Top 10 Dog & Pet-Friendly Accommodations In Phillip Island, Australia - Updated 2023

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If you are a nature and beach lover, then Phillip Island in Australia is a naturally amazing place with diverse coastlines. It is a beautiful place where you can enjoy a great time with your friends and family. There are so many things to do in Phillip Island. Tourists can experience the amazing Australian wildlife and beautiful landscapes, from engaging in family-friendly activities to going for adventure water sports, everything is possible in this beautiful place. In case you wish to take your furry friend along on vacation, we have come up with a list of the top dog & pet-friendly accommodations in Phillip Island, Australia.

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1. Banyanda (from USD 195)

Celebrate the art of Philip Island’s local artists in this stunning beachside holiday rental featuring several artworks throughout. Take advantage of the fully equipped kitchen or have a cookout with the outdoor grill on the patio.

The property is 150 meters (492.13 feet) away from the beach where you can take your dog for a stroll or go swimming. You can rinse off the salty seawater in the outdoor shower. The whole property is also fully fenced to ensure the safety of children and pets. You can bring one cat or dog of any size.

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Cowes, Victoria, Australia
8.58 km (5.4 mi) from Penguin Parade
Private vacation home 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything was as advertised
the house is well equipped, that includes a nice kitchen, and the host offers some coffee capsules
the property is just as robyn has described
the property was amazing with everything that you could want for a mini break
the oven is a little tricky to use but that would be my only suggestion for improvement
communication with robyn was quick easy and efficient
robyn was a great host
the owner was lovely and when i contacted robyn about linen missing she was quick to reply and sort it out for us
robyn replies immediately & nothing is ever too onerous
fabulous spacious home
10 minute walk to the beach and only 20 minutes walk into cowes
close to everything, walking distance to the beach
lovely house in a great location
great location, easy walk to the beach & town
within easy access of the beach and a walk into to town
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2. Renovated boatshed with a fireplace (from USD 94)

Formerly a boatshed, this property has since been converted into a home for the perfect beach holiday. The rental has a terrace that provides a wonderful view of the sea and a spacious garden where children or your furbaby can freely around. At night, you can ward off the cold breeze from the seat by hanging out around the fireplace.

You can enjoy homecooked meals while on holiday with the fully equipped kitchen. If you prefer to eat out and taste the local cuisine, you could also try some of Phillip Island’s bests such as Yummy Az Eats or Dalla Costa’s Italian Restaurant.

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Newhaven, Victoria, Australia
15.68 km (9.8 mi) from Penguin Parade
Private vacation home 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

3. Dreamy four-bedroom holiday home (from USD 289)

If you are planning to live your beach dream with a vacation to Phillip island in Australia, then this four-bedroom, pet-friendly accommodation in Cowes might just be the perfect place for you. It is at a walking distance from Cowes Beach and Philip Island Wildlife Park is at a distance of 1 mi (1.6 km). Facilities available include free wi-fi, air conditioning, free bike rentals, flat-screen TV, and a fully equipped kitchen among other amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Moorabbin Airport is the nearest airport to this place and is located at a distance of 39 mi (62.8 km).

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Living The Beach Dream - Pets, WiFi, 4 bdrm, 450m Shops

Address: Redwood Drive, Cowes, Phillip Island, Australia, 3922
9.33 km (5.8 mi) from Penguin Parade

4. Gorgeous guesthouse with exceptional facilities (from USD 164)

Located on Chapel Street in Cowes, this lovely guesthouse is known for its exceptional facilities and clean and tidy premises. They offer a variety of rooms to choose from. From single standard rooms to luxury spa cottages, guests can pick whatever suits their liking and budget. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with amenities like a fully equipped kitchen, gas log fireplace, balcony, smoke detectors, flat-screen TV, refrigerator, and a relaxing spa bath. It is at a driving distance from Phillip Island Penguin Parade and at a five-minute walking distance from Cowes Beach. The town centre is also accessible on foot. One has to be 16 years and above to be able to stay here. It is a pet-friendly place with the pets being allowed in the Luxury Spa Cottages and the Seaside Studio. There are some places where pets are not allowed though, like the Guesthouse Rooms.

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Holmwood Guesthouse

Address: 37 Chapel Street, Cowes, Phillip Island, Australia, 3922
10.3 km (6.4 mi) from Penguin Parade

5. Cosy little cottage for a large family (from USD 257)

Located on Honeysuckle Grove is this property with exceptional on-premise facilities and excellent service. This holiday home has 3 bedrooms and is at a distance of 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Cowes Beach. Pets are allowed on the property but may call for additional charges. There is no internet access and therefore, it is perfect for people who would want to have a quiet and peaceful holiday. Amenities include a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen, a separate dining area, and a deck with garden views. There is an indoor fireplace and also a smoke detector in the rooms. Free parking is available on the premises for guests who wish to come in their private vehicles. Children are welcome on the property and so are the pets.

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Tidal Bells

Address: 23 Honeysuckle Grove, Silverleaves, Phillip Island, Australia, 3922
11.65 km (7.3 mi) from Penguin Parade

6. Fabulous beach house for a family getaway (from USD 132)

The Nautical Mile Beach House in Cowes is a pet-friendly Airbnb on Phillip Island with three bedrooms and can house seven guests at a time. This pet-friendly beach house is fully fenced and has free wi-fi. There is a little playground on the premises for families with kids and pets. The town centre, as well as the beach, are accessible by foot. Kitchen is fully furnished and equipped to enable people to enjoy home-cooked food even while away from home. The rooms are spacious and air-conditioned. All major tourist attractions are in close proximity, making this place a sought-after home to stay while vacationing in Australia.

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Cowes, Victoria, Australia
8.88 km (5.6 mi) from Penguin Parade
933 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tastefully done up kids room has toys and a nice double decker bed
beautiful place and the little one loves the toys bunk bed and backyard
the kids room has a play area which is stocked with various toys for both boys and girls
comfy beds and great for big groups of friends or families
place was clean and cosy
clean & spacious cozy apartment
clean & tidy as well
very clean and nice place
it was clean and well furnished
kasia is a great host
kasia was a responsive host too
this host is recommended by a friend
kids friendly place and nice host
home was well equipped and family friendly
convenient location and thoughtful design
great location with lovely house
the place is quite central to the attractions
good sleep good location and easy to find
perfect location near to penguin parade
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7. Clean house for 10 guests (from USD 115)

This two-bedroom beautiful and clean house is located in Ventnor, Victoria, Australia. It can accommodate up to 10 guests at any given time. Pets are welcome on the property and dog beds and food bowls are also provided separately. Guests can utilise amenities on the premises like outdoor table tennis, adult bikes, kids balance bike and scooter, kids toys, books, beach and sporting equipment. A minimum stay of two nights is required to book this place. The minimum criteria for booking increases to three nights during peak periods and holidays. TV, fully equipped kitchen, smoke alarm, hairdryer etc., are some of the other things that let guests enjoy a comfortable stay.

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Ventnor, Victoria, Australia
4.68 km (3.0 mi) from Penguin Parade
198 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 10

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Amenities & Room:
modern bathroom and kitchen with full amenities made the stay very accessible and comfortable
in the family room there is a tv along with lots of entertainment for the kids
clean bathroom and beds
beds were a bit dusty (we rewatched the sheets) and some pots and pans weren’t that clean
only downside is it wasn’t as clean as we would’ve liked
very clean lots of fun games to play and great facilities
property was neat and tidy but with a few extra cleaning things to be improved
karen is a superb host
karen is a lovely host with a quick response time and a very well spoken and understanding manner
she was thoughtful and kind to offer us an early check in and late check out
karen is an excellent host who quickly responded to all of my inquiries
karen was really kind and helpful
great location for a quiet getaway near the beach
nice location and comfortable stay
gorgeous location and beautiful home
great place in a great location
location is great with a beach just a stone throw away
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8. Marvellous home with a hot tub (from USD 204)

One of the best beach houses on Phillip Island, this property has four bedrooms with seven beds. It can accommodate up to 10 people at any given point in time and is pet-friendly. The location of this property is great as it is close to the beach as well as the town centre. The house is very spacious and comes with all modern-day amenities such as a hot tub, and a fully equipped kitchen to make for a comfortable stay.

The outdoor area has fencing all around to provide safety and security to pets and little kids playing in the open. The fence also provides privacy to guests if they are relaxing in the outdoor space. Both the front and the back yards have sun lounges to enable people to bask in the afternoon sun.

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Cowes, Victoria, Australia
8.82 km (5.5 mi) from Penguin Parade
191 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great house perfect for 2 families or with teenagers as has spa pool table 2 living rooms etc
the accommodation is beautiful large spacious lounge room and a kitchen with all the utilities we needed
super comfortable beds and couches kitchen was well stocked and the hot tub was brilliant
a great place for a large group plenty of room to move
i loved that there were two living room and the fireplace is amazing
fantastic clean and thoughtful space
beautiful and very clean house perfect for a group
everything was clean and tidy and had a fantastic weekend
clean and very spacious with everything you need included
house is very spacious and clean
bec is a wonderful host and always responded quickly to any questions or concerns
bec was a great host from start to finish
bec is a great host
fantactic host really made life easy
bec was a great host and lovely to deal with
perfect location for beach and location
excellent location 2min walk to beach
amazing location and size of house
great location close to beach and town
the location is fantastic very close to the beach and an easy walk into the main street
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9. Four-bedroom haven near the sea (from USD 96)

This 4-bedroom, pet-friendly accommodation is situated at a distance of just 400 metres (1312.3 ft) from the beach. The 4 bedrooms have 11 beds in all and can sleep 12 guests comfortably. The rooms are spacious and air-conditioned and amenities like TV, washer, heater, equipped kitchen, smoke alarms etc make it a comfortable place to stay. Free parking is available on the premises and there is free street parking as well. It is a cosy place, perfect for a vacation with family.

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Cowes, Victoria, Australia
7.24 km (4.5 mi) from Penguin Parade
236 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 11 Beds 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely balcony and outdoor table
lots of room great deck
plenty of beds lovely house
the kitchen is located upstairs and we had a lovely dinner outside the spacious deck overlooking the quiet neighbourhood
the house was great lots of space and room for the kids
a very clean big house
the house are clean and tidy
the house is clean spacious and comfortable
everything was super clean and sonja responds almost instantly
all round the house was spotless and perfect place to stay
sonja was a great host answering all my questions and very accommodating
sonja was also very responsive before and throughout our entire stay
the check-in was easy the host explained everything very well and made things easy to understand
the host (sonja) is exceptionally proactive and responsive to guest communication
sonja was a wonderful host and the facilities and location of the property were great
really close to attractions
super location close to the beach
superb house in an ideal location
great house great location
the location was great too
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10. Quiet and relaxing stay near Cowes Beach (from USD 247)

If you are looking for a pet-friendly, well-located property to spend your vacation in Cowes, then this property is the place for you. It is a three-bedroom home that can house up to ten guests at any given time. To provide a comfortable stay to its guests, there are a number of facilities like a fully equipped kitchen, TV, video and CD player, dishwasher, microwave, free wi-fi and free parking. The location of this property is excellent and attractions like Phillip Island Wildlife Park, A Maze’N Things, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island Chocolate Factory etc., are all in close proximity. Market and restaurants are also nearby making for a convenient stay.

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Tranquility in Cowes - Pets, Fireplace, WiFi, Linen, 350m Beach, 4 Bdrms

Wifi Available

Address: Kenwyn Crt
8.88 km (5.6 mi) from Penguin Parade

Parking Pets allowed Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Family rooms

Have a nice vacation with your loyal friend

There are a number of stay options as listed above where you can take your pets along. There are a variety of hotels, Airbnbs, camping grounds, and even dog-friendly caravan parks on Phillip Island. Go ahead and choose the one that suits all your requirements and we are sure you will have a fun-filled holiday in Phillip Island, Australia, with your loyal friends.

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Frequently asked questions about dog & pet-friendly accommodations in Phillip Island, Australia

1. Which dog & pet-friendly accommodations in Phillip Island have a hot tub?

Going on vacation, especially with a furbaby can be physically tough! Have a relaxing soak in a hot tub at the end of the day. This marvellous home with a hot tub may be perfect for you.

2. Which dog & pet-friendly accommodations in Phillip Island have parking?

Explore Phillip Island and neigbouring areas with a car! Don’t worry about parking by choosing Banyanda, this dreamy four-bedroom holiday home, or this quiet and relaxing stay near Cowes Beach.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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