The existence of a large number of idle homesteads in rural areas not only causes waste of land resources, but also injures farmers' property rights and hinders the implementation of rural revitalization strategy. The emergence and vigorous development of rural leisure agriculture provides a new way of utilization and method for the development and utilization of rural homesteads. From the perspective of leisure agriculture, this paper analyzed the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of the overall development model of rural idle homestead, farmstay model and characteristic industry development model, and discussed the actual case to enrich the research on the development and utilization of idle homestead. It pointed out that there are problems such as insufficient tourism resources and single management content, lack of legal basis for revitalizing the homestead, lagging reform of rural land property rights system, and difficulty in expanding the space for leisure tourism development in the process of developing rural idle homestead. It is recommended to provide reference for the effective improvement of the efficiency of idle homestead utilization, increase farmers' income, and promote the rural revitalization strategy.