Pet Friendly Accommodation Sunshine Coast | Our Top 8


Being dog owners who do like to holiday with our dogs on occasion, we know how hard it is to find good pet friendly and dog friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast.

A lot of accommodation spots that advertise themselves as pet and dog friendly rarely are anything close to that. They either are not fully setup for pets, will only accept the smallest of small pets or they charge a small fortune for extremely basic accommodation.

Hopefully today’s top list will show you there really are some great pet friendly accommodation spots on the Sunshine Coast, that tick all the right boxes.

The list below is in no set order & every accommodation spot offers something different depending on what you are looking for and what your needs are.

(If you are going to Noosa however without your pets, make sure to read our top list of the best luxury accommodation spots in Noosa).

Pet Friendly Accommodation On The Sunshine Coast – Our Top 8 For Any Budget

Buderim Cottages | Buderim

Finding the perfect cottage for your stay on the Sunshine Coast just got a lot easier with the fully self contained Buderim Cottages. These quaint, yet somewhat sophisticated, cottage rentals allow you to bring your pets with you on your holiday.

Located in a quiet part of Buderim, not far from rainforest bushwalks, the beach and of course the Buderim Village shops, which are only 250 metres aways. Their amenities include air conditioning, in house laundry, complete kitchens, a large backyard with a deck and even free WiFi.

If your pet is larger than 10kg you will need to call ahead to make sure your dog (or really large cat!) is able to be accommodated.

Rentals start at $170 per night in the low season with a minimum of a 2 night stay. The cottages can sleep up to 5 people.

Pet Friendly Holiday Houses | Marcoola

Do you want to spend your holiday with your pet, but don’t want to sacrifice luxury? Then the Marcoola House With Pet Friendly Holiday Houses is probably right up your alley.

Positioned just a 2 minute walk from a pet friendly beach, this 3 bedroom resort style house provides luxury and convenience. Marcoola House is fully self contained with a modern kitchen, laundry facilities, and a large covered outdoor entertaining area with a BBQ and solar heated pool.

Additionally, they also ensure pets safety with a secured 6 foot fence that surrounds the backyard of the home. Their rates vary depending on the day and the period you want to stay in, but are as low as $220 for weekday nights or $1,250 a week during winter months.

Castaway Cove | Marcus Beach

Absolute beachfront. No cars, no roads, as soon as you walk out your door you are pretty much smack bang on the beach. Castaway Cove is located right on the pristine Marcus Beach in Noosa.

Castaway Cove is also just a 5 minute drive away from Noosa and all it’s many restaurants.

Pet Friendly Accommodation Top Tip:

If you are looking for a secure & safe location for you and your pet when you are staying on the Sunshine Coast, even if the property says they are pet friendly, make sure to check with them they have either a fully fenced backyard or an enclosure where you can keep your pet when you want to go out and about by yourself.

The last thing you want to have to deal with is a missing pet on your holiday!

Sunshine Coast Escape | Coolum Beach

If you are looking for a self contained pet friendly house in Coolum near the beach for your family and your dog with all the mod cons you would expect, this might be it.

The Coolum Beach Holiday House’s amenities include an in ground saltwater pool, free WiFi, and of course heating for winter and air conditioning for summer. They even provide your furry friend with a bed and dog bowl.

The house is 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and can sleep 8 comfortably. Rates start at $995 a week in low season and they book up quickly!

Pet Friendly Holiday Sunshine Coast | Moffat Beach Caloundra

Relaxed and casual pet friendly accommodation in Caloundra, that’s the best way to describe the Pet Friendly Holiday Retreat in Caloundra.

The location is a simple, yet spacious, 3 bedroom, 2 level home. The backyard is fully fenced in, so more than one pet is welcome. The property is also just a 5 minute walk from the pet friendly Moffat beach as well.

Rates for the property start at $140 a night for the off season and $165 a night during peak season.

Noosa Holiday House | Castaways Beach Noosa

As hard as it may seem sometimes, it’s really not impossible to find luxury pet friendly accommodation in Noosa, and the Noosa Holiday House is a great example of that. Nestled in Castaways Beach, this is luxury accommodation at it’s best. I don’t think it would be possible to stay any closer to the beach than this.

The 4 bedroom, Noosa Holiday House is spread out over 3 levels, with all rooms having panoramic views of either the bushland or the ocean. Every mod con is here, including a gourmet kitchen, a deck with ocean views, with a BBQ of course, and your very own private heated pool with again, views of the ocean.

Your pet is more than welcome here and they will be provided with their very own towels and bowls as well as a washing bay for when you get back from the beach. Castaways Beach is a leash free beach, so you and your dog can run free. The backyard of this property is also fully fenced.

And to top it all off, on your arrival there will be a bottle of Australian white wine waiting for you. Rates are not cheap, but let’s not forget, this is luxury, beach front accommodation! Prices start from $600 per night in the low season with a minimum 5 night stay.

Prestige Holiday Homes | Many Locations

Vicky and her team represent a range of houses and apartments on the Sunshine Coast which are available to be rented by holiday seekers and a lot of these properties are pet friendly.

Prestige Holiday Homes acts like a concierge service by making sure the house or apartment you select looks great as soon as you arrive. They are also their to help you with any questions you have like what’s the best place to eat or where is the nearest pet friendly beach.

You can book the accommodation that suits you through their website and they have well over 20 properties to choose from. If you are having trouble deciding what property is best for you and your pet, just ask Vicky.

Coolum Holiday House | Coolum Beach

Dog friendly, amazing location, close to a pet friendly beach and absolute luxurious self catering accommodations. What more could you ask for? Coolum Holiday House has it all.

This is the perfect family get away house…. it sleeps 7 comfortably, cable TV is provided, a private jacuzzi sits on the deck hidden from prying eyes by a forest setting, it’s close to the town centre, can be used as dual living so two families can share and it has great ocean views.

Another great feature about this property is unlike most holiday homes, you can book by the night instead of having to commit to a full week. Rates start from $210 per night in the low season, which is amazing for what you get.

It’s always been tough to find good dog and pet friendly accommodation anywhere in Australia, but more and more accommodation options are becoming available as more savvy accommodation spots see the demand for this type of getaway.

If you’ve recently stayed in pet friendly accommodation on the Sunshine Coast, let us know where and how your experience was. If you have a suggestion for a great place to stay with pets, let us all know in the comment section below.

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All information & pricing above was correct at time of publishing.

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