There’s nothing better than a sweet little holiday with your favourite furry friend. Mornings on the beach, salty afternoon swims, snuggles around the campfire in the evening.
Let’s be honest, when you’re dreaming about the perfect vacay 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 two 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.
To make it easy for you, we’ve rounded up the best pet-friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast.
The Beach Bungalow
This sweet little two-bedroom pad is among the best pet-friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast that we ever laid our eyes on. Tastefully renovated and private, The Beach Bungalow has a fully-fenced grassy yard to keep your pooch at bay. Located in the heart of Sunshine Beach, you and your best mate will spend the days lounging on the deck, eating all of the food at the local restaurants and frolicking at the beach—a short stroll away.
The Lizard Lodge
If you’re after a rustic retreat set amongst the trees, you’ll find that and more at The Lizard Lodge. Sprawled across two pavilions, the lodge features four spacious bedrooms, a country-style kitchen and a wrap-around deck, perfect for those afternoon barbecues. Sleeping up to 10 guests, this is the perfect place for a family getaway, complete with your four-legged friend.
The Guest Suite
The Guest Suite in sleepy Mudjimba is everything they say it is and more. This stylishly-decorated abode is a short walk to the beach, perfect for you and your plus one (plus the pooch too!). The star of the show has to be the outdoor courtyard where you’ll be able to light the Webber, pour a glass of Pino, and soak in the stillness with your pup at your feet.
You’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and totally relaxed.
If your pup is a bit of a bohemian, then he or she is going to love our final inclusion in this list of best pet-friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast. Treehaus is a luxury bush retreat, tucked in Valdora, behind Coolum Beach. A white boho-infused studio with loads of Zen, this is a great central base to explore the best of the region. While it’s not particularly set-up for pets, if you’ve got a chilled, little indoor dog, this could be the ultimate getaway for them, and you.
Noosa Heads Holiday Home
If staying in a “home away from home” comes in as a must-have when hunting down the best pet-friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast, you can stop the search. Ideal for groups or that big family get-together, this Noosa Heads Airbnb is full of character with exposed timber beams, open-plan living, shelves filled with books and one very welcoming outdoor area. Laze in a hammock, take your pup for a walk along Noosa River, do bombs in the pool—whatever your dream holiday looks like, it can all come to fruition here.
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.
With plenty of space for young families and their fur-babies too, Seaview Shack is the epitome of an Australian 1950s beach shack. Perched on a hill and only 300-hundred metres from Moffat Beach, even though everything is close by, you’re probably not going to want to leave this place. Oh, and there’s a plunge pool, which gets bonus points from us.
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