Waterfront Homes and communities that allow boating

As with a search for any home, Phoenix area waterfront property buyers have their criteria that best describes their dream home.  When describing Phoenix real estate waterfront homes, there is an additional parameter that is often important; a lake that allows boats. Instead of going to a park, a waterfront home owner may decide to go “crusing” around the lake.   Some communities allow boats and some do not.  Most lake communities only allow pontoon boats that are powered by electric motors.  To enjoy a true motor boat ride you’ll have to choose from one of the six water ski communities in the valley.  Even if the community does allow boating, make sure and verify that the body of water to which you’ll have access is large enough for that occasional boat ride.

Pontoon Boats and Valley Lake Property

There are a variety of reasons why a waterfront property may not allow owners to have an electric pontoon boat or any kind of water craft.  One may be that even though the listing agent has designated the property as waterfront, a distant view of H2O on the golf course may qualify as waterfront in their mind but it just isn’t so.  There may also be a community sidewalk, walkway or common area that separates the property from the water, such as in Sun Lakes, Fulton Ranch, and Wellington Estates in Chandler.
Even when the waterfront lot is directly adjacent to the lake, the body of water may not be large enough or long enough to make boating worthwhile.  This is the case in Chandler’s Lagos Vistoso, where the bodies of water range from 300 – 800 ft. in length and typically 80 feet wide.  Crystal Gardens is part of the Avondale Wetland project which prohibits boating even though there are many waterfront homes. Other communities that do not allow boating in the community lake include Leisure World, Anderson Springs,

Lake Communities that DO allow boating:

** Here’s a quick way to determine if the lake allows boating.
This list may  be best broken down by city since there are quite a few:
Chandler – Some of the more well known lake communities in Chandler that allow boats are  Ocotillo, Pecos Ranch, Oakwood Lakes, The Springs and Pinelake Estates.  One easy way to confirm this is go to Google maps and check out the satellite view and look for boats.
Oakwood Lakes Homes for Sale
Pecos Ranch Homes for Sale
Pinelakes Estates Homes for Sale
The Springs Homes for Sale
Ocotillo Waterfront Homes for Sale
Gilbert – Gilbert is unique in that it is home to 3 of the 6 water ski lake communities in the Phoenix valley;  Crystal Point, Santan Lakeside Estates and Playa del Rey.  A major reason why you would live in these subdivisions is for the opportunity to use a motor boat to water ski or wake board. The other Gilbert lake communities; The Islands, Val Vista Lakes, Wind Drift, Stonebridge Lakes are other lake communities that allow paddle boats and electric pontoon boats.
Crystal Point Estates homes for sale
Playa del Rey Homes for sale
The Islands Homes for Sale
Val Vista Lakes Homes for Sale
Stonebridge Lakes Homes for Sale
Wind Drift Homes for Sale

 

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Scottsdale – McCormick Ranch, one of the valley’s largest master planned communities sits on over 3,000 acres. Scottsdale Ranch is another Scottsdale master planned community east of the 101 freeway, south of Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale Ranch Homes for Sale
McCormick Ranch Homes for Sale
Mesa –Dobson Ranch is one of the original master planned lake communities is named after Wilson Wesley Dobson who emigrated from Canada to Arizona and began his cattle ranching and farming in 1886, which is 25 years before Roosevelt Dam was completed.
Dobson Ranch Homes for Sale
Tempe – The Lakes in Tempe, built in the mid-1970’s is said to be Arizona’s first man made lake community and features a community clubhouse and pool.   Tempe Town Lakes offers more contemporary  housing options.  While home owners do not have private waterfront access, there are public  and private boating options.  Tempe Town Lake is one of the major visitor attractions for the valley.  Condomiums such as Bridgeview, Edgewater, and Northshore provide fantastic views of Tempe Town Lake.
The Lake in Tempe homes for sale
Bridgeview apartment style condos for sale
Edgewater condos for sale
Northshore condos for sale
Ahwatukee /Phoenix  – Lakewood is located in the Ahwatukee foothills part of Phoenix.  One of the benefits of the location of this lake community is the Kyrene school district and the access to the I-10 freeway.
Lakewood Homes for Sale.
Glendale   – Another well known lake subdivision located in the north valley is Arrowhead Ranch.
Arrowhead Homes for Sale
Peoria and Sun City – Located in the northwest valley, Ventana Lakes, an active adult community  allow boating.  Sun City features two lakes; Viewpoint Lake and Dawn Lake on which waterfront home owners can go boating.  Peoria features Desert Harbor located close to the 101 freeway in the west valley.
Ventana Lakes Homes for Sale
Sun City Waterfront Homes for Sale
Desert Harbor Homes for Sale
Avondale – While Avondale has two lake communities located close to each other, only one allows lakefront residents to use a boat.  Crystal Gardens strictly prohibits boating while Garden Lakes to the north allows boating.
Garden Lakes Homes for Sale
Goodyear  – Estrella Mountain Ranch is unique in that there are very few waterfront properties in the family portion of Estrella Mountain and none of the residents have direct access to the lake.  However, all residents of Estrella Mountain Ranch in Goodyear can take advantage of the lake which provides boats for the residents to use.  Estrella Mountain Ranch also has a very nice community center and pool.
Estrella Mountain Ranch Homes for Sale
Arizona City – To the south in Pinal county, you’ll find Paradise Lake where residents can take advantage of a large 48 acre lake located in Arizona City.
Paradise Lake Waterfront Homes for Sale
San Tan Valley & Buckeye The remaining waterski lakes are located in San Tan Valley and Buckeye.  Buchli Lake is the smooth-skiing-at-lakesidevalley’s original lake community in the east valley.  There are two communities in the west valley; Lakeside Ski Village and Spring Mountain Ski Ranch.   Don’t hesitate to call me regarding homes or lots that may be for sale that are not listed on the MLS.
Spring Mountain Ski Ranch Lots for Sale
Lakeside Ski Village waterfront homes for sale
For additional information click on receive waterfront listings. Or don’t hesitate to call me directly.
Here’s a tool to allow you to determine if a lake community allows boating.

$725,000 :: 1825 E CYPRESS TREE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,493 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,939 sq ft
Added: 02/01/18, Last Updated: 02/01/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5717278
Community: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Status: Active


SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT HOME!!! FORMER MODEL ON A PREMIUM LOT! Gated community. Sale price includes, furniture, appliances and the BOAT!!! Breathtaking view and amazing upgrades make this spacious and open home an exceptional deal. The kitchen boasts granite counter tops, sub-zero fridge (included), double oven and breakfast nook where you can enjoy a fabulous view of the lake. Patio area is ideal for entertaining. Family room has electric fireplace. CL water system throughout the home. Val Vista amenities are included in HOA dues and include club house, pool, beach area, tennis and weight room. Walking distance to elementary school and children's playground. COME LIVE A VACATION YEAR ROUND!!!

Listed with Briggs Realty LLC


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$684,900 :: 1901 E CYPRESS TREE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 4,646 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 12/17/17, Last Updated: 01/31/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5699613
Community: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/10/2018 by 2%
Status: Active


COMPLETELY MOVE IN READY 5 bed/4.5 bath two-story BASEMENT HOME on WATERFRONT LOT in sought-after GATED COMMUNITY in Val Vista Lakes. $30k in upgrades, including plantation shutters & updated lighting/fixtures throughout. FRESH INTERIOR PAINT is a huge plus! All woodwork, door & trim has been recently refinished. AMAZING KITCHEN w/ SS appliances (including double wall ovens), beautiful cabinetry w/ glass front accents, appliance garage, huge pantry & island w/ bar top seating. Window lined breakfast room has great view of backyard & lake & connects to the DELIGHTFUL ARIZONA ROOM where you can enjoy the wonderful AZ sunshine all year round! Spacious multi-purpose room downstairs makes the perfect home office, craft/sewing, gym or play room & has bathroom attached. ENORMOUS MASTER SUITE w/

Listed with Rachael Richards Realty


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$630,000 :: 1831 E LAKECREST Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,870 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,503 sq ft
Added: 12/20/17, Last Updated: 01/28/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5700347
Community: CRYSTAL SHORES VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: CRYSTAL SHORES VAL VISTA LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 12/20/2017 by 3%
Status: Active


Must see this beautiful remodeled home on the ''big'' lake in much sought after Val Vista Lakes**This property is exceptionally large on a 13,708 s.f. lot**Enter to living room and separate dining room**Island kitchen is remodeled with granite counter tops, cabinets have been replaced, walk in pantry, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and separate eating area**All bathrooms have been remodeled**Tons of grass area in yard with pebble tec pool and waterfall**Newer air conditioners, ceiling fans throughout, RV gate, balcony off master bedroom, and much much more**Val Vista Lakes community includes four lakes, a swimming lagoon, junior Olympic pool, Jacuzzi and a spacious clubhouse with cardio room, weight room, indoor racquetball, and banquet facilities**Other community features inclu

Listed with Penfield Properties


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$949,900 :: 1410 E CORAL COVE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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4 beds, 4.5 baths
Home size: 4,832 sq ft
Lot Size: 15,681 sq ft
Added: 01/20/18, Last Updated: 01/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5712006
Community: WEST LAKE ESTATES LOT 1-40 TRA
Tract: WEST LAKE ESTATES LOT 1-40 TRA
Status: Active


Your Grand Mediterranean Estate on the water! Imported Inlaid Italian Marble provides a stunning entry that takes your breath away. Dramatic architectural features, & superior new finishes abound throughout the home! Main level features a guest bedroom suite, & walk-in closet. Also, there is grand library/office. The lavish Master Suite has beautiful hardwood floors, sitting area, dual-sided fireplace, three large walk-in closets & picture perfect lake views. The views never stop, the lake can be seen from the elegant living, dining room, large kitchen & family room. Upstairs, are 2 large bedroom suites; one with private bath and walk-in closet. Sit fireside next to the heated pool & spa & entertain on your outdoor covered patio. And so much more! This home is a must see!

Listed with Cooper Premier Properties LLC


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$799,900 :: 1912 E CATAMARAN Court, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,798 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,939 sq ft
Added: 01/11/18, Last Updated: 01/11/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5707695
Community: VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: VAL VISTA LAKES
Status: Active


THIS HOME IS IDEALLY SITUATED ON ONE OF THE LARGEST NORTH/SOUTH FACING WATERFRONT LOTS & HAS ONE OF THE MOST OPEN SPACIOUS FLOORPLANS IN REGATTA. (A Val Vista Lakes Community)IDEALLY LOCATED ON A CUL DE SAC, THE HOME IS SET BACK WITH A LONG WIDE DRIVEWAY THAT ACCOMMODATES PARKING FOR 3 CARS DEEP AND 3 CARS WIDE IN ADDITION TO THE OVERSIZED 3 CAR GARAGE.ADDITIONALLY, THIS HOME BOASTS ONE OF THE LARGEST BACK YARDS IN REGATTA WITH A REMODELED PEBBLE TEC SALTWATER POOL WITH NEW FILTER AND VARIABLE SPEED PUMP, SALTWATER SPA AND LARGE TRAVERTINE PAVER PATIO. ENJOY THE PRIVACY AND ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS VIEWS FROM THE COVERED ENTERTAINING AREA OR MASTER BALCONY. YOU CAN SIMPLY RELAX IN THE SPARKLING POOL OR TAKE THE BOAT OUT FROM YOUR PRIVATE DOCK THAT INCLUDES ELECTRIC AND WATER. Home features

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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$950,000 :: 1125 N DATE PALM Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 4,458 sq ft
Lot Size: 13,068 sq ft
Added: 09/14/17, Last Updated: 11/20/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5660217
Community: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
Tract: LAKESIDE AT VAL VISTA LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/15/2017 by 3%
Status: Active


Absolutely stunning semi-custom home in the Lakeside neighborhood in Val Vista Lakes where homes are going up to over $250/sqft. This completely remodeled home features the absolute best lake views that Val Vista Lakes has to offer, a professionally designed putting and pitching green, top of the line artificial grass backyard, stunning 12 person spa and pebble sheen pool that is wrapped with Marbella stone on the pool deck, built in gas and charcoal grills, amazing outdoor gas fire pit that overlooks the lake and pop-out tv for enjoying a game while sitting in the pool or on the patio. Inside you will fine a custom gourmet kitchen with double edge eco-quartz countertops, travertine tile and hardwood floors, plantation shutters and tinted and reflective windows for privacy and efficiency.

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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$699,900 :: 4901 S PECAN Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,533 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
Added: 02/15/18, Last Updated: 02/15/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5724002
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
Status: Active


Hurry to see this beautiful home in the gated community of Ocotillo Lakes!! Located on a waterfront lot, you have some of the best views in the community from every rear window of the house. This spacious home has 4 huge bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. The master bedroom has a balcony overlooking the pebble tec pool in the backyard and the lake behind. The master bathroom has a large garden tub, dual sinks, and a walk in closet the size of most bedrooms! New carpet throughout the upstairs, new wood flooring in the living room and dining room, completely repainted interior and exterior, new cool decking around the pool, a/c units replaced just a few years ago, new water heater, newer roof, and the list goes on. The home also comes with a water softener and RO system.

Listed with Realty ONE Group


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$648,700 :: 1740 W BARTLETT Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,234 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
Added: 01/08/18, Last Updated: 02/11/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5706097
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/26/2018 by 0%
Status: Active


Fabulous waterfront home in exclusive gated community. Live the Ocotillo Lakes lifestyle! Close to shopping, golf, grocery stores, top rated schools, restaurants, Village heath club & spa, Intel, Orbital, Chandler's Price Corridor & easy access to the freeways! Fabulous interior boasts soaring ceilings, formal living-dining room, family room with cozy fireplace, den perfect for an office, large enclosed loft and plantation shutters throughout. Kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, white cabinets w/crown molding, tile backsplash, walk-in pantry, quartz counters and island with breakfast bar. Master retreat offers a lavish bath with double sink, soaking tub, separate shower and a walk-in closet. Hurry!!

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!