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Last updated November 29 2022 at 3:57 PM

1,604 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 >
Hawthorne Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
1 Bedroom
$3,395
410 sqft
Situated in the heart of Palo Alto, this complex is just a mile from Stanford. Amenities in this complex include an on-site laundry room, assigned parking and plenty of storage.
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Villages at Cupertino Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,286
504 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,708
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,143
839 sqft
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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Lincoln Glen Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,241
383 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,458
563 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,695
824 sqft
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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Wellsbury Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,845
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,495
850 sqft
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
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Verified
12 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,656
727 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,339
996 sqft
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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Arioso Photo Gallery 1
1 of 35
Verified
22 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,595
792 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,995
1197 sqft
Sands Studio Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
Studio
$1,750
352 sqft
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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Results within 5 miles of Los Altos
Evelyn Gardens Photo Gallery 1
1 of 20
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,666
863 sqft
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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eaves Mountain View at Middlefield Photo Gallery 1
1 of 20
Studio
$2,051
405 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,340
648 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,651
1048 sqft
Modern community minutes from Whisman School Park. Near highways 101 and 280. On-site amenities include a courtyard, pool, tennis court and grill area. Pet-friendly apartments with hardwood floors and walk-in closets.
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eaves Creekside Photo Gallery 1
1 of 42
Verified
17 Units Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,152
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,081
960 sqft
Minutes from Central Expressway and Route 85. Recently renovated with hardwood floors, in-unit laundry and walk-in closets. On-site volleyball court, clubhouse, courtyard and 24-hour gym. Game room available. Pet-friendly.
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201 Marshall Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$3,065
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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A modern community with an urban feel to it with great views from the San Francisco peninsula. Luxury living downtown. Expansive roof deck, green certification and an outdoor kitchen area provided.
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The Franciscan Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
1 Bedroom
$2,975
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,180
1000 sqft
Units include fully-equipped kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces and washer and dryer. Community has a pool, hot tub and gym. Great location in Silicon Valley close to Santana Row and downtown San Jose.
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Sofi at Los Gatos Creek Photo Gallery 1
1 of 20
Verified
9 Units Available
Studio
$2,355
438 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,301
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Located just a stone's throw from the heart of Silicon Valley, these one-, two, and three-bedroom apartments include pet-friendly units, walk-in closets, modern kitchens, included appliances, vaulted ceilings, and large patios and balconies.
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La Terraza Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
Verified
11 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,570
825 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,813
960 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Offering a variety of floor plans, this development includes amenities like an on-site fitness center, business center and onsite recycling. Each unit offers high-speed internet, a gas fireplace, and custom cabinetry and countertops.
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885 Woodside Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,554
1388 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Convenient to both San Francisco and San Jose, with beautiful views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Custom cabinets and finishes, central heat and air conditioning, and unique pebble stone showers.
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Realm Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$4,200
605 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,395
1022 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$7,581
1349 sqft
YOUR DOMAIN AWAITS. The world is constantly evolving, so you need a home that moves you forward. Welcome to Realm — a boutique collection of 27 modern one, two, and three-bedroom residences with an intimate lounge, fitness center, and outdoor entertaining space. Strategically located near major employers in Silicon Valley, Realm is the epitome of comfort and cool, luxury and tranquility, as well as convenience and nuance. Discover an entirely new world where everything is possible. Discover your Realm today.
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El Gato Penthouse Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
1 Bedroom
$2,700
665 sqft
Luxury apartments with hardwood floors and fully equipped kitchens. Enjoy the courtyard and pool on site. Near the green space at Lexington Reservoir County Park. Catch a film at Los Gatos Theatre during free time.
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Village of Taxco Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,345
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,660
995 sqft
Conveniently located close to Starbucks, Rite Aid and a Light Rail Station. Units include granite counters, microwave, patio or balcony. Community features gym, hot tub, and pool.
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Franklin 299 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
Verified
28 Units Available
Studio
$2,593
553 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,739
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,750
1082 sqft
Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry. Amenities include a grill, media room, car charging and concierge service. Near Downtown Redwood City. Easy access to the bullet train.
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The Parc at Pruneyard Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,995
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,800
950 sqft
A beautiful and comfortable development, this community offers an on-site pet park, gym and clubhouse. Units offer one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans complete with quartz countertops, wood floors and large closets.
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The Marston by Windsor Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,760
590 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,970
986 sqft
A modern community at the corner of Marshall Street and Main Street, near area shopping, dining, and the tech giants. On-site amenities include a club-style fitness center, roof deck area, and a business center.
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The Enclave Photo Gallery 1
1 of 9
Verified
19 Units Available
Studio
$2,335
491 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,354
514 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,012
1008 sqft
This modern, welcoming community offers outstanding amenities including fireplaces with a marble hearth, washers and dryers in homes, and high ceilings. On-site pools and spas, media room, and jogging trail.
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Tuscany Photo Gallery 1
1 of 32
1 Bedroom
$2,888
734 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,497
1026 sqft
Apartments feature air conditioning, laundry, patio or balcony, and walk-in closets. Community offers BBQ grills, gym, parking and pool. Located close to public transportation on Highway 82.
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Willow Creek Photo Gallery 1
1 of 34
Verified
6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,054
1090 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,432
1230 sqft
Located close to San Jose city center and I-280, units feature spacious floor plans, granite counters and hardwood floors. Pet-friendly community with a dog park, courtyard and swimming pool.
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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.