Seventy-five years ago, Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto were carried away by a wicked tornado to the magical technicolor land of Oz.
The 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz was not the first adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s 1889 story, but the MGM classic starring Judy Garland in the iconic role of Dorothy, mesmerized audiences with its use of technicolor, musical score, and special effects.
You’ve seen the movie (maybe more times than you can remember!), and now you can be transported to Oz in real life. To celebrate the anniversary, we have a list of look-alike holiday rentals fromHomeAway that will bring the classic movie to life. From a condo that shimmers like the Emerald City to a castle that’s the spitting image of the Wicked Witch’s home, there is a special destination for every fan.
“There’s no place like home”
This could be an actual rendition of Aunt Em and Uncle Henry’s Kansas home. This family-friendly prairie property is nestled in Flint Hills – yes, Kansas - and is pet friendly so you can bring as many Totos as you want.
Flint Hills Kansas – sleeps 5 / bedrooms 1 - starting at $125 nightly.
“We welcome you to Munchkin Land”
Somewhere over the rainbow, also known as Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, is this colorful collection of Munchkin-esque homes. Cute as pie, these houses would be perfect for a whimisical vacation.
Martha’s Vineyard – Sleeps 6 / Bedrooms 2 – Starting at $371 nightly.
“Follow the yellow brick road”
Everybody wants to follow their own yellow brick road, and at this Beech Mountain getaway, fittingly located in Emerald Mountain, North Carolina, you can do just that. What makes this place so special is that at the end of the yellow road, visitors will come upon an enchanting private garden where once a year an “Autumn of Oz” festival commemorates the film.
Beech Mountain, North Carolina – Sleeps 6 / Bedrooms 2 – Starting at $135 nightly.
TRF Mr Hyde
“Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my!”
If you want to take a walk on the wild side, and actually see lions and tigers, then this rental at the Kruger National Park lodge in Africa is for you. Visitors can observe wildlife, including hippos or lions, right outside the back door.
Kruger National Park, South Africa – Sleeps 10 / Bedrooms 6 – Starting at $374 night.
Kinkead Ridge Vineyard
“If I only had a heart”
If tin is your thing, then you will fall in love with this Austin-based 1963 fully restored 28’ Airstream Ambassador. This vacation rental shines with a well-oiled finish, making it a perfect match for the Tin Man.
Austin, Texas – starting at $500 nightly.
“It’s pleasant down that way too”
Even a scarecrow needs a respite every now and again. Head south of the border and enjoy this straw-roofed beach property tucked away in the Mexican Rivera.
Tronocones, Mexico – Sleeps 14 / Bedrooms 5 – Starting at $60 nightly.
“We’re off to see the Wizard”
Look at it sparkle! Emerald City comes to life in the green glow of this Orange Beach high rise. This makes for the perfect beach getaway with ocean views, deluxe amenities and local adventure activities, such as golf and water sports.
Orange Beach, Alabama - Sleeps 8 / Bedrooms 3 – Starting at $295 nightly.
“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!”
Sometimes a Wicked Witch needs to take a break from all that plotting. And this Tuscan castle is the perfect spot for vineyard views or watching flying monkeys.
Tuscany, Italy – Sleeps 4 / Bedrooms 2 – Starting at $257 nightly.
“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore”
Her ruby red slippers have gone down in history as one of the most iconic pieces of cinema memorabilia. Just click those heels and you will realize this vacation rental in Spain is the perfect one for glittery shoe-lovers.
Malaga City, Spain – Sleeps 5 / Bedrooms 2 - Starting at $75 nightly.
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