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Disney Princess Dwellings Come to Life as Vacation Rentals

June 9, 2014 -

For more than 75 years, Disney princesses have captured our imaginations and transported us into magical worlds that only exist in our wildest dreams.

HomeAway.com, the world's leading vacation rental website, is helping make childhood fantasies a reality with this list of Disney princess-inspired vacation rentals. You won't have to wish upon a star to stay in these properties on your next getaway – rates start at just $105 a night!

Disney dwelling come to life

1. The Little Mermaid: Triton's castle

Ariel: “How many wonders can one cavern hold?”

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! Casa Caracol, Isla Mujeres

Disney dwelling come to life

2. The Little Mermaid: Prince Eric's castle

Prince Eric: “Isn't this great? The salty sea air, the wind blowing in your face!”

If Prince Eric's coastal castle is more your style, this Turkish villa on the Lycian coast is for you. Dotted with olive trees and shady terraces, this luxurious rental is the perfect place to take a long bubble bath or brush your hair with a fork– just watch out for testy French cooks! Kalkan Villa

Disney dwelling come to life

3. Snow White: Seven Dwarves' cottage

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

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! Glengarriff Cottage

Disney dwelling come to life

4. Snow White: Snow White's castle

Snow White: “Someday my Prince will come, someday we'll meet again. And away to his castle we'll go”

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! Castelsagrat Castle

Disney dwelling come to life

5. Sleeping Beauty: Aurora's castle

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

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. Dollarbeg Castle, Scotland

Disney dwelling come to life

6. Beauty and the Beast: Beast's castle

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

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 similar to those of Beast's sprawling palace in “Beauty and the Beast.” 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. Spillian, Revel In The Catskills

Disney dwelling come to life

7. Cinderella: Prince Charming's castle

Narrator: “Here in a stately chateau there lived a widowed gentleman and his little daughter, Cinderella.”

Nothing is permanent in Cinderella's world - stepmothers turn wicked, ball invitations are 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. Indre-et-Loire Castle, France

Disney dwelling come to life

8. The Princess and the Frog: Charlotte's castle

Tiana: “Dreams do come true in New Orleans”

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. New Orleans House Rental

Disney dwelling come to life

9. Pocahontas: Powhatan's home

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

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. Mynachlog-ddu Cabin Rental

Disney dwelling come to life

10. Mulan: Fa Mulan's home

Mulan: “With all due respect, Your Excellency, I think I've been away from home long enough”.

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. Dominical Villa Rental, Costa Rica

Disney dwelling come to life

11. Tangled: Rapunzel's tower

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

Being grounded is the worst- but not many teens are confined 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! Broto Tower Rental

Disney dwelling come to life

12. Aladdin: Sultan's palace

Narrator: “Oh, I come from a land, from a faraway place where the caravan camels roam”

As the only daughter of a powerful ruler, Jasmine lives a life of luxurious seclusion within the walled keep of the Sultan's palace in Agrabah. Though the palace serves as a gilded prison for the strong-willed princess, visitors to this look-alike lair will be wowed by the open floor plan and lofty ceilings of this extravagant Moroccan villa. With a heated pool, detoxifying steam room, and plenty of room for visiting dignitaries, this is the perfect place to experience the life of an Arabian princess. Marrakech Villa Rental

Disney dwelling come to life

13. Frozen: Elsa & Anna's castle

Elsa: Let the storm rage on! The cold never bothered me anyway.
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. Fort Lauderdale Castle Rental

Photo Credits:

1. The Little Mermaid, 1989 (The Walt Disney Studios)
2. The Little Mermaid, 1989 (The Walt Disney Studios)
3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 (The Walt Disney Studios)
4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937 (The Walt Disney Studios)
5. Sleeping Beauty, 1959 (The Walt Disney Studios)
6. Beauty and the Beast, 1991 (The Walt Disney Studios)
7. Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, 2002 (The Walt Disney Studios)
8. The Princess and the Frog, 2009 (The Walt Disney Studios)
9. Pocahontas, 1995 (The Walt Disney Studios)
10. Mulan, 1998 (The Walt Disney Studios)
11. Tangled, 2010 (The Walt Disney Studios)
12. Aladdin, 1992 (The Walt Disney Studios)
13. Frozen, 2013 (The Walt Disney Studios)

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