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13 Of The Gold Coast’s Best Pet-Friendly Accommodation To Check Into With Your Pooch

By Danielle Read
21st Nov 2022

It sure is tough leaving your pooch behind when heading out on a vacay or staycay on the Gold Coast. Good news, with so many pet-friendly Gold Coast Airbnbs, now there’s no need to face those heart-melting doe eyes as you pack your bags. They’re indulging in some R&R too. 

From green pastures that stretch as far as the eye can see, to coastal homes minutes from beaches and creeks for dog-friendly walkies, no matter your preferred style of exploring with your furry best friend in tow, you’ll find the perfect place to rest your heads right here. Add dog bowl, bikkies and balls to your packing list and head to the best dog-friendly accommodation the Gold Coast has to offer.

The Tallai Cottage

Tallai | Sleeps 4

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 the best pet-friendly Airbnb the Gold Coast has to offer you and your adorable side-kick. 

Catch The Breeze Currumbin

Currumbin Waters | Sleeps 4

Your sight-seeing itinerary now includes picturesque walkies, all day, every day. Backing onto Currumbin’s idyllic waterways, this one’s up there with the best dog-friendly accommodation the Gold Coast has for water lovers. With its sun-drenched wrap-around verandah, private pool and smart TV, don’t forget to take your good boy just four minutes down the road to Currumbin Creek, six minutes to the beach or 17 minutes away where Currumbin Creek is calling. Catch The Breeze Currumbin is true to its namesake. Add in cooling coastal breezes and your dog will feel like they’ve gone to head-out-the-car-window heaven. 

Modern Luxe Beach House

Surfers Paradise | Sleeps 4

Nestled within a small block of four townhouses, this freshly renovated Surfers Paradise Airbnb is an entertainer or family’s dream spot. Home to two bedrooms and two bathrooms, retreat to the upstairs sleeping quarters warmed by the golden hues of ambient lighting. While the sun’s shining, host a BBQ on the outdoor patio featuring lawn games or opt for an afternoon rugged up indoors with a board games cupboard brimming with all your favourites.  Furry friends are invited, just touch base with the host before packing their bags. 

Canungra Historic Homestead

Canungra | Sleeps 12

Got a cattle dog who wants to run and run and run? We know just the place. Backing onto a whopping 160 acres, this Historic Homestead on the outskirts of the Gold Coast is a scenery-lover’s dream. With its private creek, swimming holes and fairytale-esque tiny footbridge welcoming guests of the human and furry kind alike, step back in time here for a full-farmside experience. It’s the kind of pet-friendly accommodation the Gold Coast welcomes for its surprisingly short 40-minute drive to, yet worlds-away feel. Pop a bubbly on the creek-side entertaining area, gather round the fire or kick back with charcuterie on the deck and lap up that view. If you can peel yourself away from a boozy picnic by the creek’s edge, make your way to O’Reilly’s Winery, which is just five minutes away. 

The Beechmont Box

Beechmont | Sleeps 6

With a faultless five-star rating, you know this pet-friendly Gold Coast Airbnb is doing something right. Whether it's the sun-kissed living room, sky-high ceilings or fresh linen bedding from rooms overlooking its quaint garden, The Beechmont Box is giving hinterland staycay at its finest. Curl up by the fire, play fetch in the backyard and ‘accidentally’ drop a little snack to your cute companion in the rustic wooden kitchen.

Broadbeach Guesthouse

Broadbeach Waters | Sleeps 2

This is the perfect pet-friendly Airbnb when you’re travelling for work, as a couple or solo and also want a place for Fido to cuddle with you. This Broadbeach guesthouse features modern appliances, luxe interiors, a private entrance, and pristine shared pool. Not to mention a generous living room and sweet bedroom. The small yard off the patio is sure to get tails wagging and its quiet locale is set close to Broadbeach’s best eateries, walking tracks and beach for all kinds of pup-lovin’ adventures. It sure is a dog’s life.

The Tugun Pause

Tugun | Sleeps 5

Bathed in natural light with a front row seat to coastal breezes, The Tugun Pause is just what the doctor ordered. Styled by a reputable local wedding celebrant, this hideaway’s satisfying neutral interiors are everything your Instagram dreams are made of. Homing a cactus-lined magnesium pool, deep soak tub and even an A-frame cubby house for the little ones, take a 500-metre stroll and you’ll be barefoot on Tugun Beach. Named after the few second pause in conversation when a plane is landing, this is one of the best pet-friendly Gold Coast Airbnbs to chill with family, mates and furry friends. 

Renovated Hideaway

Arundel | Sleeps 5

If you’re on the hunt for a lowkey, yet central pet-friendly spot on the Gold Coast, look no further than the Renovated Hideaway Airbnb nestled within the ‘burbs of Arundel. Featuring two storeys of pooch-welcoming interiors, a sorbet pink-tiled steam shower and deep soak tub, it’s the ultimate place to kick back with the family, mates and dogs. Fully fenced and featuring lush green grass just begging to be rolled on, fetch a cold one and play with your fur baby in the backyard, which you have exclusive access to by the way. Get comfy in one of two living areas and bedrooms or wander five minutes to the foreshore for sunset walkies. We’re dubbing this the best pet-friendly accommodation Gold Coast offers to experience the north end and nestle into suburban living.

Woolcott Cottage

Tamborine Mountain | Sleeps 2

More than a romantic setting, this Tamborine Mountain Cottage also comes with a romantic origin story. Originally a wedding gift from a father to his daughter and new husband in 1921, today this dog-friendly Gold Coast Airbnb has been lovingly restored to preserve its history. Dogs are invited on a by application-basis to join you as you explore the entire house and surrounding gardens. Venture a little further by foot for rainforest walks, wineries, distilleries and even glow worm caves. Whether it's a cook up on the Weber or a groove to a record, this bright and airy space is the perfect locale to slow down away from big city life. 

Views and Roos Designer Apartment

Bonogin | Sleeps 3

Set atop the Mudgeeraba hills, lap up a bird's eye view of its surrounding acreage through towering glass windows at this Bonogin Designer Apartment. Opt to watch the sunrise over rolling hills from bed with a piping hot cuppa. Or take experiencing Australian wildlife to a whole new level with uninterrupted panoramic views of local birdlife and wallabies as the world wakes up. Even catch a glimmer of the city skyline and ocean views on the horizon with your scruffy bestie. Hands down, one of our favourite pet-friendly accommodation spots on the Gold Coast.

Vintage Cottage with Valley Views

Canungra | Sleeps 6 

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.   a stylish white bedroom with a beautifully made bed

Miami Beach Abode 

Miami | Sleeps 4

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.  an airy living room

Minimalist Chic Home 

Palm Beach | Sleeps 5

Want to explore a family-friendly and pet-friendly Gold Coast Airbnb, Fido? Bark once for yes. And twice for no. We have no idea if Fido barked or not. But we do know for sure that this Minimalist Chic Home has your attention.  Featuring three generous bedrooms, outside pets are welcomed, along with outside games and kiddos playing on the swings and tramp. This ultra-chic home in Palm Beach offers the perfect trifecta for a pooch-friendly staycay. A sunny front yard, a generous backyard and a cooling patio to sploot on during hot days. This is living.

So you've sorted out your accommodation, but where are you and your pooch going to dine? Check out the Gold Coast's best pet-friendly cafes. 
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