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17 Guest Favourite Pet-Friendly Airbnbs You’ll Find Within 2 Hours Of Brisbane

By Victoria Patapan

Every pet-parent knows the worst part about going on vacay is leaving your furry friend behind. Separation anxiety is a thing guys, and chances are if you’re away for a while, your fur baby will be feeling a little lonely—at least, that's how we feel here at Urban List, anyway.

So why not avoid the stress altogether, and bring your bestie with you to your holiday home? We’ve rounded up some of the most highly rated pet-friendly Airbnbs within two hours of Brisbane/Meanjin to give your furry friends the vacay they deserve, many of which have achieved Airbnb's coveted new 'guest favourite' status. Because no one likes feeling left behind, not even our four-legged friends.

Hillview Dairy

Currumbin Valley | Sleeps 8 

Four words: wine barrell plunge pool. Need we say more? Yeah, didn’t think so. Hillview Dairy offers everything you need to escape from everyday life. You’ll be off the grid, but don’t stress—there’s plenty to immerse yourself in, including an outdoor European bathtub and stunning views of the Gold Coast countryside. Did we mention the plunge pool? 

Coolamon Station

Palmvale | Sleeps 10

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Try out a slice of farm life at Coolamon Station—a farm stay that's cooler than any farm stay has a right to be. The Woolshed, their snazzy new pad, is not your average barn—it's an architectural daydream complete with three bedrooms and a commercial kitchen and surrounded by rolling hills and a private swimming hole. Feel a world away from the city bustle, only 14 minutes from Cabarita Beach—because getaways should be as fabulous as your four-legged friend strutting their stuff in the paddocks. 

The Dairy Cottage

Sunshine Coast Hinterland | Sleeps 2

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Embrace the fresh, country air without sacrificing city convenience at this pet-friendly haven on the Sunshine Coast. The Dairy Cottage, nestled on 15 picturesque acres, offers a rustic escape with a touch of luxury–think exposed beams, hardwood walls, and a killer outdoor kitchen for your culinary escapades. With communal facilities for group shenanigans and a fire pit for cosy starlit nights, this spot is the ultimate blend of private retreat and shared fun. Stays at The Dairy Cottage ensure a never ending supply of good times and, of course, pooch cuddles.

Rabbit Hill Country Cabins

Coulson | Sleeps 6

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Pack up the furry friends, pack up the fam, and head on over to Rabbit Hill for a farm stay everyone will enjoy. The fully fenced, dog-friendly property includes two stylish cabins overlooking ponies, kangaroos and—no surprise here—rabbits, all grazing peacefully in the countryside. It’s a quick five-minute drive into Boonah, which has a range of wineries and cafes, but if eating out isn’t your top priority, the outdoor firepit and BBQ at the property will suit you just fine. Book your stay here.

Barefoot At Dolphins  

Byron Bay | Sleeps 2

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You want to spend a weekend in Byron but you want to take your pooch AND you want to spend under $200 a night? Impossible—or is it? Not at Barefoot At Dolphins, an Airbnb Room hosted by owner Deb. Here you’ll have your own spacious bedroom and private bathroom, with access to the gorgeous lounge, kitchen and best of all, sunny outdoor area which boasts a hammock, outdoor shower for those post-beach rinses and ample space for your doggo to explore and sniff around. Book yourself a stay here

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Retro Beach House

Marcoola | Sleeps 6 

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Step back into the seventies with a vacay at this bright beachside home. The newly-renovated retreat has a retro feel complimented by all the mod cons you need for an easy, breezy vacay. Doggos will enjoy the fully-fenced backyard while their parents enjoy a short walk down to Mudjimba beach. The native gardens surrounding the house are made all the merrier by the sounds of birdsong, best enjoyed over a laid-back brekky on the beautiful pergola deck.

The Woods

Sunshine Beach | Sleeps 4

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Curl up in a reading nook with views out over Noosa National Park by booking a stay at The Woods. The eclectic tribal-surf atmosphere is just what you need to feel those vacay vibes and get lost in the wonders of the woods outside. Pets are allowed on an approval basis, but be warned: the koalas outside don’t take too kindly to roaming doggos.  

The Coffee Roasting Shed

Carool | Sleeps 2

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You’ll have to venture down into Blues territory to experience this breathtaking mountain getaway, but trust us—it’s totally worth crossing the border. The Coffee Roasting Shed has picture-perfect views made all the more impressive by the enormous glass windows lining the walls. Wake up to the sounds of wild birds and wallabies, before treating yourself to a morning coffee on the large outdoor deck. Puppers will enjoy this beautiful bungalow just as much as their owners—just be sure to leave them behind when you head out to the local distilleries.   

Little River Cottage

Tumbulgum | Sleeps 6 

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Located just past the NSW border, this quaint little cottage is the perfect riverside retreat. Just minutes away from the beach, world-class restaurants, and boutique shops, Little River Cottage is your home away from home. Go for a morning kayak along the river bank before treating yourself to a refreshing outdoor shower, complete with quality eco bath products that will make your skin sing. The charming village of Tumbulgum will melt your heart, so be sure to get out and explore. Pets are allowed with prior approval, just try to keep them off the couches. 

Miami Beach Abode 

Miami | Sleeps 4

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Located just north of Burleigh, this Miami Beach abode is an ideal spot for pet parents to treat their fur babies to a weekend away. This airy two-bedroom apartment is just blocks from Miami beach, and just a short walk away from local cafes and restaurants. The hosts have compiled a guidebook of local dog-friendly areas, so have a flick through as you bask in the natural light filtering through the wide open windows. Sounds just like living in paradise.  

Luxury Gold Coast Hinterland Villa

Mount Nathan | Sleeps 10 

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Looking for a holiday home that will put all your other vacays to shame? Ding ding ding! We have a winner. This luxurious hinterland villa is guaranteed to take your breath away. Sure, it’s on the exxy side when it comes to price, but the incredible view from the infinity pool is worth every last cent. And the best part is, it’s fur baby-friendly.  

The Pink Door

Maleny | Sleeps 8

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Just minutes away from Maleny’s main strip, The Pink Door is a charming colonial cottage hidden in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The sprawling backyard deck offers uninterrupted views of the surrounding gardens, making it the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. We recommend curling up with your fur baby in front of the fireplace, and drifting off to sleep.  

Vintage Cottage with Valley Views

Canungra | Sleeps 6 

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Luxury living meets yonder year at this quaint cottage tucked away in the stunning Scenic Rim. Just an hour’s drive from the Brisbane CBD (and a few minutes away from O’Reilly’s Winery), the recently-renovated home is set across four sprawling acres, under clear country skies. The surrounding mountain ranges make a beautiful backdrop for brekky on the spacious undercover deck, or to watch the sunset with a complimentary bottle of bubbly. Fur babies will love the rolling country hills, so be sure to bring them along.   

Intimate Rainforest Retreat

Upper Burringbar | Sleeps 3 

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Nothing screams self-care quite like a rustic handcrafted cabin, nestled amongst 20 acres of rainforest, with its very own outdoor bath. Well that is exactly what this Intimate Rainforest Retreat has to offer. Whether you’re keen on taking one of the multiple bushwalking tracks, right on the door of your cabin, or if you’d prefer to curl up by the indoor fireplace with a book, relaxation takes form at this magical airbnb. This deal is only sweetened by the idea of bringing your furry best friend along for your holiday. Enjoy complete relaxation knowing you have your four-legged bestie by your side. Book here.

The Lake Shack

Wyeba Downs | Sleeps 2

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Curl up by the fire after a day of lakeside adventures with a stay in this cosy fisherman’s cottage just south of Noosa Shire. The Lake Shack is an ode to whimsical Australiana, featuring hardwood floors, an old-school cooktop and sweeping views of the surrounding wildlife. Push open the huge handcrafted doors and wander out onto the poolside deck, pull up a stool and enjoy a cuppa as you watch the setting sun set the bush aglow, your pup chilling next to you. Book here

The Tallai Cottage

Tallai | Sleeps 4

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Whether it's a Schmacko or a tranquil escape set deep within Gold Coast’s hinterland, we all deserve a treat from time to time. So you’ll be pleased to know that The Tallai Cottage has you and your pooch’s names written all over it. Get cosy around the levitating fireplace, dine alfresco or soak in the freestanding outdoor tub while your doggo runs amok in the sprawling backyard. If it’s a serene industrial chic abode you’re after, this is one for you and your adorable side-kick. Book here.

Home In Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach | Sleeps 6

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As you step into this stunning pet-friendly home in Coolum Beach you’ll be greeted with a bottle of wine on arrival and it just gets better from there. Two streets back from the beach you’ll find this hidden oasis perfect for you and your pets to relax and unwind. Designed for luxurious holiday comfort, this home features a large patio and outdoor daybed, a pool with a swing and of course, a lush private courtyard. The modern interior ensures this is a home away from home for you and the six lucky guests you’ll have to bring along. Book here

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