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.

Modern A - Frame With Magical Lake Views & Close to Skiing In South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, California

Rare, one-of-a-kind offering: Modern architectural A-Frame home with mesmerizing lake and ski resort views. Relax and unwind at this stunning, private lot property nestled high among tall pines and beautiful boulders, steps from Heavenly mountain. Fine design details are throughout this expanded and completely transformed 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, including a top-of-the-line kitchen, loft and study, and full-floor lower lounge area with wine and ski storage. Gatherings will be highlighted by the spacious and inviting open living/dining room with striking fireplace and cathedral-height, fully-opening window wall facing the lake, and its bright and tranquil bedrooms for the pinnacle of comfort. While taking in magical water views and sunsets from its expansive outdoor deck, featuring a hot tub area and designer fire pit, fond memories are sure to be made. Next to gorgeous slopes, hiking and mountain biking trails - it's a dream for any outdoor enthusiast. The ultimate mountain retreat!


0.30 ACRES
1854 SQ FT
Sacramento River Front Estate

Red Bluff, Tehama County, California

Sacramento River Front Estate Highlights Luxurious Living at its Best! This well-appointed estate sits on 2.59 acres of river front land in the exclusive Surrey Village area of Red Bluff. The property maximizes spectacular unobstructed views and provides private access to prime river frontage. This rare custom designed home features 9,316 sq. ft. of living space plus detached studio/pool house. Prepare to be wowed by the grand 2 story entry with double staircase and floor to ceiling windows framing the spectacular river views. True attention to detail and fine craftsmanship are showcased throughout this 6-bedroom 5-bathroom 2 half bathroom home. Additional features include a gated entry, large 4 car garage, intercom and security systems, surround sound, stone patio and courtyard areas, salt-water pebble sheen heated pool and spa with waterfall, outdoor kitchen, golf putting green, extensive professional landscaping, private dock, and whole house back-up generator.

Stephanie Dodero , Re/Max Top Properties

2.59 ACRES
9316 SQ FT
Oceanfront Opportunity!

Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California

Oceanfront Opportunity! Enjoy the beauty of the rugged and ever-changing north coast from the comfort of your Pacific Ocean home. With 3,300+/- sq.ft., 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, media room & game room, there is space for everyone to enjoy this spectacular property. Fill each day with the sights and sounds of living on the water from crashing waves to flights of pelicans, great blue heron, wild geese, seals and sea lions and a spectacular spot for spotting migrating whales and daily sunsets! Spacious and level 2.25+/- acre property featuring a regulation bocce court, horseshoe pit, firepit and plenty of room for enjoying the outdoors. Convenient location on the south end of Fort Bragg with a nearby trail to Hare Creek Beach, close to fine restaurants and all the Mendocino coast has to offer. Home is being sold fully furnished with a fully stocked kitchen and linens to enjoy the home from day one!

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

2.20 ACRES
3300 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
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



Seiad Valley, Siskiyou County, California

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own a fantastic 4 season riverfront home with waterfront on both sides of the river & USA forest service land on 3 sides. This beautiful, spacious home features fantastic views of the Klamath River & the mountains from the wrap around deck as you sip your morning coffee. Main level features impressive open living room & dining area radiant w/natural woods, abundant windows letting in natural light, Country kitchen w/ a full walk-in pantry & a roomy full guest bath. Upstairs you will find a huge bedroom, currently setup as a recreation gaming room & large sleeping room w/3 beds but could easily be divided into 2 good size bedrooms. Lower level features a master bedroom suite which you will want to open the windows & let the sounds of the river put you to sleep. A walk-in closet, master bath & a lrg laundry room w/plenty of storage. There is a garage w/hobby room, storage sheds, solar power, well water, hardline phone, and high speed internet. This home can be on grid or off grid. Comes fully furnished to use as base camp for all your outdoor recreation adventures! It is currently an income producing Airbnb so you could enjoy vacationing w/income until you retire. $525,000.00 REDUCED TO $450,000.00 MLS#20220669

Carrol Nelson DRE#01214187 , The River Connection Realty - DRE#01022352

20.00 ACRES
20000 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


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


Oceanfront Jem!

Albion, Mendocino County, California

An immaculate and well-crafted oceanfront home with enormous ocean and bay views. Single story 2,800+/- sq.ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home tucked away in a small gated community less than 15 minutes to the Mendocino Village and only 5 minutes to fine restaurants. Extensive redwood decking spans the ocean side to enjoy the outdoors while whale watching and enjoying the pulsing sounds of the crashing sea. Spacious great room and master suite with expansive views and stone fireplaces. Well equipped kitchen for gatherings and so much more!

Kira Meade , Mendo Sotheby's International Realty

1.30 ACRES
2800 SQ FT

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