After discovering that certain beaches will force them to exclude their beloved dog from family walks, a Georgia couple weighs their options before diving headfirst into a beachfront home in St. Joseph's Bay, Florida.
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.
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.
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 seaside 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.
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.
A couple uncovers the beauty of Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, while on the hunt for a relaxing beach house large enough for all eleven members of their newly blended family.
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.
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.
A couple is 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, appeal to their interests, but they want a home can be rented out as well.
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.
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.
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.
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