VERO BEACH, Fla. — An Airbnb listing is advertising a stay in a Florida prison, if you dare.
Starting at $103 a night, guests can enjoy amenities such as 99 acres of exploration “at your own risk,” three catch-and-release ponds fully stocked with fish, and “interesting” buildings that are “almost like a little museum” at a prison in Vero Beach.
Visitors are encouraged to “bring what you need to survive,” which makes sense, as each rental is a cell with one or two “beds” and one toilet.
The rest of the prison ground is considered a “common area” and guests are encouraged to explore the 99-acre site and access buildings that are not currently being used in film shoots, according to the host, Rob.
“The whole idea is to have an experience or even show young ones where they DO NOT want to end up,” the listing reads. “The fun part is you can leave when you like :)”
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the prison in the listing is actually the former Indian River Correctional Institution in Vero Beach. The grounds once housed male inmates between the ages of 14 and 18. The Times said it was closed in 2012 due to budget concerns.
The host, Rob, says on the listing that he is a film maker and actor who works in television production.
He told the Tampa Bay Times that he’s not “intensely” promoting the listing.
“It’s just kind of there,” he said. “We also let them [users] know this is a camping trip. We provide nothing but the prison, that’s it. It’s no Marriott.”