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Waterfront Homes: Island Retreat in Wilmington, N.C. 16 Photos

HGTV takes you inside a beautiful coastal home on Figure Eight Island, featuring a 60-foot pier and panoramic water views.

Bright, Breezy Coastal Living 8 Photos

HGTV loves this bright, breezy coastal home with fun pops of color from designer Liz Carroll.

A New House With Old Charm 15 Photos

It was built in 2007, but this New Jersey home has the look of a century-old beach cottage, thanks to some good old-fashioned design moves. HGTV Magazine shows you around.

Stunning Coastal Home on Puget Sound 12 Photos

HGTV: This coastal home was designed both inside and out to take full advantage of its spectacular views of Puget Sound. Designer Eric Gedney used lots of windows as well as patios and an infinity-edge pool to help make the most of living in such a stunning location.

Paradise Found: Chic Coastal Hotels 17 Photos

The decorating experts at HGTV.com share 17 sophisticated coastal hotel interiors and exteriors in Miami and Key West, Fla., and Southern California.

Waterfront Homes: Oceanfront Mansion in Gulf Stream, Fla. 18 Photos

HGTV takes you inside a gorgeous walled and gated coastal home tucked away in the tranquil seaside hamlet of Gulf Stream.

Waterfront Homes: Clifftop Contemporary in Santa Barbara, Calif. 15 Photos

HGTV takes you inside a stunning island-style contemporary home perched dramatically above the Santa Barbara coastline.

Seaside Chic 31 Photos

Love seaside style? Visit HGTV.com to check out 31 examples of coastal-chic design.

About the Show

Most people only fantasize about living on an island, but we'll prove that an Island Life is possible for anyone. Tropical dreamers will be shown island properties that fit into any budget, from ultra-affordable to totally outrageous. We'll follow everyday families is search of their own slice of paradise, and prove that fantasy can be reality.
Season 1, Episode 2

Their own piece of paradise in Islamorada.

Pablo and Michelle are a newly engaged couple with a romantic story. On their first date Pablo took Michelle on a romantic helicopter ride around Los Angeles and it was love at first flight! The couple now resides in vibrant town of Homestead, FL, near South Beach. Although Pablo has enjoyed the Keys since he was a child, they became even more special to him with Michelle in his life. The Keys are a part of their love story. What started as a yearly romantic getaway blossomed into island visits that they'd plan as much as possible.

Sunday
Jan 18
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

A family of four escapes the city life of Atlanta for the island life of St. Simons

Eric proposed to Shontae only two weeks into their relationship sixteen years ago..

Friday
Feb 13
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 2

Their own piece of paradise in Islamorada.

Pablo and Michelle are a newly engaged couple with a romantic story. On their first date Pablo took Michelle on a romantic helicopter ride around Los Angeles and it was love at first flight! The couple now resides in vibrant town of Homestead, FL, near South Beach. Although Pablo has enjoyed the Keys since he was a child, they became even more special to him with Michelle in his life. The Keys are a part of their love story. What started as a yearly romantic getaway blossomed into island visits that they'd plan as much as possible.

Sunday
Mar 8
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 10

A family leaves the Midwest for Key West.

Stephen and Beth lead a hectic lifestyle in Cincinnati, Ohio. Stephen is CFO of a company and Beth is a busy stay-at-home mom raising their 14 year-old daughter, Maya. They live in a sub-division where every house looks the same, 600 miles from the sea, surrounded by fast food chains, and have to drive four miles if they want to buy a pint of milk. Beth first visited Key West when she was growing up and immediately fell in love with it. She went back a few years ago with her husband who also quickly felt at home on the island. Now, with Stephen able to work remotely, they're ready to make their favorite vacation destination their permanent home…they just need to find the perfect house.

Sunday
Apr 5
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 11

Newlyweds move from Tacoma, Washington to live on the water in the San Juan Islands.

Josh Goffin and Stephanie Clabaugh are two peas in a pod. They refer to themselves as water babies, having been born and raised within a 5-minute drive of the Puget Sound. They could never live anywhere far away from water.

Thursday
Jul 9
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Outdoor Adventurers Search for a Home on St. Simons Island, GA

Outdoor adventurers Matt and Jessie are tired of cold winters and being landlocked in Athens, GA. This couple is ready for biking and beaches. Along with their dog Moe, Matt, a professor, and Jessie, a librarian, hunt for a home on St. Simons Island, GA. They are looking for a small space to lay their heads with plenty of room to house equipment for their various hobbies. With the help of Sea Palms Coastal agent Anthony Quickle, Matt and Jessie hope to find a place to call home.

Sunday
Oct 11
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

A Seattle Couple Looks for a Home on Orcas Island, Off the Coast of Washington

After falling in love with Orcas Island on their first vacation there, Matt Chaney and Sara Lewis are ready to leave the city noise of Seattle for a quieter island life. Along with Island Group Realty's Kathryn Bowes, Matt and Sara check out several different homes and a lot with gorgeous views. Ultimately, they'll have to decide which Orcas Island location will best suit their needs.

Sunday
Nov 8
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 12

Wine Enthusiasts Make the Move from the Windy City to Hilton Head Island

Vince and Laurie are sick of the bitter cold winters in Chicago and have been searching for their dream home on beautiful Hilton Head Island. They've already looked at over 100 homes, but have yet to find the place that fits all of their criteria. With the help of Charter One broker Brad Wilson, their hope to find the perfect island home that has the space to fit their massive wine collection.

Friday
Dec 11
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 12

Family Moves From Mount Airy to Topsail Beach, North Carolina

AJ and Janet have a mutual love for the beach and are finally ready to leave the mountains of North Carolina for the relaxing waters of Topsail Island. Their two boys, Bryce and Justin, love to be outside but Janet's debilitating allergies have prevented her from taking part in any outdoor family activities. Janet is looking forward to practicing yoga on the beach and AJ wants to enjoy more outdoor activities with the whole family. Real estate agent Dean Phillips from Landmark Realty helps AJ and Janet search for their perfect home right on the water.

Monday
Jan 25
1am | 12c
Season 4, Episode 2

Family of Four Moves From Massachussets to Beautiful Daniel Island

John, Michelle, and their two children are from the Boston area. Tired of the winters, they're looking for a positive change in lifestyle. After a visit to South Carolina, they fell in love with Daniel Island and thought it was the perfect place to spend time outdoors with the family, right on the water. With the expertise of Maggie Rodenberg from Matt O'Neill Real Estate, they hope to find an ideal place to call home.

Sunday
Mar 13
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 13

New Job Motivates a Move From Fort Mill to Daniel Island

Mike, Kendra and their two children, Makayla and Nicholas find their lifestyle in Fort Mill, SC too fast and chaotic. They fell in love with Daniel Island after Mike was offered a new job in nearby Charleston and Kendra secured a teaching position in the area. With sandy beaches, less traffic and more time for the family, they're excited for their quality of life to change for the better. All they need now is a little help from Renee Reinert-Pote from Iron Gate Realty to find them a happy home.

Monday
Apr 11
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 14

Newly Married Couple Moves From Boston to Martha's Vineyard

Newly married Michael and Kelly are looking to make the move from Boston to Martha's Vineyard. Kelly always had a deep connection with the island and Michael fell in love with the place when the two first started dating. They're looking forward to leaving behind their hectic lives in Boston for the peace and relaxation that comes with being on this unique isle. With the help of Rose Courcier of Sandpiper Realty, Inc., Michael and Kelly hope to find a home with special character where they can begin this new chapter of their lives together.

Monday
May 2
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Family Makes Move From Tacoma to Vashon Island, Washington

Paige, Adam, and their two children are looking to make the move from Tacoma to Vashon Island, Washington. They're drawn to Vashon because of its quirky and eccentric reputation. It's also away from the city in a pure, seemingly untouched setting. With the help of Katie Fraser from Trident Realty Group Northwest, the Wells family hopes to find their perfect island home– even if they have to build it themselves.

Monday
May 9
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

From SoCal to Kill Devil Hills

California natives Todd and Deanna live in California with their three teenagers. When Todd was stationed with the military reserves in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the family took weekend trips to the Outer Banks and fell in love with the island lifestyle. Now they want to find a permanent home with a waterfront view in their favorite vacation spot, Kill Devil Hills.

Sunday
Dec 4
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 13

Setting Sail to Ono Island

Mark and Charlotte live in Dallas, Texas, and when they're not working, they enjoy spending time sailing in open waters. But with the nearest harbor more than two hours away, living in a city like Dallas doesn't give the couple the opportunity to enjoy their boat the way they would like. Mark and Charlotte stumbled upon Ono Island, Alabama, while visiting family on the Gulf Shores, and they fell in love with how undeveloped and private the island was. They're finally ready to make their favorite vacation destination their permanent home.

Sunday
Dec 4
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

From SoCal to Kill Devil Hills

California natives Todd and Deanna live in California with their three teenagers. When Todd was stationed with the military reserves in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the family took weekend trips to the Outer Banks and fell in love with the island lifestyle. Now they want to find a permanent home with a waterfront view in their favorite vacation spot, Kill Devil Hills.

Monday
Dec 5
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 13

Setting Sail to Ono Island

Mark and Charlotte live in Dallas, Texas, and when they're not working, they enjoy spending time sailing in open waters. But with the nearest harbor more than two hours away, living in a city like Dallas doesn't give the couple the opportunity to enjoy their boat the way they would like. Mark and Charlotte stumbled upon Ono Island, Alabama, while visiting family on the Gulf Shores, and they fell in love with how undeveloped and private the island was. They're finally ready to make their favorite vacation destination their permanent home.

Monday
Dec 5
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

A family moves from Pittsburgh to Key Largo, FL to spend less time at work and more time together.

For years Frederick and Carina have been in search of the perfect place to call home and raise their three kids. They've tested the waters of Boston, Houston and even Miami. In the end, they realized what they really wanted was a life outside a city. They had vacationed in Key Largo many years before, loved it and wondered if it be possible to actually make a place like that their home.

Friday
Dec 9
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

Family Time on Camano Island

Rita and Cam recently moved their blended family of five kids under one roof at Rita's three-bedroom home in Stanwood, Washington. These close quarters have inspired this active family to begin the next chapter of their lives on Camano Island, which offers a laid-back, tight-knit community and a wide range of outdoor activities. Now they're hoping to find a spacious island home for seven to kick off the next chapter of their lives.

Sunday
Dec 11
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 9

Baby on Board on Duck Island

Ryan and Julia have just found out they are expecting their first child, and they're eager to move from Raleigh, North Carolina, to the quaint town of Duck on the Outer Banks. The couple loves the family-friendly atmosphere of Duck as well as the many water activities associated with living on an island. Ryan and Julia hope to find a large home with a pool that's close to the beach and town so they can enjoy all their favorite activities with their new baby.

Sunday
Dec 11
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

Family Time on Camano Island

Rita and Cam recently moved their blended family of five kids under one roof at Rita's three-bedroom home in Stanwood, Washington. These close quarters have inspired this active family to begin the next chapter of their lives on Camano Island, which offers a laid-back, tight-knit community and a wide range of outdoor activities. Now they're hoping to find a spacious island home for seven to kick off the next chapter of their lives.

Monday
Dec 12
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 9

Baby on Board on Duck Island

Ryan and Julia have just found out they are expecting their first child, and they're eager to move from Raleigh, North Carolina, to the quaint town of Duck on the Outer Banks. The couple loves the family-friendly atmosphere of Duck as well as the many water activities associated with living on an island. Ryan and Julia hope to find a large home with a pool that's close to the beach and town so they can enjoy all their favorite activities with their new baby.

Monday
Dec 12
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

A family longing to raise their children with four seasons moves from Hawaii to Kodiak Island.

Nesward and his wife Jackie lived in Alaska years ago for his job as a rescue swimmer with the Coast Guard. Now, three daughters later, the family has been living in Nesward's native Hawaii with his parents. Life is good, but they never stopped missing Alaska.

Thursday
Dec 15
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 2

Rocking Out on Camano Island

Michael and Elizabeth aren't your average couple --– they're a rock band and they're also grandparents! They've been rocking for 30 years in southern California, but they've decided to take the show on the road from the dry heat to the lush greenery of Washington's Camano Island. Elizabeth still wants access to the beach, while Michael wants to be surrounded by trees. They agree that the show must go on, so their new island home will need studio space to play and record music.

Sunday
Dec 18
9pm | 8c
Season 6, Episode 6

Returning to Shelter Island

Liss spent summers as a child with her family on the sandy shores of Shelter Island, NY, where every day was filled with sailing and fun. Now a mother of two active boys, she wants to give her family the same experience and return to a place where she is happiest. Liss is a freelance designer, but her Shelter Island life would mean getting back to her first love, sailing. Liss sets out with real estate broker to find the perfect place for her family, where they can fully enjoy everything Shelter Island has to offer.

Sunday
Dec 18
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 2

Rocking Out on Camano Island

Michael and Elizabeth aren't your average couple --– they're a rock band and they're also grandparents! They've been rocking for 30 years in southern California, but they've decided to take the show on the road from the dry heat to the lush greenery of Washington's Camano Island. Elizabeth still wants access to the beach, while Michael wants to be surrounded by trees. They agree that the show must go on, so their new island home will need studio space to play and record music.

Monday
Dec 19
12am | 11c

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