Real-life Disney Princess Castles

11 Rentals to Help You Vacation Like Disney Royalty!

  • The Little Mermaid: Triton’s Castle, Atlantica

    How many wonders can one cavern hold? Ariel

    Though her life in Atlantica is full of sisters, admirers, and a host of fishy friends, Ariel spends her time daydreaming about humans and their landlubbing ways. Situated among the coral reefs and playful dolphins of Isla Mujeres, this unique dwelling is the closest you can get to living underwater while remaining on land – perfect for indecisive princesses who want the best of both worlds!

    Photos: The Little Mermaid, 1989 (The Walt Disney Studios) and HomeAway property #156977

  • Snow White: Seven Dwarves’ Cottage

    Over the seven jeweled hills, beyond the seventh fall; in the cottage of the Seven Dwarfs dwells Snow White—fairest of them all. Magic Mirror

    Seven beds, seven sets of dishes, and one tiny cottage. How’s a girl to keep it all clean? To recreate Snow White’s experience (without the endless sweeping and mopping), make your way to this enchanting cottage in the Irish countryside. This charming home comfortably sleeps eight: perfect for you and seven of your shortest friends. Just don’t visit any mysterious apple orchards along the way.

    Photos: Attributions: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 (The Walt Disney Studios) & HomeAway property #494666

  • Snow White: Snow White’s castle

    Someday my Prince will come
    Someday we'll meet again
    And away to his castle we'll go. Snow White

    After years of sweeping and mopping for her evil stepmother and weeks of pro bono housework for her seven diminutive friends, it’s high time for Snow White to enjoy a well-earned vacation. This 19th century castle in the French Pyrenees is the perfect place for hard-working princesses to enjoy a game of tennis or a refreshing swim – no evil stepmoms allowed.

    Photos: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 (The Walt Disney Studios) & HomeAway property #667782a

  • Sleeping Beauty: Aurora’s Castle

    Behold — King Stefan's castle. And in yonder topmost tower, dreaming of her true love, the Princess Aurora. Maleficent

    Though Disney’s 1959 film had Aurora asleep for what seemed like a nap, the original tale by Charles Perrault had the princess sleeping for an entire century. But what exactly did the drowsy royal dream about for those 100 years? She just might have been imagining a getaway at this magnificent castle in the Scottish highlands. With towers, turrets, and twisting staircases a plenty, this incredible home resembles something you may have seen once upon a dream.

    Photos: Sleeping Beauty, 1959 (The Walt Disney Studios) & HomeAway property #407519

  • Beauty and the Beast: Beast’s Castle

    Ma chere Mademoiselle, it is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight. Lumiere

    Is your glass still considered “half empty” if an enchanted kettle is doing the pouring? Though imprisoned in the castle of the fearful Beast, Belle finds new friends in a set of enchanted household objects who welcome her with grande hospitalité and a song. This opulent dwelling in the Catskills invites visitors to get lost in winding passageways hung with tapestries and paintings much like those that ornamented the Beast’s sprawling palace in “Beauty and the Beas.t” But is it also filled with dancing candlesticks and a transformed prince? You’ll have to stay there to find out. Go on — be our guest.

    Photos: Beauty and the Beast, 1991 (The Walt Disney Studios) & HomeAway property #3770459

  • Cinderella: Prince Charming’s Castle

    Once upon a time in a faraway land, there was a tiny kingdom; peaceful, prosperous, and rich in romance and tradition. Here in a stately chateau there lived a widowed gentleman and his little daughter, Cinderella. Narrator

    Nothing is permanent in Cinderella’s world stepmothers turn wicked, ball invitations are extended only to be revoked, and pumpkins turn into carriages in the blink of an eye. Lucky for you, a trip to this dreamy French chateau doesn’t have to end at the stroke of midnight. Located at Indre-et-Loire in the Loire Valley of France, this regal residence contains quiet libraries, winding mezzanines, and wide expanses of impeccably maintained lawns. Just be careful not to lose a glass slipper while exploring this 76,000 square foot mansion — it may be difficult to find.

    Photos: Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, 2002 (The Walt Disney Studios) & HomeAway property #230230

  • The Princess and the Frog: Charlotte’s House

    Stately homes and mansions
    Of the Sugar Barons and the Cotton Kings
    Rich people, poor people, all got dreams
    Dreams do come true in New Orleans. Tiana

    Though her own family hails from a modest section of New Orleans, Tiana spends much of her childhood in the luxe mansion of her fairytale-obsessed friend Charlotte LaBouff. Relive their adventures in the “Big Easy” by staying in this historic mansion in the Garden District of New Orleans, whose winding verandas and fluted columns provide a great hiding place for kiddos and enchanted frog princes alike.

    Photos: The Princess and the Frog, 2009 (The Walt Disney Studios) & HomeAway property #2764vb

  • Pocahontas: Powhatan’s Home

    By the waters sweet and clean
    Where the mighty sturgeon lives. Villagers

    Whether she’s painting with the colors of the wind or diving off of waterfalls with her trusty raccoon Meeko, Pocahontas is a thrill-seeker of the highest order. Relive her adventures by exploring the foothills of the Preseli Mountains: a land of peaks, rivers, and plains. During the day, fish for trout while watching for whales off the coast of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. At night, relax in this cozy yurt reminiscent of the rounded dwellings occupied by Pocahontas and other members of her tribe.

    Photos: Pocahontas, 1995 (The Walt Disney Studios) & HomeAway property #1157234

  • Mulan: Fa Mulan’s Home

    With all due respect, Your Excellency, I think I’ve been away from home long enough. Mulan

    Eager to bring honor to her family in any way she can, Mulan strikes out on a journey which takes her far from home. If you’re looking for a tranquil base to return to after a day of adventuring, book a stay in this gorgeous lookalike villa resembling the homestead of Fa Mulan’s family. Peaceful lotus ponds and serene gardens provide the perfect venue to commune with one’s ancestors – pesky dragon spirits not included.

    Photos: Mulan, 1998 (The Walt Disney Studios) & HomeAway property #513111vb

  • Tangled: Rapunzel’s Tower

    Stuck in the same place I've always been
    And I'll keep wondering, and wondering, and wondering, and wondering
    When will my life begin. Rapunzel

    Grounded by your mom for eternity: it’s a tale as old as time. But not many teens are confined to their rooms for as long as Rapunzel, who spends 18 years locked inside of an impenetrable tower in “Tangled.” If you’re looking to recreate Rapunzel’s secluded experience, try staying in this 15th century stronghold in the Aragon region of Spain. This beautifully restored defensive tower is a great place to paint a masterpiece or read a book (maybe two or three). But if you start to get antsy, don’t worry - this rental comes equipped with plenty of windows and doors that lead to the outside world.

    Photos: Tangled, 2010 (The Walt Disney Studios) & HomeAway property #268152vb

  • Frozen: Elsa's Castle

    Let the storm rage on! The cold never bothered me anyway. Elsa

    Elsa’s power over ice and snow is a constant source of trouble for the young queen-to-be. Despite her best efforts, the kingdom of Arendelle eventually becomes afflicted with eternal winter. For those who fear frostbite but love “Frozen,” take a trip to this gorgeous lookalike rental in sunny Florida. This gated keep bears a striking resemblance to the high-walled fortress featured in the film and comfortably sleeps 20 — perfect for a small kingdom (or a large family) in town for an extended stay.

    Photos: Frozen, 2013 (The Walt Disney Studios) & HomeAway property #198596vb