Movie buffs the world over have been known to embark on dedicated pilgrimages to sacred films sites, from the firehouse in Ghostbusters and the house from Home Alone to the Overlook Hotel featured in The Shining. But in terms of more recent film history, few movie locations have garnered as much attention as the home of Twilight‘s Bella Swan. The vampire-human-werewolf teen love triangle took over popular culture back in 2008 and continues to bring in new fans to Stephanie Meyer’s book series. So when the “Twilight Swan House” (as it’s referred to) went on sale in 2018, Amber and Dean Neufeld snapped it up and quickly turned it into a rental property on Airbnb. Not surprisingly, Twilight fans have since pounced on the opportunity to sleep in the same room where Edward once secretly visited Bella. Intrigued? You’d better book now before the world’s Twihards snap up all availability for their next vacation.
Although the Twilight series was set in Washington, the entire film franchise was actually shot just outside Portland. Situated in a quiet neighbourhood in downtown St. Helens, this 1930s home is referred to as the “Twilight Swan House” by devoted fans of Stephanie Meyer’s vampire romance. For $434 CAD per night (it can sleep up to 10 guests!), you can recreate all your favourite scenes from the films.
No Invitation Required
Non-vampires don’t need an invitation to step through the front door of this vintage charmer.
Walk through the front door and find yourself transported through time as you recall some of your favourite scenes from Twilight.
Let the Sunshine in
Although the living room looks somewhat dated, it offers a cozy place to curl up and hang out with friends during a weekend getaway. With plenty of natural light (vampires beware!) and seating, it just might end up being your favourite room in the house. Looking for something else that has been touched by Hollywood? Check out these stunning Airbnbs where celebrities have stayed.
Light My Fire
The brick fireplace steals the show in the spacious living room. The new owners kept much of the house the same in the hopes of garnering interest from the legion of teen fans who made the franchise a $2.5 billion international box office blockbuster.
You Might Need to Sit Down for This
If the decor choices seem eerily reminiscent of the films that’s because both the former owner and the current ones have kept many of the choices made by the Twilight set designers, essentially gifting all their renters with the opportunity to truly experience a piece of film history.
The spacious house, with its vintage interiors, can comfortably fit 10 guests throughout its five bedrooms – which is perfect for those who want to spread out or require a little alone time if they’re renting with a big group.
Yes, the memorable light green kitchen cabinets from the movies are still intact!
Even the floor tiles are in the same green palette as the cabinets.
Master of the House
The spacious master bedroom keeps the vintage theme going with its aged wood dresser, patterned rug and rustic, outdoorsy bed quilt. You might want to find a little inspiration for bedroom organization tips that practically do the cleaning for you.
Be Our Guest
In case staying overnight in the Swan home wasn’t enough for you, some of the bedrooms contain cardboard cutouts of the actors – such as this one of Kristen Stewart as Bella – in their iconic roles.
Fans of Team Jacob just might find themselves fighting over who gets to stay in this cozy blue-hued bedroom featuring a cardboard cutout of actor Taylor Lautner as the werewolf heartthrob. This room also reminds us how to weave pattern, colour and texture into your home without going overboard.
Attention Twihards! It’s the room where Bella and Edward got hot and heavy for the first time – and it’s nearly identical to the way it appeared in the films, right down to the wall art, full-length mirror and patterned bed quilt.
Those who don’t mind the tight squeeze will enjoy the tiny attic bedroom that overlooks the backyard. If you have a space similar to this, you may want to keep in mind these design tricks to make a small bedroom look much bigger.
Take a Breather
Spend the evening lounging on the expansive back porch that overlooks the backyard and surrounding trees. You can’t go wrong with Muskoka chairs, which is one of our must-have beautiful backyard ideas.
Solid as a Rock
There’s plenty of outdoor space to roam around, as the property is surrounded by trees and shade.