Let’s face it; everything on TV or in the movies always seems better, probably because it is. The clothes are nicer, the homes bigger, and the people are more beautiful. While we can’t help you with the clothes or good looks, we can help you shack up like some of your favorite onscreen characters. From the honeymoon house in “Twilight” to the Kardashians’ Miami mansion, anyone can have a made-for-TV vacation by staying in any of these six famous homes featured in TV and film.
What: “Entourage” Retreat
Where: Los Angeles, California
Like the men in the hit show Entourage, you too can live large with your party posse. The Villa Sophia was featured in the last scene of the last episode of “Entourage” as Ari’s getaway on Italy’s Almafi Coast. In real life, it’s located in the celebrity-filled hills of Los Feliz in L.A. From the bed of your $457-a-night, one-bedroom guesthouse on the property, you look out over an emerald-tiled pool with a view of downtown Los Angeles in the background.
Relax “Entourage”-style at this L.A. villa (Photo: Airbnb)
What: “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” Honeymoon House
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Turn up the heat for the “Twilight” fan in your life (you know you have one) by renting out Bella and Edward’s honeymoon house. This six-bedroom, 11,000-square-foot home rents from $2,800 a night and features beautiful waterfront views, a wall of windows, and, since it’s nestled between two hills, total privacy.
See where Bella and Edward had their eventful honeymoon in Rio (Photo: Airbnb)
Related: Cheat Sheet: Rio de Janeiro
What: “Full House” Backdrop
Where: San Francisco, California
“Everywhere you look…” there are memories of “Full House” on Alamo Square (Photo: Airbnb)
We all wanted to be part of the Tanner family from “Full House” back in ’90s. Well, dreams do come true. You can sleep soundly like the Olsen twins in one of the landmark “Painted Ladies” on Alamo Square for only $98 a night. Not only was it the backdrop for the hit TV show, but it’s been featured in over 40 films, television series, and commercials as well.
What: “Rent It Out” Sketch House from “Portlandia”
Where: Portland, Oregon
SNL groupies and hipsters alike can enjoy spending the night in this artist’s studio and home featured in the satirical sketch comedy series. From $60 a night you get a private room that was not only graced by “Portlandia’s” stars, “SNL” alum Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, but also adorned with local art and character.
A memorable “Portlandia” sketch was shot here (Photo: Airbnb)
Related: Thursday Night: Portland, Oregon
What: “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami” Mansion
Where: Miami, Florida
Trying to keep up with the Kardashians? It’s going to cost you; this Miami mansion costs a pretty penny (Photo: Airbnb)
Now you can finally keep up with those pesky Kardashians. From about $8,600 a night, you can hash out your own family drama and dodge the paparazzi in this 16,000-square-foot, 7-bedroom, 10-bathroom mega mansion situated right on the water. With a boat dock, infinity-edged swimming pool and five-star kitchen, all that’s missing is a full TV crew capturing your every move.
Related: Cheat Sheet: Miami
What: “Definitely, Maybe” Home Starring Ryan Reynolds
Where: Brooklyn, New York
Quite a few NY-based movies and TV shows have shot at this Brooklyn Victorian (Photo: Airbnb)
Who doesn’t want to say they’ve shared a bed with Ryan Reynolds? Now you can! From $94 a night you get a private room in the Victorian Flatbush section of Ditmas Park in Brooklyn. It features a comfy, full-sized bed, premium cable, and free Wi-Fi. Not only did the home house the hunky actor, it was also the set for “Solitary Man,” with Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito, and the TV series “Damages,” with Glenn Close.