Do you fancy a Halloween scare?
Halloween is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the year. It’s celebrated all over the globe in many forms and traditions.
Dia de los Muertos, a three-day-long celebration to honor the dead, is celebrated in Latin America, Spain, and Mexico. Families decorate altars with photos, flowers, and sweets while making the loved ones’ favorite meals.
In Ireland and Scotland, Samhain, or New Year’s Eve in Celtic terms, is marked by lighting bonfires to celebrate both the end of harvest season and the beginning of winter.
In the US, Halloween is a very popular commercial event.
We’re excited to do all the Halloween stuff in 2021, after Halloween was cancelled last season. What about renting one of the most terrifying rentals available? This is our selection of scary stays around the globe.
The Haunted Bedroom in Talliston, Great Dunmow (UK)
Talliston House & Gardens transformed an otherwise ordinary house in Great Dunmow into a magical maze of rooms. Each room is unique and takes place in a different setting.
The Haunted Bedroom recreates in spooky detail the bedroom of a seven year-old Edwardian child, complete with books and toys.
Laura’s Cottage in Savannah Georgia, USA
Laura’s Cottage is conveniently located in one the most haunted US cities. It was built in 1799. Although the current owners have modernized the space, including adding WiFi, the decor still retains its historic charm.
Laura is believed to still be at the cottage, according to rumours. Travellers who have stayed at the cottage claim that Laura has been known to open windows and switch on lights every once in a while.
Castello Dal Pozzo, Piedmont, Italy
This Italian estate is now a hotel. It has a chilling past.
A young girl named Barbara fell in love in 1467 with Matteo, an army captain. They were planning to elope, but her father discovered the affair and locked Barbara in the tower. He exiled Matteo from France. Barbara did not know about the exile and died waiting for her father to return.
Guests have claimed that they still see her looking out of the tower window.
Castle Chateau Pitau, Moscow, Russia
The small castle is located 10 km from Moscow and houses a ghost that appears at night once a week. This impressive rental can sleep nine people so you have backup.
It’s home to a phantom that has amazing timing and several swimming pools. There is also a sauna, a billiards area, and acres of gardens. This chateau is home to many escape routes from the horror stories.
The Haunted Chamber Apartment in York, UK
This property, which is more than 600 years old, captures the history of York in the UK’s North.
The apartment overlooks York Minster, and is covered in wood panelling. This apartment is close to attractions like the York Dungeons or the Hallowscream.
Bran Castle, Transylvania
Dracula’s castle was featured on Airbnb in a competition that allowed winners to stay there on Halloween night.
The ultimate in scary stays, guests slept in velvet-lined coffins while Dacre Stoker, Bram Stoker’s great nephew, led a tour of the castle.
We know you can’t live there right now but we are putting our hope on it becoming an annual tradition.