filled with curios, artwork, rustic stone floors, and even a wooden desk where you can sit and wait for inspiration to strike. According to the host, Maxwell, "In this house, Jane started work on her early and unfinished novella, The Watsons. Furnished with antique furniture, some of which has been in our family for generations, we offer a unique and authentic slice of history."

To rent: airbnb.com, from $217/night

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