Live in A Barbie World
Last week, Mattel announced that Barbie has listed her Malibu Dreamhouse, a very real luxury villa in the heart of Malibu, for users to book for $60 per night (to commemorate the Barbie brand’s 60th anniversary) starting Oct. 23 on Airbnb. The two-bed, two-bath home will be available to rent for a one-time-only, two-night stay from Oct. 27-29.
The ocean-front, three-story residence includes an indoor theater, a basketball court, an outdoor dining patio, a meditation space, a hobby studio, a fully stocked kitchen and a sunset-facing infinity pool equipped with a water slide. Of course the decor is on-brand too, with pink cushions, pink carpets, even pink cooking pots.
According to the listing, the stay includes visits by Barbie's friends to "inspire and teach you new things": fencing lesson with Ibtihaj Muhammad, cooking lessons with chef Gina Clarke-Helm, meet-and-greet with celebrity stylist Jen Atkin, and behind the scenes tour of of Columbia Memorial Space Center with pilot and aerospace engineer Jill Meyers.
This is not the first time Airbnb has offered co-branded stays. Previous partnerships include listings for an Ikea showroom and an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile stay.