Our Dog Friendly Cape Cod Airbnb Rental

Dog Friendly airbnb

Welcome to our dog friendly Airbnb rental on Cape Cod! 

When AMH, Ivy and I stayed in this beautiful Cape house in June, I received more questions and DM's on social media than I have about any other place we have stayed at! I even sent the direct link to rent to a number of people, two confirmed that have already booked to stay in the future! This is the power of blogging and social media. 

When it comes to looking for a rental, there are just so many options and it's hard to tell how a place will be from the website photos. Seeing the rental through the eyes of a real life person makes it very easy to gauge whether the place is for you. I can't even remember how many times I've seen a rental or hotel on someone else's blog or Instagram and ended up booking it for my family. As someone who travels and stays at a lot of different places, that number is pretty up there! 

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So how did two Canadians and their Bernese Mountain Dog puppy end up in Cape Cod staying at the perfectly coastal Sandtrap cottage? It all started with The Dead. 

AMH heard about a Dead & Co tour, it's the remaining members of The Grateful Dead and John Mayer, (thanks T!) and bought us two tickets for their Massachusetts show at Gillette Stadium (home of the Pats!) in Foxborough. We looked at hotels in Boston and puppysitting arrangements at home. Neither one of those options felt right. I casually mentioned Cape Cod since it is only an hour away from the stadium and how I would prefer to bring Ivy along (did I say "casually mentioned" is was probably more like insisted)

Off to Airbnb where we found that renting a full cottage on the Cape for a few days was almost cheaper than an overnight in a downtown Boston hotel. We started our search based on location, the Hyannis Port/West Yarmouth area. We had heard from friends who frequent the area that during the summer months the traffic can be heavy the further into the Cape you go (like Provincetown & Chatham) Since we would be leaving the area to head to the concert, we didn't want to worry about fighting traffic. Also, this meant that we were close to the ferries and we got to take a lovely day trip to Martha's Vineyard (you could travel to Nantucket from here, too) 

When we use Airbnb it's to ensure we stay somewhere out of the norm (like the converted barn we previously stayed in). With our search area narrowed, and our pet friendly filter on, we set out to find the most traditional Cape Cod cottage we could find. There were a few properties available for our dates and we ultimately landed on Sandtrap because the host is a Superhost (Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests) and the reviews were outstanding!

The cottage is in a central location to restaurants, shopping and attractions and the beach is at the end of the quiet street. The home sleeps six, has two bathrooms, large fenced yard and a fully stocked kitchen. Let me show you around! 

Our Dog Friendly Cape Cod Airbnb Rental

The beadboard kitchen was fully stocked with everything you would need for a few days of cooking. The round island was just the perfect size to set out afternoon snacks and the perfect height to keep Ivy away. 

Our Dog Friendly Cape Cod Airbnb Rental

The coffee/tea bar got a lot of use from us! 

Our Dog Friendly Cape Cod Airbnb Rental

Oh, adorable kitchen sink, how I love thee. 

Our Dog Friendly Cape Cod Airbnb Rental

Love Me Love My Dog - I knew we were in the right place! 

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The kitchen table were we ate many a pizza slice. The host left a binder full of helpful information, including the names of the best restaurants nearby including one delicious pizza/Italian restaurant that made some of the greatest cheese pizza around (plain cheese is my jam!)

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The living room was pure coastal perfection! Seagrass chairs, bright ocean colours and lots of extra floor space for Ivy's Hudson's Bay Stripe bed (her's is the large size). We bring her bed for every trip. It's a piece of home for her and I think helps her feel comfortable when staying in a new place. Whenever we ducked out for a shopping trip, she went to her bed and watched us leave, of course with a treat in her mouth, and we'd come back to her sleeping on it. 

Our Dog Friendly Cape Cod Airbnb Rental

There are three bedrooms but we only needed the master, which you can see here. A lovely light filled room. 

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Bedroom #2 with twin beds. 

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Bedroom # 3 with a double (possibly a queen) bed.


Towards the back of the house was a sunroom filled with games and toys to keep one entertained. There was some nice seating here which made it comfortable for us to enjoy a coffee while we watched Ivy run around outside. 

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Outside is a fully fenced and private yard. Lots of seating for outdoor dining and a BBQ. It's the perfect set up for letting the kids or dogs play and not having to worry about them wandering away. The host also provides a number of beach items for your use. 


At the end of the street is where you will find the most perfect Cape Cod beach. White sand, seashells everywhere, the scent of sea roses, morning fog swirling around the sailboats and the most clear light during golden hour. I could have spent our whole trip just photographing this one spot. 

And I have to say the walk to the beach was lovely. About 10 minutes long and you pass some truly incredible homes that are pure eye candy for the east coast enthusiast. 

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Ivy's collar, part of the Vineyard Vines x Target collection
On me: T-shirt, my old BoSox hat from 2004

Another incredible experience using Airbnb. Checking in was easy as all instructions were provided before we left. Our host was lovely and offered many times to assist us in any way. The home was spotless, comfortable (we spent one whole day inside during a rainy day just lounging and it was perfection!) and it's in a location that can't be beat. 

If you're looking for a late summer/early fall getaway or if you're like me and already planning out next summers adventure, consider staying in Cape Cod at the Sandtrap cottage. It's perfect for couples looking for quiet, families looking for room, and for those like us, that love to travel with our dog!