One-night stay in Bar­bie’s Mal­ibu Dream­house

The Korea Times - - TRAVEL - By Christi Car­ras

You’ve heard of Hol­i­day Bar­bie and Su­per­star Bar­bie. Now get ready for Airbn-Bar­bie.

The Mat­tel toy brand an­nounced that Bar­bie has listed her Mal­ibu Dream­house, a not-plas­tic, very real lux­ury villa, that will be avail­able for users to book for $60 per night on Airbnb.

Lo­cated in the heart of Mal­ibu, Calif., the ocean-front, three-story res­i­dence in­cludes an in­door theater, a bas­ket­ball court, an out­door din­ing pa­tio, a med­i­ta­tion space, a hobby stu­dio, a fully stocked kitchen and a sun­set-fac­ing in­fin­ity pool equipped with a wa­ter slide.

In cel­e­bra­tion of Bar­bie’s 60th an­niver­sary, the com­pany will also make a do­na­tion to one of the char­i­ties in­volved in the Bar­bie Dream Gap Pro­ject on the guests’ be­half. Plus, vis­i­tors will have ac­cess to a walk-in closet that dou­bles as an ex­hibit show­cas­ing six decades of Bar­bie’s fash­ion evo­lu­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to the Bar­bie web­site, the ex­pe­ri­ence also fea­tures a mee­tand-greet with celebrity hair­styl­ist Jen Atkin, a one-on-one fenc­ing les­son with fenc­ing medal­ist Ibti­haj Muham­mad, a glob­ally in­spired cook­ing les­son with Gina ClarkeHelm of Mal­ibu Sea­side Chef and a be­hind-the-scenes tour of Columbia Me­mo­rial Space Cen­ter with pi­lot and aero­space en­gi­neer Jill Mey­ers.

“As a home­owner and en­tre­pre­neur, I am ex­cited to be host­ing my Dream­house for the first time on Airbnb!” Bar­bie posted on the home-rental site. “It’s full of in­spi­ra­tion, like pic­tures of the 200+ ca­reers I’ve had and the role mod­els in my life, so I hope it in­spires you to re­mem­ber that you can be any­thing!”

(Los An­ge­les Times/Tri­bune News)

Tri­bune News Ser­vice

Bar­bie’s Mal­ibu Dream­house, a not-plas­tic, very real lux­ury villa, top, and Bar­bie Mal­ibu House Doll Play­set

In­te­rior of Bar­bie’s Dream­house in Mal­ibu

A bed­room in Bar­bie’s Dream­house in Mal­ibu

In­te­rior of Bar­bie’s Dream­house in Mal­ibu

Out­doors tub at Bar­bie’s Dream­house in Mal­ibu

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