6 second home must-haves for endless summer fun

Published Date: January 17, 2023

Aerial view of a home on the South Carolina coast
When the weather starts to heat up, having the right amenities in your second home can mean the difference between a good time and a great time. Here are six essentials for non-stop summer fun.


Nothing says summer like a pool — especially if it gives off beach vibes like the pool at Paradise Palms. A pool is an essential for hanging out, staying cool and soaking up the sun during those long summer days. Throw in some lounge chairs, palm trees, beach house decor and an outdoor sauna, and you’ll be golden.
Pool in South Carolina
Pacaso listing: Paradise Palms — Isle of Palms, SC

Rooftop deck

A pool is great and all, but what about one with an amazing view? The rooftop deck at Coastal Treehouse is the ideal setting for catching a breeze and a view of the swaying palm trees from the infinity pool. This elevated lounge area will be your go-to summer spot. 
Deck with pool and palm trees
Pacaso listing: Coastal Treehouse — Sullivan’s Island, SC

Waterfront porch

With the right views and outdoor amenities, a porch can be just the right place to escape the heat. This inviting lanai at Windmill Palms makes it easy to entertain outdoors and enjoy a calming vibe by the water. Plus, direct access to the bay makes boating, paddleboarding and other water activities a breeze.
Pool in Marco Island Florida
Pacaso listing: Windmill Palms — Marco Island, FL

Fire pit

When things cool down on those summer nights, a fire pit is an absolute must. Fire pits provide a cozy destination for savoring fresh drinks, small bites and good conversations. This inviting fire pit at Spindrift radiates warmth and comfort, complete with gorgeous sunset views.
Rooftop deck with firepit and sunset views
Pacaso listing: Spindrift — Carmel Highlands, CA

Wraparound views

What’s an iconic summer experience? Relaxing on a breezy wraparound porch while sipping a drink. Desert Haven takes it up a notch by providing a dreamy wraparound deck, an infinity pool and spectacular views of the Arizona mountains. 
Exterior of Scottsdale home
Pacaso listing: Desert Haven — Cave Creek, AZ

Outdoor entertaining space

A luxurious outdoor space is hands-down the most important summer essential — think outdoor kitchen and grill, chaise lounge chairs perched under umbrellas and an inviting pool and sauna.  At Escondido, you’ll have all the amenities you need to offer your guests the ultimate R&R this summer.
Backyard of Malibu estate with fire pit and lounge chairs
Pacaso listing: Escondido — Malibu, CA

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