Michael and Margaret are from Putnam Valley, New York and have three daughters, Kaitlyn, Madelyn, and Victoria. While searching for the perfect vacation destination, they visited every beach in North Carolina before finally settling on Ocean Isle Beach. With the help of real estate agent, Laura Hewett, they hope to find the perfect beachfront house for under $375,000.
Ever since their third date, Glenn and Samantha have shared the dream of owning a vacation home somewhere on the beach. Glenn grew up on the coast of Florida, and Samantha is a serious scuba diver, so they both feel a strong connection to the ocean. After a lengthy period of researching everywhere from Mexico to Costa Rica, they kept hearing great things about Placencia, Belize. Known for its exquisite diving, laid back lifestyle, and friendly atmosphere, Glenn and Samantha decide to visit Placencia for the very first time to explore the possibility of purchasing a property.
Bill and Droxine have been together for three years, but have never lived in the same city. Bill resides in Austin, Texas, while Droxine and the two boys live almost four hours away on beautiful North Padre Island. Located within the city limits of Corpus Christi, the island provides numerous beach activities with a vacation lifestyle perfect for their family of four. Local real estate agent, Shannon Bumstead, will help this newlywed couple start their life together by aiding in the search for the waterfront home of their dreams, all for under $375,000.
Jim and Melissa are from Hunt Valley, Maryland, and have two daughters, Ariette and Aubriel. They own and operate a catering company that requires working grueling 20-hour days and combined with the girl's hectic schedules, it's tough for them to find time to spend together as a family. But one benefit of the catering industry is the off-season, which allows Jim and Melissa to have a few months of downtime each year. They've decided the best way to optimize these breaks would be with the purchase of a beachfront vacation home on the private, resort island of Hilton Head, in South Carolina. With the help of local real estate agent, Tammy Moody, Jim and Melissa hope to find a peaceful sanctuary in the sand for under $275,000.
Jan and Cianna are a mother-daughter duo that call Texas home. Jan currently lives on South Padre Island while her daughter, Cianna, is a student at the university nearby. Although Cianna's parents saved a college fund for her, receiving a full scholarship means she can put that money towards her first investment property near the beach. With the help of real estate agent, Norma Turkington, they hope to find the perfect place to play that will also pay, all for under $350,000.
Ania and Kyle have been married for seven years and have two young children, Maya and Niko. Between raising the kids and operating a thriving mortgage company outside their hometown of Chicago, they've rarely been able to escape for a family vacation. But when the opportunity presented itself, they managed to visit the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix and quickly fell in love with its tranquil vibes and picturesque setting. After this life changing experience, Ania and Kyle decide to make this a regular occurrence and feel the purchase of their very own St. Croix beach house would be the perfect way to ensure future family getaways continue. With the help of local real estate agent, David Fedeles, they hope to find a pristine slice of sandy paradise for $375,000 or less.
Scott and Erin are a spontaneous couple from the Florida Keys. After hearing great things about Jaco from fellow Floridians, they decided to start looking for a vacation home even though they had never been to Costa Rica before. With the help of real estate agent, Tim Giannone, they hope to find the perfect beachfront retreat for under $365,000.
Caroline and Martin are from Macungie, Pennsylvania, and they've been vacationing along the shores of Ocean City, Maryland, for twenty years. Recently, they've grown tired of always visiting within a predetermined time frame, and feel the purchase of their very own beach house would allow them the freedom to kick back and relax on a whim. With a budget of $250,000, Caroline and Martin are hoping that local restate agent, Billy Barr, will be able to find them a rentable property that will help offset some of the costs, so their beachfront dreams can become an affordable reality.
Joe and Leo were house hunting in their current city of New York, but due to the high prices and limited space, they have decided to change their plans and invest in a vacation property in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They would love a home with spectacular ocean views, within close proximity to the beach. Although their budget of $350,000 might go a little further in San Juan, Joe and Leo aren't sure if finding a home for that price might be a little too ambitious. With the help of local real estate agent, Brian Aronson, they hope to find their very own affordable slice of paradise.
Tammy and Russ are from Aliceville, Alabama and both spent their childhood vacationing in Orange Beach. They have two sons, Preston and Rafe, and are hoping to spend some quality time with them at the beach while they're still young. Tammy's only requirement is that she gets a direct view of the Gulf of Mexico. With the help of real estate agent, Lance Steffek, they hope to find the perfect beachfront condo for only $275,000.
Suzie and Rich live in Boston and are soon to be married. But before they take the plunge, they want to escape the noisy, congested city, and score a home in the quaint beach community of Winthrop, Massachusetts. Situated roughly six miles northeast of Boston, Winthrop offers a laidback vacation vibe while the city is still just a short commute away. With the wedding date rapidly approaching, Suzie and Rich have hired local real estate agent, Adina King, who will help them find the beach house of their dreams while staying within their strict budget of $375,000.
Stephanie and Ryan have been living in Groton, Connecticut for seven years. Living in Southeastern Connecticut grants easy access to the sands, but they're ready to dive deeper into beach living by moving across the bridge, to a more coastal location in New London County. With the help of local real estate agent, Fred Allyn III, this beach-going couple is looking to seize a steal on a seaside home for under $350,000.
Lori and Chad's second date was during a Christmas flotilla in the historic seaside community of Beaufort, North Carolina. Soon they not only fell in love with each other and were married, but they both developed a deep connection with the tranquil coastal town and have continued visiting ever since. While Lori and Chad enjoy all Beaufort has to offer, they're tired of constantly making trips back and forth from their hometown of Greenville, North Carolina, and are ready to find a place to call their own. But with a budget of $375,000, they're not sure if a permanent residence or vacation home will be the way to go, so they've hired local real estate agent, Rita Roberts, to aid in their search.
Jennifer and her father, David, are looking for a beachfront vacation home on Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Curtis and Linda are from British Columbia, Canada, and have been married for over thirty years.
Rob and Katy are from Merritt Island, Florida and have three kids. Even though they only live fifteen minutes to the beach, they've always dreamed of owning a place right on the water.
Dan and Kerry live in Charlotte, North Carolina and have been married for over 20 years.
Glenn and Linda met through friends, quickly fell in love and have been married for over 20 years.
Ed and Kerri are from Western Pennsylvania and have two young daughters, Tea and Sage. They are looking for a place to get away from the cold, busy lifestyles they live up north.
Dave and Laura are from Cleveland, Ohio and have been married for 5 years. They are both tired of the cold Midwest winters and are looking for something warmer.
Elizabeth and Roger love spending quality time with their three kids, but they're ready to enhance this family fun with a beachfront home in Galveston, Texas.
After a history of renting, Jason and Marney are ready to live out their waterfront dreams and purchase a home on the sea oat-covered sands of Alligator Point, Florida.
Todd and Kristy have been married for over four years and are expecting their first child in just a few months.
Celeste and Dustin work in separate cities during the week and spend weekends together at their home in Beaumont, Texas.
John and Tanya are ready to start a new chapter together by purchasing a home together and they want to do it on the water.
Victoria is a single mother who raised her two children, Tim and Chris in Key West, Florida. But due to their jobs the family had to relocate up north to Miami. Now that the kids are grown and out on their own, Victoria would like to return to their old neighborhood, and find a vacation home where she and the boys can reconnect and spend quality time together. Although they're familiar with the area, it's been a while, so Victoria has hired local real estate agent, Ellen Gvili, to help navigate the current market and hopefully land a beachfront property within Victoria's firm budget of $350,000.
Eight years ago Robert moved from Los Angeles, California, to the small Pacific island of Guam. He currently resides inland, in the town of Dededo and commutes six miles to his job in Tamuning. But due to the high volume of traffic on the island, the drive can last up to one hour each way. Tired of dealing with his inconvenient proximity to both his job as well as Guam's beautiful beaches, Robert will enlist the help of real estate agent, Norma Del Carmen, who can hopefully find him an oceanfront condo in the town of Tamuning for $225,000 or less.
Dave has spent most of his life dedicated to the Canadian telecommunications industry. Constantly working sixteen-hour days, nearly to seven days a week, there's no time for him to slow down and relax. After reevaluating his situation Dave has decided to ditch his intense, fast paced lifestyle and find an oceanfront retreat where he can throttle down and find some peace and tranquility. While exploring the shores of Ecuador, Dave found a beautiful beach in the remote fishing village of Crucita. He loves that it's an authentic South American town, yet has restaurants and shops nearby. His budget is $100,000, which is a low number for a house on the coastline, but he hopes his real estate agent, Tom Saunders will help him find the perfect place to settle down, without having to sacrifice too much.
Ramiro and Liz are looking to find a family vacation home in the Sunrise City of Fort Pierce, Florida. With Ramiro often on the road for work, they are looking for a place where they can relax and spend precious time together. Liz has her heart set on a condo, while Ramiro pictures himself in a home. With the help of real estate agent, Delila McKenna, this couple will compromise on a castle on the coast for under $250,000.
Working in the travel industry has provided Marty and Jim a ticket around the world and an education in hospitality. They've learned that expectations are high and are looking to live up to them by opening their own bed and breakfast in San Jacinto, Ecuador. Finding a home to live and work in won't be easy, but with the help of real estate agent, Tom Saunders, Marty and Jim are searching for a spot on the sand to make their own, all for under $200,000.
Jitka is ready to leave behind her single-family home for a more manageable residence on Agana Beach in Guam. With less housework to do, Jitka and her six children will be able to fully enjoy the natural beauties that Guam offers- scenic cliffs, green hills, waterfalls and beautiful beaches. Local real estate agent, Norma Del Carmen, will help Jitka shake off high prices and say 'Hafa Adai' to an oceanfront home for under $350,000.
Kristin and Jonathan love spending time at their friends' condo in Daytona Beach, FL. But, after three years of sharing a space they are ready for a beachfront home of their own. Daytona's surf, sun, and sand, makes it the perfect vacation destination for these Kentucky natives. With the help of real estate agent, Ron Wysocarski, this couple is sailing the shores of the Atlantic to find a vacation home for under $300,000.
Dan and Kara are looking to escape their fast-paced lives in Denver, Colorado, for permanent relaxation in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. As the world's second most environmentally sustainable country, Costa Rica offers Dan and Kara the ability to live amongst nature, while leaving a smaller footprint on the Earth. With the help of real estate agent, Rebecca Clower, this couple is looking for a sustainable beachfront oasis for under $250,000.
Mitch and Randee are newlyweds from Palmer, Alaska, and their blended family consists of five children. Enduring bitter winters her entire life, Randee has always fantasized about finding a tropical vacation getaway for her family. Luckily her childhood friend, Garrett, moved down and opened a real estate company with his father in the pacific coast community of Manta, Ecuador. After chatting over the phone and social media, Garrett opened both Mitch and Randee's eyes to the endless oceanfront possibilities of Ecuador. With his help they hope to achieve Randee's life long dream and find a South American sanctuary for $250,000 or less.
Residents of San Diego, Jeff and Ginger enjoy the perks of beach life, but are ready for the island lifestyle. This active couple is moving over 6,000 miles to the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. They're looking for a single-family home with room to prep and store items for their brand-new barbecue food trailer business. With the help of local real estate agent, Tim Goodwin, Jeff and Ginger will find a Saipanese sanctuary on the hidden gem of Saipan for under $275,000.
Chris and Cari are leaving their life in Alaska for new opportunities in the Lower Keys of Florida. The area's natural atmosphere and plethora of flora and fauna make it a dream location for these wildlife biologists. With the help of real estate agent Sandy Tuttle, this family of three is looking to retire their snow boots with a waterfront home for under $350,000.
Chris and Amanda are a young couple from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who first met during an evening of dancing at a nightclub. While getting to know each other, Amanda revealed her aspirations of someday owning a beachfront vacation property. Chris thought it was a brilliant idea, especially since winters in the great white north can last between six and eight months. After researching a variety of tropical locations, they're concentrating their search on the sun-drenched shores of Isabela, Puerto Rico. Chris and Amanda both want an ocean view, with access to the water for $320,000 or less. While Chris is a spender and Amanda a saver, they are at odds over sticking to their budget when finding the seaside home of their dreams.
Sean and Donna are from Brooklyn, New York and their two teenage daughters, Mika and Maya, will soon be moving into the collegiate phase of their lives. But before they're out of the house and on their own Sean and Donna would love to create some indelible memories. They've decided that the purchase of beachfront home would be the ideal setting for family fun and would entice the girls to come visit more often in the future.
Lindsey and Marty are tired of the commute from their home in Edna, Texas to their jobs in Port Lavaca. They have finally decided to take the plunge and move to Port Lavaca to spend fewer hours on the road and more time enjoying the beautiful beaches. They have enlisted the help of real estate agent, Dallas Franklin, to assist them in sussing out the shores of this bay community for a realistic full-time residency with a fantasy vacation feel for only $275,000.
Susan and Tim are looking for a vacation home to escape the cold winters of their hometown in Toronto. The active lifestyle and picturesque surroundings of Guanacaste, Costa Rica has appealed to them ever since Eddie proposed to Susan there. But, Susan and Tim are not only looking for beach views and multiple bedrooms, they want a home they can rent out as well. Although Susan and Tim are both real estate agents, the unfamiliar territory of this exotic terrain makes their hunt more difficult than expected. Susan and Tim enlist the help of local real estate agent, Herb DeMars, to show them the lay of the land and get them the best deal possible all for under $375,000.
Rick and Cathie are from Long Island, New York and have been married for 17 years. They first vacationed in the Bahamas while they were dating and quickly fell in love with the glorious climate and magnificent beaches. Now between running a family business and taking care of their two children, life at home has become very busy. Rick and Cathie hope to find a beachfront getaway, a place where they can relax and reconnect as a family. While they both agree the Bahamas would be the perfect place, Rick would prefer to find a sea side sanctuary on the tranquil island of Eleuthera as opposed to bustling Nassau. Cathie's going to need some convincing because she's not sure the remote lifestyle is for her. With the help of real estate agent Brian Hanna, Rick and Cathie hope to get on the same page and find a beachfront oasis they both can enjoy for under $375,000.
Kathleen and Tim reside in San Antonio, Texas, and have been married for 10 years. After spending several family vacations in the quaint gulf coast community of Rockport, they're tired of paying for hotel rooms and would love to purchase a beach house of their own. They found the perfect place and made an offer but couldn't come to terms with the owner on a price and the deal fell through. Now, with the help of real estate agent, Patty Henderson, Kathleen and Tim are taking one more shot at making their beachfront dreams come true.
Troy Bell fell in love with the sand, sea, and sunshine after his first trip to Florida as a teenager with his parents. After this life changing experience, the native Canadian vowed that when he grew up he was going to move out of rainy Vancouver and into his very own tropical beach house. Now after several trips to Central America, Troy has his sights set on the shores of the Coclé Province of Panama, in the town of Rio Hato. The fabulous sandy beaches, glistening turquoise water, and incomparable climate, are the perfect setting for a seaside sanctuary. With the help of real estate agent and fellow ex-pat, Eldon Spears, Troy hopes to fulfill his beachfront dreams for under $200,000.
Elizabeth and David recently got married on the gorgeous Island of Daufuskie. This hidden gem has always had a special place in Elizabeth's heart and now that their two families have combined, they want a place for all eleven of their family members to be able to visit, relax and enjoy the beach life. Daufuskie Island has no shortage of beauty, history, and gorgeous houses, but Elizabeth and David need to find a house big enough for their family and under $350,000. With the help of local real estate agent, Robbie Bunting, the couple sets off to make their dream a reality.
Ken and Aileen Pruitt live in Fort Pierce, Florida and have been married for 33 years. They have four children who are quickly growing up and moving out on their own. To help ensure the Pruitt clan will stay connected throughout this new phase of their lives, Ken and Aileen are hoping to purchase a beachfront home.
Debbie and John have set their sights on the shores of Crystal Beach, Texas. After renting for years, they're ready to dive in and find a beachfront base of their own. From off-roading on the beach to skimboarding in the waves, Crystal Beach provides the family atmosphere the Crismans crave. Formerly competing coworkers, this couple will team up to find a beachfront home for their family of four. With the help of real estate agent, Cody Hammond, Debbie and John are wheelin' and dealin' for a home away from home.
Linda and Mike live in Vancouver, Canada, and have been married for 19 years. They first vacationed in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on their honeymoon and quickly fell in love with the city's tropical beach lifestyle and rich culture. Linda and Mike continued to visit numerous times over the years and found that each trip became longer and longer. Now they've decided it's time to ditch the hotel reservations and travel itineraries and find a beachfront oasis they can visit whenever they need to get away. They've enlisted real estate agent, Josie Gonzalez, to help secure a seaside refuge for under $300,000.
Experience and wisdom shall not take a back seat as a mother insists on guiding her daughter on an amazing search of a lifetime. Young Heather Klein and her affinity for outdoor beach living is finally ready to buy a home on the Jersey shore, but her intuition says, "Wait". Expert real estate agent, Frank Tenner, must now satisfy the wishes of this mom and daughter duo while staying under a budget of $300,000. If Frank is successful, then Heather may just find the independence that she has been seeking.
Matt and Liz, a young couple from Pittsburgh, found each other by fate, but hardly have time for one another. Fed up with living in a crowded downtown Pittsburgh environment, they pack their bags for the openness of beautiful St. Croix. But upon their arrival, they discover they have not the slightest clue on how to navigate the island. If local real estate agent, Kim Lucas, can find a charming home with incredible sweeping views of the coral blue water for under $300,000, then Matt and Liz will begin the next chapter in their storybook romance.
Bob and Jamila decided to leave the east coast for the sunny shores of beautiful St. Croix where they have been living rent-free as property managers. But when they finally grow tired of their cramped abode, Bob and Jamila find the courage to search St. Croix for a dream home on the water. However, they soon discover that buying an island home can be a little tricky. Luckily, local real estate agent, Yessenia Cruz has a handle on this island market. Her jaw drops when she discovers that Bob and Jamila are only working with a budget of $150,000. If Yessenia can find this couple a home on St. Croix's coveted coast, then Bob and Jamila will experience freedom like never before.
After years of being together, it is not any surprise that a Georgia couple is now on a conquest for the perfect beachfront home in St. Joseph's Bay, Florida. But when Leslie and Joe arrive, they soon discover that this beautiful Gulf town doesn't permit their dog Charlie on certain beaches. If savvy real estate agent, Carol Erwin is able to find this couple the right beach home on a dog-friendly beach for under $350,000, then happiness will be within reach.
Alan and Jessie keep busy with work at home in Gig Harbor, Washington but crave a chance to just shut down their computers and step out into the great outdoors for a breath of fresh air. After a refreshing trip to the coast, Jessie convinces Alan to make the leap and relocate full time to the beaches of Ocean Shores, but with a budget of $285,000 they will have to flood out high seaside prices to make sure not to drain their bank account.
With a personality as big as her heart, Beverly seeks ocean, sand and serenity in a beachfront home on Amelia Island. But there is no way that her son and daughter-in-law will allow her to take on such a task by herself. Luckily, talks with a local real estate agent have already produced some great options. If this agent can lock in on Beverly's truest desires for a beachfront home, while staying under her budget of $350,000, then happiness on Amelia Island will be a stone's throw away.
Caitlin and Peter are from Baltimore, and have been married for almost 3 years. Long before they met and fell in love in college, they both fell for the coastal resort town of Ocean City, Maryland. The glistening beaches, sensational restaurants and wide array of water sports drew each of their families to this area as vacationers for years. Now that Caitlin and Peter are married and have begun their own life together, they want a their own waterfront escape in their favorite seaside metropolis. They're looking for a home that not only fits their current lifestyle but a place where they can accommodate both their families and eventual children. With the help of real estate agent, Eric Green, they hope to find a beachfront haven for under $350,000.
Vacationing on Tybee Island, GA for years, Jim and Kathy are now ready to bring their energetic little boys down south to find a beachfront getaway. With slightly different needs and wants, this match made in Florida must keep family first in order to keep peace on earth. A local southern belle real estate agent now accepts the challenge of showing the best homes on the island within a budget of just $225,000.
Denise and Jim Murphy are from Garnerville, New York, and their four children, Regina, Kristen, James, and Michael, are growing up and progressing into adulthood. Now with families, significant others, and hectic work schedules, it's hard for the kids to find time to spend with Mom and Dad. But Denise and Jim are hoping this will all change once they purchase a brand new beach house. A place where the entire Murphy clan can kick back, relax, and create lasting memories together. Having vacationed on the Jersey Shore in the past, Denise and Jim have targeted a long time family favorite, Long Branch, New Jersey as their beachfront bargain destination. With the help of real estate agent, Christine Stout, they hope to check off everything on their wish list and find a home the family will love for under $285,000.
Baphu and Christine have known each other since they were in elementary school. During a game of spin the bottle, Christine even became Baphu's first kiss. As teenagers they moved away and drifted apart before reconnecting several years later. Now with four kids and one on the way, they're looking for a weekend getaway, a refuge where they can relax and enjoy spending time together as a family. After moving from Canada to Merida, Mexico, Baphu and Christine have set their beachfront sights on the quaint nearby fishing village, Chuburna Puerto. While they both agree that living on the beach is top priority, Christine is willing to break the bank for the home of her dreams while Baphu wants to stick to their budget of $200,000.
Sam and Heidi Tucker are from Chantilly, Virginia, and their two sons, Trey and Noah, are growing up and moving into the collegiate phase of their lives. As the boys have gotten older, they aren't as inclined to hang out with mom and dad but Sam and Heidi believe this will change once they purchase a brand new beach house. The Tucker's have set their sights on the sandy shores of Ocean Isle, North Carolina, the perfect spot for a beachfront family oasis. With the help of real estate agent, Laura Hewett, they hope to attain everything on their wish list and maintain their family bond for under $350,000.
Dennis, Cortney and their two daughters like to get away to the beach whenever they can. But, due to crazy work schedules, sometimes it's tough to actually plan ahead for a vacation. Dennis and Cortney hope that owning a beachfront property of their own will enable them to pack up and head to the beach without having to plan so far in advance. They also hope to find a beach home that will be an investment for their family, primarily through rental income. Crystal Beach, Texas is about a 4-hour drive from where Dennis and Cortney live and also happens to be a huge vacation destination with tremendous rental potential. Dennis and Cortney hope to stay within their budget of $350,000 and with the help of local real estate agent, BB Wilson, they explore these beautiful shores for a home on the beach.
Scott and Tamera Forshaw are from Richmond, Virginia, and have been married for 30 years. Ever since they first met, their favorite vacation destination has been the magnificent, unspoiled, Northern Beaches of the Outer Banks. With day-to-day life at home being very busy, both Tami and Scott want to find a beachfront getaway where they can relax and spend quality time with loved ones. They both agree that the beaches along the North Carolina coast would be the perfect place to build lasting family memories. With the help of real estate agent, Kelly Dean, the Forshaws hope to find a beachfront retreat for under $300,000.
Todd and Jenny are avid snorkelers who love to float through the waters of Akumal's Half Moon Bay. They are setting their sights on purchasing a condo on the sandy shores without sinking their $250,000 budget.
Jennifer and Ryan are searching for a vacation home off the coast of North Carolina, but Ryan has his heart set on a stand-alone home for his family to make memories. In the condo heavy market on Topsail Island, finding a house with an ocean view for under $150,000 will be tricky, but hopefully with the help of real estate agent, Jason Hyde, Jennifer can convince Ryan the value of a beachfront condo instead.
Debbie has vacationed with her two daughters on Fripp Island, SC for over eight years. Ready for a lifestyle, Debbie decides to turn her favorite vacation spot into her full time home. With a budget of $299,000, she enlists the help of local real estate agent, Karen Naloti, to help her find the home she's always dreamed of.
Scott and Trudy have been saving for years to buy their dream family vacation home on the shores of South Padre Island. Finally ready to make the leap, they're searching for a place in the sand for both family and renters to enjoy. In a multi-million dollar market with a budget of only $250,000, the Bristers are hoping not everything has to be bigger in Texas.
Scott and Trudy have been saving for years to buy their dream family vacation home on the shores of South Padre Island. Finally ready to make the leap, they're searching for a place in the sand for both family and renters to enjoy. In a multi-million dollar market with a budget of only $250,000, the Bristers are hoping not everything has to be bigger in Texas.
Steve and Christine may live inland, but big dreams of a boating and beach bum lifestyle lead them to Waretown, searching for a vacation home on the Jersey Shore. Steve is anchors away when it goes to snagging a lagoon front home where he can dock his fantasy boat, but Christine may not be on deck with any plans to exceed their $350,000 budget.
Heather fell in love with the small town charm and beautiful beaches of Avon, North Carolina many years ago. Now, ready to make a change in her life, she's looking to permanently move from her home near Charlotte to Avon. Knowing that this is more than a weekend getaway, Heather needs to find a house that really suits all of her needs. With the help of her friend, Courtney, and the knowledge of local real estate agent, Tom Hranicka, Heather begins her quest for her dream, beach home for under $360,000.
Kent and Jong live near Manhattan and enjoy going to the beach to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Decompressing at the beach has become such an enjoyable part of their routine, that they want to purchase a beachfront home of their own. Kent and Jong have their heart set on Montauk due to its closeness to where they live as well as its beauty. But, Kent and Jong know that Montauk prices can be ridiculous. With the help of local real estate agent, Gina Demasco, Kent and Jong hope to find their perfect beachfront bargain within their budget of $299,000.
Houston couple, Erica and Stew, love spending their summers on the beautiful beaches of Galveston, TX. Tired of renting various beach homes year after year, the couple decide it's finally time to buy a beachfront home of their own. With a tight budget of $350,000, the family enlists local real estate agent, Carol Miller Odorizzi, to help them find the perfect summer abode.
Vinny and Frenia agree on the idea of a vacation home in North Myrtle Beach, but they are finding out that their differing budgets may come between them. They have enlisted the help of real estate agent, Jason Moore, to play referee between Frenia's urge to splurge at $250,000 and Vinny's more conservative outlook of $185,000.
As a Rhode Island resident, Greg has been enjoying the shores of New England since his childhood, and has decided now is the perfect time to share the seaside of Old Orchard Beach with his young daughter, Isabelle. New to the Maine market, Greg and his girlfriend, Christina are enlisting the help of local real estate agent, Nancy Moreshead to land an oceanfront getaway to make lasting memories all for under $200.000.
Chis and Mike live hectic lives in Las Vegas and are looking for a vacation home to unwind on South Padre Island, Texas. Their $245,000 budget will buy them what they need on both the beachside and the bayside of the island, but they become torn over which side will suit their lifestyle better.
The Raads have busy lives at home in Pennsylvania and are looking for a sandy escape just a hop skip and a jump away. The shores of Ocean City are the perfect spot for a family getaway within driving distance, but Maryland's popular reputation as a seaside destination is driving prices up. Devon and Greg may have to downsize their list of dream features to stay under their $275,000 budget, but real estate agent, Ryan Haley, is along for the ride to make sure they can get all the essentials for some fun in the sun.
Corey and Emily last lived in Guam and have come to love the beach lifestyle. After moving to Virginia, they still don't have a house near the sand and are enlisting the help of real estate agent, Eric Byrum, to find them a full time home, both seaside and spacious, all for under $199,000.
A single woman and her sister search for a spot along Shore Drive in Virginia Beach.
Jenny and Michael have two wonderful young kids. Both had great childhoods and family lives growing up and they want to share that with their kids. Emerald Isle is the perfect location, close to work and school, for a getaway.
A medical professional and his flight attendant wife attempt to check out of their hectic daily routines by escaping to the Jersey Shore. Relaxation, no yard work, a fireplace and a great kitchen are on the wish list in Villas.
For the Priors, owning a home in Mystic, CT, has been a dream for their family. With the Mystic Harbor an hour's drive away, Tina wants a new space to entertain, her husband is hoping to cruise the Mystic River.
Jason and Jessica hunt for the perfect beachfront home to help unwind from their busy workweeks. Having vacationed on South Carolina's Grand Strand most of their lives, the couple's ready to turn in their hotel keys for home keys.
Rebecca and John have been vacationing in Crystal Beach, TX, since they were in high school. Having always dreamed of owning a home there, the couple is finally ready to find the perfect beach home all for under $275,000.
Debra and Beau are enjoying life to the fullest with their three daughters grown with families of their own. They love the outdoors. Now all they need is the perfect getaway to enjoy and big enough for when their family visits.
An active family of four looks for a vacation home on the gorgeous Crystal Coast of North Carolina.
A husband, wife and their teenage son yearn for the open waterways. With Sargent, TX, being a stone's throw from home, access to the water could be effortless. Only their individual likes stand in the way of beachfront bliss.
James and Catherine are an active couple with a young daughter and a baby on the way. They both love the beach. Their schedule allows them to go away often and they want the perfect beach home to spend time with their growing family.
The Moss family is looking to buy their dream vacation home on the sands of Long Beach, Washington. They're aiming to get the most bang for their buck within their budget of $325,000.
Julie and Jeff find it time to trade in their tourist town of Atlantic Beach for the slower paced life that Pine Knoll Shores provides. But finding a slice of sanctuary near the sand for under $335,000 will be a tall order.
Mary and Jason grew up spending their summers by the beach in Nags Head, NC. Fond of all their childhood memories, the couple wants to give their three sons the same unforgettable summers.
Truly an energetic match, a couple and their toddler son retreat to the beaches of Point Pleasant. But with child safety, parking and being close to the water for must-haves, a real estate pro has his work cut out for him.
David and Linsey hunt for a weekend getaway to spend more time as a family with their two-year-old son, Hoke. The couple wants to call one of the charming towns on the Coastal Bend of South Texas their second home for just $350,000. Not sure where to start, they reach out to local real estate agent, Sherylin Hunt, to help them find a picture perfect home that balances David's love for fishing and Linsey's beach needs.
Steve and Andrea have spent years vacationing in the Florida Keys and are fed up with the high prices of local hotels. They want to continue to enjoy spending time on the water but from the comfort of their own waterfront condo. They reach out to local real estate agent, Lorie Leal, to help them find the perfect weekend getaway for just $375,000.
Matt and Salina are an active couple cruising the sugar sand beaches for a home that puts them in the middle of the of both waterfronts. Real Estate Agent Kimberly Gettle will show them four potential properties across the lagoon and gulf coasts of Pensacola Beach, Florida. From sound front to ocean front beaches, Matt and Salina try to find a place with a view with plenty of room for guests and ocean access all for under their budget of $250,000.
Roger, Tracey and their two children are looking to find their perfect vacation villa on the north shore of the Dominican Republic. Safety, multiple bedrooms and beach access are all essentials for this active family from Canada. With the help of Randi Carrier, a local real estate agent, they search the beautiful shores for the perfect family getaway with a budget of $325,000.
Mathias and Monica love unwinding on the Caribbean's exotic white sand beaches. With a mutual love for the ocean and Monica's connection to the Latin culture, the couple decides to find a second home on Puerto Rico's island of Vieques. They look to local real estate agent, Thom Denton, to hunt down the ideal vacation home for only $350,000.
Tania has lived all over the world, from London to Peru, and most recently Germany. Since she relocated to Miami for her career, Tania feels like she's on permanent vacation. Real Estate Agent, Alexandra Rutten, will show Tania four potential properties in hot hot hot Miami Florida. Alexandra is trying to find a luxury building for her best friend on a bargain budget before Tania's lease expires. Watch them cruise the beaches of Miami looking for a state of the art building with ocean views all for under $300,000.
Gidge, Brody and their three children are looking for their perfect family vacation escape. Brody and Gidge have their hearts set on a beachfront property in Destin, Fl., a town they've been in love with for years. However, they soon discover that beachfront condominiums in Destin may be well above their budget of $310,000. With the guidance of local real estate agent, Tim French, the family looks at properties in Panama City ? a part of the Emerald Coast they have yet to discover.
Rasha continues a family tradition and searches the shores of Orange Beach, Alabama for a beachfront property to give to her parents as an anniversary present. Real Estate Agent Lydia Franz will show them three potential properties on the pure white sands of Orange Beach. Rasha wants a home with a view, that her parents can enjoy, and that can fit the entire family, all for under their budget of $375,000.
David and Tiffany met, fell in love, and started their family on the gorgeous island of St. Thomas. They want a home they can put their own touch on for under their budget of $350,000. Real Estate Agent, Kerstin McConnell, will show them four potential properties along the aqua waters of St. Thomas.
Frank and Daria need to find a beach house that touches sand. Real estate agent Justin Timmons will show them four potential properties in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. These parents of two need a spacious single family home with rental potential all for under their budget of $375,000 or it's no deal!
After getting married on the island of St. Croix, Jay and Barbara want to continue making memories by the Caribbean Sea. They decide to make the US Virgin Islands their second home and start searching for the perfect beachfront getaway. Amy Land-de Wilde, a real estate agent on the island, steps in to help make Jay and Barbara's dreams come true for only $350,000.
Lee and Lana are looking to make a lifestyle change by moving to St. Croix in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. However, before they can make this major leap to the U.S. Virgin Islands, they must start the search for their picture perfect home. Kim Lucas, a local real estate agent, helps the couple discover the island life and find a beachfront home with a budget of $375,000.
Joe and Brandi are looking to purchase a waterfront property in the city where they fell in love, Fort Myers, Florida. Realtor Denise Corey will show them three potential properties on the waterways of Fort Myers, Florida. Watch them comb the sands for a property with space to build a water feature and room for their families that is right next to downtown all for under their budget of $175,000.
Candace, Sage, and Richard are water lovers. For this family, finding a beach house that they can vacation throughout the year has always been a dream. Realtor Toni Phillips will show them four potential properties. Will they be able to find a beach home all for under their budget of $300,000?
Kevin grew up spending summers on St. Simon's Island. Now that he's able to provide the same paradise for his family, he intends to find the perfect spot in his dream destination. Realtor Judy Ballard will show them four potential properties in Manasota Key. Will they be able to find a beach home all for under their budget of $300,000?
Rick and Cheryl are seeking a vacation home in the waterfront community of Port Charlotte, Florida. As boating lovers, the key is easy water access. Local real estate agent Jim Benson hopes to help the couple find their ideal destination for less than $350,000. Will this be possible?
Don and Peggy are done with renting. The couple has decided it's time to buy a permanent residence in one of their favorite vacation spots- Perdido Key, Florida. Real estate agent Mike Whitner hopes to help the family zero in on the best bang for their buck with a budget of $275,000.
For Wayne and Kathleen, it's all about finding a place where they can spread out and escape work with a sun-soaked lifestyle. Real estate agent Margaret Goolsbee hopes to help the couple realize their dream and dig their toes in the sand for a price tag of $350,000 or less.
Stephen Wechsler is a project manager in one of America's hottest beach towns. With help from real estate agent, Alon Oami, Stephen hopes to finally live his dream of owning a piece of property right on the water. The two hope to accomplish this goal for $300,000 or less.
Jim and Lisa are teachers from Iowa who are looking for a place to spend their summers. Realtor Jim Benson will show them four potential properties along the aqua waters of Manasota Key. Will they be able to find a beach home all for under their budget of $350,000?
Greg and Kam want a retreat to escape the family's over-scheduled lives. Realtor Sue Paskert will show them four potential properties on the bridge-less barrier island of Little Gasparilla, Florida. Will they be able to find a beach home that will fit them and the four boys all for under their budget of $375,000?
Ron and Charisse need a beach house that is secluded to escape the pressures of owning their own air conditioning company. Realtor Chase White will show them four potential properties along the gulf coast of Johnson Bayou, Louisiana. Will they be able to find that beach vacation feeling, all for under their budget of $150,000?
Alongside realtor and longtime friend Victoria, Gwen is hunting for a beachfront bargain in northern California. With a budget of just $200,000, Gwen won't rest until she can find the perfect home that will allow her to enjoy a vacation every single day.
Mike and Sandy Wieber are workaholics who spend most of their time running a bed and breakfast in America's oldest city, St. Augustine. With help from real estate agent Ryan Ford, the couple wishes to find a second home where they can quickly escape the rigors of the work grind for a weekend in paradise. They hope to accomplish this feat for under $350,000.
Ned is ready to give up the harsh winters of Michigan and make the permanent move west to join his partner, Joel in California. Real estate agent Janet Scarborough will show the couple around the quaint coastal town of Port Hueneme, in hopes of finding a dream home for less than $300,000.
Stacia and Ryan did not grow up with vacations on the sand, and they have always dreamed of living on a beach. Realtor Betty Lou Futrell will show them four potential properties on the shores of Tybee Island, GA. Will they be able to find a place that feels like a vacation home, has room for family, and is close to activities all for under their budget of $250,000?
Kellie and Duane have their sights set on a family vacation home on beautiful Dauphin Island, Alabama. With an abundance of budget friendly activities like crabbing, shelling, and biking, the area is perfect for the entire family. Plus, at 14 miles long and less than 2 miles wide, the water is never more than a short walk away. With the help of local real estate agent, Dot Small, Kellie and Duane will search for a seaside home steps from the sand for under $250,000.
Jeana and Eric live busy lives with their two daughters in Highland, Utah. After a trip down the Pacific Coast they fell in love with Lincoln City, Oregon and are looking to purchase a vacation home amongst the pine trees and rocky cliffs. Only a half-day trip from Utah, Jeana, Eric, and their daughters love the unique beaches of this Pacific Northwest location. They are hoping to find a beach home that offers relaxation, but also brings in revenue through renting. With the help of local real estate agent, Feather Hryczyk, this family of four is setting their sights on a family vacation home for under $299,000.
Greg and Sherrill currently live in North Topsail Beach, North Carolina. Greg works in the military and met Sherrill while he was stationed outside of Dallas. They later moved to Topsail Island when Greg was relocated there. While they've been renting for a few years, they've finally saved up enough to buy their dream home on the water. With Greg being deployed, it's up to Sherrill to lead the search. With the help of real estate agent and friend, Jenna Morton, they hope to find the perfect beachfront condo for only $199,000.
Elizabeth and her two daughters live in New Orleans but love the beach. After vacationing in Biloxi for many years, they feel it's finally time to purchase a vacation home there. Trying to please two daughters and find the perfect condominium for under $215,000 is not an easy task. With the help of local real estate agent Beth Mandal Tyson, Elizabeth and her daughters hope to find the perfect Biloxi beachfront bargain.
Tim and Jen hunt for the perfect waterfront home to extend their boating season year round. With a love for summer weather and exotic wildlife, the couple want to make Pine Island, FL their second home. Having a budget of only $200,000, Tim and Jen meet with local real estate agent, Janet Scarpello, to help them find their dream vacation home.
Ken and Rhonda are decided on eventually making the beaches of Alabama their home but whether or not to buy-in now is up for debate. Eager to get his toes in the sand sooner rather than later, Ken enlists the help of Real Estate Agent, Joy Sullivan, to aid in finding the perfect property for under $250,000 that will sway Rhonda to take the purchase plunge now, two years earlier than planned.
Having vacationed on Blue Mountain Beach for almost 20 years, Chrissy and Dino are ready to look for the perfect beach escape on the Florida Panhandle. With big dreams of having emerald water views and quick Gulf shores access, the couple reaches out to local real estate agent, Clayton Bonjean, to help them find their ideal beachfront getaway without busting their budget of $350,000.
A couple searches for a second home on Puerto Rico's island of Vieques. While both Jolyon and Sarah agree that there needs to be room to grow, the couple is faced with the dilemma of choosing between a turnkey home and something the family can fix up. They look to local real estate agent, Thom Denton, to hunt down the ideal vacation home for only $250,000.
Anthony and Hun need a sunny beach home. Real Estate Agent Mikey Hahn will show them four potential properties. Come along as they search for a beach home with lots of space that's steps from the beach all for under their budget of $375,000.
Dustin is a father of three with a baby on the way. Unable to take his expecting wife with him to Mexico, Dustin enlists the help of his sister, Brittany, to be the female voice of reason to find the perfect vacation home for his growing family. With the help of local real estate agent, Nick Fong, they explore the coast of beautiful Cabo San Lucas in hopes to find the perfect family vacation home for under $300,000.
After 11 years of vacationing in Mexico, Ashley and Todd look to find a second home on the beautiful island of Isla Mujeres. With a tricky wish list and limited island inventory, the couple looks to real estate agent, Jim Botaish, to help navigate them through the house hunting process.
After years of vacationing in Mexico, Robbie and Shawn look to find a second home near their favorite beach town of Bucerias. With a lengthy wish list and two very different budgets, the couple realizes they need the help of a real estate agent to facilitate the house hunting process. Jeff Bates is up to the challenge but it will be difficult to make Robbie and Shawn's big dreams come true.
Florida natives, Efrain and Amy, are looking for a canal front home to spend more time boating on the open waters near Fort Lauderdale, FL. Ready to enhance their summer lifestyle, the couple reaches out to local real estate agent, Dale Palmer, to help them find their dream home all for under $375,000.
John and Dana have been vacationing with their three children in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for as long as they can remember. They enjoy their family beach time so much that they are looking to buy a vacation home on the shore of Myrtle Beach so that they no longer have to rent. But finding a property big enough for their family of five is no easy task. The Duckros enlist the help of local real estate agent, Ed O'Donovan, to help make their beachfront dream home a reality.
Brad and Scott are in love with the cultural atmosphere of Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. Real Estate Agent John Swanson will show them four potential properties. Come along as they search for a beach home with lots of space that's steps from the beach all for under their budget of $275,000.
Chris and Holly have been searching Long Beach Peninsula for eight years in search of a permanent vacation home for them and their daughter Claire. Realtor Char Wolters will show them three potential properties along the 28 miles of uninterrupted beaches in Ocean Park, WA. Will they be able to find a property that surrounds them with ocean views, beach access, and natural beauty for their budget of $295,000?
John and Laura are hunting for a sanctuary on Emerald Isle, NC that will recharge the family's batteries from their draining jobs, school, and activity schedules. Realtor Don Whiteside will show them four potential properties along the blue waters of the Crystal Coast. Will the family find a large enough home that captures the beauty of the aqua waters for their budget of $299,000?
Edward and Sabrina along with their two children are looking for beachfront home to escape the stresses of big city life in Portland, OR. Realtor Jeff Etchison will show them four potential properties with amazing Pacific Views. Will the Fongs be able to find a home with charm, rent-ability and views fore their budget of $350,000?
Desiree and John are looking for a beachfront home that touches the waters of Texas's Gulf Coast. Realtor Jana Turner will show them three potential properties on the barrier island. Will they be able to find a home as close to the water as they want to be for their budget of $300,000?
Jen and Trey Johnson, along with their two children are looking for a beach home on Galveston's sandy shores. With the help of realtor Cheryl Smith, the family will check out several properties right on the coast. Will they be able to find a Texas-sized deal within their budget of $350,000?
Deborah Hrab is a single woman looking for the ideal vacation home. With the aid of realtor Wende Pritchard, Deborah hopes to find a great spot where she and her girlfriends can spend their weekends together. She hopes to accomplish all this for under $300,000.
The Outlands are on the hunt for a vacation home on Cape Charles's historic beachfront strip. Local realtor Eva Noonan will attempt to find the perfect spot for Jim, Jodi and their three children. Is that going to be possible with a budget as low as $350,000?
Kristen and Chuck and their two children are searching for a second home on the waters of Cape Cod to provide a step on step off beach lifestyle. Realtor Paul Beatty shows them four potential properties along the Cape. Will they be able to find home that combines their wants on the water for their budget of $350,000?
Old High school sweet hearts, Tammy and John are searching for a vacation home on North Carolina's Outer Banks to provide more quality time and generate rental income. Realtor Wende Pritchard shows them three potential properties on the Albemarle Sound. Will they be able to find the right home on the water for their budget of $300,000?
Blanche and Chris are searching for a second home on South Carolina's Atlantic Coast to bring the family together and maximize their time on the water. Realtor Matt Becker shows them three potential properties on the channels of Myrtle Beach. Will they be able to find a large enough home on the water for their $300,000 budget?
Alan and Jodi are searching for a second home on the celebrity sands of the Hamptons that promotes the tradition of their family beach vacations. Realtor Justin Agnello shows them three potential properties in the Hamptons. Will they be able to find a home on the water that suits the needs of the extended family for their $375,000 budget?
Newly engaged Florida natives Lauren and Erik are searching for their first home together. They've grown up near the beach, and now they hope to find a bargain on Clearwater beach. But with a first-home buyers budget, finding a single-family home within steps of the sand, is no easy task. Realtor, Mike Godwin shows them three great beachfront deals.
Alisha and Daniel and their twins are searching for a second home on Alabama's Gulf Coast to accommodate their boating and fishing lifestyle. Realtor Dot Small shows them three potential properties on Dauphin Island. Will they be able to find something right on the water for their $215,000 budget?