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Unleashing luxury: 6 pet-friendly accommodation options for you and your dog

Luxe stays to get the tails wagging from beachside minimalist retreats to a Bondi Beach hidden sanctuary.
woman and a dog sit in a tiny cabin looking out to a fieldBloodwood Cabin via Airbnb.

Skipping town to break the everyday rhythm never goes astray when resetting the ol’ system. However, when you have a four-pawed family member depending on you, your weekend getaways can become more of a hindrance than a holiday.

While many Airbnbs and hotels prefer those with fur and on all fours to remain off their premises, there is now a bounty of accommodation options around Australia welcoming dogs, cats and other pets to also get in on the R&R. 

With stays in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia, we take a look at our top picks of luxe pet-friendly accommodation options from across the country below. From beachside minimalist retreats in Victoria to an unassuming Bondi Beach sanctuary.

Just be sure to check accommodation’s individual pet policy and advise in advance if you have a furry friend joining you on stay.

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ariel shot of people in an infinity pool in clunes

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Pet-friendly Airbnb near Byron Bay

Two Acres Home, Clunes

Location: Northern Rivers, New South Wales
Sleeps: Eight guests

Designed with organic textures, this resort-inspired Airbnb in the heart of Clunes village is surrounded by two acres of tropical gardens with rainforest. Featuring high timberland ceilings, Spanish plastered walls, a 12m infinity pool, multiple alfresco entertaining areas, an outdoor fire pit and vegetable patch, Two Acres Home is anything but ordinary pet-friendly accommodation. Stay in or venture 12 minutes to Bangalow or 30 minutes to Byron for a meander in town.

Reasons to stay:

  • Wood fire place and outdoor fire pit
  • Infinity pool with in-built cabana
  • Large well-equipped chef’s kitchen
  • Separate bedroom wing with stone bathtub
  • Ducted air-conditioning
  • Bose music system and streaming services

a colourful minimalist cabin surrounded by bushland

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Pet-friendly accommodation in Victoria

Jacky Winter Waters, Walkerville North

Location: South Gippsland, Victoria
Sleeps: Two guests

Set among the limestone cliffs of the South Gippsland coastline, Jack Winter Waters is a minimalist creative escape encouraging the return-to-nature Romanticist pursuit. Ideal for the sustainably-minded, this beachside Airbnb has been designed with a smaller footprint in mind and an openness of atmosphere. Take in the ocean views from the deck that feature Waratah Bay, Wilson Promontory and the hallowed beaches that served as the inspiration for Alison Lester AM’s classic picture book Magic Beach.

Reasons to stay:

  • Large deck with ocean views
  • Dog-friendly
  • High speed internet
  • Small footprint design
  • Ocean and mountain views
  • Outdoor shower
  • Sonos Move sound system
  • Air conditioning
  • Fire pit
  • Hammock 
a Japanese-style bathhouse with timber walls

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Pet-friendly accommodation in Victoria

Liptrap Loft, Walkerville

Location: Victoria
Sleeps: Six guests

Just two hours out of Melbourne on five acres of bushland lies Liptrap Loft, a handmade home of recycled materials with Japanese-influenced architecture. Welcoming well-behaved pets to its grounds, it’s a homey stay of quiet luxury and boasts its own bathhouse for true unwinding. A sanctuary of sorts also not far from the trails and secluded beaches of Wilson’s Promontory National Park.

Reasons to stay:

  • Outdoor Japanese bath house
  • Wood-fired heater
  • Basic pantry essentials
  • Outdoor dining table and chairs
  • Outdoor hammock
  • Outdoor shower
  • Two mountain bikes
  • Dog enclosure available
An industrial contemporary style living room with a colourful couch and staircase behind

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Pet-friendly accommodation in Sydney

The Arc Bondi Beach, Bondi Beach

Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Sleeps: Nine guests

The Arc Bondi is a new architect-designed home less than a 10-minute stroll from one of the world’s most renowned beaches. Featuring polished concrete flooring, exposed brickwork, eclectic furnishings and a garden atrium through its two storeys, this contemporary stay marries the industrial with the outdoors. Dip in the plunge pool before brunching in the entertainer’s kitchen or strolling down to one of Bondi’s buzzy eateries.

Reasons to stay:

  • Four double bedrooms with built-ins
  • Master suite with a private balcony
  • Glass mosaic-tiled plunge pool with heating
  • Outdoor speakers
  • Outdoor shower
  • Outdoor gas barbecue
  • Natural stone bath
  • Zoned air, smart sound and electric blinds
a timber cabin with small fireplace and queen bed

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Pet-friendly accommodation in Queensland

Bloodwood Cabin, Rawbelle

Location: North Burnett Region, Queensland
Sleeps: Two guests

Bloodwood Cabin is a full sustainable glamping stay located on 20 thousand acres of farm land in the Queensland outback – also home to cattle, horses, wallabies and kangaroos. With no Wi-Fi, an indoor-outdoor bath and the Coominglah State Forest nearby, it’s is an ideal pet-friendly getaway for those seeking to disconnect from city living.

Reasons to stay:

  • Outdoor shower
  • Heating
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fresh local produce and wine
  • Solar-powered
  • Stocked fridge

ocean vista at bay window seating of henley beach

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Pet-friendly accommodation in Adelaide

Sand Prints, Henley Beach

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Sleeps: Six guests

Sand Prints is a restored 1930s art deco apartment set right by the seaside of Adelaide’s lively Henley Beach. With original artworks adorning the walls, ocean views, and a private courtyard with a pizza oven and barbecue, this is a stay for the epicurean. The 400m stroll on the Esplanade to the cafes of Henley Square makes for a vista-rich daily dog walk.

Reasons to stay:

  • Australian artworks
  • Kayak and stand-up paddle board
  • Outdoor shower (hot and cold)
  • Ocean views
  • Beachside locations
  • Garage for car

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