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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.

Over 250 + / _ water frontage at Lake Wildwood

Penn Valley, Nevada County, California

One of Lake Wildwood largest waterfront properties. Almost one acre with a rare 250+/- feet of lake frontage. Sought after privacy with views of nature from every window. Granite outcroppings on a level property makes this a very unique find. Enjoy the quiet waters, sandy beach, and boat dock. Situated on a lovely cul de sac close to the golf course, clubhouse, and main gate. Original home is well maintained and perfect for move in with plenty of room to expand and create your dream lakefront estate! This is a one of a kind setting and property.

Cheryl Baker , GATEWAY

0.78 ACRES
2348 SQ FT

Isleton, Sacramento County, California

Enjoy life at this Delta waterfront property that showcases some of the best views around. This 1ac parcel has 174ft of river frontage and a large covered dock situated among upper scale homes located in the slow water zone of the desirable Georgiana Slough but minutes away from fast water and many Delta destinations. This great home has been totally updated with 4 full baths, 2 master suits, gourmet kitchen, stunning fireplace and so much more!

Cliff McGahey , McGahey Real Estate Team

1.00 ACRES
2732 SQ FT
Waterfront home with gorgeous views - beautiful sunsets over Mount Diablo

Bethel Island, Contra Costa County, California

Move right into this waterfront home with gorgeous water views! Great location, on a small court! Close to fast water. New U-shaped dock with plenty of parking for all of your water toys. Stunning views from covered deck, living room and master suite. Master bedroom features massive walk closet. New carpet throughout. Spacious floor plan with living space upstairs and downstairs. Downstairs features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, family / game room and a second kitchen area. Perfect for large or extended family. Oversized garage.

Kelly Wall , Realty Investment Solutions, Inc.

0.21 ACRES
1762 SQ FT
Everything you could want for a lakefront property

Auburn, Nevada County, California

Long driveway leads you to a inviting open floor plan traditional home. Matched with a remodeled beautifully appointed gourmet kitchen, warm interiors and vaulted ceilings....you have it all. Spacious lawn areas lead you to the waters edge for outdoor entertaining. Level lakeside living at it's very best. Two master suites, large game room, open floor plan, and panoramic lake views from all the main entertaining areas complete this very desirable property. Detached two car garage with a workshop area that could easily be converted to a guest casita. This home shows like a dream. If you want the best at beautiful Lake of the Pines .....this is it!!!!!

Cheryl Baker , GATEWAY

0.53 ACRES
3631 SQ FT

Auburn, Nevada County, California

One of the last estate opportunities and Lake Combie in the Sierra foothills between Grass Valley and Auburn. Over 4.72 acres with a gentle slope to the over 152 feet of lake frontage. Original 3,297 sf +/_ home with large garage, carports and workshop areas. In addition and recently built 1200 +/_ sq ft two bedroom guest house! Completely fenced, gated entry, barn and so much more. Bring the horses, plant a vineyard ... the potential for a lake front compound is unlimited. To find out more about Lake Combie please visit my website at www.lakecombie.com.

Cheryl Baker , GATEWAY

4.72 ACRES
3295 SQ FT
Build your Mendocino dream!

Mendocino, Mendocino County, California

Unique Mendocino Village property with crashing white water views from the Mendocino Headlands to the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. Come build your dream home in this great village community. Close to all Mendocino has to offer: great restaurants, shops, tide pools, fishing, bluff top trails and so much more! Community water, underground power to lot line, city sewer and the property should benefit from a one-time coastal permit exclusion making permitting easier. One of only a few undeveloped properties located west of Highway One in the village. Come and enjoy village life today!

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

0.00 ACRES
Great Mendocino neighborhood!

Mendocino, Mendocino County, California

Spacious, gorgeous ocean view home in a desirable coastal neighborhood with 3 roomy ocean view bedrooms and 3 well-appointed bathrooms. Kitchen features 36'' Viking range, stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, two sinks and large pantry. Great home for entertaining! Expansive great room upstairs with stone fireplace and views in every direction with a media area. Large master suite with walk-in closet, decks and bath with jetted tub and fireplace. Large family/game room downstairs with double doors leading out to the patio and hot tub. Roof is less then 10 years old and a brand new furnace installed. Neighborhood has ocean access. Currently a very successful vacation rental, most furnishings available outside of escrow.

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

1.00 ACRES
3500 SQ FT
Seashine! Fort Bragg's best location!

Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California

Welcome to Seashine! If magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean are what you are looking for, look no further! Every room captures the fascinating and ever changing ocean action. From crashing waves to flights of pelicans, seagulls, wild geese, ravens and hawks circling and flying in formation and the best location for whale watching. The great room takes full advantage of the views with floor to ceiling windows. This custom home is being offered for the first time and was designed by Paul Tay, who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright and was built in 1986 by Joe Moura. The home is set on a bluff and has a southwest facing view of the magnificent Pacific Ocean. The design of this home takes full advantage of its southwest orientation with radiant heat and is just 50 feet from the ocean. The open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows provides unobstructed views from almost every room. There are 3 bedrooms (with ocean views from every bed), 3 full bathrooms, and an oversized 2 car garage. The parking area has plenty of room for RV parking as well. This home has privacy and intimacy yet still within walking distance to Hare Creek beach and shops! Be sure to see the virtual walk-through under the photo tab.

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

1.50 ACRES
2027 SQ FT
Brand New Ocean Front Home!

Bodega Bay, Sonoma County, California

OCEANFRONT Brand New Home! Spectacular Panoramic Ocean Views! A one of a kind home in a one of a kind location! Every room has a view! Reverse floor plan- open living, dining and kitchen; master bedroom and bathroom upstairs. Upper Trex deck overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Large 500+/- s.f room and full bathroom downstairs. There is a washer/dryer hookup in the garage and a separate 220 plug for an electric car charger. Imagine waking up everyday to the view of the ocean and the memorable sunsets. This could be your main home, second home, or a great vacation rental!

Barbara Cronick , Better Homes & Garden Real Estate - WCG

0.08 ACRES
1830 SQ FT
Stunning custom waterfront home in Discovery Bay with breathtaking views!

Discovery Bay, Contra Costa County, California

Move right into this stunning spacious custom waterfront home with breathtaking views. Sought after court location with eastern exposure. One of a kind spectacular covered patio with outdoor kitchen, including 36” EVO grill, triple bullnose chiseled edge granite slab counters, Ipe cabinet doors and firepit. Bright, open floor plan with soaring ceilings, features 5 bedrooms, 3 baths plus loft. Chef's dream kitchen features new quartz counters, top of the line stainless steel appliances, built in 48” subzero fridge, breakfast bar and a cozy breakfast nook. Lovely master suite features stunning views and huge walk-in closet. Beautiful master bathroom features custom stainless steel Japanese soaking tub, Waterworks jetted shower, pebble floor and dual sinks. Downstairs bedroom and bathroom (with Waterworks jetted steam shower and bamboo floor). Huge laundry room w/ sink. Gorgeous hardwood flooring. Perfect for entertaining. Plenty of room for a large family & all of your toys. Truly too much to list! Move right in . .

Kelly Wall , Realty Investment Solutions, Inc.

0.17 ACRES
3566 SQ FT

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