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Best Pet Friendly Airbnbs and Vacation Rentals in Jacksonville

Looking for the best pet friendly Airbnbs and vacation rentals in Jacksonville, Florida? We’ve done all the digging so you don’t have to. Scroll down for our favorite Fido-friendly rentals in Duval County. 

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If you’re anything like us, your pets are a part of the family! We take ours everywhere. So whether you’re visiting Jacksonville for business, a wedding, an extended stay at the Mayo Clinic, a football game or just visiting your Duval friends and family, it’s so much better when you can bring your pups along for the ride. We’ve handpicked the most affordable pet friendly places to stay in Jacksonville using Airbnb, VRBO and Booking.com. 

Why Use Airbnb in Jacksonville?

If you’ve never booked a vacation rental through Airbnb or another booking engine, rest assured that staying in a house, cottage or condo can be an incredible alternative to a tradition hotel. You might just love having a full kitchen, a washer and dryer and space for your pets and kids to roam. It’s a great way to save money by cooking some meals in and a nice way to have privacy when traveling with a larger group. There’s really so much more flexibility at a vacation rental or Jacksonville Airbnb that you can’t find in a traditional hotel setting. 

Plus, in 2021 when we’re all trying to travel as safely as possible, having a whole home to yourself is a luxury worth considering. There’s no better way to “social distance” than by booking a vacation rental on your trip to Jacksonville. 

How We Selected These Jacksonville Vacation Rentals

While Jacksonville is a massive metropolitan area, we are only considering properties inside the I-295 Beltway for this list. Soon, we’ll cover Airbnbs in St. Augustine, Amelia Island and other North Florida towns, too. If you’re planning a visit to Jacksonville with your pets, we’re here to save you time and money! We looked at hundreds of rentals in Duval County and have chosen our favorites that sleep 2-10 guests AND are pet friendly. 

If you’ve ever traveled with your pets before, you know that quality accommodations don’t always allow pets. What a pain that can be when your fur babies are treated like second class citizens! Airbnb hosts who welcome pets are few and far between, so even though there may be hundreds of properties to choose from, it’s harder to sift through and find the ones that take dogs and cats. Who has the time to research all that? That’s why we’re here! 

We’ve taken our extensive local knowledge of Jacksonville, our love of travel and our Airbnb experience to narrow it down to these options. For your reference, our recommendations are always for the Entire Place. While Airbnb was developed as a home-sharing app where you can stay with a host, in this time when social distancing is a priority, we are only sharing homes you will have all to yourself. With social distancing and safe travel in mind, here are the filters and amenities we used to create this list of Jacksonville Airbnbs:

  • Pet Friendly
  • Superhost
  • Entire place
  • Self check-in
  • Beds 1+
  • Bathrooms 1+
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washer/dryer
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Smoke alarm
  • Free parking 

Vacation rentals are one of our favorite ways to see the world, but of course we haven’t stayed in every single on of these properties in Jacksonville — yet! We are Jacksonville natives and world travel experts, so we know what to look for in home rentals. Take a look at these choices! 

Best Pet Friendly Airbnbs and Vacation Rentals inside Jacksonville’s I-295 Beltway

Bright and Cozy Cottage – Southside

The Hilltop Cottage is all about the Sunshine State. There’s a fun flamingo bedroom, a peaceful beach bedroom and a bright and sunny Florida room which doubles as a bonus room / 3rd bedroom. Original hardwood floors, tropical accents and natural light abound. The Hilltop Cottage is in the heart of it all just 10-20 minutes from nearly every major attraction and hospitals like Mayo, St. Vincent’s and Baptist.

There’s a fenced backyard great for kids and pups to play safely, a large front yard with room to roam and a screened porch. The kitchen is equipped with everything guests need to whip up meals and there’s a washer/dryer.

Pet details: Guests are welcome to bring up to 2 pets for a $25 pet fee each.

Guest Ratings – 4.82 stars | 45 Reviews

See full listing on Airbnb here.

Beautiful Home in Historic Riverside

You’ll love walkable Riverside and this comfy home which includes hardwood floors, ceramic tile and 10′ ceilings. There’s a large wraparound front porch with rocking chairs and a bench swing. Inside, a 65 inch flatscreen TV, a gas fireplace and ample kitchen area welcome guests. Each bedroom has a full bath and the spacious laundry room has a washer and dryer for guest use.

The house is just 3 blocks from 5 points/Riverside and only a 10-minute drive to downtown, San Marco and the St. Johns Town Center. It’s 20 minutes from the airport and about half an hour from the beach.

Pet details: Dogs are allowed for a non-refundable pet fee of $50 per pet for extra cleaning requirements. Cats are not allowed.

Guest Ratings – 5 stars | 12 Reviews

See full listing on Airbnb here.

Elegant Home Near 5 Points

 Just two blocks from historic 5 Points’ rooftop bars, restaurants and boutiques. The apartment features freshly renovated bathrooms, master bathroom with soaking tub and oversized walk in shower, spacious kitchen and bedrooms. There are ample outdoor spaces – a large front porch with swing and backyard deck.

Pet details: Charge is $30 per night per pet for short term stays. For longer stays, $150 per week / $300 per month per pet.

Guest Ratings – 4.83 stars | 36 Reviews

See full listing on Airbnb here.

San Marco Bungalow

Historic San Marco is a charming neighborhood that has everything you need steps away from the front door. Everything in the entire home is available for guest use including full kitchen including all pots, pans and cutlery, additional sets of sheets to switch out if needed, and plenty of towels, extra pillows and blankets. There is also a laundry room and a spacious back yard.

Pet details: Pets are welcome with additional fee, depending on breed type and size, the fee is usually between $35-$65 per pet. Note: Not all breeds are accepted.

Guest Ratings – 4.69 stars | 166 Reviews

See full listing on Airbnb here.

Bungalow in Miramar

This is a cozy 3 bedroom /2 bathroom house in the Miramar area great for a family or a small group of friends. It is also fantastic for pet owners since there is a yard suitable for leashed exercise. Just 5 minutes to drive to San Marco’s shops and restaurants, 10 minutes to TIAA Bank Field, 20 minutes to the St John’s Town Center and 30 minutes to the beaches.

Pet details: $30 per night per pet for short term stays. For longer stays, $150 per week and $300 per month per pet.

Guest Ratings – 4.38 stars | 13 Reviews

See full listing on Airbnb here.

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That’s all from us. Please chime in if you’ve got a favorite Jacksonville Airbnb you think should be on this list. We’ll keep it updated! 

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