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132 Condos for rent in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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13 Via Ermitas Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,000
700 sqft
Gorgeous ground floor, single story condo looks like a model home. Quiet location backs to tree-lined green belt leading to Tijeras Creek Golf Course. Patio with natural gas BBQ and outdoor storage closet. Slider from bedroom opens to patio, as does living room French door. Wood flooring throughout. White plantation shutters and white wood shades. Gas fireplace with mantel in living room. Recessed lighting. Crown molding throughout. Luxury height white cabinets (nearly new) in kitchen with two large lazy-Susan cabinets. Kitchen and bathroom (including linen closet) have beautiful neutral granite counter tops and subway tile. Stainless steel appliances, all nearly new, includes side-by-side refrigerator, oven/stove, microwave and dishwasher. Indoor stackable washer/dryer. Separate coat closet. Large bathroom completely remodeled with with extra-deep tub/shower combo with rain shower head, luxury-height toilet, frameless beveled mirror, new sink and upgraded fixtures. Spacious bedroom can accommodate King-sized bed. Large bedroom closet with organization system with room for laundry hamper, ironing board, luggage, etc. has beveled mirror doors. Safe entry into condo from well-lit courtyard. One car detached garage with built-in storage
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45 Via Madera Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,900
1110 sqft
Light & bright, with contemporary updated kitchen & baths this home is ready for you now! Quiet interior location in this well kept community that is conveniently located in the Melinda Heights area of Rancho Santa Margarita. One car garage with direct access makes parking safe & convenient. Wood flooring throughout the bulk of the home with carpet in the upstairs loft/bedroom. Large living area with lots of windows and soaring ceilings with a french door that leads to the balcony. The kitchen has been updated with quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances and white cabinetry. Stacked laundry appliance in closet. Primary suite has updated shower and vanity plus a large walk in closet. Upstairs is a loft/bedroom with it's own full bath! Great for a home office, secondary bedroom or den! The Cabo Vista community has it's own pool & spa but Solano Park is nearby with a playground, picnic facilities and association pool & spa. Hurry & make this your new home!
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133 Tierra Montanosa Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$4,300
1500 sqft
Located in a quiet area of the complex with plenty of guest parking, this property has an entry courtyard for privacy with Bluetooth security cameras (to watch young children play) in both the front and back entrance. PEX re-pipe completed in 2017.Soaring ceilings, dramatic two story windows, plantation shutters, newly installed vinyl wood floors, and cozy fireplace greet you as you enter the home. Kitchen has been completely remodeled with a modern quartz countertop, textured tile backsplash imported from Italy, large single hole stainless steel sink with new fixtures, soft close cabinets with hidden hinges and new hardware, new GE microwave, and new Bosch dishwasher. Spacious under the stairs closet has been extended for extra storage, pantry space, or toy room. Main floor den can convert easily to a home office or a bedroom with a remodeled full bath tub shower next to it. Full size washer & dryer inside interior of home with lots of added shelf space included. Good sized back courtyard is the perfect place for entertaining, with access from both a slider in the den or single door in living room. Turf has been added to keep maintenance and water bill low. Upstairs there are dual master suites and a landing with a sunny skylight. The smaller suite has a large walk in closet and full bath. The master bath and modern open concept closet was completely remodeled in 2021 with dual quartz vanity and custom cabinetry, new flooring, modern shower with rain shower and handheld fixtures, glass sliding, self-cleaning toilet, and pocket sliding door for privacy. Attached two car garage with direct access from downstairs hallway. Conveniently located within true walking distance of Melinda Heights Elementary school and Altisima Park. 241 access is approximately a half mile away. All of this in the wonderful Melinda Heights area of Rancho Santa Margarita! Come have a new home for the holidays!
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87 Brisa Del Lago Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,900
922 sqft
Charming private lake view (peek) condo. This two-bedroom single level home has just been completely remodeled. Some of the upgrades include LVP flooring throughout the home as well as a new sliding door and all new windows. The kitchen has brand new cabinets, new quartz counters, new stainless-steel sink/faucet and also features stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, dish washer, gas stove/oven and microwave). The spacious master suite has an ensuite bathroom that has a brand-new custom shower, dual vanity and a large walk-in closet. The secondary bedroom has access to the other fully renovated bathroom right across the hall. The hallway also includes a new linen closet as well as a stackable washer and dryer for your in-unit laundry. The open floor plan dining/living room has a nook for a buffet or home office, while the living room has a gas fireplace (prewired for TV mounting). Enjoy your own private lake view patio, 13-acre community lake with beach club & swimming lagoon, lakeside park with exercise course, walking & jogging trails, boating & fishing. In addition to all the community pools and parks that RSM has to offer, Brisa Del Lago features two private on-site recreation areas, one with pool and spa at the lake's edge and the other with spa. Walk to convenient adjacent shopping center with an abundance of shopping and restaurant choices (literally just over 300 feet to Carmelita's restaurant). Perfect for an active, relaxed and casual lifestyle of worry-free condo renting. You have Lake and Pool rights! Call today!!
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94 Via Prado Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,695
808 sqft
Recently Remodeled Upper 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1 Carport #4, 1 Extra Parking Permit, Refrigerator And New Stackable Washer/Dryer Included, Community Pool And Spa, Walk To Shops, Restaurants And More - Available Now!
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63 Brisa Ribera Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,850
869 sqft
This is a wonderful 2bed , 1 bath. Second bedroom is informal but it is spacious, has its own separate lake view balcony. Walk (less than 20 steps) to the lake, local fancy restaurants and shopping centers. Walk to the Golf Coarse. One of the best School Districts (Ranked 9 of 10). Walk to Schools . Outdoor Lake facing nice size swimming pool and sky facing Jacuzzi with breathtaking amazing cooling breeze coming from the lake under the moon. Besides the main garage, there is an Extra Covered Parking Space for the owner and many other available guest parking spots. Amazing Paved Fancy walking tracks and beautiful lightening at night. New Kitchen, New Bathroom, Double Vanity, all New Stainless Steel High End Appliances. Two balconies at two separate levels. Lake view from the upper balcony. New Cabinets, Beautiful Modern Quartz Stone Countertops and Backsplashes. Beautiful fire place matches cathedral ceiling and modern chandelier. Peace, Tranquility, Beauty and much more for your family in a gorgeous community. Walking Distance to any and many stores, restaurants , coffee shops , tea serving spots, groceries, gas station and famous franchise stores. Easy to Show. Owner/Landlord is a Licensed Realtor.
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9 Brisa Ribera Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,000
896 sqft
Lake view balcony.One bedroom plus loft ,,walk 20 steps to lake ,local fancy restaurant and shopping centers.walk to golf course .One of the best school district (Ranked 9 of 10 )walk to schools.Outdoor lake facing swimming pool and jacuzzi ,Amazing paved fancy walking tracks and beautiful lightening at nights.
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16 Marino Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,790
900 sqft
One of the cutest two bedroom upper level condos you can find in Rancho Santa Margarita! Private covered balcony with beautiful lush unobstructed park and greenbelt views! Open floor plan with high ceilings!! Large kitchen with lots of cabinets for storage and stainless steel refrigerator, microwave, and gas cook top! Large master bedrooms with walk-in closet and en-suit spacious master bathroom! Good size second bedroom with a full bathroom! Cozy fireplace in the living room! Incredible peaceful location in the great neighborhood of Belflora! Attached one-car garage with direct access to the home plus you get a permit to park another car in the neighborhood! Conveniently close to Toddler Park, Association pool and spa!! Access to Rancho Santa Margarita Lake and it's amenities! Close to shopping, dining, good schools, parks, toll-road, and much more!
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28515 Salerno Drive Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,100
1100 sqft
This Spacious 2 bedroom 2 Bath, it is located in the lovely community of Bella Palermo. It is townhome style condo very light bright and open with Direct access 2 car attached garage, inside laundry, and large bedrooms. Wood plank type flooring in the living room and dining room, it has a very open feeling. The kitchen is light and bright and open to the large living and dining area. There is lots of storage inside and out. There is a spacious patio area off the living room as well. The complex has a clubhouse, workout room, and a pool. There are lots of parks, hiking and bike trails near by as well as award winning schools. Call Jill for showing @ 949-289-7830
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23541 Avenida La Caza Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,200
1000 sqft
In The Desirable Gated Community Of Cotto De Caza, This Highly Sought After Bright, Exquisite, Unique And Open Floor Plan Townhouse With Vaulted Ceilings And Skylights Features: One bedroom+ loft, Totally Remodeled Kitchen And Bathrooms With Grey Quartz Counter Tops, Marble Tiles In Bathrooms/Showers, Pantry, Wood Floor Downstairs And Low Pile Carpet Upstairs, New Lighting Fixtures And New Interior Doors. A Large Wrapped Around Patio Off Living Room With Pool View Steps Down To The Greenbelt And A Beautifully Landscaped Surroundings, Cotto De Caza Amenities Includes: Clubhouse, Tennis, Golf, Sports Courts, Pools, Walking, Biking Trials And Equestrian Center And Much More
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9 Merano, Mission Viejo, CA 92692 Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$4,400
1559 sqft
This property is available. Please inquire on this site to schedule a showing. 3 bed 2 bath two story condo with attached 2-car garage. Features recessed lighting, beautiful flooring, fireplace, Central heating and AC, washer/dryer hooks up available, clerestory window, primary bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with upgrades, double sink vanity, soaking tub and walk-in shower. The kitchen has appliances including a gas range and dishwasher. Ample cabinetry and bartop seating. Near the 5 freeway. Security deposit equal to one month's rent. Pets are allowed on a case-by-case basis with an additional $500 deposit. All utilities are tenant's responsibility. Disclaimer: Ziprent is acting as the agent for the owner. Information Deemed Reliable but not Guaranteed. All information should be independently verified by renter. (RLNE7727444)
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Madrid Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,499
Results within 5 miles of Rancho Santa Margarita
23361 Via Linda Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,295
1160 sqft
Welcome to 23361 Via Linda, Unit B. Mission Viejo's Delightful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Ridgemont townhome boasts an updated kitchen featuring quartz counters and stainless steel appliances. Have quick meals at the kitchen counter or in the dining room. Living room features include Fireplace, High vaulted ceilings, and clerestory windows. Tile flooring throughout the main level. Carpet on staircase and second floor. All bedrooms located upstairs, double sinks and large tub in primary bathroom. Laundry hookups in the two car attached garage. Newer AC unit. Private association pool and spa. Enjoy Mission Viejo living with July 4th events, nearby dining, shopping, parks and schools. Lake Mission Viejo Association (LMVA) amenities offers fishing, boat rentals, Yacht Club, beach, summer concerts, movies and more. LMVA is a private facility, membership is optional for the tenant. Mission Viejo is centrally located with John Wayne (SNA) airport just 13 miles away. Popular Irvine Spectrum Center is only 6 miles away. Minutes from I-5 and 4 miles to 241 Toll Road.
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22592 Galilea Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,800
1286 sqft
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE.... It is important to note that these photos of the views of the lake are all taken from the actual residence itself. This is lake front living at its finest! This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Garden Level Location is both quiet and private. Fabulous stone flooring, white paint and a system of mirrors throughout makes this home the essence of light and bright. Rails have been removed and step downs added in both the Entry to the Living Room and in the Main Bedroom to help this unit feel even more open. The kitchen comes with Stainless Steel Appliances (stove/oven, microwave, trash compactor, refrigerator). It is as if you are surrounded by the lake, as mirrors in the Living Room and the Dining Room bring the lake indoors allowing it to be seen in most every direction. A large rear patio is perfect for dining, entertaining, relaxing or just watching the events on the lake float by. Yet another plus is the proximity of the 2 car detached garage. The Mallorca Complex has a Private Beach with a Designated Swimming Area, Picnic Tables, Bar-B-Q's, a Cabana and Restrooms. Additional HOA amenities include 2 pools, 2 spas, Greenbelt Trails, 72 boat docks, Paddle Board Racks, a Loading Dock, a Fishing Dock and 24/7 Manned Gate. There is always shopping and dining at "Plaza On The Lake" to keep you occupied. Of course, Lake Membership is included bringing you the ability to Rent Boats, enjoy North Beach and East Beach, Fish, attend the Summer Concerts and use the Lake Picnic Facilities/Meeting Rooms. Why wait? In order to arrange for a showing, please contact Listing Agent Steve Ruiz of Regency Real Estate at Cell/Text 949-292-6058.
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27786 Soller Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,600
1221 sqft
This is a fully furnished lease, just bring your personal items and enjoy. Available as of November through April. Stunning expansive shimmering lake and sparkling city light views from the entry, living, dining, kitchen and master suite. This condo is located in the resort like Mallorca's gated community and is an entry level end unit, with no one above. Relax and entertain on the spacious wrap around balcony as you soak in the views. Enter into an expanded foyer with wrought iron balustrade. Step down to a large living room with a modern fireplace and the slider opens to a covered patio. The dining room has a huge window and a slider that goes to the balcony. Light paint, off white drapes, large plank vinyl flooring and plush carpeting makes this a very elegant home. Kitchen was remodeled with granite counters, updated maple cabinets, under cabinet lighting, decorative backsplash, and upgraded stainless steel appliances. The master suite has a stunning lake and city lights view, a ceiling fan and a huge window with plantation shutters. The dressing area with mirrored closet door, built ins including a dresser, double sinks with updated maple cabinets and quarts counters. The second bedroom is currently used as a home office, but does have a closet with built ins. The second bathroom is updated and has a tub/shower. The Laundry room is located in the hallway with a full size washer/dryer and storage cabinets. The garage is located straight across from your unit and has plenty of storage. Enjoy the amenities of two pools/spa, private beach with tables and chairs. Conveniently located to the market on the lake with shops, restaurants and gym. Owner holds CA Real Estate License. Small dog will be considered.
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22608 La Puebla Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,750
1444 sqft
Fully renovated condo in the Mallorca’s with amazing views of Mission Viejo Lake throughout the living room, dining room, primary bedroom and balcony! 2 Bedroom / 2 bath single level condo with spacious living room, formal dining and breakfast nook. 2 car detached garage with lots of storage. New luxury vinyl wood flooring and new carpet, freshly painted and new HVAC. Open and bright end unit with covered balcony. Located conveniently near the association pool and spa. Popular walking 3 mile path surrounds the lake. Across from the Plaza del Lago shopping center with gym and restaurants, Resort style living in the heart of Mission Viejo, enjoy concerts, fireworks, and more.
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5 Rue Monet Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
1086 sqft
Enjoy the quiet and serenity of this Foothill Ranch detached condo ready for a new tenant. Living room has a decorative fireplace and it opens to a brick and slate private patio. Upstairs you get 2 large master bedrooms and a roomy loft, great to be used as an office area or play room. Beautiful tile throughout downstairs.
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27827 Barbate Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
2 Bedrooms
$3,900
1333 sqft
Waterfront penthouse with sweeping big water views of Lake Mission Viejo from end to end! Landlord just finished an absolutely gorgeous remodel throughout including beautiful kitchen with Quartz countertops, new cabinets, travertine and laminate flooring & much more! This private end unit has an open floor plan all on one level, with tall vaulted ceilings and no one above. The living space includes a large living room with fireplace, recessed lighting, luxury vinyl flooring, baseboards, outlets and more. The adjacent formal dining room has plenty of space for those formal holiday dinners and situated perfectly off the kitchen. There is a breakfast nook area as well which could function as a home office up in front with a nice pantry and full laundry closet with hookups for side by side washer/dryer. The master suite is complete with walk-in closet, an amazing spa bathroom and door which leads to the lakeside balcony. There is a second bedroom and hall bathroom near the front of the condo. Outdoor space includes a front porch and private rear lakeside patio, perfect for entertaining and enjoying absolutely amazing views!
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48 Eclipse Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
4 Bedrooms
$4,500
1973 sqft
Must see!! Beautiful home located in the Baker Ranch community in Lake Forest. It contains 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with all floor upgrade with laminate . One bedroom is on downstairs. It has great location, close to the park, shopping centers, The community features amazing amenities such as pools, spas, community parks, tennis courts, walking trails, and dog park.
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25111 Via Terracina Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,950
1383 sqft
Great 2 master bedroom 2.5 bathroom town-home with attached 2 car garage in the heart of Laguna Niguel. Property has unobstructed view of the canyons and mountains!!! Property is move in ready upgraded throughout with new carpet, new paint, and tile throughout. Located in a great neighborhood close to the toll road, to schools, trails, parks and the town center!
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12 Quinn Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$4,200
2049 sqft
Welcome to the Ridge in the heart of Mission Viejo. This gorgeous END-UNIT Townhome welcomes you through an enclosed front patio area. Light and bright with plenty of plantation shutters covering the windows and beautiful ceilings. This beautiful open concept kitchen features Stainless Appliances, White cabinetry and light granite counters-making cooking & entertaining a joy. Keep the conversation flowing when dining with family or friends or cozy up in the spacious living room for movie night. If the mood strikes, take your favorite beverage out onto the balcony for a great place to unwind. At the end of the day your spacious Master Bedroom awaits, with space and privacy to allow the cares of the day to melt away. The secondary bedrooms and baths take care of family or guests at any time. Your community amenities include a sparkling pool & spa complete with BBQ areas and large outdoor fireplaces for those cooler nights. Close to - shopping (walking distance to Target), dining entertainment , Kaiser & Saddleback Hospitals and great schools. Modern floor-plan is multilevel & great for multigenerational households, families living with extended family members or roommates.
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14 Valmont Way Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$4,000
1315 sqft
This Meticulously upgraded and maintained, two bedroom/two and a half bathroom home is 1,319SF, it is a spacious tri-level end unit located in the highly sought after Valmont Tract in the heart of Ladera Ranch. The home has a cute entry and front patio. The Main floor consists of an open floor plan and includes a family room, dining area and kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The oversized Master suite consists of a walk-in closet, stand alone shower, jacuzzi tub, and dual vanities. The secondary bedroom is large enough to fit a queen/king size bed.The garage is equipped to fit two cars. Located close to top rated schools, world class shopping and great restaurants. The nearby amenities include pools, water park, tennis, sport parks and much more. What more could you ask for? Welcome home to 14 Valmont, Ladera Ranch
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23292 Orange Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,385
947 sqft
This two bedroom two bath condo is located at the convenient location at the Aliso Creek Villas community. newer parint and floor. Washer and Dryer included. Front and back patio. Community pool. Don't miss out best deal in lake forest.
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City Guide for Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Want to live in a record holding city? Rancho Santa Margarita holds the record for the longest city name in California. The previous title-holder, La Canada Flintridge, slipped into second place when Rancho Santa Margarita was incorporated in 2000.

Rancho Santa Margarita is a new town in the rapidly growing region of Orange County, California. It's a planned community, which means there are plenty of shiny new apartment complexes, as well as all the amenities you would expect in a small city. You might think that such a new town would be lacking in character, but don't be so quick to judge. There's a strong community finding its feet here, and you won't have trouble finding community events to get involved in. In the summer, rock, soul and country music concerts are regularly held in Central Park, so you can live it up while watching the sun go down. Rancho Santa Margarita has a lot to offer, and you haven't even heard about the biggest attractions yet! The sunny climate and the incredibly beautiful surroundings are what draw many people to this Orange County city. So, if you do decide to move here, remember to get out of your smart new apartment every once in a while and enjoy the landscape. Go explore the Cleveland National Forest -- after all, it will be right on your doorstep. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for condos in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Finding condos for rent in Rancho Santa Margarita is almost no different than renting an apartment in a big complex. The real difference is the ownership. Condos are owned by individuals within the same building. However, apartments in a large complex are owned by a single landlord or property management group.

Sometimes the price of condos in Rancho Santa Margarita may prove cheaper. The owners are often moving onto a new home or leaving the city and just need someone to cover the costs. Apartment complexes are designed to deal with tenant issues, make repairs, and care for the property. Condo owners will still deal with repairs and upkeep but may need more time to address a problem, especially if they don’t live nearby. However, condo owners have a more vested interest in the property and keeping their tenants happy to reduce turnover.

Choose the best condos for rent in Rancho Santa Margarita that meet your wishlist for budget, amenities, and layout. You probably won’t notice the difference between the condos and apartments you tour.