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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.

Watefront Luxury Condo in Downtown Napa

Napa, Napa County, California

Rare Waterfront Luxury Condo offering in Downtown Napa at Riverfront Residences! Gorgeous one bedroom, one bathroom with coveted Double Wide Balcony overlooking the Napa River and Riverfront Boat Dock, Promenade, Eastern Hiills and Stone Brewery. Enjoy Napa's best wine and food from your private balcony while watching Boats, Gondolas, Kayaks, River Cruise Ships and People. Enjoy the beauty and year round mild weather from this Premium Luxury Destination. Rare opportunity to live this Amazing Wine Country Lifestyle in one of the World's most Desired and Beloved locations. Riverfront of Napa is a mixed use development with Resdential Condominiums, Retail Shops and Commercial. Walk to World Class Restaurants, Entertainment, Art, Festivals, Wineries, Shopping, The Oxbow Market, CIA and Vine Trail all from your front door.Secure lobby and Gated Parking Garage make this your ideal Primary Residence or Pied a Terre. The condo is located close to the elevator for convenience to the parking garage, lobby and street level. With so much to do and so much surrounding beauty, what an amazing weekend getaway! Kitchens are equipped with GE Monogram SS Appliances and Slab Granite Counters. Live the Good Life in Napa Valley!

Denise Cook , Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley

0.00 ACRES
948 SQ FT
Napa Luxury Riverfront Condo Living

Napa, Napa County, California

Sophisticated and Gorgeous 2 Bedroom, 2 Barhroom Downtown Napa Condominium located in the celebrated Riverfront Residences of Napa in one of the most iconic wine regions in the world. Rarely on the market, this dazzling condo is located right on the Napa River with a view of the Riverfront Boat Dock and the Napa River Promenade. This property is the only luxury property in Napa of it's kind! You are steps away from all that downtown Napa has to offer such as World Renowned Restaurants, Oxbow Market, Farmer's Market, The Culinary Institute and the Napa Vine Trail. Enjoy Napa's delightful weather while you dine, shop, enjoy entainment, art galleries and local weekend fesitvals. Interiors are smartly outfitted with slab granite countertops in kitchen and bathrooms cherry cabinetry, GE Monogram SS appliicances and Hardwood floor. This home is the perfect Pied a Terre or Primary Residence providing a Secure Lobby and Gated Garage Parkiing. An Amazing Weekend Turn Key Get Away that awaits you!

Denise Cook , Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley

0.00 ACRES
1575 SQ FT
Magnificent Harbor Estate in Mandalay Bay at Channel Islands Harbor

Oxnard, Ventura County, California

Magnificent harbor estate in Mandalay Bay at Channel Islands Harbor is 1/2 way between Malibu & Santa Barbara. Your world will be filled w/ sunsets, kayaking, boating, paddle boarding, yacht clubs, wineries, golfing, shopping & restaurants. This brilliantly conceived & executed, stone & stucco manor inspired home offers 6000 sq ft of grand luxury perfectly positioned on 85 ft of water frontage w/ 85 ft dock for your large yacht & multiple water toys. Landscaped yard has grass play area, patio, fountain & wrap around deck features 2400 sq ft of entertainment area w/ granite surround DCS BBQ & serving station, stone surround fire pit & end the day relaxing in the stone hot tub facing harbor. Multiple opportunities for recreation & entire property is ideal for entertaining on any scale, as well as quiet relaxation. Facing west & enjoying breathtaking sunsets, the waterfront property is as impressive as the house. In addition to the only 4 car garage in Mandalay Bay w/ around 1000 sq ft this estate exudes a rich tapestry of English details, the finest materials, thoughtful floor plan w/ 5 well-proportioned principal rooms, multiple living rooms, family suite, 5 fireplaces, epicurean's dream kitchen/formal dining room, library, offices, granite & marble in kitchen & bathrooms & master bath w/ jetted spa tub, shower w/ steam, bidet, sauna & upstairs balconies off of master & library are uniquely oriented towards the most breathtaking water views. Note! No Mello-Roos, no dock fees!

Mike Losey , Remax Gold Coast

0.00 ACRES
6000 SQ FT
Custom Built Home with 115 feet of waterfront footage with terrific water views

Discovery Bay, Contra Costa County, California

Stunning custom waterfront home on premium point lot with 115' of water frontage. Elegantly crafted to maximize light, comfort, and design while capturing the beauty and magic of the Discovery Bay Waterfront.

Ron & Carrie Whitman , Corcoran Global Lioving

0.20 ACRES
3747 SQ FT
Custom 60 ft boat dock home, Oxnard California

Oxnard, Ventura County, California

Unobstructed water views & across sand dunes to the islands the southern exposure is ideal. Love the harbor & beach breezes. Steps off your terrace is your 60ft boat slip for your yacht, fishing boat, & paddle toys. This luxury home is custom ground-up rebuilt over two years by artisans finished in 2009. Spectacular 3-Bedroom en-suite, 6 bath home has an amazing ELEVATOR & circular staircase. Kitchen & bar seats 20+ & chef's delight with bespoke cabinetry, hand-carved teak accents, 48'' gas Wolf cooktop, 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators, walk in pantry & laundry. Whole house warm floors, soft water system and drinking water purification. 2 air conditioners. 2 offices & built-in storage. Custom ceilings of hand applied silverleaf, silk, sisal, & custom carved teak. Enjoy Master Suite sunset views. Extensive use of natural stone in & out, one-of-a-kind custom glass windows. The most beautiful, custom harbor-front home you've ever seen'' is just south of Santa Barbara & 1 hour north of Malibu.

Fred Evans , RE/MAX Gold Coast Realtors

0.00 ACRES
4161 SQ FT
Naples Island Home with 50 foot deep water Dock

Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California

Luxury 3 story designer estate home on Naples Island’s in the Costa D’Oro exclusive community. This custom home boasts almost 4000 SQFT of interior living space, including 2 master retreats each offering a cozy fireplace and a guest bedroom and bath. The main floor features a Family room, 1 Master bedroom, an Office, French limestone flooring and a glass elevator to the upper floors. The 2nd floor offers a bright white kitchen with wood floors, wine storage, and a bar height prep island with seating for four. It gazes through the glass railings to the welcoming Living and Dining room where natural light flows through, opening out onto the 2nd story deck with peek-a-boo views all the way to Catalina. The 3rd floor spacious master suite offers its own wet bar, private balcony, seating retreat and an unbelievable master bath with Jacuzzi tub and finished walk in closet. Just steps away is the 50 foot, deep water boat dock with a 60 ft pierhead and direct access to the Pacific. The house is situated just steps from the Long Beach Yacht Club, Naples Canals and is a short walk to 2nd Street shops and restaurants.

Bob Martin , Compass

0.06 ACRES
3992 SQ FT
Lake Views and a Boat Slip Nearby

Bass Lake, Madera County, California

PRICE REDUCED Light and bright, 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath classic Bass Lake home with lake views and a boat slip nearby. The kitchen has been updated and upgraded with granite counters, Fisher & Paykel refrigerator, Kenmore stove with self cleaning oven and warming drawer, convenient rollout shelves, microwave/convection combo oven, and a double garden window. The formal living room has a rock fireplace and the family room has a free standing woodstove for comfort on cooler evenings. The comfortable family room allows for a second living/TV area and has a balcony with views of Bass Lake. Updated bathrooms on both levels have step in showers, and the lower level bath has a jetted tub. You and your guests will find a formal dining room, or casual breakfast bar in the kitchen, or an outside table on the stamped concrete patio off the kitchen for dining options. The master bedroom features lake views and a private sitting area. Outside is as comfortable and low maintenance as indoors, with a beautiful garden area on a drip sprinkler system, spacious patio also with lake views, and koi pond. The boat slip on Brier Dock larger than most, and is very close by. Check out this lovely home today, you'll be glad you did!

Beth Carver , Bass Lake Realty

0.17 ACRES
2563 SQ FT
"Middle Fork Ranch" Spectacular Smith River front retreat!

Gasquet, Del Norte County, California

SMITH RIVER FRONT "WILDERNESS RETREAT FOR SALE, THE MIDDLE FORK RANCH! Endless opportunities! Encompassing 14.62 acres, MFR offers 3 river front guest cabins, "The Ravens Nest", "The Yurt" & Rustic Retreat" plus main living quarters, organic gardens, greenhouse, chicken coop, barn etc and a "step back in time" atmosphere. Aerial & interior video by "Humbots" includes exterior/interior views of all the cabins & main house. Dedicated website:http://middleforkranch.net/

Donna Zorn Zorn , Ming Tree Real Estate

15.00 ACRES
2250 SQ FT

Discovery Bay, Contra Costa County, California

Virtual tour can be viewed at: 5070CabrilloPoint.com. Move right into this stunning spacious single story waterfront home with gorgeous views AND side yard access (with separate drive way). Sought after location close to fast water. Oversized U-dock and vinyl deck with glass railing. Bright, open floor plan with great room concept, features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. One bedroom has private entrance and its own half bath. Beautiful kitchen features granite slab counters, stainless steel appliances (including double oven), breakfast bar and a breakfast nook. Gorgeous newer vinyl plank flooring. Custom touches throughout include crown molding and shutters. Newer heating and air conditioning (approx. 3 years old). Security cameras with alarm system, outdoor speakers. Garage wired for electric car or RV. Perfect for entertaining. Plenty of room for all of your toys. Truly too much to list!

Kelly Wall , Realty Investment Solutions, Inc.

0.17 ACRES
1750 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

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