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.

Arquenay, France

This luxurious castle would make even Belle jealous. With a private lake, scents of roses and lavender in the air and 29 secluded acres to roam free (read: no shushing the kids here), this property is a dream come true.



Which castle is your favorite? Sound off below!

— Erin Lem

photos and castles courtesy of HomeAway