Last Updated on June 19, 2023 by Rental Recon
Many guests choose Airbnb rentals that boast amazing outdoor features. Keep reading to find out how I furnish my Airbnb rental’s outdoor spaces to attract new and repeat guests.
Here is the Best Outdoor Furniture for Airbnb:
Outdoor furniture for Airbnb should include these essential items:
- Comfortable Seating
- Adirondack Chairs
- Large Dining Table and Chairs
- Umbrella with a Base
- Gas Fireplace
- Outdoor String Lights
- Outdoor Speakers
- Outdoor Rug
Why Should You Get Outdoor Furniture for Your Airbnb?
If your property has an outdoor area, you should definitely be maximizing the use of your space. Many guests choose the Airbnb that they stay at based on the number of available amenities.
It is also important to remember that some guests do not have access to comfortable or safe outdoor spaces at home, which makes them jump at the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor space while on vacation. This is good advice for all hosts, but particularly for those in predominantly outdoor markets.
Factors to Consider When Buying Outdoor Furniture for Your Airbnb
As Airbnb Superhosts, we have had the opportunity to furnish outdoor spaces at a number of our properties.
There are several things you will want to consider, such as the size of your property and the number of guests you are hosting, as well as the durability, comfort, design, and ease of assembly of the furniture you select.
Number of Guests
The number of guests you plan to host at your property can be a significant factor in the type, size, and design of the outdoor furniture you provide.
For example, a two-person cottage will not need seven armchairs to make the patio enjoyable. Similarly, providing two individual lounge chairs for a property that sleeps 12 is equally inappropriate.
However, some items, like an outdoor speaker, are enjoyable amenities regardless of the number of guests you host. Ultimately, considering the size of your property and the number of guests you anticipate hosting, can help you decide what type of outdoor furniture you need to provide.
As we know, all rental furniture is more likely to suffer above-average wear and tear. This is especially true for outdoor furniture because it is exposed to both the elements and the guests.
Choosing materials that fare well in your geographic region, are stain and sun resistant, and can also put up with heavy use will be the best options for your outdoor furniture.
Treated or fake wood, metal with a protective sealant, and plastic are common materials for outdoor furniture. If your furniture includes cushions, choosing laminate or heavy-duty canvas can help prevent fading, stains, and tears. Additionally, consider waterproof or water-resistant materials to extend the life of your furniture.
Typically, outdoor furniture does not need to be as comfortable as indoor furniture. However, you want your guests to feel welcome in those outdoor spaces.
Cushioned outdoor options are going to be the most comfortable, but harder to maintain. Luckily, there are still several options we have found that provide comfort while still being sturdy and durable.
Your first step should be making sure there is sufficient seating for your guests, as it is the most basic way to make an outdoor space more comfortable.
Secondly, consider the region your property is in. If you have a snowy mountain retreat, consider providing heaters and extra outdoor blankets to keep guests cozy. On the other hand, if your property is a sun-soaked beach getaway, consider an umbrella or large fan to provide a cooler space for guests to relax.
Design-wise, it’s important to balance fashion and function. You’ll want to choose an option that is well-made and easy to use.
If the furniture you select includes features like reclining backs or the ability to rock or swing, be sure that it is designed well enough that the mechanics won’t break down regardless of heavy use by guests.
It’s also important to match the general aesthetic of the rest of your property. However, being outside means there are fewer design elements to match directly. This means you have more creative freedom to select stunning standout pieces.
Depending upon the type of outdoor furniture you choose, there may be assembly required. The amount of time and effort it will take to set up the furniture should be a consideration when you are evaluating the overall price.
Moreover, not only will you want the furniture to be easy to assemble, but you might also want to consider how easy or difficult it is to move.
Outdoor furniture is moved more frequently than indoor furniture. You might want to keep some in storage during certain times of the year to protect it from the element. Guests may also rearrange depending on the available views or additional amenities, like firepits or heaters.
Outdoor Patio Furniture Set
Comfortable seating is the most essential outdoor furniture for an Airbnb. Guests won’t enjoy your outdoor space without a comfy place to relax. The U-MAX 7 Piece Outdoor Patio Furniture Set is an all-weather wicker sofa set that will bring your outdoor seating area to the next level.
What’s Included in the 7-Piece Set?
The U-MAX outdoor furniture set comes with seven pieces, so you have a lot of freedom to set up your seating arrangement. Included in this set is:
- Two corner sofas
- Four armless sofas
- One coffee table
Additionally, you can rearrange the pieces to fit your space and create a relaxing and comfortable setting.
Is this Outdoor Furniture Durable?
The U-MAX furniture is made with a powder-coated steel frame with weather-resistant PE rattan wicker on top. You’ll find that it is sturdy and durable, as well as weather-resistant. The cushions are 3.5” thick foam, along with waterproof polyester covers and a zipper closure. You can choose from the following cushion colors:
All the cushion covers can be removed and machine washed. They are anti-UV and fade-resistant so they won’t change color in the sun.
The coffee table has the same sturdy frame as the sofa and has a tempered glass top. Ultimately, it is both stylish and easy to clean.
Overall Thoughts on the U-MAX Outdoor Furniture Set
I purchased this furniture set for the pool deck at my Airbnb in Florida. This set is certainly stylish, looks beautiful outside, and provides my guests with a comfortable place to relax in the shade by the pool. The bright blue cushions add a pop of color to my outdoor space, and so far, this set has held up great in the Florida sun and rain.
Regardless of whether your Airbnb is in a tropical paradise or a rustic mountain town; Adirondack chairs fit any style. Your guests will love lounging in the SERWALL Adirondack Chair.
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Features of the SERWALL Adirondack Chair
My favorite feature of these chairs is that they are foldable. This is perfect if you need to store your chairs when your Airbnb isn’t being used.
These chairs are made from high-impact polystyrene but feel like natural wood. The poly lumber material makes them highly durable and weatherproof. It doesn’t matter if they are in the blazing sun or surround a fire pit in the snow; these chairs are made to last.
You can purchase the SERWALL Adirondack chairs in the following colors:
- Aruba Blue
- Black and Grey
All colors are fade-proof and won’t splinter, crack, peel, or rot. Additionally, SERWALL offers customers a lifetime guarantee to ensure that you are happy with your purchase.
Overall Thoughts on the SERWALL Adirondack Chairs
Ultimately, Adirondack chairs are classic and timeless. Regardless of whether our property is lakeside, beachfront, by the pool, or has a balcony overlooking the city., Adirondacks can improve any outdoor space. These chairs are extremely durable as well as low maintenance. You don’t have to store them away in bad weather, but they conveniently fold up for easy storage if you want to.
Large Dining Table and Chairs
I wanted to give guests the option to eat outside, so I added the Maui Modern Dining Table and Bench Set to my Airbnb’s patio. This solid Acacia wood-slatted table and bench is weather-resistant and therefore perfect for outdoor spaces.
- Set includes 4 chairs, 1 bench, and 1 dining table
- Made with solid acacia wood, perfect for outdoor use
- Each chair supports up to 250 lbs. Bench supports up to 400 lbs.
- Resistant to a variety of outdoor elements
- Apply teak oil every 2-3 months
Several Options for Any Size Space
I love that this set from the Walker Edison store has several dining tables and seating options, so you can pick the set that best fits your outdoor area. This set is available in sets of three pieces up to seven pieces. You can choose the 55-inch to 79-inch extendable table or the 60-inch table. It also comes in brown, dark brown, or grey.
By applying teak oil every two to three months, you will be able to keep this set looking brand new while also extending the life of the wood.
Cons of the Modern Dining Table and Bench Set
All things considered, my one complaint about this table is that it was complicated to assemble. Some pre-drilled holes didn’t line up, so you will need additional tools to put this furniture together. Although the table was of great quality, the hardware felt cheap, so I replaced it before putting it together.
Umbrella with a Base
If your Airbnb features a pool, it is essential to add a great umbrella like the PHI VILLA 15ft Patio Umbrella. This umbrella is extra-large with three tops and will provide shade for all your guests while they lounge by the pool.
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- With More Shade: 15ft double-sided patio umbrella provides extra large shade for your family and friends, which is ideal for both residential and commercial locations
- Easy to Use: With easy crank lift for smooth opening and closing. Umbrella Base are included and can also be used with patio furniture set
- 100% Polyester Canopy: PHI VILLA double sided outdoor umbrellas canopy are made of 100% polyester fabric that can be waterproof, breathable, long lasting, fade resistant, UV protective and easy to clean
The frame is durable powder-coated steel, so it is rust-proof. You can quickly crank this umbrella open and closed for storage, and the 5+2+5 sturdy ribs design also allows it to stand up to strong wind and weather. The umbrella fabric is 100% polyester and is waterproof, fade-resistant, UV-protective, and easy to clean.
You can purchase the PHI VILLA Patio umbrella in the following colors:
- Dark Red
With these choices, you can match this umbrella to any outdoor décor.
Overall Thoughts on the PHI VILLA Patio Umbrella
I purchased this umbrella for the pool deck at my Airbnb in Florida. In particular, I love the extra-large design, which provides a large shady area, perfect for hot Florida summers. Despite the large shade, this umbrella is very sturdy. Additionally, it still looks great even after an extended time in the sun and elements.
Finally, no outdoor space is complete without a great BBQ. There is nothing better than enjoying a nice evening outside and grilling your dinner, so make sure your Airbnb has a grill like the Cuisinart Five Burner Gas Grill.
- COOKING POWER: Five 10,000 BTU burners provide a total 50,000 btus of cooking power, with an additional 12,000 btu side burner
- COOKING SPACE: The grill is equipped with 460 square inches of cooking space with an additional 202 square inch warming rack
- CAST IRON GRATES: Heavy-duty cast iron cooking grates are great for retaining heat
- PREP SPACE: Two 18" x 13" side tables provide ample space for food prep while grilling"
Features of the Cuisinart Five Burner Grill
This affordable grill is packed with excellent features that allow your guests to easily prepare entire meals.
- Five 10,000 BTU burners for a total of 50,000 BTUs of cooking power
- 12,000 BTU side burner
- 460 square inches of cook space and a 202 square inch warming rack
- Heavy-duty cast-iron grates for durability and longevity
- Two 18”x13” side prep tables
Since I have added this grill to my Airbnb, I have received so many positive comments and feedback from guests who said they loved enjoying their time grilling outside rather than cooking in the kitchen.
One piece of furniture that will add a “wow” factor to your Airbnb’s outdoor space is a fire pit table. I purchased the Best Choice Gas Fire Pit Table, and I am so happy with this addition to my rental property’s patio.
- ELEGANT OUTDOOR FURNITURE: The perfect combination of style and functionality on your patio or in the backyard, with a beautiful wicker design and aluminum tabletop
- GLASS WIND GUARD: Ignite a warm, inviting flame over the sparkling glass rocks and watch it burn all night, as an included glass wind guard adds elegant appeal while keeping the fire going even during a breeze
- CONVENIENT HIDEAWAY TANK HOLDER: Intelligently crafted with a pullout gas tank holder, so you can change your propane tank in a flash and tuck it away to stay completely out of sight; works with a standard 20-pound propane tank at 50,000 BTU
Best Choice Gas Fire Pit Table Design
Obviously, this fire pit table is very stylish with a grey wicker design, aluminum tabletop, glass wind guard, and hideaway gas tank holder. The flame burns over sparkling glass rocks, making a warm and inviting atmosphere.
The wicker is high-quality and weather-resistant, but this table also comes with a durable fabric cover so you can protect it when it’s not in use.
Pros and Cons of the Best Choice Fire Pit Table
I love the stylish design of this table, and it is great to have extra table space in the outdoor seating area. The 20-pound gas tank is cleverly hidden in the pullout holder, so it doesn’t take away from the look. Assembly was a challenge, so I would recommend paying for the expert assembly option if you’re not skilled with putting together products.
Outdoor String Lights
In order to create a warm and inviting atmosphere on your patio, add a set of Brightech Ambiance Pro Outdoor String Lights. With this set of string lights, you get 48ft of waterproof, commercial-grade LED patio lights. You can also choose from warm white, neutral white, or soft white to create the perfect ambiance.
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- Energy Saving LED Outdoor String Lights: 48 ft long string lights with 15 energy saving, high efficiency 2 watt LED standard base bulbs. 3' between bulbs and up to 20 strands for connections. Brightech porch string lights are approved for residential and commercial lighting and they never get hot even after being on for hours. (Please NOTE: Bulbs are dimmable, dimmer sold separately. Made for use with 110v only.)
Features of the Brightech String Lights
Each bulb is a 2 watt LED light making these lights simultaneously highly efficient and energy-saving. They are approved for residential or commercial settings because they don’t get hot even after hours of use.
The string lights feature exposed filaments to give off a warm glow that will turn your patio into a romantic old-world bistro.
I love that these light strands can be plugged in end-to-end if you need more than 15ft to decorate your space. They also have a dimmer to set the perfect amount of light and create the ideal ambiance.
Once your outdoor area is set up with the perfect furniture, you need a durable outdoor speaker like the Klipsch Outdoor Speaker. These speakers are cleverly designed to blend in with your backyard landscaping so you can enjoy your favorite music without looking at a bulky speaker.
Klipsch Outdoor Speaker Features
These outdoor speakers have a 6.5-inch dual voice coil polymer woofer and dual ¾ inch polymer dome tweeters. This lets it play both left and right stereo signals with excellent quality and clarity. It can also be wired for mono-output if you use two speakers.
You can purchase this speaker in either granite or sandstone finish. Both designs are durable and UV-resistant, perfect for listening all year round.
Durable Outdoor Rug
Finally, an outdoor rug adds a nice decorative touch to an outdoor space. I chose this Gertmenian 6×9 Outdoor Rug for my patio, and I love how it looks. It is made from highly durable and weatherproof polypropylene and is easy to wash off with a garden hose. It dries quickly and doesn’t collect water, so you don’t have to worry about leaving it out in the rain.
- INDOOR/OUTDOOR: Perfect for use in the backyard, patio, porch, balcony, deck, sunroom or any high traffic area indoors including the laundry room or mudroom. To clean your area rug, simply wash off with a garden hose! Quick-drying material.
- PRODUCT DETAILS: Dimension 78" X 114". Pile Height - 0. 2". Product may contain creases upon arrival. Please allow time for creases to flatten and settle.
- UV STABILIZATION: Yarns are treated to resist UV rays and are built to withstand outdoor elements such as mold, mildew and stains.100% tri-color polypropylene (olefin) yarns create subtle color shading and crisp design detail.
Gertmenian offers several patterns and colors so you can pick the rug that matches your patio and style. It is resistant to UV rays and won’t fade even if it is in the sun all year long.
I love the way this outdoor rug tied together my outdoor seating area. It makes my space look comfortable, stylish, and inviting.
Final Thoughts on the Best Outdoor Furniture for Airbnb
In summary, the outdoor space at your Airbnb can be turned into your number one selling point by just adding a few pieces of essential furniture and accessories. A comfortable seating area, a warm fire pit table, and ambient lighting will provide an excellent experience for your guests. Without a doubt, an enjoyable outdoor space will leave them wanting to return to your Airbnb again and again.
For more ideas about essential items that will elevate your Airbnb to the next level, you should also check out our article about the 55 vacation rental essentials every host should have.