Hollywood holidays: From Succession to House of Gucci and Harry Potter… how you can stay at these incredible homes from TV and cinema classics
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If you’re planning the perfect summer holiday with your friends and family – why not stay at these ultra luxurious film set locations from the likes of Succession, The White Lotus and House of Gucci?
From the magical warmth of Harry Potter’s fictional home in Suffolk to the grandeur of the Juvet Landscape Hotel in Ex-Machina, there are some truly stunning places you can rent for the night.
There are some absolute steals to be had, for instance with Marianne’s idyllic Italian villa in Normal People which you can rent for just £25 a night.
You can also stay for a reasonable price of £330 in the fictional home of Kirsten Stewart’s character in Twilight in the rainy pacific Northwest of America.
However, we can’t promise that they’ll all be so cheap…
The absolutely stunning Villa Cetinale which is seen in the finale of TV series Succession
While there are certainly bargains to be had, the jaw-dropping Tuscan Villa Cetinale which featured in Succession reportedly costs £50,000 to rent.
Tranquillum House in Byron Bay, Australia, which featured in the hit series Nine Perfect Strangers, costs upward of £1,314 per person for a minimum three-night stay.
To stay at the Lake Como villa from the House of Gucci for one night on Airbnb also costs nearly £1,000 a night.
Wherever you choose stay, though, we have got you covered with this ultimate guide of the best film set locations you can stay in.
Villanelle’s Barcelona apartment from Killing Eve
First up is the absolutely wonderful Villanelle’s Barcelona apartment from the BBC series Killing Eve that you can rent on Airbnb.
The apartment is named Casa Ramos and it’s located in Barcelona’s Plaza Lesseps, which is less than 15 minutes away from Gaudi’s famous and extremely visited Park Guell.
Built in 1906, Casa Ramos is described as an ‘architectural experience’ for any of its guests.
A scene featuring Villanelle (played by Jodie Comer) from season three of Killing Eve that was filmed in the hallway of the Barcelona Airbnb apartment
The apartment available for rent sits within a family home, with some scenes for Killing Eve filmed in the former’s bathroom and hall, and others in the latter’s eye-catching rooms
In a matching exterior shot to the series this features more colourful flowers
The listing for the rentable apartment says: ‘Unusual, very spacious “Art Nouveau” flat with reception hall, studio, dining, living-room, gallery, two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom’
The listing also mentions that it is ‘an architectural experience in the Modernista Barcelona of 1906’
Killing Eve’s fictional assassin Villanelle has a killer flat in season three of the hit show – and the real-life Barcelona apartment (pictured) used as the filming location is available to rent through Airbnb
The Art Nouveau property is listed on Airbnb as ‘Our house: Architects’ flat’, but its actual name is Casa Ramos and it’s located in the Gracia area
It can accommodate up to four people in its two bedrooms, reception hall, kitchen, dining and living rooms.
It featured in season three of Killing Eve, which stars the incredibly talented Jodie Comer.
Directors Pedro Almodovar, Alan Parker and Wim Wenders all chose the apartment as a film location as well.
A night at Casa Ramos costs around £300, which is pretty reasonable considering how beautiful it looks.
The birthplace of Harry Potter in Suffolk
Another famous film location you can rent for the night is the birthplace of Harry Potter.
Known as ‘Potter Cottage’ in the film series, the actual home is based in Lavenham, Suffolk, which is around an hour’s drive away from Cambridge.
The De Vere House features in the very first Harry Potter and in Deathly Hallows Part 1.
Harry Potter’s birthplace in the hit film series, which is known as ‘Potter cottage’ and ‘Godric’s Hollow’
In reality, the cottage is known as DeVere House and is based in Lavenham, Suffolk
The £1 million home is now owned by Jane Ranzetta and her husband
The cosy-looking house appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Do we think this is the ‘Chamber of Secrets’?
Staying here costs around £180 on Airbnb
The house is known as the place where both Potter’s parents were brutally murdered by Voldemort when he was a baby.
The £1million home is now owned by Jane Ranzetta and her husband.
For an absolute bargain – you can rent the property for £180 a night on Airbnb, with breakfast included too!
The stunning Norway hotel in Ex Machina
From cosy and magical to stunning and remote – this modern hotel in the mountains of Norway is truly wonderful.
The Juvet Landscape Hotel features in Alex Garland’s Ex-Machina, which explores the blurred lines between humanity and machines.
Set alongside mountains and rivers, the hotel is made up of a number of more traditional farmhouses as well.
Oscar Isaac (right) plays Nathan and Domhnall Gleeson (left) plays Caleb in Ex-Machina (2015)
Norway’s Juvet Landscape Hotel, which features in the 2015 film by Alex Garland
The modernistic resort looks absolutely beautiful as it is surrounded by the woods of Western Norway
On Juvet’s website they describe the hotel as ‘a once-in-a-lifetime escape’
The website goes on to describe the area as ‘an architectural gem’
The Norway hotel is surrounded by untamed pristine wilderness
Another look at some of the stunning scenery
The cost for a night here is around £300
The hotel looks even more magical in the snow
There is even an outdoor plunge hot tub outside one of the rooms
A 90-minute drive away from the closest Norweigan city, it provides the perfect remote getaway.
It certainly was the perfect double of a tech billionaire’s home.
The rooms are also supposedly designed to bring you as close to nature as possible while shielding you from its cold winds.
The cost for a night here is around £300.
Shoshanna’s apartment from series five of Girls
In episode three of season five of the fantastic series Girls we are introduced to the fictional character Shoshanna’s apartment.
The show is based around an aspiring writer and her three friends, all in their early 20s, who try to make sense of life.
This particular apartment, known as the Reversible Destiny Loft, is available to rent on Airbnb for around £110 a night.
Zosia Russell Mamet stars as Shoshanna Shapiro on the HBO original series Girl
In episode three of season five the TV show features the Reversible Destiny Lofts in Tokyo, Japan
The futiristic lofts were designed by Japanese artist Shusaku Arakawa in Mitaka – a Tokyo suburb
The aim of the building is to get people out of their daily routines
The buildings feature an extremely unusual design with cool colours and shapes
A swinging hammock can be seen in the living area space
The round-shaped bathroom, featuring a shower, toilet and washing machine
The place is available to rent on Airbnb for around £110 a night
The architects of the building wanted to force people to get out of their daily routines by including interesting colours and shapes.
The founders also built a similar house in the Hamptons.
It really does look like nothing else you have ever seen before.
Tranquillum House from Nine Perfect Strangers is actually in Australia, not California
While Tranquillum House is supposed to be situated in California, this beautiful meditation retreat is actually based in Byron Bay, Australia.
Featuring a 22 acre forest, infinity pool and yoga dome – it worked as a perfect setting for the series Nine Perfect Strangers.
The TV show was due to be shot in Los Angeles in March 2020 but the Covid-19 pandemic forced the crew to relocate.
Nicole Kidman stars as Masha in Nine Perfect Strangers
Luke Evans also features in the show about a secluded retreat run by a mysterious wellness guru
The house is actually based in Byron Bay, New South Wales instead of California
The programme’s creators said the place worked perfectly as a double of California
The crew filmed here during the pandemic in March 2020
Another look at the beautiful long dining table with an extraordinary view
It is a truly stunning retreat in Austrlia
In order to stay here there is a minimum three-night stay and it will cost more than £1,300 per person
A domed area for meditiation
The New South Wales retreat was used as the setting for Liane Moriarity’s book of the same name.
The guests soon find out that the unconventional spa retreat methods are stranger than they think.
In order to stay here there is a minimum three-night stay and it will cost more than £1,300 per person.
Marianne’s Italian villa in Normal People where you can stay for just £25 a night
For the biggest steal so far, you can stay in this stunning Italian villa featured in Normal People for just £25 a night.
Il Casale Tenuta di Verzano, which was Marianne’s vacation home in the BBC series, is available to rent on Airbnb.
The rustic farmhouse is roughly 22 miles away from Rome and is based in Sant’Oreste, Lazio.
The stunning Il Casale Tenuta di Verzano which featured in the BBC’s Normal People
Daisy-Edgar Jones (far right) and Paul Mescal (far left) both starred in the popular series
The show was based on Sally Rooney’s novel of the same name
You can stay here as well for just £25 a night
Another look at the stunning decor of this rustic farmhouse
The gorgeous villa is roughly 22 miles away from Rome and is based in Sant’Oreste, Lazio
You and your friends and family can take a dip in this giant pool
A look at the rustic kitchen
The property has two bedrooms and offers enough space for six guests
However, you won’t be able to have the entire apartment to yourself – just to a self-contained apartment with access to the swimming pool and grounds.
The villa features in episode eight of the 12-part series.
The property has two bedrooms, offering enough space for six guests with its own private kitchen and bathroom.
Sex Education: Otis and Jean’s Norwegian-style chalet which is just four miles from London
On to another hit-show in Sex Education, you can stay in Otis and Jean’s Norwegian-style chalet.
Less than four hours away from London, this 100-year-old riverside chalet is stunning.
Situated near Symonds Yat Rock in the Wye Valley in Herefordshire, it is next to the Forest of Dean.
This gorgeous Norwegian chalet is available for short-term holiday lets
The price based on a four-night stay for 10 people is £2,995
The chalet offers some beautiful scenery from the deck-in
Gillian Anderson portrays Jean Milburn on Netflix’s Sex Education
The chalet is featured in the hit Netflix series
The house boasts a beautiful dining room area
A look at the gorgeous kitchen space
Can you picture yourself snuggled up on the sofa yet?
The chalet features a sundeck and massive conservatory, too
A cosy fire pit area can also be seen here beneath a mirror and some paintings
There are also wonderful walking and cycling trails through the countryside.
The chalet features a sundeck and massive conservatory, too.
It will set you back £2,995 for four nights if you stay with a party of ten, however.
Iron Man’s cabin in Avengers Endgame in Georgia
Attention Marvel fans – you can also stay in Tony Stark’s cabin in the Avengers: Endgame film.
The cosy-looking cabin is located on Bouckaert Farm in Fairburn, Georgia, about 20 minutes away from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
It has two queen beds and two single beds, which means it can house six people.
However, no smoking, parties, events or pets are allowed – which could be a deal breaker for some of you.
The Airbnb listing of Tony Stark’s house in Avengers: Endgame
Robert Downey Jr stars in his last film as Iron Man in the Avengers series
The house is located in Fairburn, which is about 20 to 30 minutes south of Atlanta
A look at the inside fireplace and living room which featured in the film
The cabin is close to Chattahoochee Hills and sits on a beautiful lake.
A look at one of the double bunk bed rooms the listing offers
The listing says it is a great place for hiking and to see an iconic movie set.
You can also go fishing or watch a horse show, apparently.
The relaxing setting is available for £645 a night.
Bella Swan’s home in Twilight, which is near Portland in the US
From one hugely popular film series to another, you can rent the Twilight Swan House from the vampire book and movie series.
Featured as the home of Charlie and Bella Swan in the first Twilight film, it is a charming 1930s home located in a quiet neighborhood in downtown Saint Helens.
It’s also within walking distance to the historic riverfront and is only a short drive away to Portland.
Kristen Stewart stars as Bella Swan in the Twilight film series
The same exterior shot from when after the movie was filmed
The house is a charming 1930s home located in a quiet neighborhood in downtown Saint Helens
A look at Kirsten Stewart exiting the home
We can see the exact same shot of the house’s front door
Stewart can be seen resting on a bed inside in between takes
A carboard cutout of the character Jacob as a nod to the Twilight series
A look at the kitchen space of the famous Hollywood film set
The house boats a large living room with a big TV
The Airbnb hosts are only accepting bookings 12 months in advance.
It is a 2 night minimum stay and costs £320 from Monday to Thursday and £360 from Friday to Saturday.
It has five bedrooms and two bathrooms and is suitable for eight guests.
The home of Al Pacino’s character in House of Gucci at Lake Como
Home to Al Pacino’s character in the fantastic House of Gucci, the Lake Como Villa Balbiano was built in the late 16th century.
The home was open to book on Airbnb for a special one-night stay in March last year.
With six bedrooms and six bathrooms, it is one of the largest private residences on Lake Como and it takes full advantage of all that space.
The lavish home in House of Gucci is available for you to stay in
The property on the banks of Italy’s Lake Como features prominently in the film starring Lady Gaga
In the film, family patriarch Aldo Gucci lives in a grand 16th century palazzo with generous gardens and extravagant interiors
In reality Villa Balbiano is one of the largest private residences on the lake and boasts six bedroom suites and six bathrooms as well as an outdoor swimming pool, and a private pier and boathouse
The property listing reads: ‘Situated on the western shore of Lake Como, Villa Balbiano is an awe-inspiring Italian jewel, and we re proud it will be featured in the most high-fashion film of the year, House of Gucci’
The villa is said to transport viewers to the height of 90s Italian opulence
The palazzo once belonged to Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio, who built it at the end of 16th century and used it as his main residence
A century later, it was enlarged and embellished by Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini
A look at some of the beautiful marbled floors and shower space
A chandelier dangles from the roof in the fireplace room
It features marble bathrooms with gilded gold mirrors and impressive artwork and unique decorations.
But it’s not just inside that’s stunning – the residency gives you exclusive access to one of the largest lakes in Italy.
The stay was open to one guest and a plus one and the price was over £1000.
The Tuscan villa from the Succession finale costs £55,000 to rent
Now on to the most expensive place to stay, this beautiful Tuscan villa at the heart of the Succession finale costs £55,000 to rent.
Villa Cetinale, near Siena, is beloved of British royalty, aristocracy, models, rock stars and the kind of politicians who love to consort with them. The guestbook includes Prince Charles and Mick Jagger.
For the rental – with a dedicated staff of chefs, cleaners and waiters to cater to your every need, apart from food and drink which are extra – you have access to 13 bedrooms, swimming pools, gardens, secret grottos, chapels and extensive woods.
Villa Cetinale, near Siena, featured in the series finale of Succession
A beautiful aerial view of the Tuscan villa
Characters Shiv and Roman walk amongst the grounds in the series
A look at the day of the wedding in the show’s finale
The grounds look absolutely stunning in another aerial view
The villa was built in 1680 for Pope Alexander VII
A gorgeous pool area behind a statue in the garden of Villa Cetinale
The villa was built in 1680 for Pope Alexander VII. According to the property’s website, its history has a dark side.
The English traveller Joseph Forsyth wrote in 1800: ‘Cetinale owes its rise and celebrity to the remorse of an amorous cardinal who, to appease the ghost of a murdered rival, transformed a gloomy oak plantation into a penitential retreat, and acted there, all the austerities of an Egyptian hermit.’
Reaching the retreat requires going up 200 steps – the Santa Scala (Holy Stairs). Legend has it Pope Alexander VII ordered the cardinal to climb them on his hands and knees.
The beautiful Italian villa used by Daphne and Harper in season two of The White Lotus
To another gorgeous Italian residency, the Villa Tasca – which features in the second season of The White Lotus – is available for roughly £4,800 a night.
The three-story palatial estate boasts 20-acre gardens.
Your luxury stay also includes a butler, concierge and room attendants.
The estate is used when Daphne, played by Meghann Fahy, and Harper, played by Aubrey Plaza, ditch their husbands on their vacation.
Can you recognise Villa Tasca from season 2 of the dark comedy The White Lotus?
As fans may also remember, there’s also a swimming pool surrounded by beautiful lush gardens
Located in Palermo, the estate transports guests back to the 1500’s, featuring 20-acres of garden and four bedrooms each with an ensuite bathroom
Meghann Fahy as Daphne in the hit series
Daphne (played by Aubrey Plaza) is looped into an off-resort excursion by Harper
The series was a huge hit with fans who loved the second season
The pair pictured in the gorgeous high ceilings of the villa
Plaza next to some of the intricate wall art
Other amenities include a billiards room, music room, bar and a full service staff
Details like gold-edged portraits, carved wooden wardrobes, and marble bathroom tiles make a statement in each suite
Landscape paintings fill the walls and area rugs overlaying the polished stone floors
The living and dining rooms feature grandeur high ceilings, tall windows, and Italian art and design around every corner
The villa boasts a double staircase guiding guests up to its main floor
The stunning villa, perfect for your next trip to Italy, is on Airbnb
You and up to seven guests can also enjoy the home’s neoclassical architecture, Venetian chandeliers, citrus grove and a pond filled with live swans.
Built in the 1500’s as a hunting lodge the villa has reportedly welcomed First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and King Ferdinand IV.
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