Top Dog-Friendly Accommodation on the Sunshine Coast

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From beachside villas to motels, Airbnbs and bed and breakfasts – here are the top dog-friendly accommodations on the Sunshine Coast. 

Nothing puts a damper on your holiday more than the thought of leaving your pet behind. So, we’ve collated the top dog-friendly accommodations on the Sunshine Coast to ensure your vacation is relaxing from start to finish!

Villas & Apartments 

Saltwater Villas, Mooloolaba

Dog roaming around Saltwater Villas, a dog-friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast
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Located in the heart of Mooloolaba, Saltwater Villas is close to an array of cafes, shops and the picturesque Mooloolaba Beach. With an on-site spa and SUP Boards for hire, this dog-friendly villa has everything you’ll need for a relaxing escape. 

Choose between three dog-friendly waterfront villas, including a two-bedroom, garden-view, or waterfront villa. Most of the apartments have fenced courtyards for your pet’s safety. If Fido can’t tag along on your day trip, pet minding and pet walking are available; just contact them to confirm the time and date!

Beachcomber, Peregian Beach

Pet-friendly apartment in the Sunshine Coast
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Beachcomber Peregian Beach is a dog-friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast that’s situated between Noosa and Coolum Beach. Pups and parents are welcome to stay in any of the 6 apartments upon request. 

The small coastal town has a variety of cafes, restaurants and speciality shops for your dog to sniff its way through. Take Fido for a swim at Marcus Beach – it’s off-leash and located only 800m from the complex. Or, head down to Peregian Beach’s on-leash area for your morning stroll.

Pet-Friendly Holiday Houses, Coolum Beach

Dog-friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast
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If you’re a beach enthusiast with a water-loving sidekick, then you can’t go wrong with a stay at Pet-Friendly Holiday Houses Queensland. This dog-friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast has been renovated with beach-lifestyle comfort in mind and has a range of dog-friendly holiday houses for you to choose from. Each house is fully serviced, with comfortable bedding, board games, and a pool to help you beat the summer heat. BBQ facilitiess, restaurants, shops and the beach are all a 2-minute walk away.

Unsure which beaches are dog-friendly? Try out one of these off-leash dog beaches on the Sunshine Coast. 


Burderim Fiesta

Dog-friendly motel room on the Sunshine Coast
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Escape the tourist crowds and head down to Burderim Fiesta. Situated near coastal and hinterland attractions, this motel is an excellent alternative to coastal strip accommodation.

Burderim Fiesta has a range of facilities to keep you occupied, including an outdoor pool and BBQs. The rooms also have free Wifi, a microwave, a refrigerator and an electric kettle. 

Dogs are allowed to stay in the ‘Double Pet-Friendly Room’, but unfortunately, cats are not permitted.

Sunshine Coast Motor Lodge

Sunshine Coast Motor Lodge Dog-friendly accommodation
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Planning a road trip along the Queensland coastline and looking for a place to crash? If so, you’ll want to try Sunshine Coast Motor Lodge, as it’s located just off the Sunshine Coast Highway. 

Hassle-free and dog-friendly, this motel offers two types of dog-friendly rooms that accommodate up to 2-3 guests. Their modern, sun-drenched ‘Speciality Garden Pet-Friendly Room’ comes with a private patio, comfortable bedding, a TV, and more! The dog bed, bowl, treats, and small outdoor pet area will help Fido feel right at home. Most importantly, there’s no cap on the number of pets you can bring!

Pacific Paradise Motel

Swimming pool at a dog-friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast
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Pacific Paradise Motel is a dog-friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast that has just welcomed pups to its motel. Their dog-friendly room is available from $175 and offers a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a range of other facilities. Famous Caloundra and Noosa Beaches are also only a short drive away.


Puppies and Pancakes, Coolum Beach

Dog-friendly 2-bedroom unit in Coolum Beach
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If you prefer a cosy beach stay over a motel, you’ll want to opt for Puppies and Pancakes, a 2-bedroom Airbnb located in the heart of Coolum Beach. Dogs are permitted inside, and there’s a grassy backyard for your pooch to sunbathe. 

Picture yourself waking up to the sound of the ocean and then taking Fido for a morning run at Summers Creek Beach – it doesn’t get better than this! 

If you fancy a short road trip, take your pup to a dog-friendly pub in Brisbane for a night! 

Heike’s Pet-Friendly Guesthouse, Emundi

Dog-friendly Airbnb in Emundi, Sunshine Coast
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Picturesque and peaceful, Heike’s guesthouse is a dog-friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast that’s a slice of heaven in the hinterland. Think natural colours in a modern space with leafy backyard views. 

Fully equipped with a kitchen and outdoor dining area, this Airbnb is what your holiday dreams are made of! There’s ample outdoor space for Fido to roam; just keep in mind that the property backs onto a small creek and is not fully fenced. 

Private Noosa Hinterland Cabin

Private hinterland cabin in Noosa
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Disconnect from the grind and book your next escape at this private Noosa Hinterland Cabin. Relax in a 50-acre property that’s only 30 minutes from Noosa’s main beach. While this quaint cabin is small, you can’t beat its peaceful outdoor deck and cosy backyard. 

Take your pup for a swim at the watering hole or on a bushwalk – you may even spot some friendly cattle along the way!

Bed and Breakfasts 

Alaya Escape 

Balinese-themed Bed and Breakfast on the Sunshine Coast
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Reset, recharge and relax at Alaya Escape, one of Australia’s top Bed and Breakfasts. Labelled “Bali on the Sunshine Coast”, this BNB has Balinese-themed bungalows with a spa, fireplace, deck and pool that will send you straight into relaxation mode. Alaya Escape is also close to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, including Montville and Maleny. 

Now you may be thinking that this sounds too good to be dog-friendly! But pups are allowed inside and will have bedding provided. Just keep in mind that you’ll still need to pack the essentials like dog bowls and only two dogs are allowed per room. 

Winston Cottage Bed & Breakfast 

Dog at Winston Cottage
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A charming and tranquil pet-friendly stay awaits you and Fido at Winston Cottage Bed & Breakfast – by pet-friendly, we mean all pets, cats and parrots too!

Pets can stay in the Winston Suite for an extra charge of $10 per animal per night. Although the owners are animal lovers, it is required you inform the staff about your pet. 

Planning a vacation in Queensland? Try out one of these dog-friendly hotels in Brisbane.