10 Cosy Fairytale Cottages You Can Rent

Nidhi Kadere

Storybook Cottage In Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

This 3-bedroom cottage is aptly named “Storybook Cottage”. It features a 1-bedroom space called “Short Story” connected by a sprawling private deck, and a beautiful garden.

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Mermaid Cottage In Tybee Island, Georgia

This colourful coastal cottage is part of the Mermaid Cottages collection, a group of vintage cottages themed around mermaids. The cottage is called “Castaway”, and has a nautical decor, with blue and white colours.

Mermaid Cottage | mermaid__cottage/Instagram

Board and Batten Cottage In Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

This classic board and batten cottage is a picture-perfect example of the town’s architectural style. The cottage has a white exterior, a red roof, and a stone chimney, creating a charming contrast.

Board and Batten Cottage | housekaboodle.com/website

Flamingo Cottage In Sarasota, Florida

This old Florida-style cottage is a tropical paradise. The cottage has flamingo motifs and you can enjoy the sunny and fun atmosphere here. Visit the Siesta Key Beach, or the Sarasota Jungle Gardens nearby.

Flamingo Cottage In Sarasota | gonecoastalvillas.com/website

Gingerbread House Estate In Massachusetts, New England

This fairy-tale estate is a replica of the gingerbread house from Hansel and Gretel. Enjoy the whimsical features of the estate, or visit nearby attractions, such as the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Berkshire Botanical Garden, or the Tanglewood Music Center.

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Country Cottage In Norfolk, UK

This restored fairy-tale cottage is a blend of old and new. The cottage has a thatched roof, exposed beams, and a stone fireplace, but also a modern kitchen, a smart TV, and a iPad dock. The cottage has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a lovely wraparound garden.

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Old-world Cabin In Wilson, Wyoming

This storybook cabin near Jackson Hole is nestled into the mountainside, offering stunning views. The cabin has a rustic exterior, but a luxurious interior, with marble accents, a bar, a glass walkway, and a writer’s nook.

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Witchy Cottage In South East Queensland, Australia

This upscale cottage in the Hinterland of Tamborine Mountain is brimming with witchy details. The cottage has hand-carved etchings, windows displaying pentagrams, and quirky stonework throughout.

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Creekside Cabin In Idyllwild, California

This fanciful retreat in the San Jacinto Mountains is perfect for nature lovers. The cabin has two bedrooms, a loft, a fireplace, and a wraparound deck with a hot tub. You can relax in the hammock or play games in the yard.

Creekside Cabin In Idyllwild | Shutterstock

Hobbit House In Essex, UK

If you’re a fan of The Lord of the Rings, you’ll love this luxury hobbit hole in the heart of England’s Rother Valley. This unique accommodation is designed to look like a real hobbit house, with an oak door, a grass roof, and four portal windows.

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