Trump's Childhood Home Is Great, Tremendous, Available for Rent on Airbnb
The rental comes with a cardboard cutout of the president and a creepy placard outside the bedroom where he "was likely conceived."
Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Back in March, a mysterious buyer identified only as "Trump Birth House LLC" purchased President Trump's childhood home in Queens, New York, for $2.14 million in cash. And now we have a better idea of what its new owner has done with the place thanks to a new listing on Airbnb.
According to the Washington Post, you can now pay to live like a Trump for an evening for just $725 a night—if that's something you're into.
The residence is advertised as "PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CHILDHOOD HOME - SLEEPS 20" on the hospitality platform, and while you might be able to cram that many people inside, the place wasn't built for it. The Tudor-style residence—apparently constructed by Papa Trump himself back in 1940—is fitted with five bedrooms and three and a half baths. Its 2,000 square feet no longer hold Trump's precious family heirlooms, but the new owner outfitted it with a bunch of photos of the president and some weird-ass signs describing what went down in each of its five rooms.
Perhaps the strangest—a framed placard hanging by the master bedroom, with lettering delicately scrawled in gold—reads:
In this bedroom,
President Donald J. Trump
was likely conceived,
by his parents,
Fred and Mary Trump.
The world has never been the same.
Other strange Trump memorabilia adorn the walls and hallways, including a Warhol-style piece of pop art depicting the president's face in six different hues and a life-sized cardboard cutout of the man himself, staring at you from the corner of a room—"a great companion for watching Fox News late into the night," according to the listing.
"Not much has been changed since the Trumps lived here," the listing reads. "The kitchen is original and the opulent furnishings represent the style and affluence in which the Trumps would have lived."
It also notes that whoever's running the Airbnb lives in one of the bedrooms, "which will not be accessible to you during your stay." The individual behind Trump Birth House LLC hasn't revealed his or her identity, and it's unclear if the homeowner and the Airbnb host are the same person. Misha Haghani of Paramount LLC, which sold the home back in March, wouldn't discuss the information—though he did confirm that the home is, in fact, Trump's old pad.
"This property is so much more than just real estate," Haghani told Politico in March. "As they say, beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder."
Follow Drew Schwartz on Twitter.