7 real life castles you can rent for your next vacay (PHOTOS)

Oct 4 2019, 9:30 am

When planning a relaxing vacation, most travellers are looking for accommodations that provide the royal treatment.

Well, if you’re looking to live like a king or queen, look no further than these regal retreats available year round on Airbnb — no glass slippers required.

From historical manors dating over 1,000 years in France, to unique noble stays in Italy, check out some of these magnificent manors to inspire your next trip:

Old Presbytery — Langoiran, France

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Old Presbytery/Airbnb

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Old Presbytery/Airbnb

This entirely renovated 17th century presbytery gives visitors a piece of history with a modern touch. Located atop a hill and completely surrounded by vineyards, this castle sleeps 10 people, meaning its big enough for your entire royal entourage.

Royal Heritage Residency – Jaisalmer, India

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Royal Heritage Residency/Airbnb

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Royal Heritage Residency/Airbnb

In the 18th century in India, the royal family decided to build palaces outside the fort, and this stunning palace with rooms available for rent is one of them. The former royal family still lives here, which means you really will be amongst royalty — and the hospitality will prove it. From the intricate architecture and decor, to the bright colours and greenery, this palace combines luxury and history in beautiful ways.

Cottage in a Castle – Castellterçol, Spain

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Cottage in a Castle/Airbnb

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Cottage in a Castle/Airbnb

This cottage is uniquely located in the 9th century Castle of Castellterçol, just 50 kilometres out of Barcelona. This quiet home is located on a hilltop and surrounded by forests, offering visitors a royal stay with great tranquility. The ruins of the main tower of the castle have been preserved, giving guests a piece of the past to go along with the quaint cottage.

Storybook Castle – Ellington, Connecticut

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Storybook Castle/Airbnb

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Storybook Castle/Airbnb

This castle is absolutely fit for a fairytale, or at least a Netflix original movie about royalty and no one can tell us otherwise. This cozy castle in Connecticut was built in 1917 on seven acres by an Ellington family to fulfill a dream of owning a castle. The home was refurbished in 2000 by an artist who beautified the space, with each room having its own lovely theme.

Bishops Palace – Lake Wendouree, Australia

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Bishops Palace/Airbnb

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Bishops Palace/Airbnb

Bishops Palace is a heritage listed gothic mansion, with stunning architecture from the 1800s set amongst gardens and located close to a lake. A private room is available in this castle in the city of Ballarat, just a one-hour drive from Melbourne. With rooms that look like this, your fairytale dreams will become a reality, and all you have to do is wake up.

Retreat for Nobility – Poggibonsi, Italy

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Retreat for Nobility/Airbnb

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Retreat for Nobility/Airbnb

Originally a summer home for noble families, this stunning castle could be your Tuscan retreat. Quiet and secluded, this restored seven-bedroom property brings together all the elements a luxury Italian vacation could need. This property, surrounded by vineyards, is the perfect mix of elegant and traditional that will have you feeling positively regal.

La Villa Teresa – La Habana, Cuba

La Villa Teresa - La Habana, Cuba

La Villa Teresa – La Habana, Cuba / Airbnb

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La Villa Teresa/Airbnb

The intricate colonial architecture inside La Villa Teresa will certainly have you feeling like a king or queen. This location is both rich with history and extremely scenic, and its location in the highest point of the hill also provides a panoramic view of Havana City. Book a room in this stunning villa and revel in what it feels like to feel like royalty.

Palaces and castles are no longer reserved for nobles and royalty, so take your seat at the table of one of these luxurious regal retreats, and stay for a while. One of these not-so-humble abodes could be just be your castle away from home.