I think we can all agree that there’s nothing better than an afternoon spent with friends and family enjoying a BBQ in the backyard.  As it’s the middle of summer and Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, we couldn’t help but check out some of the most amazing backyards in our community of over 400,000 HomeExchangers.

1. Colonial Home in upstate NY

This lovely colonial home is located in the Village of Fayetteville, an extremely quaint town east of Syracuse, NY. Its large deck, overlooking the property’s pool and gardens, is perfect for a cookout. Upstate New York is a beautiful area year-round; full of rolling hills and deep lakes, providing many opportunities for outdoor adventures.
Sleeps: 8 people

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2. Charming Vermont Mountain Home

Charming Vermont mountain home located on 139 private acres. This home boasts spectacular long-range views of Vermont and New Hampshire that you can take in from the plush sofa or while sipping a glass of wine on the deck. There are private mountain biking and hiking trails nearby, a private swimming pond and pond house, indoor and outdoor showers, a second guest house, and a barn with ping pong table.

Sleeps: 5 people

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3. Horse ranch in Florida

Saddle Trail in Wellington, FL is a quiet neighborhood surrounded by equestrian farms.The screened porch overlooking the magnificent pool is perfect for grilling with the family after a long day of swimming.

Sleeps: 10 people

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4. Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Illinois

This stunning Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home is located in an idyllic Oak Park neighborhood with fantastic nearby restaurants and many things to do. The city of Chicago, IL is only 25 minutes away. The home’s large backyard with gardens, decks, and an in-ground swimming pool are perfect for family get togethers!

Sleeps: 8 people

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5. Modern peaceful retreat in Texas

This modern home is located on an acre of private land in a small gated community in West Austin, TX. The house has a Chef's kitchen and a stunning outdoor area complete with a pool and beautiful terrace that can be enjoyed in complete privacy. Moreover, you’re only 20 minutes from downtown Austin.

Sleeps: 15 people

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6. Cul-de-sac living in California

This home sits on a cul-de-sac in a quiet, friendly gated community near Palm Springs, CA. This gem has a beautiful large stone patio with a built-in gas barbecue and bar, a private saltwater pebble-bottom pool and spa with three waterfalls, surrounded by lush and night-lit palm trees and flowers. Palm Springs is also a great place to get out and hike, bike, or hit a tennis or golf ball.

Sleeps: 6 people

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7. Mountain view home in British Columbia

This modern mountain home is located in the heart of Fernie, an iconic ski destination in the Rocky Mountains of beautiful British Columbia. This home’s extra-large and very private backyard is perfect for summertime barbecues and nighttime hot tub soaks, whatever the season.

Sleeps: 6 people

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8. Lakeside home in Ontario

Only five minutes from downtown Kingston, ON, this home rests in Portsmouth Village on the shore of Lake Ontario. There is a patio table perfect for dining al fresco, comfortable chairs for afternoon tea or an evening cocktail, and an inground solar heated swimming pool, which stays open from late May to early September, perfect for tanning or taking a few laps.

Sleeps: 6 people

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9. Log house near Quebec

This log house is the perfect place to escape from urban life and is only 50 minutes from Québec City. This nature-lover refuge has direct access to a lake, a spa, and a private beach volleyball field.

Sleeps: 14 people

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10. Private lake house in Nova Scotia

This Lake House is in Chester Basin, NS on a large private lakefront lot. From kayaking and swimming during the long summer months to skating and ice fishing in the winter, this Lake House is your perfect all year round oasis!

Sleeps: 8 people

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We only chose 10 homes with amazing backyards, but there are many more to choose from.  Check out more beautiful backyards by using one of the following filters during your home exchange search: Pool, Balcony/Terrace, Garden, Jacuzzi, or Playground.

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