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Published on May 07, 2024
Live Like Anne Hathaway's Character, Atlanta Home from "The Idea of You" Now an Airbnb GemSource: Airbnb

Movie buffs and rom-com lovers now have the chance to walk in the footsteps of Anne Hathaway's latest character—a 40-year-old single mom who finds love in unexpected places. Her "California" home from Amazon's new flick "The Idea of You" isn't nestled in the Golden State. Instead, it's sitting pretty in Atlanta, Georgia, reported FOX 5 Atlanta. And you guessed it, it's up for grabs on Airbnb for the tidy sum of about $400 a night.

The film may be set across the country, but Georgia played a perfect stand-in. The Virginia-Highland neighborhood property, now available for your staying pleasure, underwent a two-month facelift to fit the aesthetic just right, transforming its 2,000 square-feet into something out of a love story. If you fancy sleeping in a bedroom painted to harmonize with Hathaway's skin tone, booking this three-bedroom, three-bathroom abode is a click away.

Airbnb guests can also revel in the property's additional features. "The home offers two additional studio spaces in its basement," as described in the FOX 5 Atlanta report. And not just inside, but outside's had work done, too. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, production designer Amy Williams said they "added all of the plants, the bougainvillea climbing up her house, desert plants in the neighbor's lawn and fake green leaves to all of the surrounding trees" to bring that west coast vibe to life.

The Airbnb listing suggests guests won't just enjoy sleeping in cinematic history—they’ll be in prime turf for local attractions. "Walk to great restaurants, shops, the Atlanta Beltline, Piedmont Park and Ponce City Market," urges the description. You may also perch on the "street-level porch perfect for relaxing and people-watching," quite the draw for tourists and locals alike. But the silver screen magic doesn't stop at one locale. Other homes from the movie dot Atlanta's Buckhead and Cabbagetown, proving that Georgia's capital is as much a character in this narrative as Hathaway herself, as reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

But if you thought Atlanta was only masquerading as California, think again. The city also stood in for Paris, with Savannah doing its best impression of the City of Light, says The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Mock mountains, palm trees, and the requisite romantic lighting completed the illusions.

So, next time you're scrolling aimlessly through Airbnb options, remember: a slice of movie history could be the backdrop to your own rom-com—minus the cameras and call times, of course.