Airbnbs fans Wes Anderson will love it
Finding a hotel or rental house usually depends on where you are going. You are going to San Francisco to visit friends, so you are looking for a hotel in the area. The road less traveled – outside of Disney World or Las Vegas – is to find a ridiculously awesome place to stay and make it the destination.
Airbnb has shared a collection of homes that will make fans of the brightly colored world of Wes Anderson swoon. Homes are aesthetic destinations that could be your own Grand Hotel in Budapest. Whether it’s the vibe of the home or, sometimes, literally having a Wes Anderson-themed home, these savagely decorated home-ages from movies like Darjeeling Limited won’t make you say, “Well, I just want to die”.
This tiny cottage on a private island is surprisingly spacious inside. It evokes the tiny homes of Captain Sharp (Bruce Willis) or the Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton) in Kingdom of moonrise. So, you know, work on your semaphore.
Moonrise Kingdom / The Royal Tenenbaums
This rental is affectionately called “Mr. Anderson’s House,” with each room being themed from one of his films. From the portrait of Steve Zissou in the living room to a Margot Tenenbaum-style fur coat on a mannequin, the host sticks to the description of the house, which begins with “I always wanted to be a Tenenbaum”. Among other artifacts, the house displays portraits of Mordecai and Suzy from Kings of moonrise (Kara Hayward) and a Richie Tenenbaum tennis racket mounted in a hallway.
The Royal Tenenbaums
Site: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Here you rent a room called “Wes Anderson Room” in Darling Mansion. The piece doesn’t quite look like a specific movie, but it does carry the Anderson aesthetic. In fact, most of the house does. The living room appears to be the gathering space in Eli Cash’s new home.
The nautical themed duplex is located near a beach in Galveston. The house will put you in a Calypso-like vibe, then you can sit on the beach and look for your own pencil ponyfish.
The Royal Tenenbaums / The Grand Hotel in Budapest
This private family castle is huge. It looks like a fusion of The Grand Hotel Budapest and the inner feeling of The Royal Tenenbaums. You really are up to the job in this rental.
The Grand Budapest Hotel / Hotel Chevalier
This wild house, as pink on the outside as it is on the inside, has the saturated color palette of Anderson’s short film “Hotel Chevalier”, a prologue to Darjeeling Limited. Either way, the room pictured above might be the least intense of the many rooms in the house.
The interior has the feel of just about any Anderson movie, but this little house in Australia is in a train car. So if you’ve ever wanted to squat on the train Darjeeling Limited and never go out, here is your chance. (However, eventually you have to leave.)
This unique Cornwall home looks like a surprisingly decorated camp straight out of Kingdom of moonrise. You can see the exterior of the house in the image at the top of the listing. It is a strange and striking place.
Now that the service has launched split payments, it should be even easier to convince friends to go to Toronto because there is a themed room you want to stay in. Or, maybe, a Game of Thrones-themed vacation is more your thing. Either way, travel weird.