The childhood home of Lynyrd Skynyrd vocalist and founding member, Ronnie Van Zant is now available to book on party poopers, Airbnb.
The property in Jacksonville, Florida – also known as The Van Zant House – is actually listed as an official heritage site. A plaque on the front of the house states that Ronnie, and his brothers – current Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Johnny and former .38 Special member Donnie – lived here. The brothers “spent their formative years, growing up in this house with their sisters and parents, between the 1950s and 1980s.”
Its listing on Airbnb states that the house is a “living tribute to the Van Zants”, featuring many tributing nods towards Lynyrd Skynyrd and their legacy.
“Inside this main house, you’ll find some cool memorabilia, a vintage 1938 Brunswick pool table, and a retro 70’s feel, to remind us all of the way things were, with a hint of nostalgia.” The listing also notes that fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd who visit the house seem to always “get goose bumps,” although cautions visitors on their visit.
“Please understand that we have restored and continue to restore this home to what it looked like in the 1970’s (with a few minor nods to technology, like wifi),” the Airbnb listing explains. “If you have an expectation of a perfect modern home, this is probably not a good fit for you.”
Housing up to six guests, with stays starting at $274 (€242.03) per night, the house features three bedrooms and living areas. In 2018, Johnny Van Zant recalled, “That house was our life, that neighbourhood was our neighbourhood.
“We all learned how to play drums in that house, we all learned how to swing on the swing-set out there — that’s where we learned to sing,“ revealed Van Zant. “We didn’t have 700 channels like today. We didn’t have nothing but four channels. We weren’t super rich.”