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Real estate expert and contractor Scott McGillivray shows homeowners how to unlock their vacation property's full rental potential. He offers tips on how to transform the most neglected and unlivable of spaces into showstopping pieces of paradise.

Scott McGillivray

Scott McGillivray’s passion lies in educating people to make smart investment and renovation decisions and how to succeed in the uber-competitive world of real estate.
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Season 3, Episode 4

Fantastic Farmhouse

A firefighter and his daughter hope to turn their underused and dated country farmhouse into a money-making vacation rental. They recruit Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni to bring the home up to date while maintaining its rustic farm charm.

Sunday
Apr 14
7am | 6c
Season 3, Episode 7

Paradise Point

A couple with a baby on the way needs to turn their family vacation home into a money-making rental. Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni jump in to help with an amazing transformation that will preserve the love and charm of previous generations.

Sunday
Apr 14
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 14

Surfside Sensation

A couple purchased a seaside home on a whim with high hopes of making it a fun and relaxing vacation rental. After uncovering hidden issues, they're turning to Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni to turn the neglected cottage into a beachside beauty.

Sunday
Apr 14
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 5

Beachfront Bungalow

A sister-in-law duo recently purchased an investment property but didn't realize how much work it truly needed. Now, they're calling on Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni to help create an exceptional vacation rental that can generate a ton of revenue.

Sunday
Apr 14
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 12

Waterfront Escape

Homeowners look to update a lakefront property that has been woefully neglected for many years. With hopes of generating retirement income, they're calling on Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni to turn their rundown cabin into a paradise on a peninsula.

Sunday
Apr 14
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 1

Cottage on a Cliff

When his best friend purchased an outdated lake house down the coast, Scott McGillivray jumped at the opportunity to help. Along with designer Debra Salmoni, they look to transform the cliffside catastrophe into a charming and stylish vacation rental.

Monday
Apr 22
6am | 5c
Season 4, Episode 6

French Coastal Cottage

A mother-daughter duo have a quaint but outdated waterfront home that needs serious help. Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni use the French countryside as their muse and turn the run-down cottage into a luxurious vacation rental.

Monday
Apr 22
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 2

Lakeside Luxury

A husband and wife duo look to navigate a renovation to make their house more accessible for people with disabilities. Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni transform their home into a functional and stylish space, creating a vacation getaway for all.

Monday
Apr 22
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 3

Four Season Funhouse

After buying a lakefront fixer-upper, a father and son realize they've bitten off more than they can chew. Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni step in to help them update their boring investment into a money maker that's all about the fun and games.

Monday
May 13
6am | 5c
Season 3, Episode 8

Bird Watcher’s Paradise

A couple has a family vacation home on the riverfront that is in desperate need of some TLC. Using the abundant local wildlife as inspiration, Scott and Debra get to work turning the home into a profitable vacation rental with a focus on nature.

Monday
May 13
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 4

Lakeview Luxury Inn

Two restauranteurs found a dream lakeside location, but quickly realized there's serious potential for a vacation rental. Scott McGillivray and designer Debra Salmoni transform the upstairs of their restaurant into an upscale tavern-themed apartment.

Monday
May 13
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 8

Lakeview Lodge

A married couple looks to revamp their lakefront house and transform it into a nest egg. Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni embark on a journey to modernize the property while retaining its charming lakeside ambiance, creating an inviting vacation home.

Monday
May 13
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 8

Executive Waterfront Retreat

Two ambitious homeowners recently purchased a million-dollar home, but it needs some serious work. Contractor Scott and Designer Debra now need to turn it into a successful, income-producing vacation property to help pay for the investment.

Monday
May 13
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 7

Influenced by the Lake

Social media influencers want to turn their recently purchased lakefront cottage into a chic rental, ideal for superb profile pics. With pink as their driving theme, they're leaning on Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni for the perfect layout and design.

Saturday
Jun 1
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 7

Influenced by the Lake

Social media influencers want to turn their recently purchased lakefront cottage into a chic rental, ideal for superb profile pics. With pink as their driving theme, they're leaning on Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni for the perfect layout and design.

Sunday
Jun 2
2:59am | 1:59c
Season 5, Episode 4

Wild West Oasis

Two brothers invest in a Wild West themed getaway, but realize quickly that they're up to their necks in renovations. Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni are called on to help whip their bison farm into shape, and hopefully generate some serious profit.

Saturday
Jun 8
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 4

Wild West Oasis

Two brothers invest in a Wild West themed getaway, but realize quickly that they're up to their necks in renovations. Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni are called on to help whip their bison farm into shape, and hopefully generate some serious profit.

Sunday
Jun 9
2:59am | 1:59c
Season 2, Episode 4

Farmhouse Getaway

Two sisters purchased a farmhouse in the country that's in serious need of renovation. They hire Contractor Scott McGillivray and Designer Debra Salmoni to maintain this country classic's historic charm while they update it for serious rental potential.

Friday
Jun 14
6am | 5c
Season 2, Episode 11

Canoe Cabin Retreat

A woman's house in the Northern woods feels less like a getaway and more like a boring suburban home, so she brings in Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni to transform the downtrodden property into a lucrative, canoe-themed adventure destination.

Friday
Jun 14
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 13

Country Club Cottage

A pair of homeowners want to spruce up the family vacation home in hopes of attracting renters and creating a nest egg. Scott and Debra tee up a golf theme that turns their unattractive brown box into a country club-inspired vacation rental.

Friday
Jun 14
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 1

Spectacular Ski Chalet

A couple's recently purchased mountain bungalow is in need of major repair, so Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni step in to renovate the property into a luxurious and income-producing ski chalet.

Friday
Jun 14
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 5

Rustic Retreat

After making an investment in an outdated cabin, two homeowners quickly realize that they need help. They bring in Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni to transform this country property into a family-friendly homestead with modern amenities.

Friday
Jun 14
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 1

Coastal Vibes

A mother-daughter duo have a quaint but outdated waterfront home that needs serious help. Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni use the French countryside as their muse and turn the run-down cottage into a luxurious vacation rental.

Saturday
Jun 15
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 1

Coastal Vibes

A mother-daughter duo have a quaint but outdated waterfront home that needs serious help. Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni use the French countryside as their muse and turn the run-down cottage into a luxurious vacation rental.

Sunday
Jun 16
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 8

Executive Waterfront Retreat

Two ambitious homeowners recently purchased a million-dollar home, but it needs some serious work. Contractor Scott and Designer Debra now need to turn it into a successful, income-producing vacation property to help pay for the investment.

Saturday
Jun 22
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 6

Waterfall Escape

Scott and Debra test their skills as they give two homeowners the vacation home of their dreams. With water damage and foundation issues, it takes a full renovation to turn their cabin into a waterfront oasis that's ready for fun and rental potential.

Saturday
Jun 22
8am | 7c