Yes you read that right…$6,500 per night to rent the "Jersey Shore" house! I don't need to see the TV show to know that this is almost as crazy and the Brangelina house. Seriously, you can rent a truly amazing home for $6,500 a night…or a mega yacht. This is simply a mega-rip-off to me. More great celebrity real estate news this week – Bernie Madoff finds a buyer, Scarlett Johansson's home goes on the market, Joely Fisher sells her home and then the crazy "Jersey Shore" home.
By: Diane Tuman, Zillow Content Manager | February 5, 2010
JERSEY SHORE HOUSE FOR RENT! For all you Guido and Guidette wannabes who want to gym/tan/laundry in the actual space where the “Jersey Shore” cast of characters hung out, you can because the Jersey Shore house is for rent! The rental prices are for single nights only and they have a definite spike for seasonality. For example, the house is renting for $3,500/per night until May 1, then it jumps to $6,500 per night from May 1-July 15. See more photos of Jersey Shore house.
In case you’re caught up in the tan-sanity of MTV’s latest reality series “Jersey Shore,” you’re probably wondering what’s “The Situation” on the Jersey Shore house where Snooki, Pauly, Vinny and the rest of the crew spend their days and late, late nights. The brown-shingled party house is located at 1209 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751 and it’s just behind a row of shops on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, NJ – including the T-shirt shop where they all work (click on the photo above and drag to the left to see the boardwalk).
The show airs Thursday nights on MTV and has commanded its share of headlines due to a cast with strong personalities who like to ”gym/tan/laundry,” get into fights and call themselves “Guidos” and “Guidettes.” Ironically, while the house is located on the Jersey shore and the show is about the happenings at the Jersey shore, only one cast member — Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola of Hazlet, NJ — is actually from the Garden State.
Many Italian-American organizations and MTV advertisers have taken exception to their behavior and self-described monikers and call the group offensive and exploitative of a stereotype.
“I don’t see any redeeming value in the show,” DiMino told the NY Times. “They are an embarrassment to themselves and to their families.” — Andre DiMino, president of the largest Italian-American service organization in the U.S.
Philadelphia blog Phillyist says this is not the real Jersey shore – or at least the part of the Jersey shore that Philadelphians would dare venture into.
Meanwhile, the show is rocketing up the ratings scale for MTV, last Thursday capturing the No. 1 slot on cable for the 12-34-year-old demographic. (Twelve-year-olds are watching this?)
Want to see your share of tans, muscles and plenty of hormone-fueled drama? Tune into Jersey Shore on Thursday at 10 p.m. on MTV. We won’t tell…
By: Diane Tuman, Zillow Content Manager | February 9, 2010
Ooh, this has to hurt: Actress Scarlett Johansson purchased this Hollywood Hills home in 2007, paying $7 million and now she has listed it for sale for $4,950,000 — a price reduction of $2,050,000 (see percentage of Hollywood Hills homes sold for a loss).
This gated Spanish Villa was built in 1931 and just underwent a complete restoration, including some green upgrades such as solar power. A gourmet period-style kitchen includes “Big Chill” appliances (retro, baby). Rooms flow in and out to terraces, patios and cascading gardens.
Johansson has starred in films such as “Lost in Translation,” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” and is reportedly spending more time in New York where she is making her Broadway debut to rave reviews in Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge.”
> See more photos of Johansson’s home
It looks like Bernie Madoff’s penthouse apartment in Manhattan’s Upper East Side has gone into contract for an undisclosed price, according to Curbed (via the Wall Street Journal). While the apartment at 133 E 64th St, New York, NY, 10065 still shows a $8.9 million price tag, it was originally listed at $9.9 million last fall.
Of Madoff’s three real estate holdings that were seized by U.S. Marshalls for resale with proceeds going to victims of Madoff’s spectacular Ponzi scheme, Madoff’s Montauk beach house sold first for $9.4 million. Now that the Manhattan penthouse appears to be locked up by an unknown buyer, the only Madoff property left is the Palm Beach home for $7,250,000, which appears to have been reduced twice now — from $8.5 million to $7.9 million and now to $7.25 million.
By: Diane Tuman, Zillow Content Manager | February 11, 2010
Joely Fisher, sitcom star of ‘Til Death and the daughter of a celebrated Hollywood couple (Eddie Fisher and Connie Stevens; her half-sister is Carrie Fisher) just sold her Encino, CA home for $2.4 million.
According to the LA Times, “…the four-bedroom, seven-bathroom contemporary had been on and off the market since mid-2007.” According to public records, Fisher purchased the house in October of 2005 for $3,350,000.
The 1955 home was redone in 2005, employing Asian-style touches. A home theater is included in the 4,511 square feet of living space, and it has city and mountain views, plus a lagoon pool with a pool house.