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.

 
$350,000
Mendocino Ocean View Land

Mendocino, Mendocino County, California


Mendocino 1+/- acre ocean view property in Surfwood IV ready for your new home! Beautiful white water and Mendocino Headlands views with Southern exposure, mutual water, underground utilities and high-speed internet available. Located just 2+ miles north of town and minutes to nearby beaches. This gently sloped property is ready for your new home. Property should qualify for a one-time administrative coastal permit making the permit process a little easier. Great neighborhood with mutual water and underground utilities.

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

1.20 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,590,000
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
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$600,000
Noyo River Cottage!

Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California


A great opportunity to own over 600' of Noyo River frontage in the heart of Fort Bragg. This 11.3+/- acre property has mixed zoning, Very High Density Residential should allow for multiple residence (12-24 units per usable acres) with Open Space sloping towards the river, a rare and unique property! Meander down the trail to your own riverfront park with extensive beach during low tide. The existing 2 bedroom, 1 bath home is solid.. A spectacular spot to kayak, canoe or paddle board the river and enjoy the seals and sea lions swimming alongside you. Grab this once in a lifetime acreage while you can!

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

11.30 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
744 SQ FT
 
$1,694,000
Villa California

Manchester, Mendocino County, California


Welcome to Villa California perched 750' above the mighty Pacific Ocean and fog with panoramic views for miles! As soon as you step foot into this custom home you will be inspired by the sprawling Pacific Ocean and Point Arena Lighthouse views. The southwest inspired home is multi-level with 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3 levels of west facing decks for enjoying the serene views and sunsets. The top floor primary suite has a fireplace, expansive views, private deck and a soaking tub to relax and enjoy the vistas. The main level has a living room with grand fireplace and wet bar, custom kitchen, media room and spacious decks for entertaining. The lower level includes a bedroom with a half bath, Yoga room with half bath, sauna, hot tub, outdoor shower and more decks!

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

2.37 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2000 SQ FT
 
$649,000
Views of Pudding Creek and Pacific Ocean

Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California


Watch the sunrise over Pudding Creek in the morning and watch the glorious sunset over the Pacific in the evening. Located just around the corner from the famous Glass Beach, Coastal Trail, miles of sandy beaches and the conveniences of living in Fort Bragg with city water and services. This move-in ready home is the perfect location for living and enjoyment of all the Mendocino Coast has to offer. Backyard is fully fenced and sheltered from the prevailing north westerlies and accessed with a slider from the dining room for ease of outdoor cooking and entertaining.

Stephanie Berry , CENTURY 21 Fort Bragg Realty

0.15 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1212 SQ FT
 
$3,700,000
Black Pearl

Mendocino, Mendocino County, California


One of the most highly sought after locations on the Mendocino Coast, the properties of Indian Shoals are simply spectacular, situated along the bluffs of the Pacific Ocean. This home's backyard is the Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park, a pristine 270 acres of natural wildlife. This soaring two-story home is stunning in its architectural design, and was custom built with high quality craftsmanship in 1991 as a three-bedroom, four-bathroom home. The property has been recently updated and now lives like a grand estate with five principal bedrooms and bathrooms, with additional multi use rooms, perfect for those seeking spacious coastal living, or entertaining larger groups and gatherings. Originally constructed as an approximately 4,300+/- square foot home with attached six-car garage and interior storage area, the home has been recently remodeled to accommodate a game loft, theater room, wine cellar, art studio with gallery or other use as desired with approximately 7,950+/- square feet of livable area. The main entry staircase ascends through an atrium of glass with spectacular ocean views as you enter. At the top of the entry stairs, the spacious gourmet kitchen is open to the large great room with soaring high vaulted ceilings with stunning wood-beam construction and floor to ceiling fireplace. The home is situated on a knoll to take full advantage of the south-facing ocean views and is surrounded by outdoor decking with multiple access points adding to the entertainment appeal of this property. A few steps up from the great room is the primary bedroom suite with its own cozy fireplace, ocean views and observation deck. Two more bedrooms enjoy preserve and creek views from this level to the great room. An outdoor fire pit and outdoor entertainment area is nestled into the beautiful natural foliage of the property. The property is fronted by a large great lawn, perfect for events and entertaining. A creek gently meanders its way to the ocean adding a magical feel to the setting. This property has deeded access to the bluff top point overlooking the Mendocino Coast and breathtaking sunsets, wildlife, and passing whales. The combination of outdoor living, abundant indoor living area, just north of the village of the town of Mendocino makes this home a must see.

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

1.20 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4300 SQ FT
 
$795,000
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
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
950 SQ FT
 
$2,675,000
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
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4700 SQ FT
 
$975,000
Albion coastal cottage!

Albion, Mendocino County, California


This charming blufftop home has been in the same family since constructed in 1980. The location can't be beat, perched above the Pacific Ocean sits this charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath home ready for its new owners. Beautiful Redwood interior and west/southwest facing views for miles! Close to fine restaurants and only 8 miles to the Mendocino Village. Located in a gated community with a private water system, a private well and solar. Call your favorite local Realtor for a private viewing today!

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

1.20 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1188 SQ FT
 
$1,250,000
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
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
2900 SQ FT

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