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1,059 Cheap 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in San Mateo, CA

Creekside Photo Gallery 1
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7 Units Available
Creekside
1600 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
Shoreview
1 Bedroom
$2,242
600 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 2:15 AM
Apartments are close to Caltrain and 101 freeway. Building features 24-hour gym, clubhouse, pool and sauna. Units have in-unit laundry, bathtub, dishwasher and hardwood floors. Pets are welcome for an additional fee.
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12 Units Available
CitySouth
3055 La Selva, San Mateo, CA 94403
Marina Lagoon
1 Bedroom
$2,231
563 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 2:15 AM
Colorful, three-story aluminum, steel, stucco, and glass cube-like structures snake across a landscape dotted with delightful outdoor living spaces perfect for an early evening hang or late-night swim. A design-centric enclave, these luxury apartments in San Mateo feature the full range of top-shelf amenities. Granite countertops, wood plank flooring, and spacious closets can all be yours at CitySouth. Just a short 25-minute drive from SFO, CitySouth is the perfect jumping off point for San Mateo, Redwood City, Foster City, Santa Clara and the rest of Silicon Valley. Inside and out, CitySouth was designed to incite the senses. Find the perfect apartment at CitySouth - now complete with the Smart Home package!
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7 Units Available
Park Royal
651 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401
North Central
1 Bedroom
$2,798
640 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 2:04 AM
Located in a desirable mid-Peninsula location, Park Royal is close to everything that makes the Bay Area such a great place to live. We are convenient to both downtown San Mateo and Burlingame where you will find great dining at local favorites such as Flights, Pizzeria Delfina, Plant Caf, Sushi Sams and Stacks. Spend a day shopping along Burlingame Avenue, or head indoors at Hillsdale Shopping Center. Stock up on seasonal local produce at the San Mateo Farmers Market, Burlingames Fresh Market, or stop by Mollie Stones. We are close to Samtrans bus service and Caltrain and quickly accessible to Highway 92, 101 and 280. Our spacious, newly renovated one and two bedroom apartments have kitchens and baths with modern finishes, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, designer cabinetry and lighting as well as generous walk-in closets, in-home washers and dryers and complimentary Wi-Fi service inside your home. Enjoy abundant community amenities; including a 24-hour fitness center, relaxing spa, barbeque and lounge area. We offer bike storage as well as assigned and covered parking and are a pet-friendly community.
Results within 5 miles of San Mateo
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18 Units Available
Park Place at San Mateo
1101 Park Pl, San Mateo, CA 94403
Hillsdale
1 Bedroom
$2,903
651 sqft
Last updated October 18 at 9:45 PM
Great location, close to Highway 101 and I-280. Residents enjoy units with fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and chef-caliber kitchens. Community offers 24-hour gym, clubhouse, game room and sauna.
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17 Units Available
55 West Fifth Apartments
55 W 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94497
Beresford Park
1 Bedroom
$2,377
722 sqft
Last updated October 18 at 9:45 PM
This community is adjacent to Peninsula Golf and Country Club. It features a sauna, gym, hot tub and garage parking for residents to utilize. Apartments feature in-unit laundry, hardwood flooring and walk-in closets.
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5 Units Available
Ryan Tower
120 W 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402
Northwest Heights
1 Bedroom
$2,413
700 sqft
Last updated October 18 at 8:48 PM
Ryan Tower is a newly renovated downtown San Mateo luxury high rise. This landmark building is located within the heart of San Mateo’s serene and exclusive Baywood District. Just two blocks from beautiful downtown, San Mateo offers shopping, bistros, grocery stores, fine dining, a 12 screen cinema, 24 Hour Fitness, Equinox, a new public library, Central Park, and lots of entertainment. Ryan Tower is a dramatic high rise with pet-friendly studios and 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes, most with dramatic views of the bay or hills. Conveniently located just 2 blocks west of El Camino on Third Avenue, a short distance to Caltrain, as well as minutes to the 101 and 280 Freeways.
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10 Units Available
Mode
2089 Pacific Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94403
Hillsdale
1 Bedroom
$2,490
519 sqft
Last updated October 18 at 8:48 PM
Easy access to freeways and commuting. On-site courtyards, grill area, dog park and clubhouse. Fitness center and yoga room available. Spacious interiors with various upgrades, including gourmet kitchens.
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4 Units Available
Oakview Apartments
3135 Campus Dr, San Mateo, CA 94403
Beresford Park
1 Bedroom
$2,195
732 sqft
Last updated October 18 at 8:47 PM
Right off I-92. Incredible views. Updated interiors with hardwood floors and modern appliances. Private balconies. On-site gym, pool and carports. Pet-friendly for dogs and cats. Minutes from Half Moon Bay.
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12 Units Available
Bridgepointe Apartment Homes
1987 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404
Marina Lagoon
1 Bedroom
$2,635
690 sqft
Last updated October 18 at 8:44 PM
One-, two- and three-bed apartments with views of the San Francisco skyline. Modern kitchens with appliances, big windows, child playground, spa, pool, electric vehicle charging station, on-site management.
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1 Unit Available
Crown Towers
3214 Palos Verdes Court, San Mateo, CA 94403
Sugarloaf
1 Bedroom
$2,195
745 sqft
Last updated October 18 at 8:40 PM
Tucked away on Palos Verdes Court in San Mateo, Crown Towers apartments offers one and two bedroom units that are professionally managed by Prodesse Property Group. These units are newly renovated with crown molding, fresh paint, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. All of the units have balconies and many have fantastic views. Crown Towers is conveniently located, close to freeway access of 92, 280 and 101! Take a stroll out of your front door to the grocery store, restaurants, and fitness studios. Take a day trip out to the stunning coast of Half Moon Bay or head up to Tahoe for a weekend getaway to ski during the winter or relax by the lake in the summer. In addition, there are many fantastic hikes and biking trails just around the corner from the complex. Please contact us for more information! Who is Prodesse Property Group? We are a dedicated team of property management professionals working together to manage residential properties throughout the San Francisco
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13 Units Available
Laurel Crossing Apartment Homes
203 Laurie Meadows Dr, San Mateo, CA 94403
Hillsdale
1 Bedroom
$2,185
524 sqft
Last updated October 18 at 7:15 AM
Near Highway 101 and Laurie Meadows Park. Recently renovated with lots of storage, fireplaces and fully equipped kitchens. On-site amenities include two saltwater pools, a Jacuzzi, updated fitness center and two tennis courts.
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1 Unit Available
1301 Palos Verdes DR 1
1301 Palos Verdes Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
Sugarloaf
1 Bedroom
$2,500
680 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 2:50 AM
How about Tesla/EV Level 2 outlet in covered reserved parking spot Plus walk to multiple Tesla & EV-Go superchargers, park, walking trails, restaurants, supermarket, exercise, etc. High rated schools. Updated w/ energy efficient LED lighting, built in microwave, laminate flooring and like new bathroom. Double paned windows. Huge walkin hall closet plus 3 door roomy bedroom closet. Central gas forced air heating. Midway between Silicon Valley, San Francisco and East Bay. Too much to list so you have to see to appreciate. Easy access to freeways via 92 to get to 280 or 101 or San Mateo bridge. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed San Mateo Laurelwood Burlingame Millbrae Belmont San Carlos Redwood City Menlo Park Mountain View Oracle Redwood Shores Electronic Arts CSM Hillsdale Caltrain Samtrans San Francisco Daly City South San Francisco Belmont San Mateo Cupertino Los Altos Palo Alto Santa Clara Tesla Leaf Nio Ioniq Porsche Taycan Audi etron Polestar Volt EV VW ID.4
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1 Unit Available
1666 South Grant Street #5
1666 South Grant Street, San Mateo, CA 94402
Hayward Park
1 Bedroom
$1,900
Last updated October 19 at 1:51 AM
First Floor 1BR/1BA with Carpet Flrs, in Hayward Park neighborhood (1666 South Grant Street #5) - 1st Floor 1BR/1BA * $1,900/month annual lease * Private use deck * Shared laundry * Parking at an add'l fee * Pet considered * Available: Now OPEN HOUSE: Please call (415)929-0717 ADDRESS: 1666 South Grant Street #5, San Mateo First floor 1BR/1BA in the Hayward Park neighborhood of San Mateo. Apartment has both front door and sliding doors opening onto the deck. Ceilings are wood except in kitchen and bath. Floors are carpeted except in kitchen and bath. Living room and kitchen overlook the deck. Living room and kitchen are separated by a partial wall. Kitchen includes electric stove. Bedroom is at the back of the apartment. It has two closets with sliding wood doors and connects to the bathroom. Bathroom has shower-over-tub. Building is on South Grant Street at Berry Street. There is a shared laundry and parking in the building is available for an additional fee. Pet considered. It is a two-block walk to Trader Joe's. Walk Score is 72. Some public transportation opportunities available within a 15-minute walk. Tenant pays a one-time broker's fee. Everest Mwamba DRE# 01717299 Kenney & Everest Real Estate DRE# 01984640 (415) 929-0717 office Apply at KenneyandEverest . com Leasing and Real Estate: Our Family Business for Over 100 Years. (RLNE6955351)
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1 Unit Available
23 N Ellsworth Ave
23 North Ellsworth Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
Downtown San Mateo
1 Bedroom
$2,150
650 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 1:46 AM
23 North Ellsworth Avenue #3 - Property Id: 659893 Beautiful place, centrally located in San Mateo Kitchen cabinets with Granite counters Dining area stove, refrigerator, garbage disposal, dishwasher Bathroom with shower over tub Great closet space One covered parking and storage Laundry facility on the property Great location and just minutes to 101/92/280, Closed to Shopping Centers, international grocery stores, San Francisco, San Jose Airports just 20 min drive Close to most public transportation Walking distance to fine shopping and dining, parks, library and much more you can ask for. Downtown San Mateo has something for every renter to enjoy. Owner pays for water and garbage Don't wait! Call now for a Manager's Special for a Limited Time only!!! Thank You, ALEX at 650.544.8020 Social/Physical distancing is observed. Facemask is a must and will be provided during the tour per appointment. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/23-n-ellsworth-ave-san-mateo-ca/659893 Property Id 659893 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6787959)
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1 Unit Available
525 N San Mateo Dr
525 North San Mateo Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401
Northwest Heights
1 Bedroom
$2,295
810 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 1:46 AM
1st Month Free Rent ! Top Floor Unit - Property Id: 649023 This spacious apartment features a huge living room and bedroom with large windows that brings in lots of natural light . Spacious kitchen with lots of cabinet space. Neutral carpet throughout . Generous closet space with two additional coat and linen closets . Walls are painted with neutral paint colors. Secure building with gated garage parking and telephone entry system . Pool within the property. On-site laundry . Garbage and water is paid. Security deposit is USD 2400. One cat may be allowed with a 2 % pet rent . Plentiful street parking for guests . Please contact Thais Jones at cthai0823@comcast.net or at (650)918 9340 . Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/525-n-san-mateo-dr-san-mateo-ca/649023 Property Id 649023 No Dogs Allowed (RLNE6756790)
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1 Unit Available
1718 South Grant Street
1718 South Grant Street, San Mateo, CA 94402
Hayward Park
1 Bedroom
$2,995
750 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 12:18 AM
Extended Stay 1-bedroom, 1 bath on second floor in 5-unit apartment building (90-day minimum stay) Great for those who may be on a short term job assignment, consulting, remodeling a home, or in need of a fully furnished rental apartment while they search for their dream home Apartment has been recently completely remodeled with upscale finishes. The conveniently located apartment includes a remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including a gas range and oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, disposal, granite counters, recessed lighting, hardwood flooring. Double pane windows throughout and AIR CONDITIONING. Lots of natural light. The apartment has just been newly furnished with everything needed for everyday living, including, dishes, pots and pans, linens, towels, Smart T.V., desk & accessories, etc. *Rental price includes ALL utilities, SUPER high speed wireless internet. Free on-site laundry with newly installed washers / dryers in laundry room. San Mateo is located roughly half way between San Francisco and San Jose by car. Tech and Bio-Tech people...You are close to San Francisco, South San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. Nurses!!! you will be close to at least eight hospitals on the peninsula. Great commute location! Close to Highways 101 and 92. Close to Hayward Park Cal Train Station. 90 day minimum rental. No pets.
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2 Units Available
Woodmont Apartment Homes
1050 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002
Belmont
1 Bedroom
$1,955
600 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 2:15 AM
Feel the cares of the day fade away and the peaceful tranquility set in at our cozy studio apartments and 1, and 2 bedroom townhomes. Each of our floor plans features including vaulted ceilings, wood flooring, stainless steel appliances, modern cabinetry, abundant closet space, and beautiful panoramic views plus access to the communitys highly desired amenities. On those bright, beautiful California days, take advantage of the refreshing swimming pool, and for your convenience we offer laundry care centers on site to make life a little easier. Let us help you find your perfect fit by contacting us today and schedule your tour!
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Verified
16 Units Available
Lantern Cove
244 Rock Harbor Ln, Foster City, CA 94404
Neighborhood 8
1 Bedroom
$2,775
748 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 2:14 AM
Scenic apartment community in the San Mateo School District. Each apartment has its own private entrance and patio or deck. Select homes offer lake and fountain views. Residents enjoy living near biking and walking trails.
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Verified
31 Units Available
Harbor Cove
900 E Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
Neighborhood 9
1 Bedroom
$2,555
625 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 2:11 AM
Apartments in highly walkable neighborhood. Studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Community features include pool, sauna, tennis court, gym and on-site parking. Units feature stainless steel appliances, walk-in closet, and patio or balcony.
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Verified
9 Units Available
The Plaza
1 Plaza View Ln, Foster City, CA 94404
Pilgrim-Triton
1 Bedroom
$2,768
656 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 2:04 AM
Gourmet kitchens, hardwood floors and walk-in closets in upscale one- to-three-bedroom apartments. Resort-style amenities include a zen garden, wellness spa and fitness center. Convenient access to Hillsdale Shopping Center, Palo Alto and Silicon Valley.
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2 Units Available
Alta off the Avenue
1415 Floribunda Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
Downtown Burlingame
1 Bedroom
$2,280
500 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 1:13 AM
A welcoming community in a boutique-style apartment. Apartments feature hardwood plank flooring, smart kitchens, and granite countertops. On-site laundry, large pool, and community WiFi provided.
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Verified
4 Units Available
Sand Cove
777 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
Neighborhood 1
1 Bedroom
$2,624
550 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 1:13 AM
Fantastic views of the waterfront. Beautifully appointed kitchens and large patios or balconies. Hardwood floors, walk-in closets, and updated appliances. Two pools, ping pong tables, volleyball and tennis course available.
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Verified
10 Units Available
Madison Belmont
649 Old County Rd, Belmont, CA 94002
Sterling Downs
1 Bedroom
$2,331
720 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 1:13 AM
Convenient location close to Highways 101, 280 and Downtown Belmont. Walking distance to Cal-Train. Community has a fitness center, two pools and on-site laundry. Pet-friendly!
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Verified
6 Units Available
The Arlington
1401 Floribunda Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
Downtown Burlingame
1 Bedroom
$2,958
625 sqft
Last updated October 19 at 1:07 AM
The Arlington in Burlingame, CA, offers residents comfortable living in spacious studio and one bedroom apartments. In addition to beautiful, gourmet-style kitchens, you’ll also find a fitness center and spa to help you relax. Our exceptional location is close to everything that makes Bay Area living so special. San Francisco is only 17 miles away and a short 25 minute Caltrain ride can take you there with ease. Destinations on the Peninsula, South Bay, and East Bay are also easily reached by I-101. With spacious homes, a convenient location walking distance to downtown Burlingame, and community amenities designed with you in mind, your next Bay Area home is waiting for you at The Arlington.
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