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    The Top 10 Pet-Friendly Airbnbs in Virginia Beach for an Unforgettable Getaway

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    There’s nothing like sand, surf, and sun to get you in the mood for a relaxing vacation. And you can guarantee that you’ll get all three when you vacation in Virginia Beach!

    Virginia Beach is a popular destination for couples, families, and people traveling with their furry best friends. We’ve scoured Airbnb for the best pet-friendly vacation rentals that welcome pets and their owners with open arms. Whether you’re playing a game of fetch in the fenced-in yard or going for long walks along the beach, you’ll love staying in one of these pet-friendly homes in Virginia Beach.

    1. Modern Townhouse with 5 Balconies and Porches

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    Fees: $90 pet fee.
    Policies: None listed.
    Fence: No

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    Spread across three floors, this Virginia Beach town home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and more than enough space to sleep you and seven of your closest friends and family members. The open kitchen is a chef’s dream, with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, while the bedrooms and large and outfitted with walk-in closets. The home even has five different porches so that everyone can enjoy the fresh breeze in private.

    However, the best feature of this townhouse is the location. You’re within walking distance to downtown, as well as the Virginia Beach Convention Center and Virginia Museum of Contemporary Arts Center. Not to mention, the beach is a mere three blocks away, so you can easily go for walks with Fido.

    2. Centrally-located Norfolk Cottage with Fenced Yard

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    Fees: $15 per night.
    Policies: No cats. Dogs must be under 65 pounds and older than 1 year. Dogs must be approved beforehand.
    Fence: Yes

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    This picture-perfect home is ripped right from the pages of a real estate catalog! With a perfectly manicured lawn, an idyllic front porch, and a pretty coat of blue and red paint, this cottage is guaranteed to be your cozy home away from home. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, which can accommodate six guests and their furry friends.

    Located in Norfolk, this cottage is centrally located to the beach, Old Dominion University, the Waterside District, and Naval Station Norfolk. It’s in a quiet neighborhood, so you can also feel safe taking your pup for an early morning or late night walk, or you can simply let them out in the fenced-in backyard.

    3. Cute, Modern Home with Fenced Yard

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    Fees: None listed.
    Policies: None listed.
    Fence: Yes

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    This contemporary home is as aesthetically pleasing as it is comfortable. From the mid-century style lamps and chandeliers to the array of plants dotted around the rooms, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom beach house will make you feel at home from the minute you walk in.

    We love the grand fireplace in the main living room, which opens up to the kitchen and adjoining dining room. The covered outdoor porch is also the perfect setting for drinking a morning coffee or reading a book. The fenced back hard has plenty of space for your pet to roam, and the grill on the back deck is perfect for an evening BBQ.

    4. Beach Bungalow with Beautiful Yard

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    Fees: $30 per day.
    Policies: Pets must be approved beforehand.
    Fence: Yes

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    With 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, this charming beachside bungalow is a tranquil escape for anyone looking for relaxation. The spacious, fenced-in backyard is perfect for entertaining, with a lounge set, dining table, BBQ grill, and even a shed with an additional fridge for keeping those extra beers nice and cold. You can also use the outdoor shower to rinse off after you come back from the beach (with is literally 270 steps from the house).

    The owners have also graciously provided beach toys for your stay, including boogie boards, beach chairs, and a beach cart. Besides being close to the beach and the plethora of restaurants in the area, we recommend also taking your pup for a walk to Cape Henry Lighthouse, which is just 12 blocks down the road.

    5. Pet & Toddler-Friendly Home near Buckroe Beach

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    Fees: $35 pet fee.
    Policies: 2 small dogs under 25 pounds are allowed.
    Fence: Yes

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    This charming modern vacation rental has it all. Soaring cathedral ceilings, colorful beach-themed furnishings and decor, and plenty of space and seating for six guests. It’s also a short three-walk block to the golden shores of Buckroe Beach. While dogs are prohibited on the beach from May to September, they can still soak in the sun from the grassy fenced-in back yard.

    In addition to the home being pet-friendly, it’s also completely baby and toddler-friendly too. The home has been child-proofed, and there is a baby gate protecting your little ones from the stairs. The owners have also provided a crib, so you won’t have to worry about lugging yours with you from home.

    6. Cozy Home with Fenced Yard Close to Beach

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    Fees: $30 per day.
    Policies: None listed.
    Fence: Yes

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    An ideal setting for beach-loving pets, this newly decorated house is just two blocks from the beach. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, as well as an open floor plan on the main level with a brand new kitchen (with granite countertops) and a large dining room with enough seating for six.

    The fully fenced-in back yard is perfect for a quick game of fetch or this middle-of-the-night potty breaks. There’s also a dining room set so you and your guests can enjoy a meal in private while still soaking in the Virginia Beach sun. But if you’d rather go out to eat instead, then you’ll be happy to know that all the best restaurants are bars are just a short walk away.

    7. Newly Renovated Home with Fenced Backyard

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    Fees: $30 per day.
    Policies: Pets must be approved beforehand.
    Fence: Yes

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    From the brand new kitchen cabinets and countertops to the freshly painted walls and installed bathroom tiles, this renovated townhome is a hidden gem in Virginia Beach. There are 3 bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms, although there’s also an additional shower outside so you can rinse off any dirt and sand from the beach.

    The backyard has been meticulously landscaped, with flower beds, a wooden deck, and a stone walkway. It’s the perfect place to wind down with a glass of wine or an evening meal (there’s also a gas bbq so you can cook outdoors). The entire area is also fenced-in, so your pet can join you while you hang out in the sun!

    9. Modern Hampton Home with Room for 14 Guests

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    Fees: None listed.
    Policies: None listed.
    Fence: Yes

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    If you’re traveling with a large group, then this spacious home for 14 guests could be exactly what you are looking for. The open floor plan makes the home feel much larger than it looks, and the vaulted ceilings add a touch of elegance to this otherwise cozy abode. It also has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including a washer and dryer, free high-speed Wi-Fi, and a smart TV.

    The great location of this family home is also worth mentioning. It’s located in Hampton, which is just 20 minutes to Busch Gardens, 10 minutes to Langley AFB, and 10 minutes to tons of shops and restaurants.

    9. Three-Story Home with Outdoor Decks and Grassy Yard

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    Fees: $20 per night.
    Policies: No cats. Dogs must be at least 1 year old. Dogs cannot be left unattended.
    Fence: Yes

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    With the beach just five minutes from your doorstep, there’s no excuse not to spend each day swimming or sunbathing! This modern 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home has an open floor plan with an adjoined kitchen, dining room, and living room area. There are two decks on the top two floors, so you can enjoy the sea breeze without ever leaving your home!

    There are small, charming details throughout the home that make it extra special, including the record player, a work-from-home desk, and even a clawfoot soaking tub! Plus, your pet will love having the private fenced-in yard to run free.

    10. Fenced Beach-Side Home with Pool & Views

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    Fees: $250 per pet.
    Policies: No pets on the furniture. 2 pet maximum. Pets must be approved beforehand.
    Fence: Yes

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    Live a life of luxury when you stay in this glamorous ocean-front home right on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy 180-degree water views from the enormous floor-to-ceiling windows in the great room (or walk a couple of steps out the back yard to be on the beach itself!). Appropriately nicknamed the “Seaside Sanctuary,” this lavish 5 bedroom 4.5 bathroom home also has a massive gourmet kitchen, two gas fireplaces, and enough parking for up to 12 cars.

    Besides being as close as you could possibly get to the ocean, this home also has a heated pool that’s open all year round. There’s also a hot tub, kiddie pool, and plenty of outdoor dining and seating space for sunbathing. Trust us – after a few days at this stunning beach house, you won’t ever want to leave!

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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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