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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.

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
4324 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
Waterfront Home with deep water Dock, Bay Area

Larkspur, Marin County, California

Custom built open beam design, expandable, on large waterfront lot. Dock with access to San Francisco Bay, in coveted Larkspur Marina. Close to Larkspur Ferry and 101 commute, 13 minutes to Golden Gate Bridge. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, health and tennis clubs, hiking trails, farmers markets in a robust water loving community. https://www.youtube.com/come/watch?V+1CeBML3Pril

Angela Curley , Coldwell Banker

0.25 ACRES
2328 SQ FT
Lakefront Living at it's best!

Auburn, Nevada County, California

Rare offering...100 feet of lake frontage, close to the main gate, clubhouse, and golf course with unlimited potential for creating your perfect lakefront house. Beautiful vaulted cedar ceilings accent this spacious great room concept with a series of patio windows that bring the lake indoors. Expansive deck overlooking one of the best swimming coves and out to the main part of the lake. Master on the main level! Views from every room! The boat dock can accommodate two boats and a ramp for paddle boards. This is the perfect spot to create your family retreat!

Cheryl Baker , GATEWAY

0.39 ACRES
2560 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
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

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