10 Best Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals In Destin, Florida - Updated 2022

pet friendly vacation rentals destin fl

Nestled scenically between the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin is among the best Floridian towns to enjoy tropical goodness. While the town started out as a fishing village, which still grabs the maximum spotlight around here is the month-long Annual Fishing Rodeo festival, held in October that attracts quite a bit of footfall. This aside though, Destin’s many fantastic beaches, water sports opportunities, and a brilliant seafood scene have broadened the scope of entertainment for those of you looking for more. So, get your planning in order right away and no need to leave behind your pet buddies too! Here are some of the best pet-friendly vacation rentals in Destin, Florida, that won’t only be comfortable for you, but even your little buddies. Check them out!

1. Beach-view home for eight (from USD 156)

A stone’s throw away from the beach, this two-bedroom beach house is an ideal accommodation for upto eight occupants. While the house is utterly comfortable and spacious for all occupants to enjoy a great time indoors, the private balcony, a shared swimming pool, and on-site tennis courts, amp up the fun factor while you’re checked in. While this rental is pet-friendly, do remember that cats are not allowed. Aside from guaranteeing that your pet will not damage anything on-site, you must also ensure that your pet does not create a nuisance for the neighbors. Do get in touch with the host(s) if you want further information, they’ll be happy to oblige.

❤ Turtles Nest 🏖 Mins to the Beach☀ Family Condo❤
Destin, Florida, United States
134 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 4 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this place has three pools and our grandchildren loved it
we had a group of 4 girls go and we had the perfect amount of room
as for the condo the beds were very comfortable
the space is very comfortable for 8 guests
the pools and bathrooms outside was very nice and clean
a very clean and tastefully decorated condo
it was very clean and smelled wonderful
plenty of towels and clean unit
very clean home with nice touches everywhere
place was really really clean inside apartment
instructions were very helpful
owners are easy to contact if you have any questions
gladys and jeff were great hosts
beds are comfy and the hosts are fantastic
jeff and gladys were great host
the condo location is great
super close to everything really
was a great location for destin activities
great location close to henderson beach plenty of stores around the area as well
it has a great location with the beach shopping malls and restaurants very close by
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2. Studio apartment with several on-site facilities (from USD 140)

Housed within Sand Piper Cove Resort, this studio apartment for four is well-appointed. It enjoys access to a private beach and provides tons of shared facilities (beach bar, barbecue, hot tub, swimming pool, tennis courts, etc.) for you to use. While here, not just you, but even your furry baby can enjoy a thoroughly enjoyable time – there’s lots of open space for them to bop around. Although, do remember that you’ll need to submit valid proofs of your pet’s rabies vaccination at the front counter upon arrival and a fee of 10 USD (preferably in cash) shall be charged.

Studio Condo with Beach/Harbor Access
Destin, Florida, United States
161 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the condominium was super cozy and nice
super clean and cute
very safe place and clean
the condo is clean nicely decorated and feels like home
great place and very clean perfect for a mother daughter trip
the condo was very clean very cozy would definitely recommend
david was a great host
david was an awesome host
david is very responsive and willing to offer advice anytime
host very willing to help with any questions
davis was a fantastic host he always responded quickly with whatever questions i had
the location was great just a short walk to the beach
for our family the location was superb
great location and very nice space
great value and great location
also close to fun activities for the family
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3. Home with private beach access (from USD 250)

This gorgeously done up two-bedroom vacation rental for six sits on the first floor of its building and is all things brilliant. It is well-equipped, enjoys private beach access, and offers lots of (shared) facilities for guests. Do remember to go through the ‘Additional Rules’ and what you might need to carry on your own. As for the house’s pet policy, cleaning up after your pet, guaranteeing their complete responsibility, and ensuring they do not damage anything at the house are some of the basic things you’ll be expected to take care of. Get in touch with the rental’s host for further details on this.

Gorgeous First Floor Unit With Private Beach
Destin, Florida, United States
150 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi flat screen tvs were great furniture was adequately comfortable and clean
there's a closet off of the living room with some fun beach stuff and games
the condo was very cozy and we enjoyed hanging out there in the mornings having coffee
the beds were very comfortable
the kids loved the bunk beds and all of the beds were very comfortable
overall very clean and neat
everything was very clean
the condo was clean and provided plenty of space
very clean and comfortable space
super clean comfortable fantastic place to stay
the hosts we're great with answering any questions we had
the host was extremely helpful and responsive
security guards were very kind and welcoming
they were amazing hosts and we would definitely go back
it was perfect the owners were very accommodating and incredibly quick to respond to questions during our visit
perfect central location in destin
location location location absolutely great location in the community
great condo in a perfect location
great location walking distance to a private beach
great location at a great price
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4. Spacious cottage for large groups (from USD 350)

About five minutes’ walking distance from the beach, this three-bedroom house is a great choice if you’re upto 10 guests. The cottage has been newly renovated and all bedrooms open out into a porch, making this rental a great hit with pet parents. Plus, there are plenty of entertainment options nearby if you want to step out for some fun. If you are considering this rental, remember that it is only dog-friendly. Additionally, you’ll incur a pet fee of 200 USD for one pet per week and 350 USD for two pets per week. It is mandatory that you inform the host beforehand if you’re planning to bring along a pet because failure to do so will attract a fine of 250 USD. Dogs are not permitted in the (shared) swimming pool and if found, you’ll be charged 250 USD as a penalty and/or face possible eviction.

Kitchen/Bath Reno for 2022, 5 minutes walk to beach, wi-fi, grill, fenced yard
114 reviews  Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

5. Canalfront condo for fishing enthusiasts (from USD 185)

Quite the popular choice among boating and fishing enthusiasts, this canalfront condo allows you direct and private access to a deep water canal to dock your boat or watercraft. You’ll even be allowed gulf access and other add-on perks, such as reserved docking with power and water hook-up (docking fee applicable per vessel). Awesome, right? As for the living space itself, it is entirely well-equipped, roomy enough for upto four guests, and enjoys 24-hour security. Also, if you have pets, you can bring them along! This property is entirely pet-friendly, on the assurance that you shall be responsible for any damage that the condo sustains. Get in touch with the host for further details.

Canal Front - Bring Your Boat!! Great Rates !!!
120 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
everything was clean and worked
we had a great weekend in destin condo was adorable and very clean
unit was clean and bed was comfy
i was impressed by the overall size and cleanliness
billy was a responsive host and made check-in seamless
fantastic stay great communication with the owner to get all arrival / departure info
we felt very much at home here and owners were great communicators and very accommodating
everyone was super nice and the best part is that it’s pet friendly we had a great time
really enjoyed the complex offers so much and is so close to everything
unit was close to pool and lagniappe’s (incredible food ) as well as the water taxi
the place was clean and in a good location within the complex
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6. Brilliant house with a private swimming pool (from USD 299)

Spread across six rooms and plenty of common areas, this spacious house is a perfect choice if you are 15 to 17 people travelling together! While the indoor space is utterly comfortable, there’s plenty of private outdoor area too. This makes it a great option for groups with small children and even pets. All of you can luxuriate indoors, rollick about the garden, make use of the swimming pool (not for pets!), and/or make use of the balconies to soak in some of that amazing Floridian weather. If you do plan to bring along your pet, inform the rental’s host and be prepared to pay a pet fee of 100 USD over and above the rental charges.

So Much Good - Heated Private Pool, Pet Friendly, Putting Green & Ping Pong!
18 reviews
House 17 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 17
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy :

7. Fully equipped beachfront condo

Sophisticated, well-lit, and beachfront – these are only some of the many highlights of this Vrbo vacation rental. It can comfortably house upto six guests and is spread across two bedrooms, living area, and a fully equipped kitchen. While here, you can enjoy easy access to the beach via the rear patio. Else, make use of the other on-site facilities, such as the restaurants, swimming pools, tennis courts, etc. And, don’t forget to bring along your pet baby too! All you’ll need to do is pay an additional pet fee of 200 USD, over and above the rental’s booking charges. Get in touch with the house’s host if you want further details regarding house rules for pets, necessary paperwork needed, and other stuff.

5 Star Beachfront Condo - Reserve Now!
26 reviews
condo 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we would spend the day at the beach eat at rays sand shack and relax and watch tv at night
the house was very relaxing clean and went above all expectations
it was decorated very cute and it was very clean
the owners made us feel very welcome and wanted to make sure our vacation was a plesant one
we loved staying here the owners were excellent to work with and very nice
good location with beach access
condo was gorgeous and great location
unit 1148 is at great location so convenient clean and the best part close to the beach
we will be back and just wanted to say the location of your place was perfect
the condo was exactly what we expected and the location was even better than we could've hoped for
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8. Newly renovated family-friendly home

This newly renovated two-bedroom Airbnb vacation rental is the perfect space of retreat for upto six. While you’ll enjoy complete access and privacy to the entire property, there are tons of attractions within a 4-km (2.5-mile) radius from the property if you want to venture out. As for the rental’s pet-friendliness, the house has been largely left uncarpeted to ensure minimal damage and there’s an amazing sandy backyard that is a real hit with pet parents. While pets are allowed to prance around in the backyard, they must never be left unattended (host’s house rule). If you do plan to bring along your pet, the host expects that you pick up after your pet diligently, leave them crated if you’re planning to step outdoors while leaving them behind, and take full responsibility of their well-being. Do let the host know beforehand and he’ll let you know other details too.

Harmony Beach House
Destin, Florida, United States
59 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bluetooth speaker in main bathroom was a great added touch
the kids loved the bluetooth speaker in the bathroom
my kids loved the speaker in the shower
the beds were very comfortable
the house was so clean and very nicely decorated
richard's place was so clean and very nicely decorated very cozy
this place was great it was very clean and had plenty of room
the bathrooms were sparkling clean
it is clean well decorated and a great location
the owner is very attentive and easy to communicate with
they are absolutely wonderful hosts and we will definitely stay again
richard is a great host and very responsive
richard was an awesome host and was very quick to respond to my questions
richard is a good host
such a cute cozy place
house was in a great location
this duplex is stylish roomy close to everything and close to awesome beaches
great location for parking the boat
food shopping fun were all only minutes away
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9. Two-bedroom apartment in a convenient location

Good enough to house upto eight guests, this two-bedroom apartment is another fantastic option worth considering. It enjoys easy access to several of Destin’s most popular attractions and is equipped with all essentials so that you don’t find anything missing. While the apartment is dog-friendly (no other pets permitted), what makes it even better is that there are no pet fees (or other hidden charges) involved – only what you pay on Airbnb. However, you must follow basic house rules. Do note that while pets other than dogs are not permitted, guests are permitted to bring in any service animal or emotional support animal, provided that necessary proofs are submitted to the rental management.

Destin, Florida, United States
78 reviews
Entire condominium 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all newly renovated upscale bed & bathroom linens very comfortable mattress awesome shower and gorgeous kitchen
would definitely book this apt again
check in was easy the condo was stylish spacious and comfortable
super clean and beautiful setting
super clean condo and easy access
the place was very clean and orderly upon arrival
the place was clean and had everything we needed
shower is heavenly the place was very clean and comfortable
jon and rizz were wonderful hosts
jon & rizz are great hosts
jon & rizz are fabulous super hosts
our stay was wonderful jon & rizz were wonderful hosts
although we didn't need much rizz and jon were very responsive to any questions
good location short walk to beach
the location was great very close to everything and a 5 minute walk to the private beach location
great location and beautiful space
great place in an amazing location
it was located close to restaurants and attractions which was a plus
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10. Recently refurbished two-bedroom home

Newly renovated and utterly comfortable space, this two-bedroom townhome is a fab choice if you’re upto six guests. There’s plenty of space to move around, the kitchen is fully stocked, and there’s ample entertainment option indoors, in the housing complex, and even in the neighbourhood. What’s better (for fishing enthusiasts)? You can enjoy catch-and-release fishing from both the upstairs and downstairs decks while here! Pets too are welcome, subject to owners’ knowledge and prior approval, and a pet fee of 50 USD is added to the rental fee over and above the charges listed on Vrbo.

Southbay by the Gulf -townhome
51 reviews
townhome 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was a hot florida week and the a/c did a great job
unit was very clean and decorated nicely
property was clean and just what we needed
condo is always clean and in great condition
the place was clean cozy and ready to go as soon as we arrived
it was very clean comfortable and the location is excellent
the staff at the complex were friendly and helpful as was our host
the owner is always courteous and quick to respond to questions you may have
the owner was very easy to get in touch with and was very informative
our host was very responsive and helpful and we had a great thanksgiving in his clean spacious home
after the first night we really felt like we were at home and this condo is pet friendly
the location is easy to walk to restaurants and shopping
the location is convenient to shopping dining and local attractions
we would definitely go back to this location
the townhome was in a good location
the property and nearby beach were beautiful and there were lots of shops close by
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The quaint fishing village

Destin’s fishing prowess comes from its gifted geography, located about 15 km (9.3 mi) away from a 30-m (100-ft) drop in the continental shelf. Although, the prowess does not stop there. While here, don’t forget to try seafood specialities – their fresh flavours, unique spices, and toothsome bite will simply clean-bowl you! So, head there ASAP!

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