Issa Rae Is Airbnb’s Newest Host, and Her Rental Is Only $56 (!) Per Night
But it’s just for one weekend only.
Published Feb 7, 2022 12:38 PM
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If you’ve ever dreamed of living inside your favorite television show, this Airbnb listing is for you. Insecure actor and producer Issa Rae is handing over the keys to a South Los Angeles stay inspired by her onscreen character for one weekend only. From February 12 to 14, you and a friend can experience Rae’s world—and watch the Super Bowl while enjoying panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills—for only $56 per night.
Since Insecure first aired five years ago, Rae has been shining a light on the communities and businesses in South L.A., and thanks to her personalized guestbook you’ll get to experience her favorite spots during your visit. “From dinner by Worldwide Tacos on game day to art from my favorite local artists on the walls—this is L.A. my way,” she says. If you want to zen with a good book, grab a new read at Eso Won Books, or if you prefer to veg out in front of the TV, snag a few halftime snacks at Southern Girl Desserts.
Living like a local isn’t the only benefit of this stay. In order to make up for the economic impact of hosting in the area (short-term rentals naturally reduce the number of permanent residents in a neighborhood), Airbnb along with Nasdaq have committed to donating $500,000 to local organizations, including LeadersUp, Central Neighborhood Health Foundation, and Brotherhood Crusade.
Rae is known for her colorful, pattern-heavy wardrobe, so it’s no surprise her rental is equally chic. Terracotta-toned curtains line the wall behind the tufted headboard in the primary bedroom, while the dining room is swathed in a faux crocodile-print wallpaper. Did we mention there’s a curved white sofa in the living room that will provide maximum comfort (you and your guest can feel free to sprawl out) when you’re viewing the big game? Fans can request to book this stay starting Tuesday, February 8, and we’ll be first in line.