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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matthew and Audra are from Palm Beach County, Florida and they have a 5-year old daughter Olivia. While they love living in Florida, they are looking for a relaxing getaway to spend more quality time with their daughter. With the help of real estate agent, Shelagh Whitney, they hope to find the perfect lakeside home on Lake Chatuge in Georgia or North Carolina for only $320,000.
Business owners Billie and Kevin are always looking for a quick trip to escape their hectic lives in Spokane, Washington. After many weekends renting cabins and eventually purchasing and parking an RV on Deer Lake, they are ready to invest in a piece of property on the water. Only 45 minutes from home, Deer Lake provides crystal clear shores and fun-filled family lake activities for their two daughters. With the help of local real estate agent, Steve Hinand, this family of four is looking to find a vacation getaway 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 place right on the water closer to their yacht club. With the help of real estate agent, Amanda Miller, they hope to find the perfect waterfront cottage on Lake Ontario for only $250,000.
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 wonderful kids. After spending time at Cherokee Village with friends over the years, they've finally decided to take the plunge and purchase a vacation home of their own. They aren't sure if they want something turnkey or a fixer upper, but they are definitely willing to take on a project. With the help of real estate agent, Jason Rhodes, they hope to find the perfect lakefront property for only $199,000.
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.