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Trump’s childhood home is up for rent on Airbnb

Trump’s childhood home is up for rent on Airbnb

New York, 10 August 2017 (MIA) - US President Donald Trump’s childhood city home — complete with a life-size cut-out of the commander-in-chief in the living room — can now be rented through Airbnb.

And the president may not be too happy about it.

Michael Davis, the real estate developer who bought the Jamaica Estates Tudor last year, then flipped it for a nearly million-dollar profit three months later, told The Post on Tuesday that he was thrilled to learn its new owner wanted to rent it out for $4,000 a month.

Davis said he and his business partners quickly rented the place — then turned around and began advertising it on the home-sharing website for $617 a night.

“We made sure that the only book in the house is ‘The Art of the Deal,’” Davis quipped to The Post.

Trump, who lived in the home from birth to age 4, has said he’s against Airbnb when it comes to his properties.

“The concept [of Airbnb] is great for some people,’’ he told CNBC TV in October.

But “I will not let that happen,’’ he said, referring to his own holdings. Still, “sometimes, even when you say it can’t happen, you never know what people are doing behind your back.’’

Davis bought the home at the end of December for $1.39 million, then sold it for $2.14 million in March, records show.

His Airbnb listing plays up its nostalgia, saying, “In 1946, Donald Trump was born to Fred and Mary Trump, and brought home to Jamaica Estates.

“Here they lived, in a home built by Fred himself.

“Not much has been changed since the Trumps lived here, the kitchen is original and the opulent furnishings represent the style and affluence in which the Trumps would have lived,’’ the listing says.

“This is a unique and special opportunity to stay in the home of a sitting president.”
The home at 85-15 Wareham Place has five bedrooms, 3½ baths and sleeps 20 people.

Davis said the house is furnished in “presidential style” — with antiques and chintz chairs — and the living room boasts the Trump cardboard cut-out.

According to its Airbnb listing, the home is available beginning Friday — and already has one renter for two nights at the end of the month.

“We think lots of people will want to stay there,” Davis said. “It’s good value, and it’s a part of history regardless of people’s political affiliations.”

Breakfast is provided, although parties and pets are banned.




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