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510 Cheap Apartments for rent in Carlsbad, CA

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Carlsbad Coast Apartments
357 Chesnut Ave
Carlsbad, CA | North Beach
Studio
$2,032
415 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 17 at 5:22 AM
Minutes to Tamarack Beach. Spacious apartments with dishwashers and ceiling fans in a controlled access community with a swimming pool, fitness center and two laundries. Garage parking available.
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6 Units Available
Bluffs at Carlsbad Apartments
2707 Avenida de Anita
Carlsbad, CA | Tamarack Point
1 Bedroom
$1,835
451 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,135
561 sqft
Last updated April 14 at 6:57 PM
BEAUTIFUL CARLSBAD APARTMENTS Reflecting a passion for luxury and stylishness, the residences at The Bluffs at Carlsbad present a compelling portrait of refined apartment living. Nestled in a well-kept area of northwest Carlsbad, California, we are close to great schools, thriving businesses, and wonderful shopping destinations. CA-78 and Interstate 5 are located nearby, giving you access to the Pacific Ocean and all of its beauty. The Bluffs at Carlsbad offers the best for all your needs. Offering unique one, two, and three bedroom floor plans, The Bluffs at Carlsbad is designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our apartments reflect spacious living that will simply delight you. Apartment features include a fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new cabinetry, and granite countertops, crown molding, custom paint, and double pane windows. Some homes feature new plank flooring, spacious walk-in closets, and oversized patios. We are a pet-friendly community so bring them along with you. Residents of The Bluffs at Carlsbad appreciate the great value once they have relaxed by our shimmering swimming pool, spent the afternoon surfing the net in our clubhouse with Wi-Fi, playing a game of tennis, or getting some work done at the business center. Surrounded by stunning landscape, parks, trails, and accessible recreational areas in Carlsbad, our community is ready for you to take a step towards true refined living. Call us for a personal tour and experience the excellence of luxury apartment home living.
1 Unit Available
2924-101 Luciernaga St
2924 Luciernaga St
Carlsbad, CA | Rancho La Costa
Studio
$1,750
350 sqft
Last updated April 17 at 2:51 AM
Downstairs and not attached to any other unit! Welcome Home! To your private, quiet small condo complex located close to schools and shopping. This gorgeous Studio in La Costa: Ready for Move In! This condo has: Refinished Kitchen Counters Washer/Dryer In Unit New Carpet (1) Reserved Space (1) garages available (optional $100) Water/trash $25 per person Call Lauren (760)681-8822 Welcome Home! 2 BED 2 FULL BATH! To your private, quiet condo complex located close to schools and shopping. This gorgeous 2 Bedroom 2 Full Bath Condo in La Costa: (One Reserved Parking Space and Garages Available for additional $100) Ready for Move In! This condo is Completely Remodeled: Washer/Dryer In Unit!!! (1) Reserved Space (garages available) Water/trash $25 per adult Call Lauren (760)681-8822 VIRTUAL TOUR HERE: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=WJzaoJJ9WMS
1 Unit Available
2380 Hosp Way #340
2380 Hosp Way
Carlsbad, CA | Olde Carlsbad
1 Bedroom
$1,600
690 sqft
Last updated April 16 at 9:37 AM
Carlsbad One Bedroom Condo - 1 Bedroom,1 Bathroom in Beautiful Carlsbad. (RLNE5834921)
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5 Units Available
Shadow Ridge
3699 Barnard Dr
Oceanside, CA | Mira Costa
1 Bedroom
$1,850
815 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,157
1015 sqft
Last updated April 17 at 6:24 AM
Pet-friendly gated community with pool, gym, BBQ area, tennis and basketball courts. The 1-2 bedroom apartments feature fireplace, air conditioning and patio, plus plenty of storage space.
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1 Unit Available
Elán Shadowridge Meadows Apartments
1515 S Melrose Dr
Vista, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
927 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 17 at 6:03 AM
Excellent location close to major retailers, restaurants, and schools. Residents enjoy communal pool, spa, and basketball courts. Homes include fireplaces, private balconies and patios, and more.
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14 Units Available
Windrift Apartments
3500 Windrift Way
Oceanside, CA | Ocean Hills
1 Bedroom
$2,024
671 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,280
886 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 16 at 2:10 PM
Recently renovated units with hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Playground, gym, game room, basketball court and media room in complex. Close to Route 78 and Lake Park and minutes from shopping at North County Square.
1 Unit Available
3551 Mira Pacific Dr.
3551 Mira Pacific Drive
Oceanside, CA | Mira Costa
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
827 sqft
Last updated April 16 at 9:38 AM
2 Bd/1 duplex with beautiful private backyard in a 55+ community! - Senior community. Please see requirements before submitting a non-refundable application. Residents must be 55+ years old (certified caregivers excluded), or one 55+ and 45+ year old spouse. 827 sq ft. duplex with beautiful maintenance free back yard! Large back patio with trees lining the back fence for privacy! Fresh new paint! Property comes with fridge, washer, and dryer! One car attached garage! Located minutes from freeways, shopping, restaurants! One pet allowed w/owner approval and additional deposit. Tenant responsible for all utilities. 12 month lease. Please call for additional information or to schedule a viewing. Residents must be 55+ years old (certified caregivers excluded), or one 55+ and 45+ year old spouse. All applications are non-refundable but will remain on file for consideration of other rental opportunities for 6 months. All applications must be submitted via TraustPM.com only. (760) 828-2296 Traust Property Management (RLNE6569909)
1 Unit Available
Briarcrest
3950 Waring Road
Oceanside, CA | Tri-City
1 Bedroom
$1,450
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 16 at 9:38 AM
Briarcrest Apartments - Property Id: 545024 Welcome to Briarcrest Apartment Homes! Thank you for your interest in our apartment homes. We have an upstairs unit a 1 bedroom 1 bath available Now! The unit is fully equipped with stove/oven, fridge, brand new paint, and brand new flooring. Our apartment homes also feature all beautiful kitchen cabinetry, and counter-tops. Our property also features two sparkling pools, onsite laundry facilities, and easy access to all shopping, entertainment, downtown Oceanside, and more. If you are interested in our lovely homes please feel free to call the office at 760-726-4421 and speak to our wonderful property manager in regards to the units. Please note that we do paper applications. You will have to pick up an application or request for it to get emailed to you. We look forward to making your next home a wonderful experience. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/3950-waring-rd-oceanside-ca/545024 Property Id 545024 (RLNE6533256)
1 Unit Available
3296 Buena Hills Drive
3296 Buena Hills Drive
Oceanside, CA | Mira Costa
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
827 sqft
Last updated April 16 at 9:37 AM
Adorable 2 bed 1 bath - 55+ Community - Great 2 Bed 1 Bath Home - Beautiful 55+ Community Opportunity to become apart of a great community! This home is a 2 bed 1 bath with a 1 car garage and a big back yard! Costa Serena is located near San Diego, CA and is perfectly situated to maximize convenience. Just outside of the community is a medical campus, The Shoppes at Carlsbad, Vons, Sprouts Farmers Market, banks, restaurants, cafes, Home Depot, PetSmart, and Walmart. Ronald Packard Parkway makes getting around town a breeze and, for farther travel, San Diego International Airport is about 40 miles away. If you are interested in a Showing Please Call (760) 602-0221 (RLNE6513124)
1 Unit Available
4133 Baycliff Way
4133 Baycliff Way
Oceanside, CA | Lake Park
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
1200 sqft
Last updated April 16 at 9:37 AM
4133 Baycliff Way Available 05/01/21 Great 3 bedroom town home with one car garage - Virtual showings only at this time for general inquires. In person showings done after receipt of qualifying applications; fees refundable if not processed. Credit will not be run, applications are taken as a pre-screening to ensure qualifications listed in our screening criteria are met. See video walk through at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpEPeSeLFvQ. Applications and screening criteria can be found online at: https://www.mclainproperties.com/long-term-rentals/ and processed on a first come, first qualified basis.  A 3 bedroom 1.5 bath town home with a 1 car garage detached, and 1 parking space in front of patio. Approx. 1200 sq ft. Cherry laminate flooring. Custom paint will be touched up prior to move in. Laundry room off kitchen has washer and dryer included but not maintained by Owner. Fridge NOT provided. Large pantry in dining area. Turf in backyard patio. Community includes a tot lot and a swimming pool. Near hiking and biking trails, Calvera Lake, parks, shopping, dining, nearby. Minutes to the 78, 5 freeways and the beach. This property falls in the Carlsbad School district for all grades. Sorry, no pets. Renter's liability insurance required to keep current throughout tenancy. All utilities are tenant responsibility. Tenants must qualify without the use of a co-signer. 1 year lease. *Bonus Amenity Included* - A portion of resident's total monthly amount due ($5) will be used to have Furnace filters regularly delivered to their doorstep under the Utility & Maintenance Reduction Program. This saves 5-15% on your energy bill and helps ensure a clean, healthy living environment.  McLain Properties CalDRE#01970594 The property is being rented as is, unless otherwise stated by the property manager. If there are any requests for changes to the property, they must be received before applying, any modifications will need to be approved by the owner.  **Price, terms, offerings, availability subject to change. All information deemed reliable, tenant to verify all. Though a pet policy may state no pets, all service animals and assisted animals will be accepted provided they have been verified through Petscreening.com. Please see our summary of rental qualifications and application process, and pet policy for further details.** No Pets Allowed (RLNE3968229)
1 Unit Available
3721 Balboa
3721 Balboa Drive
Oceanside, CA | Mira Costa
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
827 sqft
Last updated May 12 at 9:25 AM
55+ Community! 2BR/1BA -1 Car Garage! Pets OK Costa Serena Community - Monthly Rent: $1750 Deposit: $1750 Pet Deposit: $500 Small pet under 35lbs Address: 3721 Balboa Dr Oceanside CA 92056 Available 5/5/20 *2 Bedroom *1 Bathroom *1 Car Garage *All Appliances Included *Pet Friendly *Window AC *Fenced in Yard *Storage shed in back Costa Serena! Adorable 2br/1ba Carpet in the bedrooms and living room, Private backyard with a patio cover. Easy maintenance. 2 small pets OK with owner approval. If you are interested in this property, Call Kim today to set up a showing at 760-722-2114 or email at kim@ranchandsea.com (RLNE3887577)
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Elan Village North
854 Vine St
Oceanside, CA | Downtown Oceanside
1 Bedroom
$1,650
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 17 at 6:21 AM
Newly renovated homes with state-of-the-art kitchens and private balconies in a pet-friendly community. Residents enjoy access to on-site laundry, a pool and a spa, among other amenities. It's also close to Highway 78.
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1 Unit Available
Hillside Terrace - Vista
322 Hillside Terrace
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,723
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 17 at 6:21 AM
Close to dining, parks and public transit. This newly remodeled community features large closets, private balconies or patios, and spacious interiors. Hardwood floors throughout. On-site fire pit and covered parking.
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1 Unit Available
West Side
330 West St
Oceanside, CA | Downtown Oceanside
1 Bedroom
$1,425
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 17 at 6:16 AM
A mere half a mile from the coast, these Oceanside apartments boast peek-a-boo ocean views, on-site laundry and garages. The pet-friendly apartment homes are near shopping, restaurants and the Amtrak station.
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9 Units Available
Capella at Rancho Del Oro Luxury Apartment Homes
4795 Frazee Rd
Oceanside, CA | Ivey Ranch - Rancho Del Oro
1 Bedroom
$2,150
345 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,870
431 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,455
412 sqft
Last updated April 17 at 6:12 AM
Minutes from Oceanside Harbor and numerous employers. On-site amenities include a resident clubhouse, pool and playgrounds. Homes feature updated interiors with modern furnishings and open floor plans.
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1 Unit Available
Ocean Breeze
2055-95 Poplar Road
Oceanside, CA | East Side Capistrano
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
950 sqft
Last updated April 17 at 6:12 AM
Security Deposit amount pending screening results. Peaceful location. Enjoy mountain views and residential neighborhood. This Multi-Family is located at 2070 Poplar Rd, Oceanside, CA on the East Side Capistrano neighborhood.
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1 Unit Available
211 S Nevada Street
211 South Nevada Street
Oceanside, CA | Downtown Oceanside
Studio
$1,595
340 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 17 at 6:11 AM
Charming gated community with courtyard located a couple blocks from the beach, train station, and Downtown Oceanside. New paint and carpet. Vaulted wood ceilings, large eat-in kitchen with gas stove and refrigerator. On-site laundry and street parking. Close to great shopping and restaurant options.
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2 Units Available
Elán Quail Pointe Apartment Homes
924 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,875
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,225
900 sqft
Last updated April 17 at 6:11 AM
A beach-style community with incredible views of the coast. Apartments feature full kitchens with newer appliances, crown molding, breakfast bars and private balconies patios. On-site pool, spa, fitness center and laundry.
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1 Unit Available
Elán Cardiff by the Sea Apartment Homes
2170 Carol View Dr
Encinitas, CA | Cardiff
1 Bedroom
$2,025
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 17 at 6:01 AM
A coastal beach town with 28 acres of resort-style living. On-site amenities include two pools and spas, a fitness center, basketball court, and business center. Homes are within walking distance of the beach. Updated interiors.
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28 Units Available
Monarch Buena Vista
740 Paseo Buena Vista
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,175
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,535
1189 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated April 17 at 5:22 AM
We are temporarily ceasing in-person tours with prospective residents. Virtual tours are available. Call us today for more information!
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13 Units Available
Palomar Station
1257 Armorlite Dr
San Marcos, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,105
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,410
1354 sqft
Last updated April 17 at 5:22 AM
1-3 bedrooms available near Palomar College SPRINTER station. All units offer extra storage and patio or balcony view. Clubhouse amenities include well-maintained courtyard, gym and swimming pool. Pets welcome.
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21 Units Available
Persea
1333 N Santa Fe Ave
Vista, CA
Studio
$1,945
653 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,235
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,718
1106 sqft
Last updated April 17 at 3:48 AM
Persea isn’t just a place to lay your head at night. It’s Vista’s new home for makers and dreamers and doers and creators. In the heart of a walkable bike-friendly neighborhood, we invite you to explore a specially curated resident experience that captures the essence of North County living. It’s edgy, fun, inspiring, a little bit quirky, and above all else, it’s home. Tap into a spacious new studio, 1- or 2-bedroom apartment floor plan and let your creativity flow.
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35 Units Available
The Rylan
100 Main St
Vista, CA
Studio
$2,170
653 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,420
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,080
1443 sqft
Last updated April 17 at 3:48 AM
Welcome to a styled new address, in the heart of Vista’s most walkable and lovable neighborhood. Proper design, stylish amenities and a charming and central location – what's not to love?
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What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Carlsbad?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Carlsbad is $2,032.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Carlsbad?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Carlsbad is $2,407.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Carlsbad?
The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Carlsbad is $2,718.
City Guide for Carlsbad, CA

Home to just over 100,000,Carlsbad preserves its parks and coastline through careful planning and leaves space among its many apartment buildings for wildlife, surf, and sand. Residents enjoy the city's parks and beaches throughout the year, with annual temperatures ranging from 60-70 degrees and very light rainfall. The city offers an extensive hiking and bicycling trail system, golf courses, and athletic fields. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Carlsbad, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Carlsbad takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Carlsbad by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Carlsbad in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Carlsbad.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Carlsbad. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Carlsbad.