Sippy cups and dirty dishes may be your reality now, but it doesn’t have to be. Plan your escape to a real-life castle to experience the royal treatment (at least for a few nights). From Italy to California, flip through the photo gallery to discover the world’s coolest castles that you can rent for as little as $20 per person, per night. Move over Belle, there’s a new queen in town.

Montegabbione, Italy

With views like these you may never leave the castle walls. And, why should you? The mansion (which is a restored 13th century castle olive mill) comes fully equipped with satellite TV, high speed internet, maid service and a private cook.



Which castle is your favorite? Sound off below!

— Erin Lem

photos and castles courtesy of HomeAway