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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$244,850 :: 707 S MARTINIQUE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,370 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 01/19/18, Last Updated: 02/20/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5711837
Community: COSTAIN AT THE ISLANDS REPLAT
Tract: COSTAIN AT THE ISLANDS REPLAT
The price of this listing was last reduced on 2/17/2018 by 0%
Status: Active


Nicely Remodeled Home in Costain at The Islands - 2 Bedrooms plus open Den off the Great Room - Vaulted Ceilings in all rooms, Wood Laminate Floors thru-out (no carpet) - Granite Counters, Travertine Shower - Large Private Backyard with Artificial Turf - HOA includes front Landscape Maintenance , Community Pool and Spa plus all amenities of The Islands. (note: The county may have the incorrect square footage. Based on looking at other homes in the subdivision the actual size may be 1,262 sq ft)

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$569,000 :: 362 S BAY SHORE Boulevard, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,211 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 02/17/18, Last Updated: 02/17/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5725089
Community: DESERT SHORES AT THE ISLANDS
Tract: DESERT SHORES AT THE ISLANDS
Status: Active


Please text or call for Full Video Virtual Tour. This gorgeous home has been professionally remodeled and it shows! Flagstone & wood throughout all areas! Beautiful Kitchen has upgraded Alder Cabinets, Granite Counters, & Stainless Steel Appliances! Open layout to family room features a wrap around wall system & Corner Granite Eichler Gas Fireplace, Surround Sound, & wall to wall windows w/ amazing views of the lake! Master Suite, has highly upgraded bathroom w/ Carerra Marble Counters, porcelain tile shower & much more! Backyard features flagstone throughout all patio areas, gazebo w/outdoor cook center, Lynx BBQ, gas firepit, waterfall, newly renovated oversized dock & breathtaking views of the wateris a private small park on the lake.

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$359,900 :: 430 S LAKE MIRAGE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,382 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,791 sq ft
Added: 02/08/18, Last Updated: 02/16/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5721081
Community: Lake Mirage in The Island
Tract: Lake Mirage in The Island
The price of this listing was last reduced on 2/9/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


Here's a truly rare opportunity to own a large 4 Bed, 3 Bath updated home in one of the best communities in Gilbert - The Islands! This home has everything you want and need in your next home including a large open living room with high ceilings, an indoor fireplace, an outdoor fireplace, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances including a gas range. The master retreat is simply amazing including a huge bathroom with bathtub, shower, double sinks, and a walk-in closet. Did I mention the patio off the master? Storage will never be an issue in this home. The two car garage certainly doesn't disappoint with more storage and clean epoxy floors. The community pool is just steps away! Homes with this kind of value don't come on the market often. You need to see this in person!

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$325,777 :: 1353 W Crystal Springs Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,150 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,920 sq ft
Added: 01/30/17, Last Updated: 02/15/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5553974
Community: CORAL POINT
Tract: CORAL POINT
The price of this listing was last reduced on 5/31/2017 by 4%
Status: Active


Welcome home to this newly updated property in an exclusive gated waterfall communitylocated with The Gilbert Islands. This single family home but the HOA covers private streetmaintenance, exterior painting every 7 years, and maintenance of the beautiful waterfalls that thisneighborhood is famous for. Do you want to avoid yard work and still have gorgeous landscaping?Well, the HOA covers that, too! Home was recently updated with the new tile inside and on the backyard. You have to see it to appreciate it. Largest Former Model Home in the community. Buyer toverify all the material facts and information in regards to the size and shape of the property.

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$344,500 :: 1326 W CLEAR SPRING Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,016 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,920 sq ft
Added: 02/15/18, Last Updated: 02/15/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5724005
Community: CORAL POINT REPLAT LOT 76-101
Tract: CORAL POINT REPLAT LOT 76-101
Status: Active


WATERFRONT LAKEFRONT LOT in a GATED COMMUNITY with a gorgeous backyard that backs up to the water. Sit out on the balcony and watch the beautiful waterfall. Home has bay windows in the dining room and kitchen. Awesome views from the dining room. Home has Two Zone Air Conditioners. Masterbath has separate Shower and Tub. Home flows smoothly and has great views. Also you can put your boat in the big lake and take it up to the community pool and spa.

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$249,990 :: 1106 W EDGEWATER Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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2 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,198 sq ft
Lot Size: 2,178 sq ft
Added: 02/15/18, Last Updated: 02/15/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5723932
Community: COVE AT THE ISLANDS LOT 1-173
Tract: COVE AT THE ISLANDS LOT 1-173
Status: Active


Welcome to beautiful waterfront living in the Islands!! This two bedroom, two and one half bath townhouse is filled with an abundance of natural light. The home features a spacious family room with a soaring ceiling, fireplace, and impressive views of the water. The upstairs boasts of two spacious bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. The home offers a 2 car garage, water softener, and an open patio to enjoy the AZ evenings. All of this and recently painted on the interior! Great Gilbert location close to shopping, freeways, and entertainment. The home has tons of potential, and just needs your personal touches. Bring an offer today!

Listed with RE/MAX Alliance Group


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$349,000 :: 1510 W SAND COVE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,180 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,632 sq ft
Added: 02/05/18, Last Updated: 02/15/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5719034
Community: BAYVIEW LOT 1-134
Tract: BAYVIEW LOT 1-134
The price of this listing was last reduced on 2/5/2018 by 3%
Status: Active


IMMACULATE HOME IN THE ISLANDS! RARE SINGLE LEVEL 3BR + OFFICE (OR 4TH BEDROOM), TUCKED AWAY AT THE END OF A QUIET CUL-DE-SAC! GORGEOUS COMMUNITY OF STORYBOOK HOMES, GREEN GRASS, AND LAKES. SOARING VAULTED CEILINGS THROUGHOUT, 18'' TILE LEADS YOU THROUGH ALL HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS, AND THIS GEM HAS BEEN FRESHLY PAINTED! AN OPEN CONCEPT KITCHEN FEATURES A PANTRY, LARGE ISLAND, UPGRADED APPLIANCES, AND GRANITE COUNTERTOPS. NEW ROOF IN 2016 WITH WARRANTY. THE MASTER SUITE BOASTS CLASSY CLOSETS, A SEPARATE TUB & SHOWER, DOUBLE SINKS AND A DOOR TO THE SPARKLING DIVING POOl! OVERSIZED 12,500 SF LOT WITH TWO LARGE SIDEYARDS, AND LUSH, MATURE LANDSCAPING. WALK OR BIKE TO ISLANDS ELEMENTARY, LAKES,AND MERE MINUTES FROM FANTASTIC DINING, SHOPPING, AND NIGHTLIFE!

Listed with Reckling Properties LLC


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$335,000 :: 450 S BAY Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,180 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,583 sq ft
Added: 11/17/17, Last Updated: 02/14/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5689579
Community: BAYVIEW LOT 1-134
Tract: BAYVIEW LOT 1-134
Status: Active


BEAUTIFUL 4 bedroom home in the Islands Community! Fresh paint and plush carpet are just the beginning of this amazing 1 story home. New granite counter tops in kitchen and bathrooms, along with new faucets and SS appliances!!! New light fixtures inside and out. Luxurious master bath w/dual sinks, vanity area, & separate tub + shower! Massive 3 car garage with plenty of cabinetry for storage and work bench. Low maintenance landscaping in front and back make this house an easy choice. Come see it before it goes!!!

Listed with Maxim Properties Corporation of Arizona


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$210,000 :: 1003 W Aruba Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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2 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 1,354 sq ft
Lot Size: 2,178 sq ft
Added: 01/22/18, Last Updated: 02/13/18
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5712423
Community: COVE AT THE ISLANDSLOT 1-173 T
Tract: COVE AT THE ISLANDSLOT 1-173 T
Status: Active


This well cared for 2 Bd + loft, 2.5 bath is a must see. Located in the Cove at the Islands subdivision in the heart of Gilbert. Centrally located with access to highways, employment centers, shopping, entertainment & restaurants. The interior features an open floor plan with neutral decor. Updated kitchen with maple cabinets, quartz counters, flat top stove, light fixtures and ceiling fans. Tile in all the right places, baths, laundry, kitchen and dinning areas. Extra living space can be found in the loft which overlooks downstairs. Master bath with garden tub and double sinks. The exterior features a private patio with flagstone, a great get away to enjoy the Arizona weather.The property includes washer, dryer & fridge too! Come experience all the amenities the Islands Community offers.

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$349,900 :: 1339 W SEASHORE Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,078 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 02/10/18, Last Updated: 02/10/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5721921
Community: DESERT SHORES AT THE ISLANDS
Tract: DESERT SHORES AT THE ISLANDS
Status: Active


LOCATION!LOCATION!LOCATION! N/S EXP. GREAT ROOM.BRIGHT&OPEN.MASTER SPLIT. TILE T/O WET AREAS.WOOD FLOORING IN ALL BRs.SKY LIGHTS.GRANITE IN KITCHEN COUNTER.INSIDE HUGE LAUNDRY RM.2G W/SHELVES.NEWLY PAINTED INSIDE/OUT. CEILING FANS W/LITES.MINT COND.MOVE-IN READY.JOGGING;BIKING TRAILS OF MORE THAN 7MILES;ISLAND CLUB HSE AMENITIES;PVT.PARK IN DESERT SHORES JUST DOWN THE STREET.FISH AND RELEASE DOCKING ACCESS T/O COMM.ELEM.SCH.W/IN WALKING DISTANCE.NICE PLACE TO CALL HM.OWNER/AGENT RELATED.CALL4ACCESS

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