Travel to the future in this Rad Dallas Airbnb.

Say hello to McFly: This 80s-themed Airbnb in East Dallas is like stepping back into the nursery you’ve always wished you had.

When it comes to offbeat business ventures, Jeremy Turner has no shortage of ideas – from selling vintage clothes in a bright green school bus to open a chain of seasonal outlets specializing in ugly Christmas sweaters.

But his last adventure is his the heaviest again. His just-opened Airbnb is essentially a dream crash pad for travelers who go where you don’t need roads.

“I wanted to create an Airbnb where guests would feel like an 80s kid,” says Turner.

Located in East Dallas near Lower Greenville, The McFly is a straight time chain.

“I got the idea when I was thinking about how kids’ rooms in 80s and 90s movies always looked so fun and over the top – think Blank check and Big“, says Turner. “I thought it would be fun to do an entire house like that on Airbnb. Then my wife and I spent the summer painting, furnishing, and collecting 80s pieces.”

For between $80 and $150 per night, up to six people can fit into this retro-themed half-duplex that features four beds (one king, one queen, and one set of bunk beds), two bedrooms, one bathroom, an original Nintendo console and a sweet cereal buffet.

Great Scott!

There is also an immaculate mural in the kitchen, a hand-painted fireplace and, the main dish, a hard-to-find original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles standing arcade game.

“My two favorite parts of the house were the hardest to pull off,” says Turner. “From the start, I thought it would be perfect to have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade – this was my favorite childhood arcade game. But they are not easy to find! I posted several wanted ads on Craigslist across the country and an arcade collector from San Antonio contacted me. Cowabunga! Next, the dining room has a hand-painted mural that sets the tone for the whole thing. My wife Kelsey is a truly talented artist. She painted the grid and geometric shapes in pastel hues.

It is a lot to take. But if you want to build an Airbnb, why not do it in style?

Turner adds, “My friend said the house feels like walking into a cartoon, and I take that as a compliment.”

All photos courtesy of Jeremy Turner.

Comments are closed.