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Last updated August 6 2020 at 2:37 PM

60 Short-term Apartments for rent in Costa Mesa, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in Costa Mesa 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... Read Guide >
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Central Costa Mesa
Atwater Cove
425 Merrimac Way, Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,750
593 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
1008 sqft
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.
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40 Units Available
South Coast Metro
580 Anton
580 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,181
746 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,233
1129 sqft
Live better than ever before in our studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartment residences for rent in Costa Mesa, CA. The level of design, accommodation, and service make 580 Anton an extraordinary place to call home.
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7 Units Available
The Villages at South Coast
845 Paularino Ave, Costa Mesa, CA
Studio
$1,800
525 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,895
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,410
900 sqft
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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Eastside Costa Mesa
Baywind
151 E 21st St, Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,395
916 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Close proximity to the Costa Mesa Freeway and just a short distance from the ocean and Newport's beaches. Units feature granite countertops, walk-in closets and extra storage. Pool and hot tub. Pet friendly.
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8 Units Available
Central Costa Mesa
Mediterranean Village Costa Mesa
2400 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,737
863 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,256
1172 sqft
A resort-style apartment community nestled in lush tropical vegetation; Mediterranean Village is located in the Orange County city of Costa Mesa.
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Last updated August 6 at 02:36 PM
1 Unit Available
Westside Costa Mesa
Monrovia
1819 Monrovia Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,940
950 sqft
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.
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51 Units Available
South Coast Metro
3400 Avenue of the Arts Apartments
3400 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
Studio
$1,780
576 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,960
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,370
1243 sqft
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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Last updated August 6 at 01:00 PM
13 Units Available
Missions At Back Bay
1330 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,695
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,046
954 sqft
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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Last updated August 6 at 12:33 PM
1 Unit Available
Plaza Townhomes
811 Paularino Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,745
850 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Plaza Townhomes in Costa Mesa. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated August 6 at 12:17 PM
1 Unit Available
Central Costa Mesa
La Costa
354 Avocado Street, Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,930
950 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at La Costa in Costa Mesa. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated August 6 at 12:02 PM
19 Units Available
eaves South Coast
555 Paularino Ave, Costa Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,765
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,230
1050 sqft
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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Last updated August 6 at 12:02 PM
11 Units Available
Westside Costa Mesa
Ava Newport
1765 Santa Ana Ave, Costa Mesa, CA
Studio
$1,600
320 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,873
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,270
880 sqft
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.
Results within 1 mile of Costa Mesa
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18 Units Available
Rancho San Joaquin
The Carlyle
18880 Douglas, Irvine, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,951
1383 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,820
1556 sqft
Located near to Interstate 405 and assorted greenways. Luxury apartments feature stainless steel appliances, granite counters, ensuite bathrooms and extra storage. Lavish community amenities include a pool, hot tub, outdoor fireplace and concierge. Pet friendly.
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2 Units Available
Fairway Villas
20122 Santa Ana Avenue, Newport Beach, CA
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,075
1400 sqft
Experience the tranquility of boutique apartment living at Fairway Villas Apartment Homes.
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1 Unit Available
Newport Seacrest Apartments
843 W 15th St, Newport Beach, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,635
900 sqft
Welcome Home to Newport Seacrest Apartment Homes. Live in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods; walking distance to the ocean in the heart of Newport Beach. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze from the patio of your Newport Seacrest Apartment.
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Last updated August 6 at 12:38 PM
18 Units Available
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Aspen Village
3600 Aspen Village Way, Santa Ana, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,055
814 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,415
1114 sqft
Spacious apartments with private yards and central air and heat. Community features gorgeous walkways and streams, a basketball court, and saunas. Near shopping at South Coast Plaza. Easy access to I-405.
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Last updated August 6 at 12:31 PM
39 Units Available
MacArthur Place - Hutton Centre
The Marke
100 E MacArthur Blvd, Santa Ana, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,925
777 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,480
1164 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,595
1401 sqft
Rooftop saltwater pool, spa and outdoor theater. Indoor clubhouses feature gyms, games and media rooms. Valet service available. Apartments feature gourmet kitchens and in-unit laundry.
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Last updated August 6 at 12:15 PM
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3 Units Available
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Newport Bay
20102 SW Birch St, Newport Beach, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,015
734 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Newport Bay in Newport Beach. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Last updated August 6 at 12:15 PM
64 Units Available
South Coast
The Aspen South Coast
1601 W MacArthur Blvd, Santa Ana, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,810
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,230
997 sqft
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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Last updated August 6 at 12:14 PM
10 Units Available
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Santa Fe Village
3700 S Santa Fe Village Dr, Santa Ana, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,160
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,515
1216 sqft
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.
Results within 5 miles of Costa Mesa
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Tustin Cottages
1361 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,370
1767 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Located minutes from I-5 and near Tustin High School. Cherry wood cabinets and updated appliances. A 24-hour gym, pool and hot tub. Patio or balcony in suites. Tiled entries and Jacuzzi tubs in updated bathrooms.
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11 Units Available
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Pacific Shores
7701 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,810
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,015
950 sqft
Convenient location near the 405, 55 and 5 freeways close to the Bella Terra Shopping and Entertainment Center. State-of-the-art fitness center, community swimming pool and spacious spa. Apartments have French doors and master suite baths.
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4 Units Available
Bayside
The Waterfront
919 Bayside Dr, Newport Beach, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,175
1513 sqft
Minutes from the water with local walking, jogging, and biking paths nearby. Easy access to Balboa Island. This pet-friendly community features a pool, clubhouse, and garage facilities. Apartments offer fireplaces.
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3 Units Available
Downtown Santa Ana
The Imperial Apartments
1722 N Bush St, Santa Ana, CA
Studio
$1,550
446 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,960
975 sqft
A PERFECT PLACE TO CALL HOME Welcome home to The Imperial Apartments in Santa Ana, California. When location, value and serenity play a vital role in where you live, we are certain The Imperial Apartments will be your only stop.
What to keep in mind when looking for short-term apartments in Costa Mesa, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in Costa Mesa 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.

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