Thanks to recent changes, potential renters on Airbnb can now bring their four-legged friends along on vacation. But aside from merely filtering by pet-friendly accommodations on the site, there are some listings that were simply made for man's best friend. Whether you prefer to hang out in jungle treehouses or snuggle up to a few cozy kittens in Vietnam, here are the best Airbnb rentals exclusively for animal lovers.
The Real Animal House
Conveniently located near Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, this listing in Madera, California is a perfect fit for outdoor lovers — and animal lovers. The owners have goats, rabbits, cats, dogs, sheep, mini sheep, and parrots who call the property home. Guests are invited to brush, pet, and love on the animals, and kids can even ride the ponies for a nominal fee. We bet you can't find a hotel that offers a petting zoo.
You’ve Got to be Kitten Me
The name of the listing is “Cat lover’s house.” Need we say more? Home to four friendly felines, this humble abode that feels more like a library than a place to bed down is centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City surrounded by yummy Vietnamese restaurants. We'll stop the cat puns right meow.
Escape to to Butterfly Hill
If you ever wanted get away from it all, this 1750s stone home in the middle of Amish country should do the trick. The Butterfly Hill home in Pequea, Pennsylvania is surrounded by some of the prettiest countryside in the Keystone State. When you’re not hiking, you can spend time getting to know the resident goats, cats, dog, and…wait for it, peacocks. The owner, Troy, is an Airbnb Superhost so you know he’s prompt, stocks inner tubes out back to float down Pequea Creek, and encourages guests to enjoy the garden gazebo (for selfies with the peacocks).
Stay in the Doghouse
We have sung the praises of Dog Bark Park Inn many a time
here at iExplore, and why wouldn’t we? This listing made headlines when it first started welcoming guests back in the early 2000s. Aside from its obviously dog-friendly
façade, all the accommodations are geared toward welcoming both you and your
pooch. Both the owners are skilled wood carvers (dogs are their specialty) and guests can
walk away with a special souviner of their four-legged travel companion
if they order in advance.
Monkey around in Manuel Antonio
This treehouse escape is located in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle and just minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the prettiest destinations in the country. Guests who book a stay here are in for a real treat with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch the jungle unfold around them. The treehouse comes with a private pool, deck, porch and hammocks that see as many monkey, sloth, and gecko visitors as humans.
Snuggles and Splashes
As if staying on a dreamy houseboat in Amsterdam wasn’t cool enough, the Catboat is a world-famous animal sanctuary. When you’re not riding your bike downtown to see the sights, you can hang out in the garden, swim in the canal, or play with the resident first mate (a cat, of course).