How The Baeumlers Really Purchased The Resort On Renovation Island

Bryan and Sarah Baeumler are two of HGTV's biggest stars. As fans know, there are several other husband and wife duos on the network, like former stars Chip and Joanna Gaines of "Fixer Upper" and Erin and Ben Napier of "Hometown" — as well as former couple Christina and Tarek El Moussa. These pairs may not always get along, but they always end up working things out renovation-wise and creating beautiful masterpieces that we can't help but be envious of.

Sarah and Bryan have been on HGTV for years, but most of their shows started airing in Canada, where they are both from. First, they appeared together on what was called "Island of Bryan" in Canada, but it's known as "Renovation Island" in the United States. They have also starred in a few other HGTV shows that showcase their ability to renovate homes just about anywhere, including "Renovation Inc: The Lake House," and "Renovation Inc: Home Sweet Home." If we only had about half of this power duo's talent, we would be a lot better off!

One of the couple's most significant projects came when they purchased a fixer-upper resort in the Bahamas. According to the HGTV show page, the resort sits on the beautiful island of South Andros. The property, now known as Caerula Mar Club, has a few luxury villas, a pool, restaurant, and bar that the pair have transformed from drab to fab. But how much did their "Renovation Island" cost? A pretty penny!

Sarah and Bryan Baeumler put an astounding amount of money on the table

It costs a lot of money to purchase a resort on an island, even if it is run down. According to Yahoo! Entertainment, the couple shelled out $2 million to buy their Bahamian digs, knowing that they would need to put a lot of time and money into it, much like many other projects that they have taken on. 

In an interview with The Wrap, the pair confessed that they had initially estimated that they would need to put another $4 million worth of work into the beachfront hotel to get it up and running. Guess what? They thought wrong. "We more than doubled that before we opened the doors," Bryan confessed. 

So how do you afford to spend all of that money? Luckily, the pair have a successful business back home in Canada. Distractify shares that the pair have a combined net worth of $20 million, thanks in part to their construction company, Baeumler Quality Construction Inc, which is fittingly named after them. They also make some money from their shows on HGTV though the exact figures are not entirely clear. Starcasm reports that "Flip or Flop" stars Christina and Tarek El Moussa net around $40,000 per episode but they started at just $10,00 in the beginning of their TV career. So, it's safe to say that Bryan and Sarah also earn a little bit of extra cash on each episode of their shows.

How Bryan and Sarah Baeumler found their resort

Many people may wonder how a couple who is originally from Canada got tied up with an island in the Bahamas but it's actually a pretty cool story. In an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, Sarah explained how they literally stumbled upon the property and the rest, as they say, is history! 

"We have a property in the Florida Keys where we keep our boat, and we have made quite a few trips over the Bahama," she shared. "Every trip Bryan is always scouring the charts for new places to explore. Andros (known as the Sleeping Giant) always caught our attention because it's by far the largest, yet least developed Island in the Bahamas," the reality star added. "During our trip we were shown the old 'Emerald Palms' hotel. It [was] abandoned and decrepit. I think it took about [five] minutes of touring the hotel until we all looked at each other and said, 'Let's do this!'"

We are pretty thankful that the pair opted to take the leap of faith and take on a huge project because it makes for some great television and the scenery is off-the-charts breathtaking. When we can afford to visit that beautiful island that is tucked away in the Caribbean, there's no doubt that we will make our way there. But for now, we'll just sit nestled up on our couch with a Mai Thai in hand, binging "Renovation, Inc" for the foreseeable future.