Planning a vacation can be stressful, between saving up vacation days and coordinating schedules, not to mention figuring out your flights and hotels. This is why investing in and creating the ultimate staycation right in your backyard is the perfect solution. With some imagination, creativity and the right pool builder, you can turn your backyard into the perfect getaway steps from home. If you do it right, you can enjoy all the best parts of a vacation without ever leaving your backyard.

So what should be included in your ultimate staycation oasis?

1. Custom Pool

There’s nothing more relaxing and exciting than having a pool in your backyard. And the most exciting thing about adding a pool is the design options are truly endless. From traditional designs to more natural-looking poolscapes with waterfalls and even grottos, you can create a beautiful pool that even the most exciting resort will envy. By working with a professional pool designer you’ll be able to make your wildest dreams come true for the perfect poolscape you can enjoy with family and friends for years to come.

2. Outdoor Kitchen

Being able to cook and dine al fresco is one of life’s most enjoyable experiences. Whether you’re looking to incorporate a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen or one that features an industrial grill and even a pizza oven, there are so many options available to customize an outdoor kitchen to meet your needs. Family fun oftentimes revolves around food, and having a functional, not to mention beautiful, outdoor kitchen where you can just stay outside, prep your food and just enjoy it, makes your outdoor oasis all the more exciting. 

3. Fire Pit or Fireplace

For those chillier summer nights or cooler winter months, adding a fire pit or fireplace is a great addition to your ultimate staycation. This will serve as a place where you can get the family together and go old school by roasting marshmallows, or you can host a party and move everyone outside to enjoy hanging out together under the stars. Fire Pits and fireplaces are great congregating spots for family, friends and amazing conversation.

4. Outdoor Seating

Outdoor seating is a must. Adding a few comfortable chairs or maybe a couch to complete the setting will create a space that’s perfect for entertaining or hanging out. You can plan to be around your fire pit or create a separate covered area to the side. Imagine getting to laze in, lounging on a soft sofa on a rainy day, and just enjoying a book. When was the last time you got to do that?

5. Custom Pool and Spa Combo

And finally, the luxury to end all luxuries — a pool and spa combo. Why travel hundreds of miles to pay for expensive resorts when you can pour yourself a glass of wine and unwind in your own luxurious amenities. Pool and spa combos allow you to combine the fun of swimming with a splash of relaxation in the warm waters of an adjoining spa. There are so many benefits to having a custom spa at your own discretion, including stress reduction, muscle and body relief, and better sleep, just to name a few.

Your Pearland Outdoor Living Experts

Whether you want to include some or all of these into your ultimate staycation is entirely up to you. It’s your home, and it’s the perfect time to turn it into your dream vacation spot. Add a little landscaping, and it will outdo even the best resorts throughout the country. Give the outdoor living experts at McKinney Custom Pools a call to schedule a design consultation today.

About the Company 
McKinney Custom Pools specializes in the design and construction of luxury pools, working closely with Pearland area homeowners to create beautiful pools customized to reflect their unique style and needs. Started by Anya and Jeremy McKinney, both long time Pearland residents, McKinney Custom Pools serves the areas of Friendswood, League City, Sienna Plantation, Sugar Land, Manvel, Kemah, Deer Park, and surrounding cities. 


Jeremy McKinney brings a work ethic that led him to a career in the NFL and Anya McKinney brings industry experience and a keen eye for pool design and details. When you work with McKinney Custom Pools in Pearland, you will be working directly with the owners who will make sure your project is done perfectly. 


McKinney Custom Pools is a member of the Better Business Bureau, The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP), and the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, among other prestigious business and swimming pool industry associations. Contact McKinney Custom Pools today to get started on your dream backyard.