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Castle Rentals on Airbnb You Can Actually Afford

When a room at a five-star hotel simply won't do
The Best Castles for Rent on Airbnb
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Sure, staying in a five-star hotel is luxurious and relaxing, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to vacay in a castle? (We have.) Thanks to the proliferation of companies like Airbnb, which lists all types of lodging located all over the world, the sky's the limit. Though most castles are thousands of dollars like one might expect, there are actually affordable castle rentals out there as well.

From a tower on Italy's Amalfi Coast to a mansion in the heart of France's Loire Valley, your castle awaits.

  • Private Castle Accommodation

    Kilcolgan, Galway, Ireland, $365 a night

    Located about 20 minutes south of Galway, this spacious castle is perfect for travelers who want privacy but also want to be close to the action. Animal lovers can visit with horses, chickens, cats and dogs that live on the extensive grounds, or work on their fishing skills down at the Kilcolgan River.

  • Chateau Bordeaux & Vignoble

    Saint-Sulpice-et-Cameyrac, Aquitaine, France, $956 a night

    This recently renovated space (not a joke) has seven bedrooms and can sleep up to 16 people. There is a well-equipped kitchen for those who like to cook, or ask the host about renting a private chef for the night. Most importantly, don't miss out on the views from the terrace overlooking the surrounding moat vineyards.

  • Chateau Gué Chapelle

    Nouzilly, Centre-Val de Loire, France, $546 a night

    Charming decor fills this spectacular renovated castle's spacious bedrooms and living areas. The grounds are lovely, so don't miss the opportunity to read a book or have a glass of wine on the patio. Indulge in local cuisine at nearby restaurants or hit the market and cook dinner at home.

  • Wilton Castle

    Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland, $1,214 a night

    Spend time in the Irish countryside at this seven-bedroom castle on a luxurious estate. Every room is beautifully decorated and makes you feel cozy and relaxed. Sure, it might cost you a little more than your average hotel; however, it's pretty affordable when you're splitting it among 14 of your closest friends.

  • Cats Castle

    Cardross, Scotland, United Kingdom, $336 a night

    This charming castle built in 1888 is surrounded by two acres of gorgeous greenery and breathtaking views. Other standout elements include cozy fireplaces and a fully equipped kitchen, where you and other guests can cook delicious meals. (Or not. It's vacation: You do you.)

  • Tower The Capperina

    Piano di Sorrento, Campania, Italy, $352 a night

    Pasta and wine aren't the only reasons to visit Italy. This private tower is built on the side of a cliff along the Amalfi Coast overlooking the sea. It's quiet and secluded with your own pool and private entrance to the sea. What more could you ask for?

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