Gilbert Waterfront Ski Homes
Playa del Rey Estates, one of the Phoenix area waterski communities has more ski lake homes than any other subdivision in Arizona. With the recent completion of homes on the last two remaining lots, there are 34 waterfront homes on the ski lake. Instead of traveling 45 minutes to Canyon Lake or Saguaro Lake to waterski, you can walk out your back door and be skiing in the time needed to hook up your boat to the SUV. The entire subdivision has 125 homes which enjoy ski privileges on the lake via a community boat ramp for those not on the lake.
A closer look at Playa del Rey Estates
The ski lake at Playa del Rey in Gilbert is not a tournament ski lake and measures approximately 1,120 feet in length. It is perfect for waterskiing and wakeboarding, but not deep enough for those looking to hydrofoil or airchair. With the 34 lakefront lots and 91 non lakefront lots contributing to the upkeep of the lake, the monthly HOA fees are $215/month versus $600/month at Crystal Point and Santan Lakeside Estates. The typical waterfront lot size is 75 feet of waterfront by 130 feet deep. The home sizes range from 2,500 sq.ft. to 4,500 sq.ft.
The community is located 2 miles from the U.S. 60 freeway and next door to the McQueen Park which features 4 baseball fields, soccer fields, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts and the McQueen Park Activity Center. Playa del Rey Elementary school, part of the Gilbert Unified School District, is walking distance away.