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Waterfront Homes in California 



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California is the USA’s most populous state. It is the third largest state in size, behind Alaska and Texas, and runs almost 800 miles from north to south. It is not surprising that it offers a varied landscape and a diverse topography. California's Pacific coastline is 840 miles long. 

From the coastal town of Eureka on California's Redwood Coast to sunny San Diego with its wide and sandy beaches, the Golden State covers a wide range of topography. While the Southern Californian beaches are generally wide open and laid back, the Northern California coast is wild and dramatic. North of Big Sur, the waters are colder, the cliffs steeper, and the natural wonders perhaps even more spectacular. 

The Central Coast features many beach resorts and oceanfront areas including Big Sur, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara and Monterey. California has what you are looking for when it comes to lake, river, and ocean view homes for year round living, or the special vacation retreat. There are myriad water view homes and waterfront homes in California -- something for everyone!

California is home to more than 420 recreational lakes and 7,734 square miles of California are covered by water. The three biggest rivers are the Sacramento River, the San Joaquin River, and the Colorado River. The Sacramento delta with its many water channels is a playground for boating and fishing. Lake Tahoe, Clear Lake, Salton Sea, Owens Lake, and Searles Lake are the more important sweet water bodies in California. The San Francisco Bay is the largest natural harbor and estuary on the West Coast.  

But with an average width of 150 to 200 miles, no Californians are far away from the Pacific. You might have to cross a desert or a mountain range but, in general, you are never more than three hours from the ocean. 

As of January 2010, the total state population was 37,253,956 - approximately 12 percent of the United States total population. The population in California's five largest cities. as of July 2009, are as follows: 

  • Los Angeles: 3,831,868 
  • San Diego: 1,306,300   
  • San Jose: 964,695     
  • San Francisco: 815,350       
  • Sacramento: 466,676 

Besides spectacular growth and formidable earthquakes, people still want to live in California. Here are three good reasons to live in California: 

1. Weather: California has mild weather – very little humidity and not too cold nor too hot in many areas. 

2. Educational opportunities: California is known as being home to some of the best colleges and universities in the world. Aside from the University of California, the California State College and University system, CalTech, USC, and Stanford University, there are many other world class colleges. universities and community colleges in California. 

3. Beaches: California has wonderful beaches -- many are sandy, long and wide – from the Mexican border to Oregon.

Beautiful Lakefront Home

Windsor, Sonoma County, California

Lakefront home in the beautiful Lakewood Hills gated community! Welcoming water views as you enter this immaculate single level home that is perfect for both formal entertaining & casual day to day living. The spacious light filled floor-plan offers lots of storage & lake views from most rooms. Benefit from the very low utility bills with SOLAR panels that you own! Additional features are a well designed kitchen, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, a 2-stage whole house fan, newer HE Furnace/AC & much more! The sun filled .30 acre lot has a large deck for entertaining, raised garden beds, a relaxing hot tub & a variety of fruit trees. Enjoy the peaceful water views of two beautiful lakes, non-motor boating, fishing-right from your backyard, birds, a pool, tennis courts, tree-lined streets & scenic pathways! Steps to major shopping centers, fine dining & minutes to parks, airport, SMART & world class wineries. Resort-style living in a phenomenal location! Don't miss this special opportunity!

Cathy Elliott , Coldwell Banker Realty CalRE #00909093

0.30 ACRES
2094 SQ FT
Waterfront Retreat

Isleton, Sacramento County, California

Live, work and play in this one of a kind property. Escape to peace and quiet in the heart of the Delta on Geogiana Slough. Remodeled home has beautiful upgrades and amenities with a craftsman style. Features abundant wraparound decking for outdoor living, entertaining and enjoying the river views and spectacular sunsets. Private dock and boat lift plus a detached garage and RV area with full hookups. Close to local wineries and unique dining. Year round vacation home, sleeps five. Endless possibilities!

Diane Pennisi , Coldwell Banker

0.47 ACRES
1250 SQ FT
Phenomenal Panoramic Ocean Views

Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California

This bluff-top, oceanfront property has become a popular vacation rental in recent months. Spectacular ocean views and whale watching opportunities abound in this three-bedroom home with an open living area that is ideal for entertaining and enjoying coastal life. There is a path leading to the beach for neighborhood occupants. Enjoy the ocean views from the hot tub on the deck. There's room for a pool table off the open living area and a three-car attached garage currently has one stall dedicated to ping pong table. A loft upstairs has french doors that open to let in the fresh ocean air and provides extra living space. A short drive to Fort Bragg and Mendocino, this home would make a perfect place to live year-round or continue its use as a vacation rental.

Stephanie Berry , CENTURY 21 Fort Bragg Realty

1.04 ACRES
2848 SQ FT
Panoramic Pacific Ocean and Harbor View - Remodeled Condo in SoCal

Oceanside, San Diego County, California

Watch the incredible sunsets over the Pacific, and see the boats drift into the harbor and surfers catch that last wave. Then walk to the trendy harbor restaurants where you will enjoy fish tacos (San Diego favorite) and your glass of California Chardonnay. This lifestyle could be yours in this completely remodeled condo with new high quality cabinets in kitchen and baths, exquisite granite counters, new stainless steel appliances, new fixtures. New washer/dryer in unit. Custom designer tile in hall bath, designer lighting throughout. You will have plenty of storage with all the closets in the unit, and a large utility closet across the hall that can hold your surfboards, bike, beach chairs. Complex has a beautiful pool and spa with an outdoor kitchen complete with large barbecue. The recreation room is remodeled with large screen TV, kitchenette, and can be reserved for parties and meetings.

Amy Marchetti , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

0.00 ACRES
1364 SQ FT
Oceanfront Jem!

Albion, Mendocino County, California

An immaculate and well-crafted oceanfront home with enormous ocean and bay views. Single story 2,800+/- sq.ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home tucked away in a small gated community less than 15 minutes to the Mendocino Village and only 5 minutes to fine restaurants. Extensive redwood decking spans the ocean side to enjoy the outdoors while whale watching and enjoying the pulsing sounds of the crashing sea. Spacious great room and master suite with expansive views and stone fireplaces. Well equipped kitchen for gatherings and so much more!

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

1.30 ACRES
2800 SQ FT
Beautiful River Front Estate

Anderson, Shasta County, California

One of a kind Sacramento Riverfront Estate! 3620 sq ft custom gated home in very private secluded setting. Home features 3 bed, 3 full baths + an office, beautiful pebble tec pool & hot tub surrounded by lush landscaping. Quality built home with 2x6 construction and owned solar! 3 car attached gar. + 3 car detached gar. Property sits on 2 acres adjoining a wildlife preserve.

Michael Staplecamp , Venture Properties

2.00 ACRES
3620 SQ FT
Waterfront home in Oxnard with 3 boat docks

Bakersfield, Kern County, California

This waterfront home is located in the Channel Islands harbor in Oxnard, CA. Its 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2198 sq ft with 3 docks - a 40', 50' and 60' . Boat to restaurants, yacht clubs or to the islands.

Arlene Beckwith , Keller Williams Realty

3300.00 ACRES
2198 SQ FT
Serenity Found at River Lake

Sacramento, Sacramento County, California

Lakefront views from nearly every room. Beautiful double entry doors greet you everyday. Relax in the newly remodeled Master suite upstairs, step-in luxury shower or soaker tub, walk-in closet ready for your entire wardrobe. Fireplace for a cozy evening. True hardwood, ash tongue & groove everywhere that there used to be carpet. Deck from Master, yes!!! Lake views morning, noon & night. Gather around the newly remodeled kitchen, sit at the counter & snack or jump in & help. New Bosch double ovens. New Bosch gas downdraft cook-top. New Bosch dishwasher. Efficient pull-outs abound in the brand new cabinetry, spacious pantry & surprise hidden appliance platform. Jack & Hill bathroom upstairs splits 2 more bedrooms. Downstairs bedroom also with lake views. Nearby full bathroom offers a step-in shower. 3 car garage, formal living room outfitted with a wet bar & you guessed it, lake views. Formal dining room to host any gathering & family room with fireplace to wind down. Welcome home!

Bruce Reddick , Lyon Real Estate

0.22 ACRES
3274 SQ FT
Beautiful Cabin one block from the American River in Kyburz, California.

Kyburz, El Dorado County, California

What a charming get away for that come back to nature experience. Sit on the deck and hear the Silver Fork and South Fork Rivers. Just across the river from Hwy 50. Only 30 minutes to Tahoe or Placerville. Just over 4000 foot elevation. Fire Hydrant next to driveway.

Helen Rivard , Century 21 Select Group

0.16 ACRES
960 SQ FT
On the Sand with Channel Island Views in Mandalay Beach / Oxnard Shores

Oxnard, Ventura County, California

Fantastic white water and Channel Islands views! Watch the dancing dolphins from this beautiful ocean front home located in ''the wedge'' on Mandalay Beach/Oxnard Shores. Built in 2003, the home features a beachfront family room including beamed ceilings, a stone fireplace and surround sound. The French doors open to the deck leading to an inviting spa and is only a few steps from the sand. The open gourmet kitchen is adjacent to the family room with a large center island with abundant seating, and stainless appliances. Five large en-suite bedrooms, including one bedroom downstairs. One laundry room is located downstairs and can also be accessed from the exterior for sandy towels and feet. An additional laundry room is located upstairs. The master suite includes a gym, coffee bar, comfortable sitting area with ocean views and double-sided fireplace. Enjoy a warm bath in the master bathroom's soaker tub while enjoying the ocean view and fireplace! In addition, there is a large walk-in closet and dressing area. The upstairs work space offers built-in shelves and desk. This stunning property has 4 fireplaces (one exterior), an outdoor shower, central air and heat as well as space to potentially install an elevator.

Donna Marks , RE/MAX ONE

0.10 ACRES
4347 SQ FT

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