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Last updated February 4 2023 at 10:50 AM

851 Cheap Studio Apartments for rent in San Mateo, CA

Park20 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
Verified
4 Units Available
Studio
$2,732
501 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,194
1028 sqft
Apartments have washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances, and LED lighting with dimmers. Amenities include pool, spa and bocce. Great location, close to Highway 92 and Hillsdale Mall.
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Ryan Tower Photo Gallery 1
1 of 32
Verified
8 Units Available
Studio
$2,525
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,067
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,484
840 sqft
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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Laurel Crossing Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 20
Studio
$2,170
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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Results within 1 mile of San Mateo
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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Bayswater Photo Gallery 1
1 of 84
Verified
55 Units Available
Studio
$2,885
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,526
651 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,498
978 sqft
Bayswater is an elegant, boutique community that brings you the best of the Bay Area. With its cottage-inspired, wood-forward exteriors and extensive list of luxury amenities, Bayswater offers a fresh perspective on elevated living. Enjoy all the benefits of metropolitan access paired with thoughtfully designed spaces that let you find energy or wind down with ease.
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Harbor Cove Photo Gallery 1
1 of 23
Verified
22 Units Available
Studio
$2,530
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,730
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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Results within 5 miles of San Mateo
Huxley Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Verified
10 Units Available
Studio
$2,815
512 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,120
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,485
1117 sqft
Huxley Apartments brings a modern touch to Redwood City. Our studios, one-, and two-bedroom apartment homes feature stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops and in-home washers and dryers. Throughout the community, enjoy the rooftop deck with scenic mountain views, a fitness center and more.
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Northpark Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Verified
41 Units Available
Studio
$2,220
520 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,372
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,063
806 sqft
Resort-like community near Bayside Park. Community amenities include two heated swimming pools, an updated fitness center and a gym. Recently renovated apartments include walk-in closets, energy-efficient appliances and updated cabinetry.
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Perry Street Studios Photo Gallery 1
1 of 2
Studio
$2,000
384 sqft
At 75 Perry Street Studios, experience great living, just blocks from downtown and Broadway Street. Based in Redwood City's 94063 area, moving here offers a variety of nearby experiences. Schedule a time to check out the apartment floorplan options. The professional leasing team will assist you in finding your perfect place. It's time to love where you live. Call for an appointment or stop by for a visit today!
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Lagoons Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Verified
13 Units Available
Studio
$2,794
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,899
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,771
960 sqft
Recently revamped waterfront homes located barely 15 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. In-home amenities include linen closets and quartz countertops. Pet-friendly and smoke-free community.
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Station 16 Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
Studio
$2,730
503 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,510
646 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,420
1067 sqft
Station 16 Apartments is your destination for a fresh, new take on luxury living in Millbrae, California. Ideally situated between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, our light-filled studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments include sophisticated in-home features like energy-efficient stainless-steel appliances, expansive walk-in closets, and hardwood-style flooring.
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Franklin 299 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
Verified
24 Units Available
Studio
$2,866
553 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,764
781 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,229
1373 sqft
Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry. Amenities include a grill, media room, car charging and concierge service. Near Downtown Redwood City. Easy access to the bullet train.
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eaves Foster City Photo Gallery 1
1 of 32
Verified
11 Units Available
Studio
$2,392
565 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,559
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,715
912 sqft
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments on San Francisco Bay. Walk-in closets and hardwood floors. Air conditioning. Green community with trash valet. Tenants have access to game room and gym.
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Indigo Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Studio
$2,689
552 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,999
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,629
1283 sqft
Redwood City homes, not far from Google's offices. Smoke-free units come with walk-in closets, microwaves and laundry facilities. On-site pool, parking, media room, elevators and gym. Pet-friendly.
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1123 Chula Vista Ave 3 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 6
Studio
$2,200
350 sqft
Studio Apartment - Property Id: 1051949 Completely renovated studio in the heart of downtown burlingame. Studio features beautiful newly installed hardwood floors, modern white cabinets, quartz counter top and drop in sink beautifully installed waterproof floors in kitchen, new gas stove as well as refrigerator, double pane windows. Unit includes sheltered garage parking as well as exterior storage unit. Common laundry machines for all tenants. All utilities paid except gas and electricity. Qualification requirements include credit report, background check, proof of income, and application. If interested please contact for inquiries thank you. Stove and refrigerator New hardwood floors New Paint New kitchen Sheltered private parking Storage unit Common laundry Utilities paid except gas/electricity Lease Terms: 1 year Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1123-chula-vista-ave-burlingame-ca-unit-3/1051949 Property Id 1051949 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7857162)
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Results within 10 miles of San Mateo
Avenue Two Photo Gallery 1
1 of 28
Verified
13 Units Available
Studio
$2,136
483 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,407
680 sqft
Upscale building with access to 101 freeway. Community amenities include media room, 24-hour gym, game room, clubhouse, pool, parking and pool table. Recently renovated units feature granite counters, hardwood floors and walk-in closets.
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Crystal Springs Terrace Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
Studio
$2,281
522 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,795
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,940
965 sqft
Tucked in the quiet foothills next to Junipero Serra Park in San Bruno, Crystal Springs Terrace Apartments is a haven of quiet living. Step out your front door and take in the sweeping mountain views from the rolling hills to the glittering bay. Our garden-style apartment homes are nestled beneath towering California bay trees and coast live oaks with private walking paths to lose yourself in. Discover a new pace of life in the wilderness. Our bright and airy floorplans feature floor-to-ceiling windows, energy-efficient appliances, and abundant closet space. Step out on your private balcony for a breath of fresh air and sweeping views, or settle in the breakfast nook for a cup of warm coffee. Wander through the gardens on your way to one of our three swimming pools, and finish your day at one of our barbecue stations with al fresco dining under the night sky. With easy access to Highways 280, 380, and 101 - and minutes from the San Bruno Caltrain station and Bart station, you’re just a hop and a skip away from the excitement of San Francisco. And your commute to work has never looked better. Our apartment homes are just a 15-minute scenic bike ride to the YouTube campus. We can’t wait to show you around. Schedule your tour today.
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Bell South City Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
Verified
15 Units Available
Studio
$2,590
569 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,320
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,885
1078 sqft
Bell South City is a brand new, pet-friendly apartment community with an iconic rooftop lounge, elevated courtyards, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an expansive club room and more. Have your choice of brand new townhomes and 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments for rent. Enjoy views of San Francisco Bay and San Bruno Mountain, access to nearby trails and convenient walkability to artisan breweries, South San Francisco’s historic downtown and Caltrain. Bell South City is where life, style, work and play come full circle.
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eaves Daly City Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
Verified
13 Units Available
Studio
$2,175
442 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,465
570 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,235
898 sqft
Near I-280 with lots of natural light. Air conditioning and private balcony/patio. Big closets. One- and two-bedroom floor plans available. Green community with pool, indoor spa, and barbecue area. Garage parking available.
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1375 Adobe Drive Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
Studio
$1,850
146 Gardiner Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 of 9
Studio
$1,650
550 sqft
Large Studio in Upstairs with Private Kitchen and private Bathroom. New Windows and New Roof. Close to South San Francisco Downtown. Biking Distance to all Restaurants. Close to Oyster Point Blvd and SFO. Easy Transportation near 101 Freeway. Application: https://www.hemlane.com/listings/146-gardiner-ave-south-san-francisco-ca-94080-usa-unit-8a/112b5244-aea7-4440-9886-738ef0550914 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7750017)
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401 Commercial Avenue - 2 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 16
Studio
$1,750
285 sqft
Beautifully remodeled Studio Apartment in Quiet Residential Neighborhood. Available Immediately. The kitchen is equipped with an efficient double burner stovetop, microwave, and refrigerator. Recently updated this unit is in great shape. Close to South San Francisco downtown shops and restaurants. Easy access to Hwy 101. The unit is accessed through a shared entry. Shared laundry facilities are included. $1,750 per month, 1-year lease minimum, utilities included in rent. Video Walk Through Link: https://youtu.be/GA7N8WfQUTE KEY FEATURES Year Built: 1950 Sq. Footage: Approx. 285 SF Bedrooms: Studio Bathrooms: 1 Laundry: Shared Floor: Hardwood Parking: Street Property Type: Single-Family In-law Unit LEASE TERMS: $1,750 per month Lease Duration min/max months: 12/24 Deposit: $1,750 Housing Assistance: Not Available Smoking: No Smoking Pets: No pets allowed; assistance animals OK Date Available: 02/01/2023 Utilities included: Water, PG&E, Trash, Sewer Application Fee: $52.95 per applicant QUALIFYING STANDARDS: Applicant(s) must meet these standards to be considered for this home. -Applicant's income must meet or exceed $3,500 per month -Applicant must receive positive references from all prior landlords in the last 5 years -Applicant's credit score must be a minimum of 600. -Applicant must be a non-smoker -Applicant must be clean, responsible, and pay rent on time, all the time. -No evictions -A background check will be conducted on all applicants over the age of 18
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Bright and Sunny Redwood City Studio Photo Gallery 1
1 of 6
Studio
$1,750
400 sqft
This 400 sq ft one bathroom studio is quaint and cozy with plenty of sunshine located in a multifamily 5-plex. It features tile throughout, a large front patio, covered parking, additional storage, and a kitchen with stove and refrigerator, It is conveniently located near Woodside and El Camino Real, downtown Redwood City, and Hwy 101. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6890443)
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