From quaint beach cottages to lake houses with views from every room, these homes are appealing and affordable.
Finding a budget-friendly house on the water might be easier than you think. We found listings across the country that are easy on the eye and the wallet.
Whether you’re ready to land a waterfront home or just daydream, check out these 10 homes under $300,000.
Tahoe Vista, CA
For sale: $225,000
Overlooking gorgeous Lake Tahoe, this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom lakefront home is available for shared ownership, giving you 6 weeks here per year. In addition to a lakefront pool, fire pit and BBQ, the Tonopalo community offers access to a luxurious spa, workout facility, sandy beach, sail boats, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and more.
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Myrtle Beach, SC
813 Golden Willow Ct, Myrtle Beach, SC
For sale: $224,500
Perfect for family fun in the sun, this spacious lakefront home has top-rated schools nearby, according to GreatSchools.org. The 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom interior includes an office and dining room, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast nook overlooking the lake.
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0 Eliza Island LOT 65, Bellingham, WA
For sale: $267,000
Located on Eliza Island in breathtaking Bellingham Bay, this high-bank waterfront home has sweeping mountain, sound and bay views. Custom built with an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, a large loft and spiral stairway, this home is stunning inside and out.
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4400 Bryce Ln #273118, Darlington, MD
For sale: $198,450
Perched atop Broad Creek, this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home brings posh style to a rustic retreat. In addition to having waterfront dock access, the house includes a master suite, spacious front and back decks, and a family room perfect for entertaining.
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5537 Centenary Shrs, Sodus, NY
For sale: $157,500
Overlooking serene Lake Ontario, this 528-square-foot cottage has a spacious deck and beachfront perfect for paddling out with kayaks. The interior features an oak kitchen, fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water.
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Saint Germain, WI
1583 Pine Valley Rd, St. Germain, WI
For sale: $129,000
This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom lakefront cabin offers access to all that Little Saint Germain Lake has to offer, including 13 miles of shoreline and numerous bays and islands to explore. The property spans 8 acres with a fire pit, playground and recreation room.
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25391 Farm Road 2265, Golden, MO
For sale: $188,950
Situated on half an acre, this newly remodeled lakefront home has plenty of indoor and outdoor space to entertain. In addition to nicely landscaped grounds and multiple decks, its interior has vaulted pine ceilings and a modern kitchen.
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272 Pin Oak Dr, Rockwood, TN
For sale: $275,000
Boasting panoramic views of Watts Bar Lake, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom property has abundant outdoor space to enjoy the scenery, including three decks with hammocks and a hot tub. Every bedroom and living area overlooks the lakefront, which is outfitted with a large covered dock and electric boat lift.
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Reed City, MI
9011 Lake Dr, Reed City, MI
For sale: $155,000
Sporting a private sandy beach on beautiful Todd Lake, this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home has been updated with granite countertops and a custom wrap-around deck with sweeping lake views. Close to fishing, trails and other lakes, this home is ideal for an outdoor enthusiast.
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Bay Saint Louis, MS
10250 Bayou View Dr E, Bay Saint Louis, MS
For sale: $159,900
Built on an acre of land, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom tiny home packs a lot outside its small frame. With 200 feet of Breaths Bayou waterfront, this home is outfitted with a powered boat launch and RV pad. It’s surrounded by mature trees, including queen palms, oak and cedar.
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Posted by Sharona Ott on Zillow