The 8 best dog-friendly Airbnb’s for a Victorian Winter getaway

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There are few things I love more than a weekend getaway to a new part of Australia. The only tricky thing (apart from saving the money) – what to do with our dog.

We’ve picked out 8 of the best dog-friendly Airbnb’s in Victoria for the perfect Winter getaway.

Dandenong Ranges Cottage

Great nature doesn’t come cheap in this case, but it might be worth it. This cottage near Olinda is dog-friendly. Set on 7 acres, no-one will hear your pup barking at the parrots. Enjoy the spa and cozy fireplace with someone special at a $200 per night.

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Live Large in Rye

This is one for the architecture lovers. Right in the heart of Rye and closeby golf clubs and long beaches, your pooch can run around this beautiful timber open-plan home.

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Hastings Private Bungalow

Keen to head down Mornington way and enjoy the sea breeze. This private bungalow might just be perfect and as far as nice Airbnb’s go, is pretty affordable. Set on 3 acres just near Hastings, you’ll wake to¬†Kookaburras and Rosellas singing in the gum trees.

While you’ll be sharing this property with the main residence, your pup will make some new friends as labradors¬†Chester and Lexie run around chasing balls. $125 per night.

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A one of a kind eco-cabin on the Great Ocean Road

Good luck not jumping on this right away if it’s within budget.¬†Designed by award-winning architect Simone Koch, this is the kind of shack that you’d want to cook, drink wine, throw tennis balls and generally be amongst the national park on your doorstep.

Located at the start of the great ocean road, the property is 100% solar powered and situated on the Wolseley vineyard. $190 a night.

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Grab a wine and park your dogs butt on the deck of this Woodend studio

The Macedon Ranges area is underrated in my opinion and pretty good value for a getaway. Relax with a glass of wine on your private deck as the sun sets in front of you or light the fire pit and settle in with some toasted marshmallows and hot chocolates.

Your woofer can roam around this 5 acre property or take them for a walk nearbye in Trentham. $120 a night.

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Head towards the mountains at Bright

After some fresh country air? Bright’s¬†Rail Trail Cottage is just on the back of the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Many come up to cycle but I fancy a long walk with the dogs would go down a treat. $196 per night.

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Take in the view at Wilsons Prom

I spent most Christmas holidays camping at Wilsons Prom and can vouch for its spectacular nature. If I had my way I would have been staying at Eagles Nest, a stunning home perched on a hill with 360-degree views.

It’s a large property with a million directions to roam, so make sure your dogs know where to come back for their Scratch dinner ūüôā $230 per night.

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The Barn at Glenwood Farm

After a down to earth, live on the farm vibe? The Barn at Glenwood overlooks a beautiful little valley in Macks Creek, about 160km east of Melbourne.

The cottage is close to the Tarra Bulga national park, historic Port Albert, the 90-mile beach and Wilson’s Promontory, all providing spectacular views and abundant wildlife. $170 per night.

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Written by Mike Halligan
Mike is a huuuuuuge dog lover and the Co-Founder of Scratch. He's spent his life surrounded by Collies and Cocker Spaniels. You can find him sipping coffee in Melbourne and pointing out Bernese Mountain Dogs to his girlfriend, in hope that she'll finally let them get one.