Art of Finding Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

By Sara Winner, VRTG Travel Writer
Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals in Florida
Walk along the beaches of Florida with your best friend.

East Coast Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

Going on vacation is an exciting part of life. From packing to deciding where to go, you are brimming with positive energy. Are you already daydreaming about feeling the sand between your toes or the adventures you will encounter? However, your happiness fades upon thinking about leaving your beloved four-legged friend behind. You are not the only one with these mixed feelings. Notably, roughly 65% of households own at least one pet. Interestingly, around half of those families travel with their furry pals once a year. How? They figured out how to find pet-friendly vacation rentals.

Follow the Crowd Towards the Sunshine

Pet-friendly services in Florida
Treat your pet to a Florida vacation with outstanding pet-friendly services.

Are your children begging you to go to Disneyworld? Perfect. Orlando offers numerous pet-friendly entertainment options. Activities in Orlando include Dexter’s of Thornton Park where you can sip on wine right beside your loyal friend. The Bear Creek Nature Trail is a gorgeous hiking trail while the Yucatan Dog Park is the place to go for a picnic and fetch. Other popular pet-friendly vacation rental destinations include Destin and the Florida Keys.

Clausen Properties on the luxurious Marco Island and Sunset Reflections across the fine beaches of Cape San Blas are excellent examples of pet-friendly vacation rentals. Florida is outstanding if you are looking for special pet-friendly beds at your lodging, private pools, and warm-weathered outdoor fun. Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals on the Gulf Coast of Florida in Bradenton and Sarasota offer private yards as well. Destin Getaways in Destin offer a selection of one to three bedroom condos with grooming services, pet stores, and wonderful dog-sitting services accompaning their pet-friendly vacation rentals.

Clausen Properties

For over 35 years, the Clausen family has been offering the finest Marco Island and Naples Vacation Rentals. We run our business with pride and strive for excellent customer service for all our guests. Whether you’re looking to visit Marco Island for a week or need a professional manager for your vacation home our family is committed to your success.

Clausen Properties

Sunset Reflections

Sunset Reflections

The Cape is a magical and secluded, 17-mile barrier peninsula that curves around St. Josephs Bay on Florida’s Emerald Coast. Bordered on one side by the Gulf of Mexico, which is famous for its stunning clear waters, gentle surf and white sand beaches that stretch for miles, and the St. Joseph Bay on the other side, with the clear, shallow water, beautiful grassy flats and arguably the best scallops in the country.

Cats welcome at pet-friendly vacation rentals
Nothing is sweeter than your kitty’s purr while enjoying a little time off.

Notable Mentions: Pet-friendly Activities in Florida

Do you have other Florida destinations in mind? Here is a quick compilation of fantastic pet-friendly activities all around the Sunshine State. Starting from the south, shop around the pedestrian-friendly Lincoln Road in Miami and strut through designer pet bling with your furry companion. Similarly, downtown Naples is dog haven. Take your pup on a coffee date, an evening at the bar, or a mouthwatering dinner. Furthermore, indulge in high-quality services such as For Footed Friends, Pucci & Catana, or the Diva Doghouse. Fort Myers Beach, on the other hand, allows you and your dog to paddle into the sunset at Kayak With Canine.

Dinosaur lover? Enter Dinosaur World in Plant City, a park featuring 150 dinosaur sculptures and themed trails. Then, when in Jacksonville, visit Dog Wood Park—a private, 25-acre park. At Dog Wood Park you enjoy off-leash swimming in the ponds, ocean, and plenty of doggy activities. However, to experience one of the top five dog beaches in the South, visit Dog Beach and Paw Playground at Fort De Soto State Park. Last, but not least, you will find the Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway in the state’s capital, Tallahassee. This city is frequented by dog owners for its beautiful landscape and pet-friendly accommodations. All in all, Florida is a fabulous place to take your pet on vacation.

Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals

Since our inception in 2003, Gulf Coast Property Management has worked tirelessly to cement ourselves as the leading property manager in our local area. Offering property management, real estate investments, and vacation home rentals. We welcome over 7000 guests a year into our vacation rental homes. Choose from vacation homes, pool homes, town homes and condos in some of West Florida’s best vacation and family destinations.

Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals

Destin Getaways Vacation Rentals

Destin Getaways Vacation Rentals

Destin Getaways offers vacation rental accommodations from Destin to the Beaches of South Walton . Spend your days relaxing on the sugar-white beaches and your nights experiencing the world-renowned fresh coastal cuisine and exciting nightlife. We offer a wide selection of properties that vary from one-bedroom condos to 5-bedroom private beach front vacation homes.

One thought on “Art of Finding Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

  1. Sena says:

    I have been unable to find anything that will take 3 dogs.
    A standard poodle that is better behaved than most kids.

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