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As the festive season rapidly approaches, there's no better time to start planning a getaway with loved ones, fur kids included.
Around the world, Airbnb Hosts have welcomed hundreds of thousands of guests and their beloved pets. However, as the pandemic pet boom continues and travel resumes, guests are increasingly looking for domestic stays that allow them to bring their furry friends along and ample outdoor space for them to roam around.
More than 3 million pets have checked into Airbnb since last November. As of June 2022, pet-friendly stays make up almost one-fifth of all Philippines listings on Airbnb, a 44 percent increase compared to June 2019.
The top ten destinations for pet-friendly travel in the Philippines in Q2 2022 are:
- Manila, Metro Manila
- Baguio, Cordillera
- Patuto, Calabarzon
- Quezon City, Metro Manila
- Taguig, Calabarzon
- Cebu City, Central Visayas
- Olongapo, Central Luzon
- Nasugbu, Calabarzon
- San Fernando, Ilocos
- Calamba, Calabarzon
Amanpreet Singh Bajaj, Airbnb's General Manager for Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, said that when it comes to pet-friendly Airbnb stays, owners seek stays with additional space for their furry friends, often in locations outside capital cities.
"If you're an avid pet lover, you'll know that no holiday is quite complete without taking your family pet along. We have something for even the fussiest four-legged family members, and certainly, homes with spacious yards and deck areas are always among the most popular for guests with pets," Bajaj added.
In the Philippines, over 15,000 guests have traveled with their pets on Airbnb. The following are some pet-friendly listings in the Philippines—from spacious homes with huge backyards for your pets to roam to stays co-hosted by equally hospitable pooches.
Here are some Airbnbs to consider for your next vacay with your pets:
Spacious farms for the zoomies
If you're itching for a quick weekend away from the 9-to-5 routine, these farm stays are drivable from Manila and can certainly give you and your fur baby that relaxing getaway you both deserve.
The Alperi Farm is a newly built private farmhouse in Amadeo sitting on an expansive 2,000 square meter land. Perfect for non-stop fetch and the occasional zoomies, this farm offers guests plenty of opportunities to unplug and bond with loved ones (pets included). The farmhouse comes with entertainment and activity options, including a playhouse, bird sanctuary, gym, and even a theater and arcade room.
Beachfront homes for the water-loving breeds
While some will dip a toe, other dogs are born for the water and will be genuinely delighted to hit the beach. So head on to these beachfront stays if you and your canine companion dream of sand in your toes and paws.
Saya Nest is one of the seven nests hosted by proud fur-mom and Airbnb Host Tamara. Located in the rainforest of Subic Bay, it lies just a few minutes from the beaches and falls. There is a fenced-in patio so your pets can run off-leash, a bathtub overlooking the forest, an outdoor table and grill, and a hammock by the porch. If you're lucky, you might even be welcomed by Tamara's fur babies.
Breathtaking views for your best bud
Looking for vacation rentals with picturesque views where you can bring your fur babies? Search no further! These homes are not only pet-friendly - they make you want to bask in the scenery and stay for longer.
How about calling an entire island your home for the weekend? This rustic, tiny island is right in the middle of Lumot Lake, with astounding views of the Sierra Madre mountain ranges. If your fur bud's love language is quality time, you can set up a mini obstacle course, go swimming at the lake, or simply watch the world go by.
This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph.
Minor edits have been made by the SPOT.ph editors.
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