When summer comes around, there’s only one mantra that matters: Home is where the pool is. These pet-friendly vacation rentals have been built with gorgeous pools as their centerpieces to satisfy all the pups who know life is better when it’s wetter.
Posted by Billy Francis
High Desert House
Salty sea dogs who don’t want to wear chlorine as perfume will love the 40-foot saltwater pool at High Desert House. This mid-century compound has 360-degree views of Yucca Valley that can be enjoyed year-round. You can even send extra guests to the dog house (guest house) on the property. The compound isn’t fenced, so keep an eye out for wildlife when your pup is outside. Fans of oddities will enjoy a visit to Desert Christ Park while they're here. The abandoned amusement park is full of bright white biblical sculptures.
Nightly rates start at $333.
The Buffalo House
Diving dogs who dream of a dip will never want to leave The Buffalo House. It’s one of the few rentals on our list where pups are actively encouraged to join their owners for a doggy paddle. If Fido needs more space to practice his front crawl, drive the short distance to the dog beach at Cattail Cove State Park, and then treat yourselves to a cold beer and delicious treats at one of America’s finest indoor dog parks and bars, That Dane Bar.
Nightly rates start at $97.
You may have heard of a wraparound porch, but how about a wraparound pool? Kahula's Cottage offers a delightful, fenced outdoor space with palm trees providing a shady swim for anybody diving in. If you can drag yourselves away from your home away from home, make waves at nearby Saint Simons Island Beach together.
Nightly rates start at $300.
Plan an escape to this Southwest estate, where your pooch can roam around a completely fenced acre of land. Experience a nighttime swim under the stars or a daytime dip with the Sandia Mountains as the backdrop. There’s no kitchen in the guest section of the house, but who wants to cook on vacation anyway? Instead, dine out with your dog at one of Albuquerque’s fantastic restaurants with pet-friendly patios.
Nightly rates start at $75.
Flip your complimentary pancakes and plan how you’re going to spend the day in upstate New York. If you’re staying at this spacious apartment, you and Fido can play fetch on acres of land, challenge each other on the grassy volleyball field, and of course, hang out by the fenced-in pool next to the pretty patio.
Nightly rates start at $115.
The Land Yacht
Fido doesn’t need to sail on the open waves to experience life in a yacht. The Land Yacht is a classic Airstream with a private deck, stunning views and stock tank pool. Situated between large boulders in the Mojave Desert, you and your pooch will feel completely alone on this secluded glamping getaway.
Nightly rates start at $129.
Drift away to La Coconut, an island paradise on the Gulf Coast. Located at Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, this private home is just a two-minute walk from the pet-friendly boardwalk by the sand. While you’re exploring, join local pups and other visitors at nearby canine hotspot Holmes Beach Dog Park. If you’d rather stay at home, the idyllic backyard is a tropical island paradise all of its own, with towering palms and a waterfall trickling into the pool.
Nightly rates start at $194.
Oasis in the Heart of the City
Make sure you reserve an extended stay at this architecturally unique oasis in the heart of the city. The high-end townhome has a resort backyard with a beautiful custom pool and hot tub. Fido can enjoy off-leash living and catch a break from the heat on the turf next to the tall private fence surrounding the outdoor area.
Nightly rates start at $300.
While Fido sprawls on the sun lounger, you can cool off in the amazing glass-tile pool at Casita Bajada. The desert cottage overlooks a mountain range that includes Tom’s Thumb, an unusual rock named after the first person to climb it. Get a closer look at the formation on the pet-friendly pathway through the mountains, Tom’s Thumb Trailhead.
Nightly rates start at $145.
Bathed in vibrant hues and California sunshine, this colorful oasis is a pet-friendly Airbnb Plus that shouldn’t be missed. The property has been marked as displaying exceptional quality, comfort and style, which you’ll notice right away. From the bright yellow row of patio doors to the outstanding pool in a walled backyard, there’s no reason to leave your floaty during this vacation.
Nightly rates start at $193.
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