Family By Dayna Engberg

3 Wow-Worthy Villas for the Perfect Pet-Friendly Vacation

If you’re taking a group getaway with friends or family, wouldn’t you want to be able to bring your furry friends too? One of the many reasons we love villas is that they often allow pets. Plus, villas provide all the standard amenities and more, from on-site wait staff to private beaches, sparkling private pools and space to entertain. Imagine lounging on a picturesque outdoor balcony with Fido by your side or walking outside to a private beach just begging for a game of fetch. Vacations are better when our canine companions come along. Skip the dog sitter and read on to discover three incredible villas where the whole family is welcome.

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Amalfi Coast

Sundrenched craggy coastlines, lemon-scented air, the bright blue Mediterranean sea–there’s plenty to be inspired about when it comes to the Amalfi Coast. Add a Baroque-style private palazzo perched on a rocky cliff overlooking the sea and this is the vacation of a lifetime. Think towering vaulted ceilings, romantic oceanfront terraces nestled in fragrant flowers. There’s even a full-service on-site spa, complete with an indoor pool and Turkish steam bath. If you’d expect a property this opulent to turn up their royal noses at bringing pets, you’d be pleasantly mistaken. Not only is your dog welcome, the courteous and friendly staff will attend to all your needs, from serving homemade pizza baked in the kitchen’s stone hearth and fresh-squeezed juices made from the property’s various citrus trees.

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Turks & Caicos

The Caribbean is popular for a reason. Picturesque beaches backed by the warm turquoise waters are enough to lure any traveler. Plus, a vacation frolicking on powder-soft beaches and splashing in the sea will be just as fun for you as it will be for your pet. With space for up to 12 people, this ultra-modern villa can be your own personal resort on your own private peninsula. Relax with a dip in the glass-wall private pool, nap in a beachfront daybed or strike up a game of billiards. End your days with dinner on your own time, enjoying the breathtaking ocean view from the outdoor dining terrace.

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Colorado

Whether it’s hiking, skiing or simply admiring the panoramic view, few places can compare to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. And for a destination bursting with potential for outdoor adventure, it’s the perfect place to bring your pet. Consistently recognized as one of the top hotels in the world and the best in the entire state, the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is the ideal adventure launchpad. A private penthouse located on the 11th floor, the Colorado Lodge features rich woodwork and vaulted ceilings, cozy stone hearth fireplaces, a wine cave and a breathtaking outdoor terrace overlooking the ski runs and mountain valleys. With sweeping views and charming lodge-inspired décor, this is a vacation close to home yet far from the ordinary.

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