Important Features for Waterfront Properties

Owning waterfront property is a dream of many. When searching for the perfect waterfront home, there are some essential features you should look for or consider adding after you buy the property. Here’s a list of the features we feel are most important to have on waterfront property.

Large Windows

What’s the point of having a lakefront or oceanfront property if you can’t see the water? When looking for your beach house, keep in mind that large windows, especially on the side of the house that faces that water, are going to be a key to enjoying your amazing view.

Decks or Patios

You want to be able to enjoy your view and the ocean air while spending time outside. Look for well-built decks or patios on your waterfront home, or consider adding one after you move in. They are a must for outdoor entertaining.

A Private Dock and Boat Ramp

If you’re looking for waterfront property, you probably either own a boat or are planning on purchasing one soon. A private dock and boat ramp makes it so much more convenient to use and store your boat at home, rather than keeping it at a marina for a fee.

A Large Garage

If you have a boat, you’ll need a boat trailer. Having a large garage at your beach house makes this much more manageable. It’s also a great space to store all your watersport equipment like surfboards, paddleboards and water toys.

A Mudroom

One of the only annoyances of owning a waterfront property is all the sand you and your guests track inside the house. After a day at the beach, a mudroom plays a big role in keeping that frustration of sand at bay. You’ll be able to clean off and shake off your sandy clothes or drop off your towels and beach accessories, before walking through the home.

Ready to find that perfect waterfront property? The expert real estate attorneys at Riley and Gutman can help walk you through the home buying process.