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Last updated December 7 2022 at 5:39 AM

545 Short-term Apartments for rent in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in Rancho Santa Margarita takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short... Read Guide >
Villas Antonio Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,325
599 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,825
998 sqft
PLEASE CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL TOUR! Welcome home to Villas Antonio Apartment Homes! Our beautiful community is situated in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Our ideal location places you near the 241 Toll Road, the 5 Freeway and within minutes of the Town Center, Antonio Plaza Shopping Center and the Tijeras Creek Golf Course. At Villas Antonio Apartment Homes we offer seven spectacular and stylish one and two bedroom apartment homes complete with interiors meticulously designed with all the conveniences usually reserved for a single-family home. Villas Antonio introduces the new American dream creating the perfect urban escape with never ending outdoor activities and a strong sense of community. *Floor plan availability and pricing subject to change. Square footage and/or room dimensions are approximations and may vary between individual apartment units. Western National Property Management; CalDRE LIC #00838846
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The Highlands Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,480
766 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
1000 sqft
This Cape Cod-style community features a range of layouts, including two-story townhomes. Roman soaking tubs, wood-burning fireplaces and stunning vaulted ceilings make each apartment feel like home. Complete with lit tennis court and clubhouse.
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eaves Santa Margarita Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,205
524 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,640
907 sqft
Located near Robinson Mall and Santa Margarita Parkway. Sun-filled units have hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Plenty of closet space. Community amenities include bike storage and a 24-hour fitness center.
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Results within 5 miles of Rancho Santa Margarita
Ridgecrest Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
8 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,525
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,961
1105 sqft
Spacious apartments with custom finishes. Residents can play sand volleyball, swim, exercise, and more on site. Right near bus stops on Lake Forest Drive. Close to Pittsford Park.
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Laurel Vista Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,525
658 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,095
898 sqft
Surround yourself with style at Laurel Vista Apartment Homes. Situated just off the 241 Toll Road in Ladera Ranch, California, you will find pristine hillside views and magnificent tree-lined streets. Laurel Vista offers one and two bedroom apartment homes uniquely designed with you in mind. You can enjoy working up a sweat in our fitness studio and unwinding in our swimming pool. Residents also have full access to the Avendale Village Club, where all of life's excursions are just moments from home. Our location places you within minutes of local schools, shopping, and parks. Outlining the community you will find ample trails for hiking and biking. Call to schedule a tour today and let us show you why Laurel Vista is the perfect place to call home! *Floor plan availability and pricing subject to change. Square footage and/or room dimensions are approximations and may vary between individual apartment units. Western National Property Management; CalDRE LIC #00838846
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Sendero Gateway Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,590
786 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,060
1029 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,980
1313 sqft
A beautiful community with a resort-like pool, outdoor lounge and cabanas. Well-appointed interiors with granite countertops, modern appliances and custom cabinetry. Just minutes from area restaurants and shops.
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Mosaic Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
11 Units Available
Studio
$2,200
525 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,330
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,895
960 sqft
Community residents enjoy an on-site fitness center, garage parking, clubhouse, and resort-style pool. Apartments include a breakfast bar, plush carpeting, and granite countertops. Just minutes from The Shops at Mission Viejo and Cordova Park.
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Laurel Glen Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,560
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,180
975 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,565
1175 sqft
SCHEDULE YOUR IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL TOUR TODAY! Laurel Glen Apartment Homes welcome you home! Our apartment homes are centrally located in Ladera Ranch, California. Featuring pristine views and luxurious floor plans, Laurel Glen provides an oasis to come home to. With access to the Avendale Village Club, all of life's excursions are just moments from home. Outlining the community you will also find ample trails for hiking and biking! Laurel Glen Apartment Homes features one, two and three bedroom apartment homes and townhomes uniquely designed with you in mind. These apartment homes include hardwood style flooring, plush designer carpeting, and two-toned paint. *Floor plan availability and pricing subject to change. Square footage and/or room dimensions are approximations and may vary between individual apartment units. Western National Property Management.
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Laurel Terrace Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,405
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,120
995 sqft
SCHEDULE YOUR IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL TOUR TODAY! Laurel Terrace Apartment Homes welcome you home! Our apartment homes are centrally located in Ladera Ranch, California. With pristine views and luxurious floor plans, Laurel Terrace provides an oasis to come home to. With access to the Avendale Village Club, all of life's excursions are just moments from home. Outlining the community you will also find ample trails for hiking and biking. At Laurel Terrace Apartment Homes we offer one and two bedroom apartment homes that have been beautifully crafted with designer interiors, such as plush carpeting, hardwood style flooring, and custom cabinetry. Browse our photo gallery and call to schedule a tour today and see for yourself what apartment living should be like! *Floor plan availability and pricing subject to change. Square footage and/or room dimensions are approximations and may vary between individual apartment units. Western National Property Management.
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Esencia Sur Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,640
683 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,020
1063 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,870
1218 sqft
A luxurious community featuring a resort-style pool and spa, lounge and fire pit. Beautiful apartments include sleek, modern appliances and lots of closet space. On-site fitness studio, BBQ area and media room.
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Bellecour Way Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,570
1256 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Single bedroom flats and 2-3 bedroom condos are pet friendly with cozy kitchens, fireplace, ceiling fans, in-unit laundry and garage parking. Enjoy pool, hot tub, clubhouse and fitness center.
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Forest Glen Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,830
1050 sqft
Near convenient transportation routes, including S18. All units are spacious and feature amenities such as walk-in closets and fireplaces. Community is pet-friendly and has a car wash area and clubhouse.
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The Arbors Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
19 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,390
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,985
955 sqft
Beautiful views and newly renovated apartments, offering gourmet kitchens, vaulted ceilings, expansive decks and so much more. The property is landscaped, complementing two pools -- one of which is open year-round.
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Sycamore Lane Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,887
950 sqft
This gated community has a two-story fitness center, pool and cabana-equipped spa. It's just steps away from the Shops at Dos Lagos and the Crossings at Corona. Units feature walk-in closets and stainless steel appliances.
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Adagio on the Green Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,600
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,135
1014 sqft
Surrounded by greenery near Mission Viejo Golf Club. Stunning interiors with granite countertops and hardwood floors. Fully furnished. On-site amenities include clubhouse, coffee bar, concierge, pool and yoga. Pet-friendly.
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Idyllwillow Resort Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,996
525 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,176
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,728
960 sqft
Great location for commuters, on Marguerite Parkway, close to I-5. Units have laundry, Nest technology, and patio or balcony. Community features pool, playground and parking.
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Avalon Baker Ranch Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
31 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,727
799 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,055
1031 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,375
1567 sqft
Recently upgraded apartments feature granite counters and hardwood floors. Conveniences include in-unit laundry and walk-in closets. Walk to nearby stores and restaurants or commute via the San Diego Freeway.
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Eaves Mission Viejo Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,318
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,085
900 sqft
Just blocks from Oso Viejo Community Park in Mission Viejo. Spacious units have patios and balconies. Tenants have use of a swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court and grill.
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Results within 10 miles of Rancho Santa Margarita
The Palmer Residences Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,530
682 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
890 sqft
This Mediterranean-style community is located at the confluence of San Diego Freeway and Highway 1, so retail and dining options abound. The pet-friendly, smoke-free community has a hot tub and pool. In-unit fireplaces available.
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Marea Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,550
691 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,095
930 sqft
1-2 bedroom units, recently renovated with giant walk in-closets, fireplace and granite countertops. Extra storage available. Perfect for active lifestyles, with tennis court, yoga, gym, pool, playground and hot tub on-site.
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Rancho Del Mar Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
13 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,478
563 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,846
1100 sqft
Combining city and coastal living, this Spanish-inspired complex offers the best of both worlds. Sophisticated yet relaxed, these apartments feature washer/dryer hookup, range stove and a community hot tub.
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Pointe Niguel Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,617
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,167
1180 sqft
Newly updated homes in a community with a basketball court and pool. Hike at nearby Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. Have easy access to I-5 and the Pacific Coast Highway. Minutes from the ocean.
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Harbor Pointe Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,975
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,485
1251 sqft
Cozy homes with quartz counters, extra storage and patios. Enjoy the on-site playground, business center and gym. Close to Sea Canyon Park, Pacific Coast Highway and Salt Creek Beach.
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Aliso Creek Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
19 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,469
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,003
1251 sqft
One-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom townhomes are pet friendly with modern kitchens, hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, master suites, in-unit laundry, walk-in closets. Enjoy fitness center, pool, spa. Walk to Aliso-Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. Access to US-73.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent for a short-term apartment in Rancho Santa Margarita?

Rental prices for short-term apartments in Rancho Santa Margarita range from $2,200 to $3,450 per month.

How many short-term apartments are available for rent in Rancho Santa Margarita?

Currently, there are 3 short-term apartments available for rent in Rancho Santa Margarita.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Rancho Santa Margarita?

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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 short-term apartments in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in Rancho Santa Margarita 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.