Pet friendly accommodation with Airbnb
Pack your bags — and don’t forget one for your dog! Airbnb have made finding accommodation for you and your pet a whole lot easier, by opening up a new market of pet friendly accommodation.
Airbnb is an online marketplace that lets people rent out their apartments and homes. The site connects those who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay. So it removes any need to deal with big hotel chains or travel agencies, resulting in an experience where people can build real connections with their hosts and experience genuine hospitality.
This way of finding accommodation works extra well for those with pets as it is up to the owner of the listing if they want to be pet-friendly (instead of blanket policies from hotels and serviced apartments). Given this choice, many Airbnb hosts are welcoming fido with open arms. Currently, Airbnb has 6,000 pet friendly vacation rentals from all over the world that accommodate you and your dog. And that number is growing.
A special section on the site highlights a small part of their pet friendly collection. Being dog-lovers themselves (they have a resident office dog called Biscuits) Airbnb knows how important it is to have a pet friendly option on their service.
A search for New York with the pet friendly amenity button selected currently finds 1065 listings including Barbara’s apartment (pictured left) in Carnegie Hill, Manhattan. Wow! Obviously not all cities have as many results but a quick search of Sydney returns 49 results including this gorgeous sandstone cottage in Balmain.
To find a city of interest to you, jump on the homepage, search for your destination and once the results come up use the amenities filter on the right side to filter by ‘pets allowed’.
If you live in Australia like us here are a few other websites that can also help you find dog-friendly accommodation:
Top image of Oscar from Caters.
Published on January 25, 2012