Lakeside Scenes from Lakefront Bargain Hunt

Take a photo tour of some of our favorite homes and spaces featured on the HGTV real estate series Lakefront Bargain Hunt — where real-life folks go in search of a lakeside retreat or weekend getaway at an affordable price.

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Meet Gail and Picha

Gail and Picha are from St. Louis, Mo. and are in search of a lakefront weekend getaway, or at least one with a lake-view. They're looking in the Innsbrook Resort community, about an hour outside of St. Louis, and their budget is about $225,000.

Innsbrook: Audubon View

With its wooded setting, lake view and dappled sunlight, the spacious bi-level deck at the Audubon View lake house in Innsbrook offers an ideal space for relaxing and entertaining.

Innsbrook: Audubon View

The living room at Audubon View features A-frame construction, lots of windows providing plenty of natural light and a sliding door that opens directly onto the deck.

Innsbrook: Audubon View

The living room also features a stone fireplace with wood mantle, gray wall-to-wall carpeting, beam construction and plenty of exposed wood.

Innsbrook: Mitten Ridge

At the Mitten Ridge lake house in Innsbrook, this master bedroom features space for a king sized bed, natural wood walls, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and direct deck access.

Innsbrook: Mitten Ridge

The living room at Mitten Ridge comes with hardwood floors, wood paneling and a spacious deck with area for outdoor dining.

Innsbrook: Timberpoint Lake

This great room at Timberpoint Lake in Innsbruck features neutral carpeted flooring, a stone corner fireplace, wood paneled ceilings and convenient balcony access.

Meet Tim and Kelly, and Their Son Jacob

This Minneapolis family of three is looking for a lakeside retreat where they can escape busy city life. They're looking for a cabin in the Northwoods area in Wisconsin, and their budget is $325,000.

Northwoods: Clam Lake

This lake home in Northwoods, Wis. features a large yard and plenty of trees that help provide shade and a sense of seclusion and privacy.

Northwoods: Clam Lake

The living room features wood flooring and paneling in light knotty pine, high ceilings and a stone fireplace in shades of brown and gray.

Northwoods: Clam Lake

This kitchen at Clam Lake features pine wood floors and paneling, granite countertops, white cabinets and a kitchen island ideal for both prep and serving.

Northwoods: Clam Lake

This bath at the Clam Lake house has a distinctly rustic feel with its wood floors, clawfoot tub and vintage glass-front cabinet for storing towels and bath items.

Northwoods: Middle McKenzie

The Middle McKenzie lake house comes with a small dock that's ideal for fishing, lounging or cooling off with an afternoon dip.

Northwoods: Crooked Lake

The house at Crooked Lake in Northwoods features a deck and nicely landscaped backyard with stone stairs, retaining walls and a patio leading down to the lake.

Northwoods: Crooked Lake

The kitchen at Crooked Lake has pine wood floors, a small kitchen island with stools, upper cabinets in dark wood finish and lower cabinets painted green.

Northwoods: Crooked Lake

The living room at Crooked Lake also features pine wood flooring as well as a fireplace with black marble surround. The room is accessorized here with an oriental rug, an antique steamer trunk that doubles as a coffee table and a collection of birdhouses displayed in wall-mounted shelving.

Northwoods: Crooked Lake

This guest bedroom at the Crooked Lake house is ideal for a kid's room, with wooden bunk beds, neutral carpeting and ceiling fan.

Northwoods: Middle McKenzie

Tim and Jacob find out if the fish are biting as they spend some quality afternoon time on the dock at the Middle McKenzie lake house.

Meet Dave and Kasey

Kasey and Dave live in Lehigh Valley, Pa., and are looking to find a vacation property that they and their four kids can enjoy on weekends and during summer vacations. Their search leads them Blakeslee, Pa. in the Pocono Mountains, an area known as a water-lover's wonderland. Their budget is $300,000.

Blakeslee: Penn Cove

This single-family home called Penn Cove comes with a raised wraparound deck, showcase windows and is surrounded by mature evergreens that provide plenty of privacy.

Blakeslee: Penn Cove

The white transitional living room at Penn Cove offers a bright space with plenty of sunlight, high ceilings, stone fireplace and exposed beams.

Blakeslee: Pocono Lake House

The back deck at the Pocono Lake House has plenty of room for seating areas, a picnic table and other outdoor amenities.

Blakeslee: Pocono Lake House

The living room at the Pocono Lake House features a stairwell and landing accessing the second floor and opens onto a kitchen and dining area.

Blakeslee: Pocono Lake House

The backyard at Pocono Lake House is landscaped with a stepping-stone path and has vintage-look iron lamp posts to light the walkway in the evening.

Blakeslee: Holiday House

The spacious great room overlooking the pool at Holiday House has wood and windows in abundance. There's room in the space for three classic-style ceiling fans, exercise equipment, a pool table and seating area — with space left over for a baby grand piano.

Blakeslee: Elk Lake House

This Blakeslee lake house boasts an extensive backyard, large deck and gravel path leading to the lake.

Blakeslee, Pa: Elk Lake House

The back deck and balcony overlooks the large yard, gravel path and lake view.

Meet the DeBells

After moving from California to Colorado, Mike and Lisa, and their son Andrew, were missing the water. They decided a vacation getaway with proximity to one of Colorado's beautiful lakes might be in order. They went in search of their dream spot in Summit County with a budget of $299,000.

Dillon, Colo.: East Bay

This kitchen at East Bay in Lake Dillon, Colo. is painted in sky-blue and features wood-paneled cabinets, hardwood flooring and modern stainless steel appliances.

Dillon: East Bay

The backyard at the lakefront condos at East Bay has a spacious lawn, evergreen trees and a rear deck with a terrific view.

Dillon: East Bay

This majestic mountain view from the balcony at East Bay is practically enough to sell this property all by itself.