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.

Presenting a Hilltop Mediterranean Paradise overlooking New Hogan Lake

Valley Springs, Calaveras County, California

Presenting a Mediterranean Paradise. This stunning Italian Villa located on the hilltop overlooking gorgeous Hogan Lake with unparalleled Sierra and Valley views. Private secured gated entry & wide concrete driveway leads you up to this breathtaking artfully designed gem. Nestled among a myriad of terraced fruit trees. Outdoor built-in kitchen, with solar covered heated pool. Italian banisters, concrete columns, 30x50 tandem workshop and video surveillance. Outside bathroom granite shower & counter-tops. Enter into the beautiful open spacious home with a concrete fireplace, built-in cabinets. 4 bedrooms, 2 of which are master suites, 5 baths dual fireplace leading from master suite into the master bathroom. Home has surround sound too. So many wonderful amenities. Pride of ownership shows throughout. Fully furnished too! Your piece of heaven awaits.

Vincenzza "Vinni" Bubak , Busy Bee Realty

8.44 ACRES
4235 SQ FT

Lodi, San Joaquin County, California

This 4bd/3ba home features a GOURMET kitchen with DACOR Stainless appliances, honed granite counters, walk-in pantry, under cabinet lighting w/views to the Mokelumne River, your own private dock, jetski area and firepit. Upstairs master suite has den/sitting room, balcony, and remodeled master bath w/heated floors & large walk-in closet. Solar in-ground pool, outdoor kitchen w/BBQ, four car garage, newer roof, tons of storage; too much to list.....

Janna Adams , Peterson Adams Real Estate

0.32 ACRES
4337 SQ FT
Stunning Waterfront Home with a 35 foot Boat Slip in a Guard Gated Community

Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California

Gorgeous Waterfront Home in beautiful Bay Harbour development. Enter through the spectacular 2-story entry, into the sunken living room, through the full compliment of large-vista glass doors to the waterfront views and coastal breezes.This delightful waterfront home encompasses 4 bedrooms (1 lower and 3 upper). All 3 upper level bedrooms have full en-suite bathrooms. Price includes a 35 ft. boat slip directly in front of the home. Large waterfront patio and upstairs deck feature spectacular water views and fabulous sunsets. Patio has a large automatic awning. Waterfront Master Suite includes a fireplace, waterfront deck, large walk-in closet and a beautifully upgraded Master Bathroom. The crisp and clean-lined remodeled Kitchen was designed for a discerning home chef. Family and guests will dine in comfort in the waterfront Dining Room. Just some of the details of the home include crown moldings, vaulted ceilings, and dual central air and heating systems . Bay Harbour is a 24-hour Guard Gated community with 2 pools, 2 spas, 3 tennis courts and park-like greenbelts throughout and fully maintained by the Homeowners' Association. Owner is open to a 2 year lease back. This Is Coastal Living At Its Finest!!!

Linda Bellehumeur , Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance

0.09 ACRES
2908 SQ FT
Lake views and amazing Sunsets!

Napa, Napa County, California

Located at beautiful Lake Berryessa is this single story home capturing treasured views of the hills and lake!Meticulously maintained and offering 3 Bedrooms and 2 baths. Living room with coved detailed ceiling, Indoor laundry room, Master suite with a slider to deck offering views! Spacious kitchen/dining area with slider to rear deck to enjoy magical sunsets and views. Terraced rear yard offers lemon, orange. lavender, roses and more!

Amber Payne , Terra Firma Global Partners

0.00 ACRES
1049 SQ FT

Huntington Beach, Orange County, California

LOWEST PRICE ON THE MARKET! Motivated Seller! Gorgeous Lagoon front town-home with a mini artificial turf putting green located in the distinguished Seagate community of Huntington Harbour. This entertainer's delight home features stunning water views from nearly every main living space. Situated on a wide portion of the lagoon, this gorgeous residence spans approximately 1,856 square feet of living space with interiors including three spacious bedrooms + dining area, three meticulously upgraded bathrooms, and immaculately upgraded kitchen complete with lighted cabinets, all wood cabinets, upgraded Viking appliances, and quartz countertops. The den has a new sliding door opening to the courtyard and the gated entry with a Zen fountain and plants, and the master suite features an amazing water view, vaulted ceilings and spacious wall to wall closet. Additional highlights include wood floors, high ceilings with skylight, recessed lighting, gas fireplace, central air conditioning, a laundry area, scraped ceilings, a large attic storage space, and detached, private subterranean two-car garage. Huntington Harbour’s townhomes offer owners a resort style community with waterfront homes and activities. Association provides two swimming pools, a spa, six tennis courts, two clubhouses and several play areas for children. There is also Seagate Yacht Club that offers boat slip rentals and many fun events. Award winning schools, shopping/restaurants, parks and Beaches.

Laura Muniz , Los Caballeros Real Estate

0.00 ACRES
1856 SQ FT
Panoramic Ocean Views from Custom Home in Lower Three Arch Bay

Laguna Beach, Orange County, California

Located in the southern part of Laguna Beach not far from the Ritz Carlton and Monarch Beach Resort. The the home is in a guard-gated community on one of the 4 best off-water lots with a private beach access. The community has tennis courts, sports courts, playground, picnic area, large lawn area, and extensive patio for entertaining and BBQ's. To the north is Newport Beach and to the south is Dana Point and San Clemente.

Gary Watts , Impact Real Estate

0.00 ACRES
3418 SQ FT
Green Inspired Home with Views of Folsom Lake

Newcastle, Placer County, California

The Shipwreck House: Located on the shores of beautiful Folsom Lake near Sacramento CA, with spectacular lake and mountain views. This house pushes the limit of green technology using architecturally incorporated dual axis tracking arrays affording a nearly 40% increase in efficiency to the 5KW grid tied power generating/storing system. Direct gain passive solar heating with 128’+ of window wall, constructed with German-made 9’x4′ fixed windows in combination with identical 9’x4′ tilt/turn ‘windoors’ for a seamless appearance. DIrect gain is mitigated by a ten inch thick structural cantilevered concrete slab. The lower level plan, 128+’ x 25+’, which houses the public functions of the house as well as the Master Bedroom, is as open as possible: the partitions that exist are held to the North side and are at seven feet in height, allowing the roof structure (cable-suspended, twisting, fluted steel deck over glu-lam rafters and seprentine ‘valley’ beam) to be a very dynamic and fluid feature, viewable without obstruction from anywhere inside the house at that level. The general lighting for the lower level works in concert with the serpentine twisting roof form. Twice per year the roof performs a solar trick unique in all the world where the normally serpentine profiled shadow-line of the South roof overhang becomes a perfectly straight line across the 128’+ feet of unobstructed South window wall for a moment in time before it warps into a serpentine shadow for six more months. (see Architectural Concept below for more info) The butterfly roof profile facilitates water collection and the house is piped and ready for bladder tank rain-water storage. Transparent 6″ dia. PVC interior drains at the kitchen and den, plus two additional exterior 4″ dia. clear PVC drains, highlight this feature. 5KW dual axis tracking photovoltaic arrays for a 38% increase in production at this latitude over a fixed roof-mounted system. 24V DC lighting, 24V refrigeration, 24V on-demand water pressure and 24V space cooling maximize the efficiency of the system by eliminating the need for inverting power to AC which ultimately taxes the power production by approximately 30%. The house is currently grid-interconnected and selling power every sunny day with an annual credit balance. Custom made crescent shaped stainless steel kitchen with built-in sink, and 5 built in burners with grates set flush to the counter-top surface for safe handling of large pots. This built in cook-top is unique in all the world. Years in the making this is a house unlike any on the planet.

Cliff Keith , Today Sotheby's International Realty

1.00 ACRES
4466 SQ FT
Desert oasis home with incredible lake views centered on an infinity edge pool

La Quinta, Riverside County, California

This beautiful desert home, designed by award-winning Berkus Architects, offers quality finishes, attention to detail and numerous amenities. Located in The Hideaway Golf Club in La Quinta CA within walking distance to the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals.

Diane Lohman , Bennion Deville Homes

0.30 ACRES
4116 SQ FT
Lakefront Property in San Marcos, California!

San Marcos, San Diego County, California

Amazing opportunity. One of the few 2 story Lake front homes in Lake San Marcos. Imagine relaxing by the fireplace in the large family room, sipping a cold drink in the enclosed sun room or drinking your morning coffee on the deck off the master suite, all offering incredible views. Newer roof, Solar owned. This rare find is waiting for your design ideas and the possibilities are endless. With access to The Lodge, a boat dock and all the lake amenities; your resort style living is just around the corner.

Julie McAdam Farr , Initiative Real Estate, Inc.

0.00 ACRES
2508 SQ FT
Lake Front Gothic Chalet

Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino County, California

Stunning multi level home built into the hillside, lake front in Lake Arrowhead. Close to skiing, water sports, hiking and all nature can provide. Detached guest house , decks and views accompany this artistic masterpiece of a home with hand cut granite fireplace, limestone and granite in all kitchen and bath spaces. Every room ensuite, Rocky Mountain hardware in bronze throughout, hand scraped walnut floors and beautiful glazed cherry wood cabinetry. All setting the scene for luxurious, high end lake front living.

Shelli Cotriss , Shell Properties

0.00 ACRES
8000 SQ FT

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