John Cleese asks for place to stay in Huntsville, Ont., after Airbnb mishap

Several people have offered up their homes and cottages in Huntsville, Ont., to famous actor John Cleese, after an Airbnb mishap left him without a place to stay while filming a movie in the area.

Cleese, an actor perhaps best known as the co-founder of the comedy group ‘Monty Python,’ tweeted on Monday that his Airbnb in Huntsville had been rented to another person, even though he said the company had already taken his money.

“Does anyone in Huntsville, Ontario have a nice place I can rent to live in while I make a film,” Cleese tweeted. “Airbnb took our money but now say they've given our house to someone else.”

Since sending the tweet, several people have responded offering up their cottages and lake houses for rent during filming.

“Great rate for you,” Jeanette Grant tweeted. “Only requires one bit of Basil. Manuel and I promise not to mention the war,” referring to his classic television show “Fawlty Towers.”

Meanwhile, another Twitter user suggested: “Come and stay here John I promise not to quote Python stuff.”

In an email to CTVNews.ca, a spokesperson for Airbnb said the company is trying to reach Cleese for more information, but has not been able to contact him. In a response to Cleese’s tweet, Airbnb apologized.

It is not clear which movie Cleese is filming in the area, though according to IMDB he is currently in pre-production of “Cut the Painter,” where he stars as Harry, a man living in a small Canadian town who takes in a former writing partner with a terminal illness.

Does anyone in Huntsville, Ontario have a nice place I can rent to live in while I make a film

Airbnb took our money but now say they've given our house to someone else

(Why did they take the money, then ?)

— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) August 2, 2021

My backyard. Come and stay here John I promise not to quote Python stuff. pic.twitter.com/mwt61mJexR

— VegasEh! (@eh_vegas) August 2, 2021

Will this do @JohnCleese? Great rate for you - only requires one bit of Basil - Manuel and I promise not to mention the war :) Get in touch! #HuntsvilleLakehouse pic.twitter.com/sf7rFwN63e

— Jeanette Grant (@MyUltimatePlace) August 2, 2021

You can rent our place. It’s not huge, but the sunsets are incredible. 5 minutes from town. pic.twitter.com/6uBuAhQrPn

— Melissa Ramon (@melissaeramon) August 2, 2021

I'm about two hours away from Huntsville. I would be willing to give you the master bedroom. You'd have to sleep beside my wife, but I promise her snoring is better now. At first I would have a lot of questions about Python and Fawlty Towers, but those would slow down over time

— Sean (@VasDeferen) August 2, 2021

Hi John, we’re 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://t.co/WCQEFGIlXC

— Airbnb Help (@AirbnbHelp) August 2, 2021