California Waterfront Homes for Sale

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.

Coastal Development Permit Ready

Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California

Save yourself years of trouble and expense it takes to comply with the Mendo County Coastal Development Permit 's requirements. The seller has already taken care of getting the Coastal Development Permit. House location, plans, well and septic design are approved by the CCC and County of Mendocino. You only need to obtain county building permit. Approval for a lovely 2,200 sq ft three bedroom, three and a half bath, two-story home designed by Deb Lennox. Dramatic ocean views from the Living room, Kitchen and Master Bedroom. Located on rolling sand dunes adjacent to MacKerricher park in the highly scenic corridor just North of Ward Avenue. Drilled well is in place. Quiet privacy. Mini sun belt. Adjacent 12+ acre parcel available through another seller. Buy as stand alone future building parcel or as extra acreage for adjacent 12 acres.

Stephanie Berry , CENTURY 21 Fort Bragg Realty

12.33 ACRES
80 Acres, 2 Homes, Horse Property Along the Fresno River

Coarsegold, Madera County, California

The breathtaking views, the Fresno River frontage and the history of this property are truly remarkable! Plenty of opportunity available here with 2 houses & 80 acres (equally divided between 2 parcels) of mostly useable land. The main custom home features 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms with an expansive deck overlooking the Fresno River. One of the parcels is situated on both sides of the Fresno River, so the new homeowner can rest assured knowing their views and river access will remain unobstructed. The custom home has an interior balcony overlooking the living room which features a 5ft wide fireplace flanked on each side with sliding glass doors and clerestory windows to bring the outside in while you cozy up around the fire. You'll also find a detached guest house (ADU) with 3 bedrooms & 1 bathroom situated far enough from the main home to provide privacy. Next to the ADU is a fully finished shop (possible office or game room) with a 1/2 bathroom. Your private access to the Fresno River offers plenty of shade, a waterfall, sandy beach area and impressive granite slabs. In addition to the Fresno River bisecting a portion of the ranch, there is a domestic well & spring on the property. Wild figs and grapes grow along the spring drainage. Old growth oaks grace the land providing a stunning outdoor setting throughout the year. Formerly known as Running River Ranch, 40-60 head of cattle once roamed this land. Complete with cattle guards and fully fenced with barbed wire. If you are looking to move, expand or start up your ranch, you are all set with a tack room, round pen, corral and pole barn. Some maintenance may be needed in the cattle/corral areas. There is a plethora of history here including being known as the site of one of the famous James Savage Trading Posts (1848-1850) & containing remnants of the Sugar Pine Flume. Wildlife flourishes in abundance here. Deer, mountain lions, bobcats, turkey, foxes, coyotes, the occasional bear and more can be found on the property at any given time. When the Fresno River is flowing strong, you may even catch a few fish. Whether you're a treasure hunter, history buff, rancher or seeking your forever home, this property is sure to impress. Schedule a showing today! The 40 AC parcel without houses on it is part of the Williamson Act.

Beth Carver , Bass Lake Realty

80.00 ACRES
2933 SQ FT
Ready to build your ocean view ranch!

Manchester, Mendocino County, California

Ready to build your dream home along the Pacific Coast Highway? Now is your chance on this 60+- acres of oceanview land with a conditionally approved Coastal Development Permit for a 3 bedroom/3 bath home with 4,300 sq.ft. of living space, 1,200 sq.ft. accessory dwelling unit, 2,700+ sq.ft. equestrian barn and 2,400 sq.ft. equipment barn. Build part of it or build it all, your option! Enjoy panoramic views that stretch to the Point Arena Lighthouse and ocean beyond. A prime property for horses or livestock with large pasture areas. Close to Alder creek and beach for fishing, the town of Manchester and fine restaurants in Elk. Once your home is built sit, relax, and enjoy the wildlife from passing whales, great blue heron, deer, red hawks and so much more!

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

60.43 ACRES
Build your Oceanfront Estate!

Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California

Exclusive oceanfront 13.7+/- acres! This exceptional property features stunning wraparound white-water views of the crashing mighty Pacific Ocean with water access and a tranquil pond. A once in a lifetime opportunity to build your new home in the designated building envelope only 50' from the bluffs edge. Direct ocean access in the desirable Belinda Point neighborhood, surrounded by larger parcels. Level bluff-top acreage with room to roam and enjoy the ocean or the coastal forest. Watch the sunsets, Pelican's, Great Blue Heron, and the annual whale migration from your front porch. A rare opportunity to build your new home surrounded by the crashing ocean waves. The existing building envelope and wells should help in expediting the permit process. Close to all the coast has to offer with easy access to the town of Fort Bragg and only minutes to the village of Mendocino and many coastal beaches.

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

13.70 ACRES
Villa California

Manchester, Mendocino County, California

Welcome to Villa California, a custom home perched 750 feet above the Pacific Ocean with stunning panoramic views that stretch for miles. As soon as you step foot inside, you will be inspired by the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Point Arena Lighthouse. This multi-level southwest-inspired home features 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 3 levels of west-facing decks where you can relax and enjoy the serene views and sunsets. The top floor primary suite boasts a fireplace, expansive views, a private deck, and a soaking tub where you can unwind and take in the vistas. The main level of the house includes a living room with a grand fireplace and wet bar, a custom kitchen, a media room, and spacious decks for entertaining. The lower level of the house features a bedroom with a half bathroom, a Yoga room with a half bathroom, a sauna, hot tub, an outdoor shower, and more decks! So come and experience the ultimate retreat at Villa California, where you can enjoy the beauty of nature, the ocean and the comfort of a luxurious home.

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

2.37 ACRES
2000 SQ FT
Coastal Bungalow!

Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California

Coastal Bungalow with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and blue water ocean views. A great location with easy access to Pomo Bluff State Park, the Coastal Trail, Hare Creek Beach, Highway 20, and many great beaches and restaurants. Home has been in the same family for many years and in original condition. Level and usable 1 acre lot and just a short distance to the ocean. Come and enjoy the great blue heron hunting in your yard, sounds and sights of the ocean and many daily deer visits.

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

1.20 ACRES
950 SQ FT
Spacious Quality Mendocino Home!

Mendocino, Mendocino County, California

his stunning virtual oceanfront residence with unobstructed coastal views features four bedrooms, four bathrooms and so much more! Nestled on the bluffs with easy access to both Caspar and Frolic Cove beaches. There is room for everyone with 4,700+/- square feet of living space, two living areas, den, loft, media room and even 2 laundry rooms. Impressive and spacious kitchen with vaulted open beams, 5' X 12' island, all high-end appliances including double ovens, two dishwashers and a 6-burner cooktop. The U-shape home design offers ocean views from most rooms. The design also offers options to live as one large full home, or a spacious 2 bedroom with media room, gourmet kitchen and 2-bedroom guest house with kitchenette sharing a wall, each with its own entrance. A great coastal neighborhood with access to ocean bluffs, a trail to Point Cabrillo State Park and a short drive to beautiful Caspar Beach. Home has been a successful vacation rental accommodating up to 14 guests. Come and enjoy the ocean vistas, outdoor activities, relaxing, fine dining nearby and the convenient location to all Fort Bragg and Mendocino have to offer.

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

0.56 ACRES
4700 SQ FT
Riverfront Dream Home & Albariño Vineyard

Lockeford, San Joaquin County, California

This Mokelumne River property features a 4 bedroom and 4.5 bathroom home and a young high wire Albariño vineyard curved to match the entry from the wrought iron gate. The beautiful 2,900± square foot home features a large kitchen which opens to the living room - perfect for entertaining. Aside from the 2 private balconies to the bedrooms, there is a large wood deck for barbequing and entertaining. If you are looking for riverfront, it doesn’t get much better!

Joe Petersen , Petersen & Company

4.80 ACRES
2900 SQ FT
Riverfront Winery, Vineyard & Home on 106± Acres

Acampo, San Joaquin County, California

Heritage Oak Winery & Vineyards is conveniently located on the Mokelumne River just east of Lodi. The 106± acres includes a 4,000± sq. ft winery, fully-equipped with a tasting room, refrigerated barrel room, and indoor/outdoor seating. Amenities abound throughout the grounds, including wine-tasting, a hiking trail loop to the river, picnic tables, birding, and even kayaking. In addition to the winery, the 2-parcel site includes a 1,781± sq. ft., 3 bed, 2 bath home, built in the early 1900s. Vineyards consist of 10± acres planted with a dry farmed Sauvignon Blanc vineyard that is a great producer, and 15± acres with Chardonnay & 13± acres with Petite Sirah, both on contract with outside wineries. 8± acre plantings of 15 varieties used by the winery. The vineyards are nestled in fine sandy loams located in North San Joaquin Water Conservation District and are supported by a 25 HP deep well turbine on the property. 30± acres of open land. Riparian river water is also a possibility. A very reputable winery with a great staff & solid wine membership, vineyards, and country home with incredible Mokelumne River frontage. Historically returning over 6 figures to owners per year. Breathtaking sunrise & sunset views. Only minutes to Highway 99 and less than 10 miles to Lodi and Lockeford - you can’t go wrong with this one. Talk to your accountant about owning a winery & vineyard.

Joe Petersen , Petersen & Company

106.00 ACRES
4000 SQ FT
Stunning Craftsman Style with Yuba River frontage.

Browns Valley, Yuba County, California

5 bedroom 3 1/2 bath custom home on 15.77 acres. Slate, Pine plank and Tile flooring. Artisan stained glass accents, custom cabinetry, solid wood doors, Windsor wood windows throughout. New Anderson windows in the sunroom. Stone fireplace in living room, Hardi Plank concrete siding, enclosed soffits & Ironwood decking. Chefs kitchen with a 48" Wolf gas range w/ 4 burners, grill, griddle and double oven. Spacious main suite with corner fireplace. Upstairs- 4 bedrooms, family room with wet bar & gas fireplace, covered deck and office. Laundry areas on both floors. Detached 2-car garage plus workout room. 288 sf +/- shop. 780 sf +/- garage & carport. Mature landscaping 3 ponds, 1 stocked with fish, sandy beach & gazebo. Fenced vegetable garden, fruit trees, kennel w/ outdoor dog washing station, chicken house, fenced paddocks, sand arena & round pen, trail access to the River. Outdoor fire pit, commercial irrigation with water filtration system, 5 inches of BVID irrigation water. A spectacular one of a kind property. Perfect for a primary or vacation home. 1-2 hours to Sacramento International Airport or Lake Tahoe.

Kathy Papola , Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty

15.77 ACRES
5102 SQ FT

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