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Last updated December 2 2022 at 1:09 AM

1,213 Short-term Apartments for rent in Oakland, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in Oakland 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 j... Read Guide >
The Moran Uptown Oakland Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
5 Units Available
Studio
$2,012
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,958
933 sqft
The Moran is a new community of boutique apartments located in Oakland’s dynamic Uptown neighborhood. Here, you’re a 4-minute walk to the 19th Street BART station and a 13-minute ride to San Francisco. A WalkScore of 95 and a BikeScore of 91 means you’re never far from places you need and want to be – and Uptown is full of enough exciting shops, galleries, music venues, restaurants and bars to keep you entertained and inspired.Choose from our studio, one, or two bedroom floor plans, sustainably designed and outfitted with the modern finishes, amenities and services you crave in a neighborhood where there’s always something new to discover.
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17th & Broadway Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
16 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,321
627 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,448
998 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,062
1338 sqft
$0 ZERO DEPOSIT MOVE-IN* Security deposits are a thing of the past. Learn how you can move-in today without a security deposit. Innovative, upscale style with a comfortable, social atmosphere, 17th & Broadway's 34-story high rise defines a new era inspired by the spirit of the city. Discover an extensive array of unprecedented features from ground-floor retail and state-of-the-art fitness spaces to the expansive pool terrace and sky deck lounge. LMC LIVING, INC. CA DRE #01983707 Choose the type of leasing experience that works best for you! 1. By Appointment or Walk-in 2. Self-Guided Tours 3. Virtual Video or Facetime Tour Contact us to schedule your appointment today.
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Electric Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
12 Units Available
Studio
$1,647
247 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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225 Clifton Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
6 Units Available
Studio
$1,995
600 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,667
900 sqft
Conveniently located in the Upper Rockridge District of Oakland nestled among the beautiful Eucalyptus trees. If you are looking for a quiet serene location, 225 Clifton Apartments is what you are looking for. Accessible for commuters or people without a vehicle. BART and AC Transit are nearby. A Walker's Paradise with a Walk Score of 92. Close to Rockridge shopping center and College Ave shops and restaurants.
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4801 Shattuck Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,195
404 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,250
834 sqft
Smaller community with ample privacy. On-site amenities include a deck with dining area, lounge and lemon trees. Apartments feature stainless steel, energy-efficient appliances, washers and dryers, and open floor plans.
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401 Derby Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,224
635 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,695
829 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Oakland’s newest live-work and apartment community, 401 Derby, is just across from Alameda and a block from Oakland Estuary in the heart of Oakland’s artistic Jingletown creative neighborhood. 401 Derby offers a variety of floorplans with great natural light, stainless-steel appliances, quartz stone countertops, and individual washer and dryers. Many units have views of the water or private balconies. Jingletown is very walkable and bikeable. The Fruitvale BART station is less than a 10-minute walk so you can be in San Francisco in less than 30 minutes.
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Forma Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
81 Units Available
Studio
$2,094
480 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,383
568 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,982
933 sqft
Forma is the best of Oakland; an apartment community centered in one of the world’s most prolific art scenes; a direct extension of the vibrancy that lies just beyond the front doors. A living experience built on the idea that creativity is a fundamental and purposeful part of everyday for those that live here. Life at Forma serves as a constant reminder that even the most abstract and seemingly unattainable ambitions can take shape, if we want them to.
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777 Broadway Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,165
649 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,859
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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Bell Uptown District Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,165
512 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,550
736 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,215
1038 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
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Verified
5 Units Available
Studio
$1,615
181 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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Coliseum Connect Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,524
2 Bedrooms
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Coliseum Connect is a brand-new transit-oriented community offering market rate and affordable housing in Oakland. Our desirable community is located on the corner of 71st Avenue and Shell Street, across from the Coliseum BART Station, AC Transit Station, and AMTRAK Station. Walk to local parks, Oracle Arena, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, and pick up some groceries at nearby stores. Coliseum Connect will offer 1 and 2 bedroom flats and townhomes ranging from 700 up to 1100 square feet and feature fully-equipped kitchens with electric appliances, in-home washer and dryer, window coverings, and garage parking. Community amenities include a spacious ground floor coffee lounge, resident social lounge, bicycle storage with a repair station, and conference room. The second-floor courtyard offers beautifully landscaped grounds includes two outdoor fire pits with seating and four barbecue grills, a perfect place to relax before enjoying a basketball game at the Oracle Area. Coliseum Connect is currently under construction and scheduled to be completed in March of 2019! To stay connected and receive updates on our community, please join our interest list below.
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Idora Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,489
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,512
936 sqft
This upscale, modern community offers easy access to the AC Transit and BART. On-site bike repair system, resident lounge and storage units. Each home includes a private balcony, full-size washer and dryer and hardwood floors.
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Hanover Broadway Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
26 Units Available
Studio
$1,917
485 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,501
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,048
1095 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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Baxter on Broadway Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,145
478 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,137
1091 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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19th & Harrison Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
14 Units Available
Studio
$2,476
490 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,434
652 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,068
815 sqft
$0 ZERO DEPOSIT MOVE-IN* Security deposits are a thing of the past. Learn how you can move-in today without a security deposit. 19th and Harrison’s studio, one and two-bedroom apartments are designed to be a beacon for East Bay’s passionate residents. From Michelin-starred restaurants and big business to funky boutiques and hungry startups, Oakland is where it’s at. Get ready to forge your new path on the waterfront. LMC LIVING, INC. CA DRE #01983707 Choose the type of leasing experience that works best for you! 1. By Appointment or Walk-in 2. Self-Guided Tours 3. Virtual Video or Facetime Tour Contact us to schedule your appointment today.
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Telegraph Arts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
13 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,104
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,969
1051 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,787
1211 sqft
At Telegraph Arts, we offer more than a home. We’re your canvas. Your home base. Your start of all things creative, inventive, and authentic. Choose from our boutique studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments or lofts for rent in Oakland, CA, and settle into the lifestyle you’ve been looking for. Situated in the inspiring arts district of Uptown Oakland, Telegraph Arts is a community that allows you to connect, recharge, create, and explore with onsite amenities like an exquisite rooftop terrace, fitness studio, and resident lounge and coworking space. Relax in your home with smart technology, custom kitchen finishes, generous storage, and beautiful wood-style flooring. We’re ready to welcome you home to your new canvas at Telegraph Arts.
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MacArthur Commons Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
34 Units Available
Studio
$1,957
487 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,018
577 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,148
883 sqft
Welcome to The Mac. MacArthur Commons Apartments, located in the historic Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, offers pet-friendly studio, one, and two-bedroom apartment homes with all the amenities you need to call The MAC your new home. Conveniently located across from the MacArthur BART station, you will be close to the Bay's major work centers and plenty of things to do down the street. MacArthur Commons Apartments is a place where you can do as much or as little as you want and get anywhere you need to be FAST. Call our Oakland apartments today to learn more about your future home!
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Aqua Via Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,788
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,678
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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Allegro At Jack London Square Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
13 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,230
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,575
1202 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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3030 Chapman Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
5 Units Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,450
605 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,499
845 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 Webster Photo Gallery 1
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Student Housing
Studio
$1,200
115 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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Co-Living - Common Jefferson Photo Gallery 1
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Co-Living
Studio
$1,409
109 sqft
**COLIVING:Fully furnished all-inclusive housing in a shared suite. Utilities and extras included ** Get more for your rent at Common Jefferson 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 • 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. The best neighborhoods put the best of city living right at your fingertips, and Downtown Oakland is no exception. Considered the historical, cultural, and business center of Oakland, Downtown is filled with public green spaces, delicious restaurants, lively bars, peaceful cafes, markets, and more. Start your day with a cup of coffee from Awaken Coffee, just a few blocks from Common Jefferson and head to local favorite, Lunch Box, for a breakfast sandwich. Spend the day lakeside at nearby Lake Merritt, walking the shores or exploring the open water on a paddle boat, or discover local artists across Downtown Oakland’s many galleries. At night, take advantage of the area’s many delicious restaurants, or enjoy dinner at home (in your beautiful kitchen at Common Jefferson!) and grab drinks at a cozy bar like District Oakland or The Trappist. The ideal location for a full-time commuter or part-time remote worker, Common Jefferson is a short walk 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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Co-living - Common MacArthur Photo Gallery 1
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Co-Living
Studio
$1,218
100 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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The Lake Merritt Photo Gallery 1
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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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

Rental prices for short-term apartments in Oakland range from $1,200 to $8,150 per month.

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

Currently, there are 24 short-term apartments available for rent in Oakland.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Oakland?

You can filter cheap apartments in Oakland by price: under $1,400, under $1,500, under $1,700, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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What to keep in mind when looking for short-term apartments in Oakland, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in Oakland 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.