Issa Rae Is Hosting This Stylish Airbnb Rental For $56 a Night

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It may sound too good to be true, but it’s real: Issa Rae is hosting her first Airbnb in South Los Angeles for just $56 a night. And no, it’s not a contest. If you’re anInsecure” fan, you might even recognise the neighborhood. Located in View Park, the mid-century-styled home is decked out with everything you can imagine: an in-ground pool surrounded by chaise lounges and canopies, a gorgeous yard with a breath-taking view of LA, and gallery walls of incredible artwork by local Black artists, like Maya Iman, Vakseen, and Domonique Brown. The entire experience is inspired by Rae’s own “Insecure” character. I’ll ask what we’re all thinking: what can’t Rae do?

“Since my series debuted in 2016, it’s been an honour to showcase the people, culture and businesses that make South LA such a vibrant part of the city,” Rae said in a press release shared with POPSUGAR. “I became an Airbnb Host to create a stay where fans of the show can experience this for themselves. From dinner by Worldwide Tacos on game day, to art from my favorite local artists on the walls – this is LA, my way.”

Understanding the financial effects hosting platforms like Airbnb can have on communities, Rae’s partnership with Airbnb also includes a $500,000 donation, in collaboration with Nasdaq, to support a variety of organisations aiming to help under-represented communities build wealth, like LeadersUp, the Central Neighbourhood Health Foundation, and the Brotherhood Crusade.

When and How to Book Issa Rae’s South Los Angeles Home on Airbnb

Issa Rae’s lavish South LA home is available to rent on Airbnb from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14 and can be yours for a one-night stay. Upon arrival, Rae will virtually greet you and a guest with a quick chat and some one-on-one talk; she may even mention her personal guidebook, which includes all of her favourite restaurants and businesses in the area. Considering it’s Super Bowl weekend, don’t worry about skipping the game for the experience. You’ll celebrate in style with a catered “Game Day” dinner for two, courtesy of Worldwide Tacos. You can spend your time checking out her favourite spots in Baldwin Hills, Inglewood, and more, and then wind down with a glass of wine by the pool at night. Because Rae’s thought of everything, the stay also includes a full-on pamper kit by Sienna Naturals Haircare, which you can take home after your epic trip.

Set your alarms and get your typing fingers ready, because bookings for this Airbnb open at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Ahead, peep the photos of Rae’s gorgeous Airbnb that come second only to the real thing.

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