Dog Days of Summer: 5 Dog Friendly Vacation Beach Houses in the Carolinas

With 77.8 million dogs in the U.S. alone, families continue to grow by four furry feet. Those dogs aren’t just pets; they’re members of the family, and regularly cited as among the top things travelers miss most about home while traveling. When picking out your next vacation spot, consider a dog-friendly beach home rental.

Here are 5 top dog-friendly vacation home rentals:

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

3 Black Duck Rd, Hilton Head Island

Man’s best friend will love Black Duck 03, a 4,400 square foot home in one of Hilton Head’s best known resort destinations – Sea Pines. Hang back and enjoy the private pool and hot tub or head to beach for miles of unspoiled shoreline. The five bedrooms of this upscale, pet-friendly property will make you want to invite all your animal-loving friends.


Hatteras, North Carolina

Carolina Bliss Hatteras, North Carolina

Carolina Bliss is an Outer Banks rental home with panoramic ocean, salt marsh and sunset views, not to mention 6,700 square feet of space! Dual fridges will keep your friends and family well fed while a Tiki bar, pool, hot tubs and recreation room will keep them delightfully entertained. Forget about walking the dog, the sheer size of this home will keep them moving and the workout equipment will keep you moving too.


Corolla, North Carolina

Oh So Grateful, Corolla, North Carolina

Located in one of the newest communities in Corolla, this Outer Banks villa, Oh So Grateful, is beautifully furnished in a simple, yet elegant style. It covers all the bases that a beautiful beach home should, with the added bonus of a recreation room, private pool, hot tub, fireplace and elevator.


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

111 Mooring Buoy, Hilton Head Island

For those who enjoy a white sand beach and world-class golfing, this home in Palmetto Dunes resort is the right choice. This newly renovated property touts vaulted ceilings, grand living spaces, a pool, hot tub and the option of hotel-like amenities like daily housekeeping. You and your pup will relish in the homes’ upgrades, from stainless steel appliances and a grand staircase to bold crown molding and private spa.


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

22 Red Cardinal Rd, Hilton Head Island

Both your two- and four-legged family members will be impressed by this professionally decorated beach retreat, Red Cardinal 22. The chef’s kitchen, with its granite-counter space, butcher-block island, double ovens and breakfast nook, will make it hard to go home. For a change of scenery from your generously sized outdoor pool, take a quick walk to the beach which is only one row back from the house.


Sources: PhoCusWright Study