Disclosure: This post is sponsored by HomeAway. As always, all opinions are my own.
You know I shared with you guys a once in a lifetime opportunity for an all-expense paid stay in a real life castle the other day. (Make sure you enter before 3/31!) However, what you probably did not know is the fact that the possibility of actually staying in a castle is not an impossible feat.
HomeAway is known for providing families with whole homes for vacation, but can you imagine being able to rent a whole castle? They are the world leader in vacation rentals with more than 2 million unique places to stay available in 190 countries worldwide, including more than 900 castles available in 20 countries around the world – from France to Ireland and even in the US! Talk about letting you get “HomeAway from it All.”
HomeAway’s Castle Collection
HomeAway® just recently debuted its Castle Collection in celebration of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast®.” The collection highlights the top 20 castle vacation rental properties in seven countries around the world, including Challain-la-Potherie in the heart of France’s Loire Valley, The Gate Keeper’s Castle in Sequim, Wash., and Duns Castle in Scotland, circa 1320, also made the list, where the lucky winner of the #HomeAwayCastle contest will travel to this summer along with up to 20 additional guests of his or her choosing.
The HomeAway Castle Collection features properties that accommodate groups of all sizes, up to 120 guests. This was among the criteria for curating this list, along with variety of locations; castles to fit all types of fairy-tale dreams, from rustic to luxurious; and castles with storied pasts to make vacationers feel like they’ve traveled back through time.
How much does it cost to rent a castle?
Believe it or not, renting a castle is a lot more affordable than you might. Of course there are some you could rent for upwards of 8K/night, but there are also some for as little as $20 a night, just depending on the size and location. Actually, you’ll find that even some of the more expensive castles
HomeAway’s top 20 castles for rent:
Without further ado, here’s just a small sample from HomeAway’s list of the 20 most enchanting castles for rent:
Castle of Lisheen (Ireland): A restored 19th-century castle is located in central Ireland in County Tipperary, making it an ideal location to access many of the historic sites of Ireland on a day trip basis. $66 per person, per night.
Pavillon du Chateau de Tocqueville (France): The Pavillon du Chateau de Tocqueville is the former home to 19th-century French diplomat Alexis de Tocqueville; its five bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms overlook the surrounding gardens and lakes. $68 per person, per night.
California Castle (US): The Piru Castle is north of Los Angeles, on 10 acres nestled between two canyons. This historic landmark offers accommodations for up to 20 people. $25 per person, per night.
Castle Wasserburg (Austria): The romantic moated castle is near Vienna and the Danube landscape of Wachau, which is famous for its vineyards, monastery, castles and small old villages and perfect sightseeing tours. $100 per person, per night.
Castle Sédaiges (France): Dating back to the Middle Ages, this castle has remained in the same family and has many of its original furnishings, such as tapestries by King Louis XVI. $41 per person, per night.
For the entire list, visit http://bit.ly/CastleCollection
HomeAway Castle Contest with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast:
In case you haven’t had a chance to enter yet, HomeAway is teaming up with Disney to celebrate Beauty and the Beast by giving one lucky winner and 20 of his or her chosen guests an unprecedented #HomeAwayCastle stay experience in Duns, Scotland this summer to stay in this amazing fairy tale like castle:
To enter, visit www.homeaway.com/disney from now until March 31st.
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