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.
Tommy needs a house with a project and Laura just wants turnkey ready. After hunting for lakefront homes in several different states, this couple is ready to call the Sebago Lakes Region of Maine their second home. They enlist the help of local real estate agent, Diane Monaco, 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.
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.
Patrick and Ashlynne love spending time on Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain. For years it's been a dream of theirs to have everything the lake offers right in their backyard. That's why they're searching for their own waterfront home in Slidell, Louisiana. While a pool is a must for Patrick, lake access for Ashlynne's kayak is all she needs. With the help of real estate agent, David Stewart, they hope to find a luxury lakefront home that mixes his and her musts all for under $350,000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.