Reenact The Great Gatsby At F Scott Fitzgerald’s House

F Scott Fitzgerald Museum

by Rebecca Cope |
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Want to repeat the past, à la Jay Gatsby? For anyone who is a fan of The Great Gatsby, we’ve got some great news for you. A home once owned by the novel’s celebrated author F Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda is now available to rent courtesy of Airbnb. What’s more, it’s the only one of their four previous homes available to stay at, as the other three are all privately owned.

Although the beautiful home is in the author wife’s native Montgomery, Alabama, rather than the glittering scene of his magnum opus, Long Island, it is still just as luxurious and impressive as you would imagine...

Broken up into four apartments after the couple moved out in 1932, the Airbnb listing features one of the two-bedroom abodes to book. Recently refurbished to look exactly as it would have during the Fitzgerald’s lifetime, it is decked out in Jazz Age décor, with lush furnishings and personal touches like artworks by Zelda. There are also some tongue-in-cheek nods to the author’s ouvre, including a pillow with the ‘Eyes of T.J. Eckleburg’ – a famous motif from The Great Gatsby – as well as another that quotes Daisy Buchanan ‘I wish I’d done everything on earth with you.’

The couple lived here from 1931 until 1932, writing portions of their novels Save Me The Waltz and Tender Is The Night during their time here. The sprawling property is also connected to the F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald museum next door, making it quite the pilgrimage for any Fitzgerald fans. We'll race you to Airbnb...

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