IN PICS | You can check into Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse for R887 a night

19 October 2019 - 00:00 By AFP Relaxnews
The patio of Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse boasts jaw-dropping ocean views.
The patio of Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse boasts jaw-dropping ocean views.
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Did you dream of sleeping in your Barbie doll's dreamhouse as a child? Airbnb's on it.

To believe your eyes, you'll have to head to California, where a house decorated according to the Barbie universe will be offered for rental at the end of the month.

Barbie, who celebrates her 60th birthday this year, is Airbnb's new prestige host. On the rental page for the house, it's indeed the face of the iconic doll appearing in the profile.

A new arrival on the platform, the plastic supermodel is offering her fans the chance to inhabit the Malibu, California property around which the world of Mattel's toy has grown over the years.

Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse has several stories and sleeps four.
Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse has several stories and sleeps four.
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Barbie clearly likes to entertain lots of friends around the pool.
Barbie clearly likes to entertain lots of friends around the pool.
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The house naturally has several floors. An infinity swimming pool offering views of the Pacific Ocean is well-accessorised with a pink and white life preserver ring and those all-important sun loungers.

The bright-and-pastel colour palette is maintained in every corner of the house, from the couch cushions to the shag rug in the office.

Do you think Barbie keeps her fridge well stocked?
Do you think Barbie keeps her fridge well stocked?
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Check out the mood board in Barbie's home office.
Check out the mood board in Barbie's home office.
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From crafting to painting, there's no shortage of things to do in Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse.
From crafting to painting, there's no shortage of things to do in Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse.
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Several rooms are available for use, including a fully-equipped kitchen, a home cinema, a meditation terrace and a sport deck.

The house sleeps four people, with bedrooms and bathrooms for two couples.

Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse boasts two beautiful bedrooms.
Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse boasts two beautiful bedrooms.
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Touches of Barbie's signature colour - pink - abound in every space.
Touches of Barbie's signature colour - pink - abound in every space.
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The clothes in the dressing room gives clues as to the many different careers Barbie's had over the years.
The clothes in the dressing room gives clues as to the many different careers Barbie's had over the years.
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The rental costs $60 (about R887) a night. The reservation will become available at 8pm on October 23 and is only available for two nights, from October 27 to 29, at airbnb.com.

The reservation also includes a meeting with hairstylist Jen Atkins and a makeover.

Other experiences associated with the various careers that Barbie has had in her lifetime are available to further enhance this colourful weekend. Guests are invited to learn fencing and cooking, among other activities.


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