What makes a Gilbert waterfront home great? – The ViewThe  Islands Waterfront with boats

One of the most important criteria for a waterfront home is not the curb appeal as you drive up to the house, but the view from the backyard looking out on the lake.  Even though an appraiser may not be able to quantify this view, waterfront home buyers understand the importance of a view that extends more than 100 feet from the shoreline.  The Islands is also a true boating community that allows boating for lakefront residents with pontoon boats as you can see from the picture to the right.

The Island Lake CommunityWaterfront Views at The Islands lake community in Gilbert

South lake in The Islands is  surrounded by the lakeside  communities of Catalina Bay, Key Harbor, and Windhaven.  Over 140 waterfront  residents in these communities can enjoy waterfront views of 150 – 250 ft. or more in most cases. Lot sizes range from 8,000 sq.ft. to over 12,000 sq.ft.  Home  builders in Catalina Bay, Key Harbor and Windhaven include UDC and Blandford Homes. Unlike residents that live north of Warner, residents in The Islands south of Warner road are part of the Chandler school district even though they have a Gilbert address.

The Islands Waterfront Property for Sale

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When comparing lake communities in the Phoenix area, you will also want to be aware of the source of water for the lake. In this respect you’ll find that The Islands compares very well in regards to water clarity to other Phoenix lake communities because of the water source for the lakes.

Satellite View of The  Islands

North of Warner Rd. are two lakes and each is about 1/2 mile from end to end.  Communities with great views include Catalina Bay, Harbor Point, Coral Point, Coral Reef, Tres Vistas, Sandcastle Village, and Coral Reef towhouses.  It is not uncommon for houses to have over 150 feet from one shore to the opposite shore.

Does The Islands lake community allow boating?

Waterfront townhouse at Coral ReefHomes for sale in The Islands both waterfront and not waterfront

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To the east in the Historic District of Gilbet, you’ll find the Hale Centre Theatre and favorite restaurants such as Joe’s Real Barbeque, The Farmhouse,  Next to the McQueen Activity Center is one of the many jogging trails that run throughout the east valley. If you enjoy jogging or riding your bike, the trails will provide miles of enjoyment without having to worry about sharing the  road with  cars.  If you head so to the 202 freeway, a couple of minutes drive to the east will put you in the middle of the San Tan Village Outdoor Mall.

The Islands Lake at SunsetIf you are a waterfront home owner and would like to know the value of your home, click on What is the Value of My Waterfront Home? for a free analysis.

Other communities that are built on lake with good waterfront views include Pinelake Estates, Val Vista LakesOcotillo,  and The Lakes in Tempe.

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$304,900 :: 869 W SHELLFISH Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,035 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 10/16/17, Last Updated: 10/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5675130
Community: MARTINQUE 2 AT THE ISLANDS
Tract: MARTINQUE 2 AT THE ISLANDS
Status: Active


Beautiful two-story home in Gilbert's desirable Islands Community! This home is complete with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, loft, new carpeting in all the right places, and new 2-toned paint throughout! Kitchen showcases gorgeous cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and breakfast bar! Exit to beautiful, low maintenance backyard and covered patio - great for entertaining! Upstairs loft is great space for kids play room/teen hang out spot! Master complete with private, updated en-suite bathroom! You DO NOT want to miss this one!*Seller recently paid for a 3rd party complete home inspection (attached). Home Inspection is attached including all completed repairs. *One or more employees or affiliates of the Seller are licensed real estate agents*

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$469,900 :: 525 S ROCK HARBOR Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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5 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 3,441 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 09/29/17, Last Updated: 10/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5667067
Community: HARBOR POINT LOT 1-78 LAKE EAS
Tract: HARBOR POINT LOT 1-78 LAKE EAS
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/29/2017 by 2%
Status: Active


Custom basement home on a huge oversized lot! This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is well appointed with vaulted ceilings, Travertine flooring, fresh two tone interior paint, new carpet and wood shutters throughout. Feels like a single level home until you find the secret door to the large basement featuring game room with pool table, bar and two additional bedrooms downstairs. Kitchen boasts wood cabinets, Granite counters, double oven, cutom backsplash and walk-in pantry. Backyard is an entertainers dream with oversized Pebble Tec pool, built in BBQ and fire pit. The home also features a 3 car garage, RV gate, central vac, and laundry chute to basement! Come see for yourself!

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$390,999 :: 1341 W WINDRIFT Way, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,017 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,356 sq ft
Added: 09/15/17, Last Updated: 10/16/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5661079
Community: SANDCASTLE VILLAGE LOT 1-31 TR
Tract: SANDCASTLE VILLAGE LOT 1-31 TR
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/11/2017 by 2%
Status: Active


This North/ South exposure home has been fully updated and offers 3 bedrooms that all have a water view. 2.5 bathrooms that have granite and under-mount sinks. The entire first floor has new wood-look tile and a wood-burning fireplace with travertine stacked stone. The kitchen offers all new soft close cabinets including 2 lazy Susan's and all lower cabinets are drawers for ease of use. The kitchen has brand new granite countertops, subway tile backsplash and a garden window for growing fresh herbs. All brand new stainless steel appliances. This home offers a large pantry off the kitchen that measures 9 feet long by 5 feet deep. The laundry room has a beautiful granite countertop folding area and stainless steel hanging rack. Relax in your paved backyard or take a dip in the pool.

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$439,999 :: 907 W SHERRI Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,034 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 09/20/17, Last Updated: 10/15/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5662895
Community: WINDHAVEN UNIT 3
Tract: WINDHAVEN UNIT 3
The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/4/2017 by 0%
Status: Active


$10,000 PRICE REDUCTION!! 5 spacious bedrooms, 3 baths, and upgrades throughout. Vaulted ceilings. Separate family, living, and dining rooms. Custom shutters on all the main floor windows and custom blinds on all upstairs windows. Unbelievable kitchen with all the cabinet and counter space you'd ever need. Upgraded cabinetry, granite counters, and views of the beautiful back yard which is like an oasis. Built-in wet bar! Fantastic landscaping in the rear with sparking swimming pool, spa, fire pit and built in fireplace under Ramada. You will fall in love. You don't want to miss out on this great opportunity. Home resides in one of the Best Communities in Gilbert~ ''The Islands'' . Residents enjoy Biking, Fishing, all year!!

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$394,500 :: 853 W EMERALD ISLAND Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,414 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
Added: 10/12/17, Last Updated: 10/12/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5673311
Community: NEWPORT
Tract: NEWPORT
Status: Active


This Amazing house is READY for you! For the Chef there's a Gourmet Kitchen with Jenn-air Appliances, wine-chiller, built-in microwave, Gorgeous Granite Slab counters, Pantry with pull-out shelves...simply awesome! 4th Bedroom is being used as a den. Bathrooms have tile showers and Granite counters. The backyard is an oasis with meticulously maintained easy-care landscaping, Pebble-tec Pool and covered patio with built-in grill. House has had significant energy efficiency updates, inspected by SRP, and awarded an energy star certificate in 2017. The contractor provides a Lifetime guarantee that transfers on all treated areas including ductwork and attic seals. Kinetico Soft Water R/O system conveys. Come and take a look; you will want to write an offer!

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$364,999 :: 421 S TIAGO Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,873 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 09/21/17, Last Updated: 10/12/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5663140
Community: NEWPORT LOT 1-101
Tract: NEWPORT LOT 1-101
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/21/2017 by 3%
Status: Active


Relax under the misters or float in the crystal-clear pool while gazing at the palm trees and enjoy island life at its best! Centrally located east valley location in the highly sought-after Islands community, this beautiful home is in the heart of everything and checks all the important boxes. 5 beds, 3 baths, beautifully polished 3-car epoxy-floored garage, RV gate and a granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Spacious open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, two master bedrooms, Jacuzzi tub in main master along with walk-in closet and a large balcony overlooking the picturesque backyard. Professionally painted and visually appealing, all this home needs is you! Full home water purification system including refreshing ice-cold R/O water. Large shed stores all your outdoor (SEE MORE)

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$372,000 :: 1108 W IRIS Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,371 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 09/24/17, Last Updated: 10/07/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5664607
Community: WINDHAVEN UNIT 3
Tract: WINDHAVEN UNIT 3
The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/24/2017 by 2%
Status: Active


Welcome to the wonderful master planned community of The Islands in Gilbert, Arizona! This darling 3 bedroom + office home is situated on a corner lot with a lovely greenbelt at the end of the street! Custom landscaping with brick pavers in front and a resort style back yard will delight. Honed Travertine pavers in the backyard create an elegant backdrop for the swimming pool featuring a stone planter and waterfall. Plenty of grass for kids and pets and a large covered patio. Inside you will fall in love with the wood floors and vaulted ceilings. A formal living/dining greet you. The kitchen is open to a spacious family room complete with fireplace. Stainless appliances, breakfast bar and a bayed breakfast nook complete the space. The office is located off the foyer.

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$210,000 :: 533 S SEAWYNDS Boulevard, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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2 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,168 sq ft
Lot Size: 1,742 sq ft
Added: 10/05/17, Last Updated: 10/05/17
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5670006
Community: SEAWYNDS LOT 1-152 TR A C D E1
Tract: SEAWYNDS LOT 1-152 TR A C D E1
Status: Active


Beautiful townhome in the sought after Gilbert community The Islands! This home is perfect for a first time homeowner, family, or even investment! This lovely property boasts pride of ownership! Home has been completely remodeled since owners first purchased. This move in ready home has much to offer! Upon entering the home, immediately feel the open concept with the vaulted ceilings and open floor plan. Excellent kitchen open to an eat in dinning area just off the spacious living with fireplace. Bathroom downstairs allows optimum privacy for the upstairs bedrooms and loft. Dual master bedrooms! Both equipped with full bathrooms and spacious closets! Backyard has a cozy covered patio and gate access to the walking paths through the community for you to enjoy the amazing Arizona Sunsets!

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$380,000 :: 801 W San Mateo Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,653 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 10/04/17, Last Updated: 10/04/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5668883
Community: The Islands
Tract: The Islands
Status: Active


Stunning Resort Style living located in the renowned Masterplanned Community of The Islands. This is a ''Wow'' House! From the moment you drive up and see the location at the end of the cul-de-sac and park like front yard, you will know this feels like home! This custom home is Meticulously maintained with 5 Bedroom, 3 Full Baths and 3 Car Garage. A spacious Kitchen and endless excellent quality Antiqued white, staggered cabinets with soft closing drawers and pullout shelving. Oversized gorgeous granite island, extra large granite backsplash, popular composite granite under mount sink and truly Massive refrigerator!! Stainless steel appliances with designer lighting and fixtures.

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$249,900 :: 945 W CANTEBRIA Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,289 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,356 sq ft
Added: 09/28/17, Last Updated: 09/29/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5666644
Community: MERIT HOMES AT THE ISLANDS LOT
Tract: MERIT HOMES AT THE ISLANDS LOT
Status: Active


One of the most lovingly cared for immaculate homes in this fantastic Gilbert location! 3 bedroom, 2 bath with lovely updates including carpet, tile, refinished cabinet kitchen with solid surface counter tops & integrated sink plus newer appliances! Split master with over sized shower & separate jetted tub, double sink & walk in closet of course! Front & rear yards are both very low maintenance, private back patio is very quaint for morning coffee or evening refreshments too! Seller would like to sell furnishings all as is by separate bill of sale, call agent for details. Heat & A/C replaced, newer hot water tank, fresh interior paint!

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