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9 Dog-Friendly Getaways for Valentine's Day

Want a romantic getaway, but don’t want to leave your fur baby behind? Here are the top pet-friendly accommodations in Australia to indulge in a vacation, just in time for Valentine’s Day 2020.

We all love a romantic getaway. However, for those of us who have pets to take care of, planning a trip away can come with extra planning, expenses and frustrations.

Instead of leaving your beloved pup or kitten with a relative (or even worse, a stranger), why not surprise them with a romantic vacation at any of Australia’s top pet-friendly accommodation options?

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Petsy has rounded up the top 9 pet-friendly spots in Australia, perfect for patrons to ditch the guilt of having to leave their cherished pet behind on a holiday.


#1. Little Albion Hotel 

Do you want to feel like you’re in a rom-com, indulging on delicious treats in a fancy part of Sydney? The Little Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel offers you that movie-worthy luxury experience and prides itself on being a pet-friendly guest house where no two rooms are the same. 

For Valentine’s Day, on arrival you’ll be treated to a bottle of Barringwood Australian sparkling wine, 10% off your stay and a late check-out sleep in to make the most of your romantic stay!

This stunning hotel is also surrounded by restaurants, theatres, markets and galleries as well as gorgeous parks to walk your pet. For details,
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#2. Yasuragi Cabins

The Yasuragi Cabins located near the Sapphire Coast in Brogo is the perfect pet-friendly bed and breakfast for a getaway away from the noise of your everyday lives.

Sit out on your private balcony with your pet as you watch the sunset over rolling hills and enjoy the peaceful isolation of the country, venture around the Wadbilliga National Park with your furry friend by your side or enjoy a romantic picnic in the great outdoors. 

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#3. The Stable on Olive
The Stable on Olive in Mildura along the banks of the Murray River is a gorgeous boutique apartment, perfect for a couple and their fur baby to have a private and comfortable holiday. 

The rustic feel of the stable accompanied with a beautiful garden and terrace creates a romantic setting for its guests, and is situated within walking distance to the city centre, restaurants, cafes, bars and the newly developed riverfront if you feel like venturing out.

Enjoy breakfast in bed with the food that is provided and explore all that Mildura has to offer with your loved one and pet in this unique stable accommodation. For details, click here

#4. Aireys Ocean View

What says relaxing getaway more than sitting out on a balcony with your loved one and pet, overlooking stunning ocean views? Aireys Ocean View holiday home offers an immaculate, modern and open-plan interior with enough room for your little friend to run around too.

Enjoy hiking or fishing in the natural wonders of the Aireys Inlet, or explore the town and the many different cuisines in local restaurants. If you’re after a couples retreat for you, your friends and all your pets, Aireys is also the perfect spot for friends to enjoy a fun getaway with privacy of multiple bedrooms. For details, click here

#5. Hollyoak

There’s no denying Hollyoak looks like it’s come straight out of the pages of a fairytale picture book… and what’s more fairytale than hanging out with your trusty animal sidekick? This stunning home surrounded by decorative flowers, vines and vegetable gardens is the humble yet picturesque location that dreams are made of, with plenty of things for your pet to explore.

This bed and breakfast destination is adorned with comfortable, eclectic furniture for you to relax on, and a beautiful patio to admire the garden views. To add to the romance of your stay, venture on to the local wineries and galleries before coming home to this fairytale escape. For details, click here

#6. Bonnies of Beachport

Bonnies of Beachport offers luxury, modern apartments with spectacular views of the coastline. Known for its pristine beaches, quaint shops and unforgettable seafood restaurants, Beachport offers all that you’ll need to treat your loved one to a romantic escape this Valentine’s day. 

Step out from your front yard and onto the pristine beach for a walk and swim with your pet, and then come home and watch the sun go down over the water from the comfort of your own living room. For details, click here


#7. Ovolo Inchcolm Brisbane

Ovolo Inchcolm Brisbane is a stunning refurbished hotel, with a mix of boutique and luxury interior. The 1920’s inspired building, velvet furniture, high ceilings and impressive art collection will make you feel like you’re a guest of Jay Gatsby’s!

Bask in the romanticism of the roaring 20s with your loved one at the onsite Salon De Co restaurant and bar, and then stroll down the street with your pet to enjoy all that Brisbane has to offer.

If that doesn’t sound like enough incentive to pay a visit, all of their mini bar snacks and drinks are free - and enjoying all of these perks with your pet? Sign me up! For details, click here


#8. House on the Hill Bed and Breakfast
House on a Hill is a destination like no other in the country, only 30km from Hobart. The stunning renovated home offers serene isolation with views of undulating hills in the countryside of Tasmania. 

This quiet destination boasts a peaceful environment for you and your partner with endless terrain for your pet to roam. Explore the gardens and walk along the river to find the perfect picnic spot as you escape and enjoy some tranquility this Valentine’s day!

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#9. Roosters Rest
Roosters Rest is a quaint cabin situated near Port Sorell, engulfed by stunning acres of natural bushland for you to explore. Renowned for its golden beaches, enjoy the Port Sorell sun and surf, then venture throughout the many wineries, chocolate, cheese and cider factories within the region. 

If you’re seeking an adventurous getaway, explore the nearby Narawantapu National Park, sands dunes and Bakers beach with your pet by your side. For details, click here

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MEDIA RELEASE, 12th February 2020

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