About California

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.

 
$3,475,000
Laguna's Top of the World

Laguna Beach, Orange County, California


Treat yourself to vacation-like living with this rare find that proves you can really have it all. This stunning single level home with 180-degree ocean views and Catalina sunsets is located away from the hustle and bustle. Stone stairs lead to a grand entry with double doors that open to reveal the perfect ocean view. New flooring flows throughout this impressive 2,769 sq. ft. layout with abundant natural light throughout the home. A formal dining and living room await, as well as a stunning kitchen. The four bed and four bath layout includes a large main suite with a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom. When it is time to entertain, the rear deck is ready for you to dine under the stars. The landscaping is mature and pristine with outdoor lighting, a bubbling natural rock stream and a winding stone pathway that leads to a lower grassy area. There is a long list of extra features including a slate stone roof, two wood-burning/gas fireplaces, a new HVAC purification system, a complete repipe, an in-door sauna, an optional wine cellar, a large attached two car garage with a tool area, abundant parking, and a finished storage attic. Your new home is set on a 7,440 sq. ft. cul-de-sac lot within a short walking distance to highly prized schools, trails, hiking, and mountain biking. Laguna Beach’s finest dining, shopping and beaches are all just a short drive away. Make this incredible home and its breathtaking views all yours to enjoy!

Matthew DeWeese , Pacific One Real Estate

0.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2769 SQ FT
 
$990,000
Malibou Lake waterfront with wide private dock - land ready to build your home.

Agoura Hills, Los Angeles County, California


3/4 acre burn out lot. Widest dock on the Lake. Private community, gated streets, huge elegant Clubhouse, island fun, lighted tennis court, community pool, picnic areas. Long rectangular lot ready to build your own special new home.

Gail A. Lowe , Coldwell Banker Realty

0.75 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$3,500,000
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
5 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
6000 SQ FT
 
$2,975,000
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
3 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
4161 SQ FT
 
$650,000
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
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2563 SQ FT
 
$3,000,000
"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
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2250 SQ FT
 
$759,900
STUNNING SPACIOUS 1 STORY WATERFRONT HOME IN DISCOVERY BAY W/ SIDE YARD ACCESS

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
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1750 SQ FT
 
$1,295,000
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
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2800 SQ FT
 
$1,650,000
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
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2198 SQ FT
 
$1,250,000
Historic Weller House

Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California


Historic Weller House Estate! A rare coastal retreat featuring a stunning main house, acoustic ballroom, ocean views and a 4-story water tower with viewing deck, the tallest building in Fort Bragg – perfect to enjoy the sunsets over the ocean! The Victorian Italianate home has 9 bedrooms and 9 bathroom plus 5 rentable studios in the water tower and west wing. In total 14 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, zoning allows for many options. Capacious hall, breakfast room, library/dining & large kitchen with butlers' pantry, excellent for entertaining! The third floor ballroom boast virgin redwood with 15' ceilings and recording quality acoustics, curly redwood shimmers in the light of the hand-forged bronze chandelier and ornate woodwork throughout. Lush garden encloses the lawn area large enough to entertain 100+ guests. Enjoy Glass Beach, Skunk Train, Coastal Trail, fine dining, cafes, shopping and more just blocks from this Rare & Hidden Gem!

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

0.52 ACRES
14 BEDROOMS
14 BATHROOMS
5000 SQ FT

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