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Best Dog-friendly Accommodation in South Australia That'll Get Tails Wagging

Treat your furry friend to the ultimate pamper getaway with the best dog-friendly accommodation in South Australia.

Holidays are about spending time with loved ones, so of course, this can include our favourite four-legged friends. If you can’t bear to watch your beloved pet’s face drop as you close the door with your overnight bag, then take them with you instead! From a staycation in Adelaide to a road trip down the coast, here’s our ultimate list of the best dog-friendly accommodation in South Australia for a beautiful getaway with your best friend.

Mayfair Hotel
Mayfair Hotel
Mayfair Hotel

Enjoying a getaway with your fur baby doesn't have to be limited to the country – or without luxury. If you're looking to treat your pup to a luxurious weekend staycation, the Mayfair Hotel is the place for you. Steps away from Rundle Mall and Adelaide's Riverbank, this city stunner is all about lavish interiors and indulgent living. With everything you could expect from a five-star hotel, from world-class dining at the Mayflower Restaurant and delightful cocktails at the HENNESSY Rooftop Bar, it gives you very little reason to leave. 

45 King William Street, Adelaide

Perlubie Sea Black Villa

Stylish oceanfront stays that genuinely welcome pets are hard to come by. But hidden away just steps from the beach is Perlubie Sea Black Villa, a 70s inspired eco villa purpose-built to take advantage of the spectacular views of the beach and nearby Eba Island. This character-filled home (complete with a soaking tub overlooking the ocean) can sleep two people and is located within walking distance of the area's pristine white sand dunes.

7 Wharff Drive, Perlubie

CABN: Matilda

Buried within rolling acres of breathtaking vineyards, this dog-friendly tiny house is what we mean when we say going bush. Surrounded by dense greenery, Matilda may seem off the grid but comes with all the creature comforts of a luxurious cabin getaway. Light-filled interiors and sleek modern furnishings are made for lazy days in bed while the large panoramic windows let you keep an eye on your bestie while making the most of South Australia’s glorious wine country. When the weather cools down fear not, there’s heating and an outdoor fire pit to keep you cosy and board games to keep busy.

45 minutes South of Adelaide

Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park

Fancy glamping in a bell tent with your dog? A cabin with an en-suite? Eco friendly or maybe even an out of this world Hex Bubble? Coonawarra Bush has every style of outdoor living to suit from rough and ready lovers right up to the glam squad. Just bring your dog’s bed to join in the sleepover and you’re all set.

242 Comaum School Road, Coonawarra

Trader Jack’s
Trader Jack’s
Trader Jack’s

Rustic, cosy and individual, Trader Jack’s is the perfect hideaway for two humans and a furry companion. This cool studio space has bare surfaces throughout, a standalone iron bathtub, natural colourings to please the eyes and a perfect private coastal garden. 

Robe

Still Windy Couple’s Retreat
Still Windy Couple’s Retreat
Still Windy Couple’s Retreat

Kangaroo Island offers a haven for dogs – rolling hills, beaches stretched out and walks galore. Book into this exceptional building, perfect for a couple’s retreat, with its high wooden ceilings and unique octagonal roof. There’s a wood burner to keep you warm at night, is less than 10 minutes from the beautiful Snelling Beach and is situated on a 100 hectare bush block to guarantee privacy and peace. 

Middle River, Kangaroo Island

Yondah Beach House
Yondah Beach House
Yondah Beach House

If you’re after the perfect remote stay, look no further than Yondah Beach House. Perfectly situated looking out to Kangaroo Island and beyond, it would almost be unfair to call this a beach house due to its luxurious surroundings. An open fire awaits you alongside four separate decks surround the house – perfect for a glass of wine while watching the sunset. 

Yorke Peninsula

Willalooka Ecolodge
Willalooka Ecolodge
Willalooka Ecolodge

Want to be secluded, surrounded by wetlands and stylish? Just take a cool 2.5-hour drive out of Adelaide and nest down in this amazing property that’s environmentally sensitive and ‘brings the outside, in’ – making it the perfect spot for up to 8 guests and your dogs. You’ll have two open plan living areas and an entertainment system and a deck that will cater for all for those relaxed days.

PMB 154, Naracoorte

Nectarine Cottage
Nectarine Cottage
Nectarine Cottage

Take up to five of your favourite people and doggies to this cosy cottage down in Goolwa’s “Little Scotland”. Enjoy the open plan living area and private courtyard, get some time away to yourself and have a soak in the tub or open a bottle of red and warm yourselves in front of the fire. If you want to accommodate further guests, then you can also book out an extra little guest house just adjacent. 

Goolwa

The Tall House
The Tall House
The Tall House at Chiton Rocks

The Tall House is a bright, airy, modern haven where you’re able to take a quick walkies down to Chiton Surf club and follow the beach right down to Port Elliot, where you can pick up one of their famous baked goods. One dog is allowed, with prior permission.

Hayborough

Beira-Mar Cottage
Beira-Mar Cottage
Beira-Mar Cottage

Imagine it – opening your doors in the morning, coffee in hand, and being greeted by stretched out bright blue waters. Take some time in this lovingly renovated beach shack situated by waters just asking to be swum in. This is the perfect spot to disappear for a while, with long walks on your doorstep and the ferry just up the road to take you on adventures.

Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

Loved all the best dog-friendly stays around South Australia and are ready to take life off the beaten track? Your pooch can experience the great outdoors with you with the best camping spots around South Australia. Or if you're more of a luxe traveller check out the best caravan parks around South Australia instead.