If you’re like me, you love your dog; infact you love your dog more than you love most people, which is why when it comes to going on holiday the thought of putting him or her in a kennel fills you with anxiety. To be honest, you’d almost rather not go on holiday than to have to cope with a: finding the perfect kennel or b: finding the money to pay for the perfect kennel.
Which is why I was pleased to discover www.homeaway.com.au the reason being that they actually have a search criteria that lets you single out properties that are dog friendly. Meaning that you can solve all your problems in one click and take the dog along with you. So if you’d like to visit Sydney with your dog in tow this summer these are a taster of some of the properties available.
Hip City Hangout – Cottage in Rozelle
If you don’t know Sydney well, Rozelle is in the Inner West, high house prices, cute timber cottages, fantastic restaurants, great coffee and one of the best dog parks and dog cafes in Sydney Cafe Bones is nearby. A weekend is the perfect time to visit as you can check out the Orange Grove Organic Markets and then mooch on down to the Rozelle Markets. This house has one bedroom, a study and an outdoor patio.
Romantic beach hideaway – Bilgola
Bilgola has a beautiful beach although unfortunately it’s not dog-friendly. Nearby however is the fabulous Bayview dog beach at Rowland Reserve. Bilgola and its neighbours Avalon and Palm Beach (where Home and Away is filmed), have some of the nicest beaches, walks and views in Sydney. It’s a little way from the city, think 50 minutes on a good day. But the journey is well worth it when you arrive. Fantastic little cafes, gorgeous restaurants and great people watching opportunities (Palm Beach is where the super rich of Sydney often have their holiday homes). This cottage has the added benefit of a hot tub.
Holiday with friends in the Northern Beaches – Avalon
Fancy getting away for a break with a few friends? This house in Avalon could be the perfect choice. Dog friendly, within walking distance of the village shops and the beach. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (no sharing needed), it’s on 2 levels and has 2 living areas, one of which has an open fireplace (perfect for those Winter Getaways).