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Last updated November 27 at 1:25 PM

1,500 Short-term Apartments for rent in Los Altos, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in Los Altos 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 n... Read Guide >
Avalon Towers on the Peninsula Photo Gallery 1
1 of 39
Verified
14 Units Available
Avalon Towers on the Peninsula
2400 W El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022
San Antonio
1 Bedroom
$3,103
872 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,330
1201 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 8:12 AM
Bright apartments with easy access to Route 101. Granite countertops and maple kitchen cabinetry. Hardwood floors. Walk-in closets and extra storage. Community garden, coffee bar, fire pit. Doorman and elevator.
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Results within 1 mile of Los Altos
Stanford Villa Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
Verified
4 Units Available
Stanford Villa
3375 Alma St, Palo Alto, CA 94306
South of Midtown
Studio
$2,185
590 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,345
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,205
1000 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 1:10 PM
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments feature fully appointed kitchens, spacious floor plans and all white appliances. Community has a fitness center, sauna, three swimming pools and laundry on-site.
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The Dean Photo Gallery 1
1 of 39
Verified
17 Units Available
The Dean
458 San Antonio Rd, Mountain View, CA 94040
San Antonio
Studio
$3,431
519 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,854
667 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,846
1060 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:15 PM
Join us for a self-guided or virtual tour! Explore your new home from the comfort of your couch, or on a self-guided journey through our Neighborhood. With a scenic rooftop and three landscaped pool decks, city-style flats and its own secret dive bar, it’s a home with straight-up superpowers. More than a place to eat, sleep, and binge-watch Netflix, The Dean is a cure to the monotony of everyday. A break from boring. Its hallways offer endless scenes to explore. Behind door number one: a lively aperitivo hour. Behind door number two: a tropical trio of dipping spas. Lush gardens, social show kitchens and movies under the stars—this is where your daydreams meet reality. Each apartment is a stage just waiting to be set. Express your own aesthetic with Modsy’s innovative virtual design services, or find your new aesthetic with curated collections by Schoolhouse and CB2. And for those with an insatiable sweet tooth, our Premiere Apartments put the cherry on top of the hot fudge sundae that is life at The Dean. The Dean redefines the notion of “home entertainment.” It offers familiar comforts and indulgences with a healthy dose of extraordinary, unexpected, and out of the blue. With the right atmosphere for any occasion, it’s the perfect setting for your story to unfold. (Pricing and availability subject to change, plus additional costs for utilities and third-party maintenance services.)
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Park Place Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
25 Units Available
Park Place
851 Church St, Mountain View, CA 94041
Old Mountain View
1 Bedroom
$3,374
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,876
910 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:15 PM
Blocks from Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and Eagle Park. Short drive to Rt. 85. Lush grounds, air-conditioning, granite counters. Pet friendly with 24-hour gym. One-, two-, and three-bedroom units available.
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Madrone Photo Gallery 1
Verified
16 Units Available
Madrone
111 N Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043
Monta Loma-Farley-Rock
Studio
$2,550
418 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,875
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,194
826 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:15 PM
All new apartments in the heart of Silicon Valley. Apartments have hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. Short trip to the Stevens Creek Trail, which is great for walking, hiking and outdoor workouts.
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Cherryhill Photo Gallery 1
Verified
6 Units Available
Cherryhill
902 W Remington Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
De Anza
1 Bedroom
$2,152
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,560
816 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,627
1088 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:15 PM
Providing a large selection of floor plans, residents get to enjoy amenities like large closets, an onsite pool complete with cabanas, lighted tennis courts and updated kitchens.
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Latham Square Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
4 Units Available
Latham Square Apartments
2250 Latham St, Mountain View, CA 94040
San Antonio
1 Bedroom
$2,465
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
1035 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:49 AM
Welcome to Latham Square Our charming community is located in beautiful Mountain View, CA where you will discover a vibrant neighborhood of shops, great restaurants, and exciting entertainment venues. Latham Square Apartments features comfortable accommodations along with affordable living in an unbeatable location. Latham Square Apartments is an elegant community that offers uncompromising distinction in our selection of seven spacious and comfortable floor plans. Our beautiful apartments offer plush carpeting, private balconies or patios, covered parking and more. Select apartment homes feature granite countertops and easy care flooring. As a resident, you will appreciate our beautifully landscaped community and enjoy our amenities. Visit our photo gallery or call us for a personal tour. We invite you to become a member of our family here at Latham Square Apartments where elegant apartment living meets comfortable affordability.
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Citra Photo Gallery 1
Verified
10 Units Available
Citra
745 S Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
De Anza
1 Bedroom
$2,693
591 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,880
1120 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:46 AM
Just a short drive to Caruth Plaza and even closer to Meadow Central Market, this luxury property offers a clubhouse, fitness center and climate-controlled wine cellar. Apartments feature hardwood flooring, quartz countertops and floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Avalon Mountain View Photo Gallery 1
Verified
18 Units Available
Avalon Mountain View
1600 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041
Shoreline West
1 Bedroom
$2,388
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,783
916 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,084
1056 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 8:12 AM
Stylish updates with incredible views. Recently renovated with hardwood floors, extra storage, and patio or balconies. Outdoor pool, car wash area and a dog park on-site. Trash valet and carports available.
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Evelyn Gardens Photo Gallery 1
Verified
13 Units Available
Evelyn Gardens
1055 E Evelyn Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Ponderosa
1 Bedroom
$2,398
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,618
863 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 1:25 PM
Modern apartments with stainless steel appliances and a fireplace. Community includes a gym and pool. Easy access to the CalTrain. Near Ponderosa Park and Santa Clara Tennis Center.
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Lincoln Glen Photo Gallery 1
Verified
6 Units Available
Lincoln Glen
150 E Remington Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Ortega
Studio
$2,106
383 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,252
563 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,924
824 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 1:24 PM
Near the area's best parks and shops. On-site tennis courts, pool with a sundeck lounge, and strength training center. Indoor and outdoor living. Spacious floor plans and kitchens.
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Arioso Photo Gallery 1
Verified
16 Units Available
Arioso
19608 Pruneridge Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014
Vallco Park North
1 Bedroom
$2,635
546 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,995
1197 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 1:22 PM
Sands Studio Photo Gallery 1
Verified
3 Units Available
Sands Studio
874 Borregas Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
West Murphy
Studio
$1,495
352 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 1:18 PM
The Sands Studio Apartments offer customized living, in a completely renovated spacious studio in the heart of the Silicon Valley. All apartments include a full size kitchen and giant closets. We are a freeway friendly community, conveniently located by highways 101, 237 and 85. We are close to public transportation, SFO and San Jose airports. Residents living at the Sands enjoy lounging at our pool and hanging out at local hot spots.
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Spruce Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
36 Units Available
Spruce Apartments
655 S Fair Oaks Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Ponderosa
Studio
$2,355
416 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,503
546 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,039
858 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:15 PM
Spruce Apartments sits just a mile from Sunnyvale and Caltrain. A sprawling 21-acre property, units in this community offer amenities like hardwood floors, refrigerator, stainless steel appliances and carpet.
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Shadowbrook Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
9 Units Available
Shadowbrook Apartments
235 Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Washington
1 Bedroom
$2,952
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,965
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,015
1300 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:15 PM
Recently renovated apartments with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and walk-in closets. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley and a short bike ride to the Caltrain line and the Valley Transportation Authority.
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Madera Photo Gallery 1
Verified
14 Units Available
Madera
455 W Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041
Old Mountain View
1 Bedroom
$3,735
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,578
1095 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:15 PM
Madera sits in the heart of the beautiful Mountain View neighborhood, close to VTA stops and transit. Each unit offers stainless steel appliances, ranges and hardwood floors. This is a pet-friendly community.
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Central Park Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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4 Units Available
Central Park Apartments
1055 Manet Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Ortega
1 Bedroom
$2,410
541 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
924 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:15 PM
Featuring stylish apartment homes designed for living, these units come in a variety of floor plans and offer easy access to the freeway. Amenities include complete appliance packages and spacious closets.
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Villages at Cupertino Photo Gallery 1
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17 Units Available
Villages at Cupertino
20875 Valley Green Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014
1 Bedroom
$2,335
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,994
839 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,222
1141 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:15 PM
The Villages at Cupertino offers a serene retreat in the heart of Silicon Valley and one of the best school districts in California. It is where a fast paced life meets quiet contemplation to create the perfect place to call home. With an unrivaled range of personal choices, including 17 distinctive floor plans of cottages, town homes and apartment homes. Every home provides unique features such as sunken bath tubs, built-in entertainment centers, and oversized patios and balconies, while recreational activities include two tennis courts and sand volleyball, a comprehensive fitness center, Swimming Pool, BBQ/Picnic Area and professional business center. Unbeatable location. Distinctive Features. Call today to learn about our Specials and schedule your private tour!
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Wellsbury Photo Gallery 1
Verified
1 Unit Available
Wellsbury
3085 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Midtown Palo Alto
1 Bedroom
$2,695
670 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:15 PM
This recently remodeled series of units boasts a comfortable air for relaxing. Apartments feature spacious, open floor plans, large closets, extra storage and new carpet.
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Loft House Photo Gallery 1
Verified
15 Units Available
Loft House
150 S Taaffe St, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Heritage District
1 Bedroom
$2,644
679 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,126
996 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:13 PM
Upscale apartments at W. Evelyn Ave. and S. Matilda Ave. Community outdoor seating with fire pits. Swimming pool with lounge chairs. Buildings have elevators. Apartment amenities include hardwood floors and extra storage.
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Revela Photo Gallery 1
Verified
18 Units Available
Revela
200 Infinity Way, Mountain View, CA 94043
Moffett-Whisman
Studio
$3,230
514 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,095
570 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,985
954 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:56 AM
At our pet-friendly, eco-conscious apartments in Mountain View, CA, we strive to cultivate a strong community atmosphere. Contact us today!Our brand-new Mountain View apartments offer pet-friendly, smoke-free, and eco-conscious homes, ideal for people who expect more than their living experience. To foster a strong sense of community, we host many events, from wine nights, taco Tuesdays, and sporting events to outdoor movie nights, game nights, and seasonal resident celebrations. For our most physically active residents we also offer the Revela running club, a bike club, and a hiking club. Learn more about the home and lifestyle awaiting you within our community when you reach out to the leasing team today.
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Encasa Photo Gallery 1
Verified
23 Units Available
Encasa
550 E Weddell Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Lakewood
Studio
$2,460
571 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,881
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,456
1087 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:53 AM
Conveniently situated less than one mile from Moffett Park business district. Stylishly appointed apartments with modern interior finishes situated in a community boasting resort-style swimming pools and spas, fitness centers, outdoor lounges and bark parks.
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Heritage Park Photo Gallery 1
Verified
22 Units Available
Heritage Park
555 E Washington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Heritage District
1 Bedroom
$2,145
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,725
920 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:52 AM
Spacious homes within minutes of area shopping. Spacious interiors with updated appliances, balconies or patios, and modern features. A resort-like pool and lots of green space are available.
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Willowbend Photo Gallery 1
Verified
8 Units Available
Willowbend
1035 Aster Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Ponderosa
1 Bedroom
$1,753
547 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,241
825 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,809
1228 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:52 AM
Premier location in Silicon Valley. This luxury community is minutes from dining and shopping. On-site amenities include a fitness center, resort-like pool, and a resident lounge. This green community features a recycling program.
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City Guide for Los Altos, CA

Los Altos is to California what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris; a showpiece of a place with breathtaking scenery, spectacular weather and an icon in its own right.

Located in the county of Santa Clara, Loa Altos boasts a population of 28,976, based on information from the 2010 census. Prepared for the potential cost? Good, let’s move on to the little details.

Preparing for Your Move

Practically all landlords will require a security deposit and a minimum of the first month’s rent from prospective renters. This shouldn’t be a problem for you if you’ve heeded the advice to have some money ready for this eventuality. Competition for vacant rental properties in Los Altos is fierce because the available vacant apartments are only a paltry 2%. This means you must have your security deposit and rent ready so that you can hand them over to the rental manager as soon as you conclude your negotiations to move into the apartment of your choice. Seriously, you won’t have too much time to go and think things over, since the probability that other people are interested in the same apartment is quite high. In other words, if you snooze, you will lose.

Prioritize

Which brings us to the next point – prioritize. Prepare a list of all of the essentials you want in your rental property to help you narrow down the apartments that will either work for you, or not. For instance, your list might contain 10 things you want in your apartment, such as adequate parking space, close proximity to nearest public transit and so on. Realistically, the apartment you find might not meet all of these requirements, but if the majority of the items on your list check off, then you might have a keeper. Also, if you are using the services of an estate agent, this list will certainly help in narrowing down suitable apartments.

Credit Checks

Most landlords will run a background and credit check as part of your rental application process. If your credit is below par, you might need a co-signee or guarantor to help secure that apartment.

Always walk through the apartments and the neighborhood, as a sort of inspection to see if the place is all it’s cracked up to be.

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What to keep in mind when looking for short-term apartments in Los Altos, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in Los Altos 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.