Pursuing Peace of Mind

A workaholic couple in Penn Yan, NY, chooses a lake house for quiet time.
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Dreams of living on the dock of the bay can come true, even on the tightest budget. We show home seekers how to find the lakefront property of their dreams without breaking the bank. Each week we help a family discover an affordable location that proves you don't need a boatload of cash to live on the lake.
Season 1, Episode 10

Searching for Brant Lake Bliss

Brian and Eileen are from Ballston, New York and have been married for 14 years. Between raising their two daughters and managing a family business, life at home has become hectic. Brian and Eileen would love to find a vacation home where they can get away and spend quality time together as a family. Having both grown up around the water they feel a lake house would be the perfect setting for building lasting family memories. With a variety of lakes in the Adirondacks of New York to chose from, they've decided on the private but sizable Brant Lake. While Eileen wouldn't mind spending less money on a fixer-upper, Brian is set on finding a turnkey ready home. With the help of

Saturday
Sep 5
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 5

A Wake Zone to Call Home on Lake Oconee

Brett and Sarah are a young couple just starting out on their adventure together, but after both growing up in Michigan, the one thing they're sure of is there's no place like home on a lake. After relocating to Georgia, they're looking to take up residence waterside and start their own family on beautiful Lake Oconee. With only a $350,000 budget, they have enlisted the help of real estate agent, Ed Okenica, to help them invest their nest egg wisely, and make sure they don't get in too deep over their heads.

Friday
Nov 13
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Searching for a Lakefront Rocky Mountain Roost in Summit County, Colorado

A job opportunity for Mike has moved the DeBell family from the California coast to Colorado, but without a nearby ocean they are feeling very disconnected to the drink. They've decided in order to get closer to the water; a vacation home in nearby Summit County is a must. But with Mike's busy work schedule, Lisa is searching solo with her son, Andrew, for a lakefront retreat to bring the family back together and back to nature. Wanting to spend less than $299,000, mother and son enlist the help of real estate agent, Sara Austin, to help them choose a home in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, without breaking the bank.

Thursday
Jan 7
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

A Couple Combs the Cayuga Lake Area Hoping to Find a Home on the Water

Stephanie and Mike have lived in the Finger Lake region all their lives but are now ready to find a home of their own where they can entertain their friends and someday raise a family of their own. They both love the idea of living right on the water but are not sure if their budget of $250,000 will get them the space they desire in a lakefront property. Stephanie and Mike enlist the help of real estate agent and high school friend, Simon Fricano, to help make their dream of living on Cayuga Lake a reality.

Thursday
Jan 14
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 7

Retreating to Table Rock Lake in Southwestern Missouri

Ken and Ro are looking to find a lakeside retreat to escape their busy lifestyles during the week. After spending many weekends at Table Rock Lake in Southwestern Missouri, they know that its crystal clear waters and miles of shoreline will provide a perfect oasis from their daily lives. But finding a lakeside home that meets all of their needs, in their budget of $350,000 is no easy feat. With the help of local real estate agent, Linda Schlax, Ken and Ro set out to find their perfect lake escape.

Thursday
Jun 23
9pm | 8c
Season 2, Episode 8

Home Sweet Home Lake Martin, Alabama

John and Holly have been taking their two kids to the beach on the gulf coast for years, but with beautiful Lake Martin less than an hour away from their home in Auburn, it seemed like the obvious choice to look lakeside when it came time to purchase a vacation home on the water; especially with the bevy of activities that can keep them active year round on the lake! After making the leap to buy closer to home, the Parkers enlist the help of local real estate agent, Amy Clark, to help them take advantage of one of Alabama's most premier and pristine getaways, all for under $300,000.

Friday
Jun 24
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Lovin' Life on Lake Greenwood, South Carolina

Janet and David enjoy taking their boat out for weekend excursions, cruising the local lakes in and around their hometown of Asheville, North Carolina. But they've found that the constant traveling and trailering of their vessel takes up too much valuable time that could be spent relaxing on the water. They're ready to streamline things and find peaceful respite, a place where they can walk out the front door, jump in their boat and hit the water at a moments notice. After doing some research, they've narrowed their search to Lake Greenwood, South Carolina. While they both agree on it being lakeside, David wants a sizable home while Janet prefers a cozy cabin with less upkeep. With the help of real estate agent, Jonathan Wiley, they hope to get on the same page and find a lakefront retreat for under $240,000.

Friday
Jun 24
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Maine's Majestic Moosehead Lake

After finding it hard to vacation comfortably with a family of seven, Tara and Doug decide to take the plunge and find the perfect fit for their family getaways on majestic Moosehead Lake in Maine. As a real estate agent by trade, Tara has given herself the ultimate challenge, to act as both the agent and the client while finding her family a lakefront property to make lasting memories while under the tight constraint of only a $100,000 budget.

Thursday
Jul 7
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

All in the Family in Lake Martin, Alabama.

A young Alabama couple, Lacey and John, have decided to return home to their native Lake Martin from bustling Birmingham. They agree that a return to the water's edge, where all their family is located, is the best place to put down roots and start a brood of their own. They enlist the help of local real estate agent, and Lacey's mom, Linda, to help them achieve their dream home on the water for only $375,000. After all, mother knows best!

Thursday
Aug 18
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 9

Lake Union Launch in Seattle, Washington

After answering an Internet ad looking for a companion to an arts festival in Nevada, Kelli met Don and quickly fell in love. Now, after eight years of marriage, they're tired of being landlocked in the Arizona desert and are hoping to find a home on Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. While Don and Kelli both have a mutual love of the water, Don doesn't just want a home with lake frontage or water views, he wants to live on the water, in a houseboat. With the help of real estate agent Kevin Bagley, Don hopes to convince Kelli to jump on-board with the nautical lifestyle and hopefully purchase a houseboat for under $300,000.

Saturday
Jul 22
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Seeking A Right Sized Retreat On Pokegama Lake

Terry and Kathy are from Cohasset, Minnesota, and have two children, Tyler and Nicole. They currently live near a lake but it's becoming less and less conducive to the outdoor recreations they enjoy. Tyler and Nicole will also soon be off to college so Terry and Kathy would like to 'right size' with a new, smaller, lake home. For years the family spent time visiting friends on nearby Pokegama Lake and they all fell in love with the area and its rustic amenities. Now, Terry and Kathy want a home on Pokegama of their own, a place where they can walk out the backdoor, jump in their boat, and head out onto the lake. Concerned they wont be able to find a place under their budget of $375,000, they've enlisted local real estate agent, Cindy DeGrio, to help with their search.

Thursday
Aug 31
11pm | 10c
Season 4, Episode 11

Waking up on Lake Waynoka, OH

Dayna and Dave have been coming to Lake Waynoka, Ohio together for over 15 years. With an abundance of amenities and recreation, this private gated community offers residents an unexpected resort experience that's perfect for a family of six. Local real estate agent, Dave Gilkerson, aids in the search to make this family's dreams of waking up on Lake Waynoka a reality, all for under $380,000.

Friday
Sep 15
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 6

Living Full-Time on Lake Erie, Ohio

College sweethearts are looking for their first home together along the stunning shores of Lake Erie. With help from his mother, a real estate agent, the couple sets out to find the perfect spot in Lakewood, OH, but find this location may be harder on the budget than expected.

Friday
Oct 13
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 10

Taking Stock in a Tennessee Treasure on Douglas Lake

A soon-to-be family of five is looking for a lakefront vacation home on Douglas Lake in eastern Tennessee. They're working with their real estate agent to find the perfect relaxation stop for both their family and the families they hope will rent their home.

Thursday
Oct 19
6pm | 5c
Season 5, Episode 12

Nothin' Like Lake Nottely

Tom and Dana live just outside Atlanta and have three kids. With a very hectic home life, they are looking for a place to get away and relax. Upon discovering the hidden gem of Lake Nottely, just two hours outside of the city, they decided this would be the ideal place for their lakefront vacation house. With the help of a real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect lakeside home for under $350,000.

Thursday
Oct 19
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Searching for a Lakefront Rocky Mountain Roost in Summit County, Colorado

A job opportunity for Mike has moved the DeBell family from the California coast to Colorado, but without a nearby ocean they are feeling very disconnected to the drink. They've decided in order to get closer to the water; a vacation home in nearby Summit County is a must. But with Mike's busy work schedule, Lisa is searching solo with her son, Andrew, for a lakefront retreat to bring the family back together and back to nature. Wanting to spend less than $299,000, mother and son enlist the help of real estate agent, Sara Austin, to help them choose a home in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, without breaking the bank.

Thursday
Oct 19
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 4

Searching for a lakeside cabin in Wisconsin's Northwoods areas.

Tim and Kelly spend their weeks working and taking care of their son, Jake. Ready to finally spend deserved time away from the hustle and bustle of their life in Minneapolis, the couple sets out to discover the perfect cabin by the lake. In love with the Wisconsin cabin lifestyle, Tim and Kelly reach out to local real estate agent, Dave McNulty, to help them find the perfect lakefront home in the Northwoods area all for under $325,000.

Thursday
Oct 19
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

A home by the water in Pennsylvania's aquatic playground, Blakeslee, PA.

Kasey and Dave lead busy lives in Lehigh Valley, PA, dreaming of spending outdoor summers splashing around with their four kids in a vacation property of their own. Just an hour from home, they have fallen for Blakeslee, PA, a water lover's wonderland nestled in the Pocono Mountains. With hopes of finding their exclusive piece of lakeside paradise, the couple enlists real estate agent Jeanne Bingham to help search for a family getaway for under $300,000.

Thursday
Oct 19
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 8

Sleepless for Sleepy Hollow Lake, NY

John and Melissa have the chance to move to upstate New York and give their kids the chance to experience the great outdoors. Sleepy Hollow Lake has the big water feel John is nostalgic for, but Melissa is more concerned with the house itself. Finding a blend of both exterior lakefront appeal and practical indoor design for under $300,000 is a tall order for real estate agent, Vicky Wolpert, but if she can check off all the boxes under budget, it will bring John and Melissa's dreams for their family to fruition.

Thursday
Oct 19
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 6, Episode 3

Heading for the Irish Hills of Michigan

Rick has been visiting the Irish Hills region of Michigan since he was 10 years old and his wife, Laurie, has been coming along since they started dating. With its rolling hills and crystal waters, the area's sentimental value is irreplaceable, so Rick and Laurie are ready to continue their family's legacy on the lake by purchasing a lakefront home. With their three children busy with school and work, they are hoping to find a house that draws everyone together again, but they aren't telling the kids until they find their dream home. A local real estate agent will help this couple surprise their children with a family vacation spot, all for under $300,000.

Thursday
Oct 19
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 4

Securing a Future on Lake Sinclair, Georgia

Nancy and Scott have worked toward a lakefront home their entire lives. Scott has had a job since he was twelve years old and Nancy, an immigrant from Argentina, worked her way up from housekeeper to business owner. After years of hard work, this self-made couple is ready to reward themselves with a family lake home on Lake Sinclair in Georgia. Located within two hours of their home in Marietta, Lake Sinclair is the perfect retreat for Scott, Nancy and their two children. With help from a local real estate agent, this couple hopes to achieve the ultimate American dream with a family lake home on the water for under $350,000.

Thursday
Oct 19
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 12

Aroostook County, The Crown of Maine

After meeting at a mutual friend's bonfire party, Greg and Sheila began dating and soon fell in love. Both divorcés quickly bonded over their children, who were already friends, as well as their shared love of the outdoors and water. As they look to the future, Greg and Sheila are interested in blending their two families under one roof. With the help of real estate agent, Jane Towle, Greg and Sheila hope to find a lakefront home for under $150,000.

Thursday
Oct 19
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

A Couple Searches for Their Dream Home on the Shore of Beautiful Lake Kerr in Clarksville, VA

Eddie and Michaela hope to find a home on the lake to escape the hustle and bustle of their lives during the week. They know that the beauty and laid back lifestyle of Kerr Lake in Clarksville, VA suits their needs perfectly; with lush, wooded surroundings, ample fishing and miles and miles of pristine shores. But, finding a lake house suitable for a family of four and in their budget of $250,000 has its challenges. With the help of local real estate agent, Bill Baker, Eddie and Michaela set out to find their home away from home.

Thursday
Oct 19
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 4

Maine's Majestic Moosehead Lake

After finding it hard to vacation comfortably with a family of seven, Tara and Doug decide to take the plunge and find the perfect fit for their family getaways on majestic Moosehead Lake in Maine. As a real estate agent by trade, Tara has given herself the ultimate challenge, to act as both the agent and the client while finding her family a lakefront property to make lasting memories while under the tight constraint of only a $100,000 budget.

Thursday
Oct 19
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

A home by the water in Pennsylvania's aquatic playground, Blakeslee, PA.

Kasey and Dave lead busy lives in Lehigh Valley, PA, dreaming of spending outdoor summers splashing around with their four kids in a vacation property of their own. Just an hour from home, they have fallen for Blakeslee, PA, a water lover's wonderland nestled in the Pocono Mountains. With hopes of finding their exclusive piece of lakeside paradise, the couple enlists real estate agent Jeanne Bingham to help search for a family getaway for under $300,000.

Friday
Oct 20
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 8

Sleepless for Sleepy Hollow Lake, NY

John and Melissa have the chance to move to upstate New York and give their kids the chance to experience the great outdoors. Sleepy Hollow Lake has the big water feel John is nostalgic for, but Melissa is more concerned with the house itself. Finding a blend of both exterior lakefront appeal and practical indoor design for under $300,000 is a tall order for real estate agent, Vicky Wolpert, but if she can check off all the boxes under budget, it will bring John and Melissa's dreams for their family to fruition.

Friday
Oct 20
12:30am | 11:30c

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