In August 2018, Netflix released Stay Here, a series that focused on fixing up vacation rentals on Airbnb and VRBO to make them competitive in the rent-by-owner market. This show was hosted by interior designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate marketing expert Peter Lorimer. It would turn an unrentable dump into a beautiful and unique experience, perfectly marketed, to make the owners loads of money. But, four years later, are those properties still available? I have the episode guide and complete list below.
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Washington, Texas, New York, Washington D.C., California, Florida
June 25, 2022
After researching the links to Netflix’s World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals Season 1 and Season 2, I got curious about the one-season-wonder, Stay Here. Now that it’s been a few years, I was wondering… Are these vacation rentals still around? Has the owner stopped renting? Are they stupid-expensive rentals now? The answers to these questions are yes, yes, and yes.
Episode 1: Seattle Houseboat
Episode 1 featured a houseboat called The Aqua Lounge, that was fixed up and christened The Seattle Lakeside Lovenest. According to the boat’s Facebook page, Seattle outlawed allowing houseboats to be used as vacation rentals in January 2019. So, the owners of the Lakeside Lovenest sold their cute boat, and it is no longer available to rent.
Episode 2: Malibu Beach House
This beach house on Malibu Road is still available for rent, and still hosted by Sharone. It can be found on Airbnb by clicking here.
Episode 3: Austin Pool Pad
This house rental near the South Congress district of Austin, Texas is no longer available to rent.
Episode 4: Brooklyn Brownstone
This property has now expanded to include 8 bedrooms, and sleeps 18. (I’m guessing Dad and Kids have moved out since the episode aired.) They are making a killing with bookings on their own website, that can be accessed by clicking here.
Episode 5: Paso Robles Wine Country Cottage
Or, “Open for Now”, anyway. This quaint, romantic cottage located on the wedding grounds of a working vineyard in California is currently taking a few reservations on Airbnb, which you can find by clicking here. However, according to the Vintage Ranch’s Facebook page, the owners have decided to sell after 25 years of ownership. The new owner will be announced soon, but there is no mention of whether Airbnb rentals will continue on the property.
Episode 6: Hudson River Carriage House
Good news! The Hudson River Carriage House is still available to rent on Airbnb, and is the most affordable rental listed on this page. Click here for the listing.
Episode 7: Palm Springs Time Machine
The Palm Springs Time Machine was a theme destination took guests back to the 1960’s. This house has been sold a couple of times since Stay Here as owners keep flipping it to make a profit. Currently, the house is available for rent only by the hour, and only for television and film shoots. Because it’s no longer available to rent as a vacation rental, I would consider this closed. Click here to see details on hourly rentals.
Episode 8: DC Firehouse
In downtown Washington D.C. is the Historic DC Firehouse 4, that is still available as a rental. It sleeps 14 guests in five bedrooms, and based on the price, appears to be a hot commodity. Click here to view the listing.
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