A newlywed couple’s search for the perfect Pensacola-area waterfront home will be featured on HGTV’s Beach Hunters series, in an episode airing this Sunday, June 4.
Currently airing its first season, Beach Hunters is the latest of many spin-offs of HGTV’s long-running series House Hunters. Like its parent show, Beach Hunters pairs prospective homebuyers with a local realtor as they visit and compare available homes. For this episode, HGTV tapped local realtor Lisa Renfroe with Levin Rinke Realty to help newlyweds Craig and Hilary Davis find their dream home.
“I was excited to be given this tremendous opportunity to share with the rest of the world what Pensacola Beach and our surrounding areas are actually like,” said Renfroe. “Without seeing it firsthand, it’s difficult to get a full understanding of how beautiful our town really is.”
The episode was filmed over three days in February and March at homes in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, and Pensacola Beach.
“Everyone on the crew was so encouraging and positive and led us through the whole filming process. They did their best to ease our nerves and hide their laughs through all the flubs we made,” said Renfroe.
Relocating from “cold and snowy” Chicago, the Davis’ wish list included plenty of entertainment space, a “backyard paradise,” and space for a boat. Renfroe said the biggest challenge in meeting the couple’s needs was the area’s low available housing inventory.
“They were focused on purchasing a waterfront home and were open to view homes located in any area,” said Renfroe. “I like to take my clients on a personalized tour and highlight neighborhoods and local secrets they may not have found on their own or online. I feel it’s important for newcomers to get a full view of what our local area has to offer, so they can decide on the community that fits their lifestyle.”
Beach Hunters is just the most recent national television series to feature the Pensacola area. Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race filmed an episode in Pensacola last week, shooting at both Naval Air Station Pensacola and in the downtown area.
The Beach Hunters episode, titled “The Hunt for a Gulf Breeze Dream Home,” premieres on Sunday, June 4 at 9:00 p.m. Central time.
Emily Woodson contributed to this report.