Six great dog-friendly houses, Vic

April 2, 2019 / By Kath for the Weekender Travel

Dog-tired of searching for pet-friendly accommodation in Victoria? No more. Paws for thought and  check out these beautiful properties that are suitable for all the family. 

Mornington Peninsula

Yaringa - St Andrews Beach

4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 9

Don't wait to visit this gorgeous house! Full of light and warmth, and with two separate living areas, it is the perfect place to escape with family or friends. The modern kitchen and living area opens out onto a large deck with barbeque, so you can easily head outside to enjoy your morning coffee. There is a bath in main bathroom and also an outside shower. Located only 500 metres to St Andrews surf beach and the general store, and with a fully fenced backyard, there is plenty to do and see whether you choose to relax or explore.

Sundowner - Sorrento

4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 12

Sundowner is a stylish and welcoming house at the end of a peaceful cul de sac that backs onto a national park. Outside the house has a large new entertaining deck with barbeque and sun lounges, and a fenced backyard. Inside you'll find a lovely bright renovated kitchen and eating area, ducted heating, two living areas, a large fireplace and four bedrooms. Enjoy easy beach access via a walking track or take the 10 minute stroll to Sorrento Village where you'll find plenty of shops and cafes.


Musk Springs - Musk

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 8

If you wander down a beautiful country lane, you will come across Musk Springs, a private 3 bedroom home set on 12 acres. Set in a slightly elevated position, the house offers impressive views and even has its own springs for you to enjoy. You’ll feel a world away as you sit on the deck or soak in the spa overlooking the farmland. Kids will appreciate the cubby house and trampoline, as well as the fun bunk bed room, and your four-legged friends will love the fenced backyard (although please note that smaller dogs may be able to get under the farm gates). Inside the house you’ll find a welcoming and contemporary decor and everything you need including Wifi, Netflix, fully equipped kitchen and fireplace for cooler months. A perfect place to recharge and relax.

Gold Finch - Hepburn Springs

2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms Sleeps 4

Take a step back in time to when things were simpler and book a weekend away at Gold Finch. Housed in an historic 1860’s gold miner's cottage, this property has been refurbished to add new amenities and comfortable furnishings whilst still retaining much of its original character. With plenty of natural light flooding the property, put your feet up and read a good book or take a wander through the established gardens that wrap around the house. There's a fully fenced yard so small dogs are welcome. You're also within walking distance to Hepburn Springs so park the car when you arrive and take it slow for your stay.

Phillip Island

63 Marlin Street - Smiths Beach 

4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 10

Comfortably nestled on a generous block with access to both YCW Beach and Smith Beach, thisComfortably nestled on a generous block with access to both YCW Beach and Smith Beach, this holiday house will definitely become a family favourite. Pet-friendly, with a fully fenced backyard and four large bedrooms, everyone will have space for to spread out. The house is renovated with a fresh beach style and includes all the modern comforts that travellers expect. Take dinner outside and enjoy the view on the back balcony or wander to the beach for an evening stroll. Lovely!

3 Genesta Street - Cowes

4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Sleeps 10

Feel your worries slide away when you arrive at 3 Genesta Street in Cowes. Whilst retaining its country heritage, this federation home has been completely transformed into a comfortable and modern holiday home. There’s plenty of space for the whole family (including pets on approval) with four bedrooms, three bathrooms - one with a claw foot bath - a large living area and a gorgeous open fireplace. The country style kitchen has an induction cooktop and electric oven, convection microwave and Rayburn cast iron slow combustion stove. The house is also ideally located, just a few minutes walk to the best local cafes, restaurants, shops and beaches.

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