The sun is high and the scent of freshly grilled brats and burgers is wafting through the air. That can only mean one thing — summer is here! ‘Tis the season for enjoying the outdoors and hosting get-togethers with friends and family. All you need is the perfect space.
We’ve gathered up some of our favorite homes currently for sale, all of which come equipped with decks, fire pits, pergolas and the like — aka all the ingredients you’ll need for a perfect summer spent outdoors. Let the grilling begin!
A Serene, Lakeside Hangout
526 Spring Lake, Holland | Agent: Judy Miller
This stately, brick home features nearly 7,000 feet of living space and luxury amenities. While the steam shower, walk-in closets and three-car garage are impressive to say the least, we’re particularly drawn to the sunny side of this home — a tiered deck, gazebo and lakeside swing.
Elegant Yet Comfortable
4340 Cranberry Lane, Sylvania | Agent: Heather Smith LaPoint
There’s no doubt about it — this home is the epitome of comfortable elegance. Inside, you’ll find a stunning two-story foyer, gorgeous chandeliers, arched windows and a spa-like master bath. And outside, a large deck overlooking a private, half acre backyard. Imagine stirring up a refreshing sipper in the kitchen before retreating to the deck and watching the kids or the dog run on the lawn!
A Hidden Oasis
25188 Rocky Harbour Drive, Perrysburg | Agent: Victoria Elchert Valle (Luhring)
The open layout of this home (complete with interior arches) is perfect for those looking for a bit more space. But you’ll be even more thrilled with the setup out back! The windows and back deck overlook almost an acre of land, including a secluded, shaded area with an adorable playground and free-standing porch swing.
A Luxe Home With a Lovely Lawn
4543 Blystone Valley, Maumee | Agent: Rick Prokup
This gorgeous four-bedroom home has it all — stainless steel appliances, a glass tile backsplash, a finished basement, updated bathrooms and extra storage — but don’t overlook the giant lawn! You can enjoy the space while sitting on the back stone patio, which includes plenty of space for a grill and furniture.
A Summer-Ready Patio
8359 Snapdragon Lane, Monclova | Agent: Victoria Elchert Valle (Luhring)
There’s so much to love about this home in Montclova. Once you’re done exploring the open floor plan and vaulted ceilings inside, step out onto the gorgeous, blue stone patio. Can’t you just imagine weekend afternoons spent relaxing under the built-in shade sails, or grilling on the built in gas grill? Pure bliss.
An Idyllic Retreat
8917 Oak Valley Road, Holland | Agent: Mark Kruse
If there’s one word to describe this backyard, it’s idyllic. The gorgeous landscaping, wooded lot and views of the lake draw you in from the get go, and would make for a serene setting during any season. The paved patio offers a shady spot to take it all in, or you could venture out to the water and sit on the steps framed by the archway.
The Ultimate in Outdoor Entertaining
1416 Castlebury, Temperance, MI | Agent: Susan Kruse
This gorgeous five-bedroom home in Temperance is filled to the brim with cozy and elegant features. Take, for instance, the luxe all-white master bath, or the expansive kitchen with granite countertops. If that’s not enough, the outdoor entertainment area houses two patios and a grilling deck — plenty of room for summer fun!
A Built in Brunch Space
3055 Quarry Road, Maumee | Agent: Victoria Elchert Valle (Luhring)
This beautiful five-bedroom home is king when it comes to curb appeal, boasting a stunning manicured lawn, a charming exterior and a covered gazebo. That gazebo is one of our favorite features, and is the perfect spot for hosting a sunny tea party, brunch, or just happy hour with a few friends.
Your Own Private Park
3640 W. Bancroft Street, Ottawa Hills | Agent: Tony Bassett
This property in Ottawa Hills feels like a private park. The home itself is remodeled and offers cozy living spaces and a warm atmosphere, and if you step out back, you’ll be taken aback with stunning views and a private bridge over the river to a spacious yard and outdoor fireplace.
A Home on the Water
12451 Lagoon Drive, Curtice | Agents: Chris Hall and Victoria Elchert Valle (Luhring)
This lakefront getaway is close to two major marinas, so if you’re a fan of the water, it offers almost unparalleled access. Enjoy that convenience while relaxing on the gorgeous deck, or step inside to enjoy breathtaking views from almost every room.
Which Home is Your Favorite?
We had so much fun gathering up these properties and imagining summer afternoons spent in their backyards! Which one is your favorite? We’d love to hear about it in the comments.
Remember, these homes are all for sale. If you find yourself daydreaming, reach out to the listed agent for a showing and more information.