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Last updated December 5 2022 at 3:29 AM

1,204 Short-term Apartments for rent in San Mateo, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in San Mateo 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 n... Read Guide >
Bridgepointe Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,148
690 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,890
1125 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,164
1425 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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Park20 Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$3,434
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,807
891 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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The Morgan Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$6,893
1270 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$7,128
1626 sqft
AT THE MORGAN, AMENITIES SEDUCE AND DELIGHT INSIDE AND OUT FROM THE MOMENT YOU ARRIVE. YOUR PRIVATE SANCTUARY OPENS THE DOOR TO A LIFESTYLES DESIGNED FOR GATHERING AND RETREATING WITH A SOPHISTICATED FLOURISH OF SPACES AND LUXURIES FOR RESIDENTS ONLY.
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Mode Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$3,288
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,049
1095 sqft
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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Ryan Tower Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
5 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$3,291
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,383
835 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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Chesapeake Point Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,658
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,669
1064 sqft
Close to Lakeshore Park and Route 101. Recently renovated homes with patio/balcony, a fully equipped kitchen, and granite counters. Residents have use of a pool, gym, and hot tub.
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Park Royal Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,798
575 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,195
798 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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
$2,130
504 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,216
714 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,075
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 Plaza Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,236
666 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,906
856 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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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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Alta off the Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$2,300
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,199
910 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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Sand Cove Photo Gallery 1
1 of 49
Verified
8 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,669
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,387
960 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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Results within 5 miles of San Mateo
201 Marshall Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,060
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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A modern community with an urban feel to it with great views from the San Francisco peninsula. Luxury living downtown. Expansive roof deck, green certification and an outdoor kitchen area provided.
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Sofi Redwood Park Photo Gallery 1
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6 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$2,323
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Community offers BBQ grill, clubhouse, pool, gym and on-site laundry. Units include granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and patio or balcony. Located close to Bair Island and San Carlos Airport.
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Franklin 299 Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
25 Units Available
Studio
$2,593
553 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,805
722 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,738
1082 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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The Marston by Windsor Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,705
590 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,040
986 sqft
A modern community at the corner of Marshall Street and Main Street, near area shopping, dining, and the tech giants. On-site amenities include a club-style fitness center, roof deck area, and a business center.
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Beach Cove Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
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2 Bedrooms
$3,111
870 sqft
Resort-style community near Catamaran Park and the water. Pet-friendly community with incredible bay views. On-site fitness center, pool with sundeck, and lighted tennis and basketball courts. Pet-friendly.
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Lagoons Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Verified
12 Units Available
Studio
$2,869
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,899
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,524
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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Shadow Cove Photo Gallery 1
1 of 43
Verified
8 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,983
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,864
960 sqft
Modern community with a large pool, recreation area, and fitness center. Hardwood floors, large walk-in closets, and fireplaces in units. On-site fire pit, clubhouse, and volleyball court. Pool.
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eaves Foster City Photo Gallery 1
1 of 32
Verified
11 Units Available
Studio
$2,248
565 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,531
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,745
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
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Studio
$2,564
559 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,999
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,869
1032 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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Results within 10 miles of San Mateo
Realm Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$4,200
605 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,395
1022 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$7,581
1349 sqft
YOUR DOMAIN AWAITS. The world is constantly evolving, so you need a home that moves you forward. Welcome to Realm — a boutique collection of 27 modern one, two, and three-bedroom residences with an intimate lounge, fitness center, and outdoor entertaining space. Strategically located near major employers in Silicon Valley, Realm is the epitome of comfort and cool, luxury and tranquility, as well as convenience and nuance. Discover an entirely new world where everything is possible. Discover your Realm today.
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885 Woodside Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,554
1388 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Convenient to both San Francisco and San Jose, with beautiful views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Custom cabinets and finishes, central heat and air conditioning, and unique pebble stone showers.
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Aperture Photo Gallery 1
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4 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$3,322
673 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,768
914 sqft
Aperture, a sensational new apartment community in San Bruno on the San Francisco Peninsula, offers contemporary urban 1-, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom homes for rent. Discover curated finishes and fixtures that reflect a fine-tuned vision for style as well as comfort. Partake in amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness studio, a clubroom, courtyard decks, outdoor BBQ and gathering areas, bike storage, and EV charging.
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Mia Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
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$2,795
443 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Our Team is Here to Help! We are now offering personalized touring options including in person, FaceTime, video, and virtual tours. Our leasing team will be able to support your needs during normal business hours.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

Rental prices for short-term apartments in San Mateo range from $2,100 to $7,500 per month.

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

Currently, there are 8 short-term apartments available for rent in San Mateo.

How can I find a cheap apartment in San Mateo?

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City Guide for San Mateo, CA

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

Finding a short-term apartment in San Mateo 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.