Disclosure: I received a free stay at an Ahaheim Castle House to facilitate my review. My opinion is honest and based on actual experience. Reviewed by Brittani.
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When planning a trip to Disneyland you first need to figure out where you are going to stay. There are so many hotels and motels near the resort with competitive pricing to suit just about everyone’s needs. What these hotels and motels are lacking are the comfort of your own home. Before you consider staying at an overpriced hotel during your next trip to Disneyland, consider checking out an Anaheim Castle House
Our family was beyond thrilled when we were invited to stay at one of the 9 Anaheim Castle Houses during our trip to Disneyland. When we first started to plan our trip with our family (plus the grandparents) we were looking into hotels, naturally. I hated the fact that they could not guarantee that my parents’ room would be near ours, and the thought of a dirty hotel room and, God forbid, bed bugs, was totally unappealing! So we were ecstatic to stay in a home.
Our expectations were high as we read all the wonderful reviews of all of the Anaheim Castle House properties, and we were not disappointed. The look on my 4 year old daughter’s face when she saw the princess room that she was going to sleep in was priceless. Being able to stay in a cozy, exceptionally clean and child-friendly house instead of a hotel room was nothing short of amazing.
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stayed in Andy’s house (Castle # 6) and when we arrived, the kids as well as us adults, were
completely blown away by the amount of time and thought that went into
decorating this home. Every room has a fun Disney theme and beautifully painted
mural. The home was located within a 20 minute walking distance from the gates to Disneyland. This made it super easy to go back and forth for naptimes and the neighborhood felt very safe. We just loaded up the stroller and headed out each day!
If you are headed to Disneyland for a fun family experience, you have to stay in one of these amazing homes, especially if you are planning on vacationing with a group.
Here’s some of our favorite things about the house that you would
never get while staying in a hotel…
• A full kitchen with everything you need to
prepare healthy home cooked meals.
• Upgraded appliances, granite countertops and
Pots, pans, dishware, knives, and even a crock pot!
• Cabinets full of Sippy cups, kids silverware,
placemats, plates and even a high chair.
• Private back yard with pool and hot tub and even
a little castle play structure and BBQ!
• A large TV with cable and a Wii (one of my family’s favorite things to do
while we were taking a break from Disneyland) and free Wi-Fi
• A full size washer and dryer (so you don’t need
to pack nearly as much stuff)
• The ability to have your entire extended family
all together in one place! 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with plenty of room to
sleep up to 20 people!
• The cleanliness was outstanding. Not a thing was
out of place or remotely dirty.
• They had everything you need, basic toiletries,
shampoo and conditioner, blowdryers.
• Beach and bath towels, extra blankets and
• Toys, books and plenty of room for the kids to
run and play! Even a kids table.
• Parking for up to 4 cars and even an RV!
• A house binder full of fun Disney tips,
directions and places to eat! Also a desk and a wireless printer.
Our Experience with the Booking Process:
The booking process was simple, straightforward and easy.
Their website is amazing (great photos and descriptions of everything) Check it
out at AnaheimCastleHouse.com
or on vrbo.com/476706
Our Thoughts on the Rates:
I would say that although the price to rent the home may be
slightly above some of the hotels located in the same vicinity, the ability to
have your entire family in one home will bring the cost way down and you will
be saving money in the long run. Not to mention all the money you will save by cooking meals
and not having to pay for parking. This is a no brainer! I will never stay in another Disneyland
Traveling with small children is difficult enough. The
ease and comforts of staying in a home away from home were amazing. I felt 100
percent comfortable letting my children have a bubble bath without the worry
that I would have in a dirty hotel room. My kids always end up laying on the
floor and playing and these floors were super clean and cozy. With the comforts of staying in a perfectly clean home
I didn’t need to worry!
If you are planning a Disneyland trip in the future look no
further than Anaheim Castle House!!! We guarantee you will be blown away and
totally impressed. Thank you Anaheim Castle House, we will never vacation the
Full Description of Castle House #6
(courtesy of Anaheim Castle House website)
Our new Disney-themed Andy’s House is a little over half a mile from Disneyland, only a 20-minute walk! With space for the whole family our house is the perfect place to enjoy your Disney family vacation. Enjoy your own private gated pool and hot tub and watch the fireworks from the front yard – your time at Andy’s House is sure to create magical memories!
This 6 bedroom 3 bath home has just been completely remodeled with beautiful cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, fun paint colors, etc. This house was designed with families in mind. The first room has an Up! theme with a comfortable queen bed and a gorgeous hand painted mural with all the colorful balloons that we know and love from the movie. Next door is the Mickey’s Clubhouse room with a fun kids twin over twin clubhouse bunk bed and twin trundle. The custom made “kid” door to the room, the fun toys and the mural depicting Mickey and his gang make this room the perfect place for imaginative play. The Cars bathroom with custom tiled shower to look like a highway is a great place to rinse off after a dip in the pool. The Princess room has a beautiful twin over queen dollhouse bunk bed. The custom window shade with Belle, Cinderella and Rapunzel and the many other princess details create a magical experience for your little princess. Next-door is the amazing Monster’s University room with a giant mural of our favorite monsters. The comfortable king bed is big enough for Sully! Attached to this room is the Brave bathroom, which also connects to the hallway. The Planes room across the hall has a queen bed and incredible Planes mural that will make you feel like you’re in the movie! It attaches to the Jack-and-Jill Nemo bathroom, complete with a tub/shower combo. On the other side of the Jack-and-Jill bath is the Toy Story room with a full over queen loft bed. You’ll think you’re really in Andy’s room surrounded by the infamous blue walls and white clouds.
Our brand new open kitchen and living area has a huge 51 inch TV, blu-ray player, free WiFi and a Wii with several games. Cable TV with ESPN and the Disney channel is also available so you won’t miss your favorite shows and games while you’re on vacation. You can also connect to Netflix through our blu-ray player or watch one of our favorite Disney DVD movies! A desk with a wireless printer is provided for your convenience. The printer has mobile print ability so feel free to print directly from your phone or laptop! The brand new kitchen with classic white cabinets, wood grain tile flooring, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops is the perfect place to whip up a family meal. You will LOVE cooking up Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes with our Mickey pancake shaper or waffles on the Mickey waffle iron! The kitchen has everything you need to cook a family meal. Plates, utensils, cookware, children’s plates and utensils, a crock-pot, coffee pot and more are all there for your use. There is too much to list here! A high chair and booster seat are also provided. There will be plenty of room for everyone with an 8 seater square dining table and a bar that seats 5.
Outside you will find a sparkling gated pool and spa. The BBQ and patio set are great for grilling up some burgers while watching the kids swim. We also have pool toys, 2 life vests (one for a 2 – 4 y.o. and one 4 – 6 y.o.) and a single and a double Graco stroller. In the garage you will find a washer and dryer so you don’t have to pack as much. We also have 2 baby cribs or “pack n plays,” kids cups, plates and utensils and plenty of toys and games for everyone!
For your convenience we have also included a helpful welcome packet in the home, which is also emailed to our guests two weeks before their stay. This packet includes information on the home and the local area, tips and tricks for Disneyland, where to buy discounted tickets, lists and maps of local restaurants and grocery stores, maps to Disneyland from the house and more. We truly have tried to do everything we can to ensure our guests to have a magical vacation – there is so much to enjoy at Andy’s House!
Waterproof and bed bug mattress protectors are on every bed and everything is thoroughly cleaned between each stay. A keypad entry makes it easy for guests to get in and out of the house. There is no need to pick up a key so you are flexible to arrive when it is convenient for you. Plus you can make your own personal code so there won’t be any worry of getting locked out or wondering where you placed the key.
We have several other homes in the area depending on your needs and party size, please email us for more details. Thanks for looking; we hope to help you make this the best vacation yet!
Please call or see our other Disney themed homes for availability.
Walking in the front door you will find the open living room, dining room and kitchen straight ahead. Off the kitchen is the Cars bathroom with walk in shower. There are 6 rooms in the house. The first room to the left of the front door is an Up! themed roomed with a queen bed. The second room off the dining/living are is a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed room/play room with a twin over twin bunk bed. The other 4 bedrooms are located to the right of the front door down a hall. Off that hall on the right you will find a Princess themed room with a twin over queen doll house loft bed. Further down on the right is a Monster’s University master bedroom with a king sized bed. This bedroom is attached to the Brave bathroom with a shower. You can also access the Brave bathroom from the hall. The first bedroom on the left going down the hall is a Toy Story themed room with a twin over queen loft bed. The second bedroom on the left is a Planes themed room with a queen bed. Between the Toy Story and Planes room is the third bathroom, the Nemo bathroom with a tub/shower combo.
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 17-20
- * Bedroom 1 (1 king, 1 baby crib) – Portable crib in closet, space in this room, Monsters
- * Bedroom 2 (1 queen) – Planes themed
- * Bedroom 3 (1 queen, 1 twin/single) – twin loft bed over a queen bed, Princess themed
- * Bedroom 4 (1queen, 1 twin/ single) – twin loft bed over a queen bed, Toy Story themed
- * Bedroom 5 (1 queen) – UP themed
- * Bedroom 6 (1 bunk bed) – twin over twin bunk bed with a trundle – MM Clubhouse
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- * Bathroom 1 (toilet, combination tub/shower) – Finding Nemo
- * Bathroom 2 (toilet, shower) – Cars – handicapped accessible
- * Bathroom 3 (toilet, shower) – Castle/Princess
Kitchen & Dining:
- * Pantry Items: Basic condiments: sugar, salt, pepper, ketchup, coffee
- * Dining: Dining table seats 8, bar seats 6, outdoor table seats 4.
- * Dishes & Utensils
- * Microwave
- * Coffee Maker
- * Dishwasher
- * Toaster
- * Oven
- * Child’s Highchair
- * Refrigerator
- * Stove
- * Towels Provided: We have bath towels and beach towels
- * Parking: 4 cars in driveway, RV ok
- * Garage: Laundry in garage
- * Clothes Dryer
- * Towels Provided
- * Linens Provided
- * Iron & Board
- * Washing Machine
- * Babysitter
- * Heating
- * Hair Dryer
- * Air Conditioning
- * DVD Player
- * Video Games
- * Satellite / Cable
- * Television
- * Games
- * Books
- * Toys
- * Video Library
Pool & Spa:
- * Private Pool
* Heated Pool
- * Hot Tub
- * Deck / Patio
- * Outdoor Grill
Last Minute Bookings:
For last minute bookings that fill in our gaps ~ May be as low as $295 a night! Must be within 6 weeks of stay to qualify and may be required to fill the entire gap. Please submit an inquiry via VRBO to get a quote!
Bookings during the off-season ~ $450 per night
Bookings during Summer (Possibly Spring Break, UEA, etc.) ~ $525 per night
Bookings during Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, etc. ~ $550 per night
*On all bookings, we require a $300 refundable deposit. $500 for bookings with over 15 persons.
Pool/Spa Heating Fee (Optional):
If you plan to use the pool or spa, you will be charged a heating fee of $25 per day to keep heated to 83° Fahrenheit.
The cleaning fee is $200. Fees apply to bookings with over 15 people. Rates are subject to change at any time without notice.