12 Best Pet-Friendly Airbnb’s at TurnKey

Going on a trip doesn’t always have to mean leaving your furry best friends behind. As animal lovers everywhere know, some of the best memories are made with your pet by your side. And, one of the many perks of booking a private vacation rental is that you can truly travel with the whole family.

April 11 is National Pet Day, and we’re celebrating by exploring some of our favorite pet-friendly airbnb’s, perfect for bringing your dog or cat along on your next journey. At TurnKey, we know that pets are an integral part of our guests’ lives, so we made sure to include home options everywhere from big cities to secluded nature retreats.

TurnKey Vacation Rentals makes it easy for you to guarantee your next stop will be the perfect place for both you and your pets. Here are our twelve top pet-friendly vacation rentals across the country.

1. Asheville, NC: Retreat With Private Lakefront

This peaceful retreat sits directly on a lake.

Your pets hear the call of the wild as much as you do, if not more. This gorgeous woodland retreat is the perfect fix for travelers and their pets seeking adventure, solitude, nature and everything in between. From access to the private lake for a midday swim to the mountain views and the soaring trees, a nature buff will have everything they need to feel right at home.

After a day of splashing under the natural waterfall, you can relax with some stargazing around the firepit. Don’t worry about getting lonely, though. All this is only a short drive from everything that pet-friendly Asheville has to offer. You and your companion animal can even take in a bit of a history with a visit to the famous Biltmore House, which opens its endless gardens to those with four legs, as well.

2. South Walton, FL: Stylish Coastal Home Near Beach w/ Pool

This coastal home is just a 5-minute drive from a sugar-white stretch of sand.

Dogs are welcome at this 3 bedroom/3.5 bath Coastal home minutes from Florida’s best beaches, and your pooch won’t want to miss out. 

When you’re not enjoying access to an array of community amenities, like the infinity pool overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, tennis courts, fitness center, or outdoor patio areas and clubhouse, you can lounge among one of the homes many balcony’s and patios, and enjoy the sun from the comfort of your own space.

This unique rental features a private balcony with seating for two if you need some alone time, and a covered patio boasts a gas grill for cooking and dining when you’re ready to get back to your friends and family (and pup!). The second covered patio has room for everyone in your group too, including comfy couches, armchairs, and a coffee table where you can all convene for drinks and keep an eye on your furry friends.

3. Palm Springs, CA: 1930’s Bungalow With Saltwater Pool

When you stay somewhere as luxurious as this dog-friendly desert bungalow, you may find there’s no reason to leave the premises. With year-round warm weather, you can enjoy the bliss of a private saltwater pool and hot tub every day. There’s even a covered cabana with an outdoor bed for when it’s time to dry off. For dinner, you can fire up the gas grill knowing that fido may be the only one who loves a barbecue as much as you.

If you do decide to venture out of the home, you will be happy to find that California is known for welcoming dogs and Palm Springs is no exception. Dogs are happily accommodated all over this popular leisure destination from restaurant patios, to the botanical gardens, and even some wine tastings! Just make sure to confirm which ones in advance.

4. Taos, NM: 4-Acre Estate with Private Library

The expansive balcony is the perfect perch for watching the sunset.

This 6 bedroom private Taos estate will house your group and your companion animal in the style you always knew you deserved. This rental manages to still be affordable, despite its unique opulence. 

Relish the feel of traversing private manicured gardens with your pet, marveling at the Renaissance-style artwork in the Great Hall, or relaxing in one of the hot tubs. 

As if that were not lavish enough, nothing quite says extravagance like a private library. After all, what could be a more leisurely way to spend your day than cozying up with a good book and your cat on your lap or your dog at your feet?

5. Phoenix, AZ: Luxe Home with Pool, Tennis Court and Outdoor Kitchen

The home includes a private tennis court, putting green, and basketball hoop.

This huge dog-friendly vacation rental has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms and features a tropical backyard oasis perfect for your pup to run around and enjoy. The outdoor area includes a heated pool and hot tub, overlooked by a stunning outdoor kitchen and dining area, a private tennis court, fitness room, putting green, and library for the whole family to enjoy. You will immediately feel right at home lounging or dining on the covered deck, while your dog has free reign over the expansive backyard. 

Nestled in a quiet, gated neighborhood, this vacation rental  is minutes from hiking trails, as well as world-class golf, shopping, dining, and destination attractions. The prestigious Paradise Valley community is just minutes from various dog-approved hiking trails,  including Camelback Mountain (under 3 miles away).

6. Cape Cod, MA: Bayfront Haven By The Beach

The picnic table is a perfect spot to watch the sunset with a crisp drink.

Both canines and felines are allowed at this waterfront home. Nothing says tranquility like your cat curled up in front of one of the many big, picture windows admiring the bay view.

When you’re ready to liven things up, you can host a small seaside barbecue, complete with picnic table seating; or challenge your family to a foosball tournament on the private game table.

Beach access is only a short walk away and it’s conveniently dog-friendly in the off-season. Your TurnKey hosts also provide beach chairs and toys for your use.

7. Austin, TX: East Side Home with Private Rooftop Deck

Enter your rental with ease courtesy of TurnKey’s digital keyless lock system. A custom code can be shared with everyone in your party.

There’s a reason that Austin is continually ranked on lists of the most dog-friendly cities in America. Your pet can tag along to a huge amount of the places you want to be, such as many of the trendy breweries, outdoor live music venues, and food truck-based eateries. The trail around the city’s iconic Lady Bird Lake is a great place to walk your dog, and it’s only one mile away from this fantastic home. 

Aside from its prime location, this 3 bedroom/ 2 bath house has some incredible features, such as a spiral staircase leading to a private rooftop deck with sweeping downtown views.

8. Breckenridge, CO: Mountainview Ski Lodge

Step out to the expansive deck, which wraps around nearly the entire home.

This luxurious Breckenridge lodge is great for large groups and four-legged friends. It’s only a short drive to the slopes and other entertainment, but the home itself spares no amenity either.

You can indulge in the private sauna and hot tub or take in the stunning mountain view from the wraparound deck. One of the home’s crowning features is a deluxe home theatre where you can take in a movie while comfortably nestled with your favorite furry friend.

9. Nashville, TN: Luxury Condo With Dog Run

There will be no forgetting that you’re in the heart of Music City from the moment you arrive at this upscale condo. Aside from the Instagram-worthy “Nashville” artwork, the interior decor includes a vintage piano, guitar, and working record player.

When you are not out perusing the city streets or taking in the endless opportunities for live music, the condo building provides everything you need. You will have access to a seasonal pool, private community gym, and even a dog-run to ensure all of your travelers are comfortable.

10. Rockport, TX: Waterfront Home with Private Dock and Pool

Enjoy waterfront views from the expansive living area. Or take in the views from an upstairs deck.

If your companion is a water dog, they won’t want to be left behind on your next trip to Rockport. This lovely waterfront rental is complete with canal views and a private boat dock. Just remember to pack fido’s life jacket for when it’s time to set out on your day at sea.
You will be reluctant to leave the serenity here when it’s time to go home. From the enclosed deck, to the private balconies, and the fenced yard you will be spoiled for choice as to the best place to kick up your feet.

11. Seattle, WA: Charming Bungalow Close to Dog-Friendly Parks

Built in 1905, this adorable 3BR/2BA home in the Greenwood neighborhood is just dog-friendly parks, local restaurants, cafes, shops, and grocery stores.

This adorable bungalow is the perfect balance between historic turn-of-the-century architecture and modern touches. It comes equipped with a fully enclosed yard that will be perfect for vacationing with your pet. If your furry companion is of the feline variety, this home boasts a delightful sunroom for daily basking.

 Renters will be centrally located with easy access to all that pet-friendly Seattle has to offer. Among the highlights are an abundance of city parks, including Warren G. Magnuson Park’s epic dog area. This puppy playground is six-acres of doggy heaven that includes off-leash beach access. 

12. Big Bear, CA: Secluded Lodge With Private Game Loft

Cozy up with your pup at this dog-friendly cabin in Big Bear. Source: @Melanee on Instagram

For pet-lovers that love to see their snow dogs frolic, Branchwater Lodge is the perfect cabin for your next trip. This six bedroom and four bath home is close enough to Big Bear’s best skiing while maintaining the feel of a secluded getaway. Vacationers and their dogs can explore a private acre of land, which includes access to Bow Canyon Creek and a fenced-in yard. 

The rustic-style interior includes every amenity you want from a gourmet kitchen to a private game room and wood-burning stone fireplace.

New to staying in vacation rentals? Learn more about our pet-friendly rentals here.

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