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

Friday
Sep 25
3:30am | 2:30c
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
Oct 16
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 1

A chalet by the lake at Missouri's waterfront community, Innsbrook Resort.

Gail and Picha grew up spending their summers by the lake and have always dreamt of giving their four daughters the same vacation experiences. Only an hour and a half outside of their St. Louis, MO hometown, Innsbrook Resort is the perfect weekend escape for the family. Ready to make their dreams a reality, the couple enlists the help of real estate agent, Dan Dieckmann, to find them a lakeside retreat all for under $225,000.

Sunday
Nov 8
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 1

Pursuing A Penn Yan Peace of Mind

Nick and Marie are from the Rochester area of upstate New York. Self proclaimed workaholics, they would love to find a vacation home where they can not only escape the stress of their hectic work schedule but also spend quality time with their two grown daughters, Alyssa and Angela. Nick and Marie have always found the water to be very soothing, and they feel a lake house would provide the perfect backdrop for optimal family relaxation. They've targeted the quaint, countryside town of Penn Yan, which sits on Keuka Lake, one of the eleven Finger Lakes in Western New York. With the assistance of real estate agent, Mark Moon, Nick and Marie hope to land a lakefront sanctuary for under $325,000.

Thursday
Nov 19
6pm | 5c
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
Dec 31
7:30pm | 6:30c
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.

Friday
Jan 1
3am | 2c
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.

Sunday
Apr 17
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 3, Episode 5

Sunsets and Savings on Lake Champlain New York

Peter and Kathryn met in high school and one of their very first dates was along the shores of Lake Champlain, in upstate New York. Soon they not only fell in love with each other and were married but they both developed a strong bond with the tranquil atmosphere the lake provided. Now, while busy raising four children, Peter and Kathryn feel there would be no better place for the entire family to escape their hectic city lives than back on Lake Champlain. After diligently saving for a long period of time, they hope local real estate agent, Jo Anna Giltner, can score them the perfect vacation home for $365,000 or less.

Friday
Jul 22
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 9

Kickin' Back on Lake Keowee, SC

Raised in a small mountain town near Lake Tahoe, Tim and Tina always pictured themselves living on a lake. With all of their roots now in Charleston, SC, they're seeking a lakefront lodge a short drive away on Lake Keowee, SC. With the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, Lake Keowee has all of the hiking, fishing, and water sporting the couple and their family could ever want. With the help of real estate agent Mike Roach, Tim and Tina are putting the spotlight on a family base for under $350,000.

Sunday
Jul 31
1:30am | 12:30c
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.

Saturday
Jul 22
5:30pm | 4:30c
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
Aug 17
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 5

Sunsets and Savings on Lake Champlain New York

Peter and Kathryn met in high school and one of their very first dates was along the shores of Lake Champlain, in upstate New York. Soon they not only fell in love with each other and were married but they both developed a strong bond with the tranquil atmosphere the lake provided. Now, while busy raising four children, Peter and Kathryn feel there would be no better place for the entire family to escape their hectic city lives than back on Lake Champlain. After diligently saving for a long period of time, they hope local real estate agent, Jo Anna Giltner, can score them the perfect vacation home for $365,000 or less.

Thursday
Aug 31
7pm | 6c
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 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.

Thursday
Dec 14
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 9

Kickin' Back on Lake Keowee, SC

Raised in a small mountain town near Lake Tahoe, Tim and Tina always pictured themselves living on a lake. With all of their roots now in Charleston, SC, they're seeking a lakefront lodge a short drive away on Lake Keowee, SC. With the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, Lake Keowee has all of the hiking, fishing, and water sporting the couple and their family could ever want. With the help of real estate agent Mike Roach, Tim and Tina are putting the spotlight on a family base for under $350,000.

Thursday
Dec 14
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Thursday
Dec 14
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 11

Livin' Large in Lake County, FL

Robin and her three children have loved living in Lake County, FL for over 20 years, but their small home in the historic district of Eustis is bursting at the beams. With over 1,400 lakes to choose from, this water sports mecca is the perfect place to find a big home with an even bigger view. With the help of their friend and real estate agent, Karen Riscinto, Robin and her kids are picking the perfect lakefront home for under $275,000.

Thursday
Dec 14
7:30pm | 6:30c
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
Dec 14
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 13

Ducking High Prices in Tallahassee

PJ and Aimee have been married four years and live in Tallahassee, Florida. After the recent birth of their first child, Tyler, and potentially more kids on the way, they need a larger living space. Having both grown up near the water, they're interested in finding a lake house for the tranquility and outdoor recreation it would offer them every day. They've narrowed their search to the northeastern side of town, a neighborhood brimming with lakeside possibilities. Concerned they may not be able to check off every item on their wish list, while staying on budget, PJ and Aimee have enlisted real estate agent, Chip Williams. They're hoping Chip can help transform their lakefront dreams into reality for under $350,000.

Thursday
Dec 14
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 6, Episode 11

Settling In on Seneca Lake, New York

Pam and Rick live in Mount Airy, Maryland, with their two children. After years of visiting Pam's family in central New York, they discovered the nearby Finger Lakes region and fell in love. They are sold on Seneca Lake's wineries, waterfalls and picturesque farmland and are ready to commit to the area by purchasing a lakefront vacation home. A local real estate agent will help this family of four settle into the sloping hills of Seneca Lake, all for under $250,000.

Thursday
Dec 14
9pm | 8c
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
Dec 14
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Heading Home to the Lakes of Hot Springs, Arkansas

Elizabeth and Scott spent summers growing up on the lakes of Hot Springs, Arkansas. After living in Virginia for over a decade, they are ready to return to their roots, this time with their son, Jackson. With the help of local real estate agent, Cindy Meyers, this family of three will look to find a lakefront lodging for under $375,000.

Thursday
Dec 14
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 2

Lounging at North Carolina's Lovely Lake Norman

Dan and Michelle are from Charlotte, North Carolina, and both grew up around water. They have two kids, Hailey and Jax, with whom they are eager to share their lakefront love. With the help of real estate agent, Eric Taylor, they hope to find the perfect waterfront property on Lake Norman for only $350,000.

Thursday
Dec 14
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 3

Legacy on Logan Martin Lake, Alabama

Steve and Roxann live in Alabaster, Alabama and have been married for 30 years. Ever since their two kids were young, they've vacationed along the shores of Logan Martin Lake. As the children grew up learning how to swim, fish, and water ski, the entire family developed a very special connection with the area. Unfortunately most of these trips would only last a single day or weekend. So now Steve and Roxann feel they're ready to purchase a home of their own, so the family can enjoy the lake for extended periods of time and come and go as they please. With the help of real estate agent, Nicole Anderson Walters, they hope to find their very own lakeside haven for $300,000 or less.

Thursday
Dec 14
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 4

Take A Break On Smith Lake, Alabama

Joseph and Leslie live in Birmingham, Alabama and have been married four years. While raising two children and working full-time, there aren't many opportunities for relaxation. So after careful planning and a long period of saving, Joseph and Leslie are finally ready to look for a vacation home where they can escape and enjoy time together as a family. They first heard about Smith Lake through friends and after visiting on several occasions they fell in love with the area. Now, with the help of real estate agent, Justin Dyar, they hope to find their own lakeside sanctuary for under $350,000.

Thursday
Dec 14
11:30pm | 10:30c
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!

Friday
Dec 15
12am | 11c

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