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About the Host   

Matt Blashaw

This licensed contractor honed his handyman skills while working at his father's lumberyard through college.
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About the Show

Matt Blashaw realizes couples' wishes to own a vacation home mortgage free. The secret? He helps them shop for and renovate a "diamond in the rough" home in their dream location to command top dollar as a vacation rental. The end result? The couple rents out the renovated home for maximum income part of the year, covering all their annual expenses. For the rest of the year they live in a Vacation House for Free!

Episodes

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Season 1, Episode 7

Summer Love

Georgia and Walter began their love story summering at the Jersey Shore. They now want to include their daughter in this tradition by purchasing their very own beach house. Matt Blashaw has his work cut out for him finding an undervalued property with big potential in this pricey island escape. Will these childhood sweethearts be willing to take on a gut-job renovation or will they stretch their dollar to get the water view they always dreamed of.

Friday
Jul 3

3pm | 2c

Season 1, Episode 6

Virginia Beach Vacation Condo

Friday
Jul 3

4pm | 3c

Season 1, Episode 12

Desert Dreaming

Friday
Jul 3

5pm | 4c

Season 1, Episode 10

Cottage on the Lake

Friday
Jul 3

6pm | 5c

Season 1, Episode 5

Hilton Head Low Country Living

Marc and Celeste Schwitters are looking for an ocean escape, so they can spend quality time with their two sons and their extended family. Matt Blashaw has his work cut out finding a vacation house for this number-minded couple. After an extensive house hunt in the low country, the family looks past the odd and confusing layout of the home and decides that outdoor space, location, and canal-access are most important.

Thursday
Jul 16

1pm | 12c

Season 1, Episode 2

Marco Island Beach Getaway

Matt Blashaw takes the Hicks family on a house hunt to find the vacation home of their dreams. The family is looking for a 3 bedroom, two bath with an open floor plan and pool for their four young children to enjoy. After seeing three homes within their price range, the Hicks opt for the spacious fixer upper that requires a complete renovation from the backyard to the front yard. Despite the overwhelming amount of work that needs to be done, the family ultimately values space over convenience.

Thursday
Jul 16

2pm | 1c

Season 1, Episode 10

Cottage on the Lake

Thursday
Jul 16

3pm | 2c

Season 1, Episode 3

Monterey Bay Escape

Patrick and Lisa Dobbins are looking for a vacation home for their family by the beach where they can create lasting memories with their two children. Matt Blashaw takes the couple on a house hunt for their dream home by the sea. But finding an affordable oceanfront property isn't an easy task. He'll have to find a home with big potential in need of an even bigger renovation. The Dobbins finally agree that the large-scale renovation project is worth its weight in ocean views.

Thursday
Jul 16

4pm | 3c

Season 1, Episode 11

Classic Cape Escape

Thursday
Jul 16

5pm | 4c

Season 1, Episode 13

Rustic Paradise by the Lake

Thursday
Jul 16

6pm | 5c

Season 2, Episode 2

Key Largo Retreat

Sunday
Jul 19

12am | 11c

Season 2, Episode 4

Sanibel Sanctuary

Sunday
Jul 26

12am | 11c

Season 2, Episode 8

Relaxing in Wine Country

Sunday
Aug 2

12am | 11c

Season 2, Episode 9

Wilderness Retreat

Sunday
Aug 9

12am | 11c

Season 1, Episode 2

Marco Island Beach Getaway

Matt Blashaw takes the Hicks family on a house hunt to find the vacation home of their dreams. The family is looking for a 3 bedroom, two bath with an open floor plan and pool for their four young children to enjoy. After seeing three homes within their price range, the Hicks opt for the spacious fixer upper that requires a complete renovation from the backyard to the front yard. Despite the overwhelming amount of work that needs to be done, the family ultimately values space over convenience.

Thursday
Aug 13

8am | 7c

Season 1, Episode 8

Cottage by the sea

Peter and Kara are looking for a low-maintenance vacation home in Montauk so they can disconnect from reality. They want to give their children the same experience they had growing up; staying in a house near the ocean. The real estate market here is booming, so Matt Blashaw shows the family three quaint homes in desperate need of renovations. Eventually, the family decides that walking-distance to the beach is more important than space.

Thursday
Aug 13

9am | 8c

Season 1, Episode 4

Tahoe City Lake House

Matt Blashaw is determined to find the Gordon family the perfect vacation home in Lake Tahoe. They are hoping to buy a rustic, three bedroom-two bath home with convenient access to both the Lake and the mountains. With a central location being high on their list, Matt works to find an affordable fixer-upper that will get top dollar in the rental market after an extensive face lift. The Gordon's decide that putting time and money into a home in a prime location will ultimately allow them to live their dream in this year-round paradise.

Thursday
Aug 13

10am | 9c

Season 1, Episode 10

Cottage on the Lake

Thursday
Aug 13

11am | 10c

Season 2, Episode 7

Sedona Oasis

Sunday
Aug 16

12am | 11c

Season 2, Episode 10

Southern Charm

Sunday
Aug 23

12am | 11c

Season 2, Episode 4

Sanibel Sanctuary

Friday
Aug 28

1pm | 12c

Season 2, Episode 10

Southern Charm

Friday
Aug 28

2pm | 1c

Season 1, Episode 13

Rustic Paradise by the Lake

Friday
Aug 28

3pm | 2c

Season 2, Episode 4

Sanibel Sanctuary

Friday
Aug 28

4pm | 3c

Season 1, Episode 10

Cottage on the Lake

Friday
Aug 28

5pm | 4c

Season 1, Episode 6

Virginia Beach Vacation Condo

Friday
Aug 28

6pm | 5c

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