Our Tips for Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals
Posted by Long & Foster | Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Let’s be honest, pets are part of the friendly. So, when it comes time to book a family vacation, it makes sense to want to include your four-legged friends in the plans! Luckily, Long & Foster Vacation Rentals offer pet-friendly rentals in nearly all of our locations along the East Coast. Whether you desire beach days running on the sand or a day on the waters of Smith Mountain Lake, our properties span across the East Coast. 

Find Your Home-Away-From-Home 

A living room in an Avalon vacation rental

When looking for a pet-friendly rental, consider the amenities you desire. Perhaps yard space for your pup to run? Or a vacation rental that is right on the beach? Find your perfect home-away-from-home for the whole family! 

Dreaming of days on the beach with a four-legged friend? Head to Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, or Sea Isle City for your next vacation! From a spacious Fenwick Island home that has a private pool and easy beach access, an oceanfront Bethany Beach townhome, to a charming Dewey Beach rental, these destinations offer family fun and relaxing beach days.  

For a lake getaway, head to Smith Mountain Lake! Take your pick of lakefront pet-friendly properties that offer a space for the whole family to relax and access to the lake just steps from your vacation rental. You’re sure to find a property that will fit into the vacation of your dreams! 

Packing List for a Pet-Friendly Vacation 

A dog sits in a car before heading to a vacation rental

Now that you have decided where your family is headed for the next vacation, it’s time to pack your bags. Bringing along a dog means that you may need more than just your swimsuit and sunscreen in your suitcase. Check out our list of things that may be helpful for your next getaway with the entire family!  

  • Food and water bowls 
  • Food and treats (best to measure out exactly how much you will need for the trip) 
  • Bed and crate 
  • Toys 
  • Leash and collar  
  • Baggies for dog waste 
  • Towels/wipes for dirty paws after a day of exploring 
  • Shampoo or other items needed for pet hygiene 

Explore Pet-Friendly Activities 

Children play with a dog on the beach

Once you have packed and arrived at your pet-friendly vacation rental, the real fun begins! If your chosen escape is in Delaware, head to Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park, or Fenwick Island State Park for pet-friendly outdoor adventures.   

Our destinations in Maryland offer proximity to dog parks and beaches, as well as unique breweries that allow dogs on patios, and more. A New Jersey escape also offers dog-friendly beaches and unique pet-friendly attractions like the Cape May Winery & Vineyard and a handful of dog-friendly restaurants in Wildwood. Wildwood, NJ is also home to the Wildwood Dog Park and Beach, which is the largest dog park in the world and the perfect place to play a game of fetch on the beach! You can even find sightseeing charters that allow pups to hop aboard and take in the views with you! 

No matter where you decide to vacation, you're sure to find pet-friendly activities that get you outside exploring the natural beauty of the East Coast. You'll find parks, beaches, tours, and local dining opportunities that allow your pups to join in on the fun! 

Book Your Pet-Friendly Vacation Rental! 

A Bethany Beach pet-friendly rental

Now that you have a craving for a beachy escape or a trip to the lake, browse our pet-friendly rentals along the East Coast! Find yourself a townhome for a small family and four-legged friend or a spacious home that invites the group to feel right at home. Find yourself a retreat for all the members of your family today!  

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