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.
A California couple with two children is ready to move to the lake. Previously, they've lived in Montana where they frequented the astoundingly beautiful Flathead Lake. Now they're ready to return to Big Sky Country to follow a job opportunity and hope to find a full-time family home on Flathead Lake's fresh water.
An Atlanta couple is ready to move out of their condo and into a home with more space for their growing family. Lake Jackson has always held a very special place in their hearts, and they've decided to move out of the city and onto the lake.
A couple and their three children live an activity-filled life in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. They enjoy unplugging in nature and having fun on the water at nearby Rough River Lake. They search for a lake house where their energetic family can kick back and relax.
High school sweethearts Casey and Faith are engaged and living with their parents in West Milford, New Jersey, while they save for their first home together. Faith grew up along the shores of Greenwood Lake, which stretches across the border of New Jersey and New York, and she introduced Casey to all the great activities the lake has to offer. They're hoping to find the perfect lake house before they tie the knot.
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.
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.
An Indiana couple with three children is ready to find a lakeside vacation home. They first discovered the Cordry Sweetwater Lakes region of the state when visiting friends and were instantly drawn to its private resort feel. Now they're hoping to purchase their own lake house to enjoy with family and friends.
A couple from Four Seasons, Missouri, love their current home but want to provide their two sons with a lakefront lifestyle. They decide to search the nearby shores of the Lake of the Ozarks in hopes of finding the perfect lake house.
A hardworking firefighter from Madison, Wisconsin, is looking for a permanent home on nearby Lake Wisconsin where he can unwind. He also wants his new home to have space for entertaining family and friends, so his sister-in-law is joining him on the hunt as he tries to make his dream a reality.
A Stevens Point, WI, couple with two young children is looking for a vacation home. The couple grew up visiting Nepco Lake and enjoy its pristine, secluded atmosphere and close proximity to their hometown. They're unsure, however, if they can compromise when it comes to choosing a contemporary or rustic style for their new lakefront property.
Jen is a wildlife biologist who moved to the Highlands County area of Florida for work a few years ago. She eventually moved away to Tampa, but misses all the nature and lakes in the area. With help from her boyfriend Scott, she's moving back to town, hoping to find the perfect lakefront home on one of the area's over 100 lakes.
Amber leads a busy life in Jacksonville, Alabama, with her two children. She has been visiting Lake Wedowee for a while and is eager to share its secluded shores with her family, as a place to spend more time together and relax. She's bringing along her daughter and best friend to help her choose a waterfront getaway and achieve her dream of a home on the lake.
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.
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.
After years of renting or crashing with friends, Scott and Gina have finally decided to take the plunge and get a house of their own on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.
Meghan and Al have always dreamed of owning a waterfront property. Now, with her mom Theresa, they are making their dream a reality. Cass County, MI, offers over 60 lakes and they hope to find a lakefront steal for under $350,000.
Greg lives in Vermont and loves to wakesurf out on Lake Champlain. While he enjoys living near Burlington, he wishes he were closer to the lake. To achieve the home of his dreams on the water, he's going to bank on his buds as future tenants to help contribute to the mortgage by paying rent. With roommates Mike and Vicky in tow, Greg hopes real estate agent Kathy O'Brien can grant his wish for waterfront for only $360,000.
Nick and James live in Brooklyn, New York and have been together for five years. Since moving from San Francisco to the East Coast they've been longing for a rustic escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. They searched the Jersey Shore, Cape Cod and even the Hamptons before stumbling upon upstate New York's Copake Lake in the Hudson Valley. With a surprising balance of scenic natural beauty and convenient access to local shops, arts and fine dining, Nick and James realized this would be the perfect setting for their new lakeside retreat. Although they've been saving for a few years, they're still not sure if they'll be able to find a vacation home within their budget of $299,000. So they've hired local real estate agent, Lindsay LeBrecht, to aid in their search.
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.
Chris, Katherine, and their daughter, Slade, have been spending weekends at Lake Gaston, North Carolina for around ten years. While they enjoy time on the water with their two dogs, they have grown tired of trailering their boat back and forth from their home 30 minutes away in Roanoke Rapids. With the help of local real estate agent, Wilbur Crawley, this family of three will search for a lakefront home with a spot for their boat and space to relax within their budget of $375,000.
After moving back to their hometown of Bethesda, Maryland, a couple with ties to Colorado misses the mountains. They uncovered the nearby, four-season ski town of Deep Creek Lake and hope to make it their family vacation spot by buying a lakefront home for under $365,000.