There’s nothing better than a sweet little vaycay with your favourite furry friend. Mornings on the beach, salty afternoon swims, snuggles ‘round the campfire in the evening. Yeah, okay okay… your humans can come too, I guess.
But let’s be honest, when you’re dreaming about the perfect holiday moment, it’s your furever friend curling up at your feet after a big day of fun and relaxation that really puts the stars in your eyes. Less than 2 hours from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast isn’t short of choice and variety when it comes to amazing places to stay with your pooch in tow. Whether you’re after a house, beach apartment, Airbnb or stylish beach Shak, we have it all and you may never wanna leave!
To make it easy for you, we’ve rounded up the best pet-friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast. Happy holidaying!
This coastal beauty in Coolum is only 100m from the beach, has a breezy balcony overlooking gorgeous coastal views and boasts a luxurious modern jacuzzi where you and your pooch can howl at the moon together to your heart’s content. We also can’t overlook the proximity to Stumers Creek - which is every doggies paradise when in the Coolum area. What more could you actually need? For all the dets check here.
On the water in Mooloolaba, Saltwater Villas is the perfect mini-break for you and your furry friend. A little bit luxurious and a lot relaxing, you can sit pool-side, grab a massage at the spa (humans only), hire a kayak or SUP or walk just 5 minutes into the hub in Mooloolaba when you and Peanut are up for a little treat. Good boy.
Horizons at Peregian
Your buddy ol’ pal will be giving you high fives (eh, paws?) when you take him down to Horizons at Peregian. Let’s be honest, any time spent in Peregian feels like a holiday. But now you and Buddy can hang out all weekend at these spacious, self-contained and beachside apartments where you can literally hear the sea lapping the shore as you curl up together at night for sleepy time. Ahhh, pure bliss.
Jacaranda Cottages in Maleny is the perfect Hinterland retreat. Nestled in lush dairy farm country, there are a number of gorgeous and affordable houses and cottages perfect for families and your fur babies too. Think fireplaces, spas, pools, cosy patios and rural views and you start to get the idea. We love all these pet-friendly cottages in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland - it’s almost impossible to choose our fave! We've doing our round up of the best dog friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast we had to include these guys.
Cooroy Country Cottages
Nestled within 97 acres of beautiful bushland, Cooroy Country Cottages consists of 4 self-contained luxury cottages which are set apart to each feel like their very own bushland haven. With panoramic views and surrounding native forests, you and your pet can watch the kangaroos and other wildlife wander past your front door while you both sip on G&T’s, relax in the tropical garden gazebo or feed the miniature horses in the neighbouring paddock. Sounds pretty breezy, right?
Backyard Beach Studio Airbnb
Backyard Beach Studio in Marcoola is everything they say it is and more. This stylishly decorated abode set at the back of a gorgeous beach house is only 100m from the beach and perfect for you and your plus one (plus the pooch too!). The star of the show has to be the fee-standing bath set to the side of the open plan living area, which looks through a large window onto bushland. And the lush outdoor courtyard is the perfect place to sit while you sip on your pino and enjoy the stillness of your surroundings. You also have full use of the pool at the main house - and really, it would be rude not to!
Mudjimba Beach Pet-Friendly Abode
This sweet Mudjimba spot is the prettiest little Airbnb we ever did lay our eyes upon. Tasteful and private, Mudjimba Beach Pet Friendly Abode has a fully fenced yard to keep your pooch at bay, a doggy daybed and kennel and a sweet little spot to sit outside and throw the ball with your best bud. Once you’ve absorbed the sweet and calm of this gorgeous abode, step into the wildness of Mudjimba beach and lap up the salty waves. You and pooch will feel inspired, rejuvenated and totally relaxed!
Country Charm in Eumundi
Fondly nicknamed “The Shak” this rustic and gorgeous retreat doesn’t get any more country or charming. Set on 25 Acres overlooking long grassy paddocks and hills in the distance, Country Charm in Eumundi has indoor / outdoor living down pat, resident farm animals and the perfect spot to watch the sunset every evening. And while the outdoors may be more rustic, the rooms are cosy and luxurious. Best part? Your furry mate is invited too. Possibly one of the coolest pet-friendly spots to stay on the Sunshine Coast.
Don’t let the name deceive you, The Shak might be small and tin-looking on the outside, but set amongst lush surroundings, this stylish tropical studio guesthouse is a luxurious retreat. Set on 1.5 acres amongst the native bushland on Yandina Creek, you can bring your furry friend along and feel at ease knowing it’s fully fenced and pet friendly.
If you’re looking for a little romantic getaway (with your favourite fur-friend riding 3rd wheel) then Riverbend Lodge is calling your name. This cosy little lodge is set right on the bend of the creek where you can sit beside the glowing fire pit with wine in hand and watch the sun go down over the water. There is even a place for you to launch a boat or ski and you’re only a 10 minute drive to Mudjimba beach. A perfect spot to fire up your romance!
Renovated Beach House
With plenty of space for young families and the fur-babies too, this recently renovated 3 bedroom holiday home is full of the beachy feels with polished concrete floors, high ceilings and exposed timber beams. You can’t go wrong with the direct river access - and the cozy waterfront deck has your name all over it. Ideal for that waterfront lifestyle where you get to soak up the sunset with a rod in the water and the smell of BBQ wafting around you, the family and fur balls will never want to leave!
Ultimate Beach Shak
This gorgeous beach Shak is seriously a dream. Perfect for a group of mates or a shared family vaycay, the 5 rooms are luxurious (they all stream Netflix) and the kitchen and bathrooms are stylishly gorgeous. But it’s the outside entertainment area that seriously takes the cake. The beautiful pool and open deck is where you’ll be spending all your time and best of all? You best mate (of the furry variety) is free to keep you company all weekend long. This has to be the sexiest pet-friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast!
If you're wondering what to do with your beloved dog next, we've rounded up the best dog friendly cafes on the Sunshine Coast here. Love camping with your pupper? The best dog-friendly camping spots on and around the Sunshine Coast. Looking for more things to do on the Sunshine Coast with your pup? Check out the best dog beaches on the Sunshine Coast.
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