13 Charming Homes for Sale in California

From the golden beaches to the rolling vineyards, California is home to some of the most charming properties on the market. Explore thirteen enchanting homes currently for sale, each offering unique character and timeless appeal.

Listing agent: Justin Stoner

Discover this charming home, nestled just 30 minutes from the breathtaking Yosemite National Park. Built in 1971 and meticulously upgraded with top-of-the-line finishes, this retreat offers an unparalleled lifestyle in the heart of nature’s beauty. Step through the impressive wood and wrought iron double doors into a picturesque living room, where high ceilings, slate flooring, and a magnificent brick fireplace create an inviting ambiance. The modern farmhouse kitchen boasts sleek contemporary finishes, while the main floor primary suite features a king-size bed, walk-in closet, and French doors leading to the patio. Enjoy the primary bathroom with its double vanity and spacious shower.

 

Size: 3,521 sf

 

Price: $745,000

 

Listing details: Highlights of this rustic mountain property property include: Large covered patio and serene garden area with fountains; Grand living room with floor-to-ceiling metal windows and bar; Library with propane fireplace off the main living room; and new ductless heating and cooling system. With a perfect blend of modern comfort and rustic charm, this charming home presents a rare opportunity to own a piece of paradise. Entertaining is a breeze in the expansive living room, where floor-to-ceiling metal windows bathe the space in natural light and provide stunning views of the surrounding landscape. A built-in bar adds a touch of sophistication, making it the perfect spot for intimate gatherings or grand celebrations. Just off the living room, the library with its fireplace offers a cozy retreat for quiet moments of relaxation. Ascend the staircase to discover two more generously sized bedrooms, each a private haven for family and guests. The upstairs bathroom features a shower-tub combo, ensuring comfort and convenience for all. With a brand new ductless heating and cooling system, you’ll enjoy year-round comfort no matter the season. Situated on nearly 3 acres of land, this property offers ample space for outdoor adventures and leisure activities. Explore the nearby hiking trails, cast a line in the fishing spots, or simply enjoy the tranquility of your own private retreat. The Oakhurst area is known for its stunning natural beauty, and this home places you right in the heart of it all. The home is currently operated as a successful short-term vacation rental for the past two years.

 

Contact: Justin Stoner,

Central Coast Sotheby’s International Realty, +1 805.440.8104

Enchanting Single-Story | $428,000

1430 Buhne Street, Eureka, CA
Listing agent: Coy Johnson

Welcome to a great investment opportunity. Gain and build equity in a great location. This house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a bonus room for you to imagine the endless possibilities.
The kitchen has quartz countertops, a big kitchen island/buffet area, and new appliances.
The living room is big with a sliding glass door for the back yard. The dining room has a chandelier and bar area.

 

Size: 2,200 sf

 

Price: $428,000

 

Listing details: The main bedroom has a private bathroom and sliding glass door. Laundry units in hallway with a big attic space for storage. Large driveway with a 2 car garage & concrete patios. With Roof work done recent & New 200 amp Electrical panel this home is move in ready, but some foundation level work is recommended.

 

Contact: Coy Johnson, Community Realty, +1 916.508.6153

Listing agent: Alyssa Jones

2.19 acres in the heart of Grass Valley offer an ideal setting for this 3BD/2.5BA home and 2BD/1BA guesthouse, where sweeping meadow views stun. On the market for the first time, Auburn Road’s iconic, yellow Victorian has been lovingly maintained by the same family for 24 years. Surrounded by towering trees, flowering gardens, and the cascading waterfalls of a natural design swimming pool, the property embraces the serenity of a rural retreat yet is only minutes from downtown. Built in 2000, the main house features cathedral ceilings, abundant windows, all-day natural light, and an open floor plan. Rooms gracefully flow from one to the next, making for an entertainer’s dream. A formal living room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a stone fireplace offers panoramic countryside views. The adjacent sun-soaked kitchen features granite countertops, dual ovens, an electric cooktop, a pantry, and an island with drop-leaf seating. These spaces are complimented by oversized French doors that lead to a deck with an al-fresco dining nook and retractable electric awning. The formal dining room further embraces indoor/outdoor living with a door and windows adjoining the wrap-around porch and its spacious sitting area. A custom-built display case beneath the stairs, a den, an office area, and a half-bath allow for flexibility of space. The primary en-suite bedroom completes the first floor, boasting a walk-in closet, a deep soaking tub, and additional French doors to the back deck. A custom-built spiral staircase with oak spindles takes you to a bird’s-eye view of the home, where two additional bedrooms, a full bath, and a balcony reside on the second floor.

 

Size: 2,080 sf

 

Price: $1,299,000

 

Listing details: Built in 2019, the guest house features beamed ceilings, quality finishes, and an open concept. The kitchen enjoys granite countertops, an electric cooktop, a built-in dual-zone wine fridge, slow-close drawers, and a breakfast bar. The dining area flows into the living room and to the back deck, overlooking the property. Offering privacy, its own address, a single-level entrance, and separate metering, the guesthouse is perfect for guests and tenants alike. Four porches, two patios, and a balcony offer various vignettes to appreciate the grounds. Savor slow mornings on the wrap-around porch, sunny afternoons on the patio by the pool, evenings spent by the BBQ and dining terrace, and the night sky while soaking in the spa. Four waterfalls further enhance a stunning, natural design in-ground swimming pool and spa. Fiberoptics, a sun shelf, and a deep center allow for child and adult delight. Almost nightly, exquisite, vibrant colors illuminate the backyard as the sun sets directly over the far hill and can be enjoyed from the entire backside of the home. Mature landscaping, including 27 rose bushes and two well-manicured lawns, beautifully frame the front yard. The property is partially fenced with a barn, accommodating livestock. A two-car garage and expansive driveway provide RV or boat parking. This charming estate offers the perfect blend of flexibility, functionality, and tranquility, just moments from all that Grass Valley has to offer.

 

Contact: Alyssa Jones, Santa Barbara Real Estate, +1 805-755-8735

55 La Vista Way | $1,275,000

55 La Vista Way, Paso Robles, CA
Listing agent: Diane Cassidy

Options abound—for this Turn Key hilltop sanctuary. Nestled just a short 10-minute drive from downtown Paso Robles, this oasis offers both proximity to city life and the tranquility of a secluded retreat. Perched atop a hill, surrounded by 2.5 acres of majestic oak trees overlooking the Salinas River Valley, it provides an idyllic escape. The primary residence boasts three bedrooms and two and a half baths, adorned with stunning wood floors, a wood-burning stove, and a charming country kitchen. Attached to the house is a converted garage bunkhouse for accommodating two extra guests, as well as an office space complete with an executive desk.

 

Size: 1,733 sf

 

Price: $1,275,000

 

Listing details: Another separate garage is repurposed into a fully equipped yoga studio, featuring an attached small bedroom and bathroom. Adding to the property’s allure is a quaint cottage suitable for use as a meditation room or zen den, complemented by a 60-foot RV barn. The private backyard, ideal for hosting guests, features a hot tub and multiple gathering spots, including three fire pits and a 140-foot privacy fence crafted from reclaimed California redwood. A charming covered patio spans the length of the house, adorned with rustic corrugated tin. The lawn, shaded by sprawling oak trees, is perfect for outdoor gatherings, complemented by a footbridge leading to a serene walking path, a custom live oak bench, and a delightful tree swing.

 

Contact: Diane Cassidy, Sotheby’s International Realty, +1 805.434.8300

920 Hot Springs Rd | $8,995,000

920 Hot Springs Rd, Montecito, CA
Listing agent: Mark Macgillvray

Exciting new price! Located in a prime area of town, on one of Montecito’s finest streets, this chic and charming home is a private, secluded residence on three acres, allowing for expansion, or new guest quarters. Originally built at the site of a reservoir, the superbly crafted stone courtyard marries the past with the present. The home has been extensively and impeccably renovated and combines both Mediterranean and modern styles. Flooded with an abundance of natural light with French doors from most rooms, the versatile floor plan offers 2 or 3 bedrooms, an office, sitting room, living and dining areas, kitchen, wine storage and 3 bathrooms.

 

Size: 3,109 +/- sf

 

Price: $8,995,000

 

Listing details: The outside entertaining area features a pool, hot tub, fireplace, multiple trellises and seating areas, all enclosed in gorgeous stone walls. Replete with a wine storage room, gated driveway, and a two-car garage. Take full advantage of Montecito’s famous indoor-outdoor living in this unique and desirable property, and enjoy the close proximity to the San Ysidro Ranch, Hot Springs hiking trails, Montecito’s upper and lower villages, which both feature great restaurants and wonderful boutique shops.

 

Contact: Mark Macgillvray, The Standard, +1 805.886.7097

4652 Columbine Drive | $525,000

4652 Columbine Drive, Redding, CA 96002
LISTING AGENT: Kim Woodland

Nestled in an established neighborhood, this classic ranch-style home is ripe for rejuvenation. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a 2-car garage, it offers ample space for your family.

 

Size: 2,031 sf

 

Price: $525,000

 

Listing details: Featuring RV parking, an inground pool, and a backyard that backs to Churn Creek, the potential for creating your dream oasis is endless. Enjoy sunset views from your private back yard surrounded by mature landscaping. Centrally located near Enterprise Park, it’s an ideal canvas for crafting the perfect retreat.

 

 

Contact: Kim Woodland, TREG INC – The Real Estate Group, +1 530.537.3040

Listing agent: Gerry Bennett

Adorable cottage on the Carmel River. Two bedroom with additional loft, one bath. 830SF.

 

Size: 832 sf

 

Price: $560,000

 

Listing details: Detached Accessory building. Lot extends into the river. Many new upgrades, Paint, counter tops, vanity, blinds, flooring, sinks, range. 25 minutes from Carmel Valley Village. Near Los Padres dam.

 

Contact: Gerry Bennett, Affinity Properties, +1 831.206.8618

Charming Yosemite Getaway | $765,000

37607 Road 422, Oakhurst, CA
Listing agent: Justin Stoner

Discover your Oakhurst Retreat Near Yosemite Nestled just 30 minutes from Yosemite National Park, this charming 3,521 sq. ft. home, built in 1971, has been meticulously upgraded with top-of-the-line finishes. Step into the picturesque living room with high ceilings, slate flooring, and a magnificent brick fireplace. The modern farmhouse kitchen boasts sleek contemporary finishes, while the main floor primary suite features a king-size bed, walk-in closet, and French doors leading to the patio. Enjoy the grand living room with floor-to-ceiling metal windows and bar, a library with propane fireplace, and a new ductless heating and cooling system.

 

Size: 3,521 sf

 

Price: $765,000

 

Listing details: Ascend the staircase to discover two generously sized bedrooms and an upstairs bathroom with a shower-tub combo. The home comfortably sleeps 6 guests. Situated on nearly 3 acres, this property offers ample space for outdoor adventures and has been a successful short-term vacation rental for the past two years. Experience modern comfort and rustic charm in this piece of paradise.

 

Contact: Justin Stoner, Sotheby’s International Realty, +1 805.440.8104

Listing agent: Pamela Santy

Great investment property for a 1031 exchange. This property has 5 homes and 80 acres and is located in the beautiful foothills of Paso Robles. Each home features three bedrooms and two bathrooms except for a mobile home which is a 2/2. These homes offer a diverse range of options for tenants, with attached garages and privately fenced yards, fencing for large and small animals, and lots of room for gardens.

 

Size: 7,100 sf

 

Price: $3,900,000

 

Listing details: The presence of long-term tenants on a month-to- month basis provides stability and at the same time, the potential for smaller parcels adds an extra layer of flexibility for future development or investment strategies. The proximity to the Salinas River and its wildlife adds to the location’s charm, making it even more attractive for those seeking a countryside lifestyle or a great investment opportunity.

 

Contact: Pamela Santy, REAL, +1 559.408.4747

Enchanted Forest Retreat | $1,500,000

5821 Spanish Flat Rd, Garden Valley, CA
Listing agent: Teddi Ramos

Private, 40 acre gated estate with tranquil forests and magical Bed and Breakfast Inn is on the market for the discerning buyer. Picturesque Sierra Foothill views are framed from windows for guests to enjoy while staying at this splendid 3600 sq ft custom vintage home from 1933. The Green Toad Bed and Breakfast has successfully hosted intimate and large groups over the years with an accommodating and stately formal dining area seating 12+ guests, warm parlor with charming fireplace, spacious guest suites able to sleep 16 and over 2000 sq ft of easy-care decking to embrace nature, private gardens, natural spring and serene pond.

 

Size: 3,600 sf

 

Price: $1,500,000

 

Listing details: Delight patrons with your culinary skills in the well-equipped and welcoming kitchen. You will appreciate the pristine, groomed condition of this entire property and fully functioning establishment. Consider the realm of prosperity characteristic of such a beautiful and unique property. Many similar opportunities are a contender to its current use – a venue for Executive retreats, wedding venues, second home with Air BnB accommodations. Join us for a beautiful escape and take a stroll with a private tour.

 

Contact: Teddi Ramos, Sierra Foothill Properties, +1 530.333.5103

Listing agent: Laura Brandon

Luxury Living in this Beautiful Well thought out Custom Single Story Home situated High on a Hill at the end of a Private road! Gorgeous Sierra Views, open floor plan, Grand 12 ft. High Ceilings thru out,3 way switches Galore, Large Kitchen, Stainless Steel Appliances, Thermador Gas Professional Stove, Two Ovens, Beech Wood Cabinetry, Granite, Huge Counter Tops Island Style, Marble, Vinyl Wood Floors, Entire back of the home has Grand Covered Patios, so you never have to move patio furniture from the rain or sun!

 

Size: 4,612 sf

 

Price: Contact for pricing

 

Listing details: This Unmatched 5 Acres is Fully landscaped Galore, Mature Trees, Pastures, Crossed Fenced Beautiful White Vinyl, 40 x 50 Shop with a bath room, the Cutest 1200 SQ ft Granny Flat with 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, office and out back your very own private suite for working and entertaining! Auto sprinklers, a pond to sit around collect your thoughts and Pray in the Ultimate Beauty of Gods Creation! Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to have this One of a Kind Oasis to Enjoy daily tranquility and retreats in your own Private backyard!

 

Contact: Laura Brandon, Laura Brandon Realty, +1 209.740.1428

11191 Silver Willow Ln | $799,000

11191 Silver Willow Ln, Nevada City, CA
Listing agent: Melissa M Martinez

Discover the epitome of modern farmhouse charm at 11191 Silver Willow Ln! Nestled on a sprawling 1.19-acre lot, this captivating abode boasts 2,358 square feet of exquisite living space, plus a bonus cottage for a full or part-time guest. Step inside to find a meticulously designed interior featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, offering ample space for comfortable living.

 

Size: 2,358 sf

 

Price: $799,000

 

Listing details: Built in 1995, this home seamlessly blends contemporary amenities with timeless appeal. Enjoy the convenience of walking to historic Nevada City and Pioneer Park, immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the area. Whether you’re relaxing in the cozy living spaces, preparing meals in the gourmet kitchen, or entertaining guests in the expansive yard, every corner of this residence exudes warmth and elegance. Don’t miss the opportunity to make this dream home yours – schedule a showing today!

 

Contact: Melissa M Martinez, Lyon Real Estate, +1 530.848.3472

Private Homestead With Log Cabin | $665,000

5720 Wildwood Rd, Hayfork, CA
Listing agent: Angela Riggs

Absolutely adorable cabin & historic homestead site! This charming log cabin features a spacious sleeping loft, knotty pine vaulted ceiling, extra large wood stove & cozy den area. Covered deck looks over part of the 100 year old fruit tree orchard with approximately two acres of heirloom apple trees which produce a plentiful variety of delicious apples.

 

Size: 600 sf

 

Price: $665,000

 

Listing details: Huge gently rolling meadow dotted with grand old oak trees, surrounded by mountain views. Half mile of creek frontage, several private swimming holes, two spring fed ponds with one supplying water to the home. Property backs up to National Forest on three sides for a huge ‘backyard’ to explore!

 

Contact: Angela Riggs, Top Properties, +1 530.510.1849