30A Pet-Friendly Homes with Private Pools

Unleash Joy: 30A Rentals for You and Your Pet

Posted on 7/9/2024

Coming to the beach is an enjoyable, one-of-a-kind experience for the whole family! With only a handful of pet-friendly properties in Destin and along 30A, finding the right beach place for you and your four-legged crew can be a challenge. Add to that, private pools top most folks' list of must-have amenities, and bam, you have a very rare breed of vacation rental home indeed. Ocean Reef offers the largest number of pet-friendly homes in Destin and along 30A. As the largest locally held vacation rental company in the area, we take pride in offering the best options to meet your vacation needs. Therefore, to take the guesswork out of it for you, we present these four unique homes. On the Venn diagram of your vacation dreams, you will see that these places offer private pools AND are pet-friendly. Read on to discover which home is right for you and your pack!


Sandy by the Sea

Sandy by the Sea 30A Vacation Home

4 Bedrooms / 2 Full Bathrooms / 12 Guests

Located in the heart of 30A, this dazzling Blue Mountain Beach home accommodates 12 lucky guests, features a beautiful private pool, and is perfect for pets—a very rare find indeed along 30A. Sandy by the Sea is just a short stroll away from the white sand beaches and boasts the highest elevation on the entire Gulf of Mexico. The lagoon-shaped pool is framed by a tiled patio and sundeck that overlooks the home's lush grounds. Fire up the gas grill and roll out the umbrella to enjoy poolside drinks while you take a break from walking your dog all around this beautiful neighborhood.

I know some may think it’s an oxymoron to say relaxing and family in the same sentence, but this truly was! The house was beautiful and fit our adult family well. The closeness to the beach, walking paths and private pool were a dream! The cowgirl kitchen and Irish pub added elements of nearby entertainment and variety. The short drive to Destin allowed us to capture a dolphin tour and the Boathouse Oyster bar two of our favorite stops! I highly recommend this location.

by Tina H from Greenwood IN

R and R

R and R 30A Vacation Home

4 Bedrooms / 4 Full Bathrooms / 10 Guests

With the absolute perfect blend of every amenity possible, this classic beach home has a magical yard with nooks and crannies aplenty. R and R is located in Gulf Trace and borders the award-winning Grayton Beach State Park. This home features four bedrooms and four full bathrooms and sleeps 10 guests and their pets. It has lots of special places, interesting accouterments inside, as well as impossibly beautiful porch areas for falling asleep with your dog. But let's get to that pool area and soaking tub. The patio, like the home, has lots of different places to spread out. You and your dog will find the rest & relaxation you so deserve, and you are just steps from the beach when you stay in this special place.

We could not have asked for a better home for our family trip! There were two families, 8 of us total, and we loved this home. The location is unbeatable, close to shopping, dining and the beach. We're coming back this year and can't wait!!

by Ann C from Nashville TN

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Rising Tide

Rising Tide 30A Vacation Home

4 Bedrooms / 2 Full Bathrooms / 10 Guests

Located along Oyster Lake in Dune Allen, this 30A vacation home has a unique blend of amenities; on top of being pet-friendly, it is also lakefront and just across the street from the beach. Rising Tide's wrap-around deck is the best place to watch the sunrise or sunset and gives a great view of the lake! This four-bedroom, two-bath home sleeps 10 guests and their furry friends. The private pool is one of the biggest by the beach at a whopping 15'x34', and the fact that this home is pet-friendly in this exclusive area truly sets it apart. Sitting on the large patio, you can take a dip in the pool or the hot tub or just walk across 30A to the wide public access. Long walks along this scenic drive are what your dog wants for vacation, trust us.

This house is such a great location. On 30A, but a quieter area. The walk to the beach was about 4 minutes with a 3 year old and 5 year old. There is a new public access right across the street that makes it very quick and is a great place for the kids to play. Also, not many people use this access so it wasn’t crowded at all. The views are absolutely stunning of the beach across the street and the lake in the back yard. The pool and hot tub was where we spent any time that was not on the beach, it was wonderful for our small kids! The house is very functional and there was space for everyone to relax after playing!

by Anonymous from Gadsden AL

Black Jack Bungalow

Black Jack Bungalow 30A Vacation Home

3 Bedrooms / 3 Full Bathrooms / 12 Guests

Black Jack Bungalow is a lavish three-bedroom, pet-friendly vacation home that sleeps 12 and features a delightful kidney-shaped pool. Just a short stroll from the Gulf in Seacrest Beach, this place has everything you need for a perfect vacation, plus a 6-seat golf cart and four beach bikes! The pool can be heated in the cooler months, and the yard is fenced in, so Fido can stroll around the tropically adorned patio whenever he likes. High atop the home, there's a crow's nest with Adirondack chairs so you can take in the sunset after a long day of relaxing at the beach, walking your four-legged family members, and playing around the pool.

Awesome! Beautiful home and pool. My family used the golf cart and loved it! Loved closeness of beach. Hopefully going back next year!

by Faye S from Reidsville GA

So there you have it! Be sure to pack the kids, the dogs, and your swim trunks and head to one of these luxurious abodes. These homes book up quickly, so you may want to get your dates locked in sooner rather than later, or your vacation plans could get ruff quickly! Remember, Ocean Reef has exactly what you're looking for: hundreds of unique accommodations on the pristine white sands of Destin and along 30A. Your perfect pet-friendly vacation home with a private pool is just a reservation away!

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