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View today's hottest East Bay floating homes for sale and real estate in the East Bay below! Most people have heard of the floating homes in Sausalito, where the late, great Otis Redding penned the lyrics to "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay." Perhaps not as well known, but equally intriguing, are the floating home communities in San Francisco's East Bay. A number of the marinas that dot the coastline of Alameda and Contra Costa counties have liveaboard berths for seaworthy houseboats and boats; however, due to stringent regulations, only three — Barnhill, Point San Pablo, and Berkeley — have been approved by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission as floating home communities in the East Bay. To request up-to-date information about houseboats for sale in the East Bay or to arrange a private showing, contact your East Bay real estate experts today. Read more about East Bay floating homes.

Floating Homes For Sale in East Bay, CA

East Bay Floating Home Statistics January 27, 2023
16
Listed
52
Avg. DOM
$641.12
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,068,975
Med. List Price
16 Properties
Page 1 of 2
Open 1/29
1121 Grand St Alameda,  CA 94501
$1,098,000
Neighborhood: GOLD COAST
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,475
Sq.Ft.
1927
Year Built
8
Days on Site
41017443
MLS
Located in Alameda's Gold Coast, 1121 Grand Street is a sophisticated vintage home thoughtfully updated to accommodate modern living. Built in 1927, this spacious property includes a 1260sqft 2 bed,...
Open 1/28
3541 Dumbarton St Concord,  CA 94519
$795,000
Neighborhood: CONCORD
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,260
Sq.Ft.
1964
Year Built
8
Days on Site
41017527
MLS
Completely remodeled 4 bed 2 bath house in the sought after east sun terrace neighbourhood. Open concept layout brand new kitchen features new cabinets, granite counter, backsplash tile, new sink...
Open 1/28
8 Sunnyside Ct Orinda,  CA 94563
$3,445,000
Neighborhood: SLEEPY HOLLOW
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,472
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
9
Days on Site
41016724
MLS
With multiple entertaining spaces, a floating bridge, and distinctive architectural styling, this is truly a one-of-a-kind home in Orinda's desirable Sleepy Hollow neighborhood. Designed by noted Bay...
Open 1/28
2611 Santa Clara Ave. Alameda,  CA 94501
$789,000
Neighborhood: EAST END
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,261
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
9
Days on Site
41017326
MLS
Charming circa 1905 Bungalow in the heart of Alameda's flourishing East end. Bespoke finishes include fresh kitchen and baths combined with vintage details, decorative moldings, and original hardwood...
Open 1/29
582 Churchill Downs Ct Walnut Creek,  CA 94597
$839,000
Neighborhood: MAIN CHANCE EST.
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,348
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
10
Days on Site
41017253
MLS
This meticulously maintained and upgraded two story townhouse sits in an outstanding location in the complex, looking out on a greenbelt area. Inviting living room with elegant tile flooring and an...
Open 1/29
324 Pomona Ave El Cerrito,  CA 94530
$1,098,000
Neighborhood: ST JEROMES
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,135
Sq.Ft.
1945
Year Built
10
Days on Site
41017271
MLS
Turnkey, move-in ready beauty in El Cerrito's coveted Saint Jerome neighborhood! This gorgeous 2 bed/2 bath (+ bonus office) home has been beautifully renovated. Cozy up around the fireplace in the...
$1,039,950
Neighborhood: TRILOGY VINEYARDS
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,161
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
25
Days on Site
41014240
MLS
This highly upgraded Rioja model features high-end upgrades and designer touches throughout including high-grade real hardwood flooring, extensive upgraded matching white cabinets in the kitchen,...
$915,000
Neighborhood: GARIN RANCH
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,591
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
26
Days on Site
41016302
MLS
This spacious 2-story home, located in Garin Ranch, has been beautifully updated & ready for it's new owners. The 1st floor features beautiful LVP flooring, formal living/dining rooms, a full...
$2,199,950
Neighborhood: DELTA WATERFRONT ACCESS
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
4,515
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
31
Days on Site
41015823
MLS
Beautiful Deep Water point lot home with floating pool and gorgeous Sunsets! Located on Beaver Bay. Just over 4500 sqft of entertaining space with a gorgeous custom live edge bar to sit around and...
$415,000
Neighborhood: BARNHILL MARINA
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
930
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
68
Days on Site
41014622
MLS
Spacious two story floating home in Barnhill Marina on Oakland-Alameda estuary offers unique, comfortable and affordable home in central Bay Area location. Lower level has spacious living room with...
Open 1/28
31286 San Andreas Drive Union City,  CA 94587
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,556
Sq.Ft.
1969
Year Built
87
Days on Site
ML81911919
MLS
BIG PRICE REDUCTION! $100K+ upgrades. Single story home. Big Living Rm & separate Family Rm, backyard has spacious large, covered patio for outdoor BBQ or entertainment. Plenty of fruit bearing...
Open 1/28
104 Norris Canyon Place #A San Ramon,  CA 94583
$815,000
Neighborhood: THE FOOTHILLS
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,179
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
94
Days on Site
41009310
MLS
A beautifully remodeled condo located in the heart of San Ramon. This light and bright home boasts the finest finishes. The all-new kitchen features all-new cabinets with Quartz countertops, Italian...

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East Bay Floating Home Market

Living aboard a houseboat or in a floating home may sound romantic, but it isn't just for the footloose and fancy-free. Most of the East Bay marinas are conveniently located, and offer the advantage of an easy commute for the resident that must work for a living. Only minutes away from San Francisco and other Bay Area locations by way of surface roads and BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), Barnhill Marina and Berkeley Marina are centrally located in the hub of East Bay activity. The San Pablo Yacht Harbor at Point San Pablo is further north and perfectly situated for travel to Marin County via the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge as well as other East Bay locations.

Floating homes tend to be smaller than conventional homes, and come in a variety of shapes and styles, from simple cottages and shanties to slightly larger dwellings with traditional rooms, stairways, kitchens, and amenities similar to their land-loving cousins. Although most folks who live in a floating home in the East Bay own their home, they don't own the docking space and pay a monthly dock fee to the marina, which often includes a parking space (and occasionally sewer hook-ups), along with utilities, which are all land based.

If you are looking for a home in the East Bay and are ready to think out-of-the-box, consider buying a floating home in the East Bay. Who knows, this time next year you might find yourself enjoying early morning sunrises, stunning sunsets, and gorgeous views surrounded by all the comforts of your very special and unique floating East Bay home.

East Bay Floating Home Agents

Planning to purchase a floating home in East Bay? Let our real estate team guide you through the sale of your current residence or the purchase of your next East Bay houseboat. As local real estate agents, we have up-to-date information on the unique dynamics of the on-the-water real estate market in the East Bay. We're ready to negotiate for you today!

Contact Bay Area Modern to learn more about representation for buyers and sellers. Preparing to sell your East Bay floating home? View our comparative market analysis page to receive a free East Bay property value analysis within moments.

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