5 must-haves for your dream waterfront home

Published Date: March 29, 2023

Private canal view from a second home
Life is better on the water. And whether you’re looking for sweeping ocean views, luxurious lakefront lounging or a home where you can dock your boat, these five stylish Pacaso second homes really make a splash.

Private dock

Pulling up to your private dock and walking straight into your luxury second home is the stuff of dreams — but Waterside makes it a reality. Not only does this gorgeous Newport Beach home have a private dock, it includes a Duffy electric boat as well. Be the captain and explore the canals before returning home for an al fresco feast.

Pacaso listing: Waterside – Newport Beach, CA | $1,280,000 for 1/8 Ownership

Gorgeous views

When you summer in a classic vacation destination like Lake Tahoe, postcard-worthy views are an absolute must. Fairway Crossing boasts stunning views and close access to forests, fairways, rivers and lakes. While it’s hard to pick a favorite spot in this newly renovated 3,200-square-foot home, it might just be watching a movie with your family in the grand room while savoring the view.Fairway Crossing living room

Pacaso listing: Fairway Crossing – Truckee, CA | $449,000 for ⅛ Ownership

Outdoor deck

If you’re looking for a beach house, an outdoor deck is an absolute must-have. Clubhouse puts the Pacific Ocean on full display, most especially from the 1,000-square-foot deck. Located just below the main floor, it includes a tiki bar, dining table, firepit and chair swings to make the most of your waterfront lifestyle. Clubhouse outdoor deck

Pacaso listing: Clubhouse — Malibu, CA | $725,000 for 1/8 Ownership

Serene balcony

Sometimes, the most relaxing way to spend a day is to simply pull up a chair and watch the world go by. At Windmill Palms, you can perch on the massive balcony overlooking Marco Island’s canals and watch as boats go by, palm trees sway in the wind and clouds move across the blue sky. Can’t resist getting on the water? Direct bay access is included.

Pacaso listing: Windmill Palms – Marco Island, FL | $717,000 for ⅛ Ownership

Outdoor fireplace

When you live on the water, evenings can get a little chilly. There’s no better way to warm up than in front of a cozy outdoor fireplace. After a day exploring Balboa Island and Newport Beach, snuggle up on the patio of Grand Canal, a meticulously designed waterfront home with a distinctly French aesthetic. 

Pacaso listing: Grand Canal – Newport Beach, CA | $967,000 for ⅛ Ownership

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