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 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
Lake Front Home

Nevada City, Nevada County, California

Lower Scotts Flat Lake Craftsman home on 5 ac. (adjoining 5 ac. available, priced separately). Both parcels have lake-frontage. Floor plan offers ease of entertaining from indoors to the outdoor wrap-around deck overlooking the lake. Forested location offering privacy & access to abundant outdoor activities; hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding & fishing. (Lower Scotts Flat does not allow power boats) Bird watching with over a 100 species which can be seen from the deck. Ducks, Canada geese and Osprey have been seen on the lake. The home offers open beam ceilings, family room w/wood stove, separate living room, spacious loft overhead provides office, bedroom and full bath. Kitchen w/ breakfast area and bar. Large walk in pantry and storage/work room plus an enclosed wood storage room. Downstairs-2 bedrooms, full bath and large wine/storage room. Detached spa room on the deck. 2-car detached oversize garage. Secure, enclosed chicken coop with fenced outdoor yard and plug-in security system. Dog kennel. Raised bed gardens w/ water & power available. Winter activities include downhill skiing/snowboarding within an hour of the home. About a 1.3 mile walk to larger Scotts Flat Lake offering 7.5 miles +/- of pine studded shoreline & about 850+/- surface acres. Power boats allowed here! Home & 5 ac. $1,190,000 or with the adjoining 5 ac. lakefront parcel (11358 Scotts Flat Dam Rd. - 036-160-018-000) for $1,490,000. Together approx. 542+/- ft. of lake frontage. Informal road maintenance (no fees). 6/10+/- of a mile gravel/dirt road after pavement ends.

Kathy Papola , Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty

5.00 ACRES
2767 SQ FT
Gorgeous waterfront getaway in Discovery Bay (with a dock)

Discovery Bay, Contra Costa County, California

Spectacular waterfront property with gorgeous views. Conveniently located near the marina and close to fast water. Sought after southern exposure. Beautifully updated throughout. Features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Open floor plan features soaring ceilings and lots of natural light. Gorgeous kitchen features quartz counters with waterfall edge, shaker-style cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Large primary suite features a lovely balcony with water views. Spa-like primary bathroom features a large walk-in shower and a huge walk-in closet. Beautiful luxury vinyl plank flooring. Smart home features include garage door opener, security system, ring doorbell, NEST thermostat. Oversized driveway. Large deck. Perfect for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. U-shaped dock has room for all your water toys. Tons of storage space. Access to over a thousand miles of delta waterways from your backyard! Currently set up (permitted) as a short-term rental with incredible income opportunity. Featured on VRBO and Airbnb. Furnishings are available for a smooth transition to move into your waterfront home, or to operate as a short term rental.

Kelly Wall , Realty Investment Solutions, Inc.

0.10 ACRES
1574 SQ FT
Spacious custom waterfront home in Discovery Bay (4 beds, 4 baths, 4 car garage)

Discovery Bay, Contra Costa County, California

Beautifully remodeled custom waterfront home with breathtaking views on a massive pool-sized lot (12,800 sq ft). Sought after court location with southern exposure. Spacious open floor plan with soaring ceilings and lots of natural light, features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, an oversized 4-car garage (over 1,000 sq ft) and side yard access. Owned solar (37 panels). Remodeled chef’s kitchen features granite slab counters and stainless steel appliances, including a built-in Subzero Refrigerator, a Wolfe range, double ovens, and a built-in ice machine. Spacious downstairs primary suite features gorgeous water views, sliding glass door to deck with new 17’ swim spa and a spa-like bathroom with an oversized shower and jetted tub. Upstairs features two spacious bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom, walk-in closet and balcony! Huge wrap-around deck features new swim spa with motorized cover, and an outdoor kitchen with BBQ. Boat lift and canopy are included, boat is negotiable. Newer windows. Oversized garage (with attic storage), huge driveway and large side yard provide space for all of your toys. Perfect for entertaining! Access to over a thousand miles of delta waterways from your backyard!

Kelly Wall , Realty Investment Solutions, Inc.

0.29 ACRES
3742 SQ FT
Beautifully remodeled custom waterfront home in Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay, Contra Costa County, California

Beautifully REMODELED spacious waterfront home. Enjoy this stunning waterfront paradise with gorgeous water views. Great room concept with soaring ceilings and lots of natural light. Features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, including 1 bedroom and bathroom downstairs. Spectacular oversized chef's kitchen features quartz counters with a large island and bar seating, shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances (including double oven) and a walk-in pantry. Huge primary suite features soaring ceilings AND three closets (including a walk-in). Beautifully remodeled bathrooms, including spa-like primary bathroom with soaking tub and walk-in shower. NEW flooring throughout, including gorgeous Luxury Vinyl Plank. All upstairs bedrooms feature large walk-in closets. Large laundry room features quartz counters. Spacious composite deck and U-shaped dock with room for all of your water toys. Oversized 3 car garage with 1 extra deep bay (approx.. 26 feet) with finished walls, and side yard access. Tons of storage space. Court location. Perfect for entertaining! Access to over a thousand miles of delta waterways from your backyard!

Kelly Wall , Realty Investment Solutions, Inc.

0.16 ACRES
3330 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


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
744 SQ FT


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
1188 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


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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