In lieu of a standard intro, I’m going to encourage all interested parties to run, not walk, to open and keep refreshing this amazing Airbnb listing, because it is about to go live, and the rental is as exclusive as it gets. Why? Because this is the mansion from the legendary 1972 film The Godfather, and the host is only welcoming one group of up to five people for booking.
As soon as this rental listing goes live today, we presume diehard movie fans, or maybe even some aspiring mobsters, will jump all over the chance to experience the 30-night stay being offered. And they’d better be packed and ready to boogie, because check-in is August 1 and anyone who is late might sleep with the fish. Just kidding—there are no fish in the saltwater swimming pool.
The mansion, which shouldn’t be confused with the far larger Godfather estate, was used for the wedding scene in the film’s opening has since become a landmark for movie fans, as they walk by and imagine the late James Caan smashing a camera in the street. In reality, it is merely a beautiful five-bedroom home in a quiet neighborhood that would make for a great place to witness firsthand the efforts being made to raise Staten Island’s tourism profile.
Despite the mansion’s size—there are seven bathrooms as well—the host suggests the accommodations are “most suitable for two adults and three children.” In addition to the pool, guests will undoubtedly appreciate the game room, gym, and especially the pub in the basement. Renovations to the interior have given this home a more modern feel, so it’s safe to assume the rooms are a lot brighter than when Vito Corleone was meeting with his “friends.”
Perhaps the most surprising element of this rental is the price: $50 a night. It’s almost as if it can’t be refused.