10 Best Pet-Friendly Airbnbs In Pismo Beach, California - Updated 2024

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Pismo Beach, California, lies midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and it is a scenic three-hour drive from each. It is a quintessential beach town, surrounded by wineries, and featuring miles of sand and blue water, a distinctive pier, a happening boardwalk, and delightful dunes. Each year, it also plays host to two events that have really put it on the map. The first is the weekend-long Pismo Beach Clam Festival held in mid-October. The second is the monarch butterfly migration, which takes place from late October to early February. During this time, thousands of butterflies descend on Monarch Butterfly Grove creating an unforgettable spectacle that you and your pets can enjoy. To help you experience this essential Californian escape, here are our picks of the best pet-friendly Airbnbs in Pismo Beach, California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and pet-friendly rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 06, 2024.

1. Spacious dream property on Shell Beach

In this huge eight-bedroom beach home, with accommodation for up to twelve guests, the space feels as endless as its unobstructed ocean views. With a vast open-plan kitchen and living room looking out onto blue waters, and a great balcony with a barbecue, this is an entertainer’s delight. There’s also plenty to keep your pets, who are welcome with prior approval, entertained. There’s a grassed yard, a friendly neighborhood to go ‘walkies’ in, and of course, all the sights, scents, and sensations of Shell Beach just a minute or two away.

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Pismo Beach, California, United States
12.36 km (7.7 mi) from Madonna Inn
187 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful views super comfortabl beds lots of extra special amenities of which we really appreciated
also it has plenty of bathroom space an extra large washer and dryer and a great location
every room is comfortable and decorated to capture that beach house feel
great location lots of amenities cozy fireplace
still very comfortable and absolutely charming
super clean comfy beds and great communication from jasi
very clean and comfortable home
exceptionally beautiful clean and easy
the place was spotless and beyond beautiful
the house was beautiful and very clean
jasi was an amazing host
jasi is a very responsive host
thank you jasi and gilbert - you are wonderful hosts
the hosts are very friendly and helpful
the host was extremely communicative and helpful
the location is great
the location was great walking distance to the shell beach
very nice place near the beach
a great house in a great location
great location close to the beach and highway
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2. Splendid oceanside home (from USD 6250)

For those with plenty of time to play, or those looking for a quiet escape to work from home, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom home with a minimum 30-day stay, gives you all the space you need. It’s in a peaceful neighborhood, just one block from the ocean, and gives you immediate access to a number of small, practically private beaches. There’s more than a generous amount of tranquility and features to be enjoyed including ample rooms, a large deck, a massive kitchen, a huge TV, and free WiFi throughout. Moreover, one to two adult dogs can share it all with you, for a small additional fee each.

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Pismo Beach, California, United States
12.42 km (7.8 mi) from Madonna Inn
20 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was also a large comfortable sectional in the family room area facing a large mounted led tv
it was spacious and comfortable with high-quality beds bedding and towels
greg and jenya’s house was homey comfortable clean roomy and stocked with everything we needed
greg was a very helpful and responsive host
first the location is perfection
location was a bonus with walking distance to the ocean with great views
the neighborhood is within walking distance of the ocean and good restaurants
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3. Capistrano Cottage at Shell Beach (from USD 585)

With an incredibly well-appointed kitchen, this two-bedroom cottage that sleeps up to six is as friendly to foodies as it is to pets. Featuring updated appliances and equipment, it has everything you need to create masterful meals that are perfect for pairing with the region’s wines. And if you’re not feeling the master chef muse, there’s a microbrewery with great food just across the road, and plenty of fantastic cafes and restaurants nearby. In fact, everything you would want for a wonderful beach vacation is just a short distance away, including the beach, breathtaking sunset views, and a bevy of shops and spas. They’re so close that your pets, who are always more than welcome, might wish the walks were a little longer.

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Pismo Beach, California, United States
12.28 km (7.7 mi) from Madonna Inn
132 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were also really impressed by how strong and reliable the wifi was
the kitchen was well stocked and i appreciated the great coffee maker (byobeans)
melissa's space was very well appointed with a great kitchen and comfortable space for relaxing
melissa's place was the perfect beach house with lovely amenities; quality towels and linens; well equipped updated kitchen
loved walking out the door and being next to great coffee and the best breakfast place around
place was clean and cozy
the cottege itself was super cute clean and well-equipped
the house itself is clean and well decorated
the space is beautiful and really clean and really thoughtful
the house was very nice clean homey and convenient
melissa was very communicative and made sure our check in went smoothly
pismo state beach is a short drive away if you want a bigger surf friendly beach
the location is perfect
the location is absolutely perfect
the location was super convenient
conveniently located near a couple of great restaurants within walking distance
the location is great with many places to eat within walking distance
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4. Quaint bungalow on the beach (from USD 350)

This charming 100-year-old beach cottage pairs vintage style with all the modern amenities that you could want. From the clawfoot bathtub to the retro-style kitchen, time doesn’t just slow down here, it moves backward. And thanks to its ideal location, just steps from the sands of Pismo Beach in one direction and steps to Main Street in the other, it’s easy to turn back the clock on stress too. Just stumble out of the house, with your pets in tow, and you can immediately start enjoying all the pleasures of this perfect beach destination. If you’d rather stay in and savor traditional beachside living, there’s also a delightful deck featuring a gas grill and an enclosed dog run for your pets to enjoy.

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Pismo Beach, California, United States
14.95 km (9.3 mi) from Madonna Inn
291 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 4 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is cute and historic but you may be more comfortable in one of the surrounding hotels
the kitchen area is equipped with a nice old fashioned refrigerator that works well
the kitchen was fully stocked and the backyard sitting area was nice
this is an amazing cozy and sweet beach cottage
tv could be updated for better viewing
very clean and plenty of towels
everything was clean and well kept up
everything worked great and it was very clean so we were happy and cozy
very cozy and clean
our stay was great the house was clean and has ample parking
owner is easy to reach for questions
renli was also a very responsive and communicative host - thank you
renli was an excellent host and communicating with her was so easy and quick
renli was very hospitable and very friendly
renli was a great very communicative host and super easy to work with
amazing location close to everything
incredible location and adorable bungalow
the location was perfection
this cute little bungalow was in a prefect location
cute little place super close to the beach
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5. Beautiful beachfront condo (from USD 459)

Less than a minute from the beach, this two-bedroom condo with space for six and one small dog, is perfectly poised for you to experience all the highlights of a Pismo Beach holiday. It features a fabulous balcony with glass balustrades so that you can enjoy full-length ocean and sunset views. And it’s close to the finest shops and restaurants, yet quiet enough that you can chill out completely, and maybe even catch sight of a pod of dolphins swimming by. As for your pet friends, one small dog under 30 pounds (14 kilograms), is more than welcome to savor stretching out on the balcony or stepping onto the beach for long sunset walks with you, but with a small pet deposit.

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Pismo Beach, California, United States
14.98 km (9.4 mi) from Madonna Inn
64 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the condo is at amazing location with a perfect view of the ocean from the living room
it was quite clean and comfortable
condo was sparkling clean with enough blanket for everyone
rhonda was very responsive and the unit is clean quiet and well-maintained
a beautiful beach get-away--clean and comfortable and well-stocked for a perfect vacation
a very spacious condo with an excellent ocean view
rhonda is an amazing host with quick response and very polite
rhonda was an excellent host
great location on a fantastic beach
location location location this condo is perfectly situated - if you're hoping to spend time at the beach
great location for staying in and lazy days at the beach
clean comfortable spacious and the location is great
great place to stay pismo
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6. Romantic beach cottage by the sea (from USD 313)

Literally a few steps, or rather one wide staircase, away from a secluded black-sand beach, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom beach cottage is one for the romantics at heart. And their pets of course. It features exotic artwork sourced from around the world that’ll make soulful humans feel right at home and a great backyard with vintage wild-fencing that’ll do the same for your pups. There is a fixed additional fee per pet, per visit, and they are not allowed on the furniture, but there’s plenty of other space for them to enjoy, including that amazing beach just a heartbeat away.

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Pismo Beach, California, United States
12.25 km (7.7 mi) from Madonna Inn
336 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
most comfortable couch and bed ever
the cottage has character and is comfortable and quiet
wonderful cozy cottage by the sea super comfy bed
diana's place has lot of pre-internet era items placed thoughtfully like binoculars wooden globe tables and closets
living room space is extremely cozy and the bedroom was beyond comfortable
diana's place was clean quiet super comfortable with a big soft bed and beautifully decorated
diana'a place is absolutely adorable clean and quiet and an amazing location
it was clean beautifully cared for and had many decorative touches to enjoy
clean comfy easy to unpack and feel like you're at home in no time flat
every square foot in creatively planned comfortable and clean
diana is a great host
diana is a wonderful host with a wonderful home
diana is a thoughtful and excellent host
diana was so kind to answer all our questions and made our stay amazing
diana is an excellent host with amazing home that's perfect for a getaway weekend
super close to the highway and downtown slo
location was also excellent and situated in a very quiet neighborhood
perfect location close to beach with nearby facilities
great location walking distance to restaurants and the beach
perfect place in a perfect location
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7. Fun beach retreat with free WiFi

One block from the beach and a short walk away from a great family-friendly park and all the attractions of downtown Pismo Beach, this two-bedroom duplex that sleeps four offers all you need to create fun holiday memories. There’s a great outdoor patio with a grill where you can enjoy sundowners, sunsets, and sensational meals. There are board games, free WiFi and a flat-screen TV to keep homebodies entertained, and just outside are plenty of open outdoor spaces that your dogs will love exploring. These include the beach, Pismo Creek, and a number of pristine green picnic spots. Should you wish to let your pets in on the fun, please note that dogs are allowed, but there is a small nightly pet fee.

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Pismo Beach, California, United States
14.61 km (9.1 mi) from Madonna Inn
26 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds are good and patio is cool
place was clean and well equipped
we really appreciated the cleanliness and many accessories for kitchen
apartment was clean and furnished as seen in the pictures
this place is nice and clean
the place was surprisingly clean for a unit that allows pets
the location is ideal very close to beach and close to restaurants
great location easy check in
this is a great location
this is a great location
walking distance to beach and pismo's main attractions
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8. Contemporary condo close to the beach

This contemporary condo comes with all the modern conveniences that families demand, and accommodations for up to four people, and one well-behaved dog. It features free parking on premises, free WiFi, and an open-plan, fully equipped kitchen and family room with a flat-screen TV. For outdoor fun, it’s just a block and a half from the beach and is surrounded by golf courses and nature preserves. Beyond the great outdoors, yet just as accessible, are a number of fantastic cafes, bars, and restaurants. Simply put, this is as perfectly situated for those seeking action as it is for those who prefer serenity.

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Pismo Beach, California, United States
14.76 km (9.2 mi) from Madonna Inn
37 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
clean and comfortable though not fully stocked
our family was very comfortable here as it was clean and enough space for the 3 of us
very clean comfortable and a wonderful location
the pictures are accurate the apartment was clean and the host responsiveness was excellent
the house was clean quaint and an easy walk to downtown pismo
the host provided more than enough basics like towels soap and kitchen essentials
cute place in a great location
great location a quick walk to the beach
great location and cute home
the location is great super close to the beach and to restaurants
good place for the price and location
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9. Bohemian beach house near the sea

This soulful beach house, which sleeps up to five in two bedrooms, is just half a block from the beach and five minutes from the center of town. It features an eclectic mix of artwork and furnishings that complement its barefoot, laidback, beachside vibe. Not only does it invite you to kick back and unwind totally, but it also welcomes one or two pets with pre-approval and a small pup fee per visit. Whether you choose to sit side-by-side savoring the sounds of the waves and the sights of sea otters, or head-off and explore the nearby beach and tidal pools, you’re sure to find a sense of zen here.

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Pismo Beach, California, United States
12.28 km (7.7 mi) from Madonna Inn
430 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were also fresh flowers on the table
diana was easy to communicate with great coffee shop just up the street for breakfast
the house felt very safe cozy serene and whimsical
diana's space was so cozy and perfect for the quiet girls weekend we had planned
the beds were extremely comfortable as well
everything was clean and peacefully designed
diana was great excellent communication and her place was clean comfortable beautifully decorated and in the perfect location
wonderful host with quick responses
diana is a great host as well
she was soo kind as to call me to make sure that we were enjoying her home
diana was the perfect host and we had everything we needed
not only was the house perfect diana was a great host
very cute house and the location is great
cute and close to the beach
the location is an easy walk to the beautiful cliff/beach
this is the perfect location being a short walk from the beach
great house great location highly recommended
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10. Cozy cottage with ocean and mountain views

Nature lovers need not look any further. This cozy three-bedroom beach cottage that sleeps six and a few pets, offers amazing views of Pismo Beach’s many natural wonders. And with its great location, they’re so close that you can truly connect with them. It’s just steps from the beach, and a variety of adventure activities including hiking, nature trails, dune bashing, and even kayaking are just a short walk away. Whether you’re the extreme adventure type or you just enjoy ambling on besides your pets and taking in the fresh air, it’s an amazing option for those who love open spaces and outdoor pursuits.

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12.8 km (8.0 mi) from Madonna Inn
133 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice laundry room and great patio furniture on the front deck
this cottage has it all comfortable beds and living areas
the beds were all very comfortable with the softest sheets we had ever slept on
all of the rooms and bathrooms are neat and tidy and the mattresses are very comfortable
the front room has plenty of comfortable seating for everyone and the beds/amenities are wonderful
everything was clean and in working order
everything was super clean
the house was clean and roomy
everything was very clean and communication was easy with easy check in and out
the space was clean and comfortable and tony was very responsive
host is responsive and helpful
the host was responsive and not obtrusive
tony was a great owner and host who made sure our stay was enjoyable
thanks for being a great host
tony is a generous host and i highly recommend staying at his place
loved the location of this cute beach house
the location is truly scenic
awesome location walking distance to restaurants the beach and park
the house is great location was perfect
great location and very cozy comfortable living
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A perfect Californian beach break

Sunsets, sea breezes and sauvignon blanc - Pismo Beach is all set to serve these up. It’s the best of the Californian lifestyle brought together in a charming coastal town that’s as welcoming to pets as it is to people. From frolicking in the waves to sipping on the finest vintages, fun times await you all. All that’s left for you to do is to pack your bags, plus all your pets’ toys, treats, and personal pampering products, and pick your favorite pet-friendly Airbnb in Pismo Beach, California.

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