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A photo of a three story home that was featured in 'Home Alone'
Photograph: Sarah Crowley

For the first time ever, book a stay at the real ‘Home Alone’ house

Keep an eye out for booby traps and wet bandits when you spend the night at this Chicago Airbnb

Keith Flanagan
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Keith Flanagan
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If you’ve ever dreamed of house swapping with the McCallisters during the holidays, the wait is over: you can actually book the Home Alone house for the first time this year.

Tied to the reboot that no one asked for (the film franchise’s latest installment, Home Sweet Home Alone, recently debuted on Disney+), Airbnb reimagined the Chicago home for a special one-night stay. Will Kevin McCallister be there? Not this time. But Kevin’s big brother, Buzz, will host the stay for up to four guests (apparently Macaulay Culkin was booked) and promises to be a little more accommodating than he was thirty years ago.

A photo of a four poster bed in the Airbnb 'Home Alone' House
Photograph: Sarah Crowley

Does that mean he stocked up on milk, eggs, and fabric softener? No, but he’s bringing his pet tarantula (seriously, the booking includes a meet-and-greet with a real-life tarantula), and he’ll set you up with a special viewing of the new film, too.

The stay also includes booby traps scattered about the house (fear not: you’ll set them up yourself), plenty of ‘90s junk food (like microwavable Kraft Macaroni & Cheese), Chicago’s “finest pizza” (let’s hope they double up on the cheese), and a LEGO Ideas Home Alone set that you can take home. And, of course, the amenities include a surprisingly searing aftershave so you can relive that iconic mirror moment. 

A photo of a staircase with red carpet in the Airbnb 'Home Alone' House
Photograph: Sarah Crowley



Curiously, the listing doesn’t explicitly say you can’t take a sled down the stairs, but don’t get any crazy ideas.

The best part? The promotional Airbnb only costs $25 for the night, which means even a cheapskate will feel right at home. The worst part? It’s only available for one night on December 12.

A photo of a living room with holiday decor in the 'Home Alone' Airbnb
Photograph: Sarah Crowley

If you’re lucky, you can try to book it here starting December 7 at 1 pm CT.

Keen to see even more famous holiday destinations? Visit these other Christmas movie locations.

Also: check out the best Airbnbs in the USA.

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