12 Pet-Friendly Airbnb Rentals in Sarasota, Florida

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Florida is home to some of the world’s most picturesque beaches, and Sarasota is no exception. Located south of Tampa on the Gulf Coast, and approximately a 6 hour drive from Key West, Sarasota is a desirable destination for couples, families, groups, and of course, pet lovers! Between the white-sand beaches and tree-lined parks, there’s plenty for you and your adorable pet to explore in this sun-soaked city.

Whether you’re planning a week-long vacation or even just a weekend getaway, you’ll want to look for a pet-friendly rental that’s cozy, comfortable, and close to some of Sarasota’s top attractions and beaches. Lucky for you, there are dozens of spectacular homes near the coast or near downtown where you can book for your vacation. It’s also worth noting that many of these homes have fenced-in yards, so you can feel comfortable knowing your pet is safe outdoors. What’s the point of traveling to Florida if you can’t get outside and enjoy the sunshine?

We’re here to help you find the best pet-friendly Airbnb rental for your trip to Sarasota. Whether you’re looking for luxury oceanfront villa with sweeping views or a cozy mid-century modern bungalow with a heated indoor pool, you’ll find every type of accommodation listed in this article.

1. Oceanfront Villa with Private Pool and Jacuzzi

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Policies: None listed
Fence: Yes

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Live the life of luxury from this oceanfront villa directly on the shores of the Siesta Turtle Beach. The home boasts over 2,000 square feet of space with picturesque views over the water from almost every room in the house. Imagine walking up to the crashing waves right outside your window! In addition to the 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, you’ll also find a spacious chef’s kitchen and relaxing living room area with a gas fireplace.

The outside of the house is almost as impressive as the inside, with a private pool and heated Jacuzzi also overlooking the water. There are also two screened patios and an upper level deck, where you can soak in the warm rays of the Florida sun. And if that doesn’t convince you, the owners have also provided kayaks and bikes, so you can explore the area (by land or water) during your vacation.

2. Colorful Siesta Keys Bungalow Walking Distance to the Beach

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This vintage 2,200 square foot bungalow has been recently converted into an adorable boho-style beach house, bursting with life and color in every room. It has an open floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and can sleep up to 9 guests comfortably. One of the rooms is it’s very own suite, with a separate living area, kitchen, and even a private entrance, made especially for those who crave a little peace and quiet.

We love the location of this bungalow, which sits just 10 minutes away from Siesta Key Beach. You and your furry best friend will love starting the day each morning with a walk along the shores before heading into town for some coffee and lunch. Or you two can simply hang out in the backyard, which is fully fenced so you both can run around.

3. Home with Private Heated Swimming Pool for 8 Guests

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Fees: $100 per pet per stay
Policies: Small dogs of certain breeds only
Fence: Yes

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Can’t decide between the ocean or a pool? Well, with this beautiful 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home in Sarasota, you won’t have to! Besides being located just four miles away from Siesta Key Beach, this rental has it’s very own private heated pool. Surrounded by lush, swaying palm trees, the fenced-in backyard has a tropical swimming pool, lounge area, dining set, and BBQ grill. But if you do plan on going to the beach, the rental provides chairs, umbrellas, towels, toys, and even a cooler for your fun day out.

Inside, the open floor plan features a spacious living room with Italian furniture and a gourmet chef’s kitchen. There’s also a desk in the main bedroom, which can be used as an office if you have to get some work done while on vacation.

4. Centrally Located Charming Laurel Park Home

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Policies: Pets must have prior approval. Pets are not allowed on the furniture.
Fence: Yes

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Located in what many consider to be Sarasota’s most charming neighborhood, this tropical-themed house in Laurel Park is the perfect downtown getaway for you and your pet. Although Laurel Park has it’s own quaint restaurants and shops, you’ll also just be a short walk or bike ride to downtown Sarasota and many of the city’s best beaches.

The rental has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, so it’s the perfect size for parties of four or five guests. The backyard is completely fenced-in and has a patio and a large gas grill where you can unwind after a long day at the beach. Two bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach toys are also included with your stay.

5. Charming Casita on Bahia Vista with Heated Pool

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Fees: $100 per pet per stay
Policies: Small to medium dogs up to 35 pounds. Dogs must have prior approval.
Fence: Yes

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This 2 bedroom 1 bathroom casita is a tranquil oasis in the heart of a quiet residential neighborhood in Sarasota. The vintage decor and furnishings are enhanced with modern touches, bringing together the old and new in this classic 1925 home. One of the main selling points is the heated outdoor pool, which is located in a fenced-in backyard along with a small garden and patio seating area. That means you can go swimming in summer or winter!

The home is located on the famous Bahia Vista, which shoots right into downtown Sarasota. Or you can hop over to Siesta Key Beach or Lido Beach for an afternoon of sunbathing or swimming with your four-legged friend by your side.

6. Residential Home with Heated Pool House

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Fees: $100
Policies: Only dogs up to 30 pounds. Pets must have prior approval.
Fence: Yes

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Even if you get stuck in the middle of a Florida rainstorm, you can still enjoy a day of relaxation with this home’s private indoor pool house! The covered pool is heated and perfect for a quick dip any time of the year. There’s also a manicured back yard with trees and flowers which is completely fenced in and ready for your small dog to run and play.

This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home is large enough to host up to four guests, with a sectional full-sized pullout bed in the living room that can easily accommodate two more. Location-wise, we love that this residential home is located near everything you could possibly need in Sarasota. You’ll be just a 15-minute drive from Siesta Key Beach and 10-minutes away from downtown shops and restaurants.

7. Downtown Home with Tranquil Tropical Garden

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Fence: Yes

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Surrounded by swaying palms and lush foliage, this Sarasota cottage is a secluded retreat for a couple or small family (and their well-behaved pet too!) Although the home is centrally located downtown, you’ll feel as if you’re miles away from the hustle of city life, thanks to the spacious outdoor garden. Enjoy an outdoor seating area, dining room area, and BBQ grill in the fully-enclosed tropical area out back.

This 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house has all the comforts of home, including high speed internet, a smart TV with Netflix, and a washer and dryer unit. You’re also more than welcome to use the beach chairs, umbrellas, toys, cooler, and pool floaties if you’re planning a day out at one of the many Florida beaches in the area.

8. Siesta Key Village Home with Heated Lap Pool

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Fees: $300 refundable pet fee per stay
Policies: One small to medium dog up to 50 pounds. Pets must have prior approval.
Fence: No

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Nestled in between Siesta Key Beach and Siesta Key Village, this classic Florida home has been updated with all the modern appliances and touches that are included with a luxury rental. The granite stone kitchen, the open dining and living room area, and the grand master suite with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet are just a few special features we find particularly noteworthy.

However, the large lap pool is one of the main highlights of this cozy home. With trickling fountain features and scenic views of the green garden are guaranteed to add to the relaxing atmosphere of the pool room. And if you come during winter, don’t worry. The pool can be heated so you can enjoy a quick dip anytime of the year.

9. Siesta Key Beach House with Lovely Garden and Pool

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Fence: Yes

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Everything about this private Siesta Beach House screams relaxation. Ideal for couples or a small family of up to four people, this 2 bedroom 1.5 bathroom house has everything you need for a blissful weekend away. The outside patio has a bar seating area, a BBQ grill, and a heated pool. The entire garden is protected by a fence, so you won’t have to worry about your pet escaping while you go for a swim.

The location of this home is also ideal for a city break or beach trip. You’re just five minutes from downtown Siesta Key or Sarasota, and 20 minutes to all the best beaches on the Gulf. But you won’t even need to drive that far because just 1/2 mile away, you can find grocery stores, bars, banks, and a gas station.

10. Brick Mid Century Home with Hammock

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Fence: Yes

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This lovely mid-century modern home is a great option if you’re looking to stay near the bay. Lido Beach is 10 minutes away, while Siesta Key Beach is roughly 20 minutes. However, there are plenty of facilities within walking distance, including bars, restaurants, and outdoor walking trails for you and your pup.

The house itself has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, and can comfortably sleep up to six guests. The kitchen comes with everything you need to cook (although we won’t judge you if you’d rather dine at Huanchaco Grill Peruvian Cuisine just down the street!) We love the outdoor lanai, which has patio seating and even a hammock for those lazy nights. But if you’d prefer to relax indoors, you can always spend the evening watching a movie or surfing the web on their high-speed wifi connection.

11. Adorable Home with Beachy Vibes and Tasteful Backyard Space

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Fees: $25 pet fee and $30 cleaning fee per stay
Policies: None listed
Fence: Yes

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If you’re looking for a pet-friendly vacation home in Sarasota that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, then look no further than this beachy bungalow in Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores. This recently renovated home is spotlessly clean, with crisp white cupboards, granite countertops, and contemporary furnishes. There are two bedrooms and a sleeper sofa in the living room, which means the home can accommodate you and four other guests. Walk through the sliding glass doors and enter the outdoor living space, which is complete with a BBQ and lounge seating area.

Your furry friends will love the fenced-in back yard, where they can spend their afternoons lounging in the sun or running through the grass. The owners have also provided everything you could possibly need for your stay, including toiletries, cleaning products, laundry detergent, beach chairs and towels, and drink coolers.

12. Beautiful Fenced-In Home with Saltwater Pool and Spa

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Fees: $125 per pet per stay
Policies: None listed
Fence: Yes

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Why spend big bucks at a resort when you can enjoy five-star treatment in your own private oasis? This 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home has been beautifully renovated with all the top features you can expect from a luxury hotel, like a chef’s kitchen, master bath with stone shower and soaking tub, and spacious living room and dining room area.

In the backyard, you’ll find a lush garden surrounded by an eight-foot privacy fence where you can let Fido roam off-leash, and a swing-set and play area if you’re traveling with kids. There’s a large saltwater pool and Jacuzzi spa in the center of the garden, where you can sit back and watch the twinkling stars above at night. With a rental this peaceful, you’ll forget that you’re even within walking distance to downtown Sarasota!


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Kara is a dog mama to 3-year-old English Bulldog, Winnie. Winnie and Kara are inseparable. Whether home watching crime documentaries or packing up for their next travel adventure – they are always together. Follow along @winnieroobullydog.

 

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