The 'Monty Python' star says Airbnb gave his rental away.
Instead of a quest to search for the Holy Grail, one of the beloved Monty Python actors, John Cleese, is on a quest to search for a place to stay in Huntsville, Ontario.
On Monday, Aug. 2, Cleese took to Twitter to ask the people of Muskoka for their help as he searches for a property to rent in the area while shooting a new film. According to the actor's statement on Twitter, Airbnb gave the house he had intended to stay at to someone else.
Does anyone in Huntsville, Ontario have a nice place I can rent to live in while I make a film\n\nAirbnb took our money but now say they've given our house to someone else\n\n(Why did they take the money, then ?)— John Cleese (@John Cleese) 1627922624
It didn't take long before Airbnb issued a quick public apology in the comments section, and asked the screenwriter to slide into their DMs to work this out.
Hi John, we\u2019re very sorry to hear about this and want to help you get this sorted. Can you please DM us more information about the reservation that was cancelled? Thank you.https://twitter.com/messages/compose?recipient_id=2688148651\u00a0\u2026— Airbnb Help (@Airbnb Help) 1627927191
One Twitter user suggested going the "old fashioned route of a hotel" — perhaps with Cleese's Fawlty Towers in mind — but Cleese quickly ruled out that option.
With the inpour of Ontarians reaching out to the actor and doing what Canadians are known to do best, Cleese expressed his thanks to his fans and followers.
So many helpful suggestions !\n\nWe'll follow them up\n\nThanks, Ontarians !!— John Cleese (@John Cleese) 1627933947
So far it remains unknown whether or not Cleese found a place to stay, but with over 800 comments and 1000 retweets on Twitter, he's bound to find a place soon.
An Airbnb representative told Narcity via email on August 5 that Cleese had been refunded for the reservation, which had never been formally accepted by the host. The star has also received a coupon for the next time he books through the site.
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