14 of the coolest castles you can rent for vacation around the world, from the Italian countryside to the outskirts of Los Angeles

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Castle-rental demand is increasing, according to HomeAway. Courtesy of Homeaway
  • Castle-rental demand is on the rise for vacations, according to HomeAway’s 2019 trend report.
  • We teamed up with HomeAway to find some of the coolest castle rentals around the world, ranging from $US717 to $US3,165 a night.
  • From historic French chateaus and medieval Scottish castles to modern Jamaican villas, you can vacation like royalty in any of these rentals.

You don’t have to be royalty to vacation like them.

There are plenty of castles around the world that you can rent out for a taste of regal luxury during your next getaway.

Castle-rental demand increased by almost 55% over the past year, according to HomeAway’s 2019 trend report. We teamed up with HomeAway to find some of the best castle rentals across the globe.

A few have medieval roots, which history buffs would love, having once played temporary home to King Henry IV or King James VI of Scotland. While these retain their character and architecture, other castles have been renovated for a more modern feel, like a French castle with “wellness” buildings and a Jamaican villa that’s more beach luxe than old-world charm inside.

See for yourself below, ranked by cost per night from $US717 to $US3,165.


Mosles, France — $US717 per night

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A 19th-century chateau with a housekeeper, a chef on demand and a private gate.

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Florence, Italy — $US763 per night

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A Tuscan villa that dates back to 1596 that’s surrounded by more than 763 acres of vineyards, olive groves, and woods.

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Arlington, Washington, United States — $US915 per night

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A luxury castle complete with a movie theatre, ballroom, poker room, and human-sized chess.

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Romenay, France — $US1,121 per night

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This recently renovated castle with a modern touch has a heated swimming pool and “wellness” outbuildings complete with a gym, sauna, steam room, and massage room.

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Yvetot-Bocage, France — $US1,161 per night

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A French chateau in Normandy with lavish interiors, lush gardens, greenhouses, and stables.

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West End, Jamaica — $US1,200 per night

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A cliffside villa with views of the Caribbean Sea offers privacy and seclusion.

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Sadirac, France — $US1,206 per night

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An enchanting chateau set in the countryside and rolling vineyards with horse and carriages, plus hot air balloons.

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Goudourville, France — $US1,245

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A medieval castle remodeled during the Renaissance and 18th century that has welcomed King Henry IV, Queen Catherine de’ Medici, and Pope Clement V.

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Thurles, Ireland — $US1,268 per night

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An Irish castle with hand-painted murals and vaulted ceilings set in the rural mountains.

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North Berwick, East Lothian, UK — $US1,642 per night

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A Scottish castle where King James VI of Scotland took refuge with many recreational activities on offer — horse riding, archery, and golf, to name a few.

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Fermo, Italy — $US1,698 per night

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An Italian castle with old-world charm in the heart of a medieval town.

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Flintshire, UK — $US1,834 per night

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Previously inhabited by nuns, this castle in Wales sleeps up to 24 guests.

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Piru, California, United States — $US2,500 per night

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This historical landmark north of Los Angeles is 12,000 square feet and has an underground tavern, wine cellar, and citrus and olive groves.

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Duns, UK — $US3,165 per night

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A Scottish castle on a 1200-acre estate that’s been around for more than 300 years.

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