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

Father & Son Enjoying the WildlifeWaterfront Property Search by City

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

If you would like to receive updated listings of homes in The Islands, click on Receive The Islands Homes via e-mail.  

Waterfront Property Search by Price Range

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.

Related  Posts

Things to do in Gilbert

Coral Reef Townhouses

Boating in Lake Communities

East Valley Jogging and Biking Trails

Chandler luxury waterfront homes in Pinelake Estates

Gilbert Classical Academy – Nationally Ranked Gilbert High School

$483,888 :: 1559 W SEA FOG Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

Property Photo

Mls Icon

4 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 2,211 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 10/23/17, Last Updated: 12/12/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5678032
Community: PARADISE COVE AT THE ISLANDS
Tract: PARADISE COVE AT THE ISLANDS
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/25/2017 by 0%
Status: Active


Don't miss out on one of the last opportunities to own a home that is under 1 year old in the Islands! This 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath home has more upgrades than the model. When you walk into this amazing open floor plan, you will love the view as you gaze through your multi slide door that completely opens to extend your indoor living space to the outdoors. The kitchen is a chef's dream with a Pro Kitchen that has a 48 inch duel fuel range with a grill plus 6 burners, pro refrigerator and freezer, stainless microwave with regular and convection cooking options, and a 48 inch stainless hood with heating lamps. This kitchen has the highest grade of white painted maple stacked cabinets, an upgraded furniture style island, under cabinet light rail, and gorgeous granite.

Listed with The Beshk Group, Inc.


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


$325,000 :: 1450 W CORAL REEF Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

Property Photo

Mls Icon

3 beds, 2.75 baths
Home size: 2,289 sq ft
Lot Size: 2,178 sq ft
Added: 11/22/17, Last Updated: 12/12/17
Property Type: Condo/Townhouse/Co-Op
MLS Number: 5691047
Community: TOWNHOMES ON CORAL REEF
Tract: TOWNHOMES ON CORAL REEF
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/22/2017 by 1%
Status: Active


Stunning Waterfront Townhome in the coveted Gilbert Islands. This 2289 sq. ft., 3 bed, 2.75 bath with an office and loft is the perfect lock and leave low maintenance home! Well-appointed with 10 ft ceilings, travertine tile, fresh two-tone paint and an elegant wrought iron circular staircase. Kitchen features 42 inch Solid Maple Cabinets, Stainless Steel appliances, Granite Counters, Kitchen Island and Breakfast Bar. Updated bathrooms with stone vanities and surrounds. Master features lakefront balcony, walk-in closet, separate shower and garden tub. Lots of custom features and a community pool! Come see for yourself.

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/!


$342,000 :: 1108 W IRIS Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

Property Photo

Mls Icon

4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,371 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 09/24/17, Last Updated: 12/12/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5664607
Community: WINDHAVEN UNIT 3
Tract: WINDHAVEN UNIT 3
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/14/2017 by 3%
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.

Listed with Homesmart


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


$325,000 :: 1432 W IRIS Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

Property Photo

Mls Icon

3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,812 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 11/27/17, Last Updated: 12/12/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5692172
Community: BAYVIEW 2 LOT 1-121 TR A B
Tract: BAYVIEW 2 LOT 1-121 TR A B
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/27/2017 by 2%
Status: Active


Check out this beautiful single level home within the highly desired community of The Islands in Gilbert Arizona! This amazing home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 car garage, and has been meticulously cared for with attention to detail. Stepping inside you have the perfect layout with a spacious family room and living room. Making your way to the kitchen you have stainless steel appliances, upgraded granite counter-tops, and lots of cabinet space. The large master bedroom includes a spacious walk in closet, upgraded tub, shower, and vanity. Stepping out back you have a beautifully paved and landscaped backyard with extended patio, perfect for relaxing or entertaining friends and family. This home shows pride of ownership and also includes a new roof and new a/c, ready for you to enjoy.

Listed with Conway Real Estate


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


$599,000 :: 1426 W Emerald Key Court, Gilbert AZ, 85233

Property Photo

Mls Icon

3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,522 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 11/30/17, Last Updated: 12/11/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5693455
Community: Shores at The Islands
Tract: Shores at The Islands
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/30/2017 by 7%
Status: Active


One of the most incredible view lots in The Islands! This is a must see spectacular single-story home with soaring ceilings and windows to appreciate the one-of-a-kind long lake view in multiple directions. Beautiful architectural details include a double- sided fireplace which can be seen in both the living room and family room framed by tall built in book cases. Large master has bay windows overlooking the lake. 2nd master/guest room has separate entry, a bay window and views to take your breath away. Relax while swimming in the play pool, eating fresh fruit from mature trees, and viewing the lake. Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac, it has an all pavered driveway with extra parking. Conveniently located just minutes away from thriving down-town Gilbert.

Listed with HomeSmart


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


$339,900 :: 1244 W SEA FAN Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

Property Photo

Mls Icon

4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,255 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 12/08/17, Last Updated: 12/08/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5696775
Community: ISLANDS PATIO HOMES B AMD LOT
Tract: ISLANDS PATIO HOMES B AMD LOT
Status: Active


**CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN GILBERT, IN THE PROMINENT ISLANDS SUBDIVISION** COMPLETE REMODEL **BRAND NEW QUARTZ & GRANITE COUNTER TOPS** **BRAND NEW SHAKER CABINETS** **BRAND NEW TILE THROUGHOUT** **BRAND NEW FIXTURES** **BRAND PEBBLE SHEEN POOL** **BRAND NEW CARPET** **BRAND NEW APPLIANCES** **BRAND NEW BACKSPLASH** **BRAND NEW DUAL PANE WINDOWS** **ALL BATHROOMS REMODELED** **POXY GARAGE FLOOR ** NEW PAINT INSIDE & OUT **DONT MISS OUT, THIS ONE WON'T LAST LONG

Listed with Venture REI, 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/!


$464,997 :: 771 S LAGOON Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

Property Photo

Mls Icon

5 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,251 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 10/23/17, Last Updated: 12/07/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5678078
Community: CATALINA BAY AT THE ISLANDS UN
Tract: CATALINA BAY AT THE ISLANDS UN
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/22/2017 by 1%
Status: Active


ABSOLUTELY STUNNING HOME in the popular community of The Islands in Gilbert. This home has it ALL, 5 large Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Fireplace, Formal Dining, Formal Living room, Family room, Kitchen Island, and list goes on and on. 3 car Garage with epoxy flooring and cabinets. The backyard is an entertainers dream, covered patio, BBQ Island with a grill, firepit and ice chest, large grassy area and large pool. This home will not last!!

Listed with Venture REI, 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/!


$359,000 :: 1357 W PORT A SAIL --, Gilbert AZ, 85233

Property Photo

Mls Icon

3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,797 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,920 sq ft
Added: 12/06/17, Last Updated: 12/06/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5695712
Community: CORAL POINT REPLAT LOT 76-101
Tract: CORAL POINT REPLAT LOT 76-101
Status: Active


Come see this stunning, fully upgraded waterfront home in the highly coveted gated community - the Falls in the Islands! This home features a great eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, cherry cabinetry, a wine nook, beverage cooler and stainless steel appliances. Cozy up next to the fireplace in the living room which overlooks the serene waterfront, with sounds of the nearby waterfall. The granite countertops and cherry cabinetry continue throughout the laundry room, office and 3 bathrooms. Gorgeous marble tiles adorn the floors, along with the master shower and tub. This home is just minutes away from the community pool and hot tub. HOA includes maintenance of both the front and backyard as well as exterior painting every 7 years. Make this your home in the sought after Falls c

Listed with Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living


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


$277,500 :: 1225 W MEDITERRANEAN Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

Property Photo

Mls Icon

3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,600 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,662 sq ft
Added: 07/21/17, Last Updated: 12/05/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5636207
Community: ISLANDS PATIO HOMES A AMD LOT
Tract: ISLANDS PATIO HOMES A AMD LOT
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/19/2017 by 1%
Status: Active


Down the street from the Lake, this home boasts vaulted ceilings when you walk in, fireplace in the great room, full slab Granite in the kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new carpet and fresh paint through out. Extended master bedroom with sitting area, Master suite has dual sinks, soaking tub, separate shower, and walk in closet. Play pool in back with sitting area and fire pit. Highly rated Gilbert schools and Great location, near shopping and easy access to freeways. Desirable Islands community. Super quick response time.

Listed with O48 Realty


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


$639,900 :: 1401 W SANDPIPER Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85233

Property Photo

Mls Icon

4 beds, 2.75 baths
Home size: 3,884 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
Added: 10/20/17, Last Updated: 12/04/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5676764
Community: TRES VISTAS LOT 1-26 PARCEL A-
Tract: TRES VISTAS LOT 1-26 PARCEL A-
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/25/2017 by 1%
Status: Active


Gilbert's fabulous ''Islands'' community. Lake #1 is freshwater w/ catch and release fishing, great boating & fabulous sunsets(sorry no swimming). This former ''Street of Dreams'' home is like resort living. Professionally landscaped yard slopes to a beautiful water view w/a boat dock ready backyard. Inside, a foyer w/marble tile flooring and plush carpet. Open & airy floor plan, waterfront windows, 20ft ceilings, skylight,two fireplaces,2nd story balcony,formal dining, sunken living rm w/fireplace,family rm, & a roomy kitchen. Oversized master bedroom suite w/2 walk-in closets & soaking tub. Over $100,000 in upgrades. Reduced $10,000. Hurry for this fabulous waterfront property.

Listed with West USA Realty


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