For Sale: Waterfront Homes for Less Than $250,000

view from 1610 N Ten Mile Ln, Lakeside, OR 97449
ZillowA view from the house at Tenmile Lake in Lakeside, Ore., a home that's nestled high in the trees.
By Catherine Sherman

Owning a waterfront home costs millions, right? Or at least hundreds of thousands of dollars to have a property just steps away from a body of water. Not so. We set out to find waterfront homes for under $250,000 and guess what? They exist! With Memorial Day -- the traditional kickoff of summer -- fast approaching, we found a handful of homes that might whet your appetite for summer livin' on the waterfront. Here's a look at some waterfront homes for sale starting at just $155,000.

Tulalip, Wash.

3106 Mission Beach Lane
For sale: $155,000

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Tulalip might be known for its casino and outlet mall, but it's also home to some affordable Puget Sound properties. This 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath home has 30 feet of frontage on the Sound. It was rebuilt in 2001 with floor-to-ceiling windows, a private balcony and waterfront deck. According to the listing description, it was even designed to later be converted into a houseboat.

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Lakeside, Ore.

1610 N. Tenmile Lake
For sale: $224,900

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Calling all treehouse fans! Nestled high in the trees, this home affords panoramic sunset views. The property also comes with a double boat house, large grassy area and storage that could be used for additional sleeping quarters.

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Hudson, Fla.

13908 Duley Ave.
For sale: $225,000

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Described in the listing as "affordable waterfront paradise with Gulf access in minutes," this Florida home has four bedrooms, three baths and a private dock on Hudson canals. The owner spent nearly $60,000 in recent upgrades to the kitchen, landscaping, bathrooms and more.

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Hattiesburg, Miss.

45 Stones Throw Drive
For sale: $229,000

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With a back deck overlooking Lairds Lake, a wine/beverage cooler and jetted tub, this home is primed for relaxation. The interior spans 2,145 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths.

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Constantia, N.Y.

16 Liniment St.
For sale: $235,000

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For $235,000, 290 feet of Oneida lakefront can be yours. The property spans almost three-quarters of an acre with a wrap-around porch and lush lawn. Built in 1900, the interior boasts hardwood floors, built-ins and a master suite overlooking the lake.

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