Traveling with a pet has become more popular in recent years, especially during this pandemic which has seen more pet adoptions, as well road trips and local adventures as travelers err on the side of caution.
For those who are looking to travel and stay and explore the area, there are tons of pet friendly hotels as well as holiday homes and rentals online. Airbnb is one such site.
Airbnb offers a pet friendly filter on its site which features many homes that are pet welcoming across the world.
Now, Airbnb has put together a list of its most sought after holiday homes in the world that welcome our furry friends.
So where are these homes? They are located in Italy, the US, Morocco, Greece, Portugal and Montenegro.
“As we’re in the midst of a pet boom, many are interested in traveling to places with more space and access to the outdoors for themselves and their pooch,” Airbnb stated. “In fact, we’ve seen searches made with the ‘allows pets’ filter have increased 65% since January 2021 compared to the same time period last year (based on internal data comparing January 2021 to January 2020).”
To help inspire future pet travel plans, Airbnb asked Dr. Kate Bruce, a Brisbane, Australia-based veterinarian, to share helpful tips on ideal getaways for every type of dog based on the most wish-listed, pet-friendly stays made possible by Hosts on Airbnb.
Check out the most wished for holiday homes below:
I Sette Coni (Ostuni, Italy)
The city, located in the southeast of Italy, is known for its white buildings and is even nicknamed the ‘White City.’
“The quaint, fenced-in courtyard is the perfect place for your pet to play during their stay,” Bruce said. “There’s also gorgeous countryside to explore, so make sure your dog is up to date with their vaccinations and preventative medications to safely enjoy your holiday to the fullest!”
Underground Hygge, (Orondo, WA, United States)
The city is located near a river and has plenty of outdoor activities for you and your pup.
“This stay is great for the active pet, who likes to explore nature and take in all the sights, smells and sounds of the local wildlife, including deer, rabbits and birds. This fairytale home is nestled among some fantastic walking tracks, giving you the perfect opportunity to get fit with your pet on holidays.”
Splendida Casa sull’Albero, (Florence, Italy)
Another city in Italy makes the list.
“If your fur family is more of the laid back type, this stay is ideal for sitting back and enjoying life among the pine trees together. Dogs love visual stimulation just like people, and this elevated vantage point offers the perfect spot for your pup to watch nature go by.”
La Salentina, (Tricase, Italy)
This small town is also located near the southern coast of Italy.
“If salty sea-dogs are more your style, then this stay could be for you. With dog-friendly beaches nearby, holidaying on the Mediterranean has never looked better for you and your canine friend. Remember to give your pet a good hose down afterwards – a dirty, salty coat can lead to a variety of skin infections, and you also don’t want to bring all that sand home with you!”
Unique Architecture Cave House, (Oia, Greece)
A coastal town on the Greek island of Santorini. It’s no wonder it’s one of the most desired places to stay.
“Your dog will love this sun-drenched Greek escape, complete with an open terrace, ideal for lazy naps and soaking up some rays. Just make sure to keep them well hydrated with plenty of water bowls available, and consider investing in some dog-safe sunscreen, especially if they have lightly pigmented skin.”
The Cozy Palace, (Marrakesh, Morocco)
Marrakesh is one of the most popular cities in Morocco to visit for tourists.
“Dogs require a little bit of calm and relaxation every now and then, just as much as humans do. This Moroccan beauty will let your dog rest on the cool tiles among the gentle shadows, or stretch their legs between the banana trees in the courtyard. With no pesky postman here to bark at, your pooch will be free of distractions and enjoy some quiet time.”
Waterfront with Extraordinary View, (Kotor, Montenegro)
A coastal town surrounded by mountains, your dog will love this place.
“While the Montenegran delicacies on offer at this stay may tickle your taste buds, be careful offering unfamiliar foods to your pets. It’s best to pack some of their tasty treats from home, and stick to their regular diet to avoid nasty stomach upsets on holiday.”
Trullo del 1800, (Cisternino, Italy)
A historic city also filled with white buildings, Cisternino is located on the coast of southeastern Italy.
“This property, set among quiet Italian farms, offers plenty of space, from the large outdoor courtyard, to the open fields, and the warm fireplace to relax by at the end of the day. Just make sure to bring your pet’s favorite bed to avoid any little accidents on the crisp white linen, and remember to give them something familiar and comforting that smells like home.”
Gold Coast Hinterland Villa, (Mount Nathan, Australia)
A country side escape on the city of Gold Coast, Australia.
“If your family is after a slice of luxury among the hinterlands, this one could be for you. Just be careful with any silly puppies though, as the neighboring horses and cattle could pose a risk to your pooch. It’s advisable to wait until your pet is out of their naughty puppy phase before traveling, and make sure to keep an eye on them when they’re out and about in an unfamiliar environment.”
Douro Villa, hosted by Maria Henriqueta (Penafiel, Portugal)
Close to the city of Porto, Penafiel offers history and culture.
“Fresh air and fun outdoors is key to a happy dog. This property offers a great spot to take a dip in the pool, but be careful with first time swimmers. All dogs should be supervised when swimming, and some of our less talented athletes may require a canine life jacket to help them enjoy the water safely.”
For those who are looking to find pet welcoming accommodation and don’t know where to start, check out our tips for finding a pet friendly hotel.