You Can Rent the Scooby Gang’s Mystery Machine on Airbnb This Summer — and Shaggy Will Be Your Virtual Host

published Jun 9, 2022
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If your summer plans include rounding up the gang and hitting the road in a van for adventures aplenty, Matthew Lillard and Airbnb have the most paw-fect treat for you and the Scooby to your Shaggy. The “Scooby-Doo” star is hosting his very own rental, giving fans of the beloved franchise the opportunity to ride around in the iconic Mystery Machine — and it’ll cost you just $20 per night.

Lillard (who played the sheepishly lovable Shaggy) is celebrating 20 years of the first live-action film by offering up a groovy stay in the colorful camper van for three one-night bookings on June 24, 25, and 26, giving fans a unique opportunity to cruise around Southern California in one of the most famous vehicles on the planet, with room to sleep for two guests.

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The Mystery Machine will offer plenty of Y2K nostalgia, including a retro TV to watch the films, mystery games to help pass the time, the vibrant glow of a lava lamp, a portable CD player, and, of course, all-you-can-eat Scooby snacks so no one goes hungry. The only thing not included is monsters — Lillard says they’re not invited.

In a press release, the actor opened up about the unique new offering, which has never before been available to the public. “I’ve been channeling Shaggy since the live-action adaptation in 2002, and he’s been a part of me ever since,” he said. “I can’t wait to welcome guests into the world of the Mystery Inc. gang as their Airbnb Host and give them a summer vacation they’ll never forget… monsters not included!”

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Per the listing, guests will also enjoy an outdoor setup “with enough lounge seating and hammock space for you to vibe out, free from any monsters that might be lurking about,” and Lillard will treat the lucky guests to a virtual greeting upon arrival, and an on-site concierge will help with any additional needs during each stay.

Bookings open at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 16, and guests are responsible for all travel and other costs to and from California. Airbnb is also making a one-time donation to Five Acres, an agency dedicated to working with families and children in Southern California by way of advocacy, safety, and community-based mental/behavioral health services.