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.
Dave has spent most of his life dedicated to the Canadian telecommunications industry. Constantly working 16-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.
Sean and Donna are from Brooklyn, New York. Their two teenage daughters 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.
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.
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 enlists 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 $350,00.
San Diego residents 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.
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.
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