10 Pet-Friendly Rentals With Private Beaches

Posted by Billy Francis

Fido loves to paddle in the surf and play fetch on the sand, but other beach bums can get in the way of all the fun. What if he could have the whole beach to himself without breaking the bank? Find peace and solitude at one of these pet-friendly vacation rentals with private beaches.

1. Perfect Circle

Panama City Beach, FL
"I value my alone time." Photo by VRBO

Drawing a perfect circle might be impossible, but staying in one isn’t. Perfect Circle in Panama City Beach is just 25 yards from the sleepy community’s private beach, where Fido will discover sugar-white sand, rolling waves and saltwater solitude. Before you head inside to relax in the expansive lounge area, rinse off your pup’s sandy paws in the outdoor shower. Perfect Circle sleeps 10 and welcomes dogs with prior approval. Nightly rates start at $558.

2. Oceanfront Home & Private Beach

Gualala, CA
Paradise on the Pacific. Photo by Airbnb

Is there a better combination than sun, sea and sand? This oceanfront home & private beach in Gualala, CA, offers all of the above and a whole lot more. Perched on Iversen Point facing the Pacific, the half-acre property has private access to the Island Cove beach from the end of a secluded cul-de-sac, plus a private waterfall and stream on the property. While you’re in the area, take a trip to Gualala River Redwood Park to get up close and “pawsonal” with the state’s most famous tree. This oceanfront home sleeps 5. Nightly rates start at $315, and dogs are permitted with prior approval for a small pet fee.

3. Mossy Hollow Cove on Lake Superior

Grand Marais, MN
An undisturbed corner of paradise. Photo by Airbnb

Go one better than a private beach with your own exclusive cove at Mossy Hollow Cove on Lake Superior. Whether there’s snow on the ground or colorful trees all around, this secluded piece of paradise looks like it’s been ripped straight from a story book. Warm Fido’s paws by the wood-burning stove or around the fire pit with views across the lake, before skimming stones from the rocky beach. Mossy Hollow Cove sleeps 4. Nightly rates start at $250, and well-behaved dogs are accepted on a case-by-case basis for $150 per stay.

4. Waters Edge Bunkhouse Cabin

Buchanan Dam, TX
Life on the edge. Photo by VRBO

Outbound hounds who hate coming inside will love Waters Edge Bunkhouse Cabin. Belly up to the outdoor kitchen, grill up Fido’s favorite vacation meal and enjoy panoramic views of Lake Buchanan without setting a paw indoors. After lunch, migrate to the private deck under a huge oak tree for a game of water fetch from the little private beach, or set sail from the cabin’s private dock. Waters Edge Bunkhouse Cabin sleeps 7 and welcomes furry guests for no additional fee. Nightly rates start at $182.

5. Beachfront Estate on the Chesapeake Bay

Reedville, VA
Which one will Fido claim? Photo by VRBO

Home to a 200-foot long, completely private soft sand beach, Fido will want to make his next vacay a lengthy stay at this beachfront estate on the Chesapeake Bay. Bring your binoculars and turn them to the sky to catch a glimpse of one of the many unusual and colorful bird species who reside among the property’s magnolias and dogwoods. This beachfront estate sleeps 14. Nightly rates start at $633, and dogs are permitted for an additional fee of $30 per pet, per night.

6. KCB Beach House

Key Colony Beach, FL
“Is it a tiny beach ball or a colorful tennis ball?” Photo by VRBO

KCB Beach House in Key Colony Beach invites you and your pooch to hop in the complimentary double kayak to meet the neighbors, the beautiful manatees. The house comes with two single kayaks and a paddleboard, so the whole family can join in the adventure. Fido not only has free roam on the little pebbly beach overlooking the canal outside, he can also pay a visit to The Cabana Club’s private sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean. KCB Beach House sleeps 6. Nightly rates start at $243, and four-legged guests are welcome for $250 per stay.

7. Currier's Cottage

Maple City, MI
Your own little beach on the lake. Photo by Airbnb

Located on the shores of Little Traverse Lake near Traverse City, MI, Currier's Cottage is “pawradise” in one adorable bitesize package. The property is fenced, which means Fido can run, play and dive off the dock without a care in the world. Your pooch can lounge by your side as you grill up dinner on the private deck or take a nap in the hammock. Currier’s Cottage sleeps 3. Nightly rates start at $286, and two dogs are welcome for an additional fee of $200 per stay.

8. Newly Renovated Beachfront Home

Oostburg, WI
The sun sets on another of Fido’s great adventures. Photo by Airbnb

For the best views in town, look no further than this newly renovated beachfront home. Put your feet up on the L-shaped couch next to the private beach on Lake Michigan and watch the sunset over the horizon. After a day of outdoor fun, wash Fido’s sandy paws in the outdoor shower. Beer lovers can make the short trip to nearby Sheboygan to sample local brews at 3 Sheeps Brewing Company. This newly renovated beachfront home sleeps 10 and welcomes dogs for free. Nightly rates start at $300.

9. Beautiful Oasis Getaway

Gig Harbor, WA
The sun sets on another of Fido’s great adventures. Photo by Airbnb

This beautiful oasis getaway on the Puget Sound's Rocky Bay gives cabin fever a good name. Paddle together in the kayaks provided, doggy paddle from the private beach, and let your worries drift away on the water. Round out your trip with a game of fetch at PenMet Rotary Bark Park, followed by a burger from The Gourmet Burger Shop. The beautiful oasis getaway sleeps 6 and welcomes furry guests for no additional fee. Nightly rates start at $156.

10. Jonesport Oceanfront Cape Cod Cottage

Jonesport, ME
This beach rocks! Photo by VRBO

Wake up on the right side of the dog bed and take a morning stroll on a pebbly Maine beach in front of this Jonesport oceanfront Cape Cod cottage. New England’s weather is known to be unpredictable, but you can still enjoy stunning ocean views from nearly every room in the cozy house on rainy days. The Cape Cod cottage sleeps 8 and accepts dogs on a case-by-case basis. Nightly rates start at $461.

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