A little more than a year after it first hit the market, the modest Jamaica Estates Tudor that was once home to President Donald Trump is now … an Airbnb rental?
It seems that way: According to the Times-Ledger, the house appeared recently on the short-term rental site, with a $725/night asking price. Per the listing, the house has 15 beds (most of which appear to be bunk beds) across its five bedrooms, and three and a half bathrooms. “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.”
There’s also Trump memorabilia and framed quotes scattered throughout the place, the most head-scratching of which is a cardboard cut-out of the president, which looms over a corner of the living room. (“He is a great companion for watching Fox News late into the night,” the listing reads. Hmm.)
The listing appears is, indeed, legit—the host, who uses “Donald J. Trump Childhood Home” as a display name, is verified, and Airbnb confirmed that it’s a real listing. It’s not the first time someone has used proximity to the Trump clan as a selling point on the short-term rental site; a Trump Tower tenant touted staying in “the most secure and unique building” when listing their condo in the Fifth Avenue tower after the presidential election.
As we previously reported, “the house first came on the market in July last year for $1.65 million, but no one took the bait. The price was lowered a few months later to $1.399 million, but that didn’t work out at the time either, and it ended up on the auction block.”
The final sale price was $2.14 million, and the owner seems to be going the rental route to get some ROI: Before the Airbnb listing, the home was most recently listed as a $3,500/month rental.