Issa Rae teams up with Airbnb to offer a California home for a limited time



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Fans of HBO’s hit series “Insecure” may be sad that the Emmy-winning show ended in 2021, but they can still be thrilled that actor/producer Issa Rae is still finding ways to surprise them.

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Rae has partnered with Airbnb and offers a stylish Los Angeles home to lucky guests, but only for a limited time over Valentine’s Day weekend.

The home is located in View Park, the neighborhood where Rae grew up and where the show is set, an Airbnb communications representative told McClatchy News.

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“I invite guests to spend a weekend in my hometown to experience the culture, businesses and communities that influence my on-screen storytelling,” Rae said on Airbnb. “I can’t wait to show guests everything that makes Black LA so special.”

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Booking opens Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. EST for a $56-night stay from Saturday, Feb. 12 through Monday, Feb. 14, the listing on Airbnb says.

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Guests will do a variety of activities which include:

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  • Exploring some of Rae’s favorite LA landmarks

  • A virtual chat with the actress herself

  • Super Bowl “game day” catered dinner for two

  • A Complete “Personal Care Sunday” with Sienna Naturals Hair Care

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“The streets, sights and sounds of my hometown have long been a main character in my creative work,” Rae said on Airbnb. “You may have heard that I support everyone black – and this mission is inspired by my LA community. During this epic weekend, I hope you enjoy my community’s rich history and many contributions to LA.

FILE – Issa Rae poses for a portrait during the 2019 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Rae turns 37 on February 12. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Chris Pizzello Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Rae rose to fame with her web series and bestseller “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl”. She then created the critically acclaimed comedy-drama “Insecure,” which ran for five seasons on HBO.

This story was originally published February 3, 2022 4:32 p.m.

TJ Macías is a live national sports reporter for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex-based McClatchy. Previously, TJ covered Pace for the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers for numerous outlets, including 24/7 Sports and Mavs Maven (Sports Illustrated). Twitter: @TayloredSiren

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