'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.

By Teresa at MSN Real Estate Nov 1, 2011 1:30PM

Jersey Shore house in Seaside Heights, New Jersey (© Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)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."

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Nov 2, 2011 11:45AM
Are people idiots or what for watching this so called show. These people are slime..

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


Nov 2, 2011 11:04AM

Snooki? I'd rather be with a farm animal!!!

Nov 2, 2011 10:05AM

Pay $2,500 to catch something a doctor can't get rid of ? BTW, Chlamydia is NOT a flower.

Nov 2, 2011 9:54AM
They would have to pay me to stay there.  LOL The show is a joke and the recent release that much of the show is staged should take away the name reality!  Its anything but! Mike is like a girl, Dina is a pig, Jwow is nasty, Ronni is whipped, Paul and Vinny are the only 2 who seem worth watching but this show is for my kids not me. Watched it 3 times with them and had enough. Easy to call the characters and how they are! 2500..LOL REally a Joke. Great for 18 and 19 year olds with no self esteem.
Nov 2, 2011 9:49AM

2500 to sleep in the house

25 to sleep with Snooki

Nov 2, 2011 9:28AM
I can't understand why anybody in the world could be so stupid to pay for that.....................
Nov 2, 2011 9:03AM
for that price snookie is there to, right and she can just stand when talking or ? in front of ya. they proved they are to be bought and sold guidettes or ? same thing as they portray it ,i'm 6'3" and she's 4'11" works for me
Nov 2, 2011 8:53AM
And for less than 200.00 a night, you can sleep in a  decent hotel on a beach in Florida.Hot
Nov 2, 2011 8:47AM
"It's like you are buying 15 minutes of fame."  Because, let's face it. Being famous is sooooo important.  You're nobody if you're not famous.  And even if you're not really famous, but you feel like you're famous, that's almost as good.  It almost gives meaning to your life.  And it's so much easier to just buy that almost fame, rather than invest any time or effort into developing a skill or talent.  I mean, who wants to try hard? 

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.
Nov 2, 2011 8:23AM

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. 

Nov 2, 2011 8:17AM

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

Nov 2, 2011 7:59AM
I wouldn't pay $2500 even if it included Snooki for the night. (Maybe it does!)
Nov 2, 2011 7:56AM
I think that anybody that follows this stuff has some real mental issues. Some people have got to get a life. These reality shows are a joke. I think that it is time for parents to act like parents and quit trying to win popularity contests with their kids.
Nov 2, 2011 7:27AM
Chlamydia and Crabs @ No extra Charge!
Nov 2, 2011 7:21AM
You can go pooded in the same toilet as them.
Nov 2, 2011 7:10AM
Why would anyone pay $2500 to sleep where snooki lived when you can just hook up with her and sleep there for free?  Everyone else already has!
Nov 2, 2011 7:07AM
Yuck, who would want to step foot in that "Smush" house!?!?!? Skanksville.
Nov 2, 2011 7:00AM

This is so lame!!! Part of being a Guido is that you cannot afford to stay at places for prices like this.

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