If you’re looking for the ultimate in staycation living, it might just be waterfront properties. With the sparkling waters and a bay breeze coming in through your kitchen window, it’s easy to let your daily stresses melt away. These properties feature gorgeous views, private boat lifts and generous windows to bring the relaxing landscape into bright, airy rooms.
27 Bellevue Avenue, Belvedere, $14,900,000
This 3-bedroom property was custom-built in 2009 for a well-known yacht racer. Located on Belvedere’s Corinthian Island, the home sits directly on the water with a large deck, a 12,000-pound boat lift and a floating dock. A spacious great room features glass walls framing the San Francisco Bay and city skyline. The glass walls fold away to open the home directly on the west-facing deck for easy indoor-outdoor entertaining.
2472 Mar East, Tiburon, $5,377,000
Directly on the water and located in Old Town Tiburon, this 3-bedroom home sits on the edge of the Bay, overlooking Angel Island, Keil Cove and Racoon Strait. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide dramatic water views. Custom-built by the current owner in 1996, this property was recently updated. Multiple waterfront terraces allow for indoor-outdoor dining and relaxing. The private boat lift and direct water access make it easy to have a quick outing on the Bay.
3 Hilarita Circle, Belvedere, $5,377,000
This 4-bedroom, bright, coastal and contemporary property is nestled on the Belvedere Lagoon. It includes rose gardens, professional landscaping and a spacious deck for entertaining. A large dock overlooks the water at this quiet, cul-de-sac location. Inside, there’s maple flooring, updated windows and a modern chef’s kitchen.
60 Trinidad Drive, Tiburon, $5,800,000
Formerly a Designer Showcase home, this unique estate sits directly over the San Francisco Bay. Built on a double lot on a gated street, this home offers quiet and privacy. Some standout features of the 4-bedroom house are an indoor atrium spa with retractable ceiling, sauna and plunge pool. There’s a private office, walk-in vault and the primary suite includes two separate bathrooms. The 140-foot dock is one of the largest on the Bay. A covered boathouse and second lift for runabout skiff are additional amenities.
23 Heron Drive, Mill Valley, $3,995,000
This 5-bedroom home enjoys unobstructed water views over Harbor Point. The 2-story floor plan spreads over 4,400 square feet of living space and multiple outdoor areas. The bright interior includes a formal living room, dining room and a kitchen that spills into a spacious great room. Harbor views are clear throughout and the city skyline can be seen from the primary suite.
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Stephanie Fallon is a freelance writer who has spent her professional career in non-profit adult education, first in adult English literacy at Blue Ridge Literacy and then overseeing interpretation and public programming for the Taubman Museum of Art. She lives in Roanoke, Virginia and writes about visual culture, design, motherhood, and work.