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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.

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
Exquisite Lake Front Home on Bass Lake, CA

Bass Lake, Madera County, California

Elegant comfort and superb craftsmanship can be yours in this architect designed & custom built lake front smart home on Bass Lake. View sunsets from the multi decks, create gourmet meals in the spacious kitchen, entertain friends & family in the formal dining room or on the informal private dock & sundeck. Built in 2010 at the perfect size of just over 4800 sq ft, this beautiful home has so many custom amenities: GE Monogram kitchen appliances; maple flooring throughout most of the home; four fireplaces; reclaimed pine and cedar paneling and beams from the original pre-1960's cabin; HVAC system plus individual split systems in each bedroom and bathroom; 2 tankless water heaters w/recirculating hot water, 2 freezers; whole house generator; security & smart lighting systems, CAT 5 throughout; automatic exterior sun shades; Loewen metal clad wood framed windows. The 480 sq ft bonus room wired for surround sound may be used as a studio, classroom, game room, or additional sleeping. Whether you want to work at home or have a vacation getaway, with 117' of Bass Lake frontage, private aluminum boat dock & partially covered sundeck, plus lake views from almost every room in the house, you will enjoy this lovely Bass Lake home for years to come.

Beth Carver , Bass Lake Realty

0.24 ACRES
4819 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
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
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
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
5000 SQ FT

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