An Atlanta couple heads to Belize for a laid-back lifestyle in paradise. Both agree the house needs easy beach access and plenty of room for their family to visit, but finding the perfect place in a limited market proves to be a challenge.
An outdoorsy couple are searching for a beach home on Whidbey Island in Washington. They want to find a house that will do well in the rental market, but will also serve as a vacation home for their growing family. The property must have easy beach access, a safe backyard for their young kids and unobstructed views of the water and mountains.
Rob and Elise never imagined they'd be searching for a beach house together on Washington's Whidbey Island when they first met, but their love of island life and unique situation made it a perfect match. He prefers no distinction between beach and backyard while she pushes for a contemporary retreat as this couple searches for the beach house of their dreams.
Wanting to show their children all the coast has to offer, Ernie and Amy search for their dream home in Florence, Oregon. Along with their four children, they search for the perfect seaside spot -- a place where they can wake each day to the sights and sounds of the ocean breeze.
First-time parents are looking for a beach home in Port Richey, Florida. They agree on a private neighborhood and stunning water views, but she wants a home that’s move-in ready, and he’s most concerned about a long commute to work.
Carol and David are living in Grosse Pointe, MI and are on the hunt for a vacation house on the western shores of Lake Huron where they can focus on being a family with their three active kids. They both grew up in the harbor village of Lexington, MI and are hoping to find a beach retreat right on the shoreline that's not too far from family. With help from David's brother, they may just find what they are looking for.
Busy parents with two young daughters are moving from California to Portsmouth, Rhode Island, for their own slice of beach paradise. He wants a home that’s move-in ready and private, but her priority is finding a place that lets the family embrace beach life.
Busy professionals from California are on the hunt for a beach house in the husband's hometown of Scituate, Massachusetts. He wants outdoor living, while she's intent on a place big enough for her parents. Both agree the house needs to be renovation-free.
A couple leaves their southern roots to fulfill his childhood dream of living on the water. With its stunning beaches and view of New York City, the northern Jersey Shore seems to be the best possible option. They're hoping to find an updated house with superb waterfront access that's perfect for summer get-togethers but an unexpected option leaves them deciding between new features and old charm.
A couple is coming back home to the New York area with their three teenage boys after spending a few years in Arizona. The family has settled on the Merrick area of Long Island and they're excited to spend more time together with a new home on the water. While everyone agrees the boys should have plenty of room to hang out, her focus is having ample living space for entertaining while he's looking for an accommodating home office.
A couple looks for a beach house where they can escape with their daughters. Hoping for the ideal mix of beachside relaxation and off-beach amusements, the couple lands in Nags Head, North Carolina, looking for the perfect place near quiet beaches and away from crowds.
A couple with four young children wants a historic waterfront home in Rhode Island that their family can grow into. Finding a place with charm and character won’t be difficult but their challenge lies in finding the perfect backyard with plenty of space and easy water access.
Carmit and her best friend are combing the beaches of southern Connecticut for a house that measures up to her standards. While she's hoping to find a home that offers hassle-free beach access and a cozy entertainment space, she's quickly learning that having specific needs often results in a difficult search.
A couple looks for a bigger vacation home they can share with their family in Long Beach Township, N.J. She wants a house with gorgeous water views while he wants somewhere to fish near his new beach house.
A couple combs the beaches of Oahu hoping to find their own piece of Hawaiian paradise. She has fond memories of spending days on the beach chopping coconuts with her grandfather and wants to give her kids the same experience. She's looking for a private property with plenty of space to grow their family, while he's hoping the home has stunning ocean views and a patio for hosting barbecues. The shoreline real estate market in Oahu is super-competitive, however, so finding a home on their budget won't be easy.
A couple searches for their beachfront forever home in Destin, FL. They currently live inland with their kids but are hoping to give their children the experience of growing up on Destin's sunny shores. She wants a large yard and at least four bedrooms, while he wants a dock with a boatlift and a mother-in-law suite. Finding a beachfront home with everything while staying under budget won't be easy, but their realtor is up for the challenge!
A Wisconsin family searches for the perfect beachfront home on the shores of Lake Michigan. She wants a move-in ready retreat with an open concept, and he's hoping for at least three bedrooms and plenty of privacy. Beachfront homes in sunny Kenosha, WI, are a hot commodity, so they'll have to move fast if they want to find the perfect home.
A Midwestern couple is excited to trade in cold Minnesota winters for endless summer fun in the Florida Keys. She wants a modern home with a pool, while he's looking for a home with plenty of room for their kids and rental potential.
An Arkansas couple is ready to start a new chapter of life in Destin, Florida, after working and saving for years. They are excited to find the beachfront home of their dreams and give their big family a place to enjoy the sand and sun for years to come. He wants views of the beach and a minimum of four bedrooms, while she has always dreamed of a home with a pool where the family can gather for fun and barbecues. With their budget of $1.5 million, they're confident they will find a great home, but they'll have to move fast in Destin's red-hot real estate market.
Sisters Maddie and Eloise are in Broadkill Beach, Delaware, searching for a destination beach home their whole family can enjoy. They share fond memories of childhood summers spent on the sandy shores of Delaware Bay, and now that they're all grown up, they have a budget of $600,000 to buy a bayside home for a new era of family fun and adventure. Maddie wants a house with plenty of space to store their kayaks, paddleboards and beach toys, while Eloise wants extra bedrooms for all the guests they plan to host.
With their four children in college or on the way, a couple is ready to downsize and relocate to a shoreline home overlooking Lake Michigan. They hope to find a beach house in Holland, MI, that will keep their kids coming back for years to come.
A father and his two daughters search Poulsbo, WA, for a forever home on the beach of beautiful Liberty Bay. The family hopes to get a fresh start and make fun memories for years to come in their new shoreline getaway.
A Boston-based realtor is leaving the hustle and bustle of Beantown to find the perfect beach home on Massachusetts' South Shore. With the help of a friend, she hopes to find a destination home with plenty of space for entertaining family and friends, but one that is also close to shopping and dining.
A couple leaves landlocked Montana hoping to find a home along the breathtaking beaches of Ferndale, WA. She wants a house with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean with a large private bedroom for their teenage daughter. He, however, is looking for a move-in ready home with plenty of entertaining space outdoors. Can their realtor find the house that has it all or are their beach home dreams just too far out of reach?
A couple searches for the perfect beach home on Camano Island, Washington, for their active family of four. He wants a low-maintenance home with a short commute from Seattle, while she wants a private getaway with breathtaking views of Puget Sound. Finding the perfect home for under $575,000 won't be easy in Camano Island's competitive market, but their realtor is up to the challenge.
After living inland in a house that's too small, a family of seven searches the beaches of Navarre, FL, for the perfect seaside home. She wants a nice private lot with a playroom for the kids and his priorities include a dock and a location near work. With Navarre's highly competitive real estate market and their budget of $700,000, their agent will have her work cut out for her as she tries to find the house that has it all but doesn't break the bank.
A globetrotting British couple searches the sunny shores of Gulf Breeze, Florida, for their dream beach home. She would love a house with lots of trees and a large gathering space for guests, while he wants a fixer-upper to make their own.
With their sons heading off to college, a pair of empty nesters searches the sugar sand beaches of Fairhope, AL, for a Gulf Coast getaway. She wants a living room and kitchen with an open floor plan for big gatherings, while he's looking for a home with a dock where they can launch a new tradition of family fishing trips. Finding the Alabama home with it all won't be easy, but their realtor is up to the challenge. Will they find the perfect beach home the boys will want to visit for years to come?
Krissy and Dan Morgan reside in the southwest suburbs of Boston, and are looking to head an hour south to Narragansett, Rhode Island in search of a beach house to escape to. Both grew up spending time on the beaches around Narragansett, and now they want to share those memories with their three kids, Grace, Sofia, and Matt. The kids love to surf, kayak and stand-up paddleboard, and no one will scoff at a day of just hanging out on the beach taking in the sights and sounds. They're aiming for a relaxing place that allows them to spend time with extended family members who live in the area. Even with a budget of $1,000,000, their options might be limited in this exclusive, oceanfront neighborhood. Will Dan and Krissy be able to find the beach home of their dreams so they can entertain friends and family and enjoy summers away from the city?
After many years of renting various vacation houses in Perdido Key, Florida, a Georgia couple can finally afford their dream home in this relaxing haven on the Gulf of Mexico. With their kids grown and out of the house, these two are prepared to spend a lot to get a house that is directly on the water and large enough to accommodate their constantly growing family.
A family of four is trading the snowy mountains of Colorado for the sunny shorelines of Cocoa Beach, Florida. They want to find the perfect beach home where they can park their boat in the backyard. Can they find a move-in-ready, waterfront house with outdoor living space all while staying within their $650,000 budget?
A Massachusetts couple wants their two teenage daughters to experience coastal living so they've decided move to New England's coastal region, specifically the Seabrook, NH, area. They have their hearts set on finding a soft, sandy beach right in their backyard with a great outdoor space for entertaining.
A mother teams up with her daughter to find a perfect beach home. Hoping to live closer to her daughters after retirement, mom is concentrating on the beach towns of southeastern North Carolina. Beach properties are still affordable in coastal Brunswick County, but with her modest budget, she'll have to get creative to find a home that suits her. Will she be able to find the perfect home on the water?
Active and outdoorsy newlyweds look to buy their first home together in the sleepy surf town of Melbourne Beach, Florida. They are hoping to find an open-concept home right on the beach with a big kitchen and stunning ocean views all within their $950,000 budget.
A couple that loves the outdoors relocates from the suburbs of Chicago to a beach home on the Emerald Coast of Florida. They hope to find a home within their $1.25 million budget that has good rental potential and is large enough to accommodate all six of their children when they vacation together.
A family of four wants to add water and sand to their Texas life by trading in their busy schedules for a beach house on the coastal islands of Galveston. With the help of a local agent, they hope to find their dream oceanfront oasis that's close to town and within their $600,000 budget.
A Washington native going through a transition in his life is looking for a fresh start. With the help of his best friend, he chooses the sleepy coastal town of Bellingham, Washington, to set down roots and start anew. The friends and a realtor scour Bellingham for Brent's dream beach home which could be difficult to find in this sought-after market.
Newlyweds are on a mission to relocate from cold and snowy Chicago to sunny and sandy Florida. The young couple fell in love with the small-town beach vibe of Gulf Breeze, FL, and is hoping to find their dream home on the water there. Her wish list includes a soaking tub and plenty of entertainment space while he's looking for a backyard paradise with space for a boat. It will be a difficult task but will they find the beach home of their dreams and stay within budget?
Arizona couple Connie and Bram fell in love with Brookings, Oregon, the first time they visited. Ready to leave the desert heat behind, they hope to buy their dream beach home and raise their family on the cliff-lined shores of Brookings. But with their heart set on sweeping views and easy beach access, will they find what they're looking for on this unique stretch of rugged coastline?
A newlywed Atlanta couple is ready to leave the bustling big city behind and purchase their first home together on Topsail Island, North Carolina. They want a fun, active beach lifestyle paired with a quaint, family-oriented community. But will their long wish list and 'beachy' ideals get in the way?
Massachusetts couple Matt and Cory have hectic day jobs in Boston and want to relocate to a calmer, more relaxing area. They have their sights set on the sleepy coastal town of Plymouth,the site of the first Pilgrim settlement. Located less than 40 miles from the city along the picturesque South Shore, Plymouth is close enough to Boston so each can maintain their busy work schedules while enjoying the peace and privacy that seaside living can offer. With a desire for a cottage-style house that is steps from the sand and easy to maintain, will they be able to find the beach home of their dreams along this historic and scenic shoreline?
Portland, Oregon, couple Alisa and Jamie are always looking for quality family time with their two young children. They've found it in the quaint Cape Cod-like town of Gearhart, Oregon, where they love to surf, spot whales and best of all for the family, storm-watch. Their previous visits now lead to a search to buy a Pacific Coast beach home in Gearhart. But can they find the perfect house on the majestic shores of the Oregon coastline that's within their budget?
Long Island schoolteachers Brian and Amy both grew up dreaming of living on the water in a small town. Now that they have started a family, they want that life for their two daughters. Their jobs, family, and friends make Long Island's fabled South Shore the perfect location to make their vision a reality, but low inventory and high prices mean their realtor, Joe Savio, has his work cut out for him.