Airbnb Backyard Ideas To Keep Your Vacationers Happy

From outdoor living rooms to lush landscaping, backyards deserve as much attention as your Airbnb vacation rentals interior design.

Looking out at the vast space behind your short-term rental should get you thinking about backyard design ideas. Your rear yard is an extension of your vacation home and should be treated with the same care as the rest of the house. The design of the outdoor space will be the foundation for everything else. It’s crucial to plan accordingly. Know what your outdoor oasis dream is before you start digging. Do you want a more classic or modern feel? Or maybe you want to create a luxurious spa-like atmosphere. You can create space for entertaining, or just space to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

How Can I Design My Airbnb Backyard?

It can seem daunting to design a backyard, especially when you have a large area. It’s possible to make it manageable with a solid plan. However, creating a backyard in stages is ideal, which is great for DIYers. It is important to know how each piece will fit together. Having an overall plan for your space gives you something to work towards and ensures you don’t waste time.

What Can I Do To Make Vacation Rental Yard Beautiful?

While planning is a key factor in your design’s success, we suggest three main categories to consider when designing your landscape.

  • Your yard should not be sloped so that water can pool or run towards structures like sheds or seating areas.
  • Hardscaping: Carefully plan all hardscaping such as patios and retaining walls. These factors have a huge impact on the aesthetics of your space and how long it lasts.
  • Planting: Add flowers and greenery to your garden design. He suggests that you plan your plantings in layers. You might place evergreens on the foundation, medium-height flowerers in the front, and a smaller-growing plant at the border.

Backyard Airbnb Ideas To Suit Every Style

Fire Pit Relaxation

Outdoor Airbnb entertaining is at its best when a cozy fire pit is available. A campfire is the best way to celebrate summer. A fire pit is a great focal point in your backyard. If you have one, plan the rest of your landscaping around it.

outdoor area with chairs and fire pit
airbnb backyard area with chairs and fire pit

Swing In A Hammock

A hammock doesn’t require a lot of space. You can place it in an area of your backyard with shade to avoid scorching in the heat while you relax. It’s the perfect Airbnb patio idea for your vacationers to kick back and relax.

Stylish Hanging Chair

Hanging Chairs have become popular recently and they can be made from many different materials including wicker and handwoven fabric. They also come in many different styles from Egg to Hammock.

backyard Swing Hanging Chair on grass
Handwoven Hanging Chair image

Summer Macrame Swings

Swings are a simple way to make an impact. You should ensure that the tree or structure is healthy before you attempt to take a swing. Avoid trees that have signs of decay or dead branches. Hanging swings from branches less than 8-10 inches in diameter is a good rule of thumb.

Sonyabecca Macrame Swing
Macrame Hanging Swing Bench

Outdoor Dining Area

You don’t need much to make an outdoor dining space that is perfect for foodies. Consider factors such as the number of chairs and the type of furniture when planning. Every great Airbnb patio has a usable dining entertaining space. Gravel or mulch can be used to create a visual separation between your dining area and the rest of the yard.

Modern Outdoor Dining Set
Devoko 9 Pieces Patio Dining Set by pool

Pergola For A Break From The Sun

To separate areas in your yard, you can use a pergola or canopy. You can attach these structures to your home or make the yard feel larger. You can add a seating area or dining area underneath the structure, then decorate it with string lights and flowers.

airbnb backyard Discovery Cedar Pergola
10x10 Hardtop Gazebo on deck

Bench Swing Patio Accessory

Although bench swings are a common addition to porches, it doesn’t mean that you can’t put one in your backyard. You can choose from a variety of prefabricated bench swings or build your own. Many bench swings can be used as a standalone unit, but you might also want to hang one from a pergola for that front porch look.

6.5' Outdoor Loveseat Natural Log Swing
Amish Casual 800 Lb 4ft. Porch Swing

Green Around Your Fence

A fence can be used to keep things in or out of a backyard. You can dress them up with flowers and plants to make them blend in better with your backyard. Mixing a variety of climbing plants such as trumpet vines, climbing roses or trumpet vines can create a visually striking effect. You could also experiment with the texture and weight by using shrubs such as holly, Hydrangea, or Lilly pilly. An evocative texture can be created by perennial flowers such as Japanese anemones and ornamental grasses.

Extensible Natural Garden Fence Lattice
Aritificial Ivy Fence Wall Décor

Outdoor Sectionals

If you enjoy entertaining, make sure to have plenty of seating. Sectionals and couches for an outdoor living create a sense of spaciousness and a feeling that is reminiscent of outdoor living.

Outdoor Rope Woven Sectional Set
7 Pieces Outdoor Sectional Set

Outdoor Lighting To Set The Mood

String lights can be used to decorate your tree or patio area and add warmth and magic to your outdoor area.

Color Changing Outdoor String Lights in backyard
100FT Shatterproof Outdoor String Lights on patio with table

Relaxing Hot Tubs

If hot tubs are placed haphazardly, they can look unnatural and unprofessional. A chic and spa-like in-ground model, however, is possible.

Low-Maintenance Mulch

Mulch does not have to be used in flower beds. Mulch can also be used for low-maintenance landscaping. Mulch can be used in place of grass to create a low-maintenance yard.

2CF Year Long Red Mulch
Rubber Mulch Nuggets with playground on top of nuggets

Outdoor Kitchen For Entertaining

The pandemic taught us something: sometimes, a grill is not enough spring for an outside kitchen when it comes down to redesigning your backyard landscaping design. As you plan, consider the proximity of gas, water, and electrical hookups.

backyard kitchen
backyard outdoor kitchen

Lay On A Daybed

Daybeds are a luxurious addition to your backyard, perfect for relaxing outdoors in the mid-day. Place one near a pond or pool. Your backyard will feel like a resort with the gentle trickle of water.

Outdoor Daybed with Canopy
Outdoor Cushion Daybed with ocean in background

Arbor For Some Class

A trellis with climbing plants and flowering vines can create a romantic setting. The arched trellis can be used as an entrance way to another area of your yard, ideal for a dining area or seating area.

Backyard 85in Wood Arbor Arch
outdoor Athens Vinyl Arbor

Outdoor Fireplace

An outdoor fireplace is perfect for outside living. It can also help increase the property’s value. You’ll be able to use your outdoor space more often in spring than in fall due to the warmth of the fire. Build a fireplace with a seating wall that separated from the planting beds and provided additional seating.

The Blue Rooster Co. Outdoor Fireplace
Outdoor Wood Burning Fireplace