Renting out entire homes seems like a pretty standard way to do a vacation in 2015. But renting out an entire castle? Yes, you can actually do it. Rental guru HomeAway has castle rentals on everything from Ireland to France. Here’s 10 we can’t believe we could actually stay in.
Renting out entire homes seems like a pretty standard way to do a vacation in 2015. But renting out an entire castle? Yes, you can actually do it. Rental guru HomeAway has castle rentals everywhere from Ireland to France. Here’s 10 we can’t believe we could actually stay in.
Lombron, France Starting at $7,231 nightly
You don’t need to time travel back to the 15th century to enjoy this Fairy-Tale Chateau in France. Launay Castle sleeps up to 14 people, has a swimming pool, en-suite bathrooms and 36 acres of land for you to do whatever you want in.
Montegabbione, Italy Starting at $2,195 nightly
This restored 13th century castle in Italy comes at a pretty lofty price, but it’s worth it when you feel like you’re straight up Italian royalty. Montegiove is a peaceful medieval country village close to historical monuments and treasures around the area. And even though you get the medieval feel, the castle still comes with Internet, cable and everything else a badass modern castle could ever need.
Campiglia Marittima, Italy Starting at $25,281 weekly
This Italian castle actually once belonged to royalty, Leopold II the Grandduke of Tuscany to be exact. Much of the furnishings and paintings from that era are still in the castle, adding to the cool ambiance. Not to mention, right behind the castle walls is the famous Etruscan Rivera.
Castelsagrat, France starting at $1,743 nightly
The French clearly knows what’s up when it comes to sweet castles. This stunning 19th century one has a tennis court, park, pool room, two large lounges AND a private pool. This is exactly how royalty lives.
County Tipperary, Ireland Starting at $6,947 weekly
Get a taste of the Irish country side in this 19th century Castle standing in the rolling green hills of Munster. Fully restored, the castle boasts original architectural and interior design of an actual 19th century Irish castle and its perfect for a group of friends looking for a crazy trip.
Stirling & Falkirk Area, Scotland Starting at $982 weekly
This castle is absolutely massive, which is more than enough reason to stay in this Dollarbeg Castle in Scotland. The award-winning castle is located in a country setting outside Braveheart country, if that rings any bells.
County Clare, Ireland Starting at $775 nightly
The interior of this County Clare, Ireland castle is what caught my eye. Between the canopy bed in the stone walled bedroom and the 5-acre property on famous, protected landscape, you’ll never want to leave this fortress.
Nerac Area, France Rates upon request
If you have a group of 4-5 friends and are a looking to make a getaway to France, this castle might just be exciting enough to plan a whole trip around. Between the modern game room, jacuzzi and sauna, it’s worth whatever it costs.
Lyons la Foret, France Starting at $2,260 nightly
This magnificent Castle Louis XIII is truly the castle of your dreams. It’s also located close enough to Paris for you to visit but far away enough that you’re not stuck in a constant tourist trap. The castle allows anywhere from 20 to 25 people with the astounding 10-bedroom and 6-bathroom layout.
Indre-et-Loire, France Starting at $4,520 nightly
Château de Challain is just enough period and modern to rouse your interests for a whopping $4,520 nightly rate. The 11-bedroom monster is 76,000 square-feet. I know, like think of all the activities. Seriously.