Have you ever dreamed of staying in a castle and living as royalty even for a week? What if I told you that you could stay in a castle for as little as $20 a night? You do not have to be royalty to have a fairy-tale vacation. In fact, staying in a castle is more easily attainable than one ever imagined. You just have to know where to look.
Did you know that Home Away is the world leader in vacation rentals offering more than two million unique places to stay in 190 countries? From budget to luxury, mountains to beaches, city or rural – and yes, even castles, you’ll find something perfect for your family. HomeAway is offering the chance to make someone’s dream of living a real-life fairy tale come true. Find out how you can Win a Duns Castle Stay In Scotland with HomeAway.
With over 900 castles to choose from, HomeAway.com highlights their top 20 castle vacation rental properties in seven countries around the world. This list is inspired by Disney’s new movie “Beauty and the Beast.”
1. Castle of Lisheen (Ireland):
Castle of Lisheen is 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.
2. 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
3. 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
4. Castle Wasserburg (Austria):
Castle Wasserburg is a romantic moated castle 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
5. Castle Sédaiges (France):
Dating back to the Middle Ages, Castle Sédaiges 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.
6. The Gate Keepers Castle (Sequim, Washington)
The Gatekeepers Castle is a medieval castle located in Sequim, Washington. It is located on a 200 Acre Historic Family Farm and 1/2 Mile Private Waterfront Beach. This castle has a total of five bedrooms.
7. Le Dejon in La Flocellière (France)
The Le Dejon in La Flocellière is a medieval tower of the 15th century. This castle offers 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms open over the Vendée.
8. The Petite Chambord Challain-la-Potherie (France)
The Petite Chambord Challain-la-Potherie is both a luxurious and romantic castle, located in Loire Valley of France. This castle accommodates up to 55 guests with a total of 23 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms.
9. Unsleben Castle (Germany)
The Unsleben Castle offers an exclusive apartment within the castle and located in the medieval wing. This private apartment can be enjoyed without any disruptions. It includes a spacious living room-bedroom, a modern equipped kitchen, dining table, and bathroom.
10. Castello Claves (Italy)
Castello Claves Castle, built in the late 19th century, has a private pool, and surrounded by 1-1/2 hectare park that includes a lawn with a swing, a lemon orchard, bougainvillea, roses, palm trees and a wonderful pine.
11. Castle Olive Mill, Moraiolo in Montegabbione (Italy)
Castle Olive Mill is a completely restored 13th-century castle located just outside the ring wall of Castello di Montegiove in Montegabbione TR, Italy.
12. Chateau de Servigny (France)
Chateau de Servigny, located in France, has a magnificent park of twenty acres. The interior is furnished with beautiful antiques. This castle accommodates up to 15 guests with eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The Chateau witnessed the signing of the Treaty of Cherbourg between U.S. General Lawton Collins and German General Von Schlieben on June 26th, 1944.
13. Castle of La Bijoire (France)
Castle of La Bijoire located in Vendée, near the sea. This castle is a dream castle toentertainn all your family and friends. With accommodations that sleep up to 36 with 17 bedrooms and 13 baths, this castle is large enough to host a wedding, birthday or any celebration.
14. The Castle in Stühlingen (Germany)
The Castle in Stühlingen Germany is a 453-year-old castle-like home that offers a mixture of rustic, modern charm. The apartment will accommodate and sleep two. It was once a former rectory of St. Fridolin Church Bettmaringen.
15. Château Le Petit Verdus (France)
Château Le Petit Verdus is an enchanting 19th Century Fairy-tale Castle located among Vines close to Bordeaux in France. This recently restored castle sits on nearly 50 acres and ten acres of vineyard. It will accommodate 12 guests with a total of six bedrooms and seven baths.
16. Castle Montsymond (France)
The recently renovated Castle Montsymond is located in Romenay, France. This beauty sleeps twenty guests with a total of ten bedrooms and ten baths. This castle sits in the beautiful seven-hectare park closed, with a private fishing pond.
17. Luxurious Gothic Castle (New Hampshire)
This 11,000 square foot luxurious gothic castle is both unique and extraordinary with incredible views of Mt. Monadnockin, located on a 5-acre estate in Rindge, New Hampshire. This beauty can sleep up to 22 guests, with eight bedrooms and five bathrooms.
18. Charming Castle (Italy)
This Charming Castle near Montespertoli, Italy has an English garden, vineyards, olive trees, lemon trees, plants, and flowers. With 29 charming and historical apartments inside the walls of the castle and a restaurant on site, guests will experience a unique and magical stay here.
19. Chateau Loire Valley (France)
Chateau Loire Valley, located in Arquenay, France, accommodates 16 guests, with six bedrooms and six bathrooms. Live a fairytale dream in this romantic 19th-century castle with its own private lake, swimming pool & cinema.
20. Duns Castle (Scotland)
Duns Castle, a beautiful 14th Century gem of the Scottish Borders, is the centerpiece of a beautiful 1200-acre estate and has been the seat of the Hay family for over 300 years. This beauty sleeps twenty-three guests, with twelve bedrooms and eight baths.
HomeAway Castle Stay Prize Package Includes:
The prize package includes a five-night stay in the majestic 14th-century Duns Castle located in Scotland and all travel arrangements for the winner and up to twenty of his or her favorite people. The group will have the entire castle and (its 1,200 acres) all to themselves to enjoy as they wish and can partake in a variety of activities ranging from archery to falconry.
How to Enter HomeAway Castle Stay Sweepstakes:
Travelers from the US as well as France, Germany and the UK can enter the #HomeAwayCastle prize drawing by visiting HomeAway.com/Disney until the competition closes on March 31, 2017. The contest runs from February 9th until March 31st.