For more than 20 years, the world has grappled with the question of who lives in a pineapple under the sea. The answer has traditionally been SpongeBob SquarePants. But Vrbo and Paramount have partnered to change the game and the question.
If you’re not familiar with Vrbo, it is the spot online to book vacation rentals. The name is actually an acronym for “Vacation rentals by owner.” They’ve been in the business since 1995, and have continually expanded ever since.
These days, Vrbo boasts more that two million houses, condos, apartments and beyond around the world that can be easily accessed through their website. And they range in price, with options for virtually any budget.
It’s a great place to add a bit of an adventure to any trip. In addition to SpongeBob’s house, Vrbo also has other unique vacation venues such as castles and treehouses. It’s an interesting place to find an outside of the box idea when looking for somewhere to stay.
Vrbo meets SpongeBob
In conjunction with the release of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, Vrbo has partnered with Paramount and Nickelodeon to recreate the sponge’s iconic pineapple home in real life. And it’s hiding in plain sight.
Located above Seal Beach, California, a vintage water tower is now the Pineapple Over the Sea. It certainly looks the part. SpongeBob’s home has been recreated in this new venue, along with several touches that make it even more reminiscent of Bikini Bottom.
The kitchen has been designed to remind people of the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob’s long time employer. It also has an incredible panoramic view of the Southern California coastline, which is always gorgeous no matter what angle you look at it from.
Most impressive is the recreation of SpongeBob’s living room, where he eats, relaxes and watches TV. It looks so much like the original on the cartoon that you almost expect Gary to wander into the room or to spot Squidward glaring in through the window.
Checking the Pineapple Over the Sea out
The realities of current travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders means that no one can book SpongeBob’s house to stay in at this point. But what is really cool is that anyone can take a look at it thanks to Vrbo’s virtual tour of the residence.
On top of that, Paramount Home Entertainment and Vrbo will give a first responder and their family the chance to visit the Pineapple Over the Sea in person. That would be an incredible experience for any SpongeBob fans in the family.
While you might not be able to make the trip yourself, you can stream The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run now and then check out the Vrbo virtual tour. You’ll feel so much like SpongeBob that you might head out jellyfishing.