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Will Smith’s TV mansion up for rent

Excuse me, what’s a nine-letter word for terrific? That’s easy: Will Smith.If you’re a fan of the hit 90s comedy Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, you’ll be wishing you could jump on Airbnb and book the rental platform’s latest listing.The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air mansion is being added to Airbnb’s listings 30 years after Will Smith…

Excuse me, what’s a nine-letter word for terrific? That’s easy: Will Smith.

If you’re a fan of the hit 90s comedy Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, you’ll be wishing you could jump on Airbnb and book the rental platform’s latest listing.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air mansion is being added to Airbnb’s listings 30 years after Will Smith rolled into the driveway for the very first time – but there’s a catch.

Only residents in LA can apply for one of five luxury stays.

From September 29, groups of up to two LA residents only will be able to book one of five nostalgic stays in Will’s wing of the mansion for just $30 per night.

The mansion, which has been listed on Airbnb by Will Smith himself (although he doesn’t own the property) features bold graffiti art, posh interiors and timeless family portraits, and Philly cheesesteaks served on silver platters will let guests experience the ultimate in Bel-Air luxury.

Each of the five stays up for grabs, which will take place on October 2, October 5, October 8, October 11 and October 14, will take place for one night in Will’s wing of the decked-out mansion.

The stay – which coincides with the show’s 30 year anninversary – will allow guests to access Will’s posh bedroom and bathroom from the show, a poolside lounge area and an elegant dining room. During this royal overnight stay, guests will be treated to some old school fun, including lacing up a fresh pair of Air Jordans before shooting some hoops in the bedroom, spinning tracks on the turntables, wearing some of the clothes from Will’s closet and taking them off again for an afternoon hanging by the pool.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air originally aired on TV from September 1990 until May 1996 and was the show that launched Will Smith’s career. The sit-com was based on Will Smith playing a fictionalised version of himself, who was sent from his home in Philadelphia to live with his wealthy aunt, uncle, cousins and their butler at their Bel-Air mansion.

A spokesperson for Airbnb said the stay, which falls at a time when the world continues to battle with the coronavirus pandemic, will abide by strict COVID-19 guidelines,” the statement read.

“Interested guests should note that house rules are in strict adherence with local COVID-19 guidelines, and those who request to book must prove Los Angeles County residency and currently live in the same household to minimise risk.

“Guests can rest easy in the kingsize bed knowing that the home will be cleaned in accordance with CDC rules and consistent with the Airbnb enhanced cleaning protocol.”

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