A holiday wish come true: the iconic Home Alone house is now on Airbnb

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REMEMBER the 1990 Christmas-themed blockbuster family comedy movie Home Alone that featured a bratty yet crafty Kevin McCllister, played by the super cute 10-year-old Macaulay Caulkin?

Well, he’s not going to be available, but their adorable family home is via Airbnb.

Yep, fans can have their dreams come true with an overnight stay at the equally popular original Home Alone house in Chicago owned by the McCallisters. It was there where Kevin’s personal adventures all happened one Christmas after he was accidentally left “home alone” by his family and relatives who all went away on their annual trip (all of them but the pet tarantula, and Kevin, of course).

This season, four guests will get the opportunity to relive their favorite scenes from the holiday classic and let their inner eight-year-olds run free for the evening without the interruption of pesky intruders.

Big brother Buzz McCallister will join thousands of Hosts on Airbnb by opening the doors to his family’s Chicago home as the ultimate gift this month. Following the release of Home Sweet Home Alone, the all-new holiday film now streaming on Disney+, this Airbnb stay offers a trip down memory lane and an unforgettable way to celebrate the holidays.

You may not remember me as particularly accommodating,” says Kevin’s older brother Buzz, portrayed in the movie by Devin Ratray, “but I’ve grown up, and I’d be happy to share my family home – my pizza, even – with you this holiday season. Just try not to let my tarantula, Axl, loose this time.”

Buzz will host a one-night stay* for up to four guests at the McCallister residence on December 12 for only $25**.

Remember this stairway with the red carpet? Watch out for paint cans!

During their stay, guests will enjoy:

  • A cozy holiday scene with twinkling lights and a perfectly trimmed tree in celebration of the season.
  • Booby traps galore (but don’t worry – you’ll be setting them, not sidestepping them!).
  • Surprisingly searing splashes of aftershave and ample opportunity to scream into the mirror.
  • All the ‘90s favorites their hearts desire, including plenty of Chicago’s finest pizza and a candlelit dinner of microwavable Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.
  • A meet and greet with a real-life tarantula.
  • A viewing of the film franchise’s newest holiday adventure, Home Sweet Home Alone.
  • A LEGO Ideas Home Alone set to take and build at home.

We may all be older and wiser now, but we’re never too old for holiday hijinks,” Buzz said. “So this year, spend the holidays not-so-home-alone at my parents’ house.”

The bright and Christmas-y living room of the McCallister home in Chicago

‘Tis the season of giving, so in honor of the first-ever stay at the McCallister home, Airbnb will make a one-time donation to Chicago’s La Rabida Children’s Hospital, which is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life for each of its patients with complex conditions, disabilities, and chronic illness.

Those hoping to stay in the McCallister home should note that this stay’s rules require strict adherence with local COVID-19 guidelines. Onsite staff will follow applicable local, state and federal guidelines as well as Airbnb’s COVID-19 Safety Practices, which which include wearing a mask and practicing social distancing when required by local laws or guidelines, and abiding by their five-step enhanced cleaning process. Guests are responsible for their own travel to and from Chicago.

Mischief makers can request to book this stay beginning Tuesday, December 7 at 1 p.m. CT at airbnb.com/homealone.

*This one-night stay is not a contest

**Plus taxes and fees

Airbnb is closely monitoring Chicago infection rates and government policies and will offer booking guests a $1,000 USD Airbnb travel credit if it becomes necessary to cancel the stay.

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