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246 Short-term Apartments for rent in Carlsbad, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in Carlsbad takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartment due to a new... Read Guide >
Rising Glen Photo Gallery 1
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4 Units Available
Rising Glen
2300 Rising Glen Way, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Olde Carlsbad
1 Bedroom
$2,493
678 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,086
871 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 2:37 PM
Close to restaurants like Hooked on Sushi and grocery stores like Trader Joes and Sprouts. Residents live in units with laundry, patios or balconies, and hardwood floors. Pet-friendly community includes pool, hot tub and gym.
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16 Units Available
Marisol Carlsbad
3251 Marisol Place, Carlsbad, CA 92010
Calavera Hills
1 Bedroom
$2,808
772 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,423
1135 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,980
1393 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 2:06 PM
Choose the type of leasing experience that works best for you! 1. Private Tours by Appointment 2. Self-Guided Tours 3. Video or Facetime Tour Contact us to schedule your appointment today. Style. Accessibility. Proximity. Marisol apartment homes feature easy access to the charm and playfulness of historic Carlsbad and offer a haven from it all when it’s time to unplug. One-, two-, and three-bedroom homes feature all the sensible amenities you’ll want, plus the tech-savvy extras you’ll be excited to share. LMC LIVING, INC. CA DRE #01983707
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1 Unit Available
The Tradition
1901 Cassia Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Poinsetta
3 Bedrooms
$3,570
1361 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 2:01 PM
The Tradition Apartment Homes are located near La Costa Resort in beautiful, seaside Carlsbad, CA. Apartments are designed in classic beach style with modern upgrades like wood flooring and new countertops.
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7 Units Available
Bluffs at Carlsbad Apartments
2707 Avenida de Anita, Carlsbad, CA 92010
Tamarack Point
1 Bedroom
$2,075
451 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,635
670 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 8:08 AM
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.
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Verified
5 Units Available
Windrift Apartments
3500 Windrift Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
Ocean Hills
1 Bedroom
$2,525
671 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,780
934 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 10:16 AM
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.
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12 Units Available
Sofi Shadowridge
1850 Thibodo Rd, Vista, CA 92081
1 Bedroom
$2,299
669 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,025
1086 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 2:46 PM
Energy-efficient appliances and windows. High ceilings, private balconies and large walk-in closets. Residential amenities feature resort-style swimming pool and spa, playground, and business center. Pet-friendly.
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Verified
5 Units Available
Waterleaf Apartment Homes
333 N Emerald Dr, Vista, CA 92083
1 Bedroom
$2,329
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,427
890 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 2:45 PM
Located close to the 78 freeway and College Blvd and minutes away from shopping, dining and entertainment. Community has pool and spa. Units feature A/C, extra storage and private patio/balcony.
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15 Units Available
Preserve at Melrose
1401 N Melrose Dr, Vista, CA 92083
1 Bedroom
$2,341
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,734
1128 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 2:44 PM
Near Vista Sports Park. Apartments feature living areas with hardwood-style floors, bathrooms with soaking tubs and kitchens with Whirlpool appliances. On-site community garden, swimming pool, spa, clubhouse and 24-hour fitness center.
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Verified
3 Units Available
Bella Terra
365 Pomelo Dr, Vista, CA 92081
1 Bedroom
$2,215
700 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 2:37 PM
Just minutes from Route 8. On-site amenities offer everything needed, including a pool, playground, media room and gym. Patio and balcony options available. On-site laundry, garage parking and grilling area. Pet-friendly.
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14 Units Available
Palomar Station
1257 Armorlite Dr, San Marcos, CA 92069
Studio
$2,330
745 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,435
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,195
1298 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 2:04 PM
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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1 Unit Available
Pierside
119 N Cleveland St, Oceanside, CA 92054
Downtown Oceanside
1 Bedroom
$3,034
730 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 2:03 PM
We are temporarily ceasing in-person tours with prospective residents. Virtual tours are available. Call us today for more information! Pierside is a new collection of apartments in the heart of Oceanside, where Mission Avenue meets the Pacific. It’s an address that mixes surf, sand and sunsets with a walkable neighborhood full of cafes, restaurants and shops. It’s a classic California beach town living matched with modern apartments and styled amenities.
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Verified
14 Units Available
Avalon Vista
701 Breeze Hill Rd, Vista, CA 92081
1 Bedroom
$2,445
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,955
1062 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 8:15 AM
Kitchens have granite counters, garbage disposal and space-saving, built-in microwaves. Recreational amenities include shuffleboard, a pool table, a hot tub and a swimming pool. Located within walking distance of Breeze Hill Park.
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3 Units Available
Barham Villas
570 E Barham Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078
2 Bedrooms
$2,775
930 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,085
1020 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 2:47 PM
Located minutes away from Cal State San Marcos, shopping, dining and entertainment. One, two and three bedroom apartments have upgraded kitchens and bathrooms. Community has a heated pool, BBQ grills and relaxing spa.
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Verified
3 Units Available
Alta Vista
1245 Morning View Dr, Escondido, CA 92026
Central Escondido
2 Bedrooms
$2,784
1006 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 2:42 PM
Luxurious units feature washers and dryers, private patios or balconies, and hardwood floors. Community boasts 24-hour maintenance, pool, parking and gym. Located in Escondido, just minutes from schools, parks and shopping.
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Verified
5 Units Available
Alcove
650 North Centre City Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025
Central Escondido
1 Bedroom
$2,520
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,965
1139 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 2:04 PM
Envision a lush garden of life overgrown with passion and personality. Alcove tells the tale of a community in Escondido destined for the legendary. With 112 apartment homes unified together at the corner of Washington and Centre City Parkway, Alcove brings together people from different cultures and circles to explore life together. Here, the neighbors and friends of Alcove are always greeted with warmth and a smile. Whether this be by mixing and mingling at community events, indulging in unique food and entertainment from local favorites, or learning and preserving the city’s culture, Alcove embodies the spirit of community and togetherness.
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Verified
3 Units Available
Haven 76
2414 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
Kit Carson
1 Bedroom
$2,410
766 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,215
1114 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 2:04 PM
With San Diego only a short drive down the I-15, residents here enjoy fully fitted kitchens, air conditioning and walk-in closets. The pet-friendly community also has a BBQ-grill, pool, gym and clubhouse.
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Verified
2 Units Available
Signature Point
13006 Signature Pt, San Diego, CA 92130
Torrey Hills
2 Bedrooms
$3,179
998 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 2:04 PM
Signature Point offers luxury and style with premium kitchen features, fireplaces, plush carpeting and modern Spanish architecture. Amenities include a cedar sauna, pool and barbecue facilities.
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Verified
6 Units Available
Hidden Cove Apartments
910 Del Dios Hwy, Escondido, CA 92029
Felicita
1 Bedroom
$2,110
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,420
950 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 10:16 AM
Convenient location for commuters just steps from the Avocado Highway (I-15). Residents live in units with laundry, hardwood floors, and garbage disposal. Community offers BBQ grill, pool, and parking.
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Verified
2 Units Available
The Reserve At 4s Ranch
10411 Reserve Dr, San Diego, CA 92127
4S Ranch
2 Bedrooms
$2,868
1041 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,534
1314 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 8:12 AM
Elegant community in the Rancho Bernardo neighborhood. Units offer granite counters, walk-in closets, dishwashers, extra storage and air conditioning. This is a pet-friendly community.
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7 Units Available
eaves San Marcos
823 Nordahl Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069
1 Bedroom
$2,512
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,785
885 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
1099 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 8:07 AM
Conveniently located close to Highways 15 and 78 and beautiful beaches. Community has a tennis court, 24-hour gym, pool and hot tub. Recently renovated units have washer/dryer, walk-in closets and ceiling fans.
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La Jolla Canyon
9515 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92121
University City
1 Bedroom
$2,325
600 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 3:00 PM
La Jolla Canyon is situated in the heart of the Golden Triangle/UTC. Near both the I-5 and I-805 freeways and just minutes from UCSD and La Jolla's finest beaches. For convenience in this fast-paced urban location, the fitness center & laundry room are open 24 hours. Lush landscaping provides shady trees, flowering shrubs, and an inviting pool & spa area. The community is laced along a canyon that is rustic, peaceful, and home to a variety of plants and wildlife. The canyon also features spectacular views and a scenic nature trail for walking, jogging, or bike riding. Have a relaxing picnic at one of the BBQ areas by the pool or next to the canyon. All this at one of the UTCs' most affordable rates. We are proudly a 100% smoke-free community. Cats accepted (two cats maximum) with additional deposit and additional monthly fee; please contact the leasing office for details.
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Torrey Gardens
10615 Calle Mar De Mariposa, San Diego, CA 92130
Carmel Valley
1 Bedroom
$2,650
865 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,100
1203 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 3:00 PM
Showcasing expansive views atop a hillside in Carmel Valley, Torrey Gardens is the luxury rental community that offers a distinguished lifestyle. Enjoy modern, fully appointed floor plans with lavish features, designer finishes and upgraded appliances. Our exquisite resort-inspired amenities include a revitalizing pool and Jacuzzi, state-of-the-art fitness center, expansive park with ocean views, a Pilates studio and so much more. We even offer retail shops within our community including a pet concierge, deli, salon and dry cleaners for your convenience. Living in the gorgeous master-planned community of Torrey Hills is exceptional. Coastal breezes, natural beauty, and outdoor recreation are abundant. Enjoy your perfect escape while still being close to everything. Discover the unique hiking and biking trails at Torrey Pines State Reserve, indulge in renowned shopping, and soak up the sun at world-class beaches all within minutes from your new home. For year-round fun, the Del Mar Fairgrounds is home to the San Diego County Fair, horse racing, expos, and seasonal family entertainment. Torrey Gardens is also close to major business centers in Sorrento Valley, and falls within the boundaries for the award-winning Del Mar Union and San Dieguito School Districts. We are also a 100% smoke-free community. Pets accepted in select apartment homes; two pet maximum and breed restrictions apply. Please contact the leasing office for details. Sorry, cosigners are not accepted.
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Towers at Costa Verde
8775 Costa Verde Blvd, San Diego, CA 92192
University City
Studio
$2,825
892 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,150
999 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,975
1253 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 3:00 PM
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LUX UTC
4200 Brook Court, San Diego, CA 95356
University City
1 Bedroom
$5,590
1739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,035
1421 sqft
Last updated October 24 at 3:00 PM
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent for a short-term apartment in Carlsbad?

Rental prices for short-term apartments in Carlsbad range from $2,050 to $4,000 per month.

How many short-term apartments are available for rent in Carlsbad?

Currently, there are 4 short-term apartments available for rent in Carlsbad.

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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 short-term apartments in Carlsbad, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in Carlsbad takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartment due to a new job, a relationship change, or to explore a new city before committing to staying. Whatever the reason, short-term apartments can provide the flexibility that traditional leases don’t.

Before signing a rental agreement or short-term apartment lease, study all of the details thoroughly. Renters usually have more restrictions and rules to follow when renting a short-term apartment. For starters, you usually can’t make modifications like painting or hanging pictures.

Short-term apartments are ideal for flexibility, but also don’t protect the renter long-term. You could face the possibility of rent increases on a monthly basis. The landlord could also decline to renew your lease and leave you looking for another short-term rental.

If your main priority is flexibility, a short-term apartment is an ideal situation. However, ensure that you fully understand the rental agreement terms before signing.