Scooby-Doo Star Matthew Lillard is Renting Out the Mystery Machine on Airbnb

For Scooby-Doo fans, who wouldn’t want to spend the night in the Mystery Machine? That opportunity will be made available to a lucky, select few, courtesy of franchise star Matthew Lillard and Airbnb. On Instagram, Lillard posted a video of himself hanging out with the iconic vehicle he’d spent a lot of time in while filming the Scooby-Doo movies. He channels his Shaggy voice a bit while revealing that a bed has been placed in the back as he’s listing the Mystery Machine on Airbnb.

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“Zoinks! It’s been 20 years since I played Shaggy in the first live-action Scooby-Doo film by Warner Bros., but his spirit has been with me since,” Lillard says in the Airbnb listing. “To celebrate, I’m throwing it back to 2002 with a totally groovy stay in the gang’s beloved Mystery Machine, monsters not included.”


While this opportunity will capture the interest of many, this will obviously be something that very few will actually get to experience. Booking will open at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 16, for three stays on June 24, 25, and 26. Just two guests are allowed for each night, and at $20 per night, it’s safe to presume the nights will be sold out in a matter of seconds, if that. But those lucky enough to secure a night in the mystery machine will be treated to an incredible Scooby-Doo fan experience.

The stay includes a “virtual greeting” upon arrival from Lillard. The van will be outfitted with plenty of throwbacks to 2002, from the tunes of Sugar Ray on a portable CD player to “basking in the glow of a lava lamp and donning Shaggy’s signature puka shell necklace.” Making Shaggy and Scooby proud, the stay includes all-you-can-eat snacks including some of their favorite foods, like hot dogs and eggplant burgers.

For the mystery solvers, there will also be mystery games to take part in. The night will cap off with a late-night re-watch of Scooby-Doo with all the popcorn and Scooby Snacks you can eat. Of course, if the van ever gets too cramped, the exterior includes a setup with lounge seating and hammock space to “vibe out, free from any monsters that might be lurking about.”

Matthew Lillard Continues to Play Shaggy

After the live-action Scooby-Doo movies, Matthew Lillard had been voicing Shaggy in various animated movies and television shows. He was disappointed that he wasn’t called upon to voice Shaggy in the animated reboot movie Scoob!, but it wasn’t the end of Shaggy in the role. He was back on the small screen last year to voice Shaggy for Scooby-Doo, Where Are You Now!. Lillard also provides the voice of Shaggy in the upcoming video game MultiVersus, keeping him that role for some time to come.

While Casey Kasem will always be respected as the original, many fans now think of Lillard as their Shaggy. Check out the listing for his Mystery Machine at