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.

Stunning Lakeview Log Cabin

Nevada City, Nevada County, California

Mountain living at it's finest. Take in the AMAZING LAKE VIEWS from this Tahoe-style authentic log cabin located in a private setting on Lower Scotts Flat Lake. 3 bd 2 ba custom home has a loft for guests and spacious south facing deck overlooking the tranquil lake and 6+ acres of forested land. Central heat & air, tankless water heater, Andersen doors & windows, beautiful Hickory floors and cabinetry in kitchen, cozy carpeted bedrooms...also equipped with Generac Generator and so much more! Close to walking and mountain biking trails, Lake Tahoe, Skiing and 15-20 minutes to downtown Historical Nevada City and Grass Valley.

Kristen Hensley , Recreation Realty, Inc.

6.43 ACRES
1647 SQ FT

San Diego, San Diego County, California

Enjoy the best of North Mission Beach in this NEWLY REMODELED PENTHOUSE. This stunning top-floor condo features an open-concept great room with vaulted ceilings and abundant natural light. Enjoy the custom kitchen & bathrooms, spacious bedrooms, newer flooring, A/C, in-unit laundry, ample storage space, and more! Take the elevator down to the common area patio to BBQ, relax, join volleyball matches, or simply admire the lively boardwalk lifestyle. THIS IS SO CAL LIVING AT ITS FINEST!

Lily Geffroy , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

0.00 ACRES
1002 SQ FT
Panoramic views, with dock and two additional cottages!

Lower Lake, Lake County, California

LAKEFRONT. Beautifully remodeled Lakefront Home with Panoramic Big Water views. Over a half acre of property. Property features main home with two additional cottages. Home is nicely remodeled with new kitchen, granite counter tops, gas range and beautiful views of the lake. New laminate wood floors, double pane windows, newer HVAC and lake views from living room, kitchen & dinning room. Both cottages remodeled with new kitchenettes and bathrooms. Pier with covered dock. Fenced property with entry gate, plenty of room for RV, boat, & other toys. Great for big family getaways, Airbnb or just relaxing on the private serene deck with amazing views of the lake.

Cathy Snow , Snow Lakefront Properties

0.61 ACRES
1574 SQ FT
Magnificent waterfront property with docks.

Kelseyville, Lake County, California

Beautiful LAKE FRONT property with ~300 feet of lake front & income producing assets!! This property is full of charm and opportunity. The grounds are immaculately taken care of! Dock with steel piers and 12 slips. The main house boasts of 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, approximately 2000 sq. ft. with beautiful views of the lake. Freshly painted, double pane windows throughout. There is a fully leased small trailer park (very well maintained) with 13 income producing pads on a one-year lease. The property used to be ‘Bayshore Canvas shop’ owner has semi-retired. The shop and offices are in a two story 25’x 60’ building. There are 22 covered boat storage garages as well as many other rental spaces for boat storage. The possibilities for this property are endless. Are you ready to get away from everything and have your own home/business in paradise? Live, work and play! This is it!

Cathy Snow , Snow Lakefront Properties

4.80 ACRES
2000 SQ FT
Spectacular luxury custom waterfront home with panoramic views in Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay, Contra Costa County, California

Truly spectacular unique custom single story waterfront home with breathtaking panoramic views on a point lot with approx. 183 feet of water frontage. Sought after eastern exposure. Huge dock with room for yacht, ski boat and more, with room to expand. Can accommodate almost any boat. Waterfront luxury at its finest. Spacious open floor plan features soaring ceilings and tons of natural light. Massive great room features a stunning 72” linear fireplace and a huge bar, leading to an enormous deck (over 2K sq ft). Perfect for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. Truly unbeatable views. Spectacular chef’s kitchen features custom shaker cabinets, oversized island, quartz counters, farm sink, top SS appliances and a walk-in pantry. Luxurious primary suite features stunning water views, fireplace, large walk-in closet, and an exquisite spa-like bath. New wide plank hardwood flooring. Smart home features. Huge 3 car garage, wired for electric car charging. Includes owned solar (50 panels). Don't miss this exquisite waterfront dream home!

Kelly Wall , Realty Investment Solutions, Inc.

0.30 ACRES
3149 SQ FT
An Ocean Front Oasis - THE SHORE HOUSE

Montara, San Mateo County, California

Welcome to this very special ocean-front oasis where all that's between you and the sea is the sound of the waves. This home is privately nestled amidst one of the most beautiful coastlines California has to offer in the notable town of Montara. The views are captivating, the ambiance is breathtaking, and the location is extraordinary. Enjoy the hallmarks of the home's vintage design as you feel the tranquility this exquisite property so freely awards. Whether it's the picturesque scenery of the dramatic coastal bluffs or the simplicity of taking in a breath of fresh air, this sea-side retreat is truly enchanting. Lush vegetation cushions the landscape and compliments the rocky shore with perfection. The alluring attraction is so pleasing that one cannot help but embrace the invitation to be still and savor the moment. Continue the coastal-lifestyle experience in the neighboring towns of Half Moon Bay and Pacifica where horseback riding, hiking, kayaking and surfing along a string of beaches awaits. Surrounded by the richness of nature, this one-of-a-kind property reflects the ultimate scenario of what it means to love where you live! Convenient day-trip destinations include: San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa Valley, Monterey and Carmel. CA DRE#01774449

Deborah Cozzolino , Coldwell Banker Realty

0.19 ACRES
1350 SQ FT
Acreage and Home with Ocean Views

Westport, Mendocino County, California

Looking for peace and serenity with ocean views? This four bedroom home has plenty of space to live and make memories. This home takes advantage of the ocean views with a reverse living plan. The living and kitchen areas are on the top floor. Expansive decks were all done in low-maintenance Trex decking. The property has had new exterior paint, a 50 year roof and dual pane windows and sliding glass doors in the past few years. This home is in move-in ready condition with most of the furnishings available to be included making it a great option for a second home. County records show 1,908 s.f plus a 936 s.f basement. The bonus room over the garage is nearly a blank slate. It would make a great media room or whatever your lifestyle needs for extra space.

Stephanie Berry , CENTURY 21 Fort Bragg Realty

20.04 ACRES
1908 SQ FT
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
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
4161 SQ FT
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
2563 SQ FT

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