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Last updated November 26 2022 at 7:40 PM

902 Short-term Apartments for rent in El Cajon, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in El Cajon 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 >
Talavera Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,400
830 sqft
Featuring one-level apartment homes and split-level townhomes, these apartments include walk-in closets, washers and dryers, and plenty of storage space. Just blocks from downtown El Cajon and close to freeways and shopping.
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Park Pointe Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
37 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,573
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,505
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,830
1095 sqft
Furnished apartments with stainless steel name-brand appliances in a complex offering a pool, hot tub and gym equipped with both resistance and cardio equipment. Just off Route 54.
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Sunset Gardens Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,125
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Welcome to Sunset Gardens located in the heart of El Cajon. We're conveniently located near schools, local parks & freeways. We are also close to popular shopping centers & restaurants. Our lushly landscaped grounds provide a beautiful backdrop as you walk from our large 7 foot pool or laundry area to your updated apartment. Both our 1 and 2 bedroom apartments homes feature a dishwasher, refrigerator, range hood, stove/oven and outdoor space. Whether you chose our comfortable 1 bedroom with a patio/balcony or you chose our 2 bedroom 1.5 bath two story oversized townhome with patio, you will feel at home. Additionally each apartment comes with one dedicated parking spot and an opportunity to rent 1 covered carport when available. We welcome cats and dogs up to 25 lbs for just a small nominal rental amount. Come by, call or e-mail us for a private tour today.
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Results within 1 mile of El Cajon
Central Park Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
Verified
9 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,230
602 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,136
925 sqft
Close to Highway 125 and Northmount Park. Peaceful community living includes a pool, playground, and media room. Homes feature stainless steel kitchen appliances, furniture, and a fireplace.
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eaves La Mesa Photo Gallery 1
1 of 28
Verified
7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,205
691 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,735
947 sqft
Near Parkway Middle School, Northmont Park and Highway 125. Modern community with on-site amenities such as a pool, gym and basketball court. Balconies and patios on suites. In-unit laundry and updated appliances throughout.
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Results within 5 miles of El Cajon
Elán Mesa Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,995
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,745
850 sqft
Residents enjoy communal pool and impeccable landscaping. Apartments have patio or balcony, black appliances, and breakfast bar. Great location, minutes from Mission Trails Regional Park.
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Elán Avante Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,295
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,895
950 sqft
Gated community minutes away from Grossmont Center. Spacious apartments homes with designer amenities, private balconies and fully equipped kitchens. Full-time emergency maintenance and friendly on-site staff. Launch facility, open parking and available carports.
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The Parker Residences Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,630
1127 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,790
1345 sqft
Townhome apartments located near Mission Valley with outdoor fireplace and lounge, swimming pool and spa and fitness center. Two and three bedroom homes with gourmet kitchens, private balconies and garages.
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Seta Photo Gallery 1
1 of 42
Verified
5 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,749
757 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,412
1096 sqft
Great location for commuters, just off of I-8 and close to 70th Street train station. Residents enjoy units with patio or balcony, granite counters and garbage disposal. Community includes pool, parking, playground and BBQ grill.
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Carlton Heights Villas Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,155
565 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,589
920 sqft
Welcome home to Carlton Heights Villas Apartments, a pristine rental community perfectly situated in a freeway-close, peaceful enclave of western Santee! Our community offers an irresistible combination of modern upgrades, attractive amenities, and professional management to make sure your every need is met. With our central location just 4 minutes from the 125 or the Mast Boulevard exit on the 52, as well as walking distance from Santee Lakes and local retailers, you're conveniently close to everything!
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Shasta Lane Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,130
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Modern apartments have electronic thermostats and high-speed internet. Complex has a resort-style pool and spa. Located near Mission Trails Regional Park. Several public transit options nearby.
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Results within 10 miles of El Cajon
Renew Alpine Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,980
850 sqft
This community is just minutes from the Pacific Ocean and near state parks. On-site amenities include a basketball and volleyball court, pool, and recreational areas. Pet-friendly. Homes feature updated kitchens and large closets.
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Elán Poway Hills Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,220
1100 sqft
Quiet community with landscaped grounds located close to shopping, schools, local museums and parks. Units have open floor plans and come in a variety of layouts. Community features on-site maintenance.
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Elán Sandrock Place Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
1 Bedroom
$2,295
600 sqft
Great location, just minutes from Serra Mesa and Clairemont Mesa East. Units are 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom at approximately 600 square feet. Community features impeccable landscaping and parking.
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Olympus Corsair Photo Gallery 1
1 of 76
Verified
16 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,606
716 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,959
1055 sqft
Located across from Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport, near freeways, schools, and parks. Sleek, modern, 1-2 bedroom apartments with high-end finishes plus stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. Community amenities include pool, golf simulator, and gym.
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Ascent at Campus of Life Photo Gallery 1
1 of 31
Verified
6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,588
897 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,122
1160 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,594
1366 sqft
Ascent residences at Campus of Life.Aim higher and reach your goals at Ascent at Campus of Life. Fostering a creative and continuous approach to learning, this intergenerational community of apartments for rent offers a unique environment where you can grow alongside your neighbors. Your new home fuses stylish interiors, educational opportunities and an enviable location among the aromatic eucalyptus forests and striking mountain vistas of San Diego.You may park in any available parking space when you arrive for your community tour!
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Skyline Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,741
627 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
807 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Skyline Apartments offers one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans with renovated interiors that brag premium features such as stainless steel and black appliances, wood-style flooring, white cabinets, and designer glass tile backsplash in the kitchen. Perched atop a ridge with breathtaking views of Sweetwater Reservoir, Skyline provides access to multiple freeways, including Highway 125, Highway 54, and Highway 94. Everything that you need is right outside your front door.
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Toscana at Rancho Del Rey Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,637
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,888
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,760
1300 sqft
Located just minutes from the freeway, area parks and entertainment. On-site amenities include a fitness center, two large pools, a grilling area and three playgrounds. Luxury interiors with washers and dryers.
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The Missions at Rio Vista Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,932
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,530
1082 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Centrally located apartment community close to freeways, shopping centers and movie theaters. All-electric gourmet kitchens, breakfast bars and private patio/balcony. Community features media room, pool, hot tub and business center.
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Gravity Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Verified
17 Units Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$3,063
748 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,241
1156 sqft
Grantville is truly in the center of it all, providing easy access to all other areas of San Diego, including coastal and inland communities. Whether you’re commuting for work or meeting a friend at the beach, Gravity Apartments’ superb location makes it easy to get to your destination quickly. Gravity takes convenience to a whole new level with its location in Grantville. Near many award-winning eateries and breweries, lively nightlife entertainment, premiere fitness studios, beautiful hiking trails and outdoor parks, the area’s offerings are as various as they are plentiful.
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Purl Photo Gallery 1
1 of 60
Verified
11 Units Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,590
563 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Stylish living in the award-winning master-planned community of Civita in Mission Valley. Just a short walk from your luxury apartment you'll be in the midst of a 14-acre oasis of parkland with walking trails and playgrounds. From the two swimming pools, spas and sauna to the music lounge, you’ll love coming home to one of our studio, 1, 2, or 3-bedroom luxe apartment homes. Whether you’re looking for nearby shopping or dining opportunities, or a place to walk your furry friends, Purl near downtown San Diego has it all. Call for a personalized tour today.
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Mira Bella Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
1 Bedroom
$2,825
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,865
1198 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,130
1453 sqft
1-3 bedroom apartments with air conditioning, granite worktops and walk-in closets. The pet friendly community has a gym with yoga studio and pool. Cabrillo Heights Park is on one side, I-805 the other.
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Arrive Mission Valley Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,817
678 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,192
975 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,652
1323 sqft
Just steps away from the SD Trolley and downtown. Luxury amenities featuring a 24-hour gym, refreshing pool and game room. Relax inside your spacious apartment with in-unit laundry, oversized closets and air conditioning.
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Terraza La Jolla Photo Gallery 1
1 of 14
Verified
4 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,645
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,025
1025 sqft
Elan Terraza La Jolla apartment homes residing just blocks to University Towne Center in San Diego offers 60 spacious pet-friendly apartment homes. The Property is surrounded by UTC'S finest amenities, including the University of California (UCSD), several of San Diego’s leading medical / research facilities, walking distance to shopping and restaurants and Westfield University Towne Center Mall, and the city’s Largest Class A office market home to over 135,000 jobs. Elan Terraza La Jolla is nestled in a relaxing lushly landscaped hillside, providing its residents a serene ambiance while still located in the heart of the city. The community is made up of 48 two-bedroom, two-bath units and 12 one-bedroom, one-bath units, all boasting 10-foot ceilings. Other amenities include private patios and balconies, an on-site laundry facility, SPARKLING heated pool and spa, carports and garages, plus newly remodeled interiors with new cabinets and countertops, wood plank flooring, new lightening and ceiling fans and much more! Washers and dryers in select units!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

Rental prices for short-term apartments in El Cajon range from $2,100 to $3,900 per month.

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

Currently, there are 3 short-term apartments available for rent in El Cajon.
City Guide for El Cajon, CA

Surrounded by mountains, this valley city in San Diego County is home to over 100,000 residents. Located 12 miles from San Diego, El Cajon, or “the box”, “the drawer” or “the bin” as it translates to (due to its shape), is regarded for its great climate and relaxed way of life. It is the perfect spot to settle in and get tucked away, if you will.

Full of exciting things to do (the Boardwalk, Lake Murray) and a great setting to do them in, El Cajon is a middle class city based on community values and active lifestyles. Though it may not be as frequented by tourists as its big sister city, San Diego, El Cajon’s laid back attitude is its biggest selling point. The great local eateries and small sports bars are also part of the appeal of this friendly California town. Residents live here for peace of mind and prime location. Thinking of relocating? Think inside “the box.” See more

What to keep in mind when looking for short-term apartments in El Cajon, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in El Cajon 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.