A Home Away From Home: Pet-Friendly Accommodation in Venus Bay
When you’re quite happy to stay in for the day, you know you’ve found the best dog friendly accommodation in Venus Bay.
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Venus Bay holds a special place in our hearts. With its laid-back coastal village charm, it’s the perfect seaside escape where you can switch off, unwind and spend quality time with your furry family. On our most recent trip to this spectacular tucked-away corner of South Gippsland, we were lucky enough to find pet-friendly accommodation in Venus Bay that truly felt like a home away from home…with a touch of luxe! The perfect combination if you ask us.
Offering stunning views, plenty of space for the boys to sniff and explore, and a pantry stocked with local gourmet foods (not to mention a fancy coffee machine…be still our Melbourne coffee snob hearts!) when it comes to pet-friendly accommodation in Victoria that’s close to the beach, you just can’t beat this stylish, spacious home that’s ready and waiting to spoil you and your pooch.
And as you’ll see from our recent stay at the Old Maffra Bakery in scenic East Gippsland, we have a particular obsession with sniffing out stylish and unique pet-friendly Airbnbs…because why shouldn’t pups and their hardworking parents get to experience a little luxury on holidays?
So if you’ve been daydreaming about a dog-friendly holiday in Victoria, here’s the sign you’ve been waiting for!
TIP: Need a handy pet travel checklist so you know what to bring? Check out Pretty Fluffy’s The Ultimate Dog Travel Checklist.
About Venus Bay
Nestled on a peninsula along Victoria’s rugged south coast between Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory, Venus Bay is a popular pet-friendly holiday destination boasting spectacular beaches with hilly sand dunes, scenic countryside and an abundance of wildlife. In just one afternoon we spotted a kangaroo, wombat, an echidna crawling along the beach…even a stingray!
Venus Bay is a small and secluded seaside town which is all part of its charm. There’s a quaint shopping strip with a general store, pet-friendly restaurant and gourmet cafe. Basically all your essentials, right on your doorstep.
Venus Bay is divided into five separate surf beaches (numbered 1 to 5) where you and your dog can enjoy leisurely strolls along seemingly-infinite stretches of golden sand. Just be sure to check the designated times dogs are allowed on the beach (listed below).
Pet-Friendly Accommodation in Venus Bay
An easy 10 minute stroll to the local shops and beach, here you can forget about the world and enjoy this stylish, expansive coastal home with generous space for all – and that includes your fur babies too.
A two-storey home set on a large fully-fenced block, this beautiful pet-friendly holiday house in Venus Bay features 3 bedrooms, two living spaces, two large bathrooms and a laundry with modern appliances (which includes a large second fridge!) Yes, this dog-friendly Airbnb is certainly big enough for two couples or families to share.
Get ready for a ‘wow’ moment when walking up the internal staircase: this opens up to a large, light-filled open plan living, dining and kitchen area with stunning views across Venus Bay country. An idyllic backdrop for your stay in Venus Bay, it’s a view we soaked up daily on the spacious and secure balcony, complete with our favourite things – the boys, wine and cheese.
Is there anything more you need in life…? Bliss!
Speaking of culinary delights, the hosts of this beautiful pet-friendly accommodation in Venus Bay are clearly foodies. The generously-stocked fridge and pantry (featuring locally-made preserves and gourmet snacks) along with the impressive Italian coffee machine are testament to this. And we definitely were not sad about it!
There’s also a large BBQ and eight-seater table on the back deck you can enjoy while watching your pups sniff around the huge backyard (if they’re not already at your feet begging for BBQ snacks that is).
In the evenings, we just loved chilling and stretching out in the lounge area – it’s so comfy and spacious! The huge flat screen smart TV comes with Netflix, Stan and Disney, so there are endless entertainment options at your disposal.
Another favourite feature of this house for us was the sitting area beside the balcony – a stylish space with chic, comfy chairs perfect for reading a book, enjoying a glass of wine or stealing a cuddle with your dog because they are giving you THOSE eyes.
If you’re looking for pet-friendly accommodation in Venus Bay that offers a relaxing, luxurious home-away-from-home experience, look no further.
This home was the perfect dog-friendly escape for us and the boys…we’re already thinking about our next trip to Venus Bay!
Pet-Friendly Things to Do in Venus Bay & Surrounds
Venus Bay Dog Friendly Beach (10 mins walk)
Dogs are allowed on-leash at all beaches, but be careful – this is only at certain times depending on the season. During the summer months, dogs are prohibited from all beaches between 9am and 6pm (from 1st December to 31st March).
The Bay Gourmet Food & Wine Store (10 min walk)
Take a stroll down to The Bay Gourmet Food & Wine Store where you’ll find tables out the front to enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch with your pup. Don’t forget to take a locally-made preserve home too.
Inverloch & Anderson Inlet (25 mins drive)
Hop in the car for a leisurely drive to see the beautiful turquoise waters of Anderson Inlet via Inverloch, a charming coastal town home to dog-friendly cafes, specialty stores and more.
With its calm waters and pristine sand – decorated with gnarly driftwood piles – Anderson Inlet is a spectacular place to explore with your dog.
TIP: Check out Dog-friendly Beaches in Gippsland: The Ultimate Guide so you and your pup can visit all the best dog-friendly coastal spots close to Venus Bay!
WEBSITE: Click here for the Airbnb listing PRICE: $245 per night (weekly discounts available) DOGS ALLOWED INSIDE? Yes, but not on the furniture. FULLY FENCED? Yes CLOSEST VET? 25 minutes to Inverloch Veterinary Clinic – Gippsland Veterinary Group ADDITIONAL DOG-FRIENDLY INFO: Dog water bowl provided. Outdoor shower for washing sandy fur and paws.
PET-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY HOME VENUS BAY
WEBSITE: Click here for the Airbnb listing
PRICE: $245 per night (weekly discounts available)
DOGS ALLOWED INSIDE? Yes, but not on the furniture.
FULLY FENCED? Yes
CLOSEST VET? 25 minutes to Inverloch Veterinary Clinic – Gippsland Veterinary Group
ADDITIONAL DOG-FRIENDLY INFO: Dog water bowl provided. Outdoor shower for washing sandy fur and paws.
Pretty Fluffy is the ultimate lifestyle destination for dog lovers. Thank you for being part of our dog-loving community!
Pretty Fluffy is the ultimate lifestyle destination for dog lovers.
Thank you for being part of our dog-loving community!
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