This may surprise you, but Beyoncé is just like the rest of us. Okay, in one respect: she rents on Airbnb.
The pop idol asked organizers of the Super Bowl, where she sang at half-time during the 50th edition of the American football championship earlier this month, to let her stay in Airbnb accommodations rather than a luxury hotel. But, of course, Ms. Knowles-Carter has her own demanding tastes.
In fact, it was not modest, or reasonable, at all. Beyoncé rented a huge mansion in Los Altos Hills, one of the wealthiest towns in the San Francisco Bay area, sitting on a five-hectare (12-acre) property. It came complete with five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a swimming pool, a green roof, a vegetable garden, a gym, a cellar and a garden with 60 fruit trees and a 270-degree view overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
Price for one night? $10,000. The mansion itself is worth an estimated $50 million.
Between two dance moves and a show watched by 112 million US television viewers, the singer found the downtime she needed to relax and spend a good time. At least, that’s what her Instagram account tells us. “It was a Super weekend Airbnb,” she captioned a picture of her lounging on the couch.
Those wagging tongues claim it’s just a publicity stunt for Airbnb, which probably hosted the “Single Ladies” star for free in exchange for a tweet. But a few days later since the original post, the caption has been removed.
To all you owners on Airbnb, keep an eye out — Queen B could very well be your next client.