The Home Alone House Is Available To Rent On Airbnb, Ya Filthy Animals

There are a million and one Christmas movies out there, but not one of them compares to the greatness that is Home Alone. It’s a total classic and still holds up more than 30 years later. If you love it just as much as me, you might be excited to know that the actual house used in the filming of the movie is available to rent on Airbnb.

Sarah Crowley/Airbnb
Credit: Sarah Crowley/Airbnb
  1. The house is in Winnetka, Illinois. In Home Alone, the McAllister family lives in Chicago. The actual house is located in Winnetka, about 25 minutes away from the city, so you can do some sightseeing while you’re there.
  2. Buzz is the one who listed the house. Hilariously, the Airbnb listing that would allow visitors to stay at the Home Alone house for one night only was apparently placed by Buzz McAllister, that little rascal. Many Christmases ago, the McCallisters went to Paris — well, most of us,” Buzz writes in the listing. “Though we’re older and wiser now (I’ve even got my own security firm), we’re never too old for holiday hijinks. So, while we’re away on vacation (all of us, this time), I’m inviting one crew of mischief-makers to let their inner eight-year-olds run free in my childhood home on Dec. 12.”
  3. Your stay comes with all kinds of added extras to make it authentic. Not only will you be greeted to a “cozy holiday scene with twinkling lights and a perfectly trimmed tree” but you’ll also be treated to a “candlelit dinner of microwavable Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.” Oh, and Axl, his pet tarantula, will apparently also be hanging out (though hopefully in a cage).
  4. The house seems to be a lot smaller than it was in the movie. I don’t know about you, but the Home Alone house always seemed like a mansion to me. Add to that the fact that the McAllisters seemed to host their entire family and it would have to be big, right? However, the listing only mentions two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, which is kind of weird. Still, that’s plenty of space for me!
  5. You’ll have to be quick if you want to stay there. The house will open for booking on December 7 and chances are, the slots will fill up fast.
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