Gather the courage to stay in Hocus Pocus 2‘s Sanderson cottage, now that it’s officially on the market as a real Airbnb. The long-awaited sequel to the 1993 cult classic Halloween movie debuts on Disney+ this weekend. Starring Bette Middler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimi as Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson, a trio of evil, albeit hysterical, witches, Hocus Pocus made little impact on the box office and the general public upon its release. However, it became one of the most popular Halloween movies of all time as it continues to be a staple on Disney and Freeform’s annual Halloween lineup year after year, cementing a place in millennial and gen-z’s childhoods.
Hocus Pocus follows Halloween skeptic Max, (Omri Katz) his sister Dani, (Thora Birch) and love interest Allison (Vinessa Shaw) as they accidentally re-awaken the villainous Sanderson sisters on Halloween eve by lighting the eternal Black Flame Candle. The three must put an end to the witches reign of terror as they attempt to kidnap children for a traditional Halloween sacrifice. Hocus Pocus 2 will pick up 30 years following the events of Hocus Pocus when the Sandersons are resurrected once more by a new group of teenagers, played by Belissa Escobedo, Whitney Peak, and Lila Buckingham. It will also explore the Sanderson sisters’ origin story.
Now, fans have the opportunity to reserve a stay in a real-life Sanderson sister cottage coming to Airbnb. The cottage is a replica of the historic home featured in the movies and will come with all of the wicked haunts fans know and love. Based in the woods of Danvers, Massachusetts, the cottage will include the enchanting Manual of Witchcraft and Alchemy, the cauldron where guests will have their hand in trying out spells, and a chance to explore the haunted and historic district of Salem. The stay will conclude with a special screening of Hocus Pocus 2. Booking opens at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 12th for a stay on Thursday, October 20th, and will only be available for 1-night only.
What Role The Cottage Plays In Hocus Pocus
The cottage is integral to Hocus Pocus, as it sets the tone for the Sanderson sister’s introduction to the audience as menacing, wicked witches. It also serves as a plot device to move the story forward, as this is where Max, Dani, and Allison discover the remnants of the Sanderson legacy. Although unknown to them at the time, their spirits will return to the cottage, and that is where the trio finds the Black Flame to awaken them. The Sanderson cottage is also where the witches keep their mystical book of spells, cast their enchantments, and imprison those fighting back against them. While the cottage plays an important role in Hocus Pocus, it seems based on the initial trailers for Hocus Pocus 2, that the sequel is taking a different route, with the Sanderson’s legacy put on display in a shop in Salem, rather than tucked away in their cottage.
However, based on the Airbnb listing, it seems the cottage will be featured on-screen quite frequently throughout Hocus Pocus 2. Whether the new trio of teens discovers the witches’ hiding spot remains to be seen, but it appears the Black Flame Candle is lit somehow–meaning the cottage could make an appearance before the witches’ return. All will be revealed when Hocus Pocus 2 debuts on Disney+ this Friday, September 30th, but until then, fans can take a glimpse at the Sanderson sister cottage on Airbnb for the time being.