Grab your dog and get packing. Holiday rental website HomeAway has dug through their listings to find the best pet-friendly stays in Australia.
These are the top six homes available for rent.
Yallingup Country Homestead
HomeAway users voted this home in WA as the most pet-friendly in Australia. The luxurious, newly renovated farm homestead overlooks the National Park at Yallingup, near the Margaret River.
It has four bedrooms and two bathrooms and comfortably sleeps seven humans. The owners let guests pick fresh veges from the garden, feed the chooks and collect the eggs every morning. Families will love roasting marshmallows over the firepit at night. In the morning expect to see dozens of kangaroos, possums and native birds.
Dogs are welcome and the property is fully fenced. Yallingup has plenty of dog and horse friendly trails to explore.
Where: Yallingup Western Australia
Average Price: $858 per night
More information: Yallingup Country Homestead
Sahri’s Beach Cottage
This gorgeous two bedroom cottage is just a short stroll to Avalon Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches. HomeAway users voted it the second best pet-friendly home in Australia.
It sleeps four humans comfortably and has a small fully-fenced tropical garden for the fur-babies to stretch their paws.
Where: Avalon Beach, Sydney
Average Price: Unavailable at time of oublication
More information: Sahri’s Beach Cottage
This stunning beachfront Federation home comfortably sleeps eight humans in four bedrooms.
Rosie’s has a secure backyard for four-legged friends. This is a great place to stay if you want to explore Tasmania’s wild North West Coast.
You can gaze out over the sea from the front veranda, cook up some snags on the backyard barbecue or stroll down the road for a round of golf at Wynyard Golf Club.
Where: Wynyard Tasmania
Average price: $174 per night
More information: Rosie’s House Tasmania
Jakarah Beach House
This four bedroom, three bathroom, two storey beach house has stunning views over Boomer Beach. The home has an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area which opens up onto a wide deck. This home sleeps ten comfortably.
It also has room for two dogs (maximum). The house has an enclosed backyard, a dog bed, water and food bowls.
Where: Port Elliot SA, Australia
Average Price: $470 per night
More information: Jakarah Beach House
The Beach Shack
This gorgeous renovated beach cottage comfortably sleeps 11 humans in two bedrooms and a sleepout.
The Beach Shack is fully fenced and it has a side gate – so you can leave the dog securely in the backyard if you need to. Inside you will find polished wood floors, air conditioning, two bathrooms, Foxtel and large comfortable lounges. The shack also has a large open kitchen with all the modern conveniences you will need for your stay.
Mermaid Beach is one of the best beaches on the Gold Coast. Wake up early and take your dog for a long walk on the beach before breakfast.
Where: Mermaid Beach Gold Coast
Average price: $331 per night (The Beach Shack has a minimum stay of three to seven nights.)
More information: The Beach Shack Mermaid Beach
Mandel on High
This stunning home central Echuca fits nine humans.
The four bedroom, three bathroom two storey holiday home has a compact outdoor space with an in-ground plunge pool. The kids and the dog will love the cubby house tucked around the side of the yard.
This pet-friendly holiday home has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing rural holiday.
Where: Echuca Victoria
Average price: $382 per night (minimum two to four-night stay)
More information: Mandel on High Echuca
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