Hey 'Jersey Shore' Fans: Now You Can Rent the House
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. -- Fans of MTV's "Jersey Shore" can get a firsthand look at the gym-tan-laundry lifestyle by renting the house where the reality series is taped.
Just bring $2,500 a night and your own drama.
Renters to the home in Seaside Heights have access to the duck phone and the double bed in the Smush Room. But they won't find the usual mess because the landlord cleaned the place.
Renter Joe Ambrosini of Philadelphia tells the Asbury Park Press people took his picture anytime he went out of the deck. The 33-year-old says it was like "buying 15 minutes of fame."
Jennifer Bauer of Toms River says it's cool sleeping in the same bedrooms where the cast stayed. But Bauer says she brought her own sheets.
UPDATE: Reached by AOL Real Estate, listing agent Mike Loundy said there's been no shortage of interested tenants -- it's just not the type of renter you might expect.
"The age of folks [renting the home] is usually 30 and above," Loundy told AOL Real Estate. "We just had a 40th birthday for someone last weekend."
Loundy said about half the viewers of "The Jersey Shore" are between 30 and 60 years old, in his experience. "It's a pretty wild phenomenon," he said.
The lure may have something to do with the home's near-celebrity status. Celebrities are frequently seen visiting the home, Loundy said, though he's sworn to secrecy as to their identity. Two cast members very recently visited the six-bedroom smush pad, as well, he said.
To see the listing for yourself, visit mtvjerseyshorehouse.com.
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