A couple from Palm Beach County, FL, are looking for a relaxing getaway to spend more quality time with their daughter. They hope to find a lakeside home on Lake Chatuge, which sits on the North Carolina-Georgia border.
Married business owners with two daughters want a weekend escape from their hectic lives in Spokane, WA. They decide to look for a property on pristine Deer Lake for under $360,000.
Mark and Dorena are avid sailors from Chaumont, New York, and have two kids. While they love living in the village of Chaumont, they really want a waterfront cottage on Lake Ontario closer to their yacht club.
Bob and Lisa dream of spending more time near their family in Grand Lake, Colorado. With a love for the outdoors and a need for time to unwind, this Florida couple wants to find a vacation home perched on the deep blue waters along the Rocky Mountain National Park. With home prices reaching high into the millions, the couple enlists real estate agent, Adriane Hauck, to help them find the perfect retreat for under $375,000.
Ted and Amanda are from Jonesboro, Arkansas, and have two kids. After spending time at Cherokee Village with friends over the years, they've decided to purchase a vacation home and must choose between a turnkey or a fixer upper.
Jenny and Brett have lived with their children in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, for over a decade. With Brett's rotating work schedule it can be tough to plan a weekend trip, so they're looking to relocate to a permanent lake lifestyle in Polk County, Wisconsin. Located about 75 miles northeast of the Twin Cities, Polk County is the perfect rural location offering Jenny and Brett the wilderness wonderland they've been searching for. With the help of local real estate agent, Patti Katzmark, Jenny and Brett hope to hunt down a heck of a deal for under $360,000.
Herman and Susan live in Louisburg, Kansas with their two children, Mandy and Herman IV. They've been vacationing on the Lake of the Ozarks since 1997 and even bought a home there in 2007. But when the family realized they wanted to live in a more central location, closer to friends and all the lake action, they sold it. Now, Herman and Susan want to not only find a new home near the Hurricane Deck Bridge, but a property that has deep enough water and enough storage space for a brand new boat they plan to buy once their search is complete. With the help of real estate agent, Terry Summers, Herman and Susan hope to find a lakefront family getaway for $225,000 or less, because spending any more would cut into the boat budget and that's just not an option.
Sisters Gretchen and Natalie live with their families a couple of miles apart in San Diego, California. Despite residing in the same city, it can be hard to find time to spend time together, so they're craving a cabin to cozy up in on Big Bear Lake. Located just two and a half hours away, the area is a year-round recreational paradise, providing a unique mountain resort experience fit for the whole family. With the help of local real estate agent, Joe Kovich, these two families will search for a home with the bare necessities for under $350,000.
Veronica and Carlos have always loved spending their summers on Canyon Lake in Texas. Wanting to balance out parenthood with more fun times by the water, the couple is hoping to find a weekend getaway they can call their own.
Shawn introduced Danielle to the stunning shores of Sebago Lake, Maine, during a camping trip back when they first met. After getting married and having two children, Skylar and Kobe, the family has continued to enjoy the area for several years. But between lugging gear and trailering their boat back and forth, they find a lot of their valuable vacation time being wasted. So after a long period of careful planning and saving, they've decided the purchase of a lake house would be the best way to maximize their visits to Sebago. Shawn and Danielle are hoping local real estate agent Carol Kilburn can find them an impeccable property on the water for $300,000 or less.
Gates and Rene are from Dexter, New York, and have three kids. They love sailing and they keep their boat at the yacht club in Chaumont, New York. After years of commuting back and forth, they are ready to move right on the water in Chaumont. With the help of real estate agent Amanda Miller, they hope to find the perfect waterfront home on Lake Ontario for only $250,000.
Terry and Kathy are looking for a home on Pokegama Lake, Minnesota, where they've loved spending time with friends over the years. But, the couple is concerned they wont be able to find a place under their budget of $375,000.
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.
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.
A man needs a house with a project, but his wife wants turnkey ready. After hunting for lakefront homes in several different states, the couple is ready to call the Sebago Lakes Region of Maine their second home. They enlist the help of local real estate agent to help them find the perfect getaway home that the couple can agree on all for under $230,000.
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.
A couple from Indiana travels to Norris Lake in Tennessee to find a lake house with loads of privacy. However, they discover that finding the perfect getaway is trickier than they expected.
A couple that loves spending time on Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain are looking for their own waterfront home in Slidell, Louisiana. While a pool is a must for him, lake access for her kayak is all she needs.
A couple looks for a lakeside retreat on Table Rock Lake in Missouri where they can escape their busy lifestyles. However, finding a dream lake house that meets all of their needs and their $350,000 is no easy feat.
A couple that's been taking their kids to a Gulf Coast beach for years decides to look for a vacation home on Lake Martin, Alabama, which is less than an hour from their hometown. They enlist the help of an agent to help them find a dream getaway for under $300,000.
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.
An Asheville, NC, couple that enjoys taking their boat out for weekend excursions feels the constant traveling and trailering of their vessel takes up too much time. They want to streamline things and find peaceful place on Lake Greenwood, SC, where they can jump in their boat and hit the water at a moment's notice.
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.
A young Alabama couple decides to leave bustling Birmingham and return home to their native Lake Martin. 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 family of their own.
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.