'Jersey Shore' house renters: We feel like celebrities
People of all ages pay $2,500 a night to sleep where Snooki and the gang do their reality TV show. 'It's like you are buying 15 minutes of fame,' one says.
When it comes time to share stories about your summer vacation accommodations, few will be able to top those who rented the house where the MTV reality show "Jersey Shore" is filmed.
"It was basically the closest thing we’ll ever come to being a celebrity," Joe Ambrosini, 33, said to The Asbury Park (N.J.) Press. Ambrosini, of Philadelphia, rented the house for a night with seven friends. "Whenever we went out on the deck or did anything, right away cameras were flashing and people were saying 'Hey, I think it’s one of them.'
"We all have said that it was probably the best night of the summer," Ambrosini said. "It's like you are buying 15 minutes of fame."
The house rents for $2,500 a night, though rates are negotiable for parties and multinight stays. It has six bedrooms and three baths. We think the house could use a visit from HGTV's "Design on a Dime" team, but you can see photos of it here. People have also posted photos of themselves inside or in front of the house on its Facebook page.
What kind of people rent the "Jersey Shore" house? All kinds, said Michael Loundy, the real-estate agent who handles the rentals.
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"We have really been surprised at the ages of the people that want to rent the house," Loundy, a broker at Seaside Realty, said to the paper.
Kristen Gisondi, 29, of Hamburg, N.J., rented the house for her bachelorette party in June. "That was like my top thing. That’s what I wanted to do for my bachelorette party, just party at the 'Jersey Shore' house," she told The Asbury Park Press.
Jennifer Bauer of Tom's River, N.J., got a night in the house for her 40th birthday. Perhaps mindful of the carryings-on during the show, she brought her own sheets and slept on top of the covers.
"It was just really cool being able to sleep in the house, in the same bedrooms where the cast stayed, sitting at the table where they eat," she told the newspaper. "I just felt like I was on the show."
spray her down with lysol and defungy her and you get a lil bit of ? out of it ,skanks are skanks ,good place for a biker party
Pay $2,500 to catch something a doctor can't get rid of ? BTW, Chlamydia is NOT a flower.
Funny thing is, if people spent time examining and living their own lives, instead of worrying about the people on TV, their lives would have a lot more value and the people on Jersey Shore would never have been famous in the first place. And they'd have an extra $2500 in the bank with which to do something worthwhile.
I heard if you do not get, herpes, gonorrhea, aphids, fleas, SARs, bed bugs, ticks and other assorted things left behind by the cast of the Jersey Shore you do not get back the 1800 bucks of the 2500 a night used for security deposite on your future health.
Heck I thought the going rate for a night in that place when the show was filmed was a bottle of Vodka or 12 beers.
Good god you got to be kidding if i was paid 25,000 and you tossed her in i wouldn't sleep in that dump
This is so lame!!! Part of being a Guido is that you cannot afford to stay at places for prices like this.
About Teresa Mears
Teresa Mears is a veteran journalist who has been interested in houses since her father took her to tax auctions to carry the cash at age 10. A former editor of The Miami Herald's Home & Design section, she lives in South Florida where, in addition to writing about real estate, she publishes Miami on the Cheap to help her neighbors adjust to the loss of 60% of their property value.