We spent sometime looking for well-designed pet-friendly Airbnbs to go along with our Pet-friendly STR guide. We were surprised by how many hosts that are pet-friendly fail to really market to pet owners. Here are a few that we think did really well, and keep reading below for some marketing-specific tips if you’re looking to reach guests traveling with their pets!
Boone, North Carolina, Tiny Home Log Cabin, Peaceful, Private, Hot Tub, Fire Pit – This sweet, tiny log cabin set in the North Carolina Mountains is pet friendly, although they kindly ask that you keep your pet’s paws clean and take your shoes off when you come inside.
Long Beach, Washington, Intrepid House – Dog Friendly – This dog-friendly spot in Long Beach, Washington, is just a short walk from a beautiful beach. We like that they include “dog-friendly” in their title and are clear that they do increase their cleaning fee for guests traveling with pets (fair enough!).
Niagra Falls, New York, New, Pet Friendly and 5 Min. to the Falls USA side – This spot is just 5 minutes from Niagra Falls and the hosts are proud animal lovers, as stated in the title and first paragraph of their write up. Further down they indicate that they do offer food and water dishes for the four-legged visitors.
Ojai, Cailifornia, Ojai Outpost–Pets welcome Pets Welcome! It says it right in the title. This wood panelled cabin is well appointed and has a great fenced in backyard for doggy frollicing. Great hiking and beaches nearby make this a great pet friendly destination.
Marketing Tips for Pet-Friendly Rentals
- Include “Pet-friendly” or something similar in your title if you’re really hoping to attract guests traveling with pets.
- Include at least one photo that shows a pet-friendly amenity – like a dog bed, dog bowls, or fenced-yard. Extra points if you actually have a dog in your photos!
- Speak to your pet-friendliness in your write up about your property. Just having “pets allowed” indicated in the house rules won’t make travels with pets feel like you’re really welcoming their four-legged companions. Pet people like to know that you’re truly comfortable with them bringing their pets along.