Dog-friendly Accommodation in Victoria For You and Your Pooch
Treat your furry friend to the ultimate pamper getaway with the best dog-friendly accommodation in Victoria.
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!
Serene by name, serene by nature. Buried within six acres, this dog-friendly tiny house is what we mean when we say going bush. Surrounded by dense greenery, Serenity Abode 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 indoor-outdoor living plan lets you keep an eye on your bestie while making the most of Victoria’s beautiful balmy nights. When the weather cools down fear not, there’s a fireplace for you to cosy up to as well.
Prices from $199 per night
Stepping into this American-style timber barn, painted white from floor to lofty peaked ceiling, feels like entering the pages of a glossy lifestyle magazine. Set on a sprawling six-acre property in unspoilt Heathcote wine country, you’ll want to spend just as much time outdoors as you do inside the rustic-chic digs. Snuggle up with your pup next to the log fire with a pick from the library or whip up a feast from the generous kitchen. Beyond the barn doors, there’s plenty for you both to see and do, from exploring the rugged landscape to enjoying local restaurants and wineries. Dogs of any size are welcome for no additional fee.
Prices from $217 per night
55 Wilson Road, Heathcote
When it comes to booking a getaway, it's safe to say that you and your pooch are likely to have different priorities. Unless of course, you both are looking for stunning sunset spots to enjoy a glass of vino and a fully equipped kitchen. When it comes to dog-friendly accommodation in Victoria, Odiyana Retreat offers the best for both. Nestled within 25 hectares of rolling hills and lush native bushland, this one-of-a-kind holiday home offers picturesque surrounds for your pup to run wild. Inside, floor to ceiling windows frame panoramic views of Wilsons Promontory, while large open plan living areas and five bedrooms are perfectly suited to entertaining.
Rates from $370 per night
815 Ameys Track, Foster North
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 pamper, Zagame's House in the heart of iconic Carlton is the place for you. The 97-room boutique hotel is not only fur-friendly but pulls out all the stops to ensure that guests (no matter how small) receive 5-star treatment. Your partner in crime can feast on their in-room dining menu for pets and relax with the 'Furry Movie of the Month'. We all know the best part of staying in a hotel is the amenities and their “Treat Yo Fur-baby” bag of goodies is the gift we didn't know we needed.
Rates from $229 per night
66 Lygon Street, Carlton
Stylish beachside cottages that genuinely welcome pets are hard to come by. But hidden away just 250 metres from Rye Beach on the Mornington Peninsula is The Shell Croft, a weatherboard cottage filled with character and decorated with a relaxed beach style. This fully fenced home can sleep up to four people and is located a walking distance to an off-lead beach. Bowls and towels are even provided for a rub down after your pet is done rolling around on the sand.
Rates from $375 per night
Sometimes you just want accommodation that feels like a home away from and with your pooch in toe, space is always welcomed. Having undergone a huge refurb in 2018, SoYa's serviced apartments are a dog-loving techie's dream. When it comes to dog-friendly accommodation in Victoria, the city is often the hardest place. High-speed internet, 50" smart TVs, Google Mini's in every room and tablets make for one convenient stay no matter what the occasion, and with Chapel St and South Yarra Train Station right on your doorstep, exploring Melbourne has never been easier.
Rates from $152 per night (plus pet service fee)
4 Darling Street, South Yarra
If you’d rather not skip town and prefer a little staycation in Melbourne, consider a stay atThe Old Biscuit Factory located in Port Melbourne. This converted two-bedroom house was once an old Swallow and Ariell biscuit factory and has since been lovingly renovated and styled by its interior designer owner. Pets are also welcome to stay, though you have to bring your own dog bickies with you.
Rates from $355 per night
Secluded, homely, and entirely fur-friendly, this unique rural homestead has perfected the whole escape to the country thing. Sitting on 20 hectares of lush green pastures, Country House Retreat's spacious four-bedroom farmhouse is far from isolated. Within minutes you'll find the beach, local townships and the majestic Gippsland Lakes - not that you'll ever want to leave the property. The large outdoor entertainment area complete with wood-fired pizza oven, BBQ and fairy lights is the perfect spot to cosy up under the stars while the outdoor hot tub pairs perfectly with sunsets and champagne.
Rates from $500 per night
240 Nungurner Road, Nungurner
On the outside, 3 Bells looks like your quintessential country retreat; dramatic mountain landscapes, corrugated metal roofing and a large covered verandah so you can sit back and watch your 4-legged friend roam freely. A private retreat nestled in the small town of Wandiligong, 3 Bells ticks all the boxes when it comes to dog-friendly accommodation in Victoria, with all the makings of the ultimate off the grid getaway. With easy access to the nearby ski resorts, winter is the perfect time to swap windy Melbourne for the crisp mountain air. Cuddle up with your pup by the cosy wood heater and recharge after a long day on the slopes.
Rates from $230 per night
3 Bells Gully Road, Wandiligong
Nothing is more relaxing than a glorious countryside getaway. A time to breathe in that crisp country air, enjoy the scenery, and most importantly, the freedom to run free. If this idea makes your (and your pet’s) ears perk up, go ahead and book a stay at the Lavender Farm – a spacious three-bedroom farmhouse set on thirteen scenic acres overlooking the Yarra Valley. Whilst the property is not an actual commercial lavender farm, it takes its name from the dozens of different kinds of lavender planted in the home’s surrounding gardens.
Rates from $185 per night
100 Pine Avenue, Healesville
A trip to the Daylesford countryside is always a good idea, but it’s even better when you can take your pet with you. Daylesford Country Cottages are a set of fully self-contained cottages, scattered in various locations throughout the Daylesford and Hepburn Springs area. Being a big believer that your pets deserve a holiday as much as you do, you can expect to find a securely fenced garden within each cottage, as well as the freedom for them to roam inside or even relax in front of the open fire as long as they desire.
Rates from $150 per night
Bonnie Brae Cottage, 45 Main Road, Hepburn Springs
If your dog loves a run in the park, he/she will feel right at home at Parkside Stay in Clifton Hill. As the name suggests, this charming boutique is surrounded by parklands – perfect for your pet to run around. Located only 4 kilometres from Melbourne's CBD and close to many of Fitzroy’s popular bars and cafés, Parkside even offers professional, safe and friendly doggy daycare if you need some strictly human time. If you're looking for dog-friendly accommodation in Victoria, why not stay in one of Melbourne's most beautiful suburbs?
Rates from $365 for a two-night weekend stay
109 Walker Street, Clifton Hill
Although a lot of venues claim to be dog friendly, the good people over at Countrywide Cottages really mean it. These self-contained cottages are set within ten hectares of beautiful native bushland that borders the Otway Forest Park, offering long bush walks directly accessible from your door that may just result in you taking home one exhausted pooch. There are also many off-leash areas for you to give your dogs a great run, including a large dam in which they can have a paddle in, if they are so inclined.
Rates from $215 per night
1205 Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Road, Bambra
We all need a little break from time to time and our pups are no exception. Never worry about leaving them at home again with our list of the best dog-friendly accommodation in Victoria. Whether you're looking for a luxurious staycation in the city or to escape to the country, we have you covered. Make the occasion extra special with the ultimate gift for your four-legged love. Looking for a solo weekend? Rest easy knowing your fur-baby is in good hands at one of Melbourne's luxury pet boarding spots.
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