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Daddy Yankee puts his Puerto Rico mansion on Airbnb

By Marina Villen

Luquillo, Puerto Rico, Nov 16 (EFE).- Daddy Yankee has listed his home in the Puerto Rican town of Luquillo on Airbnb for those who want to go on a mountain retreat and experience the King of Reggaeton’s lifestyle firsthand.

At the house that inspired some of Daddy Yankee’s successes, guests will find a room with a pool table decorated with his albums and awards, a swimming pool garden, volleyball court and a master bedroom

“The design of the house is completely based on his songs, his videos and on how he, as an artist, has the ability to bring with his music a very inspiring and at the same time very creative message,” Fernando Rodriguez, a well-known Puerto Rican decorator, tells Efe.

During a media tour, designer Stewart Rodriguez said that he studied in depth the artist’s way of dressing, walking and singing his hit songs such as Gasolina, Con Calma and Dura.

“For us, his history and life were the ultimate inspiration,” says Rodríguez, adding that the design reflects Daddy Yankee’s personality.

There is graffiti by well-known local artists covering the walls of various rooms, the Puerto Rican flag on the pool table mat, and a domino, the most popular and traditional game on the Caribbean island.

“Daddy Yankee is a person who is 100% Puerto Rican and I found certain areas and decorative instruments that we could use so that he could celebrate his Puerto Rican pride,” explains the decorator.

Born in San Juan in 1976, Daddy Yankee who won seven Latin Grammy awards uses this Luquillo house to get away from it all and enjoy time with the family.

The mansion will be available on Airbnb for reservations starting next month at $85 per night.

The stay also holds other surprises. Daddy Yankee has recorded a welcome video for guests and created a playlist of his favorite songs, says Airbnb spokesperson Jessica Pecoraro.

“It’s going to be a pretty interesting experience,” highlights Pecoraro, saying that working with Daddy Yankee was “a dream come true.”EFE


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