Don’t leave your dog home when making memories at Surf Side
Restaurants and coffee shops that welcome customers with their pets begin to be quite common, but lodgings for visitors who travel with their pets are almost unheard of.
B&B Surf Side Okinawa offers accommodations to people seeking a place to stay with any kind of dog, from small to big, and what’s best from the point of view of the dog owner, the pet can stay in the same room.
Many visitors and their dogs choose to stay at the pension, because its location on a hilltop with plenty of green around. It’s also close to open beaches, and thus very comfortable and relaxing place where visitors can take long walks with their dogs. Naturally, a pet is not required, and many people stay at the hotel because of its nice surroundings and comfortable location.
The Surf Side has three twin-bed rooms, one with three beds, another room that can accommodate four people and one maisonette type room that has two beds and a sofa that can be converted into an extra bed. Room charges start from only $94 per night including breakfast.
Customers who want to stay with their dog are asked to bring toilet sheets for the pet, plus its collar and food. They also ask customers not to let the pet on the beds.
Yusuke Sato, the owner of B&B Surf Side Okinawa, says, “I see many foreign families and single persons who have pets on OKinawa, and I believe it’s more than Okinawans, but there are not so many places that allow pets. However, a pet is a member of the family, and needs accommodations, too, if it travels together. It’s not right to exclude the pet from family vacations. I also have a dog, and I understand this very well. So please, all of you come and stay, and make a great experience of your stay on Okinawa. I’m sure there are no borders between people of any nationality who love dogs!”
He also explains that although his establishment does not serve dinners, there are quite a few restaurants nearby that welcome pets with their owners. “We are happy to introduce them,” Sato says.
Booking a stay at Surf Side is very easy through Expedia hotel booking website, where one can make reservations in English, and pay by credit card in advance. A link to the Surf Side is on the pension’s facebook site. Just look “b&b surfside” on facebook. Reservations can also be made on their official website at http://www.surfside-okinawa.com/ Check-in is from 2 p.m. on, and check-out by 10 a.m. Address: 249-1 Onna, Onna village.