January 4, 2018
Travelling with Pets on Australia’s East Coast is the best guide to pet-friendly accommodation. We know that holidays just aren’t the same without your 4-legged best friend. To help you find the right place to stay here is a selection of some of the best pet-friendly accommodation North of Sydney.
364 Owens Road
This fully furnished house and cottage in a rural setting is equipped with linen, kitchen utensils and has a large garden area and parking. Guests can enjoy bushwalking trails – local and Watagan Mountains National Park. Close to Lake Macquarie (20 min) and the Hunter Valley Wineries (45 m to 60 m), beaches (40 min). Horses, dogs and cats welcome if prior notice is given. Cat enclosure can be provided if required. Horses to be kept in yards only when not being ridden. The owner lives close by on the same property and has own horses, cats and dogs. $195 p/n – negotiable if only one of the premises is occupied or a long stay is booked
364 Owens Road, Martinsville 2265
T 02 4970 4222
Blacksmith’s Beach House
This relaxing 4-bedroom beach house with 2 bathrooms is located directly opposite the beach access path. Located only 1.5 hours from Sydney, the property is securely fenced so pets are safe. Guests can enjoy the in-ground swimming pool with entertaining deck area with barbeque. Blacksmiths beach has a leash free section 100 meters north of the property.
A comfortable, affordable, waterfront reserve cottage on Lake Macquarie, just 15 minutes from the M1 Pacific Motorway (F3). Close to café strips/shops/services at Toronto & Warners Bay (5 mins). The property has a fully fenced yard – great for dogs, with swimming and fishing at your door, boating (ramp and jetty nearby) and waterfront reserve for interesting walks. Hillsborough Dog Showground (10 mins), Newcastle beaches and attractions, Watagan Mountains, Hunter Valley wineries. Sleeps 5 people. From $110 to $150 per night (weekends – two-night minimum, discount for 1 week or more, $100 bond for dogs). Linen not supplied except by prior arrangement.
131 Bay Road, Bolton Point 2283
Azure Waterfront Cottage
This 2-bedroom waterfront cottage is pleasantly positioned on the sandy shores of Lake Macquarie, just three meters from the front patio where you can relax and unwind. Located 1hour 30 mins from Sydney, this self-catering property welcomes domesticated pets inside (cats and birds) and is close to dog-friendly beaches.
Clara Street, Belmont 2280
Ocean Paws looks forward to welcoming you to our unique Terrigal Beach property. Immaculately maintained, this modern style cabin is set on a beautiful half acre property, making it perfect as a couples retreat or friend’s getaway. And your pets are welcomed! Sleeping up to 4 guests, this beautiful retreat is situated a mere 15-minute stroll from Terrigal Beach with its boutique shops, restaurants, and cafes. And when it’s time to unwind, a sea breeze will welcome you home after a day in the sun. From $185 per night.
This small boutique motel is owner operated and focussed on providing the best service to all guests at all times. Located at Long Jetty, a short distance from The Entrance waterfront.
396/398 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty 2261
T 02 43343100
Berowra Waters Holidays
Offering waterfront accommodation on the Hawkesbury. Various accommodation options – some are pet-friendly.
12A Dusthole Point, Berowra Heights 2082
T 02 9456 6653
Berowra Waters Studio
This studio enables you to enjoy a unique weekend escape or holiday break. It is a water access only property so you will be picked up by private boat at the public wharf at Berowra Waters. Transported across to your idyllic Studio where you can enjoy the stunning views from the deck, the peace and quiet of the surrounding natural bush and relax. Pets considered – please enquire before booking. From $411 per night.
Hawkesbury Riverfront Cottage
This peaceful 3-bedroom waterside cottage with private access to the stunning Hawkesbury River welcomes dogs and cats. Located around 1 hour from Sydney, it is a great place to explore. Guests will enjoy walking down the jetty, swimming or kayaking up/down the Hawkesbury River and relaxing at this fabulous holiday house. From $338 per night.
Wisemans Ferry NSW
This idyllic and relaxing 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom pet-friendly holiday home. The house is extremely well equipped on all fronts – kitchen, dvds, books – you won’t need to bring anything with you – it even has a proper wine fridge! It is only 90 mins from Sydney. Well-behaved humans and their pets (dogs, cats and birds) are welcome at Bazza’s Place as long as they clean up after themselves. Dogs are well provided for and the property has a great and secure backyard and a dog-friendly beach nearby.
Given the relatively small size of the home, it is preferred to keep numbers to a maximum of two dogs/cats and four humans.
107 Del Mar Drive, Copacabana 2251
M 0410 992 480
Set on a secluded 4-acre property just 2 kilometres from dog-friendly Avoca Beach. Well-behaved pooches are welcome to stay in the 2-bedroom self-contained barn that sleeps up to 6 people. The relaxed rural environment at Riley’s is perfect for midweek breaks or weekend getaways to the Central Coast. Linen, towels and doggie bowels are provided.
370 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach 2251
T 02 4382 2927
This affordable pet-friendly studio in Terrigal has a self-contained yard with high colour bond fencing, and is close to the beach and shops. Built on the back of the owners’ home, it is quiet and private, with a comfy double bed, as well as laundry and kitchen. From $189 per night.
For more even more pet-friendly accommodation choices on the Central Coast view the next page or grab a copy of our book.