At Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats we believe holidays should be for the whole family, including your furry family members, so we specialise in great pet-friendly holiday accommodation. Most pet owners will agree, I think, that our pets truly are a huge part of our families. We wouldn’t want to leave our kids in a kennel whilst we go away and have fun and we feel the same about our pets. We want our guests to enjoy their time away knowing that everyone is having fun.  What makes a great pet-friendly stay with Ocean Blue?

What makes the perfect pet-friendly accommodation?

When holiday home owners join the Ocean Blue family one of the first questions we ask them is whether they are willing to accept pets as guests. The majority of our home owners are pet owners themselves and they also understand how important it is to our guests to be able to bring their pets along with them. When we set up our holiday homes for guest arrival we have 5 criteria that we feel are essential for a holiday home to be that 5 Paw pawfectly pet-friendly holiday home.

Pet Friendly Stays with Ocean Blue

Fully fenced

A fully fenced property is always the top of any dog owners list. They want to be able to relax knowing their buddy is safe, secure and free to wander and explore.

Lawn or garden

Every dog loves a new garden to explore, especially if they can sniff out the dogs that have stayed before!

Pet Friendly holiday accommodation

Outdoor undercover area to shelter from rain or shine

If you are out and about you don’t want to worry that your furry family member is not in a comfortable space. Our ideal properties will have an undercover area to shelter and watch out for your return.

Airedale Puppy in Green and Blue Striped Hammock

Pets are allowed inside

Of course your dog wants to be inside with the rest of the family and we want them to feel at home too! We provide a water bowl and even a special welcome gift for our guest of honour.

Walk to a pet-friendly park or beach

The majority of our properties are only a short walk from a dog-friendly park or beach. The Mornington Peninsula is a wonderfully pet-friendly area. You can find details HERE of dog beaches, pet-friendly walks, pet-friendly cafes & restaurants and even pet-friendly wineries and cellar doors!

Stylish Pet-Friendly Holiday Accommodation

Just because you want to take your pet on holiday, it doesn’t mean that you don’t want to stay somewhere beautiful. We have found when travelling with our pets that it is often difficult to find accommodation that is not only pet-friendly, but also stylish and well cared for. We want our holiday houses to feel like home from home for everyone, so they include all those important details that make a home feel loved. Visit our website to see all that we have to offer.

If you’re favourite four-legged friend needs a weekend away, check out our MOST PET-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY HOMES. We can’t wait for you to come and stay!

For the Guest of Honour

For those lazy relaxing days at home, keep your doggie happy with PAWDinkum – super treats for super dogs. Try a sample of PAWDinkum’s dog treats whilst on your holiday and receive a free gift when you place your first order. PAWDinkum’s handmade treats are lovingly prepared in small batches, using natural ingredients carefully selected to be nutritious. PAWDinkum offers a healthy range of dog treats that combat common canine problems like stinky breath, lackluster coats and joint pain.

Whilst on your walk, don’t forget to bring along an Oh Crap dog poop bag, conveniently located in the property. These environmentally friendly bags are completely biodegradable, breaking down in landfill within 6 months and can be flushed down the toilet. Instead of plastic, they are made of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) and will safely hold moist waste for about 2 hours. Make a difference and use Oh Crap.

Even though our focus is to provide the best family and pet-friendly accommodation in Victoria and a perfect retreat for your holiday, one of our core values is sharing knowledge. Our knowledge of all that the Mornington Peninsula and the Gippsland Lakes has to offer whilst you are staying in your pet-friendly accommodation.

Mornington Peninsula Pet-Friendly Accommodation

This is a region famous for its breathtaking coastal scenery, world-class food and wine, national parks, and wildlife sanctuaries, historic villages, aquatic adventure, arts and culture, shopping and Peninsula hot springs, not to mention world-class golf courses. You can’t come here for less than 3 days to appreciate even a taste of what is on offer.

Staying at our pet-friendly accommodation Victoria at either our classic beachside cottages or luxury holiday rentals centred around Mt Martha, Rye, Blairgowrie, and Sorrento, close to the Historic Sorrento Village, Peninsula Hot Springs, Moonah Links golf course and fabulous attractions allow you to have a holiday with your pet. Dogs love the beaches, take them for a walk and then leave them in the pet-friendly accommodation Victoria for a snooze or take them with you. Bring the whole family for a great adventure.

Gippsland Lakes Pet-Friendly Accommodation

We have a small selection of pet-friendly accommodation on the Gippsland Lakes in the beautiful village of Metung.

Our PAWSOME rating!

What is our PAWSOME rating? It is our way of determining how pet friendly our properties are. We allocate points to each property that has certain features that will make our doggies (or any other animal friend happy). They are:

  • The property has a secure area for pets.
  • There is a garden.
  • There is a grassed area.
  • There is an undercover area out of the rain and the sun.
  • Pets are welcome inside
  • The fencing is low or wire (not solid)
  • The fencing is high and solid
  • There is a kennel
  • There are dog bowls and treats (all our properties have treats from PAWDINKUM)
  • There is a leash free dog friendly beach within walking distance.

You can check out all our pet friendly properties on our accommodation page.

Pet Friendly Accommodation Victoria

At Ocean Blue all of our holiday homes welcome four-legged friends to stay with their families, but the ones below are the most PAWSOME x

Blue Haven, McCrae

90% Pawsome

Four-legged friends, like me, can sleep inside

There is a garden with tall fences to keep me safe

I love the garden with beds and lawn to sniff around

And there’s a special basket just for me

It is only a 13 minute walk to the foreshore where you can connect to the Mornington Peninsula Bay Trail, a walking track of 30 kilometres along the foreshore.

Shoreline Hideaway, Tootgarook

90% Pawsome

Four-legged friends, like me, can sleep inside

There is a garden with tall fences to keep me safe

I love the garden with beds and lawn to sniff around

And there’s a special basket just for me

I love walking to the beach where I can swim at certain times of the year. We take the Bay Trail walk in either direction and end up at either Rye or Rosebud.

Glen Mor, Rye

90% Pawsome

Four-legged friends, like me, can sleep inside

There is a garden with tall fences to keep me safe

I love the garden with beds and lawn to sniff around

And there’s a special basket just for me

I love walking to the beach where I can swim at certain times of the year.  If we are feeling energetic we take the Bay Trail walk in either direction and end up at either Rye or Rosebud.

Coco House, Blairgowrie

90% Pawsome

Four-legged friends, like me, can sleep inside

There is a garden with tall fences to keep me safe

And there’s a special basket just for me!

I love swimming at Koonya beach with all the other doggies

Mount Martha Retreat

80% Pawsome

What fun! a new house to visit that lets four-legged friends like me sleep inside.

Yay! a garden with tall fences to keep me safe.  Love the trees and bushes, there are lots of interesting smells.  Are those possums in the trees?

And there’s a special basket just for me. 

Buckleys Escape, Sorrento

80% Pawsome

What fun! a new house to visit that lets four-legged friends like me sleep inside (such a pet-friendly cottage).

Yay! a garden with fences to keep me safe.  Love the bushes and the space to roam around and lots of interesting smells.

And there’s a special basket just for me. No way!  What’s in there?   Ooh, ooh! a treat from PAWDINKUM.  I LOVE THIS PLACE.

Warrawee, Rye

80% Pawsome

What fun! a new house to visit that lets four-legged friends like me sleep inside.

Yay! a 1 acre garden with fences to keep me safe with lots of walking tracks to sniff out great smells.  I love walking to Koonya Dog Beach where I can go swimming in the ocean with all the other doggies.

And there’s a special basket just for me. No way!  What’s in there?   Ooh, ooh! a treat from PAWDINKUM.  I LOVE THIS PLACE.

Nelson by the Sea

80% Pawsome

What fun! a new house to visit that lets four-legged friends like me sleep inside.

Yay! a garden with tall fences to keep me safe.  Love the trees and bushes, there are lots of interesting smells.  Are those possums in the trees?

And there’s a special basket just for me. No way!  What’s in there?   Ooh, ooh! a treat from PAWDINKUM.  I LOVE THIS PLACE.

Capri House, St Andrews Beach

80% Pawsome

What fun! a new house to visit that lets four-legged friends like me sleep inside.

Yay! a garden with tall fences to keep me safe.  Love the trees and bushes, there are lots of interesting smells.  Are those possums in the trees?

And there’s a special basket just for me. No way!

Totally Pawsome Holiday Homes & Doggie Things To Do