Top 5 Dog-Friendly Beach Homes to Rent

Planning your escape to the beach and hoping to bring along your family dog? No problem. Pawley’s Island offers plenty of “dog-friendly” activities, including outdoor restaurants, hiking trails, and sandy beaches. When it comes to a place to stay, these five beach houses put the ‘paw’ in Pawley’s Island and are sure to provide the perfect beach getaway for you and your pup.

Alive After Five

When bringing along your furry companion, there’s nothing quite like staying within walking distance from the beach. And that’s precisely what you can expect from this six-bedroom, five-bathroom oceanfront home. Located on the private north end of Litchfield Beach, this house provides ample room for a large group. It features 2 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, a wet bar, a gas stove, granite countertops, an open dining area, and a breakfast bar. The house even has a cozy game room with board games for the younger ones and for the whole family. More entertainment can be found outdoors which includes a gas grill perfect for cooking up a delicious meal while playing fetch with your pooch and a ping pong table for some competitive fun. Grab a leash and head to nearby Huntington Beach, which has ample amounts of trails for you and your dog to explore.

Decks Docks and Flip Flops

This five-bedroom, three-bathroom getaway is located creek front and offers plenty of adventures for the whole family. Out front you’ll find a spacious porch with hammock swings and Adirondack chairs, providing perfect spots for you to relax with your pup and soak up beautiful views of the marsh. This home comes with a covered dock and floating dock, along with two kayaks for you to take your dog out for a paddle around the water. The beach is simply a two-minute walk, or you can take the 4 seat golf cart. Your four-legged friend will love morning walks or jogs on the beach and evenings filled with games of fetch. If you and your dog love outdoor activities, this is the spot for your beach escape.


Surrounded by live oak trees, you might feel like you’re sleeping in a tree house when you stay at this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath house. This historical home was built by “Boo” Lachicotte, a cousin of the founder Doc Lachicotte. You and your pup can enjoy fishing off the dock or choose to kick back and relax on the screened-in porch. The highlight of this Pawley’s Island gem is the oceanfront views and proximity to the beach. It won’t take long for you and your pup to fall in “love” with the Lovering home.

Maurice Cottage

Steps away from the beach, this quaint three-bedroom, two-bathroom home boasts breathtaking views of the ocean. You can look forward to splashing around in the ocean and throwing a frisbee for your four-legged family member any time of day. Amenities include a spacious living area, hardwood floors, a fireplace, and a beautifully finished kitchen. You can enjoy meals on the covered creek dock and crabbing on the floating dock. There’s plenty of nature to soak up at this charming Pawley’s Island getaway.

Sandy Paws

As the name implies, this is a beautiful three-bedroom, two-bathroom home where sandy paws are welcome. There are plenty of places to relax around this house including the large screened-in front porch, back deck, or the spacious sunroom, with views of a wooded park. Letting your pup outside to enjoy the fresh air is a breeze in the fenced-in backyard. This home features everything you need for a fun vacation and day at the beach, including board games, a game table, books, a wagon, beach toys, beach towels, and even a crate for your dog. The best way to end any day at this spot is by the fire pit with your four-legged friend, roasting marshmallows for s’mores. And don’t forget a few treats for your pup!

When you plan your beach vacation and book one of these homes from Lachicotte, there’s plenty of room for the entire family, and all are invited, including your furry family member.