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Last updated February 3 2023 at 9:27 AM

1,104 Cheap 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in San Mateo, CA

Bridgepointe Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
1 Bedroom
$3,002
690 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,652
1125 sqft
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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CitySouth Photo Gallery 1
1 of 95
Verified
17 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,675
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,555
1029 sqft
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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Park Royal Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
Verified
13 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,538
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,248
798 sqft
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.
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Laurel Crossing Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,205
504 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,329
524 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,195
1100 sqft
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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55 West 5th Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
5 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,842
691 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,445
1091 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,665
1318 sqft
West 5th Apartments grants you access to the innovative and thrilling Downtown San Mateo. Our homes feature renovated kitchens, hard surface flooring and more. Step out onto the private balconies to admire the breathtaking views of Silicon Valley and beyond. Let West 5th Apartments be your Bay Area getaway in the heart of the highly sought-after San Mateo.
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Creekside Photo Gallery 1
1 of 25
Verified
17 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,487
646 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,023
875 sqft
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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177 N El Camino Real, #30 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,450
710 sqft
Charming 1 bed 1 bath condo in San Mateo - Mid-Century charm meet modern conveniences in this very special condo, within walking distance to vibrant downtown San Mateo, Central Park, Caltrain & Burlingame! Completely remodeled upper floor condo with peaceful COURTYARD VIEWS overlooking mature trees & beautiful landscaping. Light & bright open floor plan w/ high ceilings, elegant hardwood floors, recessed lighting & large double pane windows. South facing condo with great natural light! Absolutely gorgeous eat-in granite kitchen w/ upgraded appliances & deluxe maple cabinets; tasteful marble bath; freshly painted interior in designer selected colors. Extra storage room in building basement, Covered carport, Community laundry facilities, Nicely landscaped grounds, secluded swimming pool, spa & BBQ area are located at the rear of the complex, Water, garbage, and heat are included in the monthly rent; close to public transportation, Caltrain and commute corridors. For a tour please call/text Tere at 510-219-5392 Apply online at www.gibsonportfoliomanagement.com No Pets Allowed (RLNE7877630)
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802 N. Delaware St., #409 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,300
700 sqft
Top Floor Woodlake condo - This 1 bedroom condominium at Woodlake has delightful features and upgrades: flush ceilings, shutters on windows, upgraded kitchen with granite counters, spacious cabinets and full appliances. Sunny balcony overlooks a landscaped courtyard. Closet and storage space are excellent. Water and garbage are included in the rent, along with one covered parking space and one external storage in the building. All residents have use of amazing amenities: 6 pools, 4 tennis courts, gym, Jacuzzi and saunas. Woodlake condos is a terrific location: easy access to 101, walking distance to Cal train Burlingame station and coyote point regional park/the bay trail. Safeway, CVS, Starbucks and other stores are just next door, walking distance to Burlingame avenue with lots of restaurants, cafes and shops.1 year lease, no pets, no smoking. There is a one time tenant fee of $250 for registering at the home owners association. No Pets Allowed (RLNE7211200)
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853 Woodside Way #130 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,550
700 sqft
Spacious updated first floor one bedroom with private patio - This condo is a terrific location - easy walk to downtown Burlingame, grocery stores, Coyote point regional park, the bay trail, restaurants, Cal Train and more. A spacious first floor 1 bedroom home with all wood flooring through and a private washer/dryer off of the kitchen area. The large balcony off of the living room is south facing and provides a lovely outdoor space for the unit. Updated kitchen with full appliances. Bathroom has a double vanity. Community includes covered parking, pool, spa, club house. One year lease, no smoking no pets, Equal Housing Opportunity DRE01943875 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7877424)
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735 Fathom Drive Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,495
805 sqft
Corner Unit, Spacious, Quiet Neighborhood, Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances, Large Patio - Floor Plan B Other Fees: HOA Fee - $87.5/mth; Common Area Utilities - $60/occupant (RLNE2117589)
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710 Laurel Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,750
750 sqft
1 Bedroom Apartment Move in Special - Fantastic Location - 1 Bedroom Apartment for Lease 710 Laurel Avenue #B07, San Mateo The Park Laurel Apartment is located downtown San Mateo behind Central Park Walking distance to downtown San Mateo, 5 minute drive to San Mateo train station. Apartment Features include: Large living room with recessed lighting Dining area with ceiling fan Laminate wood floors Full bathroom with vanity, sink and shower Ceiling fan in bedroom Front balcony for plants/etc Utilities are not included Covered/secure parking Storage locker Small pets OK with additional deposit $2,700 per month / One month deposit Please contact the team at 650-222-8626 or leasing@mnmpropertymanagement.com for an appointment to view this unit (RLNE1838617)
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460 N Humboldt St Unit E11 Photo Gallery 1
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14 State ST 8 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
$2,200
600 sqft
Make your home in this quiet, sought-after location in San Mateo! This is a quiet, well-maintained building with just 8 apartments, located just 1/2 mile to downtown Burlingame and about 1 mile to San Mateo's bustling 3rd and 4th Avenue restaurant and shopping district. Parks, libraries, hospitals, and major employers are nearby. Property manager lives on site. Coin laundry is conveniently located in the building. Assigned carport parking for 1 car, plus additional storage, is included. Easy access to commute routes and transportation. The rental is month-to-month. Owner pays water and trash service. Please no smoking, no drugs, no pets. Showing Requests and Applications accepted only through manager's website.
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Three21 @ Belmont Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
Verified
5 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,500
550 sqft
Three21 @ Belmont With a world-class location in the heart of San Francisco's Bay Area, Three21@Belmont is an exciting place to live. Being one of the top apartments in Belmont for active lifestyles you're likely to feel right at home.
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Alta off the Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
Verified
1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
$2,300
500 sqft
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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The Arlington Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
Verified
6 Units Available
Studio
$2,458
425 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,598
556 sqft
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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Sand Cove Photo Gallery 1
1 of 49
Verified
8 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,620
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,333
870 sqft
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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Madison Belmont Photo Gallery 1
1 of 29
Verified
13 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,290
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,798
950 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,725
1150 sqft
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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Harbor Cove Photo Gallery 1
1 of 23
Verified
22 Units Available
Studio
$2,585
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,745
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
780 sqft
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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Lantern Cove Photo Gallery 1
1 of 38
Verified
15 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,737
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,104
986 sqft
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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1211 Kedith St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,000
600 sqft
SF Peninsula cozy private unit, close to Oracle HQ - Property Id: 188227 Location, location, location! Desirable neighborhood, walking distance to Oracle HQ, town center, strip malls, public transportation, trains and freeways. 15 minutes drive to Facebook or Stanford, 20 minutes to SFO or GOOGLE, 30 minutes to San Francisco or San Jose. Very safe and quiet neighborhood, yet lots of restaurant choices nearby. Ideal for IT contractors or newcomer relocation transitional home. It's one of the duplex units, fully furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath, hardwood floor throughout, in-unit washer/dryer. Tenants pays all utility bills. No pets, non-smokers only Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1211-kedith-st-belmont-ca/188227 Property Id 188227 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7841543)
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935 Waltermire Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,395
Beautiful Guest house walking distance to shops, restaurants, and transportation! - This one bedroom, one bathroom guest house is available for rent in Belmont. It's in an excellent location! It's one bedroom, one bathroom. There are stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. There are brand new blinds, large private patio, and gorgeous natural light. It's close to parks, farmers market, restaurants, Caltrain, & 101 freeway. The downtown makes it a very appealing location. Located in a great neighborhood with great schools. Lots of street parking. This is a non-smoking property. **PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB THE CURRENT TENANTS.** - Guest house/cottage - One bedroom - One bathroom - Stainless steel appliances in the kitchen - New blinds - Large private patio - Natural light - Great location, close to parks, farmers market, restaurants, Caltrain, & 101 freeway - Lots of street parking - Non-smoking (RLNE7309938)
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Schooner Bay Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
1 Bedroom
$2,905
Lantern Cove Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
1 Bedroom
$2,858
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