11 Best Pet-Friendly Cabins Near Ballina, Australia - Updated 2024

Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina 
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Ballina is the hidden gem in Australia’s New South Wales and is a small coastal town that boasts many beaches, waterfront dining options, and a variety of accommodations with awesome sea views. It’s two hours away from Brisbane and about eight hours from Sydney. The long trip is worth it, so bring your family along and ride the waves at Lennox Head or Shelly Beach or soak in the waters of Shaw Bay. Start the day by watching the fishing boats return from the sea with the day’s catch and conclude it with a hearty meal in Ballina’s famous restaurants, such as the Lighthouse Beach Café where the ocean’s bounty is served.

There’s a wide selection of seaside lodgings ranging from budget-friendly to expensive. Ballina also offers pet-friendly accommodations to cater to guests traveling with their fur besties. So make sure to check our list of the best pet-friendly cabins near Ballina, Australia, for convenient stays when traveling with your four-legged friends.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host 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 April 12, 2024.

1. Stylish Nordic cabin (from USD 95)

Couples looking for a dog-friendly accommodation in Ballina, New South Wales, should take a look at this gorgeous Nordic cabin. The high ceiling and bright white paintjob creates an exquisite yet idyllic ambiance. Prepare your food in the fully equipped kitchen, which also includes a blender so you can make smoothies for hot, sunny days. If you’re traveling with a baby, the host can also prepare amenities such as a crib and a high chair.

Though the property is pet-friendly, make sure to contact the host first and share relevant details. Your pet should also be well-behaved as the neighborhood has quiet hours from 10pm to 8am.

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Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
30 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
thank you for providing clean and comfortable accommodation for our nurses
appreciated the host touching base during my stay to see if everything was ok
luke and jac were great hosts nothing was a problem
the location was quiet and peaceful well equipped with everything you needed
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2. Awesome treehouse cabin surrounded by natural beauty (from USD 126)

Embrace nature’s majesty and make a romantic retreat out of this farm stay in Tintenbar, near Ballina. This dog-friendly cabin allows up to one pet with an additional cleaning charge of 60 AUD (38.69 USD). Despite the secluded location, there are also quiet hours enforced in the area, from 10pm until 8am.

Take this property as a wonderful farm glamp, as the cabin is semi off-grid and sustainable. Despite that, you can expect modern comforts such as centralized air-conditioning. The kitchen is also fully equipped, so you can make a wide variety of dishes for yourselves. Wash up after a hike in the outdoor tub, all while admiring the scenery of the Aussie hinterlands.

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Tintenbar, New South Wales, Australia
187 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
hot tub under the stars was delightful bed super comfy and the setting was amazing
the bed was super comfy and i can't rave enough about how cute the decor is
the cottage was beautiful sparkling clean and very comfy
hosts are lovely
very kind and amiable host
alex was a great host very helpful and responsive
the hosts were very friendly and extremely accommodating
amazing place and loving hosts
beautiful little house in a gorgeous location
great location and great facilities to unwind and reset
the cabin was also surprisingly close the the main attractions in byron bay
great location and we loved using the spa at night to star gaze
beautiful place nice area close to everything loved every minute there can’t wait to return
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3. Cozy cedar cabin near Byron town center (from USD 723)

The property, surrounded by a lush bamboo forest, is near Bryon’s main street, bars, diners, shops, and cafes. The cabin sits in a vast fenced-in garden and sleeps eight guests. The polished wooden interiors feature an open-concept floor plan that houses a lounge, dining area, and kitchen. The queen bedroom and living room open to a wide deck.

Watch the kids and dogs frolic on the grass while you dine al fresco on the shaded deck. Though this Airbnb in Ballina is pet-friendly, your fur babies first need the owner’s approval and they are to keep off of the sofas and beds.

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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
103 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous cabin with an amazing deck garden and outdoor shower
a very comfortable character-filled tranquil and spacious place to stay
excellent communication very clean property and useful amenities
everything was perfect & clean on arrival
sharmin was a very responsive host
sharmin was a great host very responsive
sharmin was so easy to deal with and an excellent host
she’s an incredibly communicative generous host
host sharmin was super helpful in the lead up to and completely easy during our stay
the location is perfect- walking distance to everything
great house in a very convenient location
a wonderful cabin ideal for a family in a great location
the location was perfect being walking distance to the centre of town
great house and amazing location - we loved all of it
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4. Snug studio cabin for three guests (from USD 122)

Why look for a dog-friendly hotel while in Ballina when you can enjoy a cozy stay at this cabin instead? The self-contained studio cabin is a remodeled beach shed situated behind the owner’s house. It’s near the town center, a café, a roadhouse, and Tallow Beach. Bikes are available if you prefer to ride than walk when exploring the area.

The cabin’s bohemian chic interior is cozy enough for three guests. It offers a thick bed and sofa for sleeping and a basic kitchen and a Weber grill for cooking simple meals. Dine al fresco on the shaded patio while watching your dog play in the fenced-in garden. The owner keeps dogs on the property so be sure to inform them when you’re bringing a pet.

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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
484 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
it was very clean cozy and comfortable
it was clean and quaint and had a lot of nice touches
clean space and would definitely recommend and stay here again thanks
we had an amazing time in byron bay the place is beautiful very relaxing and clean
gail iis a great host the beach she’s is lovely and the private garden is amazing
gail was an amazing host she provided everything we needed to have a great time in byron
gail was very responsive
gail was a great host and it is the cutest and most relaxing place
gail is a great host i recommend 100% this place
really nice place super cozy and close to everything
perfect position within walking distance to town centre
the best location possible we could hope for
it is close to the beach and some great cafes
it was a comfortable stay for two people and within walking distance to the byron town centre
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5. Self-contained cabin in a pine forest (from USD 118)

This single-level self-contained cabin is minutes away from the beach and Alstonville. It’s connected to the owner’s main house. Surrounded by a lush pine forest with lots of open spaces, it’s ideal for long walks with your dogs.

The cabin has everything you need under one roof. Enter through the folding doors into a neat interior space where guests can lounge, watch TV, dine, cook, and sleep. To sleep four guests, there’s a bedroom with a queen bed and two single beds in the common area. Enjoy dining outdoors on the patio or soaking in the pool.

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Uralba, New South Wales, Australia
110 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great wifi and netflix
bed was particularly comfortable had a great night sleep especially with the sounds of nature all around us
the little touches like turkish bread butter and wifi are wonderful
peaceful comfortable affordable and so flexible with our arrangements
accomodation was comfortable quiet and in very pleasant surroundings
very clean and comfortable
clean specious & comfortable
very clean space and comfortable beds as well
the place is peaceful clean and cozy
the house is very spacious and clean
belinda was a very friendly host
belinda is a perfect host
belinda was a great host
belinda was welcoming and friendly
belinda is a great and friendly host
beautiful location and comfortable cabin
the cabin is located in a beautiful spot close to alstonville and ballina
the location is very quiet and relaxing
this place is a gem only minutes from the highway yet feels like a million miles away
tropical beautiful secluded location
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6. The cozy Kookaburra Cottage (from USD 164)

The modern studio cabin is surrounded by relaxing countryside views of cows grazing on the field and even has a stream nearby. The beaches and the town’s attractions are only 10 minutes away.

Kookaburra Cottage is spacious enough for a couple with a pet. The compact space features a linear kitchen, a thick cushioned bed, a sofa, and a private bathroom. Guests can dine out on the shaded porch or picnic in the grassy yard. The huge fenced-in yard offers lots of space for your dogs to run freely. A tank pool and fire pit are shared among the guests.

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Myocum, New South Wales, Australia
98 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the place was amazing it was very neat and clean and communication from debbie was quick clear and concise
clean and stylish the cottage was private and comfortable
debbie is an amazing host and provided us the best experience
the host was excellent with communication and help
thank you debbie & adam for allowing into your divine space and for being spectacular hosts
perfect location super close to mullum and bangalow and byron too so peaceful
perfect location and perfect place to relax and unwind
a beautiful location and the perfect place to chill and relax
was very cute place to stay at with my partner and we had the best time
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7. Lovely pet-friendly cabin by the hinterlands (from USD 131)

You’ll enjoy a stay in this hinterland cabin where dogs are welcome. This self-contained property is on a 50-ac (20.2 ha) lot. You’ll enjoy frolicking with your dogs in the surrounding bushland and nearby dog-friendly beaches. Visit the nearby Bangalow town if you crave restaurant dining or drinks from a bar.

This cozy cabin is perfect for long-term stays with its mix of rustic and modern interiors. Sliding barn doors separate the gourmet kitchen and dining area from the bedroom. A half-wall separates the bedroom from the bathroom and laundry area. Enjoy barbecues with lovely forest views on the patio.

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Federal, New South Wales, Australia
71 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were met with fresh bread and coffee on the table and even some treats for the dog
the cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need for a few nights or a few weeks
the bathroom is wonderful with a really hot shower
the cottage is very pleasant with a good bath kitchen and laundry facilities
it was very clean and i would highly recommend this place to anyone
the accommodation was clean and had a nice rustic character
thank you kim and chris for being such great hosts
amazing peaceful spot and great hosts
kim and chris were very friendly hosts and made sure we were comfortable with all we needed
our hosts kim & chris were very accommodating accepting a booking from us at the last minute
kim and chris are perfect hosts - friendly but respectful of your space
a gorgeous cottage in a beautiful peaceful location
what a beautiful place to stay
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8. Rene's Cottage (from USD 95)

This cute creekside cabin is great for couples with a pet. It’s a one-bedroom, one-bathroom property built on the shores of Cudgera Creek and is equipped for long-term stays. It’s near the surf beach, making it convenient if you want to get a tan on. Behind the accommodation is a deck overlooking the creek where you can grill while your partner can go fishing, crabbing, and swimming.

The cabin has a tiny but well-equipped eat-in kitchen, a lounge, and a king bed in the single bedroom. There are no extra fees for allowing pets and they are free to roam the property and even swim in the creek.

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Hastings Point, New South Wales, Australia
163 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is charming and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay
the cottage was well appointed and the bed was very comfortable
a lovely place to stay with a great kitchen
was spotlessly clean and very comfortable
clean comfortable and thoroughly relaxing
nice clean little cottage with everything we needed
comfortable and clean
margret is wonderful host
margret is the perfect host
margret was a great host
margaret was a delightful host who made us feel very welcome and comfortable
margret has thought of everything and is a wonderful kind host
the location was ideal
best of all was the location
location is easy access to beaches and shops
great location on the estuary walk to the beach
it is in a beautiful location
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9. Heavenly cabin for four (from USD 98)

This lovely modern cabin is in a sanctuary for rescued farm animals. The farmland property is 3 km (1.8 mi) from Pacific Highway. The concrete cabin with white walls makes a stylish accommodation for four guests. It’s a self-catering unit equipped with Wi-Fi, cable TV, air-conditioning, DVDs, and it is perfect for long-term stays.

You can bring your own pets but be aware that the farm animals roam free on the property. There are carrots in the fridge that you can give out as treats to horses that come to your door. Proceeds from the rent go to the upkeep of the farm and animals.

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Billinudgel, New South Wales, Australia
102 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space is perfect with a gorgeous log fire comfortable bed large sparkling bathroom and pretty kitchen
a large clean comfortable space with all the amenities needed in a home away from home
very spacious room and perfect for having dogs
house is very clean and well kept
the space was funky clean & so cozy
exceptionally clean creative and warm finishing touches to the cute vintage furnishing
the accommodation is very clean spacious and comfortable
we loved our relaxing stay on the sanctuary the room is beautiful and clean and the location is amazing
the hosts were very accommodating and really lovely people
james & heidi are wonderful hosts & we shall definitely return
a sanctuary with friendly hosts and animals
the hosts are extremely friendly and thoughtful
shes a lovely host and there are plenty of adorable animals around to make the experience even greater
beautiful location and excellent accommodation
what a great decision to choose this gem of a place
the location is supringly good and not far from byron and other lovely areas like brunswick heads
great location and fabulous host
the driveway offers a lovely little evening countryside walk
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10. Rustic cottage in the woodlands (from USD 131)

Escape from the city and book this rustic cabin in the woodlands of Crabbes Creek, which is within walking distance to the beach. It accommodates pets and four guests.

The cozy cabin is a basic self-catering accommodation without a TV or Wi-Fi so that you can enjoy nature to the fullest. Get warmed up by the indoor fireplace or out in the yard by the fire pit. Pets are allowed but dogs are requested to be supervised. The 17-ac (6.8-ha) property gives your pets lots of space to run around in. Do note that the property is not fenced and goats and chickens are also on the property.

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Crabbes Creek, New South Wales, Australia
203 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great fire pit and kitchen facilities as well as a nice deck to sit on in the evening
inside felt like a big tree house and the shower was perfect at the end of the day
a tranquil environment and comfortable place to stay with homely touches
great host clean easy to find
the hosts were wonderful as well
great location quiet but accessible
a beautiful serene location to relax and rest
amazing location beautiful escape into nature
wonderful place and location so peacful and clean
excellent location short drive to the beach and the shops ect
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11. Cozy couple's getaway by Tallows Beach

Forest Beach is the perfect couple’s getaway sheltered in a lush forest beside Tallow Beach. It’s only a few strides from restaurants, local bars, and Byron Bay. The host offers cruiser bikes to explore the area.

This lovely unit, though tiny, has all the comforts of home. French doors open to a cozy lounge with a TV and an open kitchen with a breakfast nook. On the same floor are a small bathroom and a snug bedroom. Enjoy intimate dinners on the deck with perfect beach views. Take Fido for a stroll on the famous dog beach nearby.

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Suffolk Park, New South Wales, Australia
48 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
outdoor shower and deck were great touches combined with a leafy outlook
the kitchen offers most necessities and a coffee pod machine is kindly provided
the apartment is modern open plan light and airy and very well laid out
the queen bed is comfortable with a beautiful window out to the bush
ben’s space is stylish and comfortable for a couple
so clean and well presented and even a nespresso machine
the rest of the apartment was very clean
the place is very clean and a super quick 2min walk to the beach
ben was a super helpful host
ben himself was a wonderful host - helpful kind and great to have a chat to
ben is a wonderful host who even offered to pick me up from the airport
ben’s a great host and i look forward to staying again soon
fantastic place to stay with a great host
great location so close to the beach
fabulous location & ben was very responsive
suffolk park is a cute little community and in short driving distance from everything in byron
the location is amazing and our favourite part of suffolk park
loved that there was a bike to get around on and two minutes walk to the beach
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Fun escapes with our furry friends

Ballina and its nearby areas are the perfect vacation places to bring your pets along. These pet-friendly rentals are either in farms, woodlands, or beside pet-friendly beaches and all have a huge open space suitable for pets to play in. You’ll be glad you booked the best pet-friendly cabins near Ballina, Australia, when vacationing with your furry friends.

For those making a second trip, or traveling without their fur babies, Ballina also has a wonderful selection of Stayz accommodations to choose from.

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