8 Airbnbs straight out of the Harry Potter universe

So your Hogwarts acceptance letter never came. Time to buy your way in.

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Shell Cottage

We never really expected Ron's brother and his wife to end up in a little cottage on a quiet beach; it seemed kind of low-key for a curse-breaker and a Veela.

Luckily, actual beach cottages are pleasant places, and this one is no exception: it's a restored house in Tiberias, Israel, overlooking the unfairly blue water of the Sea of Galilee. The host assures us the place "holds a magic inside," along with a kind of magic Harry never dreamed of: WiFi.

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