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Fifteen Airbnbs that feel like they belong on a Wes Anderson set, from the UK to Tennessee

Film director Wes Anderson is known for his eye-catching symmetry and colour schemes – and now Airbnb has revealed how you can imbue your next getaway with his striking style and recreate your own Wes movie moment.

The rental platform, in collaboration with Universal Pictures UK, has revealed 15 listings that’ll make you feel like you have stepped into one of his iconic film sets, from Moonrise Kingdom to The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Choose between a retro caravan in New Zealand, a ‘Futuro’ styled flying saucer in the UK, or even your very own private island in Norway.

It comes amid a new TikTok trend where people are creating their own versions of Anderson’s aesthetics under the hashtag #wesanderson.

So far, the trend has racked up an astonishing 660million views ahead of his much anticipated new film Asteroid City, set in a fictional desert in the 1950s, which will hit UK cinemas on June 23.

Get ready for the movie by scrolling down to see the Airbnb homes that offer the ideal setting for anyone who wishes to celebrate his style.

RETRO CARAVAN NIGHTS (AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND): This award-winning caravan named ‘Claris’ offers guests a ‘unique Kiwiana overnight experience’ on a ‘stunning’ clifftop along the Pohutukawa Coast. The renovated 10.4 Clipper Caravan, typically used in the 50s and 60s, was ‘saved’ from demolition two years ago and has been wowing guests ever since. ‘Such a beautiful caravan,’ one guest said in their review, while another commented: ‘This caravan was a dream.’ Stroll down to the beach for a BBQ or take to the sea in a kayak, provided by the host

‘FUTORO’ STYLED FLYING SAUCER (REDBERTH, UK): What better way to celebrate Wes Anderson’s upcoming film than by staying in your very own UFO? Unlike Asteroid City, where the apparent arrival of an UFO puts a town on lockdown, this spaceship in Redberth, Wales, boasts a highly-rated host with five-star reviews. Embrace the space theme with a game of space invaders or defender from your bed, or escape via the remote controlled emergency hatch and explore the nearby Pembrokeshire coastline

THE COURTYARD SUITE (MARGATE, UK): This ‘fun and colourful’ getaway oozes Wes Anderson charm with a tangerine bathroom, a bright pink circle bed, and a retro kitchen. Commenting on the site, former guest Olivia wrote: ‘It’s just as great as the pictures! We loved the decor, which was the main selling point for us. The peach bedroom was beautiful… The seashell bedroom was star of the show’

CARROL ROCK (CALIFORNIA, USA): Described as a ‘desert oasis’, this entry was built by a husband and wife duo in ‘the most picturesque neighbourhood in Joshua Tree’ – a town in the Californian desert east of Los Angeles – the listing says. Interiors feature a wooden ceiling and red vintage chairs, which would not be out of place on a Wes Anderson set. The exterior boasts a shaded dining table with chaise lounge chairs, and an outdoor bathhouse with claw foot tub and rain shower. There is also a 34ft blue trailer available to rent for an additional fee

MADRID CITY CENTRE (MADRID, SPAIN): This chic apartment could be a secret room in Wes Anderson’s Budapest Hotel. Pictures show the glamourous pad decorated with shimmering dining room chairs, with bright pink walls and splashes of purple in the kitchen. In a review on Airbnb, Hosni wrote: ‘This flat is more than a flat, it’s an experience where you can think of something else other than your daily routine and thoughts. We had an excellent time staying there – comfortable, cosy, clean and stylish, 100 per cent recommend’

CAMP GRITS SOLAR YELLOW CAMPER (TENNESSEE, USA): This bright yellow cabin looks like a place where Sam and Suzy could hide out in Wes Anderson’s Moonlight Kingdom. The Airbnb listing takes things back to basics, offering guests the chance to ‘heat up a can of beans on the fire’ and ‘listen to each other’s voices’ at the device-free dwelling, nestled in a ‘woodsy yard’. Former guest Stephen wrote in their review: ‘Great place. Love it so much! Will be back! So peaceful and quiet. Great get away.’ Another guest, Kaitlyn, said: ‘Love this place. We came for the camper but stayed for the woods’

COLOURFUL APARTMENT OVERLOOKING THE RIO MARIN CANAL (VENICE, ITALY): Decorated with bright colours and bold patterns, this quirky apartment has all the ingredients of a Wes Anderson film set. It is easy to imagine Laura Bishop, played by Frances Mcdormand, sitting on the bright red sofa for a  Moonlight Kingdom scene. The stylish apartment overlooks the Rio Marin Canal on one side and ‘lush green plants’ on the other, according to its Airbnb listing. ‘The home is filled with vibrant colours with striking paintings and decorative rugs,’ it adds

SECRET SUITE (ORMOS AMMOUDIOU, GREECE): Another listing filled with Wes Anderson charm is this pink and turquoise beachside escape in Ormos Ammoudiou. Pictures show the property’s pastel interiors, where most rooms are painted pink – including the floors. In a striking contrast, the bathroom is painted a deep lilac colour while the terrace is painted turquoise and boasts a hot tub overlooking the sea

KIND OF BLUE 1959 AIRSTREAM (CALIFORNIA, USA): Airbnb hosts in Joshua Tree appear to be pulling out the stops when it comes to Wes Anderson-themed properties. This second listing situated in the Californian national park shows a newly renovated 1959 Airstream surrounded by desert. It is decorated with ‘found treasures mixed with handmade pieces and light colours’ and is the ‘perfect place to peacefully disconnect’, the listing states. Features include an outdoor hammock and dining area, an outdoor kitchen BBQ grill, and a shared pool and hot tub. Former guest Ella described it as an ‘absolutely beautiful site’ in a review on the site. ‘It is just like the photos, maybe even better! The airstreams have everything you need and are so clean,’ they added

GREEK RETRO DECOR & WES ANDERSON’S MOVIE DESIGN (THESSALONIKI, GREECE): This Airbnb listing goes so far as to include the film director in its name – and it is easy to understand why. The chic apartment is decorated with bright blue tones matched with vintage-style furniture and seventies-style flooring.  It is described on Airbnb as ‘a combination of Greek retro decoration and inspiration from Wes Anderson’s films, in the centre of Thessaloniki’. Guests seem to agree, with one review by Petro describing it as ‘one of the most stylish and characterful apartments I have ever visited’

POP ART APARTMENT (PUGLIA, ITALY): This apartment was designed by local artisans and young artists, the Airbnb listing reveals. Guests can enjoy their own private patio and use of a coffee machine at the property. In their reviews, former guest Martin said it was ‘the best place I’ve been so far’ while another guest George said its host Antonio ‘is the greatest host we have ever had on Airbnb’. Reviewer Chiara wrote: ‘If you are looking for a comfortable apartment, equipped with all the comforts, very clean and aesthetically beautiful… then you are in the right place! Antonio’s apartment is amazing’

OFF GRID AND FORTY FEET UP (OREGON, USA): At this wooden tower in Umpqua National Forest you’ll  wake up to the sound of birds calling in the trees and bees humming in the meadow that surrounds it, according to the Airbnb listing. Its warm wooden interiors are reminiscent of Wes Anderson’s film Moonlight Kingdom and evoke scenes of Sam and Suzy on their runaway adventure

PALAZZO PANTELLERIA BLUE HOUSE (SICILY, ITALY): Set within a 16th-century Palazzo Pantelleria in the centre of Palermo, this Sicilian apartment boasts decorative tiled floors and colourful painted ceilings, synonymous with a Wes Anderson film. The apartment has been featured in international architecture magazines, according to its listing on Airbnb. In a review of the property, former guest Juliet said: ‘Such a great oasis in the middle of Palermo – highly recommend.’ Another guest, Sarah, wrote: ‘Gaia’s place is in the coolest old building with the cutest little piazza below. We loved our stay. Everything was perfect’

DREAMY VINTAGE TRAILER AT No.9 FARMS (TENNESSEE, USA): This ‘Spartan Blueberry trailer’ is described as ‘the ultimate vintage camper for travellers looking for a little luxury and a whole lot of whimsy in the heart of middle Tennessee’. Designed by farm owner and local musician Brian Oaks, it is said to be ‘adorned with cosy sleeping quarters’. Guests can sip on a cocktail around the fire, snuggle up on the couch with a good book, or draw a bath in the ‘seductively private outdoor claw-foot tub’. The galley-style kitchen is ‘fully loaded’ with a coffee maker, cocktail set, popcorn maker, hot water pot, and more. Guests can also buy items from the organic No.9 Farm

PRIVATE ISLAND IN SUNNY HVALER (HVALER, NORWAY): This small cabin could be another possible hideaway for Wes Anderson’s characters Sam and Suzy in Moonlight Kingdom. Situated on a 10,000-square-metre private island, the property can welcome up to seven guests. Highlights include access to the private island, as well as ‘your own boat, your own cabin, and your own kingdom’, the listing says on Airbnb. Although off-grid, guests can charge phones and iPads via a solar panel. There is no running water but drinking water is available, free of charge, from the local grocery store. In a review, former guest Herman wrote: ‘A unique experience! I will rent again this summer. Fishing from the provided boat was the peak of our trip.’ Another guest, Riaz Jan Kjell, said: ‘How often do you get to live on your own island? Boat around exploring your own idyllic coastline? Swim in your own sea? This is truly an amazing experience’

Wes Anderson’s latest film Asteroid City, set in a fictional desert in the 1950s, will hit UK cinemas on June 23

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