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661 Cheap Apartments for rent in Costa Mesa, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Costa Mesa takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, le... Read Guide >
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Apex Apartment Homes
530 W Wilson St
Costa Mesa, CA | Westside Costa Mesa
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,095
692 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 04:48 AM
Live like you want! At Apex, we offer newly remodeled one & two-bedroom apartment homes in a variety of floorplans, with sleek & modern finishes. Our unmatched location is just minutes from Costa Mesa’s best beach hang-outs and nightlife! Starbucks, Albertsons, Planet Fitness and HomeGoods are a 5-minute walk away. Our neighborhood restaurants will never have you searching for the cuisine you are craving, we have it all! Give us a call today and come see what makes us exceptional! Call us 24 hours a day to speak with a leasing specialist!!
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3 Units Available
Atwater Cove
425 Merrimac Way
Costa Mesa, CA | Central Costa Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,825
593 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 4 at 04:48 AM
Welcome home to Atwater Cove Apartments in Costa Mesa, CA. Enjoy living in a relaxing atmosphere surrounded by lush landscaping and babbling brooks. Our thoughtfully-planned one and two bedroom floor plans were designed with you in mind. Each apartment home boasts bright light fixtures, newly upgraded kitchens, and air conditioning. Whether you unwind on your patio, take in some rays by the pool, or break a sweat in the fitness center, you’ll always find something to do right outside your front door. Atwater Cove apartments has been designed to complement the way you live - come see for yourself. Contact our leasing professionals today to set up a tour!
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291 Avocado Street
291 Avocado Street
Costa Mesa, CA | Central Costa Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,650
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 4 at 06:06 AM
A 24 Unit Community Complex in a beautiful neighborhood of Costa Mesa. We have a spacious 1 Bed/1 Bath and 2 Bed/1 Bath with newly Painted Interiors, vinyl plank flooring and carpet, Ceiling Fan, wall heater , stove and over the range microwave are included. On-site Laundry Facility. We are close to 405 and 55 Freeways, less than 10 minutes drive to Newport Beach, Close to Schools and Shopping Malls such as South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island.
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8 Units Available
Ava Newport
1765 Santa Ana Ave
Costa Mesa, CA | Westside Costa Mesa
Studio
$1,790
320 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,976
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,335
880 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 01:10 PM
Funky apartments in Costa Mesa with lots of light near Back Bay. Units feature granite counters, hardwood floors and spacious closets. A friendly community with bike storage and yoga facilities.
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13 Units Available
Mediterranean Village Costa Mesa
2400 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA | Central Costa Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,761
863 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,255
915 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 04:47 AM
A resort-style apartment community nestled in lush tropical vegetation; Mediterranean Village is located in the Orange County city of Costa Mesa. Centrally located between Irvine, Newport Beach and Anaheim, this charming community provides a perfect balance of comfort and convenience.
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8 Units Available
The Villages at South Coast
845 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
Studio
$1,805
525 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,905
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,420
900 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 04:48 AM
Apartment community features media room and 24-hour, on-site laundry for recreation and convenience. Recently renovated units feature ceiling fan and air conditioning. Near Shiffer Park and the John Wayne Airport with easy access to Interstate-405.
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40 Units Available
3400 Avenue of the Arts Apartments
3400 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA | South Coast Metro
Studio
$1,940
576 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,160
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,669
1242 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 03:10 PM
Close to beaches. Units include all appliances, plus full-sized washer and dryer, granite countertops, walk-in closets and a fireplace. Basketball and tennis courts, clubhouse, game room and 24-hour gym.
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1 Unit Available
Monrovia
1819 Monrovia Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA | Westside Costa Mesa
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,950
950 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 03:25 PM
PLEASE CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL TOUR! Welcome to The Monrovia Apartment Homes, set in a tree-lined neighborhood in Costa Mesa, California, our community features one and two bedroom apartments. Our apartments are designed with open kitchens and assigned parking, including garages with overhead storage. Some apartment homes feature hardwood style flooring, ceiling fans, patios, balconies, or large, enclosed backyards. Our community features a courtyard, a swimming pool, picnic area with gas BBQs, and a laundry center. The Monrovia is a pet-friendly community where you can leave behind the fast pace of city life, but also be a few minutes from the beach. *Floor plan availability and pricing subject to change. Square footage and/or room dimensions are approximations and may vary between individual apartment units. Western National Property Management; CalDRE LIC #00838846
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1 Unit Available
Kenwood Place
1762 Kenwood Place
Costa Mesa, CA | Westside Costa Mesa
1 Bedroom
$2,100
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 4 at 06:19 AM
1 & 2 bedrooms apartments homes, big patios, new renovated units, This great west Side Costa Mesa neighborhood has schools, parks and a variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Fully renovated One Bedroom apartment homes have new wood floors, quartz counter tops, new cabinetry and private patios. The kitchen is upgraded with Stainless steel appliances (stove, and refrigerator). Each apartment home will come with covered parking spaces available. Great location close to everything!
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17 Units Available
Baker Block
125 Baker St E
Costa Mesa, CA
Studio
$2,128
654 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,185
910 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,818
1156 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 08:10 PM
Apartments include stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, wood plank flooring and stunning views. Community amenities include indoor and outdoor cabanas, game room, pool with hot tub and a dog park.
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19 Units Available
Camden Martinique
2855 Pinecreek Dr
Costa Mesa, CA | Central Costa Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,734
657 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,088
1008 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 08:10 PM
Palm-lined apartment complexes surround a green community with hot tub, tennis courts and a community garden. Bathtub, carpeting, fireplace and stainless steel appliances in a very walkable neighborhood.
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51 Units Available
27 Seventy Five Mesa Verde
2775 Mesa Verde Dr E
Costa Mesa, CA | Central Costa Mesa
Studio
$1,795
480 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,961
614 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,416
962 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 02:01 PM
Yards from Baker St and close to Saint John the Baptist School. Apartment has a fireplace, granite counters and a full selection of modern kitchen appliances. Resident amenities include a tennis court and a pool.
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6 Units Available
Missions At Back Bay
1330 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,730
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,075
954 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 02:01 PM
Pet-friendly apartments with large bedrooms, black or stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans and walk-in closets. Easy access to 405, 55 and 73 and close to the South Coast Plaza.
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12 Units Available
eaves South Coast
555 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,707
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,375
1050 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 01:10 PM
Just off Highway 55. On-site amenities include tennis court, pool, hot tub, gym and game room. Green community that's pet-friendly. In-suite features include walk-in closets, updated appliances and hardwood floors. Recently renovated.
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18 Units Available
Harbor at Mesa Verde
2700 Peterson Pl
Costa Mesa, CA | Central Costa Mesa
Studio
$1,654
441 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,847
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,429
1098 sqft
Last updated March 3 at 02:01 PM
Sleek and modern air-conditioned apartments with washer/dryer hookups and fireplaces. Coffee bar, clubhouse, hot tub and gym available for residents. Dogs allowed. Right next to the shops and restaurants at the Mesa Verde Center.
1 Unit Available
325 East 17th Place
325 East 17th Place
Costa Mesa, CA | Eastside Costa Mesa
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,945
1000 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 11:48 AM
Two Bedroom unit available now. Private outdoor patio. Walk to just about everything! Located off 17th Street with exciting new restaurants and bars nearby! Recently remodeled exterior. Open floor plan, Ceiling Fans. Parking spot available for an additional $100! Vaulted ceilings. Private patio. On site Laundry. Min Credit 600, Min Income 2x the Rent, Min Savings 2x the rent for a minimum of 2 months. Deposit $1,000, 12 month Lease. Contact Robert for showings: 858-692-0039 Contact us to schedule a showing.
1 Unit Available
2977 Mendoza Dr
2977 Mendoza Drive
Costa Mesa, CA | Central Costa Mesa
2 Bedrooms
$2,095
1100 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 11:13 AM
Available 03/14/21 COSTA MESA TOWNHOME - Property Id: 496873 Call for showing, please do not disturb tenants, Calls Only, no txt, emails, or online applications, Two bedroom, 1 1/2 bath apartment, in well maintained dual fourplex complex in Costa Mesa. Updated interior doors, mirror closet doors, updated light fixtures, new counter tops, dishwasher, frig, laminate flooring, new carpet, ceiling fans in bedrooms and living. Approximately 1100 square feet. Traditional floor plan with large den area that opens to kitchen with barstool dining counter, two bedrooms, upstairs hall bath with tub/shower combo and one sink; and one 1/2 bathroom downstairs. Also includes, patio, and a one-car shared garage (carport with garage doors) and one assigned not cover parking spot. Cat is Ok, mention 2 bedroom on Mendoza, 714 324 2420 **PRICE BASED ON A TWO PERSON OCCUPANCY Additional costs for more than 2 people $400 deposit on approved credit (only 700 and above will be considered) and job history Sorry no Satellite Dish or dogs Allowed, non-smoking complex Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/2977-mendoza-dr-costa-mesa-ca/496873 Property Id 496873 No Dogs Allowed (RLNE6401494)
1 Unit Available
897 Center Street
897 Center Street
Costa Mesa, CA | Westside Costa Mesa
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,750
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 4 at 11:13 AM
NEW YEAR PROMO...$500 OFF 1ST MONTH'S RENT - Property Id: 58109 NEW YEAR PROMO. RENT W/ US AND GET $500 OF YOUR 1ST MONTH'S RENT! Don't miss out on the AWESOME promotion and this beautiful unit! This gorgeous, completely upgraded 1Br/1Ba is a MUST SEE! Located in one of the best to be properties in CM! Newly upgraded for your living pleasure, this apartment home features individual, assigned parking for each unit. interiors include spacious and bright living & dining room, roomy bedroom, new windows, new modern floors, quartz countertops, spacious closet plus linen cabinets, high baseboards, and vertical blinds. Conveniently located onsite laundry facilities. Charming property with a unique sense of community. Friendly residents and an On-site Manager to provide the BEST resident support. Minutes from main freeways, Newport Beach pier, local shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Pets gladly accepted with no monthly Pet Rent! Please call today! Please do not fill out any online applications. Please contact our office for an application. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/897-center-street-costa-mesa-ca/58109 Property Id 58109 (RLNE6180042)
1 Unit Available
2902 PEPPERTREE Lane
2902 Peppertree Lane
Costa Mesa, CA | Mesa Verde
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
800 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 11:02 AM
GREAT MESA VERDE AREA. UPSTAIRS UNIT WITHIN A FOUR-PLEX. NEWER CARPETING THRU-OUT, NEW TWO TONE PAINT AND BASEBOARDS, CEILING FANS IN DINING AREA AND BEDROOMS. SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM WHICH OPENS TO DINING AREA AND KITCHEN. THE KITCHEN OFFERS A BREAKFAST COUNTER AND PLENTY OF CABINETS. THE BEDROOMS EACH HAVE CEILING FANS AND ONE A WALK IN CLOSET. THE BATHROOM HAS A TILED SHOWER OVER THE TUB WITH A GLASS ENCLOSURE. A COIN OPERATED LAUNDRY FACILITY IS AVAILABLE TO TENANTS. CLOSE TO NEARBY SHOPPING AND TRANSPORTATION. NO GARAGE BUT DOES HAVE ONE ASSIGNED PARKING SPACE IN THE BACK AND ON STREET AS AVAILABLE. INCLUDES WATER AND TRASH. THIS IS A NONSMOKING PROPERTY
1 Unit Available
117 23rd Street
117 23rd Street
Costa Mesa, CA | Eastside Costa Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,950
600 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 08:12 AM
FREESTANDING REAR COTTAGE: Charming & private 1 bedroom, 1 bath in Eastside Costa Mesa. Clean and Quiet. Very convenient location to the beach, 73/405/5 freeways, entertainment, etc. Dedicated off-street parking, on-site laundry, air conditioner, and front yard. Monthly rent is $1,950 and deposit is $1,900. This is generally a pet restricted property, however, there are exceptions under state and federal laws. GOOD credit is a must. Please call Carol.
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54 Units Available
The Aspen South Coast
1601 W MacArthur Blvd
Santa Ana, CA | South Coast
1 Bedroom
$1,810
727 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,220
997 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 06:01 AM
Peaceful apartment community with gated entry, three lighted tennis courts, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Apartments feature enclosed garages, large individual balconies, and private yards in some homes.
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12 Units Available
Reserve at South Coast
3124 S Main St
Santa Ana, CA | MacArthur Place - Hutton Centre
1 Bedroom
$1,830
681 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,375
767 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 08:03 AM
Thoughtfully designed homes with fully equipped kitchens and plush carpeting. Community offers ample green space. Beat the heat in the pool. Close to shopping at South Coast Plaza. By San Diego Freeway.
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Sandpointe Cove Apartment Homes
1525 Placentia Ave
Newport Beach, CA
Studio
$1,705
400 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated March 3 at 03:25 PM
PLEASE CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL TOUR! Sandpointe Cove Apartment Homes is located in the heart of Newport Beach, California. Conveniently located near PCH and just minutes from local beaches, shopping and dining. Enjoy all of the amenities of designer living at Sandpointe Cove Apartment Homes. We have studio, one and two bedroom apartment homes for you to chose from. You'll love the view from your private balcony or patio. Cooking will be a breeze in your modern kitchen, which comes standard with energy efficient appliances. The luxury doesn't end when you leave your front door. Our community features great amenities suited for all lifestyles. You can go for a swim in our dazzling swimming pool or unwind in our spa. *Floor plan availability and pricing subject to change. Square footage and/or room dimensions are approximations and may vary between individual apartment units. Western National Property Management; CalDRE LIC #00838846
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6 Units Available
Santa Fe Village
3700 S Santa Fe Village Dr
Santa Ana, CA | Armstrong
1 Bedroom
$2,145
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
1135 sqft
Last updated March 4 at 06:30 AM
Comfortable and secure living with private garages, vaulted ceilings, and large balconies/patios. Only minutes from the Bristol Center, Trader Joe's, and the popular In-N-Out Burger restaurant.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Costa Mesa?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Costa Mesa is $1,931.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Costa Mesa?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Costa Mesa is $2,144.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Costa Mesa?
The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Costa Mesa is $2,574.
Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in Costa Mesa?
Yes, you can filter your apartment search to only include properties in Costa Mesa that are offering move-in specials.
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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Costa Mesa, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Costa Mesa. 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 Costa Mesa.