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Last updated January 30 2023 at 6:38 PM

835 Short-term Apartments for rent in El Cerrito, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in El Cerrito 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 >
Electric Lofts Photo Gallery 1
1 of 33
Verified
12 Units Available
Studio
$1,402
237 sqft
Welcome to Electric Lofts Apartments in Oakland. We offer our residents a variety of floor plans featuring beautiful studio options for our residents. Enjoy convenient amenities and features to make you feel right at home. Our community amenities feature a rooftop deck with bbq grill, bike storage, co-working space, and much more. Modern interiors include hardwood floors, stainless steel microwave & mini-fridge, premium quartz countertops, & customer built-in wardrobes for comfort and design. Our Oakland neighborhood is conveniently located by great restaurants, shops, entertainment, and much more. Give us a call today and schedule a tour to learn more about our wonderful community!
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Baxter on Broadway Photo Gallery 1
1 of 32
Studio
$2,113
415 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,206
1058 sqft
Authentic yet dynamic, Baxter on Broadway offers an exceptional living experience in the Bay Area. Baxter on Broadway, with its stunning, modern architecture, offers spacious studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom apartments and 3-bedroom townhomes in Oakland, CA. The apartments are fully equipped for your convenience and include thoughtful amenities for your comfort, including a rooftop deck with sweeping views of the Bay Area, a resident lounge, fitness center, bike storage/repair room and a dedicated pet wash. The resident lounge includes a demonstration kitchen, dining area and large sitting area with a big screen, while the rooftop deck offers BBQ’s, sitting areas and a fire pit for gatherings, with the beautiful Bay Area as its backdrop. The local dining, shopping and entertainment, combined with Rockridge’s shops and history, as well as proximity to major Silicon Valley employers, create the perfect combination of community and location. Join us to experience the Bay Area, on your terms, at Baxter on Broadway! Real. Urban. Sophistication
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Aqua Via Photo Gallery 1
1 of 28
Verified
4 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,986
955 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,543
1281 sqft
Easy commute to the Jack London Shuttle, Oakland/Alameda Ferry and BART. Pet-friendly apartment community with an elevator, a gym and covered parking. Newly renovated interiors feature expansive closets, in-home laundry and plank floors.
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Aventine Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 57
Studio
$2,330
655 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,445
681 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,916
1157 sqft
Stunning apartments in Central Hercules, just over from Duck Pond Park. Air conditioning, walk-in closets and stainless steel appliances. Clubhouse, courtyard, dog grooming area and swimming pool.
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The Towers at Rincon Photo Gallery 1
1 of 22
Verified
33 Units Available
Studio
$2,855
527 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,210
522 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,500
886 sqft
Incredible views of the water in a luxury community off I-80. On-site amenities include a 24-hour concierge, garage, and courtyard. Updated interiors with hardwood floors, modern appliances and updated spacious floor plans.
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Bell Uptown District Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
Studio
$2,280
512 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,425
736 sqft
Modern apartments in Uptown Oakland walking distance to the Historic Fox Theater, 19th Street BART station, and great shopping and dining. Spacious floor plans and modern finishes.
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Nook on Valdez Photo Gallery 1
1 of 33
Verified
4 Units Available
Studio
$1,580
203 sqft
Located in Oakland’s bustling Lake Merritt district, the Nook on Valdez is a community created specifically for residents who want to live in a walkable, urban environment. The Nook features smart and affordably priced micro flats with a host of convenient community amenities that include a fully-appointed roof deck, bike storage, five community kitchens, package lockers, and community room with on-site mini bodega. Living affordably is about more than just your rent – it’s about your time. Walk to the grocery store, ride your bike to work and enjoy your neighborhood.
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777 Broadway Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Verified
4 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,302
543 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,706
840 sqft
Urban living in Downtown Oakland within walking distance of fine dining, shopping and entertainment. Designer kitchens with quartz countertops and European cabinetry. Rooftop deck with skyline views.
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Allegro At Jack London Square Photo Gallery 1
1 of 35
Verified
9 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,205
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,790
1079 sqft
Apartments right in the Jack London Square neighborhood. Recently renovated. Tenants get access to a business center, barbecue area, and clubhouse. Near I-880. Close to the Oakland Museum of California.
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Hanover Broadway Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
Verified
22 Units Available
Studio
$2,110
588 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,394
686 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,329
1007 sqft
Hanover Broadway is located in historic downtown Oakland, California. Here at Hanover Broadway you'll find 254 finely appointed apartment homes perched above the neighborhoods first Target ®.
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3030 Chapman Photo Gallery 1
1 of 39
Verified
5 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,387
605 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,967
845 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,060
1355 sqft
This project is a new apartment complex located right off the estuary in Jingletown, the creative heart of Oakland, California. The project will consist of the demolition of an existing industrial building and large parking lot, and replacing it with the new construction of 41 for-rent residential and live/work units over an open air, on grade parking structure. The new complex will contain a large podium level courtyard area that is full of planters and landscaping. This unique 4-story build has a two sided wrap of the parking which creates an 8-building complex.
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Co-living - Common MacArthur Photo Gallery 1
1 of 16
Co-Living
Studio
$1,153
83 sqft
**Save on bills with one monthly, all-inclusive rate, including rent, utilities, and amenities.** Private rooms in a furnished shared suite. (Ensuite room may be available.) At our home in Oakland, you'll get: • On-site washer and dryer • High- end stainless steel kitchen appliances (Pots, pans, utensils, etc.) • Select cleaning supplies and items like toilet paper, laundry detergent, and more • Outdoor patio with hammocks • ALL Utilities Included • Cleaning of all shared spaces included • Flexible lease terms (6 months+) Common MacArthur is just across the bay from Common Minna and Common Valencia and four stops away from Downtown San Francisco on the BART. The Alameda/Oakland Ferry is also great if you’re looking to head on over to San Francisco, Alameda, or Angel Island. Many area residents prefer to bike throughout the city, and Oakland is a major bike-friendly location.
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Co-Living - Common Webster Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
Student Housing
Studio
$1,200
103 sqft
**COLIVING:Fully furnished all-inclusive housing in a shared suite. Utilities and extras included ** Get more for your rent at Common Webster with coliving: a private bedroom in a fully-furnished shared suite, WiFi, utilities, household essentials (from pots and pans to toilet paper), free laundry, community events and so much more — all for 20% less than a nearby studio. At our home in Oakland, you'll get: • Private, furnished bedroom • On-site washer and dryer • High- end stainless steel kitchen appliances (Pots, pans, utensils, etc.) • Stocked household essentials (Laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc.) • Fully furnished community spaces, including billiards • Free wifi • ALL utilities included in the rent, including heat, hot water, gas, and electric • Keyless access and tech-enabled spaces • Weekly cleaning of all shared spaces included • Flexible lease terms (3 months+) • Access to Common Connect. Connect is your central hub for all things community related, including member events. You’ll also gain access to exclusive perks in the form of deals from local and national brands. Do you like beautiful natural scenery? What about amazing restaurants or freshly brewed coffee? How about a great, local bookstore? Whatever you’re looking for in your next neighborhood, you’re almost guaranteed to find it in Downtown Oakland, and you’ll have easy access to everything as a member of Common Webster. Enjoy a lively atmosphere and delicious tiki drink at The Kon-Tiki or explore art and craft cocktails at Cafe Von Kleef. For your next great read, head to Dan F Webb Books, just around the corner from your new home. You’re also close to everyday conveniences, like banks, a FedEx, grocery stores, and pharmacies. The ideal location for a full-time commuter or part-time remote worker, Common Webster is only 3 blocks away from the BART at 12th St / Oakland and the AC Transit bus. Arrive in FiDi or Downtown Berkeley in under 20 minutes or easily explore the East Bay.
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Results within 10 miles of El Cerrito
The Lake Merritt Photo Gallery 1
1 of 39
Studio
$2,395
580 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,195
805 sqft
The Lake Merritt is an intimate, yet grand, iconic and historic Oakland landmark building that is located on the edge of beautiful and popular Lake Merritt. Considered by many as the “Jewel on the Lake,” this Mediterranean Art Deco building was designed by award-winning architect, William Weeks. It has been lovingly cared for over the years by the owners, who have put an emphasis on restoring and maintaining the property’s original allure, making this one of Oakland’s most desirable buildings. For the first time in more than fifteen years, you have the opportunity to live here! As the property is close to all that Oakland has to offer, one is hard pressed to find a better location to live in! The Lake Merritt is located directly across the street from Oakland’s urban pride and joy, Lake Merritt. It is a 140-acre park, with bike and walking paths for you to enjoy. Proudly it is North America’s first wildlife refuge. You will be steps away from public transportation, including BART and AC transit, along with convenient shopping, restaurants, cafes, business and cultural attractions.
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SOMA at 788 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 29
Studio
$2,383
453 sqft
Units feature air conditioning, extra storage and microwave. Community offers courtyard, doorman, elevator and gym. Located just a few blocks from dining, shopping and attractions.
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150 Van Ness Photo Gallery 1
1 of 3
Verified
36 Units Available
Studio
$2,469
376 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,847
596 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,605
670 sqft
Residents of this luxury community enjoy two rooftop decks, a swimming pool and concierge service. Apartments feature balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows and in-unit laundry. Property is near the Herbst Theatre, San Francisco Symphony and much more.
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Soma Residences Photo Gallery 1
1 of 22
Verified
11 Units Available
Studio
$2,203
375 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,542
835 sqft
Live this side of SOMA!!! SOMA Residences offers quality apartments in a vibrant location in the best city - San Francisco! Residents experience a true urban lifestyle! Our community is located near the best that San Francisco has to offer. Local dining, entertainment, nightlife venues, theaters, and world-class shopping at Union Square are just footsteps from your door! Not to mention, easy access to all forms of public transportation. Our community is a walkers paradise - 100% Walk Score!Please call for an appointment today.
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100 Van Ness Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
Verified
31 Units Available
Studio
$2,516
463 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,178
646 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,247
988 sqft
100 Van Ness combines elevation with elegance offering high rise living with sweeping views! Our amenity filled Rooftop Terrace elevates 374 feet above ground creating panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Twin Peaks, and everything in between! This world class building is conveniently located within walking distance to public transportation, shopping, dinning and entertainment.
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O&M Photo Gallery 1
1 of 80
Verified
8 Units Available
Studio
$2,422
391 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,591
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,205
720 sqft
Ashton San Francisco Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
Verified
6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,042
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,732
1495 sqft
Units feature air conditioning, granite countertops, hardwood floor and walk-in closets. Residents enjoy community with 24-hour gym, 24-hour maintenance, coffee bar, concierge and valet service. Tucked into a hillside close to Candlestick Park.
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The Windsor Photo Gallery 1
1 of 22
Verified
6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,570
742 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,509
1088 sqft
Community features two roof deck lounges, landscaped grounds and easy access to Iron Horse Trail. Great location just minutes to San Francisco. Units feature granite countertops, washer and dryer, and abundant storage.
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The Waymark Photo Gallery 1
1 of 25
Verified
39 Units Available
Studio
$2,553
504 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,089
727 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,293
1153 sqft
The Waymark is located at 101 Pringle Avenue Walnut Creek, CA and is managed by Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc., a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe. The Waymark offers Studio to 3 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 502 to 1434 sq.ft. Amenities include Bike Racks, Clubhouse, Courtyard, Fitness Center, On-Site Maintenance and more. Property is located in the 94596 ZIP code. For more details, contact our office at (925) 899-0120 or use the online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Mission Pines Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,146
634 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,668
842 sqft
Upscale homes with energy-efficient appliances and ceiling fans. Enjoy use of the on-site pool. Get your daily necessities at nearby Muir Station. Enjoy the scenery at Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline. Minutes from I-680.
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Harbor Park Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 8
2 Bedrooms
$2,475
1040 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,046
1340 sqft
Nestled amongst lush trees, beautiful landscapes, and fresh ocean air Harbor Park Apartment Homes combines the suburban neighborhood with the convenient accessibility of an urban city. Our community offers spacious two or three bedroom apartments and three bedroom townhomes, designed with your comfort in mind. When living at Harbor Park prepare to experience a host of amenities both inside your stylish interior and steps from your door. Tour today and meet the wonderful community at Harbor Park Apartment Homes! In-person tours now available! Schedule yours today!
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City Guide for El Cerrito, CA

Founded by San Francisco residents that survived the 1906 earthquake, El Cerrito means "little knob" or hill.

Situated along the East Bay, El Cerrito is considered part of the much larger San Francisco Bay Area. The city in Contra Costa County was founded by San Francisco residents displaced after the devastating 1906 earthquake that all but leveled the city. They settled first on ranch land, and then built a town around it. When a post office was established on the ranch in 1909, the settlement was named Rust after its first postmaster. The residents weren't happy with that name and by 1916 the area was known as El Cerrito.

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

Finding a short-term apartment in El Cerrito 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.