Inside the Home Alone house - available to rent on Airbnb

Take a look inside the famous house from the Christmas classic

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The Home Alone house is instantly recognizable from the classic holiday movie we all know and love. For one night only this December, Airbnb is offering guests the opportunity to stay at the iconic house featured in the film.

The Airbnb host is none other than Buzz, Kevin's tortuous older brother. However, in the listing, he promises that he's changed. 'You may not remember me as particularly accommodating,' he says. 

'But I’ve grown up, and I’d be happy to share my family home – my pizza, even – with you this holiday season. Just try not to let my tarantula, Axl, loose this time.”

However, if you're not lucky enough to be able to stay in person let's take a peek inside the McCallister residence. It might be 30 years since Kevin got left behind one Christmas, as his family left on vacation, the home is still rocking a timeless, festive look, with traditional Christmas decor ideas.

The Home Alone House

The 1920s house from the John Hughes movie is located in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka. It has a perfectly symmetrical facade typical of Georgian architecture with red brick and wooden shutters. 

It has lots of outdoor lighting ideas, that look inviting and festive from the moment you arrive.

house from home alone

(Image credit: Sarah Crowley)


house from home alone

(Image credit: Sarah Crowley)

The grand hallway still has the wow factor more than thirty years on from the movie's début. The decor has been kept super traditional with dark hardwood flooring, family photos, and a beautiful red runner leading you up the famous staircase. 

We're loving the bold, festive tones, chintzy wallpaper, and antique-style gold mirror. Luckily, there are no longer any paint cans suspended on string, or any other booby traps waiting to be unleashed as you step inside.

The living room

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Just around the corner from the stairway is this Christmassy living room, which continues the festive color scheme. There's traditional wallpaper, wood paneling for a sense of heritage, and some seriously sumptuous seating for curling up by the fire.

With two Christmas trees, a large wreath, nutcrackers, and stockings hung up over the fireplace, it's bringing plenty of festive cheer with bold Christmas living room decorating ideas. Multiple light sources mean the light levels can be adjusted to set the mood in the evening.

The bedroom

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Upstairs, the bedroom is festive, but in a less in-your-face way, with more subtle Christmas decorating ideas. Check out the huge four-poster bed dressed in traditional Christmas colors that match the velvet floor-length curtains.

The traditional Persian rug is soft underfoot and the fireplace and wall lights make things extra cozy.

Mischief makers can request to book the enormous Home Alone house from Tuesday, December 7 at 1pm CT on the Airbnb website

The famous house will be bookable for a one-night stay for up to four guests and comes complete with Kevin's smart booby traps. Here's hoping the kids don't get any ideas!

The house is available to rent on December 12 for just $25. To celebrate the first-ever stay at Home Alone house, Airbnb is making a donation to Chicago’s La Rabida Children’s Hospital. The hospital is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life of patients with complex conditions, disabilities, and chronic illnesses.

Those hoping to stay at the Home Alone house should note that this stay’s rules require strict adherence to local COVID-19 guidelines.

Merry Christmas ya' filthy animal.

Millie joined Real Homes in early 2021 as a homes news writer. When she isn't writing about trends, makeovers and houseplant care, she spends her free time making tweaks to her rented flat in North London. Her next project is a very basic armchair reupholstering job to help create a cosy reading nook in her living room. She loves browsing antique centres, tending to her small front garden, and is never without some fresh flowers at home.