Top Dog-Friendly VRBOs of 2023

Posted by Billy Francis

Pet parents love browsing BringFido for pet-friendly vacation rental listings. Thanks to our partnership with VRBO, BringFido now enables users to book many VRBO rental properties directly on our website and mobile apps. VRBO’s whole home listings appeal to families traveling with dogs because they often include amenities that pet parents desire, such as fenced backyards. To celebrate the launch of bookable VRBOs on BringFido, our editorial team has combed through thousands of listings to find the most popular dog-friendly VRBO properties across the country. Here are some of our favorites this year.

Alpha N Omega Beach House

“This is my house, but you can stay if you like!” Photo by VRBO

Alpha N Omega Beach House in Nags Head, NC is an ideal basecamp for visitors to the pet-friendly Outer Banks. Guests can soak up views of Roanoke Sound from the swinging benches on the front porch while Fido plays safely in the fenced backyard. Then, head upstairs to watch the sunset from the second-floor deck and relax in the cozy open-plan living area with a fire roaring. In the morning, walk to nearby Jockey's Ridge State Park to explore the trails through wetlands, sandy beaches and grassy dunes.

Alpha N Omega Beach House allows three dogs of any size for an additional fee of $75 per pet, per stay.

Forest Haus

Whatever the weather, this cabin is a winner. Photo by VRBO

Forest Haus in Breckenridge, CO lives up to its name thanks to its serene location between the pines in the Arapaho National Forest. This fairytale home near the best pet-friendly small town in the country comes equipped with a fireplace, sunken hot tub and enough space to sleep eight members of the pack. The vaulted ceiling inside and warm wooden accents throughout make it a place you’ll love to return home to or spend all day curled up in. If you do venture out, take in beautiful mountain views while dining with your dog on the patio at Ember.

Forest Haus allows two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $75 per pet, per stay.

Sailfish Townhomes

Sunny and sandy days await. Photo by VRBO

Spend your next vacation just steps away from the sand at Sailfish Townhomes in Panama City Beach. This light and airy townhome boasts a large living area with Gulf views through French doors, a deck overlooking the water and a master bedroom with a private balcony. Pups hankering to get out on the water can join you in the house canoe or kayak for an adventure. Dog Beach at Pier Park Panama City Beach is a short coastal walk away from your VRBO.

Sailfish Townhomes welcomes dogs of any size for no additional fee.

Casita Bonita

Find relaxation at the cabin. Photo by VRBO

Casita Bonita is a short drive from Flagstaff and offers visitors to The Copper State a cozy cabin getaway to remember. Take your coffee to the wraparound deck, where you can listen to the chorus of birds singing and rock gently on the porch swing every morning. Good boys with great recall can join you in the unfenced backyard while you play horseshoes or toast s’mores on the fire pit at night. When the sun sets, your pooch can sprawl on the tile floor by your side next to the impressive log fire. Be sure to forest bathe with Fido on the pet-friendly trails just a block away in Coconino National Forest.

Casita Bonita allows dogs of any size for an additional fee of $30 per pet, per stay.

Far Niente

Book a fairytale stay for the pack. Photo by VRBO

Far Niente, which translates as “to do nothing,” is a storybook home just five minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. Strum a tune for your Saluki on the house guitar, grill out under shady trees on the deck and toast hands and paws by the fire after a day surrounded by magnificent Maine nature. People and pups who love to take part in unique adventures on vacation can see the first sunrise in the continental U.S. at Acadia National Park. The most pet-friendly national park in the country’s main entrance and the free shuttle, Island Explorer, are both under five minutes from the front door.

Far Niente allows dogs of any size for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per stay.

Nolin Lake Cabin

This place is decked out. Photo by VRBO

Nolin Lake Cabin in Clarkson, KY is a grand cabin with even grander lake views, vaulted ceilings and a mixture of tile and hardwood floors for easy cleanup. This huge VRBO sleeps 12 people and would make a great candidate for your next family retreat. There’s something for all family members, including a professional-standard cornhole court, a two-tier deck with a hot tub and a vast outdoor area for Fido to enjoy. Take the pack on a day trip to nearby Mammoth Cave National Park, where dogs are welcome on trails that surround the famous caves.

Nolin Lake Cabin allows two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $60 per pet, per stay.

Island View Hideaway

Don’t let the sun set on your chance to stay here. Photo by VRBO

Drift off to sleep with your dog at the Island View Hideaway on the Wisconsin River in Poynette, WI. This little cottage on the water is a hotspot to trot to with your four-legged friend in this picturesque region. Outside, there’s a small grassy backyard that leads to the water, where Fido can dive in from the private dock and enjoy a morning dip as the sun rises, and a hot tub where you can be the one to soak when the sun goes down. If you’re looking to explore, watch a trained pooch make a death-defying leap during a tour of The Wisconsin Dells with Dells Boat Tours near the house, then grab dinner at the local pet-friendly food hall, Grateful Shed.

Island View Hideaway allows two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $20 per pet, per night.

Beachfront Home with Fenced Yard

“Float like a butterfly, lie like a dog.” Photo by VRBO

Let your dog run free and the fun times roll at a beachfront home with a fenced yard in Brigantine, NJ. This Atlantic coast escape sprawls across three floors and features delightful decks with panoramic ocean views, a fenced backyard with a lawn for a game of fetch and direct access to the beach behind the property. Inside, it’s decked out with vinyl wood flooring for easy cleanup and features numerous sunny spots for Fido to bask in at nap time. Take a stroll at sunset to Brigantine North End Beach, just a short walk from this VRBO, then grab a bite on the pet-friendly patio at The Pirates Den.

This Brigantine home allows dogs of any size for an additional fee of $100 per pet, per stay.

Riverdance Lodge

“Flatley, my dear. I don’t riverdance.” Photo by VRBO

Located less than two minutes from downtown Leavenworth, WA, Riverdance Lodge feels a million miles away from civilization. This incredible VRBO sits in the shadow of snow-capped mountains on the edge of Icicle River. Step through the front door into a cozy home with countless windows, each framing a different view of the stunning surroundings. Outside, you’re welcome to cast a line into the water and relax on the bank with your furry best friend for company, or launch a paddleboard from the backdoor and explore this picturesque corner of The Evergreen State. Make a trip to O'Grady's Pantry & Mercantile for a cocktail and a wander around the pet-friendly grounds.

Riverdance Lodge allows dogs of any size for an additional fee of $50 per pet, per stay.

Lake Michigan Beach Cottage

“What sunset? It’s dinner time.” Photo by VRBO

For a true Great Lake State Experience, look no further than the Lake Michigan Beach Cottage. Breakfast is best served on the outdoor picnic table overlooking Lake Michigan, but spend at least one morning enjoying coffee at Yellow Dog Cafe in Onekama. Then, take a morning walk along three miles of beachfront at Arcadia Beach Natural Area with your best friend and consider a plunge in the unsalted waters. Afterward, head inside for an afternoon of relaxation and even more lake views through the expansive windows. Finish every day of Fido’s vacation with a sunset viewing outside and a night of fun in front of the fire pit.

Lake Michigan Beach Cottage allows dogs of any size for an additional fee of $75 per pet, per stay.

Beachfront Baby

Fetch, anyone? Photo by VRBO

Are you planning a Gulf Coast road trip with your dog and need a place to stay during the Texas stretch? Reserve a long weekend with your Lab at Beachfront Baby in Port Aransas, TX. This three-story beach house boasts a huge backyard that dogs are welcome to explore, and the yard leads all the way down to the beach beyond. After a relaxing walk on the sand, head back to the house to swing on the hammock on the deck or cozy up on the couch. If your dog is a pampered pooch, fold out the VRBO’s professional massage table and give him an unforgettable doggy massage before you head to the nearby community pool for a dip. Leashed dogs are welcome on Port Aransas Beach and are invited to play off leash at nearby Port Aransas Dog Park.

Beachfront Baby allows dogs of any size for an additional fee of $75 per pet, per stay.

Yosemite Executive Mountain Luxury Ranch

Yosemite countryside views. Photo by VRBO

Head out West with your Westie and strike it rich with million-dollar views at Yosemite Executive Mountain Luxury Ranch. Book a stay at this beautiful property on five acres with a backdrop of the Sierras of Yosemite. Chefs will love whipping up a meal in the beautiful kitchen, before joining the rest of the family at the dining table on the deck with panoramic views. Stay on the deck until after sunset to experience an incredible starry sky with your pooch by your side. If you’re planning a doggy date night, sip on a crisp glass of white wine while your pooch samples fresh dog treats from Yosemite Wine Tails in Oakhurst.

Yosemite Executive Mountain Luxury Ranch allows dogs of any size for an additional fee of $100 per pet, per stay.

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