Want to stay at Daddy Yankee’s home? You can via Airbnb for just $85

November 17, 2021
The living room wall pays homage to Daddy Yankee's popular nickname, "The Big Boss"


For just $85 a night, and if you act fast, you can spend one night in Daddy Yankee’s home in Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

The Puerto Rican reggaetón artist said he listed his home on Airbnb so guests could experience the heritage and activities the island has to offer.

“During your stay, I encourage you to explore the rich heritage and history of the area, where the culture and weather are equally hot,” Daddy Yankee’s Airbnb listing read.

But the home will only be available for three nights – Dec. 13, 15 and 17 – and booking opens Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. ET. It will be open to only two guests per night, and they’ll have access to one bedroom and bathroom along with various dining, gaming and outdoor areas. Guests will be virtually greeted by Daddy Yankee, offered a playlist of his favorite songs and escorted inside by a concierge. 

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Jessica Pecoraro, Airbnb’s consumer communications lead for Latin America and the U.S., told USA TODAY she was part of the team that traveled to Puerto Rico to prepare Daddy Yankee’s home for guests.

His Luquillo home is located near the island’s National Rainforest, El Yunque, as well as local beaches. What Daddy Yankee called the perfect spot for “jangueo,” or hanging out, is also where he often travels to disconnect from daily life. Pecoraro said he bought the secluded home over 15 years ago.

“He wanted to share his retreat with others, and although it’s open for only a few nights, he hopes to make it open long term for guests through Airbnb’,” Pecoraro said.

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Each room pays homage to Daddy Yankee’s biggest hits such as “Gasolina,” “Dura” and “Despacito.”  Local designer Fernando Rodriguez helped decorate the home, and other Puerto Rican graffiti artists and photographers were brought in, Pecoraro said. 

The top of the pool house has the number 21 painted over it to honor Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente and Daddy Yankee’s love for the sport. And one living room has “The Big Boss” painted on a wall in reference to Daddy Yankee’s common nickname.

Daddy Yankee and Airbnb’s partnership marks the company’s first project with a Latino artist, and Pecoraro said it was an exciting milestone for the company’s Latino workers. 

Airbnb will make a one-time donation to PRoTechos, a local nonprofit organization that rebuilds roofs in underserved Puerto Rican communities that are in need of infrastructure work following natural disasters such as hurricanes Irma and Maria. 

“Everything we put out for promotion and content was in Spanish, and we used all Puerto Rican workers and artists for the home. We hope guests see that and his culture reflected in the home,” Pecoraro said.

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