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.
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.
Jacquie and Jay have lived in Seattle, Washington, for most of their lives. After raising three boys in the city, the couple is looking for a slower pace of living as they begin a new chapter of their lives. Jay has been visiting Whidbey Island since he was a kid, and Jacquie started traveling there a couple years ago. For them, the combination of scenic views and close proximity to Seattle makes it the ideal place to call home, and they hope to find perfect island house to settle into.
Bonnie and Craig are young professionals who love the city of Seattle but love fresh air and open spaces even more. As outdoorsy people, they're drawn to Whidbey Island, Washington, for its vast nature and big water views, and they even got married there. Now they want room to grow their family and avoid the high Seattle prices, so they're looking for more space and priceless island views for less money.
Amie and Shep have been raising their three young children in Brooklyn, New York, and while they appreciate all that life in the Big Apple has to offer, the hustle and bustle is starting to weigh on them. They heard about Fire Island from friends and fell in love with the place after their first visit. Now the family of five hopes to find an island property that will give them the freedom to explore the outdoors.
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.
Mark and Danielle live in a small apartment on the mainland of Rhode Island and are running out of space for their two kids. After searching for a home for over a year, they decided to look near Danielle's hometown on Aquidneck Island. The island's wide open space and family-friendly vibe is exactly what they've been hoping for, and with help from a local real estate agent, they hope to find a beach style home with a large yard.
Will and Lauren have been dating long distance for two years and are ready to finally move in together in Newport, Rhode Island. Lauren is constantly stressed from her demanding job as a physician's assistant, and Newport's peaceful atmosphere is just what the doctor ordered. A local broker is on the hunt to find the couple a home with a large backyard for their beloved dog, Jack.
Dan and Jeannette have been longtime visitors to Martha's Vineyard and have always dreamed of owning a home on the island that they can pass on to their two young daughters. The family is finally in a place where they can make their dream a reality and with the help of a local realtor, they hope to find the perfect home where they can spend the rest of their lives.
Mike and Meg fell in love with Nantucket during their first summer there 25 years ago. Since then, they've spent every summer on the sandy beaches and cobblestone roads of the idyllic Massachusetts getaway. Now that their two girls are out of college, they are ready to make their Nantucket dream come true, so a local realtor gives the lively couple a tour of the island's distinct homes to help them turn their summer break into a permanent vacation.
Jeannine and Glenn have been visiting the small town of Duck, North Carolina, for the past 20 years. They decided long ago that the charming seaside village was their happy place, and now that their daughters are out of the house, they are ready to call the Outer Banks home. The family enlists the help of a local realtor to find a four-bedroom house with beautiful ocean views so they can live the permanent vacation.
Ian and Aaron are tired of their work, eat, sleep, repeat lifestyle in Raleigh, North Carolina, and have spent over a decade dreaming of a move to Roanoke Island. As avid boaters, the couple can't wait to live steps from their very own dock. A local realtor hunts for a large house that has a magnificent view, a yard close to the sound and plenty of room for the couple's beagle, Bella.
Danielle is a high school art teacher living in hectic Manhattan. Several years ago, Danielle came to a party on Long Beach and fell in love with the relaxed island atmosphere. While she loves the hustle and bustle of the city, Danielle decided to trade in the skyline for the shoreline. With the help of a local realtor, Danielle hopes to find her perfect slice of paradise with stunning water views.
Seth and Kristen are busy New York City parents that want to raise their son around nature, and they're drawn to the renowned beaches and serene country vibes of East Hampton, NY. The proximity to Manhattan is ideal for Seth's job, while the island's beauty inspires Kristen's artwork. With the help of a local realtor, they look for the perfect blend of country and beach to fulfill their home dreams.
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