Wishing you could live like royalty? Thanks to HomeAway you can – at least on your next vacation.
HomeAway unveiled today its 2017 Castle Collection, a curated selection of 20 castles located in seven countries across the world, in celebration of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
With excitement for the live-action remake of the film at an all-time high, the collection will inspire travelers from around the world to live like Belle and the Beast. From lavish properties with storied pasts to historic landmarks, the castles offer groups of families and friends a magical, yet affordable way to stay, with many of the castles listed for as little as $20 per person, per night. More details on the collection are below.
Would you be interested in sharing the collection with readers? We have photos of each of the castles and avideo on the collection for your use. We can also coordinate an interview with HomeAway’s travel experts if you’re interested in learning more about the inspiration behind the collection, and why castles are the next big trend in vacationing (we can also share stats like the growth in castle demand from the world leader in vacation rentals).
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Chateau de Servigny (France)
$1,189 / night
Castello Claves (Italy)
$266 / night
HomeAway Reveals its Most Enchanting Castles Around the World
Top 20 list inspired by Disney’s new “Beauty and the Beast” live action film spotlights fairy tale-like vacation destinations for as little as $20 per traveler per night
The top 20 list highlights castle vacation rental properties in seven countries around the world, including Challain-la-Potherie in the heart of France’s Loire Valley and The Gate Keeper’s Castle in Sequim, Wash. The historic 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 company teamed up with Disney to offer this chance to win by entering at homeaway.com/Disney until March 31, 2017.
“With properties ranging from centuries old historical landmarks to lakeside estates, we like to call our 2017 Castle Collection accessible elegance with castles starting at $20 per night a person,” said Melanie Fish, HomeAway’s family travel expert. “As it turns out, castles aren’t just for storybooks. They make for magical, memorable vacation accommodations for families or large groups of travelers seeking space and a unique experience, perhaps a place for a special celebration.”
While featuring properties that can house up to 120 guests, The HomeAway Castle Collection was thoughtfully curated to accommodate groups of all sizes. With more than 900 castles available on Homeaway.com, other criteria for the list include castles in a 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 travelled back through time. A sampling from the top 20 list includes:
· 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
“With castles from California to Germany, our collection invites visitors from around the world to experience magical getaways of a lifetime,” added Fish.
HomeAway—based in Austin, Texas—is the world leader in vacation rentals with sites representing more than 1.2 million online bookable vacation rental homes in 190 countries, and is a part of the Expedia, Inc. family of brands. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio includes the leading vacation rental websites HomeAway.com, VRBO.com, and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es and Toprural.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; HomeAway.com.au and Stayz.com.au in Australia; Bookabach.co.nz in New Zealand; and Asia Pacific short-term rental site, travelmob.com. The company also operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels. For more information about HomeAway, please visit http://www.homeaway.com.