Harry Potter Scenes Come To Life In This 8-Bedroom Vacation Rental Home
You can sleep in the Womping Willow, eat dinner in the Great Hall and watch movies in the Forbidden Forest!
If you’re a massive Harry Potter fan, there’s a new destination to put on your travel list.
A themed vacation rental listing from Loma Homes is possibly the next best thing to actually staying at Hogwarts. Located in central Florida (only 30 minutes away from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando), the villa has eight themed bedrooms inspired by the most iconic locations of the series. It sleeps 20 adults and 10 children — and there’s no need to fight over the rooms.
According to the Loma Homes website, guests are invited to use the Sorting Hat — which is located in a main hallway — to find their appropriate house.
If you’re a Gryffindor at heart, you’ll be hoping for Harry’s room, which is finished with brick walls and a bed that looks like the front of the Hogwarts Express. Apparently the smokestack actually smokes and whistles, and if you look closely you’ll see Harry’s luggage cart sticking out of one of the walls, complete with his trusty owl, Hedwig.
Another bedroom is inspired by a scene in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” when Harry and Ron Weasley crash Mr. Weasley’s flying Ford Anglia into the Whomping Willow tree at the beginning of their second year at Hogwarts. The impressive mural on the wall brings the whole scene to life with the car-shaped bed as the focal point.
If you see yourself as more of a teacher than a student, Dumbledore’s office might be the perfect room for you. The staircases flanking the bed are actually drawers for your clothes, and Fawkes the phoenix will keep a watchful eye over you while you sleep.
If the Sorting Hat assigns you to Slytherin, you’re destined for this green, dungeon-style room, decorated with snake motifs and glowing orbs.
No Harry Potter home is complete without the cupboard under the stairs, just like the one Harry slept in at the Dursleys’ place. You might not actually want to sleep there, but it’s the ideal spot for some quiet reading.
Even the stairway is beautifully themed to resemble the Grand Staircase from Hogwarts. The walls are adorned with old-looking portraits that may or may not talk to you. Thankfully, the staircase doesn’t move.
The dining area features a long wooden table, a chandelier with electric candles and a replica of Dumbledore’s chair. But it’s up to you to serve a feast worthy of the Great Hall.
The villa even has a home theater decorated like the Forbidden Forest. With a popcorn maker included, it’s pretty much ideal for binge-watching all the Harry Potter movies.
There’s also a swimming pool, a game room that looks like a Quidditch field and a giant chess set that will bring to mind one of the best scenes from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
According to the Loma Homes website, rates start at $500 per night, and will change depending on the season. Don’t forget your wand!