Labor Day is the last gasp of summertime fun, a long weekend to grill and cavort outside, especially near the water. And what’s the best way to dial the waterfront luxury to 11?
A private dock. For those lucky enough to have one on their property, it’s a place where you can make like Otis Redding and enjoy the ebb and flow of the tide, or cast a fishing line—or simply sip an adult beverage as boats sail on by. Even if serenity isn’t your bag, docks can also be fabulous spots for epic parties with amazing views.
Splashy setup: Wait—your own dock in the desert? Yep. The property includes a private dock and boat lift. Along with providing “awesome sunrises and sunsets,” the 42-acre man-made lake includes two slalom water ski runs.
Splashy set-up: Here’s a view worth singing about. However, musical legend Steve Miller is having a devil of a time finding a buyer who wants to “fly like an eagle, to the sea.” His waterfront estate features an 11,000-square-foot home on 39 acres, with “the biggest and best private dock in the San Juans.”
Splashy setup: Situated on a protected cove, the contemporary waterfront estate includes 260 feet of shoreline. The listing adds that its “unique location” allows for “world class boating and sailing on 72 square miles of water.” Just off your own beach, you’ll find deep, clear water, and a two-boat docking system perfect for swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding, plus a two-bay boathouse.
Splashy setup: With 300 feet of lake frontage, this rustic property, owned by the ex-wife of the film director Michael Moore, offers numerous outdoor decks and dining areas for entertaining. There are natural paths and stone walkways to explore from private Torch Lake frontage and the beachside deck. If you get tired of the views from the deck, take your boat out and explore the entire Chain of Lakes.
Splashy setup: A piece of paradise in North Idaho. The rare Twin Beaches Lake Coeur d’Alene waterfront getaway offers 200 feet of water frontage with a private beach and dock. There’s even a diving board mounted on the dock! Cruise up the lake on your boat, just a 10-minute ride downtown to movies, restaurants, and shopping.
Splashy setup: Complete with your own private dock, this home is an ideal mountain retreat next to the water. The three-bedroom cabin comes furnished, and could be an investment property or a full-time residence. Close to the Aska adventure area, owners can take advantage of hiking, biking, and tubing.
Splashy setup: Entertain in style in this custom waterfront home, which features a private dock with built-in seating. The beautiful backyard features a covered patio with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace.
Splashy setup: Behold your rare and valuable 130-foot dock! It provides a huge lounging and dining space, as well as a place to park your boat. The home includes an impressive great room, fireplace, a master suite, and a courtyard for outdoor dining.
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