12 Pet-Friendly Airbnbs in San Juan Islands, Washington

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Comprised of over 170 individual islands, the San Juans are home to some of the most untouched, rural landscapes in all of Washington. This stunning outdoor paradise is home to tree-lined forests, pebble beaches, and tranquil lakes that are guaranteed to delight even the most experienced of travelers.

Four islands in the archipelago are accessible by ferry: Lopez, Orcas, San Juan, and Shaw. These islands are the perfect destination for exploring with your furry companion, thanks to the plethora of beaches, parks, and nature trails.

Before you hitch a ride across the water, it’s important to look for accommodation that will warmly welcome both you and your pet. Thankfully, there are dozens of pet-friendly Airbnb’s in the San Juans Islands. Scroll down to see the list of the best dog-friendly Airbnb’s in   San Juan Islands, Washington.

1. Stylish Washington Airbnb with Private Basketball Court

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Fees: None listed.
Policies: 4 dogs maximum. Dogs must be under 60 pounds.
Fence: No.

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Ripped right from the pages of a design magazine, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom vacation rental in Eastsound is a spectacular place to stay for a long weekend. The exposed wooden beams, vaulted ceilings, and sliding barn doors are the perfect mix of rustic and modern. The living room has a vintage wood-burning fireplace, and the kitchen has been outfitted with stainless steel appliances.

The house is centrally located just five miles from downtown, so you’re never more than a few minutes from grocery stores, gas stations, or restaurants and cafes. During the day, take your four-legged friend out to Moran State Park, which is known for its glistening lakes and plethora of hiking trails. Or you can simply hang out on one of the outdoor decks or patios (or play a game of basketball on the private court located next to the house).

2. Cozy and Centrally Located Home on Lopez Island with Wraparound Deck

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Fees: $25 per pet per night.
Policies: None listed.
Fence: No.

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Affectionately known as the Sweet Sanctuary, this beautiful cabin is nestled high atop a cliff overlooking the Lopez Sound. It’s the perfect accommodation for outdoor enthusiasts, as it’s centrally located near many activities like hiking, kayaking, fishing, sailing, and beachcombing. However, you won’t even have to leave your front door to enjoy the magnificent water views.

We love the little touches the owners have thoughtfully put throughout the home, including the radiant heated floors, the vintage-style fireplace, and the traditional hand-carved pieces of furniture. The beauty continues outside, where you’ll find a massive wraparound deck where you can fire up the BBQ or lounge in the sun. Best of all, the home is in a community with private beach access, so you can easily descend the cliff and dip your toes in the refreshing lapping waves.

3. Mid-Century Modern Airbnb Home Overlooking the Water on Humfrey Head Cliff

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Fees: None listed.
Policies: Dogs must be approved prior to arrival. No cats.
Fence: No.

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This trendy, mid-century modern home has one of the best locations on all of Lopez Island. Situated atop the Humfrey Head cliff, this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home looks high above the canopies towards the ocean. From the living room and bedrooms, you’ll have sweeping views of the crystal blue ocean as you admire the stunning landscape of the Pacific Northwest.

Inside the home, you’ll find tasteful mid-century decor and furnishings, like designer seating, colorful bedding, and hairpin leg tables. The vaulted ceilings and wood-paneled walls also add a nostalgic vibe. The home also has a beautiful deck attached to the master bedroom, where you’ll find a BBQ grill, dining set, and lounge chairs.

4. Beautifully Designed Home with Billiards Table and Hot Tub

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Fees: $75 pet fee per stay.
Policies: Maximum 2 dogs. Must be 1 yr old, spayed/neutered, updated on vaccinations and on flea/tick treatment. Dogs are not allowed to be left unattended.
Fence: No.

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This sleek, contemporary 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home is a newer take on a classic Pacific Northwest style design. With modern appliances, natural elements, and an open living concept, this home is luxurious as it is cozy. The large kitchen has been retrofitted with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and an island with bar seating. It flows to the living room, where you’ll find floor to ceiling windows overlooking the forest.

One of the coolest features of this house is the recreation room. There’s a full-size billiards table (which can be converted into a ping pong table) as well as a living room with a 55-inch smart TV. You can also step outside to access the six-person hot tub, which is the perfect place to soak your aching muscles after a long day of exploring and sightseeing.

5. Custom-Built Home in the Woods on Guemes Island

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Fees: None listed.
Policies: Pets must be supervised at all times.
Fence: No.

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This unique, custom-built home is a rural oasis in the heart of Guemes Island, which is just a short 8-minute ferry ride from the mainland. Surrounded by towering pines and evergreens, this home is the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature. Take your pup for a walk in the woods, use the complimentary bikes to explore the area, or simply sit back and relax around the fireplace.

There are 2 bedrooms that can sleep up to 4 people, although it’s important to note that this home has an open-concept floor plan. That means there aren’t any doors or walls separating the bedrooms. This shouldn’t be a problem for a couple or family who doesn’t mind getting cozy, but it can be an issue if you need some privacy away from your friends!

6. Oceanfront Glamping Airbnb Cabin at West Beach Resort

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Fees: $12 per pet per night.
Policies: Must inquire about a pet-friendly cabin before booking.
Fence: No.

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Spend the night under the stars in style with this glamping cabin at the West Beach Resort on Orcas Island. Situated just two minutes from the beach, this oceanfront tent has all the comforts of home. Each tent comes with linens, towels, a queen bed, a futon, and a private outdoor BBQ on the patio.

During your stay, you’ll have a wealth of activities to take part in. Hang out in the hot tub, grab a craft beer at the on-site beachfront bar, play a game of horseshoes or volleyball, and even rent kayaks and canoes to explore the President’s Channel. The West Beach Resort can even organize whale watching tours or expeditions!

7. Waterfront Home with Mooring near Friday Harbor

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Fees: $30 additional clean fee per stay.
Policies: Pets not allowed on the furniture. Pets must leashed outside.
Fence: No.

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Wake up every morning to the sparkling blue waters of Griffins Bay from your very own waterfront home near Friday Harbor. This 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home has stunning views from the living room, dining room, and master bedroom suite, as well the back deck. For this reason, the home also gets a ton of natural light, so you can bask in the sun even from the living room. If you want to spend the weekend boating, there’s also a private mooring just 200-feet from the home.

Although you’ll have the best views from inside the Airbnb, straight from your window, you must get outside and take in the breathtaking scenic landscape situated around the home. You and your pet will love going for walks along the beach, where you’ll have ample opportunities to spot sea otters and other wildlife. For a calm weekend by the beach, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful San Juan Island rental.

8. Waterfront Cabin with BBQ and Sunset Views

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Fees: $19 per pet per night.
Policies: Must inquire about a pet-friendly cabin before booking.
Fence: No.

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With a pebble beach laying a few feet from your front door, the beauty of the San Juan Islands could not be any closer if it tried! This charming rustic cabin has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, as well as a stocked kitchen and a living area with a wood-burning stove. The best part about this cabin is that it faces west, so you’ll have unobstructed front row seats to the colorful sunset each night.

As part of the West Beach Resort, you’ll also get access to numerous facilities and amenities, including a hot tub, beachfront bar, general store, and even kayak and canoe rentals. Although you have your own cabin, staying at this resort is a great place to mingle with other guests. But if you’re looking for a bit of privacy, you can also chill on your private patio and fire up the BBQ for a meal under the stars.

9. Orcas Island Airbnb Cabin with Private Home Office

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Fees: None listed.
Policies: 4 dogs maximum. Dogs must be under 60 pounds.
Fence: No.

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This modern, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom cabin on Orcas Island is situated on a private 1.25-acre lot in the serene forest. The house has high ceilings, modern decor, and an open kitchen, dining, and living room area that gaze out into the woods. And if you need to catch up on any work, you can take advantage of the private home office (with high-speed WiFi, of course.)

Don’t forget to visit Crescent Beach, which is just a little over a mile from the house. It’s the perfect place for you and your pet to go hiking, beachcombing, or wildlife spotting. Or you can make the short drive over to North Beach, a small pebble beach with scenic views of the neighboring San Juan Islands.

10. Stunning Washington Cabin with Hot Tub and Recreation Room

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Fees: $75 fee per stay.
Policies: 2 dog maximum.
Fence: No.

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This secluded cabin is a spacious, modern retreat that was recently built in 2018. With a hot tub, floor to ceiling windows, and dramatic water views from almost every room, this Airbnb is one of the coolest homes we’ve seen in the San Juans Islands. It has over 2,000 square feet of living space and can accommodate six guests in three bedrooms.

In addition to the fully-stocked chef’s kitchen, you’ll also have an outdoor stainless steel BBQ on the private deck, where you can enjoy the scenic views while you cook. There’s also a recreation room on the lower level, with a 65-inch flat-screen TV and foosball table to keep you entertained during your stay.

11. Waterfront Home with Pocket Beach on Orcas Island

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Fees: $35 per pet per night.
Policies: Certain dog breeds are excluded.
Fence: No.

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Boasting some of the best views in the San Juan Islands, Washington, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is perfect for anyone in desperate need of a vacation. The ocean is literally just several feet away, so you’ll have picture-perfect views of the water and neighboring islands to admire every morning. A few steps from the home is a small pocket beach where you can spend the day playing fetch or ball with Fido.

In addition to bedrooms, there’s also a massive gourmet kitchen, two living areas, and a breezy outdoor deck. The lower level has a private entrance, which offers privacy if you’re traveling with teenagers or a group of friends. So if you’re looking for a tranquil escape surrounded by picturesque landscapes, then look no further than this stunning waterfront home.

12. Trendy Airbnb Guesthouse with Hotel Amenities

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Fees: $25 per pet per night.
Policies: Pets must be approved prior to arrival.
Fence: No.

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This Scandinavian-style guesthouse is the ultimate Instagrammable vacation rental in San Juans Island. Managed by the Inn at Saltwater Farm, this sleek guesthouse is located in Friday Harbor on a 162-acre wooded property and has thoughtful minimalistic touches everywhere you look. The tiled bathroom, the bright windows, and the separate loft space are just a few features worth noting. It has one bedroom and one bathroom, so it’s better suited for a small family or couple compared to a large group of friends.

With your stay, you’ll have all the amenities that come with staying in a five-star hotel. Free toiletries, a European-style breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays, and even an indoor gathering space are just some of the benefits. All guests will also have access to the community hot tub, outdoor grilling area, and fire pit during their stay.

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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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