It’s been over 10 years since Bella Swan moved out of her dad’s home to make a go of it with sparkly vampire Edward Cullen and now Twilight fans have a chance to take her place, literally. The home that was used for filming is now available to rent on Airbnb and that sound you just heard was an explosion of squeals from Twihards everywhere.
The exterior of the house looks pretty much like what you see in the first movie (the home’s facade and rooms were rebuilt on a soundstage for the rest of the movies), but the inside features all things Twilight, from fan memorabilia like the dress Bella (Kristen Stewart) wore on her birthday. Renters will be either delighted or off-put by the life-size cardboard cutout of Bella in the room that was used for the character’s bedroom, as well as one of Jacob (Taylor Lautner) in one of the rooms featuring a double bed. Hmm, perhaps the real-life drama surrounding Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson affected the decor? Or perhaps the hosts are simply on Team Jacob.
The two-storey beauty was actually up for sale in 2018 and was listed for $349,000. The new owners clearly had a plan and transformed it into the “Twilight Swan House,” which allows renters to sleep overnight in the room Bella called home or sit in the kitchen where she and dad Charlie (Billy Burke) ate. “If you’re a fan, this place is the one spot that a movie fan can directly connect with an actual physical part of the movie,” Dean Koenig, who owned the home for nearly 16 years, told People last year. “Actors age. They change. They take on different roles. This house will always be as you saw it in the movie. So when people come here they actually can connect to that world and that world becomes a little more real to them.”
Keep in mind, there are no updates in the home as the new owners clearly wanted to maintain the aesthetic that you see in the films. It’s virtually a Twilight museum, so if that’s your cup of (bloody) tea, then this is the rental property for you.
The Swan House will set you back a minimum $330 US a night with a minimum two-night stay, though $434 a night seems to be the average. Either way, not too shabby for a five-bedroom pad that can accommodate 10— and provide sweet, magical dreams.