Gilbert Water Ski Communities

Gilbert Water Ski Communities

1. Playa Del Rey – McQueen & Elliot Rd

Homes Start from high $400,000’s – Search homes in Playa del Rey

Homes in Play Del Rey are exclusive and private. Each home has access to the lake through a designated boat dock. Some homes have their own private boat dock. You can water ski, jet ski, wake board, paddle board or swim! (not all lake communities allow you to swim!) The manicured community also features it’s own mini golf and basketball courts. When you are not enjoying the water, there are definitely things to do around Gilbert, farmer’s markets, shopping, golf and more!

Last time we checked the HOA fees in Play Del Rey were $219/mo.
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2. Crystal Point Estates – Cooper & Elliot Rd

Starting in the $1m – Search All Crystal Point Estates

Another exclusive community, only 20 lots with 18 on the lake. This community was built for tournament water skiing. No home is smaller than 2900sf and some as large as 6500sf. When you are not enjoying the competition, there are definitely things to do around Gilbert, farmer’s markets, shopping, golf and more!

Last time we checked, the HOA fees were $580/mo.
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3. SanTan Lakeside Estates – Higley & Riggs Rd

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SanTan Lakeside Estates are nestled away in south Gilbert. When you drive by, you have no idea that there is a full size water ski lake over the little hill unless you live there. Many of the locals don’t even realize it’s there. It’s private and exclusive. Homes start in the mid $1 millions and are very well appointed.

Last time we checked the monthly HOA fees were $550/mo. Search all SanTan Lakeside Estates for Sale


There was an old woman that lived in a shoe!

The Shoe House Hellam PA

The Shoe House, built in 1948, was by far “Colonel” Mahlon N. Haines’ most outlandish advertising gimmick. It is a wood frame structure covered with wire lath and coated with a cement stucco. It measures 48 ft. in length, 17 ft. in width at the widest part and 25 ft. in height. The interior consists of five different levels and contains three bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen and living room.

This giant structural advertisement was originally used as a guest house. In the first year after its completion, elderly couples were invited to stay for a weekend and live like “kings and queens” at Haines’ expense.

IF you go:

Summer Hours – June, July & August Wednesday through Sunday – 11:00 – 5:00

Fall Hours – September & October Saturday & Sunday – 11:00 – 5:00
Winter & Spring – November through MaysHours are by appointment

They will also schedule group tours.
Phone 717-840-8339


They Offer:

  • Guided tours of the Haines Shoe House
  • Picnic tables for your enjoyment
  • Exciting Hershey’s Hand-Dipped Ice Creamalong with ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, fudjos, and other ice cream novelties. We also have beverages and snacks.
  • Shoe House Gift Shop
  • Independently contracted book on the Shoe
  • Special rates for pre-booked buses or group tours

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