If you've ever wondered what it would be like to wake up to the soothing sounds of local brooding vampire Edward Cullen gently rapping at your bedroom window, you are in for a real treat. The house used as the Swan family residence in the 2008 film Twilight is now available for rent on Airbnb. The home is located in Saint Helens, Oregon and comes complete with life-size cutouts of your favorite Twilight characters.
The house was briefly listed for sale back in 2018, but was taken off the market and is now available to rent for that epic reenactment you've always wanted to do. The quaint 1935 home was used as the primary residence for young Bella Swan and her father during the filming of Twilight. Although the setting of the movie is Forks, Washington, the majority of filming took place in Oregon. Sorry to burst the magic Hollywood bubble!
"This house was used for filming in the movie Twilight! Take photos recreating all of your favorite Twilight scenes! Dine at Charlie's actual dining table that was used in filming. Sleep in Bella's bedroom! Team Edward?--Sleep in the "lookout" room, overlooking the front yard, which is where Bella looks out the window to see Edward parked. Team Jacob?--Sleep in the "Jacob Black guest room", located off the main entry downstairs."
SYFY WIRE reached out to Dean and Amber to ask them what it's been like having all this attention placed on their home. Dean says, "We certainly are used to fan attention, and we had hundreds of visitors per day during Halloweentown, but the national attention is totally new. The interest it has brought to our rental is staggering and Amber has been pretty busy trying to keep up. The demand was surprising."
We kind of love that the hosts have included huge cut-outs of some of the main characters from the film, including Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner). Dean says, where possible, they've kept their home similar to what moviegoers saw in the film.
He added, "Bella’s room is where we stay as true to screen-accurate as possible. The rooms not seen on film are all character themed. The lookout room for example (seen with the Bella cutout) contains subtle nods to Edward and the Cullens... the tree of life on the far wall is actually very similar to the one which fans with a keen eye can spot in the Cullen house in Twilight. The Jacob room features decor with geometric patterns which are reminiscent of the wolfs’ tattoos. The level of thought that was put into the design by Amber goes deeper than most people would realize."
When asked what their favorite rooms were in the house, Amber says hers is definitely Bella's room. Each piece was meticulously curated and has a story. For Dean, his favorite room is the basement. It's where he likes to go to get away and make messes! We can't imagine what it's been like having all this attention placed on your house!
Summit Entertainment's Twilight Saga was, of course, adapted from Stephanie Meyer's mega-hit book series. In the first movie, Bella relocates to Forks, Washington, where she lives with her father, Charlie. The house strikes a balance between hard and soft by using a muted palette and lived-in furnishings. The real key to the home's warmth, however, is that 1930s craftsmanship. The original windows and molding give the house its considerable charms. The hosts have gone to great lengths to give people the feeling like they are a part of the epic saga. A closer examination of the fireplace even shows some "family" photos of the famous vampire family, the Cullens.
The home has a vintage brick fireplace, four bedrooms, two baths, and is now available to rent up to eight months in advance. So, how much will renting a piece of Hollywood history set you back per night? During the week, a cool $330 per night. On the weekends or during peak season, the cost increases to $440 per night. There's also a two-night minimum stay.
While we can't promise that staying in this house will give you access to eternal life, we can predict you'll take enough photos to last a lifetime.