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14 Mansions You Can Rent Right Now—for Less Than You Think!

Mansions usually carry sky-high price tags that keep them out of reach for most of us. But believe it or not, a small selection of these elegant edifices can be yours for a night. As most accommodate several guests, you can even split the cost with friends or family and revel together in the lap of luxury for a while, at least. Click through for a peek at some outsize but not entirely out-of-reach properties available for rent around the country.

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The Villa in Los Angeles, California

You may well find yourself hobnobbing with Hollywood elites when you hang your hat at this $1,369-a-night pad in West Hollywood. But this private villa that sleeps more than 16 guests is itself a pretty big star, with four bedrooms, a 20-foot waterfall wall, a rooftop with a hot tub, and sleek glass walls and frameless glass balcony railings that invite the sights and sounds of L.A. indoors.

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Spanish Revival Home in Los Angeles, California

A fiesta of colors, textures, and patterns, this 1930s-era Spanish Revival estate can provide up to eight renters a taste of European elegance right in the Hollywood Hills. For $900 per night, you can take a siesta in one of the four bedrooms, dance the flamenco on the grassy knoll, or dine on tapas in the loggia overlooking the garden—olé!

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Waterfront Compound in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Your pockets don’t need to run as deep as the Atlantic to spend a week in style on the coveted island of Nantucket. You can rent this capacious 4-bedroom waterfront property in the village of Pocomo for $4,512 per night. This princely sum gives you and nine other guests free rein over the main house, a guest house, and a pool house as well as a pool, private beach, in-home movie theater, and game room stocked with amusements like Ping-Pong and a pool table.

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Ski Sanctuary in Park City, Utah

The pristine slopes of Deer Valley Resort are but a short ski run away when you stow your skis at this $2,264-per-night, 8-bedroom Tuscan-style chalet in Park City, Utah, one of the country’s premier alpine sports destinations. After a day on the slopes, up to 16 guests can comfortably settle in for the night, sip wine at the bar, or shoot the breeze in the pool room of the luxurious wood-and-stone-clad retreat.

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The Mazant in New Orleans, Louisiana

Authentic New Orleans cuisine isn’t all you’ll get a taste of when you rent out this 8-bedroom plantation-style home in the Bywater arts district on the banks of the Mississippi River. Stay at The Mazant for $567 a night, and you and 15 (or more) guests can gather around the fire pit in the private yard, tap out jazz tunes on the Baldwin upright piano, catnap in a hammock, or laze beneath the shade of a 125-year-old oak tree.

Downton Doppelgänger in Dallas, Texas

While an earl and countess already lay claim to the real Highclere Castle where the hit television series “Downton Abbey” was filmed, you and seven of your pals can try to re-create the extravagant lives of the Granthams for $3,200 per night in this lookalike dwelling in Dallas. The 5-bedroom, 7.5-bath estate encompasses a one-acre woodland, a private tea room, and in true Downton Abbey fashion, a full-time house manager and maid at your service!

Bespoke Beauty in Nashville, Tennessee

The hum of the city of Nashville pervades this 4-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot abode located only a mile away from the historic Music Row district. This airy Victorian sleeps 12, rents for $400 a night, and boasts a hand-carved gingerbread staircase, six fireplaces, and a picture-perfect ivory exterior with eye-catching decorative shingle siding.

The Manor in Paradise Valley, Arizona

With all the amusements this 6-bedroom, 11,000-square-foot mansion in Paradise Valley, Arizona, has to offer, who needs the bustling nightclub scene in nearby Old Scottsdale? At this spacious property, you and more than 15 of your pals can make your own fun, chowing down in the multiple dining spaces, playing a friendly game of pool or table shuffleboard, unwinding in the hot tub or by the massive pool, or binge-watching your favorite series on one of two outdoor TVs.

Bella Casa in Destin, Florida

Who needs the beach? This $2 million Mediterranean-style behemoth in the exclusive Destiny East community sleeps 16+ guests for just $580 a night. Sky-high balconies, an outdoor kitchen, and a private pool and spa should be all that you’ll need in a vacation retreat, but if you’re craving the coast, the sugar-white sands and clear blue waters of Destin’s beaches are only a short walk from the 5-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot dwelling.

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Lush Lookout in Galveston, Texas

Your family back home will be green with envy when you post pix of your stay at this coastal-style beachside retreat near Galveston Bay. Its peppy paint color and lush lot aside, the 4-story, 5-bedroom looker charms guests with its expansive windows, generous decks, attractive furnishings and flooring, and convenient access to the beach via a footbridge, all for only $450 per night (which you can split with more than 15 guests).

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The Other White House in Galveston, Texas

Imagine watching the sun rise over Galveston Island as you relax on one of the many balconies surrounding this beachside home. From this luxurious perch, you can view all manner of vessels passing through the Galveston Ship Channel, or stroll down the well-maintained walkway to the beach. Enjoy all this, together with as many as 15 friends, for $1,273 a night, with a three-night minimum. 

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Luxury Gated Estate in Shawnee, Kansas

A night at this impressive estate a short drive away from Shawnee Mission Park will set you back $10,000, but the resort-style pool, lavish outdoor seating, and luxe surroundings should soften the blow. The mammoth manse, which accommodates seven guests, has soaring ceilings, sweeping staircases, and stone walls, all of which create an updated old-world aesthetic that will swathe you in comfort. 

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Marion Manor in Denver, Colorado

From painstakingly carved wood furnishings to a striking collection of paintings, artful antiques, and designer decor, delights emerge from every corner of this meandering, 6-bedroom mansion that comfortably sleeps 16 adults. The $5 million country club estate, including its towering fireplace, state-of-the-art exercise room, well-curated reading room, and baby grand piano, can be yours—for a night, at least—for $1,395.

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Repurposed Retreat in Riverton, Utah

Erected in the 1880s as the first church and school in Riverton, Utah, this property was extensively renovated in 2011 by owners with close ties to the original builders. The 6-bedroom, amenity-packed estate can accommodate more than 16 guests who, for $939 per night, can enjoy the two-story house, a cozy guest cottage, the large front yard, and a fenced backyard with a fire pit, an outdoor fireplace, and plenty of seating.

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