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Inside Bella Swan’s Twilight house where superfans can spend the night

Despite the first book being published over 16 years ago, the Twilight series remains as popular as ever.

Bella Swan and Edward Cullen’s romance, as well as the love triangle between a vampire and a werewolf, are still very much loved by fans.

Fans can now celebrate their love of the franchise by staying in the exact same house Bella Swan lived at in the movies.

The home that was used for filming the scenes in the Twilight franchise has now been converted to an Airbnb.

Now renamed “Twilight Swan House”, it was originally built in 1935. It has seen few changes since then. This is why it was chosen to star in the movie because of its vintage look.

Bella Swan's bedroom
Bella Swan’s bedroom

In the films, the house was depicted as being in Forks, Washington, but in real life, the home and filming location can be found in St Helens, Oregon.

Bella’s house was used for many scenes. However, the original film was shot on location. Production moved to a soundstage for the subsequent movies.

In 2018, Bella’s house sold for $363,000. A couple named Amber and Dean Neufeld bought it and had quite the lightbulb moment when they decided to transform it into an Airbnb, somewhere that fans can make a pilgrimage to and immerse themselves in all things Twilight.

How was the house restored to almost the same interior as the films?

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart who star in the film series
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart who star in the film series

Fans from all over the world have sent Amber and Dean items that appeared in the movie or look very similar, so that they are able to replicate the house as accurately as possible.

Writing on their Instagram, Amber said: “When my husband and I learned that the Swan House was on the market in 2018, we had to go take a look. Just like many other fans, I had previously visited this home to admire the outside and take photos in front of it.

“Seeing the inside of the home in person, which we previously had only seen on screen, was a surreal experience. It was impossible to believe that we would be accepted for the home.

“After purchasing this charming 1935 home we found ourselves commuting back and forth a lot while maintaining the property as a vacation rental, and we really fell in love with Columbia County.

“So in October of 2020 we packed up our belongings and moved. We now live only 20 minutes away from the Twilight Swan House.”

The home can accommodate eight guests in five bedrooms and many of the original details from the movie can be seen in the house today, including the vintage green kitchen.

The description for the home on Airbnb describes it best, saying: “Stay in this famous movie house! For the first time ever, you are now able to experience the inside of the home, so lovingly referred to as the Twilight Swan House. This house was featured as the home of Charlie and Bella Swan in the movie Twilight.

“This charming 1930’s home is located in a quiet neighbourhood in downtown Saint Helens, within walking distance to the historic riverfront. Portland is just a short drive away.

“This house was used for filming in the movie Twilight! Take photos recreating all of your favourite Twilight scenes! Dine at Charlie’s actual dining table that was used in filming.

“Bella’s bedroom is your place to sleep! Team Edward?–Sleep in the “lookout” room, overlooking the front yard, which is where Bella looks out the window to see Edward parked. Team Jacob?–Sleep in the “Jacob Black guest room”, located off the main entry downstairs.”

The house is hugely popular with booking slots filling up incredibly quickly.

Amber and Dean accept bookings 12 months in advance and are currently fully booked.

On the first of every month at 9am PST, they open the books for that month the following year, so you’ll have to be ready and waiting if you want to book and experience the house for yourself.

Inside Bella Swan's Twilight house where superfans can spend the night
Anurag Reddy
I'm a 29-year-old travel enthusiast, travel and nature photographer, Computer Science graduate, and Mass Communication student. I have seen different shades of life through traveling and lived different lives through reading. With every word I write, I travel within, and I understand myself better. Writing helps me discover myself, and that paved roads for me to choose writing as a profession.


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