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Last updated December 10 2022 at 1:33 AM

440 Short-term Apartments for rent in San Marcos, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in San Marcos 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... Read Guide >
Elán Carlsbad Shores Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,570
590 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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This coastal town offers fantastic amenities. This community is just seven miles from the beach. Apartments feature faux finished granite countertops, private balconies and fenced yards. On-site pool and spa.
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The Courtyards Pacific Village Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,348
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,099
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,488
1269 sqft
The Courtyards offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes with square footage ranging from 665-1380sf. Amenities include heated pool & spa, dog park and dog wash station, 24 hour fitness center, movie theater, game room, clubhouse, playground, package lockers, additional storage available, bicycle storage and Electric Vehicle charging stations throughout.
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Elan Beachpointe Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,595
675 sqft
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Easy access to the beach and parks. This beautiful community offers skylights, assigned garage spaces, vaulted ceilings and large windows in each home. The community is pet-friendly and features a grill area, pool and laundry.
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The Overlook at Bernardo Heights Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,027
840 sqft
Interior features include walk-in closets, separate dens and dining rooms, vaulted ceilings, and private patios/balconies. Close to the San Diego Liberal Arts Academy and Highland Ranch Elementary School.
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Results within 5 miles of San Marcos
Signature Point Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
13 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$4,167
998 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,787
1279 sqft
Signature Point offers luxury and style with premium kitchen features, fireplaces, plush carpeting and modern Spanish architecture. Amenities include a cedar sauna, pool and barbecue facilities.
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Preserve at Melrose Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,341
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,818
1128 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Near Vista Sports Park. Apartments feature living areas with hardwood-style floors, bathrooms with soaking tubs and kitchens with Whirlpool appliances. On-site community garden, swimming pool, spa, clubhouse and 24-hour fitness center.
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The Hills at Rancho Penasquitos Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,412
963 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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The Hills at Rancho Penasquitos offers beautifully remodeled two and three bedroom apartment homes for rent located off Carmel Mountain Road in Rancho Penasquitos. We have beautiful valley views nestled in a wooded landscape and are located next door to Rolling Hills Elementary School which is in the Award Winning Poway School District.
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Cresta Bella Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
18 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,835
854 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,953
1289 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,910
1533 sqft
CRESTA BELLA... a new, luxury rental community with Mediterranean-inspired architecture and spacious, flexible floor plans. A collection that is honored to call Rancho Penasquitos home, Cresta Bella blends together outstanding in-home conveniences, such as full-size washers and dryers, with thoughtful appointments like designer trim, state-of-the-art kitchens, and direct-access garages with remotes. The end result is an elegant living experience that is second to none.
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Marisol Carlsbad Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
9 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,930
772 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,490
1135 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,983
1393 sqft
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. Style. Accessibility. Proximity. Marisol apartment homes feature easy access to the charm and playfulness of historic Carlsbad and offer a haven from it all when it’s time to unplug. One-, two-, and three-bedroom homes feature all the sensible amenities you’ll want, plus the tech-savvy extras you’ll be excited to share. LMC LIVING, INC. CA DRE #01983707
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The Villas at Camino Bernardo Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,774
703 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,972
969 sqft
Welcome to The Villas at Camino Bernardo Beautiful and Spacious Floor Plans in the Award Winning Poway Unified School District The Villas at Camino Bernardo offers gracious apartment homes in a resort style community in a beautifully landscaped tranquil setting in the heart of Rancho Bernado. Our well designed community offers one and two bedroom apartment homes, emphasizing on comfort and livability featuring upgraded kitchens, bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, modern hard-flooring, and other popular features such as full size washer and dryer. As a resident of The Villas you will enjoy two heated pools, two soothing spas, lighted tennis court, state of the art fitness center, community clubhouse, dog park, tot lot, onsite storage is available.
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Bluffs at Carlsbad Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,326
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,495
670 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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BEAUTIFUL CARLSBAD APARTMENTS Reflecting a passion for luxury and stylishness, the residences at The Bluffs at Carlsbad present a compelling portrait of refined apartment living. Nestled in a well-kept area of northwest Carlsbad, California, we are close to great schools, thriving businesses, and wonderful shopping destinations. CA-78 and Interstate 5 are located nearby, giving you access to the Pacific Ocean and all of its beauty. The Bluffs at Carlsbad offers the best for all your needs. Offering unique one, two, and three bedroom floor plans, The Bluffs at Carlsbad is designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our apartments reflect spacious living that will simply delight you. Apartment features include a fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new cabinetry, and granite countertops, crown molding, custom paint, and double pane windows. Some homes feature new plank flooring, spacious walk-in closets, and oversized patios. We are a pet-friendly community so bring them along with you. Residents of The Bluffs at Carlsbad appreciate the great value once they have relaxed by our shimmering swimming pool, spent the afternoon surfing the net in our clubhouse with Wi-Fi, playing a game of tennis, or getting some work done at the business center. Surrounded by stunning landscape, parks, trails, and accessible recreational areas in Carlsbad, our community is ready for you to take a step towards true refined living. Call us for a personal tour and experience the excellence of luxury apartment home living.
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Island Club Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,680
708 sqft
Experience luxury at its finest with granite counters, walk-in closets, balconies and attractive hardwood floors throughout. Pet-friendly complex with pool, on-site laundry and community gym. Convenient access to Route 78, I-5, 1-15 and rail station.
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The Avenue at Carlsbad Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,424
846 sqft
Just minutes from The Shoppes at Carlsbad and other shopping. Community amenities include BBQ area, dog park and fitness center. Studio, 1-2 bedroom apartments available with close access to I-5 and I-78 freeways.
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Elán Beachhouse Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,195
1070 sqft
Del Mar, CA, apartment homes located near Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. Upstairs units with ocean views, newly upgraded kitchens and walk-in closets. Pet-friendly community with washer and dryer in every unit.
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Rising Glen Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
13 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,362
678 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,631
871 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,107
1182 sqft
Close to restaurants like Hooked on Sushi and grocery stores like Trader Joes and Sprouts. Residents live in units with laundry, patios or balconies, and hardwood floors. Pet-friendly community includes pool, hot tub and gym.
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Sola at Pacific Highlands Ranch Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,795
746 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,686
999 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Built around the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, with dining and shopping just steps away. Spacious units with gourmet kitchens, contemporary bathrooms, wood-style plank flooring and upgraded stainless steel appliances.
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Waterleaf Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,242
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,503
890 sqft
Located close to the 78 freeway and College Blvd and minutes away from shopping, dining and entertainment. Community has pool and spa. Units feature A/C, extra storage and private patio/balcony.
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Elan Vista Alta Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,550
920 sqft
Lush landscaping near the beaches and parks. This gated community offers a pool, on-site laundry and covered parking. Apartments include a private oversized patio or balcony, large closets, and modern appliances.
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Elán Poway Hills Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,220
1100 sqft
Quiet community with landscaped grounds located close to shopping, schools, local museums and parks. Units have open floor plans and come in a variety of layouts. Community features on-site maintenance.
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Results within 10 miles of San Marcos
Altura Photo Gallery 1
1 of 40
Verified
5 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,308
817 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,834
1135 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,880
1373 sqft
Live in a brand new luxury community in north San Diego. Huge townhomes with custom cabinets and quartz counters. The two community swimming pools have cabanas with TVs. Easy access to I-5.
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Ascent at Campus of Life Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,506
897 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,971
1160 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,494
1366 sqft
Ascent residences at Campus of Life.Aim higher and reach your goals at Ascent at Campus of Life. Fostering a creative and continuous approach to learning, this intergenerational community of apartments for rent offers a unique environment where you can grow alongside your neighbors. Your new home fuses stylish interiors, educational opportunities and an enviable location among the aromatic eucalyptus forests and striking mountain vistas of San Diego.You may park in any available parking space when you arrive for your community tour!
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Jefferson at Carmel Mountain Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,531
615 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,050
1001 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Fully appointed homes with custom features and finishes. Full-size washer and dryers with other upgradeable features like hardwood flooring, garden tub, single-car garage, and more. Luxury clubhouse with media room and access to I-15 Freeway.
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eaves Rancho Penasquitos Photo Gallery 1
1 of 25
Verified
18 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,400
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,670
866 sqft
Interstate 15 is nearby, but residents can typically find whatever they need along Rancho Penasquitos Boulevard. Residents enjoy garage parking, a hot tub, clubhouse and 24-hour gym. In-unit fireplaces, walk-in closets and hardwood flooring.
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Mesa Village Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,370
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,545
954 sqft
Experience comfort with air conditioning and a balcony or patio in every unit. Relaxing apartment community amenities include pool and hot tub. Located near Camino Ruiz Plaza and Sandburg Park for convenient shopping and recreation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

Rental prices for short-term apartments in San Marcos range from $2,250 to $4,500 per month.

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

Currently, there are 4 short-term apartments available for rent in San Marcos.
City Guide for San Marcos, CA

Greetings, one and all, and welcome to your San Marcos, California apartment hunting headquarters! Situated in north San Diego County between Escondido and Oceanside and boasting a moderate year-round climate that makes the rest of the Golden State green with envy, San Marcos is undoubtedly one of SoCal’s most attractive communities. Sound like a good fit for you? Then stick with us, ladies and gents, hombres and chicas, because an apartment with your name on it (well, an apartment that’s soon t...

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What to keep in mind when looking for short-term apartments in San Marcos, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in San Marcos 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.