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 3

A Lone Star Lakehome

Kevin, Melinda, and their three kids love spending their weekend lakeside unwinding under the sun. Ready to make vacation life a weekly ritual, Kevin and Melinda enlist the help of lakefront real estate specialist, Hunter Croan, to help them find the perfect second home. With a budget of $375,000 Hunter is ready to show the couple the different lakefront properties Seguin, TX has to offer.

Friday
Jul 31
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 1

A Chalet by the Lake

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.

Thursday
Sep 3
5pm | 4c
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.

Saturday
Sep 5
4pm | 3c
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.

Saturday
Oct 24
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

A Chalet by the Lake

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.

Thursday
Dec 10
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

A Rocky Mountain Roost

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.

Friday
Jan 8
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

Destination Deer Lake, WA

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.

Friday
Jul 29
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 5

An Indiana couple caravans down to Tennessee to find a private home on the lake

Finding a lake house with loads of privacy may be next to impossible when this charming couple from Indiana travels down to Norris Lake, Tennessee. But when they arrive, they discover that finding the perfect vacation home is trickier than they expected. Beth Ellison, local real estate agent, helps Amy and Mike find the getaway home of their dreams for under $350,000.

Friday
Aug 26
12:30am | 11:30c
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
Sep 23
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Seeking A Right-Sized Retreat On Pokegama Lake

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.

Saturday
Jul 15
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 6

Searching California for a Spot on the Shore at Lake Almanor

Dan and Staci are from Reno, Nevada, and they both spent their summers growing up on Lake Almanor in California. Now, they have two kids, Paige and Levi, and want them to grow up on the lake just like they did. With the help of real estate agent Joe Gilmour, they hope to find the perfect lakeside home on Lake Almanor for only $360,000.

Saturday
Aug 12
4:30pm | 3:30c
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
Aug 17
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

A Rocky Mountain Roost

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.

Friday
Feb 23
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 6, Episode 8

Boats and Bison in Indiana

Nathan and Anna live near Fort Wayne, IN, and have two daughters. With Nathan's hectic schedule working in the medical profession, the family decided that purchasing a lakefront house would allow them time to get away, relax and make memories with the kids. With their recent purchase of a boat as a catalyst to start looking for a getaway on the water, they are most familiar with Adams Lake but are open to other lakes in the area. With the help of a local real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect vacation home for under $325,000.

Thursday
Jul 19
6pm | 5c
Season 6, Episode 9

Trekking to Tims Ford Lake in Tennessee

Dana and Joey are from Chapel Hill, Tennessee, and they enjoy spending time with their family out on the water. Joey loved growing up on Tims Ford Lake and wants to share that same experience with their three children. The couple hopes that moving the family closer to the lake will provide them with more quality time together, so they're hunting for the perfect permanent lakefront home.

Thursday
Jul 19
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 6, Episode 10

Serenity in South Haven

Alex and Brennan are Chicago city dwellers on the hunt for an escape from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives. Even though their primary residence is near Lake Michigan, they want a place on the lake that feels more like the country, where they both grew up. After checking out various locations, they discovered the quaint town of South Haven, Michigan. They fell in love with the place and hope to find the perfect lakefront vacation home for under $300,000.

Thursday
Jul 19
7pm | 6c
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
Jul 19
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 12

Moving Within Missouri City, Texas

Desmond and Khristy currently live in Missouri City, Texas, with their two kids, Kennedy and Kortlandt. They love being close to the water but wish they had a lake right in their backyard. With all of the great lakefront communities sprouting up in the area, they think now is the perfect time to make their move, so they're looking for a new waterfront home for under $375,000.

Thursday
Jul 19
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 13

Moving Over to Owasco Lake, NY

Rick, Christina and their son, Devon, currently live in San Diego, California. They love all that the area has to offer, but they miss their family and the nature of New York state. After five years away, they are ready to move back to the East Coast and find a home on Owasco Lake. Big in recreation but small in size, Owasco provides a close community feel with access to all that the Finger Lakes region has to offer. This family is ready to reconnect with their roots and purchase a lakefront family home for under $300,000.

Thursday
Jul 19
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 7, Episode 10

A Rustic Retreat on Hyco Lake

A couple wants to find a lakefront vacation home in North Carolina. After he proposed at a lake house, they both thought it would make the perfect getaway. With Hyco Lake located only about an hour away from their home in Chapel Hill, NC, they're hoping to find the perfect rustic retreat of their own.

Thursday
Jul 19
9pm | 8c
Season 8, Episode 12

Permanent Pad on Norris Lake, Tennessee

A Chicago couple with a teenage daughter is looking for more room to spread out and enjoy time together. They've been vacationing along Norris Lake in Tennessee for the last 10 years and feel like now is the time to find a permanent home there that's budget-friendly and has million-dollar views.

Thursday
Jul 19
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 7

To Deep Creek Lake, Maryland and Beyond

Mike and Penny are from Gaithersburg, Maryland, and they love getting away. After Mike discovered Deep Creek Lake a few years earlier while skiing with friends, he decided this would be a great place to take Penny. After visiting, they both fell in love with the year-round attractions that the area offers. Since recently purchasing a boat, now seems like a great time to invest in a lakefront property. With the help of real estate agent they hope to find the perfect vacation home for under $300,000.

Thursday
Jul 19
10pm | 9c
Season 6, Episode 6

Looking to Dock on Castle Rock

Dana and Tyler are from the suburbs of Chicago and have three kids. They love getting out on the water, but with their busy schedules, finding time to just be a family can be difficult. Tyler grew up in Wisconsin and is familiar with Castle Rock Lake, which is a good midway point between their permanent home and their friends and family. With the help of a local real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect lakefront vacation home for under $350,000.

Thursday
Jul 19
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 6, Episode 5

Kicking Back on Indiana's Koontz Lake

Chris and Jim are from Palos Heights, Illinois, and both grew up spending time on the water. Since having their three daughters, they've brought them to the lake every summer, hoping to provide them with the same kinds of memories they had as kids. While they originally spent summers on Paw Paw Lake in Michigan, they soon discovered nearby Koontz Lake in Indiana and fell in love. With the help of real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect vacation home for under $399,000.

Thursday
Jul 19
11pm | 10c
Season 6, Episode 4

Triple the Fun in Treasure Lake, PA

Meghan and Jeremy lead a busy life with their triplets in Ashburn, Virginia. Jeremy's job requires him to travel often, so they would like to find a lakefront vacation home where they can make the most of their time together. While researching lake homes, Meghan stumbled upon Treasure Lake, Pennsylvania, and after they visited and saw the area's amenities, Meghan and Jeremy were sold. With two lakes to choose from, Treasure Lake is the perfect place for families, and this family of five is on the hunt for a waterfront home in this quaint, wooded community for under $375,000.

Thursday
Jul 19
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 6, Episode 12

Moving Within Missouri City, Texas

Desmond and Khristy currently live in Missouri City, Texas, with their two kids, Kennedy and Kortlandt. They love being close to the water but wish they had a lake right in their backyard. With all of the great lakefront communities sprouting up in the area, they think now is the perfect time to make their move, so they're looking for a new waterfront home for under $375,000.

Friday
Jul 20
12am | 11c

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