Duffy Days Home Tour & Celebration

Duffy Days Home Tour & Celebration

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Tour our stunning 14 waterfront model homes, grab your complimentary sweet treat voucher, and then head over to Island Camp for an afternoon of fun. The festivities kick off at 12 PM and conclude at 3 PM.

Duffy Days Home Tour & Celebration
Sunday, May 26, 2024
12pm-3PM
21 Seaward Ct., Bethel Island, CA 94511

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Summer Home Tour

Summer Home Tour

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Visit us this Saturday 8/19 to tour a range of gorgeous, move-in ready waterfront homes starting from the $700s. Our builders offer a range of options from bungalows perfect for weekend escapes on the water, to three-story retreats designed for large water-centric gatherings.

Summer Home Tour
Saturday, August 19th 11am-4pm
21 Seaward Ct., Bethel Island, CA 94511

Start your visit at the Delta Coves Welcome Center to pick up your Summer Home Tour map.

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Robb Report

Robb Report

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Here are residences that let you step from your yacht onto a private dock, and then live large in a waterfront home.

Dockominiums—condos with docks—were all the rage 15 years ago. Since then, the concept has evolved into more exclusive access for yacht owners. This second wave of upscale residences, which provide slip spaces to a homeowner’s or visitor’s private yachts, has grown across the US, Caribbean and Europe, now including marinas that accommodate superyachts. They range from little hideaway islands in the Bahamas to Miami-area neighborhoods to an exclusive island retreats, or a five-star resort with oceanfront mansions in untouched areas of the Dominican Republic. Here are seven of the world’s finest, offering the best possible form of pier pressure.

Built within minutes of fast water on the California Delta, the 494 Delta Coves waterfront residences, each with a 19-foot private dock that can accommodate up to a 32-ft. vessel, place owners in one of the world’s most idyllic cruising grounds. Situated in California’s East Bay area, which takes in San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay, the homes provide a gateway to 1,000-plus miles of waterways for unlimited boating, fishing and watersports. “Among the waterfront views, private docks have absolutely been a key selling point,” Nick Taratsas, executive vice president and general manager of Delta Coves, told Robb Report. “In many cases, we’ve had homeowners motivated to purchase a boat in response to the opportunity that comes with living in a waterfront home.” Alongside yachting, social activities revolve around the Island Camp, a 15,000-square-foot private club.

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Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

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What are fancy gyms, spas, and farm-to-table restaurants as amenities when there’s a marina to lure homebuyers in?

By Shivani Vora

Developments with marinas offer a myriad of perks, according to Edward de Mallet Morgan, a partner at Knight Frank, a global real estate consultancy based in London. He describes marinas as “sexy” and “exclusive.” “They’re a perfect addition to beachfront living because you have the world of boating open to you and easy access to the water,” he says. “A marina also increases the value of your property.”

Best of all, de Mallett Morgan points out that in some destinations you can get to where you need to go by boat and leave directly from where you live. “It’s a journey that you’re going to enjoy every bit of the way,” he says.

Delta Coves, Bethel Island, California
Starting Price of Residences: Around $1M

Located off the canals of the California Delta in the East Bay Area—which is an hour from San Francisco—Delta Coves has waterfront residences, and all feature private boat docks. Given that the development is more than 1,000 miles of waterways, activities such as fishing, boating, and kayaking are mainstays. Owners also have access to Island Camp, a 15,000-square-foot private club with a gym, yoga room, lap pool, and an indoor-outdoor game pavilion.

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The Happiness That Waterfront Living Brings

The Happiness That Waterfront Living Brings

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Home, and its proximity to nature and the great outdoors, is being valued more than ever—and water has long had an unmistakable allure and power to inspire relaxation and promote personal rejuvenation. The pull can be so strong that living near water and open space is one of the top requirements in considering where and how we want to live.

The bestselling book, Blue Mind: The surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what you do, by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols, focuses on the proven scientific evidence that being close to bodies of water promotes mental health and happiness. From playing in the waves as a child to his later scuba-diving explorations, he understood that enjoying the water was more than a fun pastime—it was a natural way to rest and recharge.

The term “blue mind” describes the mildly meditative state we fall into around water. It’s the antidote to what we refer to as “red mind,” which is the anxious, over-connected and over-stimulated state that defines much of modern life. Research has shown that being near, in, on, or under water can provide a long list of benefits for our mind and body, including lowering stress and anxiety, increasing an overall sense of well-being and happiness, a lower heart and breathing rate, and safe, better workouts.

Among the pristine canals of the Delta, the water-based lifestyle at the private boaters club called Delta Coves begins from the very moment you look out your back door to the ultimate swimming hole, the lagoon. Here, families can launch from their private dock into a serious splash zone, spot for liquid lounging to cool off in summer, wild habitat to watch marine animals, protected harbor to learn early boating and floating skills, and a meditative retreat to wind down from the day.

The 461 waterfront residences range from 1,800 square feet to 4,000 square feet, 3-6 bedrooms, and prices from the $700s to $2M. The ‘uniquely Delta’ designs feature generous ground-floor spaces that connect seamlessly to spacious back decks and private docks, linking them to more than 1,000 miles of rivers, sloughs, and canals that create a different highway to enjoy life—no matter the speed. Delta Coves is ideal for both those who enjoy being out on the water, and those looking for a calming, tranquil place to call home.

With the knowledge that being by the water is really good for you, why not maximize your time being close? Imagine a day’s beginning and end with a gaze out across the water. And then imagine every day just like that. Whether you’re a family seeking togetherness and quality time, a thrill seeker after speed and excitement, or a city dweller who yearns to get back to the wildness of the outdoors, the new homes at Delta Coves are waiting for you to unpack, take a deep breath, and live your waterfront life.

East Bay Waterfront Home Office Lifestyle

East Bay Waterfront Home Office Lifestyle

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In the California Delta, the glint of sunlight on water announces the beginning of the day, where the soundtrack is made up of the clear trills of the song sparrow, splash of kayak paddles slicing through the water’s surface, and the occasional distant hum of a ski boat engine. Working from home never looked quite so good, or so relaxing.

Though some places in the Bay Area might be considered the old-school version of “bedroom communities,” Delta Coves was designed to shift opinions and perspectives on what a bedroom community is. When home can be both a destination for relaxation and adventure, it offers far more than just a bedroom. It becomes a way of life.

“Delta Coves offers a rich life on water,” said Nick Taratsas, general manager of Delta Coves and executive vice president of DMB Development, the company leading the effort to build 560 waterfront and water-facing houses in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. “It’s a place where you can take your boat out and hike natural trails with your family.”

Here, there’s plenty of personal space, room to breathe, and fresh air. With a home office on the water, instant accessibility to the outdoors means that it’s easier to blend work-style with lifestyle. There’s no need to spend time between home and work driving to the beach or park when you have them both, combined, right out your back door. It changes the meaning of a lunch break or sneaking out early for extra free time.

When you do venture into the Bay Area—whether for work or fun—you’re not far away. Just 10 minutes away is the Antioch BART Station, which makes it possible for people who want to live a waterfront lifestyle within close proximity to the Bay Area. “We’re going to be considered a bedroom community, but at the same time a highly recreational community,” Taratsas said. “Delta Coves will be an ideal place to call home.”

Delta Coves’ prime location on a manmade lagoon sits at the gateway to the Delta’s 1,000-plus miles of waterways and 740,000 acres of natural preserves. The canal-front setting and the region’s warm, Mediterranean-style climate set the stage for an exceptional lifestyle to those who want to experience life on the water.

Due to modest waterfront settlements of early Delta inhabitants being responsive to the local climate, it was important for Delta Coves architects to design modern buildings that match the Delta’s rustic aesthetic. It’s a place where the barrier between inside and outside disappears. Homes here feature board-and-batten siding, and floor plans are designed to funnel guests toward the back, to the lagoon and private docks—the launchpad to the great outdoors.

“One thing we emphasized to the builders is that they needed to make the houses water-centric,” Taratsas said. “We wanted them to pull the living spaces on the ground floor to the back. After all, residents are genuinely there for the water.”

Redefining East Bay Area Bedroom Communities

Redefining East Bay Area Bedroom Communities

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In the California Delta, the glint of sunlight on water announces the beginning of the day, where the soundtrack is made up of the clear trills of the song sparrow, splash of kayak paddles slicing through the water’s surface, and the occasional distant hum of a ski boat engine. And when you leave to go to work, it’ll still be there when you return at the end of the workday.

Though some places in the Bay Area might be considered the old-school version of “bedroom communities,” Delta Coves was designed to shift opinions and perspectives on what a bedroom community is. When home can be both a destination for relaxation and adventure, it offers far more than just a bedroom. It becomes a way of life.

“Delta Coves offers a rich life on water,” said Nick Taratsas, general manager of Delta Coves and executive vice president of DMB Development, the company leading the effort to build 560 waterfront and water-facing houses on Bethel Island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. “It’s a place where you can take your boat out and hike natural trails with your family.”

With access to more than 1,000 miles of waterways, Delta Coves provides an exceptional lifestyle to those who want to experience life on the water. The community is designed around a manmade lagoon that boasts a giant underground circulation system, which pulls in clean water from the Delta and helps keep the lagoon clean and swimmable all year long.

Due to modest waterfront settlements of early Delta inhabitants being responsive to the local climate, it was important for Delta Coves architects to design buildings that match the Delta’s rustic aesthetic. Homes will feature board-and-batten siding, and floor plans will be designed to funnel guests toward the back, to the lagoon and private docks—the launchpad to the great outdoors.

“One thing we emphasized to the builders is that they needed to make the houses water-centric,” Taratsas said. “We wanted them to pull the living spaces on the ground floor to the back. After all, residents are genuinely there for the water.”

The Island Camp, the community’s 4,500-square-foot clubhouse and amenities center, will include swimming pools, a club room with a library and media room, a fitness center, a game pavilion, and a bar located on a sandy corner of the island.

The community promises to be popular because it offers amenities and a lifestyle that appeals to a wide range of buyers. Delta Coves will open its visitor center and model homes on September 14, 2019.

About 10 miles east of the Antioch BART Station, Delta Coves provides an idyllic waterfront lifestyle for people who still rely on public transportation to the Bay Area. “We’re going to be considered a bedroom community, but at the same time a highly recreational community,” Taratsas said. “Delta Coves will be an ideal place to call home.”

All Hands on Deck

All Hands on Deck

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Our Welcome Center and Model Home Park are coming along swimmingly and (despite a few Mother Nature induced rain delays) are on track to open later this summer! Davidson Communities and Blue Mountain Communities are making fast work of the seven gorgeous, waterfront model homes in the Model Park. Haven’t seen our builders’ floorplans yet? Check them out and find your favorite here.

The Island Camp, the centerpiece of social life at Delta Coves -is also well underway. The views from the Island Camp out to the lagoon and across to Mount Diablo are truly incredible. From the pools, poolside cabanas and hot tub to the Game Pavillion and sandy bottom Boat Bar, we can’t wait to share all of the fun-filled space of the Island Camp with the new residents of Delta Coves this fall.

As you can see, the countdown is on! Continue to stay tuned for updates and announcements on our grand opening plans.

Eager to make Delta Coves your home on the water’s edge? Join our Future Resident’s Club to get on the list to receive updates as lots and pricing are released AND receive a special invitation to our exclusive Pre-sales event.

A Camp for All Seasons

A Camp for All Seasons

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A new waterfront development of 461 residences—each with its own private dock—Delta Coves is the ultimate home base in the California Delta, a region considered one of the country’s top destinations for waterskiing and fishing. It’s the only club community with direct access to the Delta’s fast water, opening up a world of opportunities for boating enthusiasts to explore the region’s 1,000-plus miles of channels, bays and sloughs.

Still, even the most active communities need a central place to gather, relax, swap stories and enjoy life. At Delta Coves, that hub of daily life is the new Island Camp, a private social and recreational facility that’s like a summer camp for the whole family—and for the whole year through.  

The 4,500-square-foot camp is the epicenter of social life at Delta Coves, a place to go for everything from a morning workout and an afternoon swim to a fish fry with family and friends. At 24 by 75 feet, the camp’s main pool is suited to swimming laps or just splashing around with the kids. Little ones will also enjoy the camp’s toddler pools, while the adults can recharge in a hot tub or kick back in one of the cozy cabanas and lounges that surround the main pool.

Adjacent to the pool, the Island Camp’s fully equipped fitness facility enables community members to keep up on all of their exercise routines without having to maintain their own equipment at home. You can tone and strengthen with the latest cardio and free-weight gear in the workout room or head to the camp’s fitness lawn for a sunrise yoga session. Changing rooms, showers and lockers are available for members’ convenience at the Island Camp, which is also a perfect jumping-off point for a walk or run on the 3.5-mile trail that loops around the Delta Coves community.

Even with all its world-class facilities, the Island Camp’s greatest allure is simply as a gathering place for family and friends. Boating, fishing and other water sports are essential elements of living on the Delta, but it’s the camaraderie of the community that defines the Delta Coves lifestyle. That spirit is most pronounced at the Island Camp, where you can host an impromptu party by the pool, catch a big game on TV in the clubhouse, enjoy a casual dinner in the picnic pavilion or soak up the Delta views while sipping a refreshing beverage at the boat bar. The camp also features an area for lawn games, a firepit and spaces for outdoor movies and live entertainment.

The Island Camp’s central location on the main lagoon at Delta Coves makes it easy to meet up with friends and neighbors—whether you arrive by foot, car or simply by kayaking or paddle boarding over from your private dock. Once there, you can relax knowing that the kids will be safe, active and endlessly entertained—as will the adults.

In addition to its host of amenities, the Island Camp offers programming that goes well beyond the cookie-cutter activities at many other private clubs. Delta Coves’ programs are curated in a joint effort between staff and the community and can range from special-interest-group meetings—book and wine clubs, or gatherings to discuss birdwatching, fishing, water sports and other topics—to full-blown events. Celebrations might include barbecues, parades, fireworks and other festivities for the opening day of boating season, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, the winter holidays and more. After all, the Island Camp is not just for summer—it’s a place to celebrate the Delta Coves lifestyle every day of the year.

The Ultimate Boating Lifestyle in California’s Watersports Wonderland

The Ultimate Boating Lifestyle in California’s Watersports Wonderland

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With 1,000 miles of waterways that include channels going in each direction, the California Delta is one of the world’s top spots for waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing and other fast-action sports. Just ask barefoot-skiing world-record-holder Michael Temby, who was born and raised in this watersports wonderland.

“Life on the Delta is wildly water centric,” Temby says. “The old-school waterskiers go out early, when there’s no boat traffic and the water is like glass. But the Delta is made up of a lot of watersports people . . . and people who just enjoy living a life close to the water.”

California Delta water skiTemby is one of several top watersports athletes from the Delta region, a list that also includes Scott Pellaton (co-holder of the world record for barefoot speed skiing) and waterski hall of famer Mike Avila. This proud tradition is a defining element at Delta Coves, a new private club community where the “old school” and the next generation of watersports champions will both feel right at home.

Set on a private lagoon and marina on Bethel lsland, Delta Coves will be home to 500 waterfront residences, each with a private boat dock—and all within just minutes of the area’s famed fast water. Whereas most communities require a long commute to reach the skiing sloughs, Delta Coves offers the equivalent of a backstage pass to the action. Early risers can get out on the still water for a morning of skiing, wakeboarding or wakesurfing, and still have time to get to the office. On weekends, those same enthusiasts can come back home for breakfast after a morning session—then go right back out again until lunch.

The Delta, however, isn’t just about going fast. Its waterways are equally conducive to a quiet jaunt in a kayak or on a stand-up paddleboard, or a leisurely cruise to take in the region’s natural beauty. The coves and channels near Delta Coves are also prime territory for fishing, with a range of species luring anglers year-round. In fact, the Delta is considered one of the top 5 bass-fishing destinations in the United States, and its annual Rio Vista Bass Derby & Festival, a three-day celebration held each October, is the oldest such tournament on the West Coast.

bass fishing California Delta

The area around Delta Coves is also a hot spot for catfish, sturgeon, salmon, shad and other species. The community’s proximity to good fishing holes means that residents can get an early jump on other anglers—and get to know the best spots like only a local can.

Delta Coves residents can even fish—and swim—off their own private docks. The community’s lagoon stretches throughout the development, offering a tranquil place to drop a line, take a swim or go for a paddle. The protected harbor is also a perfect place to learn early boating and floating skills—all just right out your back door.

That back door is the key to the water-based lifestyle at Delta Coves. With a spacious back deck and private dock, each house at the community is a gateway to the great California waterway, where sport, leisure, education, friendship and nature all combine.

“I feel like I’m living my dream,” Temby says. “The Delta lifestyle has allowed me to get out and have epic mornings skiing twin sloughs while the sun is rising, as well as share family memories and create lifelong friendships. Even going out frogging at night with the kids, or getting crawfish together, are memories we all cherish.”