Article In DECIDER: When Will ‘Stay Here’ Season 2 Come Out?
By Brett White
Netflix has been absolutely crushing it when it comes to reality programs in 2018. First Queer Eye changed our lives, then Nailed It! rocked our worlds, then came Sugar Rush and Amazing Interiors and now here we are, ready for more episodes of Stay Here. The streaming service’s first foray into the home renovation genre, Stay Here puts a twist on all that stuff you see on HGTV by focusing on short-term rental properties. The goal isn’t just to take a space from “meh” to “yeah!,” it’s to help the property managers increase their profits by making their spaces more desirable to those looking for a getaway.
Stay Here dropped all eight episodes of Season 1 on August 17, letting us get reacquainted with Trading Spaces alum Genevieve Gorder and introducing us to British real estate pro with an eye for profits Peter Lorimer. Along the way, we saw a houseboat turn into a wow-boat, met our new BFF Gordy, watched a retired couple learn about blogging, got swept away by a literal carriage house prince, and traveled back in time to the grooviest ’70s pad in Palm Springs. But now that we’ve all binged all eight episodes of Stay Here, we gotta wonder…
Will there be a Stay Here Season 2?
Netflix has not yet announced whether or not more Airbnbs will get a little TLC from GG and PL. There’s also not much to go on from the hosts themselves. Just like all of us, they’re holding out hope that response to Season 1 is strong enough to merit more.
We all have our fingers and toes crossed but hopefully we will begin another season soon. Thanks for watching this one
Another thing, Genevieve Gorder is a busy busy interior designer! We know that before they shoot more Stay Here, she’s going to be headed to North Carolina to shoot Season 2 of the Trading Spaces revival for TLC in September. She’s also got her fingers crossed for more Stay Here, as she’s said on Instagram.
Here’s where, I dunno, maybe I get in way too deep. I initially suspected that Netflix may have already shot Season 2, similar to how they shot 16 episodes each of Queer Eye and Nailed It!and broke them up into two “seasons.” That’s why those shows were able to drop two seasons in a four month span. But after scrolling way back through Genevieve’s Instagram, you can clearly see when they shot every episode of Stay Here–and more interesting, which order they shot them in!
11/27/17 – DC Firehouse (episode 8)
12/5/17 – Brooklyn Brownstone (episode 4)
12/11/17 – Hudson River Carriage House (episode 6)
1/2/18 – Malibu Beach House (episode 2)
1/8/18 – Paso Robles Wine Country Cottage (episode 5)
1/17/18 – Palm Springs Time Machine (episode 7)
1/23/18 – Seattle Houseboat (episode 1)
1/28/18 – Austin Pool Pad (episode 3)
After that, Gorder’s Insta documents vacations, jobs, and the Trading Spaces press tour. If they shot 16 episodes, I don’t know why she wouldn’t also document the second 8. I also don’t know when she would have shot them, either! That’s why I think that, despite my initial hunch, they actually only shot 8 episodes.
When will Stay Here Season 2 come out?
Considering that Genevieve has another round of Trading Spaces to do, it’s likely that the potential Stay Here Season 2 won’t start shooting until maybe November–if it comes back! Maybe we can expect to see more next August? Or maybe Netflix will try to fast track it somehow, if demand is great? Bottom line is, if you want Stay Here to stay around, you gotta watch Stay Here!