You can now rent out the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air mansion through Airbnb


Will Smith is offering fans the chance to kick back in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air mansion, 30 years after his taxi first pulled up outside the lavish property on the hit '90s sitcom.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air mansion is being added to Airbnb's listings for a limited time only, giving mega fans a chance to stay in the famed Bel-Air residence.

The enormous California abode was the setting for the NBC sitcom that ran from 1990 to 1996 – although indoor scenes were filmed in a studio.

The property, located in the posh neighbourhood of Brentwood, near Bel-Air, featured heavily in the beloved series.
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Fans caught a glimpse of the Banks' family residence in every opening credits reel and every time Will's best friend Jazz was chucked out.

Smith, who announced a reboot of the series last week, said he is working with the mansion's owners to invite fans in for a stay.

"It’s just as fly as it was when I first rolled up the driveway," Smith wrote in the Airbnb description.

"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?"

Fans can stay in Will’s room and have all their meals "provided and served on silver platters, of course".

There’s also an incredible pool lounge area – "great for dips" – and the house has been decked out  with "bold graffiti art and timeless family portraits".

Lucky guests will have access to a whole wing of the mansion, including a huge bedroom, bathroom, fancy dining room and, of course, the pool.

Guests can then “"ace up a fresh pair of Air Jordans before shooting some b-ball in the bedroom, spin throwback classics all night on turntables and don a fly look from Will's closet, from argyle prepster to all-star Bel-Air athlete".

Overnight bookings are $30 (€25) and are available on five specific dates only (2, 5, 8, 11 and 14 October). Booking opens on 29 September.

While Smith will not be there to greet guests, DJ Jazzy Jeff (who played Will’s best friend Jazz) and a socially distanced mansion concierge will welcome visitors virtually when they arrive.

DJ Jazzy Jeff will also be hosting an Airbnb Online Experience "in which he'll teach guests how to spin and scratch like a hip-hop legend".

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air launched Will Smith’s career when it originally aired from September 1990 to May 1996.

Smith played Will, a fictional version of himself, who’d been sent by his mum from Philadelphia to live with his uncle, aunt, cousins and their butler in Bel-Air.

The iconic show starred the late James Avery as Uncle Phil, Janet Hubert and Daphne Maxwell Reid who both played Aunt Viv, Alfonso Ribeiro as Carlton, Karyn Parsons as Hilary, Tatyana M. Ali as Ashley and Joseph Marcell as Geoffrey Butler.

Will Smith teased fans last week when he shared a snap on Instagram of the surviving cast members filming a reunion special to commemorate the show's 30th anniversary.

He wrote: "Today is exactly 30 YEARS since The @FreshPrince of Bel-Air debuted! So we're doin' something for y'all… a for real Banks Family Reunion is comin' soon to @HBOmax!"

HBO Max said the show will be a "funny and heartfelt night full of music, dancing, and more special surprise guests".

Fresh Prince is also slated for a gritty TV reboot after a fan-made short film from director Morgan Cooper, which re-envisioned the show as a darker drama, was praised by the show’s fans and original cast members alike.