Rejoicing fans everywhere recently celebrated the magic of The Boy Who Lived, when the famous book and film series celebrated its twentieth anniversary. Let’s face it: a part of us will always wish we too had received an acceptance letter to attend the world’s most famous school of wizardry.
So, while we can’t go secretly dashing into a hidden platform at London’s King Cross, here are some magical Airbnb stays from around the world that will transform your fantasies to life.
Magical world of wizards and witches in Tagaytay, Philippines
There’s no need to ride your broomstick miles away when this incredible apartment is located a stone’s throw away in Tagaytay. This 55-sqm property features a living room and two custom-made four-poster beds, made to look like the wizarding common room and dormitories. Explore the house and discover your very own magical steam locomotive and local village pub.
Wizard’s Hallow in North Carolina, USA
This treehouse located just outside of Asheville, North Carolina will teleport you straight into the wizarding world! From a sorting hat, an invisibility cloak, house flags, and colors to other magical signposts and decorations, true fans will recognize every intricate detail in this house. This place is so popular among aspiring wizards, you’ll have to come up with an action plan to snag an overnight stay.
Harry Potter Fan Castle in Utah, USA
Huge families can enjoy this special ‘fan castle’ located in Taylorsville. Guests can book the entire home or a single bedroom – you’ll find each bedroom decorated in its own schoolhouse colors. Enjoy the cozy common room, movie theater, and fully-functional kitchen, as well as your own private bathtub (no moaning ghost included).
The Common Room in Canada
Fans heading to Victoria, British Columbia should definitely book themselves a couple of nights in The Common Room. Beautifully designed to pay tribute to the bravest house of all, this Airbnb stay comes furnished with a faux fireplace and melange of magical memorabilia from flying cars to giant chess sets and gleaming swords. You may even spot a popular house elf in the kitchen — make sure you drop him a sock or two.
Magic World in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Hosted by certified superfan and Superhost Larissa, this residential home is literally adorned with memorabilia – from bedrooms decorated with cutouts from the daily newspaper of the wizarding world to a dining hall with banners of all four houses. Guests can also relive their favorite memories from the books or films, courtesy of Larissa’s personal collection that they can access during their stay.
The Wizard’s Cottage in Grand Est, France
Wannabe wizards visiting eastern France should make sure to drop by this beautiful space in Colmar. From four-poster beds to medieval lamps, magical wands, and pumpkins, fans will have a great time exploring the house in between adventures in the Alsatian countryside.