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293 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 >
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6 Units Available
The Highlands
31872 Joshua Dr, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92679
Robinson Ranch
1 Bedroom
$2,905
905 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,195
882 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 10:06 AM
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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14 Units Available
eaves Santa Margarita
111 Via Serena, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
SAMLARC
1 Bedroom
$2,253
524 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,670
907 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 8:12 AM
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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1 Unit Available
Sycamore Lane
25162 Charlinda Dr, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Studio
$2,222
500 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:50 AM
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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14 Units Available
Adagio on the Green
26600 Oso Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
1 Bedroom
$2,495
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,255
1021 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:48 AM
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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6 Units Available
Ridgecrest Apartments
21486 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Rancho de los Alisos
1 Bedroom
$2,533
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,982
1105 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:47 AM
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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10 Units Available
Sofi Laguna Hills
24555 Los Alisos Blvd, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Central Laguna Hills
1 Bedroom
$2,423
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,876
1014 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:46 AM
With The Orchard and Laguna Hills Mall only minutes from this community, there's very little residents have to drive for. The pet-friendly community has a beautiful pool and gym. Units feature fireplaces and private patios/balconies.
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1 Unit Available
Laurel Canyon Apartment Homes
76 Mercantile Way, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Township Village
3 Bedrooms
$3,575
1250 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:42 AM
SCHEDULE YOUR IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL TOUR TODAY! Laurel Canyon Apartment Homes is located just off the 241 Toll Road, and is one of four Laurel communities located in Ladera Ranch, California. At Laurel Canyon Apartment Homes, we offer one, two and three bedroom apartments that have interiors with carpeting, hardwood style flooring, and custom cabinetry. Work up a sweat in our fitness studio and unwind in our swimming pool. There are trails for hiking and biking, restaurants and shopping all within a few blocks. Residents also have full access to the Avendale Village Club which offers a swim complex complete with a water fun zone and wading pools, baseball/softball fields, sand volleyball and basketball courts, fitness center, and daycare center. *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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4 Units Available
Esencia Sur Apartment Homes
92 Esencia Dr, San Clemente, CA 92679
2 Bedrooms
$2,918
1063 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,811
1218 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:42 AM
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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12 Units Available
The Arbors
26356 Vintage Woods Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Rancho de los Alisos
1 Bedroom
$2,305
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,890
986 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 10:06 AM
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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3 Units Available
Eaves Mission Viejo
24950 Via Florecer, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
1 Bedroom
$2,740
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,905
900 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 8:12 AM
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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19 Units Available
Avalon Baker Ranch
1000 Lupine, Lake Forest, CA 92630
1 Bedroom
$2,704
769 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,495
1031 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,385
1726 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 8:12 AM
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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8 Units Available
Idyllwillow Resort Apartment Homes
28032 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Studio
$1,900
525 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,171
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,507
960 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 7:09 AM
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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Results within 10 miles of Rancho Santa Margarita
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5 Units Available
Rancho Del Mar
1100 Calle del Cerro, San Clemente, CA 92672
Rancho San Clemente
2 Bedrooms
$2,724
900 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:52 AM
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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8 Units Available
Pointe Niguel
29781 Niguel Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
1 Bedroom
$2,767
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,045
1180 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:47 AM
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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13 Units Available
Aliso Creek
24152 Hollyoak, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
1 Bedroom
$2,445
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,302
1200 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:47 AM
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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9 Units Available
The Palmer Residences
26451 Camino de Vista, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
1 Bedroom
$2,830
817 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,305
890 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 10:06 AM
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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9 Units Available
eaves Lake Forest
22700 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Lake Forest
1 Bedroom
$2,498
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,889
1100 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 8:12 AM
Minutes away from interstates 405 and 5, this Orange County community offers furnished units and hardwood floors. Nearby upscale dining and shopping, in addition to an on-site swimming pool, fitness center and carport.
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The M Collection
32400 Crown Valley Pkwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
2 Bedrooms
$4,580
1122 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 1:01 AM
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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2 Units Available
Tustin Cottages
1361 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780
3 Bedrooms
$3,930
1691 sqft
4 Bedrooms
$4,280
1582 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:54 AM
Located minutes from I-5 and near Tustin High School. Cherry wood cabinets and updated appliances. A 24-hour gym, pool and hot tub. Patio or balcony in suites. Tiled entries and Jacuzzi tubs in updated bathrooms.
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2 Units Available
Seacrest
240 Avenida Vista Montana, San Clemente, CA 92672
Rancho San Clemente
1 Bedroom
$2,515
683 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:52 AM
In-person tours now available! Schedule yours today! Located in pristine San Clemente, California, Seacrest Apartment Homes offers a coastal lifestyle that is unparalleled. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and nestled up on the hillside terraces, you’ll surround yourself with the best of southern California. Everything you need is conveniently located close to home, including shopping, dining, award-winning schools and commuter-friendly freeways. Complete with private balconies and patios and upgraded kitchens, entertaining is easy in these one or two bedroom apartment homes. Whether it’s relaxing by the pool, working out in the open air fitness studio or barbecuing with friends, Seacrest Apartment Homes has it all.
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3 Units Available
Brookwood Villas
1885 San Remo Dr, Corona, CA 92882
2 Bedrooms
$2,839
791 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:51 AM
Easy access to Orange County. Community courts include tennis, basketball and racquetball. Recently renovated apartments feature vaulted ceilings, extra storage, fireplace and private patio. Pet- and people-friendly.
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15 Units Available
Rize Irvine Apartments
1100 Synergy, Irvine, CA 92614
Irvine Business Complex
1 Bedroom
$2,790
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,180
1281 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:51 AM
This charming community sits in a tranquil, residential area. It is a newly constructed, luxury apartment community with an urban living vibe. Fitness room, electric car charging, and yoga studio provided.
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5 Units Available
El Paseo Apartment Homes
14901 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
Studio
$2,265
455 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,420
653 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,070
902 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:50 AM
Welcome to El Paseo. Our upscale community of studio, one- and two-bedroom Tustin apartments feature gorgeous Mediterranean architecture and something unique for every resident. We are ideally located near popular shopping, dining and entertainment options, all just moments away from our professionally-maintained grounds. Palm-tree lined walkways and luxury accents allow residents to relax and unwind. Our Tustin apartments showcase an inspired array of amenities. Some of our favorites include central heating and cooling, full-sized designer kitchens, full-sized washing machines and dryers, and ample storage in every apartment. Residents enjoy full access to our unique community, complete with a 24-hour fitness center and a resort-inspired pool and spa. Call, email, or visit our leasing office for your exclusive tour of our inspired community. We can’t wait to meet you! Ask about our Move-In Guarantee, which is our pledge to your happiness. If you don't love your home within 30-days,
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18 Units Available
Axiom Tustin
13841 Tustin East Dr, Tustin, CA 92780
Studio
$2,115
503 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,380
696 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,085
1020 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 11:50 AM
Beautifully landscaped grounds surround these recently renovated apartments. Fully equipped kitchens and in-unit laundry. Swimming pool, courtyard, BBQ area, game room, tennis court and gym. Dogs and cats allowed.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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 $2,250 to $3,450 per month.

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

Currently, there are 2 short-term apartments available for rent in Rancho Santa Margarita.

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

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Rancho Santa Margarita by using the cheap apartments filter.
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.