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Last updated August 6 2020 at 6:45 PM

39 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 >
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Last updated August 6 at 03:41 PM
18 Units Available
Barham Villas
570 E Barham Dr, San Marcos, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,774
660 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,978
930 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,271
1020 sqft
Located minutes away from Cal State San Marcos, shopping, dining and entertainment. One, two and three bedroom apartments have upgraded kitchens and bathrooms. Community has a heated pool, BBQ grills and relaxing spa.
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Last updated August 6 at 12:25 PM
1 Unit Available
Elan Northwoods
420 Smilax Road, San Marcos, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,750
975 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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A quiet community spread over 15 acres of land with walking trails. On-site amenities include a pool, two spas, basketball courts and picnic areas. Apartments include vaulted ceilings, gas kitchens, and a washer and dryer.
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Last updated August 6 at 12:31 PM
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42 Units Available
Palomar Station
1257 Armorlite Dr, San Marcos, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,865
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,245
1354 sqft
1-3 bedrooms available near Palomar College SPRINTER station. All units offer extra storage and patio or balcony view. Clubhouse amenities include well-maintained courtyard, gym and swimming pool. Pets welcome.
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Last updated August 6 at 12:31 PM
24 Units Available
La Costa Oaks North
Camden Old Creek
1935 Northstar Way, San Marcos, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,069
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,189
1031 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,559
1401 sqft
Just south of San Elijo Road, close to Ranch Santa Fe Road. Balcony, walk-in closets and ample storage space at complex with clubhouse, pool and media room. Access to dining and shopping in Carlsbad.
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Last updated August 6 at 12:02 PM
19 Units Available
eaves San Marcos
823 Nordahl Rd, San Marcos, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,782
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,120
885 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,315
1099 sqft
Conveniently located close to Highways 15 and 78 and beautiful beaches. Community has a tennis court, 24-hour gym, pool and hot tub. Recently renovated units have washer/dryer, walk-in closets and ceiling fans.
Results within 1 mile of San Marcos
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Last updated August 6 at 12:05 PM
2 Units Available
Central Escondido
Linda Vista Village
965 W Lincoln Ave, Escondido, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,495
616 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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A modern community with plenty of interior upgrades. On-site BBQ area, on-site management, and assigned parking. Units have a private balcony or patio. Several floor plans and buildings to choose from. Pet-friendly.
Results within 5 miles of San Marcos
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Last updated August 6 at 03:41 PM
23 Units Available
Midway
Solana at Grand
1501 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA
Studio
$1,430
440 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,465
646 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,775
968 sqft
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Last updated August 6 at 03:41 PM
18 Units Available
Sofi Shadowridge
1850 Thibodo Rd, Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,908
707 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,451
1104 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Energy-efficient appliances and windows. High ceilings, private balconies and large walk-in closets. Residential amenities feature resort-style swimming pool and spa, playground, and business center. Pet-friendly.
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Last updated August 6 at 03:40 PM
5 Units Available
Rancho Hills Apartments
915 Brooktree Ln, Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,753
663 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,977
886 sqft
Designed for comfort, these apartment homes feature plenty of cabinet space in the kitchen, plus open and inviting floor plans. Community amenities include a pool, spa and barbecue grills. Moments from Ronald Packard Parkway.
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Last updated August 6 at 04:31 PM
4 Units Available
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The Tradition
1901 Cassia Rd, Carlsbad, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,565
1123 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,920
1371 sqft
The Tradition Apartment Homes are located near La Costa Resort in beautiful, seaside Carlsbad, CA. Apartments are designed in classic beach style with modern upgrades like wood flooring and new countertops.
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Last updated August 6 at 06:42 PM
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5 Units Available
Las Ventanas
1280 N Citrus Ave, Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,575
829 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,835
1079 sqft
Large apartment homes with washer/dryer in unit, private patio/balcony with a view, hardwood floors and ceiling fans. Community has a swimming pool, media room, playground and open BBQ/grill areas for entertaining.
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Last updated August 6 at 03:40 PM
10 Units Available
Bella Terra
365 Pomelo Dr, Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,575
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,775
922 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Just minutes from Route 8. On-site amenities offer everything needed, including a pool, playground, media room and gym. Patio and balcony options available. On-site laundry, garage parking and grilling area. Pet-friendly.
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Last updated August 6 at 03:40 PM
1 Unit Available
Taylor Brooke
911 Taylor St, Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,727
900 sqft
Located just minutes from local shopping and dining, this development offers amenities like private patios and balconies, gas stoves, garages, hardwood floors, garbage disposals and in-unit ceiling fans.
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Last updated August 6 at 04:32 PM
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14 Units Available
Central Escondido
Alcove
650 North Centre City Parkway, Escondido, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,925
910 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,475
1215 sqft
Envision a lush garden of life overgrown with passion and personality. Alcove tells the tale of a community in Escondido destined for the legendary.
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Last updated August 6 at 04:32 PM
7 Units Available
Kit Carson
Haven 76
2414 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,045
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,275
1109 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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With San Diego only a short drive down the I-15, residents here enjoy fully fitted kitchens, air conditioning and walk-in closets. The pet-friendly community also has a BBQ-grill, pool, gym and clubhouse.
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Last updated August 6 at 04:31 PM
3 Units Available
North Broadway
Forest Glen
493 Beaumont Gln, Escondido, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,045
1015 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Enjoy living in our beautiful community! Country Quiet, City Close! Forest Glen Apartments affords the ultimate in relaxed town and country living.
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Last updated August 6 at 01:51 PM
17 Units Available
Ocean Hills
Windrift Apartments
3500 Windrift Way, Oceanside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,760
671 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
886 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,590
1115 sqft
Recently renovated units with hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Playground, gym, game room, basketball court and media room in complex. Close to Route 78 and Lake Park and minutes from shopping at North County Square.
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Last updated August 6 at 01:51 PM
22 Units Available
Felicita
Hidden Cove Apartments
910 Del Dios Hwy, Escondido, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,590
724 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,740
956 sqft
Convenient location for commuters just steps from the Avocado Highway (I-15). Residents live in units with laundry, hardwood floors, and garbage disposal. Community offers BBQ grill, pool, and parking.
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Last updated August 6 at 12:02 PM
15 Units Available
Avalon Vista
701 Breeze Hill Rd, Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,837
779 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,486
1182 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Kitchens have granite counters, garbage disposal and space-saving, built-in microwaves. Recreational amenities include shuffleboard, a pool table, a hot tub and a swimming pool. Located within walking distance of Breeze Hill Park.
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Last updated April 10 at 10:04 PM
10 Units Available
Mission Ridge Apartments
1320 Via Terrassa, Encinitas, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,250
852 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1050 sqft
Great location right on the coast with hilltop views. Six different floor plans to choose from and units feature vaulted ceilings and plenty of space.
Results within 10 miles of San Marcos
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Last updated August 6 at 03:41 PM
2 Units Available
Mira Costa
Sunset View
2500 Sea Cliff Way, Oceanside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,820
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Convenient to Oceanside Boulevard via Rancho del Oro Drive. Fireplace, balcony and hardwood floors. Pet-friendly complex with pool, gym and clubhouse. Close to Palisades Park, MiraCosta College and only minutes from several restaurants.
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Last updated August 6 at 03:41 PM
13 Units Available
Carmel Valley
Signature Point
13006 Signature Pt, San Diego, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,879
1121 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,192
1329 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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Last updated August 6 at 03:40 PM
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26 Units Available
Waterleaf Apartment Homes
333 N Emerald Dr, Vista, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,583
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,802
915 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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5 Units Available
Carlsbad Village
Villas at Carlsbad
2600 Kremeyer Cir, Carlsbad, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,899
601 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,419
854 sqft
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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.

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