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More than 50 percent of travelers bring a dog on at least some of their travels, according to a recent TripAdvisor study. A dog-friendly Airbnb in a pristine location isn’t always an easy thing to find, even in a place you’ve been to before and generally know your way around. There are, however, many impressive Airbnb rentals around the world that welcome dogs, including some of the site’s most popular listings. These are the most wish-listed dog-friendly Airbnbs on the site.
Underground Hygge — Orondo, Washington
Hobbit life is the best life. Underground Hygge, a Washington state Airbnb of increasing fame as one of the site’s most wish-listed stays, is even better because your pup can accompany you on the journey. Its host seeks to “charm your expedition of repose” by giving you the rare opportunity to actually sleep inside a mountain — the front door opens into the living quarters tucked into a hillside in the Columbia River Gorge. You and your dog can meander along the onsite pathway, though there are no reports of it leading to Middle Earth.
Price: $400 per night
I Sette Coni — Cisternino, Italy
Your pup will love exploring the country surrounds of this cottage in southeastern Italy, outside the Puglian town of Ostuni. It’s quite removed from the hustle of the Amalfi Coast and major cities, showcasing instead the quiet side of Italy. There’s plenty of space to roam and afterward, lounge on the stone patio and take in the views. The beach isn’t far, nor is the village square, but we won’t blame you if you and the dog spend much of your stay enjoying the peaceful solitude.
Price: $79 per night
Douro Villa with swimming pool — Penafiel, Portugal
Another relaxing, mountainside stay, this villa comes with an outdoor pool that overlooks the Douro River below and rolling hills beyond. Bring your dog and a few friends, as this place is basically a private resort — there’s room for nine people, and though it’s outside of town, a bus picks up just down the road to head into the city of Oporto. You and your pup can explore trails and head down to the river, just be mindful of the on-site farm animals.
Price: $381 per night
Gold Coast Hinterland Villa — Mount Nathan, Australia
Australia’s Gold Coast is often thought of as a surfing and beach destination, but as this luxury villa proves, the region has some serious mountain chops as well. The Gold Coast Hinterland Villa is proof. Up in the Hinterlands above the city, you and your family (including the dog, of course) can hike, swim, visit theme parks, and the popular themed dinner party, Outback Spectacular, nearby, and if the swell comes in, Surfer’s Paradise is just 25 minutes away.
Price: $315 per night
Trullo del 1800 — Cisternino, Italy
Cisternino continues its case for being the best dog-friendly Airbnb destination with the Trullo del 1800. A trullo is a conical-shaped, stone hut — though this one resembles an old European castle as much as it does its farmhouse roots. Walk the nearby country roads with your dog and relax on the sun terrace under the gaze of the property’s three spired cones. Up to five guests can stay in the three bedrooms. Should your party wish to spend most of your time on site, the host offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner on request, for an additional charge, as well as an airport shuttle. After a few days relaxing here, you’ll be ready to apply for a soggiorno.
Price: $119 per night
Unique Architecture Cave House — Oia, Greece
It’s called a cave house, but this dog-friendly Airbnb on the Aegean Sea is on the cliffs of the caldera overlooking the water, its white facade the perfect Grecian contrast to the blue water. The property is part of a collection of cave houses and is a former bakery that has been renovated by local architects. It’s within walking distance of the shops and cafes of Oia, a town on Santorini far enough south in the Aegean Sea that it’s closer to the island of Crete than it is to Athens. Two bedrooms sleep four guests, and the highlight is the patio where you can watch boats come into the island.
Price: $438 per night
The Cozy Palace — Marrakech, Morocco
Live like a king in this stately room in a Marrakech boutique hotel. Located in the city’s Medina, the traditional Arab section of Marrakech, this unique spot gives your dog and yourself the chance to indulge in the old-style aesthetic of the Medina with a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding neighborhood. Life is much slower here than in the rest of this busy city, which is a good thing because both you and your dog will want to relax in the Moresque sheets. The unit sleeps four in two beds, and is within walking distance of cafes and shops.
Price: $48 per night
Waterfront with Extraordinary View — Kotor, Montenegro
Stay right on the waterfront in one of Montenegro’s top tourist destinations. This dog-friendly Airbnb is a studio apartment, but it’s all good because you and your dog will spend most of your time outside on the checkered balcony watching people come in off the water and maybe even negotiating a deal for some fresh seafood. Walk to the adjacent Perast museum and when you return, settle with a drink onto the balcony and take in views of the islands of Sv Đorđe and Lady of the Rocks out in the Bay of Kotor. Four guests can stay here per night.
Price: $58 per night
La Salentina — Tricasse, Italy
La Salentina is the top dog-friendly spot in the Salento peninsula. Lounge poolside with a drink in your hand, wafting in the Myrtle drifting up from the coast down below. Beach access from the unit is just a couple minutes’ walk, and also nearby are the cafes and amenities of the town of Otranto-Santa Maria di Leuca, the furthest south town on the peninsula. This spot is great for families, with room for nine in four bedrooms with three bathrooms. Fill it up and you’re also looking at a budget stay of around $10 per person, per night.
Price: $82 per night
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