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CeleBnB: 10 A-listers who used Airbnb and let the world know about it

The Kardashian clan, Beyonce and Nick Jonas rented palatial pads using the service

August 26, 2016 07:00AM
By Kerry Barger and Gloria Tso


Beyonce and the Los Altos Hills pad she stayed at during Super Bowl 50 (Credit: Airbnb)

Celebrities — they Airbnb just like us! Just kidding.

Not for them are the second bedrooms on quiet, tree-lined streets. A quick sweep of Instagram shows photos from A-listers at beachside compounds and mansions chock-full of outrageous amenities, with captions lavishing praise on the short-term rental service.

Some stars enjoy the stays on Airbnb’s dime, while others think nothing of coughing up outrageous rates — anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 per night — to enjoy themselves and let the world know about it.

Here’s a look at 10 celebrities who have redefined the typical Airbnb experience.

Nick Jonas | Upper East Side, New York City

Nick Jonas and his brothers decked the halls of JP Morgan’s former carriage house when they visited New York City to ring in Christmas. Jonas paid $7,500 a night for his family to stay at the 25-foot-wide manse at 118 East 83rd Street, though the property’s owner has it listed on the market for $80,000 a month.

Amazing Christmas. Loving this tree and our NYC @airbnb merry Christmas one and all

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Steven Tyler | Orlando, Fla.

It seems like celebrities really like spending their birthdays at lavish Airbnbs, and the Aerosmith frontman is no different. Tyler tweeted his thanks after the company lent him a lake house for his 68th birthday. The four-bedroom estate, which comes with a lagoon-like pool and private dock, is located just 20 minutes outside of Orlando — hence Tyler’s obligatory selfie outside the band’s Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster at Universal Studios.

Beyoncé | Los Altos Hills, Calif.

Not many can imagine spending $10,000 a night on rent, but then again, nobody can imagine being Beyonce either. Following her performance at Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, Bey kicked back at this 11-acre “Contemporary Masterpiece” in Los Altos Hills, California. Her Instagram posts of the $50 million estate were so inspiring that  Justin Bieber rented out the home just a few weeks later.

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Kylie Jenner | Turks and Caicos

Because Kylie Jenner couldn’t wait till 21 to have a remarkable party, the reality TV star rung in her 19th birthday at the Pearls of Long Bay estate in Turks and Caicos earlier this month. The going rate to rent the $50 million waterfront compound on Airbnb is $10,000 a night — but Airbnb gifted Jenner and her supermodel posse the stay, in exchange for a plug on Instagram.

thanks for the gift of a lovely birthday home, @airbnb ✨

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Kendall Jenner | Malibu, Calif.

For Fourth of July weekend, this part-Kardashian opted to get a $30 million Malibu manse near Jennifer Aniston and Robert Downey Jr. The waterfront estate typically snags $2,200 a night, Airbnb comped Jenner the stay. The three bed, three-and-a-half bath beach house comes with direct access to the shore, a private hot tub, home gym and screening room.

the 4th in Malibu thanks to @airbnb ✌🏼️🇺🇸

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Gwyneth Paltrow | Punta Mita, Mexico & Cannes, France

The Academy Award-winning actress turned lifestyle guru consciously coupled with a $40,000-a-week mansion by the sea in Punta Mita, Mexico in January. In June, Airbnb also gave Paltrow the keys to a $40 million mansion while she attended the Cannes Lion Festival in France. The $9,955-a-night villa on the French Riviera comes with a pool that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Perfect setting to churn out a few Goop posts.

Celebrating creativity and taking in incomparable views of Cannes. Merci @airbnb for the most wonderful stay 💕 #canneslions

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Selena Gomez | Malibu, Calif.

What’s a slumber party without a private beach and your very own Michelin star-trained chef? In between prepping for her massive world tour and dodging rumors about her now-torched relationship with Justin Bieber, the pop start carved out some time for a little R&R in April at this beachfront abode in Malibu. The home, which comes with a 1,000-square-foot outdoor deck, private concierge and detached guest suite, will set you back $2,900 a night on Airbnb.

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Zendaya | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Before Rio de Janeiro was swarming with camera crews and elite athletes, pop star Zendaya vacationed at this $18 million villa in the city’s well-heeled Zona Sul area. Aptly nicknamed “Casa do Luz” (House of Light) for its abundance of glass walls, the $3,330-a-night mansion offers unobscured views of the coastline. Zendaya thus avoided the ridiculously expensive yet incredibly crappy pads that were listed in anticipation of the Summer Olympics.

Britney Spears | Billionaire’s Beach, Malibu, Calif.

Billionaire’s Beach in Malibu is home to some of California’s priciest real estate — and for a brief time, Britney Spears. The pop princess and part-time “X-Factor” judge got a piece of this oceanfront estate while on break from her residency at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The $30 million home usually rents for $8,000 a night, and comes stacked with a lap pool, hot tub and views of the Pacific Ocean.

Just getting some relaxation in Malibu before the next round of #PieceOfMe shows, courtesy of @Airbnb! 💙

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Kourtney Kardashian | Nantucket, Mass.

And to think that Kylie Jenner had a good birthday. Kourtney Kardashian and company made a pit stop at this $50 million beachfront estate in Nantucket during a month-long celebration for her daughter’s fourth birthday. The seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom compound, which usually rents for $6,600 a night, comes with a private pool house and separate guest cottage — presumably where Scott Disick stayed.

Missing Nantucket! Thank you @airbnb for the gift of this unforgettable vacation.

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