Is the beach calling? We hope so. With a great range of pet friendly rental condos, resorts and private homes, we're ready with your best vacation yet.
Traveling with pets offers great rewards - as well as significant cost-savings over a week or more of kennel boarding.
A Florida vacation is an ideal choice for your next trip - and our pet friendly rentals mean you get all the comforts of home, plus a five-star resort experience and ocean views galore.
Many of the rentals in our vast portfolio are at pet friendly resorts. Our condos are maintained to a pristine standard and boast modern amenities including LCD TVs and wireless Internet. The majority of pet friendly rentals include large decks and balconies, and resort grounds have long beaches and extensive walking trails. No matter which dog friendly condo you choose, you'll be within a short drive of one of Florida's great dog friendly beaches.
Famous authors and politicians alike have long traveled with pets - from John Steinbeck and his beloved dog Charley in the 1960s, to Bo Obama's enviable transport on Air Force One.
These dog owners, and an estimated 29.1 million other Americans , will happily share the benefits of traveling with pets. Four reasons stand out:
When you book one of our Florida pet friendly rentals, you're assured of a relaxed vacation with great nearby dog beaches. Our rental condos are suitable for families of all ages and makeups, as well as for long-term stays. There's lots of room for everyone and the proximity to nearby towns and attractions is unequalled.
Yet some pets will enjoy a pet friendly vacation to Florida more than others.
In all of our pet friendly resorts, we offer the choice of both ocean and garden/lake view condos. Almost all of these offer large outdoor decks or balconies, many of which have cover or shade. Sliding glass doors can be left open for your dog to alternately enjoy the ocean smells or cool off under a ceiling fan indoors. There, large, open plan living areas provide plenty of space - even for bigger dogs.
Regulations will differ in each pet friendly resort, but we're always happy to answer any questions.
Many cities in Florida are known to be particularly welcoming to visitors traveling with dogs. If flying to your pet friendly vacation, enjoy pet relief areas found at both Jacksonville and Orlando airports:
Outdoor dining is a real treat in our climate and local restaurants are often happy to accommodate your dog on or near the outdoor patio, where he'll surely receive lots of attention from admiring passersby. (Please ask us for a list of restaurant recommendations).
Water is provided outside many shops, some of which allow small dogs to be brought inside.
Past visitors rave about the little things enjoyed during a stay at our pet friendly vacation rentals. No matter how ambitious or action-packed your itinerary, it's likely the moments enjoyed together by the barbeque or on the beach will be the highlight of traveling to Florida with your dog.
As you dream of hot, sunny days and pack your sunscreen and warm weather clothes, remember that your pet is traveling with a much thicker coat. Heat stroke is the biggest threat to pets traveling to Florida.
Never leave your dog in the car - no matter how quickly you plan to grab that carton of milk. The AAA cautions that, in 85-degree weather, a car's indoor temperature can exceed 170? in 15 minutes. Yes, even with the windows cracked open.
Always bring your dog with you when leaving the car and, elsewhere, make sure he has constant access to shade and water.
Get more tips for safe Florida pet travel at our "petiquette" page.
Whether you're flying or driving to your Florida pet friendly rental, a fully equipped kitchen and five-star experience awaits. While we supply everything that humans require (wireless Internet, massive swimming pools and fantastic TVs), your dog will need a few things of his own: