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Stay in F Scott Fitzgerald's family home in Alabama

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If you’ve ever watched The Great Gatsby and thought you’re living in the wrong era, this could be the holiday for you.

The Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, has spent the past year renovating an apartment in the Fitzgerald home where they lived between 1931 and 1932. Now, overnight guests can book to sleep where Zelda’s Save Me the Waltz and Scott’s Tender is the Night were partially written. This was the last house in which they lived together as a family and the only of their homes in the world open to the public.

It’s literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, to spend a night where two of the key figures of the ‘Jazz Age’ lived at such a pivotal moment in their lives. The apartment is located above the Fitzgerald Museum, a unique institution which has worked since 1986 to educate the public about the family and offer budding authors guidance and support.

Speaking about the launch of the apartment, Sara Powell, the Executive Director of the museum said: “The residency space is a unique opportunity to bring writers, scholars, creatives and anyone with a genuine love of the Fitzgeralds into the museum and experience Zelda’s Montgomery. I spend most of my time here and it is such a unique space. It has to be shared.”

Despite its historic connections, the apartment itself features modern amenities, such as a full kitchen, half-bath and Wi-Fi: this is 1930s living with 2018 comfort! Outside of the apartment, the museum hopes that guests will explore the town itself, where Zelda Fitzgerald grew up and where the pair met. Those staying here will benefit from a complimentary tour of the museum and the chance to soak up those Fitzgerald vibes.

Whilst the apartment will be used for writers’ residence courses, it’s also open to you or me through the wonders of Airbnb (https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/17459957). It’s currently listed at £111 a night with availability from the end of May this year.

Perhaps leave those Gatsby inclinations at home though. Whilst the apartment sleeps four, the listing reminds us to be mindful of the tenant next door, so all-night parties might be off the table!

For more information, visit www.thefitzgeraldmuseum.org

Image credits: The Fitzgerald Museum, Montgomery, Alabama courtesy of The Fitzgerald Museum.

Image of the Fitzgerald living room from Airbnb listing.

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